Wednesday, 30 October 2013

A True Ghost Story for Halloween

I Believe

I don’t have to see it, to believe it. Until someone proves to me that Bigfoot doesn’t roam the mountains in the northeast, we just haven’t found him yet. Until someone proves to me that there isn’t such a thing as aliens, I believe there’s other worlds out there in our galaxy. I believe people have seen UFOs. Until someone proves to me that ghosts don’t exist, I believe something does because I’ve personally had an experience. I believe we don’t die, but leave our bodies behind, while our souls move on to another dimension, and that the dead communicate to us in different ways. Until someone proves to me that there’s no such thing as mermaids, I believe there’s a lot of unidentified life living unknown in our vast oceans.

I believe that anything is possible. Maybe that’s the writer in me, maybe I’m a little bit crazy, but I like believing there are things out there that we haven’t discovered yet. Mysterious, wondrous things that are just waiting to be found, explored, and appreciated. I think we all have a little something that we are on the very brink of believing in, and ask ourselves, I wonder…

My late soul-mate and I lived in a house once, that we both firmly believed housed the spirit of a prior tenant who passed away there. While we were both experiencing different occurrences, we kept it to ourselves because, one, Earl didn’t share with me because he didn’t believe in that kind of thing, and two, I didn’t share with him for the same reasons. While I saw things, he heard things. I also experienced doors being closed, lights coming on, and a picture of Earl and me being turned over face down several times. Most of my occurrences happened in our bedroom.

After a few months Earl asked me if I’d been experiencing anything unusual. I was so relieved, because I’d convinced myself it was all in my head. We shared, and then I knew something was in that house with us. The most frightening episodes for me happened on two different nights after I’d gone to bed. You know how when someone comes to bed with you, and you roll as the bed dips with their weight? That’s what happened to me. It woke me, and thinking Earl had come to bed, I reached over, expecting to feel him, and nothing was there. On another night, again after I’d gone to bed, I felt a presence near me. When I opened my eyes I saw the white outline of a man standing over me. It only lasted a second.

We never sensed any danger from this, ghost, for lack of a better word. We even named him Henry. When we moved, Henry did not go with us. Before Earl passed, he used to tease me that he was going to come back and haunt me, but do you know, it’s been over a year and I haven’t seen that old fool once? I think he must be busy.

Does Halloween make you think of the paranormal? Ghosts, witches, and goblins? My preference is werewolves, shifters, and vampires. I’ve begun a couple shifter romances, and recently finished my first erotic paranormal, The Mating Ritual. It will be out on 11/15 at Amazon and Smashwords.



Thursday, 24 October 2013

Sexy as Hell Box Set Out Now - Only $1.24/77p!

Yes, that's right, after the debacle with Amazon last week and having to change the title of the first book in the Sexy as Hell Trilogy to The Novice (from The Virgin) we have now released the box set at a bargain price to ensure all of our readers, old and new, have full and easy access to Zara and Victor's wild ride into the world of BDSM.

Go, quick, grab your copy of not just The Novice, The Player and The Vixen, but also the three spin-off short stories, The Mistress, The Star and The Harlequin. It will only be at this price for a limited time so be sure to tell all of your friends about it too.


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Find out more on the Harlem Dae website and read the FREE magazine with all the Sexy as Hell gossip!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Sexy as Hell Spin-Off Stories - Out Now!


Yes, that's right. Natalie and I enjoyed writing our Sexy as Hell Trilogy so much we've written three short stories about the secondary characters. They're out now and they're wild, raunchy and like the series push all the boundaries!




Marti, who features in The Harlequin, is in book #1 of the trilogy, The Novice. Because of his unusual lifestyle, flamboyant appearance and daring act at Eden Street, Marti really deserved his own book, not least because in part he was responsible for Victor (the hero in The Novice) finding his own inner beast and releasing his animalistic passion on a very delighted Zara. 

Marti shares his life with Joel, the only man who has accepted Marti for exactly who he is—a guy with male and female parts. Although they are in love, they do like to dabble in threesomes from time to time. When Marti’s snake, Rio, becomes ill, a visit to the vet gives them more than just antibiotics for the snake… 

Please note it is M/M/M and dabbles with medical fetish.

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Fifi and Carlos, who feature in The Mistress, are both in books #1 and #2 of the trilogy. Carlos plays a larger role than Fifi as Zara’s slave. For a giant of a man he is surprisingly gentle and submissive and is understandably lost when Zara finds Victor to ‘play’ with. It was decided, therefore, to give Carlos his own story with the slightly scary Fifi and see how things worked out for them. 

Is Fifi’s bark worse than her bite, or is it all a show? Fifi has wanted to be Carlos’ Mistress for a long time, but he was bound to Zara, their boss. Now, with Carlos set free, Fifi has stepped in to fill Zara’s shoes. But surely Fifi wants more than Carlos can possibly give. Has she got the courage to ask him to be her slave 24/7? And, more importantly, does he even want her as his full-time Mistress? 








