Interludes 2 – A New Book from Harmony Kent

Interludes 2

I am so pleased to have Harmony Kent visit Fiction Favorites. I have known Harmony for a number of years and it gives me great pleasure to see her with me today. So, Harmony the post is all yours.

Thanks so much for having me over at your place today, John.

Hi everyone. It’s great to be visiting with you all.

 

While I’m here, I’d like to talk about my latest book, Interludes 2. This is a book of short erotic romance fiction. As with the original Interludes (which you can find HERE), the book contains 10 short stories, with the first tale totalling 1,000 words, the second one totalling 2,000, and so on up to 10,000 words in the final story.

For each story, I used prompt cards from a great creative tool called Storymatic.  Here’s what the set gave me to work with:

  1. teller of secrets, b) nudist … c) extremely hairy person

conflict = hiding spot is discovered

A and B relate to the main character. C relates to the secondary character. And the final prompt gives us the conflict.

From the above set of prompts, I came up with Nudist Camp—a contemporary romance in 5000 words.

An older woman. A younger man. A gossip discovers their secret tryst. What will happen when it all gets laid bare?

Excerpt from Nudist Camp:

Too soon, it was finished. Too quickly, the guilt sprang upon her. ‘Jordan …’

He sat up with her and held a finger to her lips. ‘Let’s not.’

She nodded. Whatever it was they had just shared, it was fine with her to keep it in its own little bubble. They didn’t have to dissect it or repeat it. A moment of madness, that’s all. Awkwardness filled the air between them, and the inch or so of space between them felt like a mile.

Jordan rubbed at his eyes and then jumped to his feet. He held out a hand and helped her to stand too. Then he rested his hands on her shoulders and looked into her eyes. ‘You’re sure you’re okay?’

Chloe nodded. ‘Maybe too okay.’

Jordan nodded and planted a soft kiss on her mouth, then he turned and loped off into the trees in the direction from which he’d come. Not sure what to do with herself or how to be, she stood there for a few seconds. And then another bee bumbled along and brought her back to her senses.

Aware of the dirt and debris that clung to her sweaty skin, Chloe brushed herself off with the flats of her palms. Around her, the forest lay quiet, as if holding its breath. Probably, their amorous yells had startled the wildlife. Nervous and wanting to get to her cabin so that she could shower off, Chloe followed the trail back to the camp. Her foot smarted, and she limped to favour it.

Happily, she made it back without seeing anyone else. Chloe let herself into her cabin and headed straight for the shower room, but no amount of steam or hot water could make her feel clean or whole. While, of course, she’d enjoyed herself, she shouldn’t have gone there, not with Jordan. God, even hairy Harry would have been better. The thought made her shudder and reconsider. No, she wouldn’t go that far. Hairy Harry was the lech of the camp and known for his loose tongue. If you had a secret to keep, he was not the man to confide in. He loved to gossip. Oh, God … imagine if he’d seen them. Another shudder rattled her, and she turned up the heat on the spray.

I had so much fun writing this one, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this little teaser. I’d love to hear what you think via the comments at the bottom of the page. Thanks for stopping by.

Interludes 2

Interludes 2 Blurb

From author, Harmony Kent, another best-selling collection of short erotic fiction that will tickle more than your taste buds and wet [sic] more than your appetite.

With a range of genres and styles, this book has enough steam for everyone.

WIGGING OUT—contemporary romance in 1000 words. Two strangers. A crowded platform. A collision. And a wig on the floor.

STORM CHASER—ménage à trois in 2000 words. A sabotaged tire. A raging storm. Passion mounts.

MOON-STRUCK—shifter romance in 3000 words. Trapped on a ship orbiting the moon, a horny astronaut falls for a hunky author who has a secret.

THE CLUB—contemporary romance in 4000 words. An invitation and a host, who is so much more than he seems, bring excitement, enticement, and a choice to make.

