If Characters Were Martinis
My latest book Seduced, a London Sex Club novel, is set in a private membership club that is…so secret, so wicked, so posh, a woman’s every fantasy can be fulfilled.
I had great fun creating the fictitious setting for Club Exotica where the stories from this new series take place. It’s my first attempt a world building, something any paranormal author is well practiced at. And while this club is not a world, just two town houses joined together from the inside and residing in the wealthy Mayfair neighborhood, it functions like its own little universe. Patrons and staff could enter and not emerge for weeks if they wanted. Everything you need is available to you—restaurant, pub, disco, boutique, spa, fitness rooms, and overnight suites. There’s even a staff dorm in the basement. And, of course, there is every type of BDSM playroom and naughty equipment needed for those salacious fantasies.
The owners, two brothers, want the best of the best for their wealthy members. So the fine dining restaurant is headed by a Michelin-starred chef and the pub lounge features, Jace, an up-and-coming master mixologist. He’ll create one-of-a-kind drinks for the clients after speaking with them to determine what their mood it like. This scene isn’t in the first book, but Jace will feature bigger in future London Sex Club novels.
So, it got me thinking, what cocktails would my main characters in Seduced drink? Or, weirder, if characters were drinks what would they be?
Of the two male characters fighting over the heroine, Rupert, Baron Bridlington, is staid, upright, and very British. He drinks (and would be) a traditional Gin and Tonic, but using only English gin, of course. The hot, young barrister, Ian King, would be something more sexy and stimulating. Still traditional — it’s The Queen’s favorite drink, after all — he’d be a Dubonnet Cocktail. Featuring the French aperitif of the same name, it’s more cosmopolitan, more flavorful, and in a rich ruby red, is lovely to look at, too.
Lastly, there’s the heroine, Victoria Whittingstall, Tori to her friends. She’s achieved everything she’s wanted in life — appointment to the high court of the Royal Courts, luxury apartment, and social status — but her love life is flat, uninspiring. So bad she wonders if she’s even capable of reaching that ultimate goal of toe-curling climaxes. It takes a trip to Club Exotica to awaken her inner sex goddess. But privately desiring wild sex and being tempted to join in a public orgy with handsome men are vastly different things. Can she overcome her reticence to live her true sexual self? You’ll have to read Seduced to find out, but for certain I can say she blushes in the face of the uninhabited goings-on. Therefore I offer you The Blush. My favorite cocktail and created by own personal hero, my hubs.
4 ml vodka
3 ml dry vermouth
1 tsp St. Germaine Liqueur
Splash of Diet or Regular Cranberry Juice until it’s blushing*
Shaken not stirred, of course!
I put cocktail recipes on the back of all my bookmarks. So, in addition to my big Rafflecopter — Grand Prize a $195 gold-plated Michael Kors padlock-charm bracelet (enter here http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d9c171eb31) — comment below and you could randomly win an envelope of all my bookmarks and a little swag too. Just tell us what cocktail you’d be if you were a drink?
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Dame Victoria Whittingstall, appointed by The Queen to serve in the Royal Courts, thought she’d achieved all her dreams.
But there’s always been something missing when it came to sex. On the heels of a break up with Boring Baron, her long time boyfriend, her best friend treats her to a one night pass to London’s most exclusive sex club.
And completely alive… Club Exotica is straight out of her most forbidden, secret fantasies.
When a handsome stranger finally gives Tori the mind-blowing sex she’s yearned for, she knows one taste will never be enough.
It almost makes her forget about the sexy young barrister that flirts with her at court.
But in Club Exotica, betrayal is around every dark corner and lasting love is elusive.
Kate Allure writes erotic romance novels that celebrate sensuality, sexual exploration and, of course, true love. She has two books out with Sourcebooks (PLAYING DOCTOR and LAWYER UP) about real women meeting handsome professional men as they go about their everyday lives—and the fun they have behind closed doors! She also contributes naughty novellas to Marina Adair’s St. Helena Vineyards Kindle World. Kate’s career as an author of steamy novels is the culmination of being a storyteller her entire life, writing plays, stories, and dance librettos throughout her childhood and later for community theater and dance companies combined with non-fiction writing while working for American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. Beyond writing, Kate’s passions include traveling and exploring all things sensual with her loving husband.