Wednesday, 16 September 2015

My Interview with Vivien Ella Walden

Welcome Vivien. Your amazing memoir "Eating From The Cherry Tree" is getting five star reviews so I would like to thank you very much indeed for agreeing to be interviewed by me.

(Gary) Can you describe your book in one sentence?

(Vivien) That would be impossible, two years of writing my life story to date? Not in my life time!
Reliving the truth proved harder than I had thought the flood of imagery was amazing.  From memories of childlike innocence to stripper, call girl, hooker and madam.  This is a memoir not only graphically explicit and sexually shocking, it is also surprisingly sweetly normal, as it entwines nostalgic memories of a life hard lived and well spent.
You could never put all that in once sentence.

(Gary) What is your favourite chapter?

(Vivien) Definitely Chapter 11. The Seduction Of The Steel Tips.
Sexual control tinged with the thrill of the unexpected.  Recalling Billy, who was to become my first husband. His expertise of experimenting sexually with me and the power of his control, the thought still gets my juices flowing.  It is a situation that most women would love to identify with.

(Gary) Do you have any advice to aspiring memoir writers?

(Vivien) Take a bottle of your favourite wine into a quiet room, relax and let your mind drift back in time, you will see how easy it becomes to get the picture of the past.

(Gary) What made you write your memoir?

(Vivien) Oh, it was definitely my forced retirement from my Gentlemen’s Club (Brothel). It gave me plenty of time to reflect on how my life had come to this stage. Plus the many requests from those that thought my life story needed to be read, and they only knew a fraction of it. Along with that was the need to make a contribution into the legalising of prostitution, something I believe in deeply and is so very necessary, especially in today’s climate. Finally was my thought that at the time E. L. James had a huge success with her novel Fifty Shades Of Grey, her story was fiction, mine was fact. Which is so much more intriguing!

(Gary) Who inspired your writing style?   

(Vivien) Truthfully, the answer is me, and only me.  I have to admit, more to my shame, I have never been an avid book reader.  But now through writing I have discovered a love of books in all genres. It’s never too late to discover and learn!

(Gary) What did your writing area look like?

(Vivien) Please don’t laugh, but imagine me as a novice writer, sat at my kitchen table with paper and pen, and an ancient notepad, scribbling away to my hearts content with two very attention seeking puppies lapping at my feet.  Add to that the telephone ringing ten to the dozen, so annoying!  Plus the odd friend or two popping in on a regular basis, unannounced.  How did I ever complete my book!

(Gary) When we see you on Twitter, most of the tweets are arousing, are you teasing future readers to buy your story?

(Vivien) Absolutely!  The writing naturally became erotic and encouraged me to go deeper and more explicit.  I was stimulating myself while stimulating my future readers, what fun!

(Gary) In the female domination chapters, your writing is often brutal, the men totally turned on with humiliation. What in your opinion is the reason for this?

(Vivien) In my experience as a working girl and then madam in the sex industry, without a doubt the reason goes back to their childhood.  A strict upbringing with a dominant parent, especially a mother, where spanking was inflicted, turned that pain into pleasure and those experiences were carried into their adult life until it was something that they couldn't live without. I had witnessed many a man taking a whipping from a girl while he begged her to go harder, harder. A clever girl knew never to draw blood. This type of ‘client’ always left to return again for more.

(Gary) Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?

(Vivien)  Thank you for reading me!  Thank you for your reviews, for reading about me on this blog. and last but not least, a big thanks to my Twitter followers.  Respect to you all!

(Gary) Good luck with your wonderful book Vivien, and once again many thanks for taking the time to do this interview. Much appreciated.

You can follow Vivien Ella Walden on Twitter HERE and buy here book at "Look 4 Books."

Monday, 24 August 2015

Mrs. Beelbrow's Lions by Stacy Aumonier

Mrs. Beelbrow's Lions by Stacy Aumonier. A short story published in John O'London's Weekly in 1922. Scanned from my own collection of these wonderful old literary magazines.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Look 4 Books Medley of Short Stories

This year some of the wonderful authors featured at Look 4 Books have decided to put together a book of short stories, all the proceeds from this book will be going to the Alzheimer's Society, and the Autistic Society. This book will be available to buy from the Look 4 Books website, and Amazon from early May, 2015.

To find out more information about each of the authors who have kindly contributed their stories to this book just click on their name and you will be taken to their Blog, or individual Website. Thank you.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

The Manly Man

The year was 1757 or thereabouts. I was dressed in a shabby waistcoat and britches, with very dirty boots. Standing in a muddy field I was digging like I loved mud, but what I was really doing was searching for a poor lost kitten that had sunk into the mud. As I was digging a fair maiden approached all white heaving bosoms and crinoline. She stared at me in wanton disgust. I said, "fair maiden do not approach any further as I am rough, coarse, and very manly...

The fair maiden ignored my warning and rushed headlong towards me, as she entered the deepest mud she fell bosom first into the sodden mire. I leapt from my kitten saving position and immediately began extracting the fair maiden from the filthy pit she had so elegantly dived into. The only way I could heave her from this sticky mess was by wrapping my manly arms through the mud and around her bosom and heaving with all my alpha male might. She then stood there in front of me covered in mud, and said, "you bastard manly man, you held my breasts in your peasant gnarled strong hands." She then slapped my face, and threw herself against my muscular manly frame and began kissing me. At that very moment I heard a tiny whimpering sound, it was the poor buried kitten crying for help. I tried to extract myself from the attentions of the fair maiden but she just held me even tighter. "Fuck the kitten" she exclaimed, "I NEED A ROGERING."

I was rather taken aback by the fair maidens rather outrageous behaviour, as like the cordless drill, female sexual emancipation hadn't been invented in 1757 or thereabouts. Eventually I had to use brute manly force to escape her wandering wanton hands. It was hard work heading for the spot in the mud where I could hear the sad cries of the desperate kitten, as the fair sexually emancipated maiden had somehow latched on to one of my boots. With a great amount of wriggling I was able to remove my foot from my dirty leather boot. I left the maiden spread-eagled in the mud clutching my manly boot between her crinoline encrusted thighs...

My Unicorn who could speak Olde Worlde English called across to me asking, "when are we going home for tea", that is in fact all my Unicorn could say, it appears he had learned to say this parrot fashion directly from a parrot. I knew I could not expect much help from my Unicorn as he hated mud and was quite camp, whereas my Dragon was very camp.

Whilst we are on the subject of vampires I feel I should come clean and state for the record that I am in fact a vampire. I'm not a fully fledged vampire as the only vampire blood I have comes from my mothers side of the family, my father was a zombie.

To be continued...

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Book Promotion Using Animation

Short animated Gifs designed by me to help promote the authors featured at Look 4 Books Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in this service. I will be adding more animations in here as and when I create them. If you click on any of the animations you will go directly to the authors selling page. Thanks.