Friday, October 31, 2008
I hate to do the promo thing all the time but this time I can't resist. This is my first ever print book release. I'm so excited, I had to tell.
Warriors in Time is a duet containing The Last Warrior and Warrior of the Past. Both stories tell the tale of Yahi warriors from 1866 traveling to the present.
Read the blurb or buy the book here.
"Ms.Day captivates with her creative plot and talent for keeping the reader glued to their seat." Coffee Time Romance - 5 Cups for The Last Warrior!
"Warrior of the Past is a book that sits the traditional Time-Travel genre on its ear." Simply Romance Reviews
Like any proud momma, I had to brag but I would be remiss if I didn't say Happy Halloween. Enjoy your weekend, keep the kiddies safe and don't eat too much chocolate. What am I saying, you can never have too much chocolate.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Anybody else love islands as much as I do? I grew up near the beach so I've got saltwater in my veins. Nothing revives me like a nice seabreeze and warm sunshine. So on that note...I'm ready to get the hell out of here for a while. I'm looking to try a new place. Any suggestions? If you've ever visited an island (any island), please tell me what you thought of it.
I've been to Maui, Capri, Virgin Gorda, Tortola, Puerto Rico, The Florida Keys and all the barrier islands of Florida and North Carolina. But I want somewhere NEW (to me) and as much as I love resorts, I really like to wander away from the full-service pampering occasionally and see the real island.
It's cold down here in Florida today, I've got my fireplace on. Brrr.... Tell me about your island experiences, please!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
By A.J. Llewellyn
It's my turn at the Nice n Naughty wheel again today and these ladies ought to know better than to hand me the keys. I drive this thing like I stole it.
Ahem...anyway, I have so much going on but I really want to pimp my Dark Diva Reviews interview with horror author Rick R. Reed.
I not only love this guy's work but feel very blessed that the Internet has allowed me to get to know somebody of Rick's caliber.
He is not only is one of the top horror authors in the business, but he's been dubbed the Stephen King of gay horror. And he's the nicest guy you'll ever emeet on top of it.
You know what the world wide web is like, you hear trash about everybody...I've heard nothing but great things about Rick, especially other authors. He's supportive of others and fun and wow...he even answers my naughtiest questions, shooing them off like pesky flies!
I didn't know who Rick was a year ago and I was assigned his book High Risk to review for Dark Diva Reviews and let me just say, it gave me sleepless nights.
The last time a book affected me this way was when I read former FBI profiler John Douglas' searing memoir Journey Into Darkness.
When a piece of literature affects you that way, you sit up and take notice.
I've since bought and read a few more of Rick's books and although he rarely satisfies my personal romantic desire for happy endings, he makes you squirm with the nature of reality.
He writes from the heart, the tell-tale heart as Poe would undoubtedly agree. So this being Halloween week, who else would I bring back to the Dark Divas' spooky spotlight but Rick R. Reed?
Thanks to him I can no longer listen to Phillip Glass and I am wary of catching men's glances in department stores. But these are small prices to pay for the thrill ride he alone can give me on the printed page.
Please stop by and check out Horror's Dark Master here:
Monday, October 27, 2008
Check this out. I loaded the dishwasher, turned it on and swept the kitchen floor without remembering I did it. Now all that sounds right on point doesn't it? But somewhere during that sweeping process I lost my mind. I zoned out. Instead of putting the broom back in the broom closet, I opened the refrigerator door and tried to stick it in there. Yes, you read that correctly. The only thing that stopped me from leaving the broom in the refrigerator was the fact it wouldn't fit. And that is what brought me back to a sane place. I suddenly realized what the hell I was doing.
Here's another example. I put in a load of clothes to wash. Set the timer, popped the dial up and walked away. I went back an hour later to take them out and put them in the dryer. But they weren't even wet! The detergent was still sitting there on top of them, untouched. I shook my head and thought, "well, guess I forgot to turn it on." But deep down inside I just knew I had. So I turned them on again and walked away.
About an hour later I went back to toss the load in the dryer. Once again, they were not wet. I panicked. I just knew something was wrong with the washer. I turned it on again. Made sure the water was pouring in and walked away. I went back about ten minutes later and listened to it agitate and thought, "guess it's ok." You see, I've been so forgetful lately that I thought surely it was me and I'd forgotten to push a button or smile the right way or something!
