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Zane's The Hot Box: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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“Hot Box” is a baseball drill that can be played with three or more players and two to four bases. The players take turns being fielders and runners, ultimately trying to tag the rest of the players out. In The Hot Box, best friends Milena and Lydia are playing the game with Jacour, Yosef, Glenn, and Phil. The only problem: the men do not realize that they are playing. Milena lives a sheltered and dismal existence and has not allowed a man to touch her body in eight years . . . until now. Lydia dreams of getting away from small-town America but,
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Overview

“Hot Box” is a baseball drill that can be played with three or more players and two to four bases. The players take turns being fielders and runners, ultimately trying to tag the rest of the players out. In The Hot Box, best friends Milena and Lydia are playing the game with Jacour, Yosef, Glenn, and Phil. The only problem: the men do not realize that they are playing. Milena lives a sheltered and dismal existence and has not allowed a man to touch her body in eight years . . . until now. Lydia dreams of getting away from small-town America but, until she can make that happen, she is prepared to do whatever it takes to continue to have her bills paid . . . on time. Good sex always does the trick. Two women. Four men. Two love triangles. Reading has never been this hot because, once again, Zane is taking you outside the box.
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Editorial Reviews

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The pseudonymous Zane describes herself as a boring mother of three who lives in suburban Maryland, but her erotic novels stir up far different images. In this book, she continues to push the envelope, going back to her crazy roots searching for wild times.
From the Publisher
“Arguably not since the emergence of Nancy Friday has American letters produced a purveyor of erotica with such mass-market appeal.” —The New York Times

“Zane’s writing warms me, heats me up, satisfies me with a passion.” —Eric Jerome Dickey

"A legend among her fellow authors." —Today's Black Woman

"Sweaty, grab-the-back-of-his-head-and-make-him-scream-sex." —Entertainment Weekly

THE HOT BOX is an emotional thrill-ride that will send you hurtling from tears and raucous laughter to fiery titillation. In a league of her own, Zane fuses smoldering sex, snappy dialogue, and social consciousness into a well-crafted tale that is written in her sassy signature style. Zaniacs be warned…you will not be able to put this hot book down.

—Allison Hobbs, Bestselling Author of Stealing Candy

Library Journal
Ever since Milena called off her wedding to Jacour, a rookie baseball player with a million-dollar contract with the Yankees, she's led a celibate life, investing all of her energy into her career as a veterinarian. But now Jacour's back in town and desperate to win her back. Typical of books by Zane (www.eroticanoir.com), The Hot Box is about relationships, lust, love, and betrayals and features lots of graphic language and sex. Listeners should be warned that, whether it's four-letter words or descriptive sex scenes, it's one thing to read the words on paper and another to hear them spoken aloud. Narrators Simi Howe and Krystal King transport listeners directly into the hot and heavy sex scenes for which the New York Times best-selling author is known. Whew! Turn on the air conditioning, it's getting hot in here!—Valerie Piechocki, Prince George's Cty. Memorial Lib., Largo, MD
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416516224
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 8/10/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 137,231
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Zane
Zane is the New York Times bestselling author of AfterburnThe Heat SeekersDear G-SpotGettin’ Buck WildThe Hot BoxTotal Eclipse of the HeartNervousSkyscraperLove is Never PainlessShame on It All, and The Sisters of APF; the ebook short stories I’ll be Home for Christmas and Everything Fades Away; and editor for the Flava anthology series, including Z-Rated and Busy Bodies. Her TV series, Zane’s Sex Chronicles, and The Jump Off are featured on Cinemax, and her bestselling novel Addicted is a major motion picture with Lionsgate Films. She is the publisher of Strebor Books, an imprint of Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, and lives in the Washington, DC, area with her family. Visit her online at EroticaNoir.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 29, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Looking at it from that angle

    Best friends Lydia and Milena share all of their secrets, well almost all of them. Lydia is in a relationship with Glenn, but she is having an affair with his best friend Phil. Milena has lived a very secluded life as a veterinarian, taking care of her patients and blocking out physical relationships after her heartbreaking split from Jacour. When she decides to end her drought, she goes all out juggling Jacour, who still has a part of her heart and Josef, a down on his luck man who stepped in and helped her out in more ways than she ever imagined.

    "The Hot Box" is an intriguing story from cover to cover. The storyline has just the right amount of drama and made for the perfect backdrop to the steamy love scenes and the emotional pull of the characters. Zane took the time to develop the characters so you felt the tension and chemistry, making it easy to identify with the characters. Don't think you can read a few chapters and have this story figured out; just when you think you are inside the author's head and have it all figured out, along comes a twist that will have your head spinning. If you
    like Zane, pick it up. If you like drama, pick it up. If you are looking for a story that won't have you ready to move onto the next book, I recommend you give "The Hot Box" a try.

    Reviewed by: Lashonda

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Page turner

    A great book. You could learn quite a few lessons.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    First zane book

    I really enjoyed this book!!!! Im not a big fan of eroticas but hey...what the heck ;) i would love to see what other books she has in store!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Just okay

    It was okay.... good message and an awesome twist.... but i've read better from her!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    Mediocre story

    The beginning of this book was slow to start for me. The characters were interesting and endearing but the storyline was downright juvenile. There really were no desciptive, steamy sex scenes either. There were a gew absolutely funny situations to read about and the ending was sadly predictable. Zane has written much better books. I would highly recommend nervous, addicted and skyscrapers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2010

    Not Highly Recommended

    I hated it. The plot consisted of a lot of sex and dysfunction. In addition, it was overly dramatic to the point of being ridiculous. I read one questionable Zane book a while back and this one was no better. I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt and now I would wish I could have my $13.00 back. I would not purchase it if it was $3.00. If this is the future of successful African-American literature (overly dramatic erotica with a couple of messages attached to the end), then we are doomed.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Not typical

    Not the typical zane book but really good. Loved how it ended. I had an aww moment

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    You already know...

    Zane is one of my favorites and she doesn't disappoint here. I enjoyed this book and it's characters. I come from a big city but I can relate to her characters hunger for more. She throws a couple of twists in it as well just to keep you on your toes. Check it out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    A Must Read! Zane did it again!!

    OMG I loved, loved, loved this book!! Do not pass it by, I couldn't put it down, a great read!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Good read

    A little slow in the begining but i can definiatly relate been in that situation myself a few times beautiful ending

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Loved it!

    Great story and message. True love is more of a destination after the journey and Lydia and Milena show us this. I enjoyed it all the way thru to the last page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Love it

    This book was amazing

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  • Posted April 4, 2012

    Excellent read!

    I could not put this book down. I read the entire book in one night! - iWrite92

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Dani

    Love it. On of the best novels by far.

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    Good read

    I enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    GREAT TO READ

    THIS BOOK WAS A GREAT READ. IT HAD THE DRAMA THAT WOULD CAUSE YOU TO KEEP TURNIG THE PAGE .BUT WHEN IT GET TO THE END IT'S A DISAPPOINTMENT.

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    omg

    This was a really good book. I like the message of the book the most. It was kind of slow but really worth your time. You nerver now how you life will unfold so you should treat people right. Read the book and you will know what im talking about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    The HotBox

    Another good read by Zane, she never disappoints!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Read

    I read the actually paper book...
    A really good read, kept my head stuck in the book for sure

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Fantastic

    Another great read from Zane!

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