Cover Reveal: How I became Lotus Raine…the porn star by Erika Ashby

Posted June 11, 2014 by bookstobreathe in Cover Reveal / 0 Comments

Cover Reveal: How I became Lotus Raine…the porn star by Erika AshbyTitle: How I became Lotus Raine...the porn star
Author: Erika Ashby
Published by Self-Published
Release Date TBA
Genres: Erotic Romance
More Info: Goodreads
I refused to work my way up the company ladder by sexually favoring my sleazy boss. I was beginning to lose hope. Until one day, he surprised me with an assignment that would literally rock my world.

 I never imagined my first assignment being my last. But Brent Nichols worked his way inside every way possible, unlocking something within me. 

 Becoming a porn star was never part of the plan. Neither was changing my name. 

Everyone else knows me as Lucy Rogers, but you can call me Lotus Raine.

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Sneak Peak

Nine A.M. 

WALKING INTO MY old office for my interview, I feel a sense of pride. I took extra time getting ready this morning as I curled my blonde hair into perfected waves cascading down my back. I didn’t over do my make-up because I’m personally more into natural beauty being evident than the kind you have to paint on. My outfit was what took the longest to decide on. Of course the final decision wasn’t mine, making me know I was wearing the best option available. I wanted mouths to drop and salivate over my appearance. I wanted the men I use to work with to want me and women to want to be me. As far as I’m concerned, they already do anyways. I took my first and last assignment to the extreme the day it was supposed to end. It was unexpected and an event that most might regret—after the fact. But not me. I embraced it. 

I don’t wait for Shepard to offer me a seat. I just take it. A familiar cold chill hits me, causing goose-bumps to shift across my skin. That damn air vent use to always freeze me when this was my office. It was one of the reasons I had moved my desk closer to the window. Besides the outside view and sunlight that would warm my skin, it was the furthest spot away from the blizzard temperatures shooting out of the ceiling.

As I sit across from Shepard, I remember when he first started working here. He was an intern just like I had been. Shy and somewhat timid as well. Maybe one day he’ll find someone to pull him out of his shell like I have. All it takes is just that one person who’s able to connect with you unlike anyone else to reach down and unlock the parts you keep tucked away. That’s all it took for me. 

His nervousness rolls off of him as he shifts his papers around, searching for a pen. He hasn’t even looked up. It makes me smile knowing the affect I have on him without him even seeing or talking to me yet. 

“So, Lucy,” He shifts awkwardly in his chair finally looking up at me. I remember the same awkwardness I had. Mine was in another chair, different location, but same feelings involved. “Do you still go by Lucy or should I call you Lotus.”

“Call me whatever you like.” I slightly flirt, enjoying the sight of him squirming. “I answer to both.” 

“Okay. Well, Lucy. I guess first things first. How’d you get into porn?” Boy, he just barrels right into it. His eyes shift back and forth between me and his papers like he’s reading off a list of questions. 

I had a list once. 

I know the nervous sensation he’s feeling is strictly from the content of the interview. Not the interview itself. 

I laugh as I relax back into my over sized chair, crossing my legs. His eyes dart down to where my short skirt rides up even further. He gulps—hard—before returning his gaze to mine. I give him a knowing smirk. People hear the word porn star and instantly label me a slut. But that’s the furthest thing from the truth. 

I sigh, “You want the long version or summed up one?” I cock my brow giving him the option. I already know the answer. The purpose of this is for him to get as much detail as possible. Especially since people can’t seem to wrap their minds around how I fell into the porn scene. The more details the better. In this case, I planned on painting him a nice, descriptive picture that would surely have him hard for the duration of this interview. 

“The most detailed would be appreciated.” He gulps, knowing that he’s about to be in for an ear full.

“In that case, you better pull your tape recorder out, Shepard. I’m about to give you so many details and occurrences that you’ll be able to write your own damn novel.” I let out a light laugh truly thinking how interesting my story actually is. Maybe not to everyone, but it’s different and that’s what’s truly intriguing about it. 

I lean up, causing his breath to hitch as he stares at my low cut shirt with my dangling cross necklace hanging low between the opening. My eyes stay focused on him as I take a long sip from the cup filled with water. He holds his tape recorder in his hand, waiting for me. I sit back and look out the window as I start to recount how why I’m even sitting here today. “Well, it all started when I was once again let down on what I had thought to be the opportunity of a lifetime.”

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About Erika Ashby

Being born an “Army Brat”, Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She’s a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has.

It wasn’t until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.

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