50K? You Did IT? Congrats NaNoWriMo Writers!!

What? YOU Did it? Come on, let's celebrate!!!!!!

It's Friday, the 30th ... Don't Forget Talk Live with Roxy Tonight! 10:30pm EDT!!

Join Me Tonight for Talk Live

This afternoon I am Guest Blogging at Sexpressions the Liquid Silver Books Blog...so stop by and say "Hello!" Then get your Chronicle of Surrender characters and character development questions ready, because TONIGHT is........

Tonight's Talk Live with Roxy is in answer to a direct request from a reader to talk about the Chronicle of Surrender's characters and for my writer listeners a chance to talk about erotic character development.

So join me tonight, I'd love to hear what questions you have for me and since I too am in love with Kitten, Garrett, Thomas, George, and Jackie ... Morgana and Tom ... oh the list is too long ... call me to tell me YOUR Fav Character or scene:)

Click here or go directly to TalkShoe (remember if you don't already have an account you can listen but not interact but it only takes a moment to register.)

Call in live, same deal listen but not talk unless you have an account, so if you are calling take a minute to get a user name and password!

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444

Talkcast ID: 72096


Yule Romance ... IPod Style

I know, if you like me, have been on a date...maybe the mood just wasn't right...
But you had your trusty IPod in your pocket, and you were thinking...if only I'd loaded something ROMANTIC...

Well, it's Cali to the rescue (also an IPod lover...and romantic)
Now, you to can own a romantic crackling fireplace in your pocket AND romantic backround music...just in time for the holidays!

Here's a sample ... and bonus ... all proceeds are being donated to charity ... now that's what I'm calling the holiday spirit:)

If the sample link doesn't work for you...or you're at work and just don't time to fully appreciate this gem of an idea... just remember iYule.TV

Kinky Secrets...

I have often wondered how other people manage raising children and having a kinky life. Should it be a hundred percent secret and if so, for how long? Because from my POV, kids are smart, and even if you think you're keeping your dirty little secrets in the closet (or basement) are you really?

Case in point, I'm an erotica writer and even though I spent years writing after the children were in bed, password protecting, and other insanely creative ways to protect my children from the truth, about a decade ago, when my oldest daughter was sixteen she not only found one of my manuscripts (printed and hidden) but "borrowed it." When I discovered it missing, to say that I tore the house upside down looking for it is an understatement. It was gone... It turned up a day later, back in it's original hiding place but much worse for wear and I had a sneaking suspicion that the seventeen year old was involved. I waited for her classes to be over (she was in college at the time) and then I waited for her shift to be over (Sous Chef) going nuts on the inside waiting. When she did finally get home and I asked about it, she was very honest...
"I love it that you're a writer and your book is awesome!" (I wasn't sure whether to feel better because of the affirmation, or queasy that I had inadvertently exposed my daughter to BDSM) "Besides, I needed something for the all-night read-a-thon." (oh, no.) "But it's okay. It was smashing! Everyone loved it! It was passed by chapter around the coffee shop! We even did the best parts as aloud readings!" (oh dear god! I was trying to imagine the scene of her very artistic, Goth college mates, reading my erotica over cappuccino with live acoustic guitar in the background (which if I hadn't been so upset and after having a decade to reflect now seems like a pretty cool way to share my work) ...at this point I had to ask, "Please tell me there were no minors in the room" to which she assured me that she was the only "child" present and she didn't count right, because she was my kid? ... (I'm still having nightmares.)

At this point, we had to have the serious talk, that she was to never do anything like this again ... and ... she wasn't to breathe a word to her sister. Her answer, "Uh Mom, she's the one who showed it to me. She hacked your password, but I didn't tell you that." (My fifteen year old hacked my password? I think I started hyperventilating at that point.)

The next day's conversation with my middle daughter went something like this, "You read something this week that you wasn't supposed to."
"I know, but it will never happen again...trust me...that stuff is so disgusting...I'm probably scarred for life!" (It was okay because she was being over-dramatic in a sarcastic way but I also believed perhaps naively she would never snoop again.)

