Today’s Snippet Saturday is all about games. It could be a card game, a board game or a football game…or the games my characters play in the bedroom. So I knew exactly what scene I had to include…the scene from Private Property where Jodi is being told the rules of the game her boyfriend Mark and his best friend Sam have devised…

Jodi Tyler has loved and lost too many times to believe in happily ever after. That’s what makes her no-strings affair with her boss so perfect—his power in bed matches his respect for her independence. Still, when he surprises her with a ménage for her birthday, her secret thrill wars with a nagging thought: Why would he so casually share her with another man?

Even though Mark Rodriguez holds Jodi at arm’s length from his heart, her self-confidence is a turn-on he can’t resist. Inviting old college buddy and future business partner Sam into their bed for one night was supposed to set free her wildest fantasy. Instead he finds the tables turned, forced to watch while Sam brings her to the height of ecstasy.

Now, Mark’s not so sure he wants to share his treasure…


Excerpt of Private Property
Copyright © 2009 by Leah Braemel
ISBN: 978-1-60504-368-5

WARNING: NSFW – you should be 18 years or older to read this excerpt!

“Punishment time, Jodi,” Mark whispered in her ear. Her heart immediately raced as if she’d been running.
A marathon.

Up the side of a mountain.

The sharp whistling sound of…what was that? It reminded her of a whip, or a belt arcing through the air. Her butt tightened at the thought of being paddled or spanked as her punishment.

“Now, sweet pea, we’re going to play a game. If you guess correctly, you get rewarded. If you guess incorrectly, you’ll be punished.”

“What do I have to do?”

Lips touched hers. Lips tasting of cigar smoke. “You have to guess which one of us—”

“—is doing what to you,” Mark finished, nibbling just below her ear.

“Someone’s gonna touch you…”

“When whatever they’re doing stops you have to say who it was.”

They were circling her, trying to confuse her.

“If you get it wrong…”—something whistled through the air, stung her ass in a thin line—“then you’ll be punished.”

Heat gathered in the cheek where she’d been hit. Mark had only ever used the flat of his hand, but the thin instrument they’d just used focused the sensation, which shot straight to her core. “And if I get it right?”

“Then, sweet pea, you’ll be rewarded.”


“You’ll find that out when that happens.”

“But you have to get one right, first.”

“And to make it a bit more of a challenge for you, your time will be limited.” Someone’s palm—Mark’s she guessed—smacked flat against her ass again, blurring the thin line of heat from the last hit. “Hmm. She liked your riding crop better. You know, I think I might try out some of your toys.”

“Be my guest, there’s enough to choose from,” Sam said with a chuckle.

Jodi wiggled her ass in anticipation.

“Oh, and, sweet pea? If you don’t answer quick enough, you’ll be punished no matter what your answer.”

She heard the sound of something rattle, then snapped through the air. Was that a… It sounded like it had multiple tails. A flogger?

“Are you prepared to accept our punishment?” Mark asked.

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Snippet Saturday: Games (My) People Play

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  • August 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I loved this book.

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