From HelenKay's blog:
In the never-ending Aphrodisia v. Brava debate, the editors say: Aphrodisia is about sex and Brava is about romance. Hillary Sares (the main Aphrodisia editor) says the term “erotic romance” with the imprint is a misnomer. The books are not really romance and don’t have to be. Use of the title is for marketing - Kensington wants the books in the romance section and wants to reach romance readers. That’s it. And, the only limit on the sex is that it be legal.
I have to say this annoys me greatly. Since when is misleading and lying ok marketing?
What is next, erotic sex in inspirationals? hmmmm
::see that isn't as much fun without the lil pictures::
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Guess that answers that question
He Shoots, He Scores
Haven't read a one
Well I do own The Devil to Pay, and recently reread The Devil You Know. Does that count?
Don't forget it is a Week of Bad Boys, Good Spies, Unforgettable Lovers
::cough, cough, cough::
|I so don't feel well and have now had this stupid cough for over two weeks. I am dying slowly... whine, bitch, moan, whine.|
Blogging National has some nifty posts from RWA as well as links to others updating, thanks for the link angiew.
really I find it mostly eh but I am sure that is cuz I am not a writer, somewhat interesting
Running with Quills has two fun posts quotes, quotes and more quotes I can't seem to link to this directly. I love this one:
"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense." Tom Clancy
My most reread author has a post on rereading
My hacking cough and I are going back to bed for a bit.
Can we hope...
|Lisa shows you Gibson's "Wall Flower"|
but the last paragraph of her post is what really interested me...
What you you think about alternative time periods for romance novels? Do you like the comfort and familiarity of the Regency and Victorian periods to the exclusion of all other settings? Can American be an appealing backdrop for a historical romance too? If you could read a romance set in any place or time, what would you would wish for?
go forth and post...
When was it ever all about smut and shirtless heroes...
|Can't judge romance novel by its steamy cover|
Audience expanding as genre is no longer all about smut, shirtless heroes"
Are any authors blogging from RWA? Anything nifty happening? link me!
A Week of Bad Boys, Good Spies, Unforgettable Lovers
|Screwing with Perfect, Her Wildest Dreams, Her Best Friend's Lover and Seducing Simon all have a theme in common... friends becoming lovers.|
This is one of my faves because, well, hmmmm....
What is it about friends becoming lovers?
MULDER: As difficult and as frustrating as it's been sometimes, your goddamned strict rationalism and science have saved me a thousand times over!
The Rules of Seduction by Madeline Hunter - NOW with excerpt!
Dangerous. Sensual. Handsome as sin. Meet Hayden Rothwell, the shamelessly erotic hero of The Rules of Seduction and author Madeline Hunter's most irresistible alpha male yet: a man of extraordinary passion and power, a man who can bring out the seductress in any woman.
I squuee'ed I must admit. If for no other reason than I have been stalking sites looking for info on this book. Hey now it is on her site as well... excerpt is the same as what is in Lady of Sin.
Express Your Desires
EBUZZ: Screwing with Perfect by Louisa Trent
When PERFECT isn't really good enough.
Would you Like to Know More
The author can be found here and here. The book can be purchased here.
EBUZZ: Her Wildest Dreams By Shiloh Walker
Timid and shy, in her wildest dreams, Allie never imagined Alex would look at her with anything more than friendship and maybe a little pity in his eyes.
I have said it before, shiloh has hell of a lot of books. And the nifty thing is she writes a little of everything. hmmm well she needs to write some historicals...
Would you Like to Know More
You can find shiloh here and here. And you can buy the book here.
|9 out of 10 times I don't agree with Mrs. Giggles reviews. Oddly enough I can still disagree and find her amusing.|
Another blogger recently asked me a question that had me searching through some old articles and such in romanceland. I had forgotten how much I really loved giggles essays and romance posts.
Thanks to karen for pointing the way to Authors, Bad Reviews, Mean Bloggers, Etc is her newest. Go read...
Trailer for Jane
RWA is Love
|That should so be a button. I think we covered everything now.|
Jill covered erotica being the evol. The Blaze chick (whose name I am too lazy to go look up) drew the readers are the evol. St. Giles has amazon is the evol. Karen had a big hand in the covers are the evol. Now Jan W. Butler has the gays are the evol.
Did we miss anything? So is this day seven where we rest?
You think someone is trying to tell me something?
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23rd July 2006 11:05:00
www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=redwyne diana &btnG=Search
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www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=redwyne diana &btnG=Search
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23rd July 2006 11:45:47
Good thing I only asked about the book, hate to think what would happen if you didn't like the book.
Hey look an author who likes...
