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Second Act
by Marsha R. West
Series: Second Chances, #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher:  MRW Press LLC
Cover Designer:  Charlotte Volnek
Release Date: March 27, 2015

 

 

When a member of the board of a non-profit arts agency in Fort Worth turns up dead, the homicide detective assigned to the case looks at everyone involved in the organization, including the Executive Director.

Addison Jones Greer, divorced mother of two teens, is the Executive Director of Cowtown Theatre. When a board member is found in the costume room murdered, suspicion rests on everyone involved with the theatre, including Addie. She has angered some board members because she wants to fire the Artistic Director. Although she’s warmed him several times, he continues to go over budget for productions.

Mike Riley, Fort Worth homicide detective, hates that he caught this case. His sister-in-law dragged him to a theatre fundraiser where he met Addison, the first woman he’s wanted to pursue a relationship with in a long time. Not about to happen now.

Addison hasn’t ventured into romance since she caught her now ex-husband in their bed with his secretary. As a result she doesn’t do trust. How could she trust someone who seems determined to think she’s capable of murder? Or worse, thinks her kids might be involved.

SECOND ACT is Book 1 of the Second Chances Series. We meet four women, now in middle age, who’ve been friends since they met at summer camp after second grade. Whether they realize it or not, they all need a second chance.

 

Monday, September 24

“You promised this wouldn’t happen again, Clay.” Addison Greer glared at the man sitting across from her in her Cowtown Theatre office, the pitch of her voice higher than she intended. She hated confrontations, but those red numbers marching across the spreadsheets covering her desk made her stomach roil and her hands shake.

“Yeah, I know, Addison. I needed more wood than I’d anticipated. After we put the first set together, it didn’t work out, and we had to start over. It wasn’t my fault.” His leg draped over the arm of the chair as if he had no worries, but his voice had taken on the whiny tone that sent Addie’s blood pressure into the stratosphere.

Her fingers tightened around the marker she’d used to highlight the deficits. “No? Then whose? Going over budget isn’t an option, Clay. The theatre can’t survive this way, and since you can’t change, you won’t make it here either.” Addison hated to put it that way, but damn, she’d been plenty patient with Clay Bennett, the theatre’s artistic director.

“What do you mean, I won’t make it. Are you threatening my job?” He set both feet solidly on the floor, jutted out his chin, and clenched his hands on the arms of the chair.

Good thing she wasn’t alone in the building with him. She suspected he’d like to take a swing at her. The first show of the fall season closed last night, and crewmembers were working all over the place disassembling the set, cleaning the costumes, and evaluating make-up needs.

“That’s exactly what I mean, Clay.” The steel in her voice was unmistakable.

     “And this is my brother-in-law, Mike.” Cindy pulled him forward.

Now those blue eyes fastened on him as they had his brother. Mike’s pulse skipped a beat. Hell. Why had he worn his stupid boots? He wished he had on a highly polished pair of shoes like the ones Pat wore. Even one of those strangling bow ties. Anything to make him seem acceptable to this woman.

“Cindy mentioned that you’re a detective.” Addison emphasized the job title.

“Yes, ma’am.” Mike held the woman’s hand longer than necessary, too. She was gorgeous, and the warmth sent from her sparkling eyes and smiling face spread through him. If he’d worn his western hat, he’d have yanked it off and fiddled nervously with the brim.

“You and Pat certainly chose very intense professions.”

“You might say.” He was like a teenager with his first crush. A waiter passed by, and he set his half-empty glass on the tray. Wouldn’t do to drop it. He’d look like the ass he felt.

“You didn’t finish your champagne, detective. Don’t you like it?” A small crease formed between her eyebrows, apparently worried the champagne they’d chosen for the fundraiser had failed to find favor with him. She tipped her head, waiting for him to answer, as if it was important to her.

“Well, ma’am, I just prefer beer.”

A laugh burst from her mouth, and the corners turned upward, a small dimple winked at him. The laugh morphed into a giggle, which she tried to smother with her fingers. Fingers he’d love to taste, as well as her rose-colored lips.

“I’m so sorry, detective. I’m not laughing at you.”

“No?” He couldn’t help but smile at her, even if she was making fun of him.

 

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Marsha R. West, a retired elementary school principal, is also a former school board member and threatre arts teacher. She writes Romance, Suspense, and Second Chances. Experience Required. Marsha lives in Texas with her supportive lawyer husband. Their two daughters presented them with three delightful grandchildren who live nearby. A new dog, Charley, a Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier recently adopted them.

MuseItUp Publishing released her first book, VERMONT ESCAPE in July 2013 and her second book, TRUTH BE TOLD, in May 2014. In the fall of 2014. Marsha formed MRW Press LLC to provide a print version of her books. VERMONT ESCAPE is available at Amazon in print or from her in person.  SECOND ACT, Book 1 of the Second Chances Series, follows up with a secondary character from VERMONT ESCAPE and begins a four-part series.

You can contact her at marsha@marsharwest.com and catch her blog on her web site http://www.marsharwest.com. She’d love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Title: Little Things (Second Chances #1)

Author: Madison Street

Release Date: June 2, 2014

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Everything in Duke Grayson’s life was all he could ever ask for: A loving family, loyal friends, a beautiful girlfriend, and a scholarship to his top choice college. It’s his senior year of high school, and all he needs is to focus on his grades, lacrosse, and keeping his girlfriend happy. That is until Raya walks into his life. From the moment they meet, Duke is drawn to her, not only for her natural beauty and her stunning crystal blue eyes, but because he’s aware there’s more to this girl than just his alluring pull to her. He senses secrecy and fear. 

Throughout the year, their bond grows stronger, and his feelings for her become undeniable. Just when he is about to express his love, tragedy strikes and Raya disappears.

For six years, Duke is tortured by his struggles, as he’s unable to find her and blames himself for failing to protect her. Until the day, she’s found, and he’s given a second chance. Will Duke become her beacon of hope and make her see that it’s the little things that make life worthwhile? Can Raya overcome her fears and fight against the terrors that haunt her? Or will her dark and torturous past be too much for her to battle against?

*Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, strong language and sexual content. Suited for 18 years and over.*

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I hear a whisper come up from behind me, “So, how’s your first party?” I know that voice anywhere. I turn around to find Duke smiling at me.

“It’s great! I’m having so much fun!”

“I’m glad. You’ve danced with Taylor all night. Usually he doesn’t dance at parties, so that was surprising.”

I glance towards Taylor who’s across the room, talking to Adam. “Oh well. He’s a good dance partner.”

“Wanna bet?” Duke grabs my hand and leads me onto the dance floor just in time for a new song to start. The speakers start to play “Timber” by Pitbull and the crowd goes wild as people begin to flood the dance area. My heart literally stops beating and I swear I can’t even breathe, I’m so freaking nervous. I notice that my hand fits so perfectly in Duke’s hand.

