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A Sneak Peek: Pleasing Sir
Thursday, June 24th, 2010

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Here’s an excerpt from my straight-to-Kindle experiment that I hope to have out in July!

One adventurous little submissive is just what the bosses need…

Raelie might be a submissive in search of just the right Dom, but she’s not the kind to sit back and wait for the right man to happen. When she gets the chance to fill in as Bryce Caldwell’s executive assistant, she decides some subtle seduction is needed to see if he dominates the bedroom the same way he does the office.

Bryce can’t keep his mind off the sexy blonde sitting just outside his office. Especially not after the security cameras in the copier room catch Raelie “misappropriating” office property. A little disciplinary action leads to a whole lot of complication while he tries to find out whether she’s the right assistant to fulfill a special vacancy. Add a second round of interviews, and suddenly, Bryce is finding out he’s not the only one who’s not sure who’s really in charge.

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The little red light on the telephone blinked twice. And like a dog trained to recognize the shake of her dinner bowl, Raelie Wood’s attention was arrested.

Deep within her core, her body began the steady ascent toward full-blown arousal. A thousand butterflies settled in her stomach, madly fluttering their tiny wings. Her breaths shortened to excited little gasps and shivered through her breasts. The juncture of her thighs swelled with lush promise, a pulse thrumming there, slow but insistent.

She’d waited two whole days for a summons. Two days while she’d quietly attended to the office duties, proving why she’d been bumped up from the floating secretarial staff to fill in for Bryce Caldwell’s executive assistant while the woman was away on her honeymoon.

Raelie had seen to every duty on his EA’s meticulous checklist, and this morning, had already typed the scribbled notes he’d left in her inbox the previous night when he’d finally left the office. Not that she’d seen him leave.

Because she didn’t want to seem overeager, she’d left her desk at precisely five o’clock PM, even though she’d wanted nothing more than to stay late, strip naked, and slip into her boss’s office to show just how diligent a secretary she could be.

The thought of his shocked stare trailing down her nude body was a delicious one; however, she knew that wasn’t the way to get what she wanted from her no-nonsense employer. For once, she’d exercise a little subtlety.

The light blinked again, and her gut clenched. Time to start the next stage of her campaign.

She gathered her pad and pencil and quietly strode to his closed door. Just before she opened it, she slipped the left side strap of her bra off her shoulder from beneath her neat white sleeveless blouse. Ready now, she gripped the knob with a sweaty hand.

Her boss sat behind his desk, his face tilted toward whatever report he scanned, but looking as yummy as ever. Remote, cool…in control. She wondered if he looked as effortlessly powerful and together when he rolled out of bed in the morning, or if he donned that cool, professional persona the same way he did his clothing.

Watching the way his lips thinned into a firm, straight line as he read, she imagined that same stern look as he stood over her while she knelt with her hands clasped behind her back. A smile teased her lips. Heat pricked her nipples.

The restraint of the last few days broke, and despite the EA’s note about him disliking meaningless chatter, her mouth opened and a breathless “How may I serve you, sir?” floated from her lips.

Bryce forced himself not to react to the tantalizing phrase which pretty much summed up exactly what he wanted from the woman—service. A month’s worth ought to get her out of his system. A textile-free month where nothing but their sweat and his cum came between their bodies.

From beneath his eyelashes, Bryce saw the tiny smile Miss Wood quickly suppressed and wondered what had amused her. He cleared his throat and turned his gaze to the young woman whose cheeks flushed a pretty rose as she took her seat in front of his desk.

Morgan hadn’t been wrong. His business partner had been the one to suggest the slender blonde fill in for Kathryn. Miss Wood was competent enough, easy on the eye, but there was something a little extra, something intriguing about the woman whose body didn’t fidget nervously beneath his stare.

Yeah, he had to hand it to Morgan—his friend could spot a woman ripe for a little training from a mile away. The chance to spend time subtly observing her, testing her, was one he hadn’t been able to resist. He’d been without a woman too long. Procuring just the right partner had proven a little more complicated than he’d imagined. Who would have guessed that finding an unruly submissive would prove such a challenge?