Julie, who features in The Star, is in book #1 of the Sexy as Hell Trilogy. Although she doesn’t have a major role she does have a major impact on Victor and how he perceives people living the BDSM lifestyle. It was judged, therefore, only fair that Julie have her chance at happiness and The Star was born. 

Julie just wants someone to love her as she needs to be loved, to whip her as she needs to be whipped. No man so far has had the bottle to dole out pain to the degree she likes it—until The Star comes into her life. 



Find out more about the Sexy as Hell Trilogy on the Harlem Dae website - the first book, The Novice is available at a bargain price for a limited period of time.





Saturday, 19 October 2013

The Virgin is now The Novice!


Post by Lily Harlem


After what can only be described as an emotional week, Amazon have agreed to republish book #1 in the Sexy as Hell Trilogy. Now, though, it is not called The Virgin, but The Novice. Natalie and I are thrilled as the rest of the trilogy doesn't make as much sense without this first book.

However, we have lost the ten 5* reviews we had on the purchase page on Amazon. So if you read The Virgin and enjoyed it a few words on The Novice would be much appreciated.

Friday, 18 October 2013

OUT NOW - JOY RIDE BY LILY HARLEM




I'm absolutely thrilled to be adding to the new Spice Rack series published by Ellora's Cave. It's fun, naughty and an essential ingredient to any set of fantasies. This is what it's all about...


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.



When I heard about this series from good pal Karen Stivali, author of Decadence, I just couldn't resist coming up with story of my own. The range of plot lines is so deliciously broad with so many scenarios to play with. But those sexy handcuffs called to me, and let's just say, so did the thought of a married couple, normally pillars of society, being oh, so bad in the back of a police van!



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.

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So, now to the important bit, what would you choose off the Spice Rack shelf to heat up your bedroom action tonight? As you can see you get to choose from sweet, savory and spicy and whatever you pick, you have to go through with it...



Have a spicy day!

Lily x


Monday, 14 October 2013

Sexy as Hell Spin-Off Stories - Coming Soon!


Post by Lily Harlem

Yes, that's right. Natalie and I enjoyed writing our Sexy as Hell Trilogy so much we've written three short stories about secondary characters. Watch this space, they're just about to be released and they're wild, raunchy and like the series push all the boundaries!




Friday, 11 October 2013

Stand to Attention!



Post by Lily Harlem


Ohh, happy days. Look at this beautiful new cover for Stand to Attention designed by Posh Gosh. Delicious is a word that springs to mind!

Stand to Attention is a military m/m anthology due for release in February from Total-E-Bound, and I couldn't be more thrilled to be snuggling up amongst these raunchy pages with old and new author friends. My story is a menage called Who Dares Wins, and it's hot, hot, hot - roll on February!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

New Release Day: Samhain Shadows


The Erotic Pagans Series: Samhain Shadows 

If you were lost and lonely, where would you look for love and belonging? 

Samhain has come too soon for Brigit. Her mother has recently passed and she is feeling lost and isolated in her new role as the owner of Morrigan’s Promise. She is not the witch her mother was no matter what she sets out to do. To top it off, her mother’s cat is ill, and she hasn’t heard from the dreamy Dr. Oliver all day. 

Taking a much needed rest, she finds herself awakened by a murder of crows and a vision that will leave Brigit’s world upended. 

Will a blessing from The Morrigan help Brigit find her own power? 
Does a visit from the sexy Dr. Julia Oliver hold the belonging she seeks? 


**Based on real Pagan traditions and celebrations, “The Erotic Pagans Series” brings erotica and romance to reality, and shares the passion of erotic romance in the lives of Pagans with everyone.**

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Excerpt:

