Saturday, July 26, 2014

"Romance fiction is not your bitch"

This is kind of heavy, and it's the end of the week so I'm not going to get too deep into my thoughts on the matter suffice to say that I often wonder whether my feminist mother would be upset to hear I write erotic romance... and even accuse me of setting women back. My stories often involve dominant males, but I wouldn't say any of the female characters are punching bags. They know what they want in the bedroom and, like all women, have no reason to feel ashamed.

I'm tired of women being made to analyze and worry about what they want/do while men can just do what they want. If a guy likes porn, it's normal. Meanwhile women are tearing the front covers off Fifty Shades of Grey.

So I loved this article. And this line in particular:

"No matter the kink, contract or calamity, romance heroes serve to make their heroines happy. A vast majority of romance heroines aren't waiting for the patriarchy to save them - they're quite happy to punch patriarchy in the face when it gets in their way."

Friday, July 11, 2014

Happy Friday!

Sooooo I took a bit of a hiatus there due to some family stuff, but I'm still around! I promise. Catching up on emails too. The Ian Crawford spinoff has turned out to be longer than anticipated, but I'm really liking where it's headed...

I've also been playing around with the idea of continuing Dallon and Amy's story after My Shadowy Lover. If you'd be interested in reading what happens next, let me know!

Just so you know how busy I am, I finally got to cleaning my kitchen this morning and two plates were literally glued together. I haven't lived like this since college.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Overexposed Playlist

I always listen to music when I write. Certain songs help me get into a certain mood and help pull me back into a story after a long break. They become part of the story.
Here is a list of some of the songs I listened to while writing the Overexposed series.
  1. All I Need - Matchbox Twenty
  2. The Killing Type - Amanda Palmer
  3. Origins - Tennis
  4. Eyes on Fire - Blue Foundation
  5. Look What You've Done - Jet
  6. I'm Not Talking - AC Newman
  7. He Doesn't Know Why - Fleet Foxes
  8. Addict - Fiona Apple
  9. Bulldozer - Cold War Kids
  10. Femme Fatal - Velvet Underground
  11. Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk - The New Pornographers
  12. Funeral - Band of Horses
  13. Lying in the Hands of God - Dave Matthews Band

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ian Crawford Spin-off

Apparently I can't seem to stay away from you all ;). This last month has been full of cuddles, sleepless nights, funny moments while my husband and I navigate this new parenting thing...and more TV than I've ever watched in my life. But I've missed writing. So here I am with my babe strapped to my chest (handsfree!) and working on my Ian Crawford spin-off.

Playboy Zach realizes he's changing when he develops a thing for his best friend's girlfriend. Lex is his usual type, but she's feisty too - an irresistible combination. When he comes across a woman that reminds him of Lex, Zach's envy of Ian leads him to pursue a relationship for the first time. The only problem is that her girlfriend is more than a little protective and to get the girl, he might have to get the girlfriend.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Shadowy Lover

The final installment of the Overexposed series will be released March 12, 2014. It has been super fun to share Amy and Dallon's story with you all.

A special Thank You for the kind emails in response to my previous post!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Happy Surprise!

All right I know I failed at my weekly updates, but I have a good excuse: I HAD A BABY!!! I am so, so in love. Sigh. It happened a little earlier than expected, so I'm a bit behind on everything. Good introduction into how life will be from now on ;). I've started going through my emails and responding to the giveaway entries, and I hope to have the final book of the overexposed series out soon. This week or next. Obviously I won't be writing as often in the next little while, but I will keep it up. 

Talk to you soon,


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Double Release Saturday and what next?

His Sinful Discovery and Taunting the Lion were both released on Saturday, February 8th!

Taunting the Lion is the final installment in the Ian Crawford series and I was very sad for it to end. I'm playing with the idea of writing a sequel or perhaps a spinoff about Ian's best friend Zach. Thoughts? I hope you all enjoyed the last book and happy reading!