The big day is here! It’s release day for LesFic Eclectic Volume Three—just in time for Christmas. And the final coach on our LesFic Eclectic blog train brings the last three authors featured in volume three to you: emerging author Margaux Fox plus me and my beautiful wife, Brey Willows. Here’s your link for Volume Three, and you’re very welcome to download Volume One and Volume Two as well.
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How excited are you to be involved in this project?
Robyn: It’s my baby, so I love it, of course! I love discovering new voices through my work with Global Wordsmiths, and I love being able to publish those talents for the very first time in a top-quality anthology. Supporting new writers is one of my biggest passions, and I also love putting this together to say thank you to all the wonderful readers out there.
Brey: One of the things I love about being Involved with anthologies like this is being Included amongst so many great authors; some who are friends, some I’ve never met. And there’s nothing like having a new story out in the world, one that allows me to challenge myself and explore new ideas.
Margaux: I really feel honoured to be asked back for a second year to LesFic Eclectic. I’ve been doing a lot of research and learning around the art of writing a great short story, and I’m really proud of this one. I really hope you all enjoy it.
What’s your story about and what genre does it fall into?
Robyn: Thai’d Up is an erotic short about a contractor and a chef exploring their attraction to each other. It’s just a little bit of fun.
Brey: Feed Me Your Colours is about family, I suppose. It’s about the powers that skip generations, about the nature of love and how we feed on it to nourish our souls. It’s fantasy but borne of my own history.
Margaux: Charlotte Morgan is about a woman who gets drawn into an all-consuming sexual desire and obsession for the enigmatic and complex Charlotte Morgan, despite there being a million reasons why she should resist her lure. It’s a romance all tangled up in mystery and crime. It isn’t necessarily an easy read, but at heart, it’s a romance, so it should give a strong message of hope and love.
What kind of fiction do you like to write and why?
Robyn: I like to write all kinds of genres, including sci-fi and adventure. I’ve just finished my first thriller, which was a challenge. But at the heart of all my stories are two women falling in love and finding their happy ever after.
Brey: I love writing urban fantasy and science fiction, as well as some dystopian. I love the escape it gives us, and the idea that magic surrounds us if only we search, if only we open ourselves to it, is something I love.
Margaux: I love to write romance and intense sexual connection between two strong women. I’m inspired by incredible women every day, and I like to write amazing female characters. A lot of my romances seem to be illicit in nature. There is something about the thrill of the forbidden that I really love. I sometimes like to set romances in and amongst crime to explore the darker sides of human nature and the sometimes very blurred line between people we believe to be bad or good.
Tell us something about yourself that readers might not already know.
Robyn: I recently gave up my chief exec position so that I can concentrate on playing with words all day, every day.
Brey: I am weirdly double jointed. My fingers and toes are super bendy. I broke one finger and now it won’t bend backwards like the rest, and it really distresses me that it looks so…straight.
Margaux: I have a very eclectic career history. I worked with horses for years for one of the top riders in the UK at some of the biggest equestrian competitions in the world. I think horses are truly incredible animals and the ultimate athletes. Amongst other skills, from this career I gained exceptional hair plaiting (braiding) skills and I then began doing hair for weddings!
What’s your favourite line from your story in LEV3?
Robyn Nyx ~ Thai’d Up
“I brought liquid dessert,” Karnie said, her voice low and husky. She peeled off her coat and threw it onto the sofa. “I want to drink it off those Rocky Mountain abs of yours.”
Brey Willows ~ Feed Me Your Colours
I am a complex cocktail of the colours of those I’ve touched before you, those I left stranded on the river of my own underworld, with no ferryman coming to take them anywhere.
Margaux Fox ~ Charlotte Morgan
She kissed me with an urgent, thrilling passion, and I let her. The lioness was hungry, and I was her willing prey. I wanted her to devour me.