Friday, April 28, 2006

Biting the cherry

Wonderful news - Torquere Press have offered to publish the Forbidden Fruit anthology, 'First Bite of the Cherry', under their 'DIY editing' package. The DIY editor, needless to say, will be yours truly. LOL. I'm delighted because there have been some wonderful stories in the magazine over the years and this is a way of sharing those stories with a wider audience, letting our regular readers remind themselves of what they've forgotten, and compensating some of our contributors for all their hard work.

The anthology will be published in February 2007 so watch this space for updates and further news!

Friday, April 21, 2006


We're off for a long weekend to stay with my uncle on the Isle of Wight so it'll be a few days before I can update this again. I'm looking forward to the break, actually, since writing has been like wading through glue the last few days. Very little progress and what I have written is horrid. Unusually for me I'm not even going to take a notebook away with me, just chill for a few days and forget all about annoying characters, editing, forms, word counts, deadlines, etc etc etc. Bliss!

See ya in a few days time, hopefully much refreshed. :)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


I've been missing-in-action with a migraine most of the day but logged on to a nice surprise - Torquere Press have released the 'Centaurfold' Taste Test, which includes 'Forgotten Race'. The story, about a Victorian archaeologist and a displaced centaur, is one of three - the other two, both fantastic, are by Emily Veinglory and Kay Derwydd.

The title has to be one of the funniest I've ever seen. LOL. Head for the Torquere Press web page to find out more!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

One more for the 'to read' list

Press release from ERWF member Mychael Black:

"Going Home" by Mychael Black

When Robbie's father dies and he agrees to leave Baltimore for a backwoods farm in Alabama he's counting on a lot of things. A funeral. Problems with his brother Russ. A lot of time spent in the closet.

What he doesn't count on his the new farm hand, Seth. The handsome Texan has him drooling from the moment they meet, and has him well in hand not long after. That kind of comfort is just what he needs as family issues rear their ugly heads, but will it last for them after the first rush wears off?


Friday, April 14, 2006

Even better!

Wild Child Publishing, a new monthly online literary magazine, have just given me my two best ever reviews, on 'Elfmeet' and 'Lost Property' respectively. The reviewer, Michelle, raved over my use of language and imagery and was so taken with the work that not only did she give both the books 5 out of 5, but she apparently bought one of my other e-books as well. And she doesn't even like fantasy. LOL

I'm completely overcome. :)

You can read the reviews here for 'Elfmeet' and here for 'Lost Property'.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Lovely review

Many thanks to Michelle at Just Erotic Romance Reviews who has reviewed 'One Degree of Separation' and made some really lovely comments about the book. I'm delighted! Apparently the review was done a while ago but I've only just found out - which made for a really nice surprise for the day. :)

I'm especially pleased that she liked the settings and authenticity of the stories so much because that aspect is always very important to me. Two stories, 'Lonely Sky' and 'The House on Penny Lane' are set in my old home city of Liverpool. It may not be the prettiest place in the world, ever - but it is wonderfully atmospheric and really lends itself to the darker, grittier or creepier stories, which those two both are.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

More hol(e)y research

This time we went to Harvington Hall in rural Worcestershire, which is reputed to have the best collection of priest holes in the country. The hour-and-a-half guided tour was a little on the excessive side but the hides themselves are fascinating. Somewhere along the line they seem to have mislaid one, because the last time I went they said they had eight, plus two smaller hides for vestments etc. Now that's down to seven plus two - which is still pretty amazing in what's a fairly small manor house to start with!

We got to see inside several of the hides, including the one that's reached via a tilting wooden plank inside a cupboard in the library, and the one behind some lifting treads on the main staircase.

It's given me some great ideas for the ghost story so I'm busy scribbling away again today and have already added another 500 words.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Erotic Dreams

As well as 'Whispers on the Wind', Erotic Dreams has some great stories this month. Here's details of one of 'em:

The first installment of The Beast in Beauty by K.M. Frontain is out on Erotic Dreams Zine.

The title “The Beast in Beauty” is a play on the old fairytale we all know, but in this rendition, the beast isn’t your typical unfortunate male character who stupidly got himself cursed. In this story, the beast is a female, or rather a pair of females, and the unfortunate prince is not exactly the innocent or hapless type, and very disinclined to letting a curse, or anyone, get the better of him. The beasts in this story might wish they had passed their curse on to someone else. (warning: MMF/adult content)

Zine membership is free. Join-up and enjoy monthly installments of erotica.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

New month, new zine, new story

To coincide with the start of April, I have a brand new story appearing in the second ever issue of Erotic Dreams, a new zine of mostly fantasy, mostly pansexual erotica. 'Whispers on the Wind' is a poignant tale of a young man's search for the identity of his secret, telepathic friend. Even better, the story has been beautifully illustrated by talented artist Illusioner. Why not wander along and take a look for yourselves? You'll need to register to read the story but hey - it's free!!

New book from Emily Veinglory

I haven't had a chance to read it myself yet, but if it's anything like her usual books it's well worth adding to your collection. :)

Image hosting by PhotobucketThe Thing He Loves by Veinglory, Emily

Steve thinks of himself as a typical dull librarian; not someone a gorgeous elf like Ferris would ever fall for. On top of that Steve knows that he is suffering from a vampiric curse that will lead to the death of anyone who ever does fall in love with him. So when a tampered spell book puts Steve and Ferris on the trail of a magical murderer their growing bond is a potentially lethal problem.

Genre: Erotica
Rating: Adult
Length: 5800 Words