Review: The Bridesmaid Always Comes Twice

Review: The Bridesmaid Always Comes Twice

Haven’t posted a review for a while, which is rude of me! Just finished reading through this collection by my friend Mary Cyn, so I thought I’d change that:

The Bridesmaid Always Comes Twice

The Bridesmaid Always Comes Twice coverI read each of these stories as they came out and loved them —Mary Cyn has a wonderful ability to vary from wild comedy to wild emotion, all while keeping things very, very sexy.

There are all sorts of scenes here: an epic fantasy orgy, a happenstance post-wedding threesome that feels like much more, a bunch of brushes with almost-infidelity (and more group sex), and an amazing finale that is satisfying on every level. And tying them all together is the narrator, Kat McKinney, with her tart, touching observations about sex, about love, and about the search for The Guy, with her conversations with her barfly father confessor (where is Nick when you need him?), and with lots of weddings. Even when you want to scream at her for falling into yet another phenomenally stupid situation, you want to hug her and laugh with her. It all feels amazingly real. Kat seems like the kind of girlfriend who you love just to meet over drinks because she makes you laugh (except when she makes you want to cry).

When this collection came out, I read the whole series over and was pleased to find that, in fact, not only did the story arc hold together beautifully (there’s an added prologue and epilogue to tie things together nicely) but in fact reading them together added to the experience. Nice job!

So… threesomes?

So… threesomes?

Ah, the threesome! The threeway, the triad, the menage a trois, the spit roast, the Napoleon’s Hat! A favorite topic of mine, obviously — and not just mine!

Stillpoint/Eros just launched an Ask the Author page, which I christened by asking a question of the readers:

I write about threesomes (two guys and a girl, two girls and a guy — heck, probably three of each eventually) because I find them fascinating. You guys seem to as well! I have my own thoughts and — ahem — experiences to draw on, but I would really love to hear some of yours.

Have you ever participated in a three-way? Was it planned or an accident? Was it driven by one member of the ménage? Two? All three? What surprised you? What didn’t? And most importantly: How did it compare to the fantasy?

Inquiring minds do want to know!

Make my publisher happy by answering at the website, or you can answer here. I really would love to hear what you guys have to say!

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In other (not unrelated) news, Stillpoint/Eros just announced a dual release party for my collection of threesome stories, The Visitor & Other Threesomes, and the wonderful Mary Cyn’s exploration of the pleasures and pains of third-wheel-dom, Never a Bride! Both books will be released on July 31, just in time for you to get the last of your summer reading in.

As the invite says, we need a third — are you going to be it? 😉

There’ll be giveaways — including a signed copy of the print edition of my book. So come on! What are you waiting for?

Still More Steamy Sighs – Juliet Takes First released as an audiobook!


News, eroto-audiophiles! Stillpoint/Eros has released the audiobook of my collection Juliet Takes First! The stories are all wonderfully narrated by the multi-talented Mary Cyn. Check it out!


Juliet-Takes-FirstStillpoint/Eros is pleased to release its newest audiobook, Juliet Takes First, drawn from four steamy stories by K.D. West, all recorded by the multi-talented Mary Cyn. Now available in a single volume, the first four stories in K.D. West’s Juliet Takes Flight series.

Sexual initiation (from “Juliet Takes Off” – read by Mary Cyn)

Searing tales of forbidden erotic romance: collected for the first time, the first four stories in K.D. West’s Juliet Takes Flight series! When you fall in love with your teacher, that’s taking a chance. When your teacher falls in love with you, that’s taking it to a whole new level. Allison finds her Romeo, but Ken is much older – and he’s her teacher. In this collection of tales by K.D. West, this young Juliet finds that love can cross all boundaries, and can lead you in directions you never expected. Sexy, surprising, and moving, this collection includes:

  • Juliet Takes Stage: Allison has wanted Ken ever since he became her teacher. and how could Ken not want this passionate young Juliet? Now Ken’s alone and Allison has graduated. He still wants her. She wants to give him… everything.
  • Juliet Takes Off: What if Romeo were more than twice Juliet’s age — and her teacher? Would that have made a difference? Allison tries to find another leading man, but ends up being drawn back to the first person who ever inspired her to real, undeniable desire. How can this Juliet convince her much-older Romeo to take her seriously? How can she convince him that she is a woman, and no longer a girl?
  • Juliet Takes Her Leave: After dreaming of going to college for years, Allison finds once she gets there that she misses the people she left behind: her best friend Jordan and especially Ken, her lover, her one-time teacher. Fortunately for her, they miss her just as much.
  • Juliet Takes a Chance: As Allison’s awakening continues, she discovers that sometimes what seems far away can be incredibly close. When her friend Jordan comes to visit her in college, she finds that BFF and ILU mean a lot more in person than over a text.
  • BONUS – Juliet Takes the Floor, pt. I: A sneak peek at the next installment of Allison’s story. In the aftermath of Jordan’s visit, Allison finds herself rethinking everything that she thought that she knew about herself — and her lovers.

