Thursday, 16 December 2010

Claire De Lune: Dual Interview Round Two... which Sloane Taylor and I field delightful questions by the fabulous erotic author, Melissa Bradley. These dual interviews are a lot of fun as we don't get to see each other's answers until the actual blog goes live. Find out what we had to say about Claire de Lune (and one another) at Melissa's Imaginarium.

The incomparable Sloane Taylor has a website and blog here.

Claire de Lune is now also available on Amazon Kindle, as well as at All Romance Ebooks.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Impulse Power - Out Now In Paperback

Samhain's super-shiny space romance anthology IMPULSE POWER, featuring The Mythmakers by yours truly, is out now in paperback! The other two stories in this triple threat extravaganza are Metal Reign (by Nathalie Gray) and Hearts and Minds (by JC Hay). Tremendous stories by ace writers. All this was masterminded by editor and Firefly fangirl, Sasha Knight. The much-ogled cover is the work of intergalactic super-being Kanaxa (aka Nathalie Gray).

IMPULSE POWER is available here, or you can order it from Amazon if you like.

Light-speed isn't fast enough to outrun the heart.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Claire de Lune: Dual Author Interview

How on earth (or elsewhere) did two authors from opposite sexes and opposite genres--science fiction and erotic romance--ever get to join forces for a sexy mystery novel set on the moon? Head on over to the lovely Beth Anderson's blog to find out.

Hint: I'm the manly sci-fi half. ("Who's scruffy-looking?")

In the meantime, here's the blurb for Claire de Lune, our daring eBook recently released at Amber Quill Press - Amber Heat. (Paperback coming soon).

CLAIRE DE LUNE by Sloane Taylor & Robert Appleton

You’re invited to the galaxy’s most prestigious beauty pageant. Clothing optional. Romance and danger…fully provided…

Cocky young detectives Gerry Rappeneau and Sebastian Thorpe-Campbell arrive at the premier lunar resort expecting a week of eye candy and long massages. With a half-billion-credit purse up for grabs, this year’s pageant is the focus of a hundred worlds. And beauty isn’t the only thing in the eye of the beholder.

One contestant, Evelyn Lyons, is attacked and her assailant killed. Surely a simple case of a stalker gone mad, as nothing bad ever happens at the Selene contest. So the brochure says.

The closer Gerry gets to Evelyn, the more he is convinced she’s hiding something. His meticulous character sparks with her wild, sassy nature, and they embark on a torrid affair. Their forbidden romance isn’t the only thing set to ignite in Pont de Reves.

Sebastian’s infatuation with demure Claire Villiers, another contestant, threatens to put all four of them in harm’s way. A deadly trail of corporate conspiracy, monstrous assassins and hot bikini wax is more than anyone bargained for in this incendiary erotic mystery. Get ready for some serious heat on the dark side of the moon.

See you there,


Saturday, 4 December 2010

Moongypsy Press Writing Contest

This just in from one of my publishers:

Moongypsy Press is proud to announce our first anniversary contest.

The theme for this year's contest is the End of the Aztec Calendar using Romance, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, or Historical genres.

The first place winner in each genre in the Novel class (80K or more words) will be published by Moongypsy Press in Ebook and Print formats.

Moongypsy Press will publish the first place winner in each genre of the short story class (50 K or less) in an anthology in both Ebook and Print formats.

Deadline for all entries is January 25, 2011, midnight PST

Electronically submit the first 30 pages to MGPFB@Hotmail. com along with a cover letter including word count, genre, and the following personal information:

Name (and pseudonym, if applicable)
Mailing address
Phone number
E-mail address
Web address (if available)

Foery MacDonell, CEO Moongypsy Press, Author of Laird of the Mist, The Rhythm to Your Rhyme, and The Fool's Journey.
Tabitha Shay, member of the Oklahoma Writer's Federation, Inc., Author of Witch's Moon. Author of Montana Men under pen Jayden Chelcee
Diana Rubino, Sr. Acquisitions Editor at Moongypsy Press, Author of One Too Many Times and many historical novels.
Becky Eastman, Director of Marketing, Promotions, and Reviews

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Must Read: The Vampire Sonnets

Now this is what I call a treat. David Nelson Bradsher is hands down one of the best traditional rhyming poets I've read. His metric verse is exquisitely crafted and never less than 100% passionate. When I first started out as a writer, he was the poet's poet of our online writing group, and I grew in leaps and bounds by following his ingenious creations.

His new release, The Vampire Sonnets, is a project he worked on for several years. It's a collection of dark, poignant and extraordinarily atmospheric verse fashioned as a period vampire story you won't be able to get enough of. Brilliant stuff.

Check out this review.

And here's an interview with the man himself, David Nelson Bradsher (his Vampire Sonnets facebook page can be found here)

Finally, here's the buy link.

I strongly urge everyone to read this unique collection.