Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Scent of Desire (FINISHED VERSION)

Isabella Carver is a beautiful, smart, single, and brilliant chemist at Rowdy Rouge Cosmetics. She takes pride in making the best-selling and the best-smelling fragrances for the company. She got an eye for detail and a nose for scents, given that she has an excellent sense of smell. Ever time she creates a new perfume for the company, she gets excited. She loves to be around the many flowers, spices, and food-inspired scents, combining the scents, and creating the top, middle, and bottom notes for each fragrance. She anticipated creating Rowdy Rouge’s latest and newest fragrance. The bosses/siblings, Elizabeth Helena and Chanel Stella Rose, had asked Isabella to create a unisex for a famous couple with a male chemist. Isabella has already created the women’s fragrance. They even had someone to create the men’s fragrance, a fellow male chemist named Tyler Arrington. Tyler develops scents for the men’s fragrances. Elizabeth Helena told her about the couple, socialite/lingerie designer and model Melanie Olivia Smith and male model/actor/part-time exotic dancer Alexander Greene, wanted the unisex fragrance to be sexy, seductive, and enticing with a hint of romance and pleasure. “Isabella, how would feel about creating a unisex fragrance with Tyler?” Elizabeth Helena asked her. “I’m so thrilled!” Isabella happily replied as she contained herself. “Good to hear! Here is a sample of the men’s fragrance Tyler created.” Elizabeth Helena said as she handed Isabella one of the vials of the men’s fragrance. Isabella gently opened the vial and gave it a smell. The top notes had a mix of musk, leather, and sandalwood, the middle notes had cinnamon and ginger, and the bottom notes had warm cognac mixed with sensual woods and pheromones. “Wow, this men’s fragrance is complex yet pleasing to the nose. Great stuff right there.” Isabella replied. “What do you have for the women’s fragrance?” Chanel Stella asked Isabella. Isabella took out one of the vials of the women’s fragrance which she created a week in advance and gave it to the bosses/sisters. “The top notes have vanilla, jasmine, and sandalwood, the middle notes have roses, amber, strawberries, and champagne, and the bottom notes have pheromones mixed with honey, caramel, and chocolate.” Isabella explained to the bosses as they each dabbed their wrists with a drop of the fragrance. Chanel Stella and Elizabeth Helena each took a smell of the perfume once it dried on their wrists. “So what do you two think?” Isabella asked nervously. “This women’s fragrance just smells so delicious!” Elizabeth Helena exclaimed happily. “All those notes had me thinking about many different indulgent desserts all in one; it definitely has a man-catching, seductive vibe to it. You did great work on it, Isabella. We look forward to see and smell what you and Tyler created for the unisex fragrance.” Chanel Stella said to Isabella. “I’m on it!” Isabella said excitedly as she headed back to the laboratory. Isabella put on her white lab coat and got the lab ready for creating the unisex fragrance. She gathered some flowers, fruit, and everything else on the metal table. She then heard a young, male voice behind her as he said, “Excuse me, Miss Carver?” “Yes?” Isabella responded as she turned around to look at him. “I’m Tyler. Tyler Arrington. I was asked to create a unisex fragrance with you for Melanie and Alexander.” He said. Isabella got a good look at Tyler. He was 5’8; he had short dark brown hair and soulful chocolate brown eyes. He had on an olive green long-sleeved t-shirt with black pants and shoes underneath his white lab coat. “Why, yes. In fact, I got a sniff your men’s fragrance that you created for Alexander and it smelled sexy in a manly manner.” Isabella replied. “Thanks so much, Miss Carver.” Tyler said to her. “You’re welcome and also please call me Isabella.” Isabella replied. “Do have a vial of the women’s fragrance that you created for Melanie?” Tyler asked her. “Yes, I do.” Isabella replied as she offered a vial to Tyler. Isabella watched Tyler gently opened the vial and gave it a smell. He actually loved it and then said, “It smells decadent like a dessert cart at a fancy restaurant and the sandalwood and jasmine gave it a seductive feel to it.” “I totally agree. Maybe if we mixed together the women’s and men’s fragrances together, it would create a unisex scent.” Isabella replied. “That’s a great idea, Isabella!” Tyler happily exclaimed. “I have another idea. You and I could test the fragrances to see if they work with our body chemistries. I’ll test the women’s and you test the men’s.” Isabella added. “I definitely like how you think.” Tyler said to her as he flashed a smile at her. With that being said, Isabella dabbed some of the women’s fragrance on the left side of her neck and Tyler dabbed the men’s fragrance on the right side of his neck. They both waited a few seconds to let the fragrances dry on their skins and stood a few feet from each other. After a few seconds, they smell the fragrances on each other. Isabella smelled the men’s fragrance on Tyler’s neck while Tyler smelled the women’s fragrance on hers. “Your men’s fragrance had a musky scent when it comes to the dry down. It makes me think of riding on the back of a motorcycle with a sexy, leather jacket wearing man.” Isabella said to Tyler as she smelled his neck. “And your women’s scent has a decadent, indulgent scent like that of a rich, fudge brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce when it comes to the dry down.” Tyler replied after he smelled Isabella’s neck. The two chemists put both vials of the fragrances into a large glass beaker; they