My erotic short story out at Amazon!
My erotic short story out at Amazon!
Hey! I’m over at the wonderful K.M. Jackson’s blog talking about dark themes in romance and giving away a free copy of my book. Just leave a comment to enter!
Here’s a taste:
In general, when we read romance we’re trying to escape from the horrors of reality. We want to retreat to the safety provided by Scottish lairds and billionaire bad boys. But sometimes, we want something a little darker, a little grittier. We want our hero and heroine to really be put through the ringer, to get that vicarious thrill of danger and suspense as they struggle to find love in a hopeless place. (Rihanna knows what I’m talking about. Also, now you have that song stuck in your head. Mwahaha!) We’ll follow them along the tightrope of their story because the safety net of romance’s golden rule is always stretched beneath us: no matter what obstacles get thrown their way, the hero and heroine will make it to the other side, where a happy ending awaits them.
Today I’m being interviewed over at author Taige Crenshaw’s blog! Here’s a snippet:
What is your writing style? Do you just sit down and write or do you create character sketches, outlines, or notes?
Any story with me usually starts with a very vivid line of text. Something that pops up in my head when I’m in the shower or just falling asleep. That one line is the beginning of an avalanche, rolling along and picking up more mass as it goes. I create a basic outline in my head, and then I do a ton of research. I take notes that will be useful to the story, but in general I’m a pantser—I know which plot points I want to hit, so I just sit down and write and see what happens. I can draw on the research that I’ve done when I get stuck or to spice up the story.
You can check out the rest here.
I’m a published author! It’s so surreal, really: I’ve been dreaming of this day since I was a little girl, and it’s finally arrived! My premier novel, Eagle’s Heart, was released on the Loose Id website.
Salomeh Jones is a Brooklyn high school teacher whose attempt to aid an abused student ruins her career and puts her life in jeopardy. Julian Tamali is a special agent hot on the trail of the Albanian mafia boss responsible for a slew of crimes, including the death of Julian’s family. When Julian finds a connection between the mafia boss and the disgraced school teacher, he sets into motion a series of events that will change their lives forever.
A night of pleasure throws them into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the man who has kidnapped Salomeh’s student and is possibly providing weapons to terrorists. Caught in a web of passion, danger, and betrayal, Julian and Salomeh must stop the mafia boss or forfeit their chance at redemption—and their lives.
If you enjoy erotic romantic suspense, check it out!
So, here is it is—my first cover ever! I wasn’t sure they’d be able to capture the essence of a hot Hindu demi-god, but they pretty much nailed it. The short story, Sweet to the Taste, will be out soon. You can check out a snippet in the “Excerpt” tab above!
Callie, unlucky in love and unable to move on, rediscovers her passion with a handsome wedding singer. He’s more god than man, but can he help soothe her soul?
I guess all it takes for me to update my blog is someone on twitter alerting me that it isn’t even working. Oops! Totally forgot I stopped mid-segue to WordPress.
Anyway, I probably should update since it’s a bit disingenuous to have the most recent post be about rejection when my novel has been acquired! Hurrah!
My erotic romantic suspense, tentatively titled Eagle’s Heart, has been acquired by Loose Id! In this story, a Brooklyn school teacher trying to help an abused student gets pulled into trouble with the Albanian mafia—and into the arms of the hot agent looking to take them down.
I can’t wait to start editing! (Yes, I am a newbie author, why do you ask?)
In other news, NaNoWriMo has been my friend, and I’m almost done with my Historical Erotic Romantic Suspense. As I told twitter earlier, when thinking of how to describe my hero, I came up with: “a beta in the streets, an alpha in the sheets.” Apparently, the ladies like this. I will use this knowledge as fuel to drive me past 50,000 words this weekend.