Happy Belated Christmas Gifts!!

Sorry that I have been so absent of late.  Things are busy in Chez Sasha between the usual Christmas feasts and an intense bout of writing for publication.  So to make up for it, I have put together a little post-Xmas gift hamper for you.  Hope you enjoy!

First, Mia and Ethan agreed to tell someone that they were married but just who did they tell?  You can catch up on that news in this chapter.

Mia: Ch 20: Chains

For my Spanish readers, I have a special treat of not one but two chapters for Dedicándose a Elliot.

Capítulo 11 –Seda Sexy-

Capítulo 12 –Ven Conmigo-

Thank you to the beautiful Jenn for all the hard work she puts in on the Spanish translations for you.

And for my German readers of Hingabe an Elliot…

Kapitel 4: Sexy und ich weiß es

Thank you to Corinna and her beta for their hard work on the German translation.

Finally, if you are following my SoundCloud or my Flickr there are some new treats there for you too.

First two new songs have been uploaded to Soundcloud, so if you can stand me warbling my way through the Beatles and Caro Emerald, you can listen to them here.

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

That Man

And I have shared with you on Flickr some of my photography including the beautiful mask given to me by my dear friend Colleen, who traveled to attend SexPo with me and Wattle Fanfiction earlier this year in Melbourne.

See more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sashacameron/

Finally, in facebook world we indulged in some Not So Secret Santa activities.  This is the little gift I put together for my recipient, the beautiful Kristine Kristiansen.  If you would like to share in the Twelve Days of Christian you can read it here.

Thanks to all who are still reading my stories and blog posts.  I thank you for your ongoing support throughout 2013 and I wish you all the best for 2014.

Lots of love,

Sasha xxx

Fifty Shades of Fame – New Story

Music guitar

Music guitar (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

Christian Grey and Ana Steele are stuck in a rut. Beautiful, talented and wildly driven they have strong ambitions but they’re going to need each other to get what they want. However, their plans rest on their uncooperative and often self-destructive siblings. And a lot of people would be happy for them not to succeed.

Read Fifty Shades of Fame here

“You asshole. You’re meant to be on my side. She said she was paid to be there for the photos. And you know I don’t do coke. Pot, pills occasionally and booze but never anything hard.”

Christian sighed. “Look, Elliot, I am on your side but since you never seem to know what is in the weed or the pills don’t you think that ‘hard’ is a relative term?” It was like dealing with a five year old. All talent and no responsibility. “Why do you take it, anyway? You haven’t written anything decent in months.”

“Thanks, dude. So ‘You’re My Everything’ is crap, huh?” Even Elliot couldn’t keep that line of reasoning up. Yes, the song had shot to number one on the back of the previous three hits from the first album that Awaken had released. It was also being sung all over the world by teeny boppers who couldn’t be more than eleven years old and it was not a patch on the music that Elliot used to write in college. They both knew it. He swallowed. “Fuck, I hate that shit.”

“So why do you do it?” They’d had this discussion before and got nowhere. The reason was Jack. The reason was the shit sold. The reason was that selling his soul for fame and fortune had eventually sucked the life out of him. The booze, the drugs and the whores that posed as fans were anesthesia against success. And success was killing him, one number one hit at a time.

My Massive Week

Well biggish at least.

First of all Slug Boy got a place in his chosen course for next year (a cause for much celebration seeing he has not got off our couch in the last year).  He will be doing Live Theater Production which will translate into us supporting him for the rest of his life until he finds a career that actually pays for his lifestyle but we are taking this one step at a time. This first step gets him out the front door.

Monday – kicked some big goals at work.  Always good to do as the year heads towards a close.  Very satisfying.  Of course, it was all subversive and subjective meaning that some idiot from higher up will come along and tell us that we have it all wrong but until that happens we will ride on a little euphoric ‘didn’t we do well’ high. This is one of those projects where someone in authority is throwing stupid money on something that we don’t know if we either want or need but we feel obliged to play the game BECAUSE there is money attached to it.  I could come up with a thousand ways they could spend the money that are better than this but when one is low on the academic food chain there is a realization that all you are likely to get is your butt chomped unless you learn how to swim really fast (or hide).  Hint No 1 that they are spending too much money on this: called to a planning meeting where there are three academics and sixteen ‘professional’ (assorted computer nerds and marketing) staff.  Methinks there was just a little bit of overkill. Continue reading

New Spotify Playlists

ImageCheck out the spotify playlists I found.  Makes finding perfect music even easier.  The page may take a moment to load properly so be patient, it is worth it.

Sasha xox