I want to say a big thank you, first of all, to my lovely readers who follow this blog. Having been dragged into the blogosphere kicking and screaming, I have discovered to my amazement how much I enjoy bringing you new posts each week, and how much I want to keep creating fiction for you.

You may have noticed that my Wednesday and Sunday slots have become a little bit…er…late to arrive on occasion in the last couple of weeks, and I wanted to make an apology for this, and to explain why. I am hard at work on a couple of very exciting erotica projects at the moment, both to be released in the autumn, and hopefully I should be able to tell you more about them very, very soon (in the meantime, the image might give you a bit of a clue as to what I’m up to…). What this means is that, just for two or three weeks more, my posts to the blog are going to be a bit sporadic while I’m completely tied up (pun totally intended!). If I could write any faster, I would, believe me!

So, my Sunday Story has decided to sleep in until midweek, and my poor Love Slave is released but has no idea what is going to happen to her next…but she will soon, I promise!

Happy reading (whatever it is you’re engrossed in – in fact, if you feel like sharing what you’re reading right now, erotica or otherwise, feel free to pop it in the comments. It would be fun to share some recommendations. I’ll start)!

Ina x

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23 Replies to “A Quick Update…”

  1. I said I’d go first!! I’m currently reading Anaïs Nin’s erotic short story collection, Little Birds, which is brilliant, as is every other piece of her work. I’ve also just started reading Dirty Flash Fiction by Jillian Boyd et al. and which I am sure is going to be excellent! And I must tell you that I’ve recently finished the extremely sexy set of five short stories by Lance Greenfield in When Pleasure Blooms, which I thoroughly recommend. I particularly advocate the story of Bruce and Fiona (particularly if you love a man in a kilt…).

  2. I mainly read romances for the plots of course, not the sex, that would be weird. I’ve read over 30,000 books in my life but my favorites are The Lord of The Rings, The All Souls Trilogy and the Ring of Fire series started by Eric Flint. Haven’t read anything recently that stood out.

    1. Yes, I get what you mean about romances! I always find it interesting when I encounter someone who has read Lord of the Rings – I always wonder why I can never, ever manage to read it, no matter how often I try!

      1. I first read LOTR when I was twelve years old and it sent me tumbling into the world of fantasy and chivalry and I’ve never left. Forget about the movies and the commentary, it’s a story of good vs. evil where nobody comes out unscathed.

        Grace Burrowes is a great romance author and among many others I like Stephanie Laurens and Mary Balogh.

      2. I promise that I’ll keep trying to read it, as you’ve made such a brilliant case for why I have no reason not to! 🙂 All things ‘chivalry’ are my cup of tea: I grew up on the Arthurian Romance, and developed a love for Old English and medieval chivalry texts, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Orfeo (apologies to those who know this already, as I have a tendency to bore people to tears with it!). The medieval Romance poems are really worth a read. Ancient chivalry and related custom fascinates me, too, including that which links to battle. So the Ancient Roman and Greek epics, the poetry, and the tragedies are some of my favourite books ever.

        Thank you for the romance author suggestions! 🙂

      3. You just described the LOTR to a tee. Go forth and read fair lady and swoon to thine knight’s prowess with his sword.

        P.S. Aren’t we supposed to be writing today?

      4. Why, Sir, you have only to mention a sword and I’m swooning…! 😉 I shall certainly obey your command.

        Erm…yes…I believe we are! In all fairness, I have done some already, so no need to discipline me too much! 🙂

      5. I do believe the Lady has swooned entirely. Sir Knight may well have to scrape her off the flagstone and lay her on the enticing sheets of her four-poster bed before he begins waving his sword about… 🙂

      6. My Lady! Why does thoust swoon? I shall lift thee, light as eiderdown, onto thine bower and chafe thy tender hands and soothe thine fevered brow. Had I but known my mighty sword would strike such emotion…

      7. Why, Sir, truly I thank thee. But my delicate being was overcome by such gargantuan weaponry, so shiny and ready for battle. Surely it is impossible to wield such a sword as yours…

      8. Nay, not impossible dear Lady, for I am known the breadth of the Kingdom for the prowess of my shiny sword. Many a sheath and backside have felt the impact of this gargantuan weapon. Although, I must confess, never has my sword been so taken with such fair beauty and grace. I feel I may swoon soon…

      9. In truth, Sir, I am overwhelmed by such a claim, and am wont to disbelieve such a tale. Do you have proofs of your claims with which to regale me?

