Sunday, December 15, 2013




Hunter S. Jones & An Anonymous English Poet

 September Ends

September Ends is a contemporary romance with erotic and supernatural elements bound together by poetry. It reveals the intricate web of passion and desire which entangles Liz Snow, Pete Hendrix and Jack O. Savage. The story is told through Liz Snow’s diary, Jack O. Savage’s poetry, and from letters sent across the Atlantic. Traveling throughout the lushness of a summertime in Tennessee and Georgia, September Ends journeys into the elegance of London’s West End and is finally settled in the countryside of Cornwall, England, a decade later.

First book signing at Atlanta's SPA SYDELL Midtown

The novel SEPTEMBER ENDS has been a remarkable journey for me this year, in so many ways. It was a creative outlet during a time of crises and personal struggles. It has become a catalyst for friendships and business partnerships that I never expected. Thank you to the anonymous English poet for introducing me to the world of artistic collaboration. (Special note: my first book signing at Spa Sydell's Midtown Atlanta location where I sold twice as many books as had been planned. The event lead to four tentative book signings in Georgia and three other states across the Southeast. Awesome!) Thank you for dear life long friends and fantastic new friends! When Tennessee Williams wrote of "The kindness of strangers." he had to know personally how very true that line was for a writer's life, and how very true it remains. I would also like to thank everyone that has taken the time to read and review SEPTEMBER ENDS. Your support has taken me by surprise and each of your comments are invaluable. Here's a few quotes from reviewers on Amazon:

 "SEPTEMBER ENDS is a story of love, loss and survival"
"A Work of Art"
"A Rare Diamond"
"This is the stuff legends are truly made of" 

For those of you who haven't read this beautiful little book, following is an introduction to the three main characters: Liz Snow, Pete Hendrix and Jack O. Savage. The book is currently available on Kindle for 99 cents to make it more accessible for book clubs, and it is also available as a paperback on Amazon. It would make an great holiday gift for the readers in your life. Here's Liz, Pete and Jack...


I am Liz Snow, Elizabeth October Snow, from Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Actually I’m from a small town in north Georgia called LaFayette. My grandfather died suddenly when I was young, then I saw my only brother die in a useless traffic accident. So, you see, I’m not your typical girl. Years of anti-depressants, alcohol and bad relationships have damaged me emotionally. I hide myself in my career as a software executive. I never really knew what love was until meeting Peter William Hendrix III of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Or at least that’s what I thought until Pete’s betrayal.


I’m successful, some say handsome, attorney Pete Hendrix of the firm Hendrix, Hendrix & Smith in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I attended undergrad at Vanderbilt University, graduated law school with honors and returned to Chattanooga to run the family law firm. I live the life my mother always wanted for me. As often as possible, go to my cabin on Walden Ridge. There, I swim in the clear, cool water from the cave, read and spend time in solitude looking onto the scenic Sequatchie Valley, the sacred hunting grounds of the Cherokee Nation before the Trail of Tears. My life is structured and secure. But, I never expected to meet a girl like Liz Snow. I loved Liz with my heart and soul. Then, she discovered my secret.


English poet, novelist, and founder member of The Renaissance Bards trio of spoken word artists, Jack O Savage leapt to prominence on being expelled from Jesus College, Oxford for allegedly plotting an arson attack on the college in which he supposedly planned to 'raise English successist complacency to its foundations', though no charges were ever brought against him. The Sun tabloid newspaper ran a story proclaiming POSH POET GETS CHOP referring to Savage's 'chopper protest' in which he was arrested for 'leaping atop a 17th century oak refectory table and lewdly flaunting his generous masculinity' at a formal disciplinary hearing, a gesture which he later repeated in public and which subsequently went viral on YouTube, receiving over 100 million hits in under two hours.

Check out the the Pinterest board for SEPTEMBER ENDS, too.

2013. Literally, the best and worst of times. A year I could've done without. But, also a year in which I have meet--virtually and personally--some of the best and most inspiring people I have ever known. I have worked with music and entertainment legends and soon-to-be legends on my ExpatsPost blog. My books have found an audience, too. Moon Rose Publishing has connected me with a sisterhood of authors that can truly be compared to a sorority. 

Thank you again for your support. Look for the follow up to SEPTEMBER ENDS in 2014, maybe a new Happily Ever After from me, and possibly a weird, wonderful and wacked out follow up to Fables. Watch this space. In the meantime, have a safe and happy Holiday Season everyone. Cheers!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Femmes of the Frisky Quill Guest Blogger ELODIE PARKES!

