Jaime and Pleasure…


A scene from The Pleasure Trap…

Pleasure calmly walked across the room and picked up one of the dining room chairs to carry back over to sit down before her. Smyth was no more than one hundred and twenty pounds but the figurative fat lady was singing, and he owed her this final song without interruption.

“Kicked out of high school for fighting. A GED. Cocaine addiction. Rehab. Stripping at Club Trick…in Newark, of all places,” she said sarcastically, glancing over at him briefly.

He waited.

“You’ve been selling yourself for years—”

“That’s how we met,” he inserted smoothly.

Smyth leaned back and eyed him in reproach.

His look never wavered.

“Thank God you’re tested for diseases every three months,” she said, whipping the folder back open.

“Does it have my blood type and parental DNA tests as well?” he asked in clipped tones, the invasion of his privacy getting to him.

“Type O. You get it from your father,” she answered without hesitation.

He furrowed his brow.

“What was most revealing is Ms. Jaime Pine-Hall.”

He looked away, shifted in his seat, and then looked back at her. He was surprised at the tears gathering in her eyes. “Smyth—”

“No, no,” she said, holding up one long finger to shake at him in reprimand.

“My husband had risked all of this,” she began, waving her hand up and down her length, “and most importantly…this.” She pointed vigorously at her heart. “For a woman with no breeding, no class, and no looks—as far as I’m concerned. They will have their little ugly baby and I have to sit here and either play blind or wait for him to leave me. That’s not so hard with his dick and one foot already in the streets.”

“You can leave him, Smyth.” Pleasure reminded her of another option

She laughed bitterly and her face lit with fire. It was the most beautiful and vibrant he had ever seen the woman before him. “Don’t you dare give me advice on my marriage,” she spat, flinging the file over at him.

A corner of it pierced his chest before sliding down his body and landing on the floor. He picked it up. His life story would not join Baldwin’s in the safe if he could prevent it.

“I thought at the very least you would remain loyal since I paid for it, but I thank you for the costly lesson that I learned. I thank you and I thank Baldwin—my two men—for teaching me that money matters not when it comes to you whorish motherfuckers being led by your dick.”

Pleasure bit his lip to keep from reminding her that she frequently spread her legs to two men—basically giving him and Baldwin carte blanche to tag team the pussy.

“My husband didn’t care about what all I bring to the table in our marriage, and you couldn’t care less about everything I offered you for your loyalty.” She swiped away her tears with the sides of her hands. “This is a nasty little circle we all have going on here. The five of us: me, my husband and his whore, and you and yours.”

Pleasure was surprised at how quickly she struck his ire by calling Jaime out of her name.

“So that’s where you’ve been spending all of your time this last month,” she said. “Ms. Jaime Pine-Hall and her little town house.”

She rose from the window seat and walked around the living room, touching items of splendor here and there. “You have a choice to make. All of this”—she waved her arm around the apartment and then up and down the length of her body—“or Ms. Jaime Pine-Hall.”

The protectiveness he felt about Jaime both surprised and disturbed him. Theirs was not a relationship built on concern and care. And for her to frame the ultimatum of Jaime versus Smyth was ridiculous.

Or was it?

He thought about the excitement he felt at just the thought of seeing her later. It all was too much like a relationship of sorts, because his gut said “Jaime” without hesitation.


That blurred line again. He had to fix it. Make it clear.

To read more of Pleasure’s POV (point of view) on his relationship with Jaime from the previous Mistress books…and to find out just what happened between them after that, get your copy of The Pleasure Trap. Now available wherever books are sold.

