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Ask for the Moon (Fated Mates) by Rochelle Paige New Release

Ask for the Moon

Rochelle Paige

Genre: Paranormal

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Seth Bashar

carries the weight of the shifter world on his shoulders as the head of their

council. Or at least it’s felt that way ever since he attempted the

impossible—uniting witches and shifters. As he tries to maintain the delicate

balance, finding his fated mate is more vital than ever.

 

Jane Smith

has no responsibilities to anyone but herself. Finally. She’s more than happy

to fade into the woodwork. When her favorite customer, Gerri Wilder, insists on

setting her up on a blind date, she reluctantly agrees.

 

It was only

supposed to be a harmless night of fun… until it was more. Until he was

everything.

 

 

 

 

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The bell

above the door to the shop announced the arrival of another customer, and my

breath froze in my lungs when I glanced up and saw the man walking towards me.

He was most definitely a shifter—tall, dark, and handsome. Screw handsome, he

was more than that. He was downright gorgeous. Thick, black hair. A chiseled

jaw covered with scruff. Plump lips that I could too easily picture trailing

down my naked skin. Broad shoulders, tapered waist, and long legs that quickly

ate up the space between us. He was easily a half foot taller than my five feet

nine inches. I felt downright dainty standing in front of him.

 

He looked

completely out of place in the store; the proverbial bull in a china shop. That

didn’t stop me from having to fight the urge to leap over the counter and into

his arms, though. My wolf pushed for control, and it was a struggle I hadn’t

felt in years. I’d been keeping her on a tight leash—one she’d seemed content

to stay on. Until now. Until him.

 

I spotted

the brown paper bag in his hand, and realization dawned. “Gerri sent you?”

 

“Yes,” he

rasped.

 

I eyed him

up and down, taking in the way the black material of his shirt was stretched

taut by his muscles and how his jeans molded his legs. Looking at him, it was

impossible to argue that my vibrator was getting the job done. Not when he was

an alternative.

 

“Wow,” I

breathed out. “You’re the guy she wants to set me up on a blind date with?”

ABOUT ROCHELLE PAIGE

 

Rochelle Paige is an Amazon bestselling author.

She absolutely adores reading.

Her friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying

to read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy

heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in

both her reading and her writing. So far she’s written books in several romance

sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense.

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On the day of her best friend’s funeral, Gaia Terrone meets Quillen Jacobs in the most unusual of circumstances. When Gaia makes the decision to follow after Quillen, she had no idea just how far she’d be following him.

Determined to learn more about her, Quillen sets out to capture Gaia’s heart, but the guilt of the past holds him back.

When the truth is finally exposed, Quillen is faced with the reality that it may be too late. With the truth of their pasts threatening to keep them apart, Quillen fights to capture the heart of the woman whose eyes haunt him at night.

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She hates cold weather, long pants, staying in one place for too long, and going to bed (though she does love sleeping.) Leah has always had a passion for writing, but it wasn’t until the Winter of 2015 that she finally got an idea in her head for her first novel, Clemency, which she wrote the following Summer. She is currently working on her second novel.

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Just an Illusion EP (The Illusion Series) by D. Kelly Cover Reveal + Giveaway

 

Cover Design: Regina Wamba / Maeidesign and Photography

 

Release Date: June 21, 2017

 

Synopsis

Lives are turned upside down …

Everything was perfect before life came to a screeching halt.

When devastating loss flips Amelia’s world on its axis, she loses her spirit. Mel isn’t the only one hurting, though; the members of BAD are also struggling to find their way after that tragic night.

Life goes on …

Amelia’s friends move heaven and earth to help ease her sadness. Knowing she’s on a dangerous precipice, they fight through their own pain to bring her safely to the other side of her grief.

Love can conquer …

Amelia knows bottling up her feelings isn’t helping anything. With love at her fingertips, all she has to do is reach for it. Mel’s loved ones desperately hope she can once again find her way to happiness.

Can Amelia overcome her fears to let love in again, or will she let the weight of that night continue to drown her in sorrow?

