Tuesday, October 13, 2009

RELEASE DAY!!!! (and Contest)

I cannot tell you all how excited I am to announce the release of 'Dirty Business' from Loose Id! It's a story near and dear to my heart. I hope the rest of the world loves it as much as I do.

Also, because I'm a dumb ass, I forgot to include the dedication page so I'd like to do that here. First and foremost, I'd like to thank my family. My brother, Joseph, who thinks I writes smut but is glad that I'm now getting paid for it. My dad, David, who when he heard I was getting published said that he was going to buy it--but not read it. And to my mom, Pat, who said, 'I am!' and proceeded to tell everyone in our universe, including my nana.

Also to my CP, Helen Hardt, Viola Estrella, and Tricia Leigh Wood, without whom I probably would have given up this racket ages ago. Thanks for all the support and encouragement.

Oh, and catch me over at Lia Slater's blog. I've got some pretty choice things going on over there.

Now for the fun part.

First, an excerpt. I know you all have been waiting for one and I've been waiting to give it to you!

Here's the blurb from the Loose Id website:

The moment Sean Keller spotted the dark-eyed beauty across a dim hotel bar room, it was lust at first sight. It wasn't long before he had his hands -and mouth- all over her. After one incredible night of sex, he awakens to find she’s disappeared, but it's not long before he finds her again. At his new office: she's his Executive Assistant! He can't allow himself to be distracted. He has come to Denver on a mission, to find the person trying to swindle him. Sean always gets his man. But keeping his distance from his newest employee is not going to be easy.

Chloe Walters had no idea that the handsome stranger she slept with the
night before would be
her new boss. Or that she’d be the number one suspect in his corporate espionage investigation. She's on a hunt of her own to uncover the scammer. But Sean’s idea of cat-and-mouse has higher stakes than just her job.


And now the excerpt...

She resisted the urge to fidget, knowing he was establishing his dominance. She didn’t relish the thought that he was a dog and she was the nearest tree. The silence stretched between them until she wanted to claw at the air until she could breath again.

She was just about to scream when he looked up. She jerked as his green gaze lasered into her brown one.

“So I was surprised to find you worked at Dorset.”

“Yeah, well, no more than I was to discover who you were.” Or that my new boss knew how to give an amazing orgasm using just his tongue.

Stop! Focus!

He leaned back in the chair, then steepled his fingers beneath his chin. “I’ve been reviewing your personnel file. You graduated magna cum laude from NYU with a degree in computer science, yet you work as an admin.”

She stiffened. “Yeah?”

“Why is that?”

She shrugged. “It was the end of the Internet boom. I wanted to live in Denver, and Mr. Dorset assured me that there was potential for advancement.”

“And you believed him?”

She narrowed her eyes, unsure of the direction of this conversation. “I’m not sure what you’re asking me.”

He leveled his stare on her. “It’s just that I’m a little surprised that someone with your stellar résumé is content to underachieve.”

“What does any of this have to do with the business at hand?” She hated the defensive tone of her voice. She especially hated he wasn’t saying anything that she didn’t tell herself on a daily basis. She already felt like a chump for staying and believing Dorset’s promises. The last thing she needed was for Sean to so accurately pin her as a dupe.

“Nothing. I was merely curious.”

She crossed her arms over her chest and glared at him. “Well, I’m done with twenty questions, so let’s move on.”

“Okay. Just one last question, though. What do we do now?”

She pretended ignorance. “Now I help make this acquisition as smooth as possible.”

He smiled. “I’m thinking more along the lines of the fact that I want nothing more than to take you, bend you over this desk, and fuck you until neither of us can stand.”

Oh hell.

Now writing that was fun. So is this...


Tell me about your most forbidden romance. (Obviously incest, bestiality, pedophilia, and liaisons involving bodily waste are out. But that does leave the field wide open.) Leave a comment on my blog and I will choose a winner. Now if you've never had a forbidden romance, don't despair. Tell me the most exotic location you've ever made love. Or fucked. They're not always the same. Sean and Chloe have some pretty fun adventures. What's yours?

The winner will receive a PDF copy of my novella, 'Dirty Business'!

Now go, comment!

Later Gators


Viola Estrella said...

AWWW!! Thanks for including me, Monica! HUGE congrats!! No need to include me in the contest since I'm too chicken to answer your question AND I already have my copy. Yay!

Ms. Priss said...

Congrats Monica on your book!!!! I would say that my most erotic was in a crowd of people, with us acting like nothing was going on. We both got off in an area not busy, mostly with our hands, and surprisingly no one came over. LOL

Helen Hardt said...

Monica, you know how ecstatic I am for you ;). This is so well deserved and I'm thrilled Chloe and Sean are finally in print.

Hmmm...most forbidden encounter, huh? Well, the summer after I graduated high school, I had a menage with two guys. But...one of them chickened out after we got naked (pantywaist!), so I really only did one of them.

My dh and I have done it in every ocean we've been in (which is only the Atlantic and Pacific, LOL), and once in the Glenwood Springs hot springs pool. And yes, there were loads of people around ;).

Tricia Leigh Wood said...

I am so happy for you. You've waited a long time for this, and it is well deserved, the story is amazing.

You know my secrets love, but I already have a copy of your book.

And Helen, I've also done it in every ocean we visited together, but we never did it at Glenwood, maybe becasue our kids were always around.

Congratulations friend!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting your book published. Take Care.