Thursday, July 9, 2009

Some updates and mark your calendars

I'll be guest blogging over at Erotic Muses on Monday, July 27th. Last time I did this y'all blew away the number of comments on a guest post. Would be cool to do that again. Heehee!
I am taking questions about erotica, about writing, about women and sexuality, or basically anything you want to ask.

I have one so far from GingaPaul "Why is it [Erotic stories] better than movies or pictures?"
I'm expecting another, potentially embarrassing one, from the incredibly talented Shelley Munro. Since she's known me for a long time, there is noooo telling what it might be. :P

Send me your questions and help me come up with a topic for the post that would interest y'all.
I'm leaning toward discussing women breaking down sexual taboos since it is something i've wanted to dig into deeper for awhile. Erotica can have a direct impact on how women view themselves sexually and can create a comfort level in exploring one's boundaries. What do you think? Too complext for a guest blog? :D

The show went really well last night. I think with the news that George Lucas already has permission to build his new office complex and a museum in the Presidio that the debate ended at a draw. It was quite a lively discussion though and fun. I need to find more things that Johnny disagrees with me on.

For writers who haven't seen it yet - Samhain is taking short story submissions for a series of Angel and Demons books. I've got my story outline done and characters named (thanks Anil for the help with that) and am looking forward to this wicked little tale. Fingers crossed that it gets accepted. I think the storyline is original enough to entice and will be hot enough to deliver a little seat wiggling heat.

Since there doesn't seem to be any info on the submission that i can link to - i'm reposting the call here:

Angels for whom heaven is not enough. Demons searching for redemption in a mortal’s arms. Seraphim, nephilim, heaven’s warriors or creatures from the pits of hell—love could be waiting for them all.
Samhain Publishing invites you to step into the light or embrace the forces of darkness with stories of angels and demons from any mythology. Will your angels be wicked and your demons be wanton? Only you can decide on which side of heaven or hell they’ll fall.

Samhain Publishing is seeking submissions for their Spring 2010 demons and angels themed anthology. Stories can be of any genre or heat level, and submissions are open to M/F, M/M, or multiples thereof, but all submissions must feature either an angel or demon theme (or both!) as integral to the story. Submissions should be 20,000 to 30,000 words in length.

Submissions are open to all authors previously published with Samhain as well as authors aspiring to publish with Samhain. Submissions must be new material, previously published material will not be considered. Additionally, manuscripts previously submitted, whether individually or for past anthologies, will not be considered either. Please be aware that manuscripts submitted to this anthology cannot be resubmitted at a later date unless by invitation from an editor. However, submissions with merit for possible publication at Samhain are and will be passed to interested Samhain editors even if not chosen for the angels and demons anthology.

Chosen manuscripts will be published as separate ebooks under their individual titles in Spring 2010 but will be combined as one print title for Winter 2010 print release.

To submit a manuscript for consideration please include the full manuscript (of 20,000 to 30,000 words) with a comprehensive 2-3 page synopsis in addition to a letter of introduction/query letter which details the genre, heat level and story length. Full manuscripts are required.

As well, when you send your manuscript, please be sure to use the naming convention Title_AngelsDemons_MS and Title_AngelsDemons_Synopsis. This will ensure that your submission doesn’t get missed in the many submissions we receive, and makes it easy for me to find in my ebook reader.

Submissions are open until November 1st and final decision will be made by November 16th.

Submissions and questions can be directed to Angela James at editor@samhainpublishing.com Please put Angels and Demons Anthology in the subject line.

And finally - Gaddy has a steamy poem up that is worth reading. I can see this one as more of a song, although that may not be what he intended when he wrote it. I so need to do another co-writing with him again.

2 comments:

Gadfly said...

Awwww ....

You're so sweet

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Lakota said...

~grinning~
<3 u Gaddy!