Consequences (Of Defensive Adultery)

Consequences (Of Defensive Adultery)

by M. Jane Colette

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Consequences (Of Defensive Adultery) by M. Jane Colette

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Twenty-five-year-old Elizabeth did not plan to break up his marriage when she had an affair with her law school professor. But she did. Fifteen years later, she’s still coming to terms with the consequences of her youthful infatuation: trying to love a stepdaughter who hates her, financially and emotionally supporting an ex-wife who will never forgive the betrayal, and enduring the relentless overtures of a sister-in-law who’s determined to be her best friend. As her sister-in-law plunges into a reckless affair and her stepdaughter aggressively explores her sexuality, Elizabeth finds herself forced to reconsider her definition of love, commitment, and responsibility—a process that finally releases her from the shackles of her past mistakes and shows her the way to her own happily-ever-after.

TEASER
“What’s that?”
—This? Nothing. A photograph.

He looks at the photograph, and demands a story I don’t want to tell.

“Isn’t this what all women want? A lover who as passionately interested in the quotidian details of their boring, dysfunctional lives as in their desirable bodies?”

No. Not me. Or do I? I start to talk. I tell him about… about all of them. And, inadvertently, me. Things I’ve never put into words for anyone before…

“That’s the game you and I are playing. Do you not know that? I am looking for the key. You’re trying not to give it to me. But you want to play, and so you keep on talking, and so eventually, you will.”

I’m careful not to say too much. I am not going to take my sociopathic lover of the moment into the tragedy of my life.

“Why not? Tragedy is erotic. The things that make you laugh don’t arouse, lover. Check yourself.”

Really? I’m doing this? Why?

“Because you want to. Because you’re compelled. Does it matter? Just talk.”

So. I do.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Photograph
Pink Panties
Hard To Open
Enter The Adulterer
The Woman In Red
The Whore Who Wore Turquoise
Careless
Revenge Sex
Renaming Destiny
Dreaming Of Silence
Baby Oil
Sperm Donor
Always The Woman’s Fault
C--- In A Boardroom
Blackmail
Magic Carpet Ride
Condoms In A Suitcase
Coming Out
Pretty Boy
Promiscuous Polyamory
Educating Philistines
F---ing Artists
Guilt In A Tea Cup
Labels
Coercion
Ungrateful
Duplicate
Secrets In A Velvet Bag
Bittersweet Coffee
Words On The Screen
Addictions
Enabler
Foolish Cougar
No More
Crash
Suffering For Art
Playing Cupid
Emasculation
Ritual
Muse
Christmas Day
Cast-Offs
Violation
Again With The Confession
Fettered, Free
Absolution
Threshold
An Unsatisfactory Ending

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154049709
Publisher: M. Jane Colette
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 366 KB

About the Author

M JANE COLETTE writes tragedy for people who like to laugh, comedy for the melancholy, and erotica for women and men who like their fantasies real. She believes rules and hearts were made to be broken; ditto the constraints of genres. She’s the author of the novels Tell Me (HarperCollins, 2015), an erotic romance for people who like a little bit of angst and a lot of plot with their hot sex, (the) Consequences (of defensive adultery) (in press, May 2017), a smart and sassy erotic tragedy with a happy ending, and Cherry Pie Cure (in press, June 2017), the debut rom-com in the Mistress of Her Own Domain series, as well as Rough Draft Confessions: inside the process of writing and selling erotica and romance (in press, 2017), a collection of non-fiction essays on the power of language and the business of writing. She's a member of the Romance Writers of America, its Passionate Ink and Calgary chapters, the Writers' Guild of Alberta, and the Alberta Romance Writers Association. When nobody's looking, she throws paint at canvas and writes poetry; when everybody's looking, she dances to keep herself from fidgeting nervously.

Table of Contents

The Photograph

Pink Panties

Hard To Open

Enter The Adulterer

The Woman In Red

The Whore Who Wore Turquoise

Careless

Revenge Sex

Renaming Destiny

Dreaming Of Silence

Baby Oil

Sperm Donor

Always The Woman’s Fault

C--- In A Boardroom

Blackmail

Magic Carpet Ride

Condoms In A Suitcase

Coming Out

Pretty Boy

Promiscuous Polyamory

Educating Philistines

F---ing Artists

Guilt In A Tea Cup

Labels

Coercion

Ungrateful

Duplicate

Secrets In A Velvet Bag

Bittersweet Coffee

Words On The Screen

Addictions

Enabler

Foolish Cougar

No More

Crash

Suffering For Art

Playing Cupid

Emasculation

Ritual

Muse

Christmas Day

Cast-Offs

Violation

Again With The Confession

Fettered, Free

Absolution

Threshold

An Unsatisfactory Ending

An Invitation

About the Author

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