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Angela Cameron
Win an adult worthy Trick or Treat bag!
2012.10.08 00:37:35
Sign Up for Angela’s Newsletter to enter…Win a Grown Up’s Trick or Treat Bag!

In honor of the new erotic vampire romance release, Blood & Sex, Vol. 4: Dorian, we're having a contest. Show us how much you love the characters! It’s simple. Just enter your valid email address in the “Subscribe Now” link on the left of this blog or click here. Your signup for Angela’s Dungeon Club newsletter is an entry into the contest.

When the contest ends, we’ll perform a random drawing from the new subscribers. The winner will receive a Trick or Treat bag of grown up goodies that will include books and more to make your Halloween fang-tastic!

Deadline is October 25, Sunset

The cose: Your undying slavery *mwahahahahahaha*



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Lori Perkins
Fifty Shades of Green
2012.05.11 19:41:56

I love the Fifty Shades of Grey series for so many reasons.

As an agent who has toiled in the erotica fields for decades, it shows the world that there is a strong market for erotic fiction written, edited and purchased by women. This is smut for women.

Some of you know that I consider myself a “feminist pornographer,” which always raises a few eyebrows. But I believe this movement of women claiming their own smut is part of the evolution of feminism – proudly owning your sexuality is a big part of equality.

When I was a young feminist, I read The Story of O, and I was offended by it, because I knew that I was not a submissive woman. I’ve wrestled with this my entire life in my personal relationships, and since I was not a submissive, I assumed that the submissive woman fantasy was a male fantasy and part of the patriarchy.

Until I became the editor of erotic literature. And I quickly learned that the submissive woman’s fantasy of complete surrender to an Alpha man is the leading daydream of the majority of American women.

As a young feminist, I looked down on this “romance” troupe. I didn’t think it was possible to be submissive and a feminist, just as old school feminists were appalled that their well-educated daughters wanted to stay home and be mothers, or learn to knit and bake. We’ve been saying for the past two decades that feminism was about having choices, and one of those is to be free in our erotic fantasies.

In a recent review of The Hunger Games movie, a feminist reviewer complained about the need for “romance” in an otherwise action-based dystopian YA. I used to feel that way too, but I secretly went to romantic comedies alone so no one would see me cry. I was ashamed of my romantic side.

You can be a feminist and a romantic. It’s OK. And it’s really OK to want, and believe in, a happy ending, even if you know that in reality 50% of all marriages fail. These movies and books are an escape, and a hope.

Everyone wants to fall in love, and be swept away by its power, even men. But they don’t have the freedom women have. They don’t have the choices we have.

So, Fifty Shades of Grey brings all these issues to the surface and has proven, once and for all, that women love to read smut.

As an erotica agent, this means that there’s a whole new marketplace for these stories. The Story of O is 40 years old and the current edition is a dated translation (I’d love to see this in contemporary language). We need new fantasies, which EL James has given us. I am awed to see the birth of a new erotica classic, which is what Fifty Shades is (it’s the same feeling I had as I watched Harry Potter become a children’s literature classic in my time).

But we also need variety. So I am hoping that these books will usher in a publishing tidal wave of commercially successful erotica featuring M/M (that’s gay male romance often written by women) and erotica featuring dominant women and submissive men, as well as more lesbian fiction. And lots and lots of ménage featuring one woman and at least two men!



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Debra Hyde
Introducing: Back Door Lover
2012.02.04 01:04:06

I'd like to share with you the introduction and table of contents to my first editorial success, Back Door Lover: Erotic Tales of Anal Sex.  If you like what you see, be sure to grab a complete copy here at Ravenous Romance!

Introduction

It happens in every generation: People learn about sex. They wonder about it and marvel at it until they process it away from "People do WHAT?" and into "Oh, my God, yes!"

Then they learn about anal sex, and the entire process begins anew.

