I’m delighted to welcome my good friend, top writer, and fellow Brit Babe, Lily Harlem back to my site today to talk about spicing it up with a Joy Ride- I promise- this is not a book you will want to miss out on!
Over to you Lily…
Kay, thank you so much for inviting me over today. I’m very excited about the new novella I have out at Ellora’s Cave… it’s rude and raunchy and will be sure to give readers some wicked ideas as the nights get long and dark. Not only that it might just be a Christmas present solution for the guy or gal in your life…
Whoa, sounding good? I’ll start at the beginning shall I?
Joy Ride is part of an exciting new series from Ellora’s Cave called The Spice Rack!
What’s it all about…? It centers around the concept of The Spice Rack, a new adult novelty toy designed to add some heat back into a couple’s love life. Oh, la, la, and it’s sexy and saucy and Joy Ride, the third addition to the series but a perfect standalone read, is now available.
Kimberly is desperate—muffling gasps of pleasure under the covers is just not doing it for her. She loves and desires her husband, but she needs more.
Could the Spice Rack picked up at a girly, wine-infused party be the solution? Anticipation floods her body as she opens the first “task”. What the…? How is “love on the move” going to spice up her sex life? It’s impossible, or so she thinks, because when a sudden sinful idea pops into her head she has to act, much to Nate’s delight.
Until they’re spotted, pulled over, hauled out and cuffed, and not in fluffy pink. They’re in for it, but the glint in Nate’s eye tells Kimberly he’s finally got her exactly where he wants her. It might feel like hell, but before she knows it she’s catapulted to a heavenly place she’s been longing to revisit. As long as they can get away with it.
So where did I get the idea from to have a married couple behaving so badly they get cuffed, thrown in the back of a police van and then have a wonderful time when they were least expecting it? I guess it’s going back to something I often write about and that’s established couples having sexy fun. I like the idea that there’s a history between them when I write the words Chapter One. Love and commitment, respect and desire are already there and it all makes for the perfect recipe for a wild time that can push boundaries because the characters are already connected and in tune.
Sometimes when characters have only just met it can be fantastical or even plain unbelievable if they start ‘going for it’ with all the frills and bells, whips and chains and glitter coated feather-dusters. But a couple already emotionally invested in one another in all aspects of their lives gives a much broader spectrum of fantasies to be dabbled with. It’s real and it happens. Most adults are in or have been in a long term relationship where the first flush of ‘I’ve got to rip your clothes off right now’ has passed. But I LIKE that, a lot, it gives me a hundred and one plot lines to have fun with. Just look at That Filthy Book, a novel that has very few characters except for the married couple, yet they get up to all manner of kinks as they rediscover the things that once made them wild for each other. One review even said “Every woman must read this book.”
And wild is exactly what I did with Joy Ride. Using the Spice Rack instruction of ‘Express You Love On The Move’ I pushed Kimberly and Nate’s lackluster bedroom activities onto a whole new level of fun. Phew, I’d like to write about the next jar they open, they’re a rampant couple when they get going and these jars are chilli pepper hot…
Thanks so much for having me today, Kay. It’s always fun to hang out with you.
You are always welcome! And what a brilliant idea the Spice Rack series is- this is the first time I’ve come across it, but I shall be selecting a few jars myself very soon!
About The Spice Rack series…
When word gets out about the Spice Rack, a new adult novelty item that’s guaranteed to spice up your love life, retailers can barely keep them on the shelves. Each jar holds a suggestion on how to add some zip in the bedroom. Or the kitchen. Or wherever passion strikes. Couples everywhere clamor to get their hands on a rack and see what happens. Whether they try one jar or try them all, one thing’s for sure—with the Spice Rack around, sex will never be bland again.
Joy Ride Buy Links
Ellora’s Cave – http://www.ellorascave.com/joy-ride.html
All Romance eBooks https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-joyride-1325621-340.html
More details on Lily Harlem’s website http://www.lilyharlem.com/index.html including the other fabulous books in the Spice Rack series, Decadence by Karen Stivali http://www.ellorascave.com/decadence.html and Love Plus One by Karen Booth http://www.ellorascave.com/love-plus-one.html also, and don’t miss this, ideas on how to ‘make your own spice rack’. Let your imagination flow, you’re in control if you’re creating your own naughty game!
Spice Rack http://www.lilyharlem.com/spice-rack.html
Lily Harlem http://www.lilyharlem.com
Excerpt from Joy Ride
He stopped in the shadows by the car door and wrapped her in his arms. “This damn Spice Rack and the thought of what each jar might contain has got me feeling like a sex-obsessed teenager.” He kissed her hard and fast. “We should get ourselves home ASAP and open another jar.”
“Just what I was thinking. And should we make it a seriously hot chili one this time?” She waggled her eyebrows suggestively and cupped his ass, hoping her father hadn’t decided to peek out the curtains.
He grinned and there was a roguish glint in his eyes, one that she hadn’t seen for a while. “I don’t care what it says in the jar, because you, baby, are going to get it good.”
“I am?” Oh, what a promise. Kimberly could barely control a delicious tremble of anticipation between her legs.
