#Book Excerpt: Sapphire by Jeffe Kennedy

by | Nov 9, 2011 | KUWTR

Author: Jeffe Kennedy  
Publisher: Carina Press
Date Published: October 24, 2011
ISBN: 1426892497

A successful executive, M. Taylor Hamilton is on track with her ten-year plan. Too bad her personal life consists of hitting the gym and grocery shopping. Enter the seductive Adam Kirliss. They may have a working relationship, but everything changes at an office party when he handcuffs her to the rail of a yacht. Taylor writes the adventure off as too much champagne, but when Adam challenges her to a date, she agrees to meet up with him. And follow his rules. They share a night of exquisite intimacy, brimming with both pain and pleasure. But afterwards, fearful of losing her heart, Taylor pulls back emotionally. Adam is determined to prove that she longs for the loss of control he can give her – and the passionate release it provides. How can he make her see that he wants her, and not just her body?

Kirliss captured her other wrist and held them close in front of her, his warm fingers massaging her skin, while he studied her face. The boat surged over a wave, disturbing her balance. Kirliss’s unusual eyes caught the light, boring into her.
“This is silly,” she tried.
“Do you want me to make you stay?”
“What?” Taylor choked. She couldn’t let him treat her this way. “No! You’ll do no such—”
She lost her breath entirely when he pressed up against her. Thinking he was trying to embrace her, she pulled away and found herself backed against the brass railing.
By the time she gathered her flustered thoughts, her wrists were handcuffed to the rail behind her. Mortified, a bit afraid and—worse—suddenly and wildly aroused…

About the Author:
Jeffe (pronounced Jeff- ee) took the crooked road to writing, stopping off at neurobiology, religious studies and environmental consulting before her creative writing began appearing in places like Redbook, Puerto del Sol, Wyoming Wildlife, Under the Sun and Aeon. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow (2001), was a Wyoming Arts Council roster artist, when she lived in Wyoming, and received the state’s 2005 Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award for a woman writer of exceptional talent in any creative writing genre and the 2007 Fellowship for Poetry. Jeffe has contributed to several anthologies, Drive: Women’s True Stories of the Open Road. (2002), Hard Ground (2003), Bombshells (2007) and Going Green (2009). Her first book, Wyoming Trucks, True Love and the Weather Channel was published by University of New Mexico Press in 2004. An erotic novella, Petals and Thorns, came out under her pen name of Jennifer Paris in 2010, heralding yet another branch of her path, into erotica and romantic fantasy fiction. Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, with two Maine coon cats, a border collie, plentiful free-range lizards and frequently serves as a guinea pig for an acupuncturist-in-training.
Who Is Jennifer Paris?
I was doing the “Jeffe Kennedy writing as Jennifer Paris” thing, but Angela James, my editor at Carina, said no, no, no. Since I really don’t want to “flesh out” Jennifer Paris and tweet or blog as her (she was only a cardboard cut-out anyway), I decided to retire her. However, I have one book “Petals and Thorns” that is by Jennifer Paris.

Connect with Jeffe Kennedy

Disclosure: This Excerpt was provided by the Author as a part of the Bewitching Book Tours. This is NOT a compensated post.


  1. Emilie

    Um, not quite like that! But makes for some great WW shots, right? 🙂

  2. Fresh Mommy

    Oh yes I have! haha, great pics :)~Tabitha

  3. Mellodee

    If the baby doesn't do that, the dog will!! Guaranteed!! 🙂

  4. Anna


  5. CaveGirl

    Yes…yes i have! Lol, you got to love when the little ones explore =)

  6. Tammy

    I think one of my kids did that…they are sneaky kiddos! 🙂

  7. BusyWorkingMama

    Rascal! I do remember Lily being quite taken with the toilet paper roll 🙂

  8. blueviolet

    Looks like you caught it before too much damage was done!

  9. Marina

    looks very familiar. We also have a version with paper towels 🙂

  10. Julie M.

    Oh yes. In fact I walked on it just yesterday. Only I didn't catch the perp in action, I just saw the aftermath. Thankfully there was only about a 1/4 of the roll left. She is too stinkin' cute for her own good.

  11. Texas Type A Mom

    I haven't walked in on Cakes with the roll off the holder but she has unwound a roll and draped it as far as the paper could reach. I think it's a rite of passage for toddlers or something.

  12. Darlin' Mama

    I have walked in on that way too many times! LOL

  13. Brandi

    Cute! oh wait, was I supposed to say, oh no?! I think it's hilarious, and yep, sure have walked in on things like that! 🙂


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