NEW RELEASE: French Kissing: Season Two

French Kissing: Season TwoAt last, the wait is over. French Kissing: Season Two is ready and released. It’s not as long as Season One, but it’s every bit as dramatic. I can already tell you that there WILL be a Season Three, but this time I’m not pinning myself down to any expected release date. (I’ve learned my lesson.) ;-) It will take the time it takes to write, but I do plan to spend some time in Paris this summer (to get away from the 100% humidity of Hong Kong) and hope to get started on it then.

There’s not a lot I can say about this new season without breaking out in spoilers, so I’ll just leave you with the blurb. The boxed set is available from all retailers (see links below), but if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber you’re better off getting the separate episodes.

Blurb
Paris… City of lights, City of love… City of drama!

The ladies’ lives have gone back to normal four weeks after the news about Dominique and Steph’s affair broke. This, however, doesn’t mean that everything is going swimmingly. Nadia and Juliette are engaged, but will they ever find time in their busy schedules to get married? Claire and Margot are giving their relationship another go, but can all the emotional events that came before be swept under the rug? And how has Steph and Dominique’s affair progressed now that it has been brutally thrust into the limelight?

Find out in Season Two of French Kissing!

Hearts will be broken and mended, new intrigues will come to the fore, ghosts from the past will wreak havoc on even the best of intentions, and mistakes will have to be rectified—in and out of the bedroom.

Warning: This title contains sensual language, ladies making love, broken hearts, sore backsides, and a cliffhanger or two.

THIS BOXED SET CONTAINS ALL FOUR EPISODES OF FRENCH KISSING: SEASON TWO AT 40% DISCOUNT!

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Meanwhile, I’ve started on a new book (the one in which I turn As Years Go By into a novel) called Once In A Lifetime, and I will have a solo mini-anthology out in March.

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French Kissing: Episode Seven is now FREE!

French Kissing: Episode SevenKung Hei Fat Choi! We’re celebrating the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong today, and what better way to celebrate than with a brand new episode of French Kissing?

Episode Seven is FREE on Amazon for the next 5 days. Get it while it’s hot!

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The remaining three episodes (Season Two consists of four episodes in total) will all be published next week. I will release the boxed set at the same time and the boxed set WILL be available from ALL retailers (at an advantageous price.)

Enjoy!

P.S. If you would like to receive a review copy of French Kissing: Season Two in return for an honest review on Amazon and/or Goodreads, e-mail me (harperbliss at gmail dot com) and let me know which e-book format (mobi, ePub or PDF) you prefer. I’ll send you an ARC early next week.

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Let’s count down with some quotes and images!

If all goes well, Episode Seven of French Kissing should be online tomorrow (and available as a free download for the next five days.) I’ve made these to celebrate (and, admittedly, tease…) ;-)

BN_Dominique_FKDominique Laroche never has any issues expressing what she wants…

RR_ClaireIs Claire trying to top someone?

 

MM_MargotNo surprises with Margot…

 

CdF_Steph_FKAnd Steph will be Steph…

 

SC_Nadia_FKIt’s hard to argue with Nadia…

 

GA_Juliette_FKFor once, Juliette makes perfect sense!

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First Chapter of French Kissing: Episode Seven

French Kissing: Episode SevenNext week the first episode (Episode Seven of the serial) of French Kissing: Season Two will be available for free (for a few days) from Amazon. To tide you over until then, here’s the first chapter.

Please beware: massive spoiler warning + (as you may suspect) totally NSFW!

 

 

 

 

STEPH

Steph closed her eyes and, instantly, images of Dominique popped up on the back of her eyelids. A tongue lapped at her clit, and she opened her eyes, unable to face the memory of Dominique’s smile in this moment. The woman bestowing her oral services upon Steph couldn’t be more different from Dominique, although Steph could be wrong. She wasn’t in the public eye, though. If this woman, with her short cropped dark hair, was a politician—or anyone else who would pay good money for PR advice—she wouldn’t be on her knees at Le Noir right now.