each took a sniff of the combined unisex scent. They loved it but they feel that something was missing, not sure what it was. Isabella then walked up close to Tyler, once their body chemistries agreed with the scents. They smelled each other’s necks again, only closer. Then, Tyler softly kissed her on the lips while Isabella placed her hands on his face. They briefly broke the kiss to catch their breaths. “You smell so good.” Tyler said to Isabella as he inhaled her scent “You do too.” Isabella replied to Tyler as she inhaled his scent. With those words being said, Isabella returned Tyler’s kiss on the lips. She then wrapped her arms around his neck as Tyler rested his hands on her lower back. Tyler slowly removed Isabella’s lab coat before removing his lab coat and hung them up on the coat rack. Tyler returned to Isabella and deeply kissed her lips. As they kissed, Isabella placed one hand on the back of Tyler’s head and her other hand on his upper back. Tyler softly kissed both sides of Isabella’s neck as he took his time unbuttoning a few buttons on her dark grey button down short sleeve shirt. He briefly stopped and carefully took off both her safety glasses and her light blue metallic framed glasses. He placed them by the sink so they won’t be damaged. Tyler then looked into her deep brown eyes and became enchanted by her beauty. Isabella took the hem of Tyler’s shirt and took it off of him. She became aroused by Tyler’s fit and tight physique. He had strong, toned arms, a firm chest, and very ripped abs. “My, you got a really hot body.” Isabella said to Tyler as she scanned his body with her eyes. “Thanks. I like to work out when I’m not at the lab. I do cross fit, cardio, weights, squats, and play different kinds of sports.” Tyler replied. “Looks, body, brawn, and brains, I like that in a guy. It’s like you’re part nerd, part jock, and part hottie mixed together.” Isabella said as she smiled at him. Tyler then finished unbuttoning Isabella’s button shirt and unzipped the back of her black pencil skirt. He was turned on, not only by her beautiful, brilliant mind but also by her body, which was curvy in all the right places with an hourglass frame. He gently took down the black ponytail holder and let down Isabella’s hair, which was down to her shoulders and had tight, big candy curls at the ends. He scanned her body with his eyes and even noticed the mint green balcony padded underwire bra and matching panties with a lace waistband. “For a minute, I thought you moonlight as a model. But you’re like every man’s dream come true, you got brains, beauty, brilliance, and booty all-in-one.” Tyler said in awe of Isabella’s beauty and everything else. “Why thank you, Tyler.” Isabella replied. “I don’t mean to be forward, but are the bra and panties from Melanie’s lingerie line?” Tyler asked her. “Yes, they are. I guess you can say I’m a fan.” Isabella said as she sexily walked up to Tyler and kissed him on the lips. Tyler kissed both sides of her neck while his hands caressed up and down Isabella’s body. He took her hand and kissed it as he led her to a room next to the lab, a private lounge where co-workers come to relax and have lunch and there’s a large, luxuriously comfortable red couch. Tyler and Isabella relaxed on the couch as he kissed her lips again; he even helped Isabella take off her black stiletto heels and rubbed both of her feet. After her feet were rubbed, Isabella became very relaxed; she then sighed as Tyler made a trail of kisses from the tops of her feet up to her legs. Isabella softly moaned as Tyler softly kissed and licked her belly and did the same to the tops of her breasts. Tyler then reached around and unhooked her bra. Once Isabella’s breasts were freed, Tyler took his time orally pleasuring them; licking, kissing, and softly sucking on them, made her moan in sheer delight. After he pleasured her breasts, Tyler kissed Isabella’s lips again. He slowly removed the panties from Isabella’s waist. He gently rubbed the outside of Isabella’s lust canal; she was moist from his touches and kisses. Isabella let a long moan as Tyler slid two of his fingers into her lust canal; her body quivered in response. Her moans and groans turned intense when Tyler licked her clit while fingering her pussy. After that, he knelt in front of Isabella and tasted her wetness. He then unbuckled his pants and stroked his cock inside his briefs while going down on her; he took his time tasting her wetness, savoring her like she was a decadent dessert. “Ohhhh, ohhhh Tyler….” Isabella loudly moaned again and again as she softly played his dark brown hair. Tyler got himself hard stroking his cock in his hand as he licked her pussy till she was nice and wet and he was nice and hard. He kissed her inner thighs before he kissed her lips once more. “Do have any…?” Isabella asked him. “I have it. Let me get that.” Tyler said as he went into the lab and got a small plastic bag with condoms and wipes from his lab coat pocket. He got out a condom from his little bag, tore open the foil wrapper, returned to the lounge, and properly put it on his hardened cock. After that, he held Isabella in his arms and looked into her deep brown eyes as he slowly entered his cock into her pussy. Isabella deeply moaned at the feel of him inside her; Tyler kissed both sides of her neck as he went in and out of her pussy. His thrusts gradually increased without losing his hold on Isabella’s body; he even rubbed her clit, which made her orgasms more intense yet pleasurable. Their bodies quivered and rubbed against each other, every nerve ending they have burned with pleasure. Their moans and groans created a sexual harmony as their bodies perspired with lust; Isabella felt a few drops of