Tuesday, November 2, 2010
SEE ME - Coming Nov 23rd
It's been over a year since I've had a new release from Samhain (not counting the print anthology BINDING TIES, which included my novella, BOUND BY DESIGN, which was released as an e-book in September of 2009.) So I'm thrilled to announce my next release, an erotic short story titled SEE ME.
The idea started with a title. And not the title that ended up on the cover. There have been so many books lately with titles like THE ALCHEMIST, THE ALIENIST, THE REINCARNATIONIST, etc. that I thought what would a story called THE EXHIBITIONIST be like? What kind of woman would be an exhibitionist and why? The story took on a lot of different twists and turns, points of view and tenses. It ended up as first person, present tense and while my editor said it was a risk, she agreed it was the best way to tell this story.
I hope readers agree.
So as a little preview, this is the blurb:
These days, Lydia is feeling increasingly restless, and tired of being invisible. No one at work notices the nose-to-the-grindstone colleague dressed in business drab. Her neighbors don’t even know her name.
No one knows she burns off her frustration by dancing to her favorite music, alone in her apartment. No one knows her closet is a wardrobe divided: monochrome and flats by day, silk and stilettos by night. No one knows her secret ritual has slowly evolved into private stripping…then dancing naked on her tiny balcony, daring someone—anyone—to notice.
Then, at the apartment across the way, the curtains move.
Wes can’t believe what he’s been missing by working the night shift. He is drawn to the amazing woman whose every sensual move makes his body ache. And when she catches him watching, the evening explodes into an erotic fantasy. Afterward, though, she confesses she’s not all she seems. No way is this fiery siren as boring and unlovable as she claims.
And no way is he going to let her go without convincing her she is brave, beautiful…and the face he wants to see every morning.
SEE ME releases November 23rd from Samhain.