Actress and director. The stage is set for passion…
Drama-school graduate Isabella Green wants to be a script-writer. But when she meets famous director James Berkeley, she’s tempted into the glamorous world of acting.
Behind the camera, the mysterious Berkeley commands discipline at all times. But Isabella soon discovers his dominant male tendencies also extend into the dressing room.
Suddenly Isabella is discovering a side of herself she never knew existed. But she is also learning more about the alluring James Berkeley. Is his desperate past something she can help heal? Or will the flames of passion consume them both when the cameras start rolling?
Lights, camera, action…
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Laura Roberts was born in 1978 and immediately began writing the story of her life, after staring up at a spinning mobile above her crib for a sufficient period of time and thinking, “I could do better than that.” Though the intervening years have seen her scribbling in notebooks, Harriet the Spy-style, as well as concocting rude gossip rags about her friends and family (hello, “Gossip World!”), she first debuted her special brand of insanity in a university-level screenwriting class, where her final project was a Hal Hartley-inspired fanfic tribute to David Duchovny whose climax saw the protagonist wielding two menacing halves of Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason in a boxing match against Duchovny’s real-life wife, Téa Leoni. She received an A from her professor, as well as the astute comment, “You got away with a lot.”
She has been getting away with a lot more ever since, including crime fiction, erotica, sex columns, an honors degree in Creative Writing and English Literature, thinly veiled tracts against her former home base in Austin, Texas, and a ninja versus pirates cavalcade.
Laura is the author of NINJAS OF THE 512, aka the best novel you’ll ever read about pirates, ninjas and evil politicians in Austin, Texas. Her second novel, NAKED MONTREAL, about her time as a sex columnist in the Sin City of the North, is available in serial format. She is also pondering a ninja follow-up that features ninjas versus robots. In her copious spare time, Laura curates the cheeky literary magazine Black Heart, which features indie authors’ poetry and prose on a daily basis, and lives in an Apocalypse-proof bunker in SoCal with her artist husband and their literary kitty, Nedward Carlos Nedwards.
THE PORTABLE LAURA ROBERTS is Laura’s most egotistical anthology to date, but she hopes her friends and fans will be amused by this diversion while they await the completion of her next novel.
This sampler contains many of Laura’s previously published short fiction including:
17 Things You Never Knew About Val Capone
Murder in the Key of E
Of Cocks and Existentialism
Metro Area Weather
Montreal in 7 Pieces
Halifax in a Sentence
PLUS an excerpt from her serial novel, Naked Montreal!
A Woman’s Corn – Two secret lovers with more secrets then either of them knew, brings about a special witches brew while the devil stews.
Charlies Chunky Munching Meat – A tale of obsession over a certain pink meat, gone too far.
Halloween Nosh – Two old-world vampires celebrating their love during the holidays with a special feast in the dungeon.
Biscuit : A Love Story – A baker’s dreams destroyed by a homeless man with unnatural hungers, leads to super-natural revenge.
Burnt Scrambled Eggs – What happens when your succubus lover stays over for breakfast?
The Disagreeable Dinner – Ever eaten a bad meal? Not like this one. Join us for this strange and hilarious case of food poisoning
Sugar – Honey is sweet, but when a potential sugar daddy turns out to be one of her high school teachers, a night of planned BDSM fun ends in a most unsavory of ways.
The Henry Problem – Fruit as an aphrodisiac, exorcisms for dummies? All that and more!
Nibble, Nibble, My Wolf – It’s all the rage to reimagine fairy tales these days and this story gets it right in the most beautifully twisted and erotic way.
The Wrath of the Buttery Bastard Taters – GMO’s are out of hand. A couples romantic dinner turns into a nightmare when their frankenfood decides to eat them instead.
Sauce – When cooking lessons lead to a new fetish, narcissistic Bart, takes self-satisfaction to a new level.
The Care and Feeding of your Personal Demon – Be careful what you wish for. Sometimes, asking for a little help from down below can come with a lifetime of demented and hilarious torment.
P.A.C.D. The Kitchen of Tomorrow, Today! – Advancements in technology are often quickly perverted for sexual experimentation. Find out what happens when a couple’s cooling romance heats back up with a new kitchen appliance.
Arabica – Do you like coffee? Maybe a little too much? Here’s a tale of a woman using BDSM aversion therapy to overcome her caffeine addiction.
Toilet Manners – Marital impropriety leads to the strangest meal of a man’s life after a visit to a glory hole inside a fancy french restaurant.
The Stray – Is the story of a man’s lifelong dedication to helping strays. But, what happens when one gets a little upset when he announces he is moving away.
The Old Man in the Suit – Voodoo and baked goods outside a lesbian bar during Mardi Gras.
Do you like food? Sex? Horror? Humor? Then this book is for you!
Seven of today’s hottest erotica writers have teamed up to bring you a collection of taboo tales sure to get your pulse racing!
Introduced by the great Cheri Verset, “Shh… It’s Too Taboo” leads you through seven secret worlds created by seven naughty authors. Don’t be afraid to step into a realm of forbidden fantasy. You know you’re safe with Jade K. Scott, Terry Towers, Candi Cade, Lexi Wood, Sasha Blake, Giselle Renarde and Saffron Daughter as your guides. Let your heart palpitate as you lose yourself in more than 40,000 words of shocking sexual encounters.
You’re certain to love these seven sizzling stories every bit as much as our characters enjoy their hot and spicy sex!
4 complete novellas of Alpha male romance. This set will delight all those who like their men rich and strong and their women feisty. These are hot romances and some of the books contain BDSM but the women are strong, real life women who demand equality.
Anna is the friend and each of the women in these books will be changed by her friendship.
Book One – 50 Shades of Freedom – Jude must discover who she really is to save herself from poverty. Can an indecent proposal be the answer to all her dreams or is it the beginning of a nightmare.
Book 2 – Fays Story – The Gift – Fay is devastated by the death of her grandmother and the last thing she is looking for is romance. Drake a gorgeous stranger turns her life upside down when he tells her something that must be a lie. Will she follow him and discover her true identity or will her temper get the better of her? Fay must be careful for someone wants her dead and only Drake can save her.
Book 3 – Elise’s Story Escape – Elise has had the hots for gorgeous billionaire boss Joel Sakharov since she started work for him. On a date she loses her virginity and then is devastated because to him it was just a fling. She run’s home to start her life anew only to find he follows. Will she be won over by his charms or will her ex best friend David finally get what he always wanted?
Book 4 – Anna’s Story – Metamorphosis – Anna was the start, the virginal girl too shy to stand up for herself. Bullied by her boss she is miserable at work. Will a chance encounter change her life forever? Persuaded to visit a BDSM club she sees a world of leather, lace and possibility but surly it is too much for her. Will she run away or will she revel and become the confident woman she needs to be. – This is an exclusive story only available in this boxed set.
These are hot romances with real women but contain scenes of m/f sex and BDSM that some readers may find offensive – 18 + only