Friday, November 27, 2009


I couldn't resist playing with this after a friend (thanks, Helen!) sent it to a loop we're both on. Wordle, from their website, is "a toy to create "word clouds" from text you provide."
Basically, you cut and paste your own words into the box and then hit "Go"
Here are a few I played with today - would love to see what you create if you'd care to share...
Nolan and Shilah are featured in Changing Perspectives,
our Naughty Nooner free read released on 11/23.

Had to "play" with our titles and name, of course!
Micah and Olivia are featured in Changing Focus -
the third title in our Lusting Wild Series
Joie and Malcolm are from Changing Hearts
- the second book in our Lusting Wild Series
Carly and Tony started it all in Changing Times
- the first book in the Lusting Wild Series
I did one for each of our novellas as well - you show me yours and I'll show the rest of ours - LOL.
Have fun... Here's the link:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Changing Perspectives - Available November 23!

Changing Perspectives - the latest entry in the Lusting Wild series will be available as a FREE READ on November 23rd. Yes, our first Naughty Nooner and our first M/M!

We hope you enjoy Nolan's story. Yes, Nolan gets a "happier" ending than he got in Changing Times! (And there is a VERY brief cameo by Tony Pantera.)

Here's a quick blurb about this Naughty Nooner:

Nolan Bourdet wants nothing to do with Shilah Nyol. No matter how hot the other man makes him, Shilah runs with shifters responsible for the death of Nolan's lover.

Shilah drifts through life and has drifted to New Orleans. He doesn't do commitment, but he'd definitely like to do his new boss. After their first bout of scorching sex, Shilah's thinking of sticking around, but he'll have to change both his perseptive and Nolan's.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

More on RomantiCon 2009

Finally got all my pictures uploaded to the computer from RomantiCon 2009 - I urge you to go next year - it promises to be bigger and better!! Next year I hope to have a better camera! :)

Angelo at the booksigning

Stephanie Julian at the booksigning
Ann Hinnenkamp at the booksigning
Natasha Moore at the booksigning
Marilu Mann's spot at the table - Do you see Beauregard the Alligator? He made his first appearance at RT2009 and came with me to RomantiCon 2009 as well! Yes, you DO see the same book cover here as you saw in Natasha Moore's picture - there's a good reason for that - Marissa Alwin, Rena Marks, Amarinda Jones, Natasha Moore and Marilu Mann all have stories in that Sapphire Sizzle book! Marissa, Rena, Natasha & MM were all in attendance!
Speaking of Marissa Alwin, here she is with a friend who stopped by to say hello.

Cai (1/2 of Marilu Mann) and Marissa at the Booksigning - ready to meet & greet!
Francesca Hawley and a few of the Men of EC -
doesn't it look like she's telling them a good story??
Of course, I couldn't resist getting MY picture made with all these good-looking guys, either!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Need a reason to come to RomantiCon in 2010? How about this "one":
(This is Angelo, one of the new Cavemen - look for him on book covers in the very near future.)

Or maybe this one of these?

Yes, the Men of Ellora's Cave - shown here in all their party finery...well, sort of.

In any event, aside from the FABULOUS workshops, meeting readers and writers, FREE EC books given away at the workshops and the Author Appreciation Dinner, the Author Mania where you can sit and chat with your favorite authors, the Voyeur's Lounge where you can sit and watch videos, the fabulous parties and massive amounts of fun, you also get hugs...

Cai getting hugged after winning a prize. (left)

Reader Tasha getting hugged "just because!"

Candace Sams getting hugged by Angelo. (left)

Another reader(Found out - this is FAYE! -we sat together at Bingo!) getting a hug from Angelo

So, there are a few good reasons to come to RomantiCon! More pics later!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

RT Review for Changing Hearts (Book 2)

WOW! RT Book Reviews (formerly Romantic Times) just gave Changing Hearts a four (out of five) star review! Here's a snippet of what reviewer Gail Pruszkowski said.

