Celebrating Labor Day, as writing is a labor of love.
I hope you all have enjoyed the summer that is coming to a close next week.
I had a working summer, with pool, driveway and many other household repairs, that kept me way too busy over the summer.
I would like to wish all of you a safe and pleasant Labor Day weekend and also wanted to announce the new release date for Book 6 is January of 2017.
I figured since the book is starting in the new year of 1997, I might as well release the book at the same time via 20 years later.
Please keep in mind that all books read well as stand alone, but it sure is fun to know the full story. All books have received 5 star reviews for your perusal. And of course book 1 is free to all at smash words.com. So if you haven’t yet, please start reading.
I also offer books 1-3 at a special discount as well.
I want to thank all my avid readers and fans, especially the ones that take the time to write reviews. So a Big THANK YOU! I am thrilled at how well Book 5 is being received. You can check out the 5 star reviews here.
And now for your Tuesday Teaser of, Electric, Book 6, The Finale.
“Oh my God! Don, is that you?” Gina screamed across the lobby of the Four Seasons hotel, as she ran up to Don, who cringed with embarrassment.
“Gina, my love, I was just coming up to see you! But what is this,” Don asked as he observed Gina’s appearance. “What are you wearing?”
“I got out of there as quickly as I could. I can’t believe you are here. I didn’t know where to go or who to turn to. I still don’t. I just can’t believe…. I can’t believe,” Gina’s voice broke and changed to uncontrollable sobbing, as she collapsed in Don’s arms.
“There, there. It couldn’t be that bad. Could it? What happened?” Don asked as he wrapped his arms around her.
“I can’t begin to describe, I don’t even want to relive the experience,” Gina’s emotions took her hostage, yet again, as Don tried to calm her.
“You need a drink to quiet your nerves. I have a penthouse just a few blocks from here. I was just coming to check on the two of you to see what your plans are for New Year’s Eve! I thought I might tag along. I never suspected that I would find you like this my poor, poor dear. Here, let’s slip into the Ty bar and grab a seat by the fireplace and you can tell me all about it. I don’t see any luggage and I don’t want you to leave without that!”
“He flew me here. How am I going to get home?”
“He’ll fly you back. Don’t worry, or you can fly back with me? I just have to make some arrangements.”
Don steadied Gina as he guided her to the entrance of the bar. He had never seen Gina so visibly shaken.
Don flagged the maître d’ and gave the sign for two, the bartender knew just what to do. They grabbed a seat by the fireplace in the corner facing the wall as Gina began her story.
“He is so strange, you know? I don’t have experience and I guess I was trying to keep up with him, considering he’s more sophisticated and worldly or whatever, but what is this bondage, voyeurism, sadism all about? Are you like that?”
“I need more information. I mean, I’m sure I’m not, but I’m not clear, what you are talking about,” Don said as their two dirty martinis arrived.
“Here take a nice long sip of this. Do you like blue cheese?”
“Then don’t eat the olive. I should have asked. Sorry, these are a favorite of mine.”
“What is that?” Gina asked after taking a sip with a grimace.
“1 part dry vermouth and 6 parts gin, that olive is stuffed with blue cheese, hence the name, dirty martini.”
“Could I just get a rum and coke, Meyers if they got it?”
“Sure,” Don said waving his hand again, “Can you get the lady a Cuba Libre, Meyers rum?”
“Right away sir.”
“Okay, now where were we?”
“Let me just say that Reggie is kinky and he went too far.”
“You two had a lover’s quarrel?”
“We are not lovers, but unfortunately, I can’t say the same about our chauffeur!”
“I’m confused. You are lovers with your chauffeur?”
“Yeah, some Chinese chick!”
“Reggie started this whole Dom/Sub thing. At least that is what I think it is called. I think he is incapable of having a normal loving relationship!”
“What makes you think that?”
“Well, he started with all these demands. He is not like a normal guy who wants to make love.”
“I see. At least, I think I see. I have known Reggie for years and the subject has never come up.”
“I’m sure it hasn’t, who would want to admit or talk about such dysfunction?”
Don had to hold back a laugh as he tried to remain attentive.
“Anyway,” Gina continued as her drink arrived, she grabbed it as if it were mother’s milk and gulped it down.
“Slow down there, little lady. You don’t want to make yourself sick.”
“No, you are right about that. It is just that I can’t get over it. Can I have another one of these?”
Don motioned again and received a nod in recognition.
“So anyway, he is all into this bondage, blindfold, whipping, hot candle wax and cold ice cubes! He had me tied down and blindfolded and he brought in the chauffeur and left me with her and her strap on. I am so sorry for telling you this Don,” Gina said as she started to sob again.
“Oh don’t worry, I’m sure I’ve heard worse. So what is the final outcome? What do you want to do? How can we fix this?”
“I don’t know. I am all partied out. I am an emotional wreck. I still feel that I am in love with him. That is why I went so far and let him do all that kinky shit. But he went too far and I don’t think there is any coming back from this. Do you know what I mean?”
“Now, I think I do. Yes dear. He is a voyeur and although there has not been much research into this field, he seems to have shades of a sadistic streak too.”
“I just don’t get it? When did two people falling in love turn into all this?”
“Not sure falling in love is the right term. I think it is more like you said earlier. A sexual dysfunction.”
“How do you suppose this happened to Reggie?”
“I don’t know. You would be surprised by the number of men that like to watch unsuspecting people in a state of undress or in private acts such as masturbating or having sex. I think it gives them a God complex.”
“I have often thought of that. I don’t know where it stems from. I think it might have started when I was a little girl and my mother died. Everyone told me she was watching me from heaven. So I have always had the feeling like I am being watched. Religion lends itself to this philosophy too, like God is watching you. Right?”
“So you think as a culture we are programed to believe that we are being watched?”
“Think of the Deist’s angle on religion. You know the Deists right?”
“Founders of our country. Yes, I have heard of them.”
“Then you know about the watch maker’s theory? God made a watch and set it in motion and moved on. He never looked back. He doesn’t care about the outcome. He did what he came to do and then he was done.”
“So you are saying that God is not watching us?”
“Yes, but that is not to say that we are not being watched by someone. I have often thought of us as reality television, like that Louds family back in the 70’s, a real ‘Cinema Verite,’ uncut and unedited for a superior race on some other planet.”
Don burst out laughing, “Oh, my Gina, you are a delight!”
“I don’t know how delightful I feel right now.”
“I don’t expect you should. But don’t worry. This too shall pass. Do you want to go back up and get your luggage? Stay at my place?”
“Sure. I kind of figured when I saw that chauffeur that my time with Reggie was over. I was out of my league.”
“Oh darling, you are not out of his league. We will build Utopia and it will be a smash and soon we will have properties all around the world and this night will be nothing more than a little blip on the radar. You are going to become a very wealthy woman and soon people will be catering to you. Now let’s go upstairs and get things squared away,” Don said popping the olive into his mouth.
“Thank you so much Don. I told Brad about my idea years ago and he never took me seriously! I can’t believe how lucky I am that you keep showing up and just when I need you too. Thank you,” Gina said standing, holding out her arms to embrace him in a hug.
end of chapter 162
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