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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

REVIEW TOUR, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - The Arts of Love: Stories of Sensual Creativity by Harley Easton



GENRE

Romance/Erotic Short Story collection

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BLURB:

You know what they say about those creative types... 

Playful, rebellious, sensitive and passionate, nobody loves like an artist. These sixteen stories set the stage for racy encounters with bad boy rock stars, sensual actors, and artists seeking their muse. Inside this collection you'll find:

* A drummer aching to satisfy the one woman who doesn't recognize that he's a rock star 
* A writer unaware that his fans and former assistant find him undeniably attractive
* An eccentric college professor enticing her protégé with informal lessons on dance, drawing, and desire
* A  stage manager struggling to remain professional with the show's sexy director 

Whether you're looking for a playwright provoking her friend's uptight cop neighbor to help with blocking, two choir men battling for the affection of the girl-next-door, or a struggling writer finding an unusual muse in the Japanese countryside, this collection will have you ready for romance.



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From Drama: A Story in Three Acts
and Two Intermissions

Britt made a cup of tea and settled down in Jenna’s office to flesh out a scene. Barely three new lines of dialogue were on the page when there was a knock at the back door.  

Jenna,” a familiar voice called out. ”I saw your car in the lane. When are you going to be gone again?”

Oh, God. Britt would recognize that gravelly voice anywhere. She wouldn’t ask him to drop in, would she? Kaspar Gustavson owned the villa Jenna was renting while she lived in Denmark. He was a police detective, a fantastic cook, and the subject of Britt’s uncensored fantasies. Really, Jenna couldn’t be that cruel. Frozen in her chair, hands still poised above the keyboard, Britt willed herself to be silent. Don’t breathe. Maybe he’ll go away.

A key turned in the lock and there was another knock. “Jenna?” Britt could hear his sure footsteps on the wood floors. “I’m just going to leave a note on your counter. I don’t want to burst in on your writer friend and look a complete fool like last time.”

The Dane’s long legs turned the corner almost a full two seconds before the rest of his beautiful body followed. His baby blues blinked in surprise when they landed on her. The blush ran all the way up his neck, stretching toward his artfully tousled blonde curls as he rubbed his hand along the back of his head.

Right.” Kaspar stuffed his hands in his pockets, looking like he wanted to sink through the floor.

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4 out of 5 (very good)


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16 short stories, written by the same author, based around love and the Arts. Music, acting,  writing and everything inbetween. 

A 16 book collection was never going to get 16 individual reviews, so here's what I thought about them all, as a whole.

I rather enjoyed it! 

It's a great collection of shorts, average about 15 pages each, some a little shorter or longer, but that gives you just enough for each story, I thought, to give you a brief connection, a glimpse into these people's lives. 

Some stories are a bit more explicit, some almost clean, in my opinion. Mostly written from one person's view, in the third person. 

Each short is well written, and well delivered. I saw no spelling or editing errors to spoil my reading experience.

This is the first I've read of this author, and I'd like to read more. Something much longer than these shorts, just to see what they can do with more pages!

A thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon spent reading, thank you.

4 solid stars

**same worded review will appear elsewhere**

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *



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Harley Easton Bio: A Renaissance woman dabbling in everything life offers, Harley has worked at a theme park, found expert witnesses, guest lectured at a national museum, and worked with medical students. Putting experience and insanity to good use, she’s found her favorite job, writing. Now she specialize in erotic, romantic, and speculative fiction, writing and editing with the author collaborative The StoryPenners (Melt, Haunt, Summer Fair), and for small press publishers like Lit Select (Love Slave series), Sexy Little Pages (Love of the Game, Inked, Ticket to Ride), and Sin Cyr Publishing (Getting It, Owning It). Who knows what kind of trouble she’ll get into next. Find out at www.harleyeaston.com

Twitter: @harley_easton

Tour organised by: Goddess Fish Promotions