Finally, an erotic & romantic story of real people, facing the challenges of real life, and searching for the one true love we all dream of finding...
Lauren is a newly-single mother carrying the weight of a well-guarded secret while trying desperately to make sense of her new role and being on her own. Adam is a single father, with a powerful past, now struggling to find his place in the world. Together, they are the right people falling in love at the wrong time.
'Walk Through My Door' is the sexually-charged story of one man who's willing to give anything for true love, except give up, and one woman fighting to make the right decision between the man who held her heart for so long and the man with whom she's now deeply fallen for.
Adam and Lauren form an unimaginable bond which leads to a romantic, highly erotic, and heartfelt adventure through the struggles and challenges of life, with both hoping to find nothing more than their one true love at the other end of this beautiful journey.
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No billionaires, tattooed bad boys, or beautifully proportioned models....just real people!
Anthony's goal with 'Walk Through My Door' is to give you a story you can feel to the very depths of your soul. He tapped into those common traits, hopes, dreams, and insecurities found in all of us to create a pair of leading characters who are real. You'll see yourself in Lauren as you feel her happiness and her struggles. As for Adam, let's just say your new book-boyfriend is waiting to meet you!
Meet the Characters
Lauren is a single mom going through a divorce and trying to figure out just how she’s going to do this on her own. She left her husband after a long period of emotional and physical neglect, but there is still a part of her who will always love him. It’s that part of her which fantasizes about him finally coming around and seeing the missteps he has taken and becomes the man Lauren dreams he could be. Lauren is witty, silly, playful, but more than anything else, she’s just looking for the one person in this world who will love her like no other.
Adam is a single dad who is just trying to find his place in the world. He has a very powerful past, yet his strength keeps him together and motivates him to find the perfect woman for him and his son. Adam is romantic, loving, and very caring. He’s not the tattooed, motorcycle riding bad boy we read over and over again, but he’s a real guy. He’s got his shit together, his head is in the right place, he’s a total smartass, and he is amazing in bed…is there really anything better?
When their paths cross, Adam and Lauren will quickly learn they are absolutely perfect for one another, but they are just not meeting at the right time. However, chemistry is what it is, and the two quickly form an explosively powerful bond which will rock their souls and lead them on a journey hunting for true, everlasting love.
“Whatever! My soccer-mom mini-van rocks. Now, since I didn't welch on our bet, and I did exactly what I was supposed to do, do I get my prize?”
I knew exactly what she was referring to, but I couldn't give in that easily. “And what prize is that?” I asked.
She placed the tip of her index finger on my chest and slowly dragged it down my button-line as she said, “I want my Longer Than Necessary Lingering Hug.”
I stepped even closer to her, placing my hands on her hips and slowly sliding them around to her back. I moved in until our bodies were pressed together. As I grabbed her tightly around her lower back, she wrapped her arms around my neck. We both pulled the other in tight and just held one another in the vacant parking lot.
Lauren started to release her grip, and I pulled her tighter and whispered in her ear, “Not yet.” She responded only by hugging me tighter than I had been hugged in a very long time.
I softly kissed her neck, and I kissed again, only slightly higher toward her ear. I then gently kissed her cheek, inching closer to her lips with each kiss, until she suddenly turned her head for our lips to delicately meet.
I tenderly kissed her lips as I brushed my thumb along her cheek bone. I don't think I was able to kiss her lips more than three or four times before we erupted into a passionate, beautiful kiss. I felt like I was on a plummeting roller coaster, with my stomach dropping as our tongues met for the first time. Never in my life had I felt a kiss like this, and the intensity grew with each fleeting second.
She placed her hands flat against my chest, touching me as our lips and tongues drove each other wild. I lowered my hand and groped her through her dress. I realized we were in an open parking lot, but my lust commandeered all control of my senses. I placed my hand under her dress and firmly caressed the back of her leg until I reached her smooth ass. I slid my hand under her panties, and she raised her knee, rubbing the inside of her thigh against my leg.
“Adam, I want you,” she softly groaned.
Squeezing the grip my hand had on her ass was my only response, and my other hand, which was on her ribs, moved up to her breasts.
“Oh my God, I want you,” she groaned again. “But I can't.”
