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Publisher's Summary

How realistic is it to believe that one lover can satisfy a woman's every fantasy?

Nia Simone Bijou is a woman who has it all - and is driven by the desire for more. Born in Trinidad, reared in Los Angeles, living in Atlanta, Nia is a writer, a thinker, and a woman in conflict. She's dealing with two sides of her Gemini self, feeling as if there are two women living inside her, both struggling for domination.

One side of Nia is a logical yet heartbroken person who has never let go of an old pain. The other side is a sensual woman who will not let her rest, desiring intimacy and sexual freedom, demanding pleasure.

In the sweltering heat of July, loneliness, desire, and a struggle with both the sensual self and fantasy inspire Nia to become sexually adventurous, meeting lovers who arouse her in diverse ways, lovers who give her unimaginable experiences, generous lovers who desire to please her as much as she desires to satisfy them. Fantasies spiral out of control, and with her life on the line, Nia discovers that pleasure does not come without pain.

Filled with passion, populated with characters that are sexually uninhibited, Pleasure is an unforgettable journey into a free-spirited world.

©2008 Eric Jerome Dickey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Susan Spain's emotionally nuanced reading successfully translates the book to audio format." (Library Journal)

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Horrible

Horrible book! The ending was TERRIBLE and the book really had no storyline just a lot of useless sex!!

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I was both pleased and disappointed

Would you consider the audio edition of Pleasure to be better than the print version?

I only have it on audio.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The mystery of Kenya, but even that was disappointing.

Have you listened to any of Susan Spain’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Who was the most memorable character of Pleasure and why?

Nia Simone. it's told based on her perspective

Any additional comments?

I was pleased in thinking this would be a book about a young woman discovering her self and finding love & pleasure... But disappointed as the entire book is too much sex and not enough story. I thought EJD went into depth and is extremely descriptive on things that didn't even matter to the story line and not enough story. In my opinion its good if you're looking for erotica, but if you're looking for a romance story about a woman coming of age in her sexual liberation with a man that is as in love with her as she is with him, this ain't it. And I Hated the ending.

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Better voice over PLEASE!!!

If you could sum up Pleasure in three words, what would they be?

Loved It!!

What did you like best about this story?

Sex scenes

What didn’t you like about Susan Spain’s performance?

I wish that the people reading the books would put a little more action in their voice. It sounds as if their just reading and not interested in what their reading. I want a little excitement in my stories as if it was happening right in front of me.

If you could rename Pleasure, what would you call it?

It has the right name

Any additional comments?

Just need a little more excitement as I listen to really get into the story line.

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It's no romance

This woman is sooooo confusing! She spends so much time avoiding any kind of serious relationship, yet she ends up in a relationship with two people. She talks about not being a whore, but she does any and everything under the sun sexually except get paid for it; all In the name of pleasure. In the end my interpretation is that she longs for "the one" who can satisfy her mentally and physically without making her feel smothered.

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Sensual, but very strange.

The book was okay. It started out hot and erotic and was great to listen to. But all the secrets and lies and infidelity and the almost incestuous nature of the book took it a bit too far for me. I have no problem with the main character's choices -- in terms of seeking pleasure. But the way they brothers fought over the same woman so viciously....

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HOTTTER than the sun!!! steamy!!!

I actually read this book several years ago but it was still such a great listen!!! Eric j. Dickey is hands down one of my favorite authors!!!! He had me mad and hot and sad sometimes separately sometimes all together!! the narrator was pretty good too...keep me engaged and wantinfntonlisten to more.

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Eyes wide open

This was a book that I could not stop listening to. There has to be a II!!!!

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Full of passion!

I absolutely loved it! So vividly written. Hot! Hot! Hot! I hope to hear more about Nia Simone Bijou!

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Yesss!

Would you consider the audio edition of Pleasure to be better than the print version?

Very pleasurable to read. The sex is a little overwhelming and not very realistic at times but a really good read

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pleasure?

Its a very weird part where...no I'm not telling just read the book

Which character – as performed by Susan Spain – was your favorite?

All were great!

If you could take any character from Pleasure out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Hmmmm....I plead the 5th

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this book waa different alot of sex.... not use to

i enjoyed this book just wasnt use to all the sex. but it was different i listend to the wholebook. very nice.