Friday, October 31, 2008
Each day of November a new post will go up on my blog (http://eroticpen.blogspot.com) with a few lyrics from a song that I listen to. Send me an email at 'thewriter @ eroticpen.net' (without the spaces) with the song title and artist, and you will get your name entered into a drawing for prize(s) give out at the end of the month.
You can enter once a day, and if you want to enter all 30 days of November you can, or you can pick and chose as the month goes along. I have varied the genres and themes of the songs, so that hopefully there will be at least one song that you are familiar with.
At the end of the month, depending on the number of entries, I will determine the amount of prizes given out. There will be a minimum of two prizes however (provided there are at least two entries). One will be a goody bag. One will be a free download of one of my titles (haven't decided which one yet). Beyond that, you all determine how many prizes are given out by how many entries there are in my contest, and by the amount of different people that play. Who knows, there might even be a print book offered up, if there are enough entries.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
So with all our books on there, we figured we would do a cool contest. Join Storycasting.com and cast our books. For ever book cast you have the opportunity to win a free print book of choice, as well as some other fantastic goodies. Its a fun new community, and we know you will enjoy yourself with it. See if your picks match ours! Keep checking back after you do, you may have won your choice of print books from us!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Soul in His Eyes by Christine London
4 1/2 Stars
What if you wrote a letter to a famous person and the letter actually reached that person? What if the letter sparked a friendship that transcended distance? What if that friendship turned into something more? Christine London's Soul in the Eyes explores, in a sweet, touching, feel-good way, these "ifs".
Christine Rose lives a happy life. She has two children, a husband that loves her and a fulfilling teaching job. Moved by a force that she can't explain, she writes a letter to famous actor Erik Bartholomew.
To the world, Erik lives a perfect famous life: success, money and adoring fans. But in his private life, he's lonely and disconnected. When he received Christine's letter, he immediately feels a connection towards her words and pictures.
A letter exchange between the two sparks a friendship and feelings that neither expected. Suddenly Christine's life takes a tragic turn. Through the friendship vine, Erik learns of this, but he's stuck in Iceland making a movie. The race to get to Christine begins, but what will happen when he reaches her? Here is where the fantasy begins.
Christine London writes a sweet story of following the heart. She encourages, through her characters, a leap of faith even when it looks too-good-to-be-true. Christine and Erik are strong and self-assured, and together find the trust needed to open the door of friendship and love. In addition, she gives each character strong, supportive friends that take on the super-role of rescuers when needed.
This book left me with the feeling that anything is possible if you just take a chance. It's a message that inspires action, because you just never know what may happen "if".
Reviewed by Cez at Bookaholics Romance Book Club
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Direct link: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/ctr_chat.htm
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Book One in the Phaze Rocks: Streets of Fire series:
Detective Nick D'Amato has always been content with his lack-of-commitment love life. For a gay cop in the don't ask-don't tell N.Y.P.D., free and easy always seemed the least complicated route.
William, the new man in his life, has Nick rethinking his priorities. Will's perspective on life and love is different than anything Nick has ever encountered, making him that much more desirable.
The two men are compatible in every way except one, and it's a huge divisor. Both are stubborn, neither willing to compromise, until a serial slasher enters their lives. A growing stack of dead bodies has the police running in circles, sending Nick and Will into a nightmare that could change their lives forever. (m/m contemporary erotic romance)
Friday, October 17, 2008
Now it can be told: Dare to Dream is the November Book Club selection at All Romance eBooks! Have to tell you, I was dead shocked when I got the e-mail with the good news. Considering that the past selections this year have included titles by Debbie Macomber, Bianca D'Arc, and Lynne Connolly, I feel honored to be included among the great titles chosen by ARe. When I sent the work in I was curious if DTD had a shot, considering it is the fourth in a series. But it is written to somewhat stand alone (you don't have to do too much research to enjoy it), and hopefully this pick will generate some backlist interest as well.
