My erotic romance novel, Sweet Charity won the erotica category of the Land of Enchantment Romance Authors, 2009 Rebecca Contest. Theresa Stevens of Red Sage Publishing, judged the erotica category. After judging, Theresa requested the full manuscript. Unfortunately, I had written only about ten pages further than was necessary to enter the contest. So I jumped on it, and finished the first draft in about a month. A record for me. I went through it several more times, then sent it off. Well, on Wednesday (11/25) I received an offer for Sweet Charity, from Judith Harkins, Senior Editor for Red Sage. YEA!!! Of course I said yes immediately, and the ball is rolling!
Things are moving in the perfect direction. I’m a happy gal!
What a thrill. Here is a review from Fallen Angel Review
Airborne Candice has always hated flying, so when she has to fly to Honolulu for her brother's wedding, she takes all the precautions she can to make her trip safe in her mind. What she didn't expect was to find a hot sexy man sitting in her prearranged window seat. But when the sexy stranger promises to take her mind off the flight, she is more than willing to trust him. As the flight takes off so does her first full blown orgasm. Flying for Candice will never be the same, and she realises placing your trust in a stranger can be exciting. Airborne is a short sexy read. Belle Sloane has managed to write an interesting read that draws you into her story. I enjoyed reading Candice's story and could relate to her fear of flying. Ms. Sloane characters are likeable and interesting. She has delivered a hot jean clad hero that will get your heart racing. Being a short story this is written from the heroine's point of view, yet you still get a clear picture of the hero. The dialogue steams up the aircraft, with secret whispers and promises of erotic fulfillment. Ms. Sloane has managed to write a well balanced story for a short read. Curl up and enjoy.Reviewed by: Sandie
I just sent Sweet Charity, my latest erotic novel off to Red Sage! YEA!
I love that feeling. And, as I said on my Facebook page, I’m accepting good vibes from anyone, anywhere.
Once I finish a piece of writing, I’m extremely driven to send it off, get it out on its way--somewhere. Unfortunately, all that pesky rewriting and finishing work makes that fun part, (my piece winging its way somewhere) take a lot longer. I have to wait. I hate waiting, don’t you?
Composition is my favorite part of the writing process. I just love letting the story unfold in that wonderful, exciting rush of ideas and emotions. All three of my critique partners are extremely fond of rewriting, and polishing. I am working on improving my relationship with those things. I figure by the time I’ve made peace with the finishing work, my writing will be stellar. Ha! Hey, one can hope, right?
I just realized that it’s been a month since I posted. Oh, my! So sorry.
National was fantastic as usual. I came back from there not with any grand revelation, but with the firm knowledge that I am going all the way with this writing stuff. I’m going to make it work for me. I’m going to sell and sell and sell. It feels good to be at this point.
My Airborne promotional pieces for the Goodie Room at the conference, my little airplanes with ordering information attached, just flew. I only brought about 120 of them, but they were all snapped up by the second morning of the conference. YAY to that. (If you send me an email with your mailing address, I’ll send you one as long as they last.)
My other news is that Sweet Charity, an erotic historic novella/novel (I haven’t decided which yet), I’m working on, finaled in LERA’s 2009 Rebecca Contest. That’s pretty exciting, and quite a motivator in production. I’ve been hammering away at it ever since I found out. ;-)
Well, I’d better get some writing done before I have to hit the day job.
In less than a week I'll be flying off to Washington D.C. to commune with 2000 other romance writers for 5 days of learning, playing, and focusing on the business end of the writing game. This will be my 11th RWA conference and every year I come back having had some sort of writing epiphany. Large or small, those realizations have helped me move forward with my writing goals.
I'll be leaving a fun promotional item for Airborne in the Goodie Room at the conference. Look for it.
I'll give you the scoop on my conference adventures upon my return. ;-)
The cover for Airborne arrived earlier this week, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! It’s perfect.
I expect it will be available for purchase soon at www.CarnalPassions.com . You've got to see how poor Candice finally conquers her fear of flying with the oh, so energetic and attentive assistance of our sexy hero, Mark.
I’m thrilled to announce that I am working with a new (to me) and wonderful publisher of the saucy and spicy—Carnal Passions, the erotic romance imprint of Champagne Books out of Canada. They can be easily reached by clicking on this link. www.carnalpassions.com Stop by for a visit, and check them out.
Last week I received an offer from them for my short story,Airborne and can’t wait for the process to unfold. I’ll keep your posted.
As the weather continues to improve, warmth finally making its way into the atmosphere, I find myself pondering a new story idea. One that takes place in a location that is near and dear to my and most other writers’ hearts, the library. Many, many possibilities there.
I’ve noticed a definite trend in my work. My heroes and heroines are bound and determined to engage in their amorous activities in places not usually considered for such actions, the little devils. But, who am I to try to corral such free spirits?
My resent release,The Drive-In is still available at Erotique Press www.erotiquepress.com Stop by and take a look, there is so much to see. A GREAT BIGThank you to those who have already ordered my story. I sincerely appreciate your interest, and your business.
YEA! The Drive-In is up on the Erotique Press site and totally available! I’m so excited about this! This steamy backseat story of passion is easily accessed for purchase by merely hitting this link www.erotiquepress.com
I’d love to hear what you think--
so feel free to leave a review on the Erotique site!