Forthcoming anthology!

Hi, peeps!

Well, I’ve been a bit busy on other projects, besides my forthcoming novel.

And here’s one of those projects! I’m way stoked to announce that I and fellow author/editor R.G. Emanuelle are co-editing a volume of erotic and romantic stories that will be published by Ylva Publishing in August. Check out the announcement HERE.

All You Can Eat: A Buffet of Lesbian Romance and Erotica

R.G. and I are way excited to announce this project we’ve been working on. It’s been an idea we’ve had for a while, and finally we were able to get it off the ground. Ylva Publishing is our host, and we’re pleased to be working with them.

cover by Sue Niewiarowski
cover by Sue Niewiarowski

So, yeah, you guessed it. The central theme of this particular collection of stories is food. Each story incorporates food in some way, whether it’s a catalyst for a romantic interlude or an intrinsic part of the interaction between the characters. You’ll find a range of heat levels here, from mild to super spicy, but you’ll also find some food for thought on the menu, which we as editors really enjoyed.

R.G. and I have worked on an anthology in the past. Some of you may recall our volume Skulls and Crossbones: Tales of Women Pirates. As much work as that was, we had a great time getting it put together, so we decided to be gluttons for more and we came up with the idea for this anthology a while back. Well, various things got in the way and we back-burnered it for a bit, and then decided to go for it.

Anthologies are a lot of work for the editors who put them together, and in some ways it’s kind of like herding cats. You’re trying to keep things on schedule, organized, and make sure the authors are in the loop. And in some cases, you’re working directly with the designer (R.G. and I do) while also working directly with the publisher. So it’s a lot of juggling going on, but we generally end up having a really good time.

And in case you were wondering, the menu includes Jove Belle, Cheyenne Blue, Jae, Cheri Crystal, Sacchi Green, Rebekah Weatherspoon, Karis Walsh, Yvonne Heidt, Ashley Bartlett, Victoria Oldham, and Historia, as well as R.G. (chef) and Andi (sous chef) and quite possibly a couple of others. We’ll keep you posted.

So that’s one of the OTHER things I’ve been up to! Rounding up a bunch of delicious (hopefully) morsels and getting them prepped for serving. 😀

Happy Thursday, everybody, and we hope you’ll join us for dinner.

Isn’t it romantic? Romance as a genre

Howdy, peeps!

So I released another romance novella, From the Boots Up, on March 8 on Kindle.

I’ve gotten quite a few nice comments about it, including a few that want more of the main characters. Well, have no fear. I do have something else in mind. 😀

Anyway, that got me thinking. I don’t really have a reputation as a romance writer. I do put romance in the mysteries and sci fi that I write, but I haven’t published a full-length novel that’s romance. The freebie short stories on my site here are romance (with the exception of one much racier one), and the two novellas I’ve indie published are romance.

So…what gives? Should I consider myself a romance writer, too? Or a writer who occasionally does some romance? I’m not entirely sure, since I’m never sure I’m writing to the formula that people want to read in a romance. Yeah, that’s right. Like space opera and mystery, romance has formulas, too. Actually, a lot of writing venues argue that there’s one predominant formula. I think that could be true in some circumstances, but things have certainly expanded over the years.

Where am I going with this? Click on!

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