A pre-date encounter

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Queer As Folk & Giveaway

Published January 12, 2013 by ellenheights

Hey guys, gals and new followers!

Don’t forget to comment on my GIVEAWAY for a chance to win TWO free ebooks! Ends Next Thurs (17th) 🙂

Anyway, just wanted to share the latest box set I’ve gotten into, and possibly get some views. I bought both the American (1st season only) and UK versions of Queer as Folk, and, being a Brit, I started on the UK version.

Oh.my.god.

I LOVED it so much. Slice of life dramas are my favourite, but gosh, I just thought this was brilliant. It was funny, exciting, dramatic, and it had some brilliant love stories. I also really liked how the characters are supposed to be gay archetypes, making the whole thing a kind of fantasy social commentary. I’d like to share one of the best scenes where Stuart, played by Aiden Gillen (who is now Little Finger in Game of Thrones. :O Nice to know he went far!) delivers this uber-cheesy-yet-absolutely-brilliant confession after being blackmailed by his annoying little nephew. It’s one of those scenes that makes you wanna get up on your desks and shout OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN!

 

The sad part, of course, is the fact that there is only one season, plus two longer episodes in QaF2! 😦

I guess the best shows keep us wanting more long after they finished. I remember wanting to watch this show as a kid, (I was about 10 years old when this was on TV) along with shows like Sex and the City, another big favourite of mine, but I was obviously too young. 😉

Anyway, it was an absolute pleasure. Thanks Russel T. Davis!

I’m soon going to be starting on QaF USA, which a friendly neighborhood gay told me was just as great, but “different”. I bumped into him in HMV and we got talking about shows we love. Always cool when you meet a fellow TV obsessive/ film buff. (I think we’re just anti-social, but I’d take a good box set over the outdoors any day. Admit it. You would too.)

Any opinions on the USA version of QaF very welcome – just don’t go giving away spoilers!

NEW RELEASE! A Pre-Date Encounter & Giveaway!

Published January 6, 2013 by ellenheights

Finally, my sparkle story A Pre-Date Encounter has been released! To celebrate, I’m giving away TWO books to TWO winners! Leave a comment to be entered, and you can get A Pre-Date Encounter and Three Men and a Christmas Goddess for free!

I shall dub today Snippet Sunday! Here’s a sneak-peak at what’s to come:

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Copyright Ellen Heights 2013, A Pre-Date Encounter.

When I got home from work, I flicked on the light and dumped my bags by the door. I took a quick shower, and at eleven thirty, stuck noodles in the microwave before eating them over the sideboard. Tonight had been a late one at work, and I was ready to settle in for the evening. Being twenty-two, this was my first “real” job with a publishing company on Baker Street, and I’d been trying to make a good impression.

I checked my phone and, unsurprisingly, there were no texts other than the one yesterday from my service provider. I threw the phone on my lumpy couch, then went to the kitchen and tossed my empty bowl in the sink. Fuck men, I thought; who needed call backs anyway?

I kicked off my comfortable work shoes then tugged off my blouse and vest before peeling off my tights and slipping my skirt down. I put on my old Iron Maiden T-shirt and slipped into bed, grateful for the cool sheets against my skin after a long, hard day. I’d been packing up mail to send out for marketing purposes, and I’d given myself more paper-cuts than I had gotten as a child making Christmas cards.

It began to rain. Soon the wind picked up and rattled my little single-glazed window. I stared into the blackness, seeing only the reflection of myself and a mirror-world version of my room. I admired my long hair and combed my fingers through it, rain pattering against my reflected face like teardrops.

Suddenly a thought came to me, causing my heart leap and begin thumping hard. I hadn’t checked my emails. Sitting on the bed, I flipped open my laptop, logged into my email account, and, as if in answer to a wish, one was waiting for me.

It was from the dating site.

I was a little dissatisfied with the male sex right now, so I’d figured I’d try a new strategy. This dating site was my solution, I was sure of it.

I’d loved scrolling through profile after profile, picking and choosing the men who attracted me. This stuff was like a catalogue arranged just for me.

Better still, it was full of the type of men I was most interested in–older men.

I sucked in a deep breath, tucked my hair behind my ears, and clicked open the email. It was the guy I was really hoping to hear back from. His email said:

Hi Amy!

Thank you for your message. I’m flattered you wanted to talk to me. To answer your first question, yes, I do have some pretty appalling tastes in music. I apologise for writing the names Black Sabbath and Fleetwood Mac together on the same page; it was naughty of me. Hopefully you can forgive me.

