My taster is an excerpt from my new book Jack's Magical Beanstalk & the Jeweled Grotto. This is Book 2 of the Jack's Magical Beanstalk Series.
Jack's Magical Beanstalk & the jeweled Grotto
Once upon a time there was a young, handsome, strapping man, named Jack, who lived on his family’s prosperous farm with his equally attractive partner, Sam. Jack and Sam were deeply in love and devoted to each other. From an early age, Jack had provided well for his refined, widowed mother. He was merely an awkward, bullied boy, when he had lost his father, Bill. He had been killed by lightning, while attempting to coral their spooked prize winning cow, named Pearly White, during a thunderstorm. Jack idolized his father. His memories of his father were deeply embedded with his masculine stature, handsome appearance, wit, and gift to sing. Although Jack could not sing melodically like his father, Jack had the gift to draw and paint life’s experiences and visions from his imaginative dreams.
Jack was a dreamer, believing in magic early in his life. When he had traded Pearly White, the prime Guernsey, for five penile shaped, magic beans from a peculiar, old man wearing only a red bikini brief, he believed magic would happen.
His mother had been fit to be tied. She had relied on his wit to barter their cow for food, during those financially stressed times, but she thought he had come home with five measly beans. She had told him he had been swindled and was an idiot. And sent him to bed without food.
The beans proved their magic, though. They grew into a giant magical beanstalk that ascended up through the clouds and sky to a land where giants ruled.
Climbing the beanstalk, Jack found a new world where a cobblestone road, bordered by shrubbery and forests, led to a massive castle. His adventurous instincts prodded him to explore the palace. Smelling the sumptuous wafts of a stew simmering on a huge stove, he begged food from a huge beast, named Slave, since Jack had nothing to eat the previous night and breakfast that morning.
The giant took pity on the wimpy, human and gave him food, but warning that Master, the giant he served, would surely eat him if he did not hide when he came for his meal.
Jack did as Slave instructed and hid when Slave’s villainous and dominant partner stomped in for his meal. Jack waited until Master had fallen asleep and stole the bag of gold coins, Master had been counting.
When Jack ran with the gold coins, Master woke. Fleeing rapidly from both mammoth beasts, Jack noticed a naked man standing in the shrubs, growing on the side of the road. The two men stared, enchanted with each other. Their eyes locked in a trance, a gaze more of attraction for each other than one of ordinary interest. Arousal burgeoned in Jack’s crotch. His fear of the giant’s pursuit waned with his delighted curiosity in the man without clothes. He smiled, hoping the other man recognized his admiration. They ogled motionless like a hummingbird drawn to the sweet nectar of a jasmine flower.
In a hypnotic state, Jack’s fascination broke abruptly, when Jack heard the thump, thump, thump of the giants approaching not too far away. Quickly, Jack descended the beanstalk and landed on the ground of his farm. His worried mother welcomed him back. He proudly displayed the treasure he’d brought, and his mother rejoiced their new wealth. He was happy stealing the gold coins from the mighty beast. He bought food for himself and his mother. Jack’s belief in the magic of the bean seeds growing up to a different land brought him the ability to improve the farm. The gold coins gave him those resources. Lorene was happy to own Pearly White after Jack traded one gold coin for the cow to the strange, old man wearing only a red bikini brief.