Just for fun I thought I'd join in with Saturday Spankings this week. I'm limited to 8 lines, and they're taken from That Filthy Book my co-authored novel with Natalie Dae and at the point where Karen is in the garden, dreaming of Jacob tying her to the trees and striking her naked behind.
I dropped my arms to my sides and twirled in a circle, feeling young again, with a new purpose, new ways in mind to bring me and Jacob closer. Just us, together.
I wanted to strip naked, right here, right now, and dance around the garden, testing the cold on my skin, seeing if it fit.
Instead, I went back into the trees, my gaze on the ground in search of a sturdy yet flexible branch. One that wouldn’t break when Jacob struck me with it, or hurt because it was too rigid. My few minutes’ search proved fruitless—the branches were mere twigs—so I resorted to looking upwards and finding one I could snap off a tree. The perfect candidate jutted off a long, thicker branch, low enough for me to reach up and wrench free.
Blurb for That Filthy Book
In a whirlwind of wanton adventures that push us to the limits of our sexuality, we begin to re-discover what it once was that had us screaming with pleasure and how to accept that nothing will ever be the same again between us.
5* Review for That Filthy Book
I discovered Lily Harlem thanks to her Hot Ice series, a steamy contemporary romance series about sexy hockey player heroes. But as those novels range between sensual and steamy the sheer hotness of That Filthy Book took me by surprise but with the flowing narrative and deeply developed characterizations I was swept up in the whirlwind that was the story, and it became one of my favourite reads of 2012!
That Filthy Book starts with an unusual premise in erotica novels: the hero and heroine are husband and wife living in the suburbs with their two young children. They are the quintessential ordinary normal family, but then we get a glimpse into what goes on behind closed doors in their bedrooms and I dare you not to have frisson of excitement.
Jacob and Karen have been been married for more than 10 years now, have two daughters and are good and responsible parents. Actually they are just trying to resuscitate the passion in their relationship and their struggles to find the magic that made their life as a couple sizzle back in the beginning of their relationship was poignant because it sounded real and authentic, completely believable.
"I stared at the way his ear curved, recalled how the lobe felt in my mouth, sweetly soft and fleshy. A wave of love consumed me. How was it possible I could care for him more than I did back then? I thought I loved him as much as I could, full to bursting with adoration and respect, yet every day, every month, each new year brought a stronger connection. God, I was so damn lucky."
With such a strong emotional connection and sound foundation for their relationship Jacob and Karen could experiment with a wide variety of sexual fantasies: from outdoor sex, to anal, from domina scene to rape fantasies everything is covered, and due to the strong love and respect they have for each other neither of these sexual acts are demeaning or offensive. To the contrary they are all amazingly exciting and blistering hot as their love and deep affection permeates every scorching scene.
"You are simply beautiful," he said, [...]. "Thank you for being mine."
I cannot praise Lily Harlem and Natalie Dae enough for giving us such relatable and real characters and for showing so realisticly the two facets of love and lust as base of their relationship. I enjoyed very much reading about a heroine who felt realistic, one I'm sure readers can connect with as she is an ordinary woman, a loving wife and mother, but one who wants to have passion with her husband:
"I had my knight. I had my castle. I just wanted a little enhancement."
"Look, if I want to have sex outside again, why shouldn't I? The world won't go to Hell in a handbasket if we ---k out there. Just because I'm a mother and a wife, it doesn't mean my life has to change to the degree that I lose my identity."
Verdict: That Filthy Book is the perfect erotica: it is sexy, thrilling yet realistic and believable. I loved how it was emotional, how we witnessed the sexual re-awakening of a woman rediscovering her sensuality and their couple life and seeing all the secret fantasies women harbor: domination, spanking, rape fantasy, etc. there is everything. And every "filthy" experience was nuanced by the deep love and respect the husband and wife had for each other.
That Filthy Book became a favourite read of 2012 (and is definitely the hottest so far!) and I think it is a must read for every couple and single person who is looking for some steaminess!
If you enjoy Pinterest, That Filthy Book has a dedicated page.
Have a great Saturday