Music is like fine wine

I finally got my copy of Mollie Marriott’s single Control yesterday. It was a promo copy, and the notes on the back say “Her sassy soulful blues vocals are full of influences that belie her young years. She can find a raw emotional edge that the best rock and soul singers have.”

I’ll drink to that! It’s a great song, sung by a great singer.

Soul Tattoo is published today!

Fans of Stephanie Spicer’s Erotic Touch Romance stories will love her fifth novella, Soul Tattoo, which is published today, as Stephanie has to choose if it will be her head or heart that will decide her romantic future in the sizzling summer sun.

Buy your copy here 


Extract from Soul Tattoo

“Sounds like an incredible experience, Steph” said Adam as he finished eating.

The pair were in the dining car of the Caledonian Sleeper as it rattled through the night to Scotland.

Stephanie looked across the table at her project manager. His piercing blue eyes always made him look stern, though Stephanie knew there was more to Adam Lancaster than his rather formal looks. Stephanie had enjoyed an intimate night with Adam and Rick’s PA, Nix, a while back. She smiled at the thought.

“I also met the company’s sportswear endorser, Kelly Finch, whilst I was there” whispered Stephanie. “I’m sure you remember her.”

“Yes, of course. That ride to that awards event in the limousine was unforgettable.”

A sly grin played over Stephanie’s lips as she replayed the event in her mind.

“And did you…well, you know..?”

“Do you want to know all my secrets Adam?”

“You seem to have so many, Steph. You’re like a deep well. I’m not sure I could ever get to the bottom of you.”

“Would you like to try?”

“I thought you’d never ask.”

Adam grinned. His designer stubble seemed to frame his wide smile. Standing up, he offered Stephanie his hand. As she took it, he pulled her close towards him. Running his fingers through her mane of golden yellow hair, he whispered in her ear.

“I thought you never took work home with you..”

“Who says you’re work?”

“In that case, shall we retire for the evening?”

“I once said that I’d have to get close to your designer stubble to see if I found you attractive.”

“And what’s the verdict, Stephanie?”

“I’ll tell you in the morning” she giggled, gave him her best ‘come to bed eyes’and pulled him towards the carriage door.

The pair retraced their way back through several carriages to the first class berths and stood outside their adjoining cabins.

“Your place or mine?” teased Stephanie.

“It’s always better in a lady’s boudoir” came the quick reply.

The writer’s muse

All writers get their inspiration from a wide variety of different sources, but with myself, some of it comes from listing to truly great music.

When you find a singer that can engage you like a muse, then you know it’s something special, so I’m delighted to be listening to Mollie Marriott’s wonderful voice on Truth is a Wolf, a 2015 release that remains on my CD player with hardly a break.

I hope others get the opportunity to see Mollie on tour this year as I did, as she is awesome!

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Deep Desires Press Beach Party

The Deep Desires Press authors are looking forward to seeing you at their special Beach Party tomorrow.

The party will start at 10:30am (US Central time)/4.30pm (UK time), and will include author live writes, special discounts and giveaways. It’s a great opportunity to chat to your favourite Deep Desires Press authors live at the party, so don’t be shy – get those beach towels out, relax and be prepared for some seriously hot fun!

You can join the fun here

I’ll be co-hosting the event at 1:30pm (US Central time)/7.30pm (UK time), so please drop by and say ‘hello’.


Soul Tattoo – A Stephanie Spicer erotic touch romance #5


Gemma Stone’s fifth Stephanie Spicer novella  sees Stephanie revealing more than just her business skills on holiday when she must choose her head or heart in deciding her romantic future in the sizzling summer sun.

When beautiful business woman, Stephanie Spicer, has her romantic future left hanging in the balance by the departure of her American client and lover, Rick, she is devastated. She must also please her demanding boss by attending an important, high-level branding symposium in Spain. Trying to balance her professional commitments with re-thinking her own life, she must decide whether it will be her head or her heart that will win the day.

Persuaded by her new best friend, Asha, to take a short summer break before her business event, it seems that things may be all work and no play for Stephanie as she needs to deliver on an important client account before she leaves. But travelling overnight to Scotland, she has the opportunity to get close to one of her trusted staff. Will she take the chance or will it be close but no cigar?

When she finally gets her feet in the sand in Barcelona, she meets hotel-owners and brothers, Sebastián and Christophe, and Stephanie is presented with a business offer she seems unable to resist, but accepting it means Stephanie must find a way to win the new business without compromising herself and Rick’s PA, her bisexual friend Nix. Seemingly hesitant to become involved in a new relationship, Stephanie receives news from Nix that Rick’s love for her is serious and there is still hope their relationship will re-ignite.

Torn between finding passion in the arms of handsome businessman Sebastián in the heat of the night or keeping her cool and remaining loyal to Rick when her heart still desperately craves him, Stephanie must decide whether to finally leave the past behind. But has Rick forever marked her heart with a soul tattoo?


Deep Desires Press Beach Party

Join me, Gemma Stone, for the first annual Deep Desires Press Beach Party!

Hosted by many of the fabulous Deep Desires Press authors it will be a day of fun, games, giveaways, live writes, teasers, cover reveals, and more!

Whether you’re looking for your next great read, or you want to meet our amazing authors, or you’re looking for some fun for a lazy summer Saturday, this party is for you!

Join the party on Saturday July 29th for all the fun! Deep Desires Press

Authors will be announced soon. The start and end time of the event may change, depending on scheduling.


Soul Tattoo by Gemma Stone

Gemma Stone’s fifth Stephanie Spicer novella is published by Deep Desires Press on 15th August and finds the sexually-charged creative director trying to re-focus her romantic life when her true love, Rick, departs. When her boss lets Stephanie take a much-needed holiday abroad, she seems destined to find solace in the arms of another, until a revelation about her lost lover offers hope their relationship will re-ignite.  Torn between finding passion with a handsome businessman in the heat of the night or keeping her cool and remaining loyal to Rick when her heart still desperately craves him,  Stephanie must decide whether to finally leave the past behind. But has Rick forever marked her heart with a soul tattoo?

Pre-order your copy here


The hottest thing in Wimbledon fortnight isn’t on the centre court

For those who like a sizzling hot romance, Gemma Stone’s third Stephanie Spicer novella delivers a winning ace of high-heat sexual encounters and incendiary emotions on the tennis courts and in the business boardroom.  Can beautiful sexual vixen, Stephanie, deliver her unique brand of customer service while handling a new client sponsorship arrangement? Or will her unbridled passion for her many lovers catch her in a tangled net?

To find out more, visit Gemma’s Amazon author’s page here.

Visit Gemma’s Goodreads author’s page here.

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The mystery of Kit Kats

Am I the only person who wonders why the chocolate covered wafer bars called Kit Kats still have the original packaging (ie: a piece of thin foil, then a paper wrapper) on the two-finger variety, but the all-in-one plastic wrapper on the four-finger version? Part of the whole Kit Kat experience is taking off the paper wrapper and splitting the foil before breaking off the individual fingers. If Nestle can get it right on the smaller bars, why not the more popular larger ones?