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Monday, 23 July 2018

Fancy a bit of hot, hot, HOT erotica fiction? .@rararesources .@rach_b52 #erotica #hot #fiction #crime #bdsm

Rachael Stewart
Unshackled is a thrilling ride of sexual awakening, love, money and corruption…

Trying to escape the evil hold of her stepfather, Abigail becomes a player in a wildly debauched world that has her body hitting a plethora of sexual highs, while her heart clings to her new-found love and the desire to be free. But can she break away and keep it all—the money, her freedom and the girl?
Or will she lose everything?


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Raising his hand, he took hold of the chain that hung from my neck and with slow deliberation pulled at the metal, tugging at my nipples and stretching out my breasts. The move sent sparks of painful delight rushing through me and I cried out.

“Fuck me, Abi, did she corrupt you?” he said thickly.

I nodded and he yanked the chain again, his gaze flashing as I cried out once more, my breasts thrusting forward.

“You’re so loud.” He pressed his index finger against my parted lips. “We can’t have you alerting the household.”

Since the house was deserted save for Emma, it wasn’t a problem, but then I figured he was probably acting out some sort of fantasy. I could work with that...

“I can’t help it,” I said against his finger. 
“Then I will have to help you,” he said darkly, his hand replacing his finger to gag me as he yanked at the chain once more.

Pain shot through me, rapidly followed by the hedonistic heat of pleasure and I moaned into his hand, tears pricking at the backs of my eyes at the sharp intensity.  
“You like that?” he asked, his hand still clamped tightly over my mouth, my breaths coming in rasps as I struggled for air above his palm. “I bet you do, you dirty little whore.”

And he did it again; his eyes intent on mine as they glittered with unshed tears beneath him, my cries drowned out by the presence of his hand.

“I’m going to taste every bit of your delicious, virginal body,” he said, his voice hoarse as he struggled to control his mounting desire. “And you’re not going to be able to do a thing about it.”

Releasing the chain, he dropped his mouth to my bound throat to nip and suck at the flesh. I thrashed my head side to side, partly to do his fantasy justice and partly to gain some air through his vice like grip. I felt faint with the heady combination of rising passion and lack of oxygen. It was an intoxicating mix.

“James!” A crack pierced the air and he leapt back with a yelp. ”I told you to acquaint yourself with her pussy, not rape her!”

My eyes focused through the haze of desire to see Emma clad head to toe in black PVC and brandishing a whip behind him. It was that which had made contact with James, forcing him back, and now he was on his knees before her.

“I’m sorry, mistress, I lost control,” he said, an unexpected hint of fear in his voice.

She walked around him, her heeled black boots clipping the floor, the whip trailing a path around him as she contemplated his bowing form. “Sorry isn’t good enough, you shall be punished.”

“Yes, mistress.”

I watched in awe as this man, whom I had never seen behave anything less than superior and in charge, was now humble and contrite.

“Firstly, you can strip off. It’s only fair that I have you both in a similar state of dress.”

“Yes, mistress, may I stand?”

“You may.”

Emma stopped pacing and stood legs apart observing us. Even though I knew she would be wearing the one piece, it didn’t lessen the impact of seeing her in it for the first time. She looked fucking hot! Her hair pulled back in a severe ponytail just as it had been outside Dr Tate’s office. Her lips, blood red, were set in a hard line, her eyes glittering severely as she watched us, the whip moving provocatively through her hands. My eyes dropped to the long, black cord and I couldn’t help but wonder how it would feel. Would she use it on me?

“Ready, mistress,” came James’ submissive voice as he came to stand naked between us, his cock standing proud before him.

“I want to see you on your knees before that pussy James.”

“Yes, mistress.”

He walked toward me and dropped to his knees, his mouth so close that I could feel his breath tickling at the damp hairs of my pussy.

“Good boy. I want you to make her cum with your mouth, James. You have ten minutes. If she doesn’t you will be punished.”

