…talking about Christmas for One, my story in the Cariad anthology, Love Under The Mistletoe, and why spending Christmas away from home can be an adventure in many ways. Find out more here.
Christmas is coming closer than we’d all like to think (don’t worry, I’m not one of those uber-organised types who starts my shopping the moment the January sales kick in) and what better way to celebrate the festive season than to snuggle up with a hot romance?
Love Under The Mistletoe is a collection of four sizzling seasonal tales from some of Xcite and Cariad’s best-selling authors. Here’s a taste of what to expect:
Christmas For One – Elizabeth Coldwell
A jilted bride discovers just how exciting the single life can be when she goes on her honeymoon alone, and finds herself the object of affection in Hawaii.
Snowed In – Alice Raine
Housecleaner Allie unexpectedly finds herself snowed in with a mysterious man with a secret he refuses to share, and with only each other as company, attraction sparks between them…
The Sharpness of Holly – Demelza Hart
A family Christmas reunites Holly with her estranged sister and her new boyfriend Daniel – but when sparks fly between Holly and the taken older man, can she resist temptation or will it prove a Christmas to be remembered?
A Valentine For Christmas – KD Grace
An anonymous gift-giver brings businessman Gerard Jasper the Christmas he’ll never forget when his present comes dressed in nothing but a red ribbon…
Love Under The Mistletoe will be released in early December, but it’s available to pre-order from Amazon now. Click on the cover to find out more, and start getting ready for a sexy, sensuous Christmas treat.
If so, then pay a visit to the iTunes store, where the Xcite short story collection, Cocktales Vol 1, is available for free till August 31st. As well as my ménage tale, Two Girls One Cop, you’ll also find stories by the talented line-up of Justine Elyot, Sylvia Lowry, Eva Hore, Shashauna P. Thomas, KD Grace, Sommer Marsden and J. Smith.
To pick up your copy, click on the cover below go to iTunes. Then sit back and enjoy some truly delicious Cocktales.
If you’re in the Croydon area on July 15th and need a fix of some quality erotic fiction, then come down to the Dirty Sexy Words event at the Bad Apple. Curated (I believe that’s the technical term) by long-time purveyor of all things smutty, Zak Jane Keir, there’ll be readings from KD Grace, Kristina Lloyd and myself among others. Here’s the poster with more details – hope to see you there!
One of America’s rudest reading events, In the Flesh, relaunches in London at the end of this month, giving well-known erotic writers the chance to share their work with their readers.
Sponsored by Xcite Books and hosted by bestselling erotic memoirist Suzanne Portnoy, In The Flesh London will be held on the last Wednesday of every month at the Alley Cat Bar & Club on Denmark Street. The first event is on 29th May, from 6.30 to 8.30.
I’ll be taking part in this inaugural session, and I’m very much looking forward to it. I haven’t yet decided on what to read, though it may involve wolves… The lovely KD Grace will also be reading, as will prolific erotica author Jilly Boyd, and the evening will be hosted by Suzanne Portnoy, author of The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker: The Intimate Adventures of a Woman Who Can’t Say No.
For four years In the Flesh was a popular monthly event on the New York street calendar. Curated by erotic writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, it featured the best writers in erotica from the US & UK.
Suzanne Portnoy, who read at the New York event, said, ‘Although it held its final reading in 2010, In the Flesh is fondly remembered by anyone who has ever written erotica. Authors would share their stories to get the audience hot and bothered. It was a great place where established and new writers/bloggers of erotica could share their work in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere. Many UK-based authors performed there and now we are bringing it back to the heart of London, where we hope it will take on a new lease of life.’
The Alley Cat Club is located in the basement of what was once the famous Regent Sound Studios on Denmark Street. Denmark Street, better known as Tin Pan Alley has an illustrious history. The Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Elton John and David Bowie all recorded songs but serial murderer Denis Nilson also worked in the Job Centre on the corner.
Hope to see you there, and if you’re interested in reading at a future In The Flesh night, contact Alison Stokes at Xcite (Alison @ accentpress.co.uk)
With erotica currently one of the hottest topics in literary circles, it’s no surprise that this year’s Guildford Book Festival is devoting one of its evening events to the subject. Xcite boss Hazel Cushion, authors Jane Wenham-Jones, Della Galton and KD Grace and myself will be making up the panel for the Erotica – More Than The Bare Facts discussion on October 24th. We’ll be discussing what makes good erotica, what opportunities are available for authors, whether ebooks have changed reading habits and looking at how the genre has changed over the last couple of decades, among other things. And with some feisty ladies on the panel, it’s bound to be a lively evening…
The event starts at 9 p.m. in the Electric Cafe bar, and tickets are £6. For more details and to book tickets, click on the banner below. Hope to see you there!
I’ve dropped by the fabulous K.D. Grace’s blog today to share the story behind the story of my Secret Library novella, Cooking Up Trouble. If you want to learn more about why celebrity chefs are sexy and read an extract that’ll blow the steam off your cuppa, you’ll find it here. Enjoy!