Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Historical Erotic Romance - Hard Luck Ranch

My newest erotic romance just came out from Totally Bound Publishing.  It's a historical ménage story called Hard Luck Ranch and set in the Old West.  It's already got a five star review!



Here's the blurb from Totally Bound's website:

When his best friend Wesley orders up a mail order bride, Everett leaves Hard Luck Ranch for good. Or so he thinks…until he realises that there may be room in their marriage for one more.

Emma came out West to marry a man she’s never met but she’s already fallen in love with Wesley through their letters. Life at his home, Hard Luck Ranch, is far better than she ever imagined with a loving husband and a prosperous farm. The only hiccup in her plans for the future is Wes’ best friend, the local sheriff Everett Montgomery, who may share more than a boyhood with her husband.
Everett is trying to drown his misery over his friend’s marriage with shots at the local saloon and sex with the local madam’s brother, Kenneth. But Ken isn’t Wes, the man Everett has loved since he was old enough to know what love was. While Everett loses himself in his heartache, he stays away from the ranch. But he doesn’t expect Emma to come out to find him—nor does he realize that she’s guessed his secret.

Emma loves her husband dearly and she wants him to be happy, even if it means sharing him with Everett. But will the sexy lawman be willing to accept her as part of the bargain?

Buy Hard Luck Ranch now!

Monday, June 16, 2014

New Erotic Romance - Rock Star

My newest erotic romance with my first publisher Totally Bound is now out.  Rock Star is a older woman-younger man story revolving around the chaotic life of a young hot rock god and his conservative older lawyer.

The cover only gives a hint of the melting heat within:



And here's the blurb from my publisher (what a teaser, right?):

Hollywood lawyer Maggie Ward likes her client Finn Carter’s music but the sexy younger man is far too much trouble to actually get to know… Right?

Maggie Ward is a Hollywood lawyer with a list of musician clients but none as famous as rock star Finn Carter. And he’s got the bad boy reputation to prove it. It’s no wonder every move he makes is dogged by paparazzi. So when he gets into an accident on his motorcycle and ends up in hospital, it’s splashed all over the tabloids that the car was driven by his ex-girlfriend’s new man. Finn’s manager wants him to lie low and the place he chooses is Maggie’s house.

Finn’s habit of strutting around naked is more heat than Maggie can take and when she comes home one day to find him nude in her kitchen, she finally succumbs to her wicked fantasies.

Afterwards, Maggie is more determined than ever to keep the relationship on a strictly physical level while Finn hints that he wants more. Can two such different people find more than sex in common?

Buy Rock Star now!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day, Cougars!

This Mother's Day weekend, all Sophisticate erotic romance books are on sale at Ellora's Cave.  That means all their stories about younger men and older women, cougars and cubs.

The sale also includes my first publication with Ellora's Cave (my second one is forthcoming this year), Designed to Seduce.

Check the sale out!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

My Newest Erotic Romance: Snow Fire

My first ebook publisher has just published my newest erotic romance!  Join me in a dance of joy.

This book is a bit of a departure from my usual with some genre-crossing elements.  It's called Snow Fire and is available from Totally Bound Publishing.  Happy reading!

  
 
Stella’s sexy adopted step-cousin Callum comes back with strange new behaviors after his trip to his birthplace in Romania, making her wonder if she ever knew him at all.

Trapped in a snowstorm up on a secluded mountain, Stella’s family vacation turns into an eerie rendezvous with her adopted cousin Callum, whose sexy and mysterious edge has started to take on a dark undertone ever since he returned from Romania. So when two strangers show up at the remote cabin, she starts to suspect that it’s more than a coincidence that the men speak Romanian and are unusually interested in her cousin.

When the generator breaks down, Stella is forced to share a bed with Callum and their simmering sexual attraction bursts into hot flames. But can Stella find out what Callum’s hiding before the storm lets up? Or will their hunger for each other end up as only a memory of a night shared in a snowbound cabin?

Buy Snow Fire now and prepare to be heated up!

Monday, March 10, 2014

99 Problems (with Writing): Too Busy to Write

We all know that old excuse.  Come on, say it together now...but I'm too busy to write!

Yeah, right.

I know, I don't like hearing it either.  I AM busy.  I swear it.  But so are most of us.  We're busy, yes, but not too busy for some things.  Like our families.  Like our jobs.  Like eating and sleeping (mostly) and online shopping.

So the problem isn't really that we're too busy, full stop.  It's that we're too busy to write.  Too busy to carve out the time to do something that we all really love doing (or else why would you be reading my blog about writing, right?)

I love writing.  I really do.  I love the high you get as you watch the words tumble onto the page.  I love the struggle of finding the right word or phrase or description.  And I am in love with the sense of accomplishment you get from just having finished writing a few pages or even just a few lines.

So why do I (and here I mean all of us writers) sometimes put writing at the bottom of our list of priorities?

