Sunday, February 25, 2007
Dana Littlejohn was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but she has called Indianapolis, In. her home for over 10 years. Since childhood she loved to write and it showed in contest winning poetry and writing short stories to entertain her friends. To date she has published three full length romance novels: The Yin/Yang Effect, Behind the Wings and Zorro Who? and He Had Holly for Christmas.
LIP Release—Sekmet’s Awakening (short story) June 2007
Zinnia Hope’s fiction has appeared in nationally distributed men’s magazines under a pseudonym. She writes erotic fiction that will steam up your reading glasses, but she also writes mainstream and speculative stories and novels as well as inspirational material. Her work has also been published in Canada and Turkey.
While searching for a new literary agent, she’s been writing e-books and polishing two full-length paranormal novels mixed with her zany sense of humor. Zinnia lives with her mountain man husband, and together, they raise large gardens and a houseful of children, not necessarily in that order. Z likes reading fan mail and would love to hear from readers who have enjoyed her stories: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more abut Zinnia, her releases and much more she offers a monthly newsletter here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/zhnewsletter/.
LIP Release—The Red Storm (novel) April 2007
Mother of three and grandmother of seven, Linda Ballard has always been a story teller. However, it wasn’t until her children were grown and out on their own before she turned a natural talent into a career. Hampered by dyslexia, she persevered through disability to realize the innate ability she had been born to achieve. Though beginning a new life at fifty was occasionally daunting, the reward arrived with her first novel in the Forever Series, Dreams of Forever released by Lavender Isis Press in March of 2007.
Elissa Kyle grew up with a book in one hand and a pen in the other. Throughout her school years, she was an avid reader, loving classics like Little Women and Lord Of The Rings, reading them over and over. She became aware of her writing ability when she was able to crank out a four page story two hours before the paper was due in class. She hasn’t stopped creating stories since. She’s self published several books as well as having several short stories published. She currently splits her time between writing full time and working for several children's charities.
LIP Release— In My Dreams (novel) March 2007
Rachel "Rae" Lindley is a young writer/artist currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been writing since 10 years old and practicing art since as long as she can remember. Her articles and short fiction has appeared in various school publications as well as a local Bay Area art magazine and online spec fiction zines. She has been a recipient of following awards: Honorable Mention in 73rd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition for the script ‘Hotel Sunset,’ 1993 Editor’s Choice Award for Poetry, 1998-99 Who’s Who Among American High School students, the top ten finalist for a local jazz station CD cover art contest for 2004, the 2006 Copper Wing Award at the Phoenix Film Festival and various Success and Leadership awards from The Art Institute of Phoenix.
LIP Release— The Eye Of Alloria (novella) March 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Freya's Bower is open for submission for BDSM anthologies. There are two volumes from two perspectives: A Rose of Any Colour: Femdom and A Rose of Any Colour: Maledom. For more information regarding these anthologies, please contact Miranda Heart, author of Something Unexpected and Insubordinate, through the AWA site.
Each volume will incorporate the work of five authors. We are looking for three established BDSM authors for each volume. Remaining story slots for each book are open to newer writers to submit. Stories must be no less than 10K words and no more than 20K. Any sub-genre of BDSM is welcome with ratings of sweet, tangy, spicy, sizzling and beyond sizzling.
Both volumes are based on a rose theme. Whether the rose (or some form of a rose such as its thorns or petals) is integral to the plot or merely makes an appearance in the story, it is a requirement for all submissions.
Submit entire ms attached as an MS Word document to INSERT EMAIL with the words “BDSM Rose” in the subject line. Established authors must include a short bio.
Deadline is March 31st.
I have recently made contact with Good Vibes and another sex site to see if they will carry D&D. If they do, and we have enough word count for the anthologies, the anthologies could go to print and possibly be sold through their site and a few others.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
by J.G. Craig
Something horrible is about to befall Carl and Donnie Philips, and neither of them can hope to understand it.
Carl is a single parent, trying to raise his blind son, Donnie, as best he can. After Donnie goes through a traumatic operation in an attempt to restore his sight, they return home to find something is seriously wrong with their world. For one thing, there is a hideous monstrosity awaiting Donnie in his bedroom cupboard. For another, there is a red-eyed demon-woman stalking their every move as they flee their invaded home.
Saved on the lonely roads of Aberdeenshire by a mysterious young woman who seems to know her stuff when it comes to the supernatural, they head off into the countryside to spend the night with Donnie’s grandmother. But the evil follows, assaulting them with an increasingly bizarre array of terrible manifestations.
And to add more terror to their plight, the long, cold night never seems to end.
In other news:
Wild Child Publishing's Yahoo chat group will be hosting a chat for Lavender Isis Press on February 28 from 7 - 9 pm EST. You need to be a member to participate, but come out and support this new e-publisher.
Authors attending include:
Thursday, February 15, 2007
To celebrate our one-year anniversary on March 5, 2007, we're having a call for submissions and offering a nice advance against royalties for the top two manuscripts that fit the following categories.
For general submissions, we're looking for sweet and/or tangy erotic romance manuscripts of category length (30,001-45,000 words) and longer of any genre. See our guidelines for regular submissions and how we rate sweet and tangy: http://www.freyasbower.com/content/view/12/31/.
For our T.R.O.U.B.L.E. line, we're looking for sweet to beyond sizzling ratings for category length and longer only.
Out of the accepted manuscripts, two will be chosen to receive a publishing contract, a print version of the manuscript six months from eBook release date, and a nice advance against first royalties, which will be discussed upon signing the contract. One winning manuscript will be chosen from the sweet and/or tangy submissions and one will be chosen for our T.R.O.U.B.L.E. line. Second place manuscripts for each of these two categories will receive a smaller advance, but the print option will depend solely on eBook sales.
Other outstanding manuscripts will receive a publishing contract with Freya's Bower.
(For male or female protagonists)
She's gorgeous and causes chaos wherever she goes. Perhaps she's a klutz, a walking disaster. Maybe she has the worst luck imaginable.
For males: He's dangerous. The bad boy you can't help but love. Maybe he's a chick magnet, or maybe he's the guy flipping burgers at the local diner. Catastrophe and mayhem seem to follow him around.
Use your imagination for the trouble theme. Any ethnicity, any genre welcome.
Protagonists can also be characters such as Valkyries (for our Valkyrie series), werewolves, vampires, wallflowers, etc.
Category length and longer. (30,001-45,000 words.)
Ratings can be from sweet to beyond sizzling for the TROUBLE line, but we are very open to sweet submissions right now.
First person submissions must be well written.
Please read our guidelines http://www.freyasbower.com/content/view/12/31/ for formatting and any questions you might have before submitting.
ATTN: We have also opened an Angels and Demons category. If the angel or demon fits the TROUBLE theme or the sweet and/or tangy rating, these novels are eligible for the top novel decisions.
Final words: Submissions may be semi-rough drafts, but please don't send something to us that you obviously have not checked over at least once. The key is semi-rough. Send the entire manuscript attached as an MS Word file to submitATfreyasbowerDOTcom with the word TROUBLE or SWEET/TANGY in the subject line.
Please read our guidelines for formatting and any questions you might have before submitting.
Send submissions to submitATfreyasbowerDOTcom with the word TROUBLE in the subject line.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
I've recently launched my official author newsletter. It has nice graphics, excerpts, how-to writing articles, chicken stories, freebies for subscribers and much, much more. It's a montly publication to keep in touch with all my readers and friends since my time is so stretched lately and I'm unable to keep up with my blogs, forums and groups as much as I used to.
I hope to see you there.