Author Guest Post by Marissa Farrar

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I’m very pleased to introduce the lovely Marissa Farrar as my Guest Author today.
Marissa has always been in love with being in love. But since she’s been married for numerous years and has three young daughters, she’s conducted her love affairs with multiple gorgeous men of the fictional persuasion.
The author of more than twenty novels, she has been a full time author for the last six years. She predominantly writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but has branched into contemporary fiction as well. You can read about her latest trilogy, Defaced: The Monster Trilogy, at the end of this article.

A prolific writer, Marissa explains how she makes her living out of writing and gives some very helpful advice along the way.

Earning Money from Ebooks

Marissa Farrar

I’ve found people don’t like talking about money—especially in the publishing business. If authors talk about wanting to earn money from their…

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New m/m Release! The Chase by Lily Harlem


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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00073]The Chase by Lily Harlem

Previously published in Brit Boys: On Boys this sexy M/M/M story is set in Cardiff on a frosty night, but don’t worry, the temperature soon heats up as Stevie and Rob go on the chase for the third in their fantasy, Carrick, the funny man with a passion for dominance and a body that’s crying out to be worshipped.

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Steve’s killing time working in a comedy club. Why not? It makes him laugh and both the clientele and the comedians are not just fit but also great company.

Then one stand-up joker decides to create a wild goose chase for Steve and his ex Robert. Cavorting around Cardiff on a frosty night, however, does more than just show them the way to a threesome, it also reveals the reasons why they should give each other one more shot.


“What are you doing?” Robert asked, walking in after them then looking around at the huge corner bath and the massive walk-in shower cubicle. “Fuck, it’s nice in here.”

“Yeah, and we can get it hot and steamy too. Warm this pretty boy of yours up.”

Robert raised his eyebrows. “Sounds good.”

“Yeah.” Carrick smiled and reached for the base of Steve’s hoodie.

Steve raised his hands.

“Hang on,” Robert said, gripping Carrick’s right wrist.

“What?” Carrick frowned and stilled.

“Few ground rules first.”

“I’m all ears.” Carrick tipped his chin.

“He’s my sub but I’m happy to share, tonight only.”

“That’s all I want, one night.”

“And I get to say when he shoots his load, that’s my prerogative as his Master.”

“If you insist.”

“And if I’m not happy with anything you do to him, you stop, instantly.”

“He’ll love everything I’m going to do to him.”

Steve thought he might come, right there and then in his boxers. He’d gone from semi to full-blown erection in a nanosecond. The sight of Robert and Carrick squaring off and then discussing him as though he was just a plaything, a vessel for pleasure, was seriously erotic.

“I think you might enjoy the things I want to do to you, too, Robert,” Carrick said quietly, releasing Steve’s hoodie. He stepped up close to Robert.

Robert’s face softened, his eyelids drooped. He still held Carrick’s wrist. “I’d be interested in discussing that.” His voice was low and sexy.

“You ever subbed?” Carrick asked.

“Nah, and not about to, but I don’t mind bottoming.”

“Good to know.” Carrick reached out and cupped Robert’s face. He drew their lips together in a slow but hungry kiss.

Steve watched, mesmerised by the sight of their tongues, glistening and pink, stroking in and out of each other’s mouths. He pressed his hand over his cock and willed himself to stay calm. But it was damn hard when he was watching the two Doms he lusted after connecting like that.

He hoped to hell they’d fuck later. He’d sell his soul to witness that.

“Fuck, you’re hot,” Carrick said, leaning back and licking his lips.

Robert grinned.

“But we need him hot too.” He jerked his head at Steve. “We need to get him naked and in the shower to raise his core temperature.”

“Yep,” Robert said, releasing Carrick. He tugged off Steve’s hoodie and dropped it to the floor. He then peeled off his T-shirt and added that to the pile.

Steve stood still as Carrick undid his jeans and slid them down his legs. Robert stooped and pulled them off his feet, removing his soft shoes at the same time.

“Cute,” Carrick said, staring at Steve’s tight pale blue boxers that were tented by his eager cock.

“Yeah, you said it,” Robert said, pulling the waistband out far enough to ease it over the end of Steve’s dick. It was as if he were presenting Steve’s long, slim cock to Carrick to feast his gaze upon.

Steve stared down at Carrick as Carrick stared at his groin.

Carrick’s cheeks were flushed and his lips damp where he’d just licked them. He appeared transfixed by what was in front of him.

Robert removed Steve’s boxers completely then gripped his cock.

“Oh fuck,” Steve murmured. A shiver went up his spine, rattled his teeth again and sent every hair on his body standing to attention. Damn, he hardly felt in control of his actions. He needed to get warm before anything could happen.

“Shit, even his dick is cold. It’s a wonder he’s hard,” Robert said, standing. “Come on, let’s do this.” He led Steve by his cock to the shower.

Carrick rushed forward to switch the faucet on.

The sound of water blasting around the cubicle filled Steve’s ears and he stood for a moment, watching the drips pound onto the glass and the tiles as Robert undressed.

“In you come,” Robert said, naked now and once again taking Steve by the cock and drawing him under the stream of hot water. He pulled him close, Steve’s back against his chest.

“Ah, yeah,” Steve said, raising his face to the heat and leaning his shoulders into Robert. “That’s it.”

“Yeah, let’s get blood flowing properly again, shall we?” Robert stroked Steve’s erection, long, slow, firm movements that wrenched at something deep in his belly.


“Are you joining us, Carrick?” Robert asked over Steve’s shoulder.

“You bet.”

Steve opened his eyes and watched, through the glass, as Carrick let his robe fall to the floor in a crumple of white towelling.

He was coated with body hair, densest around the centre of his chest and groin, and his muscles were thick and defined and curved around his shoulders, chest and thighs. And his dick, it stood up at a right angle to his body, long and proud, the flesh a bruised shade of mauve.