Just an Illusion – EP is book three in The Illusion Series

 

 

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D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.
Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.
A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it. For all things D. Kelly, you can visit her website: http://www.dkellyauthor.com

 

 

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Lexia (The Deadwood Hunter Series Book 1) by Rachel M. Raithby

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Book Info:

Drawn into a world she thought impossible, Lexia’s innocent night of partying leaves her dazed, confused and asking questions she’s not sure she wishes to know the answers to. Attacked by vampires, Lexia’s ability to defend herself triggers events she can’t escape. Before long, she struggles to keep up a façade around her friends and family.

Secrets unravel and Lexia soon learns who she really is. Her mother created her and she was created for one purpose only…

Darkness.

Then, there is Lincoln. Finding herself irresistibly drawn to him, Lexia senses he desires something more dangerous than a simple romance. Lincoln has secrets and what she learns changes her life forever.

A story of love, loss, and, betrayal. Only one this is certain; War is coming…

Original Title: Lexia (The Deadwood Hunter,#1)

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Series: The Deadwood Hunter #1

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Prologue

The panther prowled the night drawn to something he didn’t understand; leaping from rooftop to rooftop, he heard a soft cry. Looking down he saw a young woman being attacked by vampires. As his lean panther body tensed to jump, she let out a wild cry, throwing them off herself. He froze, transfixed, as she ripped them apart with her bare hands, like a wild, crazed animal. Moving with a cat-like grace, she spun around to face the last vampire. Brilliant gold streaks run through crystal blue eyes; lighting the dark night.

That’s what you are, Little Wildcat, he thought, moving back into the shadows, as her screams rang out into the night.

Chapter 1

Her feet pounded on the pavement as she raced down the dirty backstreets of Deadwood. The night cool, it turned each heavy breath into a misty opaque vapor.

They’re so fast, she thought, why didn’t I stay in tonight? Just for some stupid party…Now I’m being chased by these… these… things. What are they?

Turning the corner, Lexia stumbled on the uneven curb. Regaining her balance she gasped, pulse freezing as came to a dead end. Whirling around, she faced the three creatures circling her, fear closed her throat like icy fingers, strangling the scream desperate to escape. Her eyes widened in fright as they flashed their razor sharp teeth at her. Vampires?

Blood-red eyes, full of the intent to kill, their pale ghostly skin stretched tight over the hard angular bones of their faces; these creature looked like they’d walked off the set of a horror movie.

Back flat against the wall, Lexia’s hands grazed the rough surface, wishing she could somehow melt into it. Her body shook in terror as tears silently rolled down her face. I’m sorry, Dad, she thought as they leapt at once.

Whimpering, she curled into a ball, their nails slashed at her skin, gouging into flesh. Fear clawed her mind, blackness taking over, when…

Mind suddenly blank, pain rippled through her. It was torture as adrenaline rushed through her veins, charging her muscles with a strength, which took over her body.

Screaming she stood, throwing the vampires to the ground. Her next moves were not her own; she tore them limb from limb, until there was nothing left but her quivering body, soaked in blood. Smell; metallic and bitter, filled her nostrils. With heavy breaths, Lexia turned slowly, looking at the scene, seeing blood, death, and a never ending darkness.

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Rachel M. Raithby started her writing career in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. She draws her inspiration from the many places she has lived and traveled, as well as from her love of the paranormal and thriller movies. She can often be found hiding out with a good book or writing more fast-paced and thrilling stories where love always conquers all. She now lives in rural England with her young family.

Her books include the adult Paranormal Romance novels ‘The Deadwood Hunter Series’ and the Young Adult series The New Dawn Novels, including the YA Best seller ‘Winter Wolf.’

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Sex Ed by ZB Heller Blog Tour

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Sex Ed, an all-new HOT and hilarious M/M comedy from Z.B. Heller is now available!!!

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Sex Ed by Z.B. Heller
Publication Date: May 31st, 2017
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

Jaxson Dane is harboring a secret.

Not the fact that he’s a geeky comic book lover, or that he secretly draws his own comic, Bunny Fu Ninja Warrior. It’s not even classified information that he’s out and proud!

His secret is the shame that he’s a twenty-three-year-old virgin.

