Have you ever wondered about what Tom and Mischa sounds like? Now's your chance to find out - and win a copy of the book!
The very cool BDSM group on Goodreads has made an audio of a scene from Happily Ever After (and when I say scene, I mean scene. It's seriously hot, so don't listen to it in front of the kids!).
I've already listened to it, and God, the narrator has a sexy voice! But it was incredibly weird to hear somebody read something I've written - well, something like that. It took me a while to stop blushing...
And it was really interesting how even the slightest inflection means that the character appears exactly like I meant him to be - or completely different from how I thought people would see him.
I'd love to hear your opinion on it - did Tom and Mischa sound like they did in your head, or were they completely different? And of course I'm always curious to hear what you're looking for in a BDSM story. You never know; your suggestions might end up in one of my books...
I'll pick a winner from among the commenters on January 1st and send you a copy of Happily Ever After.
Happy holidays everybody! I hope you'll have a peaceful, happy time, whether you're celebrating with family, friends, or having some much needed quiet time after a busy December. And may you survive spending time with your crazy uncle, your annoying mother-in-law, and your obnoxious nieces. When they've told you how you should live your life, what clothes you should wear, and what presents you should have bought them, then just remember: Christmas will soon be over, and you can go back to your lovely, peaceful everyday life.
In the mood for a Christmas story?
Yeah, I know - I'm terrible at telling people to buy my stuff; I should probably have told you about my Christmas story a little sooner!
But here it is; it's a little something I wrote a couple of years ago, combining some of my favorite things: Classical music - and getting a life. And a nice man:).
Oh, and you can get 20% off on this story at the moment!
Brit's life is exactly how he wants it: neat, ordered, and disciplined, the way it needs to be if anybody is going to take a thirty-two year old CEO seriously. If that means being so discreet that you're basically in the closet, then so be it.
Then, at a charity dinner, he meets the good Mr. Hart. A very drunken Mr. Hart. Who gives Brit the kiss of his life. That's all that happens, of course; Brit has got a reputation to protect. Only, he can't get Mr. Hart out of his head, and he realizes that it might be time to make some changes.
To buy Knowing it by Hart as an ebook: Go to Torquere Press.
Read an excerpt here.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
So, very, very long time, no see! I'm really sorry about that; I've had kind of a horrible time.
First I lost my day job, and had to work there several months knowing that it was closing down. Then I lost another job as well (one I had kind of hoped would give me if not enough money to live on, then at least a lot of experience). Then there's the fact that people aren't paying me for the work I've already done for them. One thing is losing your jobs, but begging to be paid for honest work you've put a lot of hard work into? That feels kind of horrible.
So I've been kind of miserable, and when I get depressed, I tend to withdraw. Now and then, I'd get an idea for a blog post or an idea for a story, and then I'd go "Naw, nobody would be interested in that." I get like that sometimes (winter depressions!), and it really, really makes me appreciate that I don't have full-on depressions. God, it's horrible, and to make it worse, you get self-centered and whiny. So not charming. Believe me, radio silence was the best choice for everybody!
Things are better now, though. I worked hard to put my poor day job to rest, and it was a good feeling to get closure. And then I took a big decision: I want to spend three months abroad.
I love languages, and for some strange reason, I especially love German. I love Germany, as well. And Germans, of course! It's just a thing for me.
So why not spend some time going to Germany and France and improve my language skills? I'm looking for work, of course, but why not do that AND at the same time see something new. Pretty easy decision, when you put it like that:)!
The rest of it wasn't that easy, of course. There's a lot of paperwork, and I still haven't got a place to stay other than the first month - but that's part of the fun.
See, it has taken me very, very long time to realize that I don't like an easy life. If you want an easy life, you'd never write books, because (apart from being wonderful), writing is a pain in the ass (sorry to ruin any illusions of yours!). But I like challenges - as a matter of fact, I need them. I might not always think I want them, but I do.
That's why the title of today's blog post is going to be my motto for the next three months. Please remind me of it when it rains, and I'm lost in the metro, and I still can't remember the gender of even the simplest words. I might need it:)!
I read and I write - everything from corporate to kink. My naughty fictional friends are always there to make my life interesting. And pester me, of course. Pesky creatures.