Monday, November 28, 2005

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

My "Chances" publisher said that my interracial, May-December erotic romance has already sold over 100 copies! Okay, again, this will not make Nora Roberts nervous. But consider this. My novella was released on November 16th so within a couple of weeks I sold that many copies! Thank you all for letting me be the first Erotique Press author to achieve this milestone. Without you all, I wouldn't be able to successfully do what I do. It would simply be a hobby instead of a dream I could actually reach.


Stay sexy,

Monday, November 21, 2005

Floating dicks, a few sales and a contract...

Well, the "In The Pink" book signing event is over and done with, and I am just winding down. Whew! What a weekend. The whole thing felt like a blur. Whoosh! I did have a great time though. Even though I had seen Devi Sparks and Robin Slick at the Romantic Times convention this past April, it was wonderful to see them again. I finally met fellow Phaze authors Jessie Verino, Jayelle Drewry and Petula Caesar. Pairing up with Leigh Ellwood and my girl, Laura Bacchi felt like old times again. I miss you being local, Laura. The T.I.E.D. folks are going to have a play party some time soon. ;) Just a suggestion.

I was REALLY happy to see my Phaze publisher, Stacey L. King, not because she is my publisher (all hail the great and powerful Stacey!) but because she surprised me by saying that she's going to offer me a contract for the follow-up story to "Adam and E-V-E" called C-A-I-N and A-B-E-L! Talk about your great surprises!

Of course I took lots of pictures of the event. As soon as I get them developed I'll post them on my website. Yes, I'm definitely old school. *LOL* It wouldn't be an event at The Pink Banana Boutique without Mr. Happy (the floating penis) hovering over our heads. I sold 21 books all together. I don't think Nora Roberts has anything to worry about. *LOL* But for me, that was pretty good. And I met a very enthusiastic fan named Cinquetta who found me on Interracial Multicultural Romance Readers. She promised to come down and see me and that she did. I was sorry she didn't win one of the 2 gift baskets, but I really hope she enjoys "Walls" and all the other books she bought at the signing.

I wish I could jaw some more but I have to go. Things to do. Stories to write. Hearts to break. Characters, not my own. *LOL*

Stay sexy,

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Everything's coming up roses!

Or maybe I should say, "I love you, a bushel and a peck!" Look at those pecks! Yowsa! That, ladies and gentlemen, is the cover of my novella through Erotique Press called "Chances". Purrrr! I'm taking a break from rereading the story right now to make sure it's ready for the public. Then it'll go on sale this week! Whoo! Hoo! And I just got the thumbs up from the publisher that I can sell copies at the "In The Pink" book signing this Saturday. Can my day get any better? So that'll be 2 new books I'll be signing on Saturday. I love it.

Okay, I've been playing around long enough. Time to get back to work. I have a story to finish and books to sell!

Stay sexy,

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Still doing my happy dance!

Here's my new cover for my Liquid Silver Books upcoming full-length novel That's What Friends Are For. I'm thrilled with the cover. April Martinez, Liquid Silver Books' cover artist, did an amazing job of capturing what my hero and heroine look like and the tone of the book. I hope this means I'm closer to a release date. I can't wait for this book to come out and Fascination Street and Interpersonal Skills and "The Lesson" and "Suburbia" and "Chances" and "Hired Hand" and...I have too much stuff out there, don't I? *LOL*

Anyway, I'll let you all know when this book is out. Meanwhile, I'm getting ready for my group book signing coming up this Saturday. Gulp! When I arranged this back in July, I thought it couldn't get here fast enough. Now that it's right around the corner, I need more time! *LOL*

If you all can make it to The Pink Banana Boutique in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Saturday, November 19th, I would love to see you there!


Monday, November 07, 2005

How should I feel?

As you all know, I've sort of ingrained myself with the members of a local BDSM group called T.I.E.D. Last night one of the submissives for the Domme I've been primarily dealing with announced that as of Friday night, she had been "released". What this means is that she'll no longer serve her Mistress.

Now as a black woman, seeing that she wouldn't be serving anyone again and she had been released should have relieved me. Instead I felt differently for her. I've seen how this woman interacts with her Mistress and the other submissive, a male, in the house. I know that serving makes her extremely happy. So now I have to wonder if her leaving will put a hole in her that will never get filled. I also wonder what made her decide to break from her Domme in the first place. But ultimately I'm afraid for her and I don't know why. I just feel like with her Domme she was safe and protected. She didn't have to make excuses for her lifestyle or what she liked and wanted. Could she possibly get that type of love, protection and freedom outside of that structure?

I'm sure she'll be okay. I'm sure it's just my mind working overtime. But I do worry, which means that I care. If you're reading this, take care lilone. Hope everything turns out all right for you.