Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Denys excerpt

Another new feature on my blog is The Denys excerpt! This is a very short excerpt from my stories. This one is from Friendly Seduction:

He smiled indulgently. “If I understand correctly, you—and every other female reader possibly—like reading about manly heroes with beautiful heroines.” He counted these off on his fingers. “The hero has to be a leader of some sort and be dominant but caring, and there has to be some sort of conflict or misunderstanding, maybe even a kidnapping. If there is some BDSM involved and even a ménage a trois, that would be even better.”

Monday, 5 October 2015

Author Interview

We are back with the monthly author interviews and I welcome fellow British writer, Marion Webb-De Sisto. I discovered from her website that she has a keen interesting in Women's Spirituality, Crystal Therapy and the Celestial Hierarchy. Add to that writing terrific erotic romances. Read down to the end for a contest!

Thanks for having me, Jennifer. I was born and grew up in England, but emigrated to Canada, and then to the US with my first husband. Much later I divorced him and, after almost twenty-four years away, I moved back to England with my second husband. He's an Italian American from East Boston and is my hero. Creating stories in my mind was something I did right from childhood, but I was always too busy, working and raising my family, to actually pen them until I took early retirement due to ill health. I wrote my first non-fiction book back in 2000 and my first erotic romance in 2011 when I was asked to create a novella for an Adult Only anthology. That got me hooked on the naughty-but-nice side of romance. :-) In total to date I've written five non-fiction books on certain metaphysical subjects, eight romances, and two stories for anthologies, one erotic, one horror. More are on their way.

About You

If you had one item to take into the bedroom with you what would it be?

Nothing naughty, it would be a book. Reading is one of my greatest pleasures and sometimes I don't fall asleep straight away.

One thing about yourself you would like to change?

I'd like to be a few inches taller. I'm only 5ft, so most things are out of my reach. Fortunately, my husband is 6ft and is happy to get them for me.

Name three people you would like to be shipwrecked with (and why)?

1. Stephen King so he could tell me scary stories and make me shudder. I love his horror stories.
2. Marilyn Monroe so she could keep me entertained with tales about Hollywood in the 1950s.
3. The English comedians Morecambe and Wise so they could make me laugh. I know, that's one person extra, but they always performed together. Once, when I was expecting my second child, they made me laugh so much that I went into false labour. Unfortunately, the midwife didn't think it was funny.
(hahahahaha! Love it)

Your Writing

Tell us about your latest book.

It's entitled Stolen Away. Esther's friends give her a date with a guy dressed as an angel for her thirtieth birthday. The date is a disaster and she really dislikes him. Unknown to Esther, he, Zortek is actually a demgel, someone who's half demon, half angel from the world of Kurbridor. The following night he abducts and takes her to his world. She's rescued by another demgel, named Dreydon, and they spend a couple of days together.

An attraction builds between them, but she tries to ignore it because he isn't human. Before he takes her home, they make passionate love under a waterfall. He wants her to stay with him, but she insists on going home, and so their relationship ends. Will Zortek want revenge for having Esther taken from him? If so, how can Dreydon protect her? If you read this book, you'll discover the answers to these two questions.
(Demgel! I like it J)

What makes a great hero?

For me he needs to be paranormal, like a shifter, a demon, a fallen angel, or a vampyre. Yes, that's spelt with a 'y' not an 'i'. My vampyres don't drink your blood, they steal your life-force essence/energy. Human heroes rarely cut the mustard for me. Goody-good men don't meet my unconventional taste. I want to surprise the reader by demonstrating how the bad guys are still vulnerable to love. My heroes can be mean and even nasty, but not thoroughly evil. And, of course, they always fall madly in love with the heroines.

What are you currently working on, or what's on the horizon?

I'm busily writing another story set on Kurbridor. In this one a woman is forced to become an essence slave (that means her life-force essence can be taken at any time by her vampyre master). He used to be okay, but was cursed by a witch and now is mean-spirited and full of gloom. Nothing gives him pleasure, not even sex. However, being a romantic tale, they'll be falling in love with each other, so is there any way of breaking the witch's spell?

Quick Fire round

Turquoise or mauve?

Mauve. Purple is my favourite colour and mauve is a lighter shade of that.

Historical or sci-fi movie?

