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Agony/Ecstasy Anthology: Meljean Brook and her short “Rescue Me”


I’m not sure how I conned Meljean Brook into writing a short erotic novella for this collection.  It’s not a steampunk with mechanical machines or iron devices but a contemporary written with a weird twist.  In many ways, it is classic Brook wherein she reimagines BDSM in a totally different lens.  Of course, I think she needs to write a fuller length story about these two.  What happens when they get out of the cabin?

Silk tugged at the corners of her mouth while his fingers worked the knot. “Did he hurt you?”

Jenny answered with a slight shake of her head. Not yet, she thought.

No. That thought didn’t belong here. Only Ian did.

Gently, he pulled the knot apart and drew the silk from her lips. His big hand cupped her jaw, and he smiled—the same smile that had made her belly flop over and her pussy clench the first time she’d seen it, three years ago. The same smile that had made her believe Ian Grayson had a mouth she ought to be kissing.

His thumb caressed the raw corner of her lips, and his smile widened to a grin. “If not for this situation, Jenny, I’d say the position you’re in is ripe with possibility.”

No, he wouldn’t say it. He was just trying to make her laugh, to make her feel better—because even if Ian wanted to make such a suggestion, he wouldn’t actually say it, let alone follow through on it.

Not with his partner’s sister.

Next up is Bruised Ego  by Christine D’Abo

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. Christine M.
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 12:38:39

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I hadn’t noticed she was part of the anthology! I haz a happy!

  2. Tae
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 03:59:15

    wow that snippet definitely makes me interested in reading it

  3. Estara
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 08:02:15

    Jane, did you ever see the one Wonder Woman/Batman fanfic that Meljean had on her author site in its very first incarnation (I think) the one with the great sexy redhead header? You wouldn’t be surprised that she can write erotica ^^.

    I never knew her for her fanfiction but that one story sure worked for me ;-) – and was in character from my own DC comics reading days viewpoint (80s to late 90s).

  4. Jane
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 09:26:45

    @Estara I might have read it but I can’t remember. I didn’t doubt that Meljean could write an erotic story. I’ve always thought her sex scenes were very hot. I think I was more surprised she would write one for the anthology and then I was pleasantly surprised by how unique the story was that she wrote.

  5. Estara
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 11:36:43

    Hah! I misunderstood then. Thanks for clearing that up ^^

  6. Teresa
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 22:57:24

    This was a great twist. I was most impressed with how much I cared about the 2 characters in the story by the end.

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