Fifteen Minutes to Live
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by Dakota Trace
Description: With her kids grown and gone, erotic author, Dannie Marion is thrilled when her publisher has invited her to participate in a publicity promotion for them. After joking around and telling her agent she'd love to interview Seanlaoch Conner, the Scottish actor who'd fueled many of her adolescent fantasies, she never dreamed they'd come through. Now in his sixties, Seanloach rarely gave interviews and was quite reclusive. She doubted he would lured out of his self imposed exile for a simple interview with her. When the call came telling her to pack her bags and head to London, she was both shocked and excited. It wasn't every day a girl got to interview the man of her fantasies. After arriving to start her interview with Seanlaoch a horrible accident occurs at Her Majesty's Naval Base and experts say that the citizens of London have no way of escaping the coming tragedy. Then Seanlaoch makes an offer to live their last minutes to the fullest, Dannie is very tempted. How can she refuse? After all she only has fifteen minutes to live.
eBook Publisher: Excessica Publishing,
eBookwise Release Date: March 2010
2 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [101 KB]
Reading time: 25-35 min.
"I loved this story!... Fifteen Minutes to Live is not only entertaining, but there is also a thought-provoking message... just what would YOU do if you knew that your world would end in 15 minutes?... If you've never tried Dakota Trace then you're missing out on a real treat, especially when it comes to this delightful little story..."-Kathy,Dark Diva Reviews,4.5/5 DIVAS
"I think the author brilliantly penned a tale that if anyone were faced with the choice of what to do for their last 15 minutes of life, would agree with Dannie and Sean. Sex. Hard, gritty and deliciously tingly." -Seriously Reviewed, 16.5/20 SCORE
"It was an enjoyable story, and the sex was scorching hot...the ending took me for a loop and had me smiling...Nice story Dakota Trace!" Claudia R., Manic Readers Reviews
"I guess I only have a few more questions to ask." I looked up from my tablet. At least he seems more relaxed and he does have a wicked sense of humor. Just as I was about to open my mouth to ask my next question, Mrs. Johnson rushed back into the penthouse upset.
"Mr. Conner! It's horrible. Just horrible." Her voice was frantic.
"Gretchen, calm down. What's horrible?" Sean stood up and placed a hand on her shoulder.
"Turn on the telly!" She tugged at his sleeve. "Hurry please!
"Okay, okay. I'll do it." Leaning over he used the remote to turn the television on. Looking over my shoulder, my pen dropped out of my fingers. The newsman was going on about the nuclear accident which had occurred at Her Majesty's Naval Base in Davenport. The map was then flashed. Located near Plymouth in Devonshire, the naval base was only three hours away.
"They're saying that it will only take fifteen minutes before the fall out and the shock wave reaches London. Everyone is panicking! We're all going to die!" She ran from the room.
"Well, this is an unexpected event." Sean clicked the television off and his statement seemed rather anticlimactic after the chaotic panic of his assistant.
All that was echoing through my head was, this is going to be the last fifteen minutes of my life. Images of Greg, our children and precious granddaughter flashed through my mind, all safe and sound back in Walnut. I instinctively reached into my bag for my cell phone. Opening it I tried to call home to only get 'a circuits are busy' recording. When I snapped it shut in frustration, Sean reached over and handed me the telephone.
"Here, Dannie, use this to call home. Cell phones are quite unreliable during times like these.
I took it from him gratefully. "Thank you, Seanlaoch." I quickly dialed my number. Listening to it ring, I prayed Greg would pick up. With the time difference I knew it would be in the middle of the night at home. When I got the busy signal and it went to voice mail, I knew my forgetful husband had left it off the hook.
"Hi sweetheart. It's just me. I wanted to tell you that I love you and the kids." The phone went dead in my ear. Please let the message have gone through
Sean stared at me thoughtfully for a moment before standing up. His tall frame towered over me, especially while I was sitting. Offering me his hand, he helped me out of my chair.
"I hope I'm not out of line here, dear, but instead of spending our last fifteen minutes worrying about what is happening to our loved ones, would you object to spending our time enjoying each other?"