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See what little sis is doing?
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Myla Jackson, who also writes as Elle James for Harlequin, has a new release with The Cave. Check it out!

What the story’s all about!

Pale and innocent Lilly Wyatt left the security of home in Georgia to follow her dream of a career on Broadway. On a dark night on the streets of New York City, her dream turns into a nightmare when she’s cornered by cougars in the heart of the city.

Black as a moonless night, Tom Black blends into shadows, prowling the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, on alert to stop trouble before humans become aware of the beasts among them. When his new neighbor falls victim to rogue cougars, he leaps to the rescue, colliding with a force capable of overcoming race, color and species. Love.


Lilly took the decision out of his hands, closing the gap between them. Her fingers reached behind and unhooked her bra, letting the straps slide down her shoulders one at a time. When her breasts spilled free, she looked as pure and white as a December snow. Her pale, rosy nipples puckered to tight little beads, thrusting toward his face like tempting berries.

Unable to resist temptation, Tom closed his lips around one tight bud, flicking his tongue against the hardened bead. She tasted of strawberries and cream and that special woman-taste that made him purr.
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A Romantic Times Magazine "Best" Nominee!
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Did you hear me screaming?!

Seduced by Darkness, Book 2 in the Dark Realm series, was nominated for “Best Paranormal/Fantasy/Sci-fi Erotic Romance Novel for 2008!” Winners won’t be announced until the convention in April, but I’m so stoked! The field was huge this year and I’m thrilled to be among the nominees.

If you haven’t already checked out the book, you can read the full first chapter here: Chapter One

An RT Magazine “Best” for 2008!
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Seduced by Darkness has been nominated for “Best Paranormal/Fantasy/Sci-fi Erotic Romance Novel for 2008” by Romantic Times Magazine!

“…The electrifying follow-up to INTO THE DARKNESS is a breathless read. Devlin’s intricate vampire society is filled with compelling personalities. The chemistry between the characters is explosive, and the horrific villain will give you goosebumps…the ending will leave you begging for more.”

I'm zagging…
Saturday, December 6th, 2008

I have one major project to work on, one deadline, and do you think I can open the document and get to work?

I think Christmas is getting to me. I’m not the sentimental type by a long-shot, but there’s so much going on, so many advertisements spamming my email, so many postings about people baking and shopping that I’m feeling like I must be a total scrooge, and that maybe I shouldn’t wait this year until Christmas Eve to do all my shopping in one day.

I’ve done that many times. I HATE shopping, get nauseous in mall air, and Christmas songs make my head pound. I’ll have a honed-to-the-last-detail list, start at 10:00 AM when the mall doors open, then rush through the stores before the crowds get too thick and I have a panic attack. Okay, so I’m exaggerating a little bit, but only very little.

What’s the difference this year? Maybe I’m a bit burned out with stress. Back-to-back books and facing the end of the last contract I have to fulfill. Always a worrisome place to be for a writer.

And it might have to do with the little face of a four-year-old who likes to sneak into my closets because she knows mommy hides her presents there, but my closets only have shoes and clothes and stuff.

Enough. Time to get to work. I wish you luck wrapping up your shopping, and be thinking of me, the last person on the last day before Christmas looking for that perfect gift as I whoosh by with my shopping cart and scoop the present into the basket.

Back in the groove
Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Progress for Dark Realm-4

A couple of announcements, first.

I made two sales recently. The first was for a little short story called “The Hired Hand” that I wrote for a lesbian cowboy collection for Cleis coming out next June. Cleis is an erotica imprint, and I love their collections. So I was thrilled to be included even if the payday is less than thrilling. I’m a full-time writer, but I do still like to write stories for the sheer challenge. Okay, so maybe it’s not quite a sale yet. The editor wants the story, but I have to wait to see if the publisher wants it. I’m hoping that just means the approval is a formality.

The second announcement is that a story I submitted last week to Samhain, that today remains untitled because I can’t make up my damned mind, sold! It’s about two cowboys who rescue a woman from a storm and get it on. Huh! Didn’t know I could describe a story is so few words. And tentatively, it’s set to come out in March 2009.

So, after taking the first three days of December to take care of other bizness, I’m back at the main job. Pounding pages. Mostly on the Dark Realm story, but I’m playing with a cowboy story on the side too. Something to do with a bull and a girl’s underwear. Do me a favor and send me some notes of encouragement or some jokes. I know I’ll be ready for both.

Join me today at Aphrodisia
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

I’ll be blogging today at the Aphrodisia Author’s website. I’d love it if you stopped by to keep me company!

Next burning question and catchup
Monday, December 1st, 2008

Since I’ll be away from the computer tomorrow for doctors’ appointments, I thought I’d give you a quick update on DD’s doings and then pose another burning queston.

Yesterday, I finished a short story for a collection of erotic romance shorts. On spec. Which means no contract and no guarantee of publication unless they love it. I loved it. That’s what counts. And if it gets passed on, no doubt I’ll find another home for it. Thanks to Virginia and Maura for giving it a read and showing me the errors of my ways.

Today, I worked on an interview for RWR Magazine’s Writers on Writing column. I’m sure I sounded like a complete flake, but I couldn’t very well ask someone else to make it up. It will be published pretty soon, so I’ll let you know when you can find it.

On Wednesday, it will be back to the quarry for me as I dig back into my Dark Realm book, which is getting away from me at the moment. I’ve asked a good friend of mine to give it a read, and since she’s taking so long, I know she’s trying to figure out how to throw up all over it in a nice way.

So until I get back to my computer tomorrow night, here’s the question I want you to think about:

What is your all-time favorite scene from a movie?