Steve’s cock grew further in Robert’s hand.

Robert chuckled. “Ah, you like what you see, little one?”


About the author


Lily Harlem lives in the UK and is an award-winning author of erotic romance. She writes for publishers on both sides of the Atlantic including HarperCollins, Totally Bound, Pride Publishing, Evernight Publishing, All Romance eBooks, and Sweetmeats Press. Her work regularly receives high praise and industry nominations.

Before turning her hand to writing Lily Harlem worked as a trauma nurse and her latest HarperCollins release, Confessions of a Naughty Night Nurse draws on her many experiences while nursing in London. Lily also self-publishes and The Silk Tie, The Glass Knot,  In Expert Hands and Scored have been blessed with many 5* reviews since their release.

Lily writes MF, MM and ménage a trois, her books regularly hit the #1 spot on Amazon Best Seller lists and Breathe You In was named a USA Today Reviewer’s Recommended Read of 2014. Her latest MM novel is Dark Warrior.

Lily also co-authors with Natalie Dae and publishes under the name Harlem Dae – check out the Sexy as Hell Box Set – The Novice, The Player and The Vixen – and That Filthy Book which has been hailed as a novel ‘every woman should read’.

One thing you can be sure of, whatever book you pick up by Ms Harlem, is it will be wildly romantic and down-and-dirty sexy. Enjoy!

Check out Lily’s website for details of her other books, join her newsletter list to be the first to hear of new releases and free reads, and if you enjoy Facebook, hop on over there and say hi!

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All Roped Up – Hot m/m Shibari Excerpt

*Warning – contains explicit m/m bondage*

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Muscled male model roped in traditional japanesse shibari

Last month saw the launch of my second story included in a Brit Boys anthology. My first was ‘Breaking the Marine’ (which is now available to buy as a separate ebook from most retailers), which received some fantastic reviews and spurred me on to write more m/m stories.


For Brit Boys with Toys, I wrote a novella about a bare-knuckle fighter, Conner, and a reporter, Alex. I like to write my m/m men to be rough guys who know exactly what they want, and in this case my tough guy, Conner, had a love of the Japanese rope bondage, Shibari, and  wanted reporter, Alex, to experience it with him.

Keep reading for a hot excerpt!

Excerpt from ‘All Roped Up’ by M.K. Elliott, only available as part of the Brit Boys: With Toys anthology, which is out now!

As soon as he let Alex into his flat, the other man headed straight into the room, Conner watching his taut backside moving in his fitting jeans as he walked. With a suppressed smile, he followed Alex in.

“Can I get you anything to drink?” he offered.

Alex pulled his shirt over his head and dropped it to the floor. “I assume my hands are going to be tied, so unless you plan on letting me drink through a straw, I think I’ll say no this time.”

Conner smirked in amusement. “Okay, then.” He watched as Alex undid his belt buckle and shucked out of his jeans. “Are you warm enough?” he asked.

“Yeah, I’m fine. Are we going to do this, or are you just going to stand there staring at me all evening?”

“Sorry, but watching you strip in my playroom is a sight I want to remember.”

Alex grinned. “Good. Me, too.”

Conner walked further into the room and went to the box where he kept his rope. He opened the lid and started to pull out longer lengths than he had used last time. The last time he’d just been warming Alex up. This time he wanted to take things further.

“How do you feel about being gagged with rope?” he asked him.


“Yeah, you know—having the rope placed in your mouth so you won’t be able to speak.”

“How will I be able to tell you if something is wrong?”

“You’ll still be able to make noises, so you’ll be able to tell me if you’re in distress. But I promise nothing will go wrong. I’m always going to be gentle with you when I tie you up. I’d never be anything else.”

Alex nodded. “Okay, I trust you.”

Conner smiled. “It’s good to hear that.”

To create what he wanted, he needed several lengths of rope of different sizes. He always kept his rope neatly tied, so all he had to do was loosen a knot and the rope would unravel, ready for use. Conner selected his thirty meter rope and matched the ends and then pulled his way back to the centre. From here, he created a loop known as a bight.

“Put your arms behind your back, the way you did the other day.”

Alex did as he was told and Conner bound his arms together, wrapping spirals up his arms to just below the elbows. From here, he wrapped the rope around Alex’s chest and then moved upward to wrap higher and place the rope between Alex’s lips. Alex opened his mouth to him, his eyes wide and trusting. Not wanting to push Alex too much, he wrapped the rope only once around the back of his head. He folded the rope under at the base of his skull, before spiralling the running ends back down around his arms. He paused to place a kiss on Alex’s smooth shoulder, and then continued. He wanted each part of Alex to be joined to the next, so he attached a new length of rope to the first and pulled the running ends down to Alex’s ankles. He used the same technique on his ankles, wrapping the rope around his legs and then folding it under and spiralling it back down.

“Are you okay?” he asked, wanting to make sure. “If you feel any kind of discomfort, I’ll stop.”

Alex’s eyes slipped shut and he gave his head the slightest of shakes.

Conner continued to work. From Alex’s ankles, he worked the rope back up, and slipped the running ends between Alex’s legs. His hand brushed the soft, warm skin of his balls, and Alex’s cock jerked at the contact. He looked incredibly sexy tied up like this, with the rope accentuating every line and muscle of his body.

The draw of Alex’s beautiful cock was too much for him. He wrapped the rope around Alex’s balls and folded the rope right below the base of his dick. Then he wrapped another circle of rope around the stem of his erection. Alex’s breath caught, and then became shallower. His erection grew even harder, the head swollen and purple.

Tentatively, Conner ran his fingers along the length and then swiped his thumb over the end. A bead of pre-cum slicked the ball of his thumb and he lifted his hand to his mouth before looking directly at Alex. Alex’s lips were stretched at the edges by the rope, and his eyes were wide, and focused on Conner’s thumb. Without taking his eyes off Alex’s face, he lifted his thumb to his mouth and licked off the salty fluid.

