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Shelley Munro
February 25th, 2008, 08:47 PM
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Responsible Romantic Heroes Use Condoms

Some readers prefer heroes to use condoms while others say the dose of
reality kills all the spontaneity and romance. It's a debate that
repeats all over romance land--to use condoms or not to use condoms--
since, after all, it is only fiction...

New Zealand erotic romance author, Shelley Munro took this a step
further in her upcoming release Fancy Free, the story of an accountant
who inherits a condom company. When Ms. Munro caught an Air New
Zealand flight from San Francisco, she came across an advertising
article about a new condom on the market. The ideas flowed and by the
time she landed in Auckland, she'd outlined her plot for Fancy Free.

It's not every day a girl inherits a condom company, and to say
accountant, Alice Beasley is astonished and out of her depth is
putting it mildly. For an almost virgin, she needs a quick education
in all things condom because her inheritance is in danger. Someone is
intent on sabotage and playing nasty, trying to destroy her new
company.

Alice is suddenly getting down and dirty with charismatic James, the
factory manager, all in the name of business, testing new condom
designs. The sex is hot. Mind-blowing. It's a dark thrill and an
erotic journey. Yeah, it's a hard job but a girl's got to do what a
girl's gotta do.

The testing turns personal. Alice wants James. She craves his talented
touch and sultry kisses, she desires passion and physical pleasure on
a permanent basis but first she must convince bad boy James to give up
his fancy free ways.

Note: condoms were tested and a few harmed during the writing of this
story.

Fancy Free releases on 7 March 2008 from Ellora's Cave www.ellorascave.com (http://www.ellorascave.com) and is Ms. Munro's eighteenth release from the pioneer erotic romance publisher.

From the time Shelley Munro was a little girl living in New Zealand,
she wanted to be a detective. She read all the Famous Five mysteries
by Enid Blyton before graduating to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Her
favorite television viewing was Scooby Doo where she, in her invisible
guise, helped Scooby solve the crime.

As happens with children, Shelley grew up and boys distracted her from
childhood dreams. She found one she really liked and married him,
traveling the world at his side until returning to settle in New
Zealand to write hot and spicy tales for Ellora's Cave, some of which
contain the odd body or two.

Publishing Notes:
Title: Fancy Free
Author: Shelley Munro
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
ISBN: 9781419913341
Release Date: 7 March 2008
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance
Setting: Present day New Zealand

Shelley Munro
February 28th, 2008, 12:39 AM
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http://www.shelleymunro.com/blog/wp-content/fancyfree%20150%20x%20225.jpgIdeas - they come in the strangest places at the funniest times. A writer’s life is never dull that’s for sure!

Mr. Munro and I were catching an Air New Zealand flight from San Francisco to Auckland. We hadn’t been on the plane long and I was settled back with my inflight magazine. It’s always the first thing I read when I get on any plane since they have interesting travel articles. Air New Zealand have this new products section and one of the items shown was a vibrating condom.

“Oh,” I said to hubby in a loud voice. “Look!” (and I have to point out hubby is always growling at me for muttering. I don’t but that’s another story. Anyhow, I spoke rather loudly.)

“What?” he asked.

“It’s a vibrating condom. Hmmm, I wonder how they test them?”

“Shush!” he said glancing at our neighbors who WERE looking at us.

“But it’s a vibrating condom!” I said. “Let’s buy one. How do you think they test them? Do you think people test them?” I asked, full of questions. The muse was at a full gallop, considering all the possibilities.

“Shush,” hubby said again. “I’m trying to read.”

“Oh, but don’t you think it would make a great story?”

“I don’t want to talk about it.”

“All right,” I said, a trifle grumpy now. “I’ll think to myself about how they test the vibrating condom.”

“Good idea,” hubby said.

So, I did. All the way back to New Zealand I thought about condoms and how they’d be tested. I thought about the possibilities of a girl inheriting a condom company and the rest, as they say, is history. I wrote Fancy Free, a story about a girl who inherits a condom company and is heavily involved in testing…

If you’d like to learn how my twisted mind works, Fancy Free releases from Ellora’s Cave on 7 March 2008 - next Friday!! And meantime, if you’d like to read an excerpt go here (http://www.shelleymunro.com/books/fancy-free).

Shelley Munro
March 2nd, 2008, 08:18 PM
Alicia started her company, Fancy Free on a whim—a business to occupy her time and keep her old school friends busy. Many of Sloan’s residents considered Fancy Free a strange business, and some were plain shocked, but Alicia didn’t believe in following conventions. Condoms were something she knew about. She’d researched them enough, heck, she’d even used a few in her time. Condoms were her passion, and so condoms were what her company produced. On her death, she left her precious company to her god-daughter Alice Beasley.
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A snippet from Alicia’s collection of condom notes:
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During Roman times, a magic condom became popular. This condom supposedly protected the users from pregnancy and from evil spirits. To make a magic condom the woman collected a large handful of fur from a she-mule’s mane. During the foreplay stage, the man and woman wove a condom from the fur, which was then used during lovemaking.<O:p</O:p
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Alicia’s note – sounds uncomfortable and itchy but the foreplay might be interesting. Did it leak? Source: Humble Little Condom by Aine Collier<O:p</O:p
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Get your copy of FANCY FREE, an erotic romance about condoms by Shelley Munro, from Ellora’s Cave on March 7, 2008. To read an excerpt visit http://www.shelleymunro.com/coming-soon (http://www.shelleymunro.com/coming-soon)

