Harlem Dae is the pen name for two authors, Lily Harlem and Natalie Dae. They have been writing together for several years now on top of their individual author projects. They enjoy being represented by traditional houses including HarperCollins and Totally Bound as well self-publishing their sexy stories on Amazon. Both live in the UK and gain great satisfaction from bouncing characters and their raunchy antics back and forth, growing, nurturing and stoking plot lines until they steam off the page and pushing boundaries. They consider themselves to be solitary, whacky, spontaneous and desirous for many things including perfection and are frequently caught sending messages back and forth referring to each other as Rodney and Delboy.

Lily Harlem

Photograph by David Woolfall

I'm well and truly British having lived in Scotland, England and now Wales. In what feels like a former life I worked as a trauma nurse in London. A move to the countryside forced me to re-think my career and after attending a creative writing course at the local university I now write erotic romance full time.

Most of my stories are set in the modern day. Often they have a sporting twist (Hot Ice /Scored). Menage a trios presses my buttons too - SharedEscape to the CountryThe Glass Knot (to name a few) as does using Britain as a setting for my novels, though I often skip to the USA for a change of scenery.

While my books are basically romances with the bedroom door left well and truly open, I do like to throw in a bit of kink - Cold Night, Hot Bodies is role-play, Confessions of a Naughty Night Nurse features voyeurism,Stockholm Surrender includes bondage, Green-Eyed Monster a well-loved strap-on. Phew, the list goes on...

I went through a dark stage last year and this showed in my work, so if you want something a bit heavier check out That Filthy Book or Anything for Him (both co-written with Natalie Dae) or Dangerous to Know which is pure erotica and explores whore fantasy. I dabble in BDSM (The Unwholesome Adventures of Harita) and have one m/m novel under my belt, High-Sticked. My latest self published release, Breathe You In is a softer romance dealing with love, loss and hope and has several erotic scenes that are super heavy on the emotion. Already it's romping up the Amazon charts and is sweeping the board with 5* reviews. *Update - named a USA TODAY recommended read of 2014*

In terms of publishers, my first book hit the shelves thanks to Totally Bound, I then went on to also write for HarperCollins, Stormy Nights, Pride and Evernight. I also self-publish, something I enjoy doing very much as I have complete freedom to move a story in the direction I want it to.

When I'm not writing I'm usually on the beach with my dog. I love to walk, I get lots of ideas strolling along, plus it helps stave off writer's bum! Lovely Mr Harlem walks with me when he can but his work takes him away frequently, this suits us though, it means I'm left to my imagination and the voices in my head can talk as loud as they want!

Feel free to friend me, like me, read or pin with me, here are my links. I'm usually around, chatting and blogging somewhere on the web.

Natalie Dae

Hi! I’m Natalie Dae and write M/F romance in many genres, although lately I’ve been veering more towards BDSM. I live in a small village outside Oxford in the UK where it’s nice and quiet. I’m very happily married with five children and a grandson. I’m the kind of person who always has to have something to do, hence me having five pen names as well as a full-time job. My other erotica names are Harlem Dae, Sarah Masters (M/M) and Geraldine O’Hara (M/F comedy).

Natalie came about when I realised, after writing M/M as Sarah for a number of years, I’d perhaps confuse readers if I published M/F as Sarah. So Natalie was born, and I haven’t looked back since. I have several titles out with Totally Bound and one with HarperCollins.

As well as writing by myself, I also co-author with Lily Harlem. Writing with someone else is always fun. Lily and myself have many works planned for the future, so keep your eyes peeled!

Some of my books include The Contract (BDSM thriller), Shadow and Darkness (BDSM Dommes), Good Cop, Bad Cop (ménage with Lily Harlem) and my Fantasies Explored series. For the full catalogue, please visit my website.

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