To answer your second question, the answer is yes: I’d love to meet up with you.

So, Amy, here’s the real question: How’s tomorrow for you?

I let out a little squeal of delight as I read it. Tomorrow, he’d said! So he was mature, funny, decisive, and prompt. So far, so perfect.

Giveaway! Win TWO free ebooks. A Pre-Date Encounter and Three Men and a Christmas Goddess!

Published January 3, 2013 by ellenheights

Greetings! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year.

So I thought a good way to start off the new year would be to announce that my latest Ebook, A Pre-Date Encounter, will be launched by Silver Publishing on January 5th! That’s two days away!

You may also know that during the December period, Three Men and a Christmas Goddess was released, where hundreds of readers participated in the holiday scavenger hunt to win copies of all the books in Silver’s Let it Snow.

Well now I’m giving you the chance to win not just one, but TWO ebooks! I have two of each to give away, so don’t miss out! That’s two books and two winners.

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All you have to do is answer the question below to win! For a second entry, follow me on Twitter!

A Pre-date Encounter features Andrew, a gorgeous single parent looking to re-enter the dating world after a divorce.

GIVEAWAY QUESTION:  WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE MALE LEAD CHARACTER FROM STAGE, SCREEN OR LITERATURE?

All entrants MUST be over 18. I’m giving away stories with adult content. Give your answer in the comments!

I’ll pick two winners. You have until Thursday 17th January to enter!

I’ll give an example: My favorite male lead character is Tyrion from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. Proof that wit and confidence is sexy.

Come up with some good’ns! And best of luck!

Coming Soon: A Pre-Date Encounter! (COVER REVEAL & TEASER)

Published December 2, 2012 by ellenheights

Huzzah!

Yes, yes, generic short story cover – but it’s for A Pre-Date Encounter!! Watch out for this baby coming out in January.

I may be hosting a couple of give-aways soon, so stay t00ned! 😉

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TEASER EXTRACT:

Copyright Ellen Heights 2012, all rights reserved, Silver Publishing inc

Oh God, oh God. Now I’d gone and done it. I’d unconsciously invited him into my cubicle and now he must be thinking I was some sort of slut. All right, I had intended to lead him on a little, but not like that.

Or had I? Had that been my intention, deep down? Had the mysterious woman who’d taken up residence inside me changed my mind as well as my voice?

I decided it was the dress’s fault. With the zip still undone, I advanced to the curtain with the intention of apologising, or excusing myself, or something. Anything. It might have meant the end of our date before it had even started, but it was better than nothing. Why hadn’t I gotten the hang of this stuff yet?

I was reaching for the curtain when it suddenly opened. He stepped in and closed it behind him.

I stared up at him, smelling his cologne, breathing in his scent. That look was still in his eyes, and I was still in my dress. . Breathe, just breathe.

I’d opened my lips to speak, with no idea what I was going to say, when he grabbed me by the hips and kissed me.

Just like I’d dreamed, his stubble rasped against my skin, and his hands were warm and his lips strong and moist. Without thinking, I wrapped my arms around his neck and delved in, my tongue sliding softly against his, my hands running through his hair.

I didn’t register what was happening, and I didn’t want to. I just wanted to keep feeling the way I was, my whole body exploding, my pussy moistening at the very touch of him. I didn’t even think of Roxanne catching us in this dressing room, fumbling around inside the only cubicle with its curtain closed. Someone only needed to enter the room and hear us…

Forget about it. Enjoy the moment.

He breathed heavily through his nose, and his kiss became more passionate. He slipped a hand inside my dress and touched my skin, the small of my back, the swell of my buttocks. He pulled his hand out and hoisted the dress up onto my hips, feeling all over me with his large, wandering hands. All the while he was kissing me with those strong, strong lips.

“Maybe we shouldn’t,” I whispered when we came up for air. I felt like I had to say something; this was completely crazy. But that wasn’t what I wanted, and my whole body was screaming that fact. He paused, holding me close to him, waiting for me to decide. I kissed him again. “Don’t stop,” I said.

He carried on kissing me, groping me, feeling me all over. At some point he slid down my knickers and they dropped to the floor. Now he had free rein of my lower body, and his hands explored all over…   ~

(Ellen Heights: A Pre-Date Encounter, Silver Publishing)