Kneel: Available Now.

Blurb

Kneel features three short erotic lesbian D/s stories. In Mistress, Danielle runs into a Domme she knows from back home while she’s on holiday with friends. In Desk Job Zoe gets more than she bargained for when she disobeys her boss. And in Secretly Submissive Lily has a secret: she’s submissive and she wants her best friend Vanessa to be her Domme.

Mistress was previously published in the anthology Summer Love and Secretly Submissive was published in From Top To Bottom.

The total word count of the three short stories together is 14,000 words.

Content warnings

Kneel is a book of erotic lesbian fiction and contains graphic descriptions of BDSM including S&M, spanking, foot worship, bondage, and discipline. Mistress includes a scene where the autistic character is asked to make eye contact. There are scenes in both Mistress and Secretly Submissive where the characters drink alcohol and there are scenes where characters eat in Mistress.

If you have specific triggers and would like to know if they are contained in this book, please ask me.

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Kneel: Stories of lesbian submission available for pre-order.

KNEEL Cover
The front cover of Kneel. Kneel is written at the top of the page with “stories of lesbian submission” written underneath. There’s a photo of two women, one is standing over the other with a chain in her hand connected to the second woman’s collar.

On 30 September 2019 I will be releasing a book of short stories. Kneel: Stories of lesbian submission features three short erotic romance stories.

Content Warnings

Kneel is a book of erotic lesbian fiction and contains graphic descriptions of BDSM including S&M, spanking, foot worship, bondage, and discipline. Mistress includes a scene where the autistic character is asked to make eye contact. There are scenes in both Mistress and Secretly Submissive where the characters drink alcohol and there are scenes where characters eat in Mistress.

Blurb

In Mistress (previously published in anthology Summer Love) Danielle, an autistic submissive from the UK, runs into a Domme from back home while on holiday in Spain.

In Secretly Submissive (previously published in anthology From Top to Bottom) Lily has a secret: she’s submissive and she wants her best friend Vanessa to be her Domme.

In Desk Job Zoe gets more than she bargained for when she disobeys her boss.

Available for pre-order now:

Kneel: Stories of lesbian submission 

Advance Reader Copies of Bound to the Monarchs

My first novel, Bound to the Monarchs, will be released in November 2019 and I am looking for bloggers, vloggers, bookstagrammers, and anyone else who reviews book to send ARCs to. Content warnings are listed at the end of this post and include spoilers.

Bound to the Monarchs is a pansexual polyamorous fantasy romance novel featuring a disabled heroine.

BLURB

Millennia ago, the people of Lencura were split into designations dependent on their abilities. Vitoria is a solviso. Others consider them the weakest of the designations but Vitoria knows she’s stronger than people think. Sure, she can’t fly, shift, or conjure magic but her blood has healing properties that the other designations covet and she knows she can use that to her advantage. She’s aware of the dangers that lurk outside of her region and that the other designations would do just about anything to possess her blood but when her father’s death leaves her homeless she’s willing to take the risk for the chance of a better life.

When Vitoria encounters marauders on her way to start a new life in the northern region of Malita, she’s forced to take a detour. Her van breaks down on the border of the shifter lands and she follows her instinct, venturing into the forbidden shifter territory. Better to take her chances with shifters than marauders. Vitoria is placed under the protection of Queen Mathilda and her mate, King Antonio. Mathilda and Antonio’s dominance awakens a passion in Vitoria that she never knew she possessed and she wonders if she might be the third mate they’ve been looking for.

When a dignitary from a neighbouring monarchdom kidnaps Vitoria and offers her anything she could ever want in return for her blood, she realises the only thing she wants is to be Mathilda and Antonio’s. Her monarchs will do anything to get her back but Vitoria isn’t sure what they really want: her or her blood.

HOW TO GET AN ARC

If you would like an ARC please fill out the following form:

Bound to the Monarchs ARC request.

If you have any accessibility requirements please let me know and I will try to accommodate you. (There’s a section in the form “anything else you think I should know.”)

If you are not selected to receive an ARC and you do not sign up for future emails, your details will be deleted. Your information will never be shared with other people and you will only be contacted for the stated purpose.