The crowd is so packed together that Duke and I are forced to dance closely; maybe a little too close. As the song starts, he sings the lyrics and we begin to groove to the music.

I laugh out loud and raise my hands above my head and sing along with him. The crowd is compact and everyone’s bodies continuously bump into one another. Duke looks at me and places his hand on my lower back. A shocking jolt of electricity flows through his touch and my eyes widen. He immediately removes his hand from my back and instead keeps his hand by his side. I can still feel the heat flow, where his hand was placed, and I miss it being there. We continue dancing as I give him a reassuring smile. He winks and continues to sing and twirls me around.

I bob my head to the beat and shake my body with every fiber I have. As we dance together, I no longer pay attention to what’s around me. It’s as if Duke and I are the only ones dancing and as I stare at him, I get lost in the wonder of what could be. Someone from behind me pushes me forward and I fall against Duke’s strong and broad chest as he catches me. We stare into each other’s eyes for a brief moment before he breaks the contact and helps me stand on my own.

“You alright?”

I laugh nervously, “Yea sorry. Just crowded, that’s all.” 

The song ends and the crowd begins to clear leaving only a few stragglers. Duke looks at his watch. “It’s getting late. We should get going.”

“Ok. I have to use the restroom first.”

After I use the restroom, Duke finds Melanie among the crowd and we say our goodbyes. Taylor tells me he will call soon and he hugs me and kisses me on the cheek. As we pull up to my driveway, Melanie asks, “So, was it a night to remember?” I smile and catch Duke looking at me through the rearview mirror, “Yes, yes it was.”

Little Beginnings (Second Chances #1.5) – Find on Goodreads

After you took her from me, everything changed. I knew my life would never be the same, and it wasn’t. But just because I was isolated, trapped, and afraid, I never gave up. I kept on fighting. You thought you could control me, but you were wrong. 

There’s one thing that you could never take from me; HOPE. And with that, I overcame the struggles and the despair. I battled against my inner demons and confronted the tortures that surrounded me. And here I am today; free. 

And now, it’s you that’s confined. You cannot escape; you cannot win. There’s no one to help you now. Everyone sees you for what you truly are; a monster. 

I’m not afraid of you anymore. I will start a new life; one that you cannot control. And as I take steps toward a new beginning, I won’t ever look back.

Madison Street was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx, where she resided until she was 17 years old. After 9/11, Madison joined the United States Navy to serve her country. 

During the deployments, Madison constantly wrote short stories and she discovered her passion for writing. You will find Madison always on the computer, whether she’s on Facebook, designing websites, messing with Photoshop, or writing for her blog.

Besides writing, her second passion is music and dance. Even though she’s a terrible singer, she’ll still belt it out in the shower, especially if the song is her jam! She currently resides in Virginia with her husband of 8 years, 2 children, a dog, and a cat. She is so excited to start this amazing journey and is honored to be part of such a compassionate and loving community.

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Little Beginnings

Second Chances #1.5

by Madison Street

Cover designed by Lindee Robinson Photography

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Expected Release: Fall 2014

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Little Beginnings is the continuation of Duke & Raya’s story.

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After you took her from me, everything changed. I knew my life would never be the same, and it wasn’t. But just because I was isolated, trapped, and afraid, I never gave up. I kept on fighting. You thought you could control me, but you were wrong.

There’s one thing that you could never take from me; HOPE. And with that, I overcame the struggles and the despair. I battled against my inner demons and confronted the tortures that surrounded me. And here I am today; free.

And now, it’s you that’s confined. You cannot escape; you cannot win. There’s no one to help you now. Everyone sees you for what you truly are; a monster.

I’m not afraid of you anymore. I will start a new life; one that you cannot control. And as I take steps toward a new beginning, I won’t ever look back.

****WARNING: Suited for 18+ years of age. This book contains some disturbing situations, strong language and sexual content.****

 

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Little Things (Second Chances #1)

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Everything in Duke Grayson’s life was all he could ever ask for: A loving family, loyal friends, a beautiful girlfriend, and a scholarship to his top choice college. It’s his senior year of high school, and all he needs is to focus on his grades, lacrosse, and keeping his girlfriend happy. That is until Raya walks into his life.

From the moment they meet, Duke is drawn to her, not only for her natural beauty and her stunning crystal blue eyes, but because he’s aware there’s more to this girl than just his alluring pull to her. He senses secrecy and fear.

Throughout the year, their bond grows stronger, and his feelings for her become undeniable. Just when he is about to express his love, tragedy strikes and Raya disappears.

For six years, Duke is tortured by his struggles, as he’s unable to find her and blames himself for failing to protect her. Until the day, she’s found, and he’s given a second chance. Will Duke become her beacon of hope and make her see that it’s the little things that make life worthwhile? Can Raya overcome her fears and fight against the terrors that haunt her? Or will her dark and torturous past be too much for her to battle against?

*Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, strong language and sexual content. Suited for 18 years and over.

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About Madison Street

MadisonStreetPicMadison Street was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx, where she resided until she was 17 years old. After 9/11, Madison joined the United States Navy to serve her country.

During the deployments, Madison constantly wrote short stories and she discovered her passion for writing. You will find Madison always on the computer, whether she’s on Facebook, designing websites, messing with Photoshop, or writing for her blog.

Besides writing, her second passion is music and dance. Even though she’s a terrible singer, she’ll still belt it out in the shower, especially if the song is her jam! She currently resides in Virginia with her husband of 8 years, 2 children, a dog, and a cat. She is so excited to start this amazing journey and is honored to be part of such a compassionate and loving community.

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Second Chances, a Boxed Set by Nicole Andrews Moore

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This boxed set contains three full length novels featuring women who have a second chance at love, proving love really is sweeter the second time around. 
 
 
 
Sugar Daddy Review 
 
“Absolutely one of the best books for me right now. I loved it mostly because it was fluffy, romantic, and meaningful.” Reading Renee Reviews 
 
Sugar Daddy Synopsis 
 
Hannah Matthews, an over educated under employed mother of twin girls, takes the girls on the annual Labor Day weekend family vacation while her husband stays behind. By the time she has returned, he has cleaned out their bank accounts, their apartment, and moved in with a surgically enhanced stripper. Try as she might, Hannah is forced to resort to desperate measures: finding a Sugar Daddy. 
 
Gavin Meyers, affluent businessman, discovered too late that his bohemian wife wasn’t in love with him when he caught her in their bed with a lover…his sister. After a heated meeting with the lawyers trying to arrange the divorce agreement, his lawyer suggests he get a hobby and work out all his anger. He can’t think of a single thing he wants to do more than find some woman to punish for his suffering. And it just so happens, he stumbles across a personal ad that will serve his purpose. What kind of woman advertises for a Sugar Daddy? 
 
