Monday, December 06, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Check out the whole review here!
Next, we've received the cover for All Tied Up, our contribution to the Merry Kinkmas collection to be released December 13th!
Here, for your viewing pleasure, is the cover designed by the fabulous Darrell King...
Did I mention that this particular story is about an adventurous young couple and an evening spent with a Kinbaku master? No? Well, here's the blurb:
Wendy Banning has a kinky fantasy...she wants to be tied up. Not just spread-eagle in bed, but with rope all over and around her body. She shares that with her lover Peter Barrett who arranges a sesion with local Kinbaku Master, James Darling.
The learn that having sex at someone else's direction while All Tied Up is more than hot. Can they repeat their experience? Do they want to without Master Darling? James would like to show them so much more. However when the couple makes a mistake while playing on their own, can Master Darling forgive them?
Last, but CERTAINLY not least, we've chosen the winner of our Tote Bag FULL (and I do mean FULL) of RomantiCon goodies (and a couple of Marilu Mann's books! LOL): SHEILA - send us an email - email@example.com with your mailing address and I'll get that in the mail to you ASAP!
We're looking forward to more reviews on Needing Harte, the release of All Tied Up, and whatever else comes our way...
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The 1-800-DOM-help authors (missing a few who weren't at RomantiCon)
These are the last photos from this year's RomantiCon - if you're at all interested, I'm SURE they'll be doing it again! Keep checking the EC website for information and consider joining the fun next year!
It was also the opening of the SWAG zone where folks could get "goodies" to take home - Marilu Mann's giveaway was a tiny bottle of Tabasco (TM) with some author info on it - the good folks at Tabasco were a true joy to work with! We also had some postcards with info about new and current releases for folks to take home.
Marilu's SWAG (flash kind of distorted the picture)
Before, during and after that there were workshops aplenty! The popular "Act it out (take two)" where Publisher Raelene Gorlinsky talked about some impossible/improbable love scenes authors have submitted and they're (sort of) acted out by those in attendance (PS - watch out for J. Hali Steele, she's got a WICKED left!), then Reader Focus Groups on Cover Appeal, Title Talk, Edge of Erotica (Kink & Fetish), Recipes for Success, more workshops on Memorable Sex Scenes, Black to Basics: Blurbs/Building Sexual Tension (Yes, that's Black, not Back since Jaid Black taught that workshop!), Body Speak, Ask the Editors/The Newest News and Screenwriting Tools for Building a Novel.
Saturday night brought the 10th Anniversary Celebration for Ellora's Cave. There was a great routine by the Cavemen (let's talk about those gorgeous guys in black leather pants and platform boots!!), moving talks by Patty Marks and Jaid Black, and awards followed by dinner and dancing and even MORE fun!
Yes, there are pictures, and Yes, Marilu Mann won an award! One of the 2010 Superstar Awards - the certificate says "Witches, Demons, Shifters and Doms, Oh My! for most versatile use of types of heros".
The Cavemen doing their routine Saturday night
Let the dancing begin...Rodney insisted on a "Soul Train" line - it was hysterical
Cai & Ann Hinnenkamp
Friday, October 08, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
The trip to the hotel also went very smoothly, and again the staff at EC and here at the hotel have done an AMAZING job of preparing everything for our arrival! We got an awesome conference bag, a great badge holder, TWO calendars, another nifty conference booklet with all the handouts in it along with a place for collecting signatures.
The Meet-&-Greet was tonight - and of course, what would this party be without the EC Cavemen?
Some photos here - will try to update tomorrow with more...
Thanks & Enjoy...
Cai & Brooks
Brooks & VJ Devereaux
MORE PICS TO FOLLOW TOMORROW, I Promise!!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Needing Harte is a contemporary M/M BDSM story and is part of the multi-author1-800-DOM-help series.
Though we don't have a cover to share here yet, the notice is up on the Coming Soon page at Ellora's Cave! As soon as we have the cover, we'll post it here.