Crash, BOOM, bang
|Nothing like the sounds of brakes and crunch of metal at 3am. Followed closely by a huge flash of light as the transformer blew.|
Of course the lights went out. I felt bad for being so annoyed to have my computer shut down in the middle of reading and blogging. Since the amount of police, fire trucks, helicopter and other assorted cars didn't seem to point toward someone surviving the car accident.
But I was still annoyed. Power came back on around 10am. Turns out the man, woman and child survived. It must have sounded much worse than it was but good god, he had to been driving really fast down a curvey street with a kid in the car. Scary stuff, I hate car accidents.
Lauren, Megan and Anya's Ebuzz: Adrianna Dane's Eluria's Enforcer
|Adrianna Dane book information and blog|
Devon Andromeda, a Nanus-altered Argadian Enforcer of the First Level, is assigned the mission to hunt down and eliminate Eluria Zydon, a rebel leader, who also happens to be the daughter of an Elite Tribunal Commander. Enforcers are altered and trained as assassins who retain no memories, or humanoid emotions that would hamper their purpose. Aggression is the only emotion unblocked in an Enforcer; the Tribunal directs their existence.
Ebuzz bought to you today by the letter M and the number 3.
Lauren Dane, Megan Hart and Anya Bast aka Maverick Authors can be found causing trouble together OR on their own
Scissors, Sparkles and Piston EBuzz
Thanks for the buzz guys! Always nice to hear of a new author to try. Eluria's Enforcer can be purchase here.
And the fearsome threesome have a nice size back list, well if size matters I think Hart is the biggest. I highly recommend Playing the Game by Megan Hart, Triad by Lauren Dane and Winter Pleasures: The Training by Anya Bast.
wOoT!!!!! I don't care what 'yours truly' sez
Jane fucking rocks.
The smart quotes have left the blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EBUZZ: Seducing Simon by Maya Banks
One fateful night, Toni Langston seduces her best friend, the guy sheÂs been in love with forever. Two problems-he doesn't remember a thing that happened and now she's pregnant.
1st line: The living room erupted in cheers as the wide receiver ran into the end zone.
I really, really, really think authors should save their money and stop making trailers.
Would you Like to Know More
You can find Maya here and here. You can buy the book here
another contest coming soon...
|speaking of contests...|
Alison Kent has another nifty book give away about to start. You will need to tune in for more info.
Le Sigh one thing I would love about having a wordpress blog is that nifty date set thing. Now when I do posts in advance I have to remember to change the date when I hit send. Which I almost always forget to do.
Alison talks more about marketing. I think she has come up with some really great ways to market her books and it is nice to see others doing it as well.
Emma Sinclair is trying her hand at it. HelenKay has been doing some great give aways. If you haven't been to her blog, go check out her promo questions.
It will be interesting to see what comes of dear jane's idea.
So much for it having nothing to do with it being a 'bad' review
Retro Post - Sit... Stay... Roll Over... Play Dead
|Damn we are barely waiting six months to rehash things...Sit... Stay... Roll Over... Play Dead first posted on 1/6/06 and because there is never enough said about reviewing.|
You had to see this coming
If I recall correctly, keishon's review was reposted, so hopefully after amazon looks into whatever complaint pulled fi's her review will reappear as well.
The more things change the more they stay the same.
It's a storybook ending, minus the deep-dicking.
In a world of werewolf love and washboard abs, a hunt for the happy ending
by James Carlson
Oh my... uh he sounds like he had a fun time. Since I have never been to RT anyone want to weigh in on what it is really like? Or does this sound at all close to what it is really like?
They couldn't find anyone else to cover this story? I mean geeze, I can see reacting oddly to some of this but is it just me or does this guy not seem to like women in general?
Didn't mrs giggles or someone post about some past RT convention?
jumping off the bridge with the rest of blogdom
|I still have the last tag thing in draft unfinished... wonder how long this will take to put up... holly and cindys made me do it|
1) When did you first start blogging and why?
2) What don't you talk about?
3) Are you and your blogging persona the same person?
4) How do you use blogging to build friendships?
5. How would you describe your writing style?
Stop Smoking Crack the final frontier
|If you haven't read the review, how fucking big is your rock? I would STILL love to hear how that is a bash of the author, editor or publisher but since it isn't I don't see that happening any time soon. That is NOT a personal attack on the author. If anything it is a complement that she was able to get a publisher to publish what the reader found to be a shitty book.|
Since I don't believe in being coy unless a man and sex are involved I will spell out what I found.
review for Finders Keepers reviewed by J. Wallace "Voracious Reader" (Tennessee)
review for Finders Keepers reviewed by Jody Wallace, Editor, SFROnline
drum roll please...
