Friday, June 20, 2014

Excerpt & Guest Post ~*~ The Meeting Point by Tabitha Rayne

The Meeting Point Tour
What's in a Name?
Tabitha Rayne

Thank you so much for having me here at Illustrious Illusions – I love that name – it's so evocative and rolls around in the tongue and mouth very nicely. I'm here to talk about the final book in my erotic fantasy, The Meeting Point. For a long time it was going to be called Finding Unity – and in fact, most of the editing files are still using that title. The actual meeting point in the book isn't a physical place, it's a moment in space and time when you are suspended in that sublime point where nothing else matters. The ultimate point where lovers collide – if you get me...

The great thing about being a writer is that you get to indulge every one of your whims and fantasies every time you sit down and open up your laptop – it is an exciting and very lucky position to be in. Though – it does kind of let the cat out of the bag, so to speak, about what goes on in your head ;)

I thought that to entice you to follow my tour, I'd put consecutive excerpts every day. Here is no 5 of 10 ;) it's when one of my leading ladies, having broken free from prison, is now about to sneak into a facility and find her lover who she hasn't seen in 8 long years...

The Meeting Point excerpt – The final book in The Clockwork Butterfly trilogy

Hands and cold water closed in around her face, and it took a moment or two before she realized what was happening. A group of women were sponging her with a wet cloth, trying to rouse her.
“Come on now, there you are, there you are,” a gentle yet stern voice kept repeating.
When she could focus properly, Deborah could make out a nurse type uniform with an old-fashioned hat.
“Don’t you worry now, lots of us ladies can become overawed by the occasion.”
Arms around her back pulled Deborah to sitting and she took the cloth from the nurse and mopped around under her hairline at the nape of her neck. She shivered and tried to smile at the nurse.
“Sorry, I…”
“Oh, come, come, nothing to apologize for. If I had a cake for every time a lady fainted in here...well, I certainly wouldn’t look like this!”
The nurse was being overly jokey and it made Deborah uneasy. She hauled herself to standing and tried to shrug herself free from the help.
“Would you like to lie down somewhere?”
“No,” Deborah said a little too quickly. “I mean, I’m fine. I just want to, you know…”
“Yes, I do know,” the nurse answered, winking at Deborah. After all, this was the place to come for sexual stimulation, the place to breathe in the sex musk of a real live male, and if you had enough money, to actually have sex with one yourself.
Deborah let herself be rubbed down and righted before being pointed toward the restrooms to freshen up. Deborah was delighted for a retreat and practically barged her way to the door.
She crashed into a stall and collapsed onto the toilet, breathing hard and heavy, pulse racing. What was she up to? She was supposed to be keeping a low profile, not making a complete spectacle of herself. News of the prison break would soon be spreading and she could not draw attention to herself in any way. She held the nurse’s cloth up to her face and gritted her teeth right into it.
“Relax, relax, relax,” she murmured over and over again while grinding her fists into her eye sockets. It would be just like her to blow her cover now and get caught.
At last, her heartbeat slowed to as normal a rhythm as it would under the circumstances and Deborah righted herself and went out to the washbasins...

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Blurb – The Meeting Point
A story of love, freedom, and the future of mankind. Deborah Regan has broken free from the prison where she’s been unjustly held for the past eight years. The scale of the devastation to the land outside is overwhelming. Toxins have taken hold, and the planet is dying. Deborah vows to find her lover Marcus and flee to the safety of the hills where their story first began.

Marcus is one of the few remaining men left on earth, and Deborah finds him held captive at a pleasure farm where he is kept to service rich and powerful women. Escape for him is complex and dangerous. They can only hope that the trio who helped Deborah before will come to their aid. Marcus has heard from his clients over the years of a mythical place with its own microclimate that toxin clouds seem to miss. He is sure they can find it and will be able to build a future together.

Mae, Lena, and Angelo feel compelled to find Deborah and Marcus who they know have a special connection that might prove essential to their survival. They make haste to track the couple and realize the plan they have chosen is fraught with danger and conflict.

Will they make it to the utopia Marcus dreams of? 

Content Warning: contains graphic sex scenes with multiple partners, including m/f and f/f sexual interaction, strong language, and end of the world shenanigans 

*The explosive climax to Taking Flight and A Clockwork Butterfly.

Book 3: The Meeting Point – out now! And what this post's been all about:

Other books in the series:
Book 1: A Clockwork Butterfly Now Available for only 99c!

Book 2: Taking Flight – now available – comment on any of my tour posts and I'll pop you in a draw for a copy of this one – if you can't wait, here's the buy links:

Tabitha Rayne has been told she is quirky, lovely and kinky – not necessarily in that order or by the same person. She writes erotic romance and as long as there’s a love scene – she’ll explore any genre.

Her short stories are included in anthologies from Cleis Press, Ravenous Romance, HarperCollins Mischief, Xcite, Oysters & Chocolate, Burning Books Press and House of Erotica. Her novella, Mia's Books won a Reader's Choice Award with TwoLips reviews. The Meeting Point is the third book in The Clockwork Butterfly trilogy from Beachwalk Press.

Tabitha also has a passion for art and takes great pleasure in painting nude ladies.

Amazon Author PageUK
Amazon Author PageUS - provides an up to date book list

Thank you for taking the time to have a read x x x

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