This is the third Phaze title to be picked, the other two being Sammie Jo Moresca's wonderful Smolder and Sarah Winn's delightful For Old Times' Sake.
So thank you, ARe, for the honor. I'll be happy to chat with readers at the Book Club on November 20. Thank you, Debi, for the awesome cover, and thank you, Denise, for your editing skill, and thank you, Loukie, for your eagle-eye proofing.
You don't know what this means to me. There was a time I thought this book wouldn't be written, because of the increase in my workload and my parenting duties. I came to write DTD following a massive case of writer's block and depression. I sat in the library of the A.R.E. writing this story in spiral notebooks, then transcribing everything to the computer. How weird is that - writing the book at the A.R.E. to be chosen by ARe? This book saved my sanity, in a way, and from this I've written Daringly Delicious and outlined two follow-up stories. Just goes to show when you dare to dream, good things happen!
Wealthy banker Strom Hyde has decided staying single is the way for him, so he hasn’t dated the same woman longer than 6 months in forever. He’s totally unprepared for his reaction when his sister brings her gorgeous roommate Syleena Webster home for the summer. After he gazes into her soulful brown eyes, and emotion he never felt before hits him and he sends Syleena running for the door.
Five years later they meet again. Will Storm be able to make Syleena understand the mistake he made? Buy on October 20th in ebook and print format from Phaze Books
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Newsletter #41 October 2008 Edition
What Jude's been up to:
This has been an incredibly busy time, and I've got some awesome news to share!
Find out where and when you can chat with Jude…and this month with the entire Phoenix Rising Authors
Books, books, books… you betcha!
Awesome reviews for Ghost of a Chance, Stage Fright and Vertical Tease
Something to warm you on a cold fall evening. Yum
Congratulations to Linda Bass, find out what she won and why.
You betcha. New stuff and here's the url: http://www.my-haven2001.com/
Custom Erotica Fantasies:
A brand new venture, a brand new site, check us out.
If you'd like to join Jude's Yahoo Chat/Newsletter group, the url is:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Jude_Masons_Newsletter/
To have your name added to my mailing list, please email me at:
Take care and have an amazing day!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
There's big news this month about a new venture I'm involved with, Custom Erotica Fantasies. Yeah, it's just as sexy as it sounds. Please check it out!
The final part of the free read Snowbound is included, I hope you've enjoyed this erotic, unusual tale!
I have another easy contest this month, this one concerning my new paranormal changeling release co-authored with Jude Mason. To find out more, read the newsie!
If you don't receive the newsletter in your email, you can find it in the files section at
Have a great weekend!
Friday, October 10, 2008
When in London researching the chase scene for the book, Before You Say Goodbye, I was in my rental car (driven by my personal assistant) attempting to follow the route of the chase. Heathrow Airport is prominently featured as it is the local at which the hero, Benn, and heroine, Aubrey, are to meet for the first time; a hot Internet relationship their only contact to date.
Curbside alone, she searched the flow of traffic as it haltingly pressed along the curve of the passenger pick up area. Black London cabs funneled into their designated lane, with minicab vans and private vehicles clogging the approach. Traffic control officers waved the steady stream forward disallowing any attempt to linger at the curb.
Aubrey looked to her wristwatch. Six thirty. He should have been here by now. Why did her gut feel like a pretzel? What if he'd missed his connecting flight? No….he'd have called. She slid her cell phone from the red woolen weave of her coat, eyes scrolling the screen for any missed calls. None.
Palm resting on the telescoped handgrip of her suitcase, she looked up to the thinning traffic. He was to meet her here. T3 forecourt, passenger pick up. They'd share a cab into the city, two rooms booked at the Claremont on St Auburn's street. Two rooms, she hoped the second would quickly become obsolete. A fortnight in Old London Town wouldn't be long enough if they were, as she sensed, meant to be.
