Cover Contest 2018: Maximum Yield
Cover in category: 'Fiction' > 'Romance'
Book 2 DESIRE & LUXURY WINE
Stunning, cerebral Isla Duncan is the Montreal-based author of celebrated erotic romance novels. Isla knows a lot about sex, but though she gives her readers the “they lived happily ever after” ending they crave, she herself has never experienced love.
Jonas Koertig is a billionaire whose diversified companies are headquartered in Munich. Jonas possesses the masculine good looks and superior intelligence of the main male characters in Isla’s books, but is far more resourceful, exceedingly more powerful and a lot more egocentric. With a penchant for young, compliant, leggy and well-endowed women that party for a living, the thought of a committed relationship with a woman who thinks for herself makes Jonas break out in hives.
Isla, with her deep copper hair and turquoise eyes, resembles an aunt she never met, but from whom she inherited a vintage Claddagh ring. Her namesake swore that the Gaelic wedding ring was a talisman that would attract one’s soul mate.
Though Isla gives little credence to her aunt’s superstitious belief, she has used it as inspiration for her latest book, The Claddagh Ring. The novel is on the verge of becoming her most successful to date, and Isla’s publicist convinces her to wear her aunt’s ring when making promotional appearances.
On her way to a promotional event, Isla is trapped in the close confines of a malfunctioning elevator with a virile looking man that could easily have been the alpha-male in her latest book. While they wait, the stranger asks about the book in her bag. Not revealing that she is the author, Isla explains the genre and that love is the predominant theme. The mention of love has him curling his lip in disdain and insulting her work.
The petite redhead with the unusual eyes gives it right back to him, and Jonas finds himself doing the unimaginable: He invites her to have dinner with him. Isla smiles sweetly and tells him she’d rather stick a fork in her eye.
Why had he invited the woman to dinner? Stranger yet: why had she not accepted? Women didn’t refuse him anything … At least, not the ones he knew. There was something so familiar about this redhead.
Their paths would cross again in a story more fantastical than the ones on the pages of an Isla Duncan erotic romance novel.
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