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A Festive Guest Post- Stories for When the Sun Goes Down by Lily Harlem

I’m delighted to introduce you to my very last guest before Christmas! My lovely friend, and fellow Brit Babe, Lily Harlem is here to tell us all about her festive plans, her favourite seasonal movies, and her new anthology, Stories For When The Sun Goes Down (I’ve read it- it is BRILLIANT)

Over to you Lily…

Hi Kay, thank you so much for inviting me over to your lovely blog at this festive time of year. I adore getting together with friends with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie even if it’s virtually, and today I’ve brought with me my new collection of erotic and romantic tales – Stories for When the Sun Goes Down.

mulled wine and mince pie

This is a very special set of stories to me as they are an enormous part of my journey to becoming an author of erotic romance. Each one holds a piece of my writing history and built my confidence and I’m grateful for the editors who gave me a chance and published my first words. (All of these stories have been published in a variety of US and UK anthologies over the last five years and you can find out more about this on my website.)

So what’s everyone up to this Christmas? I’m staying home with Mr Harlem which is my favourite thing to do. We have family coming for the big turkey dinner, which Mr H will provide and I’ll cook, so that will be fun ‘and’ tiring. Then as is our tradition we’ll go for a long beach walk on Boxing Day with the dogs and then come home, light the fire, open a bottle of something special and lounge in front of the TV nibbling leftovers from the day before. I really enjoy watching Love Actually though since I’ve made it the Boxing Day film of choice for the last three years in a row I’m thinking that Mr H may object to that this year and I might end up with James Bond –it could be worse I suppose!

love actually

New Years Eve is always fun in our village. The pub is the focal point for the festivities and since everyone can walk there it gets pretty lively as the beer flows and the corks are popped! Often it’s too full for Auld Lang Sign indoors and whatever the weather everyone piles into the car park to link hands and get all emotional as the church bell rings out midnight. It’s great fun and I really enjoy the atmosphere and seeing everyone’s faces as they think back to the year just gone and then forward to the year ahead.


So what’s in my year ahead? Well, to stay happy and healthy and enjoy every moment I can of my life and continue to be thankful for the wonderful man who loves me and whom I love in return. As for my writing, I’m breaking into paranormal for the first time this year. Both Bite Mark and Claw Mark will be hitting the virtual shelves at Ellora’s Cave. I’ve also got more Hot Ice set to release, that’s Misconduct and Russian Heat. I’m continuing with projects with Natalie Dae (we publish under the name Harlem Dae) and Lucy Felthouse. I’m looking forward to getting to Eroticon in Bristol (March) and spending time with fellow Brit Babes , including my lovely hostess today, Kay, and I’m tentatively planning a trip to the US in October to Romanticon where I’ll be able to put faces to the names of my wonderful colleagues at Ellora’s Cave .


No doubt I’ll write a few more stories that will end up in anthologies and they’ll all become part of this rich and exciting path I’ve chosen as a writer. If you’d like to pick up a copy of Stories for When the Sun Goes Down here are the contents and buy links.




Madam President

The Champagne Whore

Shy Bird

The Actress

Making Shapes

I Promise to Please

I Promise to Surrender

I Promise to Perform

A Classic Wedding Night

Stable Manners

Buy Links

Stories for When the Sun Goes Down –

Amazon .com- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G2GIZ7Q

Amazon.UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stories-When-Goes-Down-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00G2GIZ7Q/ref=la_B004MHRTQK_1_15?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387704893&sr=1-15

Thank you so much for letting me natter on, Kay, and visitors, please tell me your plans for Christmas, I’d love to know what your family traditions are you’re your favourite ‘must see’ Christmas movies.

Lily x

PS –

Lily Harlem Links

Website http://www.lilyharlem.com/

Blog http://www.lilyharlem.blogspot.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/lily_harlem


Facebook author page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lily-Harlem-author-page/200182030094568

Pinterest http://pinterest.com/lilyharlem/

Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4070110.Lily_Harlem

Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/106837751333678531161/posts

Harlem Dae http://www.harlemdae.com

Raw Talent http://rawtalentseries.co.uk

BritBabes http://thebritbabes.blogspot.co.uk

Newsletter Subscription http://www.lilyharlem.com/newsletter-subscription.html


Thanks ever so much for taking time out so near to Christmas to come and visit! Happy Christmas!! I’m off to watch a Christmas movie…it’ll have to be The Bishops Wife staring Cary Grant for me!

Happy festive reading

Kay xxx







  1. Thanks for inviting me to the party, Kay. Also just to let readers know that Stories for When the Sun Goes Down is at a bargain price for the Christmas week. $1.25 or just 77p! That’s a lot of steamy words for your buck!

    • Kay Jaybee

      That is such a bargain for all those gorgeous stories!!! An extra Christmas gift I think!!! xx

  2. Yet another one to add to my (growing ever longer) “to read list”.
    Xxx – K

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