Friday, May 15, 2015

Ironic by Harper Miller - Blog Tour and ARC Review



Genre: Contemporary Erotica, Interracial/Multicultural Erotica, BDSM Erotica

(due to light bondage) Content is for a mature audience

Amazon Release Date: April 29, 2015 Official Release Date: May 1, 2015

I’ve got a funny story for you. A funny story I need to get off my chest. I can’t share it with any of my friends, so I’m sharing it on a kinky message board full of strangers. Well, it is the Internet.... Although the Internet provides a sense of anonymity, names have been changed to protect the innocent (and not so innocent). Job-related details have been distorted to protect my identity, but despite the ambiguous details, this is a true story. A story very worthy of the acronym FML. *Disclaimer* This is a short erotic comedy. Not a novelette, novella, or novel, but a short story. Ironic is the first installment in The Kinky Connect Chronicles. The Kinky Connect Chronicles are short erotic stories all wrapped up in a neat little bow. No cliffhangers in the lot!

© Harper Miller 2015

There’s no reason for a single, thirty-five-year-old woman with intellect, a sense of humor, her own apartment, and a body to die for—such as myself—to not be getting laid on the regular. Well, aside from the fact that I haven’t had much time to date.

I do happy hours, and I go out with my girlfriends when I can spare the time, but still, a steady guy hasn’t happened. What Jason and I have is nice, but he’s not the long-term guy. And as appealing as the opposites-attract ideology is, in an election year, we’d likely want to kill each other. I’ve been told I’m too picky. Why is that always the case? Why do women always get called out for having standards? Like we’re just supposed to fall for any guy who gives us the time of day? Whatever.

My philosophy? Why the heck shouldn’t I be picky? Picking a new man is like selecting a new purse. When you have the means to acquire top quality, you don’t go for bargain-basement brands. Aim high, ladies, aim high. If you can afford the cream of the crop, why not indulge?

I know my worth, so I hold out. One day I just might get lucky, but I’m a realist. There’s no breath-holding over here. True love is overrated. Until a suitable prospect comes along, emergency dick will do just fine.

The closer it gets to one in the morning, the antsier I become. I try to forge ahead with my Good Wife marathon, but I find my attention span isn’t what it was a few hours earlier. Julianna will understand; we can reconvene at a later date.
When I get up for a glass of water, the smooth cashmere moving over my naked flesh makes every step toward the kitchen agonizing. My clit pulsates as the material caresses my nipples. The water quenches my thirst, but I need something stronger. I’m naked, single, and horny in the wee hours of the morning. Bad, bad, bad.

Ironic is a short story about a single hard working woman who was just out looking for a little fun. It had been way too long since Mimi allowed herself to let loose and enjoy a good roll in the sack with a hunky man. One lonely night after an exceptionally difficult work week she goes on the website never expecting to find exactly what she had been looking for. Aden is just what the doctor ordered to cure Mimi's sad excuse for a sex life. Aden is gorgeous and more than willing to fulfill every one of Mimi's desires as well as some of his own.
Mimi is a great female character, smart and confident in herself and her sexuality, it was so very refreshing. Aden is a man with a few kinks he never thought he would find a woman who could share them. All of the women he was hooking up with was to just scratch an itch.  He never thought he would want to know more about any woman past a sexual encounter. Mimi changes all that for him, but he has to convince her that it's worth taking a risk.

I was so surprised by this short story, I started reading it not really expecting much. Usually short stories are good for a quick read and I finish thinking that was nice. Ironic is so much more than nice, it's hot, sexy, erotic and just plain fun to read. I laughed out loud a few times as a matter of fact, the lighthearted comedy of Ironic was so different I really enjoyed it. There is no cliffhanger for this short story. The author offers an epilogue at the end of Ironic, but you must go to the website with the access code to find out what happens to Mimi and Aden. This is a must read, you will really enjoy this book. The ending will make you smile and realize that sometimes what you thought was just a little fun can turn into something so much bigger and more than you ever could have expected.

It's also part of a collection of short stories The Kinky Chronicles each about a different couple. I highly recommend for a sexy quickie you won't be disappointed.

Harper Miller is a thirty-something native New Yorker. She's traveled the world and lived in a variety of places but always finds her way back to the Big Apple. A lackluster love life leaves time to explore new interests, for Harper it is writing. The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance is her debut novel. In her mind the perfect Alpha male possesses intellect, humor, and a kinky streak that rivals the size of California. When she isn't writing, Harper utilizes her graduate degree in the field of medical research. She enjoys fitness-related activities, drinking copious amounts of wine, and going on bad dates.