My guest today is author DD Symms. DD stopped by to tell us about Boarding, Book One in The Jessie Carter Fashion Series available now from Breathless Press.
Hi Destiny and thanks for hosting me!
I had a blast researching fashion design for my novel Boarding, like seeing how to sew women's undies and checking if it was possible to design a dress in a day --- which Jessie Carter does in Boarding.
Clothing is sensual and what is sexier than pursuing one's dream in fashion? The character called to me even though I'm a guy who can barely dress himself in matching colors.
Boarding, Book 1 of The Jessie Carter Fashion Series: True Friends are Life's Greatest Pleasure
Jessie Carter wants to do more than design for a cheap lingerie company and while visiting in New York City she gets a chance to design for a supermodel she admires.
Her boyfriend doesn't like it and tries to sabotage her efforts and she has to fend off a gossip columnist who gets wind of the model's kinky desires and wants to dish the dirt.
Boarding reveals Jessie's struggle with her boyfriend through her sexuality. Early we see her trying to romance him and he's more interested in the plans he has for her career.
Later, she seduces him and shows she's in control of her destiny and knows what she's doing. She finds herself falling for the handsome bisexual assistant to the model's manager and discovers true friends are life's greatest pleasures.
Boarding doesn't focus on celebrities and glamour in the fashion industry. Instead, it looks closely at a young woman's pursuit of her dreams and sexual expressions and stepping into an adventure like boarding a plane to an unknown destination.
In the excerpt below, Jessie and her boyfriend Raymond are in separate cities and he asked her to use a webcam for a little fun. However, he doesn’t like the fact she spent money on a sex toy during a visit to London.
I will send the first 3 chapters of Boarding to any reader who comments below with an email address.
Jessie arranged the pillows so she could lean back on them. Her legs dangled over the edge of the mattress and she ran the crystal toy the length of her body and then spread her legs wide. "Can you see?"
"Yeah. You're so lovely." He gritted his teeth.
She ran the curved tip over the few tiny hairs on her mons and then pressed once on her clit. Whoever crafted the product was a genius. There was an unusual balance to it, so even though it had no batteries it still felt like it had its own natural movement.
She leaned back on one elbow and raised the point with the other hand. "I got this in London."
"Yeah." Jessie moved the tip along the lips of her labia.
"Why?" Raymond sounded shocked and incredulous.
"Huh?" Jessie did a double take.
"Why'd you buy it?"
Jessie inserted the tip but just like a balloon bursting with the prick of a pin, the molten lust flowing in the air instantly cooled. She reclined and pulled it out. "What do you mean 'why did I buy it'?"
"Was it expensive?" He was awakened from his sensuous daze. "Cash or credit? You told me there are specials online all the time."
Perhaps Raymond was a long, lost relative of Ebenezer Scrooge. "Aw, sweetheart." Jessie collapsed on the pillows and the ceiling seemed to close in on her. She wished Raymond could appreciate the experience of walking into a store and browsing. She had been so hot and so close to striking a fucking orgasm when the fire department from the Kingdom of Pure Pragmatism arrived in time to completely douse her. "Why the hell would you care?" She couldn't help raising her voice.
"It's my money, goddamn it."
"Of course it is. And you've mentioned your concerns about not having enough."
Ugh, I sound like a child. Swearing from anger was distasteful, especially when lying naked on silk sheets in a five-star hotel overlooking Central Park. Her long-term career options weighed on her more than spending habits. He couldn't hear that.
Raymond had such an ability to inflame her passion when he wanted. He knew how to apply tiny quick kisses and lather her in luxurious strokes with his tongue and his hands. But the past several months after his tech firm launched, his playfulness had grown dim like the diminishing wick of a candle. Now he huffed, puffed, and extinguished the flame.
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