“I have never hated a villain so much!” ~ Vickie Raynor
Sarah Brown sets out on a journey to sexual self-discovery and falls face first into danger. In Barcelona, Anthony de Luca, an author and photographer unleashes the full force of his charm that threatens to steal her heart, a prize he openly admits he doesn’t want. Still, she can’t resist him, and finds herself experiencing the heights of ecstasy and the lows of heartbreak as her lover leaves without a word. In Berlin, Paul Christiansen, a handsome Dutch Lothario with a sordid past works his wiles to seduce her body; while in the shadows, a predator stalks a young boy close to Sarah determined to get what he wants or kill anyone who gets in his way. One of her two lovers has led a dangerous criminal straight to her door, but which one? And who can she trust? Will Sarah survive or will she lose both her heart and her life to dangerous desires?
Heat Level: High
Targeted Audience: 21+
Michele E. Gwynn is a freelance journalist in San Antonio. She has wriiten for newspapers, magazines, and online websites like Examiner.com (under the categories of Film, Animal Rights, Healthy Food, and Sex and Relationships), Yahoo Voices, Alwayz Therro Magazine, and more. In addition, she also edits websites and books for such authors Jami Brumfield, Diane Rinella, and the recent re-edit for Sammie J’s Rock the Viper. Prior to her career in writing, Ms. Gwynn worked first as a referral coordinator, billing manager, then office manager for a dermatology practice. Ms. Gwynn currently has three series, Kriminal Erotic, the Harvest Trilogy, and the Angelic Hosts Series as well as stand alones in the genres of contemporary romance and erotica under the pen name of Xaviera Snow. She resides in the small town of Schertz, Texas on the northeast side of San Antonio with her four felines who so graciously allow her to reside in their home.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Initially, I wanted to write a straight-out erotic romance, but then an intriguing criminal story bubbled up around the character of Sarah that not only complicated her desire to explore her sexuality, but put her in danger. I set the location in Berlin, a city I’d visited in 2010 and fell in love with so it seemed the perfect fit for a small-town, Texas librarian eager to experience in real life all that she’d only read in books.
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Sample from Book:
“Enter!“ Elsa commanded.
The door swung wide and two women dressed similarly to Elsa walked in. One was a blonde wearing a hot pink lacy bra and panties with white stilettos, and the other had long black hair and olive skin. Her dark, almond-shaped brown eyes were lined in black kohl and her lips were painted dark red. She wore a sheer black ankle-length negligee and bright red stilettos that had laces criss-crossing up her shins and tying at the back of her knees. They approached looking at Sarah from head to toe taking her measure.
“Sarah, these are my co-workers and friends, Nadia and Nicolette. Girls, this is my new American friend, Sarah Brown.“
Nadia was the olive-skinned woman and she smiled like a cat at Sarah reaching her hand out to shake. Nicollette came right up and took Sarah’s face in her manicured hands and kissed her on both cheeks, and then right on the lips.
“Nice to meet you, ladies“ Sarah blushed, not quite knowing how to take it all in.
“Sarah is on vacation all the way from Texas. She’s had a little bad luck with men, but haven’t we all?“ Elsa stood and stretched.
“That is why I prefer beating them“ said Nadia. She reached out and ran her hand down Sarah’s hair in a comforting gesture.
“Yes, men are good for their wallets, and not much else. Women are much nicer.“ Nicolette cocked her head to the side and looked at Sarah, assessing her. She smiled in approval.
Okay, Nicolette likes women, and not quite sure about Nadia yet, Sarah thought to herself.
“Where is the Dutchman? Did he leave?“ Elsa asked.
“No. We left him in the observatory“ Nadia glanced at the large window on the wall to her left. “He said he wanted to watch us all work, but you’re already finished with Herr Schulz, Elsa.“
“I let Sarah have at him and he popped his pecker quite quickly. She’s a natural, girls.“ Elsa placed an arm around Sarah’s shoulders and gave her a squeeze.
“But we need to show him something or else his trip is wasted“ said Nicolette looking at Sarah.
“Who is this man again, and why does he need to see you work?“ Sarah asked the million-dollar question of Elsa.
“He’s a representative of a club owner from Amsterdam, the one I mentioned in the taxi, out here scouting for new talent for his dungeon. I’m not really interested, what with Anno still in school, but Nadia and Nicolette don’t have any ties and could work anywhere if the pay is good so I introduced him to them.“ Elsa offered the explanation.
“He’s quite handsome…for a man” said Nicolette. She reached out and touched the belt around Sarah’s waist. “We could work on you, Sarah” she purred.
“Me? But I don’t like pain.” She laughed nervously as the blonde German woman invaded her personal space.
“You never know what you will like until you try it once” said Nadia. “And we could go easy on you. Simple things like a good spanking, nipple clamps, a little roping…“ She seemed to be warming up to the idea while Sarah felt nothing but fear at being placed in bonds.
“Please, Sarah?” Nicolette stepped closer and wrapped her arms around Sarah’s waist while Else stood back and tried not to let her smirk turn into a full-fledged grin.
“I won’t let them hurt you, Sarah. If you say yes, you’ll be helping them out, and I can promise you will truly enjoy the experience.” Elsa looked her straight in the eye and said this with sincerity.
“But this Dutchman will be watching the entire time?” Sarah tried not to let the excitement over the idea of being watched, and worked over by three beautiful women show in her voice.
“Yes. He will be watching. We will be watching you, too.” Nadia smiled knowingly. Somehow, she sensed that Sarah secretly found the whole idea quite erotic.
She looked at all three women one at a time, hesitating still, then answered “okay“. Nicolette hugged her tight pressing their breast together and Nadia clapped her hands together proclaiming “Ser gut!”
Elsa took Sarah’s hand and disentangled her from Nicolette’s arms. She led her to the center of the room where silken cords hung from the ceiling. She looked towards the large window wall mirror and nodded indicating that they would begin.
Elsa picked up a black scarf from a side table and proceeded to wrap it around Sarah’s head covering her eyes. She tied it tight. The blindfold would help her new friend feel less self-conscious. If she couldn’t see the expressions on everyone’s faces, their reactions, then hers would be more natural, uninhibited. “Now strip.”