 
 
First a Dream Review 
 
“This is a Modern Day Cinderella Story. Not my typical read, but I truly enjoyed it. At first I wasn’t sure I would like this type of story, but once I started reading I found I couldn’t put it down. The characters were so easily liked. Gabriel a very rich playboy, and Isabella a Mother of Two found a love that some would say could only be found in a fairy-tale. 
“Don’t ever stop dreaming. Just dream bigger now.” Romance Uninhibited 
 
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One showy winter night when her best friend has to cancel their girl’s night out, Isabella surprises her husband at work, but she was the one who was shocked to find him in a compromising position with her sister. As a budding photographer, she struggles to find her passion and hold everything together for her young son and daughter, while preparing for a major gallery show. Desperate for inspiration, she seeks out the advice of her professor and mentor who tells her to dream again and be happy. Unsure of what that would entail, but distracted still the same, Isabella literally runs into Gabriel Charmant, a handsome rich playboy only in town for the summer. He imagines Isabella will be fun, a distraction to stave off the boredom as he takes summer classes in this provincial town forty-five minutes from the bright lights and city life he’s used to in Montreal.
 
Gabriel never imagined that without even trying, Isabella would change him and without even knowing, she’d win his heart. Just as they begin to build a future and everything seems to be coming together, his lies and deception threaten their happily ever after. 
 
 
 
Worth the Wait Synopsis 
 
When Sarah discovered lingerie in her husband’s vehicle, she knew her life would be changed forever, but she never could have predicted how much. Soon, what began as a harmless Girl’s Night Out with a friend for a tarot card reading turned into a shocking realization that her mother had kept a huge part of her heritage from her, and her dreams of late suggested that her good friend, Brian, wanted to be more than just a good friend. 
 
For as long as he had known Sarah, Brian had felt an undeniable attraction to her. The longer he knew her, the more he wanted from their friendship. He would do anything to heal her heart and help her become who she was meant to be. He would do everything within his power to protect her from harm and save her from the forces that threatened to keep them apart because he knew some loves were so special that they were worth the wait. 





 
Nicki recently moved from Charlotte, North Carolina to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as she works on making the most of her own second chance.  Her new life has barely begun and she has loves every minute of it. Every day of her life seems to bring new adventures, some bigger, better, shinier and prettier than others. She’s still getting used to that new life smell she’s experiencing, a combination of hope, love, and happiness. (The perfect scents to build a new life on…)

For fun, she spends time with those she cares about, cooks, reads, writes, and especially lives to travel. The current travel goal: visit every Margaritaville. Three down! (Eleven to go?)

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**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.

StartingOver_AmazonBellamy Carmichael’s finally come home after staying away for six years. There’s just one problem, Luke Carter…

Six years ago she seduced him, but a realization had him turning his back on her and became the cause of her long exodus. But with her brother’s imminent deployment Bellamy knows she’s bound to see him.

Luke Carter made the mistake of crossing a line he never should’ve crossed six years ago…

He knows he’s the reason why Bellamy avoids home, and with her coming back home he’s hoping to make things right. He just wasn’t expecting her to look so damn beautiful.

However, there’s one more problem, Bellamy’s been keeping a secret from Luke for past six years. When passion builds between them she knows that she must tell Luke the truth, but will it bring them closer together?

Or will it drive them apart for good?

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Stacy Hutchins thought she’d finally met the one, until a startling realization that shatters everything…

Mark Jefferson, her undercover DEA agent boyfriend lied about one tiny little detail…his wife and kids. Stacy hates liars and cheaters so she kicks him to the curb. But Mark makes it very clear he will not go willingly.

Has his obsession with Stacy tied them together forever? Or will Mark finally walk away?

Dustin Carmichael swore off women a long time ago, until his sister reconnected with her best friend from high school, Stacy.

But after a perfect month together, a year ago, Stacy played the ‘friends’ card. Unfortunately, they’ve been good friends ever since.

When Stacy life turns to shambles, Dustin’s more then willing to be there for her. As she tries to get herself together, Stacy finds herself in another dilemma, she can no longer deny the feelings she’s always had for Dustin.

Will her failure to see that Dustin has changed stop them from having something everlasting?

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About Evan Grace

A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy. When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie McGuire. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone.

During the day Evan works for a large homecare agency and at night she’s superwoman. She’s a wife to Jim and a mom to Ethan and Evan, a cook, a tutor, a friend and a writer. How does she do it? She’ll never tell.

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Mayer, Maureen: Unforeseen Heartbeat, Second Chances #2

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Title: Unforeseen Heartbeat (Second Chances #2)

Author: Maureen Mayer

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: February 24, 2014

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Used… Broken… Confused…

It only took one drunken mistake four years ago for Maddie Harrington to learn that when you fully give yourself over to a man, you should never expect anything in return. Since that night, her views on love have become distorted, believing men would only want her for the pleasure her body could bring them. She in turn finds herself hooking up with random guys but never keeps them around long enough to see if there could possibly be something more.

That is…until Hunter Bryant enters the picture.

When the handsome pre-med student shows up in the right place at the right time, captivating her with his stormy gaze, she immediately pushes him away, thinking he’s no different than any other guy. The deeper Hunter delves into her life, trying to break through her iron-clad walls, the more she begins to question whether she is truly capable of opening her heart up to another man.

Maddie soon finds herself forced to make a difficult decision, one that will forever change both of their lives. Will she shut Hunter out of her life for good, or will she finally open up her heart and allow herself the life she never dreamed she deserved?

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“Oomph! Damn, girl…I think…you knocked the wind…out of me…that time.”

Hunter struggled to catch his breath, and I giggled because that was the fourth time in a row that I had brought him down. I straddled Hunter’s lap after I kicked out the back of his leg and used the momentum of his fall and my quick reflexes to subdue him. “Well, maybe if you weren’t such a wimp you wouldn’t be lying here after having your ass kicked by a girl.”

“Hey, my ass is just fine, thank you very much. I’ll be up and ready for another round, just give me a sec.”

I gave Hunter a sultry grin before lowering my body down until my breasts were pressed firmly against his chest. Leaning in even closer, I took his ear lobe between my teeth and playfully nibbled and sucked on the soft flesh. He drew in a deep breath, and I knew I was getting to him. “Hmm, I’m up for another round, but I have something else in mind.”

“Oh yeah, and what’s that?” he choked out.

My mouth brushed against his, and I traced my tongue over his lower lip. He let out a breathy moan, and his lips parted just enough to allow me entrance. Good boy. I loved the way his velvety tongue moved with mine, swirling and tangling together in some kind of sensual, exotic dance that was all our own. His full lips were greedy as they sucked my tongue in his mouth, gently biting me and sending a shockwave of pleasure straight down to my core. Unfortunately in that moment, I let my horny state get the best of me, and Hunter took advantage of my guard being let down. He tucked his arm under my leg and expertly flipped me onto my back, sliding between my legs and grinding his pelvis into mine so that I couldn’t escape. Little did he know, I had no intention of trying to escape. I never wanted him to let me go.

