Bone: Slip of the Tongue by ID Locke
Ivriah is a Battle Mage specializing in summoning demons to fight for hiscountry, Islafar. He also uses his summoning skills to call male demons to see to his baser needs as same-sex relationships are illegal and ruthlessly punished in Islafar. Incorrect wording in a summons leads to him calling for the Bone Demon, Orajin, instead of the demon intended. While Ivriah finds Orajin very attractive, the fighting demon is far too cheeky for Ivriahs bedroom tastes.
Orajin is thrilled to finally be called to Ivriahs bed as hes been secretly in love with the mage for years. Orajin does his best to show Ivriah that they are very compatible in bed and sets out to prove to the mage that they are perfect for each other. In a sneaky move, Orajin gives Ivriah a bone spur as a token of affection that is actually a symbol of engagement among Orajins people.
Their developing relationship and Ivriahs safety and life are threatened when the authorities are alerted to it. Orajin swoops in to the rescue and offers Ivriah a chance to have his hearts desire if hes brave enough to take it.
I liked to twist around expectations of characters. I also liked the idea of something great coming from what couldve been a disaster. Thats how Slip Of The Tongue came into being. I had Orajin, a fierce, demonic-looking character, be the sensitive, romantic one of the pairing. Summoning the wrong demon couldve been fatal to Ivriah, but instead gave him more than he ever dreamed possible. I also like a little snark with my pairings (I blame anime and the heavy, Unresolved Sexual Tension in many series for that fetish of mine) and Ivriah certainly delivers. I really enjoyed writing these two and could see doing another story with them in the future.