Keeping It Real

I’m over on the MuseItHOT! blog today, talking about what makes and breaks sexy for me. If you’d like to find out more, click on the cover below – you’ll also be able to read an extract from my sizzling ménage tale from the Lacey’s Lamp collection of short stories, Make Mine a Double.

make mine a double

Going Mad On A Monday!

Bored of blog interviews where writers are asked the same old questions? Want to know more about an author than simply where they find their inspiration? MuseItUp author Viviane Brentanos was, and that’s why she started her ‘Monday Mad Muser Question’ challenge. Every week, she puts a bizarre question to a Muse author. Previous questions have included such topics as who you’d want to go ‘Kill Bill’ on and who’s your girl crush? Well, I’m taking the challenge this week, on a topic that’s really close to my heart – food, and more specifically, planning a romantic menu. To find out my choices, and read an extract from my short story The Face In The Glass, check out the blog here. And while you’re there, you can also find out more about Viv and her amazing life – from canine beautician to romance author living on the beautiful island of Corfu…

Ooh, Sparkly!

Words That Sparkle is a new review site on the radar, but it looks like it has the potential to grow into a great place to go if you want to read reviews of genre fiction including romance, erotica and much more, interviews and free reads. My MuseItHOT! release The Face In The Glass has just received a four-sparkle review there. Reviewer Onyx called it ‘hot with a capital H’, and if you want to see her full write-up, you can check it out here. Thanks very much, Onyx!

Sunday Quickie

Here’s a sneak preview of a short story that’s just about to be published. The Face In The Glass is a venture into the paranormal, for those who wonder how big a part fate plays in our erotic lives. Clairvoyant Ceri prides herself on never giving inaccurate readings, but when she sees a gorgeous man in her crystal ball who doesn’t fit the description of her client’s boyfriend, she begins to question her own ability. What happens when she pays a visit to her local bar is even stranger:

It was still early and the bar was half-empty. I found a seat at the bar without problems. The barmaid, a sharp-featured blonde in a low-cut top, took my order. Within moments I had a glass of beer in front of me. I took a sip, relishing the clean, refreshing taste. Someone fed the jukebox, and a Nina Simone song poured from the speakers, her melancholy voice perfectly in tune with my mood. It wasn’t like me to feel sorry for myself, but for once I didn’t feel like going back to my empty apartment above the shop. Visions of gorgeous men reminded me of just how long it had been since I’d shared my life with one.

When I looked up from my glass again, it was to see a familiar face reflected in the mirror at the back of the bar. Dark eyes, floppy dark hair, a deliciously sensual mouth. If he hadn’t been wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt, I was sure I would have seen the tattoo encircling his biceps. The barmaid, busy making sure the two off-duty cops at the end of the bar got a good peek down her top as she mopped up a spill on the counter, didn’t appear to have noticed him. I half-turned on my stool, wondering if I should strike up a conversation. There was no one standing behind me.

So who is the man, and what message does he have for her? Find out when The Face In The Glass hits the MuseItHOT! bookstore, very soon…

Get An Elf On The Cheap

For a limited time, my naughty but nice Christmas story Be Good To Your Elf is on special offer at the MuseItUp bookstore. Yes, I know it’s not really the time of year to be thinking about presents and snow and sharing a romantic evening with the cute guy working in Santa’s Grotto, but with a 2o per cent discount off the cover price, you can treat yourself now and you can put it to one side for the winter season. It’s rather like buying your Christmas cards in the January sale – and we all know someone who does that…