Hi Elodie! Thank you so much for having me back. I'm excited to share a bit about the Ladies Only Anthology with your readers today, featuring stories from Lucy Felthouse, Cari Z, Helena Maeve, RA Padmos and me, HKC!
Ladies Only Anthology
Genre: contemporary lesbian erotic romance
Release Date: September 27
Publisher: Pride Publishing
With Stories From:
Lucy Felthouse - Window Dressing
RA Padmos - The Tiny Blue House
Cari Z - Worth a Shot
Helena Maeve - The Woman Next Door
H K Carlton - In the Flesh
My (HK Carlton) contribution to the Antho is entitled In the Flesh. Here's the Summary: Working undercover, nothing is ever as it seems… Assigned the unenviable task of taking down the untouchable Travino crime family, undercover ATF Agent Kate Benson and her veteran partner Mike Pennington are thrown into the seedy underworld of organized crime. Kate is asked to draw on her past experience as a dancer and infiltrate one of Travino’s skin clubs, In the Flesh. Posing as Vivienne, Kate meets exotic dancer Carly. From the moment they first dance together, she can’t seem to keep her mind or her greedy hands off the dynamic dancer. Together they sizzle on stage and off. She soon realizes she’s falling for Carly but knows from past experience that beginning a relationship built on half-truths is a recipe for failure. As Kate attempts to straddle the line between doing her job and being as honest as she can be with Carly, while still maintaining her cover, Kate and Mike are caught snooping around the club after hours by none other than the mob boss himself. And Kate knows there’s not a two-step in the world that can save them now.
“Bring on Carly,” one guy shouted, inciting the horde into a steady chant. “Carly. Carly.” “My God.” Kate rolled her eyes. “Could they drag this out any more?” “I believe this is called fever pitch, baby.” The entire place plunged into darkness. A hush fell over the audience. Several seconds ticked by before the spotlight hit center stage. In the circular glow stood a woman with her back to the crowd, dressed in a navy croptop and high-cut leather shorts, barely covering her shapely bottom. Thigh-high black boots hugged long beautiful legs, spread wide in a provocative stance. Shrill whistles and lewd comments ensued, but Kate hardly noticed. A low hum of excitement began in her stomach. An obscure warble pulsed through the sound system. The dancer rolled her shoulder to the weird rhythm. It was a strange song. The beat seemed off for the kind of bump-and-grind expected. With an impressive one-eighty, Carly faced the crowd, dressed as a cop. What Kate had mistaken for a crop-top was, in fact, a standard blue, beat cop’s dress shirt, tied at the waist, giving a tantalizing view of her belly. Pinned to one breast pocket was a shiny gold badge. On her head, an official-looking cap. Dark-lensed, gold-rimmed aviators topped off the look. Oh, yeah, there was a twinge. Another round of catcalls faded when the beat of the music tripled, fast and loud. It pounded in Kate’s chest. In an exaggerated runway walk, Carly strutted the long catwalk splitting either side of the audience. A set of handcuffs swayed at her waist. She had a rockin’ body. A dancer’s body. Strong and muscular in all the right places, not bulky or angular. She removed the sunglasses, tucking them at her ample cleavage, again diverting Kate’s attention to the swell of breasts pushed up in the vee of the shirt. After inventorying her lovely assets, Kate zeroed in on her face. At that moment, Kate realized she’d met this gorgeous woman before. Several times. But always in another capacity. She was the sexy-as-fuck woman from the office. Body and brains. Awesome investigative work, Kate, she berated. Granted, she always seemed to have a different hair color and style, along with slightly altered makeup. A true chameleon, an asset in this sort of work. Carly looked down at her and winked before making her way back to the main stage. Kate’s gaze went straight to her shapely ass, following the long line of her dynamic legs.
* * * *There's already a wonderful review from Alpha Book Club, if you'd like to check it out. In the Flesh received 5 stars and a 'Holy Hotness' from reviewer Arlyna and I'm thrilled! Read the full review HERE
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Also Available in PrintAbout H K:
* * * H K * * *I enjoy writing in many different genres. I write where the muse takes me and make no apologies for it. By now, it’s quite safe to say I will never pick just one genre and stick to it. There are just too many possibilities and stories left to tell. Today time-travel, tomorrow sweet historical romance—the next release might be, down and dirty erotica or ménage. I hope you’ll join me for the ride. Variety is creativity’s playground—It’s where you’ll find me.
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