The Chase

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Sweeping and swerving

Branches whipping my skin

Huffing and panting

Anticipating pure sin

He narrows the distance

And my heart takes flight

Longing and yearning

For true love’s first bite

 

Greedy fingers catch fabric

And pull at my dress

Dragging me down

To the forest floor mess

Tumbling and turning

Dried leaves in my hair

Wrists caught in his grip

Like the devil’s own snare

 

The first thrust is brutal

And I cry at the skies

Hungry lips at my neck

Throbbing flesh between thighs

He sets a harsh rhythm

And I beg him for more

Frantic nails down his back

Till he’s bloody and raw

 

Pushed to new height

He growls close to my ear

Before flipping me over

Lust ramped to top gear

Slapping skin fills the night

As he tugs my hair hard

Snarling and snapping

Frail throat surely marred

 

My whimpers of pleasure

Flush birds from the trees

Bones trembling, dripping sweat

On dirtied hands and knees

He takes all he wants

But gives me much more

Fulfilling my fantasy

This chase I’d asked for

 

©Paige Thomas 2018

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Happy birthday, Mr. King

This post is for my dear mother (or Ma, as I like to call her).

Stephen King turned 70 today and I was reminded of how I’d found the author who became my hero, my inspiration. I’ve always loved reading and I’m drawn to books like a moth to flame, no matter where I am. I’m one of those people who will enter a new friend’s home, zero in on their bookshelves and scan the titles to see what we have in common. If I could get away with it, I’d do nothing else but read.

The first King book I ever read was Christine. My brother’s girlfriend at the time let me borrow her copy and I was instantly captivated, completely hooked by how the man chose to string his words together. From that book, a serious love affair began. I didn’t just love to read anymore, I NEEDED to. I became obsessed, declaring I’d devour every word the man ever published.

Ma was a single mother by that time and money was scarce. She’d always provided us kids with everything we needed—we never went without—but books were a luxury item and oh how I treasured my pretties. She’s a very thrifty woman and always planned ahead. She’d start buying Christmas presents in January, little by little, so we’d be spoiled with gifts come December. Being the youngest of four, she tended to spoil me a little more than the rest.

A few years after I’d discovered Mr. King, she’d dragged me out shopping with her. I think we were in K-Mart or some other giant chain store and, as usual, I went straight to the book department while she looked for whatever we were there for. She eventually found me browsing the display of Stephen King books, reading the back covers as I fantasised about loading up a trolley and buying them all. I’m sure she saw it written all over my face because the next words she spoke were like a dream come true. “Pick out ten books and I’ll layby them for you for Christmas.”

Say what? I’d hit the fucking jackpot!

That was one of my happiest childhood memories. Ma just got me. She nourished my passion for reading and fed it whenever she could. And for that, I will be eternally grateful.

If it wasn’t for The King, and Ma, I don’t think I’d have ever chosen the path to be a writer. I would have put it in the “too hard” basket, regretting not taking the chance by the time I reach my death bed.

I still have those ten books (and many, many more), but those first ten will forever remain extra special because they came from a special woman with a special heart.

I love ya, Ma…and happy birthday Mr. King!

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Here is my interview with Paige Thomas

This is an interview I did recently with a lovely lady from Scotland. And just quietly, I shared the entire Prologue of the novel I’m currently working on. Enjoy and feel free to leave feedback!

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Name Paige Thomas

Age 44

Where are you from

I’m originally from Sydney, Australia, but I relocated to the central coast of New South Wales not long after my son was born. I have some family on the coast and spent a lot of time with them when I was growing up. It’s actually one of the locations I’ve used in my novel Starstruck. It’s much quieter than city life and the beaches are beautiful— not crowded like those in Sydney. Some days I can walk along the sand for half-an-hour without seeing another soul.  

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

I was signed with a publisher in the US in 2012, but at the beginning of this year I went out on my own as an indie author. I’ve recently re-released two titles, Starstruck and Count Me In. I’m not sure when this interview will be published…

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A Winner…and a Freebie!

The winner has been drawn for my recent giveaway…

And…

Count Me In is free on Amazon until Feb 15, 2017. Go download yourself a copy, even if you’ve already read it. Just delete the old one if you don’t want both copies. Who needs that trashy EC one, anyway. The re-released version has a brand new cover and the more downloads it gets the more exposure I’ll get. Tell all your friends, tell their friends!

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Exclusive to Amazon

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…and every other Zon in the world.

Go grab it, NOW!

I’m Back in Business, Baby!

I’ve waited a really, really, really long time for this day…almost two-and-a-half years, to be precise.

But now, I finally have control  back over my own destiny.

To celebrate my newfound freedom I’ve re-released Starstruck at the special price of $2.99, for a limited time only. That’s 372 pages of romance, mystery, suspense, hot rock stars, steamy love scenes, a psychotic fan and a thriller ending you won’t see coming!

I need to get the message out there in Twitter-land, so I’m giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky follower who cares to assist me in my quest.

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It only takes a second, so when you see one of my #Starstruck promos fly by your Twitter feed please hit that retweet button!

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Starstruck has a new cover!

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Due to be re-released this week!

I finally have the publishing rights back and I’m celebrating with a new cover.

It’s not your typical erotic romance cover, but I’m not your typical erotic romance author. Throw some thriller/suspense in there and I’m very happy.

Release date to be announced soon…like, in a few days.

Did you see what I did there for the younger crowd?