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Monday, August 14, 2006

A New Phase at Phaze!

A New Phase for Phaze

Phaze, the erotic imprint of the highly-acclaimed publisher Mundania Press, LLC, has entered an exciting, new level in publishing. From different genres, new authors and more releases, Phaze is poised to become a leader in the erotic romance and women's erotica markets. Taking over the publishing helm for Phaze is the award-winning author and former Phaze senior editor, Kathryn Lively.

"I see exciting new things happening for this cutting-edge publisher," says Lively of her new duties. "Readers will be pleasantly surprised with what we have in store for them."

In the works for Phaze is the continuation of Phaze's highly-successful Heatsheet short story line, which included Sparklers, Shivers, Surges, the current Sambas and the upcoming Snugglers in December 2006. For 2007, Phaze will release five more themed Heatsheet lines. The lines will be Phaze Fetish in February 2007, Phaze Furies in April 2007, Phaze Force in July 2007, Phaze Frontiers in September 2007 and Phaze Frost in December 2007. The Fetish series will be centered on the BDSM lifestyle. Phaze Furies will be revenge stories with a sexy twist. Phaze Force is a salute to all who protect and serve, whether as a firefighter, police officer, soldier in the armed forces or even an agent the Secret Service. Phaze Frontiers will explore new territory, so stories can have a Western theme, be a science fiction tale or even time travel. And Phaze Frost will be stories designed to keep lovers warm on those cold nights.

"We realize the vast appeal of our themed Heatsheet line," Dan Reitz, Sr., publisher of Mundania and owner of Phaze says. "We want to give our readers what they've come to expect from our publication and more. I can't wait for these stories to be published."

Deadline for submissions for the Phaze Snuggler line is October 1, 2006, with stories to be published in December 2006. Stories for the Heatsheet lines are 5,000 to 12,000 words.

Also in the plans is to release four four-author anthologies throughout the year called Phaze Fantasies. These anthologies will have stories written by current Phaze authors and be available in ebook and in print.

Phaze print titles are now available on-line through Phaze, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and other fine on-line retailers. They are also available in Borders bookstores and Waldenbooks. If interested in carrying Phaze titles in your stores, please contact Phaze at Books@Phaze.com.

In this new chapter of Phaze, the publisher is accepting submissions of all genres and lengths. Phaze wants to get more books into bookstores so they would love to receive longer works.

Phaze is also excited to take on more F/F storylines. With successful M/M titles from Leigh Ellwood, Phaze strives to be a forerunner in the erotic romance and women's erotica industry with titillating story concepts.

If you would like to know more about Phaze's submission guidelines, please go to http://www.phaze.com/submissions.htm . To see a sample contract, go to http://www.phaze.com/contract.htm . And for general questions about Phaze, the authors, the current release schedule, the stories and the publisher's direction, please e-mail Books@Phaze.com .

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