Friday, 29 June 2012

Bound for Pleasure

I'm so thrilled to announce that my new novella, Pleasure Bound, is out today with Ellora's Cave.

You might pick up on the subtle cover vibe that suggests this tale contains themes of bondage and female domination. And indeed, it does. Sam is a strong-minded woman who knows what she wants - which is her lover, Adam, the archetypal alpha, bound and helpless and submitting to her tender mercies. The trouble is, he, in turn, wants none of it.

“No,” Adam said, the word definite and final, brooking no further discussion. He re-raised the newspaper with a flick.
But Sam hadn’t lasted this long in their relationship for nothing. She knew better than to fall at the first hurdle. “So, you’re breaking your promise?” 
 Adam froze and Sam could almost hear his brain ticking over. “What promise?” he all but snarled at her.
“The promise you made to give me anything I need this weekend.”
It only took a second before Sam saw the dawning realisation on his face. With a sharp snap of the pages, he closed the paper and turned to her again. “Don’t twist the context of my words, Samantha, you know what that offer implied, and it sure as hell wasn’t anything like this.”
“Maybe not,” Sam persisted, forcing herself to hold his annoyed glare. “But the fact remains, you stated that you’d provide me with anything I might need.” She paused for a second to let the implications of his own words sink in. “And the bottom line is that this is what I need, Adam. This is what I want from you.” 
He continued to argue, of course, accusing her of seeking to objectify him, of cheapening their relationship for the sake of titillation, but Sam persevered, making sure he understood that this was about deeper things like trust and equality, and letting her have her own way for once, damn it! 
“You’ll have to choose another way,” he finally ground out, jaw set, teeth clenched, nose almost touching hers, “because this one’s a dead -end.”

Want to find out what happens when a woman demands her share of 'kinky fuckery' (coz why should billionaire boys get to have all the fun)? Head on over to Ellora's Cave and snap up a brand new copy.

Hey, EE Scavengers - you lookin' for something?

Monday, 18 June 2012

Lucky Sevens

While I was innocently sleeping last night, the charming but cheeky Sommer Marsden snuck up and tagged me in the Lucky Seven Meme.

The ‘rules’ are: Go to page 7 or 77 of your latest work. Read down to the seventh line and then post online the next seven lines or sentences. Then head off and tag seven more writers.

So, my lucky chosen are: Charlotte Stein, Electra Shepherd, Kyoko Church, Madeline Moore, Maggie Nash, Kristina Wright and Madelynne Ellis

In another unexpected surprise, I've discovered that the Ellora's Cave release I've just finished edits on has already been given a release date -- of 29th June! 

Here are seven lines from Pleasure Bound.

Misreading his display of discomfort as impatience to reconvene the meeting, the dozen or so jumpy executives in the room clattered plates and coffee cups back onto the side buffet and rushed to retake their positions around the table. The table upon which he now couldn’t stop picturing Sam’s petite form bent before him, her chestnut curls splayed over the scattered lists of financials and the rounded cheeks of her rump rippling with the force of his thrusts as he fucked this god-awful frustration out of both their systems. 

Monday, 4 June 2012

Release Day!

My new novella, Love, Interrupted is out today, and while it's a diminutive little thing, don't let its size fool you - this story packs quite an emotional punch (as evidenced by the line editor being reduced to tears - twice!).

Can a broken heart forgive, when the flesh can’t forget?
The last thing Frankie expects to find lurking in a pile of innocent-looking birthday cards is a letter from her estranged husband—the man who broke her heart and threw away their marriage for a night of drunken infidelity. And the last thing she needs is to revisit those feelings of hurt and betrayal brought back by his words of apology and regret. After everything she’s been through, is it too much to ask to be left alone to try and build a new, independent life for herself?

Apparently it is. As letter after letter falls on her doormat, and the beautiful, eloquent words contained therein slip through her tightly constructed defenses, Frankie becomes a jumble of mixed emotions and desperate desire. Rage, sorrow, revenge and lust mix to make an explosive cocktail when Frankie and Mark find themselves face-to-face for the first time since the split.

It's available to download today (and exclusively for the next three months) from Total-E-Bound - who are running a special 25% Diamond Jubilee Discount on all their UK authors!

There is also an excerpt and free ecopy up for grabs at Scorching Book Reviews' Good Smut Awards. Simply enter a vote before the competition closes on Wednesday 6th June to have a chance at winning.