NUDIST CAMP—contemporary romance in 5000 words. An older woman. A younger man. A gossip discovers their secret tryst. What will happen when it all gets laid bare?

INITIATION—contemporary romance in 6000 words. A pretty daydreamer arrives for her first day at university. A brutal initiation, and a man with an unusual issue, leave her reeling. Strange, the places you find true love.

THE INCOMER—contemporary romance in 7000 words. A divorced beekeeper has spent her whole life in or around her local village. Then a city-slicker architect comes to town. When two worlds collide, a big bang is sure to follow. Can you have a frenemy with benefits?

DOWN AND DIRTY—contemporary romance in 8000 words. On the run from a sadistic ex-husband, Ellie flees to a remote mountain town and takes a job in the mines. Wary of men, she resolves to keep herself aloof, but mother nature has a way of having the last word and will, quite literally, make the earth move if she has to.

REUNION—contemporary romance in 9000 words. A school reunion looms. Not wanting to arrive sad and single, Molly talks her long-time friend Adam into going with her. While the music plays, the sparks fly.

SOUL MATES—supernatural romance in 10,000 words. A bereaved woman seeks solace in remote woodland. All too soon, she discovers that she’s not as alone as she’d expected. And her heart isn’t the only one that needs to mend.

READER ADVISORY: This book contains explicit sex scenes and language hot enough to melt your book. For mature readers only.

Harmony Kent

Author Bio

After spending around thirteen years as an ordained Buddhist monk, living in a Zen Buddhist temple, and six years after a life-changing injury following a surgical error, Harmony Kent returned to the world at the tender age of forty.

Now, she is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She’s even won a few awards. Harmony lives in rural Cornwall with her adorable husband, ever-present sense of humour, and quirky neighbours.

Harmony is passionate about supporting her fellow authors.

Links

Website: https://harmonykent.co.uk/

Story Empire (co-authored): https://storyempirecom.wordpress.com/

Amazon Author Page: author.to/HarmonysBooks

Twitter: @harmony_kent

LinkedIn: Harmony

Goodreads: Author Page

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/harmony-kent

Interludes 2 Pre-order Link: mybook.to/Interludes2

 

 

 

 

69 comments

  1. Nice post John and Harmony 🤗
    I’ve added this to my TBR pile, but I think I’ll have to be careful where I read these short stories… better not while I’m in the lunchroom!! 😉

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    1. Lols. That would spice up the meal! Thanks, Jessica 🙂

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      1. “Excues me. Could you please pass the erotica?”

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      2. Three stories in and I’m so glad I’m reading it at home!!!

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      3. Yes siree. 😂

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      4. So thrilled you’re enjoying the original Interludes, Jessica!! 🙂

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    2. I could see someone looking over your shoulder and saying, “What cha readin’?” Hello H.R.

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      1. Tee he hee 😂

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      2. Bahahahahaha!!!! Exactly!!

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  2. Thank you so much for letting me visit with you today, John. The coffee and cakes are delicious. It’s a pleasure to be here 🙂

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  3. […] Interludes 2 – A New Book from Harmony Kent […]

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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    2. Thanks, Charles 🙂

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  4. Thanks for hosting Harmony today, John. Good luck with the latest book, Harmony. I love your name!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Jill. The name gives me a lot to live up to, lols! Have a lovely day 🙂

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    2. Thank you for the visit, Jill. It looks like a good book. Harmony is a terrific writer.

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Congratulations, Harmony. I’ve pre-ordered my copy, and I am looking forward to reading it. ♥ Thank you for hosting, John.

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    1. I so hope you enjoy the read, Gwen. Thanks so much! 🙂

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    2. My pleasure, Gwen. It looks like a good one. 😁

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  6. I can’t help but think Hairy Harry might have had a peek. And poor Chloe; she really seems to be going through something. You did a lot to make me care in a little bit of space, Harmony. Good job. And best wishes with the release.

    Thanks, John.

