Thursday, August 1, 2013


Every day for the next 45 days, our Chapter Blog will feature
excerpts from our member's romance novels -- the sexy parts!  Enjoy.
   --Maria Ferrer, RWA/NYC President
It was the bow tie.

               He looked like a geeky old college professor with his maroon bow tie. A beige suit, sky-blue shirt, brown leather shoes covered Steve's lanky body. That suit hid a lot. 

               Anne remembered it well. She knew her men. She had cooled it off with Steve after a few sessions of the same old, same old. He just wasn't as inventive in bed as he could have been.  And he abhorred public displays of affection.   Not that Anne was into PDAs herself, but a spontaneous kiss was no reason for a public meltdown. So she had cooled it with Steve for the past couple of months.

               But that bow tie made him look sexy. And when he ran his hands through his hair leaving it rumpled, Anne could see it against her pillow.

               Umm. Just thinking about it made her wet. She could feel desire snaking up her spine. She wanted him now.

               But where? They both worked for a hedge fund but neither had offices. Theirs was an open seating plan.  Oh, what she wouldn't give for a soft couch and a locked door right now!

               Anne's face lit up as pushed back from her desk. She put an extra wiggle in her step as she walked towards Steve, who sat two cubicles away and in front of her.

               His eyes met hers. Desire heated his gaze. A gaze that quickly ran over her form, lingering on her breasts, down her stomach, to her strong thighs courtesy of weekly zumba classes.

               Anne passed Steve and couldn't help but bump his shoulder with her hip.  It had been their secret signal.

               She felt him looking at her. She always knew when he looked at her ass.  She sent him an extra wiggle.  Anne continued to the office manager's desk as Steve left the floor.

               She had just twisted the key in the lock, when Steve appeared behind her. No sooner did she walk into the supply closet that he had her up against the wall and in his arms.
© 2012 THE GEEKY BOWTIE by Del Carmen   

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Del Carmen enjoys writing erotica that is sensual and satisfying.  She has been published by Cleis Press and Ravenous Romance, and her stories have appeared in Star, Penthouse and Cosmopolitan for Latinas magazines. Del Carmen is the pseudonym of Maria Ferrer, the President of the RWA/NYC chapter.  Visit her at and follow her on Twitter @mydelcarmen.



  1. I *love* anything along the nerd/secret stallion continuum, even when it's a finance guy wearing a bowtie. I also like the secret come-on from behind. Very sexy scene!

    Also psyched about the blog tour. Which made me think of a question. Not sure where to post...

    Since you're alluding to 50 Shades of Gray, I have heard that many authors are trying too hard to write books that are like 50SoG. But then, I've also heard that contemporary erotica/new adult stuff like that is selling, as long as it's not a carbon copy of the original.

    So is the genre still hot, or cooling off due to saturation? Anyone have a comment?

    1. According to our panel at last month's meeting, the genre is not cooling off.

    2. 50 Shades slammed the doors open. Erotica has been around for centuries; it is not going away anytime soon. And that is exciting!---maria

  2. What a great way to start off the tour! I love it! Who knew a bow tie could be so sexy? Fantastic scene.

  3. Maria, your writing is fun and sassy, just like you! Thanks for starting us off in grand fashion.

  4. The scene sizzles and is so real! The bow tie and suit hiding so much is a great hook as is the sexual tension you create. Very well done!

  5. Starting off with a visual image of the fella was fab - bow ties don't normally do it for me, but this time...W00F! By the time Steve met Anne at the door, I felt the shivers. Loved it, Maria!
    Some Dark Romantic

  6. How sexy! Way to make the "geek" and bowtie irresistible--I love it!

  7. Wow, the "45 Shades of Sexy" blog tour really gets off to a blazing start and lives up to its name with your excerpt. Funny and sexy all at the same time. Congratulations, Maria!

  8. Thank you all for your kind words. Glad you like it hot! And we have 44 more days of excerpts! Can't wait.

  9. This was a great visual scene. Loved it.