Monday, December 09, 2013
Can some one help my understand the appeal?
For those of you who have already ventured into the world of cephalopod erotic romance, what book would you suggest to a tentacle virgin?
Agree (I do)
"[Man of Steel's] Zack Snyder getting to be the one to introduce Wonder Woman on the big screen is a terrible idea" [io9]
Magnus [see: Rivendale books (imprint)]:
"I joined forces with her last fall as an imprint of Riverdale Avenue Books"--Don Weise [Huffington Post]
No Shit, Sherlock:
Navy Pier decides a 50Shades tree is not a good fit for their "Winter Wonderland" [Chicago-ist]
Point, the (the missing thereof):
"No great novelist should have to resort to explicit sex scenes" [Catholic Herald]
Stupid, the (it burns):
"That awkward moment when your author photo is exposed as stolen from a Revlon hair extensions ad"--EvilWylie [Business Insider]
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Before seriously considering "Love, Sex and Merlot" I would suggest that authors look into the parent company The Zharmae Publishing Press (website, cooler thread).
My person feeling is that their website and blog are written from the point of view of a person who is not quite as au fait with the world of romance and erotica publishing as they seem to think they are.
This is perhaps unsurprising as they are a small press, with limited expertise, that recently opened three different imprints for spec fic and literary as well as erotic/romance. Which is biting off... well, quite a lot.
I investigate any new market with an open mind but my suspicions began to form when I saw all the cheesy photography on the front page, my interest waned when I saw they take pretty mauch all romance and erotica genres and was extinguished when I saw that the pay a flat rat that amounts to $50 per 10,000 words.
But that's just me.
Website here. Owner Kayci Morgan.
p.s. If "Forbidden Lust was founded on the ideals that love and sex are a beautiful and wonderful part of the human experience and should celebrated, not censored" why the name? Shouldn't it be "Celebrated Lust"?
Gay Romance Press has been dissolved and their books now sold via Eye Scry Publications. This seems to be a parent company also owned by Della Van Hise.
I note that she also offers editorial services where "...after your work has been edited, if your manuscript fits the guidelines for our publishing endeavors, you may be offered a contract for Gay Romance Press or Eye Scry Publications to publish your work as an e-book."
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