I'm a twenty-something blonde that likes to spin a dirty tale. From the sensual and playful to the explicit and hardcore, and all the sweet spots in between, my stories offer a little escape down the sexual rabbit hole. When it comes to both writing and real life, I've always loved the play of hard and soft. Pretty things in ponytails on their knees, rough sex with bad boys and lots of dirty talk, sweaty bodies in a power exchange, unexpected hookups, flawed fidelity, plot twists and clean edges, and the highs and lows of falling for the wrong person at exactly the right moment. Those are some of the themes and influences you'll find in my stories.Other than that - I'm actually pretty chill. If you have a fun vibe and don't take yourself too seriously, we'll get along. xxWRITING: I’m currently published with Xcite Books and Lush Publishing under the name Ashleigh Lake. You can find my books on Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble. You can also visit my website www.ashleighlake.com for more details on me, my writing, how I got started, a few freebies and even some sex toy reviews. My Current eBook Collection:1. West Coast GamesThis is a novella length series I posted on Lush during the spring of 2014, and then transitioned to eBook with the intention of following it up with a prequel from the opposite character's POV. It's a darker, heavier piece of erotica, exploring destructive relationships, obsessive love, jealousy and infidelity, rough sex, and all the head games and mindfucks played when it comes to the art of getting what you want at all costs. Set against the West Coast beach culture of restless surfer boys and tricky surfer girls, it's an intense yet addictive ride, with plenty of surprising twists along the way.2. Toy Stories: Sensual Fantasies Inspired by LELOThis is a brand new collection of eight previously unpublished short stories (60K words of new content). Not just for solo play, this book also incorporates toys into stories with couples connecting in creative ways, unexpected encounters, phone sex, blindfolds and restraints, public teasing games, girl on girl, office affairs, steamy shower sex and a range of sensual fantasies written to tempt, titillate and inspire new ideas on how to spice up your sex life. This project was overseen by LELO throughout the stages of development and was published with their official consent. These stories won't appear anywhere online for free and are exclusive to the book. 3. The Bitches in the BasementThis is the full length novel version of the original The Bitches in the Basement short story. It has been reworked and completed at 50,000+ words. The three new full-length story chapters titled 'Cady's Story', 'The Aftermath' and 'Conclusion', will not be posted online and are exclusive to the book (over 30K words of new content).4. Playing DirtyThis was my first official collection of erotica, with some of my best previously published stories, as well as several brand new ones that you won't find anywhere online (80K words total, with about 20K words of new content, along with some reworking of previous stories). These are all bundled together as a collection at a low and easy price point.You can download these two titles, along with some shorter new-content singles and freebies by visiting the following websites or checking my profile album for more details.www.amazon.com/author/ashleighlakewww.smashwords.com/profile/view/ashleighlake www.barnesandnoble.com/c/ashleigh-lakewww.ashleighlake.comFRIEND-ADDS: I don't typically do online chats and I'm not available for love, lust, real life hook-ups, cyber or anything that makes you think it might lead to that. If any of those things are on your wish-list, then I'm the wrong girl. Otherwise, if you're a writer, a reader, a fan or a just a regular, feel free to send me a friend-request or say hi. COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Please be advised that I will, and have in the past, put in formal legal copyright claims (under section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act) against plagiarizers and people who have stolen my stories and reposted them without my permission. I do regular checks on where my writing appears online through multiple copyright-checker sources and programs. You will show up and trust me, I will go after you. If you want to avoid becoming part of my hit-list, then please respect the rules.Thanks for visiting my profile! xx
This was beautifully written, Rachel.
OMG. My eyes skipped across this thread and I was convinced I must have been reading this wrong. This is so shocking. I had no idea he was ill. He was always so kind and friendly and helped me get some of my writing seen and reviewed, always eager to pass on news of potential writing opportunities. He was also a tireless champion of fighting against plagiarism and helping writers protect their work. There are no words. What a lovely human being and talented author. He will always be remembered fondly.
Congratulations, Margot, and thank you for your generous and kind spirit! <img src="/forum/images/emoticons/3601.gif" alt="3601">
Congratulations to Puddleduck, WannabeWordsmith and Littleduchess, as well as the rest of the top ten. There were some really great stories in this comp. The winning story was total writing genius.