Scanning the crowd of arriving passengers, she caught a glimpse of a man in charcoal gray calf length woolen coat. Jet-black wavy hair layered nearly to the shoulder, cream scarf tucked in at the lapels. It must be…but he was still a city block's distance down the sidewalk. He paused and looked in her direction hesitating as though in like evaluation. Pace quickening, he made his way towards her, a smile spreading across his face.
She grasped the handgrip of her bag and took a few tentative steps forward. Yes…tall, slim, broad of stature, it had to be. Releasing her luggage, she forgot herself for the moment and rushed forward.
Twenty yards away from him a streak of black, a rain coated figure bolted into the scene. Awareness made all the more narrow by her concentration on Benn, she didn't have time to blink before she saw him pushed-- no forced into the open door of a waiting cab.
And then he was gone. The cab lurching from its temporary stop at the front of the queue, weaving around its neighbors with alacrity and skill, the door drawn shut almost the second it accelerated.
"Wait!" The word escaped her lips in astounded reaction. Wait? He'd obviously not gotten into that cab of his own accord. Shit….think.
Arm shooting up in demand, Aubrey hailed the next black marauder to her side. "Follow that cab!" she shouted to the driver as she swung open the back door and leapt in.
As you can image, there is quite a pursuit into town that follows. Checking for timing and landmarks, I planned to follow Aubrey's path. Camera at the ready (Always easier to recall details via a photo), we approached the T3 forecourt passenger pick up area. I snapped piccies of the lanes leading to, the actual passenger collection area and the tunnel used as exit to the motortway. Half way through said tunnel, police lights flashed behind us. We thought they were after someone ahead, but no.
It was me they wanted.
Pulling to the kerb, my assistant rolled down the window. A burly officer demanded identification and proceed to ask us what we thought we were doing taking photographs. He and his partner were not at first amused. When I popped out of the passenger seat displaying business cards containing bookcover images spouting the blurb for my upcoming Urban Phaze release, they both chuckled. The questioning turned from agressive to curious to fascination.
The lead officer was required to fill out a report admonishing me to get permission for any such further missions. (Had I stopped to think, I would have realized I look quite the canvassing terrorist, procuring information for some future violent mischeif.)
As it turned out, both officers were surprised we recognized their accents as being "Weegie' (Glaswegian) and proudly conveyed their belief that indeed the finest police are from Scotland. (England imports them knowing full well that they are the tenacious decendents of fearsome warriors).
About a week later I received a follow up questionaire via e-mail from the Heathrow police. The administrative officer had more than just the standard questions, indeed loving the covers of my books. It seems my reputation now proceeds me. Yes...Christine London is a 'known' favorite of the Heathrow contingent of HM police force.
Here's the blurb:
From the moment Aussie Internet entrepreneur Benn Morrison opened the California mystery writer's solicitous message he knew she would change his life. Classy, sexy and erudite, she defined desirable womanhood. Now six months on they are flying half way round the globe to 'meet' on neutral ground: London. Can their affair of words survive the delivery of the package upon which his future depends? Ripped apart before they have the chance to find out, they are left to solve what just may be a mystery costing them their lives.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Now through October 31, when you purchase an eBook or print copy of Coming Together For the Cure, you will be automatically entered in our giveaway. The grand prize winner, drawn at random, will receive a $25 gift certificate to Phaze Books and the beautiful "Make You All Aware" necklace from Between Sun and Moon Jewelry (pictured left). Second and third prize drawings of $10 Phaze.com gift certificates will also be drawn.
No purchase is necessary to enter the giveaway, however. You may also enter by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and, if you wish, you may include a name for our "For the Cure" Memory Wall. We do hope, though, you will consider buying our wonderful, award-winning collection of erotic shorts to assist helping our fight against this illness, or that you will make a donation to the breast cancer charity of your choice.
All net proceeds from the sales of Coming Together for The Cure are donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
Friday, October 03, 2008
Please visit the official site of the Collingswood Book Festival to learn more and to get directions. See you there!
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
You will find all of our books there, ready for order.
We are also available at Fictionwise:
and All Romance eBooks
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