Friday, 30 September 2016

Wicked Weekends

WICKED WEEKENDS


Title: Lost in Magic (Night Shadows 4)
Author: Rose Wulf
Genre: Paranormal (Vampires), suspense
Sexual orientation: MF
Type of story: Novel
What’s hot?: Steamy shower sex!

Blurb:

Nearly a year after losing her best friends to vampires, Allison Drake knows it’s time for a change. And a nice cruise to the Bahamas sounds like just the ticket. She meets a sexy man on day one and knows it’ll be the vacation of a lifetime. But she’s not prepared for passengers to start disappearing under mysterious circumstances, or the implications that follow.

Mick Darringer is on the cruise not for the destination, but for the distraction. He needs to lay low and he knows the Council would never think to look for an earth witch on a cruise. It wasn’t part of his plan to meet a beautiful woman, but he’s not about to walk away. Ali captivates him from the moment he lays eyes on her.

But it’s not long before they learn that this cruise has problems. Problems in the form of vampires.

Buy link(s): Amazon – Evernight – Barnes & Noble – AllRomance – BookStrand – Kobo – Website




 
Title: Run to Love (Triple R Book1) 
Author: Jules Dixon
Genre: New Adult Romance/Romantic Comedy
Sexual orientation: MF
Type of story: Novel
What’s hot?: Hot moment of attraction in a closet in the gym

Blurb:

Personal trainer Jude sets his eyes on his new client Presley, but his normal methods don't work on a woman who's seen more than her fair share of mistreatment. Can he help her see that it's time to stop running and time to start loving?

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Title: Theirs for the Taking
Author: Silke Ming
Genre : Contemporary 
Sexual orientation: MMF
Type of story: Novel
What’s hot: Sex in the office while another is listening in

Blurb:

Eden Stone, owner and CEO of Stone & Stone Architects, has head-hunted and hired the renowned architect Cody Stretton for his company. They have their initial meeting one night in one of the town’s swanky clubs, where Eden is immediately attracted to the voluptuous and beautiful bartender, Chelsea, unaware that she is Cody’s wife.

The Strettons have been married for ten years and have been look a partner to rejuvenate their sex life, but are wary of the town’s sex clubs. When Cody sees the amount of interest Eden is showing in his wife, he convinces her that Eden is their man, but there is a small problem. Eden is Cody’s boss and he knows that mixing business with pleasure is a risk. However, when Cody reveals their intentions to Eden, he finds the idea appealing and can’t wait to join them, but things take a surprising turn when the three lovers finally get together in the bedroom

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Editing for the first time



As you know I’ve been editing the Love and Lust in Space anthology. Although I have coordinated other anthologies (the two Men for Hire anthologies; my job on those was that of an acquisitions editor – to read submissions and chose which ones fitted together best), for Love and Lust I am also editing it and it is the first time I’ve done this semi-professionally (other attempts have been when assisting author friends or in my day job as a secretary – the type of editing needed there has been more making sure there was consistency in lists of bulletpoints!).

It has been a fascinating process. We have 10 other authors (I make up the 11th) in this anthology. Some of them I know well and have made comments on their stories in the past, others I know but have not had reason to pass them comments, and some are totally new to me. Everyone had their foibles – one might have double spaces after full stops, another might have mixed up character names (I suspect they changed their character’s name part way through), another might need help with commas, another might have a number of repeat words, or long paragraphs and so on. Some authors made way more changes than I asked for, some just made the specific changes I wanted.

Each one was different – I hadn’t expected them to be that different.

However, what was the most fun was doing the content edit, eg, looking at the plot and suggesting changes, particularly as sci-fi is my favourite genre as a reader and viewer. I will give you an example of a hole in the plot from my own story The Sonic Dilda’tor – I noticed I had indicated early on in the story that the heroine (an alien from a very sensual planet) needed the semen from her partner in order to orgasm. But later in the story I had her climaxing after using the said dilda’tor! Oh dear. How did I get around that one? Hmm. You’ll have to read it to see. (I also discovered I had her opening her legs and using it on her genitals so added a link to indicate she was commando underneath her dress!).

For the others it was clarifying the relationships, the locations and the world building, eg, the physical and sexual characteristics of their characters (particularly if they have aliens in their story), how technical things work in their futuristic world, how aliens and humans communicate with each other, etc.

