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My Wild Elevator Ride: Or why I shouldn’t say I write sexy novels

Writers get lonely. We need to socialize, talk. Discover there is a world beyond our computers. So I came up with this fun character who is a writer and what happens when she goes out into the world and goes on a wild elevator ride…

I hope you enjoy my short story.

~Jina

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My Wild Elevator Ride

I work in a cubicle surrounded by books, computers, and ideas.

I get lonely.

Very lonely. Hey, a girl can only fantasize so much about meeting a sexy guy who’ll knock her bunny slippers off. (I don’t wear shoes when I’m writing.)

So when I go out, which isn’t often when you’re trying to promote your work online and get through the quagmire of the first chapter in your next book, I get talkative.

Very talkative.

When my goddess gets her gab on, I can’t stop her. My therapist says it’s repressed speech syndrome ad finitum. Or something like that.

Anyway, I got in over my head when I walked into the elevator in my hotel. I was in town to speak at a writer’s group which always makes me a nervous wreck. I was going through my usual ritual to calm my nerves. A six-pack of diet soda and dark chocolate.

The only problem was, the soda was warm.

I like ice. Cold, numbing ice. Makes me forget I have to face a room of creative ladies who are probably way more talented than I am, but for some reason they think I’m cool. I just got lucky, I tell them, but yeah, I earned my stripes in this business. Writing, getting rejections for years, and working my butt off. I’m grateful to be where I am.

So what I didn’t need was a guy chatting me up about his hundred thousand dollar a year sales job and his black BMW. Nice enough, but I wasn’t looking for anything more than an ice machine that worked.

The one on my floor was broken.

Now I was stuck in an elevator with a sales guy who had obviously removed the wedding band from his left hand. His tan line blinked at me like a neon sign. Come on in, it seemed to say, the water’s fine.

I don’t swim with the sharks.

“You don’t want to drink alone,” he said, observing my ice bucket filled with chilled cubes.

“I have my laptop for company.” I smiled. “Besides, I have work to do.”

“Are you here with the software convention?” he asked warily.

“Well…” I wasn’t, but I decided to play along.

“No way…a pretty girl like you can’t be a techie.”

“Why not?” I shot back, perturbed. I hated guys who put down a girl’s ambition. “Can’t women use their brains to get ahead?”

“Not when they have natural attributes…” He eyed my chest. Mind you, I was wearing navy blue sweats and my pink bunny slippers with floppy ears. This guy was either desperate or he’d been on the road too long.

“Sorry to disappoint you,” I said, “but I’m a writer.”

“You’re kidding?” He seemed genuinely surprised, which didn’t help my ego. “What do you write?”

Ooh...I couldn’t resist shooting him the punchline.

“I write sexy novels.”

“Well, you are full of surprises,” he said, edging closer to me. “We should get to know each other better.”

The air in the elevator suddenly got stuffier and I prayed my deodorant didn’t work so he’d get the message. So far, no one else had gotten on the elevator and I had two more stops before we got to my floor.

“I don’t think that would be a good idea.” I wiggled the ears on my rabbit slippers, hoping to shoot down this guy’s sex-o-meter. That should have stopped him right there.

It didn’t.

“How about a nightcap in my room? My bottle of bourbon and your—” He paused, wetting his lips. “Ice cubes.”

“You mean do research for my books?”

“Oh, yeah…”

“I bet,” I said.

I shouldn’t have opened my mouth, but sometimes we writers just ache to act like our heroines and throw back those snappy remarks. I tried to discourage him, but when he started breathing in my face, I knew I was in over my head. I did what any romance heroine would do.

I dumped the bucket of melting ice on his pinstripe suit.

“Hey, what the—” he called out and thank God, the elevator door opened. It wasn’t my floor, but I didn’t care. One more minute with Mr. BMW and I would have ended up served on a chilled platter.

Before he could brush the ice off his shoulders, out I ran. Down the long corridor and then I jammed down the stairway to the next floor to my room.

I never looked back.

I spent the rest of the night drinking warm soda and giggling as I wrote this guy into my story. I bet he won’t forget me either.

I imagine that was the last time he tried to pick up a girl in an elevator wearing pink bunny slippers.

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Happy New Year!! 2014 is here…

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My Sexy Saturday 20: Naked Sushi “Are you as hot as your name?”

Pepper O’Malley is revved up and ready to go next Tuesday October 15th in Naked Sushi!

Before then, here we are at WEEK 20 on:

MY SEXY SATURDAY: Check out the sexy snippets from fabulous authors HERE!! 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs.

