A Hot Piece of … Art, Chapter 9

Good Monday morning, Story Orgy friends. I hope June has been treating you well so far.

Before we get to more antics from Charlie and Billy, we have a few announcements. First of all, my book Shacked Up, the sequel to Holed Up, was released this past week at Loose Id. Click on over to download any variety of e-book you need and let Mark and Pearce take you on another sexy, suspenseful mystery ride.

Lee Brazil‘s latest, a regency romance titled Less Than All, will be available from Silver Publishing this Saturday, June 16th. Follow this link to pre-order your copy today.

Are you going on a Road Trip this summer? The Story Orgy group is, but we need to push our trip back a few weeks (EDJ vacations, kids in day camps, that kind of thing). Look for our first posts in the Road Trip series on Monday, July 30th. We’ll post a new chapter to our stories each Monday in August, with the final chapters up and ready on Monday, August 27th. Are you ready to read what scorching hot stories your Story Orgy members have come up with based on reader suggested prompts? Just a few more weeks!

Our hunky photo of the week was discovered, as usual, by the red-headed French beauty Jade Baiser. Merci, Jade!

Now, ready to see what Charlie’s got going on? This week I wrote a Hook Up, and the prompt we were all provided was: He shredded it.

A Hot Piece of … Art

Chapter Nine

Hank Edwards

(c) 2012

With two days left in his contract, Charlie awoke to another long, drawn out scream. He sat up on his futon, bleary-eyed and confused.

Rafael Fothergill was on her knees in the middle of the studio, strips of colorful paper falling between her fingers.

“He shredded it!” she shrieked.

Charlie rubbed his eyes before calling out. “What?”

She fixed him with a look of such ferocity Charlie almost tumbled off his platform. Through gritted teeth she said,

“My painting,” then lowered her head to the pile of shredded canvas and cried.

“Oh, for fucking rust bucket sakes,” Billy groaned from his platform. “Can’t that bitch just once walk in the door and say ‘Good morning’?”

“I couldn’t afford the ransom,” she wailed, “and he shredded my work.”

Sometime later, Charlie and Billy once again stood before Rodrigo the hot Latino police officer. No, they saw nothing, heard nothing, and knew nothing. Sven’s cameras had once again captured just the bottom half of the thief as he left the pieces of the painting in a pile on the floor.

“Bankrupt,” Hawkington moaned, “I’ll have to cancel my subscription to Netflix.” He retreated to his office and slammed the door.

“So,” Rodrigo said with a grin. “I’m staying here tonight undercover. Where do I sleep?”

Billy stepped up and took Rodrigo’s hand. “Well, seeing as how you already had a turn on Charlie’s platform, what say you give my place a try?”

Rodrigo’s grin widened. “I like the sound of that.”

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Wow, that thief is serious! Who shreds a painting?! Be sure to come back next week and see what more trouble Charlie and Billy can get into. Until then, hop on over to the other Story Orgy blogs with me for more hot, smexy reads. Ready? Here we go!

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5 Responses to A Hot Piece of … Art, Chapter 9

  1. Lee Brazil says:

    Hawkington, dude,,,,it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to adjust the angle of the surveillance camera! This guy deserves to be ripped off. 🙂

    Can’t wait to see who’s to blame for all this!

  2. *shakes head* Billy, you’re one naughty puppy. Can’t wait for the longer bit next week! I want to know who shredded the painting. *and hoping for a glimpse of the gorgeous Rock!*

  3. Sharon S says:

    I love a good mystery!!! Great post, Hank!!

  4. jade baiser says:

    I really want to know who’s the thief is!!
    I suppose that Billy and Rodrigo are going to have a very busy night! I hope they won’t be too distracted!!!
    Great post Hank

  5. Havan says:

    Okay…I want to know what is happening…and Rodrigo is a horn dog but I love it…and yes – can that woman please enter a room without yelling? LMAO Can’t wait for next week Hank! 😀