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Christmas, New Year and Updates

4th January 2010 – Firstly, Happy New Year to you all! Hope you celebrated it how you wanted, whether it be with family, friends or by yourself. I personally had a quiet one in with the other half and midnight passed without much ado.

Christmas was a more traumatic affair, with lots of eating, seeing people and driving about. However, I got some cool presents, and some howlers. Amongst the coolest:

  • Spa vouchers
  • Books, including Ant & Dec’s autobiography, the True Blood box set and some more vampy ones
  • DVDs, including series one and two of Supernatural, which I’m now completely hooked on. I’ve since been out and grabbed series three on the cheap and am on the lookout for series four
  • Pyjamas and slippers, which for a comfort-lover like me, is heaven
  • Chocolate – ’nuff said

I can’t remember everything, and I’m sure I’ve missed something, but you get the idea. There were also smellies, socks, etc, etc. Supernatural has to be the most surprising present. Although it was on my list and therefore not a complete surprise, my reaction to it has been. I was pretty confident I’d like it, given recommendations I’d had – but I am soooo hooked! Of course, the lovely Jensen Ackles certainly helps – he’s very easy on the eye. And, if you agree, you might want to stop by tomorrow, there may be a little something here you’ll enjoy 😉

Over the weekend I had a huge clearout, with a lot of help from the other half. I have completely decluttered my study room, which was six bags of rubbish, and my bedroom, which was a further six. If you include the two bags of shredded paper… well, it doesn’t take a genius. I knew it was bad, but even I was surprised how much I got rid of. I’d hoarded stuff like my old uni work. I don’t need hard copies as it’s all saved – not that I even really need that, I’m unlikely to ever read it again! There was all kinds of other crap; and in my bedroom, tons of clothes that didn’t fit. I even got rid of a few books. So I’ve been down the tip recycling and charity shops too. So my clearout has decluttered my living space and also donated to charity – double dose of the feelgood factor!

And on that note, onto my New Year’s Resolutions:

  • Do not let my bedroom and study get that full of crap again
  • Lose weight – once all the Christmas snacks have been devoured, I’m cutting the crap. And when the weather gets a bit warmer, I’ll be doing more walking
  • No buying books. Having scoured the study top to bottom, I realised just how many books I have, and it’s a lot. Though they’re no longer teetering piles all over the place, I still know they’re there. I must get reading
  • More writing. Excuses do not a published writer make. I have tons of submissions I want to make, so I’m going to try harder. And blogging doesn’t count

Sex, Love and Valentines

Last, and certainly not least, this lovely book is available soon. Sex, Love and Valentines, containing my story E620 is out this month. According to Amazon, it’ll be available from the 11th. However, you can pre-order your copy now, by clicking here. I also know that the book contains stories from the wonderful Charlotte Stein and Justine Elyot, and I’m delighted to be nestling between the covers with them! Charlotte’s story is entitled Dirty Boy, and Justine’s The Heart-Shaped Box. Both sound delicious, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

Don’t forget to check in tomorrow for some hot totty!

Erotica 2009 ‘n Stuff

27th November 2009 – Apologies for not blogging much of late, but I’ve been a busy bee! I’m still in the process of moving the Fantasy Nuggets blog of old over to this site, and I’ve been tweaking bits and bobs that I wasn’t happy with. I’m finally happy with my Links page – I’ve amalgamated my erotic and non-erotic links. I doubt very much I’m going to offend anyone, as chances are if they’re visiting my site, they’ve already got a fair idea of what they’re going to find.

I’ve also imported all my RSS feeds into Outlook, because I’ve seriously dropped out of the whole blog-reading thing due to not finding a feed reader I was happy with. This way, the stories pop into my inbox as they’re posted, meaning I’ll be back up to speed on people’s blogs and commenting away!

In writing news, my exciting news of recent times is the publication of Temptations Vol. 2 – an Xcite book with a tasty man on the front cover and one of my stories nestling between the covers! There’s even a tiny extract from my story on the back cover…

It appeared the posh boy was also deliciously dirty…

Hopefully that’ll draw you in enough to make the purchase – go on, it’s only £2.99 – purchase link [intlink id=”953″ type=”page”]here[/intlink].

I’m working on lots of new stories –  but not in the most productive way. I seem to keep starting stories, then starting something else – so I’m getting nothing finished! So I must make some headway and send things off. It’ll soon be time to put out calls for submission for the Cars & Girls issue of Bunnie, which I’m guest-editing, so I won’t have so much time for writing when the closing date rolls around!

Finally, I was at Erotica last weekend. In good old London town, at Olympia, to be precise. I knew it had been scaled down from last year, but I was still quite surprised. It’s only the second time I’ve been, and last year I was there on the Saturday, rather than Sunday, but it was very quiet. There weren’t many stands, there was a lot of space between them, and visitors were thin on the ground. There just wasn’t much of a buzz (pardon the pun). So that was a little disappointing, but it did give me chance for a good look around without having to push through crowds.

Which brings me to the two most interesting parts of my visit. I got to see my good friend Jackie Adshead, erotic artist. No – let me rephrase that – fabulous erotic artist. Jackie’s headline art (can you call it that, I’m not sure – you know what I mean!) this year was her Fantasy Fannies. And yes, they’re exactly what you think they are. Close up paintings of lady bits. But far from being graphic, they’re painted in such a way that they’re almost abstract. So if you were to buy one and put in on your living room wall, nobody would instantly know what it was. Of course, the smuttier-minded ones amongst us (and I’m guessing you’re one, or you wouldn’t be here) would guess, but depending on their level of politeness, wouldn’t say anything. Not being arty, I’m probably doing a rubbish job at describing them, so just head on over to her website and take a look. And, if you ask her nicely, she’ll do a painting of yours. 🙂

Secondly, I got to meet a man whose name is legendary in erotic writing circles – Adam Nevill. He was with the lovely Hazel Cushion on the Xcite stand. I was lucky to catch up with him, meet him in the flesh and have a good old chinwag. It’s nice to meet people for real because you tend to have more ‘normal’ conversations about anything and everything – whereas when you’re emailing someone in a work capacity, you just get to the point. So that was a highlight of my day – that and seeing all those lovely Xcite books displayed so prominently with Hazel looking proudly on. So she should – joking aside it’s a fabulous range with lovely bright eye-catching covers and totally sexy writing. And with the passing of Black Lace, it’s just going from strength to strength and it’s something I’m delighted to be a part of. Nice work, Xcite!