Monday’s Music

One of my best friends mentioned this song last week and I thought, “I haven’t heard that song in a while!” I don’t like songs that give conditional statements, but this one is so gorgeous I’m willing to skip the first few seconds and listen to the rest. Here’s the Goo Goo Dolls with “Come to Me.” I also love the animation they used for this video.

Guest Writer Wednesday: Zenobia Renquist

VIPRoomService-200x300In an unspecified city, in an unspecified five-star hotel, VIP Room Service (Other Related Duties #1)—now on sale for 99¢ (regularly $2.99) until 26 Sep—takes place. I didn’t want to specify a city or a specific hotel (not even a made up one) simply because I didn’t want someone coming after me saying I had maligned their reputation. As an author, that’s a worry.


However, I didn’t pull this hotel out of thin air. Not completely. Certain aspects of the hotel where Lexie works are from real life locations. For instance, the fountain I mention drew inspiration from the fountain in the West Chester Marriott in Ohio where the Reader-Author Get Together convention is held every June (fun convention if you can get in). As a note, the two fountains have nothing in common, except that they both have water in them. I just remembered the Marriott’s fountain and decided my fictional hotel should have one too.


And what’s a fountain without fish in it? Specifically koi. I spent three years in Hawaii (my husband was stationed at Hickam) and Ala Moana (one of the major malls on Oahu) has several medians in the pedestrian walkways full of koi. Huge koi at that. Those fish are very well fed. They made an appearance in the book.


Then there are the various Japanese gardens I’ve visited during my lifetime with those beautiful high-arched bridges over the koi ponds. Being an expensive five-star hotel, of course they could afford something ornate like that as well as the aquarium glass sitting area directly below the bridge so patrons could watch the fish swimming underwater.


Now if there is a hotel out there like the one I described, that is a complete coincidence. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a five-star hotel, let alone stepped foot in one. Or if I did, I didn’t know it. I cringe when the daily room rate is over $50 so there’s no way I’m staying someplace where the cheapest rooms start at $200. But imagination is free and VIP Room Service is 99¢ until 26 Sep, so you can visit this posh hotel in your imagination and enjoy all the amenities. And I do mean all.


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?


NOTE: Title previously published as Wine Service (Professional Courtesy 1).



Genre: Contemporary BDSM Erotica, MFM, Exhibitionism/Voyeurism

Publisher: DZRB Books

Length: Novella – 37K (approx. 83 pages)

ISBN: 9781634750004 (ASIN B00V8RE64K)

Price: $2.99 99¢ – On Sale! (Ends 26 Sep 2015)


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She drew in a long gasping breath and then choked on it as someone knocked at the door.

“Room service.”

She widened her eyes, and her pleasure dropped to nil.

“Ah. Right on time.” Mr. Malena dialed off the vibrator, removed it, and set it aside. He called, “One moment.”

“What?” Lexie asked in a frantic whisper. She clutched at the comforter, debating if she should hide in the bathroom or under the bed. Had the server heard her? Had he recognized her voice?

She looked at her uniform draped over the back of the chair. He would know a housekeeper was with Mr. Malena. A housekeeper who was undressed with a wide variety of toys out in the open. No deductive reasoning was needed to figure out what was happening or who the housekeeper was.

Mr. Malena patted her belly. “Shhhh.” He held his finger to his lips. “Just relax.”

“I can’t relax,” Lexie whispered back. “He’ll see me.”

“No, he won’t.” He grinned. “Not your face, at any rate.” He urged her to lie back before draping a towel over her head. “There.”


“Shhhh. You don’t want him to recognize your voice, if you know him. So long as you stay still, he won’t see your face.”

“What about the rest of me? What about my uniform? And the cart outside?” Lexie could see her job ending. She should have known this was too good to be true.

“I’ll take care of it. Now hush.”

Clothing rustled. Lexie peeked under the towel in time to see Mr. Malena fold her uniform into one of the dresser drawers and close it. He slipped on a robe and then glanced back at her. She yanked the towel back down. She wanted to roll herself in the comforter. Wanted to and didn’t at the same time.

She only had to keep her face covered, and the server wouldn’t know who she was. The idea of letting a virtual stranger see her naked titillated her. Her clit throbbed and ached to be touched. She clutched at the towel and waited.

Mr. Malena opened the door. “Thank you, my good man. I am famished. This way.”

Lexie frowned. When had he ordered room service? Had he done it before she arrived and known it would get here while they were playing? He did seem less flustered by this turn of events than she was, as if he’d planned it.

The server asked, “Where do you want— Whoa!”

A long pause followed that exclamation. The server had seen her.


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** Bio **

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.


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