In the meantime, here's the blurb to whet your appetite:
When a murder leads to wanting a sexy stripper bound and naked in front of him, Harte Donovan has a problem. He can’t let his secret desires ruin his career as a detective. When he’s given a mysterious business card, Harte discovers a side of himself he intends to fully embrace.
Ramey Nichols strips for a living and he's not willing to pretend to be something he’s not. When this sexy submissive meets the closeted cop and unwitting Dom, something has got to give. That something might just be Ramey. Ramey knows what he wants, and more than that, finds himself Needing Harte.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Going down, party time
My friends are gonna be there too
I'm on the Highway to Hell...
Lyrics by ACDC
When we left Fort Worth, Texas at 5:30 AM Monday morning, we fully expected to arrive at the convention hotel by midnight at the latest since both the GPS and Google Maps told us it was a 15.5 hour drive. Little did we know that the Universe had other things in mind for our journey...
We cruised up the highway to Arkansas--pleased with the time we were making and the journey itself--then on through Tennessee and into Kentucky. And that's where the wheels started to fall off. We stopped regularly for gas, potty breaks and to walk around a bit, stretching those traveling kinks out. On one of those stops at some very nice but nameless roadside rest stop, Cai decided to take her contacts out. Her eyes were tired so it was time for glasses.
Unfortunately, one contact decided not to cooperate. Cai scratched her cornea trying to get the darned thing out. Arwen took over the wheel, but drove only until we reached Elizabethtown, KY. We hit the local ER so Cai's eye could be checked out. Sure enough, she'd injured her eye badly enough to need an antibiotic cream. Two and a half hours later, we were back on the road with Cai behind the wheel once again.
We have a great friendship that goes back many years. One of the things we knwow is that Cai is the driver and Arwen is the passenger. Some day we'll tell you the story of how Arwen nearly drove into a mountain when she saw some unusual animals on the side of the road. "Look! Buffalo," is how that story starts. Cai prefers to arrive alive so she drives the bulk when we go on long trips.
If we ever go on a long trip after this highway to hell excursion, that is! So, there we are in the car, plotting our next book and laughing about the ER being the worst part of the trip. OOPS! Never say that where "They" can hear you. In the darkest part of the night, on one of Kentucky's (and possibly the USA's) most dangerous stretches of highway, we hit a pothole the size of a Newfoundland...I kid you not.
The car shakes and shudders like a bronco on speed as Cai curses and guides the car to the narrowest piece of shoulder we've ever seen. She's so close to the guardrail that Arwen can barely squeeze out of the passenger-side door. Eighteen-wheelers are zooming past so fast and so close that the car vibrates violently. We have blown a tire on a hill about 31 miles south of Cincinnati. This is on Highway 41N and we're also on a bridge. Can you say, "perfect horror movie setup?"
Once Cai managed to stop shaking, we called AAA. This is when we received the worst customer service EVER! The operator manages to make us feel like the worst idiots in the world because we're on a stretch of highway neither of us has ever traveled before and we don't know what exit we passed last or what the next exit coming up might be. I know it's hard to believe that we didn't mark each exit on the highway that neither of us has ever been on before as we passed it, right? This woman expressed nothing but contempt and irritation while by-passing even the smallest bit of sympathy for our nightmarish situation. The fact that we were calling her with this "emergency roadside issue" at nearly 2AM seemed to have escaped her notice entirely.
She even told us she could not send someone out if she didn't know where we were. Luckily, Arwen and Cai both have GPS phones. We were able to give her the nearest coordinates. AAA will be receiving a very irate letter about that woman's lack of empathy! But she did manage to send us our knight in a shiny roll-back wrecker, Gene! He was our senior by many years.
Gene towed us down the mountain scolding us about our tires and where we were on the road. You felt like your granddad has just told you off! He was a real sweetheart and our hero. After he put the spare (one of those blasted doughnut tires!) on, he assured us we could make it to Columbus if we only went 60MPH. So we did...
