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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Can Friends Become Lovers - Ashley Ladd #guestspot #erotic #author #sex #adult #fiction #MustRead #article

Can Friends Become Lovers?
By Ashley Ladd

Often the best romances start as friendships. After all best friends share a lot of good times and bad times. They usually like a lot of the same things. Likewise they share a lot of history.
Sometimes friendships are destined to stay just that—friendships.
But very often one or both parties begin to cherish romantic feelings for the other. Also very often they are afraid to ruin the relationship they already have. Sometimes friendships take a long time to blossom, maybe because one of the friends is in a romantic relationship or because one or both friends are afraid to reveal their feelings and risk rejection and also risk losing their friend.
Very often, the friends are torn apart by distance and time but eventually they meet again. Nowadays a lot of old friends find each other again on Facebook and at class reunions. If both are single when they meet again, the friendship may finally bloom into a romance.
I’ve been hearing this scenario a lot lately—from radio listeners who call into my favorite evening radio show, from news shows, and even one of my local radio personalities who was a widower met an old friend at a class reunion and married her.
I’ll admit I’ve had romantic feelings for at least three of my men friends over the years. I married one of them.
I’ve never forgotten the other two. I wonder what’s happened to them and if they ever felt the same way about me? I wish I’d told them how I felt. Now I’ll always wonder what could have been.
And so I based my newest release ‘Her Men’ on this premise—friends who turn into lovers.
When forty four year old Julie attends her school’s marching band reunion, she reunites with not just one but two old friends for whom she had romantic feelings. When her wildest dreams come true and both men admit they have romantic feelings for her too, she can’t decide which one she wants more.

Forty-four year old Julie Weston has loved Timmy and James since her college days twenty something years ago. She's fantasized about both all these long years, never able to choose between them.

Hoping Tim and James will attend, she attends their college marching band reunion. When both men show up her dreams are answered. They're sexier than she imagined and she hopes they won't be disappointed by her older self.

It turns out both men came just to see her again and neither is happy about the other’s presence. They fight over her, confusing her more than ever. It takes a hot ménage…or two…for her heart to decide which one she’s in love with.

Beside herself, she put a pillow over her head. “Why do I still have feelings for him? Why do I want him?”
Connie removed the pillow and brushed the hair off Julie’s brow. “I thought you wanted James?”
She rolled to her side and punched the bed. “I want them both. God is that how Tim felt when we were together? He wanted me but he wanted her too? How can I put him down for that when I’m doing the same thing? I’m not being fair, am I? Or am I just a super slut?”
Connie tugged on her hair. “You’re being human. It took me a long time to discover that my heart lies with Eric. Give them a chance to woo you, to win you. You’re not a slut, just a woman with a choice.”
She shook her head. “Even if I fantasize that they’ll both make love to me at once? That they’ll tie me up and spank me until I scream? I am Super Slut.”
Connie chuckled. “That’s a common woman’s fantasy. I had the same one about Allen and Eric.” She lowered her voice and admitted, “One we lived out last time we were at the reunion.”
Amazement shooting through her, Julie bolted up in bed. “Shut up! You didn’t?”
“We did. It was awesome. I’m so glad we did. I’ll love the memories forever and it clarified who I wanted as my one and only.”
“Really? I hope they’ll give me that chance. I’ve missed them so very, very much. My marriage was miserable because I wanted them.”
“Shush. Stop worrying and take a nap. You’ll feel better.”
“But I’ll miss everything.”
“No one wants to see you throw up. I’ll check on you in a couple hours and if you’re better, we’ll rejoin the party.”
“I’ll miss dinner.”
“There’s a ton of hors d’oeuvres, not to mention room service. You’ll survive. Let’s just hope Tim and James don’t kill each other.”
She grabbed the pillow again and groaned into it. She hoped they wouldn’t too.

Ashley Ladd is a disabled Air Force vet that is hard of hearing but still loves language, especially the written word. She loves a sexy man, especially one with a military background and they’ll often pop up in her stories. She also loves cats and has been known to empower a cat with the gift of speech. Unfortunately he wouldn’t shut up. J She loves to plug into Pandora and sip Diet Coke while writing, usually with a cat or kid at her side.