His glance raked her from head to foot quickly and with discretion, because he wasn’t ready to betray his interest. Her straight California-blonde hair was pulled into a loose knot at the back of her head, making her look like a high school girl playing dress-up for the prom. Cute and neat, professionally groomed, still he would have preferred to see her hair fall to the middle of her shoulders or in a sexy ponytail—a handy rope he could use like reins as he rode her from behind. He pushed aside that thought because he knew it might be some time, perhaps never, before he earned that privilege.

Back assessing her appearance for more hints of her ability to pay attention to the details, he admired the way her grey pencil skirt kept her knees pushed demurely together. The crisply pressed, white sleeveless blouse was barely creased, her nylons a pleasing skin tone, her shoes a demure dark pump. Everything in its place—except for the lavender band sliding down her arm. His gaze snagged there for a moment.

“Was there something you needed, Mr. Caldwell?” she asked in her breathy little voice, which had him imagining her whispering just like that in his ear when he shafted deep. His cock swelled, and he eased apart his legs beneath his desk, smoothed his expression into a cool mask, and met her wide blue gaze.

A glint of something sparkled there for just a moment. Long enough to warn him that not all was what it seemed with the delightful Miss Wood. Because he didn’t think well when he was aroused and worse when he was sitting, he pushed off his chair and began to pace. “Have you arranged Cafferty’s showing?”

“For four PM, sir. Rance Cafferty said the client was in Austin and would accompany him this time to take a look at the office space.”

“Good, good,” he said, stepping around his desk to pace the length of his office to the door and back. “We’ll want his approval before we proceed with offering the rest of the spaces. His client has first priority.” He turned his gaze when he passed close.

She kept her head bent toward her notepad, her white teeth sinking softly into the center of her bottom lip.

He strode closer on the second circuit and stopped beside her.

She glanced up, her baby blues skimming up his abdomen to his chest before reaching his face. Pink blossomed again in the center of her cheeks.

“Did you set the meeting with the plaza crew?” he murmured, enjoying watching her from above, envisioning more intimate moments when her face would be level with his hips. “We’re making changes in our suppliers and need to make sure it doesn’t affect our delivery date.”

She blinked once then dropped her gaze and turned her notepad over. She trailed a finger down the copy of the schedule she’d printed to have on hand, just as he insisted Kathryn always do. “The meeting’s set for Thursday at five. Morgan said he’d have the site foreman and the lead electrician there.”

She called his partner “Morgan”, but reserved “Mr. Caldwell” for him. He didn’t know if that was a good thing or not. His brain looped on the thought. Then his gaze fell again to the purple strap, and because he was becoming impatient with his lapses, he slid a finger up her arm and tucked the silky ribbon back inside her blouse.

Raelie froze as his finger trailed upward. Then she quivered when he slipped the strap beneath her clothing. He had to have felt it too, but he turned on his heel and resumed pacing, firing off notes which she jotted down, only half her mind employed while the other was giddy with delight.

He’d touched her. Corrected a mistake. And he’d done it without thinking too much about it, apparently, because he’d finished and was giving her a steady stare that indicated she’d missed his signal to leave.

“I’ll just…um, go,” she said, rising and smoothing a hand down the side of her skirt to make sure it hadn’t ridden up.

She hurried out his office, wondering what had caused one corner of his mouth to curl. Her distraction? Had her eyes crossed dreamily as they tended to do when she faded into a daydream? Had he caught her staring overlong? Still, she thought everything had gone very well indeed. Her plan to seduce her sexy, formidable boss was well underway.

He’d touched her.

27 comments to “A Sneak Peek: Pleasing Sir”

  1. Lisa J
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 7:55 am · Link

    Only Kindle??? I have a Sony and would love to have this one.



  2. Desiree
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 8:18 am · Link

    Sony, and wow I have to have this one. :mrgreen:
    I hope your service gets up and running again.



  3. sue brandes
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 9:14 am · Link

    Love the cover. And the excerpt is really good!



  4. Ilona
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 9:51 am · Link

    Darn it – I want that on my Sony e reader :(

    I demand you get it sorted immediately (well actually I am begging you to get it published so that I can buy it for my Sony)!



