Can’t Get Enough: Erotica for Women by Tenille Brown
Cleis Press are simply wonderful at keeping us all informed about their latest exciting releases from bestselling erotica authors, and I’m pleased to say we have another fantastic offer for all you sexy story fans this month. Tenille Brown has compiled stories in her new antho which capture the very meaning of not being able to get enough. Read on to find out how you can win a free copy as well as reading an exclusive excerpt from the book.
Picking up where Gotta Have It left off, Can’t Get Enough captures the passion and intensity of quickies and nooners: those delicious times when the urge to merge takes over. Veteran erotica author and first-time editor Tenille Brown has collected stories for Can’t Get Enough that highlight the essence of insatiable desire. With contributions from familiar names like Rachel Kramer Bussel, Jacqueline Applebee and Giselle Renarde, along with newer faces like Monica Corwin and Beatrix Ellroy, this is a book full of diverse and dynamic characters who are bold and daring. The authors here knock the theme of Can’t Get Enough right out of the park with stories that will leave readers as breathless as the characters they’re reading about, dying for more.
“In each of the stories of Can’t Get Enough, the key ingredients are openness, boldness, self-respect and an erotic connection not often seen in the real world.” —Cole Riley, from the foreword
Tenille Brown’s erotica has been featured online and in over 50 books, and her nonfiction writing was included in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Writers. Tenille blogs at therealtenille.wordpress.com and tweets from @TheRealTenille. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Erotic Book Giveaway
Here’s your chance to win a copy for yourself! This easy and fun to enter competition is open worldwide and runs between 10am 17 July 2014 until it ends at 9pm 8 August 2014.
So what are you waiting for? Get your entries in here:
Simply can’t wait to see if you’ve won or impatient for your purchased copy to arrive in the post? To suitably whet your appetite, Cleis Press have kindly provided this exclusive excerpt from “The Beautiful Truth” by Sophia Valenti, part of the larger anthology Can’t Get Enough: Erotica for Women edited by Tenille Brown.
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I’m sitting across from you at the restaurant, attempting to politely listen to your story—something about coworkers and lost files—but I’m failing completely. My ability to focus on what’s proper disappears as I watch your lips move and begin to fantasize about them being put to a different use—one that will involve a slow, hot trip down my naked body.
You’re wearing a suit and tie, and for once your hair is combed. It’s sweet that you’ve tried so hard to make a good impression on our first date. I’ll admit that I’ve tried, too. I didn’t select this skimpy dress by accident. Scarlet looks good on me, and I’d suspected your eyes wouldn’t be able to resist my exposed cleavage. I was right.
I smile and take a sip of wine, nodding in hastily manufactured empathy at your complaints about office life. I do care, but not so much at this moment. My main concern is getting through dinner and convincing you that I don’t need dessert, even though you’ve never known me to turn it down in all the time we’ve been friends.
The rational part of me tells me I should savor this night. After many longing glances and much flirtatious banter, we’ve finally decided to do what our friends have said we should for years: date. You asked me out to dinner, not to “hang out” with you and your friends. You made it clear that your intention was a romantic evening for just you and me.
But I’ve waited too long for romance. It requires patience to play that game, and I’m all out. My desire for you is too overwhelming for me to endure that subtle dance.
You raise an eyebrow when I pass up the chocolate cake you know I love, but you’re happy when I agree to your offer of a moonlit stroll. I suggest the long way to the waterfront because I know that commercial strip will be deserted this time of night. I have a plan, but in the end, I think it will suit you.
Outside, you hesitate only a second before taking my hand, but you quickly entwine your fingers with mine. And it feels right.
The barest hint of apprehension worries your brain; I know this from our talks. You’re concerned that by taking this chance—by trying to build on what we have—we might harm a friendship we’ve grown to love and depend on. But you think it’s worth the risk, and I know it is. We’re great as friends, and tonight I plan to show you how well we fit as lovers. But I can’t wait much longer for that.
Those thoughts are in the forefront of my mind as we head down the empty sidewalk. During the day, this area is teeming with traffic and pedestrians. However, at this time of night, the only sounds are the whoosh of occasional speeding cars, and they’re few and far between.
Once we’re a safe distance from the restaurant, my eyes begin to scour the storefronts. I see exactly what I’m looking for—a narrow alley between two brick warehouses—and my heart begins to pound.
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This post is part of the ‘Can’t Get Enough’ blog tour I was offered to take part in by Cleis Press.
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