SNEAK PEEK into
VICE, VIRTUE, AND VIDEO (BOOK, #2)
BY BIANCA GIOVANNI and OMNIFIC PUBLISHING
Vice, Virtue, & Video (Book, #2)
New Adult Erotic Romance (very mature content for 17 +)
Releasing April 14, 2014
Lifelong best friends James Laird and Lola Caraway are reunited when Lola moves to LA after college. Lola is starting her new life, new job, and a new romance with a successful lawyer--a relationship which forces James to question the nature of his feelings for Lola.
Meanwhile James' agent has him making BDSM films, though to him it's all an act. Unfortunately, these films have brought him the attention of hardcore producer Eva Satana, who wants James to be a ruthless Dominant -for real- in her brutal and extreme scenes. James soon finds himself caught in a contract he cannot break and compelled by threats to the girl who's stood by him through everything.
James can't stand the thought of anyone else with his sweet, virginal best friend. But they are just friends...aren't they? Can their friendship survive so much desire and deception?
Their decisions will decide who will be free and who will be CAPTURED.
SNEAK PEEK EXCERPT
âPromise me you wonât fuck him,â he boldly demands.
âJames! Okay, first of all, you canât just throw down rules like that. Iâm a grownÂasswoman, and you canât dictate who I choose to get familiarwith. Second, do you actually think I would fuck somebody after only one date?â
âNo. Youâre a good girl, Lola, and I know you wouldnât do some shit like that, but I just worry. Ericâs so much older than you, and based on what youâve told me about him, he seems like kind of a smooth talker. I donât want him smooth talking you right out of your panties.â
âI want you to look at me when I do this because Iâm doing it as hard as I can.â I point to my face before dramatically rollingmy eyes.
âFine, donât listen to me,â he says, smirking.âGo out there and give it up to that Viking motherfucker âcause he fed you some line of bullshit to get into your pants. Letâs see how you feel after that, huh? Letâs see what happens when youâre all bummed out about it and I have to build you back up again and show you that youâre worth a lot more than that.â
Thereâs an underlyingtenderness to what he said that makes me smile.
âYou are, you know?â His voice sounds softer, more sincereand even a bit shy. âYouâre worth way more than a dude like him.â
âYou donât even know him,â I murmur in response.
âBut I know you,â he says, looking right into my eyes. âI know what you deserve,how special you are. How beautiful.â
My throat moves as I swallow heavily. Pure, unadulterated honesty.Whenever he says things like this to me, he sounds so genuine and forthright that it catches me off guard. Iâm used to Total SmartÂassJames, but HeartfeltÂandÂSincere James can stop me in my tracks.
âGive me your other foot,â he says, breakingthe moment as he puts my left foot up on his knee. A big smile slowly spreads across my face as I watch him return to the task with such care. âLola,â he says, grinning,âdonât tell anybodyabout thisâthat Iâm sitting here painting your fuckinâ toenails like weâre at a slumber party or something.â
I laugh loudly and nod my head. âAfraid this would damage your rep?â
âBeyond belief!âhe replies, giving my foot a squeeze. âI canât be the dude who ties girls up and spanks them and the dude who sits around pampering you like youâre a fuckinâ princess. How the fuck could I maintain any level of coolness if people found out that I spent my whole night cooking dinner and painting your toenails for your date with some other guy?â
That makes me laugh harder, and he gives me that mischievous smile.
âYour secretâssafe with me, dude,â I reply, barely containing a snicker. âI wonât tell anybody how youâre my big sweetiepie.â
âShut up,â he says, his face taking on the tiniest hint of embarrassment.
âNobody will find out that youâre my big, honey bunny, teddy bear,â I tease in a baby voice. âZip it!â he commandswith a laugh.
âIâm not gonna tell everybodyhow youâre my cuddly, snuggly schmoopy.â
âI will put this bottle down, tear your clothes off and fuck you on the goddamn floor, and weâll see whoâs cuddly and snuggly!âhe warns, trying to sound menacing.
âAll talk.â I shake my head. âBark and no bite.â
He takes a deep breath, puts the lid on the bottle, and gives me that predatorygrin that says heâs primed to attack.
âYou wouldnât dare!â I giggle, tensing in anticipation.
With that, he lunges onto me and pins my arms above my head. Heâs pushing down on me with his full body weight, and I have no chance of escapinghis grasp. I feign a struggle, but Iâm laughingtoo hard.
âYouâre lucky that I am your schmoopy or Iâd have to teach that smart mouth of yours a lesson,â he says in a slightlymore seductive tone.
âYeah, yeah, yeah.â I smirk as he lets my hands go. I reach around him and swat his butt, which makes him laugh. âNow finish my toenails, cupcake.â
About the Author
Bianca Giovanni was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She grew up with a single mother and Italian grandmother, who was an avid reader. She has had a love of writing since childhood, but self-published her first short stories in 2012. Biancaâs strong female characters and witty dialogue have struck a chord with readers and lead to her popularity on self-publishing platforms.
In 2013, Bianca signed with Omnific Publishing to bring the 'Vice, Virtue & Video' series to readers. The series contains First Dance (free introductory short story), Revealed (book #1), Letting Go (book #1.5), and four more novels to be released in 2014.
She currently resides in Denver, Colorado, where she can often be found jotting down story ideas in a notebook.
Other titles in the Vice, Virtue, and Video series:
REVEALED (Book #1)