The very idea that one's back-end is an erogenous zone-and not an erroneous zone- dumbfounds us at first. However, curious creatures that we are, it isn't long before we're thinking about everything from timid intrusions and full-out thrusts.

But anal pleasure as a means to intimacy and, dare I say, romance? That's another story all together. And one I saw as a challenge. It's easy to push the erotic edge when writing about anal sex, but to write about anal pleasure as an expression of love and commitment? As a means of discovery and fulfillment? As a way of finding or rediscovering or redefining love? Ah, well.

Yet the authors in this anthology accomplished all this. The women authors brought a sense of the protagonist's quest to their stories, of journeys taken and discoveries made. The men, of longing fulfilled and of love born through intimate courage. The women wrote of sex-positive adventures, of love and lust and the binding power of intimacy braved. The men melted my heart, their tales poignant, candid, and revealing. And, of course, some of the stories were downright no-holds-barred sex romps. All of them left me awe-struck and beguiled. An editor couldn't ask for a better experience.

I hope you'll find similar discoveries as you read Back Door Lover. May its stories challenge your thinking, your creativity, and, most of all, your personal romantic and erotic energy.

Table of Contents

Exit Only by Dominic Santi

Taking It by Clarice Clique

The Silence After by Simon Dan

Good Girls Don't Do That by Ellen Tevault

Silver Sandals by Tiffany Rose

Access All Areas by Gemma Parkes

Recognition by Robin Tiergarten

Hot Cheeks on Horseback by J. T. Seate

Island Daydreams by Ivana Gepthard

Gabe's Wedding Gift by Felicity Chapman

A Question of Compatibility by D.C. McMillen

The Hottest Babe on Guam by Evan Sanders

Making Girls Come by Angel Propps

The Meridian Motel by SS Hampton Sr


 



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Debra Hyde
Ravenous Nights Celebrates Sapphic Stories!
2011.08.27 07:24:49
Ravenous Nights' September 2nd event spotlights sapphic storytellers Nell Stark, Trinity Tam, Xan West, and KT Grant and their wide-ranging works of steamy erotic fiction.

Nell Stark is an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of the Writing Center at a college in the SUNY system. Trinity Tam is a marketing executive in the music industry and an award-winning writer/producer of film and television. They live, write, and parent a rambunctious toddler just a stone's throw from the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City. For more information about the everafter series, visit www.everafterseries.com.

Xan West is the pseudonym of an NYC BDSM/sex educator. Xan's story "First Time Since", won honorable mention for the 2008 National Leather Association's John Preston Short Fiction Award. Xan's short fiction appears in Best SM Erotica Volumes 2 & 3, Best Women's Erotica 2008 & 2009, Best Lesbian Erotica 2011 & 2012, Hurts So Good, Say Please, and Sugar and Spice.

KT Grant is a self-proclaimed eccentric redhead who not only loves to read a wide variety of romances, but also loves writing it. Under her alter-ego, she is a well known book reviewer and blogger who doesn't shy away from voicing her opinion. A proud native of New Jersey, KT is multi-published and known for writing "out of the box" romances. KT has been quoted in such publications as the Romance Writers of America's Romance Writers Report and Night Owl Reviews. She has also been mentioned in the Guardian.UK, Publisher's Weekly's Beyond the Book and at Bookseller.com. KT is a top ten best-selling PAN (Romance Writers of America Published Authors Network) author at Amazon, as well as being a multiple All Romance Ebooks best seller and a Night Owl Reviews Top Author Pick.

Sponsored by erotic romance e-book publisher, Ravenous Romance, and hosted by its editorial director, Lori Perkins, Ravenous Nights spotlights authors and their works with readings, door prizes, and endless enthusiasm for hot, steamy fiction. The reading series celebrates erotica and erotic romance the first Friday of every month. Our website: ravenous.journurl.com

Event Details:
September 2nd, 8 to 10 p.m.
Free. Casual dress.
Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome Street?New York, NY 10002
212 334-9676
www.happyendinglounge.com



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Debra Hyde
Story of the Story
2011.08.05 20:48:30

Friends who know me are likely gonna think what took her so long when they see my newest title, Story of L. But those same friends also know this about me: I either intuit things in a blink of an eye or I'm totally clueless. I mean if-it-were-a-snake-it-would've-bit-me clueless.

