Tis' the season to delve into something new!
Follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
- Frank Kafka
We are fast approaching the holiday's which means more time off, time with family and friends, and time to get lost in a great book. I have four to choose from and more on the way. I've been chasing life at the speed of light and it would appear that a state of calm is finally in the air. Or at the very least, on the horizon. When I started this writing adventure two and a half years ago, I jumped in with both feet, the dream of greatness and the willingness to fall flat or fly high as an author. We all want to be the next best thing, riding high on the USA Today and New York Times best seller's list. It's never been a matter of IF, but WHEN. It's a privilege and honor to be able to do what I love. I'm passionate about prose, thoughtful plots and characters that speak for themselves. When they're so well-written they become body and flesh, instead of fictional, tangible instead of fake, dare I say...real!
I'm always a self-promoter and why wouldn't I be, if I can't hang my hopes and dreams on my writing, then I certainly can't expect you to. So as always, the link's to my books can be found on the tab above "My Books." Buy one...two, or buy them all. Autographed editions are always available, just drop me a line.
But today, it's all about Lexx!
J.D. Lexx that is.
International attorney, award-winning journalist, sensualist and wordsmith of the highest caliber, J.D. Lexx is one of the most passionate, well-written male authors on the market right now.
JD's work has been touted by fans and fellow authors as, "Wonderfully delicious and quite unexpected." "A true masterpiece." And, "Tantalizing to the Senses." With two new releases this Monday: The Manhattan Memoirs: Volume One and The Manhattan Memoirs: Volume Two, as well as his latest novel Malediction hitting #1 that same day on Amazon, Mr. Lexx is an author on fire. I've admittedly indulged in Food Lust, Book One in the Crimson Confessions Series and his most recent work of tantalizing fiction, injected with the man himself, Malediction.
All things J.D. Lexx, or his books anyway, because the man himself is a beautiful enigma, are flying off the shelves at rates you won't see for long. Some FREE, some $.99 and some more. But like my books, all good things must come to an end. The time is now to discover why everyone's talking about J.D. Lexx. Shouldn't you be?
Funny, I often hear it said that you never forget your first. As a collector of singular experience, I find myself obliged to agree. That first kiss, a uniquely fundamental element of shared humanity itself, still shines through aging memories. But every such light casts a blanket of shadow, one that all too often harbors the first genuine heartbreak, creating lifelong triggers from once innocuous joys. For better or worse, these are the moments that shape and bond, not only in that instant of transference but throughout every connection thereafter.
And then there are the darker primes, those firsts exiled beyond the boundaries of decency by a hypocritical society hell-bent on denying the delicacies of the flesh. Personally, these are the ones that I most cherish, prized specifically for their unique abilities to open eyes, break down barriers and wreak havoc on the narrowest of minds.
But let us be clear from the outset. This quest is fueled by neither nostalgia nor regret. Ours is not a journey undertaken to recapture faded relics of glory once possessed. No, this is a tale of a different first entirely - an obsession that spans a lifetime and continues to this day, propelling me with ever-increasing resolve toward the very bluff of futility.
Needless to say, a man without motivation rarely delivers a story worth telling...
(The covers are the buy links.)
Malediction: A Love Story (Or Several)
Some devote a lifetime to the endless pursuit of love. Others spend even longer trying to outrun it. Between the shimmering lights of Paris and New Orleans’ commercialized sin, author J.D. Lexx embarks on his latest hunt. Once content to walk blindly in the light, these days he prowls a different world, one of shadow and sensuality where flesh yields to the probing hungers of fantasy. Driven by painful reminders of opportunity left unseized, he roams, tirelessly seeking the next in a growing collection of Crimson Confessions. Yet these tales of conquest and seduction which have brought such notoriety are merely bait for a more transcendent prey. The one he truly stalks is infinitely more elusive, and lethal in her charms. To win her over, and write the happy ending to this unfinished story, an infamous collector of secrets must now lay his own bare for all to see. Chasing a trail of enticing exploits stretching from Sin City to Prague, every stop leads him back to the beginning…and one step closer to her.
