Thursday, 31 January 2013


This cameo is the lead-in to Landscapes of Lust, a further escapade of Christopher Mortlock's.
He features in Memoirs of Lady Montrose, being released as part of the "At Your Service" anthology: release date  May 2013 by Total-e-Bound. Landscapes of Lust is under consideration at present.

"The colour caught her eye - iridescent green with black lettering.
Louise reached out to stroke the surface of the business card, its bottom corner curled like a beckoning finger.  Could it be the same as the one on the supermarket notice board? She’d read that card and decided it had to be a joke. But a joke card here on the official up-market notice board at the Public Library?
She took a furtive glance over her shoulder.  No one seemed to be looking in her direction and with
a quick flick of her fingernail she removed the tack and caught the business card.
The tack hit the floor with a ping and she palmed the card as she bent to pick up the tack and push it back into the soft-core board, along with the other spare pins in the left bottom corner.  The sign at the top said: “Public Community Notice Board. Please take the card if you need the service advertised”. She needed a gardener. Why did she feel so guilty?

She hurried through the automatic doors into the spring wind, one hand firmly holding her hat down, the business card still clasped in her fingers. She unlocked the car and slid in, grateful for the privacy so she could read again the fine print. Would it be the same as on the other card she’d read?
 The heading was easy enough to read, it was the smaller print that required her glasses.
Christopher Mortlock
Gardener Extraordinaire

 ‘Lawns, edges, pavings – pruning, thinning and cravings.
Wisteria trimmed, hysteria tamed
     eradication of widow’s weeds’ a specialty
Satisfaction guaranteed
All services  undertaken with specialist care
Phone  - 202 6969.

Yes, the wording was the same.  She had cravings you wouldn’t believe possible after three years of widowhood, not to mention a garden that looked as if Nature had won the battle against orderly growth.

This man could be the answer to her prayers all she needed now was a bottle of wine and the courage to ring him. "

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Food for thought

Read this and use your imagination to complete the scene.

Blindfolded and naked she rested on cool satin sheets and propped on lavender scented pillows. The door closed and the sound of the traffic muted.
The smell of chocolate assailed her and she swallowed the craving it triggered. Warm liquid drizzled down between her breasts, creeping lower over her taut abs, pausing to well at her navel. In minute increments it filled the hollow in her taut bronze torso. She tensed, anticipating its path – when a lazy lick caressed her belly and….

Thursday, 10 January 2013


This is the first in the series of the Corban family.  A Sci Fi Romance published by Secret Cravings Publishing (.com). Also available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Allromancebooks and Bookstrand. Whatever your ereader there will be a file available. You can also read this on your computer.
Buy Links:

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


PUBLISHED TODAY 9TH JANUARY 2013 LOVE'S RED HEART (sequel to Love's Bright Star)


That night, as she did every night, she polished her memories of the day and stored them away for the future. Every detail recorded and filed, she silently called to Michael. I’m safe. Charlie will take me home. She hoped he heard her. Somewhere, out there under the same sky, slept the handsome Maori healer who’d stolen her heart. Would he get back to Alice Springs before she left? She wanted to tell him she didn’t care if he only wanted Maori genes, he might have to make do with chameleon ones instead because that’s what she had to offer...
She’d needed the time to think and the last ten days had convinced her. Whatever the risk; however much heartache it might cause, she had to give her heart the freedom it demanded to fall in love, or to simply fall. Above her, slipping through the stars, their longing for each other joined in the night sky, like two ribbons entwined a purple trail through the deep indigo blue.
Available from; Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Allromancebooks, Bookstrand.