After a long career as a daily newspaper reporter working to deadline on stories assigned by editors, I decided to write something for my own pleasure - and hopefully for the pleasure of others. Over the years, many people asked me if I had ever written a novel and my response was always the same: "With a young family and a full-time career, where would I find the time?” And in many ways, this was true.
It's probably no different than being a chef, the last thing you want to do when you get home is cook for someone else! So while writing had always been a joy for me, the thought of putting pen to paper after a long day at the office or on assignment in some far corner of the world, held no appeal for me. So when finally I found myself with time on my hands - well, I had no more excuses, did I?
The question then became, what to write? Like most writers, I had accumulated scraps of paper and scribbles in notebooks with ideas for that great 'first novel'. But when it comes to nailing one of them down it's not always so easily done. In the end, while I'd like to offer a great anecdote explaining why I chose erotica, I'm afraid the truth is more prosaic. It just occurred to me one day to get on with it...and so I did!
Spank: The Improbable Adventures of George Aloysius Brown tells the story of a would-be author who is challenged to delve into the world of erotica. He forms a literary alliance with a young university student he meets in his creative writing class, and the two of them join forces in a bid to win a literary award. Some might be tempted to call it a 'crossover novel'—because it's also a humourous story about love and relationships—but I think that does erotica writers a disservice. Just like my hero George, I believe good writing is good writing, whatever the genre it’s packaged in.
So I hope you will enjoy the ‘improbable’ adventures of my hero George, and his young friend Catherine Mallory Jones, as they begin their journey and are swept into a vortex of strange and fascinating characters.
And a big thank you to Jennifer for allowing me to share my work with you all.
It's my turn to lead. I play with him, teasing him, letting the excitement build slowly. I am the hunter. He is the prey. He lies on his back and closes his eyes as my fingers prowl his body. I kneel at his side, running my fingertips up and down his chest, dancing them lower, drumming on the taut muscles of his stomach, teasing the blond curls below, stalking the pearl black quarry. I don't touch it. He moans softly, his breath coming in shallow gasps. Then suddenly I reach for it, squeeze it, stroke it, and feel it spasm. A single white pearl appears at the tip and hungrily I swallow it, tasting its sweet saltiness. He cries out and covers my hand with his. Then abruptly he sits up, grabbing me by the wrist and pulling me across his lap. In an instant, the hunter becomes the hunted. I feel a stab of pleasure between my legs. Gently, he strokes my thighs and buttocks. I thrust them up, feeling an old familiar longing. And then he spanked me. It was the sweetest, most erotic, most sensuous yet, administered at length until I knew I couldn't last another moment. I spun away, showing him his handiwork, how pretty in pink it looks. Then I took him, swallowing his black beauty between my burning cheeks.
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I'd like to thank Alan for joining us today. I don't know about you, but I love learning new things about writers that peak my interest, especially when they are new to me. Please enjoy the great excerpt above and follow the links to purchase the book and learn more about Alan and his work.
Thank you all for stopping by!
~Author Jennifer Labelle~