a word not yet invented) and aspiring writer Alice moves from
to Boston in 1977, with nothing but her intelligence, sass, and a
MasterCharge. Within weeks she's accumulated a shared apartment, a job,
assortment of friends that you'd expect to find on the other side of
the looking glass, from crazy-assed musicians to writers to pro dommes
and call girls. Not to mention the two very fine men who take turns in
George, who is strong-willed, intelligent, and employed by the nascent computer industry, wants a woman who can keep up with him, both mentally and physically. He finds Alice by turns endlessly fascinating and infuriating, and, ultimately, irresistible.
Doug , a hot wannabe journalist who lands women as easily as the local fishermen land cod, professes love to Alice. But his past holds a secret about his long-absent father, one his mother never revealed to him.
This rollercoaster, semi-autobiographical tale by Barrie Abalard takes Alice from helping her sister, Barb, escape abuse at home, to landing her first freelance writing job—with a porno mag—to a mission meant to help an assaulted call-girl friend which requires her to pretend to be a working girl herself. And the sex. Did we mention the hot, super-fun, crazy Seventies shtupping? In this coming-of-age tale, Alice finds that she doesn't always get what she wants, but, as the Rolling Stones sing, she usually gets what she needs.
|Rodeo pick-up rider Cam Chester and bareback rider Wyatt Knott are two rodeo men who’ve never loved another, but they can’t dismiss their passion as only casual. EIGHT SECONDS, the amount of time a barebacker must stay on his bronco, weaves the story of two men who fall in love, but find themselves confronted by deadly hate.||Leading men Kirk Bauer and Troy Camden attend a 1975 Hollywood "swingers" party, only to discover they enjoy swinging with each other more than they do with the women they date. Pursuing the love of another man puts their careers at serious risk. But when you discover you love someone, what else really matters?|
I've been writing and selling erotic stories for longer than I care to admit under the pseudonyms Barrie Abalard, Belle, and Miss Lee. You can find my books on Amazon and many of the other usual places.
Being of a certain age means I've done a lot of s*** in my life, notably many years of radio DJ-ing and software technical writing. I also did short stints as a taxi driver, clerical chartist for the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, and temporary office worker for over half a dozen companies. Never mind what else I've done.
A good story with quirky characters turns me on. Besides reading, I enjoy cuddling with our cat, singing, very long walks and working out, and hanging with friends. I'm addicted to any number of TV shows, and as that list changes often (I get bored easily), I'm not going to note them here. I currently live in the Middle Atlantic but we're moving back to the Boston area, where I lived for 26 adult years, later in 2011. I've led a wild life, and as such, believe that a woman should have a past that's juicy enough to bring a blush to her descendants' faces. Not that I'm going to tell my stories here, mind you--that's what Alice is for--and not that I'm old...