Jaxson isn’t waiting for marriage or even afraid of taking that step, he just hasn’t found the one guy who will accept all of his adorkable qualities. Due to an unfortunate mishap with a self-pleasuring apparatus and his favorite appendage, Jaxson meets Tyler Mason. The emerald-green-eyed nurse is a witness to the mortifying incident, leaving Jaxon both grateful and disappointed in their one-time meeting.

And then Tyler somehow shows up at Jaxon’s family dinner.

The very dinner at which Jaxson’s hidden virginity is revealed to everyone, including the captivating nurse.

Even though he secretly found the ER situation hilarious, Tyler is also able to look past it to see Jaxson’s genuine nature and is drawn to the charming and hapless comic book artist. He’s tempted to pursue the inexperienced Jaxson, but a recent and life-altering decision puts a damper on his wants and desires. However, the more time they spent together, the more willing he is to take the risk of juggling his new commitments and winning Jaxon’s affections.

A large, insane, and meddlesome family, two prying co-workers, and a sexy nurse are all trying to give Jaxson a crash course in Sex Ed. Will he pass?

Excerpt:

I opened the nightstand and found the toy I had ordered online. A guy I knew from one of the comic forums I belonged to swore by this toy. All right, maybe we talked about all types of things and not just comics on this particular forum. One time there might have been a discussion about which character we would bang and it sort of went off the cliff from there. My choice would be Superman because I have a dream of being plowed while flying at the same time. My second choice would be Spiderman, because I would be curious as to what he could do with all that webbing. Maybe a little Spidey BDSM play?

The toy which sat in my hand was called The Jackhammer. The tag line on the construction-yellow box read, Giving you a Hand at Jacking Off. The man pictured on the box was wearing a hard hat with only the Jackhammer covering his essential parts. His face was contorted into orgasmic pleasure.

I opened the box and pulled out a plastic object that was about ten inches long. The toy was bright, school bus yellow, with one wide end that narrowed towards the bottom, giving it the illusion of a jackhammer. The fuller end was covered in a clear, soft silicone, with a hole in the middle, which I assumed is where your dick was supposed to go. I threw the box on the floor and lay down on my bed, propping a pillow under my head and making myself comfortable.

With vigorous excitement, I grabbed my stiff dick again and slipped the Jackhammer over the crown, slowly bringing it down the shaft. It felt comfortable and effortless as I wiggled it down until it hit the base. Inside of the toy, the ridges of the silicone made my already sensitive dick want to explode.

My eyes rolled into the back of my head as I pulled the toy painstakingly back up the shaft. I moaned and fisted my hand around the outside, so I could get a good grip on the toy to move it up and down. I looked down to see my shaft appear and then disappear again, the ridged edges inside rubbed against my skin, blessing me with exquisite pleasure.

I closed my eyes and brought myself back to the hypothetical frat house. Kaleb’s throbbing cock jutted out in front of me, waiting for me to take it into my watering mouth. The other brothers surround us, pulling out their own cocks to stroke while they looked upon Kaleb and I. Kaleb grabbed the base of his cock, clutched a handful of my hair and said, “open up.” Of course, I did, because I wasn’t going to deny Fantasy Kaleb. I let him fuck my mouth as I took him all the way down my throat. In this make believe world I had no gag reflex and some pretty mad oral skills.

I pulled the Jackhammer faster along my length as I started to feel the familiar sensation of an orgasm settling at the base of my spine. My balls drew upwards and I knew that I was going to blow my load any minute. I moved the toy faster, its suction tightening around me.

Then it happened. Pain. A pain like none I had ever known, almost paralyzing my body. My eyes flew open and a shriek erupted out of my mouth like a coyote being attacked by a T-rex. I lifted my head, almost afraid to look down, and tried to move the toy slightly, but was unable to, pain searing from the tip of my dick, down the shaft, and into my groin.

Holy mother-fucking douche mongers.

My heart flipped from racing with pleasure to running in fear. I started to panic while I tried again to delicately remove the toy. After several failed attempts I knew I was screwed. With precise, delicate movements, I sat up on the bed, reached to the floor and grab the box the toy came in. I examined it and searched if there was a secret release to get this fucker off. I flipped the box over, scanning the words until I saw some directions I failed to read.

