Snippet Saturday: Your choice 2


Today is Author’s Choice of Snippet … Since today is my eldest son’s birthday, I tried to find something relevant, but I don’t have any birthdays in my books. Something I may have to rectify in future books.

So I decided to make it Readers’ choice and put a call out on Twitter and Facebook — this snippet from Private Property was suggested by Slick Reads on FB.  So here you go…


You must be 18 years of age or older to read this.
Copyright © 2009 Leah Braemel
All rights reserved — a Samhain Publishing, Ltd. publication

“Just read the letter. It’ll prove I’m who I say I am, and am doing what we were hired to do. Or if you don’t believe the letter is legit, call Mr. Rodriguez yourself.”

She rattled off Mark’s cell phone number while wondering why he still hadn’t responded over the headset.

When he unfolded the paper and started reading it, his eyebrows arched and his lips compressed into a controlled smirk.

My Sexual Fantasies.” His eyes flickered up and he grinned while Jodi narrowed her eyes, trying to figure his game. “Sounds like an interesting letter your boss wrote, sweet pea.”

…a wickedly delicious and daring story taken directly from most women’s fantasies… ~Shannon, The Romance Studio

Just what she needed—a smart-ass.

“Just read the damned thing,” she ground out.

“I am reading.” He unfolded the paper again. “My Sexual Fantasies. One, to try anal sex. Two, I want to be fucked by Mark while tied up and blindfol—”

What the hell? Jodi snatched the paper from him with a gasp and stared in horror at the list she had jokingly made for Mark.

“This is a mistake,” she stammered. “It was supposed to be the letter Mark—I mean Mr. Rodriguez had written explaining exactly how we’d breached security and his recommendations to make the estate safer.”

He chuckled and looked over his shoulder to the French doors. “Is that what it was supposed to say, Mr. Rodriguez?”

Jodi followed his gaze. The knapsack at his feet, Mark leaned against the doorframe, thumbs tucked into the belt of his jeans that rode low over his hips.

Tension drained like a plug had been pulled, Jodi sagged against the wall. Until she realized Mark was not out of breath, nor was he treating the other man with caution. In fact, he was downright relaxed and smiling. She straightened, vowing vengeance for his screwup with the list. And for not letting her know he was all right. And for not warning her someone was about to walk in on her. Not to mention the vibrator still buzzing away deep inside, driving her insane.


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BONUS: Want to know how Jodi and Mark started their no-strings-attached affair? Read First Night , an erotic short story. Read it online or download the PDF file for free.


Don’t forget to visit the other Snippet Saturday participants:

Eliza Gayle
Rhian Cahill
Anne Rainey
Jody Wallace
Lissa Matthews
Mari Carr
McKenna Jeffries
Taige Crenshaw
Alison Kent
Delilah Devlin
HelenKay Dimon
Shiloh Walker
TJ Michaels
Shelli Stevens
Zoë Archer


2 thoughts on “Snippet Saturday: Your choice

  • Slick Reads

    Ahhh Leah, you honor me with my snippet pick. While I’ve loved all of your books, I truly adore Private Property and just love this little peek at Sam. Such a complex guy, one I love to read over and over again! Thanks Leah, you made my day!!

  • Leah Braemel

    Ha! I just had a “Doh!” moment — the whole premise behind Private Property is Jodi’s birthday, and Mark’s attempt to give her an unforgettable present.

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