More Than Words
by Lilly Avalon
Publication Date: October 24, 2014
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SynopsisAll of her friends know her as Dana Darling, the clean romance writer. She's never written a steamy novel, not even in her head, but now her publisher needs her to write one. It doesn't appear too difficult at first, but then Dana's lack of sexual knowledge creates writer's block.
That's where her friend Landon comes in. She needs pointers on positions and dirty talk, and he owes her a favor. They agree that it's strictly business and clothes are mandatory, but once they get to work, it's another story entirely... one that's being written between the sheets and not on paper.
*More Than Words is a standalone erotica novella*
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“I owe you big time, Darling. Like huge.” “You don’t owe me anything.” “Nope. I owe you something. Dinner, a gift card, movie tickets. Anything.” Hearing the word ‘anything’ causes me to straighten in my seat. My head swirls with an idea—one I probably shouldn’t be thinking. I can’t help it though. Ivy put it there. “Anything?” “Name it and it’s yours.” “I wouldn’t be so quick to say yes.”
Dana is at a loss. Being a ‘PG Love Story’ writer has been kind to her career, but now her publisher is desperate. Desperate for a steamy, sexy, straight-up-erotic romance written under a ghost writer’s name. Since the previous ghost writer quit without finishing, Dana Darling is the best possible candidate for the latest erotic best seller.
Problem is, Dana has never written a love scene like what is needed. She’s read them, sure. But never once has she considered writing one…she hasn’t even had enough sex herself in order to find the right words to create one people will read, let alone make a best seller.
What she needs is a muse.
And to get laid. No strings attached. With someone who can help her with her ‘research’.
“Of course, I just want to be thorough in my training. What you feel will be what you describe when you write.” He tilts his head. “You can trust me. You know that, right?” I do know that. I have no doubts when it comes to Landon. What I doubt at this moment is myself. I believe, however, that I can push aside the lingering feelings blooming from his touch.”
Hello Landon. Dana’s writer friend who owes her a favor…
They never thought that ‘research’ for a love scene could lead to the real thing…
Or a best seller.
What a fabulous, fun and sexy short read! I devoured this book. It kept my attention, the timeline worked, nothing felt rushed even though it was not nearly long enough…I could keep reading! I hope Avalon writes more stories like this one, I will be reading her again!
**5 Sexy, Short-Story, Stars**
“This story calls for several scenes involving varying positions.”
I close my eyes and let out a breath. I whisper, “I've only ever done...one position.”
Her jaw drops and a choked sound comes from her throat. “Get out! You...you haven't even been on top?” I give a shy shrug. “Never had the opportunity.”
“What do you mean 'opportunity'? You just climb on top.”
“Oh good God.” Sometimes I forget how bold Ivy is until she comes right out and states it so plainly. “Are you blushing?” I shake my head no, but touch my cheek to cover it. She tsks me and says, “Honey, you shouldn't be afraid of stepping outside the box.”
“I'm not. I just never had a guy willing to.”
“Then you need to find one and get to work.” “You did not just suggest I start hooking up with a guy for research.”
“I didn't, but now that you mention it...”
I smack her arm and laugh. “That'll be the day.” “I'm serious.”
My smile fades away. “Wait, you are?”
“Yeah, why not? Could be good for you,” she says with a shrug. “I don't do sex with no strings.” Not just don't—I can't. I'm not good at separating the two. Sex happens when I feel love, not because I want to have fun. “I don't misbehave.”
“You should. Playing it safe is why you're so scared of writing this book. Being 'good' is boring. Predictable.”
“I don't want to be boring and predictable.”
“Then misbehave,” she says with a grin.
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