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Torrid Teasers Volume 31
by Tilly Greene

Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
Description: You own a private island, now what? China tiptoes through the backlash of those whose family choose to live outside the law. On a busy summer's day, Jia Li is kidnapped off a busy street in San Francisco's Chinatown, and wakes up on an airplane. Her ex-boyfriend Yi Burton is determined to save her life and bring her back into his, will they rekindle their love affair while hiding out on a secluded island? India dabbles into the world of Bollywood film stars and businessmen and the fulfilling personal lives they seek. Sati Chaudhari is a beloved Bollywood starlet who falls for and secretly marries Bodhi Burke, a hotel mogul. Busy lives pull them apart but a private island paradise offers them a chance at reconnecting, creating new rules for their future, is it too late to save their love?
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, 2006
eBookwise Release Date: August 2007


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Words: 16554
Reading time: 47-66 min.

"An Invitation to the World 2: China--Jia Li, a woman bereft of family, is forcibly taken from Chinatown in San Francisco and tossed into a world of darkness. She's bound, traveling on a plane to who knows where, and she's scared out of her mind. When her captor and his reasons are revealed, can she come to grips with his motives and move on? China is a short novella about reunions and the rebirth of a relationship. The shivery edge the kidnapping adds to this tale may appeal to those who enjoy a light bondage fetish, while the oh-so-hot sensuality of this piece will appeal to anyone with a pulse. Jia is shown that there is more to life than the usual grind of her joyless existence, and she is an enjoyable character.An Invitation to the World 2: India--Sati Chaudari has a very good life--she's got the love of a good man, Bodhi Burke, and her career as a renowned actress. On this most important of days, her wedding day, she moves into a new, uncharted phase of her life. After her guardian's lifelong manipulation and the stress of keeping her marriage a secret, what will her future hold? An Invitation to the World 2: China & India is a pair of tales with definite cultural flavors chocked full of spicy sensuality. Author Tilly Greene pens take-me-away stories that readers will enjoy!"--Michelle, Fallen Angel Reviews

Tilly Greene

Chapter 1

She was on a flight from hell!

Time had no relevance for her. Days, hours, minutes no longer mattered. She was scared for her life.

Having her wrists cuffed to the armrests and her ankles to the legs of the seat didn't help either. Gooseflesh flashed along her skin, the terror of her situation causing her to feel colder than she was.

Her breath shuddered from her chest in great gulps of air. She couldn't stop hyperventilating, and it didn't seem to matter that she was well on her way to passing out. Every pore in her body was reacting to her fear. She was shaking uncontrollably. The hood they'd covered her head with shut out all sense of sight, leaving her fear to feed upon itself. Her lips quivered pitifully, as her tears gathered strength for another deluge.

Jia Li was absolutely terrified. Reality slowly settled in, relentlessly squeezing her chest like a vise. One thing was for sure, this was really happening to her.

Trying to catch her breath, she forced herself to think back to how she'd ended up in this nightmare. Anything to take her mind off what was coming next.

The day had been a typical Monday afternoon in San Francisco. It was a beautiful warm summer's day with the usual breeze chilling things down just enough for a light sweater to be necessary. She'd been running errands, the last one putting her in the heart of Chinatown during the busy lunch break. After having fought her way through throngs of tourists, she'd finished and had started to make her way back to her apartment when she was grabbed. In a flash, she'd been pulled back into a narrow alley.

A strong arm had wrapped around her waist and a hand pressed against her mouth, instantly silencing her. Jia faced the street and watched people passing by without so much as a glance to witness her mounting trouble. She dropped her bags and clawed at the hand covering her mouth. She tried to kick back at the man holding her but only managed to trip herself as he dragged her backwards.

Without anyone seeing them, they slipped through a door, and she was gone.

In a dark unknown place, she was pulled tightly against the tall, muscular man who continued to maintain her silence. Within his hold, another person in the room reached around and started to put a hood over her head. The terror she was feeling hit an even higher level.

She screamed through the hand over her mouth, but nobody who heard cared. Her hands were cuffed behind her back. She felt helpless, but still had fight in her and was determined to do anything to draw attention to the fact she was not there willingly. Stepping back, she nailed someone's toes with her stiletto heel and took satisfaction in the grunt, but it was short-lived. Before the hood fully descended, throwing her into complete darkness, a cloth was pressed to her nose.

That was all she remembered until she came to on this flight to hell.

Taking a deep breath, she tried to settle the fear that rose up threatening to break her spirit as she remembered what had happened to her. Purposefully she turned her thoughts away from the nightmare and tried to figure out why she'd been kidnapped.

Why would any one want to take her?

She wasn't from a wealthy family. Raised by her mother in Chinatown, her father had gone back to China when she was a toddler, and had never returned. It had not been easy for her mother, raising a daughter all on her own, but she'd managed.

After graduating from Berkley with a law degree, she'd found a position in the Public Defender's Office. With her mother's passing from cancer a few months ago, Jia had considered making changes in her life. Unfortunately, they would now be taken alone. Her last boyfriend, the one man she had seen herself settling down with, had dropped her cold. She was in her late twenties, her heart had been broken, and now after months had dragged by, neither her heart nor body had recovered.

She had no family to speak of, no money, only a clean apartment on the edge of Chinatown. There was nothing in her life worth kidnapping her for. The saddest thought of all was how there was no one to rescue her either. No one would notice her missing, much less report it to the authorities.

Once again, the tears started to spill down her cheeks, the difference being these were not from fear but in self-pity. Jia did not want to feel sorry for herself, it was a waste of time and energy. She had to figure out what was happening and find a way ... a little scream slipped through her lips when the plane bounced and suddenly dropped, leaving her stomach behind.

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