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Stories for When the Sun Goes Down by Lily Harlem

Hi Lucy, thank you so much for inviting me over to play at this festive time of year. It’s great fun to party with friends amongst the tinsel and mistletoe and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a little festive fayre – Mwahh!

Stories For When the Sun Goes DownTo warm your cockles and spread a little magic I’ve brought with me my new collection of erotic and romantic tales – Stories for When the Sun Goes Down. These stories are perfect for snuggling up in bed with on cold winter nights, or, even better, reading aloud to a lover in front of the fire to get the sultry mood just right for an evening of fun.

This is my first collection and it’s a very special set of stories to me as they are each an enormous part of my journey to becoming an author of erotic romance. Every one holds a piece of my writing history and has built my confidence. I’m grateful to all the editors who gave me a chance and published my first words. I’ll never forget the feeling of seeing my name in print for the first time. An amazing experience that, as all new authors will relate to, I didn’t know if it would ever happen.

So what’s in this collection? Madam President is the first erotic piece I ever wrote and I entered it into an erotic fiction competition sponsored by LoveHoney. To my delight I won first place and that set me off on the road of steamy romance, a road that’s been up and down, twisted and turned and meant I’ve met a whole group of wonderful new friends from around the world. Some I’ve met in person, some only virtually, but still I look back and thank my lucky stars that I choose the path that I did because these friends and colleagues have made writing the most wonderful experience.

Coming Together With CurvesShy Bird and The Actress are both stories that feature in Coming Together Anthologies, a charity publisher that donates all royalties to good causes and authors provide the stories for free. If you enjoy my work in Stories for When the Sun Goes Down to check out the rest of the Coming Together As One anthology and Coming Together Triumphantly , but don’t stop there, Coming Together has many more titles as my lovely host, Lucy will testify to, including Coming Together with Curves which Lucy edited and I feature in alongside many of my authorly friends.

The I Promise… stories were great fun to write and feature a couple who’ve found some very raunchy sexual favour vouchers to gift each other with – a great idea if you’re stuck for something to buy the guy or gal in your life this year, don’t you think? And A Classic Wedding Night continues Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett’s story after the confetti has landed and the sun goes down. Oh, who can resist Darcy when he gets all dominant and determined?

Contents – Stories for When the Sun Goes Down

  • Madam President
  • The Champagne Whore
  • Shy Bird
  • The Actress
  • Making Shapes
  • I Promise to Please
  • I Promise to Surrender
  • I Promise to Perform
  • A Classic Wedding Night
  • Stable Manners

(All of these stories have been published in a variety of US and UK anthologies over the last five years and you can find out more about this on my website.)

rtsidebargraphicThis time of year we all tend to get a bit melancholy as we look back at all that’s happened and then forward to the future. So what’s in my year ahead? Well, to stay happy and healthy and enjoy every moment I can of my life and continue to be thankful for the wonderful man who loves me and whom I love in return. As for my writing, I’m breaking into paranormal for the first time this year. Both Bite Mark and Claw Mark will be hitting the virtual shelves at Ellora’s Cave. I’ve also got more Hot Ice set to release, that’s Misconduct and Russian Heat. I’m continuing with projects with Natalie Dae (we publish under the name Harlem Dae) and Lucy Felthouse. Raw Talent. I’m looking forward to getting to Eroticon in Bristol (March) and spending time with fellow Brit Babes and I’m tentatively planning a trip to the US in October to Romanticon where I’ll be able to put faces to the names of my wonderful colleagues at Ellora’s Cave. Perhaps Lucy will join me on a cross Atlantic journey if I ask her nicely!

I’ll also write a few more short stories that will hopefully end up in Coming Together anthologies (doing good while being bad!) and they’ll all become part of this rich and exciting path I’ve chosen as a writer. If you’d like to pick up a copy of Stories for When the Sun Goes Down here are the buy links.

Buy Links

Stories for When the Sun Goes Down – Amazon

Stories for When the Sun Goes Down – Amazon UK

Thank you so much for letting me natter on, Lucy, it’s been fun and a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2014 to all our readers and blog visitors.

Lily x

PS – Some special offers going on this week and freebies, details on my blog.

Lily Harlem Links

Website http://www.lilyharlem.com/
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Fifty Shades of Grey Sex Toy Range Available for Pre-Order at Lovehoney

The Fifty Shades trilogy has introduced the world of bondage and sex toys to millions worldwide. They have followed Ana Steele’s incredible journey and are aroused and intrigued.

Lovehoney has worked closely with the trilogy’s author E L James to make a stylish range of pleasure products that perfectly recreates the items used by Ana and her billionaire lover.

