Monday, January 28, 2008

Simply Sexual

by Kate Pearce

What can I tell you about this book? Firstly, I have no real idea where I got the idea for it from. I remember a few vague thoughts about Turkish pirates, sieges and white slavery and then these 2 characters appeared in my head, one of them complete with a name, which is really weird. So there he was, Lord Valentin Sokorvsky, a Regency noble man and a businessman, looking for a wife.

But I also knew that at the age of 10 he'd been kidnapped along with another boy, by Turkish pirates and sold to a brothel. Not one of those nice Princess and floaty drapery harems, but a place where he and his blond haired companion, Peter Howard are forced to have sex with each other and anyone with the coin to pay for them.

Rescued and returned to England at 18, Valentin has issues-big issues not only with his sexuality but with his best friend Peter, a man he's tied to in many ways. A man who is still in love with him. So the book is about an older Valentin coming to terms with his voracious sexuality in a way that satisfies both his needs and the needs of his new wife, Sara. Throughout most of the book, Val is in major denial about his relationship with Peter and with how he deals sexually with his wife.

Here's an excerpt:

Sara's breathing shortened and Valentin knew she was close to a climax. He pulled back, barely touching her, wanting to see her face in this most intimate moment. He drew back the folds of her dressing gown to expose her breasts and nearly lost what little sense he had left.

Her rose red nipples glinted with gold. He stared at the rings that pierced her sensitive flesh. She flinched as he reached out a finger. With great restraint, he lightly touched the ring. She would be sore for a while. Even more sore if the ring was ripped out, as had happened to him. He still bore the scar on his chest. He traced the warm metal with his tongue and removed his fingers from her pussy.

“Does it still hurt?”

She bit her lip. “A little.”

He licked her nipple as gently as he could and she sighed.

When she healed, he intended to spend a great deal of time lavishing his attention on her breasts. God, it was possible that he’d never let her out of bed again. He cupped her chin and kissed her mouth, giving her a taste of her own pleasure. His cock throbbed. He wanted to be inside her with a primitive urge that shook him to the core.

Still kissing her, he reached down and opened his breeches. His breath hissed between his teeth as his cock sprang out, blindly seeking her. She dragged his breeches down to expose his buttocks and tight balls.

“Oh God, Valentin, I missed you.”

He groaned as her fingernails scraped his skin. Releasing her mouth, he slid back down between her legs and pushed her knees wide with his hips. She’d take his cock now and scream out her pleasure.

Sara quivered as he pushed her hand away from the jade dildo and grabbed the base of his shaft. His cock was bigger than he’d ever seen it before. He guided the massive weeping crown along the lower side of the jade, engorged red flesh to pale green, velvet heat to cream-washed stone. Her sheath swallowed him below the jade.

He waited until her flesh gave willingly and then continued his slow penetration. Sensations exploded over him, the clench of her pussy, the rock hard resistance of the stone above him. He was trapped in an erotic vise of his own making.

“Valentin.” Sara clutched his muscled shoulders, her fingernails digging deep. “Oh. God, I’m going to come.“

He pressed deeper until his balls slapped against her buttocks and held still as she milked his cock with the strength of a ravaging storm. He caught her screams in his mouth, refusing to end the kiss even when she nipped and bit at his lips in the final throes of her climax.

When she finished shaking, he pulled out and removed the jade dildo. He stared down at her beautiful, wet, fuckable pussy. So much for restraint. He was beyond that now and so was she.

It's available from Kensington Aphrodisia and is due out on the 29th, although it has already been spotted in stores. Of course, you can also buy it online at and Amazon uk

What's even more fun is I got to write a companion book "Simply Sinful" which comes out in November, which reverses the focus and gives us Peter Howard's story, complete with his sexual trysts with another man and the man's wife and his take on his complicated relationship with Valentin.

So how do you feel about sexually ambiguous Regency Rakes masquerading as romance heroes?

Comment and you might win your very own copy of my edgy erotic Regency-set novel "Simply Sexual"


Amy S. said...

Simply Sexual sounds great! I'm glad we also get to read Peter's story in the next book. I have added both books to my wishlist. Very hot excerpt!

Jane said...

I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't read any regencies where the hero was sexually ambiguous. I imagine the hero's internal conflict regarding his sexuality would make for a fascinating read.

Kate Pearce said...

Jane, don't worry-sometimes I suspect I'm the only one writing heroes like that :)

brownone said...

Wow...that was pretty hot!! I too admit I have not read any regency set historicals like this but I have read a few contemporary and paranormals like it. I find it interesting when authors "go there". I mean, I'm sure most men at some time are curious but would never admit it. I wonder if Valentin's wife KNOWS about his past...(I know, I'll have to read it to find out!) :-)

Jackie Barbosa said...

Well, Kate, you can be sure you're not the only one writing sexually ambiguous Regency heroes. I have one in my upcoming Cobblestone release, Wickedly Ever After. Actually, I'd have to say he's not sexually ambiguous. He's bisexual, pure and simple. But he also learns he's capable of monogamy.

That is definitely a hot excerpt. And I had to laugh becuase I got a content warning from the Blogger bot. Look how you've come up in the world!

brownone said...

That's so funny! I've never gotten that but when I posted today it came up! Congrats Kate!

Sharon Page said...

Beautiful excerpt, Kate! Simply Sexual sounds wonderful--so emotional and I love the idea that you are taking a different pov of the same relationship in a sequel.

In Blood Rose, my heroes do have sex in a menage relationship. They are vampire hunters--one is the son of an earl, the other was brought in from the slums because it was thought he would be a mindless killer. They hunt together, save each other's lives and build a complex relationship based on jealousy, admiration, and love. This all comes into play when they both fall in love with the heroine and realize that they all belong in a relationship together.

So I love the ambiguous hero!

KimW said...

Lord Valentin Sokorvsky...very, very talented. I really like him! It sounds like a great story!

Kate Pearce said...

ooh I offended blogger!
I'm so proud...
and glad to hear I'm not the only one Jackie, your book sounds fascinating!

Celia May Hart said...

Kate, it sounds jawdroppingly wonderful. Can't wait to read it!

tetewa said...

Looking forward to this read!

Anonymous said...

Sexually ambiguous sounds hot! And interesting, too. Gotta love a complicated hero.

Caffey said...

I'm so excited about this book! Its one I asked for for my birthday but they always forget here, LOL. I love your historicals Kate so I've been so excited about this one!!