  5. Valerie
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 10:10 am · Link

    Wow, that was tantalising!!!!!

    Valerie
    in Germany



  6. Carol L.
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 10:17 am · Link

    Very tempting. I’d love to read this and see what happens next. Loved the excerpt.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com



  7. CrystalGB
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 10:34 am · Link

    Great excerpt and cover.



  8. Armenia
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 11:49 am · Link

    Great teaser excerpt…I want more. But only on Kindle? I’d love to read more of the story.



  9. Julie Kiesow
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 12:28 pm · Link

    YUM! I cannot wait, I will download to Kindle for pc to read it, if thats the only version going to be out! I can then read it on my laptop:)

    ~Julie



  10. Jane
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 1:03 pm · Link

    Loved the excerpt. Don’t have a Kindle, but I do have the Kindle for PC.



  11. Sherry S.
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 1:04 pm · Link

    I loved the excerpt and I hope you get it on something beside the Kindle.



  12. Miranda
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 1:19 pm · Link

    This sounds like a story that is right up my alley. But my questions is the same as a few others, Straight to Kindle? Anyother formats going to be available?



  13. Rasha
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 2:00 pm · Link

    Missing you here DD. Great expert and the story sounds super sexy :) I guess I am repeating what the others are saying about the format. Hope it comes out in other ones besides being kindle specific.



  14. Stephanie
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 2:54 pm · Link

    My goodness :twisted: What a temptingly hawt excerpt!! Love to see what’s the next step in his seduction.



  15. Fedora
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 3:39 pm · Link

    Oh wow! Delilah, can’t wait for this!



  16. Jody F.
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 4:16 pm · Link

    The only time that my sweet little Sony eReader has disappointed me is knowing that this is only Kindle-capable. So this blurb truly is a tease.



  17. Estella
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 4:48 pm · Link

    I have a Kindle! Can hardly wait!



  18. Natalie
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 6:24 pm · Link

    I agree. I love the cover as well. Great excerpt.



  19. Debby
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 6:57 pm · Link

    Wow, grat job!! I have a Kindle. Don’t use it much but that will change now.



  20. Christine Rivero
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 8:57 pm · Link

    What a yummy excerpt! Thanks for the tease.



  21. savonna
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      · June 24th, 2010 at 9:51 pm · Link

    Yummy!!! I can’t wait to read this one!



  22. Beth C.
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      · June 25th, 2010 at 12:05 am · Link

    Sounds like a great read. Is it going to be only Kindle or other formats as well?



  23. Delilah Devlin
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      · June 25th, 2010 at 12:57 pm · Link

    I’m so glad you all enjoyed that clip! I do plan to release on both Kindle and Smashwords at the same time. Smashwords lets you download in html and pdf, so you will be able to get a version you can read!



  24. kimmy l
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      · June 25th, 2010 at 9:29 pm · Link

    Love the cover. And the excerpt is really good!



  25. Mitzi H.
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      · June 29th, 2010 at 1:24 am · Link

    Oh goodie….I took the plunge today and order me a Kindle….and Yippee…Can’t wait to get Pleasing Sir and lots of your books on it!!! This is going to be my best (and I hope your) Birthday Ever!!!



  26. Booklover1335
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      · July 2nd, 2010 at 6:56 am · Link

    Hi Delilah!

    This looks really good so I hope it does well for you. I’m with the other commenters though, what about us Sony readers :( I know there is a reputable sight that allows authors to sell directly to the consumer as self published books but for the life of me I can’t remember it. I’m sure you probably know about it though.

    I don’t usually buy self published books, but that’s because I’ve usually never heard or read anything by the author. I would change that for one of your books though :) I would seriously check out a way for to self publish it for readers of other formats than Kindle. While they have a large portion of the market, it looks as if a lot of your fans also use Sony.



  27. Delilah
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      · July 2nd, 2010 at 7:03 am · Link

    Booklover! I didn’t forget about you non-Kindle lovers. I will be publishing on Smashwords too. They allow several different formats, including .pdf and .html, so you should have a way to download it to your device.