CONTENT WARNINGS (includes spoilers)

This book contains very explicit sex scenes between two women and a man. This includes bondage, D/s, discipline, spanking, and anal play. This novel depicts discipline outside of sex and as part of a D/s lifestyle.

There is some violence in this novel, including ableist violence.

Within this book characters eat, talk about food and drink alcohol.

There is homelessness, references to a past war, kidnapping, and a character held against her will (by the villain).

 

 

 

Review: Her Wild Ride by Heather Van Fleet

Her wild ride

Blurb

I’m not a hero. I’m a bad dude who’s done bad things. And the sooner she understands that, the better off we’ll be.

I’ve just got out of prison and I’m running from my MC, so my step-sister’s best friend has agreed to drive me across the country.

Summer’s my ride. That’s all. But she captivates me, and I don’t have a damn clue why. She’s a distraction I can’t afford.

Is it because I’ve been told she’s forbidden?

Is it because she’s preppy and freakin’ beautiful, so not a part of my world?

With every mile of our trip, every spark of connection, she seems to inch closer to me. The temptation is too much to resist.

But she has no idea just how dangerous life would be with me. I broke club rules. I betrayed my brothers to save a woman’s life. If the Red Dragons find us we’ll be in trouble. And if I give into my desires, she’ll be in deeper than she realizes…

Review

This was such an enjoyable read! Niyol has just been released from prison and he’s on the run from his former motorcycle club because he broke their rules. Summer, his step-sister’s best friend, has agreed to drive him across the country but she doesn’t know that he’s on the run.

Niyol and Summer are complete opposites. He’s a biker who has just served time in prison, she’s a teacher who writes cheers for the school cheerleaders. There was so much chemistry between the two of them and it was there from the very first moment they met. I really like the whole opposites attracting thing and Heather Van Fleet writes this really well.

A lot happened in this story, it was like non-stop action from start to finish and it really gripped me. It was a real page turner, always leaving me wondering what was going to happen next.  There were a few surprising twists too that I liked.

I loved Niyol. One of the things I real loved about him was that even though he was supposed to be the bad boy type he had a real soft side. Like at one point he’s scared of flying and I just liked how it showed different sides to him and that he didn’t always have to be tough around Summer. Summer was so likeable. She was just a real nice, decent, thoughtful person.

This is the first book in a series and I am really looking forward to other books in this series. There are quite a few secondary characters in this book who I’m hoping will get their own books.

All in all this was a fun, enjoyable read. There’s action, hot sex scenes, great character development and, of course, a happy ending.

You can find out more about this book, including how to pre-order it, here: https://www.heathervanfleet.com/red-dragon-mc-series

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Room For Three? by Katrina Jackson

(Blurb taken from amazon)
When Precious rents Cali and Mike’s spare bedroom she’s in the middle of a housing crisis and feeling betrayed by her best friend.

When Mike and Cali rent their spare room to Precious, their relationship is hanging on by a thread.

None of them expect anything more from their roommate situation than cheap rent in a prime location. So they’re all surprised to find a deep well of affection and lust that makes them think that maybe their perfect relationship, and bed, has room for three.

Room for Three? is the first in a new series of erotic novellas about sexy entanglements behind closed doors.

My favourite grouping in romance novels is two women and a man so when someone recommended Katrina Jackson’s books to me and I found out that some of her novels are f/f/m I couldn’t wait to read them. This book did not disappoint and I couldn’t put it down.

This book was everything that I love in a romance novel. It had a good dose of angst, extremely hot sex scenes and, of course, a happy ending. The relationship between them was so sweet and romantic at times but then equally hot (and still romantic). I read a lot of romance novels and generally I enjoy them and then move on but this one really stayed with me and I think the reason why was that the characters were just so relatable. I especially related to Cali and I really liked how Katrina Jackson portrayed Cali’s relationship with her therapist and the importance of therapy in her life.

I would really recommend this novel for anyone who likes erotic romance and polyamorous romance.

It’s currently available for 99p on amazon and available on Kindle Unlimited.
https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01GAF7X2Q

 

room for three

Executive Dysfunction and Expenses

If you knew me through work you would never guess that the organised, focused social worker who can remember details about every child she has ever worked with and keep on top of even the most complex of cases struggles with executive dysfunction. Unless that is, you are my manager who is always chasing my out of date expenses or the woman from finance who is always emailing me about missing expense receipts.

