Barrie Abalard

Biography

Barrie Abalard has led a rich life, working as a radio personality, technical writer, taxi driver, bank clerk, ad copy writer, and, at times, on the fringes of society. Since 1995, she has written short stories, novellas, and novels that explore various aspects of kink in both romances and erotica, and in various LBGTQ relationships. At the moment, she pays her mortgage and food bills by providing content for legal web sites (but she'd rather be writing stories!). Barrie is married with a grown child and lives in the Bluegrass area, along with one feisty but old and sweet 6 lb cat. She loves eating, running, reading, dry hot weather, walking in the sunshine, music, horse racing (Keeneland!), football, and fine wine, vodka, and exotic microbrews. Hard science and math fascinate her, along with the financial markets, current events, and politics.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
While it probably wasn't literally the first story I ever read, I remember loving "Yertle the Turtle" by Dr. Seuss when I was 7. (Yes, I realize Dr. Seuss did some bad stuff, screw it, a lot of his books were good for kids.) The last four lines hit me hard. Perhaps they even shaped my worldview regarding abuse of power and the essential human need for freedom and dignity.
How do you approach cover design?
I look at a lot of images until something strikes my fancy, seeming to reflect the heart of the story. I build from there, experimenting with colors, typefaces, and so on, until I have something that feels right. Very right brain.

Of course, sometimes I hire someone! I'd rather write.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Barrie Abalard online


Where to buy in print


Videos

Alice in Shtuppingland Video
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Books

Play Hard - An Erotic Romance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,450. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
2008 EPPIE FINALIST ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE! Don't miss this romantic tale of widowed, working-class poker pro Felicia Francis, who takes what comfort she can in the messages her late husband’s spirit sends her. She meets Burt Stone, an old-money, world-class equestrian whose accident killed his horse and left him unable to ride. These two wounded people discover that love requires them to play hard.
Virtually Yours A M/M Erotic Romance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,470. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Drew Slater & Owen McManus are cubicle neighbors who supposedly can't stand each other but actually lust for each other. They unknowingly meet in a virtual gay community, Y World. Deciding to initiate real-world contact while forced to work closely together creates explosive tension. Scorching-hot sex scenes (m/m/f and m/m) have them finding their way into each other's bodies—and hearts.
Poker Stud
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,400. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Lucy Stone Brookfield, Vegas poker dealer, longs to feel in control of her life the way she does when she’s bound in restraints. Poker pro Tyler O’Toole doesn’t take risks, except at the poker table. When Lucy asks Ty to teach her the finer points of Texas Hold’em while tied up, he agrees to step out of his comfort zone and do so. However, they didn't count on falling in love.
Swinging
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Leading men Kirk Bauer and Troy Camden attend a 1975 Hollywood "swingers" party, only to discover they enjoy swinging with each other more than they do with the women they date. Pursuing the love of another man puts their careers at serious risk. But when you discover you love someone, what else really matters?
Eight Seconds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,800. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Westerns/Cowboys
Rodeo pick-up rider Cam Chester and bareback rider Wyatt Knott are two rodeo men who’ve never loved another, but they can’t dismiss their passion as only casual. EIGHT SECONDS, the amount of time a barebacker must stay on his bronco, weaves the story of two men who fall in love, but find themselves confronted by deadly hate.
Alice in Shtuppingland
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,880. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Seventies slacker Alice moves to Boston in 1977, where she quickly accumulates friends you'd expect to find on the other side of the looking glass—plus, two very fine men to warm her bed with hot and crazy Seventies shtupping. In this semi-autobiographical, coming-of-age tale, Alice finds that she doesn't always get what she wants, but, as the Rolling Stones sing, she usually gets what she needs

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