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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

24 Book Lovin Bitches Ebook Tours guest post: honeytrapped by Justine Elyot


Dancing Into Danger

Tilly Turner's life changed when she was made redundant from her job in local government. She explains how, and whether it was for the better, in her own words.

Q. How did you feel when you lost your job?

Tilly: I felt quite lost. Although I'm still in my twenties, I grew up with the assumption that public sector jobs are for life! Plus, the pension benefits are so good. I was pretty devastated at first, and spent a few weeks looking around for a similar type of office job. Then I remembered my redundancy payment sitting there in my bank account and I began to think a little bit bigger.

Q. How much bigger?

Tilly: A lot bigger. I realised that I had a chance now to fulfil a childhood ambition. Nothing was holding me back. So I took the money and used it to set up in business.

Q. What kind of business?

Tilly: Don't laugh – but I've always wanted to be a private detective. Blame it on too many Nancy Drew books as a kid, but I love all the secret gadgets and the subterfuge. So I went to the Spy Shop in London and bought up all my favourites! Wires, disguised cameras, false moustaches – the lot! Okay, maybe not the false moustaches…

Q. Seriously, you're a detective? How's business?

Tilly: I have to admit, at the moment it's quiet. Mainly people looking to find out if their partner is having an affair. I've tried to locate a couple of missing people, but the trails are cold at the moment. If anyone wants to put any exciting or intriguing work my way, just call me. My rates are very reasonable.

Q. What does your boyfriend think of this? Isn't it a bit dangerous?

Tilly: I don't have a boyfriend right now. I give discounts to tall, dark, sexy men, by the way.

Q. Is there any detective work you wouldn't consider taking on?

Tilly: Not really. I suppose I'd have to be convincing if I was working undercover, so I should warn prospective clients that I'm not very good at foreign languages. Or dancing. Very, very bad at dancing.


Oh dear. Poor Tilly. Guess what her next assignment's going to involve… Here's an excerpt from the story.

"Tilly Turner was not sure wearing a wire was such a good look. The strip of duct tape securing it just beneath her left breast pulled uncomfortably every time she moved - and this evening, she was moving a lot. But if the mini-microphone was uncomfortable, the wretched three-inch sparkly heels were ten times worse. True, they gave her much-needed height and stature, and they made her booty sway inside its thin covering of glitzy nylon like animated peaches, but a peachy butt was not acceptable compensation for a broken ankle.
"Oh God, sorry," she muttered once more to the suave elderly gent guiding her around the sprung floor of the community centre.
"Take it easy," he advised again. "Rome wasn't built in a day, you know. It takes time to master the tango."
He had that right. Who would believe that Tilly 'Two Left Feet' Turner would ever be spotted at an evening class devoted to the Argentine Tango? Certainly not her old school friends, who couldn't even prevail upon her to do some freestyle flailing to the Arctic Monkeys at Indie Night in the local nightclub.
"I don't do dancing," she always told them. "Dancing is for people who sway. I lurch. Lurchers should never dance."
"Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow," dictated the teacher from the front of the hall, directing the crumpled hordes of would-be passionate lovers of all ages, sexes, heights, weights and social profiles. Tilly's gent was one of the more fragrant members of the group; her first partner had been a sweaty man in a soaked football shirt. It had come as a massive relief to find that partners were swapped every ten minutes or so, to give each dancer the opportunity to shimmy with an expert.
"I'm okay with the slow, it's the quick that floors me," quipped Tilly, receiving a polite but frosty smile from her bearded cavalier.
"Just concentrate," he advised.
Tilly tried to concentrate, tried to match the movement of her feet with the heated tempos issuing from the CD player, but stray thoughts kept distracting her from her mission. Would this tragic dress and these killer shoes be tax deductible? Would the wire stay in place when her skin was becoming increasingly, dangerously slippery? And how the hell had her client managed to snag a man as jaw-droppingly handsome as the tango teacher?"

 

Honeytrapped
It's her job to snare him, but this trap might be more complicated than she thought.
When Tilly went into business as a private detective, she thought it would be all brilliant deductive reasoning and car chases. She was not prepared for the deluge of calls from suspicious lovers hiring her to entrap their love rat partners, but when times are hard, you take what's on offer - which is how, despite two left feet, she came to find herself learning the Argentine tango.
But is the tango teaching lothario all he seems to be? And when he makes his hot Latin moves on her, will she really be able to stay professional and resist them?
Tilly finds herself tangled up in the tango, hot on the tail of a mystery. She even manages to fit in a car chase, though the brilliant deductive reasoning doesn't work out so well. But where her brain might miss out, her body certainly doesn't. They don't call sex the horizontal tango for nothing, it seems.

Justine Elyot writes erotica and erotic romance for a host of publishers, including Black Lace, who published her first full-length book, On Demand, as well as Xcite Books, Carina Press, Total E-Bound and Noble Romance. her third and fourth novels are due out later this year. she is never happier than when exploring the darker reaches of her imagination, and enjoys music, good food and wine, and living by the sea.

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Thank you so much for having me – Tilly and I have enjoyed our visit very much.


i would like to thank Justine Elyot for guest posting today and to you as well for stopping by. 



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