Anyway, the third time is indeed the charm. I went back when the load had finished and the clothes were still dry. At this point, everyone in my house knew about it because Halloween arrived early. The blood curdling scream that erupted from my mouth could be heard ten blocks away. I started tearing clothes out of the washer. I was gonna find the reason why the washing machine was not working. And I did.
The clothes on the top were dry, but the clothes on the bottom were wet. It seems I had washed an extra small load earlier and forgot to reset the load level to large.
Mystery solved, but a few more gray cells gone missing.
I could tell you about going out to dinner the other night and passing by the restaurnat four times and having to circle the block while everyone in the car just stared at me open-mouthed. But I won't. I think you get the picture.
I read this morning that scientists or whoever think the reason we do this is not only stress, but at a certain age our attention wanders. DUHHHH!!!! I am no longer into getting the clothes clean nor do I care if the floor is swept. I've done those things for so long you'd think automatic pilot would kick in, which it does to some degree, but it needs to work better!
Yes, I'm stressed and I'm not paying attention the way I should, but hell, my brain needs the rest. Writing, edits, promotions--all that equals fried mind! If anyone has any similar stories I'd love to hear them. Maybe I won't feel so alone. lol
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Bestselling Author Of Romance & Erotica
Friday, October 24, 2008
Set in Stone releases Oct. 29th from Ellora's Cave.
Sarah Livingstone is the highest-producing agent at Elite Real Estate. She will do just about anything to beat out Jacob Porter, the owner of a rival firm. Competing with him is her way of keeping him at arms length, because if he ever gets close, her defenses will crumble.
When they find themselves locked inside a haunted house full of erotic statuary, both are consumed by lust and seduced by the romantic setting. Sarah can no longer deny her desire and melts into Jacob’s arms. But are their feelings real or figments of their imaginations?
Find more LA Day books here.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
My sister called me on her way home from work. She was in a rural area of north Florida and she stopped for gas. Inside the gas station was a man wearing cut-off jeans, a ragged t-shirt. His feet were bare and he had his hair pulled back in a long gray ponytail. He was weathered, to say the least. Possibly homeless. Possibly alcoholic, and almost definitely without much money to spare.
A young man in a military uniform walked in and placed a soda and candy bar on the counter by the register. The older man told the clerk, "I've got that, and anything else he wants."
The young man said, "No, sir. But thanks."
The older replied, "Let me. It's the least I can do after what you do for me."
My sister said the young man was obviously taken aback. Tears shone in his eyes. He nodded and thanked the man before he took his gift and walked out to his car.
I can't help but wonder what that young man has seen, what his fears might be, what sacrifices he's making and who he's leaving behind when he goes to work. And I can't help but wonder if that older man once wore a uniform too. If he might have returned from Vietnam to a country that was less than welcoming and spent the rest of his life drowning memories he couldn't handle in a bottle. So many thoughts ran through my mind and my heart swelled with emotions. There are countless what ifs.
But what struck me most was that the older man took the time to recognize the young man in uniform as a human being. Undoubtably, that young soldier is at least as flawed as the rest of us. He's not a saint because he puts on a uniform. But we really don't know what his personal sacrifices are or even what his convictions are. Whether this war or any war is right or wrong, it doesn't hurt to respect each other.
I know one thing, that Coke and Snickers bar were worth a whole lot more than the $1.86 the old man paid for them yesterday, at least to three people - that soldier, my sister, and me.
Hope you all have a great day.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Everybody has their comfort zone. What they like to eat, wear, drink, watch, do in bed with their partners - or alone - and...what they like to read.
A few years ago a very close female friend of mine, let's call her Jane, called me and said, "You have to read this book. If you don't love this book, you and I can't be friends."
Puzzled and intrigued, I agreed to meet her for an impromptu lunch and was a little surprised when she slipped me a paper bag with the book in it. She was so excited to have me read it she was squirming in her seat. She was so in love with this book it had done wonders for her marriage. Wow. All this from a book? Being a writer I couldn't wait to clap eyes on the thing.
"Don't open it here," she hissed. "It's a..." her eyes darted around and her voice dropped to a stage whisper. "Romance book. The cover is a little...intense."
At the time I was reading romance books because I was thinking about writing one, but wasn't writing them yet. My Phantom Lover series was still a small dream.
So, I raced away from lunch hardly able to wait to rip that bag open. The cover was one of worst I've seen with the windswept long hair on both the man and the woman, the flowing dress hanging in tatters...
