Monday, 25 June 2012

Winner and Readers!

Hello again,

Well, what a week I had last week - my book came out, I did a blog tour and did my first reading at the Festival of Erotic Arts in Edinburgh - Phew!

The blog tour winner of a copy of my first title, Mia's Books is Maria D - thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I hope you enjoy my little paranormal adventure.

And so to my first public reading of a naughty story.

Moral support came form my good friend Scarlett Hart who held my hand and soothed my nerves with a visit to the pub prior to the event...

The readings took place in the Whitespace Gallery where we were surrounded by a beautiful exhibition of erotic art - some glorious images and sculpture - I especially loved a photo called 'Satisfaction' and some erotic interpretations of fairy tales -  full list of artists here

I was so nervous I thought I was going to die or something equally as hideous in public, but saw some other readers also with shaky hands! Some, of course were the height of calm and had obviously got their skills honed to perfection.

Donna McGory director and compère of the festival introduced us - First up - Phoenix Wolf-Rayet (also a reading virgin, she told me) with a stunning poem called, Dance With Me, She Saidthen lovely Kirsty Logan read two gorgeous tales of lesbian flash fiction, then the quivering jelly that was me shuffled forth and floated above myself as I read, The Scribe - a tale of ink fetish, then to Marge T Felcher who read us a wonderfully poignant tale of love through the ages, Donna Campbell mesmerised the audience with her incredible performance piece like an erotic Laurie Anderson,  then we were treated to the captivating Molly Moore - I could listen to her read for hours.

Everyone was so friendly and lovely - and the words amazing. I knew that it was something I had to do - I would have regretted it so much if I had chickened out - and do you know what? I really enjoyed it - even the very naughtiest of words fell from my lips without me censoring myself. Yes, I was blushing - but that's a good thing, right?

Thanks to everyone who made my first time so easy - and now I feel like I've made new friends - fantastic!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

A New Book For You?

Hello again - after my fab blog tour - (I'll be announcing the winning commenter on Monday, so there's still a chance to win a copy of my first Beachwalk title, Mia's Books.)
I thought it might be time to post some links where you can buy A Clockwork Butterfly - hopefully, if you made any of the stops on the tour, you'll want to read on further!
So please do, by following any of these thinks to your preferred place of purchase. Many thanks in advance - and I hope you like it!

Beachwalk Press
Barnes & Noble
All Romance Ebooks
1 Place For Romance
Amazon UK
Amazon USA

Here's another look at my trailer with music from the wonderful Num

Monday, 18 June 2012

Launch Day And Lucky 7!

I'm adding my lucky 7 in with this post - as it's got all the details of my blog tour this week - I nominate - Lacey Wolfe, Scarlett Hart, Pepper Anthony, Ella Jade, Jaye Shields, Aimee Duffy, Lexie Bay - so here's what you do - go to page 77 of your newest release and post the next 7 lines or sentences - then nominate 7 more authors to do the same!

here's mine - what are they going on about? It's from A Clockwork Butterfly!

Tipping what she could into the beaker, she saw the consistency was different than usual. It slipped down the edges in clumps over her hands. It felt sticky and awkward as she tried to catch as many of the droplets as she could, streaking the outer glass and making a mess. She knew it was contaminated. When she’d captured as much of the fluid as she could, she wiped the beaker with her robe. She held it up to the light but it was plain to see what had happened. She placed it on the table in the full rays of autumn sun that had broken through the earlier mist and went to join Angelo in defeat on the bed.

Keep reading for details of my blog tour! Well, I have been limping along - laptop broken, NO BROADBAND! Everything falling apart - but thanks to some lovely friends lending me everything I need - I have made it to launch day!! A Clockwork Butterfly is now live!

Saving the world erotica style with my new futuristic romance! Warning - a whole lotta lovin going on - bdsm, menage, f/f, f/m But above all - ROMANCE!

Take a look at my trailer - with music by the fabulous Num - keep reading for my blog tour details and a snippet x x

Thank you to the lovely blog hosts who are enabling my tour this week - you can find me at...

22nd June:

A Clockwork Butterfly by Tabitha Rayne - Futuristic Erotic Romance

Lovers torn apart by duty…will Angelo and Lena be reunited?

Mankind is close to extinction. Toxins have all but wiped out the male population. The remaining fertile men are housed in manors where their seed is collected.

Lena Lee is a new collector with a rare pheromone believed to reignite human fertility. She's assigned a male who's predicted to be her perfect match.

Angelo, a clockwork butterfly maker, is held captive, his essence harvested daily by Lena. Over time, the couple begins to fall in love, something which is strictly prohibited. When their forbidden love is discovered, Lena is banished from the manor.

