Mid Week Tease! “Hot and damp.” Taking Chances, Love Projects Series

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Big THANK YOU to Angelica Dawson for keeping us going every week.

Three years ago this month, I received my first accept. Aw! Taking Chances, Love Projects 1 will have its THIRD birthday this August.

This scene finds Jake and Lydia adjusting after their first night together. They’ve just talked through a couple of things and now they need to get back to work.

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Enjoy!


His gaze drilled into hers, not letting her escape.

“Okay.”

“Okay?” His posture remained controlled, but the smirk couldn’t be missed.

She added her own version of the devilish grin, which ignited another blush before she even spoke. “Okay, Sir.”

“Trouble.” He stalked toward her and ruthlessly swept his hand under the hem of her skirt to press firmly along her panties. His lips pressed to her ear. “Hot and damp.”

The palm of his hand pressed on her clit, and he bent his knuckles, sending the tips of his fingers past the edge of her panties to drag along her slit.

“Be careful what you say to me, sweetheart, or you’ll shatter my control.” With one last drag of his fingers, he pulled away and walked from the room.


Taking Chances 200x300Blurb:

Lydia’s father walked away from her when she was eight. She’s struggled to not let him affect her, but fears she wasn’t loveable enough to make him stay. Jake wants to love one woman, but after scaring the last woman he met outside of the club, he doubts he deserves the right. She protects her heart by sticking with her fantasies and he lives by a set of rules that excludes women who choose a vanilla lifestyle.

The two will be kept in a conference room working together until their special project is complete. If Lydia and Jake hold tight to their bland lives, they’ll always yearn for love that is out of reach. Together they find common ground, passion, and a reason to take chances. Once they discover the grand possibilities of the love they desire, they find themselves in the very place they tried never to be again, facing unguaranteed loved.

Be Warned: spanking, BDSM, public exhibition

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My Sexy Saturday -Hello Master Marcus- A snippet from Taking Over, Love Projects 3

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Hello! Welcome back to My Sexy Saturday.

I’ve shared recently from Taking Chances, Love Project 1, Taking Courage, Love Projects 2, and today I’m sharing from Taking Over, Love Projects 3

These 7 sexy paragraphs take place in the opening pages, Gina is searching for a Dom to work over her back side. She finds the perfect Dom for the job. Too bad she doesn’t agree, yet!

❤ Enjoy!


A loud whack sounded behind her and she whipped around. A Dom stood near the wall of paddles and floggers. Actually, considering his leather pants and dark shirt, he was probably a Master. He smacked a wooden paddle against his hand, placed it back on the hook, and examined another. She couldn’t see his face, but between his confident stance, thick shoulders, and tapered waist, attraction was instant. The way he examined each paddle before smacking his hand had her body tingling. What would it be like to be on the receiving end of a spanking made with such care? He took a step back, a wide paddle in his hand, and turned.

Marcus.

Her week just wasn’t going to get any better.

She turned before he could see her. The last thing she wanted to hear was another jab from Marcus. The man had a talent for pushing her buttons.

“Gina.”

Shit. She rolled her shoulders and turned around. “Marcus.” He was the epitome of male hunkiness. It always bugged her. His hair was made for dragging your fingers through and his devilish blue eyes drew her in. Both were a cover for his cruel words.

The dark lighting must have played a trick on her. Usually she spotted his light colored locks from across the room, making it quite easy to steer clear of him. However, submissives in the club flocked to him for their training.

“I’m not surprised you’ve come to the spanking benches. What have you done now?”


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Gina’s life was perfect, until the day she realized the man she loved didn’t love her back. Her charming life turned upside down as tragedy and cruelty struck her down. She learned to protect her family from those who could cause them pain, but she inadvertently ensured the perfect life would be forever out of her reach.

Marcus has hid his love for Gina for years. His assumptions about her have allowed him to be harsh, but underneath all the anger is a man deeply in love. The tough realities of her life put them in position to see themselves in a whole new light. The second chance is right there and it could take them over the edge into the love they’ve always wanted.

Be Warned: spanking, light BDSM, sex toys, public exhibition

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My Sexy Saturday -A Helpful Push from a Stranger- A snippet from Taking Chances, Love Projects 1

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Hello! Welcome back to My Sexy Saturday.

Today, I’m sharing from Taking Chances, Love Projects 1.

These 7 sexy paragraphs take place after Lydia and Jake have worked closely together all day and are now heading out for something to eat. Let’s find out if Lydia takes a chance and makes a move.

❤ Enjoy!