Because, deep down, we don't see writing as being as important as our jobs or our families (we're right here) or our sleep or our online shopping (or t.v. watching or whatever else we do to relax after a day of working etc.

THAT'S the real problem.

Don't get me wrong.  I am a firm believer in t.v. watching (particularly if that t.v. is The Walking Dead, in which case it isn't actually relaxing to watch at all).

Yes, I'm busy...with a fairly high stress day job, my lovely family, two volunteer positions and the myriad other activities that give my life purpose and meaning.  But so does writing give my life purpose and meaning...and joy and a creative outlet...need I go on?

We all love to write.  In most of our cases, we need to write, the same way we need to eat and sleep and work.  So trying waking up a half hour early and writing.  Or carving out a half hour between sitcoms to write.  Or taking a writing break instead of a lunch break at work (bring your own laptop for this purpose).

You're busy.  But you're not TOO busy to write.  Not if you really love it.

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?

http://www.ellorascave.com/designed-to-seduce.html

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.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Saying No to NaNoWriMo

Excuses.

I've got a lot of them.

But at no other time of the year do they become as important as November, when it feels as though the entire world is getting their crap together and participating in NaNoWriMo.

This year, I am not doing NaNoWriMo.  And, of course, I have many reasons not to, not least of which is that I was successful in "winning" at NaNoWriMo last year.  Really.  I even have the badge to prove it.

So here are my excuses, in no particular order (feel free to use any of these when you need a handy, all-purpose excuse):
  • I'm too busy with work
  • I'm too busy with school (I'm currently doing my Masters on a part-time basis)
  • the weather is lousy (I live in Canada, which is not part of the excuse but more of an explanation of the weather)
  • I can't pick just one writing project to concentrate on
  • I've already started writing all the projects I want to for now (NaNoWriMo requires all the writing to be done from scratch, outlining is okay but not prior writing)
  • the stories I'm writing (and publishing) are shorter than the 50,000 word target needed to "win" at NaNoWriMo
  • I already keep track of how much I write and I write a decent amount
  • I'm too tired/ lazy/ bored/ hungry
You get the picture.  Nature may abhor a vacuum but I can fill it with as many excuses as you could possibly want.

Bottom line: I just didn't want to do it this year.  Granted, I did make a belated attempt to start on November 5th but when I realized that it was already November 5th, for Pete's sake, I correctly gave up.  One of my tips from last year's successful NaNoWriMo attempt was to start off strong, a piece of advice that actually arose from my failure to do this the last time.

I'm still working on my novel started during last year's NaNoWriMo.  This year, during November, I am hoping to edit another novel manuscript that I shelved many months ago.  As you may notice, I don't suffer from a lack of productivity.  I just don't do very well with self-edits, queries and the rest of the process.  I'm working on it.  I promise.

So this year, I'm sitting out NaNoWriMo while the rest of you creative your Great Canadian Novels.  Don't worry, I'll be back next year.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sexy Halloween Treat - New Erotic Romance

Just in time for Halloween, my new erotic romance with a witchy theme.

Buy Sudden Storm by Nan Comargue from the Totally Bound website:

Camilla Ferrar is a witch with the power to control the weather, but she's completely unprepared for the storm her new boss, Damien Barthe, unleashes in her life…and on her senses.


Camilla 'Cam' Ferrar has the power to control the weather, but she's all alone in the world. She's tried all her life to connect to her witch heritage by attending groups and studying the history of witchcraft. Her new boss, Damien Barthe, shows signs of being her opposite—a witch hunter. But when she confronts him, she finds out that he's actually a witch himself, and on a mission to seek out and neutralise those who are using Wiccan powers for evil purposes.

Damien's mission has brought him to Cam's workplace and she knows that once he's done his job, he will be on his way, but that doesn't stop her from falling for her sexy new boss. Tensions are ratcheted when she's forced to lay off employees due to the recent merger with Damien's company. When one man takes it particular poorly, he starts stalking her…leaving Damien to come to the rescue just as Cam begins to manipulate the weather in her own defence.

In the aftermath of the confrontation, Cam and Damien head back to her place and finish what they had started but never completed before—a night of wild witchery and sex.

With his mission over, will Damien walk out of her life the next morning, or will their explosive connection finally conquer the storm?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Totally Bound Publisher Website Revamp

 
My current e-book erotic romance publisher, Total-E-Bound, has recently rebranded with a new name (Totally Bound) and a new website.

(Note: I say current erotic romance publisher because I am published in contemporary romance with Crimson Romance and I have recently signed a contract for publication of a new erotic romance story with another publisher, which I am very excited about...but more on that later).

I checked out the website for Totally Bound and was pleasantly surprised by the look and layout, which are smart and clean.  As you can probably tell from this blog, I appreciate the uncluttered look...or try to.

Check out the new Totally Bound website and maybe buy a book or two.  I promise they will be hot!

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