Changing Hearts by Marilu Mann
RT Rating:
Category: EROTICA
Published: November 2009
Type: Erotic Romance (Paranormal, E-book)

The hunter becomes the hunted in a story about a loup-garou on the run. Book two in the Lusting Wild series will tug at your heartstrings. Mann puts a lot of life into her characters, and the steamy sex scenes heat up the bayou.

You can read the rest of Gail's review in the November issue of RT Book Reviews.

Changing Hearts by Marilu Mann, from Ellora's Cave--now in print. Also available in digital format.

See all available books here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Changing Focus by Marilu Mann

Changing Focus got a FIVE tombstone review from Bitten By Books. Here's a snippet of the comments.

"I had been steering away from shifter novels lately because they just did not appeal to me, but this series just drew me back into the shapeshifter world. There is something about the wolves of the Lusting Wild series that appeals to me."

Please read the rest of it here --> Changing Focus by Marilu Mann

Leave a comment on that review and vote!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Changing Hearts released in print on 09/09 - go HERE for more info!

Changing Focus released in ebook on 09/11 - go HERE for more info!

Sapphire Sizzle - the print anthology featuring our very own Sapphire Tease released in print on 09/11 - go HERE for more info!

YOWZA! Not that we're complaining, you understand, it's really just that we're a bit overwhelmed!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Psssst....Wanna Know A Secret?

Visit Lady Jaided's blog tomorrow (9/1) for a secret about Marilu Mann.

A different Ellora's Cave/Cerridwen Press/The Lotus Circle author is being featured each day along with their most current release (Sweet Buns, for MM, already profiled here).

All of this is in anticipation of RomantiCon in October. Some very interesting secrets have already been shared! Check it out, I think you'll agree.

Click here!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Changing Focus - RELEASE DATE!

Changing Focus is on the COMING SOON page at Ellora's Cave!
Check it out here:
Just to refresh your memory, this is Micah's story and THIS is the lovely cover!

Read more about Micah and Olivia on my website:

Don't miss this next installment in the Lusting Wild series!

September 11, 2009 in e-book format from Jasmine Jade Publishing (Ellora's Cave) -

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Escape Into August With Me

August brings videos, wolves and sexy men. Stop by and take a peek at my August 2009 newsletter.

Did you know there is a Wolf Bus? For real?

Subscribe to the newsletter.

Escape Into The Fantasy
Changing Focus: Lusting Wild 3 (Micah's Story) Coming Soon
Sweet Buns out now

Sunday, August 09, 2009

New Book Trailers

Hey! Check these out! They'll be running during RomantiCon 2009 at the booksigning along with trailers from other EC/CP/TLC authors.

YOU can get a "sneak peek" right now - and do let us know what you think, won't you?

Here are the urls for your convenience:

Link to video on YouTube

Link to video on YouTube

ENJOY!! :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Changing Focus - Lusting Wild Book 3

Can you say YUMM? Check out this cover by the FABULOUS Les B at EC!

Les has done all three of the covers for the Lusting Wild books and we couldn't be more pleased with them!

What do YOU think?

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Another Release for the Lara Punches Fundraiser

July 3 marked the release of Katherine Kingston's Phantom Affair. Read more about it on her website and enjoy this lovely cover!

This a another story in the Lara Punches Fundraiser. The other titles currently released in this fundraiser are: Best Friends Forever by Kate Douglas; Honey by Ari Thatcher; Sweet Buns by Marilu Mann; and Phantom Affair by Katherine Kingston.

Look for Stray Lovers by Dalton Diaz releasing on July 31!

Also included in the fundraiser - with release dates coming soon - A Little White Lie by Mackenzie McKade; Brown Paper Packages by Christine McKay; Giggles by Gabby by Ashlyn Chase; Just Being Neighborly by Kaenar Langford; Marry Me Marietta by Cindy Spencer Pape; Nightwalker's Pet by Cricket Starr; and Tuesday Afternoons by Brynn Paulin.