All I can say, is I survived the trauma of being forced out of the erotica-writer closet... but I still had a third daughter to go ... and she was only eight at the time... and too young to be exposed to the truth. What was I going to do? Because I would need nerve pills to face this situation again.

Somewhere along the line I decided honesty was the better policy ... you just can't fool kids ... so I stopped trying so hard to keep the fact that I was an erotica writer a secret and when the youngest girl was ten or so and asked innocently, "What do you write all day?" I answered with as close to the truth as I thought she needed at that age, "sexy romance novels." With her nose scrunched she passed judgment immediately, "You are too old to be thinking about sex...and writing about it...gross!" (hmmm...I was thirty-six at the time.)

Since that conversation our household has become a lot more open about what I write about, they know that some of my characters are gay, bi-sexual, transgendered...and play naughty games with floggers...and as a result, coming out of the closet as a little kinky myself has made talking to my daughters about all aspects of sexuality a lot easier.

So despite my fears ... I managed to not only raise well-adjusted kids--they've grown into amazingly awesome adults.

Do you have any raising kids stories to share? If so, I'd love to hear about it!


Not Quite Erotica

"She responded with those cries that men long to hear,
the sweet deep moaning sounds that echo the sigh of oceans,
the ebb and flow of fields, the sough of stars."
-Christopher Rush, from his novel Will
The shortlist for the annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award for the most awkward description of an intimate encounter has been revealed. Now in its 14th year, the prize is an award given annually to the author who produces the worst description of a sex scene in a novel. The award is in the form of a "semi-abstract trophy representing sex in the 1950's, which depicts a naked woman draped over an open book. It has been presented each year since 1993 in an attempt to discourage authors from writing crude and tasteless accounts of the sexual act.

Nominees for this years award include:

1. David Thewlis (lately of Harry Potter fame), The Late Hector Kipling
2. Jeanette Winterson, The Stone Gods
3. the late Norman Mailer, The Castle in the Forest
4. Richard Milward, Apples
5. Ali Smith, Girl Meets Boy
6. Gary Shteyngart, Absurdistan
7. Christopher Rush, Will
8. Clare Clark , The Nature of Monsters.

If you don't remember, last years winner was Iain Hollingshead for his first novel Twenty Something, also noteworthy because he was the award's youngest recipient. I'm sure you will all be giddy to hear this year's winner! The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on Tuesday. The nominated passages will be read by actresses.

You Might Say I'm A Visual Kind of Girl

Someone asked last week on the TalkCast how I come up with my ideas/characters...and honestly, most days I feel like I have an entire library in my head just waiting to be written down ... I've been telling stories and entertaining myself daydreaming for decades and so really ... I don't have to go far ...

But some days, real-life is just ... so awesome ... you know, those funny moments that you will never forget, like the day Forgotten Girl bounced into the cafe with her post-op elastic bandeau covered by only a velour zip front hoodie, and she unzipped and pushed her new boobs together in front of the lunch rush, announcing, "And I got these GREAT BOOBS!" ... great moment ... if it hadn't already been used (similarly) in 13 Going on 30 ... I would so use that...

Then there are people I see, because if anything, I am a people watcher ... my best example was a barrista I saw last summer who had great tats (minor tat fetish) but the most intriguing aspect of her art was that the tats framed her forearms which were deeply scarred by past cutting ... no, I didn't ask her story, none of my business, but I did create a story around the life-trauma that would lead to a beautiful girl becoming tatted and scarred ... wearing her pain as it was ... and that is the focus of the WIP I cannot get out of my head ... "Vow of Secrets"

I'll try to come up with a decent excerpt by Friday ... but for now ... I'll share what triggered some visual moments for me ... and some really awesome chapters ...

I did say minor tat fetish...


You are Going to Love Morgana ... I share a first look at her in Sacred Secrets...but watch out because her full length debut is coming soon!

**Edited note...Both photos were found at preview section of Blueblood ... for more images you can pay to be a member


"So What Do You Write About?"

Seems like a fairly simple question doesn't it? Except that the one asking was my 63 yr old father-in-law and after having met him only twice before...the details might have ruined his opinion of me...

