Archive for May 20th, 2008

My erotic anthology, HOT NIGHTS, DARK DESIRES, is out today and I’m so excited! Here’s the blurb:

Inspired by the sultry heat and sensual ambiance of New Orleans, this steamy collection delves into the erotic underground of the Big Easy. Here is a tantalizing trio of stories by Eden Bradley, Stephanie Tyler and Sydney Croft that will tease your imagination—and seduce your senses.

Lush, haunting, and provocative, New Orleans has something to satisfy every desire—as three very lucky women are about to discover. In “Shadow Play” an ex-supermodel desperate to revive her career seeks the help of a gorgeous, reclusive photographer with a special gift—and offers him anything he wants in return. The result is a series of erotic positions captured on film—along with a mind-blowing physical connection neither expected…. In “The Art of Desire” a sheltered young woman turned on by the idea of getting tattooed dares to make her fantasy a reality. But as her arousing sessions with a dangerously handsome tattoo artist move from the tattoo parlor to the bedroom, they make an impression that’s more than skin deep…. And in “Night Vision” when artist Catie Lanford hires professional cooler Bat Kelly to whip the failing bar she’s recently inherited into shape, she’s not looking for a lover—until she lays eyes on the sexy wild man. Soon they’ve agreed to mix business with pleasure, and Catie discovers that Bat is just what she needs to set her artist’s imagination—and her body—on fire.

Abandon your inhibitions and excite your spirit with a gathering of tales that’s as sexy and spicy as the city of New Orleans itself.

My story in this anthology, THE ART OF DESIRE, is about a subject near and dear to my heart: tattoos. I’ve been obsessed with tattoos since I was a kid-seriously, I wanted one since I was about ten years old, and I had my first piece done the minute I turned eighteen. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a very good tattoo. Still, I was happy simply to be tattooed for several years. Then reality kicked in. And here’s a warning to anyone thinking about having a tattoo done: be sure you’re going to a good artist, be sure of what you want, and the image should be something that means something to you personally. Because if you don’t, after a few years it’s just going to be this ugly blob on your skin.

It took a long time for me to correct mine. I tried having it touched up when I was 21, but that wasn’t much better. And while I waited to find the perfect artist to cover it up with real art, I had two smaller pieces done-one on the back of my neck (a vertical line of Kanji symbols) and a cherry blossom on my ankle. I love both pieces, but I am absolutely crazy about the cover work I had done this March! It’s an image of the White Tara, the Hindu goddess of health and healing, and it’s gorgeous! It’s not quite done-I go back to have it colored in August, and I can hardly wait!

For me, tattoos have always been sexy-sexy on a man, sexy on my own body. And the process of getting a tattoo can be a very sensual experience. The buzz of the tattoo gun, the scent of ink in the air-I love it all. Even the idea of having art put on my skin is a little overwhelming in a really wonderful way. I love the intensity of making that commitment.

So-what do you think about tattoos? Do you like them on a man, a woman? If you’re a writer, have you ever written a tattooed character, and if so, why was that an important element?

Meanwhile, I hope you’ll visit me on the web: www.EdenBradley.com or on my blog: http://edenbradley.blogspot.com/ and you can find me on MySpace: myspace.com/edenbradley

Here’s a sneak peek at my novella in the HOT NIGHTS, DARK DESIRES anthology, THE ART OF DESIRE: (more…)

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