Please Welcome Kele Moon who is blogging here today!
Beyond Eden, my first novel, just released from Ellora’s Cave September 8th. Laced with symbolism and the beauty of true love, three life long friends come together in this erotic Garden of Eden themed romance.
Despite the darker themes, Beyond Eden is, at its core, a very passionate love story. It’s unconventional, but no less potent because of it. Writing Danny, Paul and Eve’s journey was amazing. The characters had such strong voices and the writing process was extremely poignant for me. A lot of the feedback from readers was that of very strong emotions when reading Beyond Eden–laughter, passion, and tears.
It’s not surprising considering that writing it was a rollercoaster of emotions that literally changed my entire life. There were times when I laughed out loud and there were times when I sobbed. As for the passion, I found out I was pregnant just as I finalized the first draft. All joking aside (and I’ve heard a lot) I cannot tell you what an unexpected miracle my new daughter is. At a time when I thought I’d never be able to have another baby, she came into the world just when my dream of finally being a published writer was realized.
Now, a year later, with a new baby and the story I bled my soul into out in the world, it’s been an incredible ride. The feedback has been amazing, the support from my fellow writers, my publisher, my editor and agent has been overwhelmingly wonderful and I am so enjoying the journey!
Thank you for letting me share my joy with you and for taking the time to read a bit about the novel that has and still is changing my life for the better!
Here’s an excerpt for you to enjoy:
“Stand up and turn around,” Danny said and then leaned into Paul when he did so, blocking Eve’s view of his back.
He rested his cheek against Paul’s shoulder as his arm wrapped around his waist. Danny was bare-chested too, wearing jeans instead of black suit pants and together the two of them made Eve gape at their beauty.
With enough paint, canvas and film, Eve could use Paul and Danny to feed her muse for all time. That’s how beautiful they were together to her. Her mind stopped seeing beauty in the world outside the two of them standing there together and neither of them realized they had just ruined Eve’s art for the rest of her life. Nothing she ever created would be beautiful unless it had one or both of them in it somehow and it occurred to her that she was going to be selling her body to Danny an awful lot. She couldn’t bear the thought of not creating art and any art that didn’t capture the dark magnificence of two beautiful men who were slave and Master to each other seemed pointless and dull. She’d sooner die than paint anything less than what her artist eyes were seeing in front of her.
“You don’t want Evie to see these marks on your back, do you, Paul Guy?” Danny asked softly, whispering the words into the curve of Paul’s neck. “I want you to tell her why you don’t want her to see these.”
“Because I got them for refusing to give Eve to you,” Paul whispered in misery. “And now they’re useless.”
“Why are they useless?”
“Because I can’t feel them. I wanted to feel them forever.”
“Because I love her.”
“What?” Eve gasped, sucking in such a sharp breath of air she thought her lungs would burst.
“You knew that,” Paul said, turning around to glance at her over his other shoulder with a look on his face that told her he had assumed she had known it all along.
“I did?” Eve squeaked and her face scrunched up in a fight against completely breaking down in front of both of them.
“Yeah, I told you I’d love you forever.
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