Freelance writer in Coquitlam, BC (about thirty minutes from Vancouver). Author of Deadly Lessons, nominated by the Crime Writers of Canada for its Arthur Ellis Awards. Last Dance, the sequel to Deadly Lessons is now in stores. Published in Maclean's Magazine, The Tyee, The Vancouver Sun, The Vancouver Province, The Victoria Times Colonist, The Coquitlam Now and others.
The characters in this quartet of stories are intelligent, sensitive and literary. They are also supremely voyeuristic and open-minded. Their intelligence is counterbalanced by inhibitions, which they can only lose by premeditated seduction scenarios, which relate intimately to their professional, creative and cultural lives. The great effort each couple puts into arranging a scenario seems to enhance the quality of the experience. A great source of inspiration for this and other works has been the novel The Girl Beneath the Lion by André Pieyre de Mandiargues.
Energised by their lovely liberating experience, Janice and Cedric are determined to ‘spread their wings’ and take the world by storm, a two-person conspiracy. They head off physically in different directions, but remain in constant depth communication electronically, ever comparing notes, monitoring each other’s minds and experiences for a depth of mutual understanding. They may meet again fully equipped with a great depth of self-knowledge, and a knowledge of each other’s depth. They negotiate giddy peaks of high finance; Janice even does into ‘dreamscape’, making a pact with the devil. Further delights of sensuality are explored by both, with exotic partners; the depths and shallows of life are all embraced …
Immediately drawn to the sea and enthralled by its brutal yet sensual waves, Selene seduces a man on a deserted beach. Once she meets the mature and powerful Hudson, Selene begins to claim her sensual destiny. Through a slow process, accentuated by Selene's shyness, introspection and circumspection, she embarks on a long and elaborate interplay of leading on and rejection. The volcanic passion builds until there is a blazing row. A possible drowning, the final ritual undressing at long last, leads to the ultimate flowering of the woman Selene was meant to be.
A double story edition My Dreams of Madonna & An Ecstatic Rendezvous
Everyone has secret yearnings for that breathtaking encounter with a charismatic celebrity. Who has not at some time ached to get into that fantasy video and participate actively? We all wish our of dreams would come true . . . and for some it could possibly happen . . .
Newly divorced and looking for interesting new experiences, Janice takes an art class with live models and the star makes her want more than a coincidental meeting.
Art model, Cedric, thinks he knows the lady from somewhere when he sees her again at the pool. Body language says a lot and chance meetings lead to a desire for more. Will Janice ask Cedric over for a private modeling job and will he accept?