For the first three months after its release Anything She Wants was only available on Amazon (so we could offer it as a free download). Those three months have now passed and to celebrate that Anything She Wants is now for sale at all other major ebook retailers, I’ve decided to share with you why I picked the stories that made it into the anthology.
(I’m also on holiday the next two weeks to visit my family in Belgium and thought this was a good idea to bridge the gap so you don’t forget about me. ;-p)
Let’s kick things off with the opening story, Cliché by Kay Jaybee. First of all, I was stunned when Kay sent me a story. This was my first call for submissions and I didn’t really know what to expect, but I had certainly never expected a multi-published and highly respected author such as Kay to submit to me. 😉 After being stunned for a little while, I quickly became thrilled instead when I read her story. It went on the YES pile immediately because it ticked all the right boxes. In order of importance: 1. It was hot. 2. It was well-written. 3. The setting was original. 4. The whole story builds towards an inevitable climax. (I should probably dedicate an entire blog post to these criteria.) (I will!)
Remember the movie Inception? A dream within a dream within a dream? Cliché is a story about a story within a story, which also results in double/simultaneous sex scenes. It’s awesome, sexy and it made me chuckle and I knew that if I wanted to start the anthology with a bang, this was the right story to do it with.
Here’s a snippet:
Lauren breathed the words in my ear, “Tell me a story.”
I couldn’t help but smile at her expression; her brown eyes were wide, clear and eager as they looked into mine. Lying together, naked, face to face, and pleasantly sticky from an afternoon of excessive fucking, our limbs were comfortably entangled in the hotel’s black satin sheets. “What sort of story?”
“Tell me what happened when you went to visit your publisher.”
I swept a stray chestnut hair from her forehead. “The fantasy version, I assume?”
I shuffled closer to her, my red hair sinking deeper into the goose down pillows, my breasts rubbing against her feather soft chest, enjoying the brush of her nipples against my own.
Lauren loves it when I make up stories just for her, and as she has been the inspiration for most of the erotica I have written over the years, it would be churlish of me to object.
“Right then,” I stroked my free hand along the tanned arm that lay above the sheets, “are you lying comfortably? Then I’ll begin.”
My girl chuckled, pressing her curvaceous body harder against mine as I took a moment to think before launching into my tale.
“The secretary sat in the outer office. Despite the air conditioning that murmured constantly in the background, it was warm and stuffy, and she’d already discarded her grey suit jacket to the back of her swivel chair…”
Lauren interrupted me. “Can you make her blonde please?”
“That is so cliché, honey.”
“Clichés are clichés for good reason. That’s what you writers say, isn’t it?” Lauren replied, her twinkling eyes daring me to disagree.
“Well yes, but there are clichés, and then there are downright unbelievably stereotypical plot lines!”
KAY JAYBEE has written The Voyeur (Xcite 2012), Making Him Wait (Sweetmeats, 2012), The Perfect Submissive (Xcite, 2012), Digging Deep (Xcite, 2013), A Sticky Situation (Xcite 2012), Yes Ma’am (Xcite, 2011), and The Collector (Austin & Macauley, 2012).
Details of all her work can be found at kayjaybee.me.uk