This super blogging group is growing every week! We’ve got a great bunch of authors with amazing Sexy Snippets!! Be sure to check out the fab authors and their sexy snippets HERE.

This week is Vine excerpt No 3. Pepper has just met this cool guy in the copy room where she works as a video game designer. She doesn’t know he’s an undercover FBI agent…

Naked Sushi

Excerpt 3:

He grinned and then took his hand away from his pocket and cupped my chin.  When he stared into my eyes, my knees turned to honey, all warm and melty. A shiver went through me.

“What’s your name?” he asked.

“Pepper.”

“Are you as hot as your name?” he wanted to know, bumping his hip into mine, his hot breath steaming up my glasses. His tough, sexy talk took me to a place I’d only dreamed of going. His voice gripped me, making me squeeze my pubic muscles in a delicious manner and then release them.

“How’d you like to find out?” I said, tossing him a wicked grin.

I loved saying that, figuring he’d laugh like the other programmers and then slap me on the back and ask me to go have a beer.

Imagine my surprise when he didn’t.

Coming October 15, 2013 from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin:

NAKED SUSHI is available for pre-order on Amazon!

 

Text Copyright © 2013 by Jina Bacarr

Cover Art Copyright © 2013 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Permission to reproduce text granted by Harlequin Books S.A. Cover art used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved.
® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies,  used under license. by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies, used under license.”
Music:

He’s So Sexy
Dream Valley Music
Composer: Michael Stephen Decker Publisher: Shockwave-Sound.Com

My Sexy Saturday 19 Naked Sushi: Video Excerpt 2

I’ve got DOUBLE the sexy snippet fun for Week 19!! Two videos!

MY SEXY SATURDAY: Check out the sexy snippets from fabulous authors HERE!! 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs.

Week 19 of this super blogging group. Pumpkins are in the stores, even snow on the ground in some parts of the U.S.…but it’s getting hotter here each week. We’ve got a great bunch of authors with amazing Sexy Snippets!! Be sure to check out the fab authors and their sexy snippets HERE.

I posted a sexy snippet from Naked Sushi Chapter One where my heroine, Pepper O’Malley, is undercover as a naked sushi model spying on her ex-boss when she sees the sexy thief (she doesn’t know he’s an FBI agent) who got her fired cozying up to him.

Two short videos from VINE and INSTAGRAM — the Vine video loops over and over so you can take your time reading the snippet. Instagram is longer at 16 seconds, but it doesn’t loop.

PS — the silky border that I used as a frame around my videos is a remnant from ornate kimono designed by a kimono maker I met when I was taking kimono lessons from a Japanese sensei

Coming in October 2013 from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin:

NAKED SUSHI is available for pre-order on Amazon!

 

Text Copyright © 2013 by Jina Bacarr

Cover Art Copyright © 2013 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Permission to reproduce text granted by Harlequin Books S.A. Cover art used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved.
® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies,  used under license. by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies, used under license.”
Music:

He’s So Sexy
Dream Valley Music
Composer: Michael Stephen Decker Publisher: Shockwave-Sound.Com

My Sexy Saturday 18: Meet Pepper’s FBI Hottie in “Naked Sushi”

MY SEXY SATURDAY: Check out the sexy snippets from fabulous authors HERE!! 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs.

Week 18 of this super blogging group. The leaves are falling…but it’s getting hotter each week. We’ve got a great bunch of authors with amazing Sexy Snippets!! Be sure to check out the fab authors and their sexy snippets HERE.

In my Cosmo Red-Hot Read from Harlequin,Naked Sushi,” just what was Special Agent Steve Raines thinking when Pepper O’Malley has an encounter of the erotic kind with him in the copy room? It’s midnight and the two of them are alone in the video game company where she works.

In this snippet, Steve tries to explain to his female boss, Jordan, what happened…

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He’d frisked her to make sure she wasn’t private security packing heat. “I made love to her.”

“I imagine she couldn’t resist your charm,” she snarled. 

“It works on you every time.” 

“Can it, Steven. You’re the best looking field agent I have, but the FBI didn’t hire you for your looks.” 

He let that pass. “Believe me, Jordan, you haven’t seen this girl.” He whistled under his breath. “She’s sensational.” He’d never forget how she ground her butt into his groin, teasing him, making him crazy. Dry humping him until he couldn’t take it any longer. To knock him off balance? He had to find out. He’d slid her jeans down over her smooth skin and grabbed her ass. A more perfect ass he’d never seen. And one that gave a guy all kinds of sinful thoughts. Damn, he was going ballistic over this chick. 

Why? Because she’d touched a nerve in him. 

