Milkweed & Gossamer: A New Adult First Time Tale for Earth Day
Available exclusively on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited
For each copy purchased on Earth Day, Patient Lee will plant an extra milkweed plant in her effort to help the monarchs. This article from 2014 (when I wrote the original story) gives a good overview of the monarch problem: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/01/29/the-monarch-butterfly-population-just-hit-a-record-low-heres-why/?utm_term=.8b3c6e59c01e
Depletion of milkweed is only one of the factors contributing to the decline in the monarch population, but it is the one factor individual people can do something about. If we plant milkweed in our gardens, we can replace some of the plants lost to farming.
So if just the thought of a new Patient Lee book doesn’t excited you, how about the idea of doing something to help the earth on Earth Day? I know I’m in. Here’s what the book is all about.
Jaime just turned eighteen, and she’s so passionate about saving the monarch butterflies, people call her Milkweed. Josh Gossamer is four years older than Milkweed, but they fall for each other while delivering milkweed plants and working in the butterfly house. Milkweed’s family does everything possible to keep them apart, fearing that Josh will talk her into giving up her virginity and then leave her forever at the end of the summer.
But there’s something her family doesn’t know about her brother, Scott, and he’ll do anything to protect his secret, even lie about Milkweed.
The monarch butterfly population in the United States is in trouble. People can help by planting milkweed to give the butterflies a place to lay their eggs and the caterpillars the food they need to survive. This Earth Day story will teach readers about the plight of the butterflies in a sweet, sexy erotic romance.
Will the first time be the last time, or will Milkweed and Gossamer find a way to be together when he leaves for grad school? Find out on Earth Day.
Not appropriate for readers under 18.
Reviews are already pouring in.
“This story […] managed to be sweet while also showing just the smallest bit of teeth, like a quick, teasing kiss, sandwiched in the middle of a grinding day. The characters were likeable, almost adorable, and your dialogue was exceptional. Unpredictability is a trait I admire as well, and your tale provided that. It was a pleasure to read and left me with a warm, fed but still hungry feeling—satisfied but never sated. Sexy and succulent.”
–Author D.E. Vice
Here’s a little teaser…
During the second week, Carlos and Josh strung the white lights over the party pavilion in preparation for the outdoor party season.
“Yeah, this place is, like, number one for parties for little girls now. They all wear their fairy wings and come party with the butterflies,” Carlos said. “It’s more popular than the bowling alley and the roller-skating rink.”
“What are the lights for? They have these kids’ parties at night?” Josh asked.
“No. It’s a whole different crowd at night. The butterfly house closes at four, but they’ve turned it into a place for all kinds of parties—wine tastings, pig roasts, weddings. You’ll see.”
Josh was climbing the step ladder when the blonde who had given him the hard-on the other day walked into the pavilion. He stumbled a bit when he realized it was the same girl. “Who is that?” He asked in a low tone.
“Hey, Milkweed,” Carlos called. “Come over here. Josh wants to meet you.”
“No! Hey! You didn’t have to call her over,” Josh stage-whispered as she approached.
“Josh, I guess you don’t remember Scott’s little sister, Jaime,” Carlos said. “Jaime, this is Josh. He used to work here when you were still in a training bra.”
“Thanks, Carlos,” she said dryly. “Thanks for pointing that out.”
“Jaime. Holy shit,” Josh said. “You grew up.”
“Yeah. I did,” she said. Josh could tell by the look on her face that she thought he was a few sandwiches short of a picnic.
“I’m sorry. I just . . . Wow,” he said.
“I’ll take that as a compliment,” she said. “Sorry, guys. I gotta go shop for a dress for my party next week.”
She turned and left, once again causing Josh’s cock to stiffen a bit as he watched her ass moving away from him.
“You heard the boss,” Carlos said. “She’s off-limits.”
“Yeah,” Josh said, shaking his head. “Off-limits.” He reached for the lights and then stopped. “Why did you call her Milkweed?”
“Everybody calls her that,” Carlos said. “She’s obsessed with saving the monarchs.”
“Saving the monarchs . . . you mean the butterflies? Aren’t there, like, tons of them?”
“Not as many as there used to be, I guess. That whole greenhouse in the back is milkweed she planted to give away.”
“Why would anyone want to plant weeds?” Josh said.
“The monarchs need the milkweed. It’s her graduation project. Just watch yourself. If she gets an opportunity, you’ll get the whole lecture,” Carlos said. “Twice if you’re alone.”
“I’m not sure she’d want to be alone with me. I didn’t make a very good first impression.”
“Well, it’s probably better that way. Mr. Yaple would fire your ass if he found the two of you alone and your pants were sticking out like that.” He gestured toward Josh’s fly. “And Scott would kick your ass after Mr. Y fired it.”
“Scott is hyper-protective of her.” Josh shook his head. “I don’t get it. Did something happen before?”
“Personally, I think he can’t get a date, so he doesn’t want his little sister dating.”
“He always had girlfriends in high school.”
“Yeah. He was actually engaged for a couple months, too. I think the girl got sick of his ‘waiting until marriage’ philosophy, though.” Carlos grinned. Josh couldn’t tell whether or not he was kidding. “Now c’mon. Back on the fuckin’ ladder. We gotta finish this.”
Patient Lee writes erotic realism—stories about everyday people, infused with the erotic. She works full-time and has a husband and three children. She writes when she can, sometimes balancing the laptop on her knees and the cat on her arm. She enjoys her seasonal camp site in the summer, spending many hours at a folding table under a canopy, writing and sipping Chardonnay or a super-hoppy IPA.
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