Thursday, 26 June 2014

Have You Been to Marshall Cottage?

Sometimes, writing short stories is just what I need—although keeping them short proves to be a problem. I’m a pantster, so with only a tiny idea of what I’m going to write about, books tend to grow on me as more and more information appears in my head. With the Marshall Cottage series, I only intended to write one short story—Master Zum. But, as my heroine got out of her car, she spotted another woman, and I knew I had to write about her too. So a series idea came about, where the heroine in each book spots the heroine who will appear in the next. Knowing who would star in the following books meant my brain could percolate quietly, so by the time the days came to pen the later stories, the women’s needs were firmly in my head.

Marshall Cottage has been the easiest series I’ve written so far. I also decided to push myself a bit with them. You know, see how far I could go, how rude I could be. I surprised myself, and after having a break from them between writing and edits, I got a shock at how rude I had been! I blushed at some of the things I had people doing but also got a sense of accomplishment that I’d challenged myself and managed to do what I’d set out to achieve.

Marshall Cottage is a mansion BDSM club—an exclusive club that the mysterious Mr M runs. For the first five books I dealt with what goes on there, following the lives of five women and their Masters, giving readers a glimpse at their saucy frolics. Then I wondered about Mr M. Who is he? Why did he create a club? Why is it called a cottage when it’s clearly much
larger than that? And is he also a Master?

So, I thought it would be nice to end the series with a story about him and his good lady. I loved getting to know about him and his past, and why he felt the need to open a club. The series currently has six books, but I can imagine myself revisiting the mansion in the future, because there are so many characters I could explore and it would be a shame not to write about them. Watch this space for more Marshall Cottage tales!




Book order:

Master Zum
Master Red
Master Connor
Master Stephen
Master Dan
Master M


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Monday, 23 June 2014

Special Guest, Sara Brookes!

Thanks so much for allowing me to spend a day with the wonderful Brit Babes!

I was doing an interview recently for my latest book release and was asked about my preference for certain words in relation to certain body parts. Did I prefer the flowing and purple prose slanted or the rough and hard-edged in your face? My answer now, is of course, the latter. But, believe it or not, that wasn’t always the case.

For years, I was naïve and thought I don’t need such abrasive language to get my point across. After all, it wasn’t as thought anyone was actually reading what I was writing at the time. I barely showed my husband let alone someone I didn’t know. So what I was and wasn’t calling things didn’t really matter.

I switched it up for a little while, writing urban fantasy/paranormal romance. Not a piece of erotic fiction in sight. Then one day, I was sitting in a high school gym, tucked into a quiet corner while a dance competition went on around me, and hacking away at words. This was straight up contemporary erotic romance with BDSM and a m/m/f ménage to boot. I couldn’t stop writing if I wanted to, my fingers were flying over the keys. I would stop from time to time to read back over what I’d written. But one time, I was taken aback by four little letters in all their pixelated glory.

Had I really just used THAT word!?!?!

Needless to say, I was a little stunned and I just sat there not quite knowing what to do. Should I keep it? Should it be erased out of existence never to be uttered through my fingers again? Should I even tell anyone? My husband came along later during a break and asked how I was doing. I showed him the section that still had me stunned and starting biting my nails was I tried to pull off the total picture of calm while read (sidebar: I swear, that man can put away a 500 page book in an afternoon, but he reads something of mine and he’s slower than molasses). He smiled, nodded, gave me a thumbs up and went back to watch the competitions.

Well all righty then. Reading the passage over. And over. And over, the section wouldn’t work without the word. It had to be there because it was so right for the character to be using it. Talk about opening the flood gates! I eventually sold the book to a brand new for me publisher and was even asked by my editor to up the ante by adding more of this harsher, frank language.

That language and I are really old friends now. I should probably take it out for a drink or two in thanks, huh? *BEG*

Sara Brookes is an award-winning author who has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story. Born and bred in Virginia, Sara still lives there with her husband and daughter.

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Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Things we do for Research!

