Monday, July 28, 2014

Writing up a Storm

Well, I've been typing my fingers off the last little while.  Since returning from the Romantic Times convention in May, I've been keeping really busy.

Writers write.  And that's what I've been doing.

I submitted a novella to my Wild Rose Press editor and now that story has been contracted.  The Red Club Project will be part of the Lobster Cove series.  I'm very excited to have my story be a part of this series.  More to come on this.

I also submitted edits to my Sybarite Seductions editor - this is my sheikh short story that will appear in an anthology later this year.

Then I finally finished my committed menage book, it's in the hands of my critique partners now, before I get ready to submit it.

I just finished up another short story for a secret project I can't discuss yet, but I'll have news about it in about two weeks.  It's been submitted to the editor as we had a very short turn around time.

And I'm already working on my next book for Sybarite Seductions - Claiming Master Cole.

I think each book brings something different to the romance world my characters live in.  I'm hoping everyone enjoys them.

How is everyone's summer going?

Have a fantastic week.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Guest today: The Cathia University Writers

I'm helping a group of terrific writers celebrate they're newest release coming Aug. 25th.

Today is the cover reveal.

Welcome to Cathia University, where school is in session! Nine of today's hottest gay romance authors have crafted brand-new interrelated novellas celebrating everything wonderful about college, with over 200,000 words featuring sophisticated professors, sexy teaching assistants, ambitious grad students, and spirited undergraduates, all looking for the same thing: an A+ in true love.

Annabeth Albert: Winning Bracket 
Cassandra Carr: The Eloquent Jock
Dalton Diaz: Lesson Learned
Mia Downing: Switching Leads
Whitley Gray: Artistic Endeavor
Bianca Sommerland: Solid Education
KyAnn Waters: Private Lessons
LA Witt: Did Somebody Order a Pizza?
Sara York: The Dust Of Everyday Life

The Campus Cravings male/male bundle will release on August 25th!

Add Campus Cravings to your Goodreads to-be-read-list here:

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Fascination with Alternative Lifestyles

I say alternative lifestyles, because that is what BDSM really is to me.  An alternative lifestyle.

It's not for everyone and there are different levels.  The one thing I want to stress is that I feel is important is Safe, Sane and Consensual.

There are different interpretations of BDSM and what it means and that's fine.  There is no hard fast rule.  I view BDSM in my books are more of the light side, Bondage and Discipline with Dominate and Submissive.

Since I write the lighter side of BDSM, I still needed to learn about the lifestyle.  I did that by reading.  Not only other erotic romance book where BDSM played a part, but how-to-books and I also talked with people in the lifestyle.

Talking with people is the hardest part for my because I'm an introvert, I'm not good in social situations.  It does help when people are friendly and I've never met friendlier people than those in the kink communities.

They welcomed me to their ranks, we willing to talk to me and help me understand the community itself.  This is no easy feat, and I'm still learning.  With each discussion, each book I read and every conversation.

Some will say there are hard and fast rules, but really there aren't.  What is consensual between you and your partner is it.

What BDSM is not, is abuse.  I know some will argue with that and okay argue all you want.  Remember SSC - Safe, Sane, Consensual.  Abuse happens everywhere, no more in the kink community than in the regular society.  You have idiots everywhere, but that's just how things go.

Just because a woman wants to be spanked doesn't mean she wants to be beaten black and blue.  The same goes for a man.

There is something about giving up control to another person that is so freeing.  Letting out the emotions you've bottled up in front of someone who will not judge you is freeing and is good for one's emotional health.

I'm not saying you need to go out and explore BDSM, if its not your thing, that's fine.  I'm asking that you keep an open mind and understand for other's it's a lifestyle they embrace.  They shouldn't be ridiculed or threatened because of it.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

BDSM Blog Hop

Good morning everyone.  Well, depending on where you live.  I'm a little late today, so this one will be short, but will be adding all week.

I'm doing a BDSM Blog Hop this week in an effort to educate everyone about BDSM.

I write romance, I'm going to say that up front.  My books do contain elements of light BDSM, but at the core they are romance, just more erotic.

I love letting my characters explore their sensual side and learn about themselves and the BDSM world.  I educated myself about the world.  I'm no expert and I'm sure I'm still getting some things wrong, but I go with my gut a lot of times and what makes sense to my characters.

I'll do a long blog post for my normal Monday blogging and please come back because I will have a give-away and links to the others who are part of this blog hop.

Oh and there will be man candy to look at :)

Until then, have a great Saturday.