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OUT NOW!! Gratis: New Beginnings

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March 21  |  Book Publications, eBooks, News  |   Kay Jaybee

Hot on the heels of the well-received Gratis: Midwinter Tales anthology, published in December last year, a new collection of quality erotic literature is ready to follow in its footsteps.

Bringing some familiar names, as well as a sprinkling of new authors, Gratis: New Beginnings is a refreshing look at the as yet young year in all its glorious potential. Themes of rejuvenation, redemption and personal growth mingle with the tantalising imagery and intense emotion our existing readers are already familiar with.

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Spring is a time perfect for falling in love or lust and the ten authors of Gratis: New Beginnings are keen sweep you up in their erotic fantasies. This collection contains stories by Erzabet Bishop, M.J. Carey, Km Dylan, Jason Jaxx, Kay Jaybee, Livilla Sanders, Hedonist Six, Molly Synthia, Chloe Thurlow and Elizabeth Woodham.

Story blurbs Notes from a Blue Bike  by Erzabet Bishop True love began between the spokes of an ancient blue bicycle. They say you can never go home again…but what if home was there waiting for you all along?

Justine returns to her small home town to save money for school knowing it will never be the same without the one true love that got away. Kate is the owner of the internet sensation The Sugar Whip bakery. Vandals threaten her business, but what will shake her up most of all is coming down the road on an ancient blue bicycle.

Home is where the heart is. If you have the courage to let it in.

The Love That’s Sleeping by KM Dylan When her best friend Natasha arrived in Paris to throw her a bachelorette party, fashion model Katie Wolfer knew she was in for a wild ride. But little did she know what an explosive night it would become.

This story is chapter two of “First Lady,” the third novel in K M Dylan’s fictionalized erotic memoirs of a supermodel (the Cult of Beauty series), but it stands on its own.

Countdown by Jason Jaxx If you catch me, you can have me: a bewitching call that sends Dave in pursuit of a gorgeous brunette. A journey of twists, turns and raw sexuality  that seems destined to end, dashed by its illicit nature. Racing against time and circumstance, does the onset of Spring promise the prospect of love?

Unbuttoning by Kay Jaybee Unbuttoning- Rewarding herself for losing weight by buying a new dress, Laura eagerly awaits her lover’s reaction to her new look. Meanwhile, Jenny has her own plans to prove to Laura that she loves her and her sexy figure, whatever size it is.

Having secretly bought Jenny some very special presents, Laura sets out to see if her girlfriend’s stamina is as strong as ever- one button at a time….

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Past Perfect by Livilla Sanders Tanya McAvoy is forty five, lesbian and an inveterate sexual predator. Her dalliances are as casual as they are brief. A chance encounter with her first lover brings back memories of the wild passionate night that transformed her life from  perfect but frustrated student to voracious hedonist.

Holding On by Hedonist Six Five years as a sexchat operator have been more than enough for Charlotte. She can’t wait to leave it all behind: the late nights, the dirty talk and the mouthbreathers on the other end of the line.

But there’s a little hitch, a hiccup in her plan. There’s one client she would rather not quit talking to…

Robbie’s Starlets by Molly Synthia How can a man with ready access to young, nubile, and sexually motivated girls possibly remain loyal to his wife? Connie can’t accept that her film producer husband isn’t tempted by his starlets or, at the least, disappointed with the sex life in their marriage. She’s determined to become the perfect seductress for him but how far will she have to go to satisfy him?

Khloya by Elizabeth Woodham Multi-layered: a Matryoshka, Chloe Merrywell leads a hedonistic lifestyle. The ache in her promiscuous heart is satisfied by lovers, male and female and by the lustful, debauched, Nicholas Kamarovsky. When Chloe meets army medic, Dan, her approach to life undergoes a transformation. She tries to embrace conventionality and takes steps to eliminate old ties. Will Chloe escape the magnetism of her long-term, older lover, or is she forever destined to be Kamarovsky’s Girl?

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Get Gratis 2 FREE on Kindle from-

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gratis-New-Beginnings-Anthologies-ebook/dp/B00IRF1H5W/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1394892895&sr=8-1

Amazon.com- http://www.amazon.com/Gratis-New-Beginnings-Anthologies-ebook/dp/B00IRF1H5W/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1394893309&sr=1-2&keywords=gratis+new+beginnings

Gratis: New Beginnings is also available as a paperback.

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Happy reading everyone,

Kay xx

 

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Guest Blog- Chloe Thurlow- The Secret Life of Girls-The Birth of a Book

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September 23  |  Book Publications, eBooks, News  |   Kay Jaybee

I’m delighted to welcome Chloe Thurlow to my site today- to share something of a revelation.

Over to you Chloe…

It was the long hot summer of 2003 and I was sitting in the garden with Mother. She had drunk the best part of a bottle of wine when she leaned across the table and said, ‘You have turned into quite a beauty. But then, you already know that, don’t you, Chloe.’

It was the year I turned 18. I had dumped my clingy boyfriend, an older man was my first lover and I had been offered a place at Cambridge. I was content, but Mother always knew how to raise a cloud of black dust to coat the mirror.