“Are you ready for tonight?” Jasmin tucked an errant raven curl around her ear and tidied the shelf next to the register. It was full of seasonal frivolity, pumpkin candles and stuffed witches riding on broomsticks.
Nodding absently, Brigit laid out the dried oregano from the garden. “Are you going to be here for the cooking class next Wednesday?” She minced it into small pieces and scooped them into a large glass jar, sealing the lid with a twist. She moved on to the rosemary. One of the things the shop was best known for was the home grown herbs.
“Yes. Have you decided what we will be making?” Jasmin restocked bags and watched as one of their regulars, Ms. Busby fussed around the Halloween display and selected a bag of gummy bats. “For my granddaughter Elise.” She laid the candy on counter and smiled at Brigit. “You look so very like your mother. I am sorry she won’t be with us this year. I remember how much she loved Halloween.”
Brigit looked up from her herbal preparations and fought not to give into melancholy. Coaxing her lips into what she hoped resembled a smile, she willed herself to relax. The woman really was a dear. “Thanks for stopping in Ms. Busby. Give my best to your sister.” She brushed her hands on her well worn jeans and pulled down the tight fitting purple tee with “Boo” written in sparkling silver letters across her chest. It was one of the last gifts her mom had given her and it felt good to wear it.
“I will. Happy Halloween!” The older woman smiled and gathered her purchases, her plump body moving toward the door like a small force of nature.
“Thanks Ms. Busby. You have a great Halloween too.” Jasmin chuckled. The woman was no more a witch than her Uncle Francis. Ms. Busby waved goodbye, clutching her candy and a stuffed cat with a pointy hat.
“Thank you dears! Goodnight!” She hurried from the shop and Jasmin and Brigit smiled. Her joy in the holiday catching.
“So, have you decided about whether you’re staying home or not?”
“I think so.” Brigit smiled. “Molly should have everything she needs for the ritual.” She tightened the lid back on the jar of rosemary and placed it back on the shelf.
“So you aren’t going?” Jasmin from behind the counter and turned the closed sign on the door. “Everyone will wonder where you are, you know.”
Brigit sighed. “I know. I just don’t feel very celebratory, Samhain or not. Bathsheba hasn’t been doing well and I have been waiting to hear from Dr. Oliver.”
“But it’s the New Year. You need to stop being so isolated.” Jasmin bit her lip and gave her a light touch on the arm. “I’m worried about you, honey.”
“I know.” Brigit shrugged, tears threatening to fall. “I just need a little more time to deal with her passing, Jas. Bathsheba is lonely for her too. She’s an old cat and I’m worried.” She looked at the phone and bit her lip.
“I wondered where that furry menace had gotten herself off to. Are you sure that’s the only reason you’re waiting to hear from the good doctor?” Jasmin wiggled her eyebrows and grinned, trying to lighten up the mood.
Brigit felt a blush creeping up her neck. “I…um.”
“Ha! I knew it. You and that gorgeous vet were throwing enough sparks to set a bale fire burning.” Jasmin’s smile curved upward in approval.
“She’s probably seeing someone.” Brigit moved back to neaten up the herb table.
“Do you at least have your poppet?” Jasmin picked up her sweater and purse and walked toward the door.
“Yes.” A small white lie. It was still on her worktable in the back of the shop, half made. The poppet was to represent all of the negative habits in her life that she wanted to burn away in the Samhain bale fire. She had made one every year since she had been a girl. It was something she and her mother usually took great pains to work on together. This year she had cut out the dolly and as soon as she began to stuff it with intentions, the void of her mother’s passing became too great.

Jasmin raised an eyebrow. “You really are such a liar. We’ll miss you tonight. If you change your mind, I’ll save you a place.” When Brigit shook her head she nodded. “Okay, if you need me, call. Blessed Samhain, Brigit. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.” Taking her leave, Jasmin left, shaking her head and shutting the door behind her.


Some interesting tidbits: 

Coffee or tea?
Both. Just depends on the time of day.

Heels or flats?
Flats or bare feet usually. I work as a bookstore manager and I walk a lot, so flats are much more practical.

Favorite ice cream?
Salted caramel

Favorite coffee drink?
Salted caramel mocha. You can probably sense a theme here.

What inspired Samhain Shadows?
I wanted to write a Samhain/Halloween story that captured the Pagan path and really showed the traditions used in some Pagan communities across the globe. Poppets, Books of Shadows, feathers...all of these things have meaning. The book also looks at death as a beginning and has some fun kitchen kink to inspire the more adventurous of us.

Erotic Pagan?
This series came about with a short story that became Beltane Fires, the first book in the series. Naughty Nights was impressed with the tale and a series spin off ensued. Pretty cool, huh? The idea behind the books was to highlight Pagan traditions with an erotica slant to show people how beautiful many of the traditions are if they keep an open mind. I have made the series all inclusive. There are f/f (Samhain Shadows) and m/f (Beltane Fires) so far and there are plans for more stories. I am writing Yuletide Temptation (m/f) right now, in fact and it will be out for Yule/Christmas in 2013.

If you could have one witchy superpower, what would it be?
Right now, I would love to be able to hold out my finger and zot all the housework. 

How much time during the week do you spend writing?
As much as possible. On my two days off, I am pretty much planted on the two computers I work from. I write under two names and that keeps me super busy. I also write before and after my shifts at the store. My hours vary from day to day, so I adjust accordingly.

Where do you write?
At my desk in the bedroom. 

Name three things on your writing desk at any one time.
Just three? *snicker* 
*My stash of goodies.
*My Pop Glinda and Wicked Witch of the West figures
*Water. Lots and lots of water.
That doesn't count the absolute mountain of books, sewing things and yarn that make up most of it. lol. Oh, and my two computers. lol.

About the author:


Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could pound keys on her parent’s old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to the Silk Words website,  Sweat, When the Clock Strikes Thirteen, Unbound Box, Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, Corset Magazine: Sex Around the World Issue and Man vs. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2, Can’t Get Enough (upcoming), Slave Girls (upcoming) Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers (coming soon) Kink-E magazine, Coming Together: Girl on Girl, Shifters and Coming Together: Hungry for Love. She is the author of Lipstick (upcoming), Sigil Fire (coming in 2014), the Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation (coming soon). She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies.
Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.
Links:
Unbound Box Dessert Comes First Flash Fiction: https://unboundbox.com/magazine/blog/posts/dessert-comes-first
Author Wordpress blog: http://erzabetbishop.wordpress.com/
Amazon author page: http:// amazon.com/author/erzabetbishop/