Tyler’s sweat onto her body. They then switched positions as Tyler lay on the sofa on his side and Isabella did the same. Tyler slid his cock into her pussy as they reached climax together. As soon as Isabella came, Tyler took himself out, removed the condom, and spilled his man milk onto Isabella’s stomach. They shared a deep, passionate kiss and then Isabella said to Tyler, “I think I know just what this fragrance needs.” She then got up and took Tyler’s hand. Once they made it back to the lab, Isabella took a small piece of cloth and rubbed the lust-induced perspiration from both of their bodies. From there, she squeezed the drops from the cloth into the fragrance. She mixed it up and they both took a smell. The fragrance was perfectly mixed; she and Tyler put the newly mixed fragrance into small vials and have them ready for the bosses; they cleaned themselves up, put their clothes back on, and went home for the night separately. The next day, Isabella and Tyler gave the vials of the unisex scent to Elizabeth Helena and Chanel Stella. They smelled the scent and it was approved. The same day, the chemists and the bosses met with Melanie and Alexander. Melanie Olivia looked like a redheaded version of Kate Upton and Alexander was like a younger, yet equally fit version of Channing Tatum. Melanie and Alexander took a sniff of the unisex fragrance and their noses approved. “So what should we call the desired unisex scent?” Elizabeth asked Melanie. “Hmmm…desire. How about Desirable?” Isabella suggested to everyone. “Desirable…I love it!” Melanie replied. “Me too. We should also call it Desirable for both the men’s and women’s fragrances as well as the unisex fragrance.” Alexander added. With the scent being a success, Elizabeth and Chanel got to work discussing promotions, bottle designs, social media, and print/television ad campaigns with Melanie and Alexander. “Excellent work, Isabella and Tyler. Can you two work together again for the bath and body sets for Desirable?” Chanel asked the chemists. “Absolutely, we’ll work together on it first thing tomorrow!” Isabella happily exclaimed. “Great work!” Elizabeth happily said. As soon as Tyler and Isabella left Elizabeth and Chanel’s office, the chemists privately congratulated each other with a hug and a kiss in the hallway. “Can I take you out to dinner to celebrate?” Tyler asked Isabella with a smile on his perfect face. “I would love to go and celebrate with you.” Isabella replied. “We should create more unisex fragrances together.” Tyler said to her. “I agree!” Isabella happily exclaimed. When they were in the lab together yesterday, Tyler and Isabella discovered that scent can be a very power attractant, especially when it comes to perfume. THE END

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Preview: Scent of Desire

Isabella Carver is a beautiful, smart, and brilliant chemist at Rowdy Rouge Cosmetics. She takes pride in making the best-selling and the best-smelling fragrances for the company. She got an eye for detail and a nose for scents, given that she has an excellent sense of smell. Ever time she creates a new perfume for the company, she gets excited. She loves to be around the many flowers, spices, and food-inspired scents, combining the scents, and creating the top, middle, and bottom notes for each fragrance. She anticipated creating Rowdy Rouge’s latest and newest fragrance. The bosses/siblings, Elizabeth Helena and Chanel Stella Rose, had asked Isabella to create a unisex for a famous couple with a male chemist. Isabella has already created the women’s fragrance. They even had someone to create the men’s fragrance, a fellow male chemist named Tyler Arrington. Tyler develops scents for the men’s fragrances. Elizabeth Helena told her about the couple, socialite/lingerie designer and model Melanie Olivia Smith and male model/actor/part-time exotic dancer Alexander Greene, wanted the unisex fragrance to be sexy, seductive, and enticing with a hint of romance and pleasure. “Isabella, how would feel about creating a unisex fragrance with Tyler?” Elizabeth Helena asked her. “I’m so thrilled!” Isabella happily replied as she contained herself. “Good to hear! Here is a sample of the men’s fragrance Tyler created.” Elizabeth Helena said as she handed Isabella one of the vials of the men’s fragrance. Isabella gently opened the vial and gave it a smell. The top notes had a mix of musk, leather, and sandalwood, the middle notes had cinnamon and ginger, and the bottom notes had warm cognac mixed with sensual woods and pheromones. “Wow, this men’s fragrance is complex yet pleasing to the nose. Great stuff right there.” Isabella replied. “What do you have for the women’s fragrance?” Chanel Stella asked Isabella. Isabella took out one of the vials of the women’s fragrance which she created a week in advance and gave it to the bosses/sisters. “The top notes have vanilla, jasmine, and sandalwood, the middle notes have roses, amber, strawberries, and champagne, and the bottom notes have pheromones mixed with honey, caramel, and chocolate.” Isabella explained to the bosses as they each dabbed their wrists with a drop of the fragrance. Chanel Stella and Elizabeth Helena each took a smell of the perfume once it dried on their wrists. “So what do you two think?” Isabella asked nervously. “This women’s fragrance just smells so delicious!” Elizabeth Helena exclaimed happily. “All those notes had me thinking about many different indulgent desserts all in one; it definitely has a man-catching, seductive vibe to it. You did great work on it, Isabella. We look forward to see and smell what you and Tyler created for the unisex fragrance.” Chanel Stella said to Isabella. “I’m on it!” Isabella said excitedly