What I will say is that the authors all made my work easy as they were very well written in the first place (admittedly I rejected those that were not so well written). I tried to edit the way I like to be edited: edits suggested not demanded; other than punctuation and spelling errors, not making any changes directly into the manuscript without consultation; and stating what worked well as what didn’t otherwise it feels like you are bashing the author over the head and the email from the editor becomes something from which you recoil!

What I also didn’t expect was to feel a sense of connection, almost ownership, with these stories even though I didn’t conceive or write them and wonder if the people who have edited my stories in the past have felt the same way?


If I’ve learnt anything, though, it’s that I’m a perfectionist and control freak wanting to make every last repeat word not repeated and so on (actually, I did know this before but it cemented it!) but I hope the authors enjoyed the process (some have commented that they think I’m a great editor *aww, blush*) and I want to thank each and every one for their efforts.

The anthology will be published on 10 NOVEMBER!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Love and Lust in Space anthology blurbs





The Love and Lust in Space anthology is coming together marvellously. We have a great mix of MF/MM and MFM stories. The anthology is split into two halves – Futuristic Earth and Alien Worlds with an epilogue story which brings both of those together in the one story.







These are the stories:

Futuristic Earth

Naughty Nauts by H K Carlton (MFM): It's Jessa's job to observe Astronauts Hatch and Scott aboard the ISS. As the mission lengthens both ‘nauts begin to exhibit strange quirks, including suggestive behavior towards her. Jessa has no delusions. In what world would such formidable men give a curvy girl a go, let alone fulfill the delicious promises made over a wall of monitors.

Sanctum by Dee Maselle (MF): Fighting to reshape postwar Earth's data flows, virtual reality talents Krishav Santos and Marra find themselves trapped as rival network acquisitors - knackers. "We can be enemy knackers having fun while we wait," Marra decides, and she's right. After steamy VR fetish sex and united cybercombat, Santos wants Marra's talents in reality.

Re-entry by Ian D Smith (MF): Astronauts, Paul and Helen, could easily die when their prototype space capsule malfunctions in orbit. Their only hope for survival for involves a risky spell with no radio contact. Total isolation is a time for honesty about their feelings for each other. With no guarantee of living until the next day, this last chance may be all they have.

One Night by Rose Wulf (MF): Ivy doesn’t believe in love. But she believes in lust – like the lust that draws her focus to a sexy alien ambassador across the bar. He’s set to leave Earth the next morning, so Ivy figures she’s in for just a single night of erotic bliss when he walks her way. What she gets is so much more...

Filling the Void by Jordan Monroe (MFM): Josie Rodriguez is the subject for a special mission. She is the female participant of a study to determine if humans can naturally reproduce in outer space. Her male partner for the study is also the captain of the mission, which takes place on board the International Space Station. She isn’t opposed to having other lab partners, so to speak…

Alien Worlds

The Audition, by Ashe Barker (MF with multiple partners/aliens): When she accidentally opens a wormhole whilst working for NASA Lucy tumbles through to find herself in a parallel dimension with no way back. Ever. In this new and terrifying world she has to choose a Dominant mate from the group of males all more than happy to audition for the role.

The Gladiator’s Princess by Morgan King (MF): When life’s turning out just as you expected it to, when you’re about to be bred publically, as the climatic conclusion to a gladiatorial, orgy inspiring, conquest what Princess Kenara needs is a hunky alien to take her hostage. If Destin can also help with the pesky problem of her heat being triggered even better…

Alien Attraction by Dylan McEwan (MM): Five hundred years after the destruction of Earth, Aiden is a human slave on the planet Vordel, forced into the humiliating and tedious life of a sex performer in a seedy bordello. When he falls for the beautiful Vordellian aristocrat, Kyander, it seems like a hopeless dream, as relationships between the two species are strictly taboo.

Across the Stars by Ella Grey (MF): Kai knew he couldn't hide forever, but he never thought his old employers would send Lyria to track him down. Lyria wants her freedom and if that means she needs to capture and return the man who stole her heart, then so be it.

