Ambitious attorney Cassandra Harrell is primed to battle her hot, hunky
opposing counsel Alex DeLuca—a.k.a. Alexander the Great—in the
courtroom. Though she fantasizes about getting him into her bedroom,
she’s determined to avoid this bad boy distraction and focus on her
Alex spots the author photo on the back cover of a steamy romance and
recognizes Cassandra. Who knew the desirable but icy lawyer had such a
fascinating sensuous side? When he teases her about the book at a
deposition, she furiously denies any connection.
Her sister wrote the book and, for a prank, used Cassandra’s photo.
Outraged at Alex for embarrassing her in front of clients, Cassandra
plots a revenge lesson. This teacher comes out on top until her student
raises the stakes—and the heat.
By day she’s a mild-mannered language teacher, but after hours, Mardi
Ballou’s wild writer persona erupts and entraps her in bondage…to her
computer. Release comes only once she achieves her word count goal, at
which point the maniacal chocolate monster will give her one sublime
piece. And then she can spend time with her hero husband Lee, who gives
great massages at strategic times. So Mardi writes what she knows–
romances–hot and mainstream–for the indie press March Forth and for
numerous other publishers. Also women’s fiction. Her most recent
releases are Deja Brew in e-book format for Ellora’s Cave and, in print
from Ellora’s Cave Perfect Pear in the Ripe and Ready anthology. The
Fangly, My Dear series–Byte Marks, What’s a Ghoul to Do?, and Playing
with Matches is in print from Samhain. Check out Mardi at