Such a great cinematic video. I'm really looking forward to the new album. https://www.youtube.com/embed/3-NTv0CdFCk
Theoretically, yes. UV and LED lamps both emit UVA light/radiation (4 x stronger than the natural sun). It's higher intensity for a shorter amount of time to cure the polish. It can cause premature ageing and potentially skin cancer in the same way that tanning salons and outdoor-tanning-by-sun can cause the same. You can help limit this by putting SPF-50 plus sunscreen on the hands prior to this (though you'll have to work with your manicurist to ensure it isn't washed off during the manicure) or she can help put it on for you without it touching your nails. I've heard of some places that use fingerless gloves. Personally, I wouldn't be overly concerned about it if you're not doing it on the regular, and assuming you aren't super sensitive to UV light/sun. But yeah... technically, the theoretical risk is there. I don't use them. There are several 'gel-style' polish lines that don't require the lamps that are pretty good and give similar effect/durability. Not exactly the same, but comparable.
Excellent nomination and decision. Rump is a kind, warm-hearted, talented yet humble man who offers some of the best constructive feedback for writers who really want to improve their skills and grow. He's a huge asset to the site and a really awesome human being! Congrats!
I know Series 7 was probably a bit too grisly to begin with, but does anyone else think the second half has gone a bit flat?D x Yes.A few things they've gone off the rails with, in my opinion:- Overdose on the 'terror of Negan'. Honestly, I love the actor, but I find the campy swagger and smirky theatrical monologue style of the character to be annoying. Maybe this character doesn't translate as well from the comics, but I thought the Governor was more compelling and believable as a villain.- Fragmented episodes. I hate that the first half has all been insulated episodes that focus on new characters and maybe one or two regulars max. I think we've only seen Maggie for an episode and a half at this point. They should have been able to cover multiple story lines within a single episode for the sake of continuity and momentum.- Too many bizarre fantasy-world characters. We have the medieval pageantry of 'The Kingdom' and its community-theatre leader, the submissive dungeon vibe of Negan's lair, a giant tiger, the apocalyptic-cult hipster dumpster gang who don't speak in full sentences, the all-female fishing village etc. It's bordering on feeling like a different show. I get that they need to introduce a ton of new characters for this upcoming 'war', but I feel like its an overload of overly strange characters nobody cares about.- The zombies are no longer threatening or scary. They're merely bumps in the road that are quickly dispatched with minimal effort. Like swatting a mosquito. I get that they've evolved, but I kind of miss the tension the zombies used to create. - The breakdown of strong characters. In the first half, they broke Rick's spirit. Daryl was caged in a cell and crying. And Carol - wtf did they do to this character? - And... I still miss Glenn. :(I'm still watching/invested and hopeful things will turn around and get exciting again. I get why they went this route for the greater storyline (breaking people, followed by a revolt), I just think they could have done it a little differently.
Congrats, Buz! This is more than well deserved. You truly are a one in a million kind of guy. Your selflessness, kindness, empathy, humor and adventurous spirit are character facets I've always admired. I hold you in the highest regard, and I mean that sincerely. Thank you for being a friend over the years, for sharing your stories and for leading by example. Awesome sauce, all the way!
I don't have curly hair, but I know my hair oils and moisture lock-in products and I know what you mean about some of them feeling heavy or weighing hair down. I've tried a lot, and I always come back to Aveda's Light Elements Smoothing Fluid as a styling serum. I find it much more potent and pretty much weightless compared to similar ones (Biosilk, Moroccan or Argan oil etc.). https://upload.lushstories.com/1579676789-smoothing.jpg If you're looking to promote hair health and growth, I also recommend up to 5,000 mcg of Biotin per day. I take 2 of these Nature's Bounty gummies with breakfast and then I'll pop a 1,000 mcg regular Biotin cap with both lunch and dinner. It's best to spread it out. It makes hair/nails grow fast and strong. I've noticed a difference since I started taking these supplements. https://upload.lushstories.com/605382645-biotin.jpg I also see consistently fantastic reviews on Grow Gorgeous hair serum (you massage it into the scalp). I'm on the fence still, but its on my radar. I might try it at some point as a booster. https://upload.lushstories.com/646723475-growgorgeous.jpg
The city is lonely and my bedside table is in disarray. Cherry cola fizzes in a champagne flute. A ragged copy of Albert Camus’ The Fall holds a position of importance in place of a Bible. It’s bookmarked at Jean-Baptiste’s recollection of that warm autumn night by the River Seine. I like to reread that passage when I can’t sleep. Next to it, there’s a half-smoked joint in a vintage...