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    1. I’m so thrilled I made you care for the characters in this little excerpt. Doing my happy dance (gimpy style!). Thanks, Staci 🙂

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    2. Thanks to you, Staci.

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  7. For some reason (can’t imagine why) the theme song from Hair is now going through my head. 🙂 This Harry does seem like a leach. Best of luck with the release, Harmony and thanks to John for hosting.

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    1. Hair! Lols. Thanks for the giggles and support, Joan 🙂

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    2. Thank you, Joan 😁

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  8. Sounds great, Harmony. I’m on my over to your site now.

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    1. Thanks so much, GP 🙂

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    2. Thank you, GP 😊

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  9. Hope you’re moving a lot of copies. I don’t think I could vacation at a nudist colony. Not quite my style.

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    1. I tried it once as a kid … didn’t like it, lols. I’ll keep it fictional. Thanks, Craig 🙂

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    2. I think I could but would be afraid of causing the birds a fright.

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      1. When you get past 78 years old clothes are not optional. They are mandatory.

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  10. Thanks for the entertaining introduction to this book, Harmony. And thanks John for lending her your space.

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    1. Happy to have entertained you. Thanks, Dan 🙂

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    2. Thank you for the comments, Dan.

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  11. Another great excerpt, Harmony! And so good to see your Interludes 2 getting all this attention. I love the way you’ve used Storymatic to help build these tales. (Ordered my mine yesterday!)

    Thanks for having Harmony as your guest today, John. Super post, you two!

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    1. Oh, Marcia, you’ll have so much fun with your Storymatic! I can’t wait to see what you come up with from the prompts 😁. Thanks for your support 😊

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    2. Thank you, for the comments and visit, Marcia.

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  12. It’s been fun following your tour, Harmony. The excerpts you’ve been sharing are highly entertaining.

    Great job hosting, John. It’s fantastic to see Harmony in the spotlight today.

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    1. I’m delighted you’re enjoying the excerpts! Thanks so much, Mae 😊

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    2. Yes it is. She deserves the spotlight for sure.

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  13. Much success with your “Interludes 2”, Harmony…excellent blog support here – and, HERE! My best wishes…

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    1. Thanks so much, Billy Ray 😊

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    2. Thanks, Billy Ray

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  14. Congratulations on the latest release, Harmony. I’m planning on having my oxygen tank and a paramedic handy when I read this one.😉 Thanks for hosting Harmony today, John.

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    1. Lols! Sorry, Soooz! I need one now from the cyring laughing fit you just gave me 🙂

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      1. 😁My work here is done … heh, heh.

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      2. I can see you flipping pages and puffing on the O2 mask, Soooz. Not to mention that handsome EMT waiting in the hall. 😂

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      3. I do love men in uniform. Sigh. Inhale through nose, exhale through mouth and repeat. 😁

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  15. Thanks for hosting, Harmony, John, and it’s nice to meet her. Her book sounds like a must-read. I’ll add it to my list.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I’m sure you will make Harmony smile. 😊

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    2. Thanks, Lauren! Your kind words have made me so happy 🙂

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  16. Another intriguing excerpt, Harmony! I want to know more about Chloe and Jordan and why she’s at a nudist camp. 🙂 Thanks for hosting, John!

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    1. Thak you, Jan

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    2. Tee he hee! Thanks, Jan 🙂

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  17. I do like short stories, Harmony. I will add this to my long TBR. Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. Yay! Thanks, Robbie 🙂

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    2. Thank you, Robbie.

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  18. Harmony, you are one of my favorite authors so I will definitely put your new book on my TBR list. Best wishes to you. John, thank you for hosting Harmony today.

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    1. Aww, thank you so much for your kind words. Doing my happy dance now. Thanks, Karen 😊

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    2. Thank you, Karen. 😊

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  19. All the best with your new book Harmony! Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thanks, Mark.

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  20. Thanks so much, Mark 😊

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