When writing erotica gets weird…

 

I’m known as the no-holds-barred, open to anything, if-you-ask-I’ve-probably-tried-it-once, family member. Sex is no big deal to me. I have it, I love it, I have fun with it. I even had a stint a few years back of working as a consultant for Pure Romance (I highly recommend their products by the way – any questions you’re embarrassed to ask, send them my way!).

My family is mostly the same. The women in my immediate family (including my sisters-in-law) read erotic romance. We share books, favorite authors; my mother and I even watched 50 Shades together. We’re that family. While it would seem (being as open as we are) it was easy to give them each a copy of my novel and tell them to “have at it”; it simply wasn’t the case.

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What to do when it’s hard to be thankful.

Halloween is my all-time, nothing-beats-it, absolute favorite holiday of the year. It also happens to fall (get it!) during my favorite time of the year.. Autumn. Falling leaves, the warm yet windy temperature, the colors, the smells, the candy, the witches cackling in the distance… too far? Sorry, sorry, I digress.

Immediately following Halloween is my second favorite holiday. The all-you-can-eat, watch-my-Cowboys, oh-my-God-i’m-dying, no-wait-I-can-still-eat-those-potatoes, day of the year where we all pretend it’s the only day we overindulge. Each year my family sits in a circle and names something we’ve been thankful for the past year.

I’m not going to lie – 2016 has been a shit year for me. Continue reading “What to do when it’s hard to be thankful.”

Beta Readers… the good, the bad, and the ugly

Ah, the inevitable question on whether or not to use beta readers. For those who have never heard the term, beta readers are non-professionals who read and provide a general overview of your novel for free. Sounds amazing, right? Well… they are. But there are also important things to keep in mind. Continue reading “Beta Readers… the good, the bad, and the ugly”

You always remember your first.

Welcome,

I’m so excited to be able to share a part of my world with you. I’ve been working on Stealing Beauty on and off for about a year now, and after lots of editing and reviews, beta reads, late nights and cups of coffee, I am excited to report it’s set for release March 2017!  Continue reading “You always remember your first.”