Thursday, May 24, 2018

Self's Blossom by David Russell


Self's
Blossom
by
David Russell

Genre:
Adult Romance

A
romantic, erotic tale of a vivid portrayal of the quest for the inner
truth, empowerment and sexual liberation of Selene, a woman searching
for primeval abandon and reckless adventure.



Intelligent,
a university graduate and a successful careerist, Selene became
emotionally scarred by unhappy relationships. Riled and taunted
through the years by her former college roommate Janice, Selene gave
in to the long-term desire to ‘get one back’ at Janice by having
a passionate holiday encounter.

Immediately
drawn to the sea and enthralled by its brutal yet sensual waves,
Selene seduces a young boy on a deserted beach. Once she comes to
meet the mature and powerful Hudson, Selene finally begins to claim
her sensual destiny. 

Through
a slow process, accentuated by Selene’s shyness, introspection and
circumspection, she embarks on a long and elaborate interplay of
leading on and rejection. The volcanic passion builds until there is
a blazing row. A possible drowning, the final ritual undressing at
long last, leads to the ultimate flowering of the woman Selene was
meant to be.






Excerpt:

Six-thirty p.m. in the lounge – the prearranged rendezvous time if things had been normal. Selene was first to arrive. Would Hudson now feel inclined to turn up? Would he be in any state to turn up? She noticed on her way that his key had not been returned to reception. In fact, he arrived at seven, looking incredibly coy, bashful and apologetic – just like Selene felt. He was carrying a gold lacquered gift box. She gave him a nod and a smile, beckoning him to sit down beside her. They kissed tentatively – reticently.
Oh Selene, I really am sorry I got carried away like that. It was dreadful of me.”
Selene patted him on the knee. “Darling, I should be apologising for getting all hysterical like that.”
He put the box in front of her. “I went diving, wanted to come to my end in the depths; felt I couldn’t live with myself, but I was obviously called to find something. I guess I realized one of my ambitions.”
He opened the box. In it was an oyster containing a huge pearl. Selene gave him a hug, tearful in her appreciation of his courage.
I’ve had to reflect an awful lot on my past experiences, you know. I’ve had to study feminism, and I really feel that if both sides – both sexes open up more, accepting more of each other, then life will be so full and enriching. I know that an awful lot happened between us . . .” he hesitated. “And?” A dreamy glow came over Hudson. “We’ve got so close, taken plunges together; you were so magnetic in that costume.” A lump came to his throat.
Selene was now a quiver with suspense. They were at the point of that final something for which she had yearned so desperately for so long. Selene took the words out of his mouth. ” Let’s make everything perfect – the absolute right time, the absolute right place, and in the perfect way. Let’s take the bridal suite together for our last night here!”
The final overt proposition synchronized absolutely with Selene’s memory tensions. A split second before her utterance, she had a vision of being at a ceremonial hair shearing before becoming a nun, and then of a mythical white wedding (the reality of which had never come near her). She thought of the flying buttresses of a cathedral, stained glass tinted in the morning sun, angled to the light of daring love, lifting to heaven. Hudson had at last uttered the key word to the elusive combination of the ideal seduction! This just had to have one fragment of impulse and spontaneity in the context of everything else being utterly premeditated. The peak of experience had been rehearsed to the finest detail. True seduction was total theatre. To hell with all those ‘ideals’ of ‘naturalness’! She had seen through them in that turgid forest. The true ideal lay in laced artifice! Here was the final trigger. Ages ago, they had talked away all thought of marriage and domesticity. But Hudson’s superb artistry in taking hold of the last remnant of conventionality for the final act of defiance against it. The flouting, the inversion of all the oppressive concomitants of a straight wedding night, was genius. They went into a torrid clinch nearly upsetting one of the tables in the process.
Oh darling,” said Selene in a half-whisper, “you’ve done everything right; let’s go!”

Born
in the UK, 1940. David has been writing erotica since the mid-1980s.
Published extensively in magazines and anthologies (including
anthologies from Forward Press in Peterborough UK. 



Book
Publications 'Prickling Counterpoints' (Selected Poetry & Prose),
Deadline Books 1998, 'Romantic Undress' (Erotic Poetry & Prose)
JazzClaw Publications 2000. Current romantica/erotica publications
are 'Self's Blossom' (novella), and 'Explorations' (short story),
published by Devine Destinies; 'Therapy Rapture' (poetry,prose and
artwork) published by Rose Dog Books. Forthcoming are two short
stories, 'My Dream of Madonna/An Ecstatic Rendezvous', to be
published by XoXo Publishing. 

Also
recorded singer-songwriter: vinyl album, 'Bricolage' recorded by
Billy 
Childish
for Hangman Records 1992; CD albums 'Bacteria 
Shrapnel'
and 'The Burglars of
Britain'
(1998)







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