Good day to you all! Please forgive typos and grammar - I'm in a rush and I've just had my nails done for the ETO!



This week my head has been all over the place - mainly because on Monday the final book in my Clockwork Butterfly trilogy came out - it's a big job promoting and getting the word out! So expect a plug at the end...

It's a busy time - if you follow me on the social media - you might know that I have bad writers' block right now. Far from making things easier by NOT having to write everyday - it's actually stressful - worrying if it will ever, ever come back. (What if if doesn't? What if I've said all I need to say...?)

Anyhoo - as my wee brain can't stay unbusy at all, lots of other little projects pop up - designs, drawings, situations, plays, events etc. etc. All of which need research.

So - in the name of researching a product and situation, I needed some bullet vibes. And I needed them NOW! I looked up suppliers where I could dash off and get some and found that Ann Summers in a fairly close by village sold the very things - however, they were attached to cock rings.

I called up and told the lady I needed 2 of these uber powered cock rings and could she keep them aside for me?

Why yes madam.

So off I trotted to the shop to pick up my two extra heavy duty cock rings. She handed me them and I looked at them this way and that (they weren't quite the size I was looking for) - then asked about the longevity of the battery power because, "I need them to last a long time". The lady kindly supplied me with extra batteries too.

It wasn't until I was paying for everything that I suddenly thought about my purchase. 2 extra long lasting high powered vibrating cock rings. Suddenly the question appeared. Just what would a lady be doing with such items? So I said:

"Well look at me and my two cock rings - you must wondering what I'm up to tonight?"

The lady smiled broadly answering that indeed, she had been wondering... "I was desperate to ask but never would, of course!"

But ever the professionals, we simply shared a giggle and I went out.

So, that is that. And no, I'm not telling... :D

Here's that plug for that book I was talking about - it's saucy!
And I just got my first review! Click here :D
Snippet...
 “I’m sorry if I treated you badly.” Deborah addressed the woman behind her, but kept her gaze ahead. The land seemed to stretch out forever. Grasses, trees, and moorland filled the view until it sloped gently into the horizon. It humbled her in a way that made her want to fall to her knees in both grief and joy.
“You never did what I didn’t need, Mistress.” The words of Deborah’s companion hit her in the back like tiny darts, reminding her of her actions. She turned.
“I am no longer your Mistress, Cheryl.”
“If you say so, ma’am.” Cheryl’s voice threw Deborah. She spoke with the defiance she had been cultivating over the past few months. Deborah actually felt sad when she saw how her submissive had changed. She knew there had never been a spiritual intimacy between them, but there had been a strange companionship and understanding. That seemed to have vanished recently and a real disdain had grown.
“You may go your own way now, Cheryl.” The prison building loomed at their backs and Deborah was anxious to get moving—anxious to find her true love. The other horse drew up, shoulder to shoulder with hers.
“Would you mind if I rode with you for a while?” Cheryl said softly, with a hint of what used to pass between them.
No,” Deborah said gently. “I wouldn’t mind at all.” And with a flick of her heel, she kicked the great beast between her thighs into action. Her heart thundered at the same speed as the hooves that carried her. Adrenalin coursed through her and a lump of excited emotion grew in her throat as she smiled into the wind that lashed her face...
Blurb – The Meeting Point
A story of love, freedom, and the future of mankind. Deborah Regan has broken free from the prison where she’s been unjustly held for the past eight years. The scale of the devastation to the land outside is overwhelming. Toxins have taken hold, and the planet is dying. Deborah vows to find her lover Marcus and flee to the safety of the hills where their story first began.
Marcus is one of the few remaining men left on earth, and Deborah finds him held captive at a pleasure farm where he is kept to service rich and powerful women. Escape for him is complex and dangerous. They can only hope that the trio who helped Deborah before will come to their aid. Marcus has heard from his clients over the years of a mythical place with its own microclimate that toxin clouds seem to miss. He is sure they can find it and will be able to build a future together.
Mae, Lena, and Angelo feel compelled to find Deborah and Marcus who they know have a special connection that might prove essential to their survival. They make haste to track the couple and realize the plan they have chosen is fraught with danger and conflict.
Will they make it to the utopia Marcus dreams of?
Content Warning: contains graphic sex scenes with multiple partners, including m/f and f/f sexual interaction, strong language, and end of the world shenanigans
*The explosive climax to Taking Flight and A Clockwork Butterfly.

