One Night Stand – coming soon!

Couple holding hands. Man and woman holding hands, cose up.Have you read my short story Just for One Night and wondered what happens next? This question is about to be answered in One Night Stand.

I’m very excited to announce that my novella (about 120 pages on Kindle) One Night Stand is going to hit the virtual shelves on the 28th of February 2015. To celebrate its release, I’m holding a giveaway for a paperback copy over on Goodreads. Enter quickly, it’s only open until the 27th! (please scroll down for the giveaway widget)

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Lucy is used to having a handle on things herself: her business, which she’s fighting to turn around after a rough patch, and her lovelife, which consists of carefully conducted casual encounters during which only she calls the shots.

A one night stand with George, the irresistible tall, husky, rough biker whose deceptive exterior hides a gentler side, changes everything. Her usual approach doesn’t work for her anymore: she doesn’t want to say goodbye. Is it time she let someone else into her life for longer than just one night?

Meanwhile, the crucial project she’s just landed is about to fall to pieces, threatening her reputation as well as her finances. Suddenly Lucy has to learn what it’s like to not be in control of anything at all.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

One Night Stand by Hedonist Six

One Night Stand

by Hedonist Six

Giveaway ends February 27, 2015.

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Sally is live!

sally-siteToday is the day, my first release of 2015! To celebrate, I’m having a giveaway for two paperbacks, so two lucky readers could be winners! Please check the giveaway widget below. The winners will be randomly chosen on the 18th of January.

To thank all my loyal readers, I’m also offering this title at a heavily discounted price, $0.99 / £0.99 / EUR 0.99 until the 18th, after which it will become $2.99. Good luck & happy reading! 🙂

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Sally is all about keeping secrets from your lover. To make things interesting, one of the ways to enter the giveaway below is by leaving a comment with an anecdote about a secret you (or an anonymous friend 😉 ) has kept in a relationship. The more shocking the better!

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New Release: Gratis: Transformation

If you’re on my mailing list, you’ll already know this, but today Gratis: Transformation, the third of the Gratis Erotica Anthologies I’ve organised has officially been released! These short story collections offer sexy stories from numerous authors in a variety of erotic sub genres.

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To celebrate this release, we’ve put together an awesome prize package which one lucky winner could win, incl. an Amazon.com gift certificate and a selection of ebooks.
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Reviewer Giveaway! Win a Kobo Touch.

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As a Thank-You to everyone who’s reviewed my books, I’m holding a little giveaway, while I can still conveniently post stuff and everything isn’t locked up in boxes and suitcases yet… A Kobo Touch Ereader (in black, see picture above), unused, though box has been opened by me to try and load my books on there for the lucky winner (I’ll keep you posted on whether I succeed 😉 ). To enter the giveaway, you’ll need to provide me with a link to a review you’ve written, anywhere online (Think retailer websites like Amazon, or book review websites like Goodreads or LibraryThing. If you have a blog where you post book reviews, that’s fine to submit too.)

For a bigger chance to win the ereader, you can also like my FB page, follow me on Twitter, tweet about the giveaway or subscribe to my mailing list. Existing subscribers to the mailing list can get points for submitting the email address with which they’re already subscribed.

Good luck!

Oh, the giveaway is open worldwide, but please keep in mind I’m posting from the UK and won’t be responsible for any import duties or taxes that might be due in your country of residence.

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The Rebound List Blog Tour

For the first time ever, I’m doing a blog tour to promote a new release. It’s all quite exciting and new to me, and also a tad overwhelming (and we’re only a couple of days in!). To keep everything straight and organised, I’ll be listing the different stops on the blog tour below.

To go along with the tour, there’s also a giveaway where you can win a $20 Amazon giftcard, and a signed copy of Just Another Day at the Office.

Blog Tour Stops:

28th July:
The Chronic Romantic
Garside’s Book Bets

29th July:
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

30th July:
Best Book Boyfriends
This girl loves books

31st July:
Rusty’s Reading

1st August:
Tattooed Book Review
Just The Stories
A Book Addict’s Delight

4th August:
Rockin’ & Reviewing

5th August:
Short and Sassy Book Blurbs

6th August:
For the Love of Books
Pretty Girls Read Books
Bookskater

7th August:
Falling In Fall
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Red Cheeks Reads
Sassy Divas Book Blog

8th August:
My Favorite Things

Friday Filth: The Rebound List

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In preparation of Monday’s official launch, here’s a little snippet of something that happens early on in The Rebound List… 

Looking at him, despite the dimmed light of the theatre, still I feel a jolt run through me when our eyes meet. He runs his fingers through my hair again. Hoping this is going where I want it to, I look at his lips, so tempting. I want to taste him, right here and immediately.