She silently willed the train to jerk them around, like it usually did, and force their bodies to meet. He stood behind her. One step back was all it would take, and she could blame the train. Her free hand longed to hold onto his powerful thigh. The urge to lean into him pulled at her courage.

The train came to her stop, and her chance to touch him evaporated. The disappointment ran deep and sour. How would he know she was open to his advances if she couldn’t even touch him? Usually her shyness was a badge of honor she kept close and tight. She held a lot of pride in her cold exterior. Tonight, she knew she would live to regret it if she passed on this chance.

They walked out of the train, across the platform, and down the dingy steps. Plans for a quick trip and tumble into his arms swirled around in her mind. The turnstile out of the depot kept getting closer. She needed to make her move.

“Sorry,” someone shouted. A bump along her right shoulder started it all.

In a swirl of arms and legs, she stumbled. Momentum kept her moving. Jake’s fingers found their way to squeeze around her forearm as she tripped past him towards the wall of the exit ramp. Her back landed with a thud against the wall, and his body followed.

“Oh, sorry, I was pushed from behind. Did you see that guy?” She didn’t even pretend to look for the helpful stranger. Her sight stayed locked on the man pressing against her body.

“No, I was too worried about stopping you from falling. Are you okay?”

His body pressed hers deliciously to the wall.  The arm pinned above her drove her desire higher. All noise around them fell away. Her heart accelerated at a fascinating pace.

She was lost.


Taking Chances 200x300Blurb:

Lydia’s father walked away from her when she was eight. She’s struggled to not let him affect her, but fears she wasn’t loveable enough to make him stay. Jake wants to love one woman, but after scaring the last woman he met outside of the club, he doubts he deserves the right. She protects her heart by sticking with her fantasies and he lives by a set of rules that excludes women who choose a vanilla lifestyle.

The two will be kept in a conference room working together until their special project is complete. If Lydia and Jake hold tight to their bland lives, they’ll always yearn for love that is out of reach. Together they find common ground, passion, and a reason to take chances. Once they discover the grand possibilities of the love they desire, they find themselves in the very place they tried never to be again, facing unguaranteed loved.

Be Warned: spanking, BDSM, public exhibition

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News: Cover Reveal, TRR Readers’ Choice Awards, 1st Chapter, and Much More #Romance

I have lots of exciting news to share today. Big new steps for me, several chances to win for you, a 1st Chapter, and a COVER REVEAL!! 😀

The Readers’ Choice Awards started at The Romance Reviews, today. I’m excited to share that Desire Unexpected is in the Erotic Romance – Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense/Mystery category!!! 😀 I’m very proud of this book and I’m excited for it to be loved on by those who have read it and to be found by those that will enjoy it. Also, The Uniform Fetish Anthology is up for Erotic Romance – Anthology! 😀 This first round ends on September 30th. The final vote will begin October 3rd.

I hope you’ll consider clicking these two links and voting for these fab books!

>>>  Desire Unexpected   |   Uniform Fetish Anthology  <<<

Click here for a complete list of books at the TRR

DesireUnexpected-evernightpublishing-jayAheer2015-FinalImagePraise for Desire Unexpected:

Cocktails and Books: “Their love for each other was very fierce, and when they began to have sex, it goes completely off the charts. Their love scenes were intense and oh, so hot!  They had feeling of a kind of desperation to them. They’ve found what they were looking for in each other, and they’re clinging to it with everything they had.”

Sizzling Hot Reads: “It had the hot steamy sex scenes but also the mystery behind the group Ethan belonged too. I look forward to more from the Assassins and Sweethearts series.”

Snarktember giveaway logo 2015Snarky Mom Reads is in the middle of holding a bigger than ever Snarktember! Every day of September there are a couple of giveaways and there’s the big grand prize to enter too. It’s a whole lot of snarky fun.

I’ll be visiting the event on September 26th to celebrate the art institute I have in one of my books.

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In the Pages of a Good Book has turned 2!! There’s a lovely giveaway over on Facebook. It’s open until tomorrow, September 12th. Make sure you enter. Lots of great books to be won, including one of mine. You can enter here.

My Sexy Saturday will soon be celebrating their anniversary too! I’ll have the Facebook party details soon.

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Sizzling Hot Books!!!!!

Love this story of enemies to lovers.

I dare you to read this first chapter.

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I don’t have my cover for my next Evernight Publishing book, Far From Blind, Club Blind Book 2 but I will soon.

I do have the cover for Common Grounds to share with you today. This story is currently available in the Just Desserts Collection which is only .99 cents or kindle unlimited but it will be removed from shelves on October 4th. After this date, I’ll be releasing Common Grounds on its own. I’ve extended a couple of the love scenes. It’s now hotter and more romantic than ever!