And I was completely clueless about the concept of recasting and modernizing an S/M classic.

But Ravenous Romance's editor director wasn't. She saw the possibility -- and knew my potential. When she proposed that I write a lesbian version of Story of O (and that we would unapologetically call it Story of L), I almost fell out of my seat.

By the time I righted myself, I knew I'd write the book. Love at first sight works like that.

Building a relationship with your novel is like any other relationship. It takes work. I decided I wanted to write a kink novel featuring characters already experienced in BDSM. We have plenty of novels from the newbie perspective and plenty of light tales of BDSM love. We don't have many novels set in the "experienced" world of BDSM.

That decision made Story of L a challenge from the outset, made it a much higher platform than I had ever before attempted. Now I know how high platform divers feel when they step up their game.

The original Story of O is a seminal work. It won both public scorn and literary awards upon its release in 1950's France. It was, if I remember correctly a book club choice twenty-plus years later in America, placing it in nightstand drawers across the country. The late Susan Sontag composed a essay arguing that O was as literary a novel as anything in the stuffy institutional literary cannon, raising eyebrows everywhere in either scowls or elucidation.

Which told me this: I had to write Story of L as if it had to be a legacy work. And I had to make sure it reflected the queer leather world as contemporary to our here-and-now as O was in it's. Only time will tell if I achieved the former but I'm reasonably confident I've managed to produce the latter.

I'm deeply satisfied that Story of L, the story that overtook my writer's existence for quite some time, has finally stepped into the light of day. I hope you favor it with your time and that it rewards you with the satisfaction of am engaging and erotic read.



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EM Lynley
The Joy of Sequels by EM Lynley
2011.07.25 20:47:25

I'm EM Lynley, author of gay erotic romances. One of my favorite aspects of writing romance is taking two characters who may not like each other on page one—or worse, absolutely hate each other—and get them into some semblance of a happy ending, making sure they get into bed along the way. Why let feelings get in the way of some potentially amazing sex, right? That's the motto of every erotic romance writer. But there is a definitely feeling of satisfaction to getting their hearts to follow their cocks, so to speak.

For that reason, sustaining an interesting storyline past their relationship has been something I thought was pretty difficult. I put a lot into messing with these characters, and once they got together, what's left to tell?

Plenty, it turns out.

As a reader, I do love series. Of course it all depends on the characters and whether I want to share another adventure—and several more hours of my life—with them. I particularly like series where we learn more about characters as the series progresses.

So, I decided to give a series a try. It happened for two reasons. Last year I wrote EMERALD: Rewriting History, about Tobin Wyler, a museum curator who sees his former boyfriend—and suspected jewel thief—at the reception for Tobin's brand new exhibition. He assumes Pierce Worthington is there to steal the main attraction, a huge emerald called the Green Sorrow. It was great fun to twist Tobin and Pierce's reunion around the theft of the gem. I also found myself fascinated with the art world, and the amount of fraud and shenanigans that go in, much of it by the museum establishment itself.

There was so much more to explore between Tobin and Pierce. They have lots and lots of incredible sex, but can a thief and museum curator build a lasting relationship? That all depends on what Pierce steals, and why. And on how far Tobin can bend the rules. If you like Leverage and White Collar, you'll know what I'm talking about.

The sequel to EMERALD, called ULTRAMARINE was born shortly after I finished the first book. This time Pierce and Tobin follow the trail of a suspected forged painting from London to Oxfordshire, and it doesn't lead where they expect. In fact, it puts one of them in very real danger, and it's going to strain their relationship even more to find the original and return it to the museum. How far will Tobin go to save Pierce?