Book 3: The Meeting Point – out now! 

Other books in the series:
Book 1: A Clockwork Butterfly Now Available for only 99c!

Book 2: Taking Flight 

Monday, 16 June 2014

Special Guest - Erotic Art by Lisa Fox

I’m so thrilled to be here today, talking sexy with the Brit Babes!

Art is such a fantastic source of ideas and inspiration. Museums are there to culturally enrich us, teach us about our past and present, offer us alternative world views. There is no better place to learn something new.

I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to visit several museums dedicated to erotica and erotic art. Of course there are many, many more than the few I’ve listed here, but these are the ones I happen to know about. In fact, almost every major city in the world has a sex museum of some sort. Your local sex museum is only a Google search away! Isn’t it time to go out and do some research?




The Sexmuseum Amsterdam - www.sexmuseumamsterdam.nl

The “Venustempel” in Amsterdam claims to be the world’s first and oldest sex museum and houses an extensive collection of erotic pictures, paintings, objects, recordings, and photographs.



Musée de l'Erotisme - http://www.musee-erotisme.com/en/

The Erotic Museum in Paris takes its collection very seriously, boasting Nepalese temple carvings, Aztec fertility idols, ceramic pornography from China, as well as an extensive gallery of brothel photos, drawings, documents, and special exhibits.





New York City’s Museum of Sex has a permanent collection of over 15,000 artifacts comprised of works of art, photography, clothing and costumes, technological inventions and historical ephemera. Additionally, the museum houses both a research library as well as an extensive multimedia library.




The Erotic Heritage Museum - http://www.eroticheritagemuseumlasvegas.com/

The Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas states that its sole purpose is to perform educational, scientific and literary functions relating to sexual, emotional, mental, and physical health. Its collection is designed to preserve wonders of the erotic imagination as depicted through the artistic expression of acts of sex and love and is dedicated to the belief that sexual pleasure and fun are natural aspects of the human experience.




The Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum - http://antiquevibratormuseum.com

The Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum in San Francisco has a collection of vibrators that date from the late 1800s up through the 1970s. Tours cover the invention and functions of early vibrators and displays of vintage models.

About Lisa:

World-renowned neurosurgeon, jet fighter pilot, secret member of American royalty, seducer of legions of beautiful, outrageously sexy angels and demons and vampires and werewolves and the occasional pirate, Lisa Fox has done it all…in her own mind. In reality, she can generally be found at her desk with a cup of coffee close at hand. Or maybe a martini. It really depends on the day.

Feedback, comments, opinions, words of wisdom, chocolate cake and the addresses of super hot men are always appreciated and encouraged. Please feel free to contact Lisa any time.

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Twitter: @LisaFoxRomance



Thursday, 12 June 2014

Miss Dubious Enterprises


Hi all! It's Kay Jaybee here - and I'm thinking about the question I get asked most often concerning my writing - ‘where do you get your ideas from?’

There are many things that influence me; overheard conversations, musical lyrics, friend’s fantasies; but at the very back of all that, my driving force if you like, is a basic curiosity- a curiosity that always wants to know what is going on behind closed doors.

Not that I'm an eye to the keyhole sort of person (like Maggie in my story Through the Crack; Quick Kink Two). Nor would there be any point in me jamming my ear to the crack in the door (I’m deaf as a post); it's more that I can't stop my imagination from filling in the blanks. Even when the blanks aren’t even really there to be filled!



Sometimes I refer to my imagination as Miss Dubious Enterprises. Steering me along my erotic path, she takes me by the hand and points me in the direction of every possible source of inspiration.

