Cuffed at Midnight: A Contemporary Romance Novella in the Countermeasure Series

Cuffed at Midnight: A Contemporary Romance Novella in the Countermeasure Series

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"The Bytes of Life offer an almost illicit, forbidden glimpse at what goes on when no one else is supposed to be looking!" ~Mark Woods, Author of Fear of the Dark and Time of Tides

**You can also find Cuffed at Midnight in the Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I Anthology

A surprise birthday gift...

In the third short story in the COUNTERMEASURE: Bytes of Life series, Trevor and Cassandra Bauer's romance continues to burn even after a near death, their wedding, working cases for the NSA, and their own personal investigation into the disappearance of Trevor's parents.

Trevor's birthday is on the horizon, and Cassandra is beating her head against the keyboard trying to find the right gift. Inspiration finally hits in the form of a house-warming gift from a friend. Little does Trevor know what surprise awaits him at the stroke of midnight.

**Character-driven novellas and short stories in a thrilling, romantic suspense series!

Interview with the Authors

Q - So what makes the Countermeasure Series special?
A - Countermeasure pulls in the best of Erotic Romance, Adventure, and Suspense into one single series. We also aim to write about people, not characters. They are true to life and flawed, also someone you feel you can connect to and invite for a coffee just to shoot the breeze. The series has two separate, yet connected sets of books. The novels develop the bulk of the mystery and adventure in the plot. The short stories and novellas develop the characters and bare the characters' souls to you. All of their dreams, disillusions, fears are exposed in the short stories. The short stories and Novellas are also what we call Romantica. They are stories portraying a day in the life of the characters after their "I do". A mix between Romance and Erotica where you are the fly on the wall during the married couples' intimate moments. If you enjoy high heat, spicy reads involving married couples, you got to the right series.

Q - What order should I read the books?
A - We recommend you read the novels and novellas in the following order. Please note the short stories and novellas are not mandatory reads to understand the suspense arc in the novels.
- Countermeasure
- Uncharted (FREE prequel with subscription to our newsletter)
- Ecstasy by the Sea (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I Bundle Deal)
- Cuffed at Midnight (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I Bundle Deal)
- Take Me
- Passion at Dawn (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I Bundle Deal)
- Something Crazy
- To Russia with Love
- Blindsided (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume II Bundle Deal)
- Roaming Pleasure
- Payback
- Lost to Rapture (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume II Bundle Deal)
- Brazen
- Christmas Wish (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume II Bundle Deal)
- Alternate Connection

Q - Why should I give these books a try?
A - Because the Countermeasure Series books take you on a fast, fun and thrill-filled ride that will leave you wanting for more from all of our characters. Readers who are not skirmish about adult scenes and language appreciate the books greatly.

Thank you for reading!

For more information about the series and how the books connect, reading order and upcoming stories, please visit the series' official website.

Countermeasure Series Categories
- Erotic Romance
- Contemporary Romance
- Steamy Romance
- Erotic Contemporary Romance Series
- Racy Romance
- Hot Contemporary Romance Short Story
- Erotic Contemporary Romance Short Reads

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013985407
Publisher: Éire Publishing
Publication date: 02/24/2012
Series: Countermeasure Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,069,498
File size: 470 KB

About the Author


Writing had touched Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey’s lives in different ways throughout the years, but never took flight until 2010, when Chris and Cecilia met and began roleplaying online as a hobby. It was through playing fictional characters in a sort of improv written theater that writing took a central position in their lives. The transition from roleplaying to novel writing was smooth, and they attribute the ease of writing realistic characters to their ability to live the scenes through roleplay.

Chris and Cecilia have several short stories and novels published under their own label, Éire Publishing, and are vocal supporters of independent publishing. They’re currently working on the next novel in one of their series. Through all the chaos and laughter, they still hold true to their roots, bringing their favorite characters and stories to life.

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Cuffed at Midnight: A Contemporary Romance Novella in the Countermeasure Series 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
Can I just say that Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey know how to title their books? Well, in Cuffed at Midnight we watch new wife Cassandra try to figure out what to get her geek of a husband, Trevor, for his birthday. What do you get someone like him? He pretty much has everything he wants. She comes up with something hot. Want to know what it is? Well...I'm not going to tell you...because you will LOVE it. The bytes of life that Chris and Cecilia put out in between their full length novels are so fun and keep us engaged in the series. We get to see Trevor and Cassandra navigate married life and after watching their heroics in Countermeasure it is nice to see them act like normal people. It makes them a little more real. In Cuffed at Midnight we get to experience the hot and steamy romance part of a newlywed's relationship. Ladies, after reading this byte, your man will be thanking Chris and Cecilia.
kimamhill More than 1 year ago
When I finished this book I could have cried that it was over! It was AMAZING! You feel right there with the characters! These little bytes are just wonderful! More fun and SEXY! Trevor and Cassie are a great and funny couple! I am totally rethinking my idea of geeks now O_o!
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gaele More than 1 year ago
I received an eBook from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility. This is the second of 3 ‘shorts’ that serve as filler between the main stories of Countermeasure and To Russia With Love. The authors suggest that you read all the books and shorts in order, and this short is most certainly loaded with erotic content and situations. This short tells of Trevor’s birthday, and just what Cassie will give him as a present. Terminally allergic to ‘surprise’ parties, Trevor is dreading whatever surprise Cassie has dreamed up but won’t share. Just after midnight on his birthday, Trevor awakes to find himself handcuffed to the bed, with Cassie ministering to his every need but one – the need to touch her. The scene is smoking hot: the only thing missing is a hyperlink to the nearest store to purchase handcuffs and edible oils. What could read as a step-by- step manual to a light bondage scene, the characters and their playfulness keep the action moving forward with detailed description, that makes you feel as if you are watching the action, rather than just creating imagery in your mind. A nice interlude to fill in the blanks between the two books, where you thought you knew what the newlyweds were up to – but didn’t really know. This is a short story where sex reigns supreme – ~Gaele