        Oh, why, Sir – you have no need to wield it within my chambers! Please do not swoon, or I shall be forced to attempt to move your sword in order to retrieve you from beneath it…

      10. Dear lady, do not fret. My sword does not smite unwilling maidens. In truth, the bard’s claims are a wee bit exaggerated. Hey, it’s free press. 😉
        I note yon diary, thou writest daily? Does thou require much discipline to pen epic tales of valor?

      11. Sir, having given close attention to your weapon for considerable minutes now, I cannot imagine there would be an unwilling maiden in the land…

        Mine diary struggles daily for content of worth, such desperate boredom as I find, languishing in the castle from morn to dusk. I believe that I require a great deal of discipline to pen many words at all. While my mind is full, my body lacks such a thing. Would you know, kind Sir, where it is possible to learn such discipline as would aid me in my task?

      12. Alas, duty calls fair Lady. My sword is needed elsewhere posthaste. Never fear though, I shall return to supply such discipline to thee as will cause great volumes of words to flow from thine pen. My sword is at thou service evermore.

      13. Why, Sir, forsooth shall I wane, should you never come once more to visit me, with your weapon shining and bold. I shall await your future return, in the hope that your discipline will cause such flow that I will write evermore.

        Adieu, Sir Knight.

  3. Take all the time you need! I’m reading multiple things right now myself…

    1) “Human, All Too Human” by Nietzsche. It is one of my favorites, next his book “The Will to Power.”

    2) “The Witching Hour” by Anne Rice

    3) A variety of smaller books on the history of pirates. Lol

    1. Nietzsche’s an interesting guy… And let me know whether you’d recommend The Witching Hour.

      I’m also working my way (slowly) through the books by Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, as well as Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin. I like my literary pairings!

      And, well, of course you’re reading about the history of pirates – why not? 🙂

      1. He is an interesting guy. I don’t agree with all of his philosophy. But, I do with some of it. Sartre is another of my favorites, as is, John Stuart Mill.

        The Witching Hour is a fantastic book. It is the first in her series about the Mayfair Witches. I’ve read them all before, and decided to read them again when I was on vacation. I always recommend her writing. Especially if you are a detail driven person. Because it is rich with history and details.

        The pirates is more for pure enjoyment and research. 🙂

      2. So now my bedside table will be be heaving even more, now you’ve recommended the Mayfair Witches series! 🙂

        I love Sartre. And I keep trying to dabble with Camus, but I struggle a bit to read him. If you’ve not come across it, I would thoroughly recommend At the Existentialist Café by Sarah Bakewell.

        And, of course, now you’ve got me curious about the pirates! Research, huh…?! 🙂

      3. I’ll check out Sarah Bakewell when I get a chance. These days, most of my reading is done electronically. So, I don’t have the problem with heaving bedside tables, lol.

        Yeah…pirates. While cataloging and sorting a lot of my older work. I came across another story line that I had started and re-started a few times. Obviously, it was about pirates. Lol. So, I was looking into things again for enjoyment and possibe future endeavors.

      4. To be quite honest, I don’t have a problem with heaving bedside tables, either. But the floor and my desk groan every time I come home with yet another book. And my kindle’s stupidly full, too!

        I can imagine you finding all sorts of things that might get your creative juices flowing as you’re cataloging your poems. Leave an air hole, so that you can breath from underneath the mountain of poetry! 🙂

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