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Musings on writing erotica--both human and not so much

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Wow. This is one of those movies that has been on our list for a long time.  We ended up watching it as part of our "let's only watch fun, romantic, feel-good movies this month" plan. When you have people aging in range from 15 to 50, it can take a long time to agree...

The Spirit of Christmas

So, the hubby and I were in the mood for soemthing sweet and predictable. This was pretty much what you get with this one. The best thing about it is Thomas Beaudoin. Oh, my lord, how is it I've never seen him before? You can guarantee he'll be on my mind next time I...

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

I must have a slightly twisted sense of Christmas Spirit...I love, love, love, this movie. It's funny, charming, scary, and sweet all at the same time. If you have never heard of the Krampus before, you might want to google it before atching the movie. The Finns have...

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Some people would argue that this isn't actually a Christmas movie, but...isn't a holiday movie something you personally associate with a holiday?  Since I first saw this before Christmas, it will always feel like a Christmas movie to me!

The Mistletoe Inn– a review

I was at a writing retreat recently, so we decided to watch this movie as a lark. After all, it was about a romance author going on a writing retreat. Most of the women in my writing group do not write romance, but the writing world is so badly portrayed in this movie...

What’s Next?

Whenever I start thinking about what I'll write next, I spend very little time worrying about what other people want. Is that selfish? I don't know. But, I do know writing something that makes me excited makes for better writing in general, and therefore, something...

Blood In The Rain 3 Giveaway–Enter Now!

Did I completely forget to mention I have a giveaway on Goodreads? Yes...Yes I did. You still have a couple days, though. Go sign up now for your chance to win a copy of the latest, all-new collection of super hot vampire stories! Goodreads Book Giveaway Blood in the...

Blood in the Rain Reading Season

I've settled into a pretty good rhythm when it comes to putting together the Blood in the Rain anthologies. Because this is our third time around, Mary Trepanier (my co-editor) and I have developed a system for reading submissions and deciding which stories will go in...

If Mom’s Happy: Stories of Erotic Mothers

My story in If Mom's Happy is mostly fantasy, but this little snippet is straight out of real-life experience. Not waking the kids is definitely 'a thing' for most parents at some point. It's not that we were trying to hide the fact we have sex, we wanted them to...

Giveaway!

I'm so excited about reading the new submissions for Blood in the Rain 3, I've decided to give away ten copies of Blood in the Rain 2. Here's the link! Goodreads Book Giveaway Blood in the Rain 2 by Cecilia Duvalle Giveaway ends April 30, 2017. See the giveaway...

Blood in the Rain 3!

Yes. You read that right. We're ready to accept submissions to Blood in the Rain 3, to be released in October 2017. If you've got an erotic vampire tale to share, it's time to get cranking. Or editing if you've already got one written. Check out the official call at...

OMG, I totally forgot to post about BITR2?

I'm horrible at blogging. Or updating. I hate this part of the writing business because of the technical stuff involved. I like to write. And I love to read. And I love connecting with people who enjoy the same. If you want to receive updates via email, please...