A sucker for a happy ending, Shelly Bell writes sensual romance often with a bit of kink and action-filled erotic thrillers with high-emotional stakes for her alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines.
She began writing upon the insistence of her husband who dragged her to the store and bought her a laptop. When she’s not working her day job, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest smutty romance.
She currently writes for Avon Red Impulse, Loose Id, and Soul Mate Publishing.
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It’s hard to believe it’s only been a few years since my husband suggested I start writing. I thought he was crazy. I had two small kids, a rambunctious dog, and a full-time career as in-house legal counsel for a metal recycling business. How would I possibly find the time to write?
Well, I did find the time to write, and once I started, I couldn’t stop. I joined my local Romance Writers of America chapter, and at my first writing conference, I learned about erotic romance. Curious, I downloaded a few of them to my e-reader and quickly became addicted. I loved the way the women in erotic romance are emboldened to embrace their sexuality rather than to feel shame from it.
Now I’m fortunate to write erotic suspense for Avon. In my BENEDICTION series, the heroine’s sexual journey leads to her emotional growth as she discovers both her inner and outer strength when confronted by life and death situations. In White Collared (June 2014), Kate self-medicates with anxiety medication until she’s able to release the pain of her past through sado-masochism, and in Red Handed (March 2015), Danielle, who has always been overweight, finds self-acceptance of her body through exhibitionism. And of course, all my books contain sexy, alpha men who fall deeply in love with the heroine.
This year, I’m also planning on dipping my toes into self-publishing. My friends and I are working on our first anthology, and my contribution, Forbidden: Freshman Year (An Erotic Suspense Novella), follows the story of a student and professor who embark in an illicit BDSM affair that turns deadly.
It’s an exciting time for authors, and I’m so lucky to be a part of it. I’m a bit addicted to social media, so you can find me all over the web, and I hope you do!
RED HANDED by Shelly Bell
Shelly Bell returns with another steamy and suspenseful thriller set at the exclusive sex club, Benediction…
An exhibitionist who’s waited her whole life to be seen…
After her stepmother is abducted, Danielle Walker has no choice but to follow the kidnapper’s cryptic instructions. Under the guise of a sex slave trainee, she must infiltrate Cole DeMarco’s BDSM club and find evidence of his offshore bank account… or she’ll never see her stepmother alive again. But Master Cole is no stranger, and despite the dark past they share, Danielle cannot resist his magnetic pull.
The voyeur who’s always been watching…
As Danielle begins uncovering Cole’s secrets, the artistic voyeur arouses her deepest desires, and she surrenders to a fiery passion she never expected. But with time running out to save her stepmother, Danielle and Cole will face off against an evil growing more ruthless by the day… and uncover a twisted web of lies, betrayal and murder that neither saw coming.
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