Silver Phoenix Labs created this beautiful cover for me. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. I hope you love it! ❤

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Ten New Things to know about the Love Projects Series

taking-over4 300x450I’m excited and still a bit nervous to be finally sharing Taking Over, the third story in my Love Projects Series. It’s the story that will change everything in this series. The heroine is the trouble maker from the first two books and she hasn’t given you a single reason to like her, yet. Oh boy!

Since there are now three books in the series, I thought I should give you an updated ten things list. My first ten things post, from last June, can be found here and that post includes the *extra love scene from Taking Chances.

  • All of the Love Project stories are standalones. However, if you read the whole series, you will find fun overlaps. This time around you’ll even get a tie in from the first book in my Club Blind Series, In the Blind. More on that below.
  • I updated the chart! This is where I show my dorky organization skills. Lol. I’ve added Untangle Me, Unravel Me (Executive Assistant Anthology) and Unshakable Me (Uniform Fetish Anthology) since they are written in this world as well. Thought you’d like to see where they fit in the time line.

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  • The first book, Taking Chances (Jake and Lydia’s book) ended on the same day the second book, Taking Courage (Simon and Janna’s book) begins. You can see TAKING OVER starts before Taking Chances ends. TAKING OVER begins just before the epilogue in Taking Chances. During the first scene you’ll find Gina dealing with how she treated Lydia. You might be surprised how she feels or not. Lol. But I will tell you that she immediately searches for solace at the spanking benches.
  • Miles from Unshakable Me plays a small important role in TAKING OVER. Brad, a secondary character in Untangle Me, plays a small significant role too. Marcus is hoping to pay him back for his help. Wonder if he’ll get his wish when Brad is the hero in Club Blind 2?
  • If you read Taking Courage, you might remember the scene where Gina is caught flirting with Janna’s Dom, Simon. With one firm word from Marcus, Gina walks out of Simon’s office. What happens next between Marcus and Gina? Well, that scene is in TAKING OVER.
  • If you’ve read In the Blind, you know Gina was married. In fact, her divorce became final just before Taking Chances begins. Was Gina jealous of Lydia’s luck at finding love when her own heart was broken? Maybe.
  • So, who was Gina married to? She married one of her two best friends from high school, Rob, the hero from In the Blind. Their love might not have been meant to last, but Gina will always care for Rob. She sure put Jane, the heroine from In the Blind, through a few tests to make sure she was worthy.
  • So, who was that other best friend from high school? It was Marcus of course.
  • Marcus and Rob have remained best buds all these years. I think you might be surprised who is Gina’s best friend at the end of TAKING OVER.
  • Keller, the owner of Club Voyage and the CEO of Voyage Industries, has been at least mentioned in all of my Evernight books, even Desire Unexpected (Assassins and Sweethearts 1). Just like in the first two books, he plays match maker in TAKING OVER. Keller’s book will wrap up my Love Projects Series. Do you know who his heroine will be?

Where you can find TAKING OVER:
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I wrote an extra scene last year when Marcus was getting Club Blind ready to open. You can see in the chart up above that In the Blind takes place before TAKING OVER begins. Anyways, I’ve placed the scene here. You get a little from both Gina’s and Marcus’s POV.

Gina:

Gina ran down the stairs armed with her directive from Master Keller, but also to finally find out what Marcus was up to. She had no idea why he ranked so high on Keller’s list. If Marcus was up to something shady, she’d make sure he answered for it.

Keller told her she’d find Marcus in the basement. She opened the heavy door to the final set of stairs and found the first bland looking corner of the building. The walls were cinder-block and the stairs were nothing but wood planks. She searched for a light switch and found none, luckily there was just enough light. She skipped down a couple steps, eager to complete her mission. The door shut behind her with a quite whoosh and then nothing. She no longer heard the club members or the music from the club above.

Once at the bottom of the stairs, she was greeted by more cinder-block, these were painted black. There were a few naked light bulbs hanging from the ceiling, but still no light switches. The hall was lined with doorways and they all seemed to open to the same emptiness, black rooms with no doors.

“What is this place?” A sinking feeling filled her gut. She searched the corners for cobwebs and found none, not even a speck of dust on the cold dark floor. She did find one door in the long hall. Slowly, she pushed it open and revealed an overly white space filled with lockers and then the lights went out.

“Shit.” She let the door close and backed up a step into the hallway. “Marcus.” She looked left, right and saw nothing but black. She closed her eyes and felt her way to the hallway wall. Soothing music poured into the space. She couldn’t place the speakers. They seemed to be surrounding her.

