I wasn't sure what I wanted to share this week; I looked over what I've shared so far from "Tabitha and Bina in Love"- I'm really wanting to put it to bed awhile so I can finish up "Mommy" and get it submitted to a publisher. I decided that this being a blog hop of erotic/romance authors that I wanted to share the very beginning of the story where I show Tabitha meeting Bina as many of us have meet each other... from that person new to the hop whose snippet we read, comment on, and then sometimes even go buy the book. I've put Bina's snippet in a blue to set it apart from the rest of the book; yes, I'm so glad that I plan to give this one to a publisher as well, who'll hopefully be able to help with formatting of a different nature.
Tabitha clicked on Bina Syntha's link in the hop's list. Her lips pulled into a surprised smile as the page started to load. The textured background of black and dark blue sent her gaze momentarily to the leather pride flag on her computer tower. She clicked on the mature content warning and sat back to watch the page fully come to her.
I'm so glad to be doing this hop for the first time! My short story "Apprehension" appears in the anthology Be Your Experimenting Self, a collection of experimental erotica. While it is in 2nd person, present tense, I did picture two cisgender women as I wrote this. I'm sharing the first twelve sentences of my story.
You close your eyes and give your trust over to me. No safewords, no "safe, sane, and consensual." You strip your clothes and toss them out the window, as I order. Your nipples are tight, hard, and large.
I brush one thumb over your nipple.
You moan and shudder. Your anxious waiting is painted over your shivering body, not just your face with the lips parted, your eyes wide open.
I just study you. I want to see you much more tense, much more apprehensive.
You sway on your feet; I've had you standing there for long enough that you've lost track of time. You lift your gaze to my face, your eyes blinking as if you're waiting for me to yell at you for being presumptuous. How prettily you wear your "good submissive" assumptions.
Be Your Experimenting Self, a collection of sixteen erotica short stories. Do you carve the different in writing? Do you want to see authors break "rules"? Well the authors do that here. Skye Warren writes tentacle erotica. Bina Syntha shares an intense BDSM not of the soft, safe erotic romance variety.
"Wow, that's hot," Tabitha cried out. She clicked a few links and she had bought the book. She returned to Bina's blog and scrolled until she got to the comment box. Welcome to the hop, Bina. What a great first contribution! I picked up a copy and I really can't wait to get to your story. I think I know what I'll be going to bed with tonight. She clicked the submit button and watched the screen.