Afton Locke Newsletter #19
July 2017

Happy 4th of July! My Drunk on Men serial is halfway through -- Volume Four of Eight releases today.


New Release

Drunk on Men
Drunk on Men serial - Volume Four


The Three Dolls opens to a liquor shortage, but can Belle do business with the man who broke her heart? As soon as Hannah revels in her independence, Clive reappears, begging her to be his muse just one more time. Drake’s disapproval of Edie’s work at the hotel pushes their relationship to the breaking point. And when Belle comes to her rescue, nothing will ever be the same.

When three African-American women meet at a resort on the Jersey Shore in the 1920s, they say goodbye to their old lives. Finding men as intoxicating as bootleg liquor, they pin their futures on happily ever after. But love can be worse than a hangover when the men’s flaws threaten to destroy them.

You may think it’s sloe fizz gin
But honey we’re sober, just drunk on men


She had no idea what being his muse would require today. Would he take her for a drive and stare at her legs again? Or would he strip her naked and put her on a table? The thought of it sent heat coursing under the wet folds of her bathing suit. Would he kiss her again? The memory of their last one sent dozens of tiny shivers coursing over her skin.

No, he disliked kissing. Too pedestrian, he called it.

When they reached his room, he closed the door behind him with his foot. He had one of the single rooms with one bed, a dresser, table, and chair. His notebook and pencil sat neatly on the table, forgotten for the moment. A warm whisper of wind reached out to them from the window above the bed. It fluttered the ivory-colored eyelet valance.

Like the other rooms, this one was decorated to be homey and nautical. Each dresser had seashells on it, and a seascape painting hung above each bed. Edie thought using pieces of driftwood for door stoppers was going too far, but Hannah had prevailed. Maybe they should go to Tut’s Common and discuss decorations he could use in his book. Talking would be much safer.

“Where do you want me to stand?” she asked when he put her down. Surely she was too wet and sandy to sit anywhere.

But he didn’t answer her. Suddenly, he was kissing her again. More deeply than ever before, as if he was a man dying of thirst and she was a well. He gripped the sides of her face, tangling his fingers in her wet locks. Holding her immobile while he bent down and ravaged her with his mouth.

“Clive!” she cried. “My God, Clive. I’ve wanted this—you—for so long.”

He pressed his arms around her back, squeezing her against him, into him, erasing their boundaries as separate people. The force of their embrace knocked them to their knees on the hard wooden floor. Inhaling his fresh, soapy scent, she drank from him just as deeply, never realized how long she’d starved for him.

“Clive, wait,” she said, panting after she managed to pull away. “Why are you doing this? I thought you didn’t want me.”

But he merely said, “Need you, Hannah,” before he rose, scooped her into his arms, and carried her to his bed.

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Volume Four - Buy Links:

Amazon Kindle   Nook

See the Drunk on Men series page for links, character list, excerpts, and more.

Remaining release schedule (first Saturday of each month):

Volume 5 - August 5
Volume 6 - September 2
Volume 7 - October 7
Volume 8 - November 4



Drunk on Men: Volume One Giveaway!

To get you all addicted to the serial, I meant to give away Volume One to one reader each month. It's July already, so I'm way behind. But don't fret. I intend to make up for lost time!

***The first 3 people who email aftonlocke AT aol DOT com with "DOM V1" in the subject will win a copy of Volume one!***

Then, August through November, I'll give away one per month.



I was interviewed on the radio!

WFKX Kix 95.7 interviewed me for their romance feature on June 10th.

Listen to the interview (It may take a minute or two to load.)



IRAE 2017

I had a blast at the Interracial Romance Authors Expo in May in Daytona Beach. And, yeah, I got a little crazy, but what happens there, stays there.

Don't miss next year in Clearwater:

IRAE web site


Coming Soon

A new historical interracial series! I know I'm being secretive, but I want to flesh it out more before I give you the full scoop.
Hint: It doesn't take place in the U.S.

Afton Locke is a USA Today Bestselling Author who prefers romantic fantasies to everyday reality. Fantasies take her to different times, races, places, and beyond. She lives with her husband, several unnamed dust bunnies, and a black cat that can be scary or cuddly, depending on the current book. When she’s not writing, Afton enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and watching retro T.V.

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Until next time...

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