Lexie Bay’s Uniform Behaviour Inspiration
I’m going to be posting a series of guest blogs and interviews over the duration of the Uniform Behaviour competition which will give an insight into the minds of the contributing authors. Here, Lexie Bay, author of Taken With Consent and In Love and War tells us where the ideas came from for her awesome stories…
Over to Lexie:
When Lucy put out a call for submissions for an anthology containing nothing but boys and girls in uniform, I couldn’t wait to get writing. The reason being that men in uniform are one of my all-time favourite things, alongside grubby looking bad boys in leather! I was so excited I submitted two stories, Taken With Consent and In Love and War.
The first story I wrote and sent off was Taken With Consent, which was also the first ever story I submitted for publication. I knew straight away which uniform I was going to write about. I’ve always had a thing for policemen, after I had a fling with a gorgeous rugby player who was also a cop! Perfectly merging two of my favourite things; big sweaty men and uniforms.
I have a confession to make too. Some of you who follow me on Twitter may already know this, but I have to admit to being completely obsessed with The Bill. There is nothing hotter than watching a gorgeous guy in a crisp white shirt and tight trousers, man-handling criminals! The day it ended was a very bleak day for television. So it was police all the way for my first foray into the world of smut. My sexy desk cop is based entirely on Sergeant Callum Stone, from his cheeky comments to his sexy, naughty streak. He’s tall, dark and gorgeous, which fitted my character perfectly and I had so much fun writing him.
In Love and War was one of those stories that just flowed. I have a fascination with all things Russian, especially the guys! I’ve never been there so I probably have a completely unrealistic view but it always strikes me as such a passionate place. The buildings are so beautiful and the landscape so desolate, that it can’t help but inspire romance. I wanted Anna to come across as innocent, to capture that intensity of your first love alongside the fear of the war and the guilt of upsetting her parents. I wanted to make it sexy and dirty but combine it with some emotion too. As a bonus, Dimitri spends a lot of the story bloody, bruised and broken which brings out the wicked streak in me! Oh and he’s based on Lucas North from Spooks, all soft brown eyes and brooding intensity, messy dark hair and a body to make you weep.
So if you’re the same as me, and a well-filled uniform makes you weak with lust, how about doing your bit for the boys and girls fighting for us today and go get yourself a copy of Uniform Behaviour. Then take a picture of you reading it and see if you can win some fabulous prizes too!
Love Lexie xx
Lexie started writing to immerse herself in a fantasy world where women are adored and men fall at their feet. Then she realised that sometimes men do that so you can stomp all over them in your sexy stiletto boots and since then she’s been creating stories that stay true to her original romantic dream while exploring the erotic, the kinky and the downright filthy. She finally found the courage to unleash them onto the world and now writes about anything that emerges from the murky depths of her imagination, whenever she gets the opportunity.
Lexie lives with her husband and two daughters in a house by the sea on the south coast of England, and spends her days working as an accounts manager. She loves chocolate, theme parks, BBQs on the beach and cosy winter Sundays and her dream is to write full time.