The Secret Beach by Caelyn Alba
(An Extended Excerpt from EIGHT DAYS - An Erotic Odyssey) (Muse of Shadow)

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A vacation on the Côte d'Azur of the French Riviera becomes one couple's groundbreaking introduction to a world of unrestricted sexuality and desire...

This 9,800-word extended excerpt from the novel "EIGHT DAYS" is a graphically detailed exploration of romance and sexuality. It is meant for adults only.

"The Secret Beach" is also available as part of the collection "SO CLOSE IN MEMORY -- Four Tales of Love and Longing"


I saw him staring at me from across the sand. Almost out of sight beside the clapboard cabana, he was spreading a blanket slowly. He still wore the cutoffs, watching like he was waiting for me.

My heart was beating fast, a breeze from the water playing across me. I felt my nipples stiffen even harder beneath my top. And as he watched me, he stepped to the side and spread the towel, kneeling on it as he pulled a bottle of oil from his pack and began to apply it to his arms. Two steps away from him, the blanket was empty.

I don't know how long it took me to take that first step, but the warmth of the sand beneath me feet was a caress when I finally crossed over to him. His eyes turned casually away as I dropped to the blanket beside him. Not looking at him at first. Just gazing out to the water like I might not have known he was there. But as I turned slowly, I saw his eyes on me. They were the same deep blue of the water as they followed the curve of my ass, my top hanging out across the shelf my breasts made.

I saw his hands move for me even as I closed my eyes, my heart in my mouth. I felt him grasp my tank top gently and begin to lift; slowly as if he meant to give me time to tell him to stop. But I only raised my arms, feeling the sudden flare of heat on my skin as he slipped the shirt over my head and away...

(For a NSFW excerpt, please download the free sample -- and enjoy.)

MUSE OF SHADOW is a producer and purveyor of no-holds-barred erotic literature -- couple-friendly and written for people who believe that the imagination is the most important component of human sexuality. Our books are written to provide a workout for those most sensual muscles of the mind.

Caelyn Alba is a pseudonym responsible for the writing of erotic fiction and memoirs, much of it in conjunction with husband Sean Gerard Leah. In real life (when she can figure out what that is), she teaches humanities in the Pacific Northwest.

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About Caelyn Alba

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Published June 10, 2012 by Muse of Shadow. 31 pages
Genres: Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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