Attempted Rapture: The Complete Trilogy

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What is the difference between "following the heart" and coercing an innocent person into a life of sin? In Bible-Belt culture, sexuality and sin are pushed so closely together that children grow up fearing sexual urges, seeing opportunity as devil-sent temptation and a teenage marriage as the only cure. But what happens when Christian youth revolts? They lunge into depravity, angry at God, disillusioned with life, and full of evil intentions. Author L. M. Warren has created a tragic parody that explores the issue of Christian guilt and Church indoctrination with biting satire and heartbreaking pathos. This hard-edged Christian novel explores the cataclysm that results when faith interferes with human desire, and in some cases, the double lives that people live in order to reconcile their beliefs. This book contains the entire series, including Attempted Rapture: The Saint, The Sinner, Cry on Cue, and Jaded Sapphira, the final book that jumps 30 years into the future.
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Dec 30, 2018
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In this satire of erotica, beautiful gold-diggers Roni and Charlotte meet three Silicon Valley nerds—billionaire business partners with no fashion sense or social skills. Two of the nerds are guys, Mason and Rigby, who must wear oddly baggy pants because they got rich by inventing “male enhancement” that really works; their business partner, Tessa, is a female nerd whose limitations are just as great as theirs, though she seeks out a high school crush. And that guy is a gold-digger just as much as Roni and Charlotte. As the nerds want to get laid and the gold-diggers want to spend their money, they get along great in their own eccentric ways.

But Mason and Rigby went way overboard with their male enhancement and Tessa has no traits that make her attractive to her crush. Everybody has to figure out how to handle the situations that arise. They manage the best they can in Silicon Valley, a nude beach, and a Midwestern steakhouse. The result is rollicking humor—imagine the adult version of Big Bang Theory.

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“I couldn’t decide whether to buy a mansion on an estate here in California or on the Florida coast,” Mason interrupted. “So I told a real estate agent to find me both.”

“Here and the Florida coast?” That was the most romantic line Roni had heard in a long time. Her pulse pounded with the anticipation of new love.

“Wanna see?” Mason held out his phone.

Roni accepted the phone and found a response from a real estate agent, acknowledging Mason’s requests for properties to buy. Her face flushed with affection for Mason as she gave the phone back.

“Maybe somewhere else,” said Mason. “Caribbean, Hawaii, who knows? Maybe I’ll buy a place in one of each.”

“One of each?” Roni’s voice spiked in pitch as her pulse rate spiked with adrenaline. Galloping romance was in the air. In fact, her heart was downright fluttering.

Charlotte put one hand on her hip and cocked it to one side, posing for Rigby in her little black dress. “Maybe I should step out of this lil ol’ thing.”

“Need any help?” Rigby gave his goofy laugh again. “I could give you a hand with that. Maybe two.”

“I think you better show them, guys,” Tessa said to Mason and Rigby. “They need to know before you go much further, if you know what I mean.”

“Hold it,” Roni said to Tessa. “What are you doing here? You’re not involved with either one of them, right? Are you, uh –“

“I’m straight,” said Tessa. She shrugged and nothing on her chest moved under her shirt. “And we agreed, it’s better not to mix our business partnership with a relationship. Why risk a good thing? So we’re platonic friends.”

“And you’re here because …?” Roni asked.

“I’m an objective observer for my partners.”

“Observer?” Roni looked over Tessa again. “Look, I understand some people like to watch, but I thought they were all guys. I don’t know if I’m going to be comfortable being observed. I’m not exactly into that sort of thing.“ Roni really just wanted to understand these three. She had plenty of experience with men, but none of those guys were billionaires. They weren’t millionaires, either. For that matter, some of them had no source of income—but she found out the hard way. Literally, in bed.

“I couldn’t decide between a Mercedes sedan or a Porsche convertible,” said Mason, interrupting. “So I’ve ordered limited editions of both.”

“Both?” said Roni, as a tingling started between her legs.
Waves of romance swept over her, expunging Tessa from her concerns. “Why, isn’t that interesting, Char? Just theoretically speaking, for instance, if a girl wanted a Mercedes sports car convertible –“

“Pocket change,” said Mason. “I can calculate that in my head. With over a billion dollars invested properly, that’s not even one day’s interest.”

The tingling between Roni’s legs grew even more sincere.

“What if a girl wanted a beachfront condo?” Charlotte asked Rigby. “You know, just for the scenery and all. And a place to run up and down the beach in a string bikini.”

“A string bikini?” Rigby’s gaze moved down Charlotte’s form and back up again, apparently examining the possibilities.

“Did I say bikini?” Charlotte cocked her head thoughtfully. “That would leave tan lines, wouldn’t it? I don’t think a bikini would be necessary at all.”

An ebook original short story from the New York Times bestselling Queen of Erotica about what explodes when a man and woman—both suffering marital problems with their respective partners—coincidentally find themselves involved in a steamy love affair with each other despite the peril that looms at home.

Amanda is bored with life. She spends hours a day on Facebook, her parents act like they are too ancient to enjoy life any longer, and her military husband, Ralph, is deployed to Afghanistan. Gideon is not totally content at home either. His wife, Nina, is a lifetime overachiever and a workaholic. She has moved her mother into their home so she can have a live-in sitter, and Gideon has fallen to the bottom of her priority list. On Black Friday 2012, both Amanda and Gideon end up at a Best Buy to take advantage of the massive price cuts on electronics. When the store opens its door at midnight, the potential customers rush the glass doors and end up in a brawl. Built-up excitement turns into mass pandemonium as the police show up in riot gear. Tear gas containers are being tossed around like lollipops and strangers are beating on each other like a heavyweight fight at the MGM Grand in Vegas.

Amanda and Gideon both end up in the skywalk overlooking the madness and, even though they are complete strangers to each other, the adrenaline rush overwhelms them and they discover quick ecstasy among the chaos. After putting their clothes back on, followed by making formal introductions, they embark on a sexual journey together that re-ignites the flames in their souls. Both are forced to make choices that they never thought would have to be made; marriages are placed at risk; heartbreak is inevitable. What starts out merely as casual sex becomes much more than mere physical attraction and their lives begin to unravel. No matter how incredible something wrong can make one feel, eventually, Everything Fades Away.
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