Synopsis of short stories in my book Gardenias #Literary #Erotica

GARDENIAS:draft2:rose:cvr:thumbExciting news from the ERWA blog, ERWA authors are going to get a chance at having their books promoted, which is like, yay.

So, here is that fabulous review I got for Gardenias, in visuals from Shurrn in Goodreads.

What did she see?

It’s very amazing to see how one’s work can get interpreted by a “visual” artist.  Anyway, after the whole sort of EW! last night, and looking at The Studio Exec this morning, and thinking of something he said about James Spader… I remembered my fave film, maybe the first film James Spader was in, or at least the one where you watch a movie and you say to yourself, “watch that actor.”

It was “Sex, Lies and Videotape.”

— funny but that was 1989.  Wow. (Read, omg that was 25 years ago)…

The next film he was in was “Secretary,” and that was from a Gaitskill short story…

I really wish I could see Sex Lies and Videotape again, because it tells tales of a generation, but then so does Spader, who was named — can you believe it?  Gray in this film, from 2002.

Because?

I write short stories and they are not like what you just read in 50 Shades, at all.

In fact?  These are parts for A-List actors.  Really big A-Listers, and The Studio Exec made me start thinking about that, so… I am.

All I need is a screenwriter like the ones Spader had.  For those two films to sort all the stories out.  Not hard.  Easy!

So what’s in the book, story by story… hmmm………….

Gardenias:  a poetic riff on Paris, Chanel, Gardenias and falling in love — all the while to Billie Holiday’s he loves, me –he loves me not theme…

Red Leatherette: a sexy stranger, a dominant man, a red leatherette ottoman, a public orgasm — all to the sound of a sultry voice…

Haiku: relaxing riff while bathing a blindfolded man and kissing him all over to the sound of Japanese cranes and flutes… sex as poem…

Ikebana: an altar of flowers, the blindfold, the man, his body an altar.

Kodo: last part of the Haiku trilogy, off with the blindfold, a rushing river, water, Kodo drumbeats, two people reincarnated and washed clean by sex “like the sea tumbles stones.”

Lace: the power of lingerie, the power of black lace…

Absolute Wife: a young wife almost has an affair after a nervous breakdown during Christmas…

Inscapes: the yoga of elsewhere in a magic pavilion with the beloved…

Magic Feeling: more yoga, that handsome teacher, a fantasy that you can come to while orange blossoms fall…

Song of Solomon: a first love in Hollywood, the Chateau, remembrance, the break up after Chivas, a thousand petals scattering…

Prisoners: dark poetry at the villa, rain, love as paper in the wind… dancing, his hands…

Flowering: after her mother’s death Pris makes photographs and finds Yeats in bed…

Bukowski Girls: that damn Baxter — the biggest lothario in all of Big Sur… but, nobody ever forgets a bad boy like that…

American Daddy-O: an American tragedy, with a humanitarian end!

Viresence: a wicked, wicked, wicked threesome — plus a peach!

Petits pots de creme: It’s amazing what you think about when making dessert, if he’s that kind of man…

Creampuffs: the morning after, with a yummy, yummy…

Casa Azul: baths, bubbles and romance while a man cooks…

Islands: riffing on love with your best friend…

Afterglowing: two women on a beach discuss men and chivalry…

Man in the Moon: once you find him, what happens next…

 

xxoo!

Valentine

(who is riffing on which stories to pick for her second book and what order to put them in, she has them…)

 

 

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