James took up the task with relish, he used his hands to separate my folds as his mouth covered my clit and then he sucked, the sensation both shocking and arousing beyond measure. He repeated the move, cleaning the area of my juices and then his tongue was on the job, working me like the expert he clearly was.

I didn’t think I was going to last five minutes, let alone ten. My eyes flicked to Emma’s and I could see she was turned on, enjoying the sight of me losing control. It then became a battle of wits. I wasn’t going to come; I wanted to see him punished! Each time my body mounted to the peak, I forced my mind to think on something else.

Finally, Emma announced, “Ten minutes are up, James.”

He groaned, his mouth still buried in my pussy, refusing to let up.

“James!” she warned.

Obediently, he stood and stepped back from me, his heated gaze fixed longingly on my lower body.

From behind him, Emma stroked the whip down his back and I watched avidly as she dipped it between his legs to toy with his balls. And then she flicked it back and he braced himself, just as the whip made contact with his backside.

He cried out gruffly and his cock jumped, moisture forming at the tip in his excitement. Emma repeated the move, and each time his erection stood proud, the pre-cum dribbling down his shaft. I licked my lips at the sight and clenched my pussy together in a desperate attempt to satisfy the powerful ache they had stoked up within me.

“Now turn around, James, I want you on your knees doing the same to me. Let’s see where you were going wrong.”

Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heart-warmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

Despite a degree in Business Studies and spending many years in the corporate world, the desire to become an author never waned and it's now her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she's not glued to her laptop, she's wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

Twitter: @rach_b52

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Friday, 20 July 2018

Do you trust your doctor? You probably won't after reading this book from Kirsten Mckenzie #chilling #horror #badmedica .@rararesources .@kiwimrsmac.

Doctor Perry
Kirsten Mckenzie

Under the Hippocratic Oath, a doctor swears to remember that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.

Doctor Perry assures his elderly patients at the Rose Haven Retirement Home that he can offer warmth, sympathy, and understanding.

Doctor Perry is a liar.

Hiding from a traumatic past, Elijah Cone wants nothing to do with the other residents at the Rose Haven, content to sit at his window waiting to die. He’s about to learn that under Doctor Perry death is the easy option...

Excerpt from Chapter 49

Doctor Perry

Kirsten McKenzie

Myra has just buried her old cat, who she found dead in the garden, severing the last link to her old life. The twin boys she and her husband, Doctor Perry, are fostering, have just made her some afternoon tea. The twins aren’t as angelic as their little blonde faces would lead you to believe, they may have had something to do with old Tom’s death. And now they’ve got their hands on some of Doctor Perry’s very special tonic… the tonic he uses on his patients at the Rose Haven Retirement Home…

