I’m thrilled to have fellow author, Harmony Kent here today to talk about her upcoming release, “Interludes 2!” I’ve picked up my copy:)
Thanks so much for having me over at your place today, Denise.
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 totalling 1,000 words, the second one totalling 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:
- tattletale, b) beekeeper … c) architect … conflict = stranger comes to town
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 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?
Excerpt from The Incomer:
Pleased with the honey harvest’s progress, Emma closed the lid on the last beehive and glanced around the sprawling fields that surrounded her. Buttercups and daisies fluttered and danced in the soft, cooling breeze. A besuited figure, incongruous in oversized green wellies, strode through the long grass. Her expression soured. Adam b***dy Jones, architect extraordinaire—or so he would have her believe. The man might well have inherited his family’s land, but that didn’t give him the right to build his planned monstrosity this close to her hives and home. She stood, arms and legs akimbo, to watch him approach.
He did not look pleased. Good. Maybe he’d change his mind about having Emma for a neighbour. Still a few feet away, he waggled his finger and accused her, ‘You good for nothing tattletale.’
Emma hid a grin. Tattletale sounded so old-fashioned, even if apt right then. Not deigning to respond, she continued to stand and stare at him.
Infuriated further, he closed the gap between them and pointed his finger in her face. ‘You—’
She bit the offending digit. Didn’t mean to. It just happened. That stopped him in his tracks. Blood and sweat made an unpleasant tang on her tongue, so she let the finger go. Then she spat, turned around, and grabbed the water bottle she’d left with her jacket by the nearest hive. After she’d rinsed and spat again, she took a good swallow, and only then did she give her attention back to Mr Adam Jones …
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.
Interludes 2 Blurb
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 Paul 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.
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.