Fire and Brimstone: A Cereus Story

About Fire and Brimstone

Author: Sean Michael

Word Count: 19200

Page Count (pdf): 88

ISBN: 978-1-77423-132-6

Price: 2.99

Pairing:  M/M

Series: Cereus

Genre: Paranormal

Date Published: January 26, 2021

Publisher:  Sean Michael

Heat Rating:  4

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Xan is a demon who works as a dominant at Cereus, the supernatural resort in the Cascades. He loves his job, and one of his favorite tasks is giving demonstrations. He gets a wide variety of subs who volunteer to be a part of them, and many diverse men who come to watch.

Kit is a pyrokinetic who has little control over his powers and as a result lives a solitary, quiet life. He’s spent all his life savings for a week at Cereus. He attends Xan’s demonstrations every morning and stays as long as he can, always fleeing before he can lose control and set the place on fire.

On his last morning, he’s the only one at the demonstration and the Dom he’s been admiring all week comes right to him. When Xan hears his story, the demon is intrigued and offers to help Kit learn control and have an orgasm for the first time in years.

Kit’s worried and hesitant, but he can’t resist the offer from the sexy demon.  For Xan’s part, he can’t help but think that a firebug and a demon couldn’t be better suited and all he has to do is convince Kit he’s right.

Join these two men as they explore fire, brimstone and love.


Kit watched the pretty demon as long as he could bear every day, then made himself go and take a long, cold shower. It was about control. Wanting something and knowing you couldn’t have it. No matter what. His time here was coming to an end. Cereus was magical, but expensive, and he could only afford what he had. Still, it had been lovely.

Today, when he got to the garden where the demonstration was being held, there was no one there. Was he early? Or had he missed it?

He sighed softly and took his normal chair in the back. He would wait. He only had one more full day to watch.

The magnificent demon, complete with horns, came out and looked right at him, smiled.

“Good morning.”

“Good…good morning. Am I early?” He could feel himself begin to tingle.

The demon, Master Xan if he remembered correctly—and he knew that he did—came toward him, smile in place. “No, you’re exactly on time.”

“Excuse me?” Oh, please. Stay back.

“There are no demonstrations today. Unless you’d like to volunteer as my sub for one.” Xan’s grin got wider. “I wanted to talk to you—you’ve intrigued me.”

“Did I? I didn’t try to.”

“That makes it even better.” Master Xan held out his hand. “I’m Xan.”

“I’m sorry. I can’t touch. Forgive me.” He offered Xan a tentative smile. “I’m Kit. Kit Masthead.”

“Can’t touch? How sad.” Xan bowed. “It’s good to meet you, Kit. Why can’t you touch?”

“I’m messed up. It’s safer. I enjoyed your demonstrations, very much.”

“Messed up?” Xan sat next to him, gaze holding his. “How so?”

Oh, man. He didn’t want to explain the fact that he was a bit of a firebug. “I have a control issue. I don’t mean to. You’re an amazing Dom.” Please let me change the subject.

“Thank you. You know, control issues are something Doms are very good at dealing with.” Xan leaned in. “It’s kind of what we do.”

“I know. That’s why I’m here. To learn.” To wish.

“And I’m here at your disposal.” Xan gave him a little bowing nod of his head.

“I don’t understand. I’m sorry.”

“You said you had a control issue, and that’s why you’re here. So I assumed you’d like help with your issue.”

“I would love help, but I don’t know how.” He stood up. “You’re lovely. I mean truly. I envy your subs, so much.” And now he’d made a little bit of a fool of himself.

Xan stood as well. “I don’t have a permanent sub, someone who is mine, so I’d be happy to help. And you never know, I might be able to. If I knew the situation.”

“I’m a pyrokinetic. That’s why I don’t touch, I don’t orgasm, nothing.” He was broken.

“What happens if you touch or orgasm?”

“Well, the last time the bed caught fire. It was…bad.”