New Release: Beautiful Stranger!

Out Now!

I’m so pleased to announce that my latest book, Beautiful Stranger, is now available to buy on Amazon! This novella first started out as two short stories, Ladies’ Day and British Champions which have been combined along with a brand new ending into one cohesive book.

For this release, I’m trying something a little new: Kindle Unlimited. This means that Kindle Unlimited customers can read Beautiful Stranger for free (by borrowing it). If you’re not a Kindle Unlimited customer, you can still purchase the book as normal. The introductory price (which will last for about a week) is 99c/99p, so save money while you can!

Buy / Borrow on Amazon

Twenty-four year old Claudia has always been the sensible one. From her boring call centre job right down to her practical wardrobe, flash and extravagant are not part of her normal vocabulary. She may live in Ascot, the home of British horse racing, but the presence of all the moneyed revellers blocking her route home from work are more of a nuisance than a thrill. Until one of them catches her eye…

Peter’s life couldn’t be more different. All his life he’s worked hard to make it in the banking industry, to give his wife all she’s ever wanted. After a day of sipping champagne and watching the races, an indiscretion of hers with Peter’s colleague changes this picture-perfect vision of middle class life forever. He decides to cut and run, only, he hasn’t a clue where he’s going.

A chance meeting by the side of the road brings them together, making them forget their opposing backgrounds. Is passion alone enough to overcome their differences?

Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone novellas set in jolly old England, following a set of loosely connected people as they find love in unexpected places. Can love conquer all, from class differences to age gaps? Read on and find out.

Titles in this series include:
One Night Stand
Beautiful Stranger
Only a Taste (coming soon)

Friday Filth 5

champions-siteThis Friday Filth teaser is from British Champions, the sequel to Ladies’ Day (so you might want to start there if you haven’t read it yet…)

“You’re special. Let me show you how special…” He peels my top off slowly, kissing any skin as soon as it’s exposed.

I smile at him, a little more reassured about our situation than before and completely ready for a good, hard reconciliation. When he makes me feel the way I do right now, how can I worry about what may or may not happen in future? Here and now, everything feels right.

With one hand in his hair, I try to guide him towards my nipple which so far he is carefully avoiding; kissing and teasing only the surrounding skin. I impatiently start unbuttoning his shirt before lifting myself and quickly taking my own top off too.

“In a hurry?” He grins, I just give him a look that says it all.

He leans on one arm and takes my wrist with his other hand. Before I know it, he pins first one arm back against the armrest of the sofa, and then the other. I’m helplessly spread and his appreciative gaze tells me he likes it this way.

“I want to touch you…” I beg.

He shakes his head and kisses me firmly, gathering both my hands together before I have the chance to regain my composure. His lips make me weak. I can’t take my eyes off his face but quickly get distracted when his free hand finds its way down between us, massaging my thighs from the outside in. Getting ever closer to where I really want to be touched.

I let out a moan and he leans in for a further taste. His tongue slips into my mouth the very moment his hand moves past the waistband of my pants.

“How wet you are,” he groans against my lips.

British Champions; What Happens after Ladies’ Day…

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It’s been a while since I announced that part two of The Ascot Series was in the making. It took a bit longer than expected, for that I am sorry. To make it up to everyone who has been waiting patiently all this time, I’m launching it FREE for two days; today and tomorrow! Read Excerpt

Get your copy now at

Amazon US
Amazon UK

Ladies’ Day and What’s Next?

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It has been ages since I published Ladies’ Day on Amazon; well that’s how it feels to me anyway. Last October, I took the plunge and unleashed my first story onto the world; a short erotic tale set against the backdrop of the busiest time of year in British horse racing – Royal Ascot. Although it hasn’t been as popular as stories I published after (Just Another Day at the Office, most notably), still I’m told people would like to find out what happens next for Claudia and Peter.

Ladies’ Day tells the story of a chance encounter between Claudia – just your ordinary girl next door with a wild side to her – and Peter, who happens to be parked along the route Claudia takes on her way home from work. Despite their differences in background, social status, and even their significant age gap, they can’t deny the attraction they feel for each other.