Historical every time.

Bouquet of roses of bunch of wild flowers?

Ooh, I love roses, but they die so quickly once they're picked, so I'll say a bunch of wild flowers.


Links for fans to find Marion on the internet/buy her books

Luminosity Publishing for buying my World of Kurbridor romances:

My books are also available on the UK and US Amazon websites, on Kobo, Nook, and many other online book sites.


Here is an excerpt from Stolen Away:
Her body went rigid as she felt the warmth of his hand on her. This reaction wasn’t out of fear or revulsion; she wanted Dreydon but mustn’t let him know that. Over the past two days, she’d felt a bond growing between them. Her rescuer was everything she’d ever hoped for, but with one big exception. He wasn’t human. Does that really matter? A part of her didn’t think so, yet that might be the influence of the grespat juice. It was definitely reminding her how she always said true beauty came from within and outward appearance shouldn’t count. Not that his body image was a turn-off. His wings, horns, and scales didn’t bother her, she actually liked them. Furthermore, she’d probably get used to his fangs and claws. It was just the fact he wasn’t human that was proving difficult to ignore.
His presumption that she would want to sleep with him and have sex had made her angry, but part of her anger was really directed at herself and the whole situation. If she’d told her friends a date with an angel wasn’t what she wanted, she would never have been abducted, and then rescued by Dreydon. She would be continuing her life as a writer and as Anna’s assistant while he would be helping the centaurs and lycans. Or having sex with Perali and other female demgels, but that wasn’t something she wanted to think about.
Now, Dreydon’s hand was squeezing her breast. His claws were completely retracted so there was no discomfort from them. Next, his thumb flicked over her nipple and this action made it tighten. Esther felt a tensing response deep inside. A battle between her body and mind was rapidly developing. His touch was exciting her, but she must act as though it wasn’t.
“Please don’t do that, Dreydon.”
“Why? You are so warm and soft, you make my demon happy.” He released her hands and captured her other breast. As he gently manipulated the contours of her flesh, he began speaking in his native tongue. Dreydon’s voice was low and husky.
Trying to get beyond the sensual reaction that was rising in her body, Esther stated, “I don’t know what you’re saying.”
“I’m telling you what I want to do to you.”
“Oh.” She didn’t want a translation.
Dreydon pulled her shirt over her shoulders and down her arms. Once it was removed, he threw it across the room. Then he moved down in the bed until his head was level with her chest.
He came close, put his hands around her waist and drew her even closer. His tongue started licking one nipple and she gasped.
“You are my little Esther.” He sucked her nipple and part of her breast into his mouth and began a light, biting action, over and over. Before she could stifle it, a small moan escaped from her. Next, he licked and bit the other breast and her body arched against him.
“I told you this was what I wanted to do and it’s obvious you like it. Let me show you other ways in which I can make you feel even more satisfied.”
“No, no, Dreydon, this is crazy. I don’t want to become involved with you. We come from different worlds and you’re not human. It doesn’t feel right.”
He stopped the biting and answered, “You’re not fully human yourself. What we feel for each other is real and I see nothing wrong with it.” His mouth moved downward and now he was biting the small curve of her belly. She shuddered in response and somehow forced herself to say,
“Please stop, Dreydon. If you don’t, I know we’ll have sex and then I’ll be so unhappy. I like you and what you’re doing really turns me on, but I don’t want you making love to me. What I’m saying probably doesn’t make any sense to you, but it is how I feel.”
He straightened up and caressed her cheek. “I can’t understand it, but I don’t want you to be unhappy. Just let me bite and kiss you, and I’ll not allow my demon to be in command.”
Esther wondered if she could take any more of his sensual foreplay and not let it end in full love-making. She was enjoying what he was doing and that must be how the juice was influencing her. Anna would definitely say, “Go for it.” So why shouldn’t I?
“Okay, but I’m only agreeing if you promise not to do anything more than kiss and bite”
 “I promise, even though it will be difficult.” He placed his hands on either side of her head and brought his mouth to hers. His kiss was fierce with tongue action that sent her senses reeling.

Marion is giving away one pdf copy of her book 'Stolen Away'. The name will be drawn from among those who leave a comment. Don't forget to leave your email address, too, so we can notify you! The name will be drawn on Tuesday.

