Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Erotic Romance with Ellora's Cave

My first erotic romance story with Ellora's Cave is due out on January 15, 2014, and I am so excited.

Designed to Seduce is my first Older Woman/ Younger Man story and I think I found a great niche that I am thoroughly enjoying.  The story was actually sparked by reading my first OW/YM Harlequin romance (yes, Harlequin does a few of these) years ago.  The story was so hot and the characters so real that I almost forgot that it was a Harlequin (in a good way) and just got right into it.

About my story, Designed to Seduce is a contemporary with a hero and heroine with a history together.  Here's the blurb from the website:

Ten years ago, Mallory agreed to her best friend Kelsey’s shocking request—to seduce Kelsey’s eighteen-year-old nephew to rescue him from a toxic girlfriend. It’s the hottest sex either of them has experienced—but Mallory’s guilt prevents her from continuing the relationship.

A decade after the incident, Mallory’s life has gone downhill. Recently divorced, she’s struggling to pay the bills and keep her small design company limping along when Jamie appears at her door—all grown up and sexier than ever.

Jamie wants the truth—why did she leave him all those years ago? Using every sexual trick in his arsenal, he plays havoc with all of Mallory’s defenses as he attempts to wrest the reason from her.

As passionate as their sexual encounters are, Mallory still refuses to reveal her secret. But how long can her body—and her heart—hold out against the all-out erotic war this hot younger man is determined to wage against her?


Monday, January 13, 2014

New Year...Same Resolutions

Last year, I wrote about tackling the same resolutions as the year before.  And this year...well, same thing.

Don't mess with a winning formula, right?

That isn't to say that I met my goals last year.  I didn't.  Not by a long shot.  I wanted to write more, blog more and send out submissions.  I wrote a lot.  I blogged a little.  I sent out even fewer submissions.

But end result?  I published more.  I got more of my erotic romance stories published in 2013 than 2012.  And I hope that 2014 will offer more opportunities.  At this point, I already have four stories scheduled for publication in 2014 (one is due out in a few days, my first with Ellora's Cave) and that's not too shabby.

I set huge goals.  I wanted to send out 100 submissions last year and I ended up doing about ten percent of that.  But I like making the big goals and I really like striving for them.  Every time I chalked up a submission, I rejoiced--and that feeling was worth it.

So strive for the big goals this year.  You might just make it.  And if you fail, well, you'll have failed trying.