The research for ULTRAMARINE was such fun, and it led me to want to take these characters on yet another adventure….which I'm currently writing. SIENA will take Pierce and Tobin to Italy, and against the backdrop of the Palio horse race, we'll follow Pierce as he discovers a secret about his own parents. But you'll have to wait for that. In the meantime, check out EMERALD and ULTRAMARINE!

Both are available from Torquere Press. Ultramarine releases July 30.

I've got plenty of free reads on my website, too. Stop by and entertain yourself.

 

EM Lynley writes gay erotic romance. Visit her online at http://www.emlynley.com



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Rachel Kenley
Writing writing writing
2011.07.08 20:42:19

Well, after several months of not having a novel with Ravenous Romance, I am hard at work on WAVES OF PLEASURE.  Did you read my story "Legs" in the SPELLBOUND anthology?  That was my first time playing with the mermaid legands which are a part of nearly ever culture.

Now, I am creating a passionate story for Lyria, a mermaid decedant of Melusine who can shift from legs to fin at will, and Drew, a disillusioned man who thinks trust is overrated and is horrified to find himself back in his hometown.

It's been great fun building Lyria's world, which has some human aspects, and story as she does what she believes she can never do - love and trust a human - all while keeping the Stone of Fate away from the sea dragon.

Look for it later this summer!



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Debra Hyde
Ravenous Nights Reading Series Celebrate Hot Summer Nights!
2011.06.22 07:12:09
July's Ravenous Nights event welcomes the Romance Writers Association conference and its attendees to New York City with a Hot Summer Nights reading. Join us as authors Louisa Bacio, Daisy Harris, Gwen Masters, and Kathy Kulig read from their latest nobels.  The Ravenous Nights reading series celebrates erotica and erotic romance the first Friday of every month.  Sponsored by erotic romance e-book publisher, Ravenous Romance, and hosted by its editorial director, Lori Perkins, Ravenous Nights spotlights authors and their works with readings, door prizes, and endless enthusiasm for hot, steamy fiction. Event Details: July 1st, 8 to 10 p.m. Free. Casual dress. Happy Ending Lounge 302 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 334-9676 www.happyendinglounge.com Our website: ravenous.journurl.com

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EM Lynley
Celebrate GLBT Pride Month and Support a Great Cause
2011.06.11 00:27:09

From EM Lynley

 

To celebrate Pride and to support a great cause, It Gets Better, I'm going to donate my royalties from all copies of two of my titles sold during June! The project helps support GLBT teens and especially works hard to prevent suicide and address bullying issues.

 

At the end of the month, I'd like to share a list of everyone who buys one of the titles and the amount I've donated.

 

 

1. The Sweetest Christmas -- short, sweet and hot enough to melt chocolate... and it's only 99cents. (Since I can access sales stats for this title, I can see exactly how many copies are sold during June. But I'd appreciate if you let me know you purchased so I can add your name to my list. Email me at em AT emlynley.com)

 

 

It's Christmas and Jake brings Erik home to meet his family, but he's got some surprises in store for his nervous boyfriend. Take one hot, naked blindfolded guy, add a deviously creative boyfriend and mix in a bowl of truffles and an empty house on Christmas Eve, and you’ll get the sweetest Christmas you’ve ever seen (or tasted!). Will Jake’s family figure out what he and Erik got up to when everyone else gets back from Midnight Mass?

 

 

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2. Emerald: Rewriting History 1

 

 

Tobin Wyler is about to open the most significant exhibit in his career as a curator, and everything is going perfectly until he spots his former boyfriend chatting with his most important contributor at the black-tie reception. It goes from bad to worse because not only did Pierce Worthington once break Tobin's heart, but he's suspected of being the elusive art thief known as Jaguar, and Tobin knows his target is the highlight of the exhibit: an enormous emerald known as the Green Sorrow.

