Coming Soon.... 'The Gathering of Storm Clouds'

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The Gathering of Storm Clouds

Part Three of 'Kirstie's Tale'

Kirstie, trapped by circumstance finds herself with Michael's brother, Ben, trying to trap Charlotte being unfaithful to her husband with James,

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And if you haven't met Kirstie yet, Part One of her story, 'A Dream of White Horses' is a Free Download.

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A Dream of White Horses

Alone in Life....

Kirstie lives alone, with her memories of her embittered past and a determination not to repeat old mistakes.
When she meets two very different strangers, what path will she choose to follow?

What is to Be the Title of the New 'Buying the Virgin' Series?

COMPETITION

What is to Be the Title of the New 'Buying the Virgin' Series? Written from the point of view of Michael and James.

I am going to be writing this new set of stories at the behest of you folks out there, so I think it is only fitting that you have your chance for an input to the stories. So, here is this week's opportunity to have your say:

THE QUESTION

What should the Series Title be for a new set of stories in the 'Buying the Virgin' series, told from the point of view of Michael and James?

THE PRIZE

The prize for the winning entry will be the complete set of the stories in this series, sent to you direct as soon as I publish them.

PLUS (should you wish it), Honorable Mention in the books for coming up with the title.

If you would like to enter, click through to the form below. Feel free to make multiple entries if you wish. You don't have to give me your name and email to complete the form, but remember that I can't give prizes if I don't know who you are lol!

Results From Last Week's Reader Poll

Background


I put a poll in front of you last week. Here's a reminder of what it was about:

The character Michael, Charlotte's 'Golden Lover' and later, her husband....

The early episodes in the series (Buying the Virgin, Box Sets One and Two, plus 'The Virgin's Summer'), are all written entirely from Charlotte's point of view. Only in 'The Virgin and the Masters' do I start to bring in Michael's point of view.

I've had a few emails recently requesting a version of those early episodes written as Michael saw events.

I asked how many of you would like to read this.

The Question

Would you like to read the early episodes of 'Buying the Virgin' written from Michael's point of view?

The Results

At the time of writing, there have been 330 responses. Thank you to all of you who took time out to contribute. I have left the form open to responses, so you can still take part if you would like to.

The result is overwhelmingly that you would like to read Michael's point of view in the stories.

86% of you want to read this!

Only 3% said they were not interested.

I call that a Result!


The Comments

But there is more to it. Here are some sample comments:

"I wonder what James' point of view is. He seems kind of mysterious...."

"James's point of view would be interesting also"

"Love the whole series and would it if along with Michaels point of view we could also have her Master, James' point of view too"

"I would love to hear his thoughts during the bidding process and perhaps even his thoughts about how he chose Charlotte out of all the girls. He is a highly intelligent and sexual being and his process into the reason for choosing this sale from others. I mean he told her that he had never done this before so she was unique in that aspect."

There were lots more comments of this type, requesting that Charlotte's Master, James' point of view be included also.

And on the subject of Masters....

A Master in the Bedroom

A Master in the Bedroom


The Conclusion

YES! I will write a version of the early parts of 'Buying the Virgin' rewritten from Michael AND James' point of view.

Other Feedback

For those of you who raised other points:

1) THANK YOU! for all the lovely things you said about my stories and how much you enjoy reading them.

2) Yes, I will write this sequence of stories immediately after I finish 'Kirstie's Tale', BUT, that doesn't mean that there are no further plans for Charlotte, Michael, and James. Later this year I will be writing 'The Virgin's Search' which continues the story from the point after 'The Virgin's Wedding'.

3) There are a few comments of this sort....

"We know James got the idea for Michel to marry Charlotte early just not when."

"I would love to know how he felt when he shared her in Buying the Virgin!!"

"Would like to know how James and Michael became friends. They're so different."

For those of you who asked for answers to specific points in the storyline that you would like 'filling out'; yes, I will be addressing those questions. And in a week or so, I will be asking you a bit more about this, but right now, here's another question for you....

What should the title be for this new series?

This Week's Competition

I am going to be writing this new set of stories at the behest of you folks out there, so I think it is only fitting that you have your chance for an input to the stories. So, here is this week's opportunity to have your say:

THE QUESTION

What should the Series Title be for a new set of stories in the 'Buying the Virgin' series, told from the point of view of Michael and James?

THE PRIZE

The prize for the winning entry will be the complete set of the stories in this series, sent to you direct as soon as I publish them.