Torn apart by the duty that brought them together, Lena and Angelo must find a way back to each other. But even if Angelo manages to escape, he doesn't know where to find Lena. Will following the path of the clockwork butterfly lead him to his true love?

Content Warning: strong language, BDSM, and graphic sexual content, including m/f, f/f, and f/f/m sexual interaction
A little taster…
Lena hardly breathed as her fingertips reached out to the tiny flapping creature. Could it be? She trembled, trying to stifle her excitement with the fear that it might disintegrate beneath her touch, just as it had nightly in the dreams that plagued her.
Closing her eyes, she waited to be jolted into the reality of her cold, empty room. But it was different this time; her fingers flinched as they brushed something real. Lena opened her eyes and picked up the golden butterfly, laying it in her palm. Slowly, the tiny wings stopped beating.
Lena realized her lungs were at bursting point and exhaled up into the ceiling, fearful of sweeping the treasure away with her breath. She studied the lifeless creature carefully. It was so beautiful, so intricate.
"At last," she whispered into her quivering hands, bowing over with relief. "I've been waiting so long."
* * * *
Lena James Lee waited excitedly in the bustling throng of women all the same age as her. They had been picked up by the coach from various stops throughout the country and most were rumpled, tired, and anxious. They all knew why they were there; their fates had been decided by the Archmatrias long before they had known anything of the manors or what it meant to be a collector.
Lena's mother had been so proud; she was the only one in her whole community who had been given the special invitation to attend training.
"Remember, Lena," her mother had advised quite forcefully, "it's not just your life that depends on this."
Lena had hopped on the coach without a care in the world. Now though, rumors swelled, starting with hushed whispers and giggling until all-out mayhem ensued.
"They make you wear nothing but a golden thong and you have to crawl around on the floor, parading yourself," Mae, a loud, stunningly beautiful girl shrieked.
"Are there really men? Do we get to see them?" Lena tentatively asked her in a rare quiet moment.
"Honey, we do more than see them." Mae cackled and swiped Lena playfully on the back of the head.
Lena felt her cheeks burn, it was clear that the other young women knew a lot more than she did.
"Are you really telling me you don't know what you signed up for?" Mae leaned in to Lena. "Has no one ever told you what that's for?" she whispered lavasciously into Lena's ear and slid a hand up the inside of her thigh.
The truth was, Lena had been brought up with great solemnity about becoming a collector. All the girls were vetted and tested from a very young age and if they showed promise in any of the four categories, their life was pretty much mapped out for them from that day. Lena had been pinpointed as a good candidate for a collector because of her striking looks, poise, and perfect proportions.
"Lena, my dear." Mae looked at her intently. "I think your mother followed the rules on abstinence and denial a little too carefully!"
"What do you mean?"
Mae rolled her eyes. "I've never met anyone so sexually unaware in all my life! You must be at least twenty-one, and I bet you've never even pleasured yourself, let alone anyone else."
Lena recalled the delight on her friends' faces when she'd brought out her prize-winning lemon meringue pies at tea parties.
"Yes, I have," she said defiantly, knowing in her heart that confectionary was not what Mae was talking about…

Thank you so much for stopping by! x x x

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Three's A Crowd with Ella Jade

It's my pleasure to have Ella Jade here today telling us about her new erotic tale,
Three's A Crowd 

Three's A Crowd is a highly erotic, short tale about a fun, sexy, contemporary couple. If I'm a "new to you author", this novella is a great way to get to know me. The book is an Amazon exclusive published through Ruby Lioness Press. It’s a quick, steamy read priced at $0.99 and free to Prime Members. It is a perfect pool or beach read.

Connor Hughes is a lucky man. Janine and Sierra, the two sexy women who live downstairs from him have invited him to watch their intimate time in the bedroom. Connor is a willing spectator, but can't believe it when Janine asks him to join in on the fun. Connor is drawn to Sierra in ways he'd never imagined. There is something very familiar about the dark-haired beauty that has him wondering why she calls to him.

When fantasy mixes with reality, Connor gives into temptation in more ways than one. Will he figure out who Sierra is to him? Can the feeling last all night?

Excerpt (Adult Content)

"Wake up, baby."
This has been one fucked up ride.
He opened his eyes to find Sierra straddling him. He blinked a few times, trying to focus and get his bearings. They were in their bedroom. He must have missed the alarm. The sunlight streamed in through the blinds and he could smell the coffee brewing from the kitchen.
"Time to wake up, sleepyhead."
She was naked and stroking him. His favorite way to wake up.
“Baby, you were having some dream.” She giggled. “I didn’t even do anything to you yet and you’re rock hard.”