In Victorian London, a lovelorn fifty-three-year-old widow discovers she is the muse for a young artist.
“The Invitation”, an erotic short story set in the Victorian Art & Discipline world, is available in the following collections:
The Invitation: An Art & Discipline Short Story
Published by Viridium Press, 2020.
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Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Volume 4
Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, published by Cleis Press, 2018. “Stories [of] women who daringly pursue love and lust.”
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“The Invitation” by Regina Kammer
Widowed, middle-class, and past her prime, Leonora is unwelcome amongst Victorian England’s upper crust and denied the opportunities society can bring — including romantic attachments. She aches for erotic fulfillment, and fantasizes about a young artist who sketches in London’s National Gallery. At a chance meeting, the artist offers Leonora an intriguing invitation. Will she risk respectability for a chance at love?
Sexy fun includes: erotic fantasies, semi-public sex, a heroine in her prime, older woman/younger man
Series description: Art & Discipline
Beneath prim and proper Victorian society lies a world of unconventional artistic endeavors and sensual pursuits.
Book 1: The Westerman Affair
Short story: “The Invitation”
“The Invitation” takes place in the same world as Regina’s Art & Discipline series. The characters in “The Invitation”, Leonora Aldbury and the artist Jasper Dawson, will be integrated into future Art & Discipline books. “The Invitation” is a short story of 3,946 words.
Reviews for “The Invitation”
Reviews of “The Invitation” in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 4:
“‘The Invitation’ by Regina Kammer is an historical set in 1880 London, and if you know me, you know I adore historicals. This story featured an older female paired with a younger male artist lover. Um… YUM. The use of non-contemporary language might not appeal to some readers, but the tension in the setup of the story carries through wonderfully to the climax. I loved it.” — Leandra Vane, The Unlaced Librarian
“While I ‘got something’ out of each of these stories, there were some that I particularly enjoyed. … “The Invitation” by Regina Kammer takes place in 1880, and I am a sucker for a good bodice-ripper. Plus, I like that this story was about a middle-aged widow rather than the sort of virginal character that usually is the leading lady in historical romance.” — Kate, Slutty Girl Problems
“I found myself tearing up at a historical story of widow and a young artist—perhaps I get emotional when characters aching for exploration get their needs met.” — Nicole G., Amazon
“I enjoyed all the stories but some of them stuck with me long after I finished them. Some of my favourites were … The Invitation by Regina Kammer…” — Janine, Goodreads
“A few standouts for me…’The Invitation’ by Regina Kammer – Historical romance is my catnip, so I loved this one” — Portland reviewer, Amazon
“…an amazing collection of stories. The authors all brought their A-game. there are always favorites with anthologies and mine were … The Invitation by Regina Kammer…” — traceyg, Amazon
Today’s tweet from @BWEoftheyear is about The Invitation by Regina Kammer @kammerotica
Not what I was expecting but I was enamoured. A historical erotic story! The Victorian age added a sexy, risqué side that I hadn’t expected. Fantastic story that gave me blushes 🥰 @cleispress pic.twitter.com/YqWv6FXtYM
— Rebecca Chase (@rebeccahchase) December 30, 2018
“The Invitation by Regina Kammer – Hooray for Historical Erotica! Just on the general principle, I loved this story. The world needs a good reminder that our generations haven’t discovered anything new about sex that didn’t already exist in another time and place.” — Courtney C, Netgalley