as she headed back to the laboratory. Isabella put on her white lab coat and got the lab ready for creating the unisex fragrance. She gathered some flowers, fruit, and everything else on the metal table. She then heard a young, male voice behind her as he said, “Excuse me, Miss Carver?” “Yes?” Isabella responded as she turned around to look at him. “I’m Tyler. Tyler Arrington. I was asked to create a unisex fragrance with you for Melanie and Alexander.” He said. Isabella got a good look at Tyler. He was 5’8; he had short dark brown hair and soulful chocolate brown eyes. He had on an olive green long-sleeved t-shirt with black pants and shoes underneath his white lab coat. “Why, yes. In fact, I got a sniff your men’s fragrance that you created for Alexander and it smelled sexy in a manly manner.” Isabella replied. “Thanks so much, Miss Carver.” Tyler said to her. “You’re welcome and also please call me Isabella.” Isabella replied. “Do have a vial of the women’s fragrance that you created for Melanie?” Tyler asked her. “Yes, I do.” Isabella replied as she offered a vial to Tyler. Isabella watched Tyler gently opened the vial and gave it a smell. He actually loved it and then said, “It smells decadent like a dessert cart at a fancy restaurant and the sandalwood and jasmine gave it a seductive feel to it.” “I totally agree. Maybe if we mixed together the women’s and men’s fragrances together, it would create a unisex scent.” Isabella replied. “That’s a great idea, Isabella!” Tyler happily exclaimed. “I have another idea. You and I could test the fragrances to see if they work with our body chemistries. I’ll test the women’s and you test the men’s.” Isabella added. “I definitely like how you think.” Tyler said to her as he flashed a smile at her. With that being said, Isabella dabbed some of the women’s fragrance on the left side of her neck and Tyler dabbed the men’s fragrance on the right side of his neck. They both waited a few seconds to let the fragrances dry on their skins and stood a few feet from each other. After a few seconds, they smell the fragrances on each other. Isabella smelled the men’s fragrance on Tyler’s neck while Tyler smelled the women’s fragrance on hers. “Your men’s fragrance had a musky scent when it comes to the dry down. It makes me think of riding on the back of a motorcycle with a sexy, leather jacket wearing man.” Isabella said to Tyler as she smelled his neck. “And your women’s scent has a decadent, indulgent scent like that of a rich, fudge brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce when it comes to the dry down.” Tyler replied after he smelled Isabella’s neck. The two chemists put both vials of the fragrances into a large glass beaker; they each took a sniff of the combined unisex scent. They loved it but they feel that something was missing, not sure what it was. Isabella then walked up close to Tyler, once their body chemistries agreed with the scents. They smelled each other’s necks again, only closer. Then, Tyler softly kissed her on the lips while Isabella placed her hands on his face. They briefly broke the kiss to catch their breaths. “You smell so good.” Tyler said to Isabella as he inhaled her scent “You do too.” Isabella replied to Tyler as she inhaled his scent. With those words being said, Isabella returned Tyler’s kiss on the lips. She then wrapped her arms around his neck as Tyler rested his hands on her lower back. Tyler slowly removed Isabella’s lab coat before removing his lab coat and hung them up on the coat rack. Tyler returned to Isabella and deeply kissed her lips. As they kissed, Isabella placed one hand on the back of Tyler’s head and her other hand on his upper back. Tyler softly kissed both sides of Isabella’s neck as he took his time unbuttoning a few buttons on her dark grey button down short sleeve shirt. He briefly stopped and carefully took off both her safety glasses and her light blue metallic framed glasses. He placed them by the sink so they won’t be damaged. Tyler then looked into her deep brown eyes and became enchanted by her beauty. Isabella took the hem of Tyler’s shirt and took it off of him. She became aroused by Tyler’s fit and tight physique. He had strong, toned arms, a firm chest, and very ripped abs. “My, you got a really hot body.” Isabella said to Tyler as she scanned his body with her eyes. “Thanks. I like to work out when I’m not at the lab. I do cross fit, cardio, weights, squats, and play different kinds of sports.” Tyler replied. “Looks, body, brawn, and brains, I like that in a guy. It’s like you’re part nerd, part jock, and part hottie mixed together.” Isabella said as she smiled at him. Tyler then finished unbuttoning Isabella’s button shirt and unzipped the back of her black pencil skirt. He was turned on, not only by her beautiful, brilliant mind but also by her body, which was curvy in all the right places with an hourglass frame. He gently took down the black ponytail holder and let down Isabella’s hair, which was down to her shoulders and had tight, big candy curls at the ends. He scanned her body with his eyes and even noticed the mint green balcony padded underwire bra and matching panties with a lace waistband. “For a minute, I thought you moonlight as a model. But you’re like every man’s dream come true, you got brains, beauty, brilliance, and booty all-in-one.” Tyler said in awe of Isabella’s beauty and everything else. “Why thank you, Tyler.” Isabella replied. “I don’t mean to be forward, but are the bra and panties from Melanie’s lingerie line?” Tyler asked her. “Yes, they are. I guess you can say I’m a fan.” Isabella said as she sexily walked up to Tyler and kissed him on the lips. Tyler kissed both sides of her neck while his hands caressed