Ciao, amici! For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it’s been a hot summer. But I’m about to turn up the heat today, and you won’t be sorry!
Please join me in welcoming Harmony Kent back to the site. She’s here to talk about her latest release, Interludes 2, her second anthology of erotic short stories. I know you’ll help me give her a warm welcome.
Thanks so much for having me over at your place today, Staci.
Hi everyone. It’s great to be visiting with you all.
While I’m here, I’d like to talk about my latest book, Interludes 2. This is a book of short erotic romance fiction. As with the original Interludes (which you can find HERE), the book contains 10 short stories, with the first tale totaling 1,000 words, the second one totaling 2,000, and so on up to 10,000 words in the final story.
For each story, I used prompt cards from a great creative tool called Storymatic. Here’s what the set gave me to work with:
A) person with a grudge
B) storm chaser
C) practical joker
conflict = flat tire
A and B relate to the main character. C relates to the secondary character. And the final prompt gives us the conflict.
From the above set of prompts, I came up with Storm Chaser—a ménage à trois in 2000 words.
A sabotaged tire. A raging storm. Passion mounts.
Excerpt from Storm Chaser:
Jo kicked the tire with a muttered curse. Flat. She peered at the offending rubber more closely. Not just deflated but knifed. Somebody had sabotaged her armoured vehicle deliberately. Arred. It had to be. Nobody else hated her quite that much.
The wind whipped around her, merciless in its assault, and grit stung her cheeks. A dark smudge on the horizon raised the hairs on her neck. The storm was headed this way, and fast. To emphasise the urgency of her situation, one of the onboard alarms blared, and a red light flashed on the dash. Even as she stood there, indecisive, more warnings lit the panel and nurp-nurp-nurped at her already atrocious headache.
A choking cloud of dust and dirt heralded the arrival of her support teams—two old Dodge pickups that had seen better days. She and her small team of two had to find shelter soon. The wind threw a gust at her that rocked her on her feet. Jo had to grab the bull bar to stay upright.
Bobby dropped from the cab and dashed to her side. He had to yell to make himself heard over the howls and screams of the rising gale. Jo leaned into the meagre shelter that his stocky six-foot-three provided. ‘You got a flat?’
Jo pursed her lips and shook her head. ‘Someone slit the tire.’
I had so much fun writing this one, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this little teaser. I’d love to hear what you think via the comments at the bottom of the page. Thanks for stopping by.
About Interludes 2
From author, Harmony Kent, another best-selling collection of short erotic fiction that will tickle more than your taste buds and wet [sic] more than your appetite.
With a range of genres and styles, this book has enough steam for everyone.
WIGGING OUT—contemporary romance in 1000 words. Two strangers. A crowded platform. A collision. And a wig on the floor.
STORM CHASER—ménage à trois in 2000 words. A sabotaged tire. A raging storm. Passion mounts.
MOON-STRUCK—shifter romance in 3000 words. Trapped on a ship orbiting the moon, a horny astronaut falls for a hunky author who has a secret.
THE CLUB—contemporary romance in 4000 words. An invitation and a host, who is so much more than he seems, bring excitement, enticement, and a choice to make.
NUDIST CAMP—contemporary romance in 5000 words. An older woman. A younger man. A gossip discovers their secret tryst. What will happen when it all gets laid bare?
INITIATION—contemporary romance in 6000 words. A pretty daydreamer arrives for her first day at university. A brutal initiation, and a man with an unusual issue, leave her reeling. Strange, the places you find true love.
THE INCOMER—contemporary romance in 7000 words. A divorced beekeeper has spent her whole life in or around her local village. Then a city-slicker architect comes to town. When two worlds collide, a big bang is sure to follow. Can you have a frenemy with benefits?
DOWN AND DIRTY—contemporary romance in 8000 words. On the run from a sadistic ex-husband, Ellie flees to a remote mountain town and takes a job in the mines. Wary of men, she resolves to keep herself aloof, but mother nature has a way of having the last word and will, quite literally, make the earth move if she has to.
REUNION—contemporary romance in 9000 words. A school reunion looms. Not wanting to arrive sad and single, Molly talks her long-time friend Adam into going with her. While the music plays, the sparks fly.
SOUL MATES—supernatural romance in 10,000 words. A bereaved woman seeks solace in remote woodland. All too soon, she discovers that she’s not as alone as she’d expected. And her heart isn’t the only one that needs to mend.
READER ADVISORY: This book contains explicit sex scenes and language hot enough to melt your book. For mature readers only.
About the Author
After spending around thirteen years as an ordained Buddhist monk, living in a Zen Buddhist temple, and six years after a life-changing injury following a surgical error, Harmony Kent returned to the world at the tender age of forty.
Now, she is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She’s even won a few awards. Harmony lives in rural Cornwall with her adorable husband, ever-present sense of humour, and quirky neighbours.
Harmony is passionate about supporting her fellow authors.
This one seems like it would appeal to not only erotica readers, but also to thriller readers. A pending storm. A slashed tire. A six-foot three-inch hunk to the rescue.
Well, that last one isn’t exactly a thriller trope. Still, it sounds like a heart-pounding story. I know my curiosity’s piqued, and I hope yours is, too. Please use those sharing buttons to help Harmony spread the word. Check out the links to Interludes and Interludes 2. And consider leaving her a note of encouragement below. Grazie!