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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?”
Angels with Attitude - Author Interview
Desires Anthem by Samantha Egret
What would you have done differently if you were the main character of your book?
In Desire’s Anthem, Hannah gets heavily involved with her co-worker and friend, Danny. She resolves to teach him how to please a woman, sexually, so he can win the girl of his dreams. I don’t think I’d ever offer anything like that, because I know I would never be able to keep my heart out of the equation.
What was your inspiration behind this book?
Why did you become a writer?
I want to tell stories that speak truth to women. My goal through writing and sharing stories that show women’s deepest desires is to encourage women not only to assert themselves sexually, but to truly believe that they themselves are worthy sources of desire. 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.
Do you have a favorite author or authors?
I think Kate Chopin was so far ahead of her time with The Awakening. It’s telling that so many people still don’t get that novel or the desperation in the archetypical “married woman” it seeks to uncover.
Do you like to write your books in a continuing series?
This is my first novel, but I don’t think I’ll do a series. I have other characters I’d like to explore.
If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why?
Danny, of course! He’s a cad, but he’s a sweet, sexy, and funny one.
What kinds of books do you like to read in your spare time?
I’ve been reading a lot about Divine Mother lately. I think our image of Divine Mother, above all else, is what informs a woman about what she should and shouldn’t be. So I seek to construct a new definition.
As a reader and writer I think it is important to get to know your fans and make a connection with them as an author who takes the extra step to hear what their fans think and want in their continued writing is continued success and key to selling more books .Do you agree with that?
Of course! How can I connect to women if I don’t know what speaks to them?
Do you cry when writing sad scenes?
Yes, especially when the scene reminds me of an especially emotional moment I’ve had in my own life.
Did you have a Cover Designer?
Yes. His name is Geronimo Quitoriano.
Who is your fictional boyfriend or girlfriend crush?
I will always love Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre.
If you were able to dine and have a one on one with your favorite writer/author who would it be?
Do just re-read your favorite books?
I mix it up and alternate between something new and a tried and true favorite.
Do you ever get in a reading slump like your readers do?
I definitely go through periods of not reading, if that’s what you mean. Sometimes I’m thinking too much about my own writing to read someone else’s.
What is the funniest book you ever read?
Green Eggs and Ham. That Sam I Am is resilient!
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
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