There were times in her life she hadn’t felt safe and she told herself this wasn’t one of them. Her heartbeat continued its rise. She was still in Keller’s building and she knew Marcus was here somewhere.

“Marcus.” She reached out in front of her. Nothing.

She took a deep breath and pressed her palms against the wall behind her back, the grooves in the blocks grounded her. She knew where she was, but why was she here? Upstairs she knew what to do, whatever the Dom demanded. An intense heat warmed her from within. What would be asked of her in a space like this, one where she couldn’t even see?

She tucked her hair behind her ear, the movement feeling more intense, more deliberate. She felt her way up her arm, around her neck, and to her chest. She arched her back, wishing she had a Dom here now commanding her next move.

“Marcus,” she called into the nothing.

Marcus:

Marcus ended his call with Keller and slipped on his night vision goggles over his forehead. They’d finally come in and he was eager to try them out, especially now that the paint was dry and the space was free of the wretched smell. He still had a ton of work before the club could open their doors, but if he didn’t ensure the patrons couldn’t really see, it would be all for nothing.

The familiar brushing sound of the door at the top of the stairs opening alerted him that it was time for his test. His phone dinged twice, signaling the door opening and then closing. Keller certainly had decked out the club with top security details. Each item would keep the guests safe and one step closer to that single mind blowing pleasure filled experience. He remained in his position in the last room, waiting for whoever Keller sent down to make their way into the club.

“What is this place?”

He heard the whispered words from the last person he wanted to see in his club. “Fucking Keller.” He tapped out the code on his phone and the lights went out. After putting his goggles over his eyes, he turned on the music, slipped his phone into his pocket, and made his way into the hallway.

Gina stood in the middle of the hall, as gorgeous as ever. His cock hardened as it always did when he saw her. She called his name and he clenched his fists. This was an experiment and that was all, nothing more.

He made his way down the hall. She’d positioned herself against the wall. When she reached out, she almost caught him on the shoulder. He moved out of her way just in time. As he observed her, she seemed to be relaxing into her surroundings. Then she arched her back and pushed out her luscious breasts, inviting him to command her.

“Marcus.” She called with her sinful lips and he knew his test was over.

He stepped back, pushing his goggles onto his forehead, and then turned the lights on and the music off.

“What the hell, Marcus.” She looked around and then came at him, hands on her hips.

“Thanks for coming down. You can crawl back upstairs and tell Keller the test was successful.”

“That’s it?”

“You’re forgetting your place, sub.” He took a step to her and the light musky scent of her arousal made his hard cock jump.

She held his gaze for several heart beats and then looked down, but continued to lean toward him.

“That’s better.” He indulged in another deep breath of her. “You’re excused.”

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My Sexy Saturday -Welcome to Club Voyage- a snippet from Taking Courage

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Hello! Welcome back to My Sexy Saturday. This snippet is from the first chapter in Taking Courage. It’s one of my Contemporary Erotic Romance D/s Novellas that released last year. Master Simon is escorting Janna into Club Voyage. This is her first night at the BDSM club and it’s definitely a night to remember. Enjoy!

“Welcome to Club Voyage, Janna.”

“Thank you, Sir.” She took a couple steps to get her through the doorway. The smells hit her first, leather, sweat, and sex. Club music, with a heavy bass, beat against her body. She stopped and waited for Master Simon to walk around her and lead her into the room.

Her gazed centered on his lower back and his fine ass. He stopped, turned back to her, and most certainly caught her checking him out. Warmth gathered in the center of her chest and spread.

“You need to stay close to me this evening.” He reached out and grasped her shoulder. His fingers caressed in a gentle motion. “Close enough for me to touch, okay?”

“Okay. I like the sound of that, Sir.”

“Take a look around the room. Notice the different sections, the ropes that cordon off the play areas, the signs at each station.” He walked around her, took her hand, and pulled her further into the room. “Along with my Master duties here, I’m also a trainer. Feel free to ask me any questions.”

“Thank you, Sir.”

The darkness of the room did nothing to hide the decadence. Couples gyrating on the dance floor caught her attention first with their beautiful imitation of sex. Smacks of paddles, whooshes of whips, and bodies meeting filled the room with sound. Her eyes, wide with trepidation and exhilaration, located the nearest scene.

She turned to Master Simon. “Can I take a closer look?”

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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.

Be Warned: sex toys, spanking, BDSM, public exhibition, anal sex


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Review from Cocktails and Books: “I am highly recommending “Taking Courage”.  In fact, I recommend all of S.J. Maylee’s books.  They’re very entertaining and sexy.  I’m going to be putting this one into my “To Be Read Again” pile.”

