Monday, October 19, 2009

New Blog

Come by and say hey at Naughty Author Chicks, a new blog featuring four authors of the hottest erotic romance out there - Savannah Stuart, Calista Fox, Jina Bacarr and oh - moi! We'll be dishing on our latest releases and all things naughty!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Compromising Positions is one of the 5 giveaways today! Check it out.

Monday, August 31, 2009

All About E-Publishing Class

Interested in learning more about E-Publishing? The Black Diamond RWA chapter located in the San Francisco East Bay area has asked me to teach an online class called The Ins and Outs of E-Publishing. If you want to find out about what publishers are looking for, which ones will make you the most money, the best resources to check out publishers and much much more, check out the class. It starts next Monday, September 7 and runs through Friday, Sept 11. You can register for the class any time here.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Romancing the Holidays

Time is approaching again for the Central Florida Romance Writer's annual Romancing the Holidays benefit signing. I know, I know - the holidays are a long way off, but donations of books and promo materials for the 100 goody bags and many raffle baskets we make are starting to pile up in my dining room. But it's all for a good cause. Barnes & Noble donates a portion of the proceeds to the Adult Literacy League and virtually every penny raised from raffle tickets goes directly to the charity. So far, we have more than 20 authors scheduled to participate in the event to be held on Saturday, November 7 from 2-5 pm at the Altamonte Mall near Orlando. If you are interested in donating books and promotional items, please email me through my website. Special thanks to those authors who have generously donated books to the cause and particularly those who sent me substantial numbers of books so far - Brenda Novak, Karen Kelley, and Susan Meier.
If you love to read, the signing is a must. The first 100 customers get a free goody bag packed with books, pens, bookmarks and all sorts of promotional goodies! And at only a $1 a ticket, you get a chance to win a themed raffle basket. There are many to choose from.
Stay tuned for more information as the date nears.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Best Book Of The Week


Compromising Positions is up for Best Book Of The Week at Long & Short Reviews. I'd appreciate all the votes I can get!

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/LASR/recentrev.htm

E-Book Sale

Phaze is having a 30% off sale! My stories there are cheap anyway, but this makes them quite the deal! For Saturday through Monday, July 4-6, the 30% off code on everything is FIREWORKS09

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My Trip to the Naughties Shop




All in the name of research. That's what DH said when he dragged me to our local purveyor of perversions. You see, I've recently started writing some super hot short stories and novellas. My darling, sweet hubby was kind and giving enough to sacrifice his precious time to enlighten me about what sort of costumes, devices, furniture (!) and literature were out there. And guess what? Aside from making an interesting evening's entertainment, I actually got some ideas for my Work In Progress. And you know what? I even learned a thing or two. I had no idea what some of the items were to be used for. We read packages, tried things on (don't ask, because I'll never tell), and even bought a couple of items (purely for the research).
But here's what I learned: There's only so much you can find out online. Sometimes research is best done by going and doing. Obviously, that's not always possible. But I'll tell you one thing -- it can be a whole lot of fun!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Romance Divas Workshop

Please hop over to Romance Divas and check out my workshop on The Ins and Outs of E-Publishing. Mention something you read in Part 1, 2 or 3 in the comments here and I will enter your name in a drawing for a download of any of my e-books. Your choice!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Romance Divas

I have the honor of being the Author of the Month for June at Romance Divas - a fabulous site for both readers and writers.
Check it out here.

I'll be doing a workshop on E-publishing later this month. Stop by and say hello!
If you've never been to Romance Divas, it's quite a treat. The classes are on the forums along with Diva chit-chat, announcements and all sorts of other good stuff!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Young Adult Release and Contest



Today is release day for my first Young Adult Anthology, which will be out in print on July 10.
SUMMER LOVIN’ is a collection of love stories by six Climbing Rose authors about life on a ranch, summer jobs, sandcastle competitions, the tragedy of a flood, and falling in love with a rock star. From a rich Southern country club to a Midwest ranch and all the way to the cool beaches of the Pacific Northwest, this sweet collection of summer love stories revels in the magic of first love. You’ll enjoy stories by:Dara Edmondson, Laurie J. Edwards, Mona Ingram, Kimberlee R. Mendoza, Sydney Shay, and June Sproat.





