~~ "She has so many aliases, you'd think she was a spy!" ~~

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Like a Mask Removed is here!

Zowie! Bazinga, even!

Like a Mask Removed, a pair of erotic superhero anthologies from Circlet Press, is now available!

Teresa and I, as Sophie Mouette, have a story in Volume 2: Supervillains, called "Pow! Bash! Yes, Yes!" In the story, we explore what wearing the superheroine—and archvillainess—suits mean, and how exactly it is nobody can tell the difference between the "regular girl" and her alter ego.

Even more exciting: Circlet has chosen to run an excerpt from our story on their site as promo for the e-books! (Although it's not the steamiest part of the story, it's still probably NSFW, unless you have a really understanding boss.)

Like a Mask Removed is available from a slew of vendors in a range of e-formats, for your reading pleasure!


Monday, May 03, 2010

Geschlecht mit Fremden

Ooh! Just got word that Sex With Strangers, containing the Sophie Mouette story "Behind the Masque," has sold to Germany!

I did the above translation via Babelfish; I have no idea if that's what the anthology will be called in Germany. Or if the story will be "Hinter der Maske," for that matter :-)

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Another weekend


Blessed Beltane!

We’re hosting a party tonight for a friend celebrating her divorce being final. Not the smartest move on my part, since I’ve been feeling under the weather and have a mass of deadlines starting to crash around me. But I love my friends, and that means I just can’t help myself when it comes to doing nice things for them!

It’s potluck, but I always believe in making sure there’s a good variety of food already available, so here’s what we’ve got:
  • sloppy joes in the slow cooker
  • coleslaw (I’ve developed a great non-mayo recipe with white balsamic vinegar and a hint of wasabi)
  • French bread with spiced oil for dipping
  • wasabi almonds, regular almonds, and pistachios
  • chocolate-chip oatmeal cookies (dough made, I’ll start popping them in soon)
Unfortunately, between that and cleaning the lower half of the house, I’m knackered and have a vague headache forming. Sigh. I just hope enough people show up!



Party was a success. A bit small, but everyone seemed to have fun, and that’s what’s important. I’m really glad we made the sloppy joe’s, because they were the only main dish, and the slow cooker was scraped clean (but we have a pile of buns left). The coleslaw also mostly got eaten, which was nice; the last time I brought it to something, it didn’t get as much attention. For my part, I discovered that it tasted fantastic on my sloppy joe!

The wasabi almonds were startling to people who popped them in their mouths without realizing what they were. Morgana’s expression was priceless…

I was pretty much dead all day today, though. Dammit. I dealt with some e-mail, didn’t quite finish The Oak Leaf (realized I had to go to the copy shop to have something scanned, but didn’t have the energy to actually go…), read for a bit, called my sister to wish her a happy birthday. Then, after dinner (burgers, made out of cow rather than turkey, because red meat is what I need in my current physical condition), I finally started to perk up, and ended up in the living room where I wrote 1K on the CES story and worked on an editing proposal while Ken napped.

We roused ourselves long enough to give the cats subcu fluids, and Ken crashed and I’m still working…which is probably not the best idea, given the hour. Someday I’ll learn to just stop scheduling anything before noon, and accept the fact that I work best between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Today is not that day, so I’m off… G’night!

Reading: Finalists for the LAMBDA Literary Awards

I'm delighted to announce that I have stories in not one, but two anthologies that are finalists in the LAMBDA awards! Both Lesbian Cowboys: Erotic Adventures (containing my story "Queens Up") and Where the Girls Are: Urban Lesbian Erotica (containing my story "Come to My Window") are nominated in the Lesbian Erotica category.
The award ceremony itself will take place in NYC at the end of this month, but before that, there will be West Coast reading at Skylight Books. I'm thrilled to have been asked to be a part of the reading. If you're in the area, please considering stopping by:
Monday, May 10 7:30 p.m.
Skylight Books 1818 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, California 90027 Google Maps link
“The first Lambda Literary Awards were presented at a black-tie gala ceremony in 1989. Every year since then they have been awarded to the finest lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans literature available in the United States. The “Lammy” is the most prestigious, competitive, and comprehensive literary award offered specifically to LGBT authors. For more than two decades the Lambda Literary Awards has brought attention to and honored exceptional writing about queer lives across multiple genres published by large and small presses. If a book has a gold sticker saying ‘Winner of the Lambda Literary Award’ on its cover, you know it is both brilliantly written and a meaningful examination of the LGBTQ experience.”

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