One of the things we enjoy doing is to share with you new and unique writing projects we think you will love. And today is no exception as we welcome first time guest author Lindsay Evans, to A Little Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet (ALBTALBS). Linsday is one of twelve talented authors who are part of a 12 book romance series unlike anything we, or at least I, have ever seen! Let’s give Lindsay a warm ALBTALBS welcome!
Between the Sheets, 1900s style
Note: A Delicate Affair is the first book in the Decades: A Journey of African American Romance series. This series consists of 12 books, each set in one of 12 decades between 1900 and 2010. Each story focuses on the romance between African American protagonists, but also embraces the African American experience within that decade. Join the journey on our Facebook page.
Golden and Leonie, the couple in my novella A Delicate Affair, the first book in the Decades: A Journey of African American Romance series, are all kinds of hot for each other. Blazing up the sheets, clawing down sweaty backs, screaming the house down kind of hot. They’re impulsive. They’re in lust. The moments of passion between them in the novella are all sensual and beautifully raw. But in the beginning, I was over thinking every move they made.
My dilemma: What turn of the 20th century words could I use to describe their sensuality—their overheated body parts, the things they say and scream in the throes of passion, the methods of birth control at their disposal? As a contemporary romance writer, all those words are easily available to me. I don’t even have to Google them. They flow as naturally as water from a new faucet and all I have to do is open up my pen to catch them then pour them out on the paper. But A Delicate Affair is far from contemporary.
I finally just had to give myself a talking to and coax myself out of my performance anxiety. Yes, Golden and Leonie are two lovers during the time of petticoats and chemises, but wasn’t lust all beautifully the same? The rush of heat between two (or more) people. Desire to make another body feel good. Enough friction to burn down an entire Washington, D.C. mansion.
I think at the end of it, the lovers did well enough:
Another whimper left her throat when his hands moved along her back, a swift unbuttoning of her dress, the voluminous fabric pulled down and discarded, her petticoats yanked off and shoved to the floor.
He touched her naked skin, and she nearly exploded. The pressure between her legs became unbearable. Want coiled low and tight in her belly. If he didn’t touch her quim now, she would die.
Take a peek between their sheets in A Delicate Affair, Decades: A Journey of African American Romance, 1900s. Then let me know if I’ve captured their passion and willingness to be wild together. Thanks for reading!
Bio: Born in Jamaica, Lindsay Evans lives and writes in Atlanta, Georgia. A writer of sensual love stories and decadent erotica, she loves good food and romance and would happily travel to the ends of the earth for both. Find out more at her website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
A Delicate Affair, the first in the Decades: A Journey of African American Romance series, is available for pre-order now.
So what do you think? Are you excited for Golden and Leonie’s story? I know I am. And not just for this story, but the entire series! Which decade in the 1900s intrigues you the most?
Golden Worth is a proud southerner. But when some “good” Georgia boys threaten to lynch him, he runs north to Washington DC to make music and a new life for himself. He doesn’t count on falling for the untouchable Leonie Harper, an aristocratic beauty with a mind for sin. He knows better than to want her, but the Radcliffe-bound girl who’s supposed to be a blushing debutante is anything but. She captivates him, tempting him to want things he once thought were out of reach.
All too easily, Golden falls into Leonie’s scented embrace, even though he suspects she’s only playing with him until something richer comes along.
Can this country boy convince a big city girl to take a chance on real love, or will she leave him swinging in the wind?