Growing up, the books I loved to read most were science-fiction and fantasy ones. While my love of the science-fiction genre has waned a little, my adoration of all kinds of fantasy stories is still going strong and when I have an idea for a piece of writing involving magic, demons, vampires or shapeshifters, I grab hold of that sucker with unholy glee.
As soon as I saw Dreamspinner Press’ submission call for this year’s Daily Dose collection, and read that it was all about shapeshifters, I knew I wanted to submit something. I had a couple of ideas and finally settled on the story of Abel, a small-town vet who falls in love with a dove shapeshifter named Darcy. A few months later, I submitted A Dove’s Wing, and a few weeks after that it was accepted. Yay! I loved every part of creating Abel and Darcy’s story, and today it’s out in the world, ready for you to read and (hopefully) enjoy.
To read the blurb and for more information, please click here.
I have new releases! And yes, I’m really late in posting about them. Editing is kicking my butt.
Up first, we have “Destiny” which appears in Circlet Press'”Nights of the Round Table: Arthurian Erotica” anthology.
I love fantasy/mythological stories and so I jumped at the opportunity to create a story around one of my favourite legends. The thing about me is that I adore a good villain and so I had to write a story about Mordred, the son of Arthur and Morgan le Fey. How did he feel about his parentage? Was he happy with his destiny as Arthur’s betrayer? Did he ever want a different life? These were the questions I asked myself when I wrote “Destiny” and I hope you like the story I came up with.
My story “Working Out the Kinks” that appears in Cleis Press’ “Gym Boys: Gay Erotic Stories” anthology is totally different. Playful and saucy, this story centres on a personal trainer and his client, and their antics during a training session. Hopefully, it will get your heart pumping too 😉
It’s almost Christmas. For those who celebrate it, Merry Christmas! For those who don’t, Happy Holidays! Hugs and kisses and best wishes to you all! xxx
I have a new short story out in the world!
A couple of days ago Desire Behind Bars: Lesbian Prison Erotica was released by Bella Books, and is now available in various ebook formats and paperback.
I had a blast writing my story Sweetie, and I can’t wait for the world to meet her. Here’s a short excerpt:
“I’ve made you happy, haven’t I, Sweetie?”
I lean into her touch, rubbing my cheek against her hand. “You know you have. You saved me.” She had. Twice. I can still remember the relief when she shouldered Janice away from me the first time, snarling at her to leave me alone before she walked away with a wink and a smirk for me. The second time, if she had asked me to kiss her feet after she dragged that bitch off of me, I would have. Instead, she said that I was hers and, after nearly beating Janice to death, no one had doubted it, and no one had dared to touch me again. When she came back from solitary, I licked her pussy in gratitude and she named me “Sweetie.”
AL FRESCO from Ladylit Publishing, has made an early arrival in the world, and I couldn’t be more excited. This anthology may be mini, but it is jam-packed with sexy stories of lesbian lovers indulging their passions in the great outdoors.
Here’s a short excerpt from my story, Tryst:
Oh god, she was going to drive me mad. My clit pulsed with a sharp ache. I could feel the little bud swelling up in hungry demand, peeking through my pussy lips for Trina to touch. Her fingertips grazed the hypersensitive bundle of nerves and I flinched, a whiplash of pleasure rocking me in my seat. Trina didn’t look at me to see what was wrong—she knew what she was doing to me, she could feel it throbbing beneath her fingertips.
Trina rubbed little circles over the very tip of my bold clit. Pleasure fizzed and sparked through my body. My grip on the table tightened so much the tips of my fingers turned white.
You can buy AL FRESCO at:
Today has been a good day. Contracts arrived for a short story I’ve sold. I thought of a (hopefully) good idea for a non-erotica sci-fi story, plus a novella that I’m just chomping at the bit to write. And last but not least, Rose Caraway, the Sexy Librarian herself, tweeted that The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica has won a Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB gold medal award! How awesome is that?!
I loved writing “The Whole of Me,” the story of mine that appears in The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica*. The main character of Shaun was so vivid in my mind when I thought of him—his pain, his determination—his story fairly spilled from my fingertips.**
When Rose chose to include it in the anthology I was thrilled. When I saw what prestigious company it was going to keep, I almost fainted. Wow, there are some excellent stories by some prominent erotica authors in this anthology. Up until the day it was published, I kept thinking I was going to get an email telling me my acceptance had been a mistake. Being included in this anthology, award or no award, is one of the proudest moments of my life so far. I ain’t gonna lie though—the award is sweet sweet icing on this already delicious cake.
*You can check the Anthologies page here
to find purchase links.
**That’s probably not how it happened—like childbirth, I think the feel-good endorphins of having the story published has warped my memory.
I am a creature of darkness. It’s when I’m the most comfortable, the happiest and not coincidentally, the most productive. In the cooler months, I can pound out up to 4000 words a day if I’m feeling particularly inspired. As the days to start to warm and I start to melt with the heat, sometimes I can barely pry out 500 words from the sticky mess I become. So the long bright days of summer are not my favourite things. In fact, summer is usually when I find myself sinking into a recurring depression. The Lord of Darkness in the film Legend, said it best. “Sunshine is my destroyer.” Okay, I’m being dramatic, but sometimes, after weeks of not being able to finish anything, that’s what it feels like.
It used to make me feel like such a grouch, a freak even, that a time of year everyone else looks forward to brings me all the enjoyment of a splinter stuck underneath my skin, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve discovered a different way to appreciate the season. For me the sweetness of summer comes in the fits and starts of creativity I manage to eke out here and there. Bursts of productivity whose honeyed memory I cling to until the next one comes along. Like today. My headphones and I have taken refuge from the sun in a cool, shadowed bedroom and I’ve finished one story and am just about to start another. “Sunshine is my destroyer,” but not today.
Website is done!…Almost. Apart from a few little things like categories and widgets, everything is how I want it to be. As you can see, I have a beautiful new header image and there are pages that tell you where my stories have been published with descriptions and purchase links and everything. Finally, after years of procrastination and a couple of days of freaking out, I have made a tiny corner of the internet my own. If you could see me now you would need sunglasses because I am glowing with pride. Take that, my various neuroses! In your assorted faces!
To make my happiness even greater, my novella A Life Without received a wonderful review from Rainbow Book Reviews. You can read it here. It made me smile and do a little dance.
Okay, back to the wordmines. I have a young man who is just about to have a big kiss laid on him.
I’ve been saying to myself for the past couple of years that I need a website and for the past couple of years I’ve been putting it off…and off…and off some more. My social anxiety is partly to blame for that and also my sheer lack of technological smarts. Well, I can’t let these things hold me back any longer. I’m 36 years old and I’m going to be a grown-up, dammit! So I have pulled on my big girl panties and over the next few days (weeks?) I’m going to get this site up and running. I won’t be blogging a great deal, but at least you’ll be able to find out a little bit more me and my stories.
Ok. That’s it. My first post on my brand new blog. That wasn’t so bad, was it?