“Don't do anything you aren't ready for,” I reluctantly said.
At that moment, I wanted her more than anything, but I also didn't want her to do anything she wasn't fully comfortable with. I wanted her badly, but I also wanted her to take her time.
“I'm sorry, but I'm married.”
“But you’re separated, aren't you?”
“Yes, I am,” she said. “But I am still married. I want this to be right, in every way. There's something about you; I don't know what it is, but there's something about you that just feels so right. Everything about you feels right, and I really don't want to risk ruining this.”
“There's something about you, too,” I told her. “And I definitely don't want you to fuck this up.”
“Thank you,” she said with a sigh of relief. “But I like the way I worded it a little bit better.”
“You say tomato, and I say tomato,” I said, now realizing that the line made a lot more sense in our verbal dialogue than it does written here. I went on, “Can I just ask you one thing?”
“You can ask me anything, Adam.”
I gave her a devilish smirk and a sly wink as I asked, “Would a blowjob fuck it up?”
“Some..... thing.... else!” she chuckled. “Remind me again why I like you?”
“Aha! You just admitted you like me!”
“I do, a lot!” she whispered with a final soft kiss on my lips. “But I'm about to turn back into a pumpkin, as, you so eloquently put it, even though I think it's the carriage that turned back into a pumpkin and not Cinderella.”
“You're seriously correcting me, Miss Livingstone?”
“Good night, Mister Smart-ass,” she said as she opened the door to her mini-van and sat in the driver's seat.
“Good night. Text me when you're home, so I know you're safe,” I said as I closed the door for her.
I started walking back to my own car, and I wasn't more than ten or fifteen feet from Lauren's mini-van when she lowered the window and called to me, “Adam!” She paused for a moment and continued, “I like you,” as I looked back to her.
“I like you, too, Lauren.”
I got home and set my keys on the kitchen counter just as I was receiving her text: “I'm home safe. Can't wait to dream of you. XOX!”
What an amazing night, I thought. What an incredible and fucking amazing night!
Meet Anthony Bryan
Author of “Walk Through My Door” and “The Suicide Princess”
Born and raised in In the United Kingdom, Anthony Bryan now resides in the United States where he is tenaciously pursuing his writing career. His hope, more than anything, is that his words can provide you with a temporary escape from reality, and he hopes they take you on a journey you won’t soon forget. His goal is to give you something different, refreshing and unlike anything you've ever read. His writing is designed to target certain emotions and hit them like never before – love, anticipation, thrill, suspense, angst, revenge, lust, and so on. Each story grabs a different set of feelings and refuses to let go. So, find your favorite reading spot, pour yourself a drink (or two) and love every second of every page he writes… After all, he writes them for you!
At 29 years old, Anthony served with the American military in Afghanistan, and he is a combat veteran as well as an accomplished fighter who is still training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing. He may not seem like your typical erotic-romance writer, and he’s not. He’s different, and his work is different. He wouldn’t have it any other way, and he’s dying to take you on the ride of your life!
What are you waiting for? Get to know him, and you’ll quickly see there is no one out there quite like him…
Anthony Bryan Interview
For those who don’t already know you, let’s just start by telling us who you are and a little about yourself…
Hey! My name is Anthony Bryan, I’m a writer, and I love dishing out stories that keep you coming back for more. I’m 28, Irish/Brit but now living in the United States, and I like to think of myself as a pretty interesting guy. So, stick around and get to know me!
“Walk Through My Door’ is your second book, and judging by the synopsis, it’s quite different than your first, “The Suicide Princess.” What kind of experience are you hoping to give readers through this book, and all of your stories?
Any time I write, I like to give the reader a story which does three things: entertains the shit out of them, makes them think, and makes them feel raw, hard emotion. “The Suicide Princess” was all about a seemingly innocent love story that takes a crazy turn and keeps you wondering what the fuck is happening. It was all about making you feel lust, hate, anger, and the thirst for revenge. “Walk Through My Door” is a different kind of story, but it’s just as powerful. It’s the story of two very real people who are falling in love when one isn’t quite ready. In this one, I want you to feel love, and I want you to feel that emotion when you want someone so bad it hurts, even if they’re just out of your reach.