Wide eyed innocence here as I answered, "Romance Novels."

Sister-in-law and hubby both choked on their iced tea simutaneously...
with an evil grin, I kept typing without missing a keystroke.

Aren't the holidays fun?


Thankful ... and Horrified

Today is Thanksgiving and today I am thankful that I live in the USA because I can let it be known that I am disgruntled, which I am about to do, and even though I am sometimes surprised by the rulings our judicial system comes up with ... I am never completely horrified and moved to vomit as I was today. Here's what happened:

Home from work this a.m., he asked, "Did you see the news?"

"News? What news? The news that Britney Spears was a bad parent again? Or the news that the Cowboys Throttled the Jets? Or maybe the Sextuplet That went home from the Fla hospital today?" ... he just raised his brow.
"I'm sorry, I'm only as well informed as USA, AOL, and MSN allow me to be, why what happened?"

He was shocked and amazed that I truly hadn't heard about the young Saudi Arabian woman who was raped (that's putting it mildly...after I did some research, Six men Gang Raped her) and was sentenced to 100 Lashes for her crime.

"Holy shit! A hundred lashes? Seriously? For being raped? Can't a hundred lashes KILL a person?" We're not talking grins and giggles lashing here, folks, we're talking about the real deal by which she will be lucky if she escapes merely scarred for life.

I researched...not a peep in our US Headlines...and actually I'm not surprised...and a note to my dear readers who still love President Bush and continue to idolize him, I apologize in advance for hurting your feelings when you read what I am about to say...I'm not surprised because our US newspapers don't dare say anything bad about the man. Not that there isn't plenty that needs to be said...but that's an entirely different blog...

Today I am Thankful the BBC isn't controlled by our leaders...
The BBC led this morning with this quote by Hillary Clinton:
"I urge President Bush to call on King Abdullah to cancel the ruling and drop all charges against this woman," she said. "As president I will once again make human rights an American priority around the world."

A woman is going to suffer at the hands of her government by receiving not one hundred, but two hundred lashes now, because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

So far, President Bush has made no statement that he is as distressed and appalled as everyone else who hears about this travesty... and I don't believe he will because he wants to remain friends with the Oil-rich Arabians ... and really, it's just one girl. Right?

I did mention that I'm also horrified today...

Any thoughts ... other than just bomb the entire Middle East and turn it into a Arnold Palmer Golf Resort? Because that one was already tossed around at the dinner table...

And I have to reiterate here that I am the one always saying End The War ... and today...I was even thinking I might take up golf ...if ...

Just Kidding ...
It just all seems so hopeless some days doesn't it?

So even though I am disgruntled by our current policy, fed up with our current President, and totally outraged at our barbaric world neighbors...I am still thankful that I live in the USA and I am heartened that it is still a democracy. Let's keep it that way.

And just cause I can, cause it's my blog, I just want to say that I am thankful for Hillary Clinton, and whether or not you agree with me that she would be a stronger president than we have now, our country is a better place to live because even though she is just one voice, she damn well knows when to use it...


Happy Thanksgiving

Before I get letters saying the pic is degrading to women everywhere...haven't you ever wanted to be the naked girl spread out on the sushi table? Sorry, maybe that's only my fantasy...

If you are reading this you are on my "I AM THANKFUL FOR YOU" List.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

How Do I Get An Erotic Scene Started?

author Nina Pierce sent this to me in a Private message and I'd like to thank her for giving me permission to move her question and my answer here...hope it's of benefit to everyone...and if anyone wants to dive in with questions, comments of your own...the water's fine:)

Also, this works in real life too people...so if there is something kinky you want to do in the bedroom...try it!!

[QUOTE=Nina Pierce]Roxy,
I have a character in my WIP that is considering experimenting with BDSM with his partner. I'm emailing to ask... ummm... and how does one go about introducing this into the bedroom? Can't seem to put myself in that frame of mind.

Any suggestions on good reads that might have an insight to the beginning of this type of relationship?