up and down Isabella’s body. He took her hand and kissed it as he led her to a room next to the lab, a private lounge where co-workers come to relax and have lunch and there’s a large, luxuriously comfortable red couch. Tyler and Isabella relaxed on the couch as he kissed her lips again; he even helped Isabella take off her black stiletto heels and rubbed both of her feet. After her feet were rubbed, Isabella became very relaxed; she then sighed as Tyler made a trail of kisses from the tops of her feet up to her legs. Isabella softly moaned as Tyler softly kissed and licked her belly and did the same to the tops of her breasts. Tyler then reached around and unhooked her bra. Once Isabella’s breasts were freed, Tyler took his time orally pleasuring them; licking, kissing, and softly sucking on them, made her moan in sheer delight. After he pleasured her breasts, Tyler kissed Isabella’s lips again. He slowly removed the panties from Isabella’s waist. He gently rubbed the outside of Isabella’s lust canal; she was moist from his touches and kisses. Isabella let a long moan as Tyler slid two of his fingers into her lust canal; her body quivered in response. Her moans and groans turned intense when Tyler licked her clit while fingering her pussy. After that, he knelt in front of Isabella and tasted her wetness. He then unbuckled his pants and stroked his cock inside his briefs while going down on her; he took his time tasting her wetness, savoring her like she was a decadent dessert. “Ohhhh, ohhhh Tyler….” Isabella loudly moaned again and again as she softly played his dark brown hair.

Preview: Ecstasy in The Big Easy

Jasmine Townsend was in her apartment in Boston when she went on her computer and looked up Louisiana travel websites, mainly New Orleans. She has always wanted to go there because her mother had been there with some of her friends on a trip a couple of months ago. Jasmine had been through some hard times recently. Her boyfriend broke up with her after three years of dating, her mother became very ill with pneumonia and passed away, and had been through a very bad cold. Despite all that, she got over her cold and the boyfriend but still reeling from her mother’s passing. Jasmine needed a getaway from it all, a getaway from nagging, overbearing yet loving friends and family, her stressful yet profitable job as an office assistant at a marketing firm, and the very cold weather. She loves Boston and all, but needed a change of scenery for a couple of days. So she looked up travel and hotel websites to plan her New Orleans getaway. She first went to the New Orleans tourism website and ordered a visitors guide. A week later, Jasmine received her New Orleans visitors guide in the mail and started looking through it. She even wrote a list of hotels she would want to stay in, a list of restaurants she want to dine in, and places she would want to shop. She then checked out a few travel websites to find the right price to book accommodations because she didn’t want to stay at no Holiday Inn, let alone a seedy, budget motel. She planned on staying in New Orleans for one or two weeks. She imagined a lot of things she would do while she was in the Crescent City. She imagined dancing to the beat of New Orleans jazz played by a jazz band walking down Bourbon Street, indulging on jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice, beignets and café au lait, po’boys, bananas foster and other delicious dishes, doing some great shopping, staying at a very nice hotel maybe with a lovely view of the city, and maybe even a sexy, passionate, romantic fling with a New Orleans native man. She started creating her own itinerary for her New Orleans adventure, not only that she even added a spa day to her adventure. She has been a spa freak ever since she got a gift certificate to a spa here in Boston for her birthday, courtesy of her best girl friends Tiana and Drucilla. Jasmine started packing for her trip in advance; she packed her toiletries and cosmetics in plastic zip-up bags, packed all her folded and rolled-up clothes, and packed her shoes. She then called her job and asked for time off, two weeks tops. She went online and then booked a hotel room for two weeks. She picked the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans and booked a one-bedroom suite. Once her reservation was confirmed, Jasmine got a call from her employer and her time off was granted. She printed out the confirmation pages and put them in her purse, along with her cell phone, driver’s license, cash, etc. She then booked a flight for tomorrow morning with Delta Air Lines at the Boston Airport also online. On the same day, she even stopped by the bank and picked up some traveler’s checks. The next morning, Jasmine got up, got dressed, and drove to the airport with her purse and luggage in tow. Before leaving, she left a note for the paperboy and mail carrier, telling them she’ll be gone on vacation and will come back after two weeks. She got her airline tickets and boarding pass at the Delta Air Lines terminal. Her flight was at Gate 16 and her flight number 642. She made it onto the plane just in time without any incident.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

My review of S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline

S.E.C.R.E.T. (Secret, #1)S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book from start to finish!! It was exciting and I love that the main heroine gets to experience all her sexual fantasies and become a member of a secret underground society for women! I also like the story takes place in New Orleans. Kudos to the authoress of this novel, I'm officially a fan! I can't wait to read it again, that and maybe the next book!