Walk Through My Door also has something I’m calling Enhanced Playlist Experience. It’s a unique, and pretty clever way to combine an amazing book with an amazing soundtrack which you can listen to as you read. Once you experience it, books will never be the same!
You took some much needed time off. How did you find the motivation to get back into your groove?
I had some personal issues going on in my life, so I had to take a little bit of a hiatus from writing and promoting. But it was good, and I was able to get my head back to where it needs to be to do this right. I’d rather just walk away from something than do it half-assed. If I’m going to do something, it’s going to be amazing or nothing at all! And I’m not just back but I’m fucking back, and I’m here to kill it!
Where do you find creative inspiration from? What is your process for taking your thoughts and ideas and transforming them into well-rounded stories?
I’m asked this all the time, and the simplest answer is from music. I’ll hear a song, and the lyrics will inspire me to imagine a story to go along with the tune. By the end, I’ll think “Holy shit! That would be an amazing story!” Before long, I’m pouring through the idea to make it work. I also find a lot of inspiration from my life and personal experiences. I tend to leak into my characters an awful lot.
The musical inspiration is what prompted the Enhanced Playlist Experience feature in my new book… I promise you: you guys are going to LOVE this!
Tell us what true love means to you…
True love is seeing someone for who they are, accepting their faults and flaws, and taking the other person just the way they are. It’s easy to “love” someone when everything is rosey and wonderful, but if you think it’s cute when she farts under the covers while she’s sleeping, THAT is true love! It’s all about being a team, accepting and tackling the challenges of life together, and loving those gross, smelly little flaws.
Do you believe it’s possible to be in love with more than one person? Do you believe in soulmates?
My short answer is yes, but my long answer is no. If it’s true love, the kind that rocks you to your soul, there’s only one. But sometimes life isn’t so simple and clear cut; there can be overlap. “Walk Through My Door” looks at that issue when Lauren, one of the lead characters, is falling in love with Adam, but she’s still in the process of falling out of love with her last. Is it possible to begin falling in love with a new person while falling out of love with the last? Absolutely, and that overlap can be an incredibly painful journey that I think we’ve all been through at least once. I’m telling you, this book is about real people, real love, and real emotions!
Writing from both a man’s and woman’s POV, how different do you think men and women’s fantasies are?
I think our fantasies are usually very similar, we just perceive them in different ways. Men are more enticed by what we can see and physically feel – we’re tactile and visual creatures. Women, on the other hand, are more in tune with what they can emotionally feel. For women it’s more about connection. So, while a lot of the fantasies maybe the same, the reason for them, and the role of each, can be quite different. Getting that balance right is the tough part about writing for both sides!
Can you give us a little taste of your own personal sexual fantasies? Have they been fulfilled?
I have a very dominant sexual personality. I am not controlling yet I’m always in control in the bedroom. I want what I want, and I know how to get it. But, and this is a big but, it’s always reciprocal – if you give me what I crave, it’s only fair that I do the same in turn.
Each of the five senses play such an important and intricate role in the bedroom. If you had to give up one of your senses (sight, smell, hearing, tough, or taste) during sex, which would it be and why?
That would easily be taste… I like to put my tongue in some very naughty places, and that wouldn’t always be a bad thing ;)
What is typically the first thing you notice about a girl? What are your favorite physical and non-physical attributes?
Sense of humor! I love, love, love a girl that knows how to be goofy, play, and have fun! My favorite physical feature… I’m so an ass man!
When do you feel you are most attractive –clean shaven and in a suit and tie, or jeans and a tee-shirt?
My best look is a little scruff, a snug tee, some faded worn jeans, and a kickass pair of chucks. It’s just the look that works for me. But that said, I do clean up quite nicely.
A movie is being made about you – who is the actor to play your role?
He’s gone now, but James Dean all the way!
If you were granted one super power, what would it be?
To be able to freeze time… Just imagine the kind of shit you could do with that power!
Your fans are so excited to have you back! What can you promise to bring them in 2015?
2015 is a big year for me. Out now is Walk Through My Door which is going to absolutely blow you away. It’s an integrated reading/musical experience unlike anything you’ve ever enjoyed! But my next published release will be The Heart of Kyle, and that is going to kill it – it’s truly my masterpiece. I’m beyond excited for this year!
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