Had to ask you as you seem to be quite the authority. LOL! :D

Hi Nina,
Actually this is just the type of question I'm trying to encourage at my Roxy TalkCast ... I'd love to get more authors involved in my current topic "What Makes Erotica Erotic?"

There is actually an AWESOME podcast that covers the very subject of you original question ... how do I introduce this to my spouse, lover, FB etc...that you can listen to by going to Misstress Matisse Podcast ... I think she does a really nice job...

I have a short story that I am working on that involves a person in the scene with someone who is not in the scene...

This is the formula I used for my short story: Poppin' His Cherry
1.From a Dominant POV mention whatever you want to have happen in everyday talk, do not wait until couple is in the bedroom...
for example my male character says absolutely no way to anal and my heroine is just dying to try out a new strap-on...so over lunch, "I got a new toy in the mail today." of course when she reveals, he chokes on his cola...and declines, "Uh-uh, no way, not happening..."
2. From her Dom POV she wants him to keep her request on his mind by adding it into conversation the next day, not asking or begging mind you, just teasing ...example..."You better watch it, mister, or I'll pull out my strap-on" ... the only way this works is if the readers believe she is teasing and he believes she is teasing...
3. From Hero's Submissive POV...he's thinking about it when she isn't around wondering about it...what would it be like? He really can't get the image out of his head
4. Kick it up a notch ...my heroine plays with the rim of his anus the next time they are together...
5. Now he's really thinking about it...so much so that it is interfering with his job, his hobbies etc
6. next romantic encounter open the dialogue again ...My hero asks, "Why would you want to..." showing my heroine's POV as "yes, this is something I would enjoy doing w you...but I wouldn't be asking if I didn't think I could make it enjoyable for you as well" ...
7. my relunctant hero starts to share the faantasy
8. I'm ready to close the deal...my hero asks "Can we try it with a safe word? And if I want you to stop... you will?"
9. Commence the big scene.

Does this help?



Male Dominance and The Brain

I know, the title is all sci-fi...Xandra and Sir Hotness must be rubbing off on me, and yes, as a matter of fact, this is my second post this morning...my most dreaded cliche TwoFer' ...oy vey...

anyway, it is Tuesday, so if the shoe fits...

alas, I stray from my subject...now you will have to bear with me a bit because sometimes my brain takes two plus two and generates two squared or some other quantum variable...so I will be stretching this news story a bit to fit my general purpose, which is to say that BDSM relationships are "good for you."

Yes, take two floggings and call me in the morning ** wink**

In this news article, it is proposed that Male Dominance over a female releases pheromones which actually heal, repair, regenerate etc the Female brain, making her, smarter, stronger, faster etc... and leads to her seeking out more Dominant males to keep the feel good ie "healing" going...

If you think this is good, you should have seen my high school science project contest entries :)

So all of you virile male dominants...get off your arse and go flog someone...it's your duty to humanity...or at least the female populous
**as always I use the words male/female to differentiate only in terms of how one identifies...
***thanks to my crit partner for spellchecking this document, have I mentioned how much I LOVE MY XANDRA

Reader Mail!

I love getting mail from my readers...it keeps me writing after three a.m. when I should be sleeping...

As many of you know, having been awaiting Unholy Promises, this Chronicle has been a struggle and remains so...but I have been filling my time with Vow of Silence, which seems to be writing itself. So getting encouraging mail always helps...

Dear Roxy,
I just wanted you to know that I loved Sacred Secrets and Sacred Revelations. I was so excited to hear that Lord Fyre was getting his own book! Please tell me that it is going to be available soon! I can't wait! Lord Fyre had me from the moment he flicked his lighter...and then, when he raped Kitten's mouth with his tongue...yeah, that sealed the deal. I want him! NEED HIM! Please tell me he will be available soon!

Wow. I'm glad you feel that way Candice...I had been afraid that having Fyre Flick his Bic might be too much for readers,so it is nice to know that you loved that scene. I know I loved writing that scene...it reminds me of who Fyre is at his center and your letter woke me up to what is wrong with Unholy Promises... so thank you. I am tearing into Unholy today and flicking Lord Fyre with my Bic...I'll keep you posted.

