Friday, July 28, 2017

VBT + #Giveaway: Sweat by Coco Gem @AuthorAlisa @GoddessFish

by Coco Gem
GENRE:   Erotica/Romance


“The Tryst” tells the story of one woman desperate for the approval of her very dominant partner and the lengths she is willing to go to in order to earn it.

“Me, Her, and Him” suggests that the best way to get over an old man is to get under a new one... especially when his gorgeous wife comes as part of the deal.

From stories of love and passion like “The Elevator” to stories of sheer carnal, insatiable desire like “Bad Girl,” Sweat chronicles the stories of women who take control of their sexuality and go after what satisfies them most—at any cost.

Excerpt from "The Tryst"

I take a swig from my flask to calm my nerves. I sit and wait a few minutes for my hands to stop shaking. Another swig. A deep breath. I close my eyes as I feel the warmth of the vodka consuming my body, and I will myself to calm down.
I am sitting in my car on this quiet side street, waiting for the butterflies in my stomach to subside.  My makeup is perfectly applied, and my sexy lips are covered in bright red lipstick. My short, tight dress, under which I am wearing a red lace thong, barely covers my ass. On my feet are heels appropriate only for the bedroom or for the stage and my full breasts are straining against the thin fabric of my dress. My body is absolutely perfect, and my shaved pussy is already wet with anticipation. I refuse to lose my nerve. Tonight, I will go through with my plan. All the pieces are in place.
I examine my reflection in the rearview mirror and decide my already perfect pout needs more red lipstick. As I reach up to apply it, the 3-carat diamond in my wedding ring catches the glow of the streetlight outside, and I immediately pause. My heart, which had just slowed to its normal pace, starts racing again. I almost- ALMOST- start the car and abandon my mission.
I am the wife of one of the most prominent attorneys in our city. I am beautiful, I am charming and charismatic, I am well-educated, the very epitome of grace and class. I keep our home immaculate, and our children are well-behaved, well-mannered angels. All I have ever known is opulence. I wear my long hair perfectly styled, because it is important I remain camera ready at all times. I love the woman I am. I love my husband.
I love my life.
Tonight, however, I am preparing myself to be explored, degraded, and fucked in ways my husband could never imagine fucking me. I pull my ring off and put it in my glove compartment. I say a silent prayer that I remember to put it back on when the night is over.
I gulp from my flask again. And I wait.

Interview with Coco Gem

What inspired you to write Sweat?

I used to read a lot of erotica and wanted to take a stab at writing it. I was never writing with the intention of sharing or publishing it, but I shared my stories with a friend, who encouraged me to send them to a publisher and see if I could publish them. I did, and the rest is history.

Can you tell us a little bit about what you have planned for the next book or what you have planned for the future?

I am currently working on a collection of non-erotic short stories. I’m working on a book of poetry and short essays, and I’m collaborating with another author on a fiction book in the near future.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Sweat?

Each story in Sweat is told from the perspective of a different female character who is either exploring the limits of her sexuality, curious about some aspect of sex that she’s never considered, or just enjoying sex and its many pleasures. I love writing about sex from the female perspective. Society shuns women who are sexual but applauds men with for the same behavior. I think writing about women who are sexually free to make their own choices eliminates some of the taboo that society has towards women and sex.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

My favorite author is Wally Lamb. He writes the most elaborate, most intriguing stories I’ve ever read. I’ve read She’s Come Undone several times; Delores Price is my favorite fictional character of all time.

If you could time-travel would you travel to the future or the past? Where would you like to go and why would you like to visit this particular time period?

I think I’d live during the 1960s. I know there was a lot of civil unrest, but I love how classy women were during that decade. They wore gloves and pillbox hats, fascinators and suits. I’m not sure I would’ve fit into the gender roles of that era, but I absolutely love the fashion, and that has to count for something.

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

I don’t have a pet, mainly because it’s difficult enough as a freelancer to make enough money to feed myself and my teenage son. I want a dog, though. I’d name him August, after August Wilson, my favorite playwright. I am thinking of rescuing a small dog from a shelter.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

CoCo Gem was born on June 1, 1982, in Washington DC. An only child to older parents, CoCo became an avid reader at a young age, and has always had a love for words. “I didn’t have any siblings, so I found my friends in books,” CoCo says. “It wasn’t long before I’d read every book on my bookshelf and was asking for weekly library visits.” All throughout school, CoCo maintained As in English, and she went on to major in English Arts at Hampton University. She graduated and became a high school English teacher, and, for the next 9 years, shared her love of literature and writing with high school students in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
CoCo is an avid fiction writer who tends to focus on the less explored aspects of humanity, including overwhelming sexuality, the heaviness of human emotion, and the constant battle of consciousness. She has several published short stories available for purchase on Amazon, and she continues to write and publish stories on her personal website, Sweat is CoCo’s first book. Set to release in June, Sweat is a compilation of erotic short stories and poems that explore the sexual limits of her characters and entice readers to be more exploratory in their own sexual practices.
CoCo is currently working as a freelance writer/editor and content developer, helping entrepreneurs to develop the content necessary to build their websites and promote themselves. She is also ghostwriting two novels, and is planning to collaborate with other authors in the future. CoCo has one 14-year-old son and lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She sees herself one day landing on the New York Times Bestseller list… if she can ever sit still long enough to write a novel of her own. 


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Unknown said...

Congrats on the tour and your book, thanks for the chance to win :)

James Robert said...

Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway!

Victoria Alexander said...

I’ve really enjoyed the tour for Sweat! The excerpts and posts along the way have me interested in checking it out. Thanks for sharing & have a great weekend