March 17, 2013

Who's In Under Her Thumb?

So, it seems I may not have actually published the table of contents for Under Her Thumb.  I could have sworn that I had, but since I can't find it here, I thought I should let you see it.  Stop me if you already have.  Oh, I guess you can't stop me since I'll have finished by the time you read this!

So, here it is: The table of contents for Under Her Thumb.  I think you're really going to like it, I know I do.

1  Quiet                                                  Andrea Zanin
2  La Sexorcista                                     Valerie Alexander
3  Business Managing                            Teresa Noelle Roberts
4  A Little Ticklish                                   Colin
5  Hound and Hare                                  D. L. King
6  Uncharted Territory                             Evan Mora
7  Suffer                                                 Giselle Renarde
8  Subdar                                               Rachel Kramer Bussel
9  Good for the Goose                             Kathleen Bradean
10 All Eyes on Him                                  Aimee Nichols
11 Blame Spartacus                                Laura Antoniou
12 The Dinner Party                                 Anne Grip
13 Fear Not                                             Andrea Dale
14 Layover                                              Lisabet Sarai
15 Juicy Tidbits                                       Dominic Santi
16 Her Majesty’s Plaything                       Lawrence Westerman
17 Bottled and Bound                              Jacqueline Brocker
18 Red Delicious                                      Leela Scott
19 Repent!                                               David Wraith
20 Below Stairs                                        T. R. Verten
21 In the Chill of Her Displeasure              Veronica Wilde

Dorothy Parker

Janine Ashbless just posted this on Facebook and I love it.  I felt the need to stick it on my blog.  

I know, I never post anything particularly interesting on my blog, just stuff about calls and books.  So sue me!  But I thought you would enjoy it--all two of you.  Dorothy Parker was most definitely one of the wittiest people who ever lived and, to this day, my favorite place to hang out and drink with other writer friends and talk about writing and publishing is at the Algonquin Hotel.

I lift my over-priced martini to you, Dorothy!

March 15, 2013

Free Books!

I'm giving away two signed copies of Under Her Thumb on Good Reads!  All you have to do is go over there and sign up for one.  Good Reads will randomly select the winners on April 15!

And don't forget, if you're in NYC, come to the book launch at Purple Passion on April 12!

March 9, 2013

Under Her Thumb NYC Launch Reading/Signing!

I've always wanted a real book launch party but somehow I never got around to having one.

But, with the publication date of Under Her Thumb: Erotic Stories of Female Domination approaching, I decided I wanted to do it up right.  You see, this book is special to me.  Yes, they're all special to me and I'm very proud of all my books, but this one -- this one is the one I've wanted to edit from the very beginning.  This one is personal.  If you've enjoyed my short stories or my novels, I think you will like this book!

Please join me, along with Laura Antoniou, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Anne Grip and Lawrence Westerman, some very special authors from the book, for an evening of reading and celebration.

Under Her Thumb NYC Launch
Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
211 West 20th Street
New York, NY

Please join us.  There'll be plenty to eat and drink, books to buy and have signed, not to mention a special discount on all purchases made at Purple Passion after the reading (with the exception of Under Her Thumb).

While I know I don't have to say this, 'cause it's kind of like McDonald's coffee being hot...
This is an adults only event, hey, it's in a sex shop... I'm just sayin'...

March 2, 2013

The Killer Wore Leather Review

You will like this book.  

You may even love this book, the way I do.  What I'm saying is that you don't have to be part of the kink community to enjoy The Killer Wore Leather.  You can learn about it along with Nancy, the reporter who feels put upon to have to cover such a dog of an event: the Mr. and Ms. Global Leather and Boot Black contest.  You'll like it because, here's the deal: it's a murder mystery, and you like murder mysteries.  

And, if you happen to be a part of said kink community, you will LOVE it for its hilarious representation, hey, you might even see yourself caricatured within its pages -- you know your friends will...  And actually, if you've ever been to a convention of any size, academic, science fiction, romance, engineering, you name it, the book translates.

I have been a fan of Laura Antoniou's writing and wit since I picked up my first Marketplace book way back when.  She's a brilliant teller of tales who knows how to turn a phrase -- turn it on its ear.  Not only is the plot riviting (because you really do want to know who killed Mac Steele, ass that he is -- and when you think you know, you're wrong...just saying) but the book is laugh-out-loud funny.  From Boy Jack to Boy Jack (yes, there are two) to the fabulous acronyms for all the groups and organizations (be sure to spell them out as you read!) you won't be able to put this book down and you won't be able to stop laughing.

Writing comedy is a real gift.  This book holds its own well with the likes of Christopher Buckley, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams, (oh, and maybe a little Damn You, Autocorrect, too) not for its content, but for it's wit, style and outrageous humor.  I'm not going to rehash the plot.  Others have already done that.  Simply know that you will like the book, regardless of who you are or where you come from.  So do yourself a favor and give yourself a little present.

In full disclosure, I was given an advanced reader copy by the publisher--but I would have loved it just as much if I'd bought it with my own hard-earned money...

And, by the way, you can buy the book here and here and lots of other places.  (A wink is as good as a leather paddle to the backside.)