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A New Black In Erotic Fiction

Vanilla eroticism is known for its predictable plots. Romantics call them happy-ever-afters. Someone’s manly chest meets someone else’s perfect skin and only the names change from story to story. The outcomes are expected. Clichés are guaranteed. Couples find their right type of Utopia by The End. Nice. While some readers love the comfort of inevitability, …

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The Bracelet. A Charm For Each Murder Committed By A Devoted Husband.

Intimacy is what it’s all about. Intimate lovers, intimate starvation, intimate murder — and when I required a symbol of closeness for each of the victims, I found the best one of all: A bracelet full of charms that represent each kill and then gave it to his wife. She is oblivious to their meaning …

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Stories About Photographers: Is The ‘War Correspondent’ The Only Option?

Apply the word ‘photographer’ to any work of new fiction and many listeners conclude that the story will be about war. If you’re over sixty years of age, you’ll have more than a ninety per cent chance of thinking war correspondent. I know. My first few readers assumed this and were surprised (or disappointed) to …

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Dark Adult Fiction. Character Spotlight: Super-Organised Samantha Felding.

Sam is a highly trustworthy, dependable woman — personable to all who encounter her. She’s a loyal friend, supportive sister and model daughter to her parents. Her work ethic is focused and flawless. She is also asexual. Samantha Felding. Thirty-something Married to Mitchell Felding (10 years.) High School Educator Self – Motivated High Achiever Dedicated …

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I’d Like To Introduce The Australian Kurdaitcha Assassin To You

Legendary Australian executioner, Kurdaitcha, has walked the Earth since the beginning of time, tracking victims by stealth and never leaving any evidence behind. Kurdaitcha is known as a silent assassin who takes random victims in the Outback. This tale of an ancient serial killer is about to come alive again in a new book with …

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Why Do Clocks Stop When People Die?

Timepieces are amazing things. They cease to function at the exact moment when their owners expire. Yesteryear’s thriller stories depended on a stopped watch or a clock to determine the time of a victim’s death. It became a standard part of many police investigations. There is one problem with that premise: Clocks don’t quit when …

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Trangressive Fiction: What The Hell Is It?

What an apt word to use at the start of this post. Many weak-stomached folks would think the text written for this genre came by way of the damned. The transgressive style challenges readers by taking storytelling into places where regular commercial fiction doesn’t normally go. Topics of self-harm, abuse, sexual deviancy, etc — are …

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Brisbane River Yachts

Missing That Blue-Sky Brisbane Vibe… and Now I’m Featuring It In A Book!

Her river meanders around the suburbs of Brisbane City a thousand times before the water reaches the open waters of Moreton Bay. Geologists say this is the reason Brisbane may be presiding over the oldest river in the world. I don’t care how old her river is. I love my hometown girl, Brisbane, despite her …

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Books About Sexless Marriages. Where Are They?

A sexless marriage can feel extra lonely for a second reason. If you’re not the type to whine about not getting laid, you’re probably keeping the emotion from it to yourself and it’s been building. That means the frustration you feel is multiplied. And now, you’re doing research on books about sexless marriages to find …

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