Agony/Ecstasy: Original Stories of Agonizing Pleasure/Exquisite Pain hits stores today! The anthology contains really varied takes on the twin emotions of pain and pleasure, so if that sounds fascinating to you, go snatch up a copy now.:)
In my own story, Overtaken, John is a boxer with a past that weighs on him and an ex-girlfriend who rouses every feeling he’s been trying to suppress. Liz, however, isn’t one to take no for an answer, and in a steamy encounter after one of John’s fights, she pushes him–and herself–to come to terms with what it is they both really desire.
His breathing was coming hard and fast. She didn’t know what she was asking for.
She took another step closer; her fingers closed on his belt buckle.
His hand shot out, grasping her wrist.
Her eyes rose to his. “Trust me,” she repeated.
She wanted to save him, he realized. She wanted to heal him.
But he couldn’t be healed, not in this. “It’s too late.”
He floundered for a moment, his grip involuntarily tightening
on her wrist. “I’m too old.”
She ignored this blatant lie and took another step closer. She was so near now, he could feel the heat all along his front.
Check out the anthology’s official homepage for more snippets.