"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 Ecstasy by the Sea in the Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I Anthology
A honeymoon on the Irish coast...
The second story in the steamy spinoff to the COUNTERMEASURE series sees Trevor Bauer and Cassandra James having just tied the knot and moving across the pond to their new digs in Ireland to begin their life as a married couple.
Unbeknownst to Cassandra, Trevor plans the perfect honeymoon getaway down to the daintiest swatch of lace. His detail-obsessed wife won't know what hit her when he sweeps her away for what will result in nothing less than a weekend filled with pure ecstasy by the sea.
****18+ GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND ADULT SITUATIONS****
**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.
- 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
- Lost to Rapture (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume II Bundle Deal)
- 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
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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The thing I love most about the bytes of life is that we get to follow characters I wasn’t ready to let go of from Countermeasure. In this short story we watch Trevor act like, well, a normal guy figuring out how to make his new wife Cassandra happy and that includes a honeymoon surprise. Chris and Cecilia know how to write hot and sexy stories. The interactions between Trevor and Cassie are very respectful and sweet yet so steamy and passionate. There is no crude language (except Cassie has a way of making Trevor say the f-word when she has pushed him to his limits in a good way) or anything that makes you feel awkward. It is all very romantic and typical in that can’t-keep-your-hands-off-one-another stage of marriage. I highly recommend Ecstasy by the Sea to anyone that has read Countermeasure and wants to see what things are like with Trevor and Cassandra after their horrific life or death experience
Grab the fire hydrant cause you are going to need it! This book is so HOT! The scenes in this book are scorching! Cassie is a very, VERY lucky woman!
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 first 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. As a series – this is a winner – and these shorts are a nice interlude while waiting for the 3rd novel to arrive. This short picks up just after the wedding of Trevor and Cassandra, as they are flying to their new home in Dublin, spending hours on a plane from California. Trevor had realized, belatedly, that he had not planned a honeymoon with all of the other arrangements being made. So, he hatches a plan to steal Cassandra away from their new home in Dublin to the beautiful Waterside House Hotel. Trevor manages to keep the secret – packing quickly when Cassie went out to explore the neighbourhood into which she has just moved. Trevor then manages to spirit her off to the hotel for a weekend of pleasure and enjoyment. Full of the excitement and eroticism of most honeymoons, they have eyes only for each other, and thoughts that are constantly straying to the large, comfortable bed in the private room with a view. What increases the erotic content in these stories is not the action (although it is detailed lavishly and creates imagery that gives the feel of being there) but the character’s interplay with one another. The obvious caring and emotion that resides in every action and the delight in pleasuring one another throughout the story is evident. A true winner and a great interlude for that ‘bedtime’ read.
Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey have written an look into the everyday life of our Countermeasure series super couple, Trevor and Cassandra Bauer. It's a great opportunity for fans to see Trevor and Cassie when they aren't embroiled in intrigue. For this first segment in Bytes of Life we get a look at Trevor and Cassie on their honeymoon. While Trevor may have planned this at the absolute last minute, the trip is exactly Cassie and Trevor: spontaneous, romantic and HOT! If you're a Countermeasure fan and want a quickie look into what Trevor would do to make sure his beautiful wife has a honeymoon worthy of her, definitely pick this one up. So worth it.