The promise of a climax had lightly stirred her a few times since the woman had dipped down in front of her, her tongue everything but lazy and displaying an expert touch, but Steph felt the possibility slip away altogether now that she had allowed the briefest thought of Dominique to penetrate her mind.

“Hey.” Steph lightly touched her palms to the woman’s temples. “Come here.” She made a gentle upward motion with her hands.

The woman looked up at her. It was dark around them, but her eyes shone, and Steph could see a determination in them she didn’t have the strength to battle with tonight.

“What’s wrong?” Her voice was husky and if she experienced any disappointment at Steph stopping her she didn’t show it.

What’s not? Steph thought, but she hadn’t come here to feel sorry for herself. She’d come for a quick, brainless climax. Not the first mistake she’d made in the past few weeks.

“It’s not going to happen. Sorry. It’s not you—”

“Oh, I know it’s not me, baby.” The woman pushed herself upward. Upright, she was a few inches taller than Steph. Her eyes were an odd kind of blue—almost teal—when she looked at Steph. “Do you want to talk about it?”

Steph believed she had chosen well. She’d bided her time after entering the club, had not gone off with the first woman who had moderately pleased her. She knew she needed someone who would display a certain amount of power, and who would assert it easily—as though it were a given, no other options in play. This nameless woman had not disappointed—and Steph could at least pride herself in having good judgement when it came to matters like this—but she wasn’t Dominique.

“This place is not for talking.” Maybe if she turned the tables? Maybe that would get her juices flowing sufficiently or, at least, remind her of a time when she wasn’t like this. A shadow of her former self. The sort of lonely she always knew she would be if she let herself get too involved. There was a reason why Stéphanie Mathis kept her distance. She’d allowed Dominique to come way too close for comfort. And now it was too late.

Steph grabbed the woman by the back of the neck. “What’s your name?”

“This place is not for sharing names either.” Their faces were a mere inch removed from each other. Steph could feel the woman’s breath on her skin, could smell herself on her. “What’s yours?”

“You’re right. It doesn’t matter.” Steph pulled the woman close and kissed her. She couldn’t recall ever kissing anyone at Le Noir. It wasn’t a place for kissing either—not for her anyway. But she needed to feel someone’s lips on her. Needed them so close their face faded into darkness and they could be anyone. When Steph’s tongue slipped into the woman’s mouth, in her mind, she transformed into Dominique Laroche. Still, after all that had happened, the poster child of the MLR. Because Steph had advised her well. That was her job, after all. And look where it had got her: jonesing for anonymous pussy at a secret sex club. If she knew only one thing in that moment, when she surrendered her mouth—and a little bit more of herself than she wanted—to this stranger, it was that she had made the right decision. Stéphanie Mathis and Dominique Laroche could never work as a couple, not after what had happened. Not before either, but then they had been too stupid to see. Steph had allowed herself to fall in love and, as result, had ended up on the front page of Le Matin.

When they broke from the kiss and Steph gazed into those strange blue eyes again, the woman tilted her head and painted a wicked grin on her face. “My name is Yasmine. No need to tell me yours. I know who you are.”

Anger flared in Steph’s gut. She hadn’t gone back to Les Pêches since the news had broken. That place always teemed with gossip and the last thing Steph wanted was to be the centre of that sort of attention. And now, this dark, private place wasn’t safe anymore either?

“You know nothing about me,” Steph hissed, pushed herself away from the wall she was leaning against, and spun on her heels, turning Yasmine around with her. “Not another word.” She pressed her lips to Yasmine’s roughly, only briefly wondering what she was doing. She needed some kind of release now. If she couldn’t have her own orgasm, she’d damn well make Yasmine come. “Spread your legs,” she said, looking Yasmine deep in the eyes. Damn, but those eyes were mesmerising. To her own, shocking surprise, Steph had to fight the urge to ask this woman to go home with her. To be there when she woke up in the morning when everything was the hardest to deal with.