Must use lubricant inside silicone to avoid rupture.

Rupture of what? My dick? Holy shit, I had a ruptured dick! I don’t want to walk around having my dick split in half. What would that mean if I had to pee? Would it go into two different streams? Do people understand how hard it is to point and aim one stream? Now I’ll have two to worry about? What about sex? Will I stick one-half of my dick inside someone while jerking the other side off? Oh, the humanity!

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About the Author:

As a little girl it was always a dream for Z.B. Heller to become She-Ra Princess of Power. Since this dream was unattainable, she spent what was probably way too long in college trying to “find herself”. Becoming an artist scratched the creative itch until the stories in her head were getting to be to loud for her to get anything else accomplished.

She lives in St. Louis with her husband, son and Flemish Giant rabbit Chloe. In her spare time she likes to read, stalk celebrities on Twitter and create the type of art people scratch their heads about.

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Sin and Cider by K. Reese Blog Tour + Review + Excerpt+ Giveaway

 
Sin and Cider by K. Reese
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Lee Ching of Under Cover Designs
Release Date: May  30, 2017
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synopsis
MacIntosh 
 
Feeling discontent in the big city and hoping to find what’s missing in
her life, MacIntosh Layne decides to go back to her roots. Ready for a refresh,
she heads home to her family’s orchard in Tennessee for the summer. What
she doesn’t count on rediscovering is her attraction to her brother’s charming
best friend, Lawson Westbrook. The main star in her dreams growing up, he’s the
perfect blend of Southern gentleman and sex in a flannel—rugged, successful,
and more handsome than ever. 
Lawson  
Lawson can’t believe Mac Layne is all grown up. No longer the gangly
teen who went away to college, she’s all woman now and he’s eager to get
reacquainted on a carnal level. As they continue to cross paths and their
mutual attraction intensifies, he makes an enticing proposal.  
A Choice Must be Made  
Will Mac give in to the sinful
temptation of the temporary arrangement Law is offering? Or will they find
something sweeter than the cider they’ve been brewing together?    
 
Excerpt
 

Copyright © 2017 by K. Reese

Sin and Cider

 
Shaking
the lust from my mind, I decide to turn my focus to the inside of the barn now
that I’ve finished the thankless task of clearing out weeds. I had pulled out
some of the rubbish inside already but still have a lot of work to do. I pull
one of the doors to the side, the gentle creaking sound washing over me in a
wave of nostalgia. I make my way inside and step over dried leaves and debris,
each step kicking up a layer of dust. I look ahead and broken slats of wood are
on the ground; those must be part of the original roof that was destroyed. I
survey the space and take in the old tanks where we used to make cider and the
empty jugs, some whole and some broken, lining the walls on shelves covered in
cobwebs. When I was a kid this barn was spotless and welcoming, the perfect
place to make cider and welcome visitors. Now it looks like an old photograph
and not the treasured memory it really is. I take a deep breath and the smells
of dust and mold fill my nose instead of crisp apples and warm spices. It’s in
this moment I make a promise to myself: I’m going to restore this barn to its
former glory.
 
I
pick my way across the worn and dirty hardwood and undo the latch on one of the
windows. As soon as it swings open the sweet smell of flowers permeates the air
and rays of sunshine filter in, the shafts of light instantly brightening up
the room. I open the window on the other side and feel excited about the task
at hand. This barn is a dirty penny and just needs to shine again.
 
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Wow!!! Sin and Cider is 5 stars for me! The title is perfect for the book…it’s a perfect combination of sexy and sweet!!!!

Mac has returned home to Tennessee from Chicago. She needs the time to re-group. She was a talented graphic artist biding her time to be recognized. Too bad, her witch of a boss took almost all of the credit for Mac’s success. So, she decides she has had enough and quits. Once she returns home, her feelings for her brother’s best friend, Lawson, return as well. He crushed her heart years ago, although he didn’t know it. But, she is older now, and she is determined to not let Lawson affect her. We’ll see how long that lasts!

