What a wonderful notification to see upon waking up – one of my contrubitions to Alison Tyler’s Sudden Sex, Eye of the Beholder, was given a wonderful review by Jeremy Edwards.
You can read the whole review here, but here’s a tease; “What [the character] sees, described so concisely yet vividly by the author, will likely make you melt with exquisite pleasure…“
Well, consider this author blushing!
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My story, Well Played, from the collection Strummed, is available to be downloaded from Amazon or Smashwords.
Your reviews would be greatly appreciated!
I’ve been working on this project for a long time and I’m so excited that it’s just a couple weeks away from being in print.
I’ve gotten word that my story, Well Played, will be the first story in the collection. I’m absolutely tickled that the publisher has so much confidence in my story.
Well Played is one of the longest stories I’ve published, and it’s easily one of my favorites. I had a lot of flexibility about what to write – as long as I stayed within a musical theme – and so I got to really stretch my storytelling muscles.
The ebook should be available at the end of the month, with print copies following a week after. I’ll update you as soon as I have firm dates and buy links. I might even do some kind contest or giveaway for this book – please leave me a comment if you have an idea for an interesting contest!
News about another publication is coming soon – stay tuned!
My story, The Only Real Girl on the Internet, had been published by the now apparently defunct Oysters and Chocolate. Since it doesn’t seem to be available anymore, I thought I’d share it with you all as a Valentines gift from me to you. Enjoy! xoxo
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You’ve heard me talk a lot about the Big Book of Bondage – and that’s because I’m very excited about this collection and absolutely thrilled to be a part of it. Every story is a gem and I’m honored to be keeping such good company.
To give you a tease, here’s my review of Lucy Felthouse’s delicious story; Balancing the Books.
From the first line of the story, we’re immersed in the world – and the predicament – that Philip, the main character, finds himself in. That world is a delightful bookshop and if you – like me – have a thing for books, this story will be a double treat.
Lucy does an amazing job of getting into the mind of the character; of explaining what it’s like to live in the head of a submissive who is painfully eager to please. And that’s just the beginning of the realism that Lucy brings to her characters. They are objects in a fantasy while still ringing true as people.
In addition to all the story’s other charms, it’s refreshing to see a female dominant / male submissive story – especially one that’s done so well.
Lucy explores the mental and emotional aspects of bondage – she shows that the command to hold still can be even more binding than the tightest rope.
Lucy’s writing balances hot and sexy with light and fun – making her story an absolute pleasure to read.
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I couldn’t help myself – I went to visit the Big Book of Bondage at Powell’s books. It’s not my first published work, but it is the first book to be stocked at Powell’s. It was quite a thrill to see it on the shelves.
I’m excited to be a part of this collection for a number of reasons – not least of which is that every story is a gem. You should really get a copy!
Still on the fence? Here’s a great review of my story, Senseless.
Exciting news abounds! The Big Book of Bondage is now available – find it at Amazon, Powell’s, or your favorite book seller.
I also have good news for all you folks who’ve been asking about samples of my work – one of my stories has been published on the Oysters and Chocolate website, and you can read it for free! Go read The Only Real Girl on the Internet now!
While I’ve got your attention – just a bit of housekeeping – you’ve got until the end of the month to send in your Missed Connections stories, so get cracking and finish up!
Photo of me by Joseph Robertson – clearly I have a thing for cellos.
Remember my cello music teaser from a few months ago? I’m thrilled to announce my story, Well Played, is being published in Strummed, a music themed anthology by Sweetmeats Press.
Here’s a synopsis teaser:
Isabel has the opportunity of a lifetime and she knows it. She isn’t about to do anything to spoil her chance at this job, but behaving herself around Kurt, the head of the cello section, is proving to be difficult. Every time he looks at her she feels weak in the knees and loses the ability to speak coherently. Isabel hasn’t been this gone for anyone since her teenage years and she can’t believe it’s happening now – especially with the man who could make or break her career. But when she listens to him play her whole world narrows down to the notes he pulls from his instrument and all she can think about is having his deft hands play her.
Tentative release date is early February – I’ll share cover art and further details as soon as I have them!
Sure, everyone gets contemplative this time of year, but I think a look back can also be very valuable. Knowing where we’ve been helps us figure out where we’re going.
At the beginning of 2012 I pledged to take my writing more seriously, focus on getting published, and try to make a career out of being a writer.
With that goal in mind, it’s been an incredible year:
- My story Fanboys was published in The Boys Club.
- My story Blindside was published in Like it or Not.
- I got to meet Chuck Palahniuk
My sex life was blogged about by one of my favorite erotica authors.
- My story Turnabout was published in Felt Tips.
- I have several upcoming releases including The Big Book of Bondage and Sudden Sex.
- I’m editing an anthology for Storm Moon Press called Missed Connections. (You’ve still got a couple of days to submit!) It will be released in May of 2013 and putting it together is going to be a huge adventure!
Overall, I’ve had 12 stories accepted in 2012 which includes 10 anthologies and one website. Some of those I haven’t been able to announce yet – and that means 2013 is already shaping up to be a great year!
Looking towards 2013 I know I’ve got my work cut out for me. I’ve made a number of resolutions and I look forward to being able to write a very exciting year in review in twelve months.
Thank you for being with me on this journey.
About a month ago I tweeted a picture of myself reading in a bathtub. It happened to be one of Alison Tyler’s (wonderful) books. She saw the tweet, loved the picture, and asked if she could post it to her blog. I enthusiastically agreed.
An email discussion ensued, where I explained the circumstances that led to my reading her book, in a bathtub, wearing a dress. She was just as tickled with the story as she was with the picture. You can read the whole story over on her blog today.
I’ve gotta say, it gives me a special kind of surreal thrill that my actual sex life is being blogged about by one of my favorite erotica authors. Truth is stranger than fiction indeed.
While we’re talking about Alison Tyler, this seems like a great time to remind you I’m in two of her upcoming anthologies. The Big Book of Bondage and Sudden Sex. Both can be preordered now!