“You think you’re pretty slick, don’t ya?” He licked a moist trail up my neck while his hands had my legs pinned to my chest, giving him better access to rock his hips against me.

“Oh, I’m definitely slick all right.” I gasped as his tongue circled the sensitive spot just below my ear. “Maybe…maybe you should check and see if I’m right.”

Hunter pulled away from me and looked down between our bodies, taking in the position we had found ourselves in yet again. Things had quickly become heated between the two of us over the last few weeks, but just when things were getting good and I thought he might finally give in to his desires, he would quickly pull the plug on the idea. I couldn’t understand why he was being so difficult. I wanted him so badly that my body literally ached for him, and from the bulge pressing against his shorts, I was pretty sure he wanted me, too. Somewhere deep inside, though, he found the self-control to put a stop to our lustful wrestling match and pried his body away from me. I wanted to protest, but he always gave me a stern, knowing look. God, he was so frustrating!

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authorMaureen Mayer was born, raised and currently resides in Buffalo, NY with her loving and supportive family and boyfriend of 9+ years. She’s always had a love for the outdoors, and when the city isn’t buried under snow, she can be found hiking, fishing, camping or lying on the beach. She’s a sucker for off-color humor, but holds a sweet spot for sick and twisted horror films. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in bed with her kindle, diving into a steamy romance novel and falling in love with the latest book boyfriend.

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  • So Happy I Could Die – Lady Gaga
  • Should Have Known Better – Hinder
  • Demons – Imagine Dragons
  • Don’t be Afraid – Green River Ordinance
  • Let Love In – The Goo Goo Dolls
  • Ready To Love Again – Lady Antebellum
  • The Only Exception – Paramore
  • Only You’re The One – Lifehouse
  • Changed By You – Between The Trees
  • Bloodstream – Stateless
  • Every Night – Imagine Dragons
  • Dick in a Box – The Lonely Island Ft. Justine Timberlake
  • The Other Side – Jason Derulo
  • She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
  • Perfect – Burn Season
  • Wanted – Hunter Hayes
  • Unconditionally – Katy Perry
  • Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning) – Vertical Horizon
  • Hesitate – Stone Sour
  • Take Your Time – Cary Brothers
  • What If – SafetySuit
  • Daylight – Maroon 5
  • Can’t Forget You – My Darkest Days
  • Small Bump – Ed Sheeran
  • Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
  • Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift Ft. Ed Sheeran
  • Makes Me Hold On To You – Griffin Peterson
  • Love Song – 311

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Other books by Maureen Mayer: Relinquishing Liberty (Second Chances #1)

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Relinquishing Liberty will be on sale for $0.99 from 2/23/2014 – 3/8/2014

Grace, Evan: Second Chances

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* Book #2 in the Starting Over Series *

Stacy Hutchins thought she’d finally met the one, until a startling realization that shatters everything…

Mark Jefferson, her undercover DEA agent boyfriend lied about one tiny little detail…his wife and kids. Stacy hates liars and cheaters so she kicks him to the curb. But Mark makes it very clear he will not go willingly.

Has his obsession with Stacy tied them together forever? Or will Mark finally walk away? 

Dustin Carmichael swore off women a long time ago, until his sister reconnected with her best friend from high school, Stacy.

But after a perfect month together, a year ago, Stacy played the ‘friends’ card. Unfortunately, they’ve been good friends ever since.

When Stacy life turns to shambles, Dustin’s more then willing to be there for her. As she tries to get herself together, Stacy finds herself in another dilemma, she can no longer deny the feelings she’s always had for Dustin.

Will her failure to see that Dustin has changed stop them from having something everlasting?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy.  When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand.  Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie Mcguire.  Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone. 

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Edmonds, Annie: Second Chances, Sammy’s Story

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Book Title: Second Chances Sammy’s Story
Author: Annie Edmonds
Genre: Erotic Romance
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Synopsis

Samantha Raine was widowed at age thirty and now two years later she wanted more out of life than what she had in New Jersey. When her two best friends Kelly and Garrett offered her a job to watch their Florida beach home for three months while they were away on vacation she knew she had to take the chance to see if the change in scenery was what she needed to start her new life.

Jake Monroe was a well-established architect and builder who lived on Siesta Key in South west Florida. He was also part owner of a private BDSM club called Desire. He knew Kelly and Garrett because they were members at Desire, he became great friends with them as he remodeled their home.

Each day that Jake came to work the couple would bring up their friend Sammy from New Jersey and after hearing just about everything there was to hear about this single young, beautiful woman for almost two years he was ready to meet Samantha. Only Sammy didn’t know her best friends had plans for her with the most eligible bachelor in Siesta Key. And that he was a self-made millionaire.
The only fear Jake had was if Sammy was willing to leave her vanilla sex life and be able to handle the kinky sex that he was now accustomed too. Garrett assured him that Sammy was the perfect submissive only she didn’t know it yet.

Sammy wanted to see and do everything she was tired of saying no to life. She knew that forgiving herself for letting a man take control of her life was the first step in moving forward, and she vowed to never let that happen again she was ready willing and able to go after her second chance at life and love.

Meet the Author

lbi 2012 005I found my happily ever after 28yrs ago and married him. I am also a daughter, a sister, an aunt who loves her nieces and nephews, and a friend. I have lived with chronic pain for 25yrs due to spinal cord injuries. I am a Jersey girl born and bred. if I had a choice I would live at the beach as it has always been a place that soothes my soul, and gives me so much joy. I love to write and decided it was time to get serious and now I am an Indie who has published my first Erotic Romance novel. I also love photography, gardening, collecting treasures from the sea and I am a foodie that loves to cook.

Sneak Peek

CHAPTER 5

She realized he had said he did the remodel for Kelly and Garrett, and she started to blush again. “Was it something I said Samantha?” She looked down and to the side; “It was just the remodel that caught me off guard.” He got this look on his face and he smiled as he took that last shot of tequila and bit the lemon wedge, then he shook his head yes, “Yes I worked on that room for almost six months while my crew took care of the rest of the house.” and she started to laugh.

He had this wicked half smile on his face as he laughed with her and never took his eyes off of her. He loved her laugh and her nervous giggle; she was as perfect as Garrett had said. She blushed some more thinking about him in that kink room putting together those wooden cabinets and hanging that leather swing.

While they talked and ate the grouper he ordered, they listened to the band who were playing old eighties music, and they each did one more shot of tequila. They were having a great time laughing, talking and touching; things were going so smoothly and everything was perfect.

