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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

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Music:

He’s So Sexy
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Composer: Michael Stephen Decker Publisher: Shockwave-Sound.Com
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The Berlin Diary of Lady Eve Marlowe — Mother’s Day Tribute

Happy Mother’s Day…a special day for all moms!

I was reminded of a video I made about the prequel to Cleopatra’s Perfume–my sexy WWII spy story–about the heroine’s life as a cabaret dancer in Weimar Berlin in 1928. Lady Eve Marlowe wasn’t always the wife of a titled British nobleman.

She was a working girl in Berlin.

A dancer. A girl often down on her luck in a city filled with the wild and crazy times of pre-war Berlin.

But the storm was coming for anyone who could see it, as witnessed through Eve’s eyes.

Especially when she meets the mother of a murdered dancer in the theatre where Eve worked. Frau Mueller touched her life deeply.

So on this Mother’s Day, here is that video of a time gone by during the Jazz Age…and a tribute to mothers everywhere.

 

Mr. Selfridge and the Working Girl

A working girl needs a killer wardrobe, though in my upcoming Cosmo Hot Reads from Harlequin, NAKED SUSHI, Pepper O’Malley, my heroine, wears only yellow pom pom chrysanthemums and a banana leaf for her gig as a sushi model.

Lucky girl.

But most of us with 9 to 5 jobs have to plan what we’re going to wear each day. Casual …or sexy heels and skirt? Jeans and a tee? Whatever your choice, we have much to choose from in our local department store or boutique.

It wasn’t always that way.

I’ve been watching Mr. Selfridge on PBS.org about the American who opened up Selfridge’s department store in London in 1909. He believed the emancipated woman was the future, not a thorn in his side. In a recent episode, the employees stage an all-nighter to decorate the windows at Selfridge’s to show their support for the suffragettes, not alienate them.

Oh, what fun! The beautiful store windows alone make it worth watching, but the interesting facts about how department stores have changed over the past 100 years is fascinating. And how he changed the life of the working girl.

Did you know that before Selfridge’s

Ready-to-wear didn’t exist; a lady came in for fittings, then her garments were made. Selfridge’s believed that would change and predicted mass production of clothes.

Cosmetics were sold under the counter so as not to offend a lady’s delicate nature. Mr. Selfridge wanted to bring lip rouge in from the cold so women could embrace makeup, not shun it.
 
Harry Selfridge made shopping an event for working girls, not a chore. He displayed a small plane in his store and even had the famed ballerina Anna Pavlova dance for his customers.

And– 

Photo by Jina Bacarr

Photo by Jina Bacarr

Perfume was sold at the front of the store to mask the smell of horse manure clinging to the customers’ shoes. Mr. Selfridge wanted working girls everywhere to enjoy the scent of a lovely lavender while they shopped.

So the next time you go shopping at your local department store, stop at the perfume counter at the front of the store and enjoy a splash of your favorite fragrance.

You have Mr. Selfridge to thank for that.

Click here to see a wonderful array of photos and pix from Selfridge’s.

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