At the request of Y, a huge Sacred fan, I am devoting the Nov 30th Talk Cast to Erotic Character Development...so if you have fallen in love with Garrett (Lewd Larry), Celia (Kitten), Thomas (Lord Fyre), George (Dr.Psycho), or Jackie...please call in and have your questions ready about these main players ... and if you, like me, want to know if any of the secondary characters have future starring roles ... Morgana, Tom, Enrique ... we can talk about that too.

**I used Viggo Mortensen as the face for this blog post because their are very few male actors who have the kind of scary darkness to pull off Lord Fyre. Viggo has potential...


What To Do On A Dreary Day...

Cold and gloomy is November in Ohio...

It's actually really great for me because I don't want to go outside to do anything, which means I'm staying indoors and doing research...and writing.


So what do you do on cold, gloomy do nothing days??????


Sunday Funnies...

Okay, maybe it was the wine (Mitolo Jester 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon) which was so awesome...I kept the entire bottle for moi...

This was really funny...




So today Beautiful Girl was off from school so we went shopping. It was a beautiful day, we were both in a good mood, the stores were PACKED! Like crazy insane, grabbing stuff and...hell, you'd think it was Black Friday already!

But...it was nice, there was Holiday music and...
Did I miss Thanksgiving?

I mean seriously...everyone is in the mood for "Christmas" already!! The neighbor even secured his plastic reindeer and santa on the roof already...

I don't know about this...
I don't know whether to be cranky or just jump in with both feet and wallow in everyone's merriment... okay, I'll admit it, we bought the tree ... you know, new marriage, new house... gotta have a new tree...

But it is in the box in the middle of the living room...yes, we're walking around it, tripping over it...but I keep saying, "We can't put up the tree until after Thanksgiving!"

Sir Hotness wants to know who made that rule...
Beautiful Girl is so excited about the new house, new tree, gotta have a BIG PARTY to celebrate that she would have put up the tree last weekend...

I feel my resolve wearing down...

I actually bought a few presents today...so I really need to put them somewhere...under a decorated tree might be nice...

No, no, no! It's not even Thanksgiving yet! What am I saying?

Does anyone out there have the holiday spirit yet?

Talk Erotica With Me at 10:30pmEDT/7:30PDT


TalkCast Reviewed By Reader

I love surprise notes from readers in my email!! It really brightens my day:)
Here is a note I received today:

Hiya Roxy

I just finished listening to last weeks' talkcast. I am glad we can do that cause i missed out on the last half of the discussion, which covered some great stuff. I think I am really going to enjoy this, it is fun and informative too. I didn't realized how much difference it makes when you just write what a couple may be doing as opposed to describing what they are doing and what they are feeling. That was a great example to hear. Look forward to tomorrow's cast.

Y aka Yvonne aka Alaska (myspace)

Wow, thanks Y!

Next talkcast Friday night 10:30pm EDT/7:30 PDT

If you want to talk/text be sure to arrive about 5 minutes early to get a FREE login account
or you may choose to just listen without acquiring a login.

Can't wait to hear from you!


I Know Nothing About Wine

Don't get me wrong, I love wine...I probably like really stellar beers better...but really there is nothing better than watching Sir Hotness get really stoked over a good bottle of wine. Watching him is amazing and thus I am gaining a finer appreciation for wines...even though we don't like the same kind of wines. I did accidentally pick out a wine we both enjoyed for his birthday, but I picked that wine solely because it was red, over $40. (has to be good right?), and the label had a guy in iron shackles...gotta love a guy in chains:)
He's a Shiraz guy...I prefer a Chianti or a Dry Riesling...but what that equates to is he likes wine that tastes like dirt and cough medicine (my words) meaning picking up those eucalyptus notes...I'm not sure how he describes them, seems like he uses "leggy", "jammy" and "black pepper" a lot...and yet I've never picked up anything that remotely tastes like black pepper when I'm drinking wine.