Lawson offers Mac a deal…if she will help him repair her parent’s barn, her family will be able to make their well-known cider. She cannot pass that up. It is one of her most precious memories. Lawson and Mac work really well together. All that changes when he sees her dress up and out of her overalls. He REALLY sees her for the first time, and he LIKES what he sees. She is not the lanky teenage girl he remembers. He wants her, but not long term. He doesn’t do long term. So, he offers her another deal…a summer fling…no strings attached. Will she give into her attraction? Will he realize before it’s too late that he might want Mac for more than the summer? Read on to find out.

Although Lawson is a mix of sexy and southern gentleman, there were times I wanted to throttle him over the head with my Kindle. His body was attuned to Mac’s, but I wanted his heart to be attuned to hers as well. Couldn’t he see what was right before his eyes? As time moved on, my heart began to let him in. There was nothing I didn’t like about Mac. She was someone I would want as my friend, and I loved watching her grow into the person she was meant to be. I loved the relationship each one of them had with their families. It’s nice to read a romance in which the lead characters and their families really love one another. Lawson’s sister, Langley, the matchmaker, was one of my favorites. I hope in the future she gets her own story.

It’s very hard for me to realize this is Reese’s debut novel. It’s one of the BEST DEBUT novels I have ever read! Not only was this book a romance, but it was also a journey of self-discovery. I loved her descriptive writing. I felt like I was there, so much so, that it reminded me of the summers I spent in Tennessee when I was younger. I cannot wait to see what Reese has in store for her readers in the future. She is definitely a writer to watch!!!!!

 

 
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Sheets and Secrets by Liv Moore Blog Tour + Excerpt + Giveaway

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Sheets and Secrets by Liv Moore
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Oh So Novel
Release Date: May 30, 2017
 
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Synopsis
 
Ellie has realized becoming a stay at
home writer has proven to be more challenging than rewarding. Living on the
outskirts of the city with no potential job on the horizon, Ellie is left with
too much time on her hands and not enough money. When a spot opens up at the  strip club down the street where her roommate works, she jumps at the
opportunity. Plus, she is in desperate need of some writing inspiration. 
 
What could possibly go wrong?   
 
Kason has dated the wrong type of women his entire life. Being a cop, he’s seen what goes on in the background of the clubs. After what happened years ago, he swore he would never get involved with a stripper ever again.  
 
Until he meets Ellie.
 
Will Ellie be able to keep Kason and her job a secret? Will Kason run away from his past, or accept it and let Ellie in?   Will danger find them tangled between their sheets and secrets?  
*Sheets and Secrets is a STANDALONE novella with some violence, suspense, sexual conduct, and language. As always, a HEA. Ages 18+ only.
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Copyright © 2017 by Liv Moore
Sheets and Secrets