I will not say what the name of the book is here or its author but to say it was one of the worst books I have ever read is an understatement. It was sickening.
The heroine is kidnapped by the er...hero.
She is raped repeatedly, beaten, tortured, whipped, held captive, beaten, raped, sodomized, kept tethered, almost drowned, raped, beaten...and naturally as some of these dumb-assed novels go, she falls in love with him.
This book absolutely blew me away in its cruelty and relentlessness. I have studied serial killers for a murder mystery I am writing and some of them take less pleasure in their er..."work" than the "hero"of this book does.
My friend Jane was practically in a coma when a few of her friends dared to tell her the book didn't appeal to them. Some of them adored it and at the time, I told her I thought it was astonishing that women went for these things.
I felt strongly [I guess, because I am man] that a man had written this and was even more astonished when Jane, a very high powered woman in the movie business and at the time, my boss's wife pushed this book onto everyone.
I didn't tell her I thought the book was awful. I just asked her if she got her husband to beat her after reading the book and she giggled. I didn't want to find out what was behind the giggle since I had to work with the guy every day and didn't want to think about what he was doing to his wife in bed.
Jane threw a luncheon for the hero of the book if you can believe it. My boss gave me permission to leave the office and attend. It was surreal. The woman were dressed in outfits of the period on which the book was set. The table was decorated with treasure chests and pearls, handwritten cards indicating where we should sit.
I believe what two people do in their sex lives together is totally up to them, but I felt strongly that all the women at the luncheon were probably newly exploring a different area of their sex lives as a result of the book, so maybe I was overreacting to the degrading, humiliating scenes in the story. Maybe it triggered something wonderful for them all.
BDSM isn't for everyone but this book is not about BDSM, it is abuse and I was amazed these women thought it was cool.
It was the first time I realized how strong and vital fantasy is. And I decided when I wrote my books, there would be enough hot sex to qualify in the fantasy realm without anybody losing blood or dignity.
Two weeks ago, when my new paperback copies of Phantom Lover arrived, I called Jane and asked if she would like to read it. I told her the book focused on a gay couple and she was intrigued. Judging by the increasingly dark, heavily BDSM-themed books she has sent to me, I honestly thought she would enjoy it. I've stopped reading the stuff she sent me because pain does not thrill me.
Nor did the letter I received from her yesterday. "I want to congratulate you on your success. Sorry not to have called sooner, but I'm preparing our Halloween costumes."
I stopped reading for a second. What? It takes longer to sit down and write a note than pick up the phone. I knew then I was about to get slammed between the eyes.
"I think it's great you've found a niche for your books, but I am afraid they are out of my comfort zone. This book goes in a direction I just can't accept. Thanks and good luck."
My best friend Gustavo who happened to me with me when I read it, tore the note to pieces. I felt numb, to be honest. I felt saddened that lengthy scenes of brutality are acceptable but two men who love each other, are not.
I know everyone has their tastes and yes, their comfort zone. But sometimes you have to wonder...what is it exactly people fear when they see two men in love?
Monday, October 20, 2008
Ok, I'm sitting here thinking about what I should blog about today and there it is, staring me right in the face.
Celebrity Buzz! You know what I'm talking about, which celebrity is dating who and how many drinks did they have last night, did they have sex with Angelina Jolie, and how many babies are on the way-- oh, and did they spread their legs wide enough to see their tonsils!
YUK! I'm so sick of turning on the TV or radio, or even pulling up my email and BAM, some advertisement is right there or so called news story about BRANGELINA or BRITTNEY and now OPRAH and STEDMAN. Well, do we actually care?
I admit to drooling over a few male stars. I'd even visit an official website to read about them and how they got started in the biz and their likes and dislikes. But I don't have to do that. It's rammed down my throat every second of the day.
I bet Vegas has a room designated just to calculate odds on baby arrival times for Brangelina or how many more times Britney flashes the paparazzi.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. I'm sure they are nice people. But did we really need an hour long tv show devoted to their wedding? Was it that important to us? Sure, I like to see what the celebrities are wearing from time to time. I used to watch the awards shows and that was a part of the allure. But I think celebrity watching has gotten out of hand.
I don't really care what Tom and Katie's baby looks like. I don't care if Brad and Angelina adopt or she gets pregnant. I don't care if her lips have been injected yet again.
