I’m in the middle of preparing a few program proposals for next year’s Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference. I also recently found out that the proposal I submitted for the 2016 Spring Fling Conference sponsored by the Chicago-North RWA chapter was accepted. Since presenting at conferences can frequently mean a reduced registration rate, I thought I’d share a few tips on writing winning proposals.
Posts Tagged ‘erotic romance’
Girl (The Training House Book One)
In those breathless moments between pleasure and pain lie the most poignant truths…
These books contains material that may be difficult to read about and/or cause triggers for some readers, including consensual non-consent and other scenes that could be disturbing. Do NOT try this at home!
I have signed myself over to The Training House: my devotion, my obedience, my body. It is what I have always yearned for—to lose myself in powerlessness. To be made to. But this place is more than anyone could possibly prepare for, especially the Master of the House. He is too stunning, too commanding, bringing out a yearning for submission in ways I have never imagined, and I am lost in nearly unbearable desire. He uses my body until he brings me to tears, then tenderly wipes them away, enslaving me to him instantly, body and soul. I cannot imagine existing without him, without his wicked touch, his strict and sensual command…
Until I meet another slave, and he changes the game of kink for me forever. How can I decide what my heart wants most, without risking losing it all?
Eden Bradley, who also write as Eve Berlin, has never shied away from intense BDSM sexuality and action in her romances. In the first offering of her new The Training House series, she does not just push the envelope, she rips it wide open, offering up extreme BDSM and kink.
Bradley sets the stage from page one, with a Contract and Terms of Agreement for Servitude which her protagonist, Aimee, has signed. It is blatant. It is slightly terrifying. And it is irrevocable. So we are already on a keen edge as we begin the journey with Aimee when she arrives at The House, where she will be known from the first moment only as “Girl.” What she undergoes and experiences is all the more intense because there is no turning back.
The first book in Katana Collins’s erotic suspense series, Wicked Exposure, is on sale for $1.99! So much hotness, so few pennies. Collins’s blend of erotic mystery (with a few touches of BDSM) makes for a compelling, fast-paced, and sexy read. Here’s the synopsis:
Nothing left to hide. . .
A forensic photographer with the NYPD, Jessica is devastated to receive word of her sister’s death in a robbery gone awry. But when she arrives home in Portland and the local PD asks her to take pictures, she finds more than she bargained for. With each new photo she exposes more of her sister’s secret erotic life. And when she shares her discoveries with Sam, the super sexy local detective, she experiences passion she never knew possible. But Jessica soon learns she’s merely a pawn in a deadly game of betrayal and revenge and begins to wonder if her next picture could be her last. . .
We’re not sure how long the deal lasts, so snap it up now.
Today we have authors Lexxie Couper, Jess Dee, and Sami Lee talking about their experience and favorite parts of writing their Bandicoot Cove continuity, which is available in Tropical Haze!
TROPICAL HAZE – SUN, SAND AND SEXY TIMES
There’s nothing like holidaying with good friends, but the next best thing is writing with friends—especially when you write stories set in such an idyllic place as Bandicoot Cove, where love and passion can sweep characters… or readers… away. Lexxie, Jess and I had such fun with this series, and we’re so excited that it will now be offered as a digital box set! Today we thought we’d share our favorite snippets from each of our stories:
My favorite part of Moonlight Mirage isn’t even one of the (hot!) love scenes. It was this moment at the groom’s buck’s party when Mitch’s iron control finally unraveled completely. A man who’s always prided himself of being the responsible one actually commits physical violence for the first time in his life because he’s jealous of the heroine’s relationship with a character I loved so much I wrote him his own story in Unforgettable Summer.
Today we have a treat, perfectly timed for football season! We’re delighted to reveal the cover for Desiree Holt’s Pass Interference. Even if you’re not a football fan, we guarantee you’ll see something you want to tackle here.
No Rules. No Limits.
Party girl Tyler Gillette has just one rule: no football players. As the daughter of the owner of the San Antonio Hawks, she grew up in the shadow of the sport and her father’s enormous wealth. She was even named Tyler because he wanted a boy. Life couldn’t have drawn up a better play for turning her into a wild child—until that same life is threatened by someone from the past….
Former Hawks running back Rafe Ortiz has a few rules of his own. First, no weaknesses. Second, no babysitting spoiled football princesses. But his new career as a bodyguard means he’s responsible for protecting the beautiful Tyler Gillette from her mysterious stalker. But keeping his hands off her might be harder than keeping her safe…
Now on to the sexy reveal!
Today we welcome Lise Kim Horton to EverAfter to share her thoughts on the seductive lure of surrender. Lise’s BDSM romance, Hold Tight, pairs a curious sub with a powerful (in more ways than one) Dom. Thanks for surrendering to us today, Lise!
Have you ever wondered how it would feel to surrender?
The glory of Dominance and submission, of kink and BDSM, is a radiant backdrop for an erotic romance, where the emotion rises to a fever pitch that matches the intensity of the sexual relationship. Trust is paramount in a power exchange, and it is this element that plunges your couple into their carnal relationship that much more quickly. Freely given, in a safe, sane and consensual love story, it draws them into an intensely powerful, edgy realm.
Because it is always a romance. No matter how raw, the soul of a BDSM love story is the love. The emotional connection that is forged by the trust the partners share. Add graphic kink and it is an explosive combination. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be swept away by something so powerful? Taken to the very edge to taste forbidden fruits? Have you ever imagined the feel of a man’s palm as he smacks your ass? Or a man’s hand wrapped around your throat as he seduces you with his commands? The loss of control as you are held down, taken, and overwhelmed until you explode in an ecstasy so freeing, you will never be the same?
Cecilia Tan’s Magic University series comes to a conclusion with the release of The Poet and the Prophecy, out today. Cecilia is happy to bring the series to a conclusion–but also sad to see it end. She explains her mixed emotions below. Thanks, Cecilia!
This week the final volume in my Magic University series has finally hit shelves/Kindles and it seems a good moment to reflect on endings and the ending of a series.
I know not all series are like this. Some seemingly could go on forever. At a panel called “How NOT To End A Series” at the RWA national conference this year bestselling author Shannon Stacey lamented that she had to end her Kowlaskis Series because “I ran out of Kowalskis.”
But in a series like Magic University, which mixes fantasy with new adult romance, I knew I had a set endpoint. Like the Harry Potter series which inspired it, Magic University has one book per year of school. Book four, The Poet and the Prophecy, is Kyle’s senior year. In fantasy, there is always a quest: I combined fantasy and romance here by making it a quest to find true love, a quest that takes four years to complete.
Roxy Mews writes scorching hot paranormal erotic romance. Her series which focuses on the hybrid vampire/werewolf Hart clan, and the sexy shenanigans that happen when pheromones run wild. But most readers don’t know that she based one of the important relationships in A Love Worth Biting For on her own relationship with her husband. We asked her to tell us more about how she uses her real life as inspiration for the series.
Under My Skin, the sizzling conclusion to J. Kenner’s Stark International erotic trilogy is out today! Amid her busy release schedule, she’s stopped by EverAfter to reflect back on her Stark World as well as give readers a taste of what’s to come! We’ll let her take it from here!