Meet Sexy Space Pilot Erok at #MySexySaturday

My Sexy Saturday bannerThis week’s theme is Do You Think I’m Sexy?, which means the old Rod Stewart song is thrumming in my head as I write this post. Well, Erok villain of Alliance: Fertile Ground and hero of Alliance: Galactic Affairs thinks he’s sexy and most women he meets agree. While writing the stories, I pictured Eric Dane, Mark Sloan aka Dr. McSteamy, of Grey’s Anatomy. Like the ultra-hot doctor, Erok is a tall, blond charmer, who has always been able to fast talk his way into many a bed. Unfortunately for him, the goddess Maradon has a way to stop his womanizing.

Galactic Affairs coverAlliance: Galactic Affairs
Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
Amber Quill Press


When Erok steals ancient artifacts from an archeological dig on the planet Zigan, the last thing he expects is to be cursed by an angry goddess with a mystical coin. Left stranded in space, fated to fall in love with the next woman he sees, he scoffs at the curse . . . until he comes face to face with his destiny.

Jahni, an agent with Mhajavi intelligence, is intrigued by the Ziganese pilot rescued by her crew. He stirs her desires as no man has ever done before, and she gives in to her passions. But when she realizes he has connections to the space raiders, she wonders what kind of man she has fallen for. Is he a common thief or a misguided rebel? Either way, he seems to be the one man who can help her solve an intergalactic crisis. But at what cost to her heart?

In this snippet, Erok meets Jahni, the first woman he’s seen since leaving Zigan in his now disabled space ship.

She withdrew her hand from his finally, but she didn’t step back. “You were lucky we answered your call. A disabled ship is easy prey for space raiders. You must have been worried.”

He shrugged one shoulder. The raiders were the least of his worries, but he could hardly say so. “One of the hazards of the job. I was glad to hear a friendly voice, though. It was getting lonely out here.”

Her lips curved into a smile, and he suppressed the urge to run his tongue along her full lower lip. He had to force himself to pay attention to her question.

“Isn’t loneliness another hazard of your job? Since you don’t seem to have a crew.”

“I don’t spend all my time in space, thank the gods. I like people too much.” He took a small step closer to her. “Let me revise that. I like women too much.”

Her mouth quirked. “I imagine you have quite a reputation on your home world.”

“You have no idea.” He reached out to touch her hair, soft and silky, then ran the back of his hand along her jaw. “I especially like Mhajavi women.”

Published by Amber Quill Press. Available from All Romance eBooks, Amazon Kindle Store, Amber Heat and Nook.

Who’s your favorite sexy TV charmer? Right now, my heart belongs to Killian Jones aka Captain Hook on Once Upon A Time. Leave a comment below and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $15 Starbucks card in the August drawing.

Lyndi Lamont

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A Victorian Meal from Sherlock’s Scandal by Suz deMello #MFRWAuthor #Sherlock

Suz deMello stops by to share a Victorian meal from her erotic fan-fic romance, Sherlock’s Scandal, published by Ellora’s Cave.

Sherlock's Scandal coverIn Sherlock’s Scandal, Sherlock and Irene dine on roulades of salmon on braised greens, followed by a syllabub, and drank Champagne. Did I imagine a realistic meal?

The Champagne, certainly. Wine has been made in the Champagne region of France since the country was known as Gaul—i.e., since the Roman era. However, the development of the bubbly drink we now prize came rather later. The monk Dom Perignon, whose name still adorns bottles of the finest Champagne, lived from 1638-1715. But according to Wikipedia, his main focus was ridding the wine of the bubbles, which are the natural result of the fermentation process. The drink we know today was developed in the nineteenth century by the house of Veuve Cliquot, which was joined by Krug (1843), Pommery (1858) and Bollinger (1829).

The fish, also. The Billingsgate market alone sold 136,000 tons of fish annually ) including salmon. The salmon would likely have come from “the firths and bays of Scotland,” that country having been long famed for its fine salmon. The greens upon which the roulades were served may have come from Covent Garden, “the great vegetable market of the metropolis.”

The dessert, syllabub, had been known in England at least from the sixteenth century. It’s a pudding of various consistencies—I’ve seen it thick enough to eat with a spoon, or a thinner concoction poured over fruit or cake.

If they had enough money, the average Londoner ate well even though food inspections were intermittent. However, some of the grub they fancied are somewhat foreign to our palates.

Bloaters by Van GoghA few examples: Bloaters, a street food, was a cold, smoked herring that was eaten whole, gills and eyes included. (Pictured above as painted by Van Gogh.) Calves’ foot jelly—a dish my British mother made until we all rose up in protest—was also popular. Some of the tastier dishes available on the street include meat pies—pasties, which you might want to wash down with ginger beer, a perennial favorite that’s still available.

Here’s a little about Sherlock’s Scandal:

A bored Sherlock is a dangerous Sherlock. His twin vices of cocaine and sex could prove his undoing, until he meets his match in elusive, enigmatic Irene Adler. Hiding her heart, Irene deserts Sherlock in the midst of their affair. He schemes to win her back, but the lady won’t come easily to hand. Instead, she forces him to compete for honor, glory and love.

Find it here: Ellora’s Cave:

Suz deMello About the author:

Best-selling, award-winning author Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, has written seventeen romance novels in several subgenres, including erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of short stories and non-fiction articles on writing. A freelance editor, she’s held the positions of managing editor and senior editor, working for such firms Total-E-Bound, Liquid Silver Books and Ai Press. She also takes private clients.

Her books have been favorably reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist, won a contest or two, attained the finals of the RITA and hit several bestseller lists.

A former trial attorney, her passion is world travel. She’s left the US over a dozen times, including lengthy stints working overseas. She’s now writing a vampire tale and planning her next trip.

find Suzie’s books at Ellora’s Cave and Amazon: Suz deMello,Sue Swift.

Thanks for the interesting post, Suz, though I think I’ll pass on the bloaters and calves’ foot jelly. Salmon and champagne sounds so much better, LOL.

Who’s your favorite screen or TV Sherlock? Robert Downey, Jr. or Jonnie Lee Miller? Leave a comment or question for Suz to be entered in my August monthly drawing for a $15 Starbucks gift card.

Linda aka Lyndi