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Life with Roxy was like a roller coaster that both thrilled and chilled. Sometimes your stomach gets queasy with the whole thing and you swear you’ll never get on again. Then before you know it, you find yourself lining up for another ride, like the adrenaline junkie you really are. The kind of relationships that make you sweat, in both good and bad ways, can become a lot like this over...
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I’ve always thought relationships are a lot like seasons. They have their hot spells and eventual decline of life until things freeze over completely. Part of me was expecting that, even with Roxy. It had been the blueprint for all my past affairs. But it was nearing Christmas and I was still wrapped up in that candy cunt of hers. I felt green and boyish around her, convincing myself that...
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She was an enigma on the Pacific Coast Highway, a she-devil as I would later learn, but springtime in California evoked a lazy naiveté in me. The golden coast was full of the promise of summer love affairs and casual encounters. There are the mind-fucks too, but nobody is thinking about the pitfalls and risks while watching the swish of a short skirt over tanned thighs and the smiles that...
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She was so tight she made my loins ache. I wanted inside of her. The slutty little thing wore a shiny lick of a dress that reminded me of the black paint on my favorite ride. Now I wanted to ride her ass just like I ride my bikes, with a lot of speed. No brakes would be needed for that piece of tail; she wasn’t after safety. I could tell by the way all five-foot-nothing of her prowled the...
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Pink bubblegum rolls on my tongue as I walk along the black asphalt that’s still steaming from the warm August rain. I can feel it wet along the edges of my toes as they push forward in my white stiletto sandals, the leather damp and just beginning to stretch. The moisture is everywhere and the humidity is high. It’s under my skin. The back of my neck is hot under the weight of my long...
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“I thought we’d shake things up a little.” Megan watched her boyfriend produce the unassuming white letter-length envelope and lay it on the black laminate bar, nudging it her way. She watched his face for a telltale sign but his only response was to grin back at her and wink. “What is this?” she asked coyly, a slow smile spreading across her face. It had been five years to the date...
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Aidan Black stared at the online text that flashed up onto the screen. ‘I luv ur stories!’ He yawned, and took another sip of his Jack Daniels. He quickly typed a reply and then leaned back in his chair. ‘What do you like about them?’ He smiled at the long pause. All these fans are the same, he thought to himself. Innocent young girls that dream of being treated like dirty sluts...
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Damon: I’ll bet you’ll get up to some trouble in Cabo. I smirked at the text that flashed up on our chat-log from the computer screen. He was always teasing me. Ashleigh: No trouble. At least not the good kind of trouble. I’m going with my boyfriend don’t forget. There was a pause, and while I anticipated his next words, I took a sip of the vodka soda I was prone to drinking...
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I took a long sip of my dirty martini and leaned into the bar, staring resentfully down towards the end of it. My boyfriend of three years, Ryan, was still engaged in conversation, feeding his ego with clever banter. I noticed the familiar animated expressions, grand gestures, and overly enthused laughter that captivated the small crowd of people he was talking to. I sighed heavily, and...
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All’s fair in love and lust. These eight short stories tell the tale of the modern girl’s desire to take a trip down the sexual rabbit hole at any cost. Reluctance, illicit trysts, revenge sex, alpha rogues, good girls gone bad, anal, rough sex and explicitly dirty encounters are just...
Told from the perspective of three different people in a sexually charged triangle, The Bitches in the Basement is an intensely explicit exploration of temptation, expectation and infidelity.Set against the status seeking backdrop of New York City, the three-storey brownstone on the Upper East Side...
This is a collection of eight short stories featuring unique women, that are based on Lelo’s range of pleasure objects. As they explore new ways to take their love, relationships, passions and friendships to the next level, each woman is brought more deeply in touch with her own sensuality....
A blow-by-blow anthology of first-time fellatio and other oral delightsChrissie Bentley is a woman on a mission - to raise the profile of oral sex. In 'The Bad Girl's Sweet Kiss' she has brought together her own experiences as well as those of many other erotic writers from all over the world. From...
Leo is a jaded California boy that’s used to shredding the big waves, both on the beach and on the social scene. The girls are beautiful, the fast hook-ups are easy, and life is good. While his surfing buddies are still avid game players, too restless to settle down, Leo secretly dreams of...
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