Here I go again! Another week down and it’s back to Hump Day and the Mid-Week Tease. And we’re creeping up on the Thanksgiving holiday. Life is busy. So busy, in fact, that I have fallen behind on my Nanowrimo project. I think I am one of those people that is using it as a motivator to get a story told that has been sitting with me quite some time now and I’m hoping I won’t be overly disappointed with myself if I don’t make the 50k word mark by the end of the month… though no one is harder on me than me! 🙂 The story is getting told… and that is an accomplishment.
Regardless, I’m participating in Author Sandra Bunino’s Mid Week Tease again because I simply love the feature. I love sharing snippets of my stories and I love reading other authors’ too. This whole month has been themed around my Nanowrimo project, so I’m continuing with the theme for one more week. The scene below involves, Becca, my heroine in Cowboy Bent. She’s been dating the town playboy and the book’s hero, Drew, for a couple weeks. He hadn’t always been a playboy, but after getting burnt in love by his ex, Megan, he’s decided love isn’t really for him. At least until Becca makes an appearance in his life. She’s the first girl he’s shown more than a supine interest in. But Megan doesn’t like it… not one single bit. Enjoy an exchange between Becca and Megan at a party. Just be gentle, this is an unedited version. © Jessica Jayne
“So you’re Drew’s latest pastime?” a female voice said from behind Becca.
“Excuse me?” Becca asked, turning from the open cooler on the patio filled with Bud and Bud Light to see a medium height gorgeous brunette standing next to her. She recognized the brown-eyed beauty as Megan Finley, Drew’s ex-girlfriend. The girl that slept with his best friend during his mourning the death of his brother, Corey.
“I’ve heard a little about you,” Megan said, a devilish smile crossing her lips. “You’re Drew’s latest pastime. Aren’t you Becca?” Megan stood with one hand on her hip and the other grasping her Bud Light bottle. She wore her jean shorts shorter than what could be considered legal and a tight Gators t-shirt that might have been two sizes too small, especially for the size of her chest. She tied her brown curls back at the nape of her neck, but several curls sprung loose framing her face. A twinge of jealousy shot through Becca. Megan was beautiful and at one time, she held Drew’s heart.
“Yes, I’m Becca,” Becca replied to her question, bending down to grab two beers from the blue cooler before closing the lid. Setting one beer on top of the cooler, she twisted off the top and then did the same to the second, depositing the caps in the garbage before picking the bottles up in one hand. “And who are you?” she asked nonchalantly, despite knowing very well who she was. A slight glint of anger passed over Megan’s eyes and her mouth tightened at Becca’s question.
“I’m pretty sure you know who I am,” Megan said, flipping her head to the side with a bit of an attitude. “Anyone who’s with Drew knows who I am.” She took a pull of her beer and smiled.
“I’m sorry,” Becca said, moving to the side to try to get around her. She’d heard plenty of stories from Tammy, Drew and his brothers about Megan, none of them good. Becca was actually surprised it had taken Megan a couple weeks to corner her. “But it’s nice to meet you.”
“Don’t be coy,” Megan said, grabbing Becca’s arm as she tried to pass. “You know very well who I am. I’m Drew’s first love. His only love… actually. The one he always comes back to when he’s done fucking around with his little toys.” Becca had to admit the “first love” comment stung a little. Though neither her nor Drew admitted to being in love with each other, Becca couldn’t deny the fact that she had thought about it. Knowing that Drew had loved Megan and had been devastated by her actions caused the green-headed monster to rear its ugly head. She hated that jealousy feeling, but the idea of Drew having been in love with this girl made it hard to ignore.
“Oh,” Becca said, quirking her mouth up to one side. She took her bottle of beer in her free hand and sipped it. “You’re that girl, Megan, that cheated on him with his best friend. Thanks for that!” Becca’s flippant attitude pissed Megan off. She watched as Megan’s face turned red and her eyes narrowed.
“Listen here,” Megan said, still holding onto Becca’s arm. “Drew Hayworth is mine. He’ll always be mine. You might be the flavor of this month, but he always comes back to me. We have a history, a long history.” Becca yanked her arm free of Megan’s hold. Now, it was her turn to get angry. Who did this chick think she was anyway?