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Interview at Author Ashley Ladd's Blog - #promo #author interview #gay romance #adult #fiction

I was interviewed at author Ashley Ladd’s Blog!

She was a wonderful host and I enjoyed answering all the questions!

Thank you, Ashley, lot's of fun! :)

To read the interview and an excerpt from my latest novel clink on the link:

Blak Rayne

Friday, August 29, 2014

Author and Publisher Invitation #invitation #authors #writing #publishing #adult #fiction

Welcome to BRB, everyone! I hope your summer has been excellent so far. Mine's been busy. :) With September just around the corner, I think, for most us, we will be returning to a normal routine. Especially, if you have children or teenagers. September is the month for school, even though it's still considered summer. Anyway, I can wait. I do love summer and wish it would last a lot longer than it does. I don't have an article ready to post because writing and editing has taken up most my time, as usual. But, I am working on several book reviews. One of which I plan to post tomorrow. For now, I'd like to pass on my "Author & Publisher Invitation". Have an awesome weekend, everyone!

Author and Publisher Invitation!

Actually, this invitation is extended to anyone in the industry: cover designers, website designers, editors, book doctors, marketing gurus, literary agents and so on. If you'd like to pass your name and talent on to the lovely people who read and follow my blog, please drop me a line!

If anyone is interested in doing an interview, guest post, book promo, or straight promotion you can contact me at: blakrayneeroticbooks@gmail.com

*Warning: My blog contains adult content!

Blak Rayne

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dreamtime Sensuality Anthology - David Russell #adult #fiction #romance #contemporary #sweetromance #promo

Dreamtime Sensuality Anthology - Devine Destinies
By David Russell

Dreamtime Sensuality:
Many a dream can be realised with a little forethought. The characters in this quartet of stories are intelligent, sensitive and literary. They are also supremely voyeuristic and open-minded. Their intelligence is counterbalanced by inhibitions, which they can only lose by premeditated seduction scenarios, which relate intimately to their professional, creative and cultural lives. The great effort each couple puts into arranging a scenario seems to enhance the quality of the experience. A great source of inspiration for this and other works has been the novel The Girl Beneath the Lion by André Pieyre de Mandiargues.

Seductive Semaphore: 
Fashion Designer Bethesda and journalist Hector live opposite each other, with windows facing. They make initial contact through visible, provocative gestures. Soon afterwards, they get direct contact when Hector assists Bethesda with her folio. She invites him round to model for some of her fashion creations, and proceeds to seduce him. The seduction continues with a ritual visit to a sports centre, and then to a beach. They leave it open as to whether their relationship could ever become long-term.

The Heroine and the Author: 
Dreamer Hecate discovers she has a terminal illness. She wants to make the most of the time she has left by being celebrated in literature as a charismatic, legendary figure. She meets Ferdinand, a ghost writer, who is happy to undertake this massive project with her. In the process, She gets an idea of his physique through jogging and the fitness centre. Then there is a seduction scene inspired by the literary models of Sappho and Donne. Being ‘open-minded’, they make a pact for each one to go and have a sexual adventure – his hetero, hers lesbian. Their relationship is enhanced by this extra dimension.

Dreamtime Sensuality: 
Romana, highly literary and highly inhibited, goes to an exotic island location. She deeply desires a passionate encounter. At the Pension where she stays, she meets Stefano, who fulfils her requirements exactly. The proprietress of the Pension picks up on Romona’s shyness, and gives her reassurance, including some practice in the art of kissing. Romona orchestrates an elaborate beach seduction scenario, and they are both fulfilled. They never meet again, but their exchange of emails and text messages goes on indefinitely.

Dancing with Danger: 
Verona is a Scriptwriter and Gareth an archaeologist. They both have ‘retreats’ near the coast, and discover their common interests. Verona contrives a half-seduction on a deserted beach, wearing 18th century retro gear – related to their common interests. After some further encounters, they give each other a ‘dare’ to go and have a really risky encounter with someone really dodgy. Gareth finds a young woman on the run. Verona has a rapturous encounter with someone who gets hauled in by the police, suspected of terrorism. She uses her charm on the interrogating police officer to extricate herself. So Verona and Gareth both meet up again, to tell their respective tales.