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Executive Assistant Anthology--12 Sexy, Erotic Romantic Tales

Unleash your naughty side with Evernight's Executive Assistant anthology…
These sizzling hot stories dare to explore the taboo world of office romance. From X-rated job interviews, controlling Doms, to the unprofessional use of office furniture—these twelves stories have it all.

Evernight's bestselling authors are determined to make you squirm. You may never see the office the same way again!
In the Executive Assistant anthology, the authors include:
Doris O’Connor, Leteisha Newton, S.J. Maylee, Michelle Graham, Allyson Young, Lila Shaw, Elodie Parkes, Chacelyn Pierce, Jean Maxwell, Beth D. Carter, Jezebel Jorge, Michelle Rhys (that's moi!)
In Operation Conquer and Seduction by Michelle Rhys, it's one helluva day (think TV show 24). Enjoy the excerpt:
7:15 a.m.    Melissa pushed open the familiar glass doors that changed her life. Her heels clicked along the marble floor as she approached the imposing receptionist’s desk. A familiar face, a mature picture of elegance an…

Sexy, Erotic Executive Assistant Anthology-- Friday, June 20

Release Day: June 20

Meet my 'other' self -- Michelle Rhys.

As Michelle Rhys, my stories are targeted, without a doubt, for the adults who like their characters and plot laden with the uber sexy and tastefully erotic. I debuted in Evernight Publishing's Executive Assistant anthology, among a line up of great writers. Can't wait for you to read and enjoy. Definitely let me know what you think.

EXCERPT: Operation Conquer And Seduction (MFM)

7:15 a.m.

Melissa pushed open the familiar glass doors that changed her life. Her heels clicked along the marble floor as she approached the imposing receptionist’s desk. A familiar face, a mature picture of elegance and grace, looked up at her. The welcoming smile opened the release valve on Melissa’s panic, somewhat.

“Miss Honsou, good morning.”

“It’s good to see you, Laila. And please, stop pretending to be formal. I’m already nervous as hell. Can’t believe I’m back.” 

“To your first job.”

“Yeah, a lot of firsts happened under this roof.…

Why I Switched To Paranormal Romance?--My Answer

In an interview this week, I was asked, "Don't you think you are going into paranormal romance after its peak?"

I can't remember my exact response, but I do know that I didn't say, yes.

The question, however, stayed with me because I mulled it over, bothered by its underlying assumption and bothered that I didn't give a succinct response. As is the case, with me, I'm much better writing my thoughts than spontaneously supplying a fantastic answer.

First, the context of the interview was about the landscape of self-publishing, especially for African American writers who were and in many ways still are marginalized by corporate publishing. So while there are certainly more African American authors in the general romance spectrum, as you break it down into the various subgenres of paranormal, historical, new adult, etc., the percentage gets dramatically smaller. Hence, many authors are turning to self-publishing for their platforms.

Why paranormal in the first…

Re-Branding--Let The Renovations Begin

Have you ever suffered through a renovation of a room, or a house? There is high expectation for the end result, while a growing alarm over the chaotic feel of the removal and addition of various elements. Often times, you have to pull out that proposed plan or the vision photo to remind yourself of where you're heading. That the "under construction" sign is only a temporary transition. And one day, you'll be able to say, voila! and pop the champagne.

That's my current state of affairs. Renovations are underway. I'm undergoing a nip and tuck of my brand, which is more than shuffling sentences around with the latest, marketing buzz words. The intended brand change is a direct result of personal career changes to my writing portfolio. Now, I could wait for the complete make-over and have a grand announcement. That would be too tidy. It's me, we're talking about, after all.

Here's the reality. The thing is that my current brand will take a year or s…