Alex gave a groan and thrust his hips forward. Conner knew exactly what he was trying to tell him—that his cock needed attention. He imagined he’d be desperate to be stroked, especially with the extra sensation of the rope around his balls and the base of his cock.

Gently, Conner pressed on Alex’s shoulders, pushing him backwards so he sat on the heels of his feet. The position caused the other man’s cock to stand upright, jutting out from his body.

Blood rushed to Conner’s groin, and he hardened and lengthened in his jeans. But this wasn’t about him right now. His job was to take care of Alex, and that meant making sure he was comfortable.

Conner ducked his head down and placed both of his hands on the floor either side of Alex’s thighs. Alex’s dick bobbed inches from Conner’s face, and the masculine musky scent of him, combined with the salty pre-cum, filled Conner’s nostrils. He moved his mouth closer to Alex and parted his lips. He exhaled a rush of hot breath, the warm air hitting Alex’s swollen head and making the other man shiver with desire. Conner glanced up. Alex’s hazel eyes were wide and wild, and a thin trickle of drool slipped from the corner of his mouth.  The gag was doing its job.

Conner moved lower and placed his tongue at the flat base of Alex’s cock. With a slow, deliberate movement he raked his tongue back up until he got to the top. Then he circled the purple bell-end, spiralling inward to the slit, and pressing his tongue against it.

Alex let out another muffled moan and shunted his hips upward again.Shibari

Conner smiled against Alex’s dick, and then slowly opened his mouth and slid his lips over the head and down the rigid core of him. Alex was so hard, it was like sucking warm iron. Conner moved down as low as he could go, forcing himself to hold back his gag reflex so he could get Alex right to the back of his throat. The other man wasn’t massive, not like him, and Conner found he could take all of him, his lips touching the coarse rope wrapped around the base of his cock. He reached out and cupped Alex’s balls, his thumb skirting over the rope knotted tight at the top. It was so sexy, having Alex tied this way. Conner knew exactly what he was feeling right now. His cock would feel harder than it ever had before, tingling and rigid with pressure. He knew when Alex came, he’d come with more force than he imagined possible.

Conner squeezed and massaged Alex’s balls while he moved his mouth up and down. Above his head, he could hear Alex’s breathing growing harsher, his chest expanding and contracting, his hips bucking to try to force himself deeper and faster into Conner’s throat. The trickle of drool had become a rivulet, giving him a primal, feral appearance, especially with the rope stretched across his mouth. This smart, educated man had been turned into a creature purely focused on sensation, and he’d both lose himself and find himself in his unravelling.

Palming Alex’s balls, he slid his finger along his perineum, locating his anus. With a small amount of pressure, he pushed, not quite penetrating him, but causing enough sensation that Alex’s body bucked and his cock jerked in his mouth. Conner moved faster, swirling his tongue around him, and sucking with just enough pressure. The amount of pre-cum leaking into his mouth increased, and he knew Alex was close.

A sudden spurt hit the back of his throat, and then hot, salty cum was streaming into Conner’s mouth. He gulped and swallowed, not wanting to miss a drop.


You can purchase this novella in Brit Boys with Toys, which is available from Amazon now!

All rights reserved M.K. Elliott 2016

Cover Reveal! Brit Boys with Toys!


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So today I’m bringing you a cover reveal of a boxed set I’m involved with, Brit Boys: With Toys! This is the second anthology I’ve been involved in with this fabulous crowd of erotica authors. We’re all UK based, which means I’ve even had the pleasure of getting to know some these ladies, and gent, face to face!

So, without further ado, here’s the cover for our new collection, Brit Boys: With Toys!



Brit Boys: With Toys

Due for release on 22th December, Brit Boys: With Toys, a collection of 8 M/M novellas written by 8 top British M/M authors. This smokin’ hot box set is initially available at the bargain price of 99c/99p, that’s a steal for 422 pages of unforgettable M/M erotic romance that will leave your eReader, and you, burning up.

With stories by

Ashe Barker

M K Elliott

Lucy Felthouse

KD Grace

Lily Harlem

Ashley Lister

Sarah Masters

Tabitha Rayne

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From coast to coast and city to country Brit boys enjoy playing with each other and their toys. Not any old toys, though; guitars, rope, plugs and Moleskine journals all prove to be enormous fun. Throw in a shop that’s wall to wall with kinky ideas, a journalist on the lookout for the next big thing, and Dominants who insist on obedience and there’s sure to be something to cater for everyone’s taste.

Whether it’s a quickie or a slow indulgence, Brit boys know how to hit the spot and they aim to please every time. So take a ride, fly high, come enjoy these sexy boys and their toys.

Brit Boys: With Toys is an anthology of M/M stories written by British authors, featuring British characters in British locations.

Available for pre-order now on Amazon.

If you missed the first anthology, Brit Boys: On Boys, then make sure you check it out as you wait! Available from Amazon and all other good ebook retailers.

Brit Boys: With Toys

Hard Riders

By Ashe Barker

If there’s one thing Liam loves more than a scorching hot lust-on-wheels superbike, it’s the gorgeous sexy guy who owns such a dream machine. When Jackson finds him all but drooling over his tyres and offers him a ride Liam takes no persuading at all. Soon they discover that their mutual fascination with boys’ toys is not limited to the two-wheeled variety, so it’s just as well that Jackson owns his own sex shop and Liam’s job leaves plenty of scope for dressing up.

But real life is much more than just a few kinky games, and has an unfortunate habit of getting in the way.

