This is WIPItUp, the blog hop where authors share excerpts from their works in progress. And please feel free to comment – we authors love feedback.
This week I’m sharing a snippet from a story I finished recently and which is to be included in a sexy menage anthology from Totally Bound. The box set – Three’s a Charm – is out on 27 June, but can be pre-ordered earlier and will be available from the publisher on 30 May.
My story in the set is A Very Private Performance. Here’s the blurb, and a seriously hot cover from the totally amazing Emmy Ellis.
For the avoidance of doubt, please be informed that you are a pair of arrogant, self-serving sh**s. Further, you are bigoted, self-righteous phonies.
Not exactly the best way to address the directors of the law firm if I want to hang on to my job, but I’ve had up to here it with James and Daniel Morgan. If they object so strongly to what I do in my spare time they shouldn’t snoop into my Facebook account. Not that any of this self-righteous indignation is going to help me. I’ve been fired.
So what are they thinking now? First James and Daniel have me dismissed, then they turn up while I’m clearing out my desk as though nothing is wrong and invite me out to lunch? What are they up to? And why am I even going with them?
They may be handsome as sin, the pair of them, and now that they know I’m a pole dancer in my spare time they seem to think I’ll sleep with them to keep my job.
Not that the idea doesn’t have its appeal, but they’re wrong. I have my standards too…and not the double standards these two seem to live by.
If I decide to give James and Daniel Morgan a very private performance it will be on my terms, not theirs.
And now for the snippet…
Hi. I got the sponsorship. Thank you.
I send the message, then try to concentrate on the intricacies of the draft contract and supporting documents that flit across my screen. I fail dismally.
I’m just resigned to doing my best to drag myself through the rest of the day without exploding with excitement when my phone pings. I grab it.
It’s him. Daniel Morgan. His texted reply is short and to the point.
Congratulations, and you’re welcome.
I reply at once.
Thank you, again. So, about that demo…
He is equally quick to answer now.
Ah, we were hoping you might bring that up. Have you been polishing your pole?
I have, all nice and shiny. Would tomorrow, Friday, at 6pm, be convenient? And will you ask James?
Perfectly convenient. James is with me now. Where?
I had considered inviting them to the studio where I often practice, but even if I booked out a private session there would be people about and no guarantee that none of the staff would come in. My plans call for a more secluded setting.
Would you be happy coming to my house?
Are you sure?
Fair enough question, and I have given this some considerable thought. I am sure, and I’ll actually feel more comfortable on my home turf.
Yes, perfectly sure. I have a small pole studio in my basement.
Text me the address.
I do so, then add one final line.
I have considered your special request with great care. Topless will be fine, on this occasion.
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