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Original Black Dress Diva-Part Seven

The next morning, I took a drive to over to Los Angeles for a day out. I first did some lingerie shopping at two of my favorite shops: Trashy Lingerie and Frederick’s of Hollywood. I feel confident when I have some new lingerie to wear; I even bought some boots while I was at Frederick’s. I then stopped for lunch at one of L.A.’s many food trucks and went to Sprinkles Cupcakes for dessert. Then, I went to the local farmer’s market for some very fresh fruit (strawberries, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, mangoes, passion fruit, oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruits, and peaches). After that, I went to a health food store and bought some Maca root powder along with some vitamins. While at the health food store, I read a couple of text messages I have received on my cell phone. The first ones I’ve read were from the Elite League; they told me about the targets, directions to the Drummond House, what to bring to my assignment, and descriptions of the targets’ cars. The other text messages I got were from Diana, Naomi, Holly, and Andrea, telling me that they couldn’t make it to Girls’ Night on Friday because of work, family, etc. Plus, Clarissa couldn’t make it either because she had to plan a party for a client. The last text message I got was from my mother-in-law, inviting me to a get-together with her friends next Sunday. I replied telling her I would be there. After my day out in sunny Los Angeles, I went back home to Fair Oaks, changed clothes, and went over to the Wild White Stallion Saloon on my Harley. I parked my Harley up front and went inside the biker bar. I greeted a few patrons as I sat at a table. “Can I sit with you?” a familiar voice asked me. “Hi, Devin.” I said to him. “So how are you?” Devin asked me. “I’ve been busy as usual. And you?” I replied. “Same here. I wanted to know something about your marriage to Carl.” Devin said. “Carl and I had a very good marriage; we were married for less than five years. We got along with each other’s parents and Carl just adored my dad. I admired his mother and younger sister.” I replied. “Last time you and I met, you told me about your messy divorce. What was that all about?” I said. “I was married to my wife Emily for almost six years. Her family can’t stand me; they never liked me because of my employment and also my motorcycle hobby. We tried to work things out, but nothing worked. We’ve had blowups big and small; I mean, there was one time that both of our families got involved in a fight that was both physical and verbal.” Devin replied. “Yikes!” I exclaimed. “I know, but luckily the police haven’t been called.” Devin added with a slight smile on his face. “So what was Emily like?” I asked him. “When I first met Emily, she was a medical student, studying nursing at St. John’s University. We dated and as soon as she graduated, got married. She had clocked long hours at the hospital, as in 70-80 hours a week. She still works there. Our divorce got messy when our parents got involved, my mom called Emily a busybody who didn’t make time for me and her dad called me biker wannabe without a steady job. My mother even blamed Emily’s job for our marriage being strained. The end result was irreconcilable differences and Emily was generous enough to offer me financial support, though her mom thinks I don’t deserve any to begin with.” Devin replied. After talking to Devin, we went outside and I showed him my motorcycle. Devin looked at my Harley and said, “That’s a very awesome motorcycle you got there.” “Thanks, it was Carl’s custom-made Harley-Davidson. But lately, I’ve been riding it since I got my motorcycle license.” I replied. “Awesome.” Devin said to me. “Would you like to go on ride with me?” I asked Devin. “Love to, but I got something to do tomorrow. But I’ll still be in town.” Devin replied. “I’ll be seeing you.” I said as I hopped onto my Harley, put on my helmet, and rode on back home. I needed my rest for tomorrow night would be my busiest night. Thursday morning, I packed my little kit for my assignment that night. My kit included a digital camera, two guns, ammo, a memory card, and a box cutter. I even planned my outfit for the night, including my black veil. I was all set. That morning, I fixed myself a mango-peach smoothie with a special ingredient: Maca root powder. I read somewhere that Maca root can increase stamina, boost libido, and has aphrodisiac effects. Once I finished my smoothie, I went out and drove over to Santa Barbara, which is very scenic, charming, and enchanting all in one. I also loved how the south-faced beaches make the city feel so balmy, all the reason to drive the Rolls Royce Phantom drop head coupe and feel the wind in my hair. While at Santa Barbara, I made a stop at Enjoy Cupcakes and picked up two dozen cupcakes for the get-together at my mother-in-law’s house next Sunday. I even texted my mother-in-law that I’ll bring dessert and she replied, “Great! Can’t wait to see you on Sunday.” I also got myself a four-pack of cupcakes. An hour later, I returned home to Fair Oaks. I went online and checked out the Coldwell-Banker website. I then opened two new tabs on the same window, I checked on the ReMax website on one tab and Apartments.com on the other tab. I looked at those websites because I thought about getting myself a new place, maybe even sell the house, give the money back to the in-laws, and move to another city. While online, I got an e-mail from Simon. He told me that he and Bianca have finalized the accommodations for the for their vow renewal ceremony. They booked a honeymoon suite at the Wynn Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and also have the ceremony at The Little White Wedding Chapel. I replied saying: “I look forward to Vegas! Plus, I already got my bridesmaid’s dress and everything. I’ll book my reservations ASAP!” After I sent Simon an e-mail, I went to Expedia.com