Thing of Beauty, K.D. West’s steamy tale of sexual initiation, is now available as an audiobook. One of Stillpoint/Eros’ most popular titles, Thing of Beauty has been read by narrator Milo Churchcutt, who narrated our very first audiobook, The Big Easy.
The audiobook is available on Stillpoint/Eros. For a limited time, buy the audiobook, and get the ebook for just a penny more!
So, I’m a teacher, as you may have noticed. And the idea of a high school teacher having a sexual relationship with one of the teen children who happens to be one of his or her students is deeply troubling to me, to say the least.
So how is it that I seem to be in the midst of writing a story cycle/novel that centers around precisely such a relationship?
I woke up before 6:00 this morning and that question was burning through my head. I’ve written about Allison’s experience of the onset of their relationship — I’ve experienced having a crush on a teacher (as many of us have), so writing stories like “Thing of Beauty” and “Juliet Takes Off” wasn’t too much of a leap of the imagination. I could understand Allison and Young!Ken’s feelings pretty well.
But this morning as I grumbled myself awake I found myself wondering: What the hell must it have been like for Old!Ken, having this young girl fall in love with you, while you are clearly feeling very inappropriate things for her? That one was much further afield.
So I sat down and created a letter from Ken to Allison, written between “Juliet Takes Stage” and “Juliet Takes Off” — during Allison’s junior (11th grade) year. Don’t know if I’m going to use it in the finished piece, so I thought I’d share it here. (A word to the wise: this isn’t smut, though there’s a lot of sexual imagery. It’s a teacher on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Angsty, definitely.)
“Juliet Takes Off,” the second tale in K.D. West’s series of stories of forbidden student-teacher passion Juliet Takes Chances, is now on sale on Stillpoint/Eros, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Kobo and other booksellers.
In this searing tale of forbidden student-teacher passion, young Allison has it bad for Ken, her teacher: her Romeo.
What if Romeo were more than twice Juliet’s age — and her teacher? Would that have made a difference? Allison tries to find another leading man, but ends up being drawn back to the first person who ever inspired her to real, undeniable desire.
How can this Juliet convince her much-older Romeo to take her innocence? How can she convince him that, girl though she still is, she is ready to become a woman.
For a limited time, by the audiobook (narrated by the delicious Mary Cyn), and get the ebook for just a penny more!
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