When You Dance with the Devil
by J. "Harley" Elmore
Characters/Story: The characters in this story and the story line belong to me. The use of any part of this story without my permission is a definite no-no.
Martial Arts: Throughout this story there may appear references to martial artists, tournaments, and competitors. Any resemblance these references may have to actual martial artists is purely coincidental. This is not intended to be an actual representation of the sport, its supporters, or any of the competition circuits.
Sex: This is a story about love and healing, and depicts a loving and sexual relationship between two consenting adult women. If you are under 18 years of age or if this type of story is illegal in the state or country in which you live, please do not read it. If you find this offensive, I find that unfortunate and suggest you seek your reading material elsewhere. However, if you wish to broaden your mind and possibly learn that love is universal, I invite you to read on.
Strong Content Warning:
Violence: This story contains some scenes of violence that is unavoidable to the storyline. That said the focus is not on the acts but the healing both from an emotional and physical standpoint. Great care has been taken to ensure that any medical aspects are relevant and as accurate as possible.
Offensive Language: This story does contain strong language, and may be objectionable to some readers.
When You Dance with the Devil begins right where Poetry In Motion left off, taking us further into the lives of Deven and Rhian as they face the challenges and opportunities created by their newly formed relationship, as well as the various other interpersonal associations within their lives. Is their bond strong enough to overcome the pressures of trying to create a life together? And are they, as individuals and as a couple, willing to accept the changes they both will have to make?
As if the complications of a developing relationship weren't enough, throw into the mix a rocky path of self-discovery that is further disrupted by the convergence of past and present - points of complex growth and change that can only challenge the very foundation of their friendship. When Deven's personal demons become reality, can she find within herself the fortitude to face the most extreme fight of her life? And will Rhian be able to come to terms with the outcome? Dancing with the devil will only get you burned, and when the smoke finally settles, what will rise from the ashes?
Copyright© by J. "Harley" Elmore, 2000-2002
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