Saturday, August 11, 2007
The House by Dana Littlejohn
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dana Littlejohn was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but she has called Indianapolis, In. her home for over 10 years. Since childhood she loved to write and it showed in contest winning poetry and writing short stories to entertain her friends. To date she has published three full length romance novels, three novellas and four short stories and will participate in two anthologies. Stop by her website’s and see what’s happening next with her.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Diamond Jones grew up to be a smart, beautiful, shy teacher in Atlanta, Ga. Her luck hasn’t been the greatest when it came to the opposite sex and dates are far and few between. Her best friend Tia read somewhere that a woman in her thirties is reaching her sexual peak. She has made it her goal to broaden Diamond's sexual horizons so that by the time she’s in her thirties she‘ll be one of those women. When Tia comes home to visit her friend for the weekend they meet two older women at the spa who inadvertently change their lives when they invite them to a party at a very unusual house.
They ate and finished off the second carafe before Tia signaled the waiter. “Are you getting us another carafe?”
“Nope. I’m sending our cute friends over there a little drink.”
“Yes, ma’am. How can I help you?”
“Will you send those two gentlemen at the back table a drink of whatever they’re having, with complements from my friend, please?”
Diamond’s head popped up, her mouth too full to protest.
“Of course,” he said with a slight smile and left.
“Oh, calm down, before you choke. We’re about to have fun.” She smiled brightly.
Diamond groaned inwardly and finished eating.
Sung Yu stood before the men with the drinks. “A greeting to you gentlemen. These drinks come from the ladies at the table by the window.”
They looked over to the table Sung Yu indicated and Tia raised her glass.
“Thank you, sir. We’ll thank the ladies ourselves,” a dark skinned, bald man said.
“Hmm, and here you were thinking we were going to spend another quiet evening at home, listening to jazz. A drink in one hand and a stogy in the other chillin’ out,” the bald man said, elbowing his friend.
“So our plans for that are now altered?” the man’s friend smiled, exposing a deep dimpled smile.
He sent another over to Tia and smiled. “They might be. Let’s go over and find out, shall we?” he answered standing.
“All right, Trey. Let’s go say thank you.”
Trey towered over his friend standing at 6’5”, as he stood up next to him. Grabbing their drinks they walked across the room.
Diamond was just finishing her food when she caught sight of them.
“Look what you did,” she whispered urgently and poked Tia in the side. “Now they’re coming over here.”
“Oh good.” She wiped her mouth quickly and reapplied her lipstick. “I call dibs on the big one.”
Diamond reached up, but before she could smack her in the head the men had reached the table.
“Good evening ladies. We wanted to come over and personally thank you for the drinks,” Trey said.
This story features two friends, Diamond and Tia and their search for love and themselves. I loved their camaraderie, long standing friendship and how they supported each other. The men in their lives, Kain and Trey are scrumptious. The story features poignant moments, wonderful interaction between the characters and hot, hot sex. The House they visit is full of sin and wonderfully decadent men they can lust after.
Kudos to Ms. Littlejohn for bringing us such a wonderfully clever story and pleasant read. You’ll just have to read it to see what I mean.
-- Essence Torres, 02/26/2007
The House by Dana Littlejohn
Rating: Tidal Wave
$5.29 from Ocean's Mist Press
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