Can I Tell You All a Secret? Can You Keep It?

I just finished a short, short erotic story, and for the first time in my writing life, it’s contemporary. Gasp! A friend of mine is helping with the cover and is doing an awesome job. Here’s my half-assed beginning attempt:
Dummy cover by Seven McBay

And here is what my friend did for me:
Draft of cover

And that’s still a draft copy (!) but what an improvement.

Obviously, it still needs the title and byline text. That brings me to the secret I was talking about: I’ve only ever written historical erotica; it’s what I do. So I thought I would use a pen name for this story, tentatively called Caribbean Seduction. And after some consideration, I believe I shall be called . . . Claire Cream!

Your thoughts, readers. Should I use a pen name or stick with my own? Should Seven McBay branch out or remain historical and let Claire Cream handle the modern erotic adventures?


Riding Hard and Long, Book 1 of Cowboys Rule

Riding Hard and Long by Seven McBayYippe-ki-yay! It’s live on Amazon!

Without further ado: RIDING HARD & LONG (Cowboys Rule, Book 1)

When Jareth discovers Madeleine in a brothel in Abilene, he knows his prayers have been answered after a long trail ride. They’d wanted each other as teens, and now this busty blonde is his for the taking, any which way he wants.

Madeleine can’t believe her dream cowboy is there in the flesh, and, oh, what flesh he has—all 6’2” of sculpted muscles and sexy man.

They begin a rousing western romp until a threat to Maddie forces Jareth to determine if he has what it takes to keep her satisfied for a lifetime.

Available only on Amazon until 2/28/15.

Let me know what you think…

Cheers and good fortune,

Coming soon: Cowboys Rule

My next work is still historical, but it’s moved up a couple hundred years from the time of my dear erotic lords. Cowboys, cowboys, and more cowboys. We’re in the 1870s, and these bad boys rule the west. And they have a good time while they’re doing it. Of course, they make sure their calicoes (a cowboy word for a pretty gal) have a good time, too.

First up are Jareth and Madeleine in Riding Hard and Long. Cover reveal to follow, and then the book will be at Amazon exclusively for 90 days. I’m going to try that newfangled KU and see if it works for yours truly.


New Release: One Lord Too Many

As if you could ever have too many sexy men, especially wealthy lords, especially an earl, only outranked in nobility by a marquess or a duke.  Puh-leez!  Here’s the cover and the blurb:One Lord Too Many cover

Historical Erotic Novella (approx. 18,000 words)

Lord Renford, tenth Earl of Pembroke, is about to meet his future wife, a French girl with few inhibitions. He’ll woo Cerise with a sensual kiss and a slow fingering at a banquet. But after they’re married, what will she agree to in the bedroom? Will she let her sexy earl try every orifice? Should they let another man participate in their lovemaking? What if that man is Renford’s best friend? Will Cerise go along with her new husband’s plans or find herself with One Lord Too Many?

It’s entering distribution channels as I write this, so it will be available at Smashwords and Amazon and wherever else fine digital books are sold. Naturally, I’m quite excited.


Winners of the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway

In case you missed it as a comment at the end of my last blog, this just in from the head honcho of the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop:

Grand Prize Winners are . . .

Kindle Fire – Lisa Anderson (From Lissa Mathews’ blog)

$50 Amazon Gift Card – Jennifer Mathis (From Adriana Kraft’s Blog)

And here on my humble blog, the winner of an ebook is . . . Shelly Hammond.

Thank you all for participating.

Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop — July 18 – 21

hot_summer_romance_giveaway_hop_graphicThanks for visiting today. I’m part of the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop sponsored by the Insatiable Reads Book Tour.

We have two Grand Prizes. #1 is a Kindle Fire. #2 is a $50 gift certificate. Additionally, each of the blogs that you hop to will be giving something away. Here on my blog, you can win an ebook copy of my historical erotic romance, One Lord Down, whether you’re in the U.S. or international. Just leave a comment about my post below  you’re entered to win.

I’ll announce the winner of my ebook on July 22nd. Grand prize winners will be selected from post comments via random number generation and announced on Malia Mallory’s blog, The ABC’s of Erotica.

I’m not going to hold you up much today, just a quick question really: Do you think the clothing of today is sexier than the clothing of about two hundred years ago?

For women’s clothing, we now have bikinis that leave NOTHING to the imagination, crop tops, short shorts, mini skirts, sports bras, and bare legs (for the most part, no one wears pantyhose or stockings anymore in regular life). Compare this to corsets, bustles, gowns with peekaboo lace over the decolletage, garter belts or garters, stockings, and layers of lace and petticoats. Sorry, I’m already picking out my next ball gown. You know which way I lean.

Orlando BloomFor men’s clothing, just saw this today: Here is proof positive that even one of the sexiest men alive, Orlando Bloom, cannot look good in baggy shorts pulled low. It just ain’t happening. The only thing cute in this photo is the dog.

Now imagine him in a duster coat, tight breeches, boiled white shirt, maybe a vest, tight breeches (oh, I said that already). Oh and boots. He’d have on sexy boots.

Just leave a comment and you’re entered to win.

Click on the blue froggy button below and jump to the next blog. Good luck!

Visiting with Keira Kohl Today

Drawings of three corsets

This shows the evolution of corsets for a century, which really was very little change at all.

I’m over at Keira Kohl’s blog today talking about pregnancy corsets, and I was a very naughty girl. I waited until the last minute to send over my guest post and then forget to tell her that the images were in the public domain. My bad. So she ran the post without any images of corsets. If anyone reading the post over at Keira’s is interested, here are the corset images.

Pregnancy corset

A lovely example of a German pregnancy corset, designed to hide the woman’s condition” for as long as possible. It also supported those non-existent abdominal muscles that never got to develop because the ladies spend their lives in corsets.