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Mother, a beautiful woman, doesn’t like women. She adores men. When I was growing up and Father was away “lying for England,” as she put it, she had many ‘special’ friends who dropped by the house with bouquets of pink roses and an air of intrigue. Our relationship started with cracks – the silvery stretch marks, fine as ectoplasm, for which I was never quite forgiven. I was sent away to boarding school at 13 and, once during an open day visit when the waiter paid me rather too much attention at Ye Olde English Tea Shoppe in Broadstairs, her rare visits became rarer than ambergris.

The cracks finally spread and the vase of our fragile relationship shattered when Xcite Books published The Secret Life of Girls. I had drawn on my own life to create the story, all literature is a form of autobiography, a form of egoism, and cast my lead character, Bella, with a jealous, imperious mother who is about to marry the smarmy lawyer Simon Daviditz after the recent death of her adventurer father, a handsome Italian.

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Bella’s new stepfather has secretly bought Ickham Manor to pay off her father’s debts. Bella had thought the old country house, which she loves, had been left to her, in trust, and this betrayal by her mother drives the plot. Bella wants to get her house back.

Half Italian with velvet brown eyes and as cute as a new kitten, Bella is a natural seductress. She has just discovered sex and finds “older people take it far too seriously. It’s just a bit of fun.” Bella is also an accomplished pianist (it’s useful when characters have skills) and turns her talent to writing pop songs. She records a song entitled I’m A Virgin, No I Really Am, puts it on the soundtrack of the erotic film she makes with twins from her boarding school and finds herself on the road to stardom.

The Secret Life of Girls is a coming of age story, Lolita for the next generation, tongue in cheek, actually tongues find their way into all sorts of places. Bella takes chances and leaps before she looks. She is likeable, I believe, because she is self-driven and enthusiastic – both in her plan to buy back her house and her sexual explorations with the town boy Troy, who wants to be a rock star, her music teacher and the filmmaker seduced into rolling the cameras.

As I was writing the novel, Bella came alive. She took control of my fingertips as they stroked the keyboard and I gasped with wonder at her dazzling exploits. It’s not beautiful sunsets or a beautiful man warming your bed sheets that’s inspiring. Inspiration comes from your work. You write something, look back and sometimes, just sometimes, you think: where did that come from? That’s the part of your work that’s original and is always the best.

The Secret Life of Girls is available as an Xcite paperback and can be downloaded from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Secret-Life-Girls-ebook/dp/B008GO4E6I/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1371220119&sr=1-4

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Life-Girls-Romance-ebook/dp/B008GO4E6I/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1371220211&sr=1-1

You might like to watch the 4-minute book trailer made by the incredible Lorraine Masterson – take a peep:

http://youtu.be/EicOBrLvv8U

And catch my blog at www.chloethurlow.com

Twitter – @chloethurlow1

www.facebook.com/chloe.thurlow.5

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Many thanks Chloe, for taking the time to share the story behind The Secret Life of Girls with us today. xx

Happy Reading everyone,

Kay xx

 

 

 

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Review- Secret Life of Girls by Chloe Thurlow

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September 14  |  Reviews  |   Kay Jaybee

Review- Secret Life of Girls by Chloe Thurlow

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Blurb

The Secret Life of Girls is a fictionalized memoir of Bella, an 18-year old girl at finishing school on the English coast. When her father dies, her mother remarries a man who secretly buys the manor house left in trust to Bella to pay off her father’s debts. The betrayal cuts Bella to the core – the house is a part of her. She has nothing left – except she is beautiful, bold and unafraid to use sex to get revenge – as well as for her own pleasure.

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Coming of age erotica has never been this good! Packed with action, Chloe Thurlow draws us along with Bella- not a young woman to be trifled with- who has worked out at a very early age just what a powerful weapon sex can be- and how to use it- particularly against her gullible new step-father, Simon Daviditz…

On the death of her father, Bella is taken to the Convent of Saint Sebastian and the Holy Martyr finishing school, run by some of the least moralistic nuns I’ve ever read about. Oh how I’d like to meet Sister Nuria one day….

Bella has only been in her boarding room for a few moments, when she is being intimately examined by Jack (female), one of her new room mates. This situation could so easily be seen as contrived, or as adding sex for the sake of it, rather than to the furtherance of the story- but this is very much not the case. Clichés are neatly avoided, and every scene within the novel adds to Belle’s complex journey as she learns to use her body- and more importantly- her quick brain- to advance her future, and stay one step ahead of her rival Tabby Van Deegan…

Although I wouldn’t recommend The Secret Life of Girls to first timers to erotica (it plays close to the edge with age limits and incest) – lovers of the genre have to read this refreshingly well crafted book.

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You can find more information about Chloe Thurlow on her blog- http://chloethurlow.com/

You can buy The Secret Life of Girls from all good book stockists, including-

Amazon UK- Paperback- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Life-Girls-Chloe-Thurlow/dp/190776190X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377713568&sr=1-1&keywords=the+secret+life+of+girls

Amazon UK- Kindle- http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Secret-Life-Girls-ebook/dp/B008GO4E6I/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1377713568&sr=1-1

Amazon US- Paperback- http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Life-Girls-Chloe-Thurlow/dp/190776190X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377714099&sr=1-2&keywords=the+secret+life+of+girls

Amazon US- Kindle- http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Life-Girls-Romance-ebook/dp/B008GO4E6I/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-2&qid=1377714099

Happy Reading,

Kay xx

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