"He dragged the rose down her chin, her neck, and tortured her, dragging it down between her breasts, her belly and across the top of her panties. She moved, arched, ached for more."
A scene in Fifty Shades of Grey? Nope. The passage is from 2004's Beantown Heat, written by Jaxine Bubis, a Republican who just happens to be running for the Colorado state senate in the hopes of displacing embattled Majority Leader John Morse. And we've got more examples of her steamy prose below.
Why does Bubis want to serve in the Senate? Her campaign website describes her motivation in decidedly un-steamy fashion:
The time has come to take a bold stand for our Constitutional rights. I spent the majority of my life in Colorado growing up right here in Colorado Springs. After traveling to different places with my husband Dan, we chose to return to Colorado Springs because we love the people and share the values represented throughout this great city. Unfortunately, I've become increasingly concerned with those in power aligning with East Coast politicians in a radical attempt to strip away our Constitutional rights. Whether it's the blatant attack on our right to keep and bear arms or the utter disregard of our First Amendment, things are swiftly moving in the wrong direction. I joined with many of you in asking our elected officials to protect our Constitutional rights only to be blatantly ignored and even told, our concerns weren't important.
The website lists a number of high-profile Republicans in Bubis's corner, including Senator Kevin Lundberg and Representative Janak Joshi. But not everyone is a fan. A post on ColoradoPols.com that went live yesterday afternoon notes that Bubis's authorial sideline was revealed in an e-mail sent to fellow Republicans by a supporter of a GOP rival also hoping for a shot at Morse's seat. Included in the e-mail were a few lines from Beantown Heat, credited to Bubis's pen name, Jaxine Daniels. Some of the more explicit language was deleted so as not to shock delicate sensibilities -- but we think you can handle it without censorship. The section reads:
Now two fingers were deep inside her. She could feel herself clamp down on him, aching for his cock inside her. But then he leaned down and began sucking and licking her, as his fingers moved slowing in and out. In and out.
The horizontal mambo-ing doesn't end there. Here are the paragraphs immediately before the lines above....
"You're not holding still." His voice was tantalizing. "And do you find this more provocative than if I read you the piece you read me that night? Please fuck me.... Shall I read it to you?"
"No. But please fuck me."
"In time, baby, in time."
...and the ones that follow:
He moved back up, his mouth just a breath from hers.
"Now, taste your own passion."
His kiss was warm and wet with her pleasure. His tongue teased her lips, her tongue. She kissed him back, pulling him hard against her.
"Please..." The fire built and banked, built and banked. He was inside her head, inside her body. How else would he know when she edged near explosion? He wouldn't let her go. And then he was gone.
Oh yeah: These two are known as the Professor and Maryann. Bet Gilligan is jealous.
Continue for additional excerpts from Jaxine Bubis's writings and more. If the sample above makes you ravenous for more, we're here to help. This website features free downloads of three Jaxine Daniels efforts -- not just Beantown Heat, but also A Good Place to Land and A Soft Place to Fall. The latter is described like so: "An Airman without a mission, a woman without a memory, a combination to die for."
Here's a hot-and-bothered moment from Fall:
Julie laid her head back, giving him better access, her eyes closed. Nic cupped her breasts. What his tongue did at her neck, his fingers mimicked. Her breath came in short gasps.
His hands moved up under her shirt, his fingers tracing the edges of her bra. He pressed up behind her, his erection hard against her.
Julie turned in his arms, bringing wet hands up to his face, her gaze eager. "You're getting me wet." Laughter died in his throat.
She smiled wickedly. Then she pulled his head down and began licking off the drips that ran down his face. What this woman could do!
Then her hands came down and grabbed his ass, pulling him tight against her. Still she grinned, her eyes wide. She began moving him back toward the target. Hot damn!
It's doubtful Bubis let loose with a similar declaration of delight when she received a call from the Denver Post about her literary alter-ego. To her credit, she didn't deny that she is Jaxine Daniels -- but she tried to put Beantown Heat into a less politically injurious context. Her statement to the Post reads in part:
"Ten years ago, as a stay-at-home mother who was helping to contribute to support our family, I took creative writing classes. One project that resulted from those creative writing classes was a fiction romance novel.The novel had very limited publication (less than fifty copies) and I took it off the market as soon I contractually could, which was around eight years ago."
Bubis also denounced "these sort of malicious attacks" -- but she didn't always seem shy about touting her writing. As noted by the Post, the "About the Author" blurb in Beantown Heat finds her describing herself as a "grammy who writes erotic romance."
Whether the word "grammy" will someday be replaced with "senator" will be up to the voters to decide.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Westword's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Denver's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
Here's a YouTube video from 2010 in which Bubis gives readers insight into Jaxine Daniels.
More from our Politics archive: "Weld County commissioners ready to secede from U.S., create 51st state?"