All Roped Up

By M K Elliott

When Alex Fraser interviews Conner ‘Big-Mac’ McCaughey, the champion of London’s bare-knuckle boxing scene, he has more than just the fighter in his sights. Hoping to expose the fight club’s illegal dealings, Alex will stop at nothing to get the story, including doing whatever Conner asks.

The moment Conner sees Alex Fraser, all he can think about is what the young reporter will look like bound. Shibari—the ancient art of rope bondage—is the fighter’s passion, and he can’t think of anyone else he’d like to practise on more.

But Alex’s quest to expose the truth could land them both in serious danger…

Doctor’s Orders

By Lucy Felthouse

Hospital porter Aaron Miller isn’t expecting a very exciting birthday. He and his doctor boyfriend, Blake Colville, are working opposite shifts, leaving Aaron to go home to an empty house and the prospect of another shift the following day. Just as he’s leaving work, however, an unexpected sexy encounter in a supply cupboard leaves him feeling in a much more celebratory mood. And an impending dirty weekend away with Blake just puts the icing on the non-existent cake. But who needs cake when you’re dating a dominant doctor?

Toys for Boys

By K D Grace

Alpha Nerd, Will Charles teams up with Caridoc ‘Doc’ Jones in a coast to coast walk across England reviewing outdoor gift suggestions for the Christmas edition of Toys for Boys—an online magazine dedicated to the latest gadgets to tickle a man’s fancy. Will is recording their adventures with the latest smart phone technology. Doc is reviewing the latest outdoor gear. The two quickly discover the great outdoors provides even better toys for boys, toys best shared al fresco, toys that, in spite of Will’s great camera work, will never be reviewed in Toys for Boys.

Mile High Kink Club

By Lily Harlem

Rhodri’s looking for love, but not ordinary love. He needs a man who’ll bend to his will, submit to his desires and obey his every command–including chastity.

So when Gay Hook Ups finds his perfect partner it’s well worth a trip to London. What he doesn’t bet on is his fragile-looking match being a sharp and successful entrepreneur. So when things between them soar, will he unlock the passion, free his desire and will they reach the dizzying heights of ecstasy together? It all depends on whether Darius is prepared to be caged in order to be set free.

Open Mike

By Ashley Lister

Ken finds Mike reading poetry in a bar. Mike is confident and clever and seems capable of teaching Ken everything he needs to know about poetry. And, when Ken asks for his guidance, Mike gladly offers to share his expertise. Consequently, when Mike offers to share more than his expertise in poetry, Ken discovers there are a lot more things he wants to learn from him.

I Get You

By Sarah Masters

Morton is Warren’s boss, and they fancy each other like crazy. Except neither of them has the courage to say so, until Warren blurts out an inkling of his feelings. Morton is stunned by Warren’s offer for them to go away together, but not half as stunned as Warren when Morton accepts. Both of them are pretending to be someone they’re not. And both of them soon realise that being yourself is the best bet.

The Guitar

By Tabitha Rayne

When shy, awkward Kel plays guitar, it’s the only time he feels at home in his own skin. On stage he can hide in plain sight behind his band and the music. It turns him on to play and he can’t help rubbing up against his guitar. Kel is enraptured by a guy he sees every night in the audience and is shocked when this gorgeous guy seems to notice him. So full of his own self-loathing, Kel just can’t accept that someone as perfect as Damien wants to be with him. Will his insecurities put their happiness in jeopardy?

Brit Boys: On Boys Only $0.99!


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britboyspromoFor one week only, Brit Boys; On Boys is on sale! The eight novella collection has been reduced from $2.99 to only $0.99, so grab it at this reduced price while you can.

You can get the boxset at the reduced price from Amazon or AllRomanceebooks!

Here’s what some of the reviewers have been saying…

“What makes this collection of stories so appealing is the fact that they all focus on love without boundaries. Filled with British slang and the sights and sounds of across the pond, I could imagine the hot accents pouring out of the pages. With just enough length to maintain my interest, each selection is perfect for a lovely escape.” 5 out of 5, Top Pick, The Romance Reviews
“Well wasn’t this a real treat! … brilliantly British and fabulously addictive not to mention HOT! The stories packed a real punch and we came to care for all the characters in a very short time. This Anthology rocked and we can highly recommend it to lovers of MM and readers wanting to give it a go!” 4.5 out of 5, Totally Booked
“M/M Romance + Brit speak = SWOON! All the books have sex on the page, and it is totally steamy. Beware: There’s a whole lotta manlove going on, and I adored every word of it.” V’s Reads
“This was an awesome collection of stories.” 5 out of 5, Inked Rainbow Reads
“Well written with a great storyline that I really enjoyed… What can I say, I’m really impressed with this anthology. 8 short stories, 8 fantastic authors.” 9.5 out of 10, Rainbow Gold Reviews
“I had such a blast reading these amazing stories and would definitely recommend reading this book. It gave me all that I could hope for and look forward to reading more by these amazing authors. I mean what is better than gorgeous men, hot sex, a little excitement and surprise.” 4.5 out of 5, MM Good Book Reviews
Grab Brit Boys now from Amazon or AllRomanceebooks for only $0.99/99p!

Lily Harlem’s New Release, ‘Toy Boy’!


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By Lily Harlem

Toy Boy is Lily Harlem’s sexy new release and is out now! It’s a cougar story set in beautiful Greece and tells the tale of Kay and Sullivan on their ‘first’ date. Here’s the low down…

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Getting something unexpected can be a shock, but it can also be a wonderful treat, if you allow yourself to indulge, that is.

Kay is bubbling with excitement. She’s booked a sailing holiday of a lifetime in Greece with a man she’s fallen for hook, line and sinker. They met on the Internet. She’s from Oxford, he’s from Washington State. She’s a business lecturer, he runs his own successful business.

They’re perfect for each other, and she can’t wait to meet him and spend time in and out of his bed, allowing him to seduce her for real and not just with softly spoken words over the telephone.