The audiobook is available exclusively through Audible, iTunes, or your local Amazon Store!

(M/F, F/F. Sexually explicit romance. 18+ only!)

The author of the up-coming novel A Joy Forever: An Erotic Education, K.D. West is a teacher, writer and performer living in a small suburb of a big city:

Not a huge amount to say — I’m an author of steamy stories who happens to be a teacher; these things don’t mix well in public, so I tend to be fairly quiet about real life in my blogging. I am, however, interested in all sorts of things — books, writing, theater, mythology, and, obviously, erotica! I’m a huge reader of genre fiction — mostly mysteries and fantasy, but also science fiction and historical romance.

West is writing two intertwined series involving a young woman and her older lover (the Juliet Takes Flight and Erotic Tales: Letters to Allison stories) and a series of stories about friends discovering that they can become much more (Friendly Ménage Tales). Also on the way: an erotic paranormal/urban fantasy novel involving a long lost friend coming all-but-literally back from the dead, and showing a happily married couple just what they’d been missing. For more information, visit KD West’s blog or Stillpoint/Eros. Stillpoint/Eros, your home for fine erotica to feed the mind, the soul, and — yes — the body, is the erotica imprint of Stillpoint Digital Press.

Four Weddings – No Funerals!


Hey! Mary Cyn and I have a new anthology of our wedding-themed saucy stories, Wedding Belles: Steamy Wedding Stories! My stories in the collection are “Folding Herself In” and “Fantasy Is More than Black & White.” Ms. Mary contributed “Wedded Bliss” and “Plus One.”

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Preview: Fantasy Is More than Black & White

Preview: Fantasy Is More than Black & White

So here’s a sneak peek at the first part of my next story, Fantasy Is More than Black & White. Inspired by Folding Herself In and Mary Cyn’s Wedded Bliss and Plus One, it’s another wedding-themed bit of erotica, this one on the theme of fantasies, it will surprise you to learn.

All these weddings! And it’s only March! 😉

Here’s the blurb:

Fantasies are more than black and white by K.D. WestEveryone has fantasies. Some people are lucky enough to be married to them. Trey doesn’t mind that his sister is marrying a woman; he just isn’t comfortable that Dianne is marrying Lara, who Trey himself had an affair with before he and his own wife got married. But as the wedding gives way to the after-party, the subject of fantasies comes up — and brings up all sorts of interesting possibilities that none of the wedding party expected. (MF, implied MFFM. Explicit language and scenes of sexuality between consenting adults)

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Plus One by Mary Cyn!


Here’s an excerpt from the latest story by Mary Cyn — my friend, narrator, cover model — and Stillpoint/Eros stablemate!

This is the second story in her Kat McKinney, Wedding Slut series — and like the first, Wedded Bliss, this one is sexy, fun and irreverent.

This dude, this unearthly creature, is breaking open a roll and dusting crumbs off his jacket like he’s some kind of normal person. He’s got hair the color of whiskey and cheekbones you could hang off of. And my place card is right next to him.

God bless you, Emily, I think I’m so sorry I made out with your husband. I mean, I felt bad before. I just feel really bad now. But then Christophe McBeefcake looks me in the eyes and I don’t even remember who Emily is.

Blue. A shade of blue that would make the water off a white sand Mexican beach suddenly feel a little bad about itself. Lashes so thick and dark I think I could get stuck staring at them forever. I’ve actually stopped walking just so I can properly stare.

“Jiminy Christmas, who is that?” I sigh, only a little aware of Wyatt by my side.

“Your future husband, from the look on your face,” quips Wyatt.

“Oh Christ,” I turn away. “am I being that obvious?”

“Nah, you’re fine,” he assures me and I flag down more champagne. “you might want to pick your panties up off the floor though.”

My new story, Plus One, is up for sale!

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This is the second in the Wedding Slut series and features a smoking hot threesome. I’m very proud of it and I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it. (I may have *ahem* taken some breaks while writing.) Click on the photo to buy directly from the publisher. Or you can buy from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Smashwords!

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This dude, this unearthly creature, is breaking open a roll and dusting crumbs off his jacket like he’s some kind of normal person. He’s got hair the color of whiskey and cheekbones you could hang off of. And my place card is right next to him.
     God bless you, Emily, I think I’m so sorry I made out with your husband. I mean, I felt bad before. I just feel really bad now. But then Christophe McBeefcake looks me in the eyes and I don’t even remember who Emily is.
    Blue. A shade of blue that would make the water off a white sand Mexican beach suddenly feel a little bad about itself. Lashes so thick and dark I think I could get stuck staring at them forever. I’ve actually stopped walking just so I can properly stare.
    “Jiminy Christmas, who is that?” I sigh, only…

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