By Eric Jerome Dickey
New York Times bestselling writer Eric Jerome Dickey returns to the lifetime of Nia Simone Bijou (of Pleasure reputation) as she embarks on a quest to augment her inventive presents via heightened sensory event, Hollywood-style.
Four years have handed because the occasions of Pleasure, and Nia's good fortune as a author has grown, bringing her from Atlanta to l. a.. yet she continues to be on a quest to quiet her internal typhoon, to attract on her good of feelings and discover them totally sooner than leaving this season of her existence and relocating directly to what may be the subsequent level: marriage and motherhood.
Drawn to an particular excitement palace, the place consumers try out on roles as they actively shun their respective realities, Nia's skill to stability fact and delusion turns into more and more blurred. What has occurred to the cubicles she has so rigorously created for the various features of her existence? Will her courting with the mysterious, frequently unavailable Prada live to tell the tale the numerous temptations? Will her profitable literary occupation receive over to impulse indulgence? Does decadence recognize any bounds?
When Nia's earlier comes again to mingle along with her current, and while her staid public character clashes together with her fable lifetime of decadence, readers could be shocked by means of the result. Eric Jerome Dickey's most recent story of excess—and its sky-high costs—is an exhilarating portrait of a glittering global.
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Whatever that was. I threw on my grubby sweats and settled in for the duration. The ringing of my cell phone jerked me out of Beowulf. I dog-eared the page and riffled through my bag, catching the phone on the fourth ring. ” Seth said in his most suggestive voice. ” He chuckled. ” I checked the time. Twenty to eleven. “For a little while. ” “See you in ten,” he said and hung up. I refolded the phone and resumed reading. A few minutes later, a rap sounded on the basement window. I leapt off the bed and sprinted up the stairs, where Seth’s face materialized in the back door window.
Naturally, the phone had fallen to the bottom of my bag, under layers of detritus. It rang and rang. I finally fished it out. ” “Seth, I’m in class,” I whispered and ducked my head, as if that was going to make me invisible. “So am I,” he whispered back. “I just wanted to tell you I’m sorry about earlier.
On the way, I informed Seth of my no-schoolnight rule. He wasn’t pleased. “I’ll see what I can do about borrowing the Regal Friday night,” he said. “No, Seth. ” He was mad. Great. ” “Neal’s coming back tomorrow,” I told him. Seth sulked all the way to Taco Bell. He didn’t mind doing it right under my mother’s nose, but horrors my stepfather should catch us. What was that, some kind of guy thing? Granted, Neal was the size of a linebacker, but underneath the blubber, he was a big teddy bear. Seth knew that.
Decadence by Eric Jerome Dickey