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Mary Marvella: Scary, Erotic, or Both? (Contest)
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Scary, Erotic, or Both?

Mom_Porch_3072_RHave you ever had an obscene phone call?  Did some part of you enjoy it and the anonymity of the call? How long did the call last? Hmmm? Keep reading if you’d like to see the prize you could win.

I only had one and my husband had to spoil it! (He’s my EX now, but not because of that.)

My husband was home for a sandwich when a call came. He was there to eat, not talk, so I answered the call. The caller’s polite questions sounded like he knew me, like he was someone I should know, so I kept talking. The Ex kept asking who was calling and talking loudly in the background. Hubby wanted me to get off the phone and fix his lunch. I could call back later, after he went back to work.

When I told the guy I didn’t recognize his voice, he explained that he liked to call strangers and talk about sex.  OK! Finally! My first obscene call! I wanted to see how far he would go, but with my spouse, who had no sense of humor, asking questions about why I didn’t hang up I couldn’t. When the stranger asked if I liked to talk about sex I told him my husband was there and we could both talk. He hung up. I guess he wasn’t into having a Ménage à 3, and my Ex certainly wasn’t.

He wasn’t amused that I would talk to a strange man, and I wasn’t amused that he spoiled my ONLY sex call!

Sooo, I created an obscene phone call scene with the villain of Protective Instincts and the heroine and her reaction to his words .  I’d like to know how you react to this scene. Are you 100 % turned off or even a tiny bit curious?  Could this be rewritten to make it work for  a sexy scene or is it sexy in an odd way?


Half asleep, Brit reached for the ringing phone. She was disoriented from a dream that left her breathless. She’d seen Tommy’s body fly over the hood of the truck that hit him. She’d heard herself scream. Then she’d seen a masked man staring at her, his look menacing. When he’d started toward her, she’d turned and run ’til she couldn’t catch her breath.

The pleasant fragrance of the garden sized arrangement in her dining room now permeated her bedroom, cloying, oppressive. She glanced bleary-eyed at the luminous clock. Two o’clock? Who’d call at this hour but family with an emergency? She snatched up the handset.

She cleared her throat and gathered her wits about her. “Hello.”

“Havin’ a real nice night, sugar?” The voice, raspy, deep, and very southern made her skin crawl.

“Who are you calling?” She tried to sound reasonable. “Wrong number? Please check your numbers before you call again. You keep getting me instead of whoever…”

“Did you enjoy the little romantic surprises, darlin’?” His voice was a cross between a caress and an insult.

“Surprises? What surprises?” At that moment, she realized. Her chest constricted. She bolted upright in bed so quickly her head swam.

“Aren’t the flowers gorgeous? Beautiful flowers for a beautiful lady. Intoxicatin’ fragrances, huh?”

“Who are you? Am I supposed to I know you?”

“Not as well as I know you, lovely lady.”

“Why – How did you change my order? Who are you?”

“You deserve beautiful things,” he purred.

“But you shouldn’t send me gifts. I mean it.” She didn’t recognize his voice or the lazy southern drawl. “The flowers were extravagant. The food was way past too much.” She hit her pillow.

He seemed to ignore her. “You need a new robe, silky, sheer, and black, Sugar. That’s some sexy body under all that terry cloth, smooth, sweet, warm from sleep. Are your beautiful, white breasts aching to be touched?”

Brit gasped, yanked bed covers to her chin. Someone had been in her house, had invaded her space. Her expensive dinner, the one he’d had sent, threatened to come back up. “Look, whoever you are –”

“Is the sweet place between your thighs wet, Darlin’? Bet you’re wanting it as much as I do.” A long pause was followed by, “Oh-h-h, Sugar, love the old claw foot tub. I can wash your ….”

She’d hoped to learn who the pervert was by using her head and staying calm. Don’t let him get to you. She swallowed hard before she could speak without choking. “I’m too tired for this,” she started to hang up. She’d hit star-whatever, then call the police. Maybe she’d use a neighbor’s phone, so he couldn’t listen.

“Bet your heart’s just pumpin’ away, ‘ma bella’. See you soon. Think about me, Darlin’. See you in my sweet dreams.”

If you’d like a PDF copy of this book, respond and leave an email address. I’m considering using a scene like this in a book I’m writing but not necessarily with the villain.

Mary Marvella
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38 comments to “Mary Marvella: Scary, Erotic, or Both? (Contest)”

  1. Michelle Gallegos
    · January 15th, 2014 at 10:31 am · Link

    Creeped out but intrigued…….what does that say about me? Would like to read more.

  2. Lisa J
    · January 15th, 2014 at 11:23 am · Link

    Definitely creepy, but it makes me want to read the book. 😈

    lmjtgm at gmail dot com

  3. Laurie P
    · January 15th, 2014 at 12:19 pm · Link

    I’ve had one obscene phone caller, and I embarrassed him to the point where he hung up on me> 🙂

  4. Jacklyn Hernandez
    · January 15th, 2014 at 1:03 pm · Link

    I have to say im kinda creeped out but intrigued as to who and why? Lol

  5. Jacklyn Hernandez
    · January 15th, 2014 at 1:04 pm · Link


  6. Toni Whitmire
    · January 15th, 2014 at 1:33 pm · Link

    I’m is very intrigued but very curious

  7. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 2:50 pm · Link

    Glad you were interested!, Michelle. Creeping you out was my plan!