Yasmine quickly obliged and, while still gazing into her eyes, Steph slipped a finger through her wetness. It triggered a massive onslaught of images of Dominique. How she looked at Steph when gauging how wet she was for her, that amused, slightly smug look on her face. Because she knew that no one else did that to Steph. Not more than once or twice in a row, anyway. Steph pushed the images as far back as she could, fell to her knees, and buried her tongue in Yasmine’s pussy.

She tasted nothing like Dominique, but then again, she did a little bit, in that universal tangy way, the way every woman she had ever slept with had notes of the same scent between her legs. Yasmine delved her fingers into Steph’s hair, pulling hard. Steph had pegged her for the type. Even when receiving, she needed to be in charge.

“Fuck me,” the woman hissed, and now it was Steph’s turn to oblige. She brought two fingers to where her mouth was, and pushed them inside without further ado. But oh, how good it felt to be inside another woman again. To take herself outside of the pain she’d been wallowing in. It felt more like home, like the Steph she used to be, than she could have imagined.

She fucked Yasmine with sure, deep strokes, while trilling her tongue over her clit, and while doing so, Steph felt a layer of hurt peel off. She felt more like herself than she’d done since meeting Dominique. Because there were no strings attached here. It was just fun, just pleasure. There was no love here. No hearts would be broken. This was still a safe place, no matter if someone recognised her. There were rules here. The instant Steph had bent through her knees, she’d ceased to be the woman on the front page. She’d become Stéphanie Mathis again.

“Oh, baby, yes,” Yasmine groaned, pressing her fingertips hard into Steph’s scalp.

Steph curled her fingers and she knew it was a done deal. The blatant arrogance she could feel because of this, because of making this stranger come at her hands, filled her with a pride she used to thrive on. Like an addict returning to a drug of choice. For an instant, the joy obliterated the pain that had been consuming her, and she sighed with Yasmine as the walls of her pussy clenched around Steph’s fingers.

Yasmine’s grip on her hair loosened, but Steph remained on her knees for a while longer. The rush soon escaped her, but it didn’t leave her system completely. She felt her own clit throb between her legs, but no one would be touching her there for a while. She could take care of her own orgasms. It wasn’t even about her own climax, because it faded into nothing compared to how making another woman come made her feel. Strong. In control. Capable.

Once, during an extreme moment of weakness, she’d told Dominique more about her past than she’d initially intended to. But they were lovers, and they shared things, so she had shared. She’d tried to explain that thrill, that shiver chasing up her spine when she felt in utter control like that, and Dominique had looked at her with something akin to pity in her glance.

“There’s so much more to sex,” she’d said, toppling Steph onto her back. And she had shown her. Back then, Steph believed every word of what Dominique had to say. Then Steph had made Dominique believe what she had to say, and expelled her from her life.

“Good god, Stéphanie Mathis,” the woman said, pulling Steph from her reverie. “I may not know you, but you sure do know how to make a woman come.”

Steph rose and met Yasmine’s gaze. “I’ve had a lot of practice.” She tried to make the statement sound as aloof and soulless as possible.

“I take it you and the politician are no longer together?” Yasmine slumped against the wall.

“I don’t mean to be rude, but it’s really none of your business.” Steph searched for her towel, eager to cover her naked body. Did she have to worry about this? Was Sybille still stalking her, trying to find more dirt? But Steph had distanced herself from Dominique for a reason. She didn’t want to implicate her. A conservative députée could not survive in the harsh world of politics with someone like Steph by her side. Claire and Juliette could twist and turn it anyway they wanted. It was the truth, a harsh one, but true nonetheless.

“Point taken.” Yasmine stretched out her arm and caressed Steph’s cheek with the back of her fingers. “You seem sad,” she said.

You have no fucking idea, Steph thought. She just shook her head and—against the instinct of wanting to rub herself against the woman’s caress—ducked down to pick up her discarded towel. This encounter was over. At least Pierrot would be waiting for her at home.

TO BE CONTINUED VERY SOON…

P.S. The entire season (containing four episodes instead of the three I had previously announced) will be available the last week of February.

