Angels’ Share thriller series. You can see Mac talking about his writing.
The Angels' Share and DarkArt, are available as are two back-stories Fumble and The First Battle.
All are published by Fantastic Books Publishing.Mac will soon be releasing series non-fiction books on the human aspects of work.
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The three greatest lies in the
western world are alleged to be:
1. Your cheque is in the post
2. Of course I’ll still respect you in the morning, and,
3. I’m from HR and I’m here to help you.
Bearing in mind Regina’s belief that “…there’s nothing better than the feeling of falling into love…” I’ll use number two
as a reference point. Fact is, I fall in love quite often. Only one issue really – I’m a man.
What came first? The thinning hair or the creaking knees?
One day, I noticed tiny crow's feet. A while later, a wrinkle creased the smoothness of my forehead. Before I knew it my 6 pack was a 12 pack. Then, OMG, gravity started to added a slight droop--who said pendulous—to the flesh above my belt-buckle as extra pounds of non-muscle (Do you like the word flab?) made their home round my torso. Sad to say that was nearly twenty years ago. Things only started to improve recently!
Sad to say, I may not be as exciting as Don Juan, Casanova, Byron or any of the physically magnificent residents of Hollywood. However, that doesn't mean I don't feel my juices flow when I meet or see an attractive woman. A gentle smile, some silken curves, a knowing eye communicating sensuality and a hint of fun, a light stroking touch on the back of my hand or forearm, an earthy laugh, a warm hug… wonderful… utterly delightful. Does that mean we should jump into bed?
Like it or not, I’m not the man I was. Time moves on, as does the tone of my muscles. And, as I write this, I think about Regina’s Romance authorship. The idea of being able to share falling in love through a story, experiencing the ups and downs, sillinesses and foul-ups we are all so capable of. Worse still, I enjoy a happy ending and, add to that, the thought of a passionate night of love, forgiveness, redemption and exhausted satisfaction over a shared glass of Champagne. Okay, maybe I’d need to plea bargain the “night” to a shorter timeframe nowadays, and the “drained exhaustion” to shared bout of snoring.
Speaking for myself, although not a Romance fan (yet!), I often get caught up in the schmaltz of a movie. Sometimes the sex scenes in a film are, at the very least, er… compelling.
Meeting a lovely person of indeterminate age, feeling a mutual liking, sensing the heart, I wonder… imagine… and I don’t feel the worse for it. Nor do I feel an obligation to seduce or be seduced.
President Jimmy Carter said: “I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times.” Playboy, 1976. If a thoroughly decent US President can be honest about it… maybe most males should own up.
I wonder just how different older men are to maturer women? Have we common sensibilities? If so, maybe I could write a Romance? How many romantic authors are men?… I wonder.
There are two light hearted blogs that consider eroticism. One considers Erotica writers as artists. The other relates the tale of an encounter at the London Book Fair earlier this year.
The women in my novels are assertive, feisty and sensual. You can see me talk about it. As a writer I want characters who are more than two dimensional lusty ladies with ginormous boobs. A man wrote me the other day and said he was falling for my female baddie, wow!
Get right down to it
My interest in the opposite sex is as strong as ever. How’s yours? Could you imagine coffee or a glass of wine with a few men and women sat round a table, and laughing our way through crazy experiences and flirting? Wow, what fun, and no obligation to make love with anyone… apart from the delightful French widow who wants to show me her etchings…
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