I'll draw a name from those who comment here to win a custom tote bag (US only)!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Starting Over by Jenna Allen

Starting Over by Jenna Allen

Jess and Scott haven’t had a conversation that didn’t end in a fight in months. Making up is fun, but the clock is ticking on their marriage. Is a cross-country move the cause of their problems, or the solution?

excerpt ::

The hum of the engines echoed in my ear. I never could sleep for long on planes. Maybe if I kept my eyes closed they wouldn’t be too puffy. I snuggled deeper into the pillow, only then noticing where my body had turned.

I peeked up at Scott’s sleeping face, his dark lashes fanning against his cheek. We hadn’t slept this close since before I found out he sold the apartment. Up until then I hadn’t been happy about the thought of moving, but I’d open to the possibility. Then the phone call came and the rug had literally been pulled out from under me. We were going, and to drive the point home, he’d sold ours.

It had been an amazing offer, and if we’d already agreed to the move, I would have been happy about it. As the days passed and moving became imminent it seemed silly to still be angry. I knew everything I held inside I wouldn’t be able to get over, so I let it out.

It was a New York problem. If Portland was to be a fresh start, I needed to leave it there, with the stack of delivery menus and perfect bagels.

I snuggled deeper into Scott, my head on his shoulder, lifting one of my legs across his. And then I realized just where my hand was. On the fly of his slacks. If there hadn’t been a blanket covering us, I might have been mortified. Instead, I was simply embarrassed and moved my hand back to my own leg.

“Now don’t do that,” Scott whispered against my hair, his warm fingers wrapping around my wrist and pulling my hand back to him. “I need to be reminded there are parts of me you like.”

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Release and Contest!


I'm so excited to announce my first release from Red Sage! I've already garnered a terrific review for this novella from Romance Junkies you can read here.
Here's the blurb: When Audrey Brookstone meets a handsome foreigner at a Broadway show, she's instantly taken with his good looks and charming demeanor. After an evening of passion in his limousine, he whisks away to be his courtesan in Cazbekistan, where he is a crown prince. Prince Milo agrees not to force himself on her, but rather to make her fall in love with him in only eight weeks, or he must set her free with a king's ransom. Can Audrey resist his charms or will she give in to his lavish seduction?
Win a $15 gift card from Fictionwise by answering all the questions on my website . I'll draw a winner on Friday, May 8! Just email me the answers at ddedmon88 @ yahoo.com.
Good Luck!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thoroughly Compromised!

Compromising Positions releases today!

Falling in love is the last thing on his busy agenda…but compromising positions can lead just about anywhere.

David Strong knows how to do a lot of things—run an international fitness company, finesse stock portfolios and stay out of emotional entanglements. That is, until he gets tangled up with Sophie Delfino and her Sensational Sex workout. He’s supposed to help her demonstrate Kama Sutra positions for her couples’ yoga class. The rigorous postures require more than just physical control. And his co-instructor unexpectedly tests his control to the limit.

Sophie’s been fantasizing about David since her teens, but she never dreamed she’d actually be expected to run through her intimate desires—with an audience! The class is very professional, tame even—or it would be, if she’d been in any of the positions before. But she hasn’t—except in her wildest fantasies about David. Sophie knows she wants David in every way, and she’s flexible enough to use whatever she has to get him.

David can’t afford any unexpected distractions. Besides the sensual positions he has to endure without embarrassing himself in public, there’s an embezzler stealing from his company. And then there’s Sophie—who is well on her way to stealing his well-guarded heart.

