Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's release day for Liberation via Pen!

by Cate Masters

Finally, Liberation via Pen, my short women's fiction, is available from Wild Child Publishing!

Here's the story excerpt:
They talked about their aspirations as the steam evaporated from their cups. Krista confessed her literary insecurities while admiring the black flecks within his grey irises; eyes that invited close inspection. His lips likewise taunted her, whether involuntarily or not. She couldn’t tell if he intended to tease, or if he was just being nice. She hoped the former. Nice guys tended to bore her.
Todd set his gaze on her. “Follow the age-old creed–write what you know.”
Krista took the advice to heart, literally: what she’d known for the past two years was Ethan. She’d let him infiltrate her life, her apartment, her thoughts, herself. Thinking his invasion was laying the groundwork for a future, she’d dated him exclusively, rearranged her life to accommodate his likes and dislikes until she could no longer remember her own.
She wrote to rediscover herself, divine her innermost thoughts and feelings. From their seemingly serendipitous meeting to their breakup, Krista chronicled and dissected their relationship, building to the crescendo of their eventual fall.
She copied the first five pages for the critique group the following month. The chick lit writer said: “Your dialogue’s too stiff; make it sound more realistic.” “Make your prose more lyrical, but get rid of the adjectives and adverbs,” offered the poet. The mystery writer advised: “Foreshadow your events to build suspense.”
Krista nodded, noting each writer’s advice for her revision. She spent the next two weeks pouring over each sentence, mercilessly slashing words, constructing setting and scene, the cadence of her prose flowing lyrically. Like music, the words streamed luxurious legatos punctuated with sharp staccatos as demanded by the scene. They lifted her spirit, excited her neurons in a way that made her hunger for more. The high of writing a well-structured sentence was addictive.
As a bonus, certain aspects of her former relationship came clear. Ethan lived on the cutting edge of pop culture, always had to have the latest gadget, widget or gizmo. He was exceptionally good with technology. With people, not so much. Had she possessed the foresight to commit his faults to paper earlier, Krista might have been spared much heartache. The exercise allowed her to see, finally, that Ethan was an ass. By setting her emotions into words, she not only defined them, but her writing informed her self-definition.

And here's the trailer:

Cate Masters’ novellas, short stories and flash fiction appear at various web zines and press sites. Visit her online at www.catemasters.com or catemasters.blogspot.com

Monday, May 25, 2009

Freya's Bower and Wild Child Publishing would like to congratulate Kenzie Michaels and Cate Masters for their new releases, Adrianne Brennan for her review and award, and Ronna Gage for her new review.

Are you coming to our chat on May 28th at Love Romances Cafe Yahoo group? Both houses will be there all day. You can find a list of all our upcoming chat on our Freya's Bower calendar on our Yahoo author chat group.

Have you heard? Jaime Hill's Edge of Sanity and J. Emberglass's Bedevilled series have been turned into stand alone titles. Come check out these fantastic IR erotic tales.

All She Ever Wanted by Kenzie Michaels

When Amber Johnson agrees to fill in as a last-minute chef of a dinner party, she is surprised to learn the client is none other than her ex-boyfriend, Marc Denton. The kitchen sizzles with their unfinished business; will the flames of love reignite, or will Marc's scheming father succeed in keeping them apart...

Genre: Contemporary
Rating: Sweet
Book Length: Short Story
Price: $2.99

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Blood and Mint Chocolates by Adrianne Brennan

Voted Lesbian Fiction Readers best lesbian erotica novella of 2008

"lust between the two main characters is sinfully hot... Blood and Mint Chocolates makes it official; author Adrianne Brennan is a must-read erotic romance writer."

4.5 Tombstones by Brianna, Dark Diva Reviews
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Genre: Vampire/Lesbian
Rating: Spicy
Book Length: Novella
Price: $3.99

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Tell Me a Lie by Ronna Gage

"a unique twist and hot erotic romance... a nice Sunday afternoon read, especially for someone looking for reassurance that romance still exists even in unexpected places..."

5 Cups by DeLane, Coffee Time Romance
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Genre: Contemporary
Rating: Sizzling
Book Length: Micro
Price: $1.49

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Afternoon Delight by Ronna Gage

In one afternoon, Maudi understood the power of communication...well, knowing what to say, or not to say, didn't hurt.

"Afternoon Delight was an enjoyable piece of escapism..."

4 Nymphs by Rose Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews
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Genre: Light Bondage/Contemporary
Rating: Sizzling
Book Length: Micro
Price: $1.49

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romance, romantic suspense, mystery

Liberation Via Pen by Cate Masters

Krista's perfect happiness bubble bursts when Ethan tells her goodbye. Numbed at her new job, she soon faces an even colder dismissal. Only the hungry mews of her cat, Verisimilitude, snap her from her funk. A new beginning at a local book store brightens when cute Todd invites her to a writer's meeting...

Genre: Women's Fiction/Romance
Book Length: Short Story
Price: $3.25

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Marci Baun
Freya's Bower
Wild Child Publishing

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Edge of Sanity, new ebook release!

Freya's Bower has taken the chapter book Edge of Sanity and put it all together into one ebook, for one low price!

Detective Jake Gilford is skeptical when he hears Joss Wheeler say she believes her newly inherited house is haunted. He's a man of facts and hard evidence, and ghosts aren't on his radar screen. He's also a man, and Joss is a beautiful, if somewhat nutty, woman. Won over by her charms, he promises to stay and help her unravel the mystery of the house--or whatever else she has that might need unraveling...

Rating: Tangy
Book Length: Category Novel
Genre: Paranormal/Contemporary/Interracial
Price: $4.99


He pressed his mouth against hers. "I want to make love with you," he murmured, their lips touching.

She wrapped one leg around his butt, pulling his denim-covered erection closer to her core. "I want that, too. More than anything."

He lifted her from the floor, and carried her to his room. At the edge of his bed, he set her down. "Here we are." He deftly unbuttoned her blouse, and his mouth followed the trail his fingers left. He had no trouble freeing her breasts from the white bra this time. As soon as they bobbed loose, he sucked a puckering, air-chilled nipple into his mouth. "Mmm," he moaned softly. "Ever since that first taste of you, I've been dying for another."

She chuckled deep in her throat. "Still sticking with the story that crab and beer are your favorites?"

Jake laved his tongue over her nipple and watched it peak. "Oh, no. Not a chance. I have a new favorite flavor, right here."

She arched her back, sighed as he moved to her other breast. "That feels fantastic."

"Yes it does," he teased. Both nipples were now taut nubs. He rolled the first between his thumb and forefinger, nibbling the second until she squirmed.

"You don't know what you're doing to me!"

Jake smirked. "Oh, I think I do. I've only just begun. I intend to drive you absolutely crazy." Before the words were out, he regretted them. If he could have retracted them he would have, but it was too late. They hung in the air, and he exchanged glances with Joss. "I'm sorry—"

"Don't worry about it. I don't feel so crazy anymore. You've helped me get over that. Shall we see what else you can help me with?"

Relieved, he grinned wickedly. "Oh yeah. I have a few ideas."

Copyright (C) 2009 Jamie Hill


"a wonderful story that sucks you in from the very first page...I can hardly wait to read book 2..."

4 Lips from Alisha
Reviewer for Two Lips Reviews

"This first installment is a treasure... From the first page to the last, Edge of Sanity, Book 1 had me glued to the pages..."

Reviewer for Romance At Heart

"With Jake and Jocelyn's relationship just beginning, I'm eager to find out just who or what is making those ghastly noises, and if their relationship lasts the distance."

4 Champagne Flutes from Sangria
Reviewer for Cocktail Reviews

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