Happy Monday everyone. This week I’m posting a special post for friend and fellow author, Harmony Kent. Harmony has a new book coming out soon, which is the sequel to Interludes, a book of short stories of erotic fiction. Buy your copy today!
Over to Harmony:
Thanks so much for having me over at your place today, Lizzie.
Hi everyone. It’s great to be visiting with you all.
While I’m here, I’d like to talk about my latest book, Interludes 2. This is a book of short erotic romance fiction. As with the original Interludes (which you can find HERE), the book contains 10 short stories, with the first tale totalling 1,000 words, the second one totalling 2,000, and so on up to 10,000 words in the final story.
For each story, I used prompt cards from a great creative tool called Storymatic. Here’s what the set gave me to work with:
- a) deaf person
- b) recluse …
- c) person in love … conflict = class reunion
A and B relate to the main character. C relates to the secondary character. And the final prompt gives us the conflict.
From the above set of prompts, I came up with REUNION—A contemporary romance in 9000 words.
A school reunion looms. Not wanting to arrive sad and single, Molly talks her long-time friend Paul into going with her. While the music plays, the sparks fly.
Excerpt from Reunion:
She reached the lounge doorway at the same time as Paul. Though they stood just the door-width apart, the distance between them felt as vast as the Atlantic basin. Molly didn’t think she’d ever felt so awkward in her entire life. Paul stood with the tray held high, as if to hide behind it. Molly took a couple of steps backward and motioned for him to precede her into the room.
Varied emotions crowded in, overwhelming her brain. She tried, desperately, to sort through her feelings and thoughts. To understand just what was happening here. A dull headache built behind each temple, and she squeezed the bridge of her nose with her eyes tight shut for a moment. How to proceed? She and Paul stood on a knife-edge, and if either one of them slipped right now, their life-long friendship would sever irrevocably.
Slump-shouldered, she walked slowly into the living room on heavy feet. Paul sat in an armchair, gripping a hot coffee glass as though his life depended upon it. Molly sighed. This whole thing just felt so juvenile. They weren’t silly teenagers, for goodness sake. She bit down on her ire and tried to view this from Paul’s perspective. Somehow, this catastrophe was linked to whatever had happened to him during those lost three years.
I had so much fun writing this one, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this little teaser. I’d love to hear what you think via the comments at the bottom of the page. Thanks for stopping by.
After spending around thirteen years as an ordained Buddhist monk, living in a Zen Buddhist temple, and six years after a life-changing injury following a surgical error, Harmony Kent returned to the world at the tender age of forty.
Now, she is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She’s even won a few awards. Harmony lives in rural Cornwall with her adorable husband, ever-present sense of humour, and quirky neighbours.
Harmony is passionate about supporting her fellow authors.
Story Empire (co-authored): https://storyempirecom.wordpress.com/
Amazon Author Page: author.to/HarmonysBooks
Goodreads: Author Page
Interludes 2 Pre-order Link: mybook.to/Interludes2
Interludes 2 Blurb
From author, Harmony Kent, another best-selling collection of short erotic fiction that will tickle more than your taste buds and wet [sic] more than your appetite.
With a range of genres and styles, this book has enough steam for everyone.
WIGGING OUT—contemporary romance in 1000 words. Two strangers. A crowded platform. A collision. And a wig on the floor.
STORM CHASER—ménage à trois in 2000 words. A sabotaged tire. A raging storm. Passion mounts.
MOON-STRUCK—shifter romance in 3000 words. Trapped on a ship orbiting the moon, a horny astronaut falls for a hunky author who has a secret.
THE CLUB—contemporary romance in 4000 words. An invitation and a host, who is so much more than he seems, bring excitement, enticement, and a choice to make.
NUDIST CAMP—contemporary romance in 5000 words. An older woman. A younger man. A gossip discovers their secret tryst. What will happen when it all gets laid bare?
INITIATION—contemporary romance in 6000 words. A pretty daydreamer arrives for her first day at university. A brutal initiation, and a man with an unusual issue, leave her reeling. Strange, the places you find true love.
THE INCOMER—contemporary romance in 7000 words. A divorced beekeeper has spent her whole life in or around her local village. Then a city-slicker architect comes to town. When two worlds collide, a big bang is sure to follow. Can you have a frenemy with benefits?
DOWN AND DIRTY—contemporary romance in 8000 words. On the run from a sadistic ex-husband, Ellie flees to a remote mountain town and takes a job in the mines. Wary of men, she resolves to keep herself aloof, but mother nature has a way of having the last word and will, quite literally, make the earth move if she has to.
REUNION—contemporary romance in 9000 words. A school reunion looms. Not wanting to arrive sad and single, Molly talks her long-time friend Paul into going with her. While the music plays, the sparks fly.
SOUL MATES—supernatural romance in 10,000 words. A bereaved woman seeks solace in remote woodland. All too soon, she discovers that she’s not as alone as she’d expected. And her heart isn’t the only one that needs to mend.
READER ADVISORY: This book contains explicit sex scenes and language hot enough to melt your book. For mature readers only.Be the first to know when my next book is available! Follow me on social media for updates.