Eli correctly guesses that his changing body would be of great interest to the dragon-obsessed Lord Esilrud, but a play at seduction to entice the duke quickly spirals out of Eli’s control as Lord Esilrud plays his sensitive body like a fiddle.
As their changes become more and more difficult to hide, Eli and Alric must take decisive action but an unexpected visit from the queen throws a wrench in their plans.
Eli continues to pursue his plans to build his wealth, while a new and dramatic change causes some pain and a lot of pleasure.
Eli’s plans are set in motion. His first target: Lord Brever, Count of Althay. Meanwhile, Eli’s and Alric’s transformations continue unabated. This time, the plug stolen from the dragon’s lair appears to have undergone some changes of its own.
Eli and Alric’s relationship deepens as they continue to undergo both mental and physical changes and Eli turns his attention to the kingdom’s nobles and their fat purses as the greed in his heart continues to grow.
One night of passion with the young footman Alric turns into a torrid fling as the first little indication that Eli did not escape from Aellir’s lair fully unscathed surfaces.
Jim’s birthday party gets a bit wilder than anyone expects.
It’s election season, and having missed the last one because he wasn’t old enough, Gavin is more than ready to do his civic duty and vote. He knows things can get pretty crowded since he’s living in Manhattan, so he goes to his local polling station bright and early only to find that it’s already packed and that there’s an hour-long wait. Determined not to let the travesty that was the last election happen, though, he decides to stay and see this through. Things aren’t quite as they seem when he enters the DIQ-sponsored polling station, but he leaves plenty satisfied that he’s done his job as an upstanding citizen and a new supporter of DIQ’s progressive agenda in congress.
Unbeknownst to Owen, he’s just gone on a date with a master hypnotist whose hypno-slave has made a request that will have vast implications for Owen’s life moving forward.
Handyman Luca Bryant would have been an underwear model if he had it in him to show his entire body off to the world, but growing up in a small town piled a good heaping of what he would call modesty on top of his psyche. He’s not stupid, though. While he might never actually strip down for his clients, he knows that tight shirts and low-riding pants get him better tips than his usual attire. Luca would have happily coasted on the status quo for the rest of his life, but things are starting to change in his neighborhood and he finds that he’s having to do jobs he’s not quite used to for his newer clients.