Chastity Flame works for a nameless organization. You won't hear about the work she does either. But if you run into her, you won't be able to resist trying your luck. Maybe it's her amber eyes, or maybe it's her dangerous curves. Whatever it is, you'll be in for a memorable night -- as long as you're not on her "to-do" list.
Chastity Flame loves her job as a secret government operative. She foils criminal masterminds, travels the world, and finds new lovers in every city. When she meets art historian Damien Michelet in front of one of her favorite paintings, she discovers there's more to life than just lust (although there's plenty of that, too).
But Chastity doesn't have time to think about what this sexy distraction. Her job is amusing herself with various lovers across the continent in an effort to try and uncover a vast computer virus scheme that will destabilize European currency.
Saving the world is hard work -- it can be lonely, too. Before Chastity can make a decision about what to do about Damien, she takes part in a daring rescue of a geek genius, only to discover the fellow operative lending assistance is none other than Damien! On the plus side, now she won't have to explain her job -- but what to do about her rule . . . no romance between agents? Will she risk the security of her country for some really wild sex . . . and the possibility of love?
"Cezanne is so sensual," a deep voice murmured beside her. Chastity turned to see a tall young man with mocha skin of velvety softness that made her at once long to touch his cheek. His warm smile matched well with his deep brown eyes. He wore a green linen shirt that looked casually elegant under his grey jacket.
"Or else, he just liked to paint naked women," Chastity responded, guessing this was her contact, more was the pity. He was definitely a fine looking guy. She would definitely like to explore that torso for an afternoon or evening.
"Oh, look at the way he shapes those bottoms," he insisted, chuckling at her remark. "He's caressing them with the colors."
"I prefer Van Gogh's bold ambition," Chastity said, hoping to bring the conversation to a close rather than prolong her sense of disappointment. Contacts, after all, were off limits. But he failed to respond to the contact script.
"Van Gogh is wonderful, but you shouldn't overlook the nuances of Cezanne's brush. Look at the flow of the blue skies. He wants you to fall into the scene and share the warmth." He gestured to the sky, the smile still on his face, and Chastity realized he was not the contact. So it was all right to enjoy him. Well, well, the day was improving.
Chastity considered the painting more seriously. "I can see the warmth, all right. A bunch of girls talking about their lovers, complaining about or praising them."
"The sacred female space," her companion said with another warm chuckle. "The safety of that privacy, the comfort of that familiarity."
"I envy them," Chastity said simply.
"You need more female friends." It wasn't a question.
"My job keeps me moving." She shrugged.
"It's good to stay connected." He looked at her with frank interest, judging her receptiveness. Apparently he liked what he saw.
"I like connecting," Chastity said, looking him in the eye. "What do you do?"
"I'm an historian. Damien Michelet." He stuck out his hand.
Chastity took his hand in hers and enjoyed its warmth. Definite possibilities here, she thought. But before she could offer him one of her many pseudonyms, another hand reached for her arm.
"There you are!" The contact was a pale bureaucrat with damp hands and an adenoidal whine.
You've got to see the Gaugins, they're quite exciting."
"I prefer Van Gogh's bold ambition," Chastity said dryly, feeling her irritation rise swiftly.
"Gaugin is really the master of bold color, though," the contact remarked with a flat tone of irritation. He looked like a man with a lot of errands to run, impatient that she was slowing him down. She could almost hear the list being ticked off in his thoughts. His head inclined toward the exit, as if to push her along.
"Excuse me a moment," Chastity said to Damien, who was looking a bit nonplussed by the abrupt exchange. She steered the contact toward the stairwell, continuing their stilted conversation with the remark, "Gaugin knew when to fuck off when he wasn’t needed, too."
"You have a job to do," the contact hissed as quietly as he could as they climbed down the white marbled stairs. "Monitor is concerned. There's been a breach of some documents on-line and we need to know how extensive the leak has been." They moved along toward the ArtStart room, blending into the gaggle of chatting espresso drinkers. He handed her a business card, palming a compact syringe along with it. "This one needs correcting, but we need to know how much he knows, where he is in the chain, before you do so."
Chastity nodded. Her mind, however, still lingered on Damien Michelet and whether he might like to get some espresso or, better yet, a drink. The job was old hat. Damien was something new and interesting.
"Top priority," the contact reminded her, as if he sensed her drifting thoughts.
"Yes, I see," she snapped and turned on her heel. Officious little prick! She climbed back up the stairs. Looking around the room at the top, she didn't immediately see the dishy Damien. Damn it! She looked at the card in her palm, tucked it and the syringe into her pocket, waited a tick and then walked through to the next room. Only a few minutes and then I'll give it up, Chastity thought. It's not a big deal.
She found him by a Degas. He was leaning in as if to catch a scent of the paint itself. Chastity couldn't help a smile and not just because the posture showed off his great ass.
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What the reviewers are saying
Different, sexy and fun
Chastity Flame is a fantastic book. It's fun and light-hearted, with plenty of humour sprinkled in with the red-hot sex and serious spy plot. I got to the end and immediately wanted more. Luckily, Lush Situation, which is the second book in the series, was ready and waiting for me . . .
