Woo hoo! Touch of Dawn, the sequel to Stroke of Midnight, is available at Amazon in all it’s wicked glory.
Visit the Touch of Dawn page for more details and an excerpt
Stroke of Midnight and Touch of Dawn will be uploaded together to Smashwords in early July. Apple, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo listings will follow after that.
Happy to report that my first menage short story release, Coming Together, is now available at Smashwords.
In time, the story will be available at Apple, Sony, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Stay tuned.
In other news, the next story for Lady Gage is well underway. Touch of Dawn will be released in July, 2013.
Time flies when you’re having fun, or trying to have fun around the day job. After much to and fro, my next story has undergone a name change. What was once The Master is now the Stroke of Midnight. In the end, the story wasn’t just about him so the title had to go. But the good news is I’ve just got my cover art!! Squee. So very excited. It’s beautiful, isn’t it.
Stoke of Midnight will be released at Amazon shortly.
Squee. My first Six Sentence Sunday!!
Here’s a snippet from my latest wip: The Master
When a married woman reaches a certain age she expects to know her place in society. If all has gone to plan, she has married well, produced an heir and a spare for her husband, and can look forward to pursuing her own private life outside her marriage.
Henrietta Adams has done her duty. I married the Earl Gage, Alexander, with the appropriate fanfare exactly five years ago, gave birth to George and Henry, now aged four and two, as expected. Members of the ton listen when I speak and I hold two events each season, a ball and a large dinner for my husband’s most influential friends. Yet there is something about my husband that no one knows.
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There is never enough time in the day to do all that I want to do. I have been so busy since the New Year began that I haven’t done much writing. But what I have been doing is refining my idea for my next story, tentatively title THE MASTER, and deciding that there is enough potential there to make it a series; The Scandals of Gage House.
The Master is about a married couple, Henrietta and Alexander, Lord and Lady Gage, who have an evolving passionate relationship. It’s their fifth wedding anniversary and Henrietta is expecting her husband to be his usual demanding self in the bedroom, if perhaps a little more determined to make their night one she will never forget. Except … when she goes to meet with him at the appointed hour, Alexander introduces her to Lucien, HIS MASTER. Henrietta had no idea such a person existed in her husband’s life.
When I was brainstorming the characters for The Master I decided to base them on real people. Henrietta is very similar Michelle Pfeiffer as she appeared as the youthful witch in the movie Stardust. But she is loving and trusting even if she enjoys being spanked when she’s naughty.
Alexander is pale like Paul Bettany. He is capable of giving Henrietta what she needs in their marriage, but he prefers to do as the Master orders when it comes to making love to his wife. He has other needs Henrietta knows nothing of. He’s submissive and finds pleasure in less conventional activities.
That is where Lucien comes in. After quite a bit of thinking I decided The Master appeared more like Russel Crowe as he appeared in Gladiator. A physically strong man, a born leader, but one with a guarded heart and a great deal to lose if his relationship with Alex ever came to light. Up until now, Lucien has been content to lead his ‘boy’ in matters of the bedroom from afar. But he desires Lady Gage and an end to his secret life enforcing his will over Alex.
Lucien and Alexander have a long history. Lucien took him under his wing long before Henrietta came on the scene and taught him how to accept that his submissive nature was perfectly normal. Over time, Alexander came to rely on Lucien for everything. But did Lucien encourage Alexander to marry Henrietta?
I haven’t decided yet. That’s what I love about writing. I make shit up as I go along. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes not and I have to rewrite the scene, but it is always a dirty little tale. I’d better get back to writing The Master. The sooner I finish, the sooner I can share it with you.
Hello lovely readers! Isn’t 2011 ending in a rush? The year is ending far too fast for me to keep up with. I had planned so much for the end of the year. Finish tweaking this blog, write another story, but there just isn’t time right now. The best I’ve done is publish Coming Together, add it to Kindle Prime and enroll it for a couple of free book days. There has been lots of talk about the Amazon Monopoly, mostly terror, mostly unnecessary panic. But that is how it seems to go. People resist change. Me? I like to go with the flow and if the Kindle exclusive helps me to reach readers then I’m a happy girl.
I hope those of you who have grabbed up my freebie (and other peoples) have enjoyed the read this holiday. I hope you have an excellent New Year’s Eve too! Party hard.