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Cleopatra's Perfume by Jina Bacarr

Previously I’ve posted about writing for Spice, including some basic info about writing for the line as well as whether or not a HEA is mandatory for Spice.

Now we’re going to dive into research.

Check out my post on how research has changed since the Internet at NAUGHTY AUTHOR CHICKS.

Best,

Jina     

February 2010: meet The Blonde Samurai
“She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”

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In a previous post at Naughty Author Chicks Blog, I talked about writing for Harlequin Spice and the kinds of stories that work for that erotic line.

Another question I’m often asked is: do Spice novels have to have a happy ending?

Find out the answer over at NAUGHTY AUTHOR CHICKS.

Best,

Jina

February 2010: meet The Blonde Samurai

“She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”

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Jina reading j"The Blonde Geisha"

 

I’m thrilled to be a Harlequin author and I’m often asked about writing for Spice so today I’m blogging over at NAUGHTY AUTHOR CHICKS with my thoughts and experiences about writing for the line that I hope will answer those burning questions.  Check it out!

Best,

Jina

February 2010: meet The Blonde Samurai
“She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”

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She came to Berlin with a show in 1928 looking for love and adventure. 

 

She found a city bathed in lust and sex.   

 

Here in her own words are sensual and erotic accounts of her adventures during that time before “Cleopatra’s Perfume takes place.

 

Episode 1: Eve meets a monocled gentleman with a secret fetish.

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Cleopatra's Perfume by Jina Bacarr

Cleopatra's Perfume by Jina Bacarr

CLEOPATRA’S PERFUME

Jina Bacarr
Harlequin Spice, Apr 2009, $13.95
9780373605309


In 1939 affluent Lady Eve Marlowe, following the death of her spouse in Cairo, rejects widows clothing. Instead she comes to London to enjoy sexual escapades that she obtains at the wealthiest clubs. However, Eve admits that American pilot Chuck Dawn is the best lover she ever had though she expects to be bored with him soon. Due to an incident involving crazed hardened Nazis, Chuck and Eve are separated.

Chuck wants to see his English lady soonest especially after the near lethal encounter in 1941 just outside Berlin, and reading her journal that he possesses only adds to his need for her. Following her trail, he goes after the woman he madly adores even as he knows she is wearing the ultimate enticer CLEOPATRA’S PERFUME.

This is a wild fun erotic historical romance that brings a unique perspective to WWII. Chuck is a brave aviator, but this heated war drama is owned by the audacious heroine as she brings danger and humor to the bedroom and a several other locales. Fans will relish the misadventures of Lady Eve as uses CLEOPATRA’S PERFUME to entice war secrets from the Nazis in Cairo, Berlin and London, and to lure her American flyer into her honey.

Harriet Klausner

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Cleopatra’s Perfume has received 4 stars from Romantic Times Magazine! 
Very exciting. 

 I so enjoyed writing this story about a woman looking for love in a time filled with danger and intrigue…3 men…3 loves…3 obsessions.

Best, Jina

 Cleopatra's Perfume Cover 

 CLEOPATRA’S PERFUME
by Jina Bacarr
  

RT Rating:
Category: EROTICA
Publisher: SPICE
Published: April 2009
Type: Erotica Fiction

This story has plenty going for it — exotic locales, unique characters, humor and lots of deliciously hot sex. It’s interesting and fun … not a bad combination.

Summary: When a ruse involving illicit sex, an exit visa and a slightly perverse Nazi officer goes awry, American pilot Chuck Dawn and Lady Eve Marlowe are separated — and Chuck wonders if he’ll ever see the mysterious Englishwoman again. Reading her journal, which details her exploits sexual and otherwise, Chuck finds that he wants to. Even after learning her secrets, ones which could impact any hope of a future together, Chuck can’t forget what he experienced in her arms — and not just because Eve may actually wear Cleopatra’s perfume. (SPICE, Apr., 416 pp., $13.95)
—Catherine Witmer

 

 

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"One whiff and every man was her slave."

"One whiff and every man was her slave."

The awards season is in full swing with the Academy Awards looming on February 22, 2009.  This year’s candidates include several World War II flicks, including Valkyrie, The Reader, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas,  Australia, Good and Defiance.

All these films deal with that epic fight in their own way, but who can forget Casablanca?  Bogie, Ingrid and the crowd sweating out the war in Rick’s Cafe.  The classic black and white film was ready for release in November 1942 when the timing couldn’t be better.  According to news reports at that time, “Yanks Invade North Africa: Landings on Two Coasts.”
  
But what if the film Casablanca was erotic? I thought.  That tantalizing idea set into motion the idea for Cleopatra’s Perfume.
     
Cleopatra’s Perfume takes place in that same part of the world when the heroine of my upcoming Spice release goes on a journey of self-discovery in Egypt that explores a different side of the war: sexy, intriguing…and a mysterious ancient scent. 

Here is a preview of the back cover copy for Cleopatra’s Perfume:

   
Europe 1939

The world may be teetering on the brink of war,
but that’s no reason for the privileged classes
to deny themselves the satisfaction of their deepest
lusts.  In exotic and exclusive clubs, they pursue the
delights of the flesh with little thought to the world
crumbling around them.

Eve Marlowe has everything she needs to lead
the most decadent of lives: money, nobility, nerve…
and an insatiable appetite for sexual adventure. 
She also has a singular treasure: a fragrance of
ancient origin said to have been prepared for the
Queen of Kings herself.  Seductive, irresistible, even
mystical–it’s the scent of pure sensuality.

The power of this elixir is such that it sweeps
Lady Marlowe into a game much more dangerous
than those she played in the darkened rooms of kinky
bars.  As the Nazis devour Europe and North Africa,
she embarks on a fevered journey with sizzling
stops in Cairo, London, Berlin–each city filled
with new perils and pleasures for one anointed
with pure lust.


 

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