So here I am at Erotica for All! Hooray 😀 About 4 (or was it 5?) years ago I was a fresh faced wee erotica writer with a few, what I thought, very filthy stories clutched to my breast. I felt like an outcast in my daily life as no one knew of my secret desire to write sexually explicit stories… So I began searching for somewhere I where I would feel able to share these thoughts and be part of some sort of community. Guess what? Erotica for all was one of the very first websites I stumbled upon and I was so glad of it. Yes! There are others out there – writers and readers like me who want to write and read about sex, sensuality and the erotic and who are unashamed and joyful at the saucy words. So full of vibrancy and life! So now, however many years later and these handful of stories have expanded to books, novellas and this trilogy of erotic novels. In the bit I’m about to share, my lead character is looking for her lover – they have been parted for 8 years and she isn’t sure of what to expect, she feels alien and strange but there is one thing that makes her feel more confident…
I guess it ties in with how I feel about the writing and reading community – everyone needs someone to help them along, show them the way, introduce them to now friends, groups and contacts.
I thought that to entice you to follow my tour, I’d put consecutive excerpts every day. Here is no 7 of 10. It is where my lead character is going undercover to find her lover.
To see where else I’ve been or going – click here
The Meeting Point excerpt– The final book in The Clockwork Butterfly trilogy
The chill started at the spot where the woman’s breath tickled her hairline and spread through her body. Deborah pulled away as the blood drained from her face. Taking in the woman fully, the flicker of recognition formed.
“Katja?” she whispered softly, tears threatening to well in their ducts.
“Shh,” the woman snapped, and Deborah suddenly couldn’t imagine how she’d missed it. This was the very first prisoner she’d rehabilitated all those years before. This was the woman who’d mouthed I know Marcus while Deborah had watched from her cell as she was led away through the prison gates back to where she had come from. Here. Deborah was overwhelmed.
“Is he here?” Deborah asked as her heart seemed to stop dead in her chest.
Katja nodded once, and Deborah’s body kicked back into action.
“Now go. I never met you.”
Deborah fought hard to resist the urge to leap over and kiss this woman, and she turned away, shaking anew, to where the signs for the bar were.
Taking a deep breath, Deborah simply walked past the queues of excited looking women and up to the security, flashing her leather bracelet as she walked right past. It was an empowering feeling. She kept walking straight to the bar and took a seat on one of the high stools. She fought to keep hold of her dignity as she had to hop her bum up onto the leather and keep her balance without being able to reach her toes to a rung.
“Good day, miss.” A bartender in rolled shirt sleeves and a waistcoat smiled broadly at her. “What will it be? A drink first?”
As Deborah wasn’t sure what came after the ‘first’, she nodded.
“Perfect.” Deborah smiled, thinking it sounded like the most hideous libation imaginable.
As the sloshing brown liquid landed on the bar in front of her, a lump of nausea rose in her throat. She thanked the bartender and reached for her pouch, spilling some of the coins into her palm.
As she went to pass them the bartender stopped her.
“No need, miss, you have your VIP pass, remember?”
“Oh.” Deborah twisted her wrist to see the bead glinting. “Yes, of course. Sorry.” She began to put the coins back and the bartender laughed.
“You wouldn’t get too far with those in here, would you?”
“Sorry?” Deborah picked one of the coins between her fingers and examined it. She’d found the pouch hidden in her chamber years before and had squirreled it away for her escape. “What do you mean?” Nerves stirred in her stomach again.
“I haven’t seen one of these in…well, forever.” The bartender took the coin and held it up, shaking her head and laughing. “That’s a good one,” she said as if Deborah had made a very funny joke. “You’re brave all right, flashing that around.”
“What do you mean?” Deborah tried to appear like she was sharing joke and was relieved when the bartender explained.
“The Archmatrias banned our currency, remember? No images of the previous government allowed now. I thought they were all recalled and destroyed. You could get in serious trouble for that.” Something flashed over the bartender’s eyes and Deborah had to think quickly.
“Well, good for you that you didn’t accept it.” She smiled and held out her hand for the coin then put the pouch away. “I can put it on my report that your farm is straight and true.”
“You mean…” the bartender gasped and smiled. “You’re an inspector?”
“Yes,” Deborah said, and she watched as unnecessary guilt passed over the bartender’s face. “But don’t worry, this facility has been squeaky clean so far.” Relief washed through the bartender’s expression. “Just don’t let on for now. I need anonymity to carry out my duty effectively.”
The bartender looked cagily around the room and nodded gravely. “I won’t tell a soul.”
She hauled a long, corrugated pipe with a rubber facemask attached out from under the bar. “Here, try some of Crester’s very finest oxytocin.”
Blurb – The Meeting Point
A story of love, freedom, and the future of mankind. Deborah Regan has broken free from the prison where she’s been unjustly held for the past eight years. The scale of the devastation to the land outside is overwhelming. Toxins have taken hold, and the planet is dying. Deborah vows to find her lover Marcus and flee to the safety of the hills where their story first began.
Marcus is one of the few remaining men left on earth, and Deborah finds him held captive at a pleasure farm where he is kept to service rich and powerful women. Escape for him is complex and dangerous. They can only hope that the trio who helped Deborah before will come to their aid. Marcus has heard from his clients over the years of a mythical place with its own microclimate that toxin clouds seem to miss. He is sure they can find it and will be able to build a future together.
Mae, Lena, and Angelo feel compelled to find Deborah and Marcus who they know have a special connection that might prove essential to their survival. They make haste to track the couple and realize the plan they have chosen is fraught with danger and conflict.
Will they make it to the utopia Marcus dreams of?
Content Warning: contains graphic sex scenes with multiple partners, including m/f and f/f sexual interaction, strong language, and end of the world shenanigans
*The explosive climax to Taking Flight and A Clockwork Butterfly.
Book 3: The Meeting Point – out now! And what this post’s been all about:
Beachwalk Press http://beachwalkpress.com/the-meeting-point/
Other books in the series:
Book 1: A Clockwork Butterfly Now Available for only 99c!
Book 2: Taking Flight – now available – comment on any of my tour posts and I’ll pop you in a draw for a copy of this one – if you can’t wait, here’s the buy links:
Tabitha Rayne has been told she is quirky, lovely and kinky – not necessarily in that order or by the same person. She writes erotic romance and as long as there’s a love scene – she’ll explore any genre.
Her short stories are included in anthologies from Cleis Press, Ravenous Romance, HarperCollins Mischief, Xcite, Oysters & Chocolate, Burning Books Press and House of Erotica. Her novella, Mia’s Books won a Reader’s Choice Award with TwoLips reviews. The Meeting Point is the third book in The Clockwork Butterfly trilogy from Beachwalk Press.
Tabitha also has a passion for art and takes great pleasure in painting nude ladies.
Thanks for reading to the end! 😀 x x