But when she arrives in the idyllic port of Fiscardo, she’s in for a shock. There’s a reason Sullivan’s photographs were grainy, and it’s not because he’s sporting a potbelly or balding as she’d suspected. It’s because he’s over a decade younger than her and could rival any Greek god in the looks department. What’s more, his sex appeal and lust for her is off the scale.

Should Kay take what she can with her ‘toy boy’ and have some fun in the sun or hop on the first plane back to England? It’s a tricky decision for a woman who believed she couldn’t be surprised by life anymore.

Buy from Totally Bound  Amazon Amazon UK and all other good ebook retailers.



I changed into the sexy black negligee, brushed my hair and teeth and removed my necklace. I looked in the mirror. My eyes were bright and my cheeks flushed. I looked different, as if I were a little wild and adventurous, sultry, too. I’d made a decision and I was going to go for it.

The room was warm, so I opened the balcony doors. A whispering breeze floated in, and the curtains wafted lazily. I stood, not on the balcony, but on the smooth, tiled floor just inside the room, and studied the stars. The sky was black, the stars like tiny silver stitches sewn across it.

It was as if all my senses were on high alert. The murmur from the restaurant, I knew, was quieting now, but it sung in my ears. The smells of food, the sea, the flowers were a strong, heady scent. The flutter of air over my arms, chest, legs, was like a gentle caress, and each individual tiny hair reacted to it.

I waited. I’d waited so long for this. For Sullivan.

My back was to the hotel room door that I’d left unlocked.

I waited.
Despite being completely still, my rapid breaths shifted my breasts against my negligee.

My heart was a fraction faster than normal, and I could feel it against my sternum. My legs felt not quite my own, as though they’d had an injection of adrenaline, and low down, deep in my womb, a tug of longing was building up to an insistent pull. A desire for more of everything Sullivan had to offer.

An image of Thomas suddenly flitted before me, his face up there in the stars. I’d loved him with everything that I was. I would always love him.

His death had ripped my life to shreds, fractured my soul and torn my heart in two.

But now it was time, long overdue time, to remember that I was still alive. Blood pumped healthy and vital around my body. I had love to give, voyages to travel. I was still here, on this earth. I had memories to make and happiness to find.

I heard a click then the slight creak of the door.

I caught my breath but didn’t look over my shoulder.
Another click as the door shut.
The flick of the lock.
I resisted the temptation to ball my fists and instead, stood with my arms at my sides,  staring out at the inky harbor reflecting the night sky. The slight ripples made the stars’ mirrored images shiver and blur.

There was a rustle of clothing. The sound of keys jumbling onto the dresser.

I bit on my bottom lip.

“Kay,” Sullivan said, quietly. “Do you have any idea how much you mean to me? How much this means to me?”
He moved behind me, right up close but not quite touching. The air from his breaths tickled my right shoulder, and his body heat radiated onto my back.

“So show me,” I said.

He paused, then, “Close your eyes.”

I did as he’d asked.

“Remember,” he said, “how we used to talk on the telephone?”


“Imagine now, that you’re home, in bed, your cell propped against your ear. A candle lit in the room, everything silent except for my voice.”
I pictured my room—smart cream curtains, matching bed linen and tasteful walnut furniture. When I put the pink lamp on, the light from it made my room glow golden and cozy .

“We’re talking,” he murmured. “One of those late night talks where we’ve discussed our days, our plans, and I tell you that I’m feeling sexy, that I wish you were there, next to me. That I wish you were there for me to make love to and not halfway around the world and so out of reach.”

His voice, all lazy and sexy, was transporting my emotions to our dirty conversations. “Yes,” I whispered.

“You’d ask me to describe what I’d do, and I’d picture you, all pretty and sweet, lying in bed with me, dressed in black lace, your hair spread out on the pillow and your eyes full of love and lust and desire…for me.”

My belly clenched and my sex pulsed.

“I’d start by kissing you,” he went on. “Your mouth, your neck, the sweet spot where your necklace sat tonight… And while I did that, I’d explore your body, the way you would mine. Tracing contours, adoring every inch, learning which bits makes you gasp and groan. I’d make you squirm for more, find that place between your legs that made you pant and be unable to kiss me back because your entire body would be concentrating on pleasure.

“Then I’d enter you. You’d hold my cock so tight with your internal muscles that I’d feel like I’d been transported to Heaven. We’d stare down at where we’d joined, knowing it was perfect, that we were perfect.”

“Sullivan…” I opened my eyes and tried to turn.

“No.” He pressed his hands on my shoulders, keeping me still. “I haven’t finished.”

A small moan caught in my throat, and I stared out to sea. I’d waited so long for this. Denied us last night. Now I just wanted to get to the main event.

He slid his hands around my waist, his palms skimming over the silky material of the negligee, and his small rough patches of skin snagging slightly.

I leaned against him and was aware of the outline of his big, strong body, and his erection resting in the small of my back.
A shiver of longing went through me. I fought for patience, taking a deep breath.

“You see,” he said, right by my ear. “The best bit is when we start to fuck. We lose ourselves in each other. Whether we go fast or slow, in bed or somewhere risqué. When we fuck, only we exist, nothing else matters. No one else matters, not their opinions, not their problems, only us. Only us.”

“Only us,” I said, my voice breathy.

Suddenly, he swung me into the air and held me against his broad, bare chest.

“Oh.” I clasped my hands behind his neck.

“Enough talk,” he said. “Time for putting these plans into practice.”
He kissed me, a kiss that was gentle but full of passion, of promises of what was to come.

I threaded my fingers through his soft hair, touched my tongue to his, and curled my toes.

I was with Sullivan. It would be okay. Hearing him talk like that, it reminded me that he wasn’t a stranger. He wasn’t some young man who’d hijacked my life. He was the person I’d spent many, many hours talking to. The man who knew me as well as I knew him.