“Yep, with the bedroom lights on and no holding back your screams of pleasure. I’m going to remind you how we used to… Fuck.”
Kimberly slid her hands from his taut butt and fisted his sweater in his lower back. She couldn’t remember when she’d last heard Nate curse. But it didn’t offend her. Far from it. In fact it turned her on. Fuck. She loved that word. It should be in their lives more often. “Fuck,” she repeated.
He licked his lips. “Yes, we used to fuck like crazy. Do you remember on our honeymoon? We didn’t come out of the hotel room for three days. It was awesome.”
Kimberly nodded, remembering with wonderful clarity how they’d enjoyed each other’s bodies to the max. His stamina in the shower had been incredible and he’d eked out her first multiple orgasm. She’d woken him with a blowjob, the best start to any day ever, he’d later said. They’d also conceived Sophie, a condom having split during a particularly strenuous doggy-style session on the balcony at three in the morning. “I remember,” she whispered against his lips. “It was awesome.”
“It was how we were most of the time.” He stroked his thumb over her cheek. “I still feel the same way about you, you know. I don’t show it so much. Can’t show it so much but that doesn’t mean…” His words trailed off.
“Doesn’t mean what?” She tipped her head and studied the way he nibbled at his bottom lip.
“That when you walk into a room I don’t imagine you naked. When you touch me, even just a hand on my arm, I don’t long for more, much more. Because I do. I miss the old us.”
Damn, so did Kimberly. How could they have let themselves get into this state?
“Not to say I’m not happy with how we are,” he said hurriedly. “I am. You’re the only one for me, you have to know that, not just for today, tomorrow, but forever.” He paused. “But we’re still young, in love and, if that kiss an hour ago is anything to go by, we’re still in lust.”
“Too right we’re still in lust.” She squeezed a little tighter against him, felt a hard package behind the fly of his jeans. “Nate! We’re at my parents’.”
He grinned and rubbed his pelvis against her, just a little, the tiniest amount. “I can’t help it. Just talking about fucking you has made me hard enough to hammer nails.”
Kimberly giggled. “Well, we’d best get you home so you can start hammering.”
He gave a snort of laughter. “Yeah, let’s ditch the movie.”
“There was never a movie.” Kimberly batted his arm and leapt into the car. The sooner they got home the sooner the fun would start. She could hardly wait.
Nate pulled away from the curb, his transition up the gears more rapid than usual. Kimberly glanced at his face. His jaw had a steely angle and his lips were pressed tight. As the amber glow of the streetlamps slid over his profile she could see his nostrils flaring as he breathed.
She squirmed on the seat, heat flooding between her legs. The need to have him above her, ramming into her, giving in to desire, was too much to bear. She could imagine it so clearly, what they would be doing the very minute they got home. Naked, sweaty, tearing at each other’s clothes—their hunt for satisfaction a wild frenzy as basic instincts took over their every thought and movement. They may have to get the first one out of the way before they opened the second spice jar.
Kimberly pressed her legs together and continued to stare at her husband. His fingers gripped the wheel, his biceps tensing to bricks beneath his sweater, their outline clear. She let her gaze slip lower, to his groin. The lap belt cut across his waistband, bunching his top slightly. Beneath that there was a healthy bulge.
“Nate,” she said, sliding her hand onto his thigh. A truly sinful idea had just popped into her head. It would be the answer to their problem. But could she turn it into reality?
He tensed but kept his eyes on the road. “Yep?”
“You know that spice jar?”
“How it said express your love on the move.”
“Yep.” He glanced across at her. His eyes narrowed briefly then he turned his attention back to the near empty highway that led to the outskirts of town.
“I have an idea.” Kimberly undid her belt and sidled into the middle section of the bench-style seat. “I think I know how we can fulfill the challenge before moving on to the next one.”
“Baby, there’s nowhere to stop around here without having the cops pull up within a few minutes.”
“I don’t want you to stop.” She slid her hand higher, up his thigh and on to the solid stretch of denim that was straining against his cock.
“Ah Jesus, careful, Kim.”
Kimberly ignored him and gave the impressive swelling in his groin a stroke and a squeeze.
“Shit, like I said, be careful. I haven’t been this hot for it in a while. I might just come in my pants.” He shifted on the seat.
“Ah, poor Nate.” She barely suppressed a giggle.
“Yes, poor Nate. These damn denims—it’s getting pretty uncomfortable.” He scowled at her. “And you’re not helping.”
“But I think I can.” She licked her lips.
“Not for another twenty minutes you can’t, not ’til we get home.”
“But this is perfect. I have a way to express my love for you on the move. Right here, right now.” Carefully Kimberly eased the buttons on Nate’s fly free, releasing some of the pressure the wedge of flesh was causing.
“What the hell are you doing?” Again Nate flashed his attention her way, but just for a second. The road was long and straight but it was a fast route and known for deer wandering across the lanes. “Kim?”
“I’m going to suck you off, Nate. Now, while you’re driving us home.”
WOW! What can I say, but get out there folks and spice up your life!!
Thanks again Lily,
Happy reading everyone,