I guess we all know that an afternoon delight has been referred to as a quickie for years now. In the writing industry a quickie usually means a short, most of the time erotic, story. And not necessarily a romance.  It's a story that doesn't have a lot of plot because there isn't time to develop one, a lot of secondary characters, and the hero and heroine get to the sex pretty early on. Most publishers have a quickie line of books. Whiskey Shots with Whiskey Creek Press, Quick Silvers with Liquid Silver Books, Rosettes with The Wild Rose Press, and Quickies with Ellora's Cave.  Short stories are a great way for authors to give the reader an example of their writing style. And they're less expensive. Who can't afford $2.49 for a quick fix? LOL

There was a time when I thought I didn't have a short story in me. But within a year I've been lucky and had three releases with Ellora's Cave. Less than 15,000 words in each story, they don't take that long to write. With a little skill you can have a plot and my characters usually have some kind of history, which kind of excuses their early sex scenes. Below are the three titles I have with Ellora's Cave.


Lilly has been in love with her brother’s best friend Blake for years. She lost her virginity to the oil driller on her eighteenth birthday, only to wake the next morning to find him gone. After he pulled that stunt twice more, she swore never to see or talk to him again. But now he’s back for her brother’s wedding, and he’s as irresistible as she remembers.

Blake thinks Lilly’s even sexier than ever. Unable to resist one another, they don’t make it out of the airport parking lot before taking up where they left off. As the two rediscover their passion for each other, nothing and nowhere is off-limits!


Months of running into her sexy new neighbor have taken a toll on Alexis’ libido. There’s interest in his smoky gaze every time they meet, but he seems reluctant to ask her out. They never share more than a slight nod and a polite hello. She’s about to take matters into her own hands when she finds herself thrown into a situation that could end her life.

With nothing but erotic fantasies of Alexis to warm his bed at night, Reid knows he has to stay away from her until his undercover assignment is over. But when a cold-blooded initiation to prove he’s trustworthy forces him to involve her, nothing can keep him from claiming her.


Ivy and Jake were lovers until Jake’s scheming brother interfered. Three months after they part ways, a theft against Jake’s logging company brings them back together. Ivy’s brother is the culprit and she’s desperate to keep him out of jail. She’s prepared to offer Jake a payment plan—but he has other ideas on how she can pay the debt.

Jake’s been missing Ivy, and he figures a weekend of sex, anywhere, anytime and any way, will cure his hunger. Ivy gives in to his demands and before the weekend is over, more than one truth is uncovered, giving them hope for the future.

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