Review from Sizzling Hot Books:  “It’s quite a trip, made not only tolerable, but delicious with off-the-charts sex between Janna and Simon. H-O-T is the only word for it”

Review from Manic Readers: “If you are a fan of D/s, you’ll love Taking Courage. It’s pretty hot!”


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Mid Week Tease – He Knows Exactly What She Needs – a snippet from Taking Couage

click to see all the Mid Week Teases here at SJsWelcome to hump day my friends. Thank you to the amazing, Sandra Bunino for bringing us together. I love the new flirty graphic she’s given us. Thank you, Sandra!

Before I start sharing from my story that’s releasing in the next Evernight Anthology in February, I’m visiting each of my released books. Here are links to those I’ve shared already:

Taking Chances | Untangle Me | In the Blind

This week, I’m going to share a snippet from Taking Courage. I just received a fabulous new review from Cocktails and Books. 😀 Click the link or look for the quote below. In this snippet: It’s the end of a long workday for Janna and Simon. She’s just entered his office and is looking out his window. Enjoy!

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“You’ve been working your ass off.” His voice came from farther away than expected. The door lock slipping into place filled the silence in the room.

“I have been working hard. I didn’t realize until just now how worn out I am. I need to relax and clear my head.”

“I know exactly what you need.”

Her emotions felt like a six lane roundabout holding her captive. No simple answers, only dangers bombarded her from all sides. Her father held the keys to one kind of known comfort, but she refused to live under his thumb any longer. Besides, nothing he could offer could compete with the passion coursing through her veins or her need for the man approaching her.

When she found out he worked for Keller on Monday morning she never would have guessed she’d be able to haggle a second chance from him.

As the sounds of a desk drawer sliding open came to her ears, she turned and watched him pull a bottle of lube and a couple of condoms from his desk. His gaze fell on her, and he slid the drawer closed.

He joined her at the window, pressed his body deliciously into hers, and he sucked her earlobe into his hot mouth.

“You’ve been in my thoughts all day.” He blew on her wet lobe and sent a shiver down her spine. “Do you see the fallen tree?”

“The one lying across the ravine?”

“That’s the one. The way the tree broke makes it easy to restrain someone.” He pressed his hard cock into the seam of her ass. “There’s just enough foliage out there to shelter the view from everywhere but our building.”

“Have you?” She regretted the question as soon as it slipped out. The thought of Simon dominating anyone but her snagged a spur across her heart. The damn idea left her stomach rolling uncomfortably.

“No, I haven’t, but I’d like to.” His hands reached across her stomach and took possession of her breasts. “I know people who have, and they recommend it. I recommend we don’t wait for tomorrow night. I can’t wait another minute before having you.”

“Oh, yes, Sir.” She arched her back, pressing her breasts into his hands. A slight adjustment of her feet made his cock press against the plug. All worries fluttered away as desire and heat stole the show. Would he take her, right here in his office, in front of the window? She had yet to know how his cock would fill her. Dampness slipped down her inner thigh.

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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.

Be Warned: sex toys, spanking, BDSM, public exhibition, anal sex

Review from Cocktails and Books: “I am highly recommending “Taking Courage”.  In fact, I recommend all of S.J. Maylee’s books.  They’re very entertaining and sexy.  I’m going to be putting this one into my “To Be Read Again” pile.”

Review from Manic Readers: “If you are a fan of D/s, you’ll love Taking Courage. It’s pretty hot!”

Where you can find TAKING COURAGE:
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Mid Week Tease – Assumptions Lead to Trouble – a snippet from Taking Chances

Click to see all the Mid Week Teases here at SJsWelcome to hump day my friends. Thank you to the birthday girl, Sandra Bunino for bringing us together.

For the remainder of this year, I’m going to share a snippet from each of my four other books. I’ll get back to In the Blind next year to get you excited about the next book in the series.

This week, I’m going to share a snippet from Taking Chances. In this tease:  It’s the day after Lydia and Jake come together the first time. Lydia has overheard that her hero is seeing Gina, the mean girl in the office, or at least he was last week. Enjoy!

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Last Friday was last week and long before yesterday. Jake hadn’t claimed he was celibate, but was he dating Gina? It certainly would explain the attention Gina had been paying her the last couple of days. Last night, she had given her body and she was tempted to give him more, but how could she now? She had no desire to enter a sex triangle. Tears filled her lower eye lids and threatened to overflow.

Gina. Why did it have to be Gina?

If Jake couldn’t see past Gina’s veneer, there was no way he would value what Lydia could offer. She forced her chin to stay high as a tear rolled down her check.

The door creaked open. “Lydia?”