The Sonic Dilda'tor by Jennifer Denys (MF): Skarlet is a very sensuous woman, but is married to Braemel, whose people only have sex once every five years and she is desperate to save her marriage. She accidentally comes across a Sonic Dilda’tor and immediately knew it would help them. Unfortunately, it is banned on that planet …

Epilogue – after Futuristic Earth

The Pleasure Booth by Beverly Langland (MF and MFM scenes): Altairian scientists have uncovered an ancient Human artefact - the Pleasure Booth. Kazan, a feminist, xenologist and leader of a secret society, is the first Altairian female to try the booth, though strictly forbidden. She feels the journey essential for her thesis on Human sexuality and for the liberation of Altairian females. What she discovers is both puzzling and revolutionary.


Look out for the anthology later in the autumn.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Wicked Weekends

WICKED WEEKENDS

This week is the Lily Harlem show!


Out now – Lily Harlem’s Rock Starz trilogy. Three short stories that will heat your ereader and get your heart beating to a super-sexy tune.

Rock band Manic Machines have taken over the globe with their funky, sassy tunes, yet these rock stars are all missing one thing in their lives - love. But you don't get to be as successful as they are without steely determination and off-the-scale passion, so when these musicians decide which girl they want, there's no escape and they'll go to any length to reach that high.

Each book is fine as a standalone read, but in order you'll get to enjoy each band member's journey to happily ever after. Please note, previously published with different cover art, the content remains the same.






Mattress Music

Sexual orientation: MF
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance set in London
What’s hot?: A date with a rock star is never going to be ordinary!


Is it possible to lose one’s ability to orgasm? Nina has. Lately, her fun weekend hook-ups have been more ho-hum than hot damn! It doesn’t help that she has three flatmates and is forced to play loud music to mask the sounds of her lovemaking. Talk about distracting! Of course, there’s another reason Nina’s less than satisfied these days...she’s just having a hard time admitting it. 

It’s a good thing she’s met Ian, then. Not content to be a weekend hook-up, Ian is set on giving Nina what she’s been missing while making her admit what she needs. His talented fingers—and other body parts—are up to the task. But Ian’s not admitting a few things himself. Turns out his fingers can do more than make Nina’s body sing. 

When she discovers his secret, it’s time for both of them to face the music. 

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Mirror Music

Sexual orientation: MF
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance set in London
What’s hot?:A kinky bedroom with views from every angle!


As Robbie Harding belts out hit song ‘Jenny’ to a packed Wembley Stadium, my heart tears, my mind spins and my insides heat to a lusty, pulsing boiling point.

Why me more than the other 90,000 screaming fans?

Because I’m Jenny—he’s singing about me.

The guy is sex on legs with a voice to match and has starred in all my hot dreams since the day boys became interesting and for three precious years, it was more than hot dreams. Turns out he wants me back in his life and his bed. How can I resist?

So with lots of naked, sweaty and downright dirty time to make up for, I wield my backstage pass, hunt him down and refuse to be starstruck by the boy next door. Seems Robbie agrees, as he insists on tuning in to my needs and rediscovering our rhythm in a very unusual bedroom.

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Menage a Music

Sexual orientation: MFM
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance set in London
What’s hot?: These brothers know how to share and aren’t afraid to show off their talents in the bedroom as well as on stage.


Most women would think themselves eternally lucky to have a hot, sinfully sexy rock star giving them the serious come-on—so imagine how I felt to find not one but two giving me the eye! Phew! I was turning somersaults.

But of course this led to a massive and, quite honestly, unenviable dilemma. How the heck do you choose between two rock gods who want nothing more than to give you pleasure of the extremely intense variety?

Lucky for me these global superstars were brothers who knew just how to share the same toy—sorry, I mean woman. That left me free to take a break from managing the band and let their experienced, talented hands manage me.


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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Smut in the City - Manchester 2016

The latest Smut event is in a month!!!!



I have been to six Smut events (I think – one in Manchester, one in Luton and four in Scarborough). I regretted missing last year’s Manchester event because I was ill and jealous of participants who got a chance to visit a real life dungeon.

So I’m determined to go this year (just bought my ticket!). There will be demos on rope play and waxplay and a chance to get your hands on the equipment!

Workshops include “Kinkfuckery for fun” and “Hitting the right spot”.

There will be the usual smutty readings from authors, the marvellous erotic tombola and the fabulous KD Grace launching her latest book.




