Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

I'd also like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
May 2007 be a fabulous year for all of us! :):)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy new year!
May it be your best one yet.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

[Market] The Mammoth Book Of Lesbian Erotica

The Mammoth Book Of Lesbian Erotica
Editor: Barbara Cardy
Publisher: Constable and Robinson
Payment: £50 upon publication
Deadline: March 31, 2007

There is to be a brand new collection of stories for the world-famous Mammoth books. This collection will be entitled - THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF LESBIAN EROTICA and will be published by Constable and Robinson. This is a 500 page collection of short stories with, as the title implies, a Lesbian theme.

You do not need to be a lesbian, or indeed female, to make a contribution. Stories should be around 5,000 words. Neither do the stories have to be pink and fluffy. Slave and mistress, bondage, adult baby, group sex, threesomes etc are all very welcome. However, we will not publish any stories that involve rape, blood-letting, bestiality, sex with minors ­ which also includes memories of childhood experiences. We also avoid stories written in the present tense. Most importantly, write about what turns you on.

Previously published material is acceptable, but make sure no other publisher has rights over your work. Overseas contributors will be paid via Paypal in their respective currencies.) This payment will cover the initial printing and any future printings. The author retains full copyright to their work.

Preference is a Word document attached to an email. Please include at the top of that document, your real name, full postal address (including country), your email address and your pseudonym if you write under one. Leave a few lines then enter the title of your story with your pseudonym underneath. If you do not have Word on your computer, then the above format pasted into an email is second preference. Please allow a several weeks before a reply.

Send submissions to:

Monday, December 18, 2006

My new erotic novella

Click the banner for more info and an excerpt.

Skye Kim is a private investigator with a complicated life. At age 29, she might be going through an early mid-life crisis. The life of a P.I. in Orange County isn't that exciting, and she isn't happy with her personal life. Even though she hates the term "friends with benefits," that's the best way to describe her relationship with Sean Reynolds, her ex-boyfriend.

After a routine assignment at a fetish club, Skye meets Andy Chang, a tall, gorgeous man who likes both men and women. When Sean finds out about her attraction to the new man in her life, this adds some fuel to their sex life. Eventually Sean encourages her to invite Andy to their bedroom.

After a night of drunken debauchery, Skye fulfills one of her fantasies: being with two men at the same time. Soon she realizes that fantasy is sometimes better than reality. Juggling two men may be twice the pleasure but also twice the complications. Will she choose one man over the other? Or will she cut all the complications out of her life?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Author Branding

Nope, I'm not talking about pulling out the cattle prod and having my way with my fellow authors, sorry to disappoint you. What I am talking about are those pithy little sayings authors use to identify themselves and their writing to the public.

A few good ones come to mind as I type this. There's T.A. Chase's, "No Boundaries", or Vivi Anna's "Igniting passion one page a time."

Though whether or not an author needs a good 'brand' remains a matter of opinion, I've decided to use the slogan, "Romance without inhibition." I chose this one because it would fit all the subgenres I write in, (contemporary, paranormal, amd m/m).

What do you think? Do authors need a brand, or are they optional only?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Is your Blog listed here?

I am trying to build our list of links to relevant blogs. So if you are involved in erotic romance epublishing and have a blog (no websites please) please reply here and let me know:

Are you an EREC blog member (or would like to be invited) YES / NO
What is your blog url? __________________________________
What is your main area MF / MM / FF / Menage / other: _______ (as many as apply) / pansexual (all)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

How to Conjure a Man

How To Conjure A Man
by Nancy Lindquist

ISBN: 1-59998-242-0
Price: $4.50
Length: Category
Genre: Red Hot/Contemporary
Publication Date: December 12th, 2006

When all else fails, what’s a girl to do? Conjure your own man, of course!

Becky Blake is through with vibrators. Well, to be honest, her vibrator’s through with her. The damn thing actually conked out, mid-fantasy. Time for desperate measures. Armed with thirty pounds of candles and a spell created by her best friend and strip mall witch, she heads into the desert to conjure a man.

It’s freezing, dark and more than a little creepy. On top of that there’s a coyote hanging around howling loud enough to scare her to bits. Please, let this spell work.

Rick Frazier’s done with manipulative women. His ex-wife is bleeding him dry. His wallet is almost as hungry as he is. It’s time to get a second job, as a bartender at ‘The Buckin’ Bronco All Male Review’. At least it will pay the bills until he sells his software program.

Back in the real world of work and lonely routine, Becky has nothing to show for her desert efforts except an erotic dream that leaves her more frustrated than fulfilled. That is until her new employee shows up. It doesn’t take long to put two and two together. Rick, her new bartender, is the man she conjured in the desert.

To purchase:

Already having had the pleasure of reading this book, I can honestly say it's a great one. Full of humor and Nancy's own personal brand of steamy lovin' Conjure is a must read. :)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Lara Santiago Posts a Blog

In this, my first blog post for Erotic Romance, I want to say something meaningful.
Why? Because I don't want to sound like a doofas.
I'm a shy lurker at heart and one of those people who figures it's better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt. (Can't remember who said that)

I've tried to think of something to say for almost a week now.
Today...I'm plunging in.

I'd like to showcase a book that has been a wonderful help to me as a writer.
It's called: (drum roll please)

The Flip Dictionary.

This is a fabulous resource for looking up words as you write or when you go back to edit.
I'm a panster. This means I write by the seat of my pants without a detailed outline.
I use the Flip Dictionary A LOT when I go back to and edit my work after completing the first draft.

I got my copy from Amazon, but I'm sure it's in bookstores everywhere. :)

For you writers out you have one? Do you love it?

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Not Living Without

I've been thinking about this quite a bit lately. I'd love to hear your stories.

When I'm creating my characters, I usually fall back on a few sage bits of advice given to me by my parents when I was a teenager. I remember my mother saying, "don't wait for someone you can live with, wait for someone you can't live without." I don't know if she heard that somewhere or not but I like to think she made it up. It certainly helped in my husband searching, as I found my guy and married him by the time I was 21. I knew what I was looking for. He likes to use that to feed his ego ;) This advice feeds every relationship in my books.
Then there is my father who told me, "all the baubles and sequins in the world can't compete with sheer elegance." How's that for poetic. That came out during a discussion of prom dresses. Needless to say, I went with elegance and didn't spend too much time against the wall. I tend to give my heroines the gift of elegance when I can.
So, who gave you the most memorable bits of advice? How do you use them? Did you follow them?