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This snippet is again from my book Out of the Darkness, which is coming out on August 16. Last week Marianne, a world-famous model, goes to an exhibition of photographs in her new home of New York. Unfortunately she is recognised and approached by people wanting selfies and autographs. She tries to escape. (Slightly edited to conform.)
I was just about to make a dash for it when a hand firmly clamped on to mine and pulled me forcefully through a nearby door, which was then shut behind us, leaving the baying crowd— thankfully—on the other side. I looked to see who my rescuer was and came face to face with a rather scruffy man of about mid-forties, with tousled brown hair that was starting to turn grey, and a weather beaten face that looked as though he spent a lot of time outdoors. He was wearing an un-ironed check shirt and jeans. I wondered if I’d fallen out of the frying pan and in to the fire. Perhaps this guy was the mad janitor, who was kidnapping me for his own evil purposes?
I must have looked a little concerned, because his face broke into a broad smile.
“It’s okay, my intentions are honourable—I just thought you needed rescuing from the mob.”
I relaxed. The man looked benign, although I detected a slight glint in his eye. But over the years of modelling I had seen that look many times—friendly, but eyeing me up and trying to figure out if the rest of me was as good as the outside.
She is one of the most beautiful and photographed women in the world.
She is living every young girl’s dream.
But sometimes the dream and the reality don’t match up.
The missing father; the predatory stepfather; the abusive lover; they all let her down.
Then she meets the man of her dreams – but fate is cruel and she is left alone again…
… until a powerful and charismatic Dom, who excites her like no other man before, steps into her life.
Is he the man she has been seeking her whole life? Will he show her the way out of the darkness and into the loving, submissive relationship she has always craved?
Publisher’s Note: This sweet and sensual love story is a revised and newly edited version of a book previously released under the same title but with the pen name Rachel De Vine.
Out of the Darkness will be released on August 16, and will be on sale for the first week at the price of 99c. Here is the link to a Facebook page for the book.
Here is a video I made.