I’ve been bitten by the historical bug… actually, I think I was bitten at birth, and this is in fact a serious relapse! I’ve always been a huge fan of historical fiction – and non-fiction – now I’m being sucked down into a glorious eddy of Victorian hedonism, vice and hidden, ancient sites in the name of research 😉
I can’t wait to share my discoveries as I explore the underground pleasures and taboos of historic London. Watch this space…
But now I have the cover, I better not get distracted by all those wicked temptations… I must write!
I’ve been reading (and dreaming) my way through the newly released, multi-genre romance anthology Revealed, and have just finished Sara Hartland’s Ryan’s Return, one of six sexy novellas. I loved it so much I thought I’d share a few of my favorite parts…
…she could no more resist than the tide could resist the moon.She suddenly didn’t care that she was playing with fire.... when he tugged her hand, she spun and circled into his arms, then whirled out again, in time with the music, joy in her limbs and laughter on her lips. They circled the dance floor in game of catch and release, light touches and finger-tips curling, her breath quickening, giggles escaping as her spirits soared with the music.He looked like he wanted to devour her. She felt like she wanted to let him.
There is so much more gorgeousness in this story that will make your toes curl! You can read Ryan’s Return in Revealed: a Romance Anthology (now available to read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited or to purchase for $7.99)
Aurora Conroy’s biggest mistake was getting into her brother’s best friends bed – naked. But then Ryan Harrington left town and took her secret with him.
Except now he’s back…
Stranded in the outback tending her brother’s bar after he goes AWOL, Aurora is battling to keep the business afloat, and her hands off the man who knows her secrets. Her teenage crush has secrets of his own, including why he’s back in town.
Ryan knows a lot about success and more about covering his tracks. But when the only family he’s ever loved needs him, he’s prepared to risk exposure. What he’s not prepared for, is temptation by his best friend’s sister.
AND check out Sara’s gorgeous free short story, His New Year’s Wish…
While researching my latest novella (which will released very soon, check out the cover – just finished this morning – at the bottom of this post), I read some of Walt Whitman’s work. His views on the human body, soul and nakedness are perfectly attuned to the ethos of my main character, who is a naturist and artist who connects with her muse through her connection with nature… and nakedness.
Never before did I get so close to Nature; never before did she come so close to me … Nature was naked, and I was also … Sweet, sane, still Nakedness in Nature!
A Sun-bathed Nakedness, Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman is often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial during his lifetime, and was described as obscene for its overt sensuality.
His poem Song of Myself contains many evocative phrases. I’ve pasted some of my favorites here…
You sea! I resign myself to you also—I guess what you mean, I behold from the beach your crooked inviting fingers, I believe you refuse to go back without feeling of me, We must have a turn together, I undress, hurry me out of sight of the land, Cushion me soft, rock me in billowy drowse, Dash me with amorous wet, I can repay you.
I mind how once we lay such a transparent summer morning, How you settled your head athwart my hips and gently turn’d over upon me, And parted the shirt from my bosom-bone, and plunged your tongue to my bare-stript heart, And reach’d till you felt my beard, and reach’d till you held my feet.
I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into a new tongue.
Press close bare-bosom’d night—press close magnetic nourishing night! Night of south winds—night of the large few stars! Still nodding night—mad naked summer night.
Smile O voluptuous cool-breath’d earth! Earth of the slumbering and liquid trees! Earth of departed sunset—earth of the mountains misty-topt! Earth of the vitreous pour of the full moon just tinged with blue! Earth of shine and dark mottling the tide of the river! Earth of the limpid gray of clouds brighter and clearer for my sake! Far-swooping elbow’d earth—rich apple-blossom’d earth! Smile, for your lover comes.
If you’d like to read more. find the full poem, HERE
How could a writer not be inspired? Especially as my story is of a woman who needs a connection with nature to connect with her creative muse… Skyclad, the third Girls on Film novella, will be available very soon, in a fabulous romantic anthology… soon to be Revealed….
Apologies for the late post. Mr August was a little hesitant at first, especially when he learnt of your response to Mr July… Overwhelmingly, you want to see more of my monthly featured playboy.
This month I’m featuring Ethan Cox (from my enemies-to-lovers celebrity novella Little Blonde Lies), the star actor of the streaming TV show Kingmaker. He was a little shy to begin with, but once he got into the swing, things got very hot… and wet. Take a look…
Ethan was born in New York and grew up in Hamburg, hence his lovely, exotic accent, thanks to his German father and American mother. His greatest pleasures are swimming naked, riding his Ducati – fast – and eating Portuguese pastries (and a particular, feisty little blonde). With his dark hair with chocolate brown eyes, you’ll just want to taste him…
Okay, I have yet another confession… as a little girl I used to sneak into my dad’s collection of Playboy magazines. I just loved reading the letters to the editor and dreaming of the day I might look like one of the sexy centerfolds. I suppose my enjoyment of naughty magazines was an early manifestation of my appreciation of all things sensual, which grew into an urge to create my own erotic worlds through story.
