Payback: A Contemporary Romance Short Story in the Countermeasure Series

Payback: A Contemporary Romance Short Story in the Countermeasure Series

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Payback: A Contemporary Romance Short Story in the Countermeasure Series by Chris Almeida, Cecilia Aubrey

"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

Trevor and Cassandra take a day off to hit the movies, but the action doesn't only happen on the big screen....

It's a beautiful day for a stroll and a movie. Ice cream, a dark theater, a man, a woman. Simple ingredients for a perfect storm of cinematic shenanigans for Trevor and Cassandra.

Trevor's latest blockbuster will literally keep Cassandra on the edge of her seat. Will she follow his lead as Trevor directs her to new heights of pleasure, or will Cassandra request a rewrite of her part?

Stay tuned as Trevor raises the bar and the action plays out on and off the big screen.

**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: 2940150864214
Publisher: Éire Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 09/20/2015
Series: Countermeasure Series , #10
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 414 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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Payback: A Contemporary Romance Short Story in the Countermeasure Series 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
In Payback, another Bit of Life by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey, we follow married couple Trevor and Cassandra on yet another steamy little adventure. Trevor and Cassandra are the hero/heroine in the full length novels in the Countermeasure Series and reoccur in just about all novellas and short stories thereafter. The Bits of Life are short stories that give us a glimpse into the couples' lives when they are not hunting down a clue about Trevor's missing parents or consulting on a case for the NSA or CIA. You will quickly understand why Payback is the title of this book and why Cassandra is more than willing to accept the payback Trevor decides to unleash on her. Something I adore in each of the Bits and Bytes of Life with these two is how they continue to grow with one another. Marriage does not slow them down. Trevor is always challenging Cassandra to live a little outside of her spreadsheets. Not everything in life should be planned. Sometimes there are risks one takes that have very satisfying rewards. Payback proves to be one of those rewarding situations. Trevor pushes Cassandra to partake in a wild and hot little adventure in a public place. This guy. You can't help but love him. The great part about his crazy plans is that he always has his wife's best interests at heart. It's all about her pleasure. Don't we all love that in a romance hero? Almeida and Aubrey are very adept at writing intimate scenes with such careful detail that you find yourself squirming while reading. You literally have a physical reaction to the books because you are pulled into the passion of the scene. Who doesn't love that? I don't want to give away too much about what happens in the book, but just know that it is smoking hot and most likely you will be thinking about Payback the next time you go to a movie theater. Enjoy! *Received a copy of this story via the authors' newsletter.*