Without Me ~ Men of Inked #7 Prologue

Prologue – This is who I am

I’d led a selfish existence.

I’d never hidden that fact.

Pussy was the name of the game. I wanted it without attachment or complication. Getting women was never a problem for me, but keeping them away after they’d had their first taste became harder over the years. I was a male slut and fucking proud of it. Every pussy was so spectacular in its uniqueness that I couldn’t imagine settling down and fucking the same woman every day.

Watching my siblings fall in love over the last couple of years didn’t soften my heart. They changed during that time, growing soft in my opinion. My brothers, whom I’ve always thought were tough, became a pile of pussy-whipped humanity in a short time. Their badassness went down a couple of notches in my mind.

It’s not women who ultimately change someone, but they affect the actions of the person they love. Why would I want to be different?

I liked who I was.

Fuck, I loved myself.

I wouldn’t apologize. I didn’t need to be changed.

Perfection’s pretty hard to top.

I steered clear of anything that resembled a relationship, including fucking a chick more than a couple of times. Relationships were for pussies or lonely-ass people who needed to feel complete. I wasn’t them—the weaker people in the world who craved their second half.

Relationships weren’t for me. I loved my time alone, and I wasn’t needy enough to require someone to constantly reaffirm how awesome I was. I just needed to look in the mirror, which was a hell of a lot cheaper. Why would I pay for a compliment, whether it was with dates or a fee of the heart, when women openly hurled catcalls in my direction?

Was I cocky? Quite simply, the answer is yes. I had every reason to be. Besides having a plethora of pussy offered to me on a silver platter, I was the complete package. I was handsome and wealthy and could fuck like for hours.

My days were spent tattooing clients at my family’s tattoo parlor, Inked. During my free time, I sang. I wasn’t a rock star by any means. It was a dream I had, one I’d been striving to make real since I was a kid. The years had slipped by and I’d fucked around too much. Now that I was older, I thought of it as more of a hobby and enduring passion than a personal goal.

The one thing that singing had given me was an unending stream of pussy. It was like a buffet every night. Women of all colors and sizes offered themselves to me. What man on the planet with a functioning cock would turn that down? Not me—I wasn’t stupid.

My upbringing was Italian Catholic. My parents didn’t practice their faith weekly, but it always lurked in the background. When I was a kid, my mother would say, “Don’t do that or you’ll go to Hell, Anthony.” We all learned to ignore her, and eventually, she dropped the self-righteous bullshit.

I had known I was superior since before I could talk; I liked that term more than “special.” Being the oldest male had its perks. The worry of many families is the name—would it be carried on? When I was born, the worry vanished. I thanked God every day for three brothers to take that stress off me. Without them, it would have been hopeless. Children weren’t in the cards for me. Unless they were the illegitimate type born from a night of passion. Daddy material I was not.

Was I a good person? I thought I was. My family meant everything to me. Family, pussy, and work were my top priorities—and in that order too.

Nothing else mattered.

Women came and went.

Time passed.

Everything and everyone around me changed, yet I tried to remain the same.

I sank my teeth into life, holding on to the bitch like my very life depended on it.

The one thing I’d learned was that, no matter how hard I tried to fight the inevitable, it would sneak up on me when least expected.

The second I let my guard down and released the hold I had on life… What was my award for such carelessness?

A love so spectacular and heart wrenching that it threw me for a loop. God had to be playing a wicked trick on me. I’d bet he was laughing his ass off the entire time it played out and sucked me in deeper every day.

When I was in too deep to escape, my greatest fears became reality.

This is my story.

My downfall.

My salvation.

And my love.

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MenOfInkedSeries

Throttle Me ~ Book 1
Hook Me ~ Book 2
Throttled ~ Book 2.5
Resist Me ~ Book 3
Resisting ~ Book 3.5
Uncover Me ~ Book 4

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21 Comments

  1. Cathy

    OMG!!! Anthony is gonna be the hardest nut to crack!!!!! His past ways are gonna come back and bite him in the ass…that’s ok it’s gonna be fun to watch him fall…..HARD!!!! I cannnnnnot wait to read this one that’s for sure!!!! Thank you Chelle for another HOME RUN!!!!! This one is gonnnna be sooooooo gooooood!!! Btw any more BABIES maybe????!

  2. linda

    I cannot wait for this book! Anthony sounds so good, sad to see this is the last book! Chelle Bliss is a fantastic writer looking forward to her next project!

  3. Leslie C.

    OMG!! I can’t wait!! Damn this is going to be SOOO good!! I’m in love already!

  4. Candy Royer-Love

    I hope his cocky ass gets knocked down so far, *she* has to pull him up, and not by his cock. I hope she kicks his ass all the was back up with love instead of her foot, and in the process, everything that came before becomes a blur. I hope the condom didn’t work because, yes, “That’s its job!”, but only 99% of the time. He’s been waaaay too fucking lucky. And that baby and that woman, that will be his world – his family, his family, and his job, in that order.

  5. Kari

    I can’t wait for the release! I loved his brothers stories, so I know this one will be just as great!

  6. Krista

    OMG! I can’t wait to hear this story?? Could it possibly be any better than City and Suzy??? Dying to find out

  7. joyce

    Hot does not begin to describe this family. I can’t wait to read Anthony’s story!

  8. Rachel

    Jeez these Gallo brothers get hotter as each book comes out
    A guy who can rock and tattoo you ??
    Yes please

  9. Agnes

    Love the stories about the Gallo family. So down to earth and loving. Can’t wait for Anthony’s story.

  10. Connie Caliendo

    Anthony is the last sexy hot sexy Gallo..I hope the eoman who gets him is a strong woman.and puts him on his ass….

  11. Erica Smith

    Holy hell, way to make a girl wound up!
    I’m sure he’ll be worth the wait but damn after reading the prologue I want his sexy ass in my hands now.

  12. Maria Varley

    Omg and here I thought this series couldn’t get any hotter lol. Bring on Anthonys book I can’t wait to see the woman who brings him to his knees :-):-) 🙂

  13. Amanda

    Can’t wait to read Anthony’s story… The entire series so far is AWESOME!!!

  14. Crystal

    Every king must fall and I can’t wait to read Anthony’s story. I hope his brothers give him the hard time he deserves. Finally we’ll meet the woman who plays the game better than he does. Can’t wait!

  15. Helen

    I’ve read all of your books about the Gallos and Thomas is my favorite….but I haven’t read about Anthony yet. You have a tremendous way of telling a story. I love everything you wrote and I will continue to read everything you write!!! Thank you and keep them coming.

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