The boys walked into the lounge, huge smiles illuminating their angelic faces, and Myra smiled at the mess of jam spread across a slab of bread, which no doubt they’d helped themselves to, judging by the smear on one boy’s cheek.
“We made you a coffee,” said James.
“And an afternoon snack,” said Jesse.
The coffee had splashed over the rim of the mug forming a muddy puddle on the wooden tray but leaving enough left in the mug to satisfy. The sight of the rustic jam sandwich made her stomach rumble, she hadn’t realised how hungry she was.
“Thank you, boys,” Myra replied with absolute honesty.
The boys giggled, their high pitched falsetto voices more at home in a church choir than her suburban home.
“Can we go outside to play now please, Myra?” asked James, his hand on his brother’s shoulder.
“Yes but don’t pick the flowers in the garden,” she said. As they vanished from the room she followed with, “Because some of them are poisonous,” but whether they heard, she couldn’t be sure.
Myra closed her hands around the coffee mug. The aroma toyed with her senses and she took a sip. The boys had added too much cream in an attempt to cool the coffee, making it more lukewarm than hot, but at least they’d tried. The horror of what had happened to Tom would never leave her, but sinking into the cushions of the couch, she tried to let go of the afternoon’s stress. So many nights she’d sat here on her own, a baby in her arms and a bottle in her hands, the soft scent of the baby filling the space left vacant by a husband never at home. But for now the space was hers. She took another sip and felt the caffeine kick in — the twins had made it stronger than she liked and the difference was noticeable, she felt her eyeballs popping open and her heartbeat increasing. She hadn’t realised how much she’d needed a fix until now.
Myra tried closing her brown eyes but when she did, she imagined images of cats padding paw-less through her garden leaving smudges of blood on the grass, and fancied she could hear their exposed bones clicking on the tiles of the kitchen floor like a blind man with a cane tap, tap, tapping his way closer and closer. Myra swallowed the fear threatening to paralyse her. Shock, she was going into shock, and she gulped back the rest of the coffee, cold enough to knock it back in one long swallow. And then it hit her. It felt like she’d been pinned underneath a giant fan, the cyclonic air flattening her skin, forcing it into undulating waves over her tired cheekbones. Her eyebrows moved under their own volition, her jaw clenching. It felt as if hundreds of cats were stabbing at her with their crudely amputated bones as they clawed their way into her lap for blood-soaked cuddles. She tried screaming but couldn’t find her tongue, her pulsating skin made that an impossible task.
The nightmarish vision of the cats vanished, leaving only the excruciating pain from their imagined amputations. Myra watched as her fingers shrank into themselves, leaving stumpy shadows of her formerly long tapered digits. Her wedding rings slipped off onto the tray, sending up a tiny splash as they landed on the polished wood — the gold circles an empty promise of something never delivered.
Myra’s head bobbed forward as she sank into the cushions. No, she wasn’t sinking into the cushions, she was shrinking, the couch threatening to engulf her diminutive frame.
Through a deep reserve of inner strength, she reached up to touch her face, her tiny fingers pressing into her rippling skin. It was as if she’d plunged her fingers into the breathing gills of a shark — her cheeks, jaw, teeth, bones, muscles, and tendons pulsated under her touch. Her face had taken on a life of its own. Then, it was as if someone had filled her head with Fourth of July crackers, and then lit the fuse. The pain so excruciating that she found her voice and as her adult-sized cranium shrank and compressed her brain at an inconsistent speed with the other changes to her body, Myra’s screams shook the house.
* * *
The boys laughed as they climbed higher and higher up the tree in the garden, a pair of garden clippers tucked into the waistband of Jesse’s shorts. What fun they would have now! Two little boys doing what little boys did.
For many years Kirsten McKenzie worked in her family's antique store, where she went from being allowed to sell the 50c postcards as a child, to selling $5,000 Worcester vases and seventeenth century silverware, providing a unique insight into the world of antiques which touches every aspect of her writing.
Her historical fiction novels 'Fifteen Postcards' and it's sequel 'The Last Letter' have been described as 'Time Travellers Wife meets Far Pavilions', and 'Antiques Roadshow gone viral'. The third book in the series 'Telegram Home' will be released in November 2018 by Accent Press.
Her bestselling gothic horror novel 'Painted' was released in 2017, with her medical thriller 'Doctor Perry' following closely in April 2018.
She lives in New Zealand with her husband, her daughters, an SPCA rescue cat and a kitten found in the neighbour's shed, and can usually be found procrastinating on Twitter under the handle @kiwimrsmac.

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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Giveaway Alert!!! Win a signed copies of The Second Cup by Sarah Marie Graye .@SarahMarieGraye #heartfelt #stories .@rararesources #sucide #tearjerking

Today, I’m taking part in the first anniversary blog blitz for The Second Cup by Sarah Marie Graye. I asked Sarah Marie to share the most heart-rending scene from her novel and she chose the scene where Abbie finds out she’s pregnant.

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 The Second Cup
Sarah Marie Graye

Abbie had known there was something awry with her body the way only a pregnant person can. And it wasn’t just the swollen ankles, swollen abdomen and swollen breasts.

