Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Motto's Always Been When It's Right It's Right

Just got the official word on a collection I'm super excited to be a part of. Sweet Confessions, edited by Violet Blue, is available July 1st, but you can pre-order it right here! It contains my story, Smell as Sweet, and I think you should most certainly purchase a copy of your own. Why you ask? Because, from just the few authors I know are a part of the book, it looks to be an amazing collection. Who am I referring to? Well, I'm glad you asked. How does Jeremy Edwards, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Kay Jaybee and Moi hit ya? Sounds pretty good, right? So, check it out.

Also, it looks like another collection has hit the Amazon shelves early. Afternoon Pleasures, edited by Shane Allison is now on sale and you can pick up a copy right here! It contains my story, Dressed to Impress, and I'm waiting, with much anticipation my author copies.

So, that's all the news that's fit to print. I got two stories finished yesterday, so it's back to novella-ville. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I Can Rub & Scrub This Old House, 'Til It's Shinin' Like a Dime

This week has already been a hectic one, and it's only Wednesday. My husband went back to work after an extended period of being out of a job. It's going to be a bit adjustment for him, so I'm trying to lighten the load here at home by being an extra good porn writer/housewife. Dinner ready, house clean (well, some of it anyway) and very little for him to worry about while he tries to decompress. Am I the greatest wife or what?

In my attempts to be an extra good porn writer, I'm in the middle of about three different things. My current WIP novella has taken a completely different turn and therefore may be delayed. There are several other shorter pieces I'm working on and trying to finish on time. If only my ideas would take a number. I wish they would pull the tab for their little paper number and take a seat in the waiting room, but they are some damn pushy words.

Until I resurface later this week, here is an excerpt from my story in the awesome new collection, Gritty: Rough Erotic Fiction. It's called Live at the Motel Six. Please to enjoy.

At first, I balked at having a job that took me away so much. Traveling for work always sounds good, until you find yourself in line at the airport, being searched by security for the millionth time. But, it also had its advantages. Phone sex was something that she thought was silly and stupid. Until she found herself alone and horny and her only contact with me was through our cellular provider.

It started out innocently enough; just a few dirty words so I could jerk off on the road. It didn’t take long for it to change. The distance made me bolder. Not seeing each other face to face seemed to open up a completely new world of fantasy, which I was happy to share. In the beginning, I had to push her to tell me more. The garden-variety stuff was okay, but I wanted her to go further. Slowly, she opened up, telling me things that I found mildly shocking, but unbearably arousing. It seemed to work for her, too. Hearing her moan through the speaker of the phone was a poor substitute for the original, but under the circumstances, it proved to be the most comforting part of my day. I wondered sometimes if she was just humoring me, but those fears died one lonely night on the road.

The first night she told me, I have to admit I was stunned. I was laying on the stiff sheets at a Motel 6 in Phoenix, my cell phone pressed between my shoulder and my ear, my cock in my hand. I thought she was just going to talk dirty, like our normal routine. I was expecting something hot, something steamy, like usual. But, that night, after several tequila shots, the words tumbled out of her mouth before she could think to regret them. Not that she ever did. Neither of us did.

Clearly, she had spent too many days horny and alone and all my cajoling had finally pushed her to reveal the big one. She had grown fond of spewing the hottest filth into the phone while we pleasured ourselves, but this was certainly next level stuff. The need seemed to grow more intense, more profound with each frequent flier mile I racked up. That night, she told me exactly what she wanted; shared her biggest fantasy. I could barely breathe as she talked. Words I never expected to hear were oozing through the phone into my ear. It was my own fault; I had basically begged her to do it. Now, there was no going back.

Monday, May 23, 2011

You're Filthy Cute and Baby You Know It

When I stumbled upon a call for submission from Sommer Marsden a few months ago, my interest was piqued. It was asking for dirty stories. Really, really dirty stories. So, I dusted off a story (of course making sure it wasn't too clean) and sent it away. Sommer said yes nearly immediately and now, the book, Gritty: Rough Erotic Fiction is available very soon from December Ink.

It features some amazing writers, such as Justine Elyot, Parker Ford, Quinn Gabriel, Shanna Germain, Alison Tyler, Aisling Weaver, Willsin Rowe, Rita Winchester and of course, Sommer herself. Check back soon for the release date. Meanwhile, check out the book trailer and gaze lovingly at the cover, which doubles as my Man Candy this week. But, really, it's candy for everyone!

*Update* It turns out today is the release day for Gritty!! Go right here to get your copy and tell a friend!!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

There Are Rooms in This House That I Don't Open Anymore

It has been a very busy week. It started with a wonderful trip to Baltimore on Sunday to see the lovely Kristina Wright read from her book, Dream Lover. Also there was the fabulous Emerald, who I hadn't seen if forever. After the reading, we enjoyed a delicious dinner and along with my husband, Anthony and Kristina's friend Nick, we had quite a lovely time.

After that, it was back to work on my current work in progress. It is another novella, and it has been giving me fits. In my head, it is going so smoothly, but as soon as I sit down to put the words on the blank computer page in front of me, something gets lost in the translation. I keep working on it, but I'm just not sure how it's all going to turn out. I'll keep you posted.

My house is a mess. That is another side effect of all this typing. I keep meaning to get to it, but there is always something else vying for my attention. Just another thing that keeps sliding down my to-do list. Oh well, at least I'm the only one, besides my husband, who usually has to see it in this condition.

But, the vacuuming will just have to take a backseat to my characters for a little while longer. What can I say? You have to have priorities!

Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm So Tired, My Mind Is On The Blink

I'm a little too tired to write much right now, but I will have more to say this week. I had every good intention of posting more last week, but Blogger seemed to have other ideas. Anyway, for now, enjoy the Man Candy. And, stay tuned for more news and such. Happy Monday, everyone!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Go Go Go Go Now, Out of The Nest

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day. I know I did. My mother is the greatest. I know everyone says that, but she truly is the most fabulous mom of all time. Every time I see her, I am amazed all over again at her ability to love and her selflessness. Mary Jane Landis is a saint!! This weekend just proved that point even more. Love you Lady!

As promised, I have the cover for my upcoming novella, All Expenses Paid. When I first saw it, I fell in love completely. I really can't wait for this one to come out. So, please to enjoy my Man Candy/Novella cover. It comes out on June 26th. More details to come!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Your Prince's Crown Cracks and Falls Down

Wow, what a freaking weekend, huh? I mean, where do I start? Royal wedding, hanging out with friends, writing up a storm and the news of the death of a horrible, awful, evil terrorist. The normal mundane activities of life sandwiched right between the biggest news on the earth. Sometimes, it is hard to believe how quickly things can change. This world really does turn on a dime. I feel like I need to stop for a moment and take a deep breath. It's been a hell of a few days.

On a completely unrelated and writerly note, The Handsome Prince, an amazing new anthology, edited by Neil Plakcy, is available early and contains my story, The Prince of Tires. Follow the link to pick up your own copy!!

Soon, I will have more news about my new novella, which I can wait to share. In the meantime, know that for just this moment, the world is alright. Let the Man Candy soothe you (it seemed appropriate, what with the wedding and the anthology. Looking good, Prince Harry). Happy Monday, all!!