He rested me down onto the bed, his big body staying over me as his kisses traveled across my cheek.

I spread my hands out over his wide shoulders, trailed my fingertips to the dent of his spine and traced down to the waistband of his boxers. Beneath his flesh, his muscles were hard and solid, defined and taut. He was long and lean, not pumped up yet by the power that seemed to resonate from his body, as he shifted over me. Taking his weight made me greedy to feel more.

“Damn, you taste so good,” he said, propping onto his elbows and staring down at me.

I squeezed his buttocks through his underwear and wrapped my legs around his thighs. His cock was butting up against my mound, and through my knickers, my clit was receiving delicious pressure.

“You feel good,” I said.

He grinned and glanced downward.
I followed his gaze.
My breasts were pressed against his chest, the soft orbs straining against the lace on the negligee.

“You have too much on,” he said, shifting to the right.

He took hold of the thin strap of my negligee and slid it over my shoulder. He kept tugging until the delicate edging wrinkled then slipped over my breast.
“You’re so beautiful,” he said, staring at my chest. “I knew you would be, but seeing you takes my breath away.”
He kissed my chest, just below my collarbone.

I looked at his hair on the crown of his head.
His attention dropped lower, and he traced the top curve of cleavage with his tongue. My chest felt heavy, like the weight of my breasts had doubled. Need had engorged them, and my nipples tingled.

I drifted my hands up his back and weaved them through his hair. My action pulled my nightwear up, the strap tightening on my arm.

“I’m sorry,” he said, “this is all very pretty, but it’s got to go.”

“Fine by me.”
He lifted up and sat back on his heels.

I wriggled and tugged and pulled the negligee over my head. I tossed it to the floor, the action so wanton I giggled.

A smile spread on his face. “Wow.”

I dropped my gaze to his tented boxers. “Wow yourself.”

First reviews

“Kick off your shoes, shed your clothes along with your inhibitions and indulge yourself in a sensual adventure.”


“Wow! What a story!” 


“What can I say but off the charts HOT!”

“Another fantastic book by Lily Harlem, she does such a great job of describing the characters and the place I could smell the sea and felt like I was on an island in Greece.”


“A new romance book by Lily Harlem – no other words are needed, you just know it’s going to be fabulous.”


 “Simply a beautiful, sexy, smile-inducing story that you will want to read over and over.”


“An absolutely perfect book to read whilst pool side or lounging on a sun deck.”


Oh the sun, the sea, the sex! Lily has a way of writing that puts you in the book. Her descriptions of Greek Islands had me day-dreaming I was on a boat, feel the wind and sun on my face, could smell the charcoal fires from the harbour side café’s and taste the olives and wine.


About Lily Harlem

Lily Harlem lives in the UK and is an award-winning, multi-published author of contemporary erotic romance. She writes for publishers on both sides of the Atlantic including HarperCollins, Totally Bound, Xcite, Ellora’s Cave and Sweetmeats Press. Her Hot Ice series regularly receives high praise and industry nominations.

Before turning her hand to writing Lily Harlem worked as a trauma nurse and her latest HarperCollins release, Confessions of a Naughty Night Nurse, draws on her many experiences while nursing in London. Lily also self-publishes and The Silk Tie, The Glass Knot,  In Expert Hands and Scored have been blessed with many 5* reviews since their release.

Lily writes MF, MM and ménage a trois, her books regularly hit the #1 spot on Amazon Best Seller lists and Breathe You In was named a USA Today Reviewer’s Recommended Read of 2014. Her latest MM novel is Dark Warrior.

Lily also co-authors with Natalie Dae and publishes under the name Harlem Dae – check out the Sexy as Hell Box Set available exclusively on Amazon – The Novice, The Player and The Vixen – and That Filthy Book which has been hailed as a novel ‘every woman should read’.

One thing you can be sure of, whatever book you pick up by Ms Harlem, is it will be wildly romantic and down-and-dirty sexy. Enjoy!


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My review of THAT movie!


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fiftyshadesSo, last night I went to see that movie – the one everyone is either squealing with excitement about and rushing to see, or studiously trying to ignore.

Here’s my background on the books. I read the first book, and thought it was enjoyable enough – as long as you tried to look past the irritating internal monologue (you know, the one about her inner goddess), and the repetitive eye rolling, blushing, and lip biting, but by the time I got to book two, I was getting bored and irritated, so I never made it to book three.

Anyway, so there’s my background on the books – I’ve read two of them, but I wouldn’t describe myself as a huge fan. I was however, interested to see the movie. I wanted to see what they’d done with it from a professional point of view, but also, it was a good excuse to go out and drink wine with my girlfriends, and as a mother of three young children, I’ll take those opportunities whenever I can!

So, off I headed to the cinema, bottle of prosecco hidden in my handbag and stripper shoes on, half expecting there to be bag checks at the door, gaggles of leather clad, tipsy women clutching handcuffs and whips, and I was sorely disappointed! The cinema was exactly the same as it normally was –no plastic covering on the seats,or extra security on the door, and no one was dressed up! In fact I think my shoes were the sexiest item of clothing there!

Anyway, back to the movie. I’m happy to say the film stayed almost exactly to the book, so don’t expect any surprises. Dakota Johnson actually made a good Anastasia Steele, she had just the right amount of sweetness to her sexiness, and I really enjoyed her reactions to things Christian did. She giggled in the exact same way I think most of us would if someone suggested they were going to spank us for rolling our eyes at them.

Jamie Dornan who played Christian was a bit of a let down for me. While he kind of grew on me during the movie, he simply wasn’t physically big enough or sexy enough for me. He’s just too cutesy… too ‘boy next door.’ I always imagined Christian Grey to be physically intimidating, and he just wasn’t.