“Leave me alone, Jake. I’ll be out in a minute.” She angled her face away from the door, and their stare caught in the mirror.

He stormed into the bathroom.

He knelt at her side. “Honey, please talk to me. Tell me what happened.” His thumb wiped away the next tear ready to fall.

“Why didn’t you tell me you were seeing Gina?”

“What? I’m not. Who put that idea in your head?”

“Gina.”

He lowered his head. He was caught. Lydia had to smile. Jake was no different. Men were scum. She could take comfort in their consistency.

His hands took hers. He rubbed his thumbs over the backs of her hands. She instinctively squeezed back, trying to take the last minutes back. She still wanted the possibility of a future with him, and the realization caused the ache to deepen.

His gaze found hers.

“Gina is an unattached submissive, and she frequents the club, as do I. I may not be in a relationship, but I do seek to fulfill my needs and needs of other unattached subs. Gina knows full well the extent of our scenes. I have never seen her outside of the club.”

“What does that mean? You touch her, but you don’t care about her?”

“You could look at it that way—”

She removed herself from his touch and found solace on the other side of the small room.

“That’s … I don’t know. I don’t understand.” Her sight focused on the floor as she tried to reconcile the man she thought she knew to the one she saw now.

“Lydia, ask me questions, or let me explain. Don’t make assumptions.”

“Assumptions!” She turned abruptly to face him. A big breath allowed her to calm her voice. “I’m not assuming anything. You just told me. At the club you touch other woman regularly. No wonder you don’t want me there. I’d probably put a crimp in your style.”

“Lydia, I don’t—”

“You don’t want a relationship,” she said and walked toward him. “We never made any promises to each other. No plans were made. It’s okay, really.” Her chest ached, but she wouldn’t let him see. She stood tall, shoulders back, and her hands gripped into her thighs like a lifeline.

The room was quiet as they stared at each other. Quietly he stepped around her and walked to the door. He was walking out, predictable.

He stopped at the door, locked it, and returned to her.

“We may not have voiced our promises, Lydia, but I don’t always make my motives known. I haven’t yet mentioned the club because we simply haven’t had time to discuss it, and to be honest, I’m not sure you’re ready.”

“Ready?”

“Do you know what would happen if I were to take you to the club?” He slipped around her and sat in the chair. His hand snaked around her hips.

“No.” Sweat broke out on her forehead, and nerves danced in her chest.

He pulled, and she landed across his lap. One hand held her upper body down, and the other fought to gain access between her thighs.

“Open. Now.”

His deep command had no problem cutting through her crumbling resolve.

His fingers found her bare and now wet pussy. “I’m not going anywhere, and you, my sweet gullible Lydia, will be receiving your first real punishment.”

“You—”

“I advise you to be quiet now.”

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Lydia’s father walked away from her when she was eight. She’s struggled to not let him affect her, but fears she wasn’t loveable enough to make him stay. Jake wants to love one woman, but after scaring the last woman he met outside of the club, he doubts he deserves the right. She protects her heart by sticking with her fantasies and he lives by a set of rules that excludes women who choose a vanilla lifestyle.

The two will be kept in a conference room working together until their special project is complete. If Lydia and Jake hold tight to their bland lives, they’ll always yearn for love that is out of reach. Together they find common ground, passion, and a reason to take chances. Once they discover the grand possibilities of the love they desire, they find themselves in the very place they tried never to be again, facing unguaranteed loved.

Review from BDSM Book Review: Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddlesSting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5 “S.J. Maylee’s story is one of beauty and well researched or perhaps well experienced. The journey that is embarked upon is gently done instead of pushed. Though a short story, this is well developed and the BDSM scenes are well written. It is not often that a short story can convey the beauty that a Dominant and submissive relationship can have.”

Review from Romancing the Book: Rose that Rules All “The chemistry between Jake and Lydia is blistering. The sex scenes were scorching.”

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Roll out the Red Carpet ~ Evernight Celebrates Four Years of Publishing!

Happy Birthday, Evernight Publishing!

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Be sure to visit every stop on the tour where you can enter for a chance to win great prizes, including a new eReader, gift certificates, swag, books and much more!

Don’t forget to visit the Evernight Publishing website where all eBooks are 50% off through October 13th!

Wow! 50% off! If you’re looking for me, I’ll be book shopping. 🙂
Here are links to my smart and sexy books at Evernight’s website:

Taking Chances | Taking Courage | Untangle Me | Executive Assistant

I am a happy author. My fabulous publisher, Evernight Publishing has published four of my books and that number will soon grow to five. I’m in the middle of my last round of edits. I cannot wait to share In the Blind with you.