His hand cups my cheek but he continues to just look as if asking for permission. Over-eager and impatient, of course I jump the gun and reach for him, planting a soft kiss on his lips. I feel his breath against me, his arms drawing me towards him closer.

He kisses me back. It’s a bit awkward at first but then our lips, tongues, our beings seem to be in tune. Every inch of me appears to sing with excitement. My eyes flick open and find his staring into me, smiling as I am.

I wrap my arm around his neck, my hand reaching for his hair now. It’s hard not to get carried away, after all, a cinema does not afford all that much privacy. But I suppose there’s no harm in indulging my impulses just a little.

Running my fingertips over his shirt, I enjoy the outlines of what I know to be underneath. Mystery is overrated. I have spent enough time looking at, no, studying his naked photographs to know what awaits me and frankly, that’s reassuring as well as arousing.

He doesn’t have this advantage though, until today he had only seen the bottom half of my face and my eyes and that too in black & white instead of colour. I kiss him with more energy, more passion and feel a moan travel over my lips. Was it mine or his? Does it even matter?

Suddenly aware of angry stares burning into us, I pause, biting my bottom lip and try to signal to make him aware of the grumpy man ahead of us. He continues to hold me, grinning back at me until I decide to turn and use him as a backrest; his arm draped across my front in a similar position as you’d keep a seatbelt in a car.

He seems to be enjoying this changed dynamic as much as I am, because he starts to nuzzle my neck, where all the little hairs at the back stand right up. His hand, fingertips soft and careful, running up and down on the fabric of my dress, just over where my ribs end and the soft part of my waist starts. It’s beautiful, the slow progress we’re making towards the inevitable.

The movie, although kind of gory and scary, passes by quickly and largely unnoticed. His face remains comfortably resting in the crook of my neck and I’m hanging onto his arm, my hand travelled up his sleeve just enough to hold him. There should be no mistaking that I want him here, this close and even closer to me.

His confidence grows and he wraps his other arm around me too, caressing my arm which is still pretty cold in the unnaturally chilled cinema air. By the time the credits start, I can’t wait to get out, away from grumpy man who interrupted our first, tentative kisses.

“I think I want to go…” I say.

He sits up, letting go as I turn towards him.

“Thought it was going well…” he says, his gaze lingers on my lips just a bit.

“Oh yeah, I meant both of us, somewhere more private… if you want to.” I smile at him. “You didn’t think that I want to leave? No, not at all.”

Want more? You could read part one of The Rebound List already for free, or wait until Monday the 28th of July and get the whole collection (parts 1~4) together for a special introductory price of 99c/99p! 

The Rebound List – Finished! (Psst, wanna see the cover?)

I know people have been waiting for this, and it’s way late, but I can finally (sort of) breathe a sigh of relief. The first draft of the final instalment of The Rebound List is now finished! Now it just needs a bit of an edit, some spit and polish, and I’ll be ready to send it out to early readers. Just as a reminder; If you’d like to beta read this book, please contact me on social media, by email, comment here, etc. Although The Rebound List was conceived as four short stories, fear not if you’ve not read the first three, because I’ll be handing out early copies of the entire novel edition. You won’t miss a thing! Anyway, before revealing the cover, further down below, a little reminder of what we’re talking about here…

The Rebound List – Coming out on 28th July 2014!

After nearly four years with Jeff, everything fell apart. I found myself single, scared, but somehow liberated as well. Rather than stumble into another ill advised relationship, my best friend Sally helped me find focus. I would spend the next few months “finding myself” sexually. That’s how The Rebound List was born.

My journey begins with the first item on my list – a virgin. But it’s not easy to go from squeaky-clean committed girlfriend to wanton sex goddess. Hopefully I’ll have the guts to follow through!

What (or whom) would you do to celebrate your freedom after your first serious relationship breaks down?

The Cover, at last!

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Photo-manipulation by Graphic Artist Cindy Grundsten, typography by yours truly 😉

Let me know what you think? And again, if you’d like to help out by beta-reading, or would be happy to read an early review copy, please let me know 🙂

First Anniversary: Just Another Day at the Office

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If you’re on the mailing list, or you’ve seen my Facebook page lately, you will have noticed I’m having a sale of one of my books, Just Another Day at the Office. If you’ve followed me for a while (or you are actually spying on what’s happening in my head), you might have noticed that this is the first time I’ve discounted this book. I’ve donated it to giveaways, I’ve given free copies away on my page. I have never sold it at a discount.

There’s a reason.

A look at my author page on Amazon reveals I have a bunch of books out. Except for the two Gratis Anthologies, they’re all fairly similar: cheap, cheerful, short. Just Another Day at the Office is my début novel, with the rest of my works being around 1/4th-1/5th the length. It’s my premium product, the thing I’m most proud of, because it’s the first (and currently only) work I have published which I can point to and say:

“Yes! I can write a novel. I can finish something.

