Lexie Bay Shares her Inspiration.

Welcome the wonderfully talented Lexie Bay today, she’s sharing all about her Smut in the City Story!

Inspiration Behind Taking Care of Business

Firstly let me say a massive thank you to Victoria for having me over today! It’s always a pleasure to hang out and talk about smut! And talking of smut, my story Taking Care of Business is out right now as part of the Smut In The City anthology and I’m so excited to be able to tell you all about the inspiration behind it.


My story features a beautiful Vegas showgirl, her mob boss boyfriend and her lover and it’s set in the fabulous city of Las Vegas, somewhere I’ve been lucky enough to visit and fall in love with. There are so many cool cities around the world, with so many different stories to tell that it was hard to know where to start, but I chose Las Vegas because to me it embodies everything wonderful about city life. There’s something for everyone, adventure around every corner and most importantly there’s that faded Hollywood glamour that I have an obsession with.

I won’t lie; I’m a sucker for a bit of rough. A tough guy; someone who can take care of you, who treats you like his possession and who is crazy hot in bed. Do you know what I like even more than that? A bit of rough dressed up in a beautiful suit. Yep that will do it for me every time. I think a guy who oozes danger looks even more menacing when he’s pretending to play nice with the rest of the world. I have to admit that I have a little bit of an obsession with the old America, when men were men and women were glam and giggly. When smoking wasn’t just cool, it was good for you, the men went out to work and the women had beautiful hair and perfect make-up. I love the sexy secretary look, the pencil skirts and tight jumpers of the 1950’s and the glamorous danger of the American Mob. So to me it was an obvious choice to head down that route for my story, in the most perfect old American city.

It also meant that I got to write about another of my favourite things; the glamour of the Vegas showgirl. I love the glitz, the feathers, the beautiful outfits and the stockings. Showgirls seem to be the embodiment of sexy, girlie, glamorous fun but I wanted to give my girl a broken past, something that would explain why she would risk everything for a cheap thrill.

So my story was born; a showgirl, her rich and powerful boyfriend and her hot, sexy lover. A steamy tale of risk taking, stolen moments in seedy surroundings and the consequences that come with it. I hope I’ve managed to capture the heat of the city, the bright lights, and the danger lurking beneath the world’s most famous gaudy, neon playground. Most of all I wanted to capture the romance and the broken dreams within a slightly unreal city designed for non-stop fun.

I hope you enjoy the story along with all the other amazing tales inside Smut In The City and I’ll leave you with a little snippet to whet your appetite. Enjoy!

Love Lexie xx


Luca was in his element, holding court like the king of the world telling stories about his crazy past. I was in my usual place, perched on his lap, a pretty decoration for him to show off. His thick fingers slid inside the slit in my floor length dress, stroking my inner thigh absentmindedly. I’d heard his stories a hundred times but they never got old and as I watched his handsome face a warm glow filled me, catching me by surprise. He caught me staring at him and smiled, pulling me roughly towards him for a kiss, his tongue pushing hard into my mouth, claiming me for his own. My eyes flickered open and for a moment I was looking straight into the piercing blue eyes of Mickey Finn. His eyes were chips of ice, and he gave nothing away but as I watched him take his seat, my insides were a whirl of fiery lust. All I could think about was the first kiss we’d shared, and all the times we’d fucked.

The first time we’d kissed had been incredible. I’d known I could make him kiss me, I’d seen the way he watched me, his eyes all hungry, laughing at my jokes, making sure I always had a drink. He made it look like he was just looking out for Luca’s girl but I could smell his desire like cheap cologne. Then one night Mickey had been in charge of getting me home safely. Luca always sent me home when he needed to talk business with the boys. I liked it when he forgot I was there and I would float around the club, drinking whiskey, singing requests for some of the regulars until Luca realised I was still around. He’d call me over, making a big deal of his girl hearing all the bad things but really he loved to show off, how big and bad he was and how sweet and pretty I was. Next to him I felt small and safe, but I had issues and I tried not to think about how one day he would find out what I was really like and he would go crazy on my ass.

I wasn’t scared of him. I knew what he did and I knew that he hurt people but when he was with me he was so gentle I didn’t care. When he made love to me I felt like the most beautiful woman in the world. Typical me though, that wasn’t enough. I had a guy who was rich, powerful, respected and feared; who loved me and treated me like a lady in public and a hooker in the bedroom. The man of my dreams, an oasis of calm in the crazy world of Vegas, and what did I do? I played kiss chase with one of his boys. One of his closest confidants, one of the trusted few and I fucking seduced him. I toyed with his emotions, teased his senses with my snake hips, my pouty scarlet lips. I disarmed him with my smile, my silken words of flattery until he was putty in my hands. He couldn’t resist me; no man could when I put my mind to it and now I was trapped. He wanted me and I couldn’t say no because he could ruin everything. I never thought my games through. That was my big problem. Luca always told me that I didn’t consider the consequences of my actions. Not that I wanted to say no to Mickey, don’t get me wrong. I liked to live life on the edge, enjoyed the element of danger, of always looking over my shoulder. In my opinion sexy wasn’t really sexy unless it could hurt you.

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Lexie started writing to immerse herself in a fantasy world where women are adored and men fall at their feet. Then she realised that sometimes men do that so you can stomp all over them in your sexy stiletto boots and since then she’s been creating stories that touch on her original romantic dream while exploring the erotic, the kinky and sometimes the downright filthy. She finally found the courage to unleash her stories into the world and now writes about anything that emerges from the murky depths of her imagination, whenever she gets the opportunity.

Lexie lives with her husband and two daughters on the south coast of England, and spends her days working as an accounts manager. She loves the adrenaline rush of the unexpected, craves peace to write every day, likes to lose herself in the realms of fantasy and has a thing for smells that take her back to her childhood.

You can find her stories in Uniform Behaviour and Seducing The Myth edited by Lucy Felthouse, Smut In The City and Smut By The Sea edited by Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse and in Immoral Views published by Kojo Black at Sweetmeats Press.

Find Lexie at: http://www.lexiebay.co.uk