Jake offered her the last couple oysters even though she hadn’t eaten any of them. “I don’t think so,” she smiled and then she remembered change is good. “Ok, make me one.” He looked surprised than squirted some lemon on a freshly shucked oyster and held it to her mouth, “Swallow Samantha.” She looked into his blue eyes and answered right back, “Don’t mind if I do,” then she went for it. He was amazed that she had taken that oyster then she asked for another. “Samantha you’re really blowing my mind right now.” She loved the way he said her name, no one but her mom called her Samantha.

The night was going great but the Oyster bar was getting ready to close. The band was packing up, the bar keeper had called last call an hour ago. She didn’t want this night to end. She also shouldn’t of had that last shot, three white wine spritzer’s and two shots of tequila was just too much for her.

He asked if she was alright to drive home and she smiled, “Nope, I think you are going to have to drive me home,” “Good call little one.” With the bar closing right behind them Jake tipped the bar keeper a hundred dollar bill. He had already taken care of the check. Then he asked Sammy for her keys to the rover, she handed him her keys without a care in the world. He stood in front of her and as she got up she looked up into his eyes and he gazed back into hers. “You have the most beautiful eyes Samantha.” She giggled, “So do you Jake.” He wanted to kiss her but he held back as he put his arm out so that she had something to hold onto. She squeezed his bicep and snuggled her head into him as she breathed in his cologne.

He smiled as he escorted her to the Range Rover. He opened the passenger side door and helped her in then went around to the driver’s side and she thought he was a true gentleman. They started to pull away, “I should give you the address.” “Just sit back beautiful I have been to your house many times, I drove there every day for six months. I have also been to a few parties at the O’Hara’s. I think I could find my way there with my eye’s closed Samantha.” She sat back as the music played she could smell his cologne and it was making her Horney. It was only eleven o’clock and even though she had had a full day she was ready for whatever this night might bring.

As Nora Jones was playing on the radio he asked her how her trip was going and how long she was actually staying, “Well so far I have had a spectacular day. I am staying for three months and if the rest of the trip is anything like today I think I just may never leave.”

Jake smiled that perfect smile he had and she giggled, than hiccupped, and they both laughed, “I think we should spend more time together Samantha. Would that be something your open too?” She smiled, “I would really like that Mr. Monroe.” She hiccupped again then giggled, which made them both laugh.

When they arrived at her new home Jake parked the Rover in the garage, “Stay here little one, he ran over to the passenger side and led her out by taking her hand. She had her shoes in the other. He walked her to the door and unlocked it.

He walked right in and went to the refrigerator and opened a bottle of water. “Drink this Samantha,” she hiccupped and then giggled, and he laughed, “I am going to hold your ears tight while you drink this water. She looked up and didn’t hesitate she just did it. She lifted the bottle to her lips as he placed his strong hands over her ears tight, as if her head was in a vice. She looked up at him as he said “drink, drink, drink” she swallowed as much water as she could. And then he let go and took the bottle away from her lips and he watched her waiting to see if the hiccups were gone. “You did it, there gone, thank you Jake.”

“Would you like to take a walk on the beach with me, I really don’t feel safe walking alone at night just yet.” “I would love to walk with you on the beach.” He took his shoes off and opened the sliding doors; she told him she would be right back after using the bathroom.

She walked out and met him on the patio; and noticed the Jacuzzi was running. She gave him a smile, “What do you think?” “I’m game if you are,” he smiled “Let’s take that walk on the beach first.” He held his hand out and she took it.

They walked in the powdery sand that was now cold as their feet touched it and felt great, “Jake, I am really glad that you called.” “I am really glad I called too, I wanted to thank you for taking care of Rocky at the beach today.” She smiled “I love dogs, he is beautiful Jake, oh and I have Rocky’s tennis ball.” He smiled “I have a feeling that there will be plenty of time for you to give Rocky his ball back. Hold onto it he has plenty of them. I will bring him by one afternoon if that’s alright with you Samantha.” “I would love that Jake.”

As they watched the moon over the water Jake felt what he had hoped for was standing right next to him. “I have had a really great time tonight, and I really would love to see you again Samantha.” “I would like that too Jake.” He faced her and took her head in his huge hands, he rubbed his thumb over her bottom lip and he kissed her like she had never been kissed before. It was a slow sweet wet kiss, one that she was not going to forget any time soon. He had waited a very long time for that kiss.

They walked and talked for a while, and as they walked back to the house he asked her if she was alright with him taking the initiative to turn on the Jacuzzi. She smiled, “I am starting a new life Jake and I am trying to make-up for lost time. I don’t like games I like honesty. I want to experience everything. I am willing to try anything at least once. It’s like I have been away from my life for a long time and now I just want to live it and feel it. I hope I am making sense.” “You are making perfect sense.” “It’s just that I want to,” he didn’t let her finish; he just took her head in his hands and kissed her mouth again. This time he gave her more tongue. As he let go he looked into her eyes, “I understand, Samantha, I hope I can be the one to show you what you have been missing.”

She smiled, “Um one thing Jake, I am not into anything that hurts too much.” She put her head down and giggled, “I didn’t mind you turning the Jacuzzi on; in fact I am glad you took the initiative, thank you Jake.” “You’re welcome Samantha; I think that the key is honesty in any friendship as well as any relationship. Without honesty there is no foundation, as for trying new things I think I can handle that one too. So do you want to see where this goes?” He flashed her that beautiful smile of his, she noticed that he had a dimple on one side of his very handsome chiseled face. “Yes Jake, let’s see where this goes and she giggled.

She asked him if he wanted one of Garrett’s swims suits, “I swim commando style Samantha,” they both laughed, “Ok, and so it’s like that is it?”

She put her arms behind her back and intertwined them with her hands like a submissive would, she was blushing again and his cock was getting hard. She was already so submissive, just the way she blushed at new things, he could get used to this woman quickly.

“I think since you are trying new things that you might want to take your clothes off right here, right now. She felt her face blush and could feel a twinge between her legs; she put her head down and to the side as she giggled, “Is that an order Jake?” “If you’re up for that kind of game Samantha, than it is an order.” As he watched her he couldn’t believe she was finally here.

She smiled as she took her halter top off. She had her head down. Jake never took his eyes off of her. She undid her bra and held it on her breast for a second and then dropped it on the lounge chair and her perfectly round breasts were front and center. Her nipples were already standing at attention.

“Look at me and don’t take your eyes off of mine, do you understand Samantha?” “Yes I understand,” she looked into his eyes and she couldn’t get the smile off of her face. She felt like this was the first time she ever let a man see her naked. As she thought about it, it actually was a first in a very long time as Jake was actually only the second man she had ever taken her clothes off for.