Don't miss any of these great books!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

First Review for Sweet Buns...

Here's just a "taste" to whet your appetite:

There’s something decidedly sexy about mixing food and sex and Marilu Mann’s SWEET BUN captures the appeal of such erotic play perfectly. Gary and Felicity definitely spark off each other and there is certainly plenty of emotional appeal to their budding relationship. Gary’s indecision about whether to stick with his career or follow his dream gives him an appeal I hadn’t expected and Felicity’s encouragement really shows just how perfect she is for him.
Reviewed by Chrissy Dionne - Thanks, Chrissy!!
As a reminder, this is part of the Lara Punches fundraiser - a portion of the proceeds of the sale of this book will be donated to the Punches family. Lara, a lovely young lady who lost her life tragically and much too soon.

Friday, June 26, 2009


Yes, Sweet Buns is available now! Go HERE to purchase your copy and support this fundraiser for the Punches family.

There's a little taste on our website to whet your appetite for Sweet Buns.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

More Details on the fundraiser for Lara Punches

Go here: for more info on the fundraiser for the Punches family and for updates on the releases by EC (and at least one CP author[grin]).

Don't forget - Sweet Buns releases tomorrow, June 26!

PS - Here's the cover for Sweet Buns, as promised.

Friday, June 19, 2009


One of our fellow EC Authors has a new release available today - her name is Ari Thatcher, and the novella is called Honey. Why am I telling you this? Well, because Honey is part of the fundraiser for the family of Lara Punches. Lara's life ended suddenly and tragically and several EC authors have donated a portion of the proceeds of their stories to Lara's family.

Here's a link to Ari's website with the cover for Honey - There's an excerpt and a buy link on there as well.

Look for our contribution to this cause coming next week - June 26 - a lovely little story called Sweet Buns. :) We'll share that cover as soon as we have it.


Monday, May 11, 2009

More RT Photos

Here are a few more shots from RT...
Starting with...
Stephanie Julian - EC Author
We sat across from her at the e-book fair and made faces at one another. :)
Here we are at the Rumble in the Jungle party sponsored by Ellora's Cave. Like the outfits? With a little help from my family, I made mine and also made Arwen's Jacket. (grin)
Cai & Cerridwen Press Author & fellow FTHRW member, Mona Risk.

Romantic Times Booklovers Convention 2009!

We'd love to share some pictures from RT2009 with you! The Marilu Mann writing team was able to attend both the e-book and the print book signings, we met some truly awesome people (including the Mr. Romance 2009 Cover Model contestants & the EC Cavemen(!!)) and just truly enjoyed ourselves.
Here are a few photos from the convention...Enjoy!! ;)

Here's the view right outside our hotel room - the Wyndham Resort in Orlando was lovely and HUGE!

Here is Arwen with one of her idols - The incomparable Piers Anthony! Anyone who's ever read the Chronicles of Xanth or the Incarnations of Immortality will know this was truly an awesome event for a fan. I promised to restrain her if she started babbling like a real fangirl. :)

Here we are with Lorenzo, one of the EC Cavemen. Lorenzo appears on the cover of Sapphire Tease and is a real sweetheart!

The next two photos are of Arwen & Franco D'Angelo and me with Franco. Franco was one of the Mr. Romance 2009 Contestants and as soon as I saw him, the hero of our second book, Slade, came to mind. Franco was a truly gracious, fun and as you can see for yourself, gorgeous individual. He won the Contestant's Choice award in the Mr. Romance 2009 contest on Saturday night (and inspired a new character for us during one of the parties - you'll just have to wait for that particular story to come out).

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Amazon Rank

What is Amazon Rank? What does it mean? If you read anything Amazon deems as "adult", it means you won't find your favorite books in the "top lists".

Here's what Amazon's Customer Service told author Mark Probst who writes YA gay fiction not erotic and not adult.

In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude “adult” material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature.

Check out what SmartBitches has to say about this so-called Amazon Rank and check out #amazonfail on Twitter.