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Agony/Ecstasy Anthology: Introducing Edie Harris and her short “Shameless”


Not all the stories in the collection have a happy for now or happy forever after ending.  I felt like that would be okay with readers because most of the stories are fairly romantic but that within this large collection of shorts, I could take chances.  Shameless is one of those stories that doesn’t have a definitive ending. Instead Edie Harris invites you to imagine what kind of life the female protagonist would have after she turned her shame into pleasure.

“Is that what you are?” James had never been violent with her. Only quick. “A rough man?” Saying the words had a singularly interesting effect on her body: wetness dampened the apex of her thighs and her mouth went dry. She licked her lips.

His finger dipped to edge of her neckline, skating across the plumped tops of her breasts. Hooking that finger into the top of her bodice, he pulled, yanking her two fumbling steps forward until a scant inch separated his chest from hers. “Yes.”

Next up is Just Say Yes by HelenKay Dimon

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Junne
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 11:34:38

    OK, so basically the anthology is more erotica than romantica? The readers shouldn’t expect HEAs?

  2. Jane
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 15:00:18

    @Junne I think most of the stories would qualify as a romantic story or romantica but three (I think) are more ambiguous.

  3. Ridley
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 10:14:31

    @Junne: I’d agree with this statement.

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