“Yes, Megan, that’s exactly right,” Becca said, glaring at her. “You and Drew have a history. History is the operative word. Do I look overly concerned about you?”
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Ooohhhh, I’m so excited! Today, I have R.Brennan at the Spicy Butterfly Garden talking about the latest Evernight Anthology, The Crimson Rope. Why am I so excited about this, you ask! First, I’m a huge fan of short stories! With all the many hats I wear regularly, I don’t always have time to dedicate to a full novel. But with an anthology, I can take a short story and get my fill of a hot, sexy romance to hold me over. Second, over the last several months, I’ve become increasingly interested in the BDSM world. What makes these people tick? Am I submissive? Third, some of the best erotic authors have put this anthology together, including R. Brennan. Her contribution to The Crimson Rope is a story called Lock, Stock and Spank Her! Say no more… it’s HOTTER than HOT! You won’t be disappointed by R. Brennan’s story or this anthology as a whole! Trust me!
“Lock, Stock and Spank Her”
(The Crimson Rope Anthology)
Anthology Blurb: Unleash your kinky side with six titillating BDSM tales.
Let The Crimson Rope bind you in an erotic adventure sure to please, with skilled Dom’s and sexy submissives that are willing to explore their boundaries. From pleasured gasps to stinging desire, the authors of this anthology will not only seduce you, but leave you begging for more.
Lock, Stock, and Spank Her by R. Brennan
Blurb: After a bad relationship with a cheating ex-dominant, Beth Turner has been reluctant to jump back into the D/s dating scene. Her best friend, Marcy, who just happens to be a lifestyle mistress, finally convinces Beth to take the plunge and attend a local fetish munch as her guest.
Beth plans to take it slow, and certainly doesn’t expect to run into the ultra-dominant Alexander Sterling, whose BDSM inventions are the stuff of local legend. Yet, somehow, he manages to convince her to be the test subject in his spanking demonstration. Strapped into his newest invention, Beth learns quickly there is more to him than a sexy, shaved head and form-fitting leather pants.
In fact, Alexander Sterling just may be her masterful perfect match.
“For now, I have two questions for you.”
“First one is easy. What’s your name?”
Her cheeks heated. “Beth.”
He reached out a hand in greeting. “Alexander Sterling. The pleasure is most assuredly mine.”
She placed her hand in his and he gave it a light shake.
“Now that we have the formalities out of the way, my dear Beth, it’s time for the second question. What are your limits?”
She cast a quick glance around the room to find what felt like a million sets of eyes trained on them. “You want to know that now?”
“It’s relevant. Trust me.”
“Umm…” She searched her befuddled brain for a response. “Blood, scat, needles, knives, permanent marks…the usual I guess. Oh, and mummification.” She shivered. “I can get a bit claustrophobic.”
“It is?” She tried to keep her gaze from wandering to the contraption resting on the parquet floor between them.
“Yes. I need your help. Will you help me?”
While she didn’t know him, and had only just met the man, her body, her very soul seemed attuned to him. Her every nerve ending responded to his request with a resounding yes. Despite the little voice in the back of her head telling her she was a fool for trusting a complete stranger, Beth whispered a meek, “Yes, Sir.”
“Good girl.” Alexander turned and faced their audience. “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, dominants and submissives. I want to thank you all for allowing me to take up some of your valuable time. Master James and his lovely submissive, Amy…” he waved a hand toward the table he had stopped at earlier, “…have requested I give you all a demonstration of my newest invention this evening. An item I am sure many of you will be very interested in seeing.”
Beth swallowed hard.
Author Bio: R. Brennan is a multi-published author or erotica and erotic romance. She’s a subbie brat with a bitch streak, an IT geek for the state of New York, and reformed gaming addict living in the rolling hills of Upstate NY. (You know, where it takes a ten minute drive to buy a gallon of milk, and the smell of cows lingers on the breeze.)
The truly brave are welcome to follow her blog: http://bexbooknook.wordpress.com or stalk her on twitter: @bexbrennan Often NSFW but usually entertaining.