Fast-forward four months, and it looks like Peter will be in Claudia’s neighbourhood once more. He invites her to accompany him to yet another horse racing event; British Champions Day. But can they just continue where they left off, or has their moment well and truly passed? Furthermore are the differences between them just too great to overcome?

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop at Hedonist Six

Wow I feel like I’ve come so far in such a short time. This blog has been up for just about two months and I’ve just been tagged in my first ever blog hop! Thanks, Adam Gaffen!
So, apparently the “Next Big Thing” blog hop has been active for a while now and it is a means for authors to draw attention to their latest publication.

What is the title of your book?
Ladies’ Day

Where did the idea for the book come from?
The basic advice I’ve come across for people wanting to write, whether it’s to start a blog or anything else is: Write what you know. (And more specific to Erotica: Write what turns you on.)
The story is pure fiction in this case, just a little fantasy that was playing out in my head. But the main character, Claudia is loosely based on me. Considering I strictly follow especially the second bit of advice, to write what turns me on, my stories tend to be told from the perspective of someone very much like me.

What genre does your book fall under?
Erotica.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It’s self-published, with the help of the lovely people at WriteHit.com

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It’s only a short story, about 8500 words and took me about 3 weeks with plenty of distractions and interruptions. Frankly I find it impossible to focus on one thing at a time and actually started writing ‘Ladies’ Day’ while I was in the middle of two more stories which I still haven’t finished.

Give a one sentence synopsis of your novel:
Chance brings two strangers together who despite the absurdity of the situation cannot fight their attraction for one another.

What other works would you compare your story to?
Oh I’m really not sure. I don’t like to compare my work to the stuff I read because I don’t feel I’m at the same level just yet. But within similar genres I enjoy reading for example Tina Folsom, Livia Ellis and others. That being said, I like to write in first person present tense. My aim is to give the impression that everything is happening right now. And that style is one I haven’t come across in a lot of other books.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
The story is set in Ascot, UK. I’m familiar with the area and have often found myself stuck in those impossibly huge traffic jams where the story begins. My way of passing the time is imagining that somewhere in the queues of expensive cars, perhaps there is a guy like Peter; charming, attractive but for whatever reason having a bad day. Escaping from the madness, even momentarily could be just the right way to turn things around.

What else might pique the reader’s interest?
In my story I hope to have captured the type of instant chemistry that can occur between two people when they first meet. And in an ideal world we would all be as free as these two to enjoy a guilt-free exploration of where this chemistry might lead. 

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“Cheers,” I say, raising my glass towards him, “to us, pretending to be friendly.”

We both take a sip, stealing little looks at each other in turn.

He’s putting on a brilliant performance, like what he said in the car never happened. Perhaps it’s his way of dealing with things. Who am I to argue with such a tempting façade.

I offer him the bread basket and platter of cold cuts. He eats eagerly, like he’s famished.

“You know, had I known, I would’ve prepared something a little nicer than this,” I joke.

“I’ll keep that in mind. To warn you in advance before randomly meeting at the side of the road,” he responds.

I eat a few bites myself

“What’s your name?” I ask.

Ok, enough about me and my book, on to next instalment of this blog hop. I have tagged the following authors, who will each post about one of their books next Wednesday. In the meanwhile, why not visit them already to sample some of their work.

Livia Ellis
Gary Starta
Dan Cocker
Julez S. Morbius
Robert India

Ladies’ Day – a little taster.

My first little ebook, Ladies’ Day, has been out for a little while now. It’s an erotic short story (roughly 34 pages according to Amazon); two strangers and their chance meeting at the side of the road after Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot. 

Available on Amazon.com

Or Amazon.co.uk

Why not get a little taste of it from the short except below:

“Excuse me, where’s your bathroom?” His call is coming from the back door.

“Oh please come in, it’s just over there…” I point at the door leading off the hallway.

Still the contrast between us is startling to me, he looks like everything I am not in his formals which probably cost more than my car is worth. At the same time I – at 25 – still dress like I did as a teenager, faded jeans and inappropriately tight t-shirts. The only “fancy” clothes I own are worn exclusively to job interviews and then too they’re Primark or at a stretch Next. You could mistake me for a simple idealist, not moved by worldly possessions, when in fact I am just a bit stingy and lazy.