 

Pierce is torn about seeing Tobin again. He is expected to obtain the emerald, but he knows it may damage Tobin's reputation. What Pierce doesn't expect is how quickly old feelings about Tobin rise to the surface. Hoping to ease Tobin's fears and spend time with him, Pierce offers to let Tobin keep a constant eye on him for the thirty six hours leading up to the exhibit. Thrown together again out of necessity laced with attraction, Tobin must figure out how to protect the emerald, his reputation, and his heart.

 

EMERALD is available from the usual places: publisher (Torquere), Amazon, ARe, Fictionwise, so I won't have accurate numbers for what is sold in June. Royalties are highest direct from Torquere so if possible,  please purchase from them.  If you buy this title, please email me to let me know where you got it, so I can calculate the amount of royalty to donate. (Email me at em AT emlynley.com)

 

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EM Lynley
Celebrate GLBT Pride Month and Support a Great Cause
2011.06.11 00:27:09

From EM Lynley

 

To celebrate Pride and to support a great cause, It Gets Better, I'm going to donate my royalties from all copies of two of my titles sold during June! The project helps support GLBT teens and especially works hard to prevent suicide and address bullying issues.

 

At the end of the month, I'd like to share a list of everyone who buys one of the titles and the amount I've donated.

 

 

1. The Sweetest Christmas -- short, sweet and hot enough to melt chocolate... and it's only 99cents. (Since I can access sales stats for this title, I can see exactly how many copies are sold during June. But I'd appreciate if you let me know you purchased so I can add your name to my list. Email me at em AT emlynley.com)

 

 

It's Christmas and Jake brings Erik home to meet his family, but he's got some surprises in store for his nervous boyfriend. Take one hot, naked blindfolded guy, add a deviously creative boyfriend and mix in a bowl of truffles and an empty house on Christmas Eve, and you’ll get the sweetest Christmas you’ve ever seen (or tasted!). Will Jake’s family figure out what he and Erik got up to when everyone else gets back from Midnight Mass?

 

 

Buy at All Romance eBooks

Buy at Amazon

Read an excerpt

 

 

 

 

 

2. Emerald: Rewriting History 1

 

 

Tobin Wyler is about to open the most significant exhibit in his career as a curator, and everything is going perfectly until he spots his former boyfriend chatting with his most important contributor at the black-tie reception. It goes from bad to worse because not only did Pierce Worthington once break Tobin's heart, but he's suspected of being the elusive art thief known as Jaguar, and Tobin knows his target is the highlight of the exhibit: an enormous emerald known as the Green Sorrow.

 

Pierce is torn about seeing Tobin again. He is expected to obtain the emerald, but he knows it may damage Tobin's reputation. What Pierce doesn't expect is how quickly old feelings about Tobin rise to the surface. Hoping to ease Tobin's fears and spend time with him, Pierce offers to let Tobin keep a constant eye on him for the thirty six hours leading up to the exhibit. Thrown together again out of necessity laced with attraction, Tobin must figure out how to protect the emerald, his reputation, and his heart.

 

EMERALD is available from the usual places: publisher (Torquere), Amazon, ARe, Fictionwise, so I won't have accurate numbers for what is sold in June. Royalties are highest direct from Torquere so if possible,  please purchase from them.  If you buy this title, please email me to let me know where you got it, so I can calculate the amount of royalty to donate. (Email me at em AT emlynley.com)

 

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Debra Hyde
Ravenous Nights Reading Series Spotlights Summer Love
2011.05.27 22:54:41
June's Ravenous Nights celebrates the thrill of love, lust, and the longer days of summer. Join host Lori Perkins as authors Rob Byrnes, Hope Tarr, and Isobel Kelly read tales of blossoming desire and summer flings.  Let's kick off this summer of love of right!  Door prizes!
The Ravenous Nights reading series celebrates erotica and erotic romance the first Friday of every month.  Sponsored by erotic romance e-book publisher, Ravenous Romance, and hosted by its editorial director, Lori Perkins, Ravenous Nights spotlights authors and their works with readings, door prizes, and endless enthusiasm for hot, steamy fiction.
Event details:
  June 3rd 8 to 10 pm.
Free. Dress: street casual.
Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome Street
New York, NY
www.happyendinglounge.com
Our website: ravenous.journurl.com