And I sure as hell do not want to know anything about Madonna and her husband, Guy and the jokes the idiot made around her brother. The thought of a brother writing a tell all book about his sister and trashing her husband and the only reason he can give is because her hubby told too many gay jokes at the dinner table leaves me freaking cold.
Now, here is the end all to the end all of celebrity buzz. Maureen McCormick, of Marcia Brady, Brady Bunch fame, has now written a book. She reveals how she almost lost her virginity to television brother Greg. DAMN! Is that incest? The interviewer sure tried to make it sound like it. And Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, was into snorting cocaine too. Free-basing actually.
I don't know about you, but I won't be picking up a copy and reward Marcia with more money to go out and buy cocaine. Think I'll save that $25 and buy half a tank of gas instead.
Oh, run over to the Seven Wicked Writers Blog and read my Halloween Flasher Contest
Entry. I'd love to get a comment from you. Tell me what you think of my first attempt at Halloween Horror. lol Here's the link:
Have a great week!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
It was my hard-earned money, and that money came from me writing.
So this is what happened.We all know the economy sucks big right now. It's hard for everyone in one way or another.
Well, my son and I were in the grocery store picking some goodies up for a home school adventure day. That's what we call going on a field trip, because it's so much more…it's really an Adventure!!
Anywho, as we're standing in line I handed the boy three bucks.
Well boys being boys, he dropped it when some magazine model wearing a bikini caught his interest, LOL. He's 12.
Well I saw him bend down to gather his lost currency, not realizing that he hadn't gotten all of it. (But the girl behind him sure as hell did)
So on our way out, I looked at him and asked where the change was. "It was only $2 mom," I said yeah so where's the other dollar? He looked at me like I had three heads, and told me I'd only given him $2. So pulled him back into the store I did, and right to the register.
I go in there ALL the time, so a lot of the clerks know me. And when she smiled at me I asked if she'd seen the dollar my son dropped, because he had $3.
That's when, people…this 19 -22 year old ( old enough to know better) that was behind us says, 'Oh this." As she's pulling it out of her pocket.
I said yes, thank you, as I'm thinking, "you b*tch, you knew he dropped it" hopefully my "look" was the same one her mother gave her when she got in trouble.
But obviously it didn't work, because the little *$&?" !~&*^%, didn't have enough manners, morals or just plain honesty to give it back to it's owner.
What in the hell is wrong with people today? You see someone drop something and pick it up quickly shoving it in your pocket????
The day my son did that would be the day I whipped his a$$ red all the way home!! I don't give a damn how old he is! That's stealing, and it's something this mom WILL NOT put up with, even when I'm 80!! You know what – He knows it, (Not that the above (whipping of the red butt) has ever happened, because it hasn't) So I'm happy to say, at least I know I've done right by raising my son to be honest!
Obviously her mother should have followed that theory.
On a side note…the clerk at the register…yeah she saw the whole thing, so I'm pretty sure she'll remember that girl's face the next time she sees her in the store.
Karma sweetheart, Karma!!
Oh by the way, AOL is shutting its Journals down, so I transferred what I had over to blogger. My new blog addy is: http://authorcasalo.blogspot.com
Stop over and see what I've blogged about today.Hope you folks have a great day!! It's gorgous in my part of FL right now!!
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Friday, October 17, 2008
Well not me....LOL I've already had mine....
This is not a lesson or anything....As some of you know I'm a huge fan of the classic series Red Shoe Diaries by Zalman King. This show is a continuation of his famous movie which David Duchovny played a lead role.
In case you have not seen it....please rent it and see it..
Red Shoe Diaries was my first introduction to erotica..I started watching it when I was very young....I'd tell my friends about it and they had no idea what I was talking about.
I love the show because each episode features a new story and something that a woman has done in her life. Taking a chance on love and lust...They take a chance with themselves and go after what they want...
Have any of you ever seen the show? If so what was the first episode you ever saw?
Tell me what was your first introduction to erotica? Was it a book or a movie? Do you have movies that you would consider classic erotica flicks?
Wishing you a naughty weekend
Like everyone else, I’m cutting a few corners. I probably buy fewer books than I once did. However, I still purchase books. I can’t imagine giving them up. I’ve found a few other ways to save. We eat out less and it’s probably better for us anyway. I’ve gotten my family in the habit of turning off lights, televisions, radios and such that they usually leave on when they wander to another part of the house. We’ve adjusted the thermostat on the furnace and the water heater.
