An early Christmas present…the author copies of Changing Perspectives arrived from my publisher, Affinity Rainbow Publications.
Thank you to everyone who has bought the book and an extra thank you to those readers who have reviewed it so far. For her review on the Lesbian Reading Room website, Velvet Lounger, used the tag ‘sexplicit’. I was thrilled. My novels prior to this one probably wouldn’t fit the ‘sexplicit’ tag. Sexplicity has not been my strong point in writing these romances.
Excerpt – a teaser:
…Dani opened the fridge. “Oh damn. The maid hasn’t done the shopping.”
“The maid—” Camila suddenly started laughing.
“You are. I really thought you did have a maid.”
Dani grinned at her. “You didn’t?”
“I did.” Camila was holding on to the table, doubled over with laughter.
Dani went over and hugged her. Then they were kissing with a desperate urgency, as if it had been much longer than two nights and days since they last made love. Camila’s stomach rumbled loudly, causing Dani to stop her exploration of Camila’s mouth with her tongue. “When did you last eat?”
“Must have been breakfast time. We worked through lunch and only had time for a mad dash for the plane.”
“Right, so we can get a snack at the Lion or order a takeaway.”
“Takeaway.” Camila didn’t seem to want Dani to let go of her.
“Chinese or Indian?”
Dani released her to find the menu. Camila went upstairs to shower and change while Dani rang the order through and prepared drinks, a gin and tonic for Camila and a beer for herself.
Later, having finished the last of the meal, licking the remnants of sauce off each other’s fingers, Camila said, “Dani, I have to ask you something.”
“It’s just a bit embarrassing.”
“I don’t think you could embarrass me.”
“It’s me who is embarrassed. I mean, I’m nearly forty years old and I feel like an inexperienced virgin in this regard.”
“So are you going to tell me before you get much older?”
Camila looked down at the table and started tidying the cartons.
Dani stopped her, grasping her hands. “Come on, it’s me. You can ask me anything.”
“Promise not to laugh?”
“I’ll try. Not promising though, as I don’t know what it is.”
Camila blushed. “Um, the thing is, I wondered, do you have a dildo?”
Dani bit her lip, trying not to burst out laughing. She looked at the ceiling to get herself under control before she could speak. “Yes, actually, one or two. Why?” she asked with feigned innocence.
“I just thought I might like to try it, if you’re willing to, of course.”
Dani took a deep breath. “I think I could force myself.”
Camila studied her face. “Are you laughing at me?”
“Not at all. Come on, let’s do it.” She stood and pulled Camila up with her.
“What about the dishes?”
“Oh, we’ll leave those for the maid.
Quote from Velvet’s review:
“…Excellent storyline, interesting characters, gentle exploration of the fetish/S&M scene of the era and a delightful journey of self-discovery, this is definitely Jen Silver’s best to date…”
Back of the book blurb:
Art director, Dani Barker, lives life on the edge and getting into a fight in a lesbian leather bar on a Friday night isn’t an unusual occurrence.
Camila Callaghan, finance director for a large company, feels satisfied with her life in most respects. She enjoys her job and thinks it’s necessary to stay in the closet to maintain the position she’s worked hard to achieve.
When Dani and Camila meet, they both sense an attraction, but is it merely curiosity with each other’s contrasting lives? Dani hopes that Camila can be the partner she has longed for since her earliest forays into SM. The boundaries of Camila’s settled world start to blur as she questions her own feelings for Dani and what she represents.
Will their differences make a long-term relationship achievable? A change of perspective for both women is needed if they are to reach this goal.
Not really a seasonal story but it does end at Christmas.
More Christmas reading fare is available from Affinity Rainbow Publications with the Christmas Medley – a delightful collection of stories from eight Affinity authors. So, time to get out the party hats, pull a few crackers and enjoy a glass or two of mulled wine (non-alcoholic versions are available).