Cold Feet Now Available!


Check out my friend/cover model/narrator/etc. Mary Cyn’s newest story!

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The final installment of the Kat McKinney, Wedding Slut series is now on sale. Looking for something to spend your Amazon gift card on? Look no further. Don’t have an Amazon gift card? Get it super cheap today at the Stillpoint Digital’s website.

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Kat is once more a bridesmaid. For her cousin. In Brazil. What more could a self-proclaimed wedding slut want, right? Except that the groom-to-be is Dan. The one who got away. The one man Kat can actually imagine standing in front of an altar with wearing… Well, maybe not white. But a wedding dress. Or part of a wedding dress. Kat finds that sometimes it’s difficult to choose between what’s right and what you really, really want.

This will be the last in the series….at least for now. I like writing Kat and have some other story ideas so if she proves popular, I may bring her back…

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Free Holiday Story! Under the Covers (Over the Top #2)

Free Holiday Story! Under the Covers (Over the Top #2)

NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK We’re planning on releasing this after the holidays — the follow-up to Over the Topthis story follows Suzie and Danny the first Christmas after they’ve gone off to college on opposite coasts— but I wanted to give everyone a holiday present. So here you go! Happy Kwanzukkamas! 

Under the Covers: What Dreams May Come

An Erotic New Adult Romance

2-Under the CoversHer family’s taking the long post-Christmas drive up to the snow as they have nearly every year for as long as she can remember. What Suzie can’t understand is why it’s making her so sad this year.

Well, she knows why: Danny’s not coming.

It’s just that getting all emotional about it is silly: her boyfriend’s never come up to the mountains with her family. And his family decided to take advantage of his going to school on the East Coast by celebrating the holidays with family there. Even if her family were staying were staying home this week, she wouldn’t see him. She’d still be moping around, going to the mall with Alice, hanging with Luz and Jamie. It would be just as depressing at home.

She saw him at Thanksgiving. She’ll see him Spring Break.

But a part of her wishes she were on an airplane bound for New York instead of sitting next to her little sister, who’s got her music cranked up so high that Suzie can hear what’s pouring out of the earbuds, and who is singing one One Direction song after another under her breath.

Not that she doesn’t love Liz. It’s just…

It’s just she really, really wants to see Danny. To touch him. To feel him inside of her…

Suzie shudders.

Not good things to be thinking about in your family’s minivan with your family all around you.

This last, schizophrenic summer — him pulling the stupid We-can’t-be-together-we’re-headed-off-to-different-schools routine just after graduation, and then her finally breaking, driving up to see him at his family’s cabin, followed by six weeks of sweet, sweet, sex-filled bliss… It was wonderful. Scary wonderful. Addictive wonderful.

And now they are going to different schools.

And she won’t see him for another three months. Suzie isn’t sure she can survive another three months.

Liz’s dark eyes are focused on Suzie. Ear-buds still firmly in place, she has an obnoxious smirk that portends trouble. She mouths, Missing Daaaaaaaanny?

Suzie feels the heat of annoyance — embarrassment — pushing up, but before she can pay Liz back, their mother turns around, clearly having sensed something, and says, “License-plate bingo?”

Suzie takes the playing card. It gives her an excuse to stare out the window and think of… Continue reading

SmutTalk: Whips and Chains as Instruments of Healing

SmutTalk: Whips and Chains as Instruments of Healing

I was looking for my friend/cover model/narrator/co-author Mary Cyn‘s newest book Cold Feet (the conclusion of her wildly sexy, funny, and surprisingly touching Kat McKinney, Wedding Slut series) and came across an article by Jamie Rautenberg, a therapist who works with folks dealing with physical pain, and who happened to have worked briefly as an office temp for a BDSM dungeon. The author became fascinated with (as she says) “not the ‘what’ of the club and the specific fetishes…. it was the ‘why.’ Why was everyone here? What is the motivation for both the client and their dominatrix to engage in this?”

She goes on to explore that why — and to quote my friend extensively. Here’s one bit from Miss Mary:

“Kinks themselves are incredibly intimate. Most people have no idea why they have those kinks but they’re so innate that usually it’s something that you can’t shake. It’s something that you’re always going to be turned on by. And that is deeply personal. There is an enormous amount of intimacy between you and your partner just because you are telling them this is what I want.”

The article goes on to look at what Rautenberg learned working with folks in the BDSM lifestyle, and how she has learned to view the relationship between pain and emotion.