The Pleasure Trap is another testament to Bryant’s awesome imagination. . . we are swept off our feet during the climatic reveal.” –RT Book Review


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THE PLEASURE TRAP                                           

Release Date: October 28, 2014

Publisher: Dafina ISBN-10: 0758265336 | ISBN-13: 978-0758265333

Series: Mistress #4

Introduced in Niobia Bryant’s bestselling Mistress series, he’s the ultimate irresistible temptation. And he’s always in control. Until now… Pleasure is his name, one that women whisper—and scream—with desire. As first a popular exotic dancer and then a top escort, he stokes his clients’ deepest longings and fulfills their every sexy fantasy. His climb has taken him from the streets’ most lethal ride-or-die ladies to the even more dangerous world of wealthy, powerful women. All along, he believed leveraging his chiseled body for a life of luxury would help him finally outrun his tormented childhood and bitter distrust… But now a mysterious woman he doesn’t recognize has him at her mercy, determined to punish him for reasons he doesn’t understand. Saving his own life means Pleasure must figure out which of the women from his past has a deadly obsession brought on by either the insatiable passions he ignited or the pain he caused. A secret he long since buried also arises– and even if he survives—facing it may give him a chance at real happiness—or destroy him?…


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Mistress No More


Release Date (Trade): May 31, 2011
Reissue Date (Mass-Market): September 3, 2013

Publisher: Kensington/Dafina                                          ISBN-10: 0758238231                                                        Series: Mistress (#2)

The much-anticipated sequel to the bestseller Message from a Mistress is here! Will the wives finally get their revenge on their notorious “frenemy”? Niobia Bryant thrills readers again with another bold, sexy, suspense-packed story!

In Message from a Mistress, Jessa Bell shocks her three married girlfriends by texting them all that she’s sleeping with one of their husbands—and refused  to reveal which one. All three women had reason to believe they had cheating liars on their hands, and much chaos and heartache ensued. But for some of these  women, the curse may actually have been a blessing…. Jaime Hall starts to see her husband for who he really is—a judgmental, controlling man who only cares about himself. Aria Livewell turns to therapy to cope—and learns things about herself that actually improve her life. And Renee Clinton has a hard time grappling with what’s true and isn’t, but may eventually see what’s really important when all is said and done. So Jessa may be ready to confront the ladies and move on. But she may soon learn that revenge isn’t just sweet: It can be deadly. Because nothing will ever be the same once Jessa Bell decides that she’s a mistress no more…



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Mistress, INC.

MISTRESS, INC.                                                         Release Date: 5/29/2012                                                        Reissue Date (Mass-Market): October 7, 2014

Publisher: Kensington/Dafina                                        ISBN-10:0758265298                                                    Series: Mistress (#3)

From the author of Mistress No More comes a sexy, exciting novel about an ex-mistress who’s doing her best to give up her bad-girl ways…

When Jessa Bell revealed she was having an affair with one of her best friends’ husbands, no one would have predicted she’d soon be playing the part of the reformed mistress–least of all Jessa. But her experience–and ensuing remorse–has landed her on all the national talk shows and scored her a major book deal. Now that she’s pregnant with her ex-lover’s baby, Jessa’s determined to cash in on all the attention. Trouble is, she isn’t feeling much genuine regret.

Shunned by her former friends, Jessa is still being propositioned by married men–and decides to start a business to help wives catch their cheating husbands. But when more secrets about her past are exposed, it’s going to be tough for her to stay on the straight and narrow–even if it spells disaster for her future…



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Message from a Mistress


Release Date (Trade): March 1, 2010

Reissue Date (Mass-Market): May 1, 2012

Publisher: Kensington/Dafina

Trade: ISBN-10: 0758238215                                                  Mass Market: ISBN-10:0758238223

Series: Mistress (#1)

Adapted to film and available via DVD or Vide on Demand!

Niobia Bryant–the red-hot author of Show and Tell–delivers a sexy, unforgettable novel about love, infidelity, and the importance of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.

Though good times and bad, longtime friends Jaime, Renee, Aria, and Jessa have shared just about everything. But all hell beaks loose when Jessa texts them a shocking revelation: she’s been sharing her bed–with one of their husbands. To make matters worse, she refuses to name which husband she’s been cheating with. And all three wives have reason to worry…

Jaime wonders if her own past infidelity drove her man into Jessa’s waiting ams…Renee thinks her busy career opened the door for Jessa to step in and fulfill her wifely duties…and Aria fears her competitive relationship with Jessa pushed her so-called friend to claim the ultimate prize in revenge.

The betrayed trio vow to stick together. But before the identity of Jessa’s lover is revealed, each woman’s deepest secrets will be exposed for all to see–and they’ll need each other more than ever.


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