Sample: Erin’s Dozen

At the restaurant, her dad gave the hostess their name and she led them to a corner table in the back with a long white tablecloth. After they’d been seated, he ordered a bottle of wine. Their waiter looked at Erin briefly, but didn’t ask for ID. Instead, he gave David a knowing smile.

Once he was out of earshot, Erin leaned forward. “What’s going on?” she said quietly. “This feels like a date.”

Her heart raced as everything clicked into place.

“Hold on. You and mom changed the rules, didn’t you?”

He looked sheepish and took a sip of water.

“You did!” she said. She thought it through and her eyebrows hit the ceiling. “You did!”

She noticed the other diners and lowered her voice. “When were you going to tell me?”

He gestured at the restaurant.

“Oh. Oh… Oh!”

She let out a deep breath and covered her excitement by taking a drink of water.

After she took a sip, she looked over the top of her glass at her father. He gave her a calm, knowing smile back.

“So,” she said as she set the glass down, “we can’t talk about, you know, so what should we talk about?”

“How’s school going?”

She frowned. “Let’s talk about you instead. How’s work? Good trip this last time?”

“Nothing special. Miami, New York, and back. Good crew.”

“Oh?” She raised an eyebrow, asking silently for more. Good crew, as in…

He shrugged off her unspoken question. “What about you? I haven’t heard anything about Prom. That’s in a couple of weeks, right? You going?”

“Mmmm hmmm. With Justin.”

“Justin? Have we met him?”

“No. He’s just a friend.” When he raised an eyebrow, she added, “no, not that kind of friend. He’s a high school boy, Dad.”

She glanced around. None of the other diners were listening and the waiter was taking the order from another table. Still, she leaned forward and pitched her voice low.

“Besides, he has a boyfriend. I’m his beard.”

“Oh.” Her dad leaned back with a surprised look on his face.

“Dad. It’s the eighties. Prom’s convenient for both of us. After the dance, he’s gonna drop me off at the Coulters’ and go see his boyfriend.”

“So you and Leah are partying at her house?”

“No. She and Mark are having a romantic night together. I’m staying with Chris.”


“You don’t have a problem with it, do you?”

“No. Why should I? You’re both consenting adults.”

He leaned forward. “Besides,” he continued smoothly, “it’s part of what convinced your mom to change the rules.”


“Yeah, Chris and your mom have been talking a lot lately.”

The conversation died when their waiter arrived with their wine. He and David did the usual “opening the bottle dance” and then he took their dinner order. Her dad raised his glass after the man had left.

“To growing up,” he said.

“And new rules.”

He smirked and clinked his glass against hers. Then he took a sip of wine and then relaxed with a sigh. “So, how’s life in general?”

They chatted amiably and enjoyed their food until the waiter appeared with the dessert menu.

“So,” David said casually to Erin as he accepted the menu. “Do you want dessert or…?”

She shot him a you’re kidding, right? glare.

He chuckled and handed the menu back to the waiter. “Just the check.”

To be continued…

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Erin wants a full dozen…

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‘Cause we’re not talking donuts, are we?

When David changes the rules, Erin’s taboo fantasies bubble over. She wants to fulfill them all, right away! David’s happy to indulge her, but how far will they go?

If you like wall-to-wall taboo erotic action, you’ll enjoy Erin’s Dozen.