 
I get to the store, walk inside, and grab a small basket, my skin already feeling nice and cool. I know if everything I get can all fit in the basket it won’t be too much to carry back home. I throw away my coffee and head toward the bread section. As I make my way through the aisles I notice a guy in a cop uniform. Not just any guy, but the guy. The one from last night and now in my notebook. He’s right next to the eggs. Damn it. Eggs were the last item on my list so I decide to wait around the milk section until he leaves. I bet he doesn’t even recognize me. Why would he? He probably sees dozens of people a day being a cop. He finally leaves the aisle without any eggs, which pisses me off a little, and I head straight for the eggs I need so I can get out of here. I quickly make my way to the checkout register and start to lay my items out on the conveyer belt.
“Did you forget the milk?” a deep voice asks behind me.
“Excuse me?” I turn around and it’s him. I immediately blush and don’t know why. I guess it’s because I’ve never been so close to a cop before. Or maybe it’s the way his eyes pierce through me like he knows all my secrets.
Green. His eyes are a delicious shade of green. I make a mental note to put that down in my notebook.
“You spent a lot of time in the milk section and I was just curious.” He looks at me as I continue to put the rest of my items down. Does he remember me? My cheeks flush more red at the thought.
Shit. I did forget the milk.
“Yeah, I actually did! I am so sorry, you can go ahead of me. You only have one item anyway,” I say as I stare at his six-pack of abs…I mean beer.
“No, it’s fine. I can go get it. What kind do you normally get?” He sets his beer down at the end of the belt.
“Non-fat. Just a half-gallon, please. Thank you.” I watch him walk away as I tighten my legs. What is this guy doing to me? Why the hell did I say non-fat? I usually take whole milk but I want him to think I’m a tad bit healthy.
“Now that is the finest ass cop I’ve ever seen,” the cashier hums as she puts away my food.
“I’ll pay for this too.” I hand her his six-pack of beer.
He comes back with the milk just as I’m about to finish paying for everything and notices I already have his beer on the other end of the register.  
“You didn’t need to do that,” he says genuinely.
“It’s my pleasure, really. Take it as a thank you for your service.” I grab all my new items, leave the beer behind, and walk quickly out the door. Do people even thank cops for their service or is that just a military thing? All I know is I need to get out of here because I can’t take this feeling that’s happening in my panties. Thank God I wore jeans.   
I hear footsteps catch up behind me.
“Wait, can I repay you somehow? Maybe a drink sometime?” he says as he lifts his new beer.
“I appreciate the offer but I don’t think that’s a good idea.” Hoping he takes the hint, I turn back around and head home.
“Well, can I at least get your number. Or a name?” He is very persistent.
“Ellie is my name. And…no. I don’t mean to be rude, Officer…Gaines. But I really have to go.” I take my eyes off his chest where his name badge is and change my walk to a slow jog. My heart starts to panic. Knowing his last name gives me sweet shivers. Why the hell did I just say no to giving my number to a hot cop? Ariel would be proud though, she would never want me dating a cop. I don’t need that kind of distraction in my life anyway. I just need to focus on my book. Or looking for a real job. I just got out of a messy relationship and the last thing I need is to get into another one.
Once I get to the apartment, Ariel helps unload the few bags of groceries I set on the counter.
“Are you blushing?” She always gets excited when it comes to my love life.
“No,” I lie. “It’s just hot out there.”
“What is this crap?” She points to the non-fat milk.
“Oh, they were out of whole milk,” I lie, not really wanting to talk about the scene at the grocery store.
I go to my notebook and write down my new notes before I start typing my story.
“I forgot to tell you last night, I’ve got some good news!” Ariel sits on the windowsill next to the desk. “The strip club is hiring and I can put in a good word for you. With your good looks you are pretty much set to get in.”
“I don’t know.” I never thought I would ever be a stripper. I’ve thought about writing a couple stories that involved them but never considered becoming one in real life.
“Trust me, it’s not what you think. You can set your own rules and limitations there. You don’t have to do anything you’re uncomfortable with. Plus you make bank. At least let me set you up with an interview,” Ariel pleas.
It would be nice not having to slug around with rent anymore. I would love to have a paying job again. That would take a lot of pressure off of me with writing this damn book.
“Plus, you would have killer inspiration for your book. You could feature a stripper. Maybe even do an entire book about me!” Ariel laughs at the thought and I join her. She would make quite an interesting story. She makes a good point though. Even if I were to work there it’d only be for a little bit, just until I find something more stable. She did say I could make my own rules and limitations. How hard could it be?
“You really think I could dance well on a pole?” I ask timidly.
“You would be a natural. With your body you won’t have to do much to please them. What are you, a D cup?” She pokes around my breasts.
“Okay, okay! Just stop poking me!” I laugh at the thought of how close we’ve become in such a short amount of time, and also her knowledge of my breast size.
“Great! Your interview is tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.
“Wait, you already set up an interview for me?” I guess I shouldn’t be too shocked. This sounds like a typical thing she would do.
“Yup! You can thank me later. Maybe tonight I can show you a few moves the boss likes to see.” Ariel starts to move her legs upwards while shaking her big ass.
“Oh my God. I am so screwed.” She can tell by the horrified look on my face that I will need a lot of prep tonight. She laughs and says I’ll be fine. She goes back into her room and there’s finally hope for getting some writing done.
As I sit staring at my laptop, all my thoughts lead back to the grocery store.
Fuck. I should have given him my number.
 
  
 
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