The tiredness and the backache that she’d put down to too many long days and too many late nights had reached the heights where they could no longer be ignored as symptoms of something bigger.

The pregnancy test was a mere formality: a wand to wave magician-like at Ebbs in a “look what we’ve made” kind of way. Except that she didn’t want to wave anything at Ebbs, except maybe a hand to shoo him away.

She had a little person growing inside of her and it was half Ebbs and she didn’t know if she wanted it. And until she knew, she wasn’t going to be able to tell him.

The secrets and the waiting and the decisions. They all became nothing when the pain came. It didn’t just rip her in two: she’d felt hung, drawn and quartered, her mind flitting back to history lessons at school, to the horrors of the centuries gone by where people who betrayed the crown were subject to a slow and humiliating torturous death.

Abbie felt like she was suffering a similar agonising fate, but all she could think of was the little person inside of her, that they were probably dying in her place.

Ebbs rushed her to A&E, knowing something was terribly wrong, but having no idea of the cause. At that point Ebbs simply cared about Abbie – and she realised she could have told him. But it’s too late for confessions, so she must speak in whispers with the hospital staff.

A positive pregnancy test confirms what she tells them in hushed tones. An ultrasound scan confirms the worst. Nothing in her uterus.

An explosion in her right fallopian tube. The worst type of ectopic pregnancy. A medical emergency. Abbie rushed into theatre, crying for herself, for her dead baby, for anything to make the pain go away. She cried out – the sounds began to form the name “Paul” – and she quietens herself with her fist in case Ebbs is near.

Later, after a straightforward laparoscopy, she was moved to the recovery ward, her ruptured fallopian tube removed. Her baby removed.

The part of her and Ebbs that she didn’t know if she wanted she now so desperately craved. She knew it was the hormones pulsating round her body, but that knowledge didn’t stop her womb from aching for the life that never was.

Later still, she was at home with Ebbs, the two of them coming to terms with the pregnancy neither of them supposedly knew about. He thinks it is easier that way: that they never got to know the idea of having a baby before it was taken away.  
She agreed, nodding, trying to hide the waves of grief for the baby she’d known about for three weeks. And along with that grief, she needed to come to terms with a diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease causing damage to her fallopian tubes. The reason her baby didn’t make it to her womb.

The potential damage it may have caused to her other fallopian tube. The problems she may face conceiving safely in the future.

She comforts herself with “at least” – the motto she has come to live her life by – that at least they didn’t have a Band-Aid baby. So Abbie knew she needed to be grateful alongside her grieving. To not be trapped by a baby like her mother was.

And then later still, none of it matters. Shortness of breath, followed by feeling faint, followed by yet more pain. Another hurried journey to A&E. Another visit to theatre. A nasty infection. Another tube removed.

Just isolated ovaries swimming around inside her, with no connection to her womb. No way to make babies – Band-Aid or not.

And then later still, Abbie and Ebbs are no longer together. The doctor checked Abbie’s scars and told her she had healed well. She looked down at her abdomen and agreed. Physically she had healed very well.

The little cream lines near her belly button sat in the natural folds of her skin and could easily be mistaken for chicken pox scars. Yes. Physically she had healed very well.

And then later still, came an extra glass of wine to ease the pain, to keep her company, an attempt to fill the hole. And then later still came Dominic. But the hole was too big for him to fill too.

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 The Second Cup

Would your life unravel if someone you knew committed suicide? Theirs did.

Faye knows her heart still belongs to her first love, Jack. She also knows he might have moved on, but when she decides to track him down, nothing prepares her for the news that he's taken his own life.

Faye is left wondering how to move forward - and whether or not Jack's best friend Ethan will let her down again. And the news of Jack's death ripples through the lives of her friends too.

Abbie finds herself questioning her marriage, and wondering if she was right to leave her first love behind. Poor Olivia is juggling her job and her boyfriend and trying to deal with a death of her own. And Jack's death has hit Beth the hardest, even though she never knew him.