and booked a hotel room at the Wynn Hotel & Casino on the week before Simon and Bianca’s wedding anniversary. I showered and got dressed for my first-ever assignment as a member of the Elite League. I wore a black leather jacket, a black lace padded bra and matching lace panties, black leather pants, and black motorcycle boots. I put on my black veil, took my kit, and got my black leather gloves as I headed out the door. At 8:05 PM, a black Cadillac Escalade came up to the front of my house. I opened the passenger door and got into the car. In the SUV, all of the Elite League was there. “Kat, you definitely looked dressed to kill.” McKayla said to me. “Thanks.” I replied. “Are you ready for your first assignment?” Kwan asked me. “I’m ready, yet I’m a little nervous.” I said to him as I put on my gloves and loaded both of my guns with the ammo. “It’s normal to be a little nervous. Just maintain focus and you’ll be alright.” Kwan responded on our way to the Drummond House. Jetta even entered the coordinates into the car’s GPS. Thirty minutes later, we arrived at the front of the Drummond House. “Okay, first thing you do is slash all their tires. Then, you go into the house, pour something in their drinks that would knock them out. Next, you shoot them and also take any jewelry that they have. Finally, take some pictures and leave the house.” DeMarcus explained to me. “Got it.” I replied as I put the memory card into my digital camera. “Good luck.” Prentice said to me as I stepped out of the Escalade. I got out my box cutter and slashed all sixteen tires of the targets’ cars. I then went into the house by way of the open back door. I got into the kitchen where I saw four clean drinking glasses: two whiskey glasses, an old fashioned glass, and a snifter. I looked into the liquor cabinet and got four different bottles. I poured some Hennessy in the snifter, Jameson whiskey in one of the whiskey glasses, some Jack Daniels in the other whiskey glass, and Johnnie Walker Red in the old-fashioned glass. I quietly went into the bathroom, got some rubbing alcohol and liquid melatonin, I poured both into the drinks using a dropper. Once all the drinks were mixed, I quietly hid under the kitchen table and watched as each man was served their drinks and took a sip. The four men (two middle-aged men, a younger man, and a man in his thirties) talked about their latest drug shipments and sales, both street and prescription. One of them was a smuggler, two of them were buyers, and the other was a dealer. As they sipped and savored their brown liquor, I opened up the power surge box and shut off all the lights in the house. Each of them got drunk, drowsy, and gradually sick. “Can you see anything?” one of the men asked the others. “I think I’m getting sleepy.” Another man said. I got out my two loaded guns and fired two close range shots at each man. As they bled to death, I gathered their rings, watches, and other things and put them into a bag. I took the pictures with my digital camera and then quietly left out the back door. I even took my time and gathered all the shell casings. I got back into the car with the other Elite League members and we left the Drummond House. We all arrived at my house at 9:30 and I showed them the pictures from my very first assignment. Everyone was impressed with my skills; I even gave the jewelry in the bag to Marissa for safe keeping. “Good work, Kat. Your pay will be delivered to you by way of a bike courier tomorrow.” Kwan said to me. “You and I should definitely go car shopping one day, because you could use a nighttime car with a darker color.” Prentice said to me. As soon as the other Elite League members left my house, I deleted the pictures from the camera and had DeMarcus destroy the shell casings. I changed into my pajamas, had a can of soup for dinner, and ate a cupcake from my four pack for dessert. The next morning, I got up and fixed myself a very good breakfast of a short stack of pancakes with butter and syrup, two sausage links, scrambled eggs, a glass of orange juice, a bowl of fresh fruit, and coffee with vanilla soymilk and Truvia. After I ate my big breakfast and cleaned up the kitchen, I got into the Mercedes-Benz E-Class convertible and drove to San Francisco. There, I saw a Red Cross bloodmobile parked in front of a bistro downtown. I parked my car at a nearby parking garage and walked over to the bloodmobile with my purse in tow. With my blood donor card and driver’s license, I signed in, filled out the questionnaire, and waited with a few other donors. There were a few other people on the bloodmobile as well, some donated blood and others were at the cantina having juice, water, and cookies. After a few minutes, it was my turn to save a life. I lay down and listened to music from the radio while a needle drew blood from my left arm through a small tube into a pouch. I was finished within a couple of minutes and I rested at the cantina at the other end of the bloodmobile. One of the volunteers gave me a brochure on what do to after I gave blood and a card about iron-rich foods and how to increase iron intake. A guy who sat beside me offered a can of orange juice, a small bag of cinnamon graham snacks, and a bottle of water to me. I looked at him and said, “Thanks so much. Do you donate blood often?” He looked at me and replied, “Well, I do this every couple of months. Sometimes, I even do volunteer work with the Red Cross when it comes to natural disasters. Recently, I helped make care packages to the people in Haiti after that earthquake.” “Wow, that’s great!” I happily exclaimed. “Oh my gosh, you have to forgive my manners because I forgot to ask for your name.” He said to me. I lightly laughed as I said, “My name’s Katherine, Kat for short. What’s your name?” “My name’s Brendan, Brendan Rydell.” He said to me. “Very nice to meet you.” I said. “Likewise.” Brendan replied as he kissed my hand. Brendan was this handsome, sweet hunk of a guy with hypnotizing baby blue eyes and dark