Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Meet Kevin

Archie comics have introduced a gay character. That's right, a sympathetic gay character in a mainstream comic! Neato, isn't it! Here's hoping this will lead the way for other comic artists and writers.

Incidentally, if anyone has any recommendations of comics/graphic novels with LGBT characters, I'm interested. Especially if they're anything like Strangers in Paradise, which is awesome. I'd buy the omnibus if it didn't cost $85 just for the shipping (ouch!).

Monday, April 26, 2010

Beautiful Malice

Daisy Chain Book reviews are giving away 5 copies of Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James. It sounds exciting, and the contest is international, which makes a nice change. This one is a young adult book. A bit different from my usual fare but I find I enjoy some variety now and then.

*Edited so that the post actually makes sense. Lack of coffee makes Evie's brain not work good...*

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Alison Tyler's Smut Marathon

This sounds like so much fun! I've been enjoying Alison's flash contests, but latest idea of hers will take the competition to a new level.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I have a new perfume. It's called 'Vice' which seems appropriate for me, and it smells like a mixture of Turkish coffee, chocolate and sugar. When I wear it people sniff the air and ask whether someone is baking a cake. I shouldn't really go to Etsy. Something there always catches my eye and dents my budget.

In other news, there is more writing underway, I swear! Soon I will know the release date for my first eBook short story, Land of A Thousand Dances, a paranormal lesbian romance I am just itching to share with the world. In the meantime there will be some reviews up soon.

Tata for now. Stay full of vice! I'm planning to.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Blog Hop!

This week I'm joining the Blog Hop. Like an eejit I didn't read the instructions there properly, so my link info isn't quite right but hopefully my fellow bloggers won't hold it against me. I should have written that I'm technically an 'old' blogger, since I've been blogging for more than three months, but really I feel I'm very much a newbie at this.

This blog is mainly a place to post about my writing but it's also a book blog with reviews of books in genres I enjoy, mainly erotica and romance, but I'm keen to check out blogs about other genres too.

To join in, drop by Crazy For Books!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Sapphistocated byYeva Wiest, Jolie DuPre, Alessia Brio and Beth Wylde
Subgenre/ themes: Contemporary, lesbian
Format: Ebook
Rating: Four stars
Available from Phaze.

This anthology is comprised of four short stories by four talented authors. My personal favourite from this collection was the first story, Double Decker by Alessia Brio. It's the story of a young butch lesbian named Tess who is seeking to win not only a Kareoke Contest but the heart of the woman of her dreams. This one had me flicking through my cd collection to listen to some old favourites. I felt immersed in Tess's world and was anxious when she was anxious and excited when she was excited, and found myself sorry when the story ended. I think I'll check out some more of Alessia's work soon and I am going to have to remember the term "SOL day".

I Know What I Want by Jolie DuPre is about a beautiful young waitress who is trying to break into modelling and is intrigued to find herself hired by a wealthy older lady to act as a 'centrepiece' at a party. The story didn't go where I expected it to, which was a pleasant surprise, but I felt that it ended a bit abruptly, leaving me wondering what happened next.

Better With Age by Beth Wylde was a heartwarming story about Olivia, a single mother who is reunited with her first love, Aleesha, after decades apart. Olivia's relationship with her college age daughter, and the way she deals with an awkward situation many teenagers and parents of teens will surely relate to, is touching.

Finally, Drawn by Yeva Wiest is the tale of manga artist Sydney, who finds herself attracted to her own creation, the buxom, two-headed Kisha. At the same time Sydney finds herself attracted to two very different real women; the BBW Alice and the slim, athletic Beth. Her attempts to get to know them both lead her to finally question her assumptions about beauty and what is truly sexy. The use of toys in this one was different from anything I have read before, and the fantasy element was intriguing.

All in all this anthology is well worth a read.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bloody Rose

This image is the most tasteful thing that came up when I searched for 'blood'. Apparently it's a 'bloody rose'. Well there ya go.

It's that time of the month again for me (too much information? Grow up!), which might go some way towards explaining last night's dirty dream about Storm Large (I find myself more attracted to women just before, after and during my period. It's like my body goes "Not reproducing this month eh? Fine. Go get some pussy then."). Or it could just be that she's gorgeous. This cover broke my brain, appropriately enough.

Next week begins the 'Spring' part of the cycle for me, which hopefully will have me in a creative frenzy again. For the time being I'm resting and wasting time on Youtube.
Here's another little flash piece from one of Alison Tyler's contests. This time I tied for first. :)
The prize was a scarf by Etsy seller The Opposite of Om, and entrants had to choose a colour from the sixty odd different yarns available as a starting point for their story. One of the yarns was called 'Regency', so I wrote this:

Tea and Sympathy

“Oh, Mr Hambly, it was so very good of you to rescue my dear sister and bring her home to us,” said Lara Chadwick, nibbling daintily on a piece of shortbread.

“Nonsense Miss Chadwick! I merely did what any gentleman would have done under the circumstances. I could hardly leave her to perish in the swamp,” Hambly replied.

“True,” Lara conceded, “But staying to comfort me afterwards was a little beyond the requirements of duty. Would you care for more tea?” Her cornflower blue eyes twinkled.

“Not at present, thankyou Miss Chadwick. Perhaps later.” Hambly’s arm shook a little as he gripped the edge of the table.

“And as for comforting you, I do not do it out of duty.”

“No? Why, then, do you stay so long? ”

“My dear Miss Chadwick, I was aggrieved to see you in such distress, and wished to return the delightful flush to your cheek.”

“So all of this you have done solely for my benefit, Mr Hambly?”

“Not entirely, Miss Chadwick. I must confess that I find a certain satisfaction in my efforts.”

“Indeed?” Lara had finished the biscuit and gestured towards the plate. “Are you sure you won’t have one? They are really so very good.” She leaned into the wall giving her hips a tiny jerk for emphasis on the last three words.

“No thankyou. In point of fact, I believe I will be feeling satisfaction shortly.”

As he drove deeper into her Lara let out a soft, ladylike moan .