Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Yours for the Night by Jasmine Haynes

I've got a new erotic romance series coming out, the first book, Yours for the Night, arriving in stores November 3, 2009. This one is an anthology, a collection of stories all by me. Here's a little bit about my "Courtesan Tales."

A glitzy, sensual world of powerful people and the courtesans they’ll pay anything to have.
An exclusive and secret agency, for over two hundred years Courtesans has specialized in providing entertainment of a sexual nature. Its clients are rich, powerful, and influential men and women, and one only meets a courtesan through referral from trusted sources. Courtesans facilitates bringing together men and women to satisfy any sexual need imaginable, matching the perfect courtesan with just the right client. The agency prides itself on training its courtesans, male and female, to interpret and fulfill its clients greatest fantasies, even the secret ones no one dares to say aloud. The price is high, but everyone who’s ever had the pleasure of a date with a courtesan will agree, the fantasy is worth every penny. And sometimes it changes your life.

These stories are completely fantasy, of course. I didn't want to deal with the seedy, seemier side of "ladies of the night." I wanted to create a fantasy world, a playground for powerful people. And within that framework, I wanted to examine why a woman would choose to do this. I sold the concept to Berkley right at the exact same time that the governor of New York was caught with a high-priced call girl. So that added more to my stories, by also examining why men would wish to use my fantasy agency. In the first story, "The Girlfriend Experience," Chase Ramirez has lost his wife in the most tragic of circumstances, and a year later, he's so lonely he just wants to pretend life is normal by paying for a girlfriend. He's still so broken up, he can't handle a real relationship. Until he meets Marianna.

I've been watching "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" on Showtime (well, actually, I'm renting it off Netflix). And in the last one I watched, she had a "girlfriend experience!" I'm working on the second book in the series now, Hers for the Evening, which will be out early summer 2010

Leave me a comment, and I'll enter you in a drawing for a copy of Somebody's Lover. Please leave your email so I can contact you.

And at the end of the week, stop by my new website!

Jasmine, Jennifer and JB!


Jasmine Haynes said...

Thanks for posting!

housemouse88 said...

Your books sound hot. The more steam the better. Loved the excerpt. Have a great day.

house_mouse88 at yahoo dot com

Jasmine Haynes said...

Thank you, Roberta! It is indeed steamy!

Armenia said...

Oh, I'm always looking for new authors. I would like a chance to win your giveaway. It sounds like my kind of read. Thanks again.

Armenia said...

Oops. Forgot my email. Thanks for posting.

armiefox at yahoo dot com

Jane said...

Hi Jasmine,
Looking forward to your anthology. I haven't watched "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," but it looks pretty interesting.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Pat Cochran said...

This sounds like an interesting book! You pose a good question: why would a person do this? My focus is more on why someone would make such a "purchase." Could a person (like the governor) be making this type connection just to see how long he can keep from getting caught? You know the person always gets caught!

Pat Cochran

Jasmine Haynes said...

Thank you, Armenia!

I've been enjoying Secrets of a Call Girl, Jane. I like the actress, Billy Piper.

And yes, Pat, that's what I wanted to know, too! Did the Governor want to get caught? He sure was pretty blatant about it if he didn't! I think it's also about the power trip of it all, too.

Mari said...

Would love to try your book. My favorite movie with a courtesan is still Pretty Woman.

By the way did you know that Heidi Fleiss is now engaged to marry the owner of the Moonlit Bunny Ranch?

Estella said...

I love your books!

kissinoak AT verizon DOT net

Jasmine Haynes said...

Thank you, Mari! I'm glad my book appeals to you. I loved Pretty Woman! Total fantasy, and that's why it's so great. Well, there is Richard Gere, too. Hah, no, I hadn't heard that about Heidi Fleiss!

And thank you, Estella!!!

Pat Cochran said...

Forgot to add my email address:

Pat Cochran

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Sounds great and a new author for me. I love a hero trying to find his way. Finding authors is always great!

Please enter me!

Dottie :)

Jasmine Haynes said...

Thanks for your email, Pat!

And thanks to you, too, Dottie. Chase is definitely trying to recover and find his way again. I'm glad I could introduce myself to you!

Rosemary Gunn said...

I fall in love with each and every one of your heroes, Jas! And the cover of YftN is incredibly hot and sexy! Your heroines are so real too. You're the best!

Congratulations on the new website coming up...can't wait to see it.

robynl said...

sounds very interesting and it's gotten me curious. Congrats on your new website.


kim h said...

very hot books such a provactive cover whoo

would love to win


kim h said...

here goes email

kim h said...

sorry againlol

Alison said...

Sounds a fascinating series - and concept. There was a survey in the UK recently which found over half of women enjoy the esex scenes in novels - see for details

Alison said...

oops - forgot my email:

Laurie said...

Your books are always titalating!

I don't get cable so I haven't seen the show.

Your premiss sounds fascinating!

Jasmine Haynes said...

Thank you, Rosemary! It means a lot that you love all my characters!

I'm so glad the idea has sparked your interest, Robyn!

Glad you like the cover, Kim!

I think that study is right, Alison. Women want a little naughty between the covers!

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by. I'll be back in a bit to announce the winner of Somebody's Lover, so stay tuned!

Jasmine Haynes said...

LOL, Laurie, your comment came in while I was typing the other one!

I don't get cable either, so I watch all this stuff on Netflix. True, you have to wait a little longer after it's been on TV, but then you can watch the whole season in a relatively short time.

And thanks on saying my premise is fascinating and my books titillating!

Okay, now I'll go choose the winner!

CrystalGB said...

Hi Jasmine. Your book sounds great. I love the cover.


Jasmine Haynes said...

Thank you, Crystal! I'm so glad you like the cover!

And as promised, the winner of Somebody's Lover is Armenia! Congratulations! You can send me an email at skully @ skullybuzz dot com with your snail mail, and I'll get it mailed out! I'll also be sending you an email.

Thanks, everyone!

Armenia said...

Jasmine, thanks again for the giveaway. Sent you my reply email
with address. Yahoo!!

Maureen said...

It sounds like the movie Pretty Woman where it's more fantasy than reality but great fun. mce1011[at]aol[dot]com

Jasmine Haynes said...

You're welcome, Armenia! Congrats!

And yes, Maureem, it's a bit of Pretty Woman, fantasy rather than reality, which is always more fun!

ilona said...

I know you said the book is pure fantasy but I wonder if there is a club like that somewhere?

It sounds like a great story and I will be adding it to my wishlist to read soonest :D

Jasmine Haynes said...

Ilona, I'm sure you're correct. If I can make it up, someone else has probably created the real thing! thank you for adding the book to your wishlist!