5 Days to Go Contest
Those of you who follow Fierce Romance know that I've been counting down the days until I leave the edj (evil day job) for quite some time. I'm thrilled and excited and a little bit nervous to announce that my last day is this Friday, January 11th! As of January 12th, I will be a full time writer!!

I've been looking forward to this day for a long time. I've been building up my backlist and honing my craft to get ready for this day. And in celebration, we have to have a contest, don't we??

I've been cleaning out my office (okay, starting to clean out my office, unfortunately, I'm not the most organized person) and have found a few copies of print anthologies my stories have appeared in. So I am offering 3 print anthologies to 3 lucky commenters on today's blog.

The first book is Seasons of Seduction IV from Ellora's Cave. My story, Taste of Honey, (the first story I sold to Ellora's Cave) is included.

Cowboy Jake Manning is nursing a beer and a heart that’s been stomped into a million pieces when classy Shauna Montgomery asks him to dance. Jake knows better than to get involved with another sweet-smellin’ woman, but what the hell, it’s just a dance.

Shaunna had been planning a little revenge against the boyfriend who dumped her but the steamy dance floor seduction leaves both her and Jake hot and hurting. They end up at Jake’s place for a lesson in power, control and passion. But can they get past their differences and learn to trust again?

The second anthology is another Caveman collection from Ellora's Cave, Jewels of the Nile II. My story, Sunrise, is included here. I was proud to have Sunrise selected as the best erotic romance novella of the year by the Passionate Ink chapter of RWA.


Caroline has been meeting Alan at sunset for months. The hot sex they’ve been enjoying started out mindless and anonymous, just the way she wanted it. Little by little, they’ve gotten to know and care for each other. Caroline fears the changes in their relationship she can’t seem to prevent.

Alan wants Caroline in his life. He sets out to seduce her with his voice, his hands, his body. He’s no longer satisfied with sex in the shadows and wants more. Can he make Caroline feel the same?

The third print anthology is Binding Ties, from Samhain. My novella, Bound by Design, was included in this anthology.


Jenn spends her days crafting custom-designed slave jewelry, but wear a collar herself? No, thanks. Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. That whole Master/slave scene was too much of a roller coaster ride. Then Scott, an architect with a dominant side, enters her life. Something about him makes her body come alive with longings for another taste of the lifestyle.

Scott’s life fell apart when he tried to deny his dominant tendencies. He’s determined to convince Jenn that denying her submissive needs would be a big mistake. Her response is so strong, so sweet, he finds himself falling again and falling apart for the smart and sexy sub.

Suddenly, something he thought he’d never have seems within reach—a forever love tied up in a nice leather bow. But any mention of 24/7 sends Jenn flying away in panic. If any real healing is to take place, he’ll need to take a giant step back and design a new approach using ropes, chains…and a whole lot of trust.

I will select three winners from the people who comment today (and please leave your e-mail addy, you can put spaces in so the bots don't get you - so I can contact you!). So if you'd like a chance at a print anthology featuring my story & more from other talented authors, tell me one thing you're looking forward to in 2013 and are you counting down the days????

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11 Responses
  1. Congratulations Natasha. When I quit my job over the summer when we moved, I found books stuffed in places, too. I gave them away, too.

    Only 4 more days. :)


    maw1725 (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Chrisbails Says:

    I am definatley looking forward to some awesome books coming out this year. Some of my favorites have books coming out, some of my go-to authors also have books coming out, and some of my new favs have books coming out. Laurell K Hamiton, Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, JR Ward, Melissa Schroeder, Elle Kennedy, and Olivia Cunning.
    I am also looking forward to going on vacation this summer with my family to St Louis. We are taking a trip in July.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

  3. Thia Says:

    I'm looking forward to reading Binding Ties & certainly hoping I win it! Lol. Hey, authors aren't the only ones to shamelessly plug!!

    On a more serious note, I'm trying to get back into school and though I'm counting the days, they seem to be flying by a little too fast. I'm definitely nervous. I know that going back will help tremendously to get me back to a point where I can better take care of my family. I'm hoping to be a substitute teacher as soon as I've got the required 60 hours in. Beyond that? I'm still figuring things out. The best part is that my kids get to see me move forward in this scary little adventure. :-D

    here's hoping 2013 brings us all the successes we're looking for. amyweidenaar at gmail.com

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Wow, you are down to your last week of work (gee, remember when we use to critique each others stuff WAY back in the day?)

    I'd be glad to take any one of these fine reads.

    And, btw, strange to see another 'Thia' on here. I'm a Cynthia, who goes by Cyndi and Thia, lol.

    cyndiyurick at hotmail dot com

  5. Ashlyn Chase Says:

    I'm so excited for you, Natasha...and excited for readers too! More of your great books to enjoy!

    I love anthos. I have a lot of them, but none of the ones you mentioned. (How did that happen?)

  6. Carly Carson Says:

    I just wanted to wish you well on this new turn in your life. I have a big goal in 2013 but it doesn't relate to reading or writing and it's open-ended (no countdown) so I'll have to remain mysterious! lol

  7. Mary Preston Says:

    I've got my holiday all lined up for April. I'm heading to the coast YAY!!

    It must feel amazing to be on your way to being a full time writer. SOON!!


  8. Joanne Says:

    Just wanted to say congrats on the retirement. Here's hoping this give you lots more time to write.
    Looking forward to finding a new job this year and trying to eat healthier.


  9. Hey Marika! I'm not sure what to do with all the books I have :)

    Christine, have a great trip!

    Thia, Yay on getting back into school.

    Hey, Cyndi! I hate to think about how long ago that was LOL

  10. Ash! Thanks for stopping by :)

    Ok, Carly. Now you've got me curious!

    Mary, enjoy you're trip to the coast. I hope we can make it to the Outer Banks this year :)

    Thanks, Joanne. Good luck on the job hunt and on eating better.

  11. OK - and the winners are...




    Congrats! I'll be contacting you to get your addresses.

    Thanks to everyone who commented. Have a great 2013!

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