A free story, a review and availabilities!

So I wrote this little piece for Darker Temptations … the premise was an ideal date with a paranormal entity.

And I was good and did not immediately go for Spike (from Buffy, obviously) or Morpheus (from the Sandman series) but suddenly remembered what a lady at work said about her reading of Calling Pomegranate … that she was curious about Cary’s point of view. Something my aunt also said when she read the novel.

Ergo Red Pearls And Black Sand, being a sort of coda/companion piece to the novel, written in Cary’s point of view in present tense in the literal rather than metaphoric interpretation of Hades as the underworld. So much thanks to Keira and Leta for giving me an excuse to go back to this universe!

In other news, Calling Pomegranate got its first review! Even though I expressly told her she was under no obligation to review or even read, one of my favourite writers, Charlotte Stein, pretty much made my year by being the first to review Pomegranate. I’m still a little dizzied by the realisation that she loved it. Hee.

And lastly the book’s now on Barnes & Noble —- eeee! First book I ever bought online was through them, Susanna Moore’s In The Cut, such an amazing novel — and on iBooks!

Look, nifty screenshot of coolness.

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It’s almost like a real bookshelf, omg! Heh.

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Book Review: Charlotte Stein, Deep Desires

The Further She Goes, the More She Needs

Abbie Gough has done her best to escape a violent past. But in the process, she’s avoided life, desire and love. So when she sees her equally closed off neighbour, Ivan, performing for her one night through his window, she can’t stop looking. 

Voyeuristic pleasures become Abbie’s lifeline. But as she comes alive and craves more, Ivan backs away. He has his own secrets , the kind that draw her into kinky games and her own shameful desires, while also preventing real intimacy between them. But now she’s found someone so special, she’s not about to give up easily. And she’s willing to do whatever it takes to melt Ivan’s cool exterior. Even if captivating him means pushing through her limits to whatever lies beyond.

You know how sometimes when you’ve known a friend for a long time and then they say or do something that makes you look at them and realise they’ve just evolved to a whole new level of self-actualisation?

I just experienced this in a totally different context.

Review below the cut.

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