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His Absolute Assignment - Elise's Love Story: The Billionaire's Continuum (#1) (A Contemporary Romance Novel)

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His Absolute Assignment - Elise's Love Story: The Billionaire's Continuum (#1) (A Contemporary Romance Novel)

Cerys du Lys

Published by Cerys du Lys, 2014.

This is a work of fiction. Similarities to real people, places, or events are entirely coincidental.


First edition. March 31, 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Cerys du Lys.

Written by Cerys du Lys.

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Table of Contents

Title Page

Copyright Page



His Absolute Assignment

A Note from Cerys

Sample (Sweet)

Sample (Concurrent)

Sample (Spice)

Other Writing by Cerys du Lys

About the Author



Kindle Edition

All characters in this story are 18+ years of age

This is the first story in the
Elise's Love Story: The Billionaire's Continuum

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Elise's Love Story: The Billionaire's Continuum
is a standalone sequel to events that occurred in
The Billionaire's Paradigm
The Billionaire's Ultimatum
.  You do not have to have read either of those to follow along with this story, but if you'd like to read about some of the events that led up to this one, you should begin with:

The Billionaire's Paradigm: His Absolute Purpose

The Billionaire's Ultimatum: His Absolute Need


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His Absolute Assignment

ix months ago I was trapped in a library with a man who wanted to possess me.  For three days, a record-breaking blizzard kept me confined with Lucent Storme, the dominating and enigmatic Director of Public Relations for Landseer Enterprises.  Rumors existed of his forbidden desires and darker passions, but I didn't believe them.  I should have.  For one weekend, I became Lucent's sole obsession.

When the snow began to melt, he tried to leave me.  He thought he could save me from himself, from his control.  I didn't let him.  I was already his.

Six months ago my entire life changed.  I never meant to fall in love—especially not with Lucent—but his allure transcended common sense and tapped into a dark, primal need inside me that I didn't know existed.  The snow melted, our lives quieted, and everything seemed to be going perfectly.

Until today.

I thought I knew Lucent, but I realize now I never really did.  A mysterious calm exists even within the eye of the darkest storms.  I love Lucent.  I am his and he is mine.  I want to believe he is a good man.  After seeing another side of him, after being the object of his absolute obsession, I fear I might have fallen in love with a monster.


Sometimes it's best to start at the beginning—the calm before the storm—because what comes afterwards can change everything.  In the blink of an eye our comfortable lives are overthrown, and what we were like before, what our world consisted of, seems like an impossible dream.

This is that kind of story.  This is my story.  Enjoy the calm while it lasts, because it won't last forever.


I was gone.  Lost.  Lucent Aiden Storme and I, together, trapped in a library.  People did crazy things when they were trapped, didn't they?  I wasn't in control of my actions, was I?  Well, actually, Lucent wanted to be in control of them, from what he said.  He wanted to tie me up and spank me and...

No, no, no.  I stared at my laptop screen, stared at the words I'd just typed.  No, definitely not.  This wasn't good.  The beginning was alright, but the rest of it flowed strangely in my mind, especially considering this was how I planned to start my story. 
story, meaning it was actually mine and I'd lived through it, but also mine in that I was currently writing it.

Except I couldn't start like that!  Ugh.  Gone?  Lost?  Well, yes, I'd felt like that when it happened, but I was getting ahead of myself a little bit there.  Lucent and I
been trapped in a library; the library where I used to work, in fact.  But the rest of it seemed weird.

Crazy things?  It sounded like the beginning of some psychological thriller novel, where the main character was going to go insane and hurt someone.  Seeing as I was writing about myself, albeit a somewhat fictionalized and embellished version, I thought I'd rather not have myself be insane.

Why was I even embellishing this story, anyways?  It already seemed like fiction as it was, so, really, I should just write it as it happened, right?

Yes, but maybe starting a little earlier than that.  I wanted to start at a good part, but honestly most of it was good.  I needed tension, though!  And a beginning.  Tension at the beginning?  Yes, but not with the craziness and the spanking and all of that.

Truth be told, sometimes I did feel crazy around Lucent, though.  He was so... something.  I couldn't even explain it, didn't know what to say about him, nor how to describe exactly what made Lucent
.  He did want to tie me up, though.  And spank me.

I kind of liked it.  I really liked it, actually.

I typed, sharing a private moment with my computer and my mind. 
Don't tell anyone that I like being tied up and spanked by Lucent.

And then I deleted everything I'd typed; the note, the first few sentences, everything.

Maybe I should start with the description?  Every book needed a description, right?  If I started with that, I could go from there and have a good grasp of how to proceed.  This was important and far more serious than anything else I'd ever written.  I mean, it didn't have to be entirely serious, but I wanted to write something good.  I wanted to...

Enough of that, Elise, I told myself.  Stop worrying about things you can't do anything about.

I began typing again.

Trapped in a library during a blizzard, Elise finds herself forced into isolation with Lucent Storme, the untoward magnate who's rumored to have more than a few forbidden desires and darker passions.  Both appalled and allured by his sordid sophistication, struggling to come to terms with what she knows and what she feels, she finds herself drawn to this man who seems both powerful and fractured all at once.  Lucent's secrets and dominant obsessions may be more than Elise can handle, though, and her gentle curiosity is just as likely to cause her pain and heartbreak as it is to bring her happiness...

