Posts Tagged ‘love’
My new novel has now been published – Submitting to Her – a story of office romance wrapped up in female domination and male submission.
Here’s the blurb:
Aiden Jones is top dog in a Baltimore publishing company when he loses a long-awaited promotion to the young and inexperienced Zoey Schoenberg. After losing a battle of wills with his new boss, he has a choice – end his career, or submit to the beautiful brunette’s absolute control. His life-changing decision goes against everything he knows – but leads to the most unbelievable rewards…
I have a new short story within the collection of sensual erotica, SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013.
The story is entitled Exhibit ‘A’, and it’s about a young married couple discovering the thrilling possibilities of voyeurism and exhibitionism.
The SenSexual anthology has been produced by Susana Mayer, PhD, who founded Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, and intends a series of SenSexual anthologies.
It’s an interesting collection of stories and poems, with some really interesting writing and seriously good writers – much recommended.
The anthology is available on Amazon either as a complete book, or in two separate volumes (Volume 1; Volume 2). You’ll find Exhibit ‘A’ in Volume 2, but both volumes are well worth reading.
Two couples take an unforgettable journey together to Venice overnight by train, exploring more than just the beauty of the magnificent city of canals as they continue to pursue and surpass their sexual boundaries.
But is a rift opening up between them? And what does a change in allegiances mean for their long-term happiness and the upcoming wedding?
Warning: Contains graphic scenes of explicit sex.
Leo and Caitlyn, a young couple on vacation in the sunny South of France, continue to explore their sexual boundaries with a beautiful French girl and her boyfriend.
What happens if they go all the way with this lively pair – and what will it do to their relationship? After a few glasses of the local wine, there’s only one way to find out…
It’s the first vacation that workaholic couple Leo and Caitlyn have had for a long while, and the sun-drenched South of France offers the perfect opportunity to relax, take in the local sights and completely unwind.
But an unexpected encounter with an attractive European couple also presents a last chance before their wedding to challenge their boundaries and pursue their every sexual desire…
Warning: Contains graphic scenes of explicit sex.
Continuing on from the first part of this guide looking at characterization in erotic fiction, it’s important when you’re learning and developing your writing to take influence from others.
You don’t have to re-invent the wheel when it comes to creating really sizzling stories – but that’s not to say you can’t bring your own invention and originality to it, stamp your own mark on the genre.
You can also take influence from other genres, other media and the characters and stories that surround you every day in your real life…
To create a character in an erotic story isn’t just about determining what color their hair is, what their measurements are, how tall they are or if they’re ‘hot’. If your characters have depth, your readers will love them and beg for more.
But I think in erotic fiction in particular, there has to be a balance between realism and fantasy. This is about arousing the reader, after all, so there needs to be some focus on the attractiveness of the protagonists, even if it is attraction in some kind of unconventional way.
Weaknesses and flaws make characters human and more interesting, as you’ll no doubt read elsewhere, but remember you still have to make characters attractive for erotic stories.
“You have no idea how hard I am for you right now,” he says softly, and the tickle between her thighs turns into a tingle.
“You can’t say that!” she whispers urgently.
“Why not? It’s true,” he replies, and she can tell he’s smiling, that beautiful irrepressible smile of his. “No one can hear me – I’m in a phone booth.”
“But I’m in the office. You’re driving me crazy. And what if someone’s listening in?”
“Then they might like to know how incredible you are,” he says, and she blushes even though she’s only talking to him over the phone.
She’s a government official risking her career and perhaps even her freedom by exposing corruption within her Department.
But she’s fallen hard for the handsome journalist that broke the story, and the worst of it is she’s not sure whether she became a whistleblower for the right reasons.
And what really scares her is that the focus of her love may have used her just to get the exclusive…
- Warning: Contains graphic scenes of explicit sex.