Monday, 19 September 2016

First Chapters: Marital Duties in Men for Hire

This month’s first chapter comes from my story in the ‘Men for Hire’ anthology



Marital Duties

Jennifer Denys

Chapter One

Jennifer Archer smiled as she ticked the completed box on the job form and put it aside with the other concluded files. She paused for a moment and her smile widened, pleased with the success of her business offering men for hire that she had started six years ago.
This was before she was married. She was friends with lots of men who had skills of various sorts, so the idea had grown to start her own business setting up the friends with people who needed their talents.
“And then I met Rob.”
Rob Fletcher actually needed someone to change a fuse. Jennifer had been rather startled by this most basic of jobs and decided to do it herself as his voice over the phone was so sexy. She could have completed the contract in thirty seconds, but they got talking and she stayed…
It had been hard in the beginning, juggling a new business and a relationship. Thankfully, the take-up had been very high, as people needed men for a variety of jobs whether it be house repairs, assembling kits, or painting and decorating. She’d even had pet sitters, chauffeurs and, in one case, a model for a housebound lady who knitted men’s jumpers.
She chuckled. Just like with her and Rob, some of the people she hired out ended up falling in love with their employers. That had been an unexpected consequence of her business!
Then her smile faded. At least the others were having sex. Here was she with a husband and she couldn’t get him to do that most basic of husbandly tasks, being incredibly busy as he was working as a doctor at one of the big London hospitals.
Jennifer sighed. It was amazing that they had ever had time to date; although the wedding had been a spur-of-the-moment decision while on holiday in Las Vegas. These days he was just too tired when he came home from work to do more than mumble goodnight and fall into bed. He was fast asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow, while she remained wide awake wearing whatever sexy nightie she’d tried to tempt him with that night.
She was getting very frustrated. Besides which, she missed the intimacy, the times when they had curled up together on the sofa watching a film, gently caressing each other, hands fondling, sometimes more arousing until they ended up making love right then and there.
Almost without thinking, she found herself rubbing her pelvic area. Her laugh turned derisive and she raised her hand before her assistant came in. Instead, she leaned forward clutching her head in both hands in despair. “Maybe I should hire him to give me sex!”
Jennifer’s eyes widened, and she suddenly sat upright as an idea came to her. She smoothed down her tangled chestnut brown hair.
“That isn’t a bad idea, even if I do say so myself.”
She ruminated on it all afternoon, and on some occasions pulled a new job form toward her, and then hurriedly pushed it away again.
Finally, the day came to an end. It had been a long, tiring day, emotionally, if not necessarily physically.
At 5:58 p.m. just as she was reaching for her bag she suddenly threw it down again to grab the form and fill it in before she changed her mind.

Name and address of client: Mrs. J Fletcher, Glebe House, Rosevine Road, Raynes Park, SW20.

She might run her Men for Hire agency under her maiden name, but it was her married persona that needed help.

Job required: …

Jennifer paused, tapping her pen against her lips as she considered what to put down and then continued to write…

Job required: Marital duties.

When will this job commence?: Straight away.

Oh yes. In fact, immediately!

How long with this job last for?: Until it is completed.

Where will the job take place?: At the above address, preferably, but not limited to, the bedroom.

Jennifer chuckled remembering some of the places they had made love. Just none of them recently. She sighed and continued.

Will the client be in residence during the period of work?: Most definitely.

Is there a particular employee you would prefer to undertake these duties?: Yes, Mr. R Fletcher, of the above address, email below.

In the event of this employee not being available will you consider an alternative?

She stopped and made a face. “Well, in the event of Mr. Fletcher refusing his husbandly duties I will consider divorce and then I may well need an alternative.” Laughing at her joke, Jennifer mused—but not someone from her firm as she wasn’t running an escort agency.
Jennifer signed the sheet with a flourish and put her pen down, chuckling. Shaking her head at the imp that had got into her, she stood up and walked out. There would be time in the morning to throw the sheet away, but for now she felt a sense of satisfaction.