It's that time of year again. The nights are getting longer and we all want to curl up with someone hot and spicy...I mean something hot and erotic. Oh, how about settling for a cup of hot chocolate and a good book? That sounds great, doesn't it? With that in mind, today's guest is erotic romance author Elodie Parkes - the first guest on the new Femmes of the Frisky Quill segment of my blog. Elodie is going to introduce us to her latest novel, which is named A Little Mysterious. I admire Elodie greatly, as most of you know. She astounds me and leaves me in awe of her writing abilities and capabilities. She is extremely prolific. One day, she will be famous as the 'Stephen King' of Erotic Romance. She maintains a high level of creative output. Elodie writes more books in one year than I will ever write in a lifetime! So, without further ado, please join me in welcoming Elodie! 

He’d been sent off course…he thought he was lost…until he found Daisy.

His vampire abilities were special. He belonged to an elite group. Moving home, they are set off course by a storm that lands Dhruv alone, hungry, and desperate in a strange town.
A story of lust, love, and coincidence.


Today the main characters from ‘A Little Mysterious’, Dhruv and Daisy are visiting the blog.

Daisy, would you like to tell the readers about how you and Dhruv met?

We met on the high street in the café I worked in didn’t we Dhruv?

Dhruv: We did formally meet then, although I took a while to sat much to Daisy. I liked her as soon as I saw her. That was before we actually met. I’d seen her around shall we say. I don’t want to give spoilers.

Daisy: That’s true, but I wanted you right away. I could hardly take my eyes off you. When I went up the back of the café and cleared the tables, I used to stare at you.

Dhruv: You did more than stare you sighed over me. I knew it. I could sense it. I could feel your need and it fuelled mine.
He leans across and kisses Daisy, then keeps hold of her hand.

Dhruv, Can you describe when you first knew you were in love with Daisy?

Dhruv: You know, I’m sorry but I can’t. It was weird for me. I couldn’t admit it to myself. I think Daisy loved me right away. Did you Daisy?

Daisy: I knew I wanted to make love with you, but I felt such a strong attraction to you I think I might have loved you right away. Then I knew the first time we made love, it was sex that turned into making love. For me anyway. Although I liked him the moment I saw him, in the cafe doorway. I wanted those arms around me right away.

She leans across and kisses him this time .I better ask another question since now they are starting to get a little heated.

What’s one thing you might have changed about your story?
Daisy: Nothing, since it’s the real story. Although I’ve never been happy with my name, and that I’m not very tall, Dhruv can tuck me under his arm. Although things are a little different now since we really got together, but I can’t tell you that. It would be a spoiler.

Dhruv: That’s so sexy Daisy, that I can pick you up and cuddle you into my body. You’re beautiful the way you are.
As for me changing the story, more sex, although there’s loads, I’m addicted to Daisy now and I find it hard to keep my hands off her. I might have said a little more about our lives after we got together, but that might be better in another book.

Dhruv, tell us something about Daisy, how would you describe her in a few words?

Dhruv: She’s very pretty, slender, intelligent. I think she’s kind and generous, and she treats people really well. She’s brave too. She likes the countryside and water. Starts to laugh and hugs Daisy.

Daisy, describe Dhruv in a few words.
Very sexy, giving, clever, thoughtful, a great lover, knows what he wants or needs to do and goes for it. He’s very creative, and talented artistically.

So what’s hot about the story?
The steam rises from the love scenes.
I think the way Daisy responds to me.
I think it’s the way you talk dirty to me.
Dhruv: Do I?
Now Daisy is stroking his arm, okay time for an excerpt.

How about you both choose your favorite scene from the book.

Daisy: It has to be a love scene for me, what about you Dhruv?
Dhruv: I think so, the hotter the better. (Grins)


Buy the book at any of the following links:

About Elodie:

Elodie Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often with a twist of mystery, paranormal or suspense. Her books are always steamy, cool stories and hot love scenes.
Elodie lives in Canterbury with her two dogs. She works in an antique shop by day and writes at night, loving the cloak of silent darkness that descends on the rural countryside around her home.
She has also released titles as an individual indie author.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Surprise! We decided to give you a free download of SEPTEMBER ENDS for your Thanksgiving travels. Download it FREE beginning at Midnight Pacific Time on November 19th & again FREE on November 20th.

Read SEPTEMBER ENDS during the festive season, share the good words with your friends and enjoy! Just click on the cover and it's yours. Look for the paperback coming soon and much, much MORE!! Cheers!