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Debra Hyde
Ravenous Nights, Ravenous Romance's signature reading series!
2011.04.22 00:28:28
May’s Ravenous Nights celebrates the daring dazzle of burlesque and stripping, and it’s shaping up to be a great night. Joining host Lori Perkins: authors Logan Belle, Rachel Kramer Bussel, and Aimee DeLong, all of whom will share risqué tales with us.
And we’re fortunate that head mistress of NY School of Burlesque, Jo “Boobs” Weldon, will join us. She authored The Burlesque Handbook and has teasingly offered to give us a lesson or two!
So help us extol the thrill of stripping, give away door prizes galore — and maybe expose a secret or two in the bump and grind!
Event details:
May  6th 8 to 10 pm.
Free. Dress: street casual.
Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome Street
New York, NY
www.happyendinglounge.com
Our website: ravenous.journurl.com


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EM Lynley
Fairy Tales Grow Up Sexy
2011.03.09 20:01:11
Beastly, a new interpretation of Beauty and the Beast opened in US theatres last week. On Friday Amanda Seyfried's film Red Riding Hood opens. Hollywood has several more fairy-tale-inspired films coming during the next year, including Julia Roberts' turn as a wicked witch.

Once again, fairy tales come back to their roots: horrific, terrifying and this new crop is definitely not for kids.

If you like your fairy tales with a little more emphasis on the erotic and the romantic, you're bound to enjoy the stories in the two GLBT Fairy Tale anthologies I've edited. Over the next week I'll be featuring posts on my blogs by the talented writers who weave a new chapter on fairy tales.

Read GLBT Fairy Tale Week posts: at my blog or at LiveJournal



Bedknobs & Beanstalks: An Anthology of M/M Fairy Tales

Edited by EM Lynley
ContributorsKilt Kilpatrick, Clancy Nacht, JL Merrow, Mina Kelly, Jason Rubis, SJ Frost, Jason Rubis, Lenore Black, Mercy Loomis and Jay DiMeo

Available from Ravenous RomanceFictionwiseAReKindle or paperback from Amazon




Rumpled Silk Sheets: Lesbian Fairy Tales from Ravenous Romance


Edited by EM Lynley
Contributors include: Shanna Germain, Sunny Moraine, Vivica Lace, Kilt Kilpatrick, Michael Jones, GG Royale, Kenzie Mathews and Jean Roberta

Available from Ravenous RomanceFictionwiseARe, and Kindle


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Lisa Lane
Bitten by Books gives PANDORA'S HOPE 4.5 Tombstones!
2011.01.16 04:40:47

I'm very excited to share this latest review by Bitten by Books!  From the review:

The crew of the Pandora’s Hope returns for a sequel to their brilliant first outing, Lust in Space. The wonderful cast returns, mostly in its entirety, from the first book, and this sequel keeps up the strong pace of their first set of adventures. I have to admit that this is one of the most entertaining series I review, and I was really excited to find that there was a sequel to Lust in Space. I am a total sucker for a good sci-fi story, more than almost any other genre, and Lisa Lane manages to weave good plots, strong and sympathetic characters, and some hot erotica into her space opera.

Read the full review here.

My thanks to Bitten by Books and reviewer Jennifer for this thoughtful and thorough review!



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Lisa Lane
THE DARKNESS AND THE NIGHT trilogy is now in paperback!
2010.12.19 01:52:00

Now, all three books in my erotic horror trilogy, The Darkness and the Night, are available in trade paperback!