The truth is, that while I do not struggle with social work or most aspects of my writing career, I do struggle with everything else. My expenses are always out of date. I have yet to take a gas metre reading on a property that I moved into eight months ago. I forget to buy essentials and often forget to eat. I have over 100 messages waiting to be read on my phone (don’t mention the emails) and I keep forgetting to book a dentist appointment for a filling that was recommended almost two years ago.

One of the things that frustrates me is that if I could afford certain things, my executive dysfunction would be less of a problem but executive dysfunction is expensive so I can’t afford the things that would help. Despite having a job that should provide me with a comfortable income I am always broke. Of course, it doesn’t help that being physically disabled is also expensive.

Some examples of expenses that arise from my disabilities:

-Lunch. I often buy things to make a packed lunch but forget to take it with me and then I have to spend a ridiculous amount of money on sandwiches.

-Taxis for when it’s just too painful to walk.

-Essentials bought at higher cost because I forgot to buy them in advance and have to pay extra to buy them at expensive corner shops.

-Pre-prepared food. My condition fluctuates so if I had better executive functioning I would be able to pre-prepare my own food for when I can’t chop or peel. Instead I have to buy pre-chopped or peeled food.

I am determined that this year is going to be better. I bought a book to do my budgeting (nothing motivates me like nice stationary and lists) and I am going to try to save money so that I can buy things that would help me and hire people to support me. I might also get around to the benefits application that I’ve been meaning to do forever.

I’ve started off quite well. My food budget for the month is £100 for a big shop (cupboard food, frozen food etc and pain killers) and then £15 per week for fresh food. I was recently told that I need to lower my cholesterol so I really need to prioritise eating fresh fruits and vegetables and foods that are known to help with cholesterol (yes, I am a millennial who is prioritising avocado in my budget). I split this between two shops. Ocado offered £20 off if I spent £80 and Tesco had a good offer on for quorn products so I spent £60 at Ocado and £40 at Tesco (if it’s under £40 you have to pay an extra charge). I didn’t meal plan so I may end up eating strange combinations of food by the end of the month!

Perhaps the only good money saving thing about executive dysfunction is that I often forget to do the food shopping and then forget to stop at the corner shop and end up eating every single thing in my flat before I remember to go shopping so food rarely wastes.

Four days into the new year… I hope I can keep this up!

Review: Wayworn Lovers by Gun Brooke

Blurb (taken from the publisher)

Renowned composer and lyricist Giselle Bonnaire suffers from anxiety disorder and agoraphobia. She needs a driver and housekeeper or she won’t be able to work. Tierney Edwards, a restless, wandering soul, is on the move again, never staying in one place more than a few months. The two women are each other’s opposites, one nomad and one recluse, but when destiny places them together, their mutual attraction can’t be denied. Giselle knows her heart will break when Tierney moves on again. But Tierney has never felt so at home, which scares her. Can these women, so bruised by life and experience, find a way to break free of the past—or will they have to say good-bye?

 

As a queer woman with an anxiety disorder and agoraphobia I was really excited to read this book and for the most part it did not disappoint. The romance is a little slower than I usually like but it seemed right in this book. With Giselle’s anxiety disorder it felt like she needed things to move slowly and it worked well in this context.

One of the things I loved about this book is that although Giselle has an anxiety disorder and is unable to leave her property at the beginning of this book, she is still portrayed as having a full life. She has friends, a career, pets. Her life isn’t portrayed as a tragedy even though she often can’t leave her home. Giselle is very privileged so of course it’s not realistic for most people with agoraphobia but this is a romance novel and agoraphobic people who can’t leave their homes should be able to read an idealised version of their lives with agoraphobia (ideally I would not be agoraphobic at all but that isn’t an option for me so reading about someone who is able to live happily with agoraphobia is important).

I love reading novels with characters who are care experienced and there are two characters in this book. Tierney is a care leaver and Stephanie, a teenager who Tierney has been in contact with through an online group for care experienced people, is still in foster care. I thought the characters were very well written.

Overall I thought Giselle’s anxiety disorder and agoraphobia were written well and I could really relate to her and her reactions.

Rating: 4/5

Content warning (spoiler)

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