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Reclaiming Wednesday

It’s Wednesday- and for the first time in way too long, I have had a Kay day- a real Wicked Wednesday!

For the past year I’ve had to give the other ‘mes’ priority as -frankly- I sell more books as Jenny Kane and Jennifer Ash, than I do as Kay. However, after receiving all the rights back to my erotica novels- not to mention nearly all my anthologies- I have decided it’s time to make Wednesday’s Kay days again.

I am in the process of revamping, reediting, and generally improving, all of my erotica- one book at a time. As you can imagine, after being in the business for so long, that leaves a hell of a lot of books demanding my attention- and I will be tackling them one at a time!

I am starting with my anthologies and one of my novels…I will reveal which very soon.

The anthologies will all be available on Radish first (an online download app for Android)- and then on Amazon etc in Kindle format. The novels will be Kindle etc first, and then paperback if demand is high enough…

I have to say, it has been tremendous fun going back over my old work, picking new covers, rewriting blurbs- groaning at past missed editing errors- and laughing at how times have changed! It seems funny now to read about a man who delivers videos door to door- 13 years ago the mobile video rental van was part of life!

I’d better go and get on with the re-edits. Don’t forget lots of my books are still available to buy- just check out the book lists at the top of this blog page.

Happy reading,

Kay x

My First Time: Jillian Boyd

It’s that time again- I’m welcoming the lovely Jillian Boyd to my site today to tell us about her early publishing experiences in the land of erotica.

Over to you Jillian…

First Time

Can you remember writing the first story you actually wanted to write, rather than those you were forced to write at school? What was it about?

I wasn’t ever forced to write at school – on the contrary, I think writing assignments in school were a big part of me falling in love with writing. That, and voracious reading.

What was your first official publication? Was that erotica?

It was an MMF ménage story in a seasonal anthology. So yes, it was erotica.

I had no idea I’d be an erotica writer- it just came from nowhere! Was writing erotica something you intended to do, or was it a bit of a shock?

Same as you, Kay – I had no clue. I’d started blogging first, and participating in erotica writing memes was what made me think “hey, wait a minute, this is something I enjoy”. I wasn’t shocked as much as surprised that I liked it and that it was something I could feasibly be good at.

What effect did that have on your life?

I think with me you’ll always have to take into account that I write a personal sex and relationships blog as well as erotic fiction. So it was a combination of those two that led me to want to push myself out of the situation I was in at the time I started and take on whatever came my way.

I *think* it’s safe to say it was a good effect…

Does your first published story reflect your current writing style?

I actually re-read it not too long ago and, although I’ll always hold a special place for it in my heart because it was my first published story, once it got to the dialogue I promptly cringed myself inside out.

What are you working on at the moment?

Currently, writing is on the backburner as I’m focussing on nailing a high-pressure period in my day job! Which isn’t as bad as that sounds, because I love my day job and I need a bit of a break from writing if I’m honest.



Buy links

Inked: Sexy Tales of Tattoo Eroticahttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CXBRFEM/?tag=sexylittlewords-21

Licked (as editor) –



Jillian Boyd is an author, editor, blogger and all-round nosy parker. Based in London, she can often be found in coffee shops. She blogs at ladylaidbare.com.


Many thanks Jilly! Fabulous interview,

Happy reading,

Kay xx

And Breathe…History Repeating…

Dear lovely readers,

I’m so sorry I’ve been so lacking in the blog department lately- my only excuse is that I’ve been a little bit busy…

At the end of 2012 I sat with my dear friend KD Grace, at a little table beside the coast at Lyme Regis having a much needed day off. Coffee in hand, fingertips aching with the exhaustion of twelve months of nonstop typing, we swore to each other, that whatever happened in 2013, we would not take on as much as we had in 2012. We would- we vowed- pester each other to take time every now and then- to breathe, take stock, and stop beating ourselves up about not producing enough work fast enough!

Then in 2013, we sat once again in a cafe in Lyme Regis- the location of our once a year always day meet up- and we said, with coffee in hand, fingertips aching with the exhaustion of twelve months of nonstop typing, we swore to each other, that whatever happened in 2014, we would not take on as much as we had in 2013. We would- we vowed- pester each other to take time every now and then- to breathe, take stock, and stop beating ourselves up about not producing enough work fast enough!


I have a feeling that when we meet again, coffee to hand, watching waves crash against the coastline as the tourists toddle by, we’ll be saying exactly the same thing all over again!

Even by my own standards of overworking, 2014 has been totally insane – but I’m not complaining (although I admit I would pay good money to be able to have weekends off!)- how can I complain about the fact you lovely people are buying my work, and are even asking for more?

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I’m loving every minute of writing the fourth and (absolutely) final short story to tie up all the loose ends from The Perfect Submissive Trilogy (The Perfect Submissive, The Retreat, Knowing Her Place), which will be called The New Room (out in February 2015). I’m also busy promoting my latest Jenny Kane releases, There’s a Cow in the Flat (children’s picture book), and Christmas in the Cotswolds (seasonal romance novella), while I’m also editing the next Jenny Kane novel (Abi’s House).

I’m also plotting and planning a hot new erotic anthology for the New Year…and I have a few other secret irons in the fire…

So please lovely blog followers, forgive me for my lack of posts lately!!


I’ll leave you with a tasty little read from one of the short stories in Take Control

Here’s an extract from The Experiment

They would follow his instructions to the letter. That was what she had claimed. Still, he was suspicious. It was probably all a con, a devious way of playing on his growing obsession. But it might not be – it might be genuine – he might get to see what he longed to see…

A petite, traditionally dressed, stunningly beautiful Malaysian girl led him into a dimly lit room. The scientist dropped his briefcase next to a comfortable wing-backed armchair, behind which was a small but well-stocked bar. Suspended from the ceiling, a state of the art camcorder pointed forwards, poised and ready to record all that was to follow. Tastefully tame classical music was being piped into the room via a number of wall speakers; speakers which he hoped would reveal some far more interesting sounds in the very near future.

About a metre in front of the chair, a large picture window had been fitted neatly between that room and the next, creating both a theatre and private audience auditorium. A thick red curtain was drawn across the other side of the glass, so that as yet the voyeur could witness nothing from the space beyond.

The hostess, hovering by the bar, gestured to the various bottles of spirits with a questioning glance. He selected a whiskey and, shrugging off his jacket, waited as a triple measure of amber liquid was sloshed into a cut-glass tumbler. With the drink, the girl passed him a white envelope, on which was written The Story Thus Far.

He sat down, fumbling open the letter with hasty fingers, and his eyes devoured the words: Shortly you will see Gail and Jade. Both have been fully appraised as to your requirements. They have been placed within the neighbouring room, secured as per your instructions.

Before your arrival, again as you requested, the girls were subjected to considerable concentrated arousal to the breasts alone, and had nipple clamps applied. Both females are now desperate for further attention. We hope you enjoy the performance. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. The Malaysian girl bowed and left.

Making himself as comfortable as possible, he sat in the chair, satisfied that – so far, at least – his wishes had been carried out.

This whole thing was an experiment: an exercise to discover how much attention needed to be applied to a woman’s breasts alone before climax overtook the subject. Any resulting arousal of his own, he had convinced himself, was coincidental, and of secondary importance to the enquiry…


If you’d like to find out what happens next, you can buy Take Control from-

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HYI8BHA http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HYI8BHA

Right- my five minutes to write a blog is up! Best crack on…so where did I leave my not so perfect submissive this time….must type faster, must type faster…

Happy Reading,

Kay x





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