As someone who isn’t particularly wired to respond either to power games or to pain in a sexual way, I found the article very intriguing. As someone who has dealt with pain from time to time (like most of us — if we’re lucky), I found myself thinking about how pain, emotion, and intimacy are interrelated.

Here’s another thought-provoking quote from the lovely Miss Mary:

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Miss Mary Cyn

“Catharsis is a really important thing in kink. Everybody has issues and I think a lot of people use kink in some way to work it out. If they have issues with their parents, that will often come through in different role play scenarios. People with trauma can sort of work through that trauma…I did a scene with someone one time that was single tailing (a type of whip) and single tailing hurts like a bitch, and we hadn’t played in a long time, so I think my pain tolerance had gone down a bit. When he hit me a couple times, I went down, then I breathed for a minute, got back up and then the same thing happened. It was this overcoming and getting stronger and sort of like something knocks you down for a minute and then you get back up and you ask for more…it shows you how strong you can be, and that you can push farther than you think you can…Even though, yeah you’re getting punched in the chest or getting flogged or whatever, that keeps you in the moment. Pain will take all of your attention, so your body and your brain won’t let you think about anything else. So, in a way it’s really relaxing if you are someone who has reoccurring thoughts or thoughts going a mile a minute all the time, if you have just something take you out of that…And it also feels good. Your body aches, but it aches in a way that reminds you you’re alive. A lot can come out with physical play, too. A spanking or something like that will sometimes bring up memories or emotions that I hadn’t dealt with, which happens with massage therapists, too.”

Read the article “Using Whips and Chains to Heal Chronic Pain” on Elephant Journal

Oh, and I found Cold Feet. It’s coming out on Boxing Day. Do read it: it’s wonderful.

Question from a Reader: How Many Visitor Stories?


Over on Goodreads, reader AntoriaR asked this question:

I’m really loving your Visitor stories! How many stories are there going to be in the series?

Here’s my answer:

The magic number: seven!

There are five stories out now — the fifth, The Visitor Entertains: A Friendly MMF Ménage Tale, came out in November. There will be two more (at least, that’s the plan — you never know where the characters are going to take you!). The next, The Visitor Takes a Trip, involves a wedding (!) and a peek into Andy’s past, and we plan on releasing it in time for Valentine’s day. The conclusion of the series, The Visitor Has Company is going to add some new twists, solve some questions, evoke a few gasps, and bring the whole series to what I hope will be a steamy, satisfying conclusion. It should be available in spring, 2015.

It’s going to be fun ride! 🙂

By the way, not only is The Visitor Entertains out, but Stillpoint/Eros has released a new collection of the first five Visitor stories: The Visitor Comes to Stay: A Quintet of Friendly Ménage Tales (Visitor #1–#5). It weighs in at just under 50,000 words, it’s out as an ebook (ePub and mobi), and will be out soon in print and audiobook formats. Check it out!

The Visitor Comes to Stay (cover)The Visitor Comes to Stay: A Quintet of Friendly Ménage Tales (Visitor #1–#5)
It’s the the world’s oldest story: A girl, her fireman, and her other fireman.

When Lea heads off to Atlanta for a job interview, all she’s thinking about is the work. Well, and Sean, her best friend’s brother. Sean, the tall, muscular firefighter. With the gentle Southern drawl and the wicked smile. Whose couch she’s going to be sleeping on.

Well, actually, whose couch she hopes very much she won’t be sleeping on. But it turns out that Andy, Sean’s roommate, is another, equally hot Southern firefighter, and so when a visitor — or perhaps two — joins Lea on that couch, it sparks a series of events that none of them could possibly have foreseen. But that none of them regrets. Not even a little bit.

In five tales of adult MF and MMF threesome erotic romance that watch their relationship explode from a friendly threesome to a true ménage à trois, this trio are truly burning down the house!

(MF, MMF ménage à trois. Bisexuality. Explicit language and scenes of sexuality between consenting adults. Adult readers only)

This collection contains the first five installments in The Visitor Saga:

  1. The Visitor*†
  2. The Visitor Comes Home*†
  3. The Visitor Comes Again*†
  4. The Visitor Goes to Work*†
  5. The Visitor Entertains
  6. The Visitor Takes a Trip (coming soon!)
  7. The Visitor Has Company (coming soon!)

* Appears in the collections The Visitor Arrives and The Visitor & Other Threesomes
† Appears in the collection The Visitor Comes to Stay

The Visitor Comes to Stay is currently available at Stillpoint/Eros, Smashwords, ScribD, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Store, Apple’s iBooks Store, Kobo, and Selena Kitt‘s brand-new eXcitica store.