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 Desire’s Anthem: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Romance
by Samantha Egret

 Audience: Adult 18+ - Genre: Erotic Romance - Format: E-book and Paperback - Publisher: Chances Press, LLC - Cover by: Geronimo Quitoriano - Pages: 186 - ISBN: 978-0692345016 - ASIN: B00QHM0Q0O - Date Published: December 2014


She's gonna rock his world...
Danny Ayres has always lived his life on his terms. As a marketing exec for a big-time record label, he never had to look far for a willing fling, and rarely gave repeat performances. When he falls for a once-in-a-lifetime woman, he knows that even he can't negotiate out of this deal. But when in the same week he loses his job and his proposal falls flat, he starts to wonder if he's lost his touch.
Hannah Mercury has always found comfort in the straightforward procedures of civil service, and has organized her suburban life to high standards. Recently estranged from her husband and vulnerable from a careless indiscretion, she knows it's wise to keep Danny at arms' length.
During a chance meeting at lunch, Danny strikes up a conversation with Hannah, and the two forge an unlikely friendship. But after a brief and unexpected encounter takes the two beyond the platonic and into the erotic, Hannah realizes just why Danny's only been successful at one-night stands. She makes a proposition to teach him, in way he never dreamed possible, what it takes to REALLY satisfy a woman sexually and win back his dream girl.
But can they satisfy their carnal desires without losing control of their hearts?

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“Wanna go to lunch again?” she asked.
Trying to keep his cool, Danny rolled back in his office chair. “On a Monday?”
Hannah laughed. “Come on, I’ve been waiting all weekend to see you.”
Danny tried to be as aloof as possible. “Okay, but it can’t take long.”
“We can pick one of the quickie spots in the Arts District,” resolved Hannah. “Besides, parking is free on that side of Downtown. See you at noon?”
Danny smiled at how determined she was. “Nooners it is.”
“No, sweetie—just lunch,” she said, and winked. He laughed. She sure did have a bit of the devil in her. It made her almost irresistible.
She was cool the whole way there. Not once did they talk about what happened last Friday at the bar—and after. Danny was starting to feel so at ease that he let his guard down. They talked about the final steps of getting the fire station built, and of some of Danny’s plans for marketing the Grand Opening. It was like old times, and Danny wondered whether Hannah had realized how far they’d gotten and decided to pull back, too.
Once they got to the Arts District and found parking, though, she turned toward him, placing her hand on his thigh. “I thought about you all weekend,” she said as she caressed it.
Danny laughed. “That’s no fun.”
Hannah let her hand move up. “Oh, but it was, Danny. I touched myself and thought of you. Of all the things I want you to do to me. I can’t come anymore without thinking of you.” She cupped his growing erection, and leaned over to kiss his neck.
“I’ve imagined doing a lot more to you, too. Many times.” He let her continue to kiss and bite his neck. “I wish we could run away together, just ditch work one day.”
Hannah took a break from her nibbling. “We could, you know. Just call me before I get off the train, and instead of taking the red line to work I’ll take it to Hollywood, and we can have a fun day together.” She settled back in the passenger seat. “Oh, Danny, why don’t we?”
He looked at her regrettably. “Come on, Hannah. You remember our deal. We can’t let this thing we have get in the way of our lives, and that includes our jobs. Our goals for success.”
She looked at him. “And then there’s that girl…”
“Akie,” he said. It felt awkward to say her name at that moment. Hannah hesitated. “I’m sorry, Hannah—I think maybe that was insensitive.”
“No—it’s just that…”
Danny raised an eyebrow. “Just that what?”
Hannah took a deep breath before speaking. “What if I could guarantee you that the next time you see Akie, she will never want to leave again?”

Author Interview

What inspired you to write Desire’s Anthem?

I was inspired by my own experiences in relationships and also through the experiences of friends that are married with children. It can be such a struggle for a woman to maintain a sense of herself. Desire’s Anthem is about a woman experiencing something of an identity crisis because she has spent so much of her life living for the needs of others, without nurturing her own. 

When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Writing always came very easily to me, but I don’t think I admitted to myself that it was the best way to creatively express myself until I was in my thirties. Before that, I explored performing as a creative outlet. I still love performance, but I have so much more control over my message as a writer. 

What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

Oh, my, I was young! Probably four or five. My first book that I remember was Spooky Tree. It was a Berenstain Bears book. 

What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

Romance (of course!), but romance that has unconventional protagonists. I’m not into rippling muscles or heartbreakingly beautiful heroines. The characters need to be relatable. I also prefer romance that takes place in a different time or with some sort of unique setting. I love books about or set in Los Angeles. 

What is your favorite book?

The Awakening by Kate Chopin. 

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

Kate Chopin is my favorite author, because she was so far ahead of her time with The Awakening. She dared to write truths about women that no one had dared tell before, and that most people still find taboo. It’s telling that so many people still don’t get that novel or the desperation in the archetypical “married woman” it seeks to uncover. 

If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?

I would travel to Los Angeles in the 1920s, because that time in history was so exciting for women. We had just won the vote, corsets were coming off, and women dared be something more than demure publically. I probably would have tried to work in the film industry, which had just arrived in Los Angeles from the East Coast, and visit at least one classy speakeasy. 

When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?

For the most part, if I have the idea outlined from beginning to end, the actual writing comes fairly easy to me. I tend to write a specific section as I think of it into an outline, so that I can write what I’m moved to write without hitting a wall. 

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

I own a black cat. 

What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?

Give me escargot and a baguette and I’m in heaven. I won’t stop until I’ve used the whole baguette to sop up all the garlic butter. Throw in a vermouth cassis and we’ll have a fun night! 

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

Write, write, write. Finish. And if you can’t get a publisher, self-publish. It’s not about making money with the writing (although that would be nice). It’s about getting your message to even just one person that it will speak to.



about the author

Samantha Egret was born of a passion for writing and a desire to create an open dialog on female sexuality. Frustrated at the tendency of the media to portray females as necessarily sexually submissive and men as authorities on pleasing women, she set our to write a work of Erotica that defies this paradigm. After all, a woman is the foremost authority on her own body, not a man! In Desire's Anthem: A Rock 'N' Roll Romance, an established suburban mother not only awakens to her own desirability, but also teaches a known Lothario a thing or two about pleasing a woman. Samantha seeks to encourage women not only to assert themselves sexually, but to truly believe that they themselves are worthy sources of desire. Says Samantha: "A woman that not only embraces her sexuality but also knows she can BE the fantasy emanates a power and a confidence that is truly a force with which to be reckoned: and it's damn sexy to her partner, too!" Her ultimate goal: to help ALL women see the absolute fabulousness in themselves! Samantha resides in Downtown Los Angeles, among the high-rises and large-living, a graduate of the high-stakes world of public relations. Desire's Anthem is her first novel.

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Unknown said...

Thank you for the post, Nancy! I hope your readers enjoy Desire's Anthem as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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