I am gonna go finish my book... stick a fork in me I am done.
remember I am a reader of historicals and paranormals
|With recent interest in contemps....|
What is the big deal about Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund
Is this just the work of marketing? Cuz reading the reviews, blurbs and such I don't get it. Not to say it isn't going to be a good book, I have no clue. Is this her first book? Why the hardcover? What am I missing? What makes her the next big thing and why the excitement?
Jay reminded me about a good trailer the other day
|Not that she was trying to but when she posted about Geralyn Dawson's next book I remembered she had a movie trailer up for her current contest.|
Since I am not much on trailers or nailing down people to character I am not too interested in the contest itself. But I do think her use of the trailer is too cute and fun.
I went to get a link but the second trailer is now up, and just as cute and fun. Go look and see if you want to vote for luke.
You don't have to be an author
|To not enjoy Highland Fling. Who knew....|
Oddly enough I would prolly like it but fi not so much...
kristie... d... have I got the job for you guys
|Online Marketing Manager|
no need to thank me, just remember me later cuz I need a new avon fairy since my last one isn't with the company any more
sniff sniff poor sybil...
|So should I tell you what I just bought at Walgreens?|
I checked two stores... walmart (no go, but had about 20 of Jo Goodman's new book, which I thought came out at the END of August) and then stopped in Walgreens where I bought DiW.
I couldn't tell you what they had other than I noticed Lady Rogue which looks to be a Aug release.
OK, Deep Breath... someone tell me NOT to scan the book looking for a certain characters name and read those parts first. God what if this sucks... I might cry.
Do we have a date yet for Cam's book?
Labels: Lisa Kleypas
for as much time as I spend on the internet
|I don't get around much. I pretty much stick to books and more books with a touch of some phile stuff. So the whole YouTube thing is something I completely missed.|
until blogger brought it to me
I should hate meljean since I woke up with the song All Your Snakes Are Belong To Us in my head.
but I don't cuz she is just THAT kewl... and I had never heard of this until fi brought it up
My rock is HUGE fi, huge... it would have to be for me to fit under it ;)
Labels: random crap
Stop Smoking Crack Redux
|In Stop Smoking Crack anon said|
I don't really know how all these tie together or why anon would tie them together unless she googled the commenters names. And I am too lazy to read the authors sites to piece together their common org's. So just going off the links given...
Soooo that must mean...
So what have we learned today? Other than I can cut and paste like no ones business, really have to learn to use my time better and can click on a link with the best of them? Oh and anon has put a shitload of thought into this?
nothing really... well other than I amuse easy but we knew that long ago... oh and I didn't bother with looking at the pictures cuz I was sure that was just added in the comments as a dig and really I could careless how authors look or don't look.
from publishers lunch
stop smoking crack
The Rogue's Bride by Leslie Lafoy
|The Rogue's Bride is the next book in Lafoy's new series, follows Her Scandalous Marriage Have I said how much I lurve purple covers?|
Tristan Townsend has come home to London to assume his duties as the Marquis of Lockwood after all the men in his family have died. Desperate to rid himself of the "Lockwood curse" and restore his family's honor, marriage is the furthest thing from Tristan's mind...until he lays eyes on an enchanting stranger and vows to make her his...
The Rules of Seduction by Madeline Hunter... now with Cover
The Rules of Seduction by Madeline Hunter
Nice cover, I think... still no blurb or info on author or publisher site. Out in Oct, I enjoyed the excerpt in the back of Lady of Sin.
hmmm there was this quote on Tanzey Talk - April edition:
Madeline Hunter is putting the finishing touches on her next novel, which is scheduled for publication November 2006. Titled RULES OF SEDUCTION, she'll be leaving the world of The Seducer series and introducing a new group of characters. Madeline says, "Developing a new world has been exciting and a little frightening, with discoveries on every page as I write. At the center of this new world is an aristocratic family of tremendous wealth and success and a gentry family that's barely surviving. The lives of these families are intertwined due to secrets, deceptions, friendships and honor."
I am wonderful... look it says so
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When do you get old enough that your mother can not guilt you into doing shit you don't want to do? just wondering...
C2 does bad boys
Do Not Look Behind the Curtain...
|I have spent the weekend sick or at work... or both. I have a horrid cough poor poor sybil, whine whine whine. But under orders of The great and powerful fi I bring you songs.|
I don't have an IPOD (well I do currently... isn't mine and I have no idea what is on it or why the lil sis left it here) since I always do what fi says I put the cd player on random and here is the first few songs that played. Oh I have no idea if this you tube will work or not cuz I have never done it before.
And that is all she wrote...