Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Three sexy jobs for your characters

Are you plotting a new contemporary and having trouble coming up with a hot occupation for your hero or heroine? Below are three you might want to consider.

1.) Car designer. They give a car that look, the one that says to you, "buy me," "buy me." They're usually paid well, they drive hot cars, and they're smart - what's not to love?

3.) Freelance photographer. They travel all over the world on assignment for all kinds of magazines so they are never at a loss for conversation and they always know the best places to go on vacation.

3.) Stunt double. The guys and gals who do a lot of the real work in action-adventure films - they're usually in top shape, good-looking and unafraid of danger.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hot Reads!

Really busy this week but if you're interested in some free sexy reads, check these out.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Book Covers

You know, I was browsing through my bookshelves last night and something struck me - I only have a few books with a couple on the cover. Funny, I not only write romances, I read them too, and that genre is known for its clinch and couple covers. How have I managed to escape them?

It seems I tend to pick up books with neutral covers - no people at all, just maybe a ribbon or a rose or a piece of lace or something like that. A ship or a castle in the distance. If there is someone on the cover, it's most likely a woman and her face is turned away or she's got her back to the reader - like in Kushiel's Chosen, for instance. If it's a man, and this is less likely, he's staring off into the distance.

I don't know what this says about me - maybe that I like some mystery about the book or that I don't like the characters presented to me because I want to imagine them for myself. Hmm, now I think about it, I guess those are my reasons.

What about you? What are your views on couple covers?

Friday, October 12, 2007

Do you write erotica?

If so, I've got just the tip for you. Burrow Publishing ( wants your story! See below for details.

Burrow Publishing is seeking submissions for the hottest and rawest erotica compilation to drop in 2008. Stories should prominently feature men of color (e.g. Brothas, Papis, Caribbean men, etc.) And the various types of men (e.g. Thugz, Bears, etc.) Stories should be fresh, unique, and sex-filled, but also have an engaging storyline and character development. We are open to various writing styles, content, and sub-genres. Only one requirement. You know what turns you on. Unleash what you got and show us your skills. Non-fiction stories will also be considered.

Stories must be between 2,500 and 5,000 words. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2007. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for a response to your submissions. Email submissions will not be accepted. However, email inquiries are okay.
Please note: Stories that have been previously published in any format (including postings on the Internet) will not be accepted.

If you are interested in submitting a story, write your best story and submit to:
Burrow Publishing, LLC
P.O. Box 7091
Princeton, New Jersey 08743
United States

REQUIRED: Please include your contact information and a brief biography. Your contact information should include your full name, current mailing address, phone number, and an email address. You must be 18 years or older.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Yay! Yay! Yay! I'm doing a wild dance over here. I got the release date for my short story, The Gladiator's Woman. It will be out January 28 from and then I've got an interview set up with an online review site for February 2 so you know I'm just rearing to go!

Hopefully by the time it comes out I'll have figured out more about posting pix and banners and what not to this blog so you'll get to see the cover.

Basically, The Gladiator's Woman is about a healer who joins a ludus (gladiator school) and falls in love with a black gladiator who comes up against Spartacus just before the latter's famous rebellion. I love history and the history of Rome and Egypt in particular so you'll see more from me set in those times. And yes, blacks or Aethiops or Nubians as they were called, were definitely around in ancient Rome. They were soldiers, merchants, scribes, gladiators, slaves, traders and prostitutes among other things. Apparently, Roman men found black women quite alluring!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Cobblestone's Blog Party!

(excerpted from the Cobblestone Blog)

Monday, October 01, 2007

Octoberfest Blog Party!!

It's October already and you know what that means...yes! It's time for Cobblestone Press' 2nd Annual Octoberfest Celebration.Shifters, vampires, ghosts, and everything in between. Octoberfest is about celebrating all things paranormal and in celebration of their Octoberfest releases the authors of Cobblestone are having a MONTH long Blog Party.You know what happens at parties, right? There are gifts and this party will be no exception. Stop by an author's blog during thier week and comment and you'll automatically be entered to win a copy of their Octoberfest title! Woot! And you'll be able to read excerpts, some that may not be seen anywhere else.So let's get to the good stuff. Here's the schedule. Starting us off with releases this coming Friday, October 5th are Sable Grey, Ericka Scott and Shelli Stevens.So from today October 1st to Friday, October 5th stop by their blogs and leave them a comment. The winners will be announced Friday, October 5th here on the CP Blog and on each authors blog.

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for your chance to win!

Good luck to all!