About The Darkness and the Night

I wrote book one, Blood and Coffee, with Homer's Odyssey in mind--a dark, vampire's odyssey that would take the character to Hell and back in her quest for the HEA, a story arc that would continue throughout most of the trilogy.  The twisted romance between Karen and Billy is very primal, with neither experienced enough to understand the difference between love and lust, a lesson that comes hard for Karen.

Book two, Cosmic Orgasm, is all about Karen's self empowerment as a woman.  Karen takes charge of her life, despite all she has suffered.  Although still on the run, she makes finally makes her stand, and finds true love along the way.

The third book, Twins of Darkness, is a little different, as it follows the first eighteen years of Karen's twin children's lives, while she and her lover hide out in the jungles of suburbia.  To achieve this, I divided the story into four parts: Vampire. Mommy. covers the first several months following the twins' birth; The Innocent One covers them as young children; A Family Affair takes place during their adolescent years, and The Awakening occurs when the twins are in their late teens.  Karen tries so hard to give her kids a normal life, despite her vamipirism--unfortunately neither of the twins is anything close to "normal," which results in some very unforseen consequences.

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Blood and Coffee

Cosmic Orgasm

Twins of Darkness

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Lisa Lane
What Draws Me to Write Erotic Sci-Fi and Horror . . . with Literary Elements
2010.12.09 10:15:14

One might think there would be major differences between writing space opera and crafting erotic horror, but it is what they have in common that makes both genres among my favorites to write.  Take the similarities between aliens and vampires, for example.  You might not think the two have much of anything in common, but consider the following:

·         Since both are open to creative interpretation, the sky’s the limit on character attributes, strengths, weaknesses, abilities, beliefs, etc.

·         Both allow for creative freedom in world-building and universe “rules.”

·         Both create an outlet through which the author might explore the human condition.

I also happen to be a big fan of canonical literature, so I also feel compelled to write for the well-read audience.  The result is my own unique brand of dark, literary erotica: multi-layered, with intricate characters and an intense reading experience.

 

Fang-tastic Books writes about The Darkness and the Night: Blood and Coffee:

"Lisa Lane has managed to combine it all into one fascinating read that defies conventional genre labeling. She's a great storyteller with a wild imagination and if you are interested in something dark and new this is a book for you."

 

Bitten by Books writes about The Darkness and the Night II: Cosmic Orgasm:

“Karen is one vampire that you won’t forget!”

 

Cerebral Reviews writes about The Darkness and the Night III: Twins of Darkness:

“As I’ve already said, the plot is superb, and when such a plot comes along, I always marvel at the human imagination and what it can produce. . . . I won’t reveal the spoiler here, but what I will say is what happens between Karen and the person ‘brought back’ gave me pause to wonder what I would do in her situation. Yes, it made me stop reading to ponder, but I see that as a good thing. A book that can make you think like that…well, it’s good, right?”

 

Whipped Cream Erotic Reviews writes of Lust in Space:

“Ms. Lane embraced all that we love about sci-fi fantasy and heated it up to super-nova proportions. My question for Ms. Lane is, is this a long-term mission? If so, I'm applying for a boarding pass.”

 

I don’t write just to tell stories, but because I love words.  I love crafting sentences that contain multiple meanings, creating characters that have no choice but to face their dark sides, and building worlds in which politics, religion, and hypocrisy are free domain and subject to my literary wrath (Stephen King and Kurt Vonnegut meets Scribblerus, if you will).  I write because I want to leave my readers with something different, something profound or personally meaningful.

 

Since many of my storylines are so complex, I ask you the reader:  Have either the Lust in Space books or The Darkness and the Night trilogy left you with unanswered questions, unsure about characters, or unsure about a twist?  Conversely, have you found (or think you have found) any of my literary “Easter eggs” and care to share?  I’d love to chat about it.



