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The posts I scheduled to go up while I was away failed, so here are publishing updates for the past month.
I guest blogged over at Midnight Seductions about writing werewolves and characters with mental illness, including my own experience with mental illness.
Cast the Cards released October 31, 2010.
Blurb: For over 250 years, the use of the tarot for divination has been a mainstay of mystical and occult practices. Cast the Cards is a collection of six all-new short stories that explore some of the powerful themes associated with the Major Arcana, all with an eye toward erotic romance with GLBT and alt-lifestyle characters and motifs.
“Blazing Star” is a story about a mind reader and her fortunetelling, monster-hunting lover who face a world headed into a potential apocalypse. Together the two women create a sanctuary for the other monster hunters, but not even a magic-protected sanctuary can guarantee protection when the world is ending.
There have been a couple really nice reviews of Cast the Cards.
On the whole, I found Cast the Cards to be well-conceived and intriguing, and I would have no problem at all recommending it to others. The folks at Storm Moon Press have done an excellent job compiling this collection. I was impressed with the high quality of the writing in each tale as well as the way they adhere to the central theme.
Hope is a hunter of the supernatural. Like other hunters, she heads to the one place where she knows she can find sanctuary, the home of a fortune-teller and Hope’s lover.
Trouble is rising in the world. Weird things that are unexplainable keep occurring. Hope and her friends are off on a mission of danger. Stolen moments of passion help calm the rising tide of bad that is reaching their shores.
Sexy and soothing. Odd descriptions for a story, I know, but that is what I felt as I read as intruded on the world of these two women.
This book is like a night of amazing love making. The seduction is slow and sweet. The climax is toe-curling. Then, you slide into the after-glow. Emotions run the gamut, and the reader is left emotionally spent but wholly satisfied. The incorporation of the Tarot deck only heightened my desire to read on. Each story is unique and special, but they work together so well. I would recommend adding this collection of stories to your shelf.
I am really pleased by the mention of “Blazing Star” because sexy and soothing was exactly the mood I was trying to create while writing the story. I was thrilled to see that it worked.
Released November 3, 2010, I have a piece in Bad Girl’s Sweet Kiss from XCITE Books. My piece is more a story than a lot of the other pieces included, but sometimes trying to pick out the truth is part of the fun.
Blurb: A blow-by-blow anthology of first-time fellatio and other oral delights.
Chrissie Bentley is a woman on a mission – to raise the profile of oral sex. In ‘The Bad Girl’s Sweet Kiss’ she has brought together her own experiences as well as those of many other erotic writers from all over the world. From some of the most well-known voices in erotica to more recent newcomers to the field, everybody’s first time is different. In this diverse collection of blow-by-blow accounts exploring an oft-overlooked act of intimacy, you’ll find something to shock, titillate, amuse as well as trigger memories of your own oral initiation.
I also sold a werewolf short story, details on this to follow.
- So thankful for family, friends, editors, writing group, readers, and Tech Guru making sure far-flung family can video chat for the holiday. #
- Also thankful to be done traveling for awhile and to have steady computer access again. A lot of handwritten stories to type now. #
- I guest blogged about #werewolves and mental illness at Midnight Seductions: http://preview.alturl.com/qwke2. #amwriting #
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