Consequently, I am now discounting it for a reason as well. The story, which I first published as four individual parts, was completed a year ago on 23rd May 2013. It’s all too easy to forget these milestones, and I almost did if not for some advertising I had bought months ago, which I expected to use for something else. That something else isn’t ready yet, which actually turned out OK for me. It gave me a prod in the ribs to hurry up and do something with it, that’s a bit more meaningful than just push one of my freebies. As soon as I realised the timing, everything fell into place.

So this week for me is a time of reflection, even though I’m rushed off my feet to make this sale a success. It’s a time to realise that I’ve come quite far in a year, yet there’s always time for improvement.

I’ve made mistakes: I really should have written more last summer, instead I became lax after publishing Just Another Day at the Office, the full edition and paperback. I should’ve figured out how to advertise properly before too. But that’s OK, I’ve learned a lot anyway.

In 2012 I dipped my toes in and published one short story. In 2013 I wrote a novel and a few more bits and bobs. I also got involved in my first collaboration with other writers, in the form of the first Gratis Anthology, which was a raving success. In 2014 I’ll finish my second novel and like to think that I have generally upped my game with improved covers, and a more level headed approach to advertising.

Things are heading in the right direction, let’s see what the rest of the year will bring!

George & Lucy from Just for One Night go International!

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It’s an exciting month, dear readers! In an effort to expand and make the most of the books I’ve already written, I’ve been researching other markets lately. I’ve been considering branching out into audiobooks, especially now that ACX has opened up to UK authors. For those that don’t know, ACX is an Amazon related company which allows you to produce an audiobook that will then be sold on Audible. You can either hire a narrator and pay them upfront, agree on a royalty split, or do it yourself. I’m still deciding 🙂

Also, I’ve signed up on another website, called Babelcube, which is similar to the royalty split model offered by ACX, except it’s for translations rather than audiobooks. And a little while after I put up my short story Just for One Night, I started getting offers from translators.

Here’s how it works: I uploaded a description of the book and sample, translators make an offer on books they’re interested in, submitting a sample, the author decides whether or not to proceed, and if so, both parties agree to the contract. Then the translator starts working on the first 10 pages, which I suppose serves as a lengthier sort of sample, the author then needs to approve or make suggestions before the translator does the rest.

After the translation has been completed, the author needs to provide the cover image (Babelcube suggest that it’s the same as the English version, but with the translated title the translator provides), and the book can be published. Once everything is confirmed for publication, Babelcube will start uploading the book on sites like Amazon, Kobo, etc., as well as a lot of smaller, regional sites.

By the way, throughout the entire process, there’s a private messaging system that can be used to keep in touch with the translator. That way, if they have any questions about how to best translate certain phrases you’ve used, they can simply ask. Similarly, I was able to ask my translators to let me know an appropriate translation for my tagline, “Uncensored Romance”, so I could put that on the cover as well 🙂

So at the moment, I’m waiting for the Spanish book to start showing up everywhere, I’m about ready to publish the Italian one, and I have a Portuguese translation still in progress. I’m curious to see if I’ll get offers for other languages!

Stranger (The Rebound List #3) Goes Live & How to get it FREE

cover-3siteFinally, I’ve finished and released Stranger (The Rebound List #3), and I’m so very excited with how it turned out.

After nearly four years with Jeff, everything fell apart. I found myself single, scared, but somehow liberated as well. Rather than stumble into another ill advised relationship, my best friend Sally helped me find focus. I would spend the next few months “finding myself” sexually. That’s how The Rebound List was born.

I’m halfway through my list, after sleeping with (and alienating) a virgin as well as a silver fox, and yet the end seems impossibly far away. Sally comes to my rescue: she’s gotten us tickets for a busy New Year’s Eve party. It’ll be the perfect chance to find a stranger for some no-strings fun.

What (or whom) would you do to celebrate your freedom after your first serious relationship breaks down? The Rebound List is a series of short erotic stories exploring exactly this question.

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OR: Get it totally FREE!

Here’s how to claim a free copy:

1. Assuming you’ve already read Virgin and Silver Fox, go over to Amazon, Smashwords, Google Play, ARe, or wherever you’ve bought the book from and leave a review. Reviews on Goodreads, other reader sites and blogs count as well. FYI: You can get Virgin for free as part of Gratis : Midwinter Tales, and I’m currently also offering free copies of Silver Fox to whoever reviews Virgin. So actually, you could read all three books for free if you wanted to.

2. Send me the link to your review by email or Facebook message, and whether you’d like an epub file or mobi file (epubs work on Nooks, Kobo readers, etc., mobi files work on Kindle)

3. Receive your FREE copy of Stranger!

I aim to answer emails within 24 hours usually, but considering I’m going to be on holiday next week and may not have reliable internet access all the time, it may take a little longer than that until I get back. Please bear with me.