Warning: This is one exercise program you won’t need to consult your doctor before beginning…unless he’s hot and available for house calls. The Kama Sutra isn’t for the prudish or faint of heart, and neither is this story.

Read An Excerpt Online

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Touch of Magic Contest Deadline Extended!

NOTE: NEW DEADLINE!
The Central Florida Romance Writers is pleased to announce its Touch ofMagic Contest, open to all unpublished RWA members
Fees: CFRW Members, $30 Non-Members, $35Electronic: subtract $5: CFRW members, $25 non-members, $30Fee includes return postage.
Finalists will have a chance to revise before entries are sent to editors.
Receipt Deadline: March 22, 2009
Enter: Up to the first 25 pages of your manuscript (prologue included inpage count), plus a synopsis (not judged, 3 double-spaced pages, max).

Categories:
Series Contemporary
Paranormal
Historical
Single Title
Contemporary
Novel with Strong Romantic Elements.
Judges: experienced/ certified, published
Final round judges:
Series Contemporary, Gail Chasan, Silhouette Special Edition
Paranormal, Allison Brandau, The Berkley Publishing Group
Historical, Helen Rosburg, Medallion Press
Single Title, Danielle Poiesz, Pocket Books
NSRE, Esi Sogah, Avon/HarperCollins

Top prize: Touch of Magic award, certificate, announced in RWR.
For more information, entry form and rules, visit the CFRW website athttp://www.cfrwa.org/ <http://www.cfrwa.org/> or send an SASE to:
Touch of Magic, c/o Lorena Streeter4758 Sturbridge CirOrlando, FL 32812Email:
http://us.mc01g.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=lorenas%40cfl.rr.com

Monday, March 16, 2009

Free Workshop!



Writing Historical Paranormal Romance with Some of The Hottest Authors in the Genre


March 20th & 21st at Romance Divas

Featuring:

Colleen Gleason

Melissa Mayhue

Jennifer Ashley

Sharon Page

Jennifer St. Giles


Want to know how to write romance that brings a mysterious and paranormal twist to history? Romance Divas is hosting a 2-day workshop with some of the hottest names in the Historical Paranormal genre. It will take place at the Romance Diva Forum. All are welcome. To get access to the forum you will need to register.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Free Workshop!



From the Call to the Bookstore


February 25th-26th at Romance Divas



Featuring:

KRISTAN HIGGINS


Want to know what it takes to get from “the call” to the bookstore in New York publishing? Romance Divas is hosting a 2-day workshop with RITA award winning author Kristan Higgins, who can answer that question and many more! It will take place at the Romance Diva Forum. All are welcome. To get access to the forum you will need to register.


Monday, January 5, 2009

my erotic menage (f/f/m) BURN releases tomorrow!!




And I'm excited to say it's a Kwips and Kritiques Recommended Read!!


"The ménage between Ally, Heather, and Blake is steaming hot! Anne Rainey is an author I never fail to read. Her stories pack a very powerful punch and the heat level is always a raging inferno. Don’t miss out on BURN as this is one hot number that is a guaranteed winner!" --Reviewed by Anne, Kwips and Kritiques


“Burn” by Anne Rainey

ISBN: 978-1-60504-352-4
Length: Short StoryPrice: 2.50
Publication Date: January 6, 2009
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

BLURB:
A woman scorned…can be damned delicious!


Ally Ryanaldo and Blake Steele were high school sweethearts, in love and inseparable. Ally always assumed she’d be his wife, raise his babies and live happily ever after. Those dreams were shattered the day Blake left her and his small town life for the bright lights of New York City.

Now, ten years later, Blake is back—and wants to pick up where they left off. Ally has other ideas. Naughty ideas. With the help of her kinky girlfriend, Heather, Ally shows Blake her wild side.

When her little plan backfires, though, Ally’s very much afraid she may lose the only man she’s ever loved—for good.

Warning: This title contains explicit sex, graphic language, anal play, ménage a trois (f/f/m), whips and whipped cream. Read An Excerpt Online