Yesterday, I spent a couple of hours making phone calls and saved us about $70.00 a month. How did I do it? I called my combination Internet/cable/phone company to change some services. Guess what, by the time I hung up the phone, I had the exact same package at last year’s rates. I saved $33.00 a month with one call. These companies don’t want to lose your business and most of them will lower rates to keep you. All companies are different but make a few calls and see what you can save. I did.
Also, a reminder, if you purchase Forbidden Fantasies, Ellora's Cave first hardcover book by October 18th. You can register to win a PC Table and you get a 25% discount on all EC books through December. Details at Ellora's Cave site.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
When life gets crazy, I always threaten to find a palm tree and a hammock. Today I let my son talk me into skipping a fieldtrip that he didn't want to go on. I'm not a big fan of him barrelling down the interstate on a school bus, so I caved. Now I'm ready for that palm tree and hammock with a nice cold sex on the beach in one hand and a good book in the other. I can find the hammock, palm and sex on the beach easily enough - I live in Florida. Anybody want to recommend a book that will whisk me away to some tropical paradise? I won't be getting any writing done today. Sigh.
In a couple of hours, I'm going to take my little school skipper out for a fun lunch and maybe a palm tree of his own.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The group, run by fellow erotic romance author LA Day and myself, is open to both readers and authors (over 18 please!).
Our Grand Opening Party is Monday, Nov 3rd from 10am-10pm EST! We'll have hot pics, sexy excerpts, and giveaways! And authors, though it isn't a Friday, you're welcome to promo at the party, too!
To join, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alpha_males_and_their_authors/
"Stories so hot, they'll make your cheeks blush!"
"ANIMAL ATTRACTION is paranormal romance writing at its finest!" - Joyfully Reviewed
"PROTECTIVE CUSTODY is an exciting read and comes highly recommended!" - Romance Junkies
"CINDRA AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER is a Must-Read!" - Romance Junkies
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I never ever blog posting excerpts or to brag about me but this one special time I feel I have to let you know I am still reeling over the time I spent with literary icon Victor J. Banis.
I have interviewed tons of authors but I have never been so nervous that my interviewee had to calm me down!
Yes, I, A.J. Llewellyn made a total ASS of myself fawning, drooling, making lame jokes. He was truly very sweet and reassuring. I'm thinking I left a lasting impression of the village idiot one doesn't invite near the punch bowl. Ever.
But still, I managed to ask some half decent questions BEFORE I asked him to marry me.
Oh yes, I did. And I was sober at the time.
What was his response? Well, you'll have to wait until the second part of my interview with him, which runs tomorrow.
I peppered the poor man with so many questions and he answered them all. The good, the bad, the downright flirtatious...and I just had to split the interview over two days. Just so I have more excuses to type the name Victor J. Banis.
What is it about Mr. Banis that has me acting like a nine year old girl and not a man of 37 with a few books of his own out there?
Well, just this. He has huevos! And he can write!
For gay authors the world over and for ALL erotic fiction authors, he led the way with his gay erotic fiction novels.
In 1964, for his 'crime' of writing his first book, he was arrested on Federal charges of conspiracy to distribute offensive material.
The offensive material? His novel The Affairs of Gloria, containing two Female-Female love scenes and the word "damn."
Please read and enjoy this wonderful man's insight into gay fiction, the publishing word today and a killer poodle named Sophie.
Please check it out here:
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I'm so thrilled that the book is getting such a great response from reviewers and readers. This just made my weekend. If you guys love Pleasure After The Pain please stop by and vote. It would mean the world to me.
I have been in the author cave this last week working on edits. I have a few more to do and then I can get back to working on my new book. This one is a ghost story. I can't wait to tell you more about it in a future post...
So it's 12:27am and I think it's time for me to catch some shut eye...
See you in the morning...
Friday, October 10, 2008
I am participating in TJ Michaels, Holiday Hotties contest. There are twelve authors participating and it starts October 14th running through the end of December. I am short on details but if you click HERE you’ll get some info and I’ll pass along more when it’s available.
Ellora’s Cave has a fabulous contest going on. If you purchase their first ever, hard cover book, Forbidden Fantasy you have a chance to win a $1000.00 PC Tablet. You will also get a discount on EC book purchases through the end of the year. Click HERE for details.
Also, the Midnight Seductions Authors are posting their Fall Flashers this month. Stop by the blog and check them out. I post mine on October 21st!
