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Agony/Ecstasy Anthology: Jessica Clare and “Bachelorette Party”


What’s a good girl to do when she has a bucket list of sexy activities she would like to explore and her beloved fiance isn’t terribly adventurous?  Jessica Clare  explores this dilemma in her short Bachelorette Party.  If the voice sounds familiar it is because Jessica Clare is also Jill Myles (author of paranormals for Simon & Schuster) and Jessica Sims.  Jessica Clare is her pseudonym for the sexy contemporaries she has coming out in 2012 from Berkley Heat.

She felt a hand brush across her collarbone, to where her button-up sweater exposed a small amount of skin. Again, Ash shivered. His hand skimmed along her collar and moved over her shoulder, then down her back. The touch was exceedingly personal, light but possessive at the same time, and she wanted to protest.

Except a deep, dark, part of her secretly liked it.

The man’s hand slowly wandered down to where her hands were tied behind her back and she stilled, breathless with anticipation, waiting to hear the click of the latch come undone.

But she didn’t hear it. Instead, his hands went to the waistband of her dark plaid skirt and wrenched it down. The charming side-button popped off of the skirt and she heard it crack against the wall.

Next up is Wicked Wedding Night by Margaret Rowe

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. dri
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 15:37:38

    Jane, I have to tell you this anthology sounds more and more buyable with every post you make. And I can’t tell you how many erotica anthologies I’ve bought only to be disappointed by the quality. You’re making me more and more certain this will be the exception. I hope I can get this in Australia, one way or another! :p

  2. Jane
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 18:08:21

    @dri I have this sudden need to depress expectations. I suspect that many readers will respond like our commenter Ridley in that some will appeal and others will not.

  3. eggs
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 20:13:11

    @Dri I’m in Australia, and I ordered it the kindle with no worries.

    @Jane It’s obvious to me that some of these stories won’t appeal to me at all due to ‘doesn’t float my boat’ issues. Others I’m very keen to read.

    I’ve read a lot of scifi anthologies over many years, and I know that all the stories in them were selected because someone thought they were Good Stories. Even so, I always reckoned on only getting about a 50% satisfaction rate out of any given anthology. I’ve never read an erotica anthology before, but I figure if I get a similar hit rate, I’ll be doing well for my money. If I were you, that’s the rate of reader satisfaction I’d be expecting.

    Of course, everyone will blame you for selecting all the stories they hate – after all, you selected them. Then, they’ll praise the individual authors of all the stories they like – after all, they’re the ones who wrote them!

  4. dri
    Nov 29, 2011 @ 01:45:44

    @Jane: Heh. No worries, expectations duly depressed. :p I can tell already I’ll probably enjoy the office romances more than the others but am willing to be surprised either way.

    @eggs: Ah. See, I don’t Kindle. So it will be ordering the print version one way or the other and flipping as such. :p

  5. Jane
    Nov 29, 2011 @ 06:38:02

    @eggs Yes, I think I’m going for the 50% satisfaction rate.

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