So, in an effort to be supportive of one of my hubby's fav hobbies, I've been covertly watching Gary V. on Wine Library TV (I think of them as my private Wine Tasting Classes even though hundreds of other viewers are tuned in as well)... because he talks about wine in terms I understand (even going so far as to say it tastes like gasoline) and I don't feel so stupid when I tell my honey, "This tastes like dirt with a back of the tongue licorice taste"...(making my honey extremely happy that I'm picking out "notes" of the "bouquet" even though I'm not using the same words he would use).

It must be love...or else I really do have the wine bug and haven't admitted it yet...although more and more my getaway fantasy's have more to do with Vineyard Tours and less to do with glorious views and hot tubs...mmmm...maybe we could combine both?

All I know is...I will find the perfect wine for Sir Hotness for Yule...I have faith in Gary V...

watch a little Wine Library TV

Direct Video Link

Gary V, my best kept secret officially became a celebrity by being spotlighted on CNN. Congrats!


Visit Mistress Matisse and Monk

I listened to a lovely podcast today presented by Mistress Matisse and Twisted Monk on the topic of "Asking For Something Different In Bed: Advice From the Mistress"

Yes, I could probably summarize in a hundred words or less, but it would kill the fun and charm this couple creates when together...so please, listen...you'll be glad you did.




Monday Funnies

Sir James and Missy sent me this over the weekend...woot! A "How-To" get the conversation going video....

All because I was looking for some volunteers to do some research with me...as I told Sir Hotness, it's all in the name of authenticity in my writing...and men's discomfort level when discussing anal sex and strap-on's in the same sentence...

Direct Link



Wow...the weekend is off to a banging start and then some!Here's what's happened so far...

Friday Afternoon...
Sir Hotnes received word that he got the new job he applied for at work...ie HUGE PROMOTION... which will have a huge ripple affect here at the house over the next thirty days...he'll be moving his work office to the home office, he'll become Travelling Man since 60-80% of his job will take place away from home, and I have been given the opportunity to WRITE FULL TIME and not have to worry about that pesky day job anymore and believe me when I say that transferring the hours I spent trying to sell houses in an absolutely horrible Ohio-market to hours of writing really sexy romances...I'm in tears with excitement because there is absolutely nothing I'd rather be doing than writing! I'm the girl that needs the bumber sticcker that says I'D RATHER BE WRITING EROTICA...hmmm I wonder if Cafe Press can do that...really.

Oooooooo, marketing idea....t-shirt or bumber sticker:

I don't know if it would catch on...hey I think it's kinda catchy...maybe I'll get a test sticker and pop it on the side of Travelling Man's Luggage when he isn't looking:)

Friday early evening:
Escorted to see opening of FRED CLAUSE by Beautiful Girl and her Beau. Yeah, we're all big wimpy eyed babies and teared up at the end...it was funny, different aspects of the scene did it for us...which is so wild to me that it can be the same scene but what triggered the emotion was different for each of us...which really plays into that multi-layered scenes idea that I've been trying to really perfect the art of...

Friday night:
THE TALKCAST! Wow, I was so excited, then frustrated because of technical difficulties, then totally humbled when a caller called in and it was Yvonne...I was excited because Y lives in Alaska and just knowing that she is anxiously awaiting the next Chronicles of Surrender sequel...then she said she was calling me from Las Vegas! Yowsah! She took time out of her vaca to call me? Awe doesn't describe it. Wow. Thank you Y and ALL MY READERS who took time to call or text in...because you are all the reason I'm doing the Talk Cast in the first place and really, the notes and emails...you guys get me through the rough days!!

Saturday afternoon:
I met with a literary agent, and I think the meeting went very well because I honestly believe she would be a strong advocate but honestly it's all dependent on if she loves my writing...because I'm that girl...writing boundary pushing, edgy, erotica...and I want it to go mainstream because I believe it is time for erotica to be recognized as the Literary Art Form that it is!

Saturday night:
Beer Tasting at the Bistro...yummy..although the Russian Imperial Stout, not quite my thing...I really liked the Dortmunder!!


Waking Up To A New Review!

Last night I wrote...and wrote...2a.m. came,writing, 4a.m. came, writing, and then I get a text from Forgotten Girl at 6a.m. and realize I have exactly one hour of sleep time before I have to drive teenage daughter to school, holy crap!