Thanks for taking part, Marion. Next month’s interview is Mardi Maxwell.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Wicked Weekends

Wicked Weekends

I have revamped the weekend reading feature with a new title! But the concept is the same – great authors promoting their great new books.

Marital Duties by Jennifer Denys
Short story in anthology (Men for Hire)
Contemporary erotic romance

What’s hot: great use of a shower

Blurb: Delighted her ‘Men for Hire’ business was doing so well, Jennifer wasn’t expecting several of her clients to fall in love with her employees. At least they were getting sex. She was married and didn’t even get that most basic of husbandly tasks.

An idea came to her, and she amusingly completed an employee request form asking for her husband to do his marital duties.

Rob was stunned when he received the form mistakenly sent out by Jennifer’s assistant. Well, if his lovely wife wanted him to perform his duties, he would undertake them. Only, it wouldn’t be what she was asking for….

Our Hearts by L.J. Fleming
Sci Fi Erotic Romance

What's hot: Love Triangle

Blurb: Owen Melonach, a respected Seer, has been injured in a severe accident. 

When he recovers, his memory from the last ten years has gone. How will he survive without the ability to remember?
Enter Viera Ethesreld, a member of a waning Representative Corps and former queen of her planet. She has known Owen since he valiantly helped to rescue her and save her home world from the ravages of civil war. Now she has been tasked with the assignment of rekindling her friendship with the Seer and watching over him as he recovers.

As the galaxy crumbles around them, Viera and Owen secret themselves away on her home world, but Andor, Owen’s former student, comes to claim Viera as his prize and threatens to tear everyone’s lives apart.

Surrendering to the Beast by Tina Donahue
Paranormal erotic romance
m/f, m/f/f and f/f action

What’s hot: scene which will result in screaming orgasms.

Buy Links: (Available for pre-order - ready to read October 13)


Blurb: When she’s good, she’s very good. But when he’s bad, she’s better.

Taming the Beast, Book 2

As a good fairy, Heather is empathetic and chaste to a fault. No bad language, no dirty thoughts, flirting and no sex. But when a satyr named Daemon steps up to her reception desk at From Crud to Stud, she finds herself on the fast track to exquisite corruption.

Daemon is the total bad-boy package with a kiss straight from the dark side. Though he’s here for a supernatural makeover, Heather can’t imagine why any red-blooded woman would want him to change.

A disciple of the god of wine, Daemon has had his share of good times. But sex has never been this good. Heather brings out a new side of him, a side that makes him want to protect as well as pillage.

But Daemon needs a little creative backup to help set his fairy’s
naughtiness free. And that means bringing in Mistress Jin. Under the genie’s tutelage and Daemon’s shameless lust, Heather is about to learn what it means to let loose.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Men for Hire anthology

The ‘Men for Hire’ anthology has now been released.

Here is an excerpt from my story in the anthology Marital Duties which sets the scene…

