06 February 2013


By Jennifer Labelle

When it comes to short stories I love reading them because it gives me an idea of whether or not I’d like to pursue more from that author. The reason I love writing them, however, is because not only does it give my readers a glimpse of my writing style, it also gives me a chance to explore it.
I write romance, more specifically erotic romance, and with Decadent’s Edge line I get to embrace my erotic writing skills. Practice makes perfect after all, right? At least I hope so. J

In No Strings Attached, Julie and Ryan have both hit a rough patch in their love lives. They’ve got demanding jobs, and decide to turn to the personals for an intriguing encounter, but not before Ryan passes a few tests first…

Julie Saunders and Gunnery Sergeant, Ryan Hawke have both hit a rough patch in life. Demanding jobs ensure there aren’t enough hours in the day to get out there and meet people. Tired of feeling lonely and in need of attention, they turn to the personals for a no-strings-attached encounter.

When Ryan sees Julie’s response to his ad for a hook up, he’s relieved he’s found a sane one in the bunch. She’s beautiful, they share the same goals, and she’s got a hell of an adventurous side–just what he needs.

Can reality live up to expectations or will a no-strings hook-up leave them craving more?


 He slung her over his shoulder and she squealed with laughter while he ran toward the truck. Parked in the shade, it was dark enough to partially hide them from view. He loosened his hold so she could slide to the ground, every mouth watering muscle in his body molding to her along the way. She pulled him close, breast to chest, and he captured her mouth again. His tongue slid across the slit of her lips, savoring her taste before he nipped at her bottom lip. “What do you say we take the edge off a bit?”
 “I’m game. What do you have in mind?” Moisture soaked her thong and she became a little breathless with excitement. Ryan’s calloused palms roamed down her sides to the hem of her dress. Gripping it ever so slowly, he pulled it up.
“First, I’m going to get this sexy dress out of the way and check how wet you are for me.” Hard fingers squeezed her ass. “Then I’m going to unzip my pants, lift you so you can wrap those very sexy legs around my waist, and enjoy the tight, wet, warmth of your pussy around my cock while I fuck you fast and hard. I plan to make you come and drown out your cries with my mouth. When we’re both satisfied, then and only then, will we go back to your place and start all over. Only next time we’ll take our time.”
 “Damn, that sounds good.” She bit her lip thinking about it. “What if somebody sees us?”
 “Doesn’t that make it a more exciting experience? The element of being caught at any moment a turn on?” He grinned. “It’s not likely anyone will notice. I’ll make it look like we’re just two lovers enjoying an innocent embrace. A heated kiss, if you will. Besides, I’m not sure how long this first time will last, which, if I’m being honest won’t be that long at all. I’m so worked up, it’ll be fast and hard, but I promise to make you come at least once before we leave.”

And, in Friends with Benefits, as Collin tries to evade his mother’s meddling ways, his neighbour and good friend Devin helps him to open up and explore his deepest desires...

Collin Harrison is loving life as a bachelor, but can’t convince his meddling mother to back off. To make matters worse, he’s confused by his attraction to his new neighbor, Devin. But Collin has never been with a man before.
Devin Hardy is no stranger to fulfilling his intimate desires—desires which include his hot neighbor. Good things come to those who wait, but Devin is getting tired of waiting to turn their friendship into one with scorching hot benefits.


“What’s on your mind?”
“It’s nothing.” Collin sighed. “Or maybe it is. But I’ll figure it out, I guess.”
“Like what?” Devin flicked the TV off with the remote and waited.
“My social life has slowed down since I began hanging out with you.” Here we go, breathe, take the plunge and just breathe.
“Gee, thanks.” Devin grimaced. “Way to make a guy feel welcome.”
“I didn’t mean it that way.” He laughed and moved a little closer to him. “I just meant that I’ve had fewer dates recently, that’s all.”
“So you need to get laid.” His friend shrugged. “That sounds simple enough. You don’t need me to help you out with that, do you? I mean….”
Hell, yes, I do. “I guess it is, but my appetites might be changing, and I’m a little unsure about it. It also doesn’t help when you have a mother who likes to meddle. I’ll be hitting thirty soon, and she wants me to settle down.” Collin grimaced before continuing. “I’ve got to love the woman, and so help me God I do, but she’s now got a list of potential candidates.”
“Potential candidates?” Devin’s eyebrows shot up in disbelief. “For a future wife? Well, I’m not sure I can help you there, buddy, but I can get you laid if you want. I know a couple of girls who are pretty open-minded and would help you with your—” He made air quotes with his fingers and grinned. “Appetites. That is of course, if it’s a woman you’re hungry for.” He watched Collin’s reaction to his offer, starting with his face then downward to rest on the boner straining to get out and play.
He blushed. Shit! “Uh….”
Devin licked his lips. “Have you ever had a friend with benefits?”
“Sure, but not in awhile.”
“How about with a man? Have you ever experimented?”
Speechless, and completely turned on, Collin couldn’t form the words to answer. His fantasy was finally within reach, and like a dumbass, he choked. He shook his head no but prayed Devin would continue his pursuit.
“Would you like to?” 
This series has been so much fun to write, and I have a few more stories in the works for potential future submissions so wish me luck and please stay tuned. I’d like to thank you all for joining me today. For those of you who would like to learn more about me or my work I can be reached through these links:

Best wishes,
Jennifer Labelle.


  1. Short stories are great practice, and sometimes it's fun to have a "quickie" with heroes and heroines.

    Thanks for sharing the excerpts, happy sales!