Release Day Party for TAKING COURAGE – Love Projects 2

I couldn’t be more proud to release a story of love, courage, and ultimate passion out into the world. Please help me welcome Taking Courage (Love Projects #2).

Happy Release Day to me! 😀 *Throws coffee beans* 😀

It’s party day at the Maylee ehouse. I have all the details on TAKING COURAGE and an exclusive excerpt. Plus, I have a brand new GIVEAWAY.




Love Projects series #2

by S.J. Maylee

Genre: Erotic Romance with D/s

Length: Novella

Published: June 12, 2014

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-77130-875-5

click to see TAKING COURAGE on Goodreads


Janna’s ready to make over her life and get out from under the controlling thumb of her father. She doesn’t want another failed arranged marriage. She’s ready to do whatever it takes for the career she wants, enter the lifestyle she craves, and to earn the trust and love of the man that has captured her heart, but heartbreak and career hiccups seem to be her destiny.

Simon’s still recovering after his last submissive lied her way into his life. He’s not ready for Janna and how she pushes against his prejudices. He needs to decide if he’s willing to lose her or if he’ll fight for her love and submission.


The setup: Janna has just asked Simon to forgive her for a mistake she’s made. He’s stopped her from leaving his office by stepping in behind her and pressing his hand against the door.

“You want to start over?”

“Yes, please.” The heat from his body soaked into her back. She wanted to press her hips into him. What would it feel like to be taken, right here?

“No more lies.”

“None, Sir.”

Her hips arched back to rub, seeking his hardness. She needed more. Her hips swirled over him, and he pressed her against the door. A moan escaped her, and then he was gone. She remained plastered against the door, afraid to move, not wanting to admit the moment was over. She peered over her shoulder and found him pacing the back corner of his office.

He couldn’t have gotten any further away.

“Do I need to apologize again?” She slowly turned around to face him and pressed her body into the door. A part of her wished the door would swallow her whole.

He stopped walking and looked out the window. She took a moment to look around his office. It was a mirror image of her office, except for the old boxing gloves on his bookcase.

“No. Maybe I should do the apologizing this time.” He crossed his arms over his sizable chest. She waited for him to continue. “I’m not going to bother you with my history.”

“History can be important stuff. It would help me to understand what’s going on here.”

“I’m sure you’d like that.” He continued looking out the window, probably looking at the ravine that had given her comfort earlier.

“I’m not sure you know what I’d like.”

He turned to look at her, smiling. “Is that so?” The corners of his kissable lips turned up.

She wanted to wrap her arms around him and tell him it would all be okay. Something or someone must have done a number on him. Lying could be his trigger. She needed to find a way to make it up to him.

“How can we get past this?” They were in the office, but their troubles had started in the club. How would they handle this sort of thing there? “You could punish me.”

“You’re asking for a spanking?” His cock clearly liked the idea. Her line of sight pulled to the obvious bulge in his pants.

“If that’s what you think I deserve, Sir.” She held her breath waiting for his answer. The line of appropriateness had clearly been crossed, but she needed this. She wanted this from him. Her palms turned cold and clammy as her heart pounded, waiting for his judgment.

He sauntered back to her, his darkening eyes trained on hers. He grazed her hip as he reached past her to lock the door. “Remove the skirt and panties.”

Taking Courage - Janna - released


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To celebrate my third release, I’m giving away one $10 Amazon gift card and THREE swag packs. To enter: answer this question in the comments, and click away on the rafflecopter.

Once Janna receives her punishment, do you think she’ll get a second chance with him?

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8 thoughts on “Release Day Party for TAKING COURAGE – Love Projects 2

  1. From the excerpt he seems to understand that Janna was sincere in her apology. I think he will give her a second chance.

  2. I don’t think he’d take the time to punish her if he didn’t want to give her a second chance. So, yes, I think so. HUGE congrats on your new release!!!! 🙂

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