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About the author:
Action, intrigue, deceit, obsession, sensuality, the use of wealth to achieve one’s goals and the struggle between corruption and ethics are a constant theme.
What inspired you to write your book?
The book is about the journey of a strong woman who is a military pilot fighting the war in Iraq and the two men that help her become a true woman. The sensual scenes are integral to the story, but they are not the sole focus. The book covers the incongruities and consequences of the terrible misguided actions that led to the catastrophe and insurrection in Iraq.
Here is a short sample from the book:
Amir was sitting on a chair with a drink in hand. He was determined to make his encounter with Tess work. The courtesans that instructed him in the arts of love impressed upon him that when making love to a woman, a man must forget his own needs. His sole focus should be to understand what her needs are. Women are complex creatures; find the best way to give her pleasure, and she will more than fulfill your desire in the end.
Tess walked in through the open door. Amir looked at her appraisingly, trying to conceal his excitement. He stood up and went to her. He took her hand and slowly walked her to the bed. He looked at her silently and feasted his eyes on the object of his desire. Finally, he would have her.
Tess kept standing, trembling, betraying her desire. Amir came closer, looking at her appraisingly. He could feel her desire to resist, and that is how he liked it. But, he also sensed that she now wanted him. It would make the conquest that much sweeter and satisfying.
He slowly removed her robe and then his, dropping the garments on the floor. “You are sublime, Tess. You are a beautiful tiger that has captured my heart.”
Tess felt herself trembling with a combination of desire and hatred for being forced to submit to him. Amir moved behind her and breathed on her neck, inhaling her intoxicating perfume. He placed his hands on her shoulders, down her arms and to her waist. “You are exquisite, my love. You have beautiful soft skin, but underneath you are made of powerful, strong flesh and bone. I have never made love to anyone the likes of you.”
He walked around her, still scrutinizing, using his fingers to touch her lightly on the shoulders and down her back, over her buttocks. Behind her, he touched the bottom of her breasts. He moved to face her and kissed her lips, pressing his hard erection against her belly. He continued kissing her with gentle urgency, embracing her with growing ardor.
Tess felt like crumbling to the floor. “Amir, let’s lie down.”
Amir picked her up in his arms and laid her down on the bed. He feasted his eyes, inspecting her body as she lied on her back and suppressed an urgent need to take her. He had to remind himself once more that to have her he must find a way to please her first.
He lay down next to her and kissed her softly on one breast. “Tell me, Tess, what is your will? How can I fulfill you every desire?”
Amir’s archaic language made Tess smile. “You think you are in a seraglio, Amir? Is that where you want to be?”
Amir kissed her tight belly. “I am your slave, not a Sultan, my love. I am here to offer you pleasure. What do you wish? How can I bring you heavenly bliss?”
Tess laughed at Amir’s playacting. She seized his swollen penis. He jolted, surprised. “How about we get things going and let’s see what happens?”
Amir raised himself on his knees, staring at her; stretched on her back, her beauty on full display. She looked at him, her green eyes barely open, her body moving impatiently. She seemed like a leopard ready to jump from her lair.