Of Gratis: Midwinter Tales and a Virgin

cover2-kindleIf you’re following me on Facebook, you will have had an impossible time to get away from this news: there’s an erotic short story collection coming out soon (on the 12th). It’s called Gratis: Midwinter Tales, and it will feature  – among works by eight other extremely talented writers – a brand new story of mine.

About Gratis
In what is hopefully the first of many instalments, a selection of amazing writers have bundled together some of their short stories to create an anthology which will be made available free of charge just in time for the Holidays.

Contents
Snow Falls Softly by Chloe Thurlow, In the Mood by E.A. Chapterhouse, Wicked Games by Elizabeth Woodham, Virgin by Hedonist Six, White (Lights Out) by Jason Jaxx, A Pair Well Met, Blinked, and The New Year Dancers by Kay Jaybee, The Future First Lady of France by KM Dylan, Irrecusable by Livilla Sanders, Glove, and A Penheligon Christmas by M.J. Carey.

More information: www.gratisanthology.com
Preorder: Google, Kobo

Virgin (The Rebound List #1)

The idea for this story has been months in the making, a girl in her 20s who is single for the first time in her adult life, exploring a few of the fantasies she has had to shelve while playing the squeaky-clean committed girl friend. See the blurb below:

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.
And -this- is how my journey begins: with a virgin. Number one on my naughty bucket list…

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

As this is only part one of what I’m expecting to become a four part story, the follow-up is already in progress. To stay up-to-date with its release as well as any others I have planned, why not sign up to my mailing list.

At First Sight – Something a Bit Different

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Now out on Amazon!

Inspiration hit me recently to write something a short story about a couple, Alice and Scott, who are in love but have never actually met. It’s a bit different in the sense that it’s non erotic, and also I’ve allowed myself to experiment with various points-of-view and tenses.

The subject of distance/online relationship fascinates me because indeed there can be quite a disconnect between how someone presents themselves vs. reality (yes, I LOVE watching Catfish on MTV for the same reason). But the driver behind the story is something which perhaps most of you don’t know about me (yet):

I have been that girl, standing in an airport arrivals area, waiting for someone to come out whom I felt I knew completely, yet had never met in person before. I was sixteen at the time and he was twenty-one. We’d “known” each other for a year and a few months. It was the scariest day of my life.

Our first meeting turned into a second six months later and that summer, after graduating from High School, I decided to move halfway across the world to be with him permanently. The relationship fell apart after a few years, but that’s OK. I was so young, it would’ve been weirder if it had worked out.

Hedonist Six – April Newsletter

Another month, another newsletter! Personally I’m just impressed I haven’t forgotten about it yet, even if this is only the second one ever.

News and stuff

Once again, a very exciting month has just passed. I’ve published a short story, Just for One Night and am working hard on Just Another Day at the Office – IV which should become available sometime this month (I’ll probably send out another quick email once it does).

BUY Just for One Night on Amazon: US UK

I’ve also had the honour of being interviewed by Chase Boehner on his blog towards the end of March.

Just Another Day at the Office – I Free?

Buy at:

Throughout the past 3 months that Just Another Day at the Office has been on Amazon, I’ve been able to do a couple of free giveaways. I enjoyed the idea of giving it away free so much that I wanted to do it permanently.

Just Another Day at the Office – I is now permanently available for FREE on Smashwords, Google Play, Kobo and All Romance Ebooks. Amazon seems to be updating their prices currently and I’ve heard reports that some people were already able to make use of the new free price on amazon.com!

Q&A

I’m planning to put up a new page on my website where I answer reader’s questions. If you’re wondering about something or are generally a very nosy person, send me your questions (however naughty!) and I’ll do my best to include them. Or at least answer them by email.

Recently on the Blog

About Heroes and Perfection ;  Should characters in Romantic fiction and Erotic Romance all be supposedly perfect, muscular alpha males? I don’t think so!

Dear Lucy ; After finishing Just for One Night, I kept thinking about Lucy & George so I wrote a tiny little follow up in the shape of the email George sends Lucy the next day.

Friday Filth 2; The second instalment of my new feature “Friday Filth” – a teaser of a particularly hot scene from my short story, Ladies’ Day.

What’s next?

The conclusion of Just Another Day at the Office is coming nearer as I write this; I’m working hard to finish Part 4 which will be the last one. I expect to publish sometime this month.

The next step will be to release all parts as a full novel. Initially it’ll be available as an ebook and I’m also planning to release a paperback version via Amazon.

Also, if you’ve read my interview over on Chase Boehner’s blog, you may have seen that I am working on a new story idea. Slightly more controversial than other stories in that it’s a barely legal relationship between a girl in her 20s and a school boy who just turned 18. The working title is Sinful & Sweet, referring to the name of the bakery run by the main character. Let me know what you think!

I’ve been asked whether there will be more to Just for One Night and indeed I am already getting ideas for it, but it could be a while before I get around to actually writing it! Do let me know if this is something you’re interested in 🙂 Feedback is always welcome and very helpful in trying to sort out my priorities!

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Hedonist Six – March Newsletter

Hello lovely subscribers, I’m kind of new to the concept of Newsletters, but I’ll try and keep up.

Personally I hate getting a lot of email, so I’m planning to keep this a monthly affair.

News and stuff

JAD 3 - MedWow, this month has been very exciting indeed! After publishing part two in early February, Part three of Just Another Day at the Office is out now as well!

BUY Just Another Day at the Office – III here:

Amazon, Smashwords

BUY Just Another Day at the Office – II here:

Amazon, Smashwords

FREE: Just Another Day at the Office – I

I’m always on the lookout for new readers who will enjoy this story. One of the best ways I’ve found to do that is to offer part one of this serial for free, so you can decide for yourself if part two, three and four (not out yet) are worth buying.

Have you read Just Another Day and enjoyed it? Please help a struggling author out and tell your friends where to get part one for free!

Just Another Day at the Office – I, free for 3 days starting today, 11th March 2013 on Amazon. (UK Link: Just Another Day at the Office – I)

Shiny New Website & Facebook Page

In addition to the excitement I’ve already mentioned, I also decided in February that I needed a proper website. So I’ve been working my butt off getting it all ready and I do believe I’ve managed it, sort of. Check it out at www.hedonistsix.com

If you have any suggestions of what else you’d like to see on my new site, why not let me know. You can respond to this email, or get in touch via Facebook, Twitter or Google plus.

Also, I’ve launched a Facebook page, specifically for my writing; find it here: http://www.facebook.com/HedonistSixAuthor

My pick of recent Blog Posts

The Sales Guy ; A little mid-week read describing my unnerving meeting with a particularly dishy Freight Sales Rep.

The Amazon Free Promotion Experiment (2) ; I spill the beans on how the free promotion of Just Another Day 1 went, including actual results

What’s coming up?

Just Another Day at the Office – IV – I’ve had a few questions about this already. I am working on it as quickly as I can, with all the other stuff happening lately. I’m doing my best to get it ready for publishing by early April.

Other stories? Why yes, I’ve been having a lot of ideas lately and have started on one in particular. Tentative title; Just for one Night.

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