The Manhattan Memoirs : Volume One
Welcome to Manhattan, a city of secrets. Within its shadows hides a treasure trove of incredible stories. Look hard enough and you’re likely to find one. Dig a little too deep and you might just become one. Trust me, I would know. Ten years ago, an ordinary man began a journey that would lead him to the depths, and heights, of New York sensuality. Driven by an insatiable hunger to bring the city to its knees, the allure of its women and the pleasures they offered slowly consumed him. Once lost, he never returned…but I did. In the pages of these journals, I hold the only existing proof of an evolution—a chronicle of domination, submission and lust that transformed the man I once was into the rumor I’ve become. As with any great corruption, mine began innocently enough, with a balmy summer evening and that damn red dress…
The Manhattan Memoirs: Volume Two
They say the truth will set you free, but only if you survive to uncover it. After settling into his new life as a burgeoning Dominant in New York, Ronin thinks he has things all figured out. But when a mysterious encounter offers a glimpse into an underworld of sexual excess, he finds himself forced to reevaluate his own beliefs and the loyalty of others. Blinded by confusion and driven by desire, now Ronin must unravel fact from fiction, pushing allegiances to the brink in a compulsive quest for answers. But will the truth he seeks lead to the ultimate liberation, or will its pursuit trap him in a web from which few have ever escaped?
Food Lust: A Crimson Confession
For some, the kitchen represents a sanctuary of the senses—a mergence of soul and sustenance that licks at the flesh while teasing the mind’s pleasure. To others, it’s but a steely hive of horror. And then there’s JESSICA AMES, a canned soup kind of girl in a land of haute cuisine whose aversion to culinary adventure once seemed all but incurable. But when she catches the eye of celebrity chef MARCO ADRIANO at a pretentious rooftop soiree, his uniquely sensual take on food whets an appetite that may just prove insatiable. If only they’d had more time…
Two-Way Glass: A Crimson Confession
True love, a beautiful family, and hordes of adoring friends. Morgan Parker didn’t give a damn for any of it. For as long as he could remember, all that mattered was his one-way climb up the partnership track. That is, until the day he makes it to the top and finally stops to enjoy the view. Now, with the biggest case of his career looming on the horizon, the young attorney finds himself increasingly enamored with the flirtatious Sirena in the window across the way. But when a harmless voyeuristic game escalates toward obsession, will Morgan see the challenge through to the end, or cave to the rising intensity, accepting the most frustrating defeat of his life? The jury is still out…
Order of the Orchidarion: A Crimson Confession
For years, one thing kept troubled young Christine Bexley on the right side of a life beyond salvation—the promise of a unique apprenticeship, as soon as she came of age, under childhood crush and world-renowned orchidologist, Richard Mitchell. After three years of flirtation and shameless attempts to seduce her mentor, Christine now stands at the eve of her twenty-first birthday, a gifted orchidologist in her own right. But is she truly ready for the fabled Orchidarion? An exceptionally cruel test of skill and concentration, it can only be administered by those who have already mastered it. Success would place her among the absolute best in the world. But can Christine overcome this final obstacle to complete her ascendance, or has Richard’s opportunity just blossomed for a long and hard payback?
Since Mr. Lexx professes to be a lover and frequenter of one of my favorite stomping grounds, "The Big Easy," tonight's drink is an ode to his love of New Orleans and mine.
The Original Sazerac
1 cube sugar 1½ ounces (35ml) Sazerac Rye Whiskey or Buffalo Trace Bourbon ¼ ounce Herbsaint 3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters Lemon peel
-Pack an Old-Fashioned glass with ice
-In a second Old-Fashioned glass place the sugar cube and add the Peychaud's Bitters to it, then crush the sugar cube
-Add the Sazerac Rye Whiskey or Buffalo Trace Bourbon to the second glass containing the Peychaud's Bitters and sugar
-Empty the ice from the first glass and coat the glass with the Herbsaint, then discard the remaining Herbsaint
-Empty the whiskey/bitters/sugar mixture from the second glass into the first glass and garnish with lemon peel
Here's what I'm listening to:
Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane
So, my friends and fans, fellow readers and those who are yet to delve into all things Heather M. Miles, it's all up to you. What's your reading pleasure? There's more than one way to feast on words and I hope I've tantalized the mind into thinking beyond just me. There's never been a better time to take a chance on J.D. Lexx. I don't recommend many, nor do I share my spotlight, but this one...this man...this author...he's worth a second look. Let me know what you think.
Here's a link to Mr. Lexx's Newsletter - Reflexxions!
As always, stay tuned in and turned on!
Heather M. Miles