PLUS (should you wish it), Honorable Mention in the books for coming up with the title.

If you would like to enter, click through to the form below. Feel free to make multiple entries if you wish. You don't have to give me your name and email to complete the form, but remember that I can't give prizes if I don't know who you are lol!

Now Available - An Illusion of Happiness

Available from All the Usual E-Book Outlets

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An Illusion of Happiness

Torn Between Two Men

Kirstie, finding herself caught between two very different men, still values her independence and does not wish to be tied to either of them.

Her life becomes even more complicated when she starts a new job, only to discover that one of the Company Directors is an old acquaintance: a Dom she met once in a club, James

Coming Soon.... 'An Illusion of Happiness'

An Illusion of Happiness

An Illusion of Happiness

Part Two of 'Kirstie's Tale'

Kirstie, finding herself caught between two very different men, still values her independence and does not wish to be tied to either of them.

Her life becomes even more complicated when she starts a new job, only to discover that one of the Company Directors is an old acquaintance: a Dom she met once in a club; James.

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And if you haven't met Kirstie yet, Part One of her story, 'A Dream of White Horses' is a Free Download.

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Join my ARC Team!

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Join My ARC Team

I have a limited number of spaces for readers who enjoy my stories and would like to help me in spreading the word.

WHAT IS AN ARC TEAM?

An ARC (Advance Copy Review) Team is a group of readers who support an author with the release of titles by reviewing the books on important sites like Amazon.

As a member of my ARC Team you will receive free copies of my books in return for reviews on Amazon. 

Cool, eh?

What's in it for You?

FREE review copies of all my books before they are released to the general public.

Special prizes and giveaways available ONLY to members of my ARC Team.

Exclusive content - character notes, deleted scenes, cover reveals, previews and more.

What's in it for Me?

I publish my stories with guaranteed reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, iBooks etc.

This is an important process for me as an Indie Author and enables me to spread the word about my books.

What do I ask of You?

I will provide you a copy of my story free of charge a few days in advance of publication. I ask that you read it and within one week of publication, leave a review on Amazon. It doesn't have to be a long review; a sentence or two is all it takes.

Reviews on iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads etc are not required but are appreciated. 

Also appreciated is if you inform me of typos, spelling mistakes, the odd missed word etc. I'm a one-man band and, no matter how often I read my own stuff, mistakes get through.

Want to Join Me?

Follow the link below to fill in the form and I'll get back to you with further information and instructions.

A Question for You - Michael from 'Buying the Virgin'

I Want to Know What you Think

The character Michael, Charlotte's 'Golden Lover' and later, her husband....

The early episodes in the series (Buying the Virgin, Box Sets One and Two, plus 'The Virgin's Summer'), are all written entirely from Charlotte's point of view. Only in 'The Virgin and the Masters' do I start to bring in Michael's point of view.

I've had a few e-mails recently requesting a version of those early episodes written as Michael saw events.

I'd like to know how many of you would like to read this? If there's enough enthusiasm for the idea, then it's something I can do.

Click below to give me your opinion:

Now FREE! 'Buying the Virgin' Box Set Two

Available from all the usual e-book outlets....

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'Buying the Virgin' Box Set Two

BDSM, Ménage and Love

Charlotte, the (Ex) Virgin, returns to her Master, and Michael, her Lover. Her contract is done and her obligations fulfilled. How will her relationship develop with the two men in her life?

This is a continuing story of BDSM erotica and ménage between a young woman and her two Masters, and more....

Book 6 - The Virgin’s Holiday

Book 7 - The Virgin’s Christmas

Book 8 - The Virgin’s Valentines

Book 9 - The Virgin’s Master

Book 10 - The Virgin’s Lover

Book 11 - The Virgin’s Fantasies

Book 12 - The Virgin’s Choices

 

And if you don't know Charlotte 'The Virgin', Box Set One is also a FREE download

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'Buying the Virgin' Box Set One

She Auctioned Her Own Virginity

The penniless Charlotte dreams of a bright future, but she has nothing to sell but herself and her virginity. She chooses to auction both to the highest bidder. 

This is the first episode in a steamy bdsm, menage erotica tale of a virgin and her first time with a mature alpha male billionaire, his friend...... and others. 

Readers of this story will read of a young woman with her Master as he leads her along an erotic trail of adventure and excitement through bdsm, menage and voyeurism. 