Is Beth about to take her own life too?

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Sarah Marie Graye was born in Manchester in 1975, to English Catholic parents. To the outside world Sarah Marie’s childhood followed a relatively typical Manchester upbringing, until aged nine, when she was diagnosed with depression.

It’s a diagnosis that has stayed with Sarah Marie over three decades, and something she believes has coloured every life decision, including the one to write a novel.

Sarah Marie wrote The Second Cup as part of an MA Creative Writing practice as research degree at London South Bank University – where she was the vice-chancellor’s scholarship holder.

Sarah Marie was diagnosed with ADHD in November 2017 and published an extended edition of The Second Cup in February 2018 that included character interviews so she could diagnose one of her characters with the same condition.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Historical coming of age fiction! An explorer and a downtrodden circus acrobat in a hot air balloon in search of an artifact have an adventure of a lifetime! #historical #books #fantasy #raiders

Research can be taken from real-life situation!
Patrick Canning

The word ‘research’ probably conjures up images of dusty library archives, meticulously sourced bibliographies, and maybe even microfiche (if you’re of a certain age). But research for The Colonel and the Bee was some of the most fun I’ve had in writing a book.

Once I had my idea: a destitute acrobat and a flower-obsessed adventurer explore the world of the early 19th Century in a fantastically large hot air balloon, I needed some help filling in the details. The story wouldn’t be beholden to reality at every turn, but I’ve always thought a measure of science makes even the most outlandish fantasy that much better. It was time to do some research.

While I admit going to the Wikipedia well more than I should, I quickly found many other amazing sources of information. Ballooning by C. H. Gibbs-Smith, an antiquated look at the world of hot air ballooning before 1946, provided some great aeronautical theory and history of ballooning. In an ill-visited corner of the upper floor of The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles (a great place to check out if you’re ever in LA), I discovered Forty Favorite Flowers by Beverly Nichols, a 1970s guide to curious flowers and how they fare in an English garden. Aside from having a great old book smell, Forty Favorite Flowers helped bring the Colonel’s extensive horticultural knowledge into focus. A dictionary of Victorian slang delivered gems like “enthuzimuzzy” (much ado about nothing) and “butter upon bacon” (excessive extravagance), but it was Lina Rivera, The Colonel and the Bee’s editor, who contributed what is probably my favorite bit of Victorian wordage: “chuckaboo” (friend).

By far the most thrilling and enjoyable bit of research was a trip in a real hot air balloon. I took note of all the sensations and emotions that came with the unique way of flying, and paid close attention to the charismatic British pilot’s manner of speaking (“The crown line’s in a bit of a state!” and “A woman can understand a compliment in any language, can’t they?”). The difficulty in controlling a craft as unwieldy as a hot air balloon was made clear with our unscheduled landing on a golf course. Luckily, the irate owner was placated with a handy bottle of champagne.

Imagination might do most of the leg work when it comes to fiction, but I hope all these real-world details help further color the world Beatrix and the Colonel explore, and make for a more engaging and exciting read.

The Colonel and the Bee
Beatrix, a spirited but abused acrobat in a traveling circus, seeks more than her prison-like employment offers. More than anything, she wants to know her place in the world of the halcyon 19th century, a time when the last dark corners of the map were being sketched out and travel still possessed a kind of magic.


One night in Switzerland, the mysterious Colonel James Bacchus attends Beatrix’s show. This larger-than-life English gentleman, reputed to have a voracious appetite for female conquests, is most notable for traveling the world in a four-story hot air balloon called The Ox.

Beatrix flees that night to join the Colonel, and the two of them make a narrow escape—Beatrix from her abusive ringleader, the Colonel from a freshly-made cuckold. Beatrix, feeling the Colonel may have the answers to her problems, pledges to help him catch the criminal he seeks in exchange for passage on his magnificent balloon.

