Monday, July 22, 2013


Coming Together: Triumphantly is a collection of erotica that deals with reclaiming the body and sexuality after trauma. It contains stories of triumph, of healing, and of appreciating the body and its abilities after (and in spite of) the changes brought about by illness/injury. This collection will benefit the National Women's Health Network.

This collection is edited by Dorla Moorehouse, who pitched the idea to Coming Together as follows:

In late 2010, my friend and fellow writer Reesa Brown and I decided we wanted to edit an erotica anthology based around reclaiming the body and sexuality after trauma, such as illness or assault. This idea was very important to Reesa, who was a breast cancer survivor. We mapped things out, found some interest from other writers we knew, and put together a call for submissions, but then Reesa's cancer returned. She spent most of 2011 fighting, and most of the time she was too ill to work. We planned to relaunch our efforts as soon as she was well, but unfortunately, that day never happened. After grieving her death in January, I've decided I want to continue along with the project as planned, even though she is no longer here to co-edit with me. While more than a year has passed since our initial plans, my motivation is stronger than ever.

CONTENTS:  Shy Bird (Lily Harlem); Scarlet's (Maxine Marsh); Mine Like The Rest of You (Teresa Noelle Roberts); How Love Can Triumph Over Cancer (Mark Lawrence); Love the Second Time Around (Deva Shore); My Stillness (Corey Fisk); Finding Christine (Alicia Baines)

A note from Lily Harlem - I was keen to add to this collection of stories that aids such a good cause and Shy Bird was really interesting to write. I made the guy in the story the one overcoming physical injury and although he's a big, tough, leather-wearing, tattooed biker, it is the shy, unassuming girl who he takes up bird watching with in the Norfolk Broads who finally heals his heart.

You can find out more about Triumphantly (available in print and ebook) here.

It's not the first time I've donated my work to Coming Together, I also have a steamy menage tale in Coming Together; As One an anthology in ebook and print that donates to ONE the charity aiming to end global poverty.

The Actress (in Coming Together as One) features Hollywood star Sapphire Makepeace and two adrenaline junkie English mountaineers who assist her on a charity climb in the Himalayas, let's just say things gets as hot inside the tent at night as it is cold outside on the mountain! You can buy The Actress as a standalone read for $1.17 on Amazon, again all proceeds to charity.

Also just released is the anthology Coming Together with Curves, which donates proceeds to Parkinsons Disease. My story Cross Trainer Number Four is rather unusual and follows the hero and heroines romance from a cross-trainer at the gym's point of view.

If you are keen to buy Coming Together books and support a charity while indulging in erotic romance you can see all the published work on the Coming Together website. Also, authors, feel free to donate work.

Thanks for reading

Lily x

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