If you're looking for something different, sexy and fun, then look no further - add this to your to be read list. ~ Lucy Felthouse, Amazon and Amazon UK
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Erotic spy thriller with plenty of plot
I don't read much erotic fiction but I do try and read one every year. I chose this book mainly because the author comes across as a really intelligent and interesting person when I see her post anything online. Calling the main character Chastity in a story with this much sex is a quick indicator that the author has a sense of humour. Wow there is a lot of sex in this book. Perhaps the more surprising thing about this book is that Chastity Flame really does work as a female James Bond. There is a well formed plot that is not reliant on the sexual encounters to make it work and instead show how lonely the life of a government agent without permanent attachments could be. The characters are believable and the sexual encounters and reactions of the various supporting characters plausible . . .
This is a very finely balanced book. Traditionally as a society we view women with numerous sexual partners as slutty and denigrate them. Not so in this story. This part of the story is so well written that it is difficult to describe. Despite the pre-programmed social conventions running through my head I thought of Chastity very much the same way as I would a male character in the same situations. I certainly did not expect to be thinking about sexual politics. There is a lot more to this book than just an erotic fiction story with a plot. I plan to buy the second book and you should forego a frothy coffee and buy this one. ~ IuchiAtesoro, Amazon
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Did somebody ask for 50 Shades of James Bond?!
Fast, racy, breathless - Chastity Flame lives life at full pelt: a heady mixture of satisfying her lustful urges for excitement with the danger and challenge of protecting the Nation for her top secret Agency . . . Chock full of rather descriptive nookie - there is still at its core a clever plot involving a smug, arrogant baddie (who's not quite the Mastermind he thinks he ought to be) and his plans for currency destabilisation through some technical IT wizardry (i.e. nerds turned to crime), the release of a troubled childhood and unresolved romance issues for our Heroine, and more than a little clever humour hidden away in code names, visual references and amusing asides . . . There's already a second story out or our daring agent. Will she learn not to mix business with pleasure so carelessly this time? ~ DJP, Amazon
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Well, it seems James Bond has a run for his money. Between the sheets at least!
. . . Nice plot detailing a fairly complicated threat to the British Empire as well as possibly the entire world. As is the case, once again, with James Bond, Ms. Flame's "enemy" is rich and well-spoken and not the "dirtbag" villain at all . . . While not an issue for me, future readers should note that there is female/female sexual interaction. It is well-written (as are all sexual scenes) and flows as seamlessly as the other, male/female, sexual scenes . . .
As a novel in the spy genre, there is, of course, violence depicted . . . our villain is a "thinking man" and is very well written. He is evil, and a villain in every way. However. . . he is intelligent and wealthy enough that he is not the type who is going to go crashing in to an event waving a semi-automatic weapon. More along the lines of "criminal mastermind", he leaves others in his organization for our hero and heroine to deal with . . .
While at it's heart an erotic novel, there is enough intelligence and intrigue to keep the reader interested and guessing. Definitely a worthwhile read! ~ Kate, Amazon
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A Laity confidently grabs hold of the Modesty Blaise template and ratchets its components up to 11 with Chastity Flame. And what she gives us is a highly addictive, fast-moving, clever, sexy and funny globe-trotting, spy romp. The first in what is sure to prove to be a massively enjoyable new series. ~ Paul D Brazill, AmazonUK
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Kempe blends a real feel for story telling and character which sets this well above many other offerings in the genre. With playful and vivid sex scenes to provide a generous package (bad pun, sorry) of flaming hot sexy spy action, this is a must read for anyone looking for something a little saucy. ~ Hagelrat "Un:Bound", AmazonUK
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Sex and spies, OH my!
"Step aside, 007, and make room for Chastity Flame. Ms. Flame outwits, out-spies and definitely out-sexes James Bond in this rollicking, witty and exceptionally well-written erotic spy thriller. If you're a fan of British media, look for the in-jokes. If you're not, there's more than enough humor, action and hot sex to satisfy any lover of romantic suspense!" ~ Dana Fredsti, Amazon
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Chastity Flame is the beginning of a trilogy and is one thrill ride after another and while there is tons of spicy sex, it does not detract from the overall storyline. Debut novelist Ms. Kempe amazes me with her wonderful writing talent. Chastity is the type of person I would want to be on my side, boy, can she kick some serious butt! Damien is every woman’s teacher fantasy come to life, complete with oozing sensuality and a hot body. If the first book in the trilogy is this mind blowing, I can only imagine how fantastic the other books will be; I cannot wait to read another story about Chastity and the life she lives as a spy! ~ Danielle,
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
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"Step aside, 007, and make room for Chastity Flame. Ms. Flame outwits, out-spies and definitely out-sexes James Bond in this rollicking, witty and exceptionally well-written erotic spy thriller. If you're a fan of British comedy, look for the in-jokes. If you're not, there's more than enough humor, action and hot sex to satisfy any lover of romantic suspense!"
~ Dana Fredsti, Author of Plague Nation
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"Chastity Flame is my kind of woman -- smart, savvy and always ready for a romp with the guy of her choice. I wish I'd created this character, but in K.A.Laity's capable hands you won't be disappointed. Erotic and witty, this is a page-turner."
~ Philip Nutman, author of Wet Work