I’m happy to announce that my award-winning anthology, “Attractions of the Heart”, is once again available in eBook format for any who have missed it the first time around. Of course I have plenty of newer stories on Amazon, but the eighteen erotic tales of lesbian romance in “Attractions” were written purely from my vivid imagination when I was a ‘straight, married mother of three’ who had no clue that she was living vicariously through her characters. Now married to the woman of my dreams, I admit I don’t have the desperate urge to write as I did back then, but that hasn’t stopped me from churning out stories I absolutely love telling. If you haven’t read anything by yours truly, you really should đ I added that because one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to be more assertive. How am I doing? LOL.
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Attractions of the Heart, a romantic collection of erotic short stories, begins with a hot date, and ends with a commitment ceremony. Enjoy a lovely meal at âLobster Box.â Take a Caribbean vacation and plan ground rules that arenât set in stone in âBest Friends Donât F*ck.â How about âGoing Fishingâ for the ultimate hook up? Or âTaking Chancesâ on love when the stakes are high. Who said âClimbing Rocks,â âDogging,â or âTruckingâ couldnât lead to sexcapades? Maybe you need an âExercise Dykeâ for the supreme workout or you wonder when designing a cookbook as a fundraiser for your softball team, âDoes The Butch Come With The Recipe?â Maybe youâre ready to take a âMile High Dare.â Whatever your tastes, Cheri Crystal offers an impressive selection. So, have fun with âTina in Toyland,â hire an âEscort,â say, âMe, Too,â for a three-way, win an award in âDebut,â have a âNightcap,â or try âKeeping Up With Hornelia,â but donât miss âSeeing It Through.â
For critically acclaimed, âfunny, charming stories,â âcrisp writing,â âfrank sexuality,â and âtop of the line female eroticism,â Cheri Crystalâs Attractions of the Heart has something for everyone.
Mom bribed, threatened, and begged me to stop chopping off my hair with her fabric shears and ordered me to put on a little rougeâher word, not mine. I was offered everything from a nose job, because I broke the schnozzola twice tackling the football team in the schoolyard just to prove they werenât so tough, to a trip to Disney. Seriously, Disney! I refused to have my teeth fixed and thought the overbite gave me character. My teeth were crooked, but so what? They worked. If I had to, I could rip through uncooked flesh with my uneven choppers.
Mom said I had such pretty blue eyes, and if only Iâd use a bit of mascara to show off my light lashes. Yeah, right Mom. Like Iâd be caught dead in make-up. She also threatened that Iâd be grounded if I didnât stay out from under cars, but her words were meaningless, and I knew it. While other girls snuck cigarettes or gave head behind the bleachers, I was sneaking an oil change or doing brake jobs at Fredâs Body Shop. Mom gave up for good when I told her I was joining the Corps.
Up until I left for Parris Island, April and I hung out in my basement getting high and listening to CDs, mostly heavy metal for me or pop rock and shit like that for her. She was the only person on the planet who didnât try to change me. She was also my number one fantasy, but I never told her that. Heck, I donât think I admitted it to myself. Until nowâŠnow that it was too late.
I had often relived her sixteenth birthday party, and here on her wedding day, I couldnât help but go there again. Without mercy, my mind played tricks on me and brought me back to that night. She was sweet sixteen and never been kissed. I knew this for a fact. All the kids in our pack played truth or dare. Someone had dared me to kiss April. And she looked, well, aside from being a total babe, she was suddenly bold, and I felt like a heart attack waiting to happen.
The guys punched their fists in the air, and more than a few girls joined in on the chant. âDo it! Do it!â The whistles and catcalls echoed in time with my heart. I walked over to her, took her hands in mine and gazed directly into her sparkling eyes. She glanced at my lips and licked hers in what seemed like a silent movie in slow motion.
A boy had kissed me, once, but Aprilâs kiss was different. Monumentally different. We leaned toward each other as the shouts grew louder. I placed my lips on hers, not fully registering the noise surrounding us, forgetting what and where I was and why I was doing this in front of our friends. I expected a platonic peck, but she had a better idea. Our first kiss was laced with a lingering caramel nougat flavor and had a sweetness all its own. I can still taste it.
Every cell in my body was on alert from that electrified embrace.
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