“Men for Hire agency, Gemma speaking. How may I help you?”
“May I speak to Jennifer, please?”
“I’m afraid she is out on urgent business at the moment. Can I assist in any way?”
He made a face. If her plan was to get him to talk to her, it wasn’t working.
“Umm. My name is Mr. Fletcher. I’ve just seen your email.”
“What email is that?” There was a pause as Gemma clearly checked her computer to ascertain which job he referred to. “Oh, yes. The one I sent first thing this morning.” The assistant seemed to be struggling not to laugh and Rob became even more convinced that he was the butt of their joke and wasn’t best pleased after the day he’d had.
About to snap at the girl to tell his wife that he’d talk to her when they got home, he didn’t get a chance to say anything when Gemma continued with a giggle. “Your wife must be very lonely to have requested our services.”
Rob was taken aback.
Your wife … our services?
“It’s not often we get requests of this sort and usually we turn them down.”
He was even more confused.
“I’m sorry, I don’t understand.”
“She must have given the form to the owner of the firm directly. I’m afraid I didn’t see or speak to your wife—Mrs. Fletcher. But I saw her job request form on Jennifer’s desk this morning before she arrived and so I typed it up and sent it to you.”
Comprehension dawned and Rob started to relax, sitting back in his chair, a slight smile on his face. He guessed that Jennifer had completed the form for her own satisfaction, not intending it to be seen by anyone else. It now made perfect sense.
Rob started to chuckle, then something else occurred to him. Why didn’t Jennifer phone me after she had discovered the form had been emailed? Or maybe the ‘business’ she was attending to was more urgent than he thought.
“I was rather hoping Jennifer—Ms. Archer—would be in touch to give me more details about what the job entails. Do you know when she’ll be back?”
“Oh, Mr. Fletcher. I’m afraid she’s been dealing with an emergency at a client’s house.”
“Never mind. I’ll talk to her later.”
Gemma giggled. “But isn’t it obvious, Mr. Fletcher?”
Rob straightened up in his chair. “I beg your pardon?”
“What the job entails. Your wife clearly wants—oh, I’m not allowed to say. Well, let’s call it ‘husbandly duties’—the sort that a man agrees to when he gets married.”
“You mean, sex.” He wasn’t afraid to say.
He got a burst of loud girlish laughter in his ear, held the phone away for a moment, and wondered how Jennifer could stand her.
“Yes, but I don’t know why we took this job. We’re not an escort agency.” Her voice dropped to a whisper. “For heaven’s sake, don’t tell anyone.”
Rob raised his eyebrows. “So, Gemma, what do you suggest I do?”
“Oh, I’m sorry, someone has just come through the door. Do phone again. I’m dying to know how this job turns out.”
Dropping the receiver back on the handset, Rob sighed. “I’ll bet you’re curious, little madam.” He would have to have words with Jennifer about her latest assistant. In the meantime, what was he going to do about the ridiculous job his wife had requested he undertake? He was annoyed that her silly little assistant was now party to the fact that they hardly ever had sex. Not that she seemed to be aware that Jennifer was ‘Mrs. Fletcher.’
He rested his elbows on the desk as he considered this—and how to get his own back on his wife. His eyes alighted on the remaining biscuits and that gave him an idea.
Okay, my love. I’m going to play you at your own game. I’ll do ‘husbandly tasks’ for you—just not the sort you think.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Female First interview

Female First website are featuring the ‘Men for Hire’ anthology authors at the moment. They asked us to talk about our inspiration for our individual stories in the anthology. It is really quite interesting.

I discovered Tina had an experience with an awful cable guy – so she tried to envisage her perfect ‘man for hire’ for her story Got Muscle? Michelle Roth is a feminist… but is her heroine in Calculated Risk one, too? And Bella Settarra used real life experience for her story Menage at Mealtime – no, not the menage part, the bird in the chimney bit! LOL.

As for me, I loved changing the sterotypes making the heroine the one running a business and being good at DIY while the hero is in the ‘caring’ profession and prefers doing cooking and gardening in my story Marital Duties.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Men for Hire is out!

The 'Men for Hire' anthology is out today!

It is available at various distributors.

If you are on Facebook do come and join our book launch party from 7-11pm UK time. There will be contests, excerpts, info, funny info and lots of eye candy!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Character profiles

It’s time for some character profiles! These are from my story (Marital Duties) in the ‘Men for Hire’ anthology:

Name – Rob Fletcher

Book – Marital Duties in Men for Hire anthology

Love interest – Jennifer Archer (wife)

Age – 34

Hair/eyes – Dark hair, brown eyes

Height/weight – Tall but lean

Looks – Handsome (naturally!)

Other – Works as a doctor in a London hospital. Hopeless at DIY (usually)

Name – Jennifer Archer

Book – Marital Duties in Men for Hire anthology

Love interest – Rob Fletcher (husband)

Age – 32

Hair/eyes – Long chestnut brown hair/blue eyes

Height/weight – Average, good figure

Looks – Attractive (naturally!)

Other – Owns the ‘Men for Hire’ firm.


Delighted her ‘Men for Hire’ business was doing so well, Jennifer wasn’t expecting several of her clients to fall in love with her employees. At least they were getting sex. She was married and didn’t even get that most basic of husbandly tasks.

An idea came to her, and she amusingly completed an employee request form asking for her husband to do his marital duties.

Rob was stunned when he received the form mistakenly sent out by Jennifer’s assistant. Well, if his lovely wife wanted him to perform his duties, he would undertake them. Only, it wouldn’t be what she was asking for….