Wednesday, June 22, 2005

I'm a bad, bad girl!

Because I'm a self-admitted contest whore, I willingly jumped at the opportunity to enter the BetterSex.com Sexiest Writer contest. They ran this in February and I didn't make it as a finalist. *pout* It's okay. It made me the erotica writer I am today. Smutty and proud! So when I saw that they were running this contest again, I knew I had to go for it! They're running it differently this time. Instead of the Better Sex folks reading all of the entries and deciding which one should win, they're reading the entries as they come in and posting the ones they like. 3 a week. Well guess what, sports fans? I'm one of the lucky three this week! Whoo! Hoo! You all can vote for my dirty little tale called "Civic Duty" until about midnight on June 28th. Click this link to vote for me: http://www.bettersex.com/collection.asp?sc=7STORYB My story is Story B for Bridget. Okay, I added that in there to be cute. But you get my meaning. The winner, aside from being called the Sexiest Writer in the World, wins $500. Not bad scratch for a day's worth of work.

So if you don't want me grovelling in the streets looking for my next meal you'll vote for me. Please? I'd do it for you.

Stay sexy,
BridgeT

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Phase (or is that Phaze?) II complete! World domination next!

You would probably never know it from reading my posts but I'm really anal retentive. Yep, it's true. I can show you the diamond I made when I shoved a lump of coal in between my cheeks, I'm so damn tight! So all of you know from reading my site and reading my blog posts that Laura Bacchi, Leigh Ellwood and I have an upcoming booksigning at an adult toy store called The Pink Banana Boutique. I have a vision of doing media blitzes at certain stages of this process. Yesterday I called it Phase II. That's where I took to the store a bunch of flyers and Laura dropped off some of her business cards (had a dripping hose on it. I don't get it. *LOL*) So last night I faxed the local media about our little shindig. And today I'll drop off the store posters and some of my business cards. Man, hard to believe that in about a month, I'm going to be sitting inside of an adult toy store and doing a book signing! And the people in The Pink Banana Boutique have been ultra-supportive. For our first time doing this, it has been a great experience so far!

Okay, have to run out to my favorite store in the world: Wal-Mart! All hail Sam Walton! Then off to see a friend for his birthday. Shhh! It's a surprise! Hee! Hee!

Stay sexy!
BridgeT

Friday, June 10, 2005

My name is Dita! I'll be your mistress tonight!

My friend said it couldn't be done but I did it! I had taken him to one of my romance writing group meetings a few months ago and after the meeting he said, "All of your heroes are these big, buff guys with long hair and they're young. You have never written a story about a regular guy like me." And he was right. So I set out to write an erotic romance where my hero was short, stocky, balding and older. Think Danny DeVito/Louie DePalmer. First time I wrote the story, it was about 2000 words. I submitted it to the first BetterSex.com contest and it didn't make it to the finals. So then I decided to expand it. I sent it to Erotique Press and they accepted it...okay, that was after some minor changes, but it was accepted! So maybe people do want to read about an average Joe who still gets the girl. At least I'm hoping they do. So now I'm going to be working on the revisions this weekend. As soon as I get an approved final draft I'll post an excerpt on my site.

And I also felt inspired to write the sequel to "Adam and E-V-E". I'm calling this one "C-A-I-N and A-B-E-L". I'm sure I'm going to Hell with all of this but I'm going to have a hell of a story to tell when I get there! *LOL* Again, as soon as I clean up my first draft, I'll post.

Okay, running late for work. Blah! Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day! Fellow Phaze author, Laura Bacchi and I are going to go drinking tomorrow night. Everyone, get your bail money together!

Stay sexy!
BridgeT

Monday, June 06, 2005

Dance: 10, Looks: 3

The subject line came from a lyric in a song in the musical "A Chorus Line". The song is aptly named "Tits and Ass". Gotta love it. Well, I picked it because I just read a review of my science fiction erotic romance novella, 'Adam and E-V-E'. The reviewer seemed to like everything about my story. She said she liked how the characters developed, the sex scenes were hot (apparently hot enough for the reviewer to reach for a toy and I don't mean a Slinky!) and the story was unique. So why did I get a 3 out of a possible score of 5? So my story made you want to masturbate. You enjoyed the characters. But there was just something you couldn't put your finger on that made you give me an average score. Yeah, I understand...NOT!

I don't know why I'm letting this bother me. It's one score out of, well, so far 3. But I'm working on it! It's just like in high school. I may have had a report card with 5 A's and 1 B and I'll kick myself over the 1 B. It just gives me something to work on for my next book, which by the way may be a sequel to 'Adam and E-V-E'. Stay posted for details.

But for now, I have to get going. There's a chat going on and I'm about to miss it!

Stay sexy,
BridgeT

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Winners, losers and naked men

After a long month of running my website contest, I have finally picked a winner. That winner is Jackie Wisherd! Whoo! Hooo! Way to go, Jackie! She gets a free download of "Adam and E-V-E", autographed bookmarks, a bookfloss signed by the artist, a 1940's style journal and chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Hope she's not allergic to the stuff. Because I know how I am when I win things, I'm not wasting any time. I've already sent her the story. Now this morning I'm going to mail off her gift pack. Yeah, I know the post office is closed and it won't get mailed until tomorrow anyway. But it's one less thing off of my plate.

So now I'm going to be doing another contest. This time I want readers to be creative. I want them to come up with their versions of what E-V-E stands for or they could even do it with Adam's name. I found it kind of difficult to come up with a creative name for E-V-E that truly captured her true meaning. But maybe there's someone out there who can do it better. I'm always up for a challenge!

You all probably read my last post where I lamented about getting a story rejected and having a book review site pass up reviewing "Adam and E-V-E". Well, that same day another review site e-mailed me and said they would love to review my novella. I also got the green light from another publisher to submit more work even if it's a simultaneous submission. Gotta love that!

And last but not least, because I'm sure you're all wondering, the penis line in my subject line. Yesterday I went to an open house at a nudist resort. It was for research. Yeah, that's it. Research. I did get a receipt for going since this was my second time here so I'll slip that to my accountant and see what he says. If he's anything like the accountant in my story, "That Time of Year" then I'm in trouble! *LOL* But I had a great time and I can't wait to go back again.

Okay, I'm played around long enough. Time to get to work. Hope you all have a lovely day. I'm hoping I'll have a better week. Wish me luck!

Stay sexy,
BridgeT

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Just want to stay in bed...not for a good reason either

Ever have those weeks where you just wanted to stay in bed and not look at anyone for a day or a week or a month or a century? I'm kinda going through that right now. It's been a week of highs and way down lows. First of all, got my first great review on the Romance Divas website! Now that made my day! I had to tell everyone and my mother about that. Wait. Damn! I forgot to tell my mother! I'm such a bad daughter. I should be spanked. Oh wait. That's another site and another conversation. Moving on.

I also found out that I got the big reject from the 2006 Best Women's Erotica anthology from Violet Blue. I figured when I didn't hear anything in a few months that I wasn't in the running anymore. *sigh* Can't say I didn't try. Then a book review website turned down my request to review "Adam and E-V-E". My mommy said my story is special. *S* God, I'm pathetic.

I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow has in store for me. I need to find that white magic bag I got from Cindy Cruciger when I was in St. Louis and rub it for good luck. I've kept it in my purse since the convention. I'm not giving it up just yet!

Okay, time to get back to work. On the upside, I did mail off my first contest winning gift pack to Cachel C. in Mississippi. She won an "Adam and E-V-E" gift pack through Romance Junkies. I'll be mailing out another one this weekend when I announce my guestbook winner. Stay tuned!

Stay sexy,
BridgeT