Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Gift: Second excerpt

Twenty days left until the release of The Gift! Here's another little teaser:
Another knock on the door wakes me, and I’m slightly disoriented for a moment until I remember. My birthday gift. This is why I’m here. I put the robe over my PJs, wondering what other surprise the hotel might have for me. The knock sounded firm, but not especially urgent, so I’m sure it’s not a fire or any other emergency.

The woman standing in front of the door must be mistaken. She’s wearing high heels, which almost put her at eye-level with me, a trench coat and a big handbag. No stockings, I realize, and frown. It’s a bit early in the year for that, although, none of my business. I’m still somewhat sleepy, and she doesn’t say anything either, so for a few heartbeats, we just study each other.

“Can I come in?” she asks with a cordial smile.

That draws me out of my reverie. “I’m sorry, you must have the wrong room. I’m not expecting anybody, Ms…”

“Lacey.” She steps into the room and closes the door.

“Okay. Lacey, whatever this is, I think you should—” Leave, I was going to say, but the word refuses to come out when she slips the coat from her shoulders, and all she’s wearing underneath is midnight blue lingerie. Tasteful, but still. I must be dreaming. I realize that my gaze has been lingering on her body far too long. She has noticed it too, an amused smile playing over her lips. I quickly bend to pick up the coat and lay it around her shoulders. It has to be a dream. Cruel, but nevertheless, a dream. Things like that do not happen in my life.

“You need to leave,” I finally manage. “Someone made a mistake.”

“Oh, I don’t think so. You’re Chloe, right? Happy Birthday. My job is to make it an especially memorable one.”
I hope you enjoyed this preview. Release Day for The Gift will be February 14th, but you'll be able to pre-order it next week, starting on January 31st!

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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Gift: First excerpt!

And here's a little teaser from The Gift. You'll be able to purchase the ebook on Valentine's Day, but watch out for a pre-order link earlier than that.

It’s still all a pretense, at least on her part. I resent a world that defines our boundaries, as women, as lovers, making something this good impossible.

I wake up, disoriented, in the middle of the night. We retreated to the bed earlier, but now Lacey is dressed, picking up her purse.

“Where are you going?”

“It’s two a.m.,” she says ruefully.

“Yeah, so?”

“Oh, didn’t Debra tell you? That’s where the segment ends.”

Oh dear God.

“No, Debra didn’t tell me anything about that.” I get up, wrapping the sheet around me. “This is ridiculous. You have to get up at two and sneak out? Come back here, get some sleep.” Unless… “You have another appointment?” I try not to let it sound awfully judgmental. Seeing the dejected look on her face, I think I’ve failed.

“No. Not right away. I mean I do have an early appointment tomorrow. With the dentist,” Lacey clarifies quickly. She steps closer for a chaste kiss on the lips. “I’m sorry, it seems like everyone’s messing up when it comes to explaining the fine print. Not everyone wants to cuddle. I fell asleep…I’m sorry,” she says again.

I sigh, drawing her in a quick embrace. “It’s okay. You do what you have to do.”

This means the majority of her clients just kick her out once the job is done? There’s a small window, until two a.m., for those who don’t?

“The dentist, huh? I hope it’s quick and painless. When can I see you again?”

The question brings a smile to her face. At this point, it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. Perhaps she’s right, and I should stop obsessing about what could be, when we’re both enjoying the moment. She doesn’t want out.

The best way to assure myself that Lacey is okay, and continues to be, is to see her again—it gives me some sort of control over the situation, and the opportunity to step in if need be. Meanwhile, this arrangement comes with orgasms that are transcendental. It’s win-win.

“You have to call Debra. I don’t have my schedule with me, but I believe I could squeeze you in tomorrow.”

I think about what this means for a moment, but not very long or hard.

“I’d love to see you.”

“Okay. You can reach her at eight in the morning.”

“I’ll call her then. Wait a second. I’m going home too.”

Lacey waits by the door as I dress, and we leave the hotel together.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Coming this Valentine's Day: THE GIFT

Happy New Year! Here's a little reminder of what's coming to a Kindle near you fairly soon...

Out February 14th:

What do you do when your friends' birthday surprise turns awkward?

It's Chloe's birthday. She's successful and single, and content with her life the way it is. When her friends give her a relaxing spa weekend in a luxury hotel, she thinks nothing of going alone--after working hard for a long time, she has earned it. Chloe doesn't know that the weekend includes some time with Lacey, or that what she has to offer to her, would be so hard to resist.

Lacey knows how to keep her emotional distance from a client. Reluctant Chloe turns out to be a challenge in many ways, and soon both of them face difficult decisions. Can they really go back to the way things were before--do they want to? Or can life go into a different, unexpected direction altogether?