But strangely, he looks at home, walking over the terracotta tiles and towards the door I’ve just shown him. Taking in the decor, glancing at the eclectic mix of paintings and photographs on my walls on his way. Like he is meant to be here, in my house. I try and shake off that thought. He’s just some stranger and I’m an idiot for doing this.

The ping of the oven timer brings me back to reality and I pile all the food, plates and cutlery high onto a tray, and head back out. After I’ve arranged everything on the wooden table and make another trip for the cushions, a water jug and the aforementioned cheap wine, he comes back out as well.

“Oh you didn’t need to…” He says, smiling at me. Looking at him now, more relaxed and at ease, I feel like I’m getting a hint of his usual demeanor. Charismatic is probably the best word for it. Like he should be a politician, but still strangely genuine and trustworthy.

“I sort of did, I’m starving,” I respond, “and Dominos doesn’t deliver here.”

He lets out a laugh while sitting down on the bench beside me. Thankfully it’s large and sturdy, quite over spec for my usual needs as a single woman.

“I wasn’t sure what you’d like,” I point at the food, wine and water, “unless you want coffee or tea, I can do that too.”

“Yeah, I don’t tend to drink much, is it that obvious?” He smiles again. My heart is pounding in my chest; I can’t get over how handsome he is, by body language perhaps even more so than simply looks.

“Well, whatever you need, just ask.” My eyes are drawn towards his, in this light they seem more turquoise than blue. He holds my gaze just a little longer than strictly necessary before picking up the wine and corkscrew.

“I suppose one glass won’t hurt. I promise I don’t feel ill anymore.” He doesn’t look it either, must be the fresh air.

“Don’t be so sure, you haven’t tried it yet. It’s probably nowhere near the quality you’re used to.” I say, still mesmerised by his eyes.

He grins at me. “Everything is only as good as the company it’s enjoyed in.”

I feel the corners of my mouth curl up practically by themselves, this is a game I know how to play.

 “Well, and what do you know about current company other than that I was overly keen to get my hands on your car keys?”

“Firstly, you took a huge risk trying to help out a complete stranger,” winking at me, he adds, “car keys or no car keys.”

I take the glass of wine he has poured for me.

“Furthermore, I don’t recall the last time anyone has made an effort putting together a meal for me…” His gaze wanders out over the field again.

“Fine, if you say so,” I say, “but for all you know I could be a psychopath, only pretending to be friendly.”

He looks back at me again, the amused glint in his eyes reappearing. “So could I.”

“Cheers,” I say, raising my glass towards him, “to us, pretending to be friendly.”

We both take a sip, stealing little looks at each other in turn. 

I would be really grateful for some feedback. Also, I’m working on a few more things, at least one of which I intend to publish within this year. Do check back here or on Facebook/Twitter for updates if you’re interested in reading more of my work.

Jumping in Head First

Alright, I think I’ve done it!

I managed to finish a story, even if it’s a short one (34 pages according to Amazon) and published it for sale.

Please take a look:

Ladies’ Day by Hedonist Six 

Ladies' Day

It’s now available on
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk

Ladies’ Day is a short erotic story about two strangers from vastly different backgrounds meeting in unusual circumstances. Don’t ask me why I decided to work on a story set in Mid June now, while Autumn has washed over us like a wet blanket. It seemed like a good idea when I started!

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of blogs on self publishing and promotional techniques, so I guess I will have to put some of the things I’ve learnt into practice.

So far what I’ve done is:

  • Written the story obviously (and edited and edited and edited some more)
  • Formatted for Kindle
  • Made a cover & wrote a short description
  • Published it on Amazon and enrolled in KDP Select. Let’s see how that goes!
  • Been reasonably prolific on Facebook and joined a bunch of groups where I could promote my book
  • Set up an Author Central profile;both on .com and .co.uk (apparently this makes a difference!)
  • And not told anyone about it really. Not sure why. I think deep down I fear that the first review I get will be zero stars or something.

Still left to do:

  • Amend the book to include my Author Central link
  • Spam the hell out of FB, Twitter and whatever else I can find.
  • Start a 2 day free promotion and spam the hell out of everyone again.
  • Pray that I get some reviews and likes
  • Sit back and watch as the sales roll in (Hopefully. At least one.)