Last year, I had no idea if my dream of becoming a published author would ever happen. When Evernight Publishing said yes that first time, they took a chance on a dreamer, a lover of romance, and a nervous Nellie, lol. Little did I know, I would be welcomed into a family with open arms. The friendships I’ve made are priceless.

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Today, I want to talk about my most recent release with Evernight. It’s the second book in my Love Projects series, Taking Courage. Here are quotes from a couple reviews on Goodreads:

“Author SJ Maylee keeps getting better and better!”

“This second book in the Love Project Series is witty and very steamy. Through the twists and turns, this book keep me enraptured until the end. And having a little of Jake and Lydia thrown is was a plus. What’s next Ms. Maylee? Cause I cannot wait!!”

“Prep list before you start reading this book: 1. A comfortable spot 2. A glass of wine 3. A vibrator and finally total privacy. Not an exaggeration if the chemistry between Janna and Simon upon first meeting isn’t enough to melt your undies off some of their scenes definitely will do the trick!”

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Below is an excerpt from the first chapter. During her last night in town, Janna finally enters Club Voyage, a private BDSM club, as a guest. Her escort for the evening has asked her to strip and she’s about half way there. Enjoy!

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The sounds of the club nagged at her attention, but they couldn’t compete with the dominant male watching her every move. She had a feeling his attention could be addictive.

She shook her head. Now was not the time to analyze. It was time to act. Her bra and panties needed to come off. She needed to reveal her body, not to the room, to this man … correction, this Dom. She was not leaving without giving this a real try.

Her gaze locked onto his and remained. After one more deep breath, she reached around and unclipped her bra. The free hand held the cups and smashed them into her chest. One arm, then the other and her shoulders were free. After one more deep breath, her fingers clawed around the bra cups and pulled, revealing her small breasts.

Cool air swirled around her tender tight nipples, and his gaze remained, unwavering. Could he see the nerves dancing along her skin? Her thumbs dragged along her thighs to her hips, hooked the corner of her panties, and pulled.

With the last of her clothes set on the table, she straightened her back and let her shoulders fall. She’d done it.

Master Simon made quick work of the buttons on his shirt, pulling it off his thick shoulders and added the garment to her pile. He stalked towards her, stopped about a foot away, tempting her. “Well done, pet.”

She melted on the inside and swayed her hips as warmth filled her core. His gaze released her, and she stood silent as he looked her over. Nerves threatened to walk back in, but she barred the way.

“Turn back around now and watch the others around us.”

A couple of new scenes had started. One in particular caught her attention. The sub was strapped to a horse of sorts and the Dom was fucking her from behind. Janna’s nipples tightened further, and her core heated until honey coated her sex. She’d watched similar scenes on-line dozens of times. The live version was unbearably hotter. A moan escaped her lips.

“You’re beautiful.” His warm body pressed up against her back, and a hand slid along her waist pulling her into him. She melted. His mouth caressed her ear. “Do you like what you see, pet?” He pressed her hips back against his fly. His hand lifted from her belly and smacked her pussy.

“Oh.” A delicious mingling of sensations floated over her.

“You must answer my questions. Do you understand?”

“I do, Sir.” Her sex heated further.

“Do you like what you see?” His hand returned to her stomach and pulled, pressing their bodies together.

“Yes, Sir.”

“I will be touching you while you watch the sub get fucked. You are free to orgasm.”

“Thank you, Sir.”

“You will use your safe word if you need to?”

“Yes, Sir.”

He shifted and pressed his hard cock into the left side of her ass. “Very good, pet. Now, watch the couple while I explore your body.”

His hand moved along her stomach and up to take hold of her breast, molding and tugging on the supple skin. She had never felt more alive. Pressure encased her nipples as he pinched and pulled.

“Oh!” Clamps were no match for the tension he was able to elicit. Her breasts swelled with glorious pleasure. “Sorry, Sir.”

“You can vocalize your pleasure. I like knowing you like what I do to you. Now is not the time for conversation, however. Unnecessary words will lead to punishment.” He pulled her nipples again. “I suspect you like the way that feels?”

“Yes, Sir. I do, more than I even thought I would.”

He pulled tighter and let go. Blood rushed back in, and her pleasure rose. She wanted to beg him to touch her pussy, but knew that might halt his progress and bring her away from her impending pleasure.

She let go of her need and watched the sub. She was bound and only moved when her Dom entered her from behind. The subs here had no control over what happened to their bodies. These Doms decided what they needed.

He pinched and pulled again. Her sex screamed to be touched. Fortunately, he left her stinging nipples and traveled in a line direct to her bare pussy. He pulled her outer lips apart, revealing her inner lips to anyone looking back at them and allowed the air in the room to feather across her damp skin.

