Hello everyone – I’m really excited to have Thomas Briar back for another of his guest posts: ) I had an opportunity to read one of his books that is newly released from Cobblestone Press, Tonight’s the Night…an excellent hot, fun read (with his famous twist for more pure enjoyment). I’ve listed my review below.
So put your hands together and give Thomas a big cheer – thanks so much for stopping by – take it away Thomas…
Hi there. My name is Thomas Briar. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to drop by Kay Dee's Place to visit with me. I really appreciate it.
Now, to be completely upfront and honest with you, I'd like to state that I'm a man who writes erotica and erotic romance, mostly from a woman's point of view. And I'm most grateful to have gotten five stories published so far, with two more short stories coming out in the near future. I truly do feel blessed to be in this business...because I haven't forgotten the bad old days when getting published seemed like an unobtainable dream.
Yet, as rewarding as I've found publishing my stories to be, I must admit that I didn't think it of it as having any kind of rewards when I first entered this genre many years ago. I just wanted to unravel the mysteries of the opposite sex. Because, let's face it…women are, and always will be, a mystery to most men. Not to mention, in many instances, they're also a lot more interesting than their male counterparts. And I think this is especially true when it comes to sexual situations.
Yes, without a doubt, I think women are most interesting creatures. For one thing, they willingly suffer to be beautiful (think dieting, corsetry, eyebrow plucking, and bikini waxes). This fact alone compels me to delve into the intricacies of their most private thoughts to find out what makes them tick.
Another reason that I mostly write from the female prospective is that strong female protagonists keep occurring to me. And I simply can't resist writing them getting whatever it is that they really want out of life. However, setting gender completely aside, my favorite kind of erotic story to write is one that could actually happen to someone and probably already has. I'm just a realist, I suppose.
Anyway, after having said all this, I'm pleased to announce that my most recent story to make it through the editorial process is a short story titled Tonight's The Night and it's published by Cobblestone Press. And yes, I'm most proud to admit that it's written entirely from the female prospective.
If you'd like to know more about the book, here are the cover art and an excerpt for you to peruse at your leisure. Thanks for showing interest in my writing! Happy Reading!
Back Cover Blurb
April 14th, 1935…
Tasha is eagerly anticipating the arrival of a handsome mystery man in her favorite café. She knows he's coming because she's already seen him in three separate visions…
But to her surprise, once James arrives, he claims to already know her intimately. In fact, before the night is over – if Tasha is brave enough to follow James into the unknown – he will fulfill her heart's most secret desires…
“Tonight’s the night, Gertrude!” Tasha exclaimed to the waitress across the counter.
“That’s what you’ve been saying for a whole month now.” Gertrude bunched her wrinkled face into an indulgent smile as she set a sundae in front of Tasha.
“He’s really coming,” Tasha insisted, not liking her assertion being dismissed as a young woman’s flight of fancy. She was college educated, self-supporting from her teacher’s salary, and very independent minded for a twenty-four year old woman living in Valdosta, Georgia on this 14th day of April, 1935.
Gertrude put her hands on her apron-covered hips and glanced around the deserted cafe before shaking her head of graying hair at Tasha in obvious exasperation. “You know, I used to think someone was coming for me too. About thirty years ago I finally gave up on that happening. And, as much as I’d like to believe you, your mystery man isn’t coming to sweep you off your feet either. The best you can hope for is one of the local bachelors will offer you a marriage proposal.”
“None of the local bachelors interests me,” Tasha stated with finality. “Besides, I was right about Mr. Todd Branson running his Model T off the bridge outside of town. I saw it in a vision and it came to pass just like I said it would.”
“Okay.” Gertrude threw her hands up and backed away. “I’ll have to give you that one. You did warn Todd to stop using that bridge. So maybe I’ll turn out to be wrong about your mystery man not coming along after all.”
“You are wrong.” Tasha watched Gertrude disappear though the doorway into the kitchen of the small café. She glanced at her wristwatch. It was almost and closing time for the café. She started taking small bites of her sundae.
In the horizontal mirror on the wall opposite her, she kept scanning the front door for the arrival of her mystery man. To date, she’d had three visions about him. Each of the visions had shown her something new and exciting.
First and foremost, he would be very handsome with dark blue eyes, close-cropped wavy black hair, and a thin, elongated face. He’d also be very tall and muscularly lean. Secondly, he would walk into this diner at closing time. Thirdly, he would kiss her better than she’d ever been kissed.
That was the reason she’d purchased new makeup and seven frilly dresses from the Sears and Roebuck catalog several weeks ago. She had to look her very best when he came through that door.
In fact, the red dress she wore tonight hugged her ample bosom, small waistline, and voluptuous hips. The way she’d pinned her curly black hair up on her head lent an impression of elegance. The makeup gave her gray eyes extra zing and the flawless white skin of her face a rosy glow. And lastly, the red lipstick on her lips looked simply divine, making them lush and inviting.
About The Author
Thomas Briar lives in South Georgia. He strives to exalt the virtues of love and lust in every erotic story he creates.
Book Review – Tonight’s the Night
Author: Thomas Briar
Genre: Historical Erotic Romance Short Story
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
First Line: “Tonight’s the night, Gertrude!” Tasha exclaimed to the waitress across the counter.
Tasha Evans, a twenty-four year-old teacher, experiences what some may call premonitions. She’s visualized her Mr. Perfect and knows exactly when he’ll make his appearance…and he’s supposedly worth the wait.
James Darvey, a twenty-six year-old man of many skills and natural beliefs, likes “living happy no matter what it takes.” He shows up to sweep Tasha away with him.
But there’s just a little something off about everything the moment he arrives…
I absolutely adore Mr. Briar’s story-stars. He has a brilliant way of allowing them to unfold in all of their uniqueness, all the while showing their relationship evolution. This story shows a glimpse of a young woman’s fantasy and how fantastical it comes to life.
It’s a fun, hot shorty, long enough to feel the “story” and live vicariously through Mr. Briar’s story-stars. Plus, there’s a great twist to it that no matter what will catch you by surprise. Recommended read.
Kay Dee Royal
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