Friday, March 04, 2011

Codename Courtesan: Summer by Aubrey Ross

Codename Courtesan: Summer
by Aubrey Ross
Cover art: Bryan Keller
ISBN: 978-1-60521-418-4
Genre(s): Paranormal, Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi, BDSM
Series: Codename Courtesan
Length: Novella


When Malik's investigation leads him to the pleasure ambassadors, he uses the opportunity to summon Saroji to his bed. Her involvement with the Resistance makes her fair game, and no matter how hard he's tried to forget her, he still burns to claim her as his own.
Saroji is infuriated when she learns Malik has sent for her alter ego. If the dangerous traitor doesn't realize she is Summer, there is much to be gained by fulfilling his sexual fantasies. But it's far more likely he intends to repay her for a past betrayal. Malik is the only man who ever touched her body and tantalized her heart until she willingly surrendered control. She can't afford to trust him... yet squandering the opportunity could extinguish the last hope for the Resistance.
Codename Courtesan: Summer
Aubrey Ross
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Copyright ©2011 Aubrey Ross

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"So Agent Wanetee, to what do I owe the honor of your esteemed presence?" Malik smiled. The auburn-haired madam had managed to keep most of the sarcasm from her voice, but her expressive blue eyes revealed her apprehension. "After the success of my recent mission, my superiors insisted I take some time off and enjoy the amenities of Earth." Another smile pulled at the corners of his mouth. "As we both know, the embassies supply the only form of recreation remaining on Earth, and your embassy is the best."
Autumn scooted to the edge of her chair and folded her hands on the desktop. Unlike the lavish grandeur of the embassy's common rooms, her office was small and cozy. Her features remained calm, almost serene, while her gaze narrowed with speculation. "Do you have a specific adventure in mind, or would you like me to create something unexpected?"
"I'd like to experience one of your 'seasons.' You are under contract with General Noirte, so I presume you're not available, but I would like access to either Winter, Spring, or Summer." He watched her closely, waiting for the flicker of panic sure to result from his request. She inclined her head, acknowledging his statement then glanced at her folded hands.
A trail of suspicious incidents had followed in the wake of Autumn's "seasons." The men involved always remembered a passionate night with an uninhibited beauty, yet the information leaks and unexplained failures had no other common denominator.
"I'm afraid the ambassadors you've mentioned are all under contract elsewhere." Autumn produced a thin smile. "I'm sure I can find --"
"Ulrick Brant contracted Winter, and Spring hasn't been seen since Evard Keenan mysteriously disappeared. Who claimed Summer?" His voice hesitated over the word claimed, making it sound harsh and accusatory.
Autumn paled as she worried her bottom lip. "Summer went to... That is, Summer is currently unavailable. My clients depend upon my discretion. I'm sure you understand."
He could easily verify any destination she supplied, so she'd been wise to keep her excuse vague. "You will make her available to me, or I will close this embassy. The best and brightest of your employees might be absorbed by your competitors, but I suspect the majority of your ambassadors would be forced to enter the work force."
"There's no reason for threats, Agent Wanatee." Her shoulders squared and determination reignited within her eyes. "Summer's contract allows her to choose her customers. I'll present her with your proposal and see if --"
"Why would you allow her such privileges? None of the other embassies have... free agents."
"I assure you, Summer is anything but free. The seasons are special. They make themselves available to an extremely limited clientele. Only the most wealthy and powerful are able to afford their services."
"Cost is no obstacle. I can afford any fee you set. I would prefer to be one of your loyal customers, but I am prepared to be your adversary. The decision is yours." He pushed his chair back and stood, gazing down at her as she fidgeted behind her desk. "I require your finest suite for one week, and I expect Summer to be waiting when I return tomorrow evening." Without waiting for her reaction, he turned and left the room.

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