Vulnerable.

His fingers delved into her. First one finger and then two pushed into her pussy and dragged the wetness around her clit. He pinched and pulled in short tugs to her clit, each time drawing more blood to the tender area. The pattern drove her right to the edge.

“Take a couple steps forward, spread your legs, and support yourself on the table.” When she didn’t move he added, “Now, pet.”

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 Did it just get hot in here. 😀

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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.

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND TAKING COURAGE:

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Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

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Questiononce you’ve read the above excerpt from Taking Courage, answer this question in the comments below. Do you think Janna and Simon have a hot and steamy future together or will Janna lose her courage and walk away?

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Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate Evernight Publishing’s 4th Birthday! I’ve used a random formula to locate my winners. Congratulations to Brandi Dagwan for winning the gift card and to Alaina for winning the swag pack. I’m emailing you both now. 🙂 I have a brand new giveaway starting tomorrow with the release of my next book, In the Blind. I hope to see you all here.

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Guilty Indulgence is 4! Let’s Hop and Indulge in an Erotic Beginning

click here for my Weekend Writing Warrior postWe’re Celebrating the Ndulgent Bloggers’ 4th BLOGiversary!

4 Years of Reviews. 4 Years of Supporting Authors. 4 Years of Great Books. 4 Huge Bags o’ Swag.

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I love to indulge, especially when it comes to my addiction to hot romances. My heroines are hard working ladies. I may not make their path to love easy, but I make sure the reward is worth it.

In my latest release, Taking Courage, Janna and Simon are having a hard time getting past their bumpy start. She fears he’ll never really want her and he’s not ready to see her go. In this snippet you’ll see if this is where it will end or if it’s just the hot indulgent beginning.

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She pulled herself from his hold a little too easily. It only took a couple steps to get out of his reach.

“I’m sorry this didn’t work out. I’ll contact Charlie. Maybe she can set up a meet for Friday and I’ll be off your hands.”

“Now, wait a minute.”

“I’m sorry for the trouble I’ve caused you. I get it now.” She stepped closer to the door and her escape route. “I shouldn’t have put you in this position.”

“Would you just hold on for a minute? Stop running from me.”

She stopped moving.

“Get back over here. I didn’t release you.”

She pivoted on the balls of her feet, and he pointed to the space in front of him. She squeezed in between Simon and the desk. He leaned forward and forced her back. She rested her elbows on the desk and knocked her head into his laptop. He pushed it away.

Silently he opened her blouse. Her bra had a front closure, and he released it as well. She flicked off her shoes and pulled up her feet to rest them on the edge of the desk. He grabbed hold of her pussy and returned her to the moment and his control.

Long seconds ticked by as he watched her. Was he making a decision about her, or had he done it already? She bit her lip. Vulnerability rolled in waves over her. Simon had exposed her in a whole new way. Why was she letting him do this to her?

“Maybe I’m giving you a hard time because I’ve been hurt before by lies.” He looked like a judge deciding her fate.

“I’m sorry, Sir.”

“Thank you.” He flexed his fingers, reminding her of her position. “Here’s where I stand. I do believe your actions weren’t meant to be manipulative, and I’ll stop bringing it up.” His eyes raked over her, and flames licked through her body. “But don’t think I’ll let you get away with lies by omission again.”

“I know,” she spat out.

He squeezed the folds around her pussy.

“Thank you, Sir.”

“Now, as for me wanting you.” He pulled her hips to the edge of his desk. “Give me your hand.”

She reached for him, and he pulled her to sitting. With a kiss to her palm, he pressed her hand around the hard ridge of his cock.

“I’ve been hard for you all day. I know the soft, warm grip of your pussy, and it’s all I could think about today, especially after feeling your ass and watching your squirm through the meeting.” He stroked her hand up and down on his hard length. “You’re breathtaking, Janna. Having control over your body is quickly becoming my obsession. I can’t get you out of my head. I couldn’t wait to touch your pussy again, to taste you, watch you pulsate as your orgasm rises and you come all over my tongue.”

“Yes, please, Sir.”

“I’ll help you to learn the path as my submissive, and we’ll take the rest one day at a time.” He bent over her and took her left nipple into his mouth and pushed the heel of her hand down the edge of his cock.

“Oh, Sir.”

“I must warn you.” He tugged on her nipple with his teeth and let it go. “Do you remember your safe word?”

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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.

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND TAKING COURAGE:

Evernight Publishing | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

All Romance eBooks | BookStrand | Smashwords | iTunes

Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

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