Thursday, July 24, 2014

An update or two....and a release!

Phew okay so last week I'm minding my own business getting things done, I put up Alison Tyler's guest blog and then boom! no internet - at's just dead. Also no phone line - which makes things a little awkward. (I'm totally not blaming Alison Tyler but you know....coincidences? :) )

I've spent a week shouting rather loudly at the router which has spent the week blissfully ignoring me and now I'm sat writing this elsewhere. Since apparently in a week a lot can happen this is going to be a post of all kinds of things - *takes a deep breath*

First off!

Rachel Krammer Bussel's newest book The Big Book of Submission - 69 Kinky Tales is now out! This book was released in print earlier this month but it is also now finally out in ebook format so I'm considering it finally released. Within this book is my story Lost in the Feeling. I have read many of Rachel's anthologies over the past few years and more recently listened to them thanks to the gorgeous and talented Rose Caraway (and Big Daddy of course). This however is the first time that Rachel's accepted any of my work - it was an exciting day when I got the email!

You can find The Big Book of Submission here:

Amazon UK:
Amazon USA:

Then in a little while the really exciting news is that Rose Caraway is going to be putting it to audio! With 69 different stories you really aren't going to be able to go wrong with this one.

 I will be posting up more bits about this book as time goes on including a short excerpt but if you really can't wait I suggest you pop over to here: The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales

Now! Next thing to announce....

Valves & Vixens is now available in print!

I'm very excited to see this one in print not least for the amazing cover, but also because there are some truely awesome authors involved with this and I was honoured to be able to work with them.

You can get it from print here:

Amazon USA:
Amazon UK: 

Watch out for more inspiration posts coming soon and of course we have the Valves & Vixens blog tour next month.

Also! If you are planning to or have bought Valves & Vixens don't forget to take part in the giveaway. What giveaway I hear you ask well this one:

If you buy Valves & Vixens (thank you thank you thank you!) email me the receipt and I will put you into a draw to win a Professor Elemental CD (or if you would prefer it all on mp3 that, or a t-shirt).
If you buy something to do with Professor Elemental (from here: even if it's just one song email me proof of it and I will put you into a draw to win a print copy of Valves & Vixens.

And! If you are wonderful and buy something from both of us send me both receipts and I will put you into the draw twice to win something of your choice from one of us (ie. a back copy of a book, a cd etc..)

Email the entries to: valvesandvixens 'at' gmail 'dot' com

This give-away will be continuing until the end of August so you can always get multiple entries in!

As for everything else - Cosmic Encounters authors should more or less have all heard back from me by now if you haven't it's because I'm still pondering. If you haven't had an email from me and want to ask what's going on by all means contact me.

Writing is continuing I have lots of pieces on the go as usual and of course with none/no internet I really have no excuse so forgive me if I go and publish this and then get on with some more!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Guest Blog: Those Boys By Alison Tyler Blog Tour

This tour was set up it seems like ages ago and now suddenly Alison Tyler appears! As readers will know I love learning about other peoples inspirations and writing habits so Alison's post is just the perfect thing for me.

Before I introduce Alison however let me talk a little bit about Those Boys a short novella by Alison Tyler and published by Go Deeper Press. It will be available on the 21st July.

Since it is a short piece I don't want to go into too much detail about it suffice to say when I read it through I really enjoyed it. All the characters (both the main Dom and the two subs) are well written and although a little bit more discussion regarding them wouldn't have gone amiss I found the interaction between the main players to be page turning. The BDSM scenes in the story are good but definitely leaving you wanting more (which means you completely should check out Alison's other stories!) although this is in a good way and had it been a longer story I can imagine they would have been gone into with much more detail.

As it was this story was read through in one sitting and I had to take a cold shower afterwards. I liked the characters that Alison has come up with in this novella and I do hope she does more with them!

Now to introduce Alison herself!

The Way I Think
By Alison Tyler

Let’s talk about the process. I always expect the process to be different. Like I always expect my purse to be cleaner, my lipstick drawer (okay, trunk) to be organized, my underwear to stay in neat little stacks.

But that’s not the way my brain works. 

Even after all these years, I still believe that someday I will write my notes in an easy-to-decipher fashion. That I will use a cool notebook like the hipsters you see at cafes. That I will carry a pen with me.

In reality, these are my notes.

Can you read the words? Can you try?

Thankfully, I can—and I guess that’s all that really matters.

The words say (with some cross-outs):

One of the sexiest things I can imagine
I’m not afraid of your desires”
Your needs don’t scare me.”

You’re 21 – play w/me for a second.
You’re 21 and you’re at a frat party.
Sweet blonde falls into your lap. “Someone’s had a little too much punch,” you say.
She looks at you — “You’re not my daddy.”
She has literally fallen into your lap. All your desires – All of your fantasies wrapped up into one hot blonde.
I could be,” you say.

Now here’s the funny part. The last few words are continued on the other side of the note. Along with my actual grocery list which reads:
Carrots, peppercorns, chocolate chips, anchovies, oranges, apples, baking potatoes.

And, you know, “All of your fantasies wrapped up into one hot blonde.”

Someday, I may have an organized lipstick drawer. Someday, my underwear may stay in neat little stacks. But never—I know this now—never will the words come cleanly. Never will I sit in bright sunlight with my moleskin and write in an even line. I will always be scrounging for a scrap of paper when inspiration hits. I will always be writing on the back of a receipt, a junk mail letter, a grocery list, my arm. Because the words come when they want to. I probably ought to accept that by now.

About Alison:

Alison Tyler is the author of more than 25 erotic novels, most recently Dark Secret Love and The Delicious Torment. Her short stories have appeared in 150+ anthologies, including Best Women’s Erotica 2014. She is currently working on several new projects. “Those Days” will be a full-length prequel to the novellettes Those Boys and Those Girls from Go Deeper Press. Visit her at and follow her at