Then she unzipped her jeans and she wiggled them off her small hips down to the ground, “Go on Samantha.” She slipped her white thong right down to her ankles and bent forward picked them up and threw them at him. He caught them and put them up to his face and breathed in. All the while his eyes were locked on hers, “These panties are very wet Samantha and your scent is amazing.” She stood there for a few minutes as he walked closer to her never taking his eyes off of hers. “Samantha you are a beautiful woman.” She felt herself blush; it was hard for her to take a compliment. He bent down and she lifted her head to kiss his lips so he couldn’t speak again.

“And I love the way you shave your bottom. There is nothing better than a nice clean shaved pussy.” She giggled and felt the flush on her face, she went to put her hand in front of her pussy, “Don’t cover that perfect pussy up Samantha,” and he kissed her again as he held onto her tiny waist.

Jake thought to himself, she had been through hell and back from what he was told and yet here she was standing before him naked doing just what he asked. Being submissive without knowing, she had no idea just how perfect and beautiful she was or that he had plans for her. He had waited and was so happy she was finally here in Siesta Key. Garrett and Kelly had practically groomed him for this moment and he didn’t want to blow it, not after waiting for so long.

He then touched her erect nipples. He bent down and took one in his mouth and sucked until it was even harder and she moaned. He took the other nipple and licked it. She bent her neck back and as the cool breeze coming off the ocean hit her very wet pussy, and she moaned.

He kissed the nape of her neck and then her ear lobe. And whispered, “Whatever it is you’re wearing I love that scent Samantha, I could stay here forever.” He put his thumb on her wet clit and started to move it around and then he stuck his finger into her pussy and she couldn’t help but moan. “That’s it Samantha let it go, let me take you and make you feel everything you have been missing.”

She went to talk and he put his finger to her mouth. “Quiet Angel, unless I am doing something you don’t like or don’t want you should just open your mind and let me pleasure you. I am not going to hurt you Samantha.” He kissed her lips and when he backed off he took her bottom lip with him. She melted; she couldn’t believe this beautiful man was pleasuring her like she wanted, like she had never been pleasured before.

“Tonight is all about you Samantha, no worries just pleasure,” he stuck his two fingers into her very wet pussy,” she gasped, “Oh yes.” She pushed her hips up to his hand as she breathed in and caught herself. He grabbed her hair and pulled her head back and passionately kissed her mouth and her neck then her shoulder and back to her lips. “Open your beautiful eyes Samantha, keep them open and on mine.” She was enjoying this very much, she tried her best to keep her eyes on his, but sometimes a girl just has to close her eyes when a man is touching her and it feels this good.

Her body was his tonight and she was more than willing to give in to his every whim. As she moaned in his arms she could think of no reason why she waited so long to come to Siesta Key. So far her new life was better than she ever expected and it had just begun.

He picked her up and walked her into the Jacuzzi; she hadn’t even noticed him take his pants off. With one hand he was keeping her happy. His fingers were moving in her pussy and his thumb was on her clit while he kissed her mouth. No one had ever touched her like this, she thought; wow this is the way I want to be treated. He is not worried about himself; he is only worried about giving me pleasure.

Jake bent his head down to her chest as he sucked her nipples to stiff points; he kept his two fingers inside her. She moaned as his thumb circled her clit and he kept talking to her, telling her everything he was doing. He had her sitting on his lap; her back was up against his hard chest. He kissed her neck and whispered, “Are you alright Samantha? She shook her head, “Use your words Angel; I need to know you are alright.” “Yes Jake, I am fine, and Thank you” “For what Samantha?” She turned around and put her arms around his strong neck and looked up into his eyes, “No one has ever asked me how I felt, or if I was alright before.” He kissed her lips, “Samantha I am not just anyone, I promise I will always put you first, put your pleasure first. That is just how I am.”

Jake turned her back around and put her legs on each side of his, and she was lying back on his chest, he had full access to every part of her. He whispered in her ear, “You smell heavenly Samantha.” She smiled as both of his hands came around her, he pinched her hard nipples; she felt her pussy every time he touched them, she thought this man seems to know what he is doing.

He was enjoying the way she responded to his every touch, he had his fingers in front of her, plunging them in and out of her pussy. He pinched her nipple hard with the other hand and she moaned louder. He kept thrusting his fingers in and out of her.

And he whispered in that soft but dominant tone, “Samantha you’re doing great,” never letting up on his fingers moving through her slick wet pussy. He started to go even deeper, in an out deeper, as his thumb circled her clit, she was close to Cuming, “Oh I need to cum, Ah Yes,” “It’s ok Samantha go for it.” She let out a moan and he was sure someone had to hear her; he smiled and laughed as he kissed her cheek. “Jake that was amazing.”

He then lifted her out of the Jacuzzi, and sat her on the end of the lounge chair as he dried her off with a towel. She ran her fingers through his short thick hair as he looked into her eyes, “Are you alright Samantha?” “I am more than alright, thank you.” He started to laugh. “You don’t think we are done do you little one?” she giggled “No one has ever done that to me and wanted more.” He lifted her up and walked her into the house past the kitchen down the hall into the master bedroom where he laid her on the bed. He dried himself off; she looked into his blue eyes “Are you ready for round two Samantha?” She giggled, “Yes Jake I am ready, and that was amazing.”

She was all smiles as she lay back on the pillows, then Jake came out of the bathroom with her vibrating wand. She blushed as she put her hands over her eyes “I hope it’s alright if we use this Angel? She stuttered s-s-sure, he laughed. “Are you embarrassed because I picked up your wand? “Um, yes,” she was beet red; as he plugged the wand in he dialed down the lighting so that it was perfect. Then he laid back with her on the king size bed and laughed with her. “No reason to be embarrassed Samantha this is something I would think most women and even men have in their bedrooms.” She giggled, “Yea but I just met you.” He touched her face with his callused hand, “We can stop if you want,” “Oh no, I just never had a man do this before,” she smiled. “Do what?” “Give me so much attention and pleasure.” Things are about to change Samantha, I am here to give you pleasure, and to make sure you are satisfied. Lay back beautiful you deserve the pleasure I am about to give you.” And she smiled.

He leaned in and kissed her lips tenderly and turned on the wand, she giggled then he pulled her legs apart, she giggled some more. He placed the wand between her legs directly on her clit. He laughed as she placed her hands over her eyes. “Do you have something to say little one?” He took the wand off of her clit and pulled her down on the bed and bent down and put his lips on her clit, “Oh, my” “Are you alright?” Do you want me to stop?” “I am fine and please don’t stop.” He put his mouth back on her pussy; he could tell she was enjoying this by the sounds that were coming from her, “MM, Ah,”

He stuck his two fingers back into her pussy and she immediately moaned louder, his tongue was circling her clit and then he sucked on it. She never had a man take this much time to please her in her life; she held his head as he devoured her pussy. He looked with a sexy grin and took the magic wand and placed it back directly on her clit. He started to bounce it on an off she moaned some more. He then asked her to hold it for him in place. She looked like he had asked her something awful, “I just have never done anything like that before with a man. “Let’s make this easy on you, he got up and moved the dimmer on the light switch off, leaving only the small lamp across the room on, then took her hand and placed the wand back to her wet clit. “Ok Samantha that should be better.”