Now I’m a big girl, my dream is to have my own monthly Playmates – or play boys. At this stage I don’t have the time or finances to go scouting for talent (damn!) so in the meantime I’ll showcase gorgeous characters from my stories.
I don’t know what it is about abandoned buildings – the older the better – that gets my imagination fired up, but its seems I’m not alone in my fascination. Who doesn’t love those renovation shows where hidden rooms are discovered in historic, long-abandoned houses? I adore George Clarke’s Restoration Man.
Recently, while researching the setting for my latest story ‘Pokerface’ I found this glorious old theatre on YouTube.
This one is much larger than the one in my story, which is host to an underground poker game with an unusual prize, but the atmosphere and decor is perfect!
PS See my last post if you’d like to read more about ‘Pokerface’
And if you’re looking for it at one of the many ebook retailers, click on the cover:
I love my latest story, but I have to admit, I’m hopeless when it comes to having a poker face myself. If you could see me right now, you would agree. It’s release day! and I’m grinning like a Cheshire cat, so pleased to be launching my precious love-child out into the world…
Want to know what the fuss is about? Here’s the low-down…
On a Thursday evening, in a boarded up theatre in downtown Las Vegas, an illicit poker game takes place. Each player is carefully selected, their skills expertly matched …
A jaded playboy tempted by a titillating prize.
A cash-strapped mechanic looking for a diversion from his difficult reality.
An underground poker game where winning hands are rewarded with sensual novelties… and the ultimate prize—a night of pleasure with the naked woman on whom the cards are dealt.
Pokerface is FMM menage. Contains adult themes and explicit sex scenes – recommended for 18+ readers.
As an added bonus I’ve included the RWA award winning short erotic story, ‘Daisy, Chained’ (in case you haven’t already read my sizzling martial arts story) because one of my favourite characters – Hiro – is in both.
And a little tip – Pokerface is available in epub and mobi, but the pdf version is the prettiest, if you’re into that sort of thing…
In the past whenever I traveled I always found myself consumed by a new story idea, and inspiration would hit in unexpected places. An airport. A pizza joint. On the Tube…
These days I don’t travel so much (even less atm), but sensual ideas still find me and weave themselves into ‘what if’ stories in my head.
Like many people, I am watching more streaming tv lately, and one of my most recent story ideas came from watching the historical drama/action series ‘ The Last Kingdom’. What girl wouldn’t have romantic thoughts watching Uhtred fight and laugh and love. That smile… those eyes…
It got me thinking… what goes on behind the scenes on-set… an exotic location away from home, surrounded by like-minded people. I’ve worked in a similar situation – a staff of over 400 people confined in a remote location – so I have a fair idea of the intricate webs of relationships and politics that form.
Add to this scenario a dream setting (in my imagination) for filming a streaming tv show – Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal – and you have a recipe for some steamy shenanigans.
With the new season of ‘The Last Kingdom’ (inspiration for ‘Kingmaker’ in my novella Little Blond Lies) I’ve spiced up the cover and reduced the price to $2.99 until the end of April (click on the link to read free in KU or to buy on Amazon)…
My almost-as-gorgeous-as Alexander Dreymon star Ethan Cox becomes the target of a sexy extra, intent on revenge.
And, to whet your appetite, take a peek behind the scenes on the set of ‘The Last Kingdom’:
I’m very excited that my second Girls on Film novella, Body Double, is included in this wonderful promotion… if you’re looking for a new favorite author, click on the graphic, have a browse and share with your friends…
Body Double… A sporting celebrity, a tropical island, and the role of a lifetime – what could go wrong?
Actress Kira Fox has finally landed her big break, standing in for the fiance of the next CEO of international tech company NadarTec. It should be a simple job, but then she meets Aryan Nadar and is knocked for six. The sexy ex-cricketer is far from the spoiled celebrity she expected, and his touch sets her body alight.
When she suspects Aryan’s relationship with his bodyguard is more than professional, Kira investigates the true reason she’s been hired to play his fiance for the weekend – and ends up in a situation beyond her wildest dreams.
Contains adult themes and explicit sex scenes – recommended for 18+ readers
I’m excited to offer a free novelette to heat up your day (or night). ‘Mistress of His Heart’is a sensual erotic romance…
The last thing James Owens expects when he asks his ex-lover for a second chance is to be tied naked and blindfolded to her table, then tormented with a riding crop and hot wax…But in his hectic and stressful life, submitting to a Dominatrix might be just what he needs, especially when Lizzie pulls out the nipple clamps and his world explodes in pleasure.
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