Ooh.  That sounded good!  I sat back and admired my handiwork.  Really good.  Good stuff, as my roommate, Vanessa, would say.  I didn't even know what that meant.  Anything could be good stuff, couldn't it?  I mean, if something was good, and it was also stuff, then... good stuff?


I thought this was definitely good, though.  I liked how some of the words fit in there.  "Forced into isolation" went well with "untoward magnate" and then the "forbidden desires" and "darker passions," too.  They sounded really powerful and provocative and I immediately thought of Lucent.  He was demanding and controlling, but in a good way.  An exciting way, yes, and I didn't even understand half of the things that went through his mind at any given moment, but what I did know was that Lucent wouldn't hurt me.

Or, there was a difference between feeling pain and being hurt, just like there was a difference between crying when you're sad and crying when you're happy.  Sometimes pain wasn't such a bad thing, and Lucent knew exactly how to make it delightful.

Oh!  Oh, this was good!  I remembered something Lucent had said and typed it down quick before I forgot it.

"Pleasing," he said, his voice smooth and hot and urgent.  "Means different things depending on what I find pleasing, Miss Tanner.  Do you want to know what it means when I say you look pleasing?"

I did and I gulped and I gave him a faint nod of my head, whispering, "Yes."

"You look pleasing to me right now," he said.  "And I'd like nothing more than to fuck you.  Right here.  On the rug in this library.  Hard."

I laughed and squirmed, remembering the incident that had caused all of that.  Well... I'd done something that was perhaps not proper library etiquette, and... after that, Lucent had also done something that wasn't quite proper library etiquette.  We sure did a lot of improper things in the library, huh?  I wasn't certain what I should think about that.  I didn't necessarily mind, but...

I needed to write all of this down.  Except I was trying to write something good and important.  I'd recently graduated from college, gaining a bachelor's degree in Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction, and after meeting Lucent, going through a lot of difficult things, and learning so much about myself and the world around me, I was working at Landseer Enterprises.

Landseer Enterprises, owned by Asher Landseer, billionaire CEO.  I supposed that made Landseer Enterprises a billion dollar company?  It sounded really impressive, fancy, and powerful, but my job wasn't much to speak of.  Yes, I worked with Asher's wife, Jessika, but we weren't really doing much as of yet.  Writing, or trying to, as part of some new initiative to provide future entertainment opportunities for the Landseer business.

It kind of made sense.  I didn't want to say it entirely made sense, because I didn't really know.  I kind of felt like maybe Asher had started up this Landseer Publishing thing to be nice to Jessika.  She
nice, and Asher was nice, too, but before this Landseer Enterprises just ran a bunch of tourism places, like casinos, college hot spots, travel and hotels, and resorts of that nature.  Books weren't really touristy, unless they were travel books, maybe.  Jessika and I weren't writing travel books, we were writing fiction.

She'd written something before and had it published through a regular publishing house, too.  I... hadn't done any of that.  We'd each written a short story to start this venture off, hoping to begin from there, and I didn't think we were doing so well with that.  I enjoyed writing mine, but...

Well, Jessika had done a nice, thought-provoking love story about people who could give each other parts of their life.  Something like that?  In the story, if I was going to live to be eighty years old, I could give someone a year of my life, so they'd live one year longer, and then I'd only live to be seventy-nine.  I really liked the idea of it, and it was neat to think about.

My story, on the other hand, was an erotica short story about Lucent and I having sex.  Which, at the time, seemed like a good idea.  In hindsight, maybe it was a bad idea, but I still thought it was a good idea.  It was sexy!  I really liked it.  I wrote about Lucent tying me down and using a vibrator on me, and...

I wasn't on birth control, but he didn't care, and oh my.

I reminded myself I shouldn't be thinking about any of that at the moment, because I was supposed to be working.

I put myself to task, and started writing again.  What I should do, I thought, was start right at the beginning of what I remembered of that day.  It was the day Lucent and I first met.  Right before the weekend started, and I was still in college then.  They'd canceled classes that day, but I went to work at the library anyways.

Snow fell in fluffy white flakes outside, covering the empty streets in a heavy winter frosting.  I stood inside behind the library's counter, warm, staring at it.  It was a Friday afternoon and the library was almost entirely empty.  No one wanted to go out during the storm, and honestly I couldn't blame them.  I didn't want to go out in the storm either, but this was my job, and...

"You have a pleasant cadence to your writing, Miss Tanner," someone said from behind me.  "It flows smoothly with a casual rhythm that makes it easy and enjoyable to read.  But..."  He paused for a brief moment.  "May I ask why you've commandeered my office for your own purposes?"

I flipped my laptop shut suddenly and looked up at him over my shoulder.  "That wasn't anything," I said.  "I didn't write that.  That was just something I'd heard about.  And..."  I smiled serenely at Lucent, hoping to distract him.  "I missed you?"

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