She took the wand rubbed her clit, he got off the bed and said in that dominant voice “leave that wand on that beautiful pink clit of yours Samantha.” He went and got a condom out of the basket then he got back on the bed and was smiling, “See Samantha, this isn’t that hard now is it?”

She shook her head no, and he laughed, “What did you say?” she giggled. “ No Jake it’s not hard at all.” He leaned in and kissed her, “I am so proud of you.” He knew this beautiful woman wanted to please him and she wanted to let go of her inhibitions and he was going to help her do it.

He took the wand back and placed that it on her clit and rubbed it back and forth; Oh, Ahh, “That’s it Samantha go with it, let go.” Then he stuck two fingers back into her pussy, “you are so wet, he brought her almost to another orgasm then stopped, “Did I do something wrong, Jake?” No I am just trying to teach you a few things.” She didn’t know what but she was willing to go along with it. He kissed her mouth and their tongues danced together. He put his fingers back on her clit and then he asked her if she was ready, she giggle “Yes Jake.” He looked into her eyes as he put his thick hard cock slowly into her wet pussy, “You are so tight little one, I will go slowly.”

Sammy pulled her legs back as he slowly pushed in and out, he picked up the wand and placed it back on her clit and she was off again, OH Yes, Please Jake please, Oh, he pumped his hips a little harder as she moaned; “Yes, Ah, that’s it.” And thrust his hard cock into her harder and faster, “I need to cum Jake.” “Go ahead Samantha, cum for me Angel, do it now!

And she did, “Oh, Oh, Oh my God Jake, Oh Yes!” and she started to giggle. He put the wand aside he jerked into her a few more times and he grunted as he came too. He leaned in and kissed her as he laid there for just a few minutes then said he would be right back. He got off of her and went into the bathroom and threw the condom away and went to get his jeans that were out on the patio.

She laid there thinking he was going to run, oh no I should have waited; I bet I scared him away. He came back in with his jeans on and lay right next to her. She put a tee shirt on and laid back into his strong arms with her head on his chest and he kissed her head, “Are you alright Samantha?”

He kissed her again, and saw she was crying, “What is it, did I hurt you? Samantha, tell me what’s wrong?” She was scared but she knew she had to tell him, “Jake,” “Yes Samantha I am here, tell me what is wrong, didn’t you say that you want honesty?” “Well its stupid so don’t laugh ok.” “I won’t laugh just tell me what’s going on in that pretty little head of yours.”

She couldn’t look at him, “I thought when you got up that you were going to leave me laying here and just walk out the door. That I may have let you go too far on the first date which wasn’t even a date. You must think I am a slut, I’m really not, I swear.”

As tears were rolling down her cheeks, He pulled her close to him and said in a very strong but gentle voice, “Samantha, look at me.” She shook her head no. “I need you to look at me so I can help you ok” she sat up and looked at him. He wiped her tears with his thumbs and moved her hair out of her face. He thought she looked adorable, “Don’t cry, I don’t think you’re a slut. How can you even think that when you have waited two years to have sex with anyone, am I right?” She shook her head yes and sniffled, “And I wouldn’t have even let it go as far as it did if I thought that you were a women who just fucked around.” She hugged him, “So you don’t think I am a slut?” He smiled, than he laughed, “No little one, far from it.” And then she giggled. Jake propped a few pillows behind his head. Pulled her onto his chest, “I would love to have a real date with you, how about tomorrow?” She smiled “I would love that.”

As she looked at him he had to tell her the truth, “Before we go any farther I have to tell you something; I know I told you that Garrett and Kelly told me about you, but I mean they told me everything about you. I even saw every picture that they have of you. They kept telling me that they had the perfect women for me. And when they told me that you were coming I was excited.”

If you think about today at the beach, I had just listened to your message on my way to look for Rocky, so when I saw that it was you and I heard your voice I was actually stunned, I did a double take.” She giggled as she looked up at him, “Really?”

“So you know everything I have gone through and you still wanted to take me out?” He shook his head yes, “No question I wanted to take you out months ago.” He kissed the top of her head “I don’t know if I should be mad that no one told me about you Jake, or happy that you thought enough of me to at least give me a chance. Do you really want to see me again, or are you just doing Kelly and Garrett a favor?”

He smiled as he held her in his arms he kissed her lips; she laid her head back down on his chest. And he brushed his hand up and down her soft arm “I am not doing our match maker friends any favors,” he laughed. Maybe we should talk about me for a while? “I would love that, let’s get comfortable. “Would you like something to drink; I am going to make myself a cup of tea.”

“That sounds like a great idea, how about I come out to the kitchen with you and we both get some tea.” She smiled as she put on some socks and her sweat pants. He took her in his arms and kissed her on the lips, and held her to his chest. “I really am very happy that I finally get to spend some time with you Samantha. To actually get to know you and not just hear about you is something that I have been waiting a very long time for. I think our friends didn’t say anything about me to you because Kelly didn’t know if you were ready. And then when you said you were coming well I was ecstatic and she didn’t want you to change your mind or put any pressure on you. She just wanted you to come and start living your life, she really loves you Samantha.”

She couldn’t believe what she was hearing. “Well I know they are just looking out for me. I guess we will just have to do this on our own.” She looked up at him and smiled. He smiled back and he kissed her again. “Thank you for being so honest with me Jake.

They sat at the kitchen bar eating oatmeal cookies and drinking hot tea. She learned all about Jake. They talked about his company, and that he was raised in New Jersey. He went to college in Florida decided to stay and make a name for himself. He had a few girlfriends but no one special. The one that he almost married lied about everything and then cheated on him. He said “I have lived here on Siesta Key for about seven years now; I built my own home and have a caretaker named Carl, who lives in the guest wing. His sister Maria is my housekeeper. She comes during the day and sometimes spends the night in her bothers apartment, but she has a daughter that she stays with most nights.

“I have one more thing I want to tell you. I don’t want to lie to you and I don’t want to scare you away. So please just hear me out. She was holding her breath, what did he do? Then he said, “I am a partner and a member in a private BDSM club in Sarasota called Desire. Our friends belong to the club. I don’t think they would mind if I told you.” She started to laugh, “Is that it Jake, you’re part owner in a private kink club?” He smiled, “Yes that’s it what do you think?” She laughed, “Ok, so tell me all about it, would it scare me to walk inside this club?”

