Spies Like Us #CharitySunday


Anthology Genre: 

Erotica, Steamy Romance

(various sub-genres)

Story Genre:

Contemporary erotic romance (M/F + M/F)

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Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 1, 2023

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Hot and Sticky will be pulled from publication on October 30, so be sure and get your copy before it's gone forever! Click the link now to be sure you don't miss out!


Book Blurb

Celebrate summer with this steamy collection of short stories, perfect for a beach read!

All proceeds will go to ProLiteracy to benefit adult literacy all over the world. Visit their website at https://www.proliteracy.org/

Our featured story:

Spies Like Us

Story Tagline

They could be spies. They could be swingers. They could be the best sex Ballard and Laci Kicklighter have had.

Story Blurb

When Laci needs a break from her crazy life as a Private Investigator for Secret Sins, Inc., her husband takes her to a five-star hotel on the Fourth of July for a weekend of dining, massages, and lots of fireworks in the bedroom. But when a beautiful redhead drops a note, along with the key to her room, on their dinner table, the Kicklighters are left wondering if she’s from the world of espionage or the pages of erotica. Finding out means they’ll have to take the bait, not knowing if they’ll be walking into a woman’s honeytrap or devouring her honey hole.


Ballard Kicklighter’s wife leaned across the table in the acclaimed downtown Dallas steakhouse and took hold of her husband’s hands. “Last week, when I said I wanted you to lay me like a sheet at the Ritz on the Fourth of July, I had no idea you would actually book us a weekend at this beautiful five-star hotel…and for the Fourth of July!” 

Ballard locked onto the pale blue eyes of the love of his life. Laci wasn’t just gorgeous. She wasn’t just a rising star in the world of private investigation, a field typically dominated by alpha male types, she was his life, his soul, his world, and he intended to lay this beautiful woman again and again during their forty-eight-hour holiday staycation. They had a lot to celebrate. Another birthday for the country, the recent publication of his latest thriller, and her recent successes in a string of cases. But mostly, it was their marriage marriage they would celebrate, and the fireworks he wanted most for this Independence Day were the ones he and Laci would create between the sheets.

About The Author

Mandy Valentine writes erotic mysteries about the dirty deeds, the naughty needs, and the very lusty sexcapades of the female private eye, Laci Kicklighter. Mandy loves fine dining, traveling, spas, and a glass of wine and a naughty book just before bed every night. Mandy lives in Dallas, Texas. 

Author Links

To keep up with Mandy, you can visit her website and sign up for her newsletter at www.MandyValentineAuthor.com.

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About the Publisher

The Hot and Sticky anthology was published by Passionate Ink. Passionate Ink is a group for writers of erotic fiction. Membership is $45 per year and gets you access to tons of great free workshops. Members can also take part in the annual anthology and the Passionate Plume story contest. Learn more about Passionate Ink here.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, Cie! Thanks so much for joining today's Charity Sunday hop!


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