Okay...I took the plunge and have entered the Romance Writers of America RITA contest with two of my Aphrodisia titles: Wolf Tales II and Camille's Dawn from the Wild Nights anthology. I decided against entering Wolf Tales, the original book that started the series, because I'm afraid the explicit sex and graphic descriptions of what might be called "kink" are a little beyond the acceptance levels of your average contest judge. Did I make a mistake? I'm curious as to what you think...should I have entered a book that depicts sex between two men in graphic fashion or acts between humans and their sentient wolf counterparts? There's still time to enter it, but I need a bit of advice! Thanks.
Posted by Kate Douglas ::
10:47 AM ::
Temptations...I've been trying to avoid them, but failing. I decided a while ago that I'd give up coffee and just drink herbal teas--that the coffee everyday probably wasn't great for me. But, I've succumbed. As fall approaches and the mornings have cooled, a hot mug of coffee, sweetened and creamed beats tea hands down. Coffee is one temptation I've been giving into.
I also planned on sticking to a diet after returning from Atlanta where RWA held it's national convention, and seeing all those thin, pretty, successful authors. My butt is way too fat, and could use some good slimming down before I'm seen in public again. But dark chocolate has been calling to me, as has Indian food. Indian food is loaded with gee (clarified butter) and so fattening--but so damned tempting.
Email and being online is another temptation for me, and one I thought would be in my best interest to chill out on during the day when I'm supposed to be writing. But alas....I can't stop checking my email or seeing who's doing what online.
So many temptations I've been giving into. Sigh....
In my upcoming release, Tempt Me Twice--Hot Damn! Two days away--Dante gives into the temptation of his wife, Latoya. They've been having mariage trouble, and drifted apart like so many couples do, but they're willing to do what it takes to save their relationship, including finding the ultimate temptation and giving in to it...
Ugh...for some reason, I couldn't get the cover of Ellora's Cavemen:Dreams of the Oasis III to upload, but here's the link to read about it on my site. Tempt Me Twice
What people are saying about it: All the stories within the third volume of the Ellora’s Cavemen: Dreams of the Oasis series are appealing and enjoyable… Those readers who are looking for action, passion, and a vast selection of stories to read will find this multi-author anthology an excellent read.” — Francesca Hayne, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
“Dante and Toya are one incredibly hot couple! I loved their play together and I loved the intensity of their relationship. Their pain as they deal with the possible end of their marriage is palpable and so is their love for each other. Tempt Me Twice was my first taste of Renee Luke, but it won’t be my last!” — Shannon, Joyfully Reviewed
What are your temptations? And, are you going to give in?
"Ms. Anna has written a stirring love story with a courageous heroine and a determined hero. Their obvious passion for each other fuels the indomitable spirit they show in the dire circumstances that they find themselves in. Hardheaded, sexy and always thinking describes Kat as she finally admits her admiration and trust for the giant muscle bound man called Hades. Hades façade hides the gentle man with the tender and sensitive heart that sings for Kat alone. I became spellbound with Ms. Anna’s prose as she weaves an alien post apocalyptic world with strange and mutant life forms both human and animal. Her characters will ensnare you with their depth of feeling. I am thoroughly enchanted with Hell Kat and cannot wait for another installment." - Kathy, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
Posted by Vivi Anna ::
3:30 PM ::
I'm delighted to announce that SIN, my September Aphrodisia, is in bookstores! My official release day was Sept. 6. It was a hectic day--I was working on page proofs for my January book, but received some lovely emails from readers and booksellers. And later that day I learned I will be on an erotica panel at the 2007 Romantic Times convention in Houston. It'll be my first RT and I think it’s going to be fun!
My reviews are starting to come in, and I've had some great feedback, which is just thrilling for an author.
Romantic Times BOOKreviews said about SIN: "This strong character-driven romance has a touching and emotional relationship between two very different but endearing people...extremely sensual and erotic."
WILD NIGHTS is also out in stores now. I'm sharing this anthology with Kate Douglas and Kathleen Dante, and Kathleen has spotted copies on the shelves. Reviewers have said some terrific things about Wild Nights:
"Separately, the three stories within Wild Nights are stunning. Together, they form an anthology that should not be missed, a mind-blowing feast to whet the appetite of any lover of the paranormal." --Joyfully Reviewed
"Wild Nights delivers...I highly recommend this anthology to anyone that likes wickedly hot sex, action, dominant males, and feisty heroines." --Coffee Time Romance
And I’ve been delighted by the reviews on Midnight Man, my novella in Wild Nights:
"Midnight Man is a fantastic tale, erotically charged and full of lush characters. I thoroughly appreciated the role reversal of the big bad vampire believing in love and trying to convince his intended soul mate of the fact. Midnight Man is a fabulous taste of the skill of Sharon Page, one I thoroughly enjoyed." --Joyfully Reviewed
"Delightful, delicious, and downright naughty all aptly describe Sharon Page’s Midnight Man, making it one enticing read." --Romance Reviews Today
"Sharon Page has woven an exciting and sensual romantic tale about a cursed man who has finally found true love…A definite keeper!" --Just Erotic Romance Reviews
Hope you're also having a great week, Sharon Page
Posted by Sharon Page ::
11:52 AM ::
I was so pleased by this review of my story, Rodeo Man, in Aphrodisia's very hot The Cowboy anthology that I had to post it -
from Fallen Angel Reviews, "I'm dazed and feel as if I was on a raging bull barely able to hang on. This story really took me for a loop; pure erotica at its best. If that wasn't enough the intense underlying emotions of two people so in tune with each other's bodies was beautiful to imagine.This is the first story I've read from Nikki Alton but I will definitely place her on my must have list. She is a sure thing with a screaming orgasm on top."
Oh, Mrs. Giggles - and she's tough to please - gave a nice thumbs up to my rom/suspense The Model Man, too.
Posted by Geniewrites2 ::
10:27 PM ::
"WOW!! The continuing adventure of Hell Kat and Hades in this post-apocalyptic world makes for great reading...Ms. Anna has a deft touch and knows her characters well enough to introduce them to her readers. This is by no means a joyous book-it is very dark and scary, but the plot and the characters kept me reading. I was quite eager to see how Ms. Anna was going to resolve the variety of threads she was dangling and I wasn't disappointed. Inferno left me with a strong desire to read more of Vivi Anna's work. In addition, I hope that this is not the last that we see of Kat and Hades." -