I can honestly say the car drove on autopilot, because daughter is at school, and I woke up two hours later when Sir Hotness arrived home from work and kissed me good morning on the forehead. I remember fleeting glimpses of the drive to school...

Whew! I'm not entirely sure that's safe, but all is well...

Actually, all is great! Chapter Three of A Submissive's Journey is done and I wrote a really hot scene for A Vow of Silence (George Fitzpatrick aka Dr. Psycho's story from the Chronicles of Surrender...mmm...slated to be book 4)... and I started a new shrt story that I am forcing to stay really far back on the back burner until further notice, but it is simmering in my head very nicely...

Yes, a very productive night...

Rewarded by a new review hot off the press in my email box! Yay! I LOVE REVIEWS...especially Good Reviews!

This is what Chris Gerrib of TCM Reviews had to say about Sacred Secrets:
Sacred Secrets: A Chronicle of Surrender, is a love story. Kinky love, involving whips, chains and a memorable scene with hot peppers, but love nonetheless. Oh and there’s also a murder mystery tacked on for good measure. It’s a spanking good read. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

In the story, Celia Brentwood, a reporter for San Francisco-based newspaper Inappropriate Voices, agrees to be auctioned off as a slave at Lewd Larry’s, the Bay Area’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club in town. It’s a 30-day deal, and she plans to write a first-person expose of the whole situation when she gets out. Much to her surprise, Garrett Lawrence, the owner and manager, buys her (paying a quarter of a million dollars!) and takes her home.

This is where things get interesting, as you see, Garrett is gay. Except, well, Celia, or Kitten as he christens her, is making him very hot and bothered. That and the guy who killed Tony, the love of his life, is sending threatening letters, including one with Kitten’s picture on it.

To say their love affair follows an unconventional path from that point on is probably an understatement. But it’s definitely an interesting path. Roxy Harte, the author, keeps the action simmering along nicely. Her characters are quite believable, and the level of writing is very high. This is more then a collection of sex scenes strung together, it’s a novel with high production values. If you are interested in spicy romance, give Sacred Secrets a shot.

I agree with Chris...I'm thinking if you haven't read Sared Secrets, you should definitely give it a shot! BUY IT HERE!


Talk Live With Roxy Harte

Whew...I'm taking the thrilling, scary plunge into podcasting tomorrow night by hosting a show titled "What Makes Erotica Erotic?" and just because I'm that girl I felt I needed to kick it up a notch and so I am hosting a LIVE SHOW with LIVE CALLERS and UNREHEARSED DIALOGUE...


Have I mentioned that whole fear of the unknown is kind of a turn-on?
Heck, who needs floggers when you can have self-imposed TERROR?

Anyway, I would like to invite everyone who has a little free time Friday evening 10pm EDT, 7pm PDT ... to Join Me as I host this Short Discussion on the Nature of Erotica. You can phone in and Listen and Talk, or you can log on and just Listen, or you can Listen and Text, or you can Talk if you have a speaker and microphone...

Here's the info you will need:
WHEN: Friday,Nov 9. 10pm EDT, 7pm PDT
WHERE: www.talkshoe.com or call: (724) 444-7444
SHOW ID: 72096

If you show up a little early, there are lots of easy tutorials to walk you through the process and remember, I'm a Podcasting Virgin too...so let's DO IT the first time ... together

Hope to hear from you Friday!!


Throw This Toy Away Immediately

No, it's not lead paint this time...but the problem toy imorted from China is even more dangerous. Marketed as Bindeez or Aquadots are small beads that if ingested breaks down into a chemical that is also known as the date rape drug, gamma hydroxy butyrate, and in small children can lead to paralysis and even death.

Watch the AP Breaking News Story

Australian officials demanded the immediate recall of BENDEEZ which was named the "Toy of the Year" a few months ago and was thought to be a best-seller here in the U.S. for the holidays as well. I know I saw them advertized just a few weeks ago on television as Aquadots and considered them as a stocking stuffer...

