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D.L. King Shares a Peek from Her Fab New Anthology, Seductress

I’m very excited that D.L. has taken time out of her busy schedule to pop over a really sexy excerpt from her wonderful new anthology, Seductress, Erotic Tales of Immortal Desire. Thanks you, D.L.!

DL King Seductressbook_image.phpSo, K D and I were going to have this really great discussion about sex and the paranormal, or as she put it, “things that go bump in the night” but due to circumstances beyond my control, I was unable to get it done.  Instead, I wanted to give you an excerpt  from one of the stories in Seductress that treads that line really well.

This is from “The Girl on the Egyptian Escalator” by N J Streitberger.  After having been well and truly fucked (involving, among other things,  a full bottle of champagne and oral sex…) Spencer decides to find out a little more about his new girlfriend.


The following morning having called in sick, he looked up the number of the British Museum and dialed. Three tablets of Berocca fizzed noisily in a glass on his faux granite kitchen counter.

“British Museum.”

“Hello. Can you put me through to the Egyptology Department?”

“Certainly, sir. Hold for one moment, please.”

Three seconds passed.


“Oh, yes. Hello. I am trying to trace one of your consultants. I am doing some research and someone gave me her name as a possibly useful contact.”

“I see. What is the name?”


“Sekhmet what?”

“I’m sorry, I don’t know.”

“Is this some sort of joke?”

“Oh no, not at all. But I assume there can’t be many people with that name working there.”

“I can assure you, sir, that there is no one of that name working here or associated with the Museum. Not alive, at any rate.”

Spencer’s scalp tingled.

“What do you mean?”

“Sekhmet is the name of an Ancient Egyptian deity. There are several extant images of her in existence. It is highly unlikely that anyone would name their daughter after her.”

“Why would that be?”

“Because she is considered the most formidable and destructive of the Egyptian gods. She is usually depicted with the head of a lion. In the Ancient Egyptian world her name is synonymous with overwhelming female power and bloodshed. She is also known as The Mistress of Dread or The Lady of Slaughter.”

“Oh, er, I…”

“Now, if you’ve quite finished wasting my time, I have better things to do. Goodbye, sir.”

The line went dead. Spencer put the receiver back very, very gently.


Poor Spencer.  But that’s what the mix of things that go bump in the night and sex is all about.   So, crank up the adrenalin and  dip into Seductress.

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News Updates

Lots has been happening in my writing world the past week, and I’m anxious to share it with my friends.

Today I’m being interviewed by Romance Reviews Today where I talk about The Initiation of Ms Holly, The Pet Shop,why writing is my obsession, and lots of other cool stuff. Be sure to check it out.

Make sure to check out the fantastic Oysters and Chocolate site for my red hot story, ‘Seeing Red.’ It’s free!

The much anticipated Xcite anthology, Kinky Girls, which includes my sinful story, ‘Confessions,’ is now available. A must read.

The upcoming Cleis anthology, Obsessed, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel will include my naughty story, ‘Topiary.’ And look at the list of other hot writers who’ll be included.

Obsessed Table of Contents

Silent Treatment Donna George Storey
One Night in Paris Kayla Perrin
Concubine Portia Da Costa
Love & Demotion Logan Belle
Mephisto Waltz Justine Elyot
Then Emerald
It’s Gotta Be Fate Jen Peters
Hooked Ariel Graham
Aftershocks by Bella Andre
Secret Places Adele Haze
Loser Charlotte Stein
Here in Between Kristina Wright
Spellbound by Garnell Wallace
Raven’s Flight Andrea Dale
Raindrops and Rooftops Elizabeth Coldwell
Topiary KD Grace
I Want to Hold Your Hand Rachel Kramer Bussel
Storm Surge Teresa Noelle Roberts
Under Cover Kink Louisa Harte


I’m discussing possibilities for a very hot cover for The Pet Shop with Xcite. The October launch date may seem a long way away, but it’ll be here before we know it.

I’m working on a proposal for yet another novel. More about that as it develops.

More short stories, pointed thoughts and reviews to come, enough to keep you waiting with bated breath.

Get Smooth this autumn

It may not look like it now, but autumn is on its way, and there’s nothing like a steamy story to warm you up on those crisp nights. Look for my sizzling story, MUSCLE BOUND, in Smooth, Erotic Stories for Women ,the great new anthology edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
A crush on a body building instructor leads to a nude posing session and unexpected inspiration for a work of art. Lots of sweaty, muscley fun. You can preorder now from Amazon so you’ll be well prepared to ward off the autumn chill.