For all her brave talk, he swore she wasn’t as easy a lay as she made out.Maybe it was the glasses, which he found sexy, that gave her the innocent air. In the end it was his job to make sure she wasn’t a threat to him.

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Coming in October 2013 from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin:

NAKED SUSHI is available for pre-order on Amazon!

 

Text Copyright © 2013 by Jina Bacarr

Cover Art Copyright © 2013 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited

Permission to reproduce text granted by Harlequin Books S.A. Cover art used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved.

® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies, used under license. by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies, used under license.”

My Sexy Saturday 17: Pepper and the FBI Hottie

MY SEXY SATURDAY: Check out the sexy snippets from fabulous authors HERE!! 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs.

Week 17 of this phenomenal blogging group. It gets bigger and better each week. We’ve got a great bunch of authors this week: 37 Sexy Snippets!! Be sure to check out the fab authors and their sexy snippets HERE.

In my Cosmo Red-Hot Read from Harlequin,Naked Sushi,” Pepper’s FBI hottie has sex with her in the copy room. Only she thinks he’s a new game designer in the company. She’s working late and hanging with this guy is a girl’s dream. Especially when all that’s waiting for her at home is Chinese take-out and an old movie on TV.

Pepper goes crazy, crying out, thrashing about and slamming her hands down on the platen glass of the copy machine. Throwing her sweaty palms all over the machine. Wild, pawing, and scratching like a wolf in heat. Here’s what happens next:

Oh, my God, it was good.

It didn’t last.

In a wild moment, I pushed the Copy button by mistake. A powerful white light flooded into my face as the light bar moved back and forth, blinding me.

I hit another button and a blaring alarm went off .

Oh, shit.

I was a goner.

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Coming in October 2013 from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin:

NAKED SUSHI is available for pre-order on Amazon!

Text Copyright © 2013 by Jina Bacarr 


My Sexy Saturday: Naked Sushi Vine Video

MY SEXY SATURDAY: Check out the sexy snippets from fabulous authors HERE!! 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs.

Week 16 of this phenomenal blogging group. It gets bigger and better each week. We’ve got a great bunch of authors this week: 41 Sexy Snippets!! Be sure to check out the fab authors and their sexy snippets HERE.

This week I have something different for you: A Vine video

I’ve found a way to make this sexy snippet from my Cosmo Red-Hot Read, “Naked Sushi” go on and on. Six seconds can last forever…on Vine. I posted a snippet from Chapter One where my heroine, Pepper O’Malley, is undercover as a naked sushi model spying on her ex-boss when she sees the sexy thief (she doesn’t know he’s an FBI agent) who got her fired cozying up to him. The short video loops over and over so you can take your time reading the snippet.

Since it’s only six sentences, here’s the sentence that precedes it from Naked Sushi:

I allowed my overripe female hormones to be seduced by this man with a slow, irresistible smile.

Coming in October 2013 from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin:

NAKED SUSHI is available for pre-order on Amazon!

 

Text Copyright © 2013 by Jina Bacarr

Cover Art Copyright © 2013 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Permission to reproduce text granted by Harlequin Books S.A. Cover art used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved.
® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies,  used under license. by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies, used under license.”
Music:

He’s So Sexy
Dream Valley Music
Composer: Michael Stephen Decker Publisher: Shockwave-Sound.Com

My Sexy Saturday: Tokyo Rendezvous 2: At the Love Hotel

MY SEXY SATURDAY: Check out the sexy snippets from fabulous authors HERE!! 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs.

Week 14 and the snippets are hot, hot, hot on this Labor Day Weekend!! Be sure to check out the fab authors and their snippets HERE.

Last week we went to Tokyo to discover Japan’s best kept secret: The Love Hotel in myTokyo Rendezvous Spice Brief TOKYO RENDEZVOUS.

This week you’ll find out more about happens in this X-rated snippet…

“A Japanese girl waits for the boy to undress her,” Steve said, unbuttoning my blouse and sliding my slim skirt down over my thighs. I stood there, mesmerized.  What was wrong with the lighting? It changed colors every time we spoke, from blue to orange to yellow to purple. Before I could adjust my eyes to the sound-sensitive, colored lighting dimming and changing color at the command of his raw, sexy voice, he unhooked my bra, then pulled down my panties. He grinned when he noticed the tattoo on my left butt cheek. He slapped my butt and I moaned, enjoying the pleasant sting of his palm on my hot flesh. He said, “I like the way it wiggles.”

“My butt or the tattoo?”

“Both.”

I looked straight into his eyes and asked, “Now that you’ve shown me what the boy does, what does the girl do?”

“She lets him know what she wants by her actions.”

