Sensually Wicked Man Love

The thoughts and challenges I come across in being a heterosexual woman, wife and mother who loves to write m/m erotic romances. I'm not gay or male, but the thoughts of two gorgeous, confident men together is my idea of a hot time! I write for others, both men and women, who feel the same.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

kids and writing

Don't mix! At least in my house. School is on a short break and the wild ones are home for 9 days. I have a novel deadline approaching and it is waving bye-bye to me as I speak. Husband and kids come first for me, but is it just me or are the days they are off from school longer than other days of the year? Do I live in a special time wrinkle where writing makes hours turn to minutes and super active seven years olds make time vibrate in place? I need NASA to do a research study in my backyard and find out!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

CAPA nominations

Found out today I have been nominated in two categories for the CAPA from The Romance Studio. I'm entered in the Erotic contemporary novel grouping and the New Author grouping. Winners won't be announced until March 17th or so, but I'm thrilled to be on the lists right now! Way cool! God, I hope my next novel can live up to the rep of this last one!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Original Oil Painting by Lorraine Brevig

I have been fortunate enough in my short time as an author to have a wonderful array of talented friends who have helped me in my efforts to be a better storyteller. One of the groups that make a huge impact on my stories are the artists that help bring my characters to life.

Deana Jamroz is a graphics designer that has been outstanding in lending her skills to making me any number of truly stunning and beautiful graphics from my business cards, bookmarks, cd covers and labels for my promo things, to creating the cover art for my first m/m novel, A BIT OF ROUGH. She is always there with a fast creation to fill in a hole in my site or design a wish cover for a future novel in a split second. She is a wizard with the computer.

Then there is Frauke from Crocodesigns that pulled together my awesome website in record time and makes sizzling banners for me. A truly gifted woman!

Another dear friend is Lorraine Brevig, an artist who uses charcoals and oils to define her amazing creations, some of which I'm honored to say she creates for me. Like this hot and stunning cover for my newest print release, OUT THERE IN THE NIGHT! It's an oil painting of my main character, a buff, brawny American Indian who turns werewolf by the light of the moon to become an ancient guardian of the earth. Lorraine captured my vision of the essense of the novel with a passion and fliud grace I could only dream about having on the cover. I'm very proud she is my cover artist for this novel!

Thanks to all of the talented ladies here and the ones I haven't mentioned yet, like my betas, proofreaders and the ones who just listen to me whine when a story is stumbling! You are all part of my successes!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Preditors and Editors Poll Results

I admit it, I like a pat on the back once in awhile as much as the next gal, and today I woke up to find one in my mail. Last month I was entered in the Preditors and Editors Poll in two categories, author and romance novel. Today found out I placed in the top ten in both categories! Can you believe it? I was in a 3-way tied for 10th place for best author and in 4TH place with my m/m erotic romance A BIT OF ROUGH!

Yes, I know it's a popularity contest, but that IS the point! Readers voted and they voted for what they like, and I and my writing have the great honor of being one of the things they liked! I'm very thrilled and energized by it all! Makes me want to finish up this sci-fi novel ASAP and get to work on the sequel to A BIT OF ROUGH! Or maybe that hot Mexican Heat thriller. The romance in that one is wet and rough!