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Sacchi Green: Strong Women, Fairy Tales, and a Short Story Writer’s Lament

Sacchi Green: Strong Women, Fairy Tales, and a Short Story Writer’s Lament

I like to write and read about strong women.  Probably all of us do, from time to time, but even if I start out trying to write a more submissive character, by the end she’ll be as strong-willed as any hero. In my very first long ago erotic short story (eventually published in Dream Lover, an anthology edited by Kristina Wright for Cleis Press,) the central character is a prostitute dominated and brutalized by her pimp, a woman who has…

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Flora Dain: On “The Masseur”

Flora Dain: On “The Masseur”

A couple of years ago, I was looking forward to the most wonderful summer. At the start of it, my first novel was due out; two months later, my second; and two months after that, my third. A whole trilogy in one year! I was over the moon. One small thing—I also faced an operation. Nothing major but still scary, and guess what? My first ever launch date was the very same day as my op. Stuff happens. But the…

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Sex Objects: Erotic Romance for Women is here! (Contest)

Sex Objects: Erotic Romance for Women is here! (Contest)

This book was a long time in the making. And it’s my last with Cleis Press. I think you’ll find this collection to be a lot of fun. The stories are varied. The styles just as unique. The authors are all at the top of their game! Pick up a copy. At just $4.99, this book is a steal! And while you’re here, subscribe to our blog! You won’t want to miss seeing what the authors and I have in…

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Almost Here! (Contest)

Almost Here! (Contest)

Today was supposed to be about a brand new release. Here’s the cover… My publisher says it’s a glitch, and that the book should be live soon, but we’ll see. In the meantime, I’d love to remind you about all the anthologies I’ve edited that are already available! Click on the covers to learn more about these spicy anthologies! You’ll find great authors, scorching hot, inventive stories—pretty much everything you’d want in a short story collection!          Contest…

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Sabrina York Sparks a Five Alarm Fire!

Sabrina York Sparks a Five Alarm Fire!

I am so excited about Five Alarm Fire, my contribution to the High Octane Heroes Anthology. In my opinion, there’s nothing hotter than a man who wants you for exactly who you are. Unless, of course, he is a sexy fireman…and wants you for exactly who you are. In my short story, Trish is a little shy around men. She’s convinced no one really hot would ever want her. But when Luke gets a look at her generous curves and…

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The Star – Tahira Iqbal

The Star – Tahira Iqbal

I put a lot of thought into the type of hero that I wanted when I started to research The Star. He had to have lightening sharp reflexes, a command of steel and a presence so sure that you were instantly comforted or terrified. Luckily in this case, it’s the former. So if I knew this guy could take care of a billion dollar jet, I knew that Estella was going to be in good hands. I shiver as the…

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Whet Your Appetite

Whet Your Appetite

I love military heroes, both real and fictional. I guess that’s not surprising, considering most of the men in my family served in the military during war time. My dad was a Marine, my husband served on a battleship in the Navy, and my son plans to join the military next year. All of my uncles and most of my brothers-in-law served in the Navy, and claim those years were among the best of their lives. A few say they wished…

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HOOK ME UP by Adele Dubois

HOOK ME UP by Adele Dubois

Contest Update!!!! The WINNER of the Firefighter Christmas ornament is CHRISTINA C.! For another chance to win an identical firefighter ornament, please visit my stop on the SMOKIN’ HOT FIREMEN blog tour at Ramblings From This Chick  Thursday, July 18. I hope to see you there!  –CONTEST ALERT!– When Cleis Press chose our stunning cover for SMOKIN’ HOT FIREMEN, with that gorgeous George Clooney lookalike model holding a kitten, I jumped for joy! You see, my contribution to the anthology, titled  Hook…

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The Star – Tahira Iqbal

The Star – Tahira Iqbal

I’m lucky enough to be promoting two stories this summer with editor Delilah Devlin, and the one thing they have in common, apart from being hot and sexy, is that they both feature a man in uniform. In the High Octane Heroes anthology, due out this year, I focus on an American Air Force pilot in my short story “The Star.” As this website so rightly says, “Heroes inspire lustful fascination.” They also garner the highest respect. To me, there…

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New Contest and Trading Cards!

New Contest and Trading Cards!

High Octane Heroes will be here before you know it, and the authors who wrote the wonderful stories are all eager for you to get to know them! Since I love seeing readers clamor around a new collection, I look for things to do that are fun so you keep coming back again and again! So let’s start with what might help you keep up with what we’re doing… 1) Subscribe to this blog. See the note in the left…

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