Archive | September 2014

Ember Leigh is here today!!!! See what she is up to!

A LOOK AT CARLOS AND CASEY: the new erotic short story from Ember Leigh.

Releasing from Breathless Press on September 12th, 2014.


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Casey hasn’t seen Carlos in four years, but a business trip brings the ex-lovers together, making them question whether the spark is still really there.

Blurb: Recently divorced, Casey has been longing for a man’s touch. So when business brings her back to Carlos, the one that got away, it has to be fate. The four years apart have only done him better, and all she can think about is having his arms, and body, wrapped around hers. But Carlos is not the same man he was four years ago, and Casey too is feeling the weight of too much time gone by. Can Casey help reignite his fire or has time left them behind?


Her breath caught as she followed him up the staircase, tucked to the far side of the house. Carlos had always been fit enough, but it looked like he’d taken up some new form of exercise in the past four years. He was beefier, yet still lean. His ass moved round and tight in front of her as they climbed the stairs. At the landing, he gestured in front of them.

“This is my studio, but it’s all yours for tonight.”
It was a rec room that took up the whole second floor, and far more standard male than the ground floor alluded to. Movie posters, gaming systems, books scattered on floors and coffee tables, and, off to one side, the trumpet, asleep in a bed of sheet music. In the corner there was an overstuffed couch just about as wide as she was long – it would be great to sleep on, even better if he could bend her over that armrest and fuck her until dinner was ready.

She cleared her throat, deciding adult friendships could be fun, even after four questionable years. “I thought I’d be sharing a bed with you?” She tried to keep her tone playful as she sauntered toward the couch. She tossed him a smile and she caught a glimpse of him looking very stricken. Shit. Too far. Things are too different now. Abort!

Maybe too much time had passed in general. Maybe he was courting a girl and wanted to take it slow with her. Maybe he no longer found her attractive, four years becoming the dagger in the heart. Maybe he’d become celibate, or found her life too normal and boring. There was a whole list of reasons why she shouldn’t make the first move.

“I was just joking,” she said after a moment, rolling her eyes. “Come on, lighten up.”
He exhaled slowly, looking down at the ground as his tongue found the corner of his mouth. “I know it was a joke, Case.”

“In case you forgot, we used to share a bed.” She looked at him pointedly, already horrified that the words were coming from her lips. What was the getting at? Who had authorized this dialogue?
He squeezed his eyes shut and laughed softly. “Oh, I remember.”


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Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides in South America with her Argentinean partner, a detail she uses to justify her Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Literature. In addition to romance novels, she also writes travel articles, maintains three blogs, and continually attempts to complete a mildly-gripping short story. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, travels the world, and eats lots of vegetables.

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*Published or Bust*

Today I have the great pleasure of welcoming Rhiannon Wellman to my blog!

Thank you for having me Amanda.

Sep 2

So today is day two of my world wind tour. As you can see from my sexy little table at the top I’ve managed to do some work on one of the stories. Most of today has been setting things in order so I know where I’m going with each of the stories.

As you can see I’ve started with ‘A Dirty Weekend’. There’s no real reason for that I did ep dip sky blue to decide which to start with. Do you know that one? It goes ‘ep dip sky blue the one I pick is you.’ It’s a little memory from my childhood, it was how we decided who got picked for teams or who went first. Did you ever do something like that?

Leona called this tour Published or Bust, now I really liked that idea. So my goal has now got the added scope to be ready to send something off to be considered for publication by the end of September. I won’t count editing because sometimes the editing takes almost as long as the writing.

I love to write. Seeing a story take shape and see the images in my head making their way onto paper. I seriously hate editing, it’s the worst part of being an author for me. Sometimes I just can’t see the mistakes. One of the reasons I have to have more than one story on the go at a time is because I can’t concentrate on just one thing, my brain just gets over loaded with one thing and stops working altogether. But, if I can switch between a few different things it allows me to keep focused and writing. Even if it’s a little spread out.

Do you all have a coping mechanism like that? I’d love to hear about them, perhaps it would give me a new way to try.

It’s been a slow start, but I hope those numbers are going to jump very quickly. I have noticed that I work better with targets. So feel free to set me some, realistic ones, if you’d like to.

Don’t forget the comment or question that makes me smile the most over the month will win a free e-book and I will respond to every comment or question.

That’s it for today. I’m setting myself a target for tomorrow to have 1500 more words across my table. Come and find me tomorrow to see if I managed it.

The list of all my stops is being updated daily on this page.