* * * *

When she arrived at work the next day, her first task was to take the job form and put it in the shredder. Only the form wasn’t where she had left it!
“Gemma,’ she called out to her assistant. “Where’s the new job form I left on my desk last night?”
A voice shouted from the other room, “I saw it there this morning so I typed it up and emailed out the request. I have to say, I worry about any marriage where the wife has to pay her husband for sex!”
Jennifer’s jaw dropped.
Oh shit!
Gemma stuck her fair curly head around the corner. She had a big grin on her face. “I thought we weren’t selling sex at this agency. Ha-ha!! I’d love to have seen that man’s face when he reads his email. We’ve had some funny requests lately, but that one’s the best.”
The phone rang in the other room and before Jennifer got the chance to berate her, Gemma left the room. Her assistant was on a three-month trial and Jennifer wasn’t sure it was working out, but she knew she could hardly tell her off for something that was actually her own fault.
She stood there debating whether to phone her husband and tell him it was all a joke or send him a text. Or would he actually be in his office? Chances are he would never see the email.
“There’s an urgent call,” shouted Gemma.
Jennifer jumped.
Dammit! He’s read it already. How dare he read his emails? Her heart beat furiously as she picked up the receiver, her hand shaking as she furiously thought how she could get out of that one.
She deliberately put on her professional voice. “Hello, Jennifer Archer speaking. How may I help you?”
Thankfully, it was a client instead and she breathed a huge sigh of relief, slumping back into her seat. Her calmness didn’t last long. The man they had hired for this customer had not turned up and a torrent of abuse came down the phone. Mrs. Glenn had four dogs that needed walking. Quite why she didn’t do it herself, Jennifer had no idea. The woman wasn’t housebound or anything like that. But that was the nature of her business.
“Don’t worry, Mrs. Glenn. I’ll sort something out. Yes, I’ll get on to it immediately.”
She put the phone down and yelled for Gemma to bring in the list of available men.
Jennifer never got the chance to contact her husband that day.



Friday, 16 September 2016

Wicked Weekends

WICKED WEEKENDS

 

Title of book:  The Persecution of the Wolves

Name of author: Lucy Felthouse

Genre: Paranormal Thriller/Shifters

Type of book: Novel

Sexual orientation: MF and MM scenes

What’s hot? Piercings in unexpected places

Blurb:

Werewolf brothers Matthew and Isaac have lived in the peaceful village of Eyam, Derbyshire all their lives. The villagers know what happens every full moon, and have their reasons for keeping quiet. But this secrecy comes at a cost—the brothers can’t risk romantic entanglements.
Then, at the full moon, a sheep is slaughtered on Eyam Moor, by what could only be a large animal. Even the brothers’ staunchest supporters begin to have their doubts about who—or what—could have done it.
As the brothers fight to clear their names, things are complicated by unexpected opportunities to indulge their lust. Isaac is intrigued by a handsome newcomer to the village, and a vivacious visitor is happy to offer Matthew her all.

Can the men prove their innocence, or is their centuries-old secret about to be revealed to the outside world, bringing their carefully-crafted existence crashing down around their ears?

PLEASE NOTE: This book was previously published as Pack of Lies—the content has not changed. The novel also contains both M/F and M/M scenes.





 
Title of book: The Hotter the Love (Hot Model Mine #3)

Name of author: Lea Bronsen

Genre: Contemporary erotic, interracial, May-December.

Type of book: Novella/Novel

Sexual orientation: MF

What’s hot? A scene where the heroine instructs a girlfriend on how to achieve orgasm using a showerhead in the tub.

Blurb:

After sexy cover model Yushka proposed, life is more turbulent than ever for erotic romance author Andrea. He is expecting a baby with his ex-girlfriend, who says she doesn’t want to keep it. How will Andrea's sons take upcoming life changes? To make things more complicated, her ex goes to great lengths to coax her back, and one of her sons' girlfriend is a tad too interested in Andrea's young and very handsome fiancĂ©...

On the writing front, Andrea anxiously awaits news on her latest manuscript submission, and she has to decide whether to accept her publisher's offer to model in a sexy photo shoot—the same kind she and Yushka did in Cannes—in the hopes of making a new "Cover Photo of the Year". Considering the erotic poses the previous photographer demanded, can Andrea model with another guy other than Yushka?

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Title: Tenderly Wicked

Author: Katerina Ross

Genre: Gay, BDSM, erotic, contemporary

Sexual orientation: MM

Type of story: novel

What’s hot: unseemly use of ginger, spatulas, and other implements at hand for BDSM purposes :)

Blurb:

Max has always been interested in the wicked ways of BDSM, but his unusual tastes haven't always been well received. But now he has Vadim, an eager Russian sub willing to fulfill his most daring fantasies. There’s one problem—Max isn’t quite ready to accept what's right in front of him. His deep-seated insecurities threaten to spoil what's growing into more than just a kinky pastime. Will Max embrace Vadim's love or throw away his chance at true happiness?

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