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 Cwtch Press.

And, in case you’re wondering, I do write other stuff that is all human. I’m pleased to be included in “If Mom’s Happy” to be released in May 2017.  I’ll post more here when I have some new stuff available. Happy reading!

OMG, I totally forgot to post about BITR2?

9780996904537-EPUB-COVERI’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 consider joining my brand new newsletter list. I will only send out an email when something new is published, and I’ll include a link to where you can buy it.  The sign up is on the right column of this page, and you get access to my first-ever printed piece “Birthday Boy” as my way of thanking you.  It’s a sweet little FemmeDomme piece.

So what’s new for 2017?

1–Blood In the Rain 2 came out in October 2016. We had so many stories to choose from that it was difficult work. I love this collection, and hope you do too.

2–If Mom’s Happy, an anthology edited by Brandy Fox will be coming out in May.  It was fun to write a story about a mom who’s desperate to have her husband all alone at home so they can have sex all over the house. Having kids can cramp your lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of sexy times.

3–Blood in the Rain 3–Submissions are opening again very soon. Mary and I will be looking for more vampire erotica. New guidelines should be available on bloodintherain.com and at cwtchpress.com by the end of January.

4–I have another story that is pending with another anthology. Here’s hoping it all comes together.  😉

Wishing everyone a grand 2017.

The Audible Version of BITR is Available!

I know, Blood in the Rain 2 is about to hit the shelves and the audible for BITR 1 is finally available? I’ve blogged about the audiobook process a few times. The fact that our studio was available one evening a week for a couple of hours, plus our talent work ‘real jobs’ made it a longer project than we’d hoped. Oh well! IT’s available NOW. Click this audible link to get it for yourself.

I have a couple of free codes available for people who are willing to do a review on audible.com. If you’re interested, make a comment and I’ll get you a code.

Aren’t You Done Yet?

IMG_3751I get this question about a lot of different things. “I thought you started that book five years ago.” and “Weren’t you knitting that last time I saw you?” are variations on a theme. Most recently, I’ve been pinged a few times by folks who are excited to share the audio version of Blood in the Rain: seventeen stories of vampire erotica. I had no idea when we started this process just how long it was going to take. Future audio book scheduling will take into account life and the way things just get in the way. Illness, school vacations, dead hard-drives, and things like that are very hard to factor into a schedule, but they will, inevitably, mess with any timeline.

One of the things I really didn’t know was just how long it was going to take to edit a story. In the photo above, you can see the raw content in the shaggy caterpillar like band across the middle. All the vertical lines are markers for flubs that need editing. Every time the voice actor stopped to change a word, intonation or cough, the audio tech put in a marker. Then, after the recording is all done, each line has to be addressed.

So…seventeen stories. Each story takes sixty to ninety minutes to record and three to five hours to edit. Add in voice actors can only work for three hour stretches (union rules) and, since ours are working full time at “real jobs”, one evening a week and you can see why it’s April and we’re just now really close to finishing. We have twelve stories mostly done and five left to record. I think you’ll find it’s been worth the wait. Here’s hoping for a June release!