Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Misbehaviour - out now!

With September comes the publication - in the UK at least - of the 4th Black Lace anthology this year: Misbehaviour is "a collection of women up to no good" and features stories by Justine Elyot, Rhiannon Leith, Portia Da Costa, Sommer Marsden and Charlotte Stein among others.

My own story is called Icing on the Cake and is all about Suze who is making an elaborate wedding cake for her friend Helen, when the groom himself shows up at her door. That's when things start to get seriously splodgey. Here's a flash excerpt:

He took a moment to draw breath after that, rising to his feet and giving me a dark, sticky grin. He stroked the bulge in his trousers and my fingers joined his.

‘Shall we go to the bedroom?’ I suggested, dizzy but wanting more.

‘Good idea.’ But when he lifted me off the table he stopped dead. I turned my head to look. He’d sat me down in a thin drift of icing sugar, you see, and when he peeled me off it left a perfect imprint of my two bum cheeks on the table top.

‘That’s it,’ he said under his breath, as if I’d provoked him beyond endurance. He turned me again and pushed me face-down on the tabletop, my white-powdered bum presented to him. Sugar roses crunched and crumbled; the cake missed being squashed by an inch. ‘Spread them,’ he said, like I was one of his weekend soldiers. I did, spreading my thighs. He ran his finger down the cleft from my tailbone to the wet juicy melt of my sex, then back up to the pucker of my bumhole, circling it, making me squirm with terror and delight. ‘This is what I’ve wanted, Suze,’ he said, sounding almost mesmerised: ‘to fuck your sweet arse.’

I blushed all over, but I answered ‘Yes,’ nearly in pain with my wanting him inside me.

This story represents the first time I've gone and bought baking ingredients in order to research a story (I nearly said "gone and bought food" but no, there was the root ginger for Dark Enchantment...) ! It was lots of fun to write!

And don't worry, the bride deserved it.

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Nikki Magennis said...

Oh, I love the research!

Congrats, Janine, the story sounds wonderful.

Nikki Magennis said...

Ah yes, here is a post about some domestic research I did for 'Let them eat cake'.

Janine Ashbless said...


All is revealed - a secret underground of erotic food experimentation!

(Although I'm glad to say that I found out online that cake glycerine acts as a ferocious laxative, before I tried/wrote about using it as anal lube. Right consistency, unfortunate effect ... Research really matters.)

And oh boy, I wish had a copy of "Let Them Eat Cake".

neve black said...

Congratulations! I love the cover almost as much as I love the words, seriously splodgey!

I say continue on with the research too.

Jeremy Edwards said...

What a sticky, finger-licking excerpt! (And I'm not even a dessert person.)

By the way, as an American who has a strain of Anglophilia as far as the arts are concerned, I find the title Misbehaviour—complete with the u—very seductive. It sounds at once more dignified and more erotic than our plain old frontier-culture "misbehavior." "Misbehavior" sounds like something pathetic you fall into when drunk, only to regret it later. Whereas "misbehaviour" sounds premeditated and elaborate, probably involving naughty lingerie. (I realize these characteristics won't literally apply to all your delicious stories—but it's the spirit of the thing I'm trying to get at, in my rambling Anglophilic way.)

Chris said...

He he Jeremy - you'd be amazed (or maybe you wouldn't) how many people over here take the loss of unnecessary vowels so very personally. I do agree the British spellings seem to have more dignity, and the difference between grey and gray is the difference between the stormy sea and a lump of concrete.

Janine Ashbless said...

Ha ha - funny how we sound so sophisticated (and of course villainous) to the American ear!

I have this urge for cake now...

Emerald said...

Congratulations Janine! Having just attended an engagement party (as the Maid of Honor — Honour ;) — to be) yesterday, that snippet quite piques my interest! : )

Emerald said...

(Hmm, apparently "pique" is not the word I wanted to use. I thought it meant "increases/attracts" — I just looked it up and it seems to mean "a feeling of irritation or resentment." That is not what I meant!)

Janine Ashbless said...

Wah - you got me looking up "pique" now, Emerald. According to my Oxford encyclopedic dictionary is does mean 2. arouse (curiosity, interest, etc.)

I thought you were right first time!

Janine Ashbless said...

PS - hope you had/have fun as Maid of Honor!

Emerald said...

Oh yeah -- apparently I stopped reading the dictionary entry too soon. Lol. ::Does her best to exit gracefully despite looking like an utter dork::