Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Intimate Journeys by SS Hampton Sr

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GENRE: Erotic Sci-Fi Fantasy Romance

The author will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


Intimate Journeys Book Description

The most intimate journeys, though they are polar opposites, involve the unparalleled pleasures of sex and the inevitable unknown of death. Both are an experience unlike anything else: one is sought by everyone, while the other is avoided by everyone – for as long as they can. Sometimes these polar opposites complement each other.


Intimate Journeys Book Excerpt

“The Whisper of Ereshkigal,” Intimate Journeys


intimate journeys book coverWith closed eyes the tall, bald, square-faced man reveled in the warmth of the setting sun and enjoyed the gentle caress of the breeze that rustled the leafy fronds of the surrounding date palms. He inhaled the heady aroma of perfumed flowers and listened to the buzz of bees flitting from flower to flower. From far below, like the shimmer of the desert heat, rose the music of drums, pipes, lutes, and lyres, the sweet voices of young women singing, and the muted roar of the crowds.


“Alulim,” a throaty, seductive voice whispered with the softness of the sun-warmed wind. “I have accepted your sacrifices for many years.”


The kneeling man dressed in a leather kilt decorated with hanks of sheep wool, opened his eyes and gazed upon a dusky-skinned woman with bright obsidian eyes, and long raven-black hair that fluttered in the soothing breeze. She wore a shoulder collar of gold, blue lapis lazuli, and red carnelian, and leaf shaped earrings of gold dangled from her ears. She wore a long sleeveless dress of colored wool, and was barefoot.


She smiled and held a black and red-henna decorated hand out to him. “Take my hand,” she said with a crooked little smile. “Come with me at last. Enjoy my love.”


Thin clouds on which the setting sun cast shades of orange, white, red and yellow floated across the twilight sky behind her. The life-giving sea sparkled in the distance as did the waters of the marshes that reached from the sea up to the surrounding fields…


Author Bio

Stan Hampton, Sr. is a full-blood Choctaw of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a divorced grandfather to 13 grandchildren, and a published author, photographer and photojournalist. He retired in 2013 from the Nevada Army National Guard with the rank of Sergeant First Class; he previously served in the active duty Army, and the Army Individual Ready Reserve (mobilized for the Persian Gulf War). He enlisted in the Nevada Army National Guard in October 2004, after which he was mobilized for Federal active duty for almost three years. Hampton is a veteran of Operations Noble Eagle and Iraqi Freedom, with deployment to northern Kuwait and several convoy security missions into Iraq.


He has had two solo photographic exhibitions and curated a multi-media exhibit. His writings have appeared as stand-alone stories and in anthologies from Dark Opus Press, Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy, Melange Books, Musa Publishing, MuseItUp Publishing, Ravenous Romance, and in Horror Bound Magazine, The Harrow, and River Walk Journal, among others.


As of April 2014, after being in a 2-year Veterans Administration program for Homeless Veterans, Hampton is officially no longer a homeless Iraq War veteran.


In May 2014 he graduated from the College of Southern Nevada with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Photography – Commercial Photography Emphasis. He has been studying at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with in a double major in Art and English. He recently returned from spending a cold, rainy Spring 2017 semester studying at a university in southwestern France in the shadow of the Pyrenees Mountains.


After 16 years of desert in the American Southwest, and Southwest Asia, he still misses the Rocky Mountains, yellow aspens in the fall, running rivers, and a warm fireplace during snowy winters.

Hampton can be found at:


Barnes and Noble


Dark Opus Press


Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing


Melange Books


MuseItUp Publishing Author Page UK Author Page


Goodreads Author Page


The author will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  • Goddess Fish Promos (@GoddessFish)
    November 10, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Thanks for hosting!

  • Victoria
    November 10, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Great post and thanks for the great tour! I’m looking forward to checking this one out. 🙂

  • Rita Wray
    November 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I have enjoyed the tour.

  • Stan
    November 10, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Good morning!

    First, thank you for hosting the tour. I really appreciate the opportunity.

    And thank you to all who have visited. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the excerpt and if you’ve visited other hosts, then you’ve enjoyed the excerpt tour so far. And to those who might visit later today, welcome!

    Have a great weekend!


    • dbc333
      November 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      You’re welcome, Stan! Good luck with the tour!

      • Stan
        November 11, 2017 at 2:20 am

        Thank you!