If you have children or someone with children...spread the word that this toy is dangerous and don't take any chances. Just throw it.

Not Sleeping, Not Writing, But Mind Plotting...

So, I've improved a little...three hours of sleep in the last fifty-two hours, so I am once again a semi-functioning author...after awhile the brain just blurs...

Which is actually a VERY GOOD place to be when plotting, so the good news is that even though I'm barely four chapters into A Submissive's Journey ... I at least know where Julia is going and what she's going to do when she gets there...and Yay...how her character evolves...

Lord Draco however, is still a little rough around the edges...but then I like my dom's a little rough, so there's no big surprise...

Be there from the beginning...Julia and Lord Draco's story begins in "Submissive" my short-story e-published as part of the anthology Dom/sub from Loose-Id Publishing...

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Tickle Him Tuesday???

Mmmmm...men tied up...what could be better?


Hey, new game...let's call it Tickle Him Tuesday!!
(*wink* I'm off to find Sir Hotness now)


Today's Mission...If You Choose To Accept It

There's a new book called The Orgasmic Diet I decided that it should be my personal mission to investigate...

Wow...If this book delivers half of what it promises, there will be a lot of really happy women on the planet.

On initial investigation...I could probably orgasm just thinking about a diet that promises a higher libido and Dark Chocolate...I admit the fish oil has me a little concerned but the author has claimed that she has had up to forty orgasms in one day and that's a stretch...but I could set that as a goal number...

Then Sir Hotness said "don't you dare order THAT book..."

Not sure why not, I mean, who wouldn't want a higher libido? And really, is wanting to have MORE SEX a problem?

and besides...I'm over forty and let's face it, those wonderful "peak years" that I waited my whole life for and were better than even my wildest dreams are waning a bit (meaning instead of needing to orgasm ten times a day to be blissful, I can settle for three orgasms a day and it's fine...but I guess the concern is ... what if I suddenly find myself in the place that one is okay? Or *gasp* every other day? I WILL NEED THAT BOOK ... so I should have it on the shelf for when that day comes! Right?)

Yeah, yeah, I do always justify my naughtiness in advance...maybe Sir Hotness won't even notice if my libido is higher *wink* ...that's assuming the diet even works ... as Amazon readers are claiming.

I think a two week trial is in in order...anyone wanna join me on this adventure?
Let me know...we'll compare notes!

Writing...Agents...and Spam...

I am working on three projects simutaneously...
Unholy Promises for Liquid Silver Books ... I really want to have it to them by Dec. 20 which is four mmonths later than I originally planned...and I apologize. Kitten didn't ike the way the story was going and so she stopped speaking to me for a bit; however, I believe that issue is resolved so long as I don't try to "take over" the story again. For a submissive she's pretty high maintenance...LOL.

A Submissive's Journey for Loose-Id ... I really, really want to get this one to my editor by the end of November so it will be the main focus for the next three and a half weeks.

A new project that isn't far enough along to even really comment on but one that is taking me away from working on everything else I have on the back burner at the moment ... including the short story I was trying to put together with my crit partner Xandra ... Originally titled Full Moon ... and actually my editor has this short looking at it to hopefully give me an opinion...

I have an agent meeting on the 10th...
Hopefully we'll like each other and she'll like my work...

And finally...
Spambots suck...I have had to enable the word verification on comments but I did take off the moderation so posts will be seen immediately but hopefully all commenting will be human and not trying to sell faux-viagra because they assume I am a porn site...

Also, if you are human and reading this and reside anywhere in the UK, Nigeria, or Timbuk-fucking-tu and REALLY want to give me money that I have inherited, or won, or damn, you just really love my writing THAT much that you have a spare $363,453. that needs to be claimed, awarded, or just transfered to someone elses account ... I DON'T WANT YOUR MONEY ...HONEST ... I ENJOY LIVING PAYDAY TO PAYDAY ... (which incidentally is a step up from the Yogini Vow of Poverty that I released back to the universe) so stop using my blog account to email me! Seriously. Fifty to a hundred emails a week promising me such funds is just a waste of my time, your time, and now...because I am publically addressing this...my reader's time.