Book 1 – The Virgin – Auctioned

Book 2 – The Virgin – Sold

Book 3 – The Virgin – No More

Book 4 – The Virgin – Unleashed

Book 5 – The Virgin - Fulfilled

A Dream of White Horses

My new book, out soon.....

And if you really want to dream of white horses, watch this video: Ludovico Einaudi's 'Run'.

I love well written erotica, but I love sensuality more - and for all that the two are very much intertwined in my mind, this video and the music blows me apart.

I adore Ludovico Einaudi's music anyway - it even makes it into the final part of 'The Virgin's Summer' - this video is.... astonishing....

Take five minutes out of your life to watch it. You won't be disappointed.

Coming Soon..... 'Black as Sleep'

Part Three of 'Tales of Blood & Darkness'

Like Your Stories Dark?

Try the 'Tales of Blood and Darkness'.

Old Tales Retold to Chill the Bones.

Not for the Kiddies.

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Black as Sleep

Part Three of 'Tales of Blood and Darkness'

Adult Fairy Tale.

A Dark Retelling of the Old Story of 'Sleeping Beauty'.

Want to Try the Earlier Tales?

Red as Blood

Red as Blood

Little Red Riding Hood?

Belle is eighteen and should be a woman. Terrified that she may be barren and have no future, she confides in her Grandmother.
But as the moon waxes full, she learns that her family has a secret.....
Darkly erotic re-telling of an old fairy tale.

FREE DOWNLOAD

White as Bone

White as Bone

White as Snow?

When you are innocent, but cursed, every hand is raised against you.
Shunned and outcast, will Alba survive the hatred of the Queen and find her Prince?

 

99 CENTS


How I Became an Erotic Author

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How I Became an Erotica Author

Hint - It was accidental....

So…. people ask, how did you end up making your living as an Erotic Author?

And d’you know… it was accidental.

Not becoming a writer, you understand. That was anything but accidental. I knew by the time I was eight, that one day I would earn my crust by writing. But specifically, an author of Erotica? I never saw that coming.

In fact, I was no kind of writer in any professional sense until a couple of years ago. ‘Real Life’ got in the way right through most of my years. I did write; stories, poetry… all sorts, but I never tried to do anything serious with it until I left the UK.

I’m English you see, and like most of the English, I pursued the dream of owning my own house. I went to university, got a ‘proper job’, mortgage, got married…. all of that stuff. Later, I ran my own business, pet friendly holiday cottages, and that was fun for a while.

And then, 2007 struck. Suddenly, everything stopped being fun and I found that, instead of being a home-owning, self-employed worker, I was a mortgage slave. I literally could not work hard enough to pay for it all. And when you start paying mortgages using your credit card, there’s something wrong.

How did we solve it? Easy. We left the UK.

So, now I live in Spain. The climate is brilliant, the people are great, and property is a fraction of the price it is in England. So, it’s easy to live well on not-a-lot.

The long and short of it all, is that I was free to start writing, and I did. With the specific aim of becoming a professional (for which, read 'paid for my work') author, I started writing books about the thing I knew I could write about best: dogs, specifically, rescue dogs. 

It was great fun, but I earned very little. At the time, I knew almost nothing about how the Amazon system works, or internet marketing, or any of that kind of thing. And I knew nothing about how to connect up with my audience; how to find my readers. So, I wrote my books, published them and then listened to the crickets.

People bought a few of my books, read my work, said how much they enjoyed it, and then moved on.

Meanwhile….

I now lived full time in Spain, but my partner was still hopping backwards and forwards to the UK, sometimes for weeks at a time. And he was complaining of being ‘lonely’ (if you get my drift....).

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So, one night, I sat down and wrote him a little story, to 'keep him company'. It was called ‘Charlotte Chastised’, and the title tells you most of what you want to know about the plot.

He loved it, and asked for more. So, I wrote more.

And, in a spirit of adventure, I designed a book cover, picked a pen name, put my story up on Amazon Kindle for 99 cents and..... it disappeared into a black hole. It never sold a copy. Not one.

By now, I was beginning to realise that I was missing something, that there was some expertise I needed. So, I signed up for lots of free courses on marketing, how to work with Amazon, how to make a living using the internet, and finally, issuing the Yorkshire war-cry of How Much?!?’, I signed up for a paid course on ‘How It’s Done’. It cost me 500 bucks, but it’s been the best money I ever spent.