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NEW RELEASE: Piano Lessons

Piano LessonsMy first book of the year has been published! Piano Lessons doesn’t really feel like my first book of 2015 because I wrote this hot little number quite a few months ago. Travel and moving house got in the way of a speedier publication, but here it finally is: my cougar threesome novelette!

Don’t be fooled by the chaste cover (beautifully designed by my wife once again), although those out-stretched fingers do hint at what’s between the pages… ;-) I’ve said before that Piano Lessons is by far (by very, very far) the hottest story I’ve written, and it’s no lie. It doesn’t even start with a slow burn, it goes ‘there’ from the beginning, and then it goes a little further, and even further still, and then, when you think things possibly can’t get any hotter… they do. I’m just saying this to give you a fair warning. It is not safe for work, it’s not a recommended read to kill time on public transport, and I certainly wouldn’t take it to a waiting room of any kind. ;-)

Here’s the blurb:
Ruby is finding it hard to get over the break up with her girlfriend, but her piano teacher Jill is not having any of it. After Ruby’s lack of focus makes for another dismal lesson, Jill invites her reluctant student into the home she shares with her partner Charlotte for an afternoon of extreme relaxation, and getting over her ex.

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Enjoy!

P.S. In other news: tomorrow I will finish the first draft of French Kissing: Season Two. I’ve already made good progress on subsequent drafts of the first two episodes. Everything is going according to plan for a late February release. Also: prepare to be shocked! (I actually shocked myself while writing this season’s grand finale this morning. I literally had to go out and get some air to recover.) ;-)

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Some holiday pics!

For those of you who are old school and don’t follow me on Facebook or Twitter, I collected some snap shots from our fabulous trip to Australia. Three weeks on the road yielded a lot of images, but these are my favourites.

Oz1First stop: Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast where we were welcomed by Cheyenne Blue with bubbles, a wonderful lunch, and some stunning views!

Oz2Next, we flew to Sydney, which we adored…

Oz3…and where we ate a million delicious oysters!

Oz4Then we hit the road in our pimp mobile…

Oz5…and stayed in a B&B with this view…

Oz6…and enjoyed the essentials of any relaxing holiday.

Oz7Here it looks as though I climbed a mountain (which I didn’t.)

Oz8Where we spent our first Christmas under a gorgeous blue sky.

Oz9Such fun. I can still do a hand stand in the water!

Oz10Then we drove to Melbourne where the scenerie looked like this…

Oz11…and I persuaded my wife to take a faux-hawk selfie on the beach!

Oz12After which we flew home…

Oz13…and are now preparing for our big move to an island with views like this! ;-)

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About French Kissing Season Two

A quick word on Season Two of French Kissing, because it is January 2015 and at the end of Season One it does say that the next season would start… about now. It won’t. A million times sorry. I’m running behind because, in the aftermath of the release of At the Water’s Edge I was so blown away by everything (the emotions, the response, the significance) that my writing routine suffered and I didn’t reach my word count before leaving on holiday.

But, Season Two WILL be released at the end of February, all episodes at once. It will be a shorter season (only 3 episodes instead of 6, so regular novel-length, not a mammoth like Season One), and a third season will follow later this year/early next year. (I’m not letting go of my ladies just yet. They’re in too much trouble still.) (Oh, the drama.)

I will release another novelette in January (around the 23rd) called Piano Lessons, dubbed ‘my threesome cougar novelette’. A word of warning in advance: it is by far the hottest story I’ve ever written! (Just so you can start preparing already.) ;-)

Here’s to another year of sexy, romantic lesbian fiction (and perhaps even a lesbian spy thriller!) ;-)

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Holidays are coming…

It feels a bit strange to already be writing my 2014 end of year blog post, but tomorrow I’m hopping on a plane to Australia and I’m not coming back until the new year has started.

Before I go (to meet editor extraordinaire Cheyenne Blue!) I wanted to give you a quick heads-up on my plans for 2015 as well as looking back briefly on a most amazing 2014 (although it’s not over just yet…)

I wrote 300.000 words in 2014, so that’s one goal reached. Actually, if I remember correctly (and I do, because I blogged about it), I only had one goal and that was to increase 2013’s word count of 165.000 words considerably, which I did. As great a source of satisfaction as having accomplished that goal is, it doesn’t come close to The One Big Thing I did that changed everything.

