Monthly Archives: October 2009

A jolly Halloween….

And it’s especially jolly for me since I received my author copies of The Moonlight Mistress!!!

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Spooky Book Recommendations

In honor of Halloween, I offer recommendations of creepy, scary, horrifying fiction. The Bloody Chamber, a collection of short stories by Angela Carter, all explicitly based on fairy tales. Warning: these stories are not for the squeamish! Really, they’re not. … Continue reading

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Time Well Bent – ed. Connie Wilkins

I don’t have a story in this anthology, but a friend of mine edited it and others wrote stories for it, and I’m really looking forward to reading it! Time Well Bent: Queer Alternative Historiesed. by Connie Wilkins We have … Continue reading

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Wacky Story Elements and Laura Kinsale

So, there’s this novel, and it’s about a virgin who thinks she’s doomed to nymphomania and a ninja who used to be a child prostitute. Or in this one, the hero is afraid of heights, and the heroine has a … Continue reading

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Writers, Live and In Person

Yay, the French edition is now for sale at Harlequin France! You can also buy it at Decitre. And now for some actual content: Normally, my writers’ workshop meets once every couple of months, but it’s been a little less … Continue reading

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Linkgasm #2

A Writing Revolution at “Nearly everyone reads. Soon, nearly everyone will publish.” That’s not a new idea. “Consumers” who write have been around for a long, long time. I was reminded immediately of The Organization for Transformative Works. And … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Didn’t Let Other People Tell Her What To Write

“My Dear Sir, I am honoured by the Prince’s thanks and very much obliged to yourself for the kind manner in which you mention the work. … You are very kind in your hints as to the sort of composition … Continue reading

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Moonlight Mistress Excerpt – Emotion

Moonlight Mistress is out December 2009 from Harlequin Spice. # Crispin hadn’t felt any fear at all as he’d led his platoon into battle, only a strange feeling of intense concentration and heightened senses. Now that the worst of the … Continue reading

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Jessica Freely – Wildly Successful E-Book Promotion – Guest Post

Please welcome my guest, Jessica Freely! # Hi, I’m m/m erotic romance author Jessica Freely and I’m guest blogging here today. Thank you, Victoria, for having me over! I just had a new ebook, Rust Belt, come out last month, … Continue reading

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The Intricacies of Marriages of Convenience

I may have mentioned once or twice (ahem) how much I love the “marriage of convenience” plot. I recently finished reading one of Mary Balogh’s recent novels, First Comes Marriage, which I really enjoyed, and which also got me thinking … Continue reading

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