  8. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 3:14 pm · Link

    Lisa, glad you like creepy, too! It gets worse!

  9. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 3:15 pm · Link

    Laurie, I love it! I’d have played the guy, but the ex hubby spoiled my fun. Like a toddler, he wouldn’t hush!

  10. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 3:17 pm · Link

    Jacklyn, I’m glad I caught your interest!

  11. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 3:19 pm · Link

    Hi, Toni, maybe you will learn more about this guy!

  12. Merriedth Province
    · January 15th, 2014 at 3:33 pm · Link

    Sounds like a really good book…

  13. Rachelle Lerner
    · January 15th, 2014 at 4:09 pm · Link

    I thnk it is both.

  14. MJ Flournoy
    · January 15th, 2014 at 4:52 pm · Link

    It’s about a creepy as having someone ask to connect on FB, then ask an off color question. Had one ask me once what I looked like and I described the witch from Oz. The bad one, not Glenda! He unfriended me. LOL 😆

  15. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 5:13 pm · Link

    Thanks, Meredith! I like to think it is a good book!

  16. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 5:15 pm · Link

    Thank you Rachelle! I wondered if readers would find it titillating as well as creepy.

  17. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 5:17 pm · Link

    Love that story, MJ!
    I loved A Matter of Trust, too!

  18. deb
    · January 15th, 2014 at 6:41 pm · Link

    Kinda creepy in a fun way…my one and only true indecent call came when I was least expecting it…I was made a spit and ready to tear someone’s head of when I got the call…it stunned me so much, I mean who dared call me when I’m on a rant…when it finally sunk in when he got real dirty I just started laughing…guess he didn’t like it because he hung up first 😉

  19. Linda Nightingale
    · January 15th, 2014 at 7:20 pm · Link

    I’d never answer the phone again. Great excerpt. Loved your own account of your obscene call.

  20. Connie Gillam
    · January 15th, 2014 at 7:25 pm · Link

    I’ve only had a heavy breather. Definitely not a caller as creepy as this one.

  21. Susan W.
    · January 15th, 2014 at 11:02 pm · Link

    I’ve had one caller and I ended up making him hand up on me. You don’t mess with someone who reads romance/erotica! LOL! Then about a week later he called again but hung up immediately when I asked why he called back.

  22. BookLady
    · January 15th, 2014 at 11:15 pm · Link

    It’s creepy, but certainly makes a good scene for the book.

  23. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 11:37 pm · Link

    Deb, I’ll bet you are still full of spit and fire. Laughing was a perfect response! Not what he expected!

  24. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 11:39 pm · Link

    Thanks, Linda. If the ex had a sense of humor, I could have toyed with the caller or the ex!

  25. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 11:41 pm · Link

    Connie, I hope you never have a caller as creepy as Douglas! I yelled at one after a third call. He didn’t call back. I hope it wasn’t some poor old woman who got a wrong number several times.

  26. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 11:43 pm · Link

    Love it, Susan W! Bet you got him good!

  27. Mary Marvella
    · January 15th, 2014 at 11:46 pm · Link

    Thanks, BookLady! The villain becomes creepier as the book progresses. grin

  28. Dessie
    · January 16th, 2014 at 12:20 am · Link

    Sounds creepy! Not sure if I wanna read farther? But I am intrigued…… Haha. I’ve read a romance stalker/caller a few months ago – can’t recall the title…. ah…it was creepy but not in a bad creepy way and the book was pretty hot. Midnight Caller? So I hope this will be a good read, sounds like it would be.


  29. Mary Marvella
    · January 16th, 2014 at 12:05 pm · Link

    I hope readers will keep reading!

  30. Tamara LeBlanc
    · January 16th, 2014 at 1:48 pm · Link

    Totally creepy, but I LIKE it!!!
    Love, love, love that cover, Momma hen! So sexy, like your writing.
    Have a great afternoon 🙂
    baby chic

  31. pam howell
    · January 16th, 2014 at 4:06 pm · Link

    what the heck I’ll try anything ONCE
    Picardsmom at yahoo dot com

  32. Mary Marvella
    · January 17th, 2014 at 12:42 am · Link

    Thanks for the comment, Baby Chick!

  33. Mary Marvella
    · January 17th, 2014 at 12:44 am · Link

    Pam, I hope you get hooked! Douglas hopes you get hooked. 😈

  34. Mimi
    · January 20th, 2014 at 6:15 pm · Link

    Creepy, but I think I want to read this.

    Thank you,

  35. Mary Marvella
    · January 20th, 2014 at 10:11 pm · Link

    Mini, I hope you get a chance to read this book! Let me know if you enjoy it.

  36. Mary Marvella
    · January 20th, 2014 at 10:14 pm · Link

    Susan W., you won the PDF of Protective Instincts!
    Please let me know if you enjoy it and Please leave a review on Amazon!.

  37. Mary Marvella
    · January 20th, 2014 at 10:59 pm · Link

    Correct link

  38. Susan W.
    · January 20th, 2014 at 11:04 pm · Link

    Thank you so much! I’m really looking forward to reading it!

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