CharmedGirl
September 4th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Fancy Free was another great book. Alice is so cute. I can't believe I'm going to admit this but I actually cried in one part of the book.

hollie
September 6th, 2008, 07:12 PM
I have this one but I haven't read it yet

Shelley Munro
November 29th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Fancy Free by Shelley Munro
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Available now:



http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-5289-127-fancy-free.aspx


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It's not every day a girl inherits a condom company, and to say accountant Alice Beasley is astonished and out of her depth is putting it mildly. For an almost virgin, she needs a quick education in all things condom because her inheritance is in danger. Someone is intent on sabotage and trying to destroy her new company.



<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><ST1:pAlice</st1:City> is suddenly getting down and dirty with charismatic James, the factory manager, all in the name of business, testing new condom designs. The sex is hot. Mind-blowing. It's a dark thrill and an erotic journey. Yeah, it's a hard job, but a girl's got to do what a girl's gotta do.




<st1:City w:st="on"><ST1:pAlice</st1:City> wants James. She craves his talented touch and sultry kisses, she desires passion and physical pleasure on a permanent basis but first she must convince bad-boy James to give up his fancy-free ways.



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WARNING: Condoms were tested and a few harmed during the writing of this story.




EXCERPT:
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The condom was a delicate violet color and had tiny raised dots all over the surface. It looked like an alien creature with chicken pox. There were certainly alien appendages attached. Hard to say what that round bit did. Dragging her gaze from the photo, she turned her attention to James’ run down of the product and the current state of play. Tests. Trials. Okay. She supposed that made sense. They had to know if they worked properly.
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But how did they conduct the tests?

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Her mind went into overdrive as she visualized a typical condom trial. A man and woman naked on a huge bed while a man dressed in a white coat stood with a clipboard, snapping out pertinent questions and ticking off the questions in his survey. How did the latex feel? Did it fit to the penis correctly? Was it too thick? Too thin? Was it big enough to catch semen? Did it stand up to vigorous thrusts? Is there significant loss of sensation?
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A tight band constricted <st1:City w:st="on">Alice</st1:City>’s chest, affecting her breathing. Her bra felt way too tight. She furtively tugged at the underwire of her bra while a wave of heat engulfed her body. She squirmed about on her chair, warmth growing in her nether regions because of her sexual thoughts. A<st1:City w:st="on">lice</st1:City> bit into her bottom lip. Questions. She had them, but nerves and uncertainty made her hesitate. A sharp inhalation did nothing to steady her. This was stupid. She had a vested interest in this condom company and had every right to ask questions. “Um, how do you conduct trials?”

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“We ask for volunteers, dear.” The elderly lady in the seat next to her stopped her knitting to lean over and pat her on the hand. “Thankfully, our team of volunteers likes sex.”

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“That’s after our special machines are used for the initial tests,” an elderly gent added.

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“Oh.” <st1:City w:st="on">Alice</st1:City> bit her lip again. None of the elderly board members seemed embarrassed while nerves caused her stomach to twist tightly enough for all of them. It was that man’s fault. He made her think very naughty thoughts and totally forget about her problems with Steven. Her gaze speared to him and clung.

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James Bates.

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His husky voice and good looks had spilled over into her dreams last night. She could barely look him in the face after she recalled her nakedness, wantonly sliding her well-endowed chest across his face. Begging for it. Begging for him. Tension gathered low in her belly when she recalled the exquisite sensation of his mouth when it closed over her breast. He’d drawn her nipple deep into his mouth and sucked hard until she felt a corresponding tug in her… Pussy. Pussy. Huh, she might as well think bluntly since she’d certainly dreamed in Technicolor with no holds barred. He’d stripped his jeans and white cotton shirt off and displayed tanned muscles. Smooth skin. And a huge erection. A<st1:City w:st="on">lice</st1:City> groaned and imagined his cock and how it felt sliding deep into her body. Or at least she tried since she remembered only the barest mechanics and sensations. She shifted on her chair and sighed, her feminine flesh pulsing. It had been so long since that one foray into sex. Maybe it was time to explore again?

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“Are you really all right, dear? You look a little flushed.” The knitting lady again.

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<st1:City w:st="on"><ST1:pAlice</st1:City> jerked back to the present to find every one of the six board members staring at her again plus the admin lady, and worst of all, the manager James Bates. He wore a grin, almost as if he knew what she’d fantasized about and relived only seconds ago.

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Oh my. Steven was right. Her morals had fallen by the wayside. She was a wicked woman and was going to hell. Realizing she had yet to answer, <st1:City w:st="on">Alice</st1:City> blurted, “Fine. I’m…ah…focused on the business.” And how. If she concentrated on sex and condoms any harder, she’d self-combust. An X-rated version of <st1:City w:st="on">Alice</st1:City> in Wonderland. Who’d have guessed?

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Catherine Bybee
November 30th, 2008, 01:18 AM
Great book. Loved it!

CharmedGirl
November 30th, 2008, 08:09 PM
I have this book. I loved it as well.

Shelley Munro
December 1st, 2008, 01:06 AM
Thanks. I'm glad you both enjoyed it.

Shell