Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Excerpt Tour + #Giveaway: Intimate Journeys by SS Hampton Sr @GoddessFish


Intimate Journeys
by SS Hampton Sr
GENRE: Erotic Sci-Fi Fantasy Romance


BLURB:


The most intimate journeys, though they are polar opposites, involve the unparalleled pleasures of sex and the inevitable unknown of death. Both are an experience unlike anything else: one is sought by everyone, while the other is avoided by everyone - for as long as they can. Sometimes these polar opposites complement each other.



Excerpt:

 “Galleria Millennia,” Intimate Journeys

One year, April showers came to a conservative city along the foothills below Pikes Peak, and turned into weeks of chilly, misty rain below motionless, gray clouds. The rippling rainy curtain drenched the region until muddy water carved new routes for swollen creeks. The water washed out bridges, flooded streets, and poured into homes. While the foothills and plains suffered under the unceasing rains, the nearby mountains groaned under a thick carpet of snow that drifted from the peak-hugging clouds.

Early one dark, misty morning, the rhythmic unhurried click of high-heeled boots echoed among empty wet streets like an ancient, long forgotten dream. From the swirling mists, five pale women dressed in black velvet and lace, followed a sixth woman.

The sixth woman was tall with a pleasing form, thick curly brown hair, large green eyes framed by black eyeliner and black eye shadow, and her lips were colored with black lipstick. She walked with casual self-confident grace, aware of her sensual beauty and its effect on men and women. Her companions were similar in appearance, though of varying heights and hair color.

The tread of their unhurried stride echoed as they strolled through empty rolling streets beneath huge dark trees from whose branches dripped large tear-like raindrops. They crossed an arched bridge, above a curving north-south interstate, that led into the heart of the city that filled a narrow corridor between the foothills and the eastern plains. The city, slowly awakening from another rainy night, was blissfully unaware of their arrival…



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Stan Hampton, Sr. is a full-blood Choctaw of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a divorced grandfather to 13 grandchildren, and a published author, photographer and photojournalist. He retired in 2013 from the Nevada Army National Guard with the rank of Sergeant First Class; he previously served in the active duty Army, and the Army Individual Ready Reserve (mobilized for the Persian Gulf War). He enlisted in the Nevada Army National Guard in October 2004, after which he was mobilized for Federal active duty for almost three years. Hampton is a veteran of Operations Noble Eagle and Iraqi Freedom, with deployment to northern Kuwait and several convoy security missions into Iraq.

He has had two solo photographic exhibitions and curated a multi-media exhibit. His writings have appeared as stand-alone stories and in anthologies from Dark Opus Press, Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy, Melange Books, Musa Publishing, MuseItUp Publishing, Ravenous Romance, and in Horror Bound Magazine, The Harrow, and River Walk Journal, among others.

As of April 2014, after being in a 2-year Veterans Administration program for Homeless Veterans, Hampton is officially no longer a homeless Iraq War veteran.

In May 2014 he graduated from the College of Southern Nevada with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Photography – Commercial Photography Emphasis. He has been studying at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with in a double major in Art and English. He recently returned from spending a cold, rainy Spring 2017 semester studying at a university in southwestern France in the shadow of the Pyrenees Mountains.

After 16 years of desert in the American Southwest, and Southwest Asia, he still misses the Rocky Mountains, yellow aspens in the fall, running rivers, and a warm fireplace during snowy winters.
Hampton can be found at:






Giveaway:

$10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC




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4 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Anonymous said...

Good morning!

No, I'm usually not this cheerful first thing in the morning, but I've been up for awhile and so I've had time to wake up. Now, I just need coffee.

First, thank you for hosting. I appreciate it.

And Lisa Brown, and everyone else who visits today, hello! Thank you for visiting.

So, have a great day!

Stan

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading, thanks for sharing!

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