I’m in disgrace with Mr Kate and my 5 yr old daughter, just because I borrowed a few Barbie’s, well one Barbie (Belle) and two boy Barbie’s (Beast in human form and Prince Charming).

I was writing this erm sex scene and trying to work out how to co-ordinate everyone’s limbs and I needed help. Of course, no one was home so I had to improvise-hence the Barbie’s…Luckily one of the men was also double jointed which made everything work perfectly.

Unfortunately, I just dropped the pile of bodies to the floor and forgot about them as I carried on writing. Several hours later, Mr Kate fell over them and inquired as to why my daughter had left them there, To be fair, I said it was my fault and explained why. Mr K’s face was a picture…and suddenly I felt bad for using my sweet little girl’s toys for salacious purposes.

When my daughter saw the Barbie’s I got a lecture about asking before taking someone else’s toys and using the words ‘please and thank you’, which sounded terribly familiar. She also told me to put the boy Barbie’s away in the drawer because she didn’t like them very much.

So the scene came out great but my family aren’t so impressed-but what’s a writer to do?

I have Jane Lockwood guest blogging next week about her historical erotic romance “Forbidden Shores”. Jane is another ex-Brit so the conversation might turn to tea!

I had a great time last night in Tibron answering questions from a wonderful group of book club women. It was nice to be asked to come and I hope I represented my genre and my naughty writing well!