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Rebecca sensually gestures me into her squeaky tight gap – oh, such a flirt…

Friends, fellow readers and authors.

What is a mid-life crisis?  Is it real or just an excuse for bad / irrational behaviour?

Is life real right now or maybe just a fantasy?  Is he really staying late to finish a report?  How well do you really know his secretary?  How do they behave at the Christmas party – does this all sound just a little too familiar?

Share my appointment with the vivacious Annabelle, unhinged to say the least, but then she has good reason…?

Extracted, with pleasure, from Chapter 2: Vigorous vibrations.

As I exhale a perfect smoke ring, it’s attracted, like a powerful magnet, towards number sixty-nine with curtains drawn and radiating such pure desolation. The picture postcard property appears well maintained, but is looking so forlorn; emanating such deep sorrow with its red roof tiles frowning and yellow bricks and mortar presenting an upturned smile. Pretty ‘Rose Cottage’ seems unloved and unkempt, with the contents of a fallen wheelie bin: plastic bottles and discarded envelopes scattered across the drive.  The uncut lawn is full of daisies and dandelions swaying in the gentle breeze while unclaimed cartons of semi-skimmed milk and fruit juice are souring beside the porch in the fresh morning sun.

As I pull up alongside a potential parking space, opposite number sixty nine, Rebecca my feisty red-headed parking assistant takes over, sensually gesturing me into the squeaky tight gap with her flirtatious enunciation.  I’m filled with desire, watching her in my rear view mirror, as she sprawls out across the back seat – bleep! That’s close enough and with a sharp tug on my handbrake, I re-check the precision timepiece prised, with such skill, into the walnut-veneer – Fifteen minutes to nine – It’s too early! I know from bitter experience not to rush clients: ruffled hair, sleepy dust and bad breath can be so unpleasant…

Faithful is available for download on Amazon Kindle, dig deep into my blog for some very good reviews and why not purchase a copy for yourself?  It’s enlightening and entertaining.

Fidelity, my second adventure in the series, will be coming soon!

Steve X

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Posted by on August 28, 2013 in Faithful extract

 

*Fabulous short story* – 5 Star Review – FAITHFUL is “a well-orchestrated salacious tease …”

HUGE thanks to Bonnie, for her fabulous review of FAITHFUL on Amazon! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed your reading experience.

FAITHFUL is the first instalment of a series written by Steve Clarke

Bonnie said, ‘Faithful is a well orchestrated salacious tease.  Written partly in the first person, it explores the imagination of Steve Clarke, on his mid-life journey where the everyday coincides with fantasy.

The other part of Faithful involves his potential client.  In this first instalment of the series, several mysteries are laid out involving the window, Annabelle Faithful and her husband.”

Bonnie review

I guarantee you’ll be hooked!

Fidelity, the second book in the series (delves much deeper into the mid-life crisis and the fantasy’s that arise) is due for release later this year.

Steve X

p.s This is Matthew Faithful, a successful boat designer – trouble is he’s been working just that little bit too hard…

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Posted by on August 27, 2013 in Reviews

 

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Be who YOU want to be and not who OTHERS want to see.

Friends,

Thank you so very much for all your wonderful support and encouragement you’ve given me over the last few months; on twitter. Your kind response to my poetry has been truly inspirational; so much so that I’ve complied ‘Lifetime Rhymes’ a fabulous collection of inspirational poetry and lyrics – featuring both published and as yet un-publised work. I hope that you like the book cover I’ve put together.

‘Lifetime Rhymes’ is a book of heartfelt words and images giving you, the reader, true inspiration and love – words to take with you on your journey through life’s ups and downs, and has been written truly and sincerely from my heart.

‘Lifetime Rhymes’ will be available very soon initially as an ebook in all the standard formats and of course I’ll let you know the very moment it’s published – in the meantime, as a taster, I’ve included some examples below just to whet your appetite.

And as for those of you who’ve yet to share my fantasy mid-life crisis…’Faithful’ is available for download right now on Kindle;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/FAITHFUL-A-mid-life-crisis-ebook/dp/B00CRMRYGM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369039647&sr=8-1&keywords=steve+clarke+faithful

More information on my thrilling, risqué and fun short story, can be found within this blog – the sequel, Fidelity, will be coming out very soon.

Bless you all.

Steve X

Lifetime Rhymes

Remember…

To reap rewards

Of the seeds

That we sow

The waiting game

Takes hard work

And patience

As we well know!

X

Be who you want to be

Not who others want to see

Cos the person you seek

Like a finger print, unique

As individuals you and me

X

Warmth of my breath

Kissing your neck

Sweat on my brow

Foreplay, for now

A cuddle, a tease

Down on my knees

Try Faithful, please

XOX

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© SR Clarke X

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Lifetime Rhymes

 

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“Neil’s eyes are drawn to the cold, matrimonial bed. The ejected, ransacked drawers tell an oh sorry tale…”

Welcome back fellow readers, authors and fantasists, are you enjoying the ride of your life; on my roller coaster of a mid-life crisis?

Is your husbands secretary a blonde-bombshell, coming on to him at every opportunity, or is she really just suffering from her own mid-life crisis? And maybe not flashing her cleavage or sticking her arse out whilst picking up something from the floor? It’s probably just his imagination or a fantasy..?

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Extracted, with pleasure, from Chapter 4 – It’s plenty big enough.

…“Matthew sleeps on the left,” she gestures like a theatrical actress, “…always has done.”