“No, it wouldn’t scare you if you walked in there during the day since it’s not open. It is in an old hotel that I helped renovate. There are oriental rugs on the floors and fire places throughout the great room. The furniture is classic French, with some leather mixed in for comfort. There are all kinds of sexual things going on when it’s open, and some people are into whips and chains, and I for one am not.”

He went on to say, “Mike Sloan is my partner and he runs the club. Master M is an ex- military man; he doesn’t take shit from anyone. The ladies love him, the men love him too, and he’s a man’s man so to speak. He hasn’t found the right one yet either, he is going to love you Samantha.” She smiled and blushed, “The reason we opened the club was so that women didn’t have to be scared to walk into a kink club alone.”

“This is fascinating, tell me more Jake.” She sat at the kitchen bar across from him and just listened intently. “Everyone at Desire either behaves or they are thrown out. Membership can be revoked at Master M’s discretion; he does not tolerate abusive men or women. In BDSM there are people who seek pain and it’s up to their Dom or Domme to know how far to take that. If he or she crosses that line that’s where safe words and Safe, Sane Consensual comes in.” She perked right up, “Oh ok, I have seen that before. It makes a little sense now that you say it that way. Tell me more Jake.”

He laughed as he touched her hand, “Samantha I want to tell you that I am so happy that you are finally here. I really want to get to know you, not just what I have learned from Kelly or Garrett, but I want to learn about you from spending time with you. I know this is all coming at you fast and you probably want to think about it, but I have to tell you I think you are beautiful. Oh and Rocky thinks so too.”

She started to laugh as she bowed her head, “I think Rocky is great too. Jake I am not the kind of girl that just goes out and looks for men. But I am changing my life. I have been through so much, but most of the past two years I have just been punishing myself for letting a man treat me so badly. I won’t ever put up with that again. I feel really comfortable with you and I want to learn all about you too. Let’s just see where this takes us. And that was the best sex I have ever had.” She giggled.

He smiled and laughed with her. “Yea I have to agree you were pretty great too. Thank you for giving me a chance.” She smiled and looked into his eyes, “I feel like I know you and I want to know more. Tell me more about the club.” He smiled and took a breath, as she smiled back. “As for the club; of course communication is a must between a Dom and his Sub, but when the right Dom does his thing, the Sub is very satisfied. Actually they are both satisfied.”

She was listening to his every word, “That is something I will have to get used to, a man getting pleasure by giving pleasure, it’s something I have wished for. Is there pain at the kink club?” He flashed her that sexy smile, “There is some pain at the kink club, I do not whip, and I like to spank from time to time, but nothing crazy. Sometimes flog,” “What is flog?” “It’s when a Dom uses a flogger on his Submissive. It is actually a leather handled tool with strands of leather on the ends. There are different textures of leather, from soft, too hard; some even have small balls on the ends. It depends on the couple. They talk about what they are going to do before they even step foot in the club.”

She wanted to know everything and he did his best to fill her in, and went on to say, “The players as we call the members act out scenes and each couple or sometimes more discuss the scene beforehand. Everyone has a safe word, let’s say your safe word is Red, if you say red during a scene then I would stop immediately. If you say yellow that means you are unsure about going on with the scene and we would discuss the scene further to see if you could or want to continue.” “There are DM’s walking around the club. They are Dungeon Monitors and they make sure everyone is being Safe Sane and Consensual. SSC is a motto of BDSM and at Desire.”

“I like the name.” He smiled, “Yea I like it too, so did I scare you away,” “Oh hell know! I don’t scare so easily anymore and I want to know everything. I am intrigued now, what is discipline?” He laughed, “Why are you planning on disobeying your Dom?” She giggled and blushed as she dunked her cookie in her tea. “What if I make a mistake?” He couldn’t believe how receptive she was to what he was telling her, and when she blushed he knew she was worth the wait. “If we were to go to the club, I would prepare you and make sure that you knew the rules; like no looking into another Dom’s eyes that may give him permission to touch you.

Each Dom has his own kink that he or she is into, for the sub or submissive, that would be you Samantha; there are ways to stand, ways to kneel.” She giggled. “If you like we can watch a few movies to see some of the things I have talked about. Or we can look on the internet, but if you do it without me be careful. I don’t want you to get scared. Some of the players are hardcore, I am not. I would say most just got tired of the vanilla sex and wanted something more.”

Just be careful what you look up ok Angel,” “Ok I will, so you are a Dom Jake?” He had a wicked smile on his face, “Yes I am Samantha, I am Master J or Master Jake and most of the subs call me Sir. I have been into kink since college. That is where most of the people I know started to experiment with sex and BDSM.”

She was just sitting there sipping her tea, looking into his eyes and she touched his hand, “Can you take me there?” He was surprised that she would want to go to Desire and he played it cool but he wanted to scream YES! “I can but first I have to teach you a few rules and I have a feeling you are a quick study, and you can get all the questions you have for me out before we walk through the doors then I will take you. Do you think you can do as I say Samantha?” “I think I can Sir,” she laughed. “This is fascinating to me, and this is just what I need to start my new life. Jake will you teach me what I need to know? I promise I am a great student and a quick learner.” She smiled then blushed and put her head down and to the side.

As he watched her there was no question that she was a submissive. “Samantha what are you doing for New Year’s Eve my pet?” She laughed, “My pet?” “Yes that is a term of endearment a Dom would have for his Sub, or submissive partner. How about you do some research on the internet tomorrow morning and we can discuss this further tomorrow night?” Her eyes opened wide like a child that was getting ready to research a theme park. “Ok, Jake, I will do some research but I can tell you now that I am all in. I would love to be your Sub on New Year’s Eve, if you really want to take me.”

“Samantha, I am so glad you are here and I would be honored to have you by my side as my Sub for New Year’s Eve. Kelly and Garrett’s friends all know you were coming to the Florida. They will be surprised when I walk through the door with you.”

She was all smiles, “This is all very exciting to me. Thank you for tonight Jake. I really had a great time. She put her head down as she walked him to the door, he put his finger under her chin and lifted her head so that she had no choice but to look him in the eyes, “I will call you tomorrow Sweet Samantha, well actually later today since it is three in the morning Angel.” He smiled and kissed her on the lips. “I am very happy to finally have met you in person Samantha Raine. You are everything and more than I expected you to be. Lock the door behind me ok?” He took her in his arms and kissed her goodnight. “Thank you for a great night Samantha.” He walked out and she closed the door and locked it. Then she put her back to it as she realized how the heck is he getting home? We left his car at the Oyster bar. She opened the door to see a car pull away and Jake was in the back seat. She thought; “Wow, cab service runs late around here.” She had a smile on her face as she shut the lights off and walked back to her bedroom, she than grabbed her laptop and typed BDSM.

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