Thursday, June 24, 2010

Putting Gabriel to bed.

Yay! The Crazy Stuffz novella is done. Told you it'd be over quickly. Seems like a miracle to complete something so quickly. Well, it does to me as one of the slowest writers in the world. Of course, it's a completely OTT sex romp with a such a micro thin plot you'd be forgiven for thinking there wasn't one. Then again, it's not meant to be anything but a piece of fun about a guy and a gal and another guy. Yep, fun threeway shenanigans.

“Where are you taking me?”

“Heaven, my sweet—as if you didn’t already know that.”

Despite all his good humour, I’m shocked when he presses up tight to my back. The elevator is empty save for us and mirrored on all three sides. Gabriel’s cock brands me with its heat through several layers of clothing. He’s hard, standing firm and he rubs himself against the crease of my bottom not so much as if he needs the friction, but because he likes the flush his antics bring to my cheeks.

“One day I’m going to take you like this,” his voice is a soft lullaby in my ear. “Out in the open where anyone can see. I’ll just raise your skirt.”

His hands settle over my hips and bunch up an inch or so of fabric. It’s not hard to imagine him tugging up the rest, then releasing his fly and dipping his cock into my slick wet heat. “
Recently watched: What is this TV thing of which you speak?
Currently listening to: Noisy washing machine, which is drowning out the Disney princess songs. Huzzah!
Currently reading: Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris.

Monday, June 21, 2010

...and yet more sex.

So, the Bloody book is still stewing. It's out with a few readers, and once I have some feedback from them I'll make another sweep on it. Meanwhile, I've dived into a short erotic novella-- in first person present tense! Don't ask me why because I haven't the foggiest. Normally, I run away from using first person for anything longer than a short story. Okay, so this started out as a short story and just kept on growing. Must try and keep it below 15K, I really must. But returning to the point, for all that it's first person I'm rather enjoying it. Part of that enjoyment stems from this being a really short project. The Bloody book took months after all, and this will probably take me a fortnight start to finish. Secondly, it's pretty much wall to wall sex. Not sure what that says, maybe it's a reaction to having been stuck in urban fantasy land, where the sex is far more controlled for the last however long it was. Then again, maybe it's because there's not enough plot and I feel obliged to make up for it with gratuitous smexing. Either way, it's fun.

Recently watched: I Am Legend
Currently listening to: A really annoying bluebottle.
Currently reading: Lover Mine by JR Ward.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hot Romance

I made a sale today, which was a reason for much yaying and wiggly bum dancing. Seriously, I'm really hyped about this one, far more than I normally am about short story sales. Let me back track a moment, seem to have missed the important bit.

"We Were Lovers Once" is going to appear in the Mammoth Book of Hot Romance, which is out Spring 2011. More info as I get it.

Anyway, yeah... I'm stoked over this one. Let me see, it's great to have anything accepted, and it's really cool to work with a new editor, but mostly I'm chuffed over this one because of the story, and it means that a hunch paid off. Thing is--and the title is probably a give away-- this isn't a typical love and roses sort of romance. It's melancholy. It starts at a funeral (the clues are in the title folks), and it's about love, and loss, and desire, passion, sacrifices and regrets, and all the things we do that we wish we could do differently. Which is why I love it to bits so much.

I'm so excited now... Had to read it through again just to make sure I still loved it. Result: I got dragged in and made myself cry. (Honestly, I know, it's sad that I cry at my own stories.)

But, hurray, someone (an editor) liked my story. Happy day.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

I seriously hate beginnings...

So, after finishing Blood Moon and getting the family holiday out of the way, I figure it's time I settled down to a nice new project. Hell knows, I've enough ideas saved in folders dotted around my desktop, and yet, I just can't quite get started.

It's always the way with beginnings. I haven't quite got to grips with the characters yet. They're still a bit shadowy, not quite fully fleshed, and I wonder if I have enough plot to sustain a book. Is it interesting, or plain old stupid?

But the hardest part is letting go of what I've just finished. The Bloody book has been a long battle. I haven't read it through again yet (still letting it settle), but I have skimmed a few pages and, seriously, I love this book. I want to squeeze it and hug it and I want people to read it and love it just as much as I do... But, I have to exchange it for a new love. One I don't know very well, and who is cranky and demanding. Is it even the right new love of my life?

I'll get back to you on that one in a few weeks.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Plugging a friend

Haven't read this one myself yet, but I am really looking forward to it and Portia's up coming novel for Spice set in the same world.

"I'd love to be abducted and ravished by some handsome brigand or pirate..."

When the women of the Ladies' Sewing Circle share their private fantasies, some are shocked by Mrs. Prudence Enderby's secret desire. But Prudence cannot imagine life without such exotic daydreams—especially since they arouse her husband, too!

Yet Prudence never imagined she would actually be whisked off the street by a mysterious masked man who has his wicked way with her in a carriage. Taking her back to a boudoir appointed for pleasure, he continues to bring every one of her fantasies to life. But nothing could be more surprising than when Prudence finally learns who is behind this gentlewoman's ravishment...

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Still not quite there

Had to engage in a second round of blog tinkering today, because as much as I liked the previous design I just couldn't hack going back to having two columns. I like my columns. I like that I can have one side for book covers and the other for all the nonsense. I'm now wondering if I want to create additional pages here, except that would mean duplicating the information on my website, which seems a bit pointless somehow. Guess what I really need is someone who knows what they're doing to link it all together in one nice pretty package. Hmm, guess I'll keep working on that.