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Trudy Doyle
Trudy's Now on Facebook!
2010.12.03 02:26:53

It's true! Trudy's now on Facebook! Come and visit and tell me what you like!

Smooch!

Trudy



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Trudy Doyle
Trudy Does the Blogosphere!
2010.11.01 08:59:48

At a whole other joint, dahlings, my own little hide-out, a home away from home. Why don't you stop in and say hello? Sassy commentary! Exclusive content! Just click www.trudydoyle.wordpress.com.

I'll be waiting for you....

Smooch!

Trudy 



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Ryan Field
A Reader's Question about GAY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
2010.08.14 04:33:25

A Reader's Question about GAY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

This morning I found a question about GAY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE in an e-mail from one of my readers named Shirlene. It was a good question, and one that I've been worried about myself. And though a certain online romance book reviewer doesn't think it's important for authors to post their intentions in blog posts (she'd rather the author made their intentions clear in the book itself so she can decide for herself), readers do seem to think it's important to know exactly what a book is about before they make the purchase. So I'd like to clarify a few things for Shirlene, and for other readers who might be wondering about GAY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

First, I'd never even try to go up against the original Pride and Prejudice. It's the penultimate romance as far as I'm concerned, and to try to top anything so perfect would be both insane and impossible. But I did want to write a book about gay pride, same sex marriage, social classes, and how prejudice affects the lgbt community as a whole, and also how it is handled within the lgbt community.

Shirlene wanted to know if she needed to read the original Pride and Prejudice to understand the storyline in GAY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. And the answer is no, because this isn't a sequel to the original book and it's not fanfic. My book is set in the present, in South Beach, FL, and there's nothing historical about it. I don't write historicals, and rarely read them, mainly because they aren't my thing. And I hate to think of readers wondering about a book before they purchase it...no matter what our favorite dedicated online romance reviewer thinks about authors posting about their books on their blogs (smile).

Below is an unpublished excerpt from GAY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. I hope it shows this is not a historical and that the only thing that resembles the original Pride and Prejudice are certain aspects of the theme regarding marriage and social class. In this case, same sex marriage.

“Why is the marriage thing so important to you?” A hint of frustration floated through his voice.

“Because it is,” Tristan said. “It’s what I’ve always wanted, even before same-sex marriage became a hot political topic. When I was a child, I’d listen to my uncle’s friends talk about their relationships. If they were in permanent monogamous relationships, they always said they were married. They even referred to their partners as their husbands, or wives if they were women. I didn’t even know they were using these words loosely until I was about ten years old. I thought they really were married. They lived like all the straight married couples I’d ever known. And then, when I found out that gay men and women couldn’t get legally married, when my uncle explained the cold hard facts of life to his little gay nephew, I was so devastated I tore up all the wedding magazines I’d been saving for years.


“As I got older and legalized same-sex marriage became an issue within the lgbt community, I started to realize that I deserved to fall in love and get married just as much as heterosexual couples deserved it. And I made a decision a long time ago that I wouldn’t settle for less. Call it pride; call it being stubborn. But I won’t settle for less.”


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Cecilia Tan
MIND GAMES gets Five Stars from Manic Readers Review!
2009.06.15 10:55:26
Mind Games CoverI'm pleased to say my paranormal erotic romance, MIND GAMES, has garnered another rave review. FIVE STARS! From Manic Readers Review, a romance review site.

Excerpts: "Ms. Tan is going to blow readers away with Mind Games! Superb from beginning to end, I discovered new faith in the paranormal erotica genre."

"Fans of Ms. Tan’s erotica will rejoice at her venture into the paranormal world. This was such a treat for me... I certainly hope this won’t be Ms. Tan’s only foray into the paranormal world because Mind Games is definitely an all out hit!"

Here's a link to the whole thing:
http://manicreaders.com/index.cfm?disp=reviews&bookid=4131


Tags: mind games | reviews | rave reviews | Cecilia Tan

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