Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Trading Up with Mahalia Levey

Hmm, good food, hot romance and some sensory deprivation? Where do I sign up? I've never been a fan of those restaurants that invite you to eat in the dark--because by depriving you of sight, you enhance all your other senses. But after Trading Up--I may have to change my mind.

Prepare yourselves and be sure to check out this hot new release from Mahalia Levey!

I really had a great time writing another story for the 1NS series. I am totally hooked on writing them as well as reading what other authors are coming up with. In this story I decided to come up with a twist and play with two like minded individuals who judged possible dates with barely more than a glance or two. It’s a bad habit that we as a people have with deciding within seconds if someone is or isn’t for us. Just imagine all the possibles if people would slow down and let fate happen. With these two fate can’t happen because they are not open to it. That is where Madame Eve comes along and voila! Intervention. This is a feel good, sensory deprivation story that is smoking hot, or so I’ve been told. So grab your copy and experience fine dining in the dark and what things may come.







Blurb

Camilla’s deal breakers make finding a man to fit her wants, needs, and desires darn near impossible. For years she’s been primped and primed to be the perfect political daughter, when all she really wants to do is let loose without her world collapsing. When a friend sends her Madam Eve’s way, she grabs the opportunity to explore without being outed to the conservative watchdogs.

Jonah Black’s career is heading for a change. His friends have dubbed him married to the military, and he can’t deny that his focus has been off center. While they enjoy the pleasures of life and wives, he has nothing to come home to. When offered the chance for a 1NS, he signs up, unprepared for the exotic woman whose sweet exterior masks enticing sexuality.

Sensory depravation and the natural freedom of anonymity launch unexpected sexual desires. Madame Eve’s only request–Enjoy the sweetness of life and let the chips fall where they may–leaves this couple eager for an eye-opening experience that breaks all the rules.


Excerpt

The flames licking inside her were too much to take, along with his roaming hand. She leaned forward and grasped the chilled wine goblet as a lifeline. When he nudged her lips to take a second taste, she pressed them together, holding her finger up and then laughing because he couldn’t see it in the dark. She took a long cool sip, more from Jonah’s effect on her than the food. She licked her lips then tucked herself against him, momentarily satisfied.

“Better?

“Mmm.” Cam sighed. “When’s it your turn? I’m having all the fun.”

“I’m having a good time feeding you.”

“You’re not hungry?” In the dark, his heart pounded against her cheek. “I’m hungry, all right. Ravenous, even.” Jonah caressed her thigh. Cam had no doubt his eyes would scorch her to her very soul. His lazy trail along her skin left her smoldering in need. She let him ply her with another skewer to distract from the throb at the apex of her thighs. She sucked a piece of pineapple he held between his fingers. Juices trickled down her chin. He mopped the stream of liquid with the pad of his thumb and nosily sucked it off. Holy bananas, she wanted a taste of him now. Her mind kept rewinding to the feel of his finger parting her lips.

“I uh…need to use the ladies’ room.” Cam pressed the button on the table for assistance and slid off of Jonah’s lap and into her seat. Seconds later, her guide assisted her out of her chair and slid it back in.

“Here we go, Ms. Knox.”

She stepped awkwardly away from the table. Along the way, she heard soft sighs and giggles. Definitely some hard-core kissing action. The idea of giving in to the dark side and making out in public heightened her ardor. A loud bang startled her. She jumped, almost losing Cesaire’s grasp.

“Don’t worry Ms. Knox. Almost there.” A few more steps and he ushered her into a space where dim lighting burned her dilated pupils for a moment before her eyes adjusted. He sat on a lounge chair between two doors marked Men and Women. The dim glow brought her normal self-conscious thoughts raging forward. In the dark Jonah couldn’t see her physical flaws. Would that change once he saw the real her?


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6 comments:

  1. WOW!!! This sounds great...definately on my tbr list. Marie melisk1966@yahoo.com

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  2. Congrats, Hales! I enjoyed the blurb and excerpt for Trading Up! I can't wait to find out what happens in the dark!

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  3. I'm in love with all the 1NS stories! They are a perfect book to read anytime!

    Melissa
    daringzoey@yahoo.com

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  4. i like the idea of having a date in darkness. Sounds very evocative.

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