I wrote the book that was hardest to write. I laid it all out for the world to see, and oh, how I’ve gotten back… So many people have e-mailed me about At the Water’s Edge, telling me about how it touched them. It has garnered quite a few 5-star reviews and, yesterday, it made the #1 spot in Amazon’s Lesbian Romance Best Sellers List. For this book to make it to #1 means so much, not just because it means sales are exceeding all my expectations (and then some), but even more so because my story is being read. And, more than anything, I want for people to read my book and, perhaps (after having a good cry), find comfort in my words.

IMG_0231A dream come true! ♥

So: thank you to each and everyone who bought At the Water’s Edge. I wish I could give every single one of you a big hug.

Onwards to 2015. The plan is, of course, to write (at the very least) another 300.000 words. Most of these words will, hopefully, become novels. Writing At the Water’s Edge has been so rewarding (and made it very clear to me that you, my dearest readers, want novel-length work from me), that I want to write longer books. First on the list (after finishing Season Two of French Kissing) is expanding my novelette As Years Go By into a novel. Then… well, let’s just say I’m not short of ideas. And, who knows, maybe I’ll finally write that spy novel I’ve been banging on about for years in 2015. ;-)

As far as upcoming releases go, the first new title slated for publication is my threesome cougar novelette Piano Lessons in January, followed by Season Two (in its entirety!) of French Kissing in February.

Ladylit has made quite a few leaps in 2014 also, what with snagging Cheyenne Blue to edit Forbidden Fruit, and the themed mini-anthologies doing so well. We’ll be putting out more of those, as well as another Cheyenne Blue erotica anthology, and we currently have an open call for submissions for a romance anthology called (for now, this may change): Summer Love. Do submit! We’d love to work with you!

On the private front… we’ve decided to move once again. Just this morning we signed the lease for an apartment on Lantau island (still in Hong Kong!), where we’ll find out if we are suited to island life. We move mid January 2015.

lantauNo high rises here…

That’s about it. I wish you all happy holidays. Mine will be the first spent in a t-shirt instead of a Christmas sweater. See you next year! xo

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Guest blog at Women & Words

Women & Words

I’m guest blogging at Women & Words, talking about At the Water’s Edge, dealing with depression, and no longer being ashamed. (And also giving away a copy of the book!)

Additionally someone at Ladylit (must have been my wife) interviewed me about At the Water’s Edge. (I told her not to ask me such difficult questions next time.) ;-)

Have a lovely weekend,

Harper xo

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About (signed) paperbacks

At the Water's EdgeJust a quick word on the paperback version of At the Water’s Edge. I’ve been getting some requests for signed copies, and these are available. I’ll break it down per region below.

You may also like to know that:

– I’m currently giving away a signed paperback on Goodreads (the giveaway ends in 3 days!)

– When you buy the paperback on Amazon you get the Kindle version for free. (Ideal for Christmas gifts, give the paperback, keep the e-book!) ;-)

So, here are the details. Paperbacks are $13.99 + shipping. (If you don’t want a signed copy, you’re better off buying one from Amazon because they frequently discount.) When ordering from me, do keep in mind that I’m sending books from Hong Kong and it may take up to 3 weeks for your book to arrive in Europe or the US. I will also send you the e-book version when you buy a paperback directly from me.

Here’s how much it will cost per region:

US
$13.99 + $5.5 (shipping) = $19.49

UK
£9 + £4.5 (shipping) = £13.5

EUROPE (outside of UK)
€11 + €4 (shipping) = €15

If you live anywhere else, it will probably cost about the same in your local currency. E-mail me and we’ll work it out.

To summarize:
If you want a signed copy of At the Water’s Edge (along with a free e-book), e-mail me (harperbliss at gmail dot com) with your postal address and the name of the person you want it signed for (and/or any message you’d like to be included). Payments will need to be made using PayPal.

That’s it. Thank you!

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