You’re Invited to the End of Summer Bash!

      The End Of Summer that is… The days are still hot (here in Kentucky, at least), but we all know Fall is just around the corner. So before it’s over, join us at The Romance Studio Party Site for a massive week-long blowout with all your favorite authors and some new to you. And of course there will beeee …Prizes! A minimum $100 Amazon gift ecard, prizes from The Romance Studio Prize Vault and even more from the individual authors. I’ll be giving away e-copies of all the ARCHANGELS CREED books, some hand-beaded book thongs and some fantastic Archangels swag! When? The Party will run 24-7 Aug 11-17, with authors continually adding new posts and offering new prizes day and night. Check in whenever you can and be sure to hit all the various posts and sign up to win all the different prizes. Go to TRSparties.com and … Continue reading

Author Malia Mallory and BDSM!

Today my good friend and outstanding author, Malia Mallory, is here to tell us about her BDSM series. Let’s give her a big welcome, even though I’m late in getting her post up Her Wish, His Command Spotlight Post   Thank you so much for having me as a guest today! Her Wish, His Command is the third book in the Dominating BDSM Billionaires Series. His Need, Her Desire (Book 1) is currently free at most online retailers. His Desire, Her Surrender (Book 2) hit bestseller lists in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Look for His Passion, Her Temptation (Book 4) in July 2013. Her Wish, His Command Blurb Doctor Anna Foster may just get what she wants: sexy fellow researcher Jonah Granger. She’s been in love with him for years, but Jonah has always been more interested in work at his family’s business, Granger Pharma, than … Continue reading

Author Mimi Barbour on Writing A Series

My good friend and a fantastic author, Mimi Barbour, is here today to do one of the things she does best – shake up traditional thoughts and ‘rules’. If you haven’t already, you should check out Mimi’s books. This lady’s got it going on! Here’s Mimi Barbour talking about some of the decisions that go into writing a series: Writing a series – should you? I started writing my Vegas series because of a set of circumstances that led me to this outcome. I never started off with the plan to do so. This seems to be the way of a writer’s life in many occasions –unforeseen opportunities.   Our IBC promoter, Carolyn McCray, had an idea for a suspense anthology called Bullets, Brass & Babes and offered the group a chance to submit up to 5,000 words to join her in this endeavor. I was thrilled with her idea … Continue reading

Author Heather Long On Comic Books & Heroes

Please join me in welcoming author Heather Long to the blog today. She’s here to talk about some life lessons everyone needs to learn, but some never do, and her book, Yesterday’s Heroes. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Yesterday’s Heroes or Marshal of Hel Dorado! Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Comic Books My mother never saw value in reading comic books. She called it “a waste of money” and, worse, “a waste of my time.” Unfortunately for her, I was a stubborn kid. When she ‘threatened’ to never pay for my comics again, I got a part time job and paid for them myself. When she refused to get me a ride to the comic book store, I took four different buses a total of twelve miles—including a half-mile walk to the bus stops on either end. When … Continue reading

Judging A Book By Its Cover with Malia Mallory

Today we have Erotic Romance Author Malia Mallory to talk about the value of a book’s cover. These days, the cover is more important than ever, since it has to catch the reader’s eye all by itself – no cute store displays, no table in the center aisle, no big shelf stocked with a hundred copies. Just that lonely little cover there in the virtual bookstore, along with all the others. Now, here’s Malia: Enticing Erotica Covers I recently decided some of my covers needed an upgrade. I’d been looking around at the fabulous covers of my author friends and feeling jealous. In fact, I was becoming concerned it might even be hurting my sales. I needed to step it up. So, what to do? I contacted a cover artist who had done some work I admired. She did a new design concept for my ABCs of Erotica series. I … Continue reading

Life’s Little PMS Moments

This little gem is from a friend, Romance Author Kate Worth’s Blog. I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! Read the next two sentences in the voice of Andy Rooney. I don’t know why, but it’s just more fun. I’ve read countless romance novels over the years, but I don’t remember ever reading one that featured a PMS moment.  Why is that? There are plenty of delicate mentions of women’s ”courses” in romantic fiction, but never any discussion of those dicey, emotionally fraught days leading up to her “monthlies”.  Granted, there isn’t much romantic about PMS, but the symptoms could provide some funny or suspenseful plot devices. Jim Carrey’s classic SNL skit about a PMS Hotline illustrates this.  It’s one of my all-time favorites. Here’s a video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho5UvzNZC2o Apparently PMS is also a fact of life for insects. I snapped this shot of a Praying Mantis casually dismembering … Continue reading

  • Just Sayin’

    I'm a Romance Author - mainly Paranormal, but nearly all with fairly graphic intimate scenes. Those scenes serve to further the development of my plots and characters and are not included haphazardly to sell books or arouse readers.

    I probably COULD tell the stories without the graphic parts, but I CHOOSE not to. I want to show the full scope of the developing relationship, and leaving out some of the most powerful and meaningful moments will deprive the reader of a measure of understanding and emotional reaction to the characters and their stories.

    Since I write books intended for adult readers, I often have material on my website that is entirely unsuitable for younger readers. If you're under 18, or if you're easily offended by open discussion of sexual situations with frank language, you might want to look the other direction.