“Like this?”

I sashayed over to the black marble Jacuzzi, tossing my hair over my shoulder and letting it ripple down my naked back. I knew Steve was watching me as I turned on the jets. I wiggled my big toe in the gurgling water, then sat down on the edge of the tub. He joined me and was soon busy soaping up a sweet, redolent soap lather. He rubbed the green foamy stuff all over my body, around my breasts, down to my stomach, and between my thighs. Waves of pleasure rushed over me, his touch arousing me. I groaned. The smell of the exotic soap was almost overpowering, along with his hands sliding all over my body. My skin tingled, my muscles relaxed, my pussy throbbed. I began to writhe under his expert touch then shivered when his fingers slid in and out of me, exploring the depths of my body, making me groan louder when I let myself go and my pussy tightened around his fingers, drawing him deeper into me.

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Tokyo Rendezvous is available on Amazon Kindle and e-tailers everywhere.

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Coming in October 2013 from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin:

NAKED SUSHI is available for pre-order on Amazon!

My Sexy Saturday: Tokyo Rendezvous

MY SEXY SATURDAY: Check out the sexy snippets from fabulous authors HERE!! 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs.

Week 13 and the snippets are hot, hot, hot!! Be sure to check out the fab authors and their snippets HERE.

This week we’re going to Tokyo to discover Japan’s best kept secret: The Love Hotel in my Spice Brief TOKYO RENDEZVOUS:

1107_TokyoRendezvousI lay on my back, my head resting on a black satin pillow shaped like an over-sized boxing glove. Comfy, cozy. And naked. I took a deep breath and let it out slowly, spreading my legs and exposing the tender lips of my p**y, hot and moist.

Let’s get ready to rrrrrumble…” I said, twirling my Rs like a professional ring announcer.

The nude man watching me grinned, then joined me on the bed, square-shaped like a boxing ring with ropes and stanchions. I reached back and grabbed onto the golden ropes surrounding the bed, parting my lips in anticipation and surrendering myself to the expertise of his bare hands.

They were everywhere at once, caressing and stroking me, sliding over my thighs, then gently untying the thin silk belt holding together my short red kimono. I tightened my stomach, the tautness of my muscles straining while I pulled on the golden cordons. Tingling, gripped with a hunger for his touch, I pulled harder. He sensed my need and rubbed his palms against my hard nipples, sending me into a dizzying spiral, somewhere, everywhere. I loved the feeling. I wanted more.

“Ready for the next round?” he whispered, never letting up with his hands.

“Yes…yes!” I cried out.

Kissing, fondling, massaging all over my body, this was only the beginning of the game. A game that rocked my world and sent me to new heights of sights, sounds, and smells, not to mention great sex.

It was called the love hotel.

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Tokyo Rendezvous is available on Amazon Kindle and e-tailers everywhere.

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Coming in October 2013 from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin:

NAKED SUSHI is available for pre-order on Amazon!

My Sexy Saturday: Like a Virgin

MY SEXY SATURDAY: Check out the sexy snippets from fabulous authors HERE!! 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs.

Week 12 and the snippets are hot, hot, hot!! Be sure to check out the fab authors and their snippets HERE.

Last week, we met Chloe in NICE GIRLS DO IT . She’s a virgin, having lost her fiancé in Iraq before they could make love. When she meets the mysterious Hunter, he offers to help her overcome her grief and give her the loving experience she craves.

In this sexy snippet, he tells her about the virgin and the vase:

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“This beautiful vase reminds me of a story I heard in London about a gentleman and a virgin,” said the Hunter, holding the ovular vase painted with pretty blooms and fancy chinoiserie. The bright gold leaf around the rim caught the light from the fire, mesmerizing her.

What was on his mind?

“Smoking a big cigar,” he continued, “the British lord insisted to the proprietor of a posh shop on Bond Street that a virgin was like a vase.”

“How intriguing,” she said, interested. The metaphor was obvious, but coming from the Hunter she expected his take would be unique.

And sexy. She wasn’t disappointed.

“Puffing on his cigar, the gentleman expressed his desire to acquire the vase for his collection.” He looked her straight in the eye as he slid his fingers up and down the vase from top to bottom with an experienced touch. She took an unexpected delight in watching him caress the vase like he would a woman.

I wish he’d touch me like that, find his way inside me and do all kinds of wonderful things to me.

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Read the rest of the Hunter’s “Like a Virgin” story in “Nice Girls Do It” from Amazon Kindle and e-tailers everywhere. NICE GIRLS DO IT is $.99.

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NAKED SUSHI is available for pre-order on Amazon!

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