Snippet Tuesday: Margot n Nori #writing #erotic #romance #Ineffable

Just finished my first edit. Phew! Second rip starts tomorrow. *cracks knuckles like a prize fighter preparing to go into the ring* Meantime, here’s a lil’ taste for you. I’ma keep it sexy ‘cuz  know you like it like that. *winks*. Nori’s found an excuse to visit our heroine Margot in her home. She feeds him, goes to run an errand, comes back and puts it do-ownn. This is their first time. He’s a little anxious… – SS

He heard the key in the door and quickly shut the door. He nipped into the small bath again where he peed, washed his hands again, and emerged to find her kicking off her shoes with an armload of mail.Ineffable

“You went to the mail box in those shorts?”

Shit. He hadn’t meant to say that. But she laughed at him.

“Didn’t you see me when I left?”

He had but he hadn’t been thinking. He’d been wishing. He wouldn’t make that mistake again. Continue reading

Snippet Thursday: Margot n Nori #writing #erotic #romance #Ineffable

Hey y’all. I’m editing my little heart out. Still on track for a pre-Christmas release for Ineffable. I sooo hope you guys like it! Here’s another lil’ taste for you. Lemme know what you think. – SS

Margot freely admitted that she knew nothing about love. She recognized it in her friends and their spouses or lovers. She saw it on the street between strangers. She felt it for her work, her art, her livelihood. But personally? No. Not until Nori. He was real. Scary.

He surprised her often. Something no man had done since she was young and naïve. She was completely unused to the depth of care and feeling he showed. Nori cared for her openly. He never asked if he could do something, if she needed anything. He’d just provide. Step up. Assume he had the right to make a difference in her life, to make a decision on her behalf. If he assumed incorrectly he didn’t get upset when she corrected him. He’d just nod and store the information away for next time.Ineffable

It was one of his finer qualities, that memory for details. It came in handy because sometimes hers was like a sieve. He’d remind her to put things in her computer calendar, call to wake her up if she was up all night working and had an early appointment.

“Between you and Tommy, it’s like I still have a mother,” she grumbled, not meaning a word. Continue reading

An artist you might find beautiful – Toyin Odutola #art #romance #ToyinOdutola

I just discovered Nigerian artist Toyin Odutola on Instagram - via Solange - and while some of her work makes me cringe - a disturbed, shit, this is something cringe not a, whatever, eye rolling cringe - this particular piece is quite soothing. It's called And You Emerged, Curved And New III.
I just discovered Nigerian artist Toyin Odutola on Instagram – via Solange – and while some of her work makes me cringe – a disturbed, shit, this is something cringe not a, whatever, eye rolling cringe – I find this particular piece quite soothing. It’s called And You Emerged, Curved And New III.

Snippet: Margot n Nori #amwriting #erotic #romance #writing

Hey y’all. I’ve been feeling really weird these past few days. First Mike Brown – no justice – then Eric Garner – no justice. I’ve been wondering what on earth can I do? How can I help my people, you know? For a hot moment I even felt bad for writing interracial romance, like I was being disloyal somehow. But then I realized, I am doing what I can to help. I’m doing me, the very best I can. And that means writing, not about color, per say, but how irrelevant it is when love is the stronger element.

Through my work, I show that color is nothing to be afraid of, that it’s normal, and that in the context of everyday living it’s not as important as life, liberty, the pursuit of pleasure. Love is what matters – yes, I am a bit of a hippie, and? – Color is a trait. A fabulous one that I hope the world at large comes to appreciate before I leave here.

Yikes! Deep.

So, I hope you enjoy this unedited snippet from my latest WIP, Ineffable. This one’s sexy, ‘cuz I know y’all like it like that. *winks* Ineffable will be released this month in time for the holiday! Love you, love someone else. Enjoy! – SS

“Hey,” she said, pulling a cart forward.

“Hey. Let me help you. I was coming down.”

“Thanks. Once I had the cart I was good. How are you?” she asked, following him into the kitchen.

“As soon as I put away these groceries I’m going to fuck you.”Ineffable

Her brows rose. “Yeah?”

“Okay,” and she turned and ran, pulling her clothes free.

She had just closed the shower when he opened it.

“Out.”

“Wait a minute,” she said, reaching for the soap as he reached between her legs.

“Top and tails,” he said softly, not minding the spray in his face as he watched her soap under her arms, her breasts, neck and face. Her little butt, lower back, hips and finally in between those slender pecan brown thighs got a brief wash before he shut it down.

“Enough.”

“You don’t wanna wash my back?”

His eyes gleamed at her teasing, but he gave her an impatient look. “Out,” he insisted. Continue reading

Snippet: Margot n Nori #amwriting #erotic #romance #writing

IneffableI’m putting the final touches on Ineffable, folks! I’m working toward a pre-Christmas release. So y’all won’t have to wait too much longer. In this unedited snippet about half way through the book, I’ve started to flesh out the drama – a trifecta of crap based on Margot’s troublemaker reputation, the trouble it brings from complete strangers and Nori’s father Aro. Enjoy! – SS

…She left for California the next day. As soon as she said goodbye his mood sank like a boat with a hole in it. He called Lado to vent over a drink.

His old friend just laughed when he bitched about over ambitious women who didn’t know their place. “I can’t believe you of all people are complaining because she’s out of town working. It’s not like she’s gallivanting in a mini skirt showing people her crotch, or following the Grateful Dead on ecstasy. She’s helping to advertise the Ineffable brand, and put money in your pocket, I might add.”

“She should be here with me,” Nori said stubbornly.

“You want her to only travel with you, then?”

Put like that it did sound fucking ridiculous, and Nori still didn’t give a shit and said so.

“Laugh it up. Your day is coming.” Continue reading