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25 New Loves for Valentine’s Day? And all of them FREE!

The Boy in the Sixth Form pt. 1 (aka My First Valentine)

 

One Valentine’s Day stands out in my memory. I would have been fourteen, and had a HUGE crush on a boy at school. He was two years older than me, and at fourteen, that kinda age difference was crippling. He joined our math class each week, and when I learned his favourite candy was lemon bonbons (a chewy English candy, not unlike bonbonstoffee), I made sure I always took a bag to class with me. I joined the amateur dramatics group, because he was a budding thespian, despite never being interested before. I developed a brief fascination with football when I learned he played for a local team, and I also joined the tennis club. Guess who played tennis there?

After months of talking to him in the math class, spending half my pocket money on candy that I never ate, and watching a sport that I hated, it was finally Valentine’s Day, and I had an excuse to express my teenage devotion. I bought a card for him. I agonized over what to write. How to hint at my identity, without being obvious?

Happy Valentines Day, I wrote. That’s all. SO LAME! Where was the witty line, the inside joke, the freaking giant clue that I was madly in love with him? Where?

I walked past his house ridiculously early, and shoved it through the letter box before running away. Would he like it? Would he connect it with me?

The following day I was on tenterhooks. It was maths, currently my favourite subject. I bought bonbons.

He arrived, hand in hand with another girl from my class.

#HeartShattered

 

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P.S. Come back next week for The Boy in the Sixth Form part 2

Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

Sofia x

Day 27 – July Fever – Xavier Edwards – Erotica Down Under

1 blog + 31 authors = 31 Days Of Hotness

Guys who write contemp romance are rare, but guys who write contemp erotica – good, sexy stories – stand out like diamonds sparkling in a pile of coaldust. Xavier Edwards is one of those diamonds and I’m delighted to feature him as part of  July Fever :-)

He’s giving away an ebook bundle of  2 of his books (winner’s choice) to one lucky winner. To enter the draw, simply leave a comment and your email address.

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Way down here in the antipodes July isn’t the month of hot weather and beautiful long days. Instead it is the month of freezing cold, short days, and murky skies. If you can bear the weather (why, oh why, does it get cold enough to snow, but there’s no moisture to actually do it?), and can get yourself somewhere warm and dry, then there’s a wealth of reading to warm the insides and take the mind away from the cold.

Bikinis and Brazilians are long gone, and the overcoats and gloves have hidden the eye candy from both sexes. At least there is the world of the written word to bring the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch, of the imagination and erotic world back to the fore.

Of course, there’s that other kind of fever that attaches itself to Wintery weather. The sort where, though you feel absolute misery, the products of a fevered imagination can be unexpectedly wonderful.

Wherever you are, here’s to a warm and happy July Fever.

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Xavier’s 2012 anthology – My Muse is a Demanding Mistress

Xavier Edwards published 14 separate titles in the space of just over seven months in 2012 (May – December, 2012).

His muse has been a very demanding mistress.

Xavier’s muse, whoever or wherever she is, has blessed him for the time being with a selection of tales that can be crafted for the fan of erotic literature. So far, they’ve been almost entirely short stories, but the novellas are starting to arrive and, the novels shouldn’t be too far behind them.

This is an anthology of Xavier’s collected 2012 works, collated for your enjoyment with dedicated introductions for each title

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Author bio

5894813 xavier imageXavier Edwards (it might be his real name, no one is really sure) has spent his life surrounded by women, and writing. Growing up in rural Australia before the age of the Internet and cable television, there was no better refuge than in books. Any and all genres were absorbed as he and his three sisters grew up far from the hectic pace of the big smoke. The wide expanse of open country and natural beauty have carried across to his writing, forming evocative backdrops to the sensual dance taking place in his stories.

After leaving school, Xavier joined the military and has served with honour in the Air Force, from leading brave men and women into combat to searching for, and finding, people lost at sea. Joining him on this journey has been his wife, three daughters, and two cats.

Behind it all, Xavier continued to write. Freelance journalism proved lucrative and gave him his first taste of a readership that found his writing engaging and evocative. The imagery that continued to dance through his mind, would not suit this audience and when he did write it down and gave it to a small, trusted circle of readers, it had amazing results. Quite by accident, he had discovered a knack for Erotica.

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Please join me tomorrow, when I welcome Emilia Mancini to July Fever :-)