Story Bundle “Long-Term Lovers” Available

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Bella Books has cleverly combined three of my short stories into a bundle for instant download. They all feature long-term couples doing what they know how to do. Practice makes perfect, right? All three stories were previously available only in print anthologies.

This is an exclusive bundle at Bella. Bella’s Singles can go to your Kindle with a click, or by emailing it to your account, and can be side-loaded to Android and Apple tablets. You get real, digital files, in multiple formats.

Long-Term Lovers: Erotica for Couples by Karin Kallmaker
Who says long-term couples get bored? In these three exquisite short stories by Mistress Karin Kallmaker, explicit fantasy plays out between lovers who’ve learned exactly what pleases. Long-term partners explore the dynamics of trust that allow them to explode with primal heat and intimate passion. About 5K words and 99 cents. This bundle contains “Any Morning,” “Shooting Star” and “Firelight Fantasia”

A Novel SongTrack

cover of Captain of IndustryMusic has often inspired titles and moments in my stories. The title Substitute for Love I owe to Madonna and The Kiss that Counted to Catie Curtis, for example. What’s rare is when particular songs – their lyrics, tone, power – drive the creativity so much so that I know it’s a song that the characters have heard and responded to as well.

After all, the characters are real people, right?

Take Radiohead’s angry, unvarnished “Creep.” In Captain of Industry, Suzanne Mason refers to the song as one she listened to nonstop throughout college. The lyrics, with lines like, “Your skin makes me cry,” would be powerful for her, as would the potent mix of rage, embarrassment and Continue reading

Cameos in Captain of Industry and more Q&A

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So much mail, so many posts, tons of comments. I’m thrilled at the reception that Captain of Industry is getting! There have been some questions that I didn’t foresee, so I’m going to answer them in a quick post.

Q: You included a number of characters from your other books in the opening chapters. Is this a farewell to all of them? Are you putting down your pen?

I’ll stop writing when they pry the keyboard out of my three-day dead hands. So there’s that.

Captain was inspired by another book so at a minimum there was going to be character crossover from there. I had planned all along for one particular character from another book to show up to give a big political speech. Then I realized that with thirty books to draw on, I could populate the entire party just from the characters who live in California alone. So of course the wine was from my favorite Napa Valley vineyard and so forth. I tried to fit them all in, but the scene changed from moving the plot along to a lot of name dropping and back story sketches. So there are just a few.

And yes, if you think there’s a wee Easter egg to another author’s books, you’re right.

Q: I loathed Jennifer Lamont in Stepping Stone. She was a horrible person. Why would you want to make me understand her? I even empathized with Continue reading