Friday, May 3, 2013

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7 Reasons why I love my fictional boyfriend

It’s the latest accessory. A pretend boyfriend. A perfect lover invented by an author with a flair for a hero. All the girls have them these days. We take them out with us to show off to our girlfriends. We Facebook and Tweet about them. We look for pictures of real guys that kind of look like them.

I’m raising my hand and declaring: ‘Me too.’ As an author I’ve been lucky enough to create my own fictional boyfriend. His name is Ramon Mendez. He’s of Spanish extraction (I’m a sucker for a dark man), has a glorious physique and a PhD in sacred sexual practices, so the man knows his way around a woman’s body.

What is it about these pretend men we love so much? It’s pretty simple really. They are everything real men aren’t, or at best can only be in part.

*He’s got exactly the look that turns me on - devishly handsome with a to-die-for body and he’s really, really, really good in bed.

*He always looks good and if he wears tracky pants they ‘hang perfectly from his masculine hips’ and don’t bag at the knees.

*He doesn’t smell or fart or ask me to do his yukky laundry.

*He loves that I read about him all the time and would never interrupt or complain while I’m in the middle of a book about him.

*I can move on from him to somebody new and he won’t get sooky or angry and try to reclaim his CD’s from my CD collection.

*I can share him with my girlfriends and never get jealous.

*I can have as many fictional boyfriends as I like and never be labelled a tart.

Who are your fictional boyfriends and why do you love them?

Master of Love series EBooks by Kate Belle feature the charismatic and handsome Ramon Mendez, a passionate lover of women who changes their lives.

Breaking the Rules: Grace is a beautiful woman in complete control of her world. A long time ago she chose a career over children and marriage, and has never regretted it. Then Ramon Mendez walks into her office. Ramon is about to commence his PhD, a work on erotic literature, and from the outset there is something about him that makes Grace’s blood run hot. Aware of the need to maintain her professional reputation, she rejects his advances, but he persists. And during their intimate supervision sessions, her defences start to crumble, for Ramon’s work is exposing desires within Grace she never knew existed.

Bloom: Thirty-six-year-old Emma’s life looks as perfect as could be. She loves her solid, straight-laced husband Gary, who has given her three beautiful, if spoilt, children and a secure life. But something is missing. Gary hardly notices her anymore and she feels frumpy and invisible. Her friend, Lisa, talks her into joining a social boot camp class at the local gym. Emma immediately recognises their instructor as the gorgeous runner she sees each evening while walking her dog in the park. He introduces himself as Ramon Mendez. In spite of herself Emma is besotted.
Before long her mind is filled with guilty fantasies of him. One evening, when things at home have become too much to bear, she bumps into him alone in the park. An opportunity presents itself and no one need ever know. Ramon promises and delivers everything that’s missing from her marriage – passion, romance and excitement – but Emma must discover if they are the things she really wants.

The Yearning – eBook out 1 April, print book out 1 May
It’s 1978 in a country town and a dreamy fifteen year old girl’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of the substitute English teacher. Solomon Andrews is beautiful, inspiring and she wants him like nothing else she’s wanted in her short life.

Charismatic and unconventional, Solomon easily wins the hearts and minds of his third form English class. He notices the attention of one girl, his new neighbour, who has taken to watching him from her upstairs window. He assumes it a harmless teenage crush, until the erotic love notes begin to arrive.
Solomon knows he must resist, but her sensual words stir him. He has longings of his own, although they have nothing to do with love, or so he believes. One afternoon, as he stands reading her latest offering in his driveway, she turns up unannounced. And what happens next will torment them forever – in ways neither can imagine.

Read an extract HERE.

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Kate Belle Bio
Kate lives, writes and loves in Melbourne, juggling her strange, secret affairs with her male characters with her much loved partner and daughter, and a menagerie of neurotic pets. She holds a tertiary qualification in chemistry, half a diploma in naturopathy and a diploma in psychological astrology. Kate believes in living a passionate life and has ridden a camel through the Australian desert, fraternised with hippies in Nimbin, had a near birth experience and lived on nothing but porridge and a carrot for 3 days.
Twitter: @ecstasyfiles

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