Only a few weeks later, I took ‘Charlotte Chastised’ down from Amazon, rewrote it with new character names, new book cover and a new title, but apart from that, using exactly the same story, and using what I had learned, put it up on Kindle for free. This story is now up on my back-list as The Master’s Maid, the first instalment of the ‘Bought by the Billionaire’ series. 

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Bought by the Billionaire Box Set One

I wanted to see if anyone would download it.

Lo and behold, it downloaded by the hundreds. I wrote a follow-up: ‘The Master’s Contract.’ Again, I put it up for free. Would people who had read my first story, go on to read the sequel?

Yes, they would.

The final step: I wrote the next in the sequence 'The Master's Courtesan', and this time I put a price on it. And Hallelujah! It sold. Not, of course, by the hundreds, the way the freebies did, but in respectable enough numbers that I could call myself a paid author.

And that, Ladies and Gents, is how I became an Erotic Author….

And if you would like to read the above mentioned stories for free, I suggest that you download 'Bought by the Billionaire' Box Set One.

New Release - 'The Master's Wife's Birthday'

After the dark days of recent episode of the 'The Virgin and the Masters', meet Beth and Richard, Charlotte, Michael and James, for a new instalment of the 'Bought by the Billionaire' series. This one's 'Just for Fun'.....

What do you do with three Masters and two submissive women?

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The Master's Wife

Elizabeth is happily married to her Billionaire Master.
But if her gaze should stray, what would she really like for her Birthday?

'White as Bone' A Great New Review from Emmanuelle de Maupassant

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Book Review

It's really great when you know that people enjoy reading your books, but even more so to get a 5 star review like this from an author as talented as Emmanuelle de Maupassant.
Here's what she says:
I adored this reimagining of 'Snow White'. 
Simone Leigh is demonstrating her full writing talent, giving us not only an original take on the plot we know so well, but creating an atmosphere deeply sinister, as befits the true spirit of these old tales. 
Her use of prose is gorgeous. It's the sort of storytelling I want to bathe in!
Highly recommended - and I can't wait to read the next in the series. 
My standing ovation to Ms. Leigh.
 

'Why I Have a Woman to Thank for my Best Orgasm Ever' by Joan Barbara Simon

The link below is a click-through to the newsletter from my friend and fellow author Joan Barbara Simon.

Joan writes.... well it's hard to categorise.... not exactly erotica, but certainly shocking. It shocked me when I read it, and I always think I have a mind broader than the Oklahoma prairie.

She titles her newsletter 'Why I have a woman to thank for my best orgasm ever'. And she's talking about me!

I promise you, I had nothing to do with the writing of this. This was not me going for some kind of self-promo hike.

I was in the middle of eating my lunch, a chicken sandwich, considering exactly what Charlotte, my heroine from the 'Buying the Virgin' series, was going to get up to on her wedding night, when I got a message out of the blue from Joan: 'I hope you like this.'

I clicked through, and twenty seconds later, chicken sandwich was pebbled all over my keyboard.

Please read it, and I hope it gives you as big a laugh as it gave me.

And if you would like to read the book, or hear the audio she's talking about, they're both FREE downloads. It's a bit unseasonal, but the links are below.

And if you want to read about Joan herself, her writing, and what I've had to say about her in the past, there's a link for that below as well.

You might also like to know that after the 'experimental' work on 'The Virgin's Christmas', Joan and I are teaming up together to do audio versions of several other of my stories. More about that in due course.

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The Virgin's Christmas

Christmas for the (Ex) Virgin

Ready for some fun, ex-Virgin Charlotte visits her two Masters for a Christmas break.

But when the weather takes a turn for the worse, will she get the fun and frolics she was hoping for?

NEW RELEASE! 'White as Bone'

Book Two of 'Tales of Blood and Darkness'

Now out, Book Two in this collection of dark fairy tale re-tellings:

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White as Bone

When you are innocent, but cursed, every hand is raised against you.

Re-telling of an old fairy tale.
Not for the kiddies.

Some mild sexual content.
Approx 5,000 words

And if you haven't encountered 'Tales of Blood and Darkness before, try the free download 'Red as Blood'

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Red as Blood

FREE DOWNLOAD

Little Red Riding Hood?
Belle is eighteen and should be a woman. Terrified that she may be barren and have no future, she confides in her Grandmother.
But as the moon waxes full, she learns that her family has a secret.....
Darkly erotic re-telling of an old fairy tale.

The Virgin and the Masters - Complete Six Episodes