Hedonist (or simply “H.”) is an author of Erotica / Erotic Romance based in rainy England. Addicted to caffeine, chocolate and impure thoughts, she likes to write short stories and serial novels dealing with those aspects of the human condition that we all think about, yet often dare not discuss openly. No-one is perfect, neither are her characters, which make them all the more relatable and well-liked by her fans.
Her ideal man isn’t a model with 6 pack abs and a fake Colgate smile, so you’ll not find a lot of those in her books. She likes real men, strong men with a soft side (soft all over?); a confident front and a hint of self doubt hidden inside that only comes out when you pull the walls down (or literally, the clothes off).
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest release, At First Sight (just out on Amazon this week), is a short story about a couple who met online.The reader gets to follow Alice and Scott as they hope to meet for the first time on Christmas Day at Heathrow Airport. Both are heavily invested in the relationship and although they've seen pictures of each other, they never video chatted so there is still a bit of a risk that perhaps all is not as it seems.
I'm fascinated by the topic because at one point a decade ago, I was in Alice's position, stood at the airport more nervous than I'd ever been. Skype didn't exist yet, so my relationship with my then-boyfriend existed purely in black & white on a computer screen with the odd photograph sent back and forth, though it was all completely naive and innocent. Oh and I really love watching Catfish on MTV.
When did you first start writing?
If I had answered this last year, I would've said only recently and I would've been wrong. The issue is, I'm very present-focused; the past doesn't mean much to me, so I've forgotten a lot of it.
I started writing pretty much the moment I learnt how to. I can recall one particular story which I wrote on copier paper using colour pencil (with illustrations) about an adventure I had with my butler(?!) and my pet velociraptor. Of course at the time I didn't know how to spell velociraptor (I barely do now, had to look it up), but that didn't stop me from writing the story and stapling the pages together like a little booklet. That's my first writing memory and after that I don't remember too much. I do believe there was a comic book collaboration with a cousin at one point but those memories are very vague. Then as a hormonal and fairly tragic teenager I remember dabbling in fanfiction so embarrassing I'm not willing to elaborate on it any further. I didn't seriously write fiction until the summer of 2012, though I've tried my hand at blogging before and the odd (beginning of a) short story here or there.
Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone novellas set in jolly old England, following a set of loosely connected people as they find love in unexpected places. Can love conquer all, from class differences to age gaps? Read on and find out.
Twenty-four-year-old Claudia has always been the sensible one; flash and extravagant are not part of her vocabulary. Peter could not be more different. Older, established, and unapologetically middle class; he's used to enjoying the finer things in life. What starts as a chance meeting with Claudia on the worst day of his life develops into one night of passion. But that's all, surely?
When Mandi (Mandeep Grewal) is forced to move back in with her conservative parents, she's preparing to say goodbye to all the freedoms she's enjoyed so far: no curfews, no questions, and the freedom to date or hang out with whoever she wants. She spends her last night of independence with Callum, whom she has only just met.Sparks fly almost immediately. Can she let him go?
In this fourth and final installment of the free of charge Gratis Anthologies, you'll again find a variety of erotic literature by seven authors well versed in their genre. From BDSM to romantic erotica, we're sure you'll find something to your taste in this collection.
A one night stand with George - the tall, husky biker whose rough exterior hides a gentler side - changes everything. Lucy’s usual approach doesn’t work anymore: come morning, she doesn’t want to say goodbye. Perhaps it’s time to let someone into her life for more than just one night?
Sally is a self-confessed player and party girl. Her life revolves around fun nights out, casual encounters and no emotional attachments other than with her best friend and colleague, Becky. When she is faced with a ghost from her past – Gareth – all the walls she’s carefully constructed around herself fall apart, revealing old wounds she thought had healed a long time ago.
Gratis : Transformation, the third of the well received free-of-charge erotic short story collections in the Gratis Anthologies series, is set to be the autumn release of 2014! Themes include BDSM, Romantic Erotica, F/F, straight, paranormal, etc.
What would you do to celebrate your freedom after your first serious relationship breaks down?After nearly four years with Jeff, everything fell apart. I found myself single, scared, but somehow liberated as well. Rather than stumble into another ill advised relationship, my best friend Sally helped me find focus. I would spend the next few months “finding myself” sexually.
Spring is a time perfect for falling in love or lust and the ten authors of Gratis: New Beginnings are keen to sweep you up in their erotic fantasies. This collection contains stories by Erzabet Bishop, M.J. Carey, KM Dylan, Jason Jaxx, Kay Jaybee, Livilla Sanders, Hedonist Six, Molly Synthia, Chloe Thurlow and Elizabeth Woodham. Themes include: Lesbian, BDSM, Romance
This is a FREE sample of The Rebound List; a Steamy Women's Fiction Novel by Hedonist Six.
After nearly four years with Jeff, everything fell apart. I found myself single, scared, but somehow liberated as well. Rather than stumble into another ill advised relationship, my best friend Sally helped me find focus. I would spend the next few months “finding myself” sexually.
Nine writers work together to create the must-read Free Holiday release of 2013. Every one of the twelve stories contained within Gratis : Midwinter Tales serves as a satisfying bite out of each author's repertoire, to tempt and seduce and sweep you off your feet. Our stories comfortably straddle both erotica and romance genres and cover a variety of themes.