“This range is what I always imagined while I was writing Fifty Shades of Grey, I’m so excited that the toys I described in the books have come to life and can now be enjoyed around the world.”
E L James

The range includes Ben Wa Balls, vibrating bullets, love rings, butt plugs and more.

Lovehoney offers free delivery to the UK & Ireland, USA, Australia, France, Spain, Germany and many other countries.

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Lovehoney quick and order yours – the stock is limited. Also, while you’re there, you can enter a competition to win a spanking paddle signed by E L James!

What Are You Wearing This Halloween?

Personally, I’m lusting after this particular outfit. The Fever Dark Fallen Angel would suit me, don’t you think? 😉

It’s all sexy and cobwebby and although it doesn’t come with the halo, I still think it’s awesome.

Grab yours from Lovehoney now, and you’ll get a FREE Death by Orgasm Black Widow Spider 10 Speed Bullet. The offer is valid on some other outfits, too. Check them out here.

Also, if you’re looking for some spooky Halloween reading material, check out Weekend at Wilderhope Manor, Love Through Time, Dead Sexy (coming soon) and/or Fangbangers. Erotic and spooky, what more could you want? 😉

Sex Toy Review: Lovehoney Mains Powered Magic Wand Vibrator

Lovehoney Mains Powered Magic Wand VibratorI’ve been eyeing one of these up for ages, so when I saw that the Lovehoney Mains Powered Magic Wand Vibrator was available to purchase from Lovehoney‘s Oh! Points scheme, and that I had enough, I placed my order. And wow, am I glad I did.

I used to have one trusty toy that did its job every single time, but it was due for replacement, and I think I’ve found it. The Lovehoney Mains Powered Magic Wand Vibrator means I never have to buy batteries again – hurrah!

It took a while to get used to this toy because it’s much bigger and heavier than my previous “best buddy” but once I figured it out, I was sold. Even the lowest setting on this bad boy is super powerful. But of course, with great power comes… great noise. Unless you live with someone that is deaf then you absolutely couldn’t use this while they were home. Not even under your bed covers.

But it’s a small price to pay for a mains powered toy that absolutely does the job. If you like your vibrations super intense, then it’s definitely worth forking out for this toy – which isn’t that expensive, all things considered.

Check out the Lovehoney Mains Powered Magic Wand Vibrator here.

Sex Toy Review: Lovehoney Sqweel 2 Oral Sex Simulator

SqweelThose lovely folks at Lovehoney sent me the Sqweel 2 Oral Sex Simulator to test out. I never used the first incarnation of this toy, so I’m a total Sqweel newbie. Marketed as “the world’s best oral sex simulator for women” this toy has ten silicone tongues, three powerful speeds, 30% more power than the first version of the toy, and a new reversible mode and flicker function.

My first impressions were good: the packaging was great, the toy itself looks good and is of good quality, and it’s easy to store. It takes two AAA batteries which are easy to come by, and switching on the toy is pretty self-explanatory (though there are instructions, too!).

There are definite pros and cons to the Sqweel 2 Oral Sex Simulator. It’s well made, innovative, not too expensive and feels nice on your lady parts. However, the material means that unless you want to be sore, lube is absolutely necessary, so no using this for a quickie. Also, it’s fairly noisy and if you press it too hard to your body, it slows down the mechanism.

Overall, if you find it easy to climax and are looking for a sex toy that’s a little different, then I’d definitely check out the Sqweel 2 Oral Sex Simulator. But if you like your toys with serious power and concentration on your clit, then I’d probably skip this one.

Sex Toy Review: Lovehoney Happy Rabbit

Lovehoney Happy RabbitAfter my last post about wanting one of these babies, I was lucky enough to be sent one to review by the lovely folks at Lovehoney! Woohoo!

Here’s a rundown of the Happy Rabbit Realistic Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator. It has three speeds and two patterns of vibration. It’s shaped for maximum pleasure on and in your lady parts, and best of all – it’s rechargeable! No more forking out on batteries, yay! According to the stats, an initial six hours of charge will give you two hours of pleasure.

It’s a smooth, sleek, silicone based toy, which comes in a lovely gift box, containing the vibrator, a storage bag and the all-important mains adaptor.

Cheap, this vibrator is not, but when you consider its quality, durability and the fact that it’s rechargeable, it’s a small price to pay. The Happy Rabbit Realistic Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator is also pretty quiet, very powerful, and because it’s a nice size, ideal for both vibrator newbies and more experienced users. Best of all, it does its job, and does it well!

Grab The Happy Rabbit Realistic Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator and some water-based lubricant and you’ll be happily buzzing for many years to come. A highly recommended addition to your toy box.