hair. He wore an orange crewneck short-sleeve shirt, olive green cargo pants, and dark brown sneakers. We conversed as we replenished our bodies with refreshments. We left the bloodmobile together as we thanked the Red Cross volunteers. Brendan and I walked to this local pizza parlor downtown. Not only did he open the door for me, he even pulled up a chair for me as soon as we got into the parlor. We talked as we shared toasted garlic bread with a saucer of seasoned extra virgin olive oil and a small plate of butter. Brendan even told me of his volunteer work, his job at The Body Shop, and some of his favorite charities. I talked about a charity registry Carl and I had at our wedding. “You and your late husband had a charity registry?” Brendan asked me. “Yes we did. Carl and I even asked our guests to make donations to both the Boy Scouts of America and the Girls Scouts of America because we were both scouts as kids. We even let our guests make donations to the local Boys & Girls Club, which was where my little brother and I go to after school on most weekdays. Carl and I even donated food leftover from our wedding reception to the local food banks, took some for ourselves, and also gave our third wedding cake to a friend of Carl’s who was throwing a party.” I replied. “That’s amazing! Inspiring even.” Brendan responded. Brendan and I split a large pepperoni, spinach, mushroom, black olive, and Italian sausage pizza with extra cheese on a hand-tossed rosemary and olive oil-seasoned crust. Brendan volunteers at a local animal shelter in his spare time and supports a few charitable organizations. “I wonder, why do work at The Body Shop?” I asked Brendan. “I work there not only because of the steady paychecks, but also because I like the causes they support such as fair trade, human rights, the environment, and animal rights. Plus, my mom loves their body butters and I get a minimum of three paid volunteering days yearly. There are five Body Shops here in San Francisco and I work at the one on Market Street. My mom’s an artisan jewelry maker and my dad’s a lawyer, specializing in environmental law. My parents are currently in New Orleans on vacation and also helping build houses for Hurricane Katrina victims.” Brendan said. After eating a few slices of pizza, Brendan and I took the food to go as he paid and left a tip. We walked over to his place on Beach Street. His place was a two-story, energy-efficient, townhouse with hardwood floors, equipped with Energy Star appliances and electronics, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a Toyota Prius in the four car garage. He even told me that he bought the furniture from the Goodwill and refurnished it himself. I was totally impressed by his craftsmanship. Plus, I got myself acquainted with his two dogs, a Japanese chow named Lula and a corgi terrier named Oliver. His dogs were so sweet and playful; Brendan even told me that he adopted them from an animal shelter a few months ago. I even played with his dogs in the living room as Brendan got their bowls ready. Once the dogs got their food and water, I went into the bathroom and washed my hands and face. I rejoined Brendan into the living room and we sat on the refurnished sofa. We looked into the each other’s eyes as I sat closer to him. Next thing you know, we shared a kiss that started out very sweetly. As we kissed, I softly ran my fingers through his dark hair. Brendan then got up and I took his hand as we went upstairs to the master bedroom. It had two windows: one by the headboard and the other by the foot of the bed; both windows had city views. The bedroom walls were in olive and sage green, his dresser had colognes ranging from woodsy to oceanic scents and his medium-sized closet was filled with J. Crew, American Apparel, Old Navy, and American Eagle Outfitters, and had a private bathroom. We sat on his king-sized full bed as Brendan took a pillow and placed it on my back. I then wrapped my arms around his neck as we kissed on the lips. Brendan even helped me with taking off my clothes; he carefully took off my socks and sneakers. I watched as he kissed the soles of my feet before rubbing them. I then took off my low-rise jeans. I softly moaned as he kissed my inner thighs. Brendan then sat beside me on the bed and kissed up and down my neck. At the same time he kissed my neck, I felt his hand slid into my panties and softly rubbed my sex. I moaned and groaned as Brendan slid two fingers inside me, steadily fingering me into a massive orgasm. We spent the entire afternoon in his master bedroom; our bodies glowed in the afternoon sunlight as Brendan gave me orgasm after orgasm as he took his time pleasuring my body. After that, I cleaned myself up, got dressed, and texted a few friends about Girls’ Night Out tonight on my cell phone. I got myself ready to go when Brendan got dressed and offered me two leftover slices of pizza and then walked me to my car at the parking garage. He then kissed my hand and my cheek, opened the car door for me once I unlocked it, and gave me his phone number. “I’ll call you tonight.” I said as I waved him goodbye and drove home. Once I got home, my cell phone vibrated. I looked and saw that Marissa, Jetta, Annaliesa, and McKayla accepted my invitation to Girls’ Night Out. Since I had three hours till the start of Girls’ Night Out, I planned myself to get ready.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

A very personal loss

To my readers and followers, I had been going through a personal and tragic loss in my life. My mom had passed away on Jan. 29, 2013, she had suffered from flu-like symptoms and was 56 years old. She worked so hard taking care of me and everything. My mom was buried on Feb. 5. I missed her ever since. I've been working on my stories, especially The Widow, while staying at my grandma's house and socializing with mom's friends and all the family members. I'm still writing stories, still working on The Widow, and also back at my home. Sincerely, Jana