Sunday, June 9, 2013

Ivy B Hosting Faberge Nostromo

Hello and Good Sunday to you Sweet Bees!

And welcome to day 11 of the Breathless Press Round Robin Author Blog Swap...or the BPRRABS for short. No not really...I just made that up.

Today at Ivy B, I'm happy to be hosting Faberge Nostromo. Now before I get into a ramble about all things me and not Faberge, I'm just going to pass my blog over. Enjoy!

His Secret Dancer by Faberge Nostromo
Worlds collide when Franci sees Danielle at Tomasz’s club and Dan’s secret is laid bare. Can love conquer all and these star-crossed lovers embrace their star cross-dresser in a boy-girl-boy/girl ménage a trois?
Or will Tomasz come between them both?

Clothes maketh the man?
'His Secret Dancer', was inspired by a burlesque dancer I met in South Africa. A tall bearded German chap was chatting about his past, over dinner, and showed us a picture. My jaw fell through the floor. He looked really quite different in fishnets, leotard and big hair. I've still never seen a pair of legs as good. I thought “now there’s an interesting angle on ‘boy meets girl’.

The Gender Agenda
Is sex a 0 or 1 thing? Are you either male or female? Are you either a boy or a girl?
I don’t think so, any more than you are either tall or short, fat or thin.
6ft is tall to you if you're 5ft but short to you if you're a 7ft basketball player; 9 stone (126 lbs) is massive if you're a supermodel, miniscule if you're a heavyweight boxer.
I once offered a bull necked, muscle-bound rugby player, who sniffed, a tissue and he was horrified – "you're such a GIRL" he sneered. No, I just happened to have a packet of tissues on me, but to him this was a 100% feminine trait that no real man would ever display. And yet when my wife asks me which shoes go with which dress and I shrug and go "dunno" and she says "oh, you're such a bloke".
Am I confused? Is my sexuality in question?
Gender – and I'm not talking genitalia – is a broad spectrum from testosterone fuelled grunting to intellectual consideration of, say, the beauty of a sunset. What you're packing in your trousers is one thing but how you feel about yourself, how you relate to others and the world around you is another entirely. We all know blokey blokes and girly girls – and we all know people who are betwixt and between.
So my hero in His Secret Dancer is also my heroine. Dan/Danielle is on a journey of exploration and discovery. She, Danielle, is a very feminine and sexy girl and he, Dan, is a very attractive and sexy man.

The Final Taboo – to boldly go where no man has gone before?
Dan's journey is a romantic one in His Secret Dancer, but in the real world it might be fraught with problems. No one embarks upon the trans-gender journey for a laugh. Can you imagine going into work and saying "as of Monday I will be living as a woman so I'll no longer be Adam, I'll be Eve".
That takes balls. Huge, great determined balls of steel.
So, the person in the dress you're staring at and wondering about their gender?
They are too, but they are trying to find their way. They are on a scary and uncertain journey, but they have made a huge decision and they are sticking with it.
Be a man and cut them some slack – whatever your chosen gender.

Please allow me to introduce myself…
I grew up in the East End of London before escaping to East Anglia. I’ve been a civil servant, a tea boy, sound engineer, a librarian and an IT consultant but deep down, I always knew that I was a writer. I now live deep in the heart of Suffolk with my wife, son and too many guitars.

And my debut book - His Secret Dancer:
Dan's drab life is a world away from his secret life as Danielle, the burlesque star of Tomasz's transvestite nightclub, Trans-Action.
Having found 'her' inner T girl as a student, Danielle has discovered the power of her femininity and her talent to entice and excite - but she realizes that Dan's life is losing the passion it once had.
As Danielle's relationship with Tomasz takes her deeper into both her lover and his world, encountering passions neither thought they dare explore, demure Francine is too often left to her own devices and desires. Her only release is in the fantasies inspired by the customers who pass through her life and her patisserie.
Does she want a man in her life or a woman? Or both…
Seeing her man exploring her wardrobe she decides to embrace the power of her own sexuality. Then a sizzling encounter with Tomasz unlocks the vixen in her and sets their two worlds on a collision course.
Can Dan bring Dan's world and Danielle's together - especially when he discovers Danielle's secret lover secretly loving Francine?

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Ivy B Visitng with Faberge Nostromo

Hello Sweet Bees

Welcome to Saturday and welcome to the Breath Press Blog Swap, Day 10. We BP writers are fooling around on each others blogs for the next while and today I'm playing over at the blog of

I'm over there, spilling my thoughts in the way I usually do: I start out talking about one thing and eventually I drift off my path for a while before I finally bring myself back to the point. It's all in good fun!

Now, I'm off to get coffee so while I'm doing that, pop on over to Faberge's and say hello. And please come back tomorrow when he'll be chatting over here at Ivy B about his debut novel "His Secret Dancer" and more.

Until next time,

Ivy B having a soggy day! Tropical Storm "I gotta whole lot of rain to spread up the coast" is visiting today.