Monday, January 05, 2015

Online Mating by Evelyn Jules

Hi, everyone! I’m so excited to be here today to talk about my new SilkWords release, Online Mating!

Before we get into the ‘mating’ aspect, let’s discuss online dating for a moment. I will admit, I’ve done it. Many times. In fact, I’m doing it right now. While I’m typing this, I’ve got my Tinder app open and I’m perusing the latest arrivals. Let’s face it, dating in the 21st century has gone to the interwebs. There isn’t as much of a stigma attached to online dating as there once was because EVERYBODY’S DOING IT. Really. That person sitting next to you? Ten bucks says they’re doing it too. Unless it’s your spouse. Then probably not.

The thing I get the biggest kick out of is the profiles guys create in order to entice their female audience. Here are some of my favorite bits and pieces, translated by my fabulous friend, fellow author, and dating advisor, Margaret Ethridge.

Nevertheless, I look for my Juliet and my Rose of Titanic, the woman that knows what it takes to keep it real and is ready to love and be loved. Translation:  I want a woman who would rather drink poison than live without me and knows the value of a good solid door.

I will want to know EVERYTHING about a person, especially your past, family, circle of friends, just as I expect mine to be shared. Translation: I’ve already plumbed your Facebook, G+, and Twitter profiles, but that isn’t enough for me. Give me your Social Security Number so we can be truly intimate.

I like gadgets, and gear, and anything that isn't really the every day run of the mill product. Translation: Is seeking woman with her own vibrator. Batteries not included.

I like to research and read up on different hobbies, enhancing my knowledge of certain areas of interest so I can apply them later on. Translation: I own a dog-eared copy of ‘Sex for Dummies’.

Speaking of sex, Online Mating is all about it! So many dating sites out there are focused on helping members find love through communication and common interests, but what about sexual compatibility? In her quest to find the answer to that question, my heroine, Sydney Montrose, stumbles onto a site called, and that’s where she’s matched with Charlie.

Here’s an excerpt from Online Mating:

She was sick of dating. All that ‘getting-to-know-you’ crap, the fake smiles and feigned interest. Up till now she’d been taking the traditional route to a relationship right along with every other sucker. Yes, she wanted to find love. Eventually. What woman didn’t? But all the other sites out there focused on finding that love through communication and common interests and blah, blah, blah. Sexual compatibility, in her honest opinion, was a critical, too often ignored component.
            There was a reason why they called it the ‘lusty thirties’. Okay, maybe that was just her. Once she reached that particular milestone, though, something inside her shifted. It was a sexual awakening, punctuated by a voracious desire to ‘get off’ that drove her batty most nights. She crossed her legs, feeling that familiar tingle between her thighs that she could never quite shake. An overwhelming urge to visit the ladies’ room took root, but she mentally glued her ass to her seat. She was fed up with servicing herself.
            A smile flitted over her features as she recalled her last failed relationship. Trevor was a spanker. He also played the trombone in the same orchestra Sydney played the piano for. Proximity could be a pain in the ass sometimes. He’d whispered to her during rehearsal one evening that she gave him a tromboner. That should have been a red flag, but one glance at his trousers and all sensibility was lost. Until she found out he was doing the second chair piccolo player. Cheeky bastard.
            Since then she’d been through the entire woodwinds section and most of the brass, in part to seek revenge against Trevor, but mostly because they were the only guys she knew. Quite frankly, she was tired of dating men full of hot air. She was done with guys who were all talk. She needed action., she hoped, was the answer.

Thanks so much for having me here today! Hope everyone gets a chance to read Online Mating!

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Online Mating
Evelyn Jules

Genre: Erotic Romance

Publisher: SilkWords

Date of Publication:  December 27, 2014     

ISBN:  978-1-941847-34-3

Word Count:  Reader-vote story

Cover Artist: Indie Designz

Book Description: 

After joining a sexual compatibility site, Sydney finds herself at a coffee shop awaiting her first date.

When bachelor number one makes a bizarre and slightly alarming entrance, will she stick to Plan A or choose the sympathetic stranger?


Sydney giggled at the absurd man in blue jeans and clown make-up. She had to admit, he had a nice little wiggle to his walk. Maybe he was a wannabe Wiggle. Despite all his quirks, one thing was undeniable: Charlie was a good guy. If she could get past the make-up and the alarming amount of energy, he could even be the guy. Plus, all that energy could be put to excellent use.
            Her fingers beat out a steady rhythm against the tabletop. She’d always had an ear for music, but ever since her first piano lesson it was nearly impossible to keep her hands still, especially when she was anxious. She eyed the other patrons in the coffee shop, anyone and everyone but the man sitting at the table next to hers.
            “You going for it?”
            The little voice in her head flat-out forbid her to do so, but she was stubborn and prone to curiosity. Once more she turned in his direction. “Excuse me?”
            “You and John Wayne. The hook-up.”
            She took a sip of her drink. “Eavesdrop much?”
            “You can’t really blame a guy. I mean, when you see a gorgeous woman sitting at a table with a clown, you kind of want to know the whole sordid story.”
            She grinned as she lowered her mug. “It’s not so sordid...yet.”
            He took a drink from his own mug then folded his hands on the table. Dark, penetrating eyes fixed on her. “I think you’re going about this...hooking up thing all wrong.”
            “Is that so?”
            “For starters, you shouldn’t dress so well for the first meeting.”
            She glanced down at the summer dress she wore and the cute, strappy heels. “No?”
            “Don’t flirt. Don’t smile. And whatever you do, don’t look at him with those eyes of yours.”
            Those very eyes lifted to his in a hurry, sparkling with awareness. “If I didn’t know better, I’d think you were trying to sabotage my…date.”

            “That’s exactly what I’m doing.” A slow smile followed his words.

About the Author:

Hailing from the Great White North, Evelyn Jules loves curling up on the couch with a hot toddy and a steamy book. Nothing warms a girl up faster than a little hanky-panky. When she’s not reading deliciously erotic tales, she’s weaving her own in hopes of warming her readers’ hearts and other parts!

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Thank you so much for hosting me today, Roxanne! Hope everyone enjoys Online Mating! :)