Book Spotlight: The Luxorian Fugitive by Mann Ramblings


Title: The Luxorian Fugitive
Series: Ship Logs of the Santa Claus (Book 1)
Length: Novel
Genre: gay romance, science fiction, M/M romance
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing


Sergeant Liam Jacks is the security chief of transport vessel, The Santa Claus. He travels the planetary cluster with Marc Danverse, his best friend and captain, seeking to escape his tortured past and find some peace of mind.

Having been through a civil war together, Danverse and Liam are close. Maybe too close….
All that changes when mysterious stranger, Hadrian Jamison, an escaped Adonirati, books passage to Alpha Centauri. Can he be trusted? Can the stories of his past be believed?

The Luxorian Fugitive by Mann Ramblings
As Liam’s fascination with Hadrian grows, jealousy threatens to tear apart his friendship with Danverse.
When Hadrian’s owner shows up, Liam is forced to go against orders in order to launch a rescue mission to save him.

The ensuing conflict may be more than any of them expected.



"I can feel how agitated you are. I cannot ignore it."

"Really? You sat by my bedside for days, but when it's time for me to wake up, you're nowhere to be found." Hadrian frowned and averted his eyes.

"I've been out for two days now, and I haven't seen a hint of you on board. I'd say you've been ignoring me just fine."

Liam wasn't shaking anymore. Frustration had turned into anger over the last few days. When Danverse told him of Hadrian watching over him, he began to get hopeful that the mysterious man was getting past whatever bullshit he was holding onto, and Liam might actually get to know him. But as everyone else on board looked in on him, one person was absent.

And now here he was trying to convince Liam he gave a shit.

A furrowed brow and twitching grimace spoiled Hadrian's expression. The regal poise Liam had associated with him was melting as he shifted his weight from one foot to the other. Hadrian seemed unaccustomed to this level of awkwardness, the words somehow frozen on his tongue. His mouth opened and closed as the explanation Liam was waiting for never emerged.

"Have a good night, Mr. Jamison," Liam snarled as he shouldered past, using his larger size to voice his resentment.

It probably wasn't the smartest move to bully the man. No matter how much bigger Liam was, there was no doubt as to who would win in a fight. Hadrian's tattooed arm snapped out, gripping Liam's wrist. The hallway spun as Liam was shoved into a shallow maintenance service alcove. Hadrian's arms pinned Liam's with shocking strength.

"I am trying to apologize, damn it!" Hadrian shouted. The tension and remorse were written in his eyes. If Liam weren’t so annoyed, he might have taken it better. Hadrian's hands were in the perfect spot to negate any leverage Liam could use to free himself. That didn't stop him from struggling.

"Why the fuck are you here?" Liam demanded.

"Because I cannot stay away from you no matter how bad an idea it is. I could feel your desire the moment we met. Like nearly everyone else's on board. I was content to travel to Alpha Centauri in peace, but no. You had to be a decent human being. You had to show me that you genuinely wanted to help me. I do not know what to do with that." Hadrian's normally composed countenance was eroding as his voice rose with a sound that had a blend of anger and predatory heat in it.

"I should keep to myself and move along. I should be minding my own business and not involving you in the disaster that my life may yet become. But the longer I stay on this ship, the more I find myself wanting to know you." Hadrian took a deep breath as his eyes began to smolder. "Personally and biblically."


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MannRamblingspic-225x300About the Author

Like many gay men, when Mann Ramblings grew up, there weren’t any heroes he could relate to. The world held him back while he tried futilely to hide the real person inside. So much has changed since those hollow days. He finally found his voice, the voice that says it’s all right to revel in the so-called inappropriate joys, laughs, and loves that storm inside a man’s head. It took a long time to find that courage and now that it’s here, he plans to use it well.

While spending years more focused on visual arts, he never let go of his innate passion for storytelling—he wanted to write and draw comic books when he grew up. Once he discovered M/M fiction, a whole new world opened with new possibilities. Why couldn’t you have fantastic and dynamic tales with an M/M cast? He started reading the online tales of authors like, Night Tempest, Rob Colton, and Alicia Nordwell, which only fueled within him the need to create. Eventually he found, and with a little coercive nudge from Night Tempest, started sharing his tales with an unexpected level of positive response.

That experience and support gave him the courage to cross his fingers and aim for the world of M/M publishing.

Born and raised in Michigan, Mann Ramblings continues to type away, wishing it was practical to use a noisy, old fashioned keyboard that clacks with each strike, if only to annoy his loving partner and spoiled miniature dachshund.

Twitter: @mannramblings


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