Well baby loves, I’ve been away on vacation for a week but now I’m back and ready to roll! The last few days I’ve been playing “catch up” at the day job, doing LOTS of laundry and trying to figure out Google+ (Do people really use that? If you do, please join me there and teach me the ways of your people.).
Well is there a more perfect way to come back after vacation than to have a shiny new release? I don’t think so. That’s right, it’s finally available from Ellora’s Cave— “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” It’s a short little erotic horror piece that was shamelessly inspired by the craziness of the #Sherlock fandom. In fact, I’m really expecting some kind of cease and desist order from #BenedictCumberbatch ‘s legal team. I defy you not to see the similarities in the “hero”, Alexander Kensington and Mr. #Cumberbatch. Though, I have to apologize a little for that. I can’t tell you why, as it would spoil the story. Just keep in mind— it’s erotic HORROR. “Happily ever after” is not part of the equation. So I’m going to shut up and give you a little glimpse….
I did a little research before hitting the salon. Just a little. Alex’s tastes in women haven’t really changed all that much—blonde stick figures with lazy bedroom eyes and pale skin. Or, as I like to call them, corpses. The hardest part, really, was losing the weight. For a year I’ve done nothing but eat seaweed and go for unenergetic walks around the block. The good news is, I now have that ghostly, wan look I’ve always wanted. Then all I needed was a little hair dye, some makeup and a new red dress. Standing in front of the full length mirror in the hotel bathroom, I surprised myself. For a moment I might have believed that I could actually be one of them. One of those posh peacocks who looked like living goddesses as they strolled down the street.
Teetering on high heels, I step out to cross the street to his hotel. It’s late, nearly midnight. He’ll be at the bar, having a drink at a table in the corner and trying to be unobtrusive. It’s been his habit each night for several weeks. Come in from set, take a shower, put on something casual and un-put-together and head down to the hotel bar for a vodka and tonic. He stays there for about an hour. That’s how long it usually takes for some doe-eyed waitress to catch his eye. They exchange niceties. He compliments her smile. She stammers and blushes, immediately recognizing him by that gravely baritone voice. Innocently, he flashes his famous boyish grin and begs for her utmost discretion, which she will, of course give. At least until the next morning on Twitter. He always leaves a pile of cash on the table and then ushers her out of the bar and up to his room. It’s Alex’s M.O. and it isn’t new. Of course, tonight will be different. Tonight I’ll be the prey.
Copyright © Alexandra Christian, 2014; All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.
Ok, so now that I’ve tempted you with an excerpt, I better tell you where you can find this jewel. You can click the image above or go to http://www.ellorascave.com/gentlemen-prefer-blondes.html to download in any of your favorite eBook formats. I’ve also put together a little muse board on Pinterest if you’re interested. It has pics, music, recipes and little excerpts from the story: http://www.pinterest.com/lexxxchristian/gentlemen-prefer-blondes/ . And speaking of social media– I’ve done a little update page that has all of my links so you can stalk me better. If you aren’t following me on Twitter, Facebook, etc– you’re missing out. I’m way funnier on Twitter at 2am. Just sayin’…