Smashwords is having a sale, just in time for everyone to get their books lined up ready for the beach. Or if you're in the UK like me, ready for the sofa - it's far too cold for swimsuits!
'Holiday' was the obvious choice to giveaway, but I like 'Temptation', the last book in the series. They are all standalone, so don't worry about missing anything. 'Temptation' was the point when I moved away from erotica, and delved into contemporary romance.
This is the blurb for 'Temptation':
"Rachel's relationship is faltering. The affection John once showed has been replaced by a sexual desire, a need to push the limits for bigger and more erotic thrills. Though Rachel doesn't always object, she also benefits from his wild imagination, she misses his tenderness and sensuality, that passion they used to share. When Rachel works away for a fortnight, is it any surprise that she becomes infatuated by a stranger she meets in the hotel's bar? Can Rachel resist the temptation and stay faithful to John, or will she succumb, and cast a shadow over their future together?"
If you're interested, the book can found here:
And if you have time, I'd really appreciate an honest review here or at Smashwords. I love getting feedback, it gives me focus!
I hope you enjoy!
Don't you just love May! Summer seems around the corner - jackets are being left in the hallway and like missed friends, pub gardens are being visited again! I live in the UK and we get two long weekends in May, one at the start and one at the end. A great month for writing!! I woke up early today and finished the planning for my next novel, working title 'Crash'. Now, a quick bite for lunch then time to start on Chapter 1! Exciting times. I hope you all have a good weekend, think of me huddled over my keyboard as you enjoy yourselves doing whatever you're doing!!
The problem with writing, especially when you have to squeeze it in between family and a full-time job, is that you always feel you’re against the clock. Books take a surprisingly long time to write, and a frustratingly longer time to edit, and during that process my head is spinning with story ideas that I’d love to develop. Some I can adapt and slip into whatever I’m writing at the time, though more often than not, this simply isn’t possible.
I’d love to work on each of those ideas but that would take time, and my adversary, the clock, is a mean fighter. Every now and again, I think I’ve got the clock staggering against the ropes, but then it parries a blow, gets a burst of energy and leaps back onto its feet.
This is what happened this weekend. I was planning a novel that would explore Rachel’s university days. The characters were fleshed out, and some great scenes had been drafted, but then I got an idea for something that I felt would be more interesting to write - and hopefully, that would mean more interesting to read.
The new idea is more of an adventure, but well within the realms of a HEA contemporary romance. The plot has been fleshed out and the writing will start as soon as I’ve written my Valentine’s Day card! :)
When I’m near release, probably in 8-10 weeks, I’ll mail out and see if anyone would be interested in being a beta reader. If you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to let me know in the meantime!!!
Right, time to write that card. Happy VD’s everyone! :)
Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching and love is in the air! A perfect time to give away one of my novels - 'Holiday'. This is the second installment from the 'A Woman's Lust' series, where Rachel and John take a break on a paradise island.
The most recent release, 'Temptation', is actually my favourite of the three, but I loved one of the Goodreads 'Holiday' reviews. 'If you can call a short erotic tale "romantic" then this is it, it was cute and with a loving couple, erotica can be very...very romantic...a recommended read if you like sexy reads...' Thanks Dana! :)
Since this time of year is all about romance, it seems only fair that 'Holiday' should be offered! So, for the next week, until the 14th February, 'Holiday' can be downloaded for free from the Smashwords store - just use this voucher code 'XS29Q' at the checkout. Here's the link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/125999.
I hope you enjoy. Please leave a review, I always love to hear genuine feedback, whichever side of the fence it falls :)
When I first started writing ‘A Woman’s Lust’, I was expecting each book to be fairly small, say ten thousand or so words. This didn’t turn out to be the case. The third novel, ‘Temptation’, was over fifty-five thousand words, just shy of the industry standard word count of sixty thousand. Future books will around the same length, or possibly longer.
As a newcomer in a busy genre, I was worried that no-one would ever see my stories, so for the first two books, ‘Discovery’ and ‘Holiday’, I made several chapters free as standalone books. I felt this would give the readers a taste of writing. It did, and while the writing generally praised, one recurring theme in the feedback was that people wanted self contained stories, not glimpses of something bigger. They liked to get involved in the characters, to get to know them and understand what makes them tick.
Because of this, in the next few weeks I’m going to make one of those three books available for free, I just need to determine which one. I’d love to hear which of the three ‘A Woman’s Lust’ books is your favourite, and whether you thought the individual chapters were enjoyable as standalone stories!
At the end of the third ‘A Woman’s Lust’ novel, ‘Temptation’, I made a comment that Rachel and John were going to be put out to pasture, so I could work on a series of romantic novels, ‘A Woman’s Love’.
I’ve been writing about Rachel for the past two years (doesn’t that time fly) and as I started to plan the first of those new novels, it didn’t feel right to say goodbye, just yet. So, I’m excited to say I’m going to write two more novels with Rachel as the star. These are going to be a bit like the Star Wars films: this second series will occur before the events in the first. The series will be given a new name, possible ‘Early Years’, but that’s still a work-in-progress.
The first of these two novels, when Rachel is at university, will expand on the Truth and Dare game mentioned in the early chapters of ‘Temptation’. This will be her coming-of-age story, when she becomes comfortable with herself, and will introduce the friends mentioned in the other books. The second will be about how she met John, and will end with their encounter described in the first ‘A Woman’s Lust’ book, ‘Discovery’.
Given the speed that I write, it’ll take a couple of months for each of these to hit the stores. Then, I’ll get back to the romance stories! I hope you like this idea. I’d love to hear your views, either here or via a private message!