I have at last finished a new title. It's called No Touching! and is a steamy romance containing the usual fetish elements that find their way into my stories, including a new one that involves the use of fruit or vegetables.
As I explain in the opening pages, this story is based on three events which happened to co-workers and friends some years ago; I've blended those events into one story, which I hope you'll enjoy. The e-book is available on Amazon in all its flavors right now, and it should be up on Smashwords, Draft2Digital and all their associated companies (including Apple and Barnes & Noble) in the next few days.
Here are a few details:
Adults Only. Warning: this was written for an audience aged over 18 and it contains elements which some people may find offensive, such as the watersports fetish and the use of fruit or vegetables in a sex act.
Sheila offers George a lift home after an office party one night. On the way, she acts on an impulse and - unintentionally - arouses his passions; her feelings are stimulated, too, and this incident leads to a weekly session where they meet at his house.
Standing opposite each other, face-to-face, they watch as they perform acts with themselves in which they find sexual fulfillment. They have an important rule: they are not permitted to touch each other’s bodies, and this self-imposed regulation drives their excitement to a higher level.
When this thrill gets out of control, there are unforeseen results. Will they ever be able to resume their kinky practices? And will their strange routine allow their relationship to evolve into anything closer?
And here's a short extract:
I arrived on George’s doorstep armed with a bottle of wine and a cake. I hoped that might charm him round after the two flashpoints we’d had in the office that week.
When he opened the door to invite me in, he wore a broad smile that disarmed me; I was expecting to have a frank conversation with him to clear the air before we started. “Thanks for this,” he said as he accepted the wine. “It’s very generous, but you shouldn’t have bothered.”
“But I wanted to. After the week we’ve had at the office.”
“The office is an entirely different world. Let’s pretend that it doesn’t exist.”
In an ordinary situation, in the circles in which I moved, it would be natural for us to greet each other with a brief kiss on the cheek at a social event. But he kept his distance; I needed no reminder of our “no touching” rule.
He invited me to sit down in his living room while he uncorked the wine and fetched a knife and two plates to serve the cake. Looking round the room again, I saw a cluster of bananas in a fruit bowl on a shelf near the table. I felt a warm glow; I’d been thinking about using a banana, and had made a mental note to bring some with me to this session. But there was no need.
“Here we are,” he announced, bringing in two full glasses of wine. “Would you like to carve the cake?”
I cut two slices and served them on the plates.
“I’d like to try something different tonight,” he said. “Do you have any thoughts?”
While I have your attention, I would like to offer my apologies for my apparent lack of productivity recently - I have so much I want to write, but I've had to spend time in hospital recently - without my laptop - and my family insisted I take a holiday afterwards; they took me to a remote place that didn't have an Internet connection. Then, when I returned home, a couple of solicitous in-laws arrived on my doorstep "to look after me"; things turned out differently, and I spent my time looking after them while I had plots and ideas whizzing round in my brain and I didn't have the chance to get many of them down on paper.
As a result of this, I've decided to spend the next six months living like a hermit. Maybe that will give me the chance to catch up.
Finally, you may have noticed in my earlier remarks that Draft2Digital are handling some of my work now. Unfortunately they appear to be staffed by a congregation of Puritans and they've asked me to change some of my covers and descriptions which they deem to be inappropriate. They're relatively new on the scene, and don't like to risk upsetting people. This has meant extra work for me and, as a result, these guys are still on probation as far as I'm concerned.
That's all for now, Folks! Now, back to a new story for the forthcoming Waterlines 20....