The criminal seeks a precious figurine, The Blue Star Sphinx, but he’s not alone. The Sphinx’s immense value has also drawn the attention of the world’s most deadly treasure hunters. A murder in Antwerp begins a path of mystery that leads all the way to the most isolated island on Earth.

Patrick Canning spends as much time as possible turning coffee into collections of words that look like books, shorts, and screenplays.

Most of his stories attempt to look for the meaning of life in an adventurous way, and often employ humor, important since the search usually doesn’t turn up much. He lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Hank.

An extract from The Colonel and the Bee

“Flying the Ox is much more akin to playing an instrument than operating a machine. Approach the challenge less formally, do so with confidence, and the craft’s perfect obedience will be your reward.”

I lost sight of the burner strap and by accident pulled a vent on the main balloon. We began to rotate and descend with great rapidity. The Colonel allowed me to find the correct cord on my own, and I did so just in time as the Ox nearly scraped a rolling pasture hill, startling a herd of brown Belgian cows enough to sour their milk.

Taking care to avoid the ripping line, I continued to bring the Ox up, searching for the northwest wind. To my chagrin, I sent us southeast, and it took a deft intervention from the Colonel to set us right. Applying the correct pressure on the correct combination of cords in the correct sequence did indeed give him the appearance of an accomplished maestro.

“Skill comes with practice, and northwest can be elusive. Northeast can be downright tempestuous,” he said as if recalling a talented snooker rival.

I readied another question, but the Colonel anticipated me. He held up a gentle hand to stay the incoming query, motioned with both hands downward, indicating I should relax, then gestured to the edge of the Ox.

So worried I’d been about that morning’s lesson, I’d hardly taken a moment to observe our environment. I joined the Colonel at the railing, and became lightheaded with wonder. The full effect of flight had been disguised by darkness the previous night, and now, in the maturing light of dawn, I beheld a world transformed by perspective: rivers and mountains were maps come to life, trees were seas of leaves that shimmered emerald in the breeze, even birds flew at a height far below the Ox, moving like schools of fish in currents of wind.

“Toast my bloomin’ eyebrows,” I mumbled, forgoing any attempt at eloquence. “I didn’t know... I couldn’t have imagined...”

“Wonderful, isn’t it? From this height, we’re permitted to see plainly the orchestrations of daily life, rank with crisscrossing motives and the clutter of needless haste. Up here in the rarefied air we are weightless in cool √¶ther, unspoiled by the odour and noise of man’s desires far below.”

We stood side by side, watching the scene in silence, until something in the distance stole the Colonel’s gaze.

“There. Antwerp on the horizon. Drink your leaf juice if you must.”

By now, all of the Manx were flying in a loose halo about the Ox, gently displacing the Belgian mist we floated in as they dove and twisted as birds in play.

“They have such charm and spirit,” I said.

“They detect my excitement. This visit could prove fruitful in our search for the criminal. He’s been most elusive thus far.”

“Do you know the murdered party?”

The Colonel’s face fell a note, but he recovered quickly.

“I’m interested in the criminal.”

“To bring him to justice?” I gulped my tea. “For this or a past transgression?”

“There is plenty to choose from. It is enough for you to know I seek an audience with the man.”

“He has committed other crimes?”


“Is he dangerous?”

Most certainly.”

I finished my tea as the green vegetation and black soil of tilled fields shifted to the red brick and grey stone of buildings. Antwerp’s harbour introduced itself to the nose long before the eyes.

The Colonel inhaled deeply.

“Have you been?” he asked.

I shook my head.

“A bastion of crime and seafood, how I adore this city. I apologise as it’s unlikely we’ll have time for a proper tour. Perhaps a return under less harried circumstances. Unfurl those ropes there, won’t you?”

The spiderweb of roadways below passed ever faster as we descended. I let drop a collection of heavy ropes over the side of the Ox as the Colonel set her down in a rather regal park. Despite the posh surroundings, there was an air of danger. Apparently, the Colonel felt it too.

“No chance we’re deflating here,” he said. “Down the steps with you. Help secure us.”