I did enjoy the movie though. It was refreshing to watch the story without being distracted by Ana’s irritating internal monologue or the constant eye rolling and lip biting (though this does happen a few times!).

As for the sex… well, there was some sex, and yes, there was bondage and handcuffs, but not a whole heap of it. After all, it was a regular movie, not a porno. There’s a lot of talk around the internet about the whole ‘this is domestic abuse’ thing, and actually, I thought the  producers made it quite obvious in the movie that Christian is fucked up about things and is ‘punishing’ Ana for the wrong reasons. At no point in the movie does she tell him she doesn’t want something, and he does it anyway. The whole thing was consensual, even though Ana is frankly an idiot at the end for telling him she wanted something when she doesn’t, and then blaming him for doing it anyway!

But overall, I enjoyed the movie. There were a few shouts of ‘I want my money back’ when it ended, but I like to think  those people were joking – though I could be wrong! Would I watch it again? Yeah, I would, but perhaps without the distraction of several hundred giggling women surrounding me!

Sexy Excerpt from Breaking the Marine!


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Since the launch of the pre-release of ‘Brit Boys on Boys’, the multi-author collection has been riding high, hitting best-seller lists on Amazon and AllRomanceebooks. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can get it for the incredible pre-order price of only $0.99!

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Keep reading for a smoking hot excerpt of my novella, Breaking the Marine!

breakingHe entered the shower room and hung his stuff on the hooks provided, as the floor was still damp from earlier. He switched on the water and grabbed the soap, planning on stepping beneath the water long enough to soap himself and rinse off, and then get the hell out of there.

The water had barely had enough time to warm up, but he didn’t let a bit of cold water slow him down. He stepped beneath, the frigid spray quickly morphing to warm as he ran the bar over his hard body. Even though it had only been a couple of weeks, he could already see the effect the rigorous training schedule was having. The miles of running had started to whittle down what little body fat he had, his muscles growing more defined. Brandon wasn’t a vain man, but he could appreciate the changes happening to his physique.

Rinsing off, he turned to grab his towel.

He wasn’t alone.

Will stood in the entrance of the showers, holding Brandon’s towel. “What do you think you’re doing, Recruit Rosen?” he said softly. “Do you know what time it is?”

Brandon’s cheeks flushed hot. “Yes, Corporal. I…I had an accident, Corporal.”

Will stepped deeper into the room, closing the gap between them. Brandon was only too aware that Will still held his towel, and that he was standing completely naked, with water dripping down his legs and torso. It wasn’t as if Will hadn’t seen him naked before. After all, they were made to stand naked in front of the drill instructor every night. But this time there was no one else in the room. It was just the two of them again.

“An accident, huh? Don’t you know how to control yourself, Recruit Rosen?”

“I guess not.”

“You guess not? Is that a proper answer? I want a yes or no.” Will’s blue gaze drilled into him, and he felt the stirring in his groin again. Oh God, no. He needed to get a hold on himself. He couldn’t stand here with a full-blown erection in front of Will.

“No, Corporal,” Brandon said in the most direct voice he could manage without shouting. He didn’t want anyone else to hear something, and come and investigate. “I don’t know how to control myself, Corporal.”

Will took another step closer.

More blood rushed to Brandon’s cock, and he squeezed his eyes shut, trying to put the thoughts of how naked he was and Will’s proximity out of his head. But when he opened his eyes again, he found Will had moved even closer, and the other man’s gaze was travelling down Brandon’s body and had alighted on his rapidly hardening shaft.

“That’s right, Recruit Rosen. It doesn’t look like you can control yourself, does it?”

Will dropped Brandon’s towel to the floor and reached out, his hand circling Brandon’s cock. Involuntarily, he let out a groan. Will squeezed, and instantly Brandon’s erection was rock hard.

Will began to pump, slowly at first, but then picking up speed. “You disobeyed the rules, Recruit Rosen. You need to be punished.”

Brandon’s breath grew shallow.

Will leaned in closer and spoke in his ear. “Turn around.”

He let go of Brandon’s cock long enough to allow him to do as he was told. He faced the tiled wall, still wet. A shove in the back from Will pushed him forward until he was only inches from the wall. His erection nudged the cold tiles, the head swollen and almost purple in colour. The cold sent a little shock through him, making his balls tighten into his body.

“Spread your feet apart and lean forward, so your forearms are on the wall.”

Brandon obeyed orders and leaned his forehead against his forearms. Will’s hand reached back around his body and circled his cock again. He began to masturbate him, his hand sliding up and down his dick.

Brandon became aware of Will’s other hand smoothing down his back, getting lower until it reached the top of his buttocks. With a single finger, Will parted the top of Brandon’s arse cheeks and ran his finger down the crease until he met with the tight pucker of his anus. Brandon froze, his breath held in anticipation, his body tense with excitement. The hand removed, and he heard the click of a cap before cold gel slipped down the crack of his arse. He jerked at the contact, lifting his head up again.

What the fuck? He keeps lube in his gear? Who the hell was this guy? But Brandon was too far gone to question it. He needed Will to make him come more than anything else he’d ever needed.

He felt pressure against the pucker of his back passage again, and Will’s finger slipped inside him with a sharp sting of pain. Brandon moaned, his forehead falling forward to rest back on his forearms. This guy was killing him. Will applied just the right amount of pressure to Brandon’s cock as he matched the pace of the finger he thrust into his arse. Brandon’s hips jerked in time, and he wished Will was in front of him so he could bend him over and use the lube on him. He’d love to force his own cock up Will’s tight back passage, grab his hips and fuck him until he screamed.

The thought pushed Brandon over the edge, and he came hard and fast, white streams of cum spurting over the tiles. Will held him, his finger still in his arse, until the final spasms had shuddered through his body, and then he slipped his finger out of him and released his hold on his dick.

