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Where Magic Begins: Elle James (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Elle James (Contest)

I have an office in my home and a new computer with two screens. I insisted I needed one. And I do. But…this is where I write. On my couch with the lounge chair option up!  That way my puppies get to sleep on the couch beside me, and I can keep an eye on them. Ideas come from all over. News reports, articles in magazines,  television shows, and brainstorming with my sister or other writing friends. I might take…

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Where Magic Begins: Jaap Boekestein (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Jaap Boekestein (Contest)

The Right Spots Where does one write erotica? The answer is easy: in the heart, in the soul, in the mind. Erotica is about passions and dreams, and for writing about those, I need my mind. Okay, but where does one really write? Every writer has her or his favorite spot, the place where the creative well flows over, where the fingers caress the keyboard. Where the writer sighs and moans and doubts and suffers, only to triumph in the…

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Where Magic Begins: Reina Torres (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Reina Torres (Contest)

Every year at Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) meetings, someone always asks me about my process. I don’t mind the question, I love talking “shop.” I don’t always have big blocks of time to write…especially when I started publishing. At that time, I was helping to take care of my grandparents, and there was always something to do. So, I found little bits of time to grab for my own. Up until the “shelter at home” shut down, I would…

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Call for Submissions! Cowboys: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology

Call for Submissions! Cowboys: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology

COWBOYS:  A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY Editor: Delilah Devlin Deadline: November 15, 2020 COWBOYS is open to all authors. Editor/Author Delilah Devlin is looking for stories for a romantic erotica anthology tentatively entitled COWBOYS:  A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY. Why write a short story for this collection? Well, it’s certainly not about making a lot of money, so why do it at all? I’ve said this before, but here are my thoughts… Writing a short story for a call for…

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Where Magic Begins: Payton Harlie (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Payton Harlie (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary Preston! *~*~* It’s all about the paper and pens. Most of my story ideas start out as a handwritten note—sometimes in notebooks, but just as often on the back of a grocery store receipt because that was all I had handy at the time. Eventually, I sit down and type all the scribbles into a more readable form in their appropriate Scrivener file. The typing happens at the desk in the above photo. It’s an old…

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Enter these contests while you can!!

Enter these contests while you can!!

The First Response authors are having fun with their “Where Magic Begins” challenge. When I proposed it, they were all thrilled at the chance to share something about their writing rituals, their creative spaces. More’s coming next week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, be sure to check out the first three posts! Prizes are up for grabs! Win $ or books! WHERE MAGIC BEGINS: MELANIE JAYNE (CONTEST) — This ends soon!! Win an Amazon gift card! WHERE MAGIC BEGINS: JANUARY…

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Where Magic Begins: Ava Cuvay (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Ava Cuvay (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Colleen C! *~*~* Where the (Writing) Magic Happens When this particular theme was bandied about, I knew I had to “go there” with it and take a picture of my bed. As a romance writer, I can admit that a certain brand of magic happens there, among other flat surfaces. While it may look like some particularly energetic magic has recently occurred, well, that’s just how it normally looks. And I get a fun chortle out of…

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IN ONE PICTURE: ELLE JAMES’S “SHELTERING CHARLOTTE” (CONTEST)

IN ONE PICTURE: ELLE JAMES’S “SHELTERING CHARLOTTE” (CONTEST)

UPDATE: The winner is…Pat Elliott! *~*~* Sheltering Charlotte by Elle James Passions ignite between a cop and a city girl trapped in a cellar while a storm ravages Hellfire, Texas Excerpt from “Sheltering Charlotte”… A heavy roaring sound, accompanied by sideways rain, made him glance toward the end of Main Street. That’s when he saw it. A wide funnel cloud, pounding the earth, spinning everything up in its path, headed straight for Hellfire. Sheets of mangled tin roofing, boards, huge tree…

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IN ONE PICTURE: DELILAH DEVLIN’S “IN THE WILD” (CONTEST)

IN ONE PICTURE: DELILAH DEVLIN’S “IN THE WILD” (CONTEST)

UPDATE: The winner is…Cindy Bartolotta! *~*~* In the Wild by Delilah Devlin After a charging bison comes between her and her latest skip, a bounty hunter must rely on the survival skills of her park ranger rescuer Excerpt from “In the Wild”… The ATV’s motor revved, bringing it closer by the sound behind her. But she didn’t dare glance backward. The bull’s hooves were shaking the ground beneath her feet. With her lungs and legs burning, she veered right, just as…

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IN ONE PICTURE: MARGAY LEAH JUSTICE’S “HANDCUFFS AND G-STRINGS” (CONTEST)

IN ONE PICTURE: MARGAY LEAH JUSTICE’S “HANDCUFFS AND G-STRINGS” (CONTEST)

UPDATE: The winner is…Eniko! *~*~* Handcuffs and G-Strings by Margay Leah Justice At a benefit for fallen heroes, sparks fly between a socially awkward woman and the cop she mistakes for a stripper From “Handcuffs and G-Strings”… I don’t know how long I stand here re-assessing my life decisions, when I’m startled out of my thoughts by the gorgeous “cop” dancer. Oh, Lord, he’s even more stunning up close with his full mouth and sapphire eyes and the uniform shirt he…

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