#SydneyWives – Enticing Emma

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Tell us a little more about your housewife, Emma:
Emma is a neurotic housewife. She’s increasingly feeling like a failure as she’s unable to have a second child, while her husband is going from strength to strength in his pro-surfing career. Basically, she’s terrified of losing him as he travels around the world surrounded by adoring fans. However, by agonising and fretting about that, she is losing herself in the process. Emma thinks she needs to give her husband carte blanche in the bedroom and follow him on his surf tours to keep a watchful eye. However Lachlan ‘Rosco’ Ross, a devoted husband and father doesn’t need a watchful eye, but rather a warm, happy wife to come home to.

What inspired Emma’s story:
Emma was inspired by all those women who feel a little lost in their marriages, lives and careers. I wanted to capture that peculiar state of emotion where on the outside everything appears fine, but really, inside everything is going wrong.

What was your biggest challenge in writing Emma’s story?
I think it was balancing the sexiness with her fears. Neurotic housewife and sexy were like polka dots and stripes at first, they just clashed! She has been one of my trickiest characters yet!

Why will we love Emma?
I think there is a little bit of Emma in all of us – maybe not exactly, but we all have fears and hurts we try to ignore and cover up. Emma’s story potentially could be any woman’s story.

The Housewives of Sydney series promises that we’ll “find out what goes on behind the doors of the most exclusive addresses in the country”. What was the appeal of joining this series? Similarly, what has been the biggest challenge?
I think it’s the thrill of looking behind the closed doors of the rich and famous and discovering that they’re human and have some quirky needs and wants! The biggest challenge for me was writing straight contemporary! I’ve never just written contemporary erotic romance before. I’ve been buried in Regency England for five books, so getting my head around a modern day Sydney socialite was quite a challenge… but one well worth it!

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From the hottest writers in Australia comes a scintillating new series. Enter the world of Sydney’s elite, and find out what goes on behind the doors of the most exclusive addresses in the country…

Meet the Housewives of Sydney. They are wealthy, elegant, poised, and constantly in the public eye. But what goes on behind closed doors, in the private homes and parties where the cameras and paparazzi aren’t welcome? Delve into the most personal details of their relationships, their friendships and their lives. The only question is: can you handle the heat?

Travel, money, a gorgeous pro-surfer husband, healthy son, and a new house overlooking the ocean – it looks like Emma Ross has it all, but inside she’s torn apart by insecurities and her failure to have another child.

She knows that she’s putting her relationship in jeopardy, so to make up for their difficulties, Emma gives Rosco carte blanche in the bedroom. But is explosive sex enough to save a marriage that is falling apart from the inside?

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Secret Confessions: Meet Emma

This housewife is bright, intelligent and loves her family, but she’s also sensitive and prone to worry. What she lacks in confidence however is made up in her artistic flair, charm and hidden sensuality. She is dedicated to her man and there is nothing she won’t try to keep the fire in her relationship burning.

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Secret Confessions: Emma – Exclusive Excerpt!

SLAH_Emma_FinalEmma stepped into the bedroom, the hair on the back of her neck prickling with nerves. Excitement trilled through her body.

She could hear Rosco pad up behind her, making the hair on her forearms stand on
end.

“Get the jeans off, I want you on all fours.”

She loved it when Rosco took control.

Her pulse quickened, all thoughts of how irritated she was by the journalist and Rocco’s inappropriate comments dissolved into a swelling heat between her legs. With speed that belied her enthusiasm, she slowly peeled off her jeans, and her knickers followed. Her skin prickled with exposure.

“Up.” He growled pointing at the bed.

Emma caught her lip between her teeth and crawled up onto the bed, her rear in full view of her husband.

“Fuck,” he muttered under his breath. His hand, hot and thrilling, touched her, gently, exploring the soft globe, finally delving between the crease in search of her tight rosebud.A moan slipped unbidden. They had long denied themselves the illicit pleasure of anal sex.

“Lachlan,” she whispered, “we shouldn’t.” Her voice was weak.

“Why?” he asked. Releasing the flesh of her backside, “we’re not getting pregnant anyway, why not enjoy it?”

Longing and sorrow battled for her attention.

Emma remembered the tight, burning thrill of anal sex. She’d forbidden it for years since they’d been trying for a second baby. She’d not allowed him to waste his semen in her arse when it could probably create a baby when placed in the correct orifice.

But had not the fertility specialist told them there was no more point in trying? Why deny them the pleasure now?

Emma swallowed a large lump manifested in her throat. “Okay,” she croaked.

She could feel Rocco’s delight whip through the atmosphere. “Cool,” he said, “stay exactly where you are.”

Emma had no intention of moving.


You can find out what happens next in our extended excerpt, over at  the Housewives Lounge.

To find out more about the #SydneyWives series, click here.

You can also take our Which Housewife are You Quiz (Kate, our Managing Editor, is a Meagan)

Emma is available for pre-order now. The story releases 5 February 2015.

From the hottest writers in Australia comes a scintillating new series. Enter the world of Sydney’s elite, and find out what goes on behind the doors of the most exclusive addresses in the country…

Meet the Housewives of Sydney. They are wealthy, elegant, poised, and constantly in the public eye. But what goes on behind closed doors, in the private homes and parties where the cameras and paparazzi aren’t welcome? Delve into the most personal details of their relationships, their friendships and their lives. The only question is: can you handle the heat?

Travel, money, a gorgeous pro-surfer husband, healthy son, and a new house overlooking the ocean – it looks like Emma Ross has it all, but inside she’s torn apart by insecurities and her failure to have another child.

She knows that she’s putting her relationship in jeopardy, so to make up for their difficulties, Emma gives Rosco carte blanche in the bedroom. But is explosive sex enough to save a marriage that is falling apart from the inside?