Taking Chances: Volume One: Ellen's Bet [NOOK Book]

Overview

Ellen is a 38-year-old married mother of three. She is an executive with a Chicago firm that licenses proprietary industrial processes and provides training and consulting in those products to client firms.

She travels to Baton Rouge in early February, 2010 to do such work with a firm there. She meets Patrick, who is her contact and facilitator on his firm’s behalf. Patrick invites Ellen to his home to watch the Superbowl. Although not particularly interested in football, Ellen ...

See more details below
Taking Chances: Volume One: Ellen's Bet

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$1.49
BN.com price

Overview

Ellen is a 38-year-old married mother of three. She is an executive with a Chicago firm that licenses proprietary industrial processes and provides training and consulting in those products to client firms.

She travels to Baton Rouge in early February, 2010 to do such work with a firm there. She meets Patrick, who is her contact and facilitator on his firm’s behalf. Patrick invites Ellen to his home to watch the Superbowl. Although not particularly interested in football, Ellen accepts, seeing the social occasion as a pleasant way to spend an otherwise dead day in a city she has never before visited. Ellen meets Patrick’s wife, Roberta, and four young men from the firm Patrick has also invited. Naturally, all the others expect the New Orleans Saints, who play home games just eighty miles to the south of Baton Rouge, to win. Ellen expects the Colts, who play in her neighboring state, to win. One of the young men proposes a bet on the game for a sizable sum which all the other men are willing to match.

Ellen is unable to cover the proposed wager with cash. For reasons she can’t begin to understand immediately, Ellen blurts out that she will cover the bet with her body. She understands the implications of what she is proposing. She understands the terrible jeopardy to which she is exposing herself. Somehow, though, the thought of being out on so perilous a limb – sweet victory one possible outcome, utter humiliation and abasement the other – lights a fire in her. In this novella of about 26,000 she finds herself unable to resist the allure and tension of the hazard into which she is placing herself.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033070626
  • Publisher: BE Thalia
  • Publication date: 2/22/2012
  • Series: Taking Chances , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 248,367
  • File size: 175 KB

Meet the Author

B. E. Thalia is the pen name of an author who lives and writes in Alaska.3/17/2013 - For those purchasing on the Smashwords site, Discount Coupons for all the "Taking Chances" volumes are now available. The discount price reductions and codes are as follows:Volume One: Ellen's Bet: -20% DJ73SVolume Two: Roberta's Bet: -20% SQ29VVolume Three: Dani's Bet: -20% XQ64KVolume Four: Emily's Bet: -20% NL73MVolume Five: Ellen & David's Bet: -20% DC95TVolume Six: Emily & Ellen's Bet: -20% GX57LVolume Seven: Martina's Bet: -20% RW23JThank you for your interest and patronage.Happy reading!
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
( 9 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(3)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(3)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    I found this to be an interesting take on an erotic/adult story

    I found this to be an interesting take on an erotic/adult story in that it is based in the real world. I've read stories similar to this before in which the character at the center of the story finds her/himself in the middle of a situation like this and somehow discovers they just love the experience. But this story has a real central character who makes a foolish and impulsive choice and finds out how non-erotic and grueling such a situation can be. And, like a person in the real world, she has to consider and is burdened by the guilt that her actions produce, not to mention the impacts on her marriage/relationships. It's not garden variety "erotica" but if you want an original approach to an adult story you might find this interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing where the stories go since the other stories in the series seem to have the same approach.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Nothing like reading about the submissive rape of a woman who is

    Nothing like reading about the submissive rape of a woman who is stupid enough to offer herself up as the winnings to a bet. Not erotic in the least. I don't recommend it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Well written, but... I expect an erotica to be arousing at the v

    Well written, but...
    I expect an erotica to be arousing at the very least. This one didn't do it for me. Actually I was taken aback becasue parts of the story leaned toward submissive rape.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 25, 2012

    Bit of a disappointment

    I do not read a lot of erotic novels but this was free and I was looking for something to try out my new Nook Color. Unless you are into sex without pleasure this will not really rock your world. She really did not enjoy or have a good time as a result of her bet. the one redeeming act came at the end the next morning in the office.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)