What readers are saying about “Inside Source”:
Erotic fiction author Brandie Buckwine:
“Wow. Wow. Yes, deserving of two ‘wows.’ From the start, this story had my heart pounding in a cycle of fear, paranoia, and pure sexual excitement. Max Sebastian had me on the edge of my seat throughout – for more than one reason. I feared for Sarah’s heart, job, and possible ruination. I have never read such an exciting erotic short story. Kudos to Max Sebastian. I am a fan.” (five star review)
Erotic fiction author Patricia Green:
“I don’t want to minimize the impact of the sexy parts—they’re sensual and satisfying—but the real story is Sarah’s personal growth through her new romance. This is a book I feel comfortable recommending to all my friends.” (five star review)
Erotic fiction author Laura Cooper:
Extremely well written and romantic. I felt every emotion Sarah had and enjoyed her transformation for subdued to randy, relishing in each and every moment. (five star review)
A woman is reunited with a past crush and given the chance to finally fulfill what always might have been, in a sweet little story from a quality writer…
The Blurb: When Jonathan and Lauren met at University, it should have been the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Sadly, it wasn’t to be, and Jonathan became ‘the one that got away.’ Years later, at a University reunion, Jonathan shows up unexpectedly throwing Lauren into turmoil. The pair start talking, and soon all the old feelings come back. But will this time be different, or will their mutual affection continue to be unrequited?
The Review: I really enjoy Lucy Felthouse’s writing style – crisp and clean, with a sparkling pace and snappy dialogue, while description remains vibrant without overburdening the eye.
This contemporary story of unrequited love given a second chance offers a suitable glimpse into the backstory of the couple involved, while keeping the story going nicely towards the focus encounter.
It’s not a story to shock or surprise, but provides likable characters whose inevitable rekindling of past unfulfilled desires is sexy and sweet, though perhaps a touch fleeting.
Given the hints into the particular fantasies the narrator has been having about her long-harbored love, the piece feels like a first part of a longer work. But, a satisfying read nevertheless, and well worth the time to appreciate a good writer. I will look out for more from Ms Felthouse.
If you love New York, and reading about hot sex, this collection is for you. Vibrant and sexy, but frequently moving and sometimes awfully bittersweet, these stories have memorable characters from various walks of life that offer a very different guide to their Big Apple.
The Blurb: This city-based series of outstanding erotica stories takes a bite out of the succulent Big Apple. A banquet of seduction, sin, kink and decadence has been specially prepared by top connoisseurs from the American erotica world for the delectation of your imagination. Brand new stories from Thomas S Roche, Michael Hemmingson, Shanna Germain and many other literary talents, are collected here to specifically celebrate and eroticise New York. All brought to you by the editor of the bestselling Mammoth Book of Erotica series. Cities are not just about monuments and museums and iconic places, they are also about people at love and play in unique surroundings.
The Review: This is a wonderful collection of erotic stories from Xcite Books, in which the city naturally plays an integral part, reflected in the very nature of the prose of each tale.
I loved the sprawling unpredictability of each piece, like a foreign film, you never quite know what’s going to happen next, with some tales ambling along detailing mere experiences, while others had twists in the tale and lessons learned along the way.
There’s plenty of darkness here, with hot exciting sex but also bittersweet anguish, haunting nostalgia, and no guarantee of a happy ending.
I particularly enjoyed “The Same Fifty Taxis”, a great love story between a couple meeting only occasionally through the years; “Woman in White”, a sizzling story of obsession; “Sophia in Astoria”, a hauntingly erotic story about a lost friend/lover; and “Cell”, a twisting, surprising story of same-sex experimentation.
Though I’d perhaps give one or two of these stories three or four stars rather than five, the anthology was all wonderfully readable, complex, sophisticated and entertaining, casting a beautifully eclectic look at the grown-up underbelly of this well-loved metropolis, from the eyes of some very different yet engaging characters.
n.b. The publisher seems to have split this collection up into four volumes on Amazon’s Kindle marketplace. This review applies to the full collection.