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????
Silken Canvas - available now