I am an author and I’ve been writing since I was a wee thing, and publishing since I discovered the internet in 1994 or so.
Half of my week, I am a project manager developing IT solutions. For the rest of the week, weekends, and every waking hour outside work, you can find me scribbling away at many a story that just won’t leave me alone.
So what do I write? Contemporary and urban fantasy have mainly been my playground, but I have done some real world settings as well. I do like mystery and have been reading (and watching) Agatha Christie since I was a child. I’ve also been known to do a bit of poetry.
Style: I have been told I do angst well, so if you want your heartstrings twanged, or your tummy to tie in knots until the end, then I’m your gal. I am, however, a happy ending junkie, although I do throw a hint of realism in there sometimes as well. I like a few twists and turns on the way in some of my plots, although I have written my share of PWPs as well. I have to admit a small obsession with eyes: I believe they are the seat of beauty in a person, so I play with them in creature fic and use them for expression in others – personal hang up, sorry. Also, I have never met a cliché I didn’t like and I am a firm believer that cliché is fine if you do it right.
Writing is a passion and there’s nothing better than writing for an audience. Any writer who says they don’t care about feedback must have had an ego amputation 🙂 If you like my scribbles, I’d be very glad to hear from you.
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Hi, my name is Sophie Duncan. I'm an author of fantasy, paranormal, horror and erotica. Welcome to my blog. Here I'll ramble on about the books I'm reading and writing, ebooks, publishing and anything else I happen to think of.
The Sexy Stories Podcast 20
Reunion: Dancing with the Spirits
by Ariana Lovelle
Hi All. I have a new alter ego, Ariana Lovelle, an erotica author who is guesting on the Virginia Waytes Sexy Stories blog and podcast this week. Virginia narrates my story, Reunion: Dancing with the Spirits. It is a sensual tale of magic and love set in a fantasy world where having power is not always safe.
See below for:
- the podcast with all the lovely naughty bits
- the eBook links with the full plot and delightful background story
Thank you so much to everyone who purchases any of the for sale eBooks, it really helps up keep things running.
Sexy Stories Podcast
Escaping torture and imprisonment, Manu has been healed by the water spirits and in turn has used his magic to partially restore their remote home. Now he is reunited with his husband and their love and sensual union will bring more than just healing.
Transcript available at the Transcripts page
Please be aware, the Podcast has ADULT content.Do not press play unless you wish to hear it.
Book of this week's episode:
by Ariana Lovelle
Magic can mend, but only love can heal.
Dying, broken, his identity lost, one man has fought his way out of the hands of his kidnappers. Tortured by the Collectors for control of his magic, he has only one goal left: to heal the place they had ripped him away from. He remembers that pool and the spirits living within its waters. Yet Owen has been hoping and praying for the return of this man, and he is determined to wake Manu’s memories.
Love has to be stronger than the pain both of them have been through, but will it be enough to mend all the damage the Collectors have left behind?
Posted: August 18, 2020, 12:25 pm
Free Book - Trick or Treat Blog Hop
Greetings and welcome to my blog on the spookiest of spooky days. It is a tradition of Tasha and I that we always produce a free eBook at Halloween. Usually it is for AllHallowsRead, but they don't seem to have updated their website this year, so just think of this as a trick or treat that is better for your teeth.🎃
Beyond Death - Tales of the Macabre
Sophie Duncan & Natasha Duncan-Drake
Two tales that look past death into the terror beyond.
The Cup Runneth Over by Natasha Duncan-Drake
You have been tempted into places unknown and there are things lurking in the shadows.
The Promise by Sophie Duncan
When a person makes a commitment, they should stick to it. Carol is determined to stick to hers no matter how scary it may become.
The book will only be free until Thursday 7th Nov - so get in there quickly.
Posted: October 31, 2019, 8:11 am
The Dark Is Rising
by Susan Cooper
My rating: 5 of 5 starsA classic that can be read again and again
I first read this book when I was doing by gcse English and that is when I fell in love with it. Susan Cooper has a wonderful sophisticated way with words that weaves image and feeling together while still being able to appeal to both the adult and child in me. There is wonder in these pages, and magic and mystery all set in the backdrop of English countryside. As Will learns the truth of himself and the rising Dark, Cooper compells us to read on and discover with him. Don't be put off by him being an 11 year old boy, he needs no ageing up (like the terrible movie) to make him relatable, Cooper's storytelling does that.
A great read for children and adults alike. View all my reviews
Posted: August 23, 2019, 8:36 am