Chasing Sisyphus is my first MF erotic romance novel, set in the seedy, futuristic city of Basilica. It features strong characters in their mid-30s, who have more important things to worry about than falling in love. But guess where they find themselves anyway?
Bounty hunter Adria Yuan is hot on the trail of her final hit: a notorious hacker wanted by the city’s elite. With the reward, she can pay for her brother’s surgery and finally get out of Basilica City. Trouble is, her line of work’s not exactly legal, and she’s barely staying ahead of the cops who want her target, too.
Detective Rhys Carver may be a little unorthodox, but he’s a good cop. Born and bred in Basilica, he does his part to keep his city clean. As clean as it gets, at least. And with Adria suddenly in his sights, it’s going to take more than falling in love for him to let her go.
As the pair close in on their mark, they are unwittingly drawn into a high profile conspiracy that could thrust the whole of Basilica into chaos. Can Adria and Rhys set aside their differences, and their desires, to save the only home they know?
Join me here and on a whirlwind tour of ten fabulous blogs, as we talk about the city, the sex, the characters and the creative process behind the story.
The tour has begun! My first stop is the blog of award-winning UK author, Lily Harlem. Today, we’re talking about Adria, the heroine of Chasing Sisyphus. Learn a little about her history and motives, check out a story excerpt, and enter the giveaway draw to win a $25 Amazon gift card.
👉 Read now: Adria Yuan — a dossier
Today, I’m visiting ETO’s Best Erotic Author of 2014, K D Grace, sharing a real life love story that began with sex. Sex can be an incredible driver for change. Wanting it, and wanting to be worthy of it, can inspire courageous acts of honesty, vulnerability and self-care in a world that demands so much from us. Read the post to see what I’m talking about, and check out the day’s new giveaway entry challenge.
👉 Read now: Is sex the journey or the destination?
Mm, I’ve been naughty. Naughty enough that veteran erotica author, Elizabeth Coldwell, interviewed me for her blog. Here’s the dish on the dodgy stuff I had to research for Chasing Sisyphus, why I love scifi, plus today’s bonus question for the giveaway draw.
👉 Read now: An interview at The (Really) Naughty Corner
Today, I’m visiting at Lisabet Sarai’s blog, Beyond Romance, talking about the sexy and respectful hero of Chasing Sisyphus. I grew up in a time we now brand as an era of “toxic masculinity” and, well, I can’t argue with the label. So many things I thought were normal back then now give me a royal ick when I think about them.
I wanted the hero of my story to retain the best bits of the old “get shit done” kind of guy, whilst being right here in the 21st century. No, wait, this is a futuristic novel, so he’s gotta be right there in the era he lives in. He’s a guy who’s got his act together, even when the shit hits the fan.
👉 Read now: My sexy, respectful hero
I’m with erotic romance power couple Adriana Kraft today, sharing the grimy, magnificent Basilica City — the world of Chasing Sisyphus, inspired by the future noir cityscapes of Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, Minority Report and 12 Monkeys. Will you come to Tech Noir with me?
Back on the road today! I’m visiting The Brit Babes, sharing my thoughts on a dicey topic — when is it OK to hit a girl?
I find it hard to talk about this because the consequences on both sides of the fence are potentially so extreme. But given what we’re seeing in the media today, and all that’s going on in the world, it seems useful to have the conversation.
👉 Read now: When is it okay to hit a girl?
Love music? I do too. I’m visiting romance author Gale Stanley at her blog today, sharing the music that incubated my futuristic erotic romance, Chasing Sisyphus. It’s a playlist full of chunes. Give it a burl and answer today’s easy-as-pie bonus question in the giveaway draw.
👉 Read now: Music for love and danger
Rhys. I love that name. I went out with a guy named Rhys once, but he wasn’t the inspiration for this character. No, the Rhys I knew was (and still is) a writer who sports a dashing moustache and doesn’t much care for physical fitness.
Today, I’m visiting bookwork book blogger Amy Garnet of 6 Feet Under Books, talking about Detective Rhys Carver, the clean-shaven hero of Chasing Sisyphus, who doesn’t care much for writing and needs to say fit-as-hell for his job.
👉 Read now: Rhys Carver — a dossier
The tour is almost over! Today, I’m on More Books Than Livros, talking about writing sex scenes that work. I love crafting a good scene and I could ramble on all day about this, but I didn’t want to overstay my welcome. I’m super stoked that Chasing Sisyphus got a positive review too! Have a read. Think sexy thoughts with me.
For the final stop on the tour, I’m bantering with Loc Glin about books, inspiration, life and writing.
👉 Read now: An interview at Books and Banter