Favorite Holiday—The Day After, by Zenobia Renquist

Everyone has a favorite holiday. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t have a favorite holiday. People like to celebrate things. My favorite, when I was a kid, was Christmas. Duh, right? What kid doesn’t love Christmas? Presents, presents and more presents.

I got older and, while Christmas is still a nice holiday, my favorite shifted to Halloween. Handing out candy while watching horror movies, dressing up for a party and seeing people’s costumes. Did they buy one off the rack or make it themselves? Who shares one of my fandoms and came dressed as a character from Doctor Who or a Marvel movie?

But, Halloween kind of lost its uniqueness when I got into attending conventions for anime (Otakon) and scifi/fantasy (Dragon*Con). The rules of only dressing up on 31 October go out the window for conventions. The people attending are huge fans who love to show off their costuming skills and dress up as favorite characters—known as cosplay.

And these people work hard. The level of costuming roaming the halls of the typical fiction convention would blow your mind. You would think these people were professionals on a Hollywood movie budget. I saw one guy at a Dragon*Con long past who came dressed as Iron Man. The entire costume was metal or a reasonable facsimile. His visor raised and lowered like Iron Man’s and he had LEDs throughout that lit up the chest plate and palm lasers. Amazing doesn’t cover it and Halloween costumes just can’t compare.

I moved on. My favorite holiday has now become The Day After. The day after what? That’s it. The Day After. The day after any holiday is the best holiday for people who love a bargain. The stores who crammed their shelves full of all sorts of holiday goodies now have to get rid of them all and usually at half the price (to start) the day following the holiday. The longer the merchandise sits on the shelves, the lower the price goes. Though by the time the price gets to 75% off, things have been so picked over that it’s hardly worth browsing.

And while The Day After is my favorite holiday, I’m not making you all wait for after Labor Day to take advantage of the 99¢ sale on VIP Room Service (Other Related Duties #1), regularly priced $2.99. This Contemporary Hotel Erotica tale is on sale at all major e-vendors (links below) until 26 Sep. I hope you take advantage of this pre-The Day After sale and get a hot read sure to fog up your ereader.

Available at AmazonNook & other book outlets

A hotel erotica tale hot enough to set the screen on fire.

She offers satisfaction above and beyond what is requested.

Lexie's job as a maid at a five-star hotel doesn't normally include the unique and risqué form of room service that rich guest Mr. Malena has requested, nor the generous tip he's offered. Submission and exhibition and a ménage. Lexie can't resist. What should have been a one-time thing turns into an introduction into the sensual world of customer satisfaction. This is one workplace encounter that could get her fired...or will it?


Lexie backed up a step.
“Now, now. Don’t be frightened. Nothing untoward. I promise.”
She snorted. “What exactly is your definition of untoward? I just rode a bottle for your wanking pleasure.”
“That’s all part of wine service. As is what comes next.”
“I didn’t bring it up last night because of how skittish you were, but there is more to it than stuffing that beautiful pussy of yours with a five-hundred-dollar bottle of Chardonnay.”
“Five hun—” She choked on the word. She’d been riding a bottle of Chardonnay that cost five hundred dollars. True, she knew nothing about wines or why one cost more than another—beyond age—but hadn’t known a single bottle could cost five hundred dollars.
“Yes. In honor of you and your first night. I thought it appropriate a five-hundred-dollar woman should ride a five-hundred-dollar bottle.” He wiggled his eyebrows. “Does it get you hot to think about it?”
“You’re insane.” She laughed. “You’re also joking.”
“I’m not. Call Franceska if you don’t believe me.” He gestured to the phone.
She looked at the bottle and then at him. “Five hundred dollars?”
“Wow.” She’d never had anything that pricey between her legs. Her most expensive toy had barely broken the two hundred mark, and here she’d used a five-hundred-dollar bottle of Chardonnay to get off. “So what else is there? Sex, right?”
“If you want, but not what I had in mind right this instance.” He chuckled. “I’m not as spry as I used to be. I need a little more time to regain my stamina.”
“You look plenty spry to me.” She eyed his semi-erect dick. It hadn’t gone limp after he came. A few well-placed licks would probably have it hard again in an instant.
“Bless you, dear girl. You are good for my ego.” He lifted her hand to his lips and kissed the back. “Now then. After riding the bottle comes drinking the wine.”
“I’m on the clock.”
“Not you. Me. And a little shouldn’t hurt your performance.” He gazed into her eyes. “Unless you’re a lightweight.”
“No, but I don’t want someone to smell alcohol on my breath either.”
“True. True. But you won’t be drinking.”
“So why do you need me?”
He kissed her hand again and ran his tongue up to her wrist. “You’re my glass.”


       Zenobia Renquist is the alter-ego of D. Renee Bagby. Call her Zen or Renee, she answers to both. Air Force brat turned Air Force wife, she was born in Europe, has lived in Japan and in several states of the US, including Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, California, Maryland and Hawaii.
        She moved a lot in her younger years and remembers all too well being the new kid in fish-out-of-water situations. But those experiences only made her better able to adapt, as well they gave her a love of travel, preferring road trips over flying.
        Turning her favorite pastime into her career, Renee loves to build worlds and torture her characters for the enjoyment of her readers. She can’t fill everyday with writing alone, and also enjoys watching anime, reading manga, crocheting, knitting (yarn and mail), and binging shows on Netflix. She’s a Whovian (David Tennant for the win!), a trekkie (DS9 because Odo rocked), and a fan of pretty much every Marvel live action movie and DCU animated movie.
She has a wacky imagination and tends to write all over the place. In order to keep up, she only asks one thing—Leave Your Reality Behind to Discover Different and Unique Romance & Erotica.

~Zenobia Renquist
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