Authors: Erica Chilson
Copyright © 2013 Erica Chilson
First Edition August 2013
Cortez Abernathy, the modern day whipping boy. The orphan always walked alongside the man he was destined to shadow, enjoying the wealth, the indulgences, the influence, and the opportunities of the elite. Ezra Holden Zeitler was coddled, protected
, because he was the last of his family’s line. The heir would act out, and fearing Ezra’s tantrums and his mental illness, Cortez took the blame… the consequences… the punishments.
From the outside looking in, Cortez is selfish, lazy, and untrustworthy. Cortez tries to scream the truth, but no one ever takes him seriously- never listens. “Ezra did it!” In actuality, Cort is brutally honest while his lips twist into a charming smirk and his eyes glisten with amusement.
This life, this game, Ezra, has taken a toll on Cortez. The whipping boy only had one thing to call his own. It was inborn, a passion for words. The latest punishment rendered Cortez blocked, left to walk an endless abyss of an empty imagination. Without Cort’s ability to delve into his imaginary worlds, he was forced to live in reality.
Lost… confused… Cortez Abernathy struggles to survive.
One simple acknowledgement frees Cortez’s words. “Daddy.” The muse awakens from her long slumber and demands that Cortez go back to the beginning. Cortez Abernathy begins writing a memoir, The Hunter. As he pours his soul onto the pages, he begins to heal.
No longer lost or confused, Cortez realizes he doesn’t have to walk in Ezra’s shadow. Whether beside Ezra or without Ezra, Cortez will survive.
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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
This is a work of erotic fiction. The author does not endorse nor condone any of the behavior enclosed within. The subject matter is not appropriate for minors. Please note this novel may contain explicit sexual situations that include but are not limited to, dubious consent, BDSM activities, bisexual acts, ménage, and multiple partners. If any of the above mentioned acts offend, please do not read. Readers, please play safely, responsibly, and consensually.
Titles by Erica Chilson
Mistress and Master of Restraint
My parents for their unconditional support. My sister for the cover art. My readers! Thank you for reading my twisted words. A huge thank you to my Beta readers. Your thoughts and observations are invaluable. ((Hugs)) Kris D, Sass A, Cassie H, Darcy V, Sandy D, Diana C, and Billie H. A special thank you to Diane P. for taking the time and energy to create our Family Trees. Thanks, Diane!
The Mistress and Master of Restraint series is about finding self-enlightenment without self-judgment. You should never feel shame for seeking what fulfills your needs, and never allow your self-doubts to cloud your path to happiness.
The Hunter has strong homosexual themes. My wish is for a world filled with acceptance and awareness. No two people are alike, so therefore, we do not think or feel emotions alike. I hope that my stories inspire readers to broaden their views to encompass lifestyles beyond the norm.
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Table of Contents:
Please note, the passages are written in chapters. The chapters with the heading
are in the present, while the chapters with the heading
are passages from the past, written within the pages of Cortez Abernathy’s memoir, The Hunter.
Please read the chapter heading before beginning each chapter to clear up any confusion while reading.
The Hunter = the past.
Cortez Abernathy = the present.
Cortez Abernathy is
romance novelist. Cort is highly sexual, romantic, and extremely emotional. Since this book is written for him, about him, and takes place within his mind, the usual linear storyline would not suffice. In essence, this book