The Night Owl Romance 2008 N.O.R. Awards are underway. My book, Dancing for the Wolf has been nominated for Best Paranormal Erotic Romance, if you are looking for someone to vote for. (wink wink) There are several categories and lots of nominees.
R.E.C. is also accepting nominees for their 2008 awards. There are many categories and you get to nominate one author for each category and email your choice to them. I do not believe you have to nominate someone for each category.
I have an Ellora’s Cave release scheduled for October 29th titled, Set in Stone. It the story of two real estate agents trapped inside a haunted, erotic statuary.
Hope you all enjoy your weekend!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Holy hell! All day long I've been thinking it was Wednesday. Ugghh. I've been polishing up a manuscript and writing a query and synopsis so I can send it out today.
Anybody else having ONE OF THOSE DAYS?
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I'm so psyched! My cover for Animal Attraction is up for Best Paranormal Erotic Ebook Cover at the Night Owl Romance Awards and I would so appreciate it if you would vote for me!
Click here to vote for Animal Attraction!
Thank you so much!
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I frequently clip news stories involving sex since I write about it. Any weird news stories particularly get my attention. Last night, I found an article I'd printed out in February (and I am ashamed to admit, forgot about). It was about a pastor in Florida who urged his married parishioners to have a month long sex marathon - Fuck For Jesus, People! - to combat the rising divorce rate.
His impassioned argument totally intrigued and delighted me.
Pastor Paul Wirth said the church had been silent for too long on the subject of sex.
I don't happen to agree - the Catholic Church in my book, needs to shut up on the subject of condoms being an offense to the big guy upstairs...but I digress.
The pastor is right about one thing. Sex is good. Very good.
Ahem...anyway, I was tickled at the time that his call for sex in the name of God had roused international response. I agree that with more sex, more couples would have less to worry about and a new intimacy is a good thing.
But I hated that he was urging his single parishioners to ABSTAIN for 30 days. I wrote to Pastor Wirth at the time asking why I shouldn't be allowed to have fun. His claims that sex when you're single leads to bad marriages was just wrong in my humble opinion.
But the Pastor was too busy hopping in and out of the sack (he was taking part in the marathon with his wife) to respond.
I have been curious if this 30 day love fest caused ripples of passion across the universe but the media dropped this story for some weird reason.
Had the pastor called for decapitating a dog a day marathon, or lying down on bunk beds slurping up spiked apple sauce, they would have been there in droves. I think that's pretty sad.
The pastor claimed at the time that God and authors were into sex and shouldn't we all be into sex?
Well, I was always taught as a rookie journalist that sex sells. Apparently it doesn't always. I hope the Pastor plans on holding another marathon soon and. I hate being kept out of the loop and I'd like to take part.
If that's all right with with Jesus.
Monday, October 6, 2008
We've all gone crazy with promo. Does it help? Who knows. I've yet to figure it out.
I promo so much my fingers tap these comp keys without a thought. Mindless promo. lol
Do you ever get tired of it? I DO! And I'm the Promo Queen! lol Yep, I belong to a group of authors known as Midnight Seductions, I'm sure you've seen them around everywhere. We promote like crazy!
Right now we are promoting a writing contest. We are going to be celebrating our one year anniversary of our group and wanted to do it in a special way. None of our author members will enter the contest. We wanted to give all the bragging rights to other authors out there.
The contest is sponsored by Talking Two Lips Reviews and Topaz Promotions. Two great sponsors, I might add!
We have lots of prizes for the top three winners and honorable mentions as well. To get all the scoop you can join the Midnight Seductions Yahoo Group at
There are two different types of judging in this contest. The entrants will all go through a thorough judging process and then the entries will be posted so the authors who enter can promote and gather all the reader votes they can.
Do you have what it takes to enter this fabulous contest? It has a twist you know. lol You'll be entering your BEST love scene. Any entry from the sweet to the incredibly erotic is allowed. No more than 1,000 words please.
Well, I got that promo in, now here is a little more...
Gabriel's Horn (prequel)
They say Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Raquel is no exception. Her husband has taken a lover, and Raquel plans to get even. But when you play the game of payback, be careful of the man you choose to do it with, especially if that man is Gabriel.
Someone has taken a shot at movie idol, Jillian Traynor, and she's pissed as hell to find herself in hiding before a major premiere. But one look at Gabriel sets her body aflame, and the term bodyguard takes on new meaning
Book Length: Novella
Rated R Excerpt!!! Warning!!! It's HAWT!!!!!!
