This morning, in the Go Deeper office, I, Lana Fox, am reading through our final proofs of Femme Fatale.
And oh. My. God.
I’m so excited by this collection. These stories are addictive, sexy and sizzling, and what’s more, they break through the stereotype of the femme fatale for me. In here, we have innocents with an air of danger that you wouldn’t even imagine. We have thieves with soft hearts and serial killers with the deepest sexual longing. Of course, I can’t pick a favorite story, but I just reached the end of Maricia Verma’s “Elisabetta,” so I’ll share just the very beginning with you.
I want to fuck a girl named Elisabetta. Don’t you?
That’s an Italian name. An Italian girl. Even her name sounds like sex.
El is what you say when you enter her.
Isa is the movement.
Bayta is her nipple in your mouth. Say it slowly. You can feel it on the tip of your tongue, when it touches the roof of your mouth.
Bay-ta. Yeah, like that.
From Femme Fatale, available this December from Go Deeper Press. And that’s just the beginning, buster. Anyhoo, there I will cruelly leave you, with that steely gun still hot in your hands. Has an editor ever been such a tease? Oh baby, this is just the beginning….
*blows nonchalant jet of cigarette smoke over shoulder*