I originally wrote the following in the Foreword of my latest book, Following Temptation, but since not everyone reads forewords (or, heaven forbid, you haven’t picked up the book yet), I’m reproducing it here, because I think it’s a pretty cool idea.
…I want to talk about shared universes. For those of you who are comic book fans (or pretenders, like me, who watch the movies and shows and read Wikipedia articles about the actual comics), you know that Marvel has done a great job with this. For those of you who don’t, the gist is that movies (and shows) share characters between them. The Iron Man movie preceded the Captain America movie and the Thor movie, but they all teamed up in the Avengers.
I’ve done a lot of writing with Kirsten McCurran over the years. I admire the characters she creates and the books she writes. She’s a sounding board like no other, and at some point, we decided to start borrowing each other’s characters and burying them like easter eggs in our stories. AJ, from Nothing Forbidden and the Training to Love It books, for example, was also mentioned in Kirsten’s Hot Dates series. It was a fun dip into a shared universe, so we decided to take it further and create a town together. And thus, Kingston was borne. (more…)
The second volume of Best Hotwife Erotica is available, exclusively on Amazon, for just 0.99 (or free if you’ve got a Kindle Unlimited account). Five great authors, five sexy Halloween-themed short stories, this deal is scary good (sorry, couldn’t resist).
This time around, a few of us tried an experiment. Three of these stories take place at the same Halloween party, on the same night. It all kicks off with Kirsten’s Blank Canvas short.
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It all started with this simple question from Kirsten McCurran:
Which do you prefer? Cheating wife or shared wife stories? Why?
— Kirsten McCurran (@KirstenMcCurran) May 12, 2015
It led to a pretty lengthy Twitter discussion around the possibility of a female-led hotwife story, and whether a story like that was possible. Could something truly be a “hotwife” (or naughty wife, if you prefer), which is typically a male-led fetish, while also having the wife being the driving force behind the fantasy?
I didn’t want it to be lost to the twisted tubes of the internet, so I stuck it all in a Storify story. Read it if you’re curious, then come back here and tell me what you think.
I can’t believe that we’re already in August. Part of me is still in the mindset that 2014 has only just begun, and yet we’re already over halfway through the year. I’ve been pretty quiet of late in the blogosphere, but I promise you that I’m being productive behind the scenes. Those who’ve been following along know I’ve got a novel in the works called Training to Love It. Well, that project has spawned a whole bunch of others, including a sequel to Something Forbidden that will set things up for Training. It had begun as a short, unfolded into a novella, and now I’m thinking it may be a book of its own. Leave a comment here if you’d be interested in that sort of thing.
In the lack of anything substantive to say beyond the above, I’ll give you a few recommended reads for this month, from my favorite authors. (more…)
Looking for something to buy with that Amazon gift card you got for Christmas? Want something sexy to christen the new ereader? Got all this free time, now that Christmas-mania is done? Then look no further…
Okay, so maybe it was a good thing I didn’t go into copy writing. I’ll give it to you straight. I’ve got a new book out. It’s called Because He’s Watching: Ian’s Obsession. You’ve (hopefully) got some stress-free, non-holiday reading time ahead of you. If you enjoyed books like Just Watch Me or Something Forbidden (i.e. stories about naughty wives and the men who love them), you’ll like Ian’s Obsession. So let’s do this thing!
Oh, and unlike the last two books, this one’s not exclusive to Amazon. It’s available at Barnes & Noble and Smashwords in addition to Amazon, and should be out on Apple’s iBookstore some day (their process is a bit more…rigorous). If you guys want to see it somewhere else, just ask (I did stop supporting All Romance because I’ve literally sold 15 copies across all titles in 2013, but I can post it there if someone would like). Oh, and if even a single reader has a Kobo device, I promise to look into that platform, too.
So what are you still reading this post for? Go and grab your copy of my latest in obsession driven, wife-watching fantasies. But it at:
I’ve been busy on the design front with a slew of new covers for some really amazing authors.
My good friend Kirsten McCurran published her latest last week, Emma’s Escape, a scintillating tale about a young woman letting go of her comfortable yet boring life, and embracing a sexual side that she never knew she had. If you’re a fan of Kirsten’s, or if you’re in the mood for a sexy book about innocence lost and sexuality found, check out Emma’s Escape.
Lucy V. Morgan just launched her New Adult parody, Tousle Me (A Cliché Too Far), last Friday. This is her first full-length romantic comedy, and is pretty damn funny. Click on over to Amazon to read the hilarious blurb, then read the even more hilarious book.
I’ve got a new book, too, which necessitates a new cover. I’ve been teasing Because He’s Watching: Ian’s Escape for a few weeks now, so I won’t do it again. Just click that link and read the blurb. It should be out soon. Oh, and because that book is so closely tied to Kirsten’s book, I designed a new cover for hers as well.
I’ve got a couple more designs for books that aren’t ready for announcing, including a new one from Max Sebastian, and the debut book of a new author to the naughty wife scene, Ben Boswell. Stay tuned for announcements early in the new year.
It’s been a busy month. In addition to putting the final touches on Just Watch Me and shipping it out the door last week, I’ve had the opportunity to put together the covers of new books from three fantastic authors.
Max Sebastian’s Submitting to Her is a great introduction to femdom (it had me hooked, and that’s definitely not a core fantasy of mine). Lucy V. Morgan’s Twisted Summer serves up summer love with a side of pseudo-incest in this new adult romance. And Kirsten McCurran delivers a hot one, as always, in Devil’s Bargain, a set-up so good I’m seriously considering stealing.
Read the full book descriptions after the break.
I’ve been a little delinquent in sharing my latest cover designs, but this isn’t to say that I don’t have any new ones. In addition to covers for my own stories, Leap and Rediscovering Danielle, I’ve done a couple for my friend Kirsten McCurran, and as hot as I think the covers are, the stories are even hotter.
If 50 Shades of Grey has whet your appetite for a little light bondage and D/s, then check out Bound by Two. I’m not normally into that sort of thing, but I found myself captivated by this one. Definitely a scorcher. There’s a naughty wife aspect to it, too.
A day of painting by a married couple and their longtime friend turns into a night none of them will ever forget! Stacey is just as comfortable with their friend Alex as she is with her husband, Tim. She should be, she’s known him just as long, and even dated him first, if only briefly. But that was long in the past, and there has not been anything between Stacey and Alex since, not until too much alcohol and a hot summer day turn their usual flirting into something more. Throw in some teasing about Stacey reading Fifty Shades of Grey, and her husband, Tim, sees an opportunity to make a wild night happen. All he needs is a way to tie Stacey down, and she will be helpless before the two men.
I wrote a whole post on wife-watching, so you know this one’s to my taste. As always, Kirsten does a great job of taking a common fantasy and adding life to it. This story could have been all action and little emotion, but what Kirsten wrote was thoughtful, conflicted, and even emotional at times. And that sets it apart.
When Cara and Frank were a young married couple, he was a high school football coach and half the team used to hang out at the coach’s house, leading more than one player to crush on the coach’s pretty wife. Fast forward years later and one of Frank’s former players is a major football star. When Marcus is awarded for his charity work, he invites his old coach and Cara to the black tie banquet as a thank you. Frank and Cara make the most of the chance to dress up and go into the city, deciding that on their night on the town “anything goes.” The fun starts in the limo, but when they arrive at the banquet and Cara starts shamelessly flirting with Marcus, the couple must decide if they are ready to cross the line and make their fantasy a reality. And Marcus must decide if he’s ready to finally close the deal and enjoy his old crush.