Hi, Everyone! Today, I’m happy to have my friend and fellow Story Empire blogger, Harmony Kent, here to tell us about her newest release. Folks, if you’ve been looking for something a wee bit spicier lately, Harmony’s collection of sizzling hot short stories is just the ticket. I’ll let the author tell you more, herself. Take it away, Harmony!
Thanks so much for having me over at your place today, Marcia.
Hi everyone. It’s great to be visiting with you all.
While I’m here, I’d like to talk about my latest book, Interludes 2. This is a book of short erotic romance fiction. As with the original Interludes (which you can find HERE), the book contains 10 short stories, with the first tale totalling 1,000 words, the second one totalling 2,000, and so on up to 10,000 words in the final story.
For each story, I used prompt cards from a great creative tool called Storymatic. Here’s what the set gave me to work with:
a) teller of secrets, b) nudist … c) extremely hairy person
conflict = hiding spot is discovered
A and B relate to the main character. C relates to the secondary character. And the final prompt gives us the conflict.
From the above set of prompts, I came up with Nudist Camp—a contemporary romance in 5000 words.
An older woman. A younger man. A gossip discovers their secret tryst. What will happen when it all gets laid bare?
When she returned to the sitting area, tray of cold beverages in hand, she saw Keira flipping the pages of the novel she’d given up on earlier. Her niece looked up at her.
‘Weren’t you on this page yesterday?’
Chloe placed the tray on the coffee table and shrugged. ‘I went for a—’ Frolic. ‘—walk in the woods, so I haven’t had much chance for reading. Why? Would you like to borrow it?’
Kiera resettled the book on the edge of the table. ‘No, but thanks. Maybe when you’ve finished it?’
‘Sure. Here.’ Chloe passed the Vodka and Coke to Keira, and then handed one of the G&Ts to Jordan. The siblings sat together on the sofa, so Chloe took one of the armchairs opposite.
Thank goodness for Keira’s youthful exuberance and bubbly temperament. She babbled on about anything and everything, which saved either Chloe or Jordan from having to make small talk. Distracted by Jordan’s fit body and frequent glances toward her chest, Chloe sipped on her drink a little faster than she would normally, and soon the glass had emptied, leaving partially melted ice and a sodden slice of lemon in the bottom. She shot to her feet, ‘Another one, anyone?’
Jordan gulped the rest of his and handed the glass to Chloe. ‘You know me, … Auntie.’
She couldn’t help herself, ‘You bad boy, you.’
Jordan flushed, but Kiera saved him from having to come up with a riposte, ‘God, you’re thirsty.’
‘Probably all that … walking.’
Keira stood too. ‘Here, let me help.’
Over her shoulder, Jordan looked like he was trying not to choke or explode with laughter. Filled with a sudden mischief—most likely a symptom of the day’s tension—Chloe said, ‘Yes, I’ll have to walk more often. It can give you a nice, vigorous workout.’
Oblivious, Keira said, ‘Depends how fast you go, I suppose.’
I had so much fun writing this one, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this little teaser. I’d love to hear what you think via the comments at the bottom of the page. Thanks for stopping by.
Pre-Order Interludes 2 HERE
From author, Harmony Kent, another best-selling collection of short erotic fiction that will tickle more than your taste buds and wet [sic] more than your appetite.
With a range of genres and styles, this book has enough steam for everyone.
WIGGING OUT—contemporary romance in 1000 words. Two strangers. A crowded platform. A collision. And a wig on the floor.
STORM CHASER—ménage à trois in 2000 words. A sabotaged tire. A raging storm. Passion mounts.
MOON-STRUCK—shifter romance in 3000 words. Trapped on a ship orbiting the moon, a horny astronaut falls for a hunky author who has a secret.
THE CLUB—contemporary romance in 4000 words. An invitation and a host, who is so much more than he seems, bring excitement, enticement, and a choice to make.
NUDIST CAMP—contemporary romance in 5000 words. An older woman. A younger man. A gossip discovers their secret tryst. What will happen when it all gets laid bare?
INITIATION—contemporary romance in 6000 words. A pretty daydreamer arrives for her first day at university. A brutal initiation, and a man with an unusual issue, leave her reeling. Strange, the places you find true love.
THE INCOMER—contemporary romance in 7000 words. A divorced beekeeper has spent her whole life in or around her local village. Then a city-slicker architect comes to town. When two worlds collide, a big bang is sure to follow. Can you have a frenemy with benefits?
DOWN AND DIRTY—contemporary romance in 8000 words. On the run from a sadistic ex-husband, Ellie flees to a remote mountain town and takes a job in the mines. Wary of men, she resolves to keep herself aloof, but mother nature has a way of having the last word and will, quite literally, make the earth move if she has to.
REUNION—contemporary romance in 9000 words. A school reunion looms. Not wanting to arrive sad and single, Molly talks her long-time friend Adam into going with her. While the music plays, the sparks fly.
SOUL MATES—supernatural romance in 10,000 words. A bereaved woman seeks solace in remote woodland. All too soon, she discovers that she’s not as alone as she’d expected. And her heart isn’t the only one that needs to mend.
This book contains explicit sex scenes and language hot enough to melt your book.
For mature readers only.
Author Harmony Kent
After spending around thirteen years as an ordained Buddhist monk, living in a Zen Buddhist temple, and six years after a life-changing injury following a surgical error, Harmony Kent returned to the world at the tender age of forty.
Now, she is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She’s even won a few awards. Harmony lives in rural Cornwall with her adorable husband, ever-present sense of humour, and quirky neighbours.
Harmony is passionate about supporting her fellow authors.
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Amazon Author Page: author.to/HarmonysBooks
Goodreads: Author Page
Interludes 2 Pre-order Link: mybook.to/Interludes2