An Anonymous English Poet

Sunday, November 17, 2013


The Magnificent 7

An anonymous former UC Berkeley professor turned Wall Street derivatives guru and current novelist interviews the fabulous novelist Hunter S. Jones:

1) The bursting new genre of femme erotica is evolving by the day. You have asserted that you, the author, are NOT anything LIKE what you write. Most of us who read D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterly's Lover" felt it was autobiographical. Were we wrong or are female erotica writers coming from a different place than male erotica writers?

That’s a fantastic question. Someone said that male writers of the erotic tend to indulge in their fantasies or use their work to feature their own experiences and expertise. Didn’t D.H. Lawrence admit that Lady Chatterley’s Lover was based on one of his own affairs with a married woman? Some current writers of erotic materials openly say their books are memoirs or based on actual events—male and female. All my characters are fictional. I can’t speak for all writers but I will quote Faulkner who said (not about erotica but about fiction in general), “A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.”
Having an imagination is sexy. Women are finding their voice, so to speak, in the current openness of self-publishing. There’s a wave of female writer’s which have no rules, we create badass bitches that do what they want on their own terms. My character, Liz Snow in September Ends, isn’t like that, but my other female characters definitely are—they make the rules. However Liz does find a way to overcome obstacles and find her way out of the confusion life gives her, she finds her strength through love.

2) So, can we assume that the highly charged and deliciously teasing texting sequence in "September Ends" has no autobiographical content?

Oh, everyone wants to get that little tingle of desire, don’t we? But, that’s the entire message of SEPTEMBER ENDS. When you love right (which is a verbal imperative, in case you didn’t notice.) everything is different. Love takes on a new meaning. Parts of SEPTEMBER ENDS are autographical, but I’m not going to let you know which parts, not yet anyway. 

3) You say you never met your September Ends co-author. What, then, was the sequencing between his poems and your text? Which came first?

Thank you for asking this question! It was a really interesting, artistic experience. We are members of an online writers group and discovered we shared a mutual admiration for indie writers. Plus, we both share a love of classic British and American Literature. I needed a creative project to balance an interlude in my personal life so we decided to attempt the novel collaboration which became SEPTEMBER ENDS. We developed the three main characters first.

Next, The Story appeared to us. We developed the synopsis and basic outline of the book. He wrote the poetry for the book, which I used as the ‘spine’ for the prose. He actually did not want to use the two erotic chapters, which I wrote, but I felt strongly that they needed to be included as part of the message of the novel. Our editor, BZ Hercules, agreed that the chapters indeed made the characters much more flawed, which of course makes them much more redeemable in the end.

4) Where is your Cherokee connection?

My father’s family are direct descendants of a man who married into the Cherokee’s Wolf Clan—the female tribal leaders. At the time of the Cherokee Removal, part of the family went to Oklahoma and part of the family stayed in Tennessee. The Cherokees are a matriarchal society. I like to believe I inherited the women’s fierce independence. And, hopefully, a few of their other legendary qualities.

5) Why did you choose to consummate the erotic texters' relationship explicitly, then leave the erotica readers hanging forever after?

The story line of Liz and Pete—their sexual addiction to each other---ran its course in SEPTEMBER ENDS. It came to a screeching halt, like many sexual relationships do. Hence, she vilified him; he romanticized her. It fit into the plotline so well and it is a lot like real life. The entire book could’ve been based on their summer romance, however that was not the story for that particular book. There will be other books.

6) September Ends was so original and, you claim, not autobiographical, so what can your public expect next?

Well, parts of SEPTEMBER ENDS are autographical. There is another book currently in the works based on a couple of the characters, so who knows what direction it will take before those final edits are completed next year?

Plus, there’s a Fables Book 2, but I’m a little scared of it—it’s taken on a life of its own. I’m kinda shocked that I’ve created something so explicit. GULP.

7) What about this idea?

I have a concept for a short story or novelette. Let’s let the readers vote.

Will my next story be:

Happily Ever After - A small town Southern girl who plays guitar visits a tarot card reader to see if the winds of change blowing through her life will return her lost, true love and finally give her life a happily ever after.


HEAT (Hot, Erotic) – A small town Southern girl who visits a tarot card reader, blows him, he decides he’s in love, she denies him any more sex saying it was a one-time-thing which sets him on a deranged killing spree of all her previous lovers in a neo-existential-nihilistic, sex, drug & alcohol parallel universe, only to wake up & find it’s all been a dream & the guitar player-next-door is asleep on her couch, or in her bed & she can’t get him to stop snoring. Who knows? Just some kinda crazee punked-out-FreeBird-Jonesian ending…

Reader’s choice.

Sunday, November 3, 2013