She prods me as I sit on the bus, and gestures to the couple chatting on the seat opposite, urging me to observe their body language and reproduce their moves on paper at a later date. She reminds me to listen as I stand in shop queues, just in case someone says something I can use to kick start my imagination, once I’m happily settled with my notebook and pen.

Ever since I began my foray into the world of erotica ten years ago, I have seen and heard so many things- so many ordinary things- that my naughty little goddess has twisted and turned, a flirty smile upon her face. Each word she utters has been moulded into stories and poems that are designed to – let’s be honest- make the reader feel rather more than hot and bothered!

I wrote A Delivery of Words for my anthology Quick Kink One, after my goddess had pointed out a rather attractive bloke unloading a pile of dictionaries from his lorry, outside the local bookshop. It wasn’t long before my imagination had moved both the man, along with one of the dictionaries, to my home, and started to play with them...



What could the top floor of a nearby hotel really contain? Is it full of nice normal bedrooms, in which tired out members of the business community can crash after a meeting? Or is it, as in my BDSM series, The Perfect Submissive Trilogy, a hotbed of private services and kinky sex?


When you see a sign on a lift saying 'staff only' where does that lift actually take you? When they announce over the loud speakers in the shop or club 'Would a member of staff come to the storeroom,' what happens when they get there? Are they sold to aliens for experimentation? Is there some erotically eccentric Sheik waiting to whisk them away to his harem?

The only trouble with Miss Dubious Enterprises- and I’d hate you to think I wasn’t grateful to her - is that she never leaves me- never. No situation is too mundane to be used within my work. As I buy shoes, she whispers to me that the heels could be used as a dildo, (Bad Behaviour in The Collector).  As I walk in the park, she remarks on how much fun it might be to wank on a park bench (A Leading Conversation in Quick Kink One). She points out a passing bus driver, and tells me that I could write off all his clothes... (Now that is a story I am about to write!)

Rest assured though, she knows the rules, this imagination goddess of mine, and has never strayed to the criminal, vile or horrific. Yet she never calms, never slows, and never stops- and every now and again- without wanting to be ungrateful my dear Miss Dubious Enterprises, I’d like to switch you off!

But not today...
Happy reading,

Kay xx

Monday, 9 June 2014

Taboos Everyday People Want in Their Sex Lives

It's a huge pleasure to have one of the Brit Babes' very fave people over today. We'd like to welcome relationship mentor and all around fab person, Chris Unity Bowness!


"One person's taboo is another person's foreplay," my partner fantastically came out with one Saturday morning, and it put a new perspective on a subject I'd been thinking about for a while. Are certain sex acts taboo in their very nature so we don't talk about them, or is the fact we very rarely talk about such sex acts the reason that they are considered a taboo. What is a taboo, why are certain things a taboo and how do taboos exist?

The reason I'd been thinking about just this subject is because I'm a sex geek and, whether it's through Kate McCombs puts it a Beacon of permission.
my personal life or mentoring clients in sex and relationships, I love learning about what turns people on and what gets them off. I like to put myself up as the first line of communication for people to share their sex lives with whether it be triumphs or tribulations or as

Through all my conversations I've noticed many themes popping up on a regular basis and with a frequency that shows me that beyond our penetrative - penis in vagina - centric society there are a whole host of delicious sex acts people are getting off to on a regular basis. Through these conversations, society’s ideologies and norms are often brought up at the start. Sometimes people share their ideas to talk themselves out of getting what they want. From these conversations it's clear that society and, how people are worried they'll be perceived by society, plays a big part in how we enjoy our sex lives.

On a weekly basis I spend time with everyday people, who worry about how other everyday people will look at them if they enjoy the rich smorgasbord of sex acts they want to get out of their heads and onto their plates. What I've found is that everyday people like you and me want the same things, have the same urges, have the same spectrum of fantasies and pleasures we all want to experience.

The second theme that runs through these conversations is communication and the fact that people feel they can't even discuss sex, let alone their darkest pleasures, with their partner or even friends. Furthermore, the negative impact mainstream media has on sex leads people to become more withdrawn about their fantasies by reinforcing the idea that sex is bad.

