Republishing Madness: Two steps forward, one step back, but still moving

For the last three years of my author life I’ve felt like Sisyphus pushing a stone up a hill, only to have it roll back down, thus negating any progress. It has been very frustrating, to say the least. Instead of writing, I’ve spent time and energy (and money) republishing novels and stories. Too often, I think I have given a story a good home, only to find it orphaned.

Republishing involves: re-editing (sometimes editing out a publisher’s style and reasserting my own); new covers; possibly new blurbs; ebook formatting; paperback formatting; new ISBNs (stupidly expensive in the US); uploading to retailer sites; plus promotion, promotion, promotion.

Basically everything an author has to do when self-publishing, except all of that stuff had already been done and now you have to do it all over again. Sigh. Continue reading

Sex Scenes: Who, What, When, Why, and How Many

“How many sex scenes?” is a perennial question in the National Novel Writing Month Erotica Forum. Meaning, how many sex scenes should an erotica or erotic romance novel have? Just this week, I saw the same question asked on a private Facebook group and felt compelled to write this blog post with the answer and an explanation.

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Reverse Harem? Well, only sort of…

Reverse Harem is the new hot trend in romance. Stories feature one woman and at least three men, each of whom is in love with her. The heroine can’t decide which man she wants to be with so her happily-ever-after is with all of the men.

Sounds like something I probably write, right? But I don’t. However, my stories do involve themes that are very, very close to reverse harem. I let my female characters have a lot of fun with the men in their lives, even if they only end up with one (or two) of them.

Below is a guide to some of the Reverse Harem-type themes in my stories. Continue reading

Naughty Flames: Last Chance to Grab this #Romance!

The Naughty Literati’s packager is closing down, which means we have to find some other way to bring our steamy stories to readers! This affects eight of our collections.
After September 30, 2017, the following collections will no longer be available:
Naughty Hearts, Naughty Escapes, Naughty Reunions, Naughty Chances, Naughty Lovers, Naughty Heatwave, Naughty Haunts, Naughty Flames
Each one of these collections will be highlighted in a series of blog posts.

Naughty Flames: Eleven Fiery Romances

Naughty Flames coverEleven shorts and novelettes including Contemporary, Fantasy, Historical, M/F/M, M/M, M/M/F, New Adult, Paranormal, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Rubenesque, Shapeshifter, Stepbrother, and Threesome romance from bestselling authors writing as The Naughty Literati.
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Naughty Lovers: Last Chance to Grab this #Romance!

The Naughty Literati’s packager is closing down, which means we have to find some other way to bring our steamy stories to readers! This affects eight of our collections.
After September 30, 2017, the following collections will no longer be available:
Naughty Hearts, Naughty Escapes, Naughty Reunions, Naughty Chances, Naughty Lovers, Naughty Heatwave, Naughty Haunts, Naughty Flames
Each one of these collections will be highlighted in a series of blog posts.

Naughty Lovers: Love Is In The Air

Naughty Lovers coverNine shorts and novelettes including BBW, BDSM, Contemporary, Fantasy, Lesbian, M/F/M, M/M, New Adult, Paranormal, Regency, Sci-Fi, Shapeshifter, Speculative Fiction, Steampunk, and Stepbrother Romance from bestselling authors writing as The Naughty Literati!
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Naughty Chances: Last Chance to Grab this #Romance!

The Naughty Literati’s packager is closing down, which means we have to find some other way to bring our steamy stories to readers! This affects eight of our collections.
After September 30, 2017, the following collections will no longer be available:
Naughty Hearts, Naughty Escapes, Naughty Reunions, Naughty Lovers, Naughty Heatwave, Naughty Haunts, Naughty Flames. Naughty Chances will be taken down October 30, 2017.
Each one of these collections will be highlighted in a series of blog posts.

Naughty Chances: Take A Chance on Romance

Naughty Chances coverSeven short stories and novelettes including Fantasy, Futuristic, Historical, Holiday, M/M, M/M/F, Military, Paranormal, and Shapeshifter romance from bestselling authors writing as The Naughty Literati!
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Naughty Reunions: Last Chance to Grab this #Romance!

The Naughty Literati’s packager is closing down, which means we have to find some other way to bring our steamy stories to readers! This affects eight of our collections.
After September 30, 2017, the following collections will no longer be available:
Naughty Hearts, Naughty Escapes, Naughty Reunions, Naughty Chances, Naughty Lovers, Naughty Heatwave, Naughty Haunts, Naughty Flames
Each one of these collections will be highlighted in a series of blog posts.

Naughty Reunions: Return to Romance

Naughty Reunions coverNine stories including BBW, Contemporary, F/F, M/M, New Adult, Paranormal, Regency, Shapeshifter, Speculative Fiction, and Stepbrother romance from bestselling authors writing as The Naughty Literati!
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Naughty Escapes: Last Chance to Grab this #Romance!

The Naughty Literati’s packager is closing down, which means we have to find some other way to bring our steamy stories to readers! This affects eight of our collections.
After September 30, 2017, the following collections will no longer be available:
Naughty Hearts, Naughty Escapes, Naughty Reunions, Naughty Chances, Naughty Lovers, Naughty Heatwave, Naughty Haunts, Naughty Flames
Each one of these collections will be highlighted in a series of blog posts.

Naughty Escapes: Eleven Naughty Vacation Getaways

Naughty Escapes coverEleven Naughty Vacation Getaways including BBW, BDSM, Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, M/M, Ménage, Paranormal, and Shapeshifter romance from bestselling authors writing as The Naughty Literati! Take a naughty trip around the world, escape with us to a penthouse playroom in San Francisco, the shore of Lake Superior, a deserted island in The Bermuda Triangle, a mob-controlled nightclub in pre-revolutionary Havana, along the River Cam near Cambridge University in England, a sex club in Paris, a nude beach in Barcelona, the ancient Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, a villa overlooking Lake Como in Italy, a honeymoon in Berlin, and a swanky condo in Zurich.
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Naughty Hearts: Last Chance to Grab this #Romance!

The Naughty Literati’s packager is closing down, which means we have to find some other way to bring our steamy stories to readers! This affects eight of our collections.
After September 30, 2017, the following collections will no longer be available:
Naughty Hearts, Naughty Escapes, Naughty Reunions, Naughty Chances, Naughty Lovers, Naughty Heatwave, Naughty Haunts, Naughty Flames
Each one of these collections will be highlighted in a series of blog posts.

Naughty Hearts: Eleven Naughty Romance Stories

Eleven Naughty Valentine’s Stories including Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Ménage, M/M, M/M/F, New Adult, Paranormal, Shapeshifter, Steampunk, and Time Travel romance from bestselling authors writing as The Naughty Literati!
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Camp NaNoWriMo: First Time Winner!

Woot! For the first time ever I won Camp NaNoWriMo!

If you know me, you know I’ve been participating in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, since November 2006. And I’ve won every year. Continue reading