Desire’s Anthem: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Romance
by Samantha Egret
Audience: Adult 18+ - Genre: Erotic Romance - Format: E-book and Paperback - Publisher: Chances Press, LLC www.chancespress.com - Cover by: Geronimo Quitoriano - Pages: 186 - ISBN: 978-0692345016 - ASIN: B00QHM0Q0O - Date Published: December 2014
She's gonna rock his world...
Danny Ayres has always lived his life on his terms. As a marketing exec for a big-time record label, he never had to look far for a willing fling, and rarely gave repeat performances. When he falls for a once-in-a-lifetime woman, he knows that even he can't negotiate out of this deal. But when in the same week he loses his job and his proposal falls flat, he starts to wonder if he's lost his touch.
Hannah Mercury has always found comfort in the straightforward procedures of civil service, and has organized her suburban life to high standards. Recently estranged from her husband and vulnerable from a careless indiscretion, she knows it's wise to keep Danny at arms' length.
During a chance meeting at lunch, Danny strikes up a conversation with Hannah, and the two forge an unlikely friendship. But after a brief and unexpected encounter takes the two beyond the platonic and into the erotic, Hannah realizes just why Danny's only been successful at one-night stands. She makes a proposition to teach him, in way he never dreamed possible, what it takes to REALLY satisfy a woman sexually and win back his dream girl.
But can they satisfy their carnal desires without losing control of their hearts?
“Wanna go to lunch again?” she asked.
Trying to keep his cool, Danny rolled back in his office chair. “On a Monday?”
Hannah laughed. “Come on, I’ve been waiting all weekend to see you.”
Danny tried to be as aloof as possible. “Okay, but it can’t take long.”
“We can pick one of the quickie spots in the Arts District,” resolved Hannah. “Besides, parking is free on that side of Downtown. See you at noon?”
Danny smiled at how determined she was. “Nooners it is.”
“No, sweetie—just lunch,” she said, and winked. He laughed. She sure did have a bit of the devil in her. It made her almost irresistible.
She was cool the whole way there. Not once did they talk about what happened last Friday at the bar—and after. Danny was starting to feel so at ease that he let his guard down. They talked about the final steps of getting the fire station built, and of some of Danny’s plans for marketing the Grand Opening. It was like old times, and Danny wondered whether Hannah had realized how far they’d gotten and decided to pull back, too.
Once they got to the Arts District and found parking, though, she turned toward him, placing her hand on his thigh. “I thought about you all weekend,” she said as she caressed it.
Danny laughed. “That’s no fun.”
Hannah let her hand move up. “Oh, but it was, Danny. I touched myself and thought of you. Of all the things I want you to do to me. I can’t come anymore without thinking of you.” She cupped his growing erection, and leaned over to kiss his neck.
“I’ve imagined doing a lot more to you, too. Many times.” He let her continue to kiss and bite his neck. “I wish we could run away together, just ditch work one day.”
Hannah took a break from her nibbling. “We could, you know. Just call me before I get off the train, and instead of taking the red line to work I’ll take it to Hollywood, and we can have a fun day together.” She settled back in the passenger seat. “Oh, Danny, why don’t we?”
He looked at her regrettably. “Come on, Hannah. You remember our deal. We can’t let this thing we have get in the way of our lives, and that includes our jobs. Our goals for success.”
She looked at him. “And then there’s that girl…”
“Akie,” he said. It felt awkward to say her name at that moment. Hannah hesitated. “I’m sorry, Hannah—I think maybe that was insensitive.”
“No—it’s just that…”
Danny raised an eyebrow. “Just that what?”
Hannah took a deep breath before speaking. “What if I could guarantee you that the next time you see Akie, she will never want to leave again?”
Samantha Egret was born of a passion for writing and a desire to create an open dialog on female sexuality. Frustrated at the tendency of the media to portray females as necessarily sexually submissive and men as authorities on pleasing women, she set our to write a work of Erotica that defies this paradigm. After all, a woman is the foremost authority on her own body, not a man! In Desire's Anthem: A Rock 'N' Roll Romance, an established suburban mother not only awakens to her own desirability, but also teaches a known Lothario a thing or two about pleasing a woman. Samantha seeks to encourage women not only to assert themselves sexually, but to truly believe that they themselves are worthy sources of desire. Says Samantha: "A woman that not only embraces her sexuality but also knows she can BE the fantasy emanates a power and a confidence that is truly a force with which to be reckoned: and it's damn sexy to her partner, too!" Her ultimate goal: to help ALL women see the absolute fabulousness in themselves! Samantha resides in Downtown Los Angeles, among the high-rises and large-living, a graduate of the high-stakes world of public relations. Desire's Anthem is her first novel. www.samanthaegret.com
Please welcome Danny and Hannah from Samantha Egret's Desire's Anthem to Diane’s Book Blog.
What are your full names?
Danny Ayres and Hannah Mercury
What is your hair color? Eye color?
Danny – Brown and brown.
Hannah – Blonde and green.
Where were you born? Where have you lived since then? Where do you currently call home?
Danny – Born in Texas. Came to L.A. years ago to start my band, Exquisite Corpse, and never looked back. Exquisite Corpse is dead but I’m still here. I live on the Westside.
Hannah – I grew up in a small seaside town in Southern California. The only other place I’ve lived is the agonizingly boring suburb I live in now with my estranged husband and two kids. But we may have to change our living arrangements soon. You see, I almost had an affair last year with this guy at my work, Connor, and my husband and I never really recovered from it.
What is your biggest fear?
Danny – That I won’t be able to control my awesome superpowers.
Hannah – That I will be stuck in this job for the rest of my young life, living in a suburb I can’t stand.
Which living person do you most despise?
Danny – Don’t really despise anyone.
Hannah – I don’t despise anyone. You’d think I would despise Connor, the guy I almost had the affair with, who ignores me. But I don’t.
What is your greatest regret?
Danny – Not keeping Exquisite Corpse going. We really had a chance to hit it big.
Hannah – Connor.
What is the quality you most like in a man/woman?
Danny – That she’s hot.
Hannah – Someone that makes me laugh.
Which living person do you most admire?
Danny – Axl Rose.
Hannah - Sheryl Sandberg
What is your motto?"
Danny – Live and let live.
Hannah – It’s more of a mantra I wish for: “Love, health, and happiness.”
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