I reassure people through my mentoring that the things they are trying to suppress but are longing to experience are the same things everyday people want. I also reassure people that once they let the light in and embrace it their lives will be greatly enriched with not only a new acceptance of themselves but also a whole new world of pleasure.

I believe communication is the key. We need to talk about these fantasies and desires and making them a normal part of pleasure and sex, beyond the penetrative. Presenting the rich spectrum of pleasures is a way to start the conversation. With that in mind I thought I would present you with 5 sex acts that commonly come up in discussions with people, in no particular order.

1. Sex toys in a relationship

This subject comes up in various ways. Sex toys play an important role in many women's lives. One of the most common situations is that women, who have been quite comfortable using sex toys to explore and pleasure themselves while they’re single, worry about a number of things when they get into relationships. They worry about giving up their toys, they worry about how they'll be perceived by a partner for using them, and they worry about introducing them into their relationship for the first time.

My advice is that if sex toys are a part of your sex life, be honest with your partner from the beginning. If a recent report is to be believed you may even find he has a collection of his own. As for introducing them, articles like this are great for introducing the conversation for the first time.

2. Your Inner Porn Star

Let's face it, porn gets a bad rep for many reasons, but there are many people in relationships who enjoy watching porn together. After the tricky introduction of porn into a relationship often comes the experimentation stage and, even though everyday people are intelligent enough to acknowledge that this is the world of fantasy, as long as it’s done in a safe respectful way, there is still enough reality in which to squeeze a bit of porn star sex into their lives, whether it's a change of scenery, a change of roles, a different position or something more hard-core. If you're looking for something that promotes hot fantastic sex of everyday people then take a look over at http://www.makelovenotporn.com

3. Bottoms Up

It could be easy to say that these next two taboos are influenced by porn and, while some people have brought up anal sex because of porn, there are just as many people who have brought up the subject because of other reasons.

Contrary to societies ideas about the subject, in my experience, it's often women who are looking for ways of introducing anal sex into a relationship and ways to start the conversation - either for themselves or a male partner. What I've also noticed is that in general women have a better understanding of exploration and experimentation of how pleasure can be gained from their whole bodies. The truth is that women and men can experience pleasure and even orgasm through anal stimulation.

Anal pleasure is not something that can be rushed into. It takes time for people to warm up to, and when it comes to toys, a wide base is a must for safety sake.

4. Water Sports

When it comes to sex it seem we are all obsessed with swapping bodily fluids. Even very early on in a relationship, that first deep kiss involves the intimate transfer of saliva, as if it's a euphemism for what's to come. People love bodily fluids, from saliva to ejaculation – both male and female, and sharing them is part of the pleasure of sex. The urge to pee on each other can be an extension of this intimacy, sometimes through accidental peeing by women during sex, sometimes through fascination of watching a partner pee and even through the myth of pee curing a host of skin complaints -- especially stings of the aquatic kind.

5. Open Up

This list is in no particular order but open relationships is by far the hottest topic of conversation I’ve come across. Does this make it the biggest taboo or the biggest thing people want but are too scared to talk about?

In reality marriage and the instilled monogamy that comes along with it are actually very new on the relationship evolutionary scale, and so it only seems natural, with the increase in relationship breakdowns and divorce rates, that people are starting to look at what they want in a relationship rather than having it defined by society.

Some people are searching for a new way to define their relationships, while others are consciously withdrawing from seeking relationships as their views on what they would like don't fall within societies norms.

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I hope this list goes a little way to breaking the cycle of taboos by showing that there is a whole
gamut of things people are looking for in relationships which more often than not go beyond what we consider societal norms. I also hope this article may start a conversation -- with yourself or with a partner, allowing you to explore, without fear, what you want in your relationship.

You can find more conversation-starting subjects and articles on my site www.multiple-asms.org - portal to permission.

You can also find a host of other topics on my pinterest boards http://www.pinterest.com/BeUnity/