16th February 2012 - Guest Blogs - 3 Comments

Voyeur Eyes only Blog Tour -Cecilia Duvalle


Welcome Cecilia on behalf of Voyeur Eyes Only anthology!

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“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Unless you are a writer. Instead, those wild, supposedly clandestine, activities become fodder and inspiration for steamy short stories and scintillating novels–even if what happened didn’t happen to us, to people we know, or didn’t really happen at all. We writers are pretty loose with ‘THE TRUTH’ and expand little tidbits of what we see and hear into prose that is more exciting than reality. One well known writer, I believe it was Margaret Atwood, said “Writers are liars.” At the very least, we are story-tellers who take extravagant liberties with reality.

So, what happens when you fill several rooms of the Flamingo conference center with erotica writers as happened last September? My husband seemed to worry that I was heading to Vegas to engage in orgies with other people who spend their days thinking about and writing sex. My response to him was, “Do you think mystery writers get together and stab each other?”

With classes and panels titled “But is it a Story?”, “The Dreaded Synopsis” and “E-Publishing” you’d think this was a conference directed at any kind of writer. On the other hand, workshops entitled “Directed Erotic Visualization” and “Hands On Kink” were particularly targeted to our specific market. I attended the latter and learned tons of useful information about the ‘real’ BDSM. Was I turned on by the workshop? You bet. I was ready to run up to my room and pull out the laptop and pound the keys with new story ideas.

When Essemoh Teepee announced his intention to create an anthology open to people attending the conference, I had half a dozen ideas come to mind. They ranged from taking my husband’s fear of orgies as inspiration, to a simple pick-up of a stranger at the slots, to a ménage with another writer and her husband who was along for the ride.

During the after-party in a private suite at the new Cosmopolitan hotel, I had a moment where I was on the balcony looking across the space between casinos. I wanted nothing more than to have at it with my man, right there on the balcony, out in the open, in front of all the people milling out down below and watching from the darkness beyond. This sudden desire for total carnal exhibitionism stuck with me as the seed for my submission for “Voyeur Eyes Only.” The anthology is sure to inspire many hopeful trips to Sin City.

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An erotic collection of shorts stories by best-selling authors with a central theme of voyeurism in Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Not anymore… High above the Las Vegas strip, at the top of Skylane Tower, the rooms come with one special amenity; a high powered telescope. When a group of erotica writers descend on Sin City for their annual conference, the voyeurs witness first hand, that some authors live by the adage, ‘write what you know’. A woman’s curiosity is piqued as she observes a beautiful stranger being bound in silky red rope. A man scouting for new sex slaves, watches as an elegant woman gets more than her hands dirty. A prostitute pulls a switch – sending her lover out on a call. A simple slip of the hand, causes a case of mistaken room identity and a linen closet at a nearby hotel, sees more action than all of them combined. And that is just the beginning… They say perception is reality. Is what the Voyeur sees through their spyglass just a fantasy; on which side of the lens would you like to be?

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Cecilia Duvalle is a writer, blogger, mother and knitter. She blogs about writing sex and other things relating to sex in some form or fashion. She enjoys writing erotica and steamy electronic role-play whenever she gets the chance. She lives in suburbia near Seattle with her husband, two children, and two cats.

The “Voyeur Eyes Only” tour is hitting fourteen websites over fourteen days – check this link to see where and when the other posts are: http://www.writermarketing.co.uk/prpromotion/blog-tours/currently-on-tour/voyeur-eyes-only/

My Review

I’ve Just enjoyed reading Voyeur eyes only. It is a very hot and sexy anthology especially if you enjoy reading about watching and being Watched. You leap straight into the hot sex with a story by KD Grace that is scorching from the very first word. It’s amazong the variety you find between the pages of this book when essentially the stories are all the same -stories of voyeurism in Las Vegas. They are not all the same though and I love that variety.

My very favourite story from the collection is, funnily enough is Alone time by Cecilia Duvalle. As a married woman myself I am a fan of erotica that is written about wives and husband and this hot little story features both, except the man is far away on the other end of the phone. I love the raw spiciness of this particular story and the focus of the couple purely on each other. The curtains are open though, so anyone could be watching.

I wasn’t disappointed by a single story in this anthology, which is pretty amazing I can tell you. The stories are well written, fast paced, hot and did I mention hot? Once you start you’ll never want to stop reading!

3 responses to “Voyeur Eyes only Blog Tour -Cecilia Duvalle”

  1. Just saw your review and wanted to thank you for the kind words. It was a fun story to write!

    It seems rather ironic to me that married people having hot sex comes across as a novelty in the erotica market. So far this year, I have three stories set for publication that involve happily married couples. In November, I wrote a little bit more about this in my “Women In Lust” book tour blog post with Brandy Fox, another author who features married folk. ( http://ceciliaduvalle.com/story/2011/nov/women-lust)

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