Neil’s eyes are drawn to the king-size bed, immaculately dressed with plumped up pillows and a frilly valance and Matthew’s personal belongings perfectly placed on the pine bedside-table: a ship-builder’s manual, glasses case and a red and white envelope torn apart with match tickets spilling out.  Each item carefully placed just like a shrine but the ejected, ransacked drawers tell a very different story…

Over the other side of the bed, ‘Fifty Shades’ in paperback, age-defying eye-cream, half a glass of water and a fallen bottle of ‘Diazepam’ with just a few pills remaining, scattered like little golf balls around her wedding ring.  Out of sight, in the ottoman at the bottom of bed, beneath discarded copies of fashion and home-style magazines, is evidence of a tantrum having taken place; torn up credit-card receipts, a clear plastic bag (the type you use in the airport) of Matthew’s personal effects handed to her at the police station along with his mobile phone – it survived the impact but not Annabelle’s inquisition, now smashed up like a jigsaw puzzle into a million pieces…

Faithful is available for download on Amazon Kindle, dig deep into my blog for some very good reviews and why not purchase a copy for yourself?  It’s enlightening and entertaining.

Fidelity, my second adventure in the series, will be coming soon!

Steve X

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Posted by on August 25, 2013 in Faithful extract

 

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*FAITHFUL review* – ‘Full of wonderful, sensory rich descriptions, which easily pulls you in…’

HUGE thanks to Angela, for her fabulous review of FAITHFUL on Amazon! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed your reading experience.

FAITHFUL is the first in the series of a ‘Mid-life crisis’ and as you can see, in more detail below, Angela has said, ‘Like all good stories, it builds to a thrilling climax and leaves the reader wondering and wanting more…I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.”

I guarantee you’ll be hooked!

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Fidelity, the second book in the series (delves much deeper into the mid-life crisis and the fantasy’s that arise) is due for release later this year.

Steve X

p.s This is Matthew Faithful, a successful boat designer – trouble is he’s been working just that little bit too hard…

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Posted by on August 15, 2013 in Reviews

 

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Following your Dream? – Well some say, ‘Yes’ so it may Seem… *Lifetime Rhymes*

Friends,

Thank you so very much for all your wonderful support and encouragement you’ve given me over the last few months; on twitter. Your kind response to my poetry has been truly inspirational; so much so that I’ve complied ‘Lifetime Rhymes’ a fabulous collection of inspirational poetry and lyrics – featuring both published and as yet un-publised work. I hope that you like the book cover I’ve put together.

‘Lifetime Rhymes’ is a book of heartfelt words and images giving you, the reader, true inspiration and love – words to take with you on your journey through life’s ups and downs, and has been written truly and sincerely from my heart.

‘Lifetime Rhymes’ will be available very soon initially as an ebook in all the standard formats and of course I’ll let you know the very moment it’s published – in the meantime, as a taster, I’ve included some examples below just to whet your appetite.

And as for those of you who’ve yet to share my fantasy mid-life crisis…’Faithful’ is available for download right now on Kindle;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/FAITHFUL-A-mid-life-crisis-ebook/dp/B00CRMRYGM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369039647&sr=8-1&keywords=steve+clarke+faithful

More information on my thrilling, risqué and fun short story, can be found within this blog – the sequel, Fidelity, will be coming out very soon.

Bless you all.

Steve X

Lifetime Rhymes

Am I following my Dream?

Well some say, ‘Yes’ so it may Seem

Others say ‘pure Fantasy!’

But to me,

It’s my reality See!

My life of Happy Ecstasy.

X

Sometimes I can be

A Thorny Thistle

Not a happy whistle

I’ll say best not Touch

Or else I’ll shout Ouch!

For sometimes I’ll swear

When I see you’re not there

But deep down you know

That I really do care

X

Friends Understand

Like a grain of Sand

Each & every One

As sure is the Sun

Has potential to Grow

Into a pearl you Know

XOX

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© SR Clarke X

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2013 in Lifetime Rhymes

 

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Neil’s eyes are drawn to the king-size bed, immaculately dressed with plumped up pillows and a frilly valance…

Friends,

I hope that you’re having the ride of your life..?  And if not why not join my fantastical roller coaster of a mid-life crisis?

Is it merely fantasy? Or real life..?  I’ll let you decide.

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Extracted, with pleasure, from Chapter 4 – It’s plenty big enough.

…“Matthew sleeps on the left,” she gestures like a theatrical actress, “…always has done.”

Neil’s eyes are drawn to the king-size bed, immaculately dressed with plumped up pillows and a frilly valance and Matthew’s personal belongings perfectly placed on the pine bedside-table: a ship-builder’s manual, glasses case and a red and white envelope torn apart with match tickets spilling out.  Each item carefully placed just like a shrine but the ejected, ransacked drawers tell a very different story…

Over the other side of the bed, ‘Fifty Shades’ in paperback, age-defying eye-cream, half a glass of water and a fallen bottle of ‘Diazepam’ with just a few pills remaining, scattered like little golf balls around her wedding ring.  Out of sight, in the ottoman at the bottom of bed, beneath discarded copies of fashion and home-style magazines, is evidence of a tantrum having taken place; torn up credit-card receipts, a clear plastic bag (the type you use in the airport) of Matthew’s personal effects handed to her at the police station along with his mobile phone – it survived the impact but not Annabelle’s inquisition, now smashed up like a jigsaw puzzle into a million pieces…

Faithful is available for download on Amazon Kindle, dig deep into my blog for some very good reviews and why not purchase a copy for yourself?  It’s enlightening and entertaining.

Fidelity, my second adventure in the series, will be coming soon!

‘Lifetime Rhyme’ my book of poetic verse and rhyme – full of inspirational poetry – is available soon.

Steve X

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Posted by on August 4, 2013 in Faithful extract

 

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