Will reached to the wall and turned on the shower, quickly stepping out of the way so his clothes didn’t get wet.

“Wash yourself off, Recruit Rosen,” he said, as he quickly rinsed his own hands under the stream of water. “You’re a mess. And don’t let me catch you out of bed again during lights out hours.”

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Brit Boys on Boys Cover Reveal!


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Reveal day has finally arrived! So quick, what are you waiting for? Head on over to GGR-Reviews and check out the awesome cover for the new Brit Boys: On Boys Box Set designed by Posh Gosh. This awesome collection of M/M novellas are all written by British authors and star British characters in British locations and my story NAME is nestled within these seriously steamy pages.


Brit Boys: On Boys is due for release on 30th December 2014 from all good eBook retailers at a bargain introductory price. Find all the links HERE.


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From east to west and north to south, these British boys are having a blast in and out of the bedroom with the men of their dreams. They’re topping and bottoming from London to Cardiff, living out fantasies in the wildest fells and hooking up while serving HRH Queen Elizabeth II.


With passion and lust the name of the game, nothing is off limits. Throw in honed muscles, high-strength testosterone and an accent to die for and there is nothing they can’t do and no one they can’t get in this world or another.


Don’t miss Brit Boys: On Boys—a smokin’ hot box set, containing 147,000 words/440 pages of unforgettable M/M erotic romance from eight popular British authors.



By Ashe Barker


Alex is doing okay. His body repair shop makes enough to live on, he has a decent apartment, life is fine. That all changes when he runs into Graham in a supermarket car park – literally. He offers to fix the damage to Graham’s car free of charge. The sparks soon fly, and the heat between them has nothing to do with welding equipment.


Breaking the Marine

By M.K. Elliott


Brandon Rosen hadn’t planned for his final night before enrolling in the Royal Marines to involve a hot stranger and a pub car park. And he certainly hadn’t planned for that same hot stranger to turn up at the barracks in the form of his Drill Instructor, Corporal Will Stewart. In the testosterone fuelled environment of the training camp, can Brandon and Will overcome past pains and face up to what they really want? Or will the Royal Marine Commando School break their relationship before it even gets started?


Love on Location

By Lucy Felthouse


When Theo Samuels heads off to film on location in the village of Stoneydale, he’s expecting drama to take place on camera, not off. But when he meets gorgeous local lad, Eddie Henderson, he struggles to ignore his attraction. A relationship between the two of them would be utterly impractical, yet they’re drawn together nonetheless. Can they overcome the seemingly endless hurdles between them? Or is their fling destined to remain as just that?




By K D Grace


Alonso Darlington has a disturbing method of keeping landscaper, Reese Chambers, both safe from and oblivious to his dangerous lust for the man. But Reese isn’t easy to keep secrets from, and Alonso wants way more than to admire the man from afar. Can he risk a real relationship without risking Reese’s life?


The Chase

By Lily Harlem


Steve’s killing time working in a comedy club. Why not? It makes him laugh and both the clientele and the comedians are not just fit but also great company. One stand up joker decides to create a wild goose chase for Steve and his ex Robert. Cavorting around Cardiff on a frosty night, however, does more than just show them the way to a threesome, it also reveals the reasons why they should give each other one more shot.


Dish of the Day

By Clare London


Richie’s sunk all his hopes and savings into a new restaurant in south London promoting British ingredients and recipes. His best friends Craig and Ben should be around to help him celebrate the grand opening, but it looks like it’s all heading for disaster – until his friends step in to tell him some home truths. Then they’ll help him relax and enjoy their loving, intimate menu instead.



By Sarah Masters


When Archie meets Dan after The Change, he realises there is no such thing as a random meeting of soul mates, it’s all mapped out in the stars. Now all he’s got to do is hope those orbiting planets stay in alignment and true love finds him again.


Locked Out

By Josephine Myles


Getting accidentally locked out of his hotel room on Valentine’s Day night is embarrassing enough for teacher Martin Cooper, but the fact he’s stark naked makes it even worse. It doesn’t help that the one person he runs into is Rod, the gorgeous man he’d been checking out earlier in the hotel pool. But when Rod offers Martin a refuge, the night heats up. Now if only Martin could get the hang of this seduction business…


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Awesome British M/M Authors


Ashe Barker


M K Elliott


Lucy Felthouse


K D Grace


Lily Harlem


Clare London


Sarah Masters


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Cover Reveal: ‘Tell Me You Want Me’


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Today my blog is being taken over my the fabulous Amelia James, or who I often, most affectionately, think of as ‘Trashy’. We met through a mutual editing friend, though it was our love of the erotic word that made us friends!

Take it away, Amelia!


Today I have not one but two gorgeous covers to expose. The first is for my upcoming contemporary romance, Tell Me You Want Forever.

The second is a new cover for the previous book, Tell Me You Want Me. The original cover is beautiful, but in recent months I’ve been seeing that couple on dozens of other books. I want to stand out, so I’m doing something different.

 Both new covers and the original were designed by Mallory Rock.

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Tell Me You Want Forever blurb

Bestselling romance Tell Me You Want Me gets a steamy sequel….

Notorious heartbreaker Austin Sinclair vowed he’d never fall in love, but all that changed when he met his Janie. They’re living their happily ever after… until an unexpected threat tears them apart.

Austin is desperate to get Janie back, but fails miserably. He’s said ‘I love you’ so often Janie doesn’t care anymore, and getting her in his bed to prove it seems impossible. His old life beckons. Could he be that guy again?

Jane scored big when she landed Austin, but now she faces a temptation she never expected—one that makes her question what she really wants from love. Staying in a relationship with him requires all the strength she has. She’s tired, and giving in to someone else would be so easy.

Each hopes that something will change, that the other will give in, but it’s going to take both of them—together—to overcome this obstacle. Can they make their love last forever? Or has their fight been for nothing?


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