She leaned forward on her knees and splayed her hands across the taut muscles of
his stomach. “I’m really glad you’re here. I’ve been so afraid. And now I don’t have to be. Do I?”
The smooth glide of her hand hugged the rigid muscles of his chest as she stared into
his mirrored sunglasses. He wore no cologne. Only the chaste scent of maleness radiated from his skin. Time to see you sweat. Her hand dropped to the front of his jeans, pressing
into his rock-hard cock.
Gabriel removed the aviators, and with a casual toss, they landed on the bedside
table. A heavy sigh blew from his lips. Jillian took it as a sign he’d reconciled himself to his fate and delighted in his detached expression. Oh, you are one cool customer, but I’ve got your scent and I’m closing in for the kill.
She glanced down at the bulk of black metal on his hip and reached for it. His hand
connected with hers, shielding the gun from her touch. Caught in his tight embrace, she relaxed her wrist and guided him slowly down to the holster. He made no attempt to restrain her movement. He thinks he’s in control.
Her fingertips grazed the gun’s grip. The cold, blue-black steel felt smooth to the
touch. He loosened his hold on her wrist, allowing her hand to skate across the sleek
metal surface. As Jillian looked up, her breath hitched in her throat. Her hand stilled atop the gun, paralyzed by the flickering silver that danced across the deep blue surface of his eyes.
Gabriel dipped his bottom lip inside his mouth, wetting it, his eyes never leaving
hers. He touched the underside of her chin with the tip of his index finger and traced the contour of her neck down through the cleavage of her breasts. Skimming the swells of the full, rounded curves, he marked a path downward until his fingers reached the sash of her robe. A gentle tug opened the robe and the garment fell loose at her sides, revealing her naked flesh. They continued to stare at each other with their hands still resting together on the gun.
Gabriel brushed his lips over hers. “You wanna fuck me or shoot me?”
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Sunday, October 5, 2008
* The winners will be announced on October 24th at 7:00 PM EST, at The Midnight Seductions Authors Chat at The REC.
You do not have to be present to win, but it would be nice to congratulate you in person via the chat :-D
* 4 Prizes will be given away to four lucky winners.
* Winning names will be drawn randomly
* One winner will receive a copy of my Number 1 Best Selling Torrid Title of the Year 2007 – A Slave’s Way Out.
* One winner will receive a copy of My Best Selling Title – The Devil Himself
* Two winners will each receive a copy of my erotic BDSM short story – A Night to Remember.
To Enter: Email me at: Authorcasalo@aol.com with FALL GIVEAWAY in the subject line.
If you would like to enter for a specific book(s), because you've won one of the others, please list that or those titles in the email, and I will enter your name for that title(s) only.
Please be warned, if you submit multiple entries (more than 1 email from your address for the same book), you will be disqualified from the entire giveaway.
Day 1 - Mickey Mouse sends 2 entries for the same book
Day 2 - Mickey Mouse sends 4 entries for that same book
Day 3 - Mickey Mouse sends 4 more entries for that same book.
That's 10 entries for one book.
Please be fair to the other entrants, and limit your entries to one per book.
Good Luck, and hope to see YOU at the chat!!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
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Friday, October 3, 2008
I'd tell you more about it but I'm so drugged up I'm having trouble typing. At least now I can have a smile on my face as I groan in misery.
Hope you all enjoy your weekend!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
You know how the saying goes, and yes, I do believe one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. I'm a firm believer that positive energy out equals positive energy in. What goes around comes around. Kharma. All that jazz!
I'm not going to rant here about what got me going on this today and spew negativity at all of you. Instead I want to share an old mantra that a friend of mine shared with me.
LIFT AS WE CLIMB.
Please think about that and spread it around. We don't need to tear each other down. We can help one another get to the top. There's ROOM! If there's not we can make room. Trust me I have an enormous family, you can always make room for other people.
If you have any positive words to share, please do. I need a major detoxification right now. Unfortunately, I'm like a sponge. When nasty vibes get thrown at me, I absorb them, and it takes a while for me to shake it off.
I need some lovin' today. :)
I've stopped neglecting my Wendi Darlin blog, so stop by and say hi, if you've got a minute. WARNING: I've posted another one of those addicting cowboy puzzles. :)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I'm so excited!