Sneak peek #2: By the Numbers — Imaginary (MF fantasy play)

Sneak peek #2: By the Numbers — Imaginary (MF fantasy play)

Happy new year! My new FFM ménage contemporary fantasy novel By the Numbers comes out in a couple of weeks, and I wanted to share another bit with you!

I posted the prologue, Null, just before the holidays. This chapter picks up the story… a bit later. 🙂

It’s about 4,000 words with some serious talk, some fun M/F sex, some role-playing, and a little bondage.

Please do let me know what you think!

1 — Imaginary

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New Release: The Visitor Takes a Trip (No Joke!)

New Release: The Visitor Takes a Trip (No Joke!)

THe Visitor Takes a Trip coverIt may be April Fool’s, but I am very happy to say in all seriousness that Stillpoint/Eros has (finally) released the next installment in my Visitor series, The Visitor Takes a Trip! (The delay was all mine — my non-writing life combined with a rare touch of writer’s block to push the story back. My apologies.)

You can order from Stillpoint/Eros or from Amazon (available through KindleUnlimited).

I think you’ll love the story, which follows Lea and her firefighter boyfriends Sean and Andy through the wedding circuit: Andy’s childhood best friend Prior is marrying Andy’s first girlfriend Cherry, and they want Andy to be the best man. Which would all be fine, except that Andy may have suggested that he too is engaged — to Lea. Prior told Cherry, who told Andy’s sister Jessie, who told her and Andy’s parents…

It’s a mess.

How will our threesome survive? What will they discover about each other and about the rural town where Andy grew up? And what is Lea doing with those handcuffs and that gag???

I’ve posted two sneak previews: On the Rocks and In the Pines. Check them out!

And Stillpoint/Eros has asked me to extend this special offer to you folks: if you review any one of my books (on your blog, on Goodreads, on Amazon, etc.) and send them a screenshot or a URL to eros@stillpointdigital.com, they’ll send you a coupon good for any Stillpoint/Eros book, plus a download code good for free audiobook from Audible! Doesn’t have to be a five-star review — we expect and respect your honest opinion. Just contact them and share your feedback, and we’ll feed your habit. 😉

Sneak listen: The Visitor Entertains audiobook coming soon!

Sneak listen: The Visitor Entertains audiobook coming soon!

Hope you’re all well!

I’ve had a lovely afternoon. I just listened to the first bit of Milo Churchcutt’s audiobook narration of my ménage tale, The Visitor Entertains! It’s fabulous, and I knew I had to share it with you.

Here it is, Lea making a bad day at work just a bit better for her boys. It’s just under a half-hour long, and REALLY NOT WORKSAFE (mild bondage, anal sex, threesome. Adult listeners only.):

So? What do you think???

😀

Out of the Bag now on the shelves!

Out  of the Bag now on the shelves!

Stillpoint/Eros has released my latest bit of New Adult kink, Out of the Bag!

It’s available on their site or on your local Amazon! Go check it out, and let me know what you think.

Out-of-the-Bag-cover-photo-800If you’re going to go into closed bags, be ready to face whatever comes out….

Amazing. After years of being together but being apart, Suzie is moving in with Danny. He’s helping her move out of her apartment, and when they’re done, he’s going to ask her to marry him.

If Danny was being honest, it’s terrifying, but he knows that they both want this, he knows she’ll say yes, and so he knows he’ll get over it.

Amazing.

But as he’s packing up the last of her belongings, he discovers something. Something… unexpected. He’s shocked by what he finds; she’s angry that he’s pried. What will he be willing to do to make things better? What will she ask before she can trust him again?

This is the third story in the Over the Top series.

(New adult MF erotic romance. Anal sex, pegging, bondage. Adult readers only.)

Check out the sneak preview here!

Sneak Peek: Out of the Bag (Over the Top #3 — M/F, pegging)

Sneak Peek: Out of the Bag (Over the Top #3 — M/F, pegging)

Guess what! Here’s a preview of the next story in my Over the Top series, following Danny and Suzie’s explorations of their sexuality in all its varied, kinky splendor. Let me know what you think!

Out of the Bag

An Erotic New Adult Romance

Out-of-the-Bag-cover-photo-800It’s just the two of them. Though everyone said that they’d try to help with the move, Suzie’s parents are on a college tour with her sister Liz, Alice, Suzie’s roommate and BFF, went off in search of enlightenment at a week-long retreat at a Zen monastery, Jamie and Luz are on their fucking honeymoon…. Danny and Suzie could have asked some of their other friends — former schoolmates, the folks each of them worked with — but. . .

Just the two of them. Finally.

Danny helped pack up Suzie’s clothes as well as her share of the kitchen stuff — Alice’s things are pretty easy to identify, decorated as they are with animals ranging from mythological to bizarre — and they’re finishing up in Suzie’s bedroom when she sneaks up next to him, nibbles on his ear, and whispers, “Got to go to the girls’. Can you keep going?”

Danny shivers and nods.

“Good boy,” says Suzie with a hint of a giggle. She gives his ear a wet lick, her bra-free breasts bouncing against his arm, and departs with a laugh.

Fucking amazing! After two years of on-again-off-again dating since college, they’re moving in together. Tonight, once they’ve gotten her stuff over to the apartment they’ve rented together, they’ll have a late supper. He is going to serve her the fabulous meal he prepared with all of her favorite dishes, roses and candles on the table, and then he is going to get down on one knee and give her the diamond ring he’s been carrying in his pocket all day. Then they’ll probably fuck through the rest of the night — no work tomorrow for either of them, no parents or siblings to hear, no roommates to walk in.

If Danny was being honest, it’s terrifying, but he knows that they both want this, he knows she’ll say yes, and so he knows he’d get over it.

Fucking amazing.

After packing the last of Suzie’s books, he sits on the floor and takes stock. The old armchair is already in the rented van — the armchair they’ve taken turns licking each other silly in, the one she straddled him on just last night. The shelves are built in. The nightstand is Alice’s, with painted dragons, so that’s staying. No need to take the bed!

What else needs to come in this room?

He slides down on his belly to look beneath the nondescript single bed they’ve shared so often — though never often enough, and always desperately trying not to make too much noise. Peering, he spots a pair of running shoes — she’ll want those — and a softball bat — God knew why she has that. Once those are stowed, he takes one last peek, not thinking to see anything else. . . .

There’s a dark shape barely visible back toward the wall. Reaching out, he touches a rough, soft lump, grabs it, and pulls it out.

It is a sack of black leather the size of a small book bag, tied at the top with a red leather cord and bulging with odd shapes that looked nothing like books. He’s going to put it on top of the rest of her stuff in the crate, when curiosity gets the better of him.

Feeling the thrill of doing something he knows he really shouldn’t, he fumbles with the cord and opens the bag. 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:

Miss Mary Cyn

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.