Slow Burn by Nia Farrell
by Nia Farrell
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In Slow Burn by Nia Farrell, a publicist is tasked with turning a debut novelist from geek to gorgeous.
The rights to Reuben James’s debut novel Slow Burn, a dark BDSM thriller, just sold for $1.5 million. His editor wants him cut, dressed, groomed, and coached and has given publicist Brooke Cavanaugh six month to do take him from geek to gorgeous. The trouble is, the twenty-five-year-old boy-genius-turned-author isn’t just new to publishing. He’s a natural Dominant with no BDSM experience, and he’s never been with a woman.
To be fully prepared for interviews, Reuben knows that he needs BDSM experience. He yearns to get his cherry popped, and he wants to find a submissive. Brooke deems his “to-do” list feasible. Willing to take one for the team, she offers to help Reuben develop his Dominant skills, but turning him into a media dream proves to be her nightmare when she finds herself falling for the younger man.
Take an inexperienced geek. Add one seasoned divorcee. Throw them together in a haunted house, toss in a playroom, and watch the heat rise. Written for Ages 18+.
Excerpt 1 (418 words, PG13):
“I’ve been thinking about what you’ve been tasked to accomplish,” he said smoothly. “Prepare me for the book tour and the interviews that I’ll be doing. I know my strengths and I know where I’m weakest. I’m intelligent and articulate but I’m inexperienced in the lifestyle that I write about. I want to change that. Now that you’re here, I’m hoping that you’ll help me.”
Brooke sat perfectly still, warning herself to not jump to conclusions. Her imagination was running wild. She needed to rein it in. Hear his thoughts before she said something that she shouldn’t.
Keep things professional, Brooke.
“If I can honestly answer and say that I’ve done at least some of the kinks in Slow Burn, I’ll have the credibility that I’m lacking now. And please, don’t point out that Agatha Christie never murdered anyone to write her stories. We both know how brutal the press can be.”
Brooke felt her face flush pink. She shifted in her seat and crossed her legs, pressing her thighs together to ease the sudden ache between them. Holy shit. The thought of him… of them… together…, doing the things that she’d dreamed of…
Stop right there.
She realized that they were treading dangerous ground. She was his personal assistant. He needed a research assistant for kink. If he wasn’t a Long Branch author, she’d be the first to volunteer. But he was, and she couldn’t.
Not without putting her job—her career—in jeopardy.
Or would she?
She was already assigned to him. Surely she could justify helping him research kink—
Assuming that’s what he was asking.
Maybe she was jumping the gun. Maybe her imagination was taking her far from where he intended. She wet her lips and swallowed before responding. “What do you want from me, Sir?”
He nodded his approval at the honorific. “I’ve been making connections online with people in the lifestyle who live in the St. Louis area. Most of them are on the Missouri side of the river. There are a couple of clubs, but I’d rather start with a private party. Would you be willing to pose as my submissive?”
Her cheeks reddened.
“Or help me find one?”
Brooke’s breath seized in her chest like an engine with a snapped timing chain. What the fuck?! She wanted to rewind, go back to where he asked her to pose as his submissive. Why would she pimp for him when she was more than willing to take one for the team?
Slow Burn by Nia Farrell
Length 22,103 words.
Part of Dominated by Desire: A BDSM Anthology by Elizabeth Knox, Crimson Syn, Linny Lawless, Courtney Lynn Rose, Brynn Burke, Nia Farrell, Iris Sweetwater, and AJ. Daniels
Release Date May 25, 2019.
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