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Agony/Ecstasy Anthology: Lily Daniels and Kiss of Life


The 100 anniversary of the Titanic will be upon us and there is a growing body of fiction that will be commemorating it.  I am not sure if the impending anniversary spurred Lily Daniels (aka Janine from DA) to write the story, but I thought it was a timely story.  The excerpt is fairly short because the story itself is explicit and not well suited to truncated excerpts.  Enjoy!

“Does this satisfy you?” Hugh breathed into her ear.


She turned to Hugh. Martin had hurt her, and Hugh had comprehended her need to balance the scales better than she had herself. But Hugh had also brought her pain, had tormented her with pleasure. How to balance the scales withhim?

“No,” she whispered back, “I’m not satisfied.”

Next up is Bachelorette Party by Jessica Clare

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. Janine
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 14:43:29

    I am not sure if the impending anniversary spurred Lily Daniels (aka Janine from DA) to write the story

    No actually. I needed an ocean liner disaster, or something of that nature, for the heroine’s backstory, and it so happens that the Titanic was the first of these. Because I wanted the story to take place prior to World War I, I went with the Titanic. I didn’t even think of the anniversary until after I had submitted the story. That part was pure serendipity.

  2. Jennie
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 23:47:00

    Yay! So excited for this one!

  3. Meredith Duran
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 10:42:58

    It amazed me how evocatively Lily/Janine captured the period in such a short story. Also made me long for more stories set in this era. This was a very hot read, but somehow elegant as well – a pretty impressive combination to pull off!

  4. Teresa
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 22:51:59

    Great work Janine. Highly erotic and yet with a full back story.

  5. Janine
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:17:58

    @Teresa: Glad you enjoyed it, Teresa!

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