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

Friday, July 23, 2010


July has been a stellar month so far, because I’m so very proud of my erotic fairy tales in Alison’s Wonderland and Fairy Tale Lust. But the month’s not over yet, and I have two more releases to announce!

“Lost and Found” appears in Lesbian Lust: Erotic Stories, edited by Sacchi Green. We’ve all had vacations that go bad, especially when our luggage doesn’t arrive. For Lara, it was a working vacation in Hawaii, but she planned to sneak out at least once to take surfing lessons from a sloe-eyed, sultry native. Kinda hard to do that without a suit. Like all my stories, though, this does have a happy ending…

Here’s the full TOC:

The Girl with the Bettie Page Bangs, Sommer Marsden
Reunion at St. Mary’s, Catherine Lundoff
A Midwinter Night’s Dream, Fran Walker
Camshaft Cutie, Crystal Barela
August Crazies, Miel Rose
Lovers’ Moon, Ren Peters
The Office Grind, R. G. Emanuelle
Not Afraid to Get Her Hands Dirty, Teresa Noelle Roberts
Never Too Old, DeJay
Lost and Found, Andrea Dale
Canvas, Kenzie Mayer
The Angel Connection, CB Potts
A Story About Sarah, Cheyenne Blue
The Weekend, Delilah Devlin
Love and Devotion, Jove Belle
Are You Gonna Be My Girl?, Jade Melisande
Danger, Sacchi Green

Not due out ‘til next month, but available early (yay) is Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Orgasmic: Erotic Stories for Women. This one has two stories of mine, actually, both requested by Rachel (she was looking for specific themes, and I can’t resist a challenge!): “All She Wanted” as Andrea Dale and “Paying It Forward” by Kendra Wayne.

Here’s this one’s TOC:

The Waiting Game, Elizabeth Coldwell
What’s in a Name?, Jacqueline Applebee
Chemistry, Velvet Moore
The Chair, Lolita Lopez
Fixing the Pipes, Susie Hara
Share, Dusty Horn
Hurdles, Rowan Elizabeth
Seeing Stars, Louisa Harte
Old Faithful, Sylvia Lowry
Paying It Forward, Kendra Wayne
Feet on the Dashboard, Rachel Green
Frosting First, Lana Fox
All She Wanted, Andrea Dale
Making Shapes, Lily Harlem
Rapture, Angela Caperton
Rise and Shine, Heidi Champa
Taking the Reins, Vanessa Vaughn
First Date with the Dom, Noelle Keely
Animal Inside, Neve Black
The London O, Justine Elyot
Fight, Charlotte Stein
Switch, Jade Melisande

Too yummy for words, both of them!

Finally, this isn’t a new release, but a new format: The above-mentioned Alison’s Wonderland is available at Audible as an audio version! Even better, it's on sale right now! Don’t have time to read these exotic and erotic fairy stories in print? Get the audio version and enjoy them while you’re driving (well, that might not be safe, actually!) or cleaning the house (guaranteed your goal will change to dirty!) or working out (they say it’s good exercise, you know!), or…


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sales! Two of 'em!

Even though they’re still pending publisher approval, amazing editor Violet Blue says we can announce sales to Sweet Confessions: Erotic Fantasies for Couples, so here I go!

“New Day, New Life” by Andrea Dale and “Sacred Places” by Sophie Mouette (Teresa and I) will both appear in the anthology!


Thank you, Violet!

(This totally makes up for the four rejections I received whilst on vacation.)

Now, back to catching up on the e-mail, filing, etc., that piled up while I was away, so I can get back to writing! (Yes, I’ll post about the vacation and the workshop(s) and visiting friends and everything very soon.)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Heads are spinning, ideas are bouncing

Another workshop under my belt, this one on Mystery Structure. I have a better grounding of what each subgenre of crime fiction entails, and realized that one of my cross-genre novels (which I’m marketing in romance and fantasy) could be marketed as a paranormal mystery. Coolness! And, even better, we got a bonus workshop on the rapid changes in the industry and the numbers involved in epublishing. My head is spinning and ideas are bouncing around like popcorn kittens. (Popcorn kitten brain was something of a theme this weekend!)

To that end, I’m going to get “In Her Hands,” a romantic erotic novella, up in short order, and I’ll be setting a schedule to get a number of other stories available online. So those of you who haven’t been able to get your hands (hee!) on all of the anthologies that I’m in will be able to read more of my work!

Oh my goodness. So many ideas, so many projects, so many wonderful stories to write. I get so jazzed here—it’s all about filling the well, and I always leave brimming, even spilling over. I need to find the elusive trick of how to keep this enthusiasm alive at home, how to fire it up again when it fades.

Plus the people. The amazing, smart, talented, funny, creative writers here. Mystery Structure wasn’t a hands-on writing workshop, so we had time to eat together and take walks and laugh and share and brainstorm ways to support each other. (I’m going to be bartering proofreading/copy editing for cover design, for example.) I wish I could pack them all up in my bike bag and bring them home with me!

Of course, I have the October trip (New Technology Workshop—an extension, really, of what we talked about this weekend—plus a probable Portland book signing) to look forward to.

I have so much to write about here—our whole vacation, really!—but I have an hour ‘til Ken gets here and I really need to work on “In a Handbasket,” a funny, sexy story for a paranormal romantic erotica anthology. More soon!