When we reached the convention hotel in Columbus, it was 6:30AM EST Tuesday. We collapsed in our hotel room thanking our personal Higher Powers for seeing us safely there - albeit with a tad more excitement than we might have liked.
Have you ever had a "Highway to Hell" road trip? We'd love to hear YOUR adventures!
And, if you like steamy paranormal romantica, check out our hero Rosier in Sex and Trouble, available digitally from Jasmine Jade Publishing--http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-8274-444-sex-and-trouble.aspx His adventure involves being released from captivity by a very nice, albeit newbie, witch!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
At least one half of Marilu Mann will be at Romanticon in October. It's in Richfield, OH. Will you be there? Convention registration is still open!
Let us know if you will be there. We'd love to meet you and get a picture for the blog!
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
- Check out what they are saying:
- "Sex galore" Read the full 4 star review at NightOwl Reviews.
- "HOT delicious treat with a touch of magic" "A treat to savor slowly" Read the full 5 Diva & Recommended Read review at Dark Diva Reviews.
- "Will keep you engaged until the very end" Read the full 4.5 Tombstone review at Bitten By Books.
- "Everything I love to read" Read the full 17.5 review at Seriously Reviewed.
Although Mari's sexier than anyone he's ever known, Rosier wants to go home. If that means making Mari scream in ecstasy, he'll just have to deal. It's simple. They have to unlock her powers, defeat her father's enemy and have mind-blowing sex...in the next two weeks or he's trapped forever. What's a girl to do when her inheritance leads to Sex and Trouble? Enjoy it!Read an excerpt from Sex And Trouble.
Buy the book.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
Go comment here. You'll be in the running to win a $50 gift certificate or a signed copy of Marilu's first two books. NOTE: The contest starts at noon Central.
By the way, for those that don't know, Arwen is half of Marilu Mann.
Sex And Trouble by Marilu Mann:
“Marielle has just learned she’s a hereditary witch whose inheritance comes with a creepy house and a hot butler who is really a trapped sex demon. Mari doesn’t believe in magick or demons. But once she sees her butler’s—ahem—horns, she has to face the facts. And, he can only be released through mutual sexual pleasure.
Although Mari’s sexier than anyone he’s ever known, Rosier wants to go home. If that means making Mari scream in ecstasy, he’ll just have to deal. It’s simple. They have to unlock her powers, defeat her father’s enemy and have mind-blowing sex…in the next two weeks or he’s trapped forever. What’s a girl to do when her inheritance leads to Sex and Trouble? Enjoy it!”
Buy your copy here!
Thursday, April 01, 2010
The party starts at Noon (Central time) and runs through Saturday. There are prizes to be won and a really fun character tarot reading for Ros, the Demonae hero of Sex and Trouble.
Here's a link to the invite: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=21888
Hope to see you there...
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Get your copy on APRIL 2 from Ellora's Cave!
Here's the blurb:
Marielle has just learned she's a hereditary witch whose inheritance comes with a creepy house and a hot butler who is really a trapped sex demon. Mari doesn't believe in magick or demons. But once she sees her butler's-ahem-horns, she has to fact the facts. And he can only be released through mutual sexual pleasure.
Although Mari's sexier than anyone he's ever known, Rosier wants to go home. If that means making Marie scream in ectasy, he'll just have to deal. It's simple...they have to unlock her powers, defeat her father's enemy and have mind-blowing sex...in the next two weeks or he's trapped forever. What's a girl to do when her inheritance leads to Sex and Trouble? Enjoy it!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Marilu Mann will be there!
Come meet your favorite authors. See some really hot cover models from Ellora's Cave and the Mr. Romance 2010 Competitors. Get lots of free books. Go to the Faery Ball and the Vampire Ball and...
DO NOT MISS the Ellora's Cave 10th Anniversary celebration - help us "PAINT THE TOWN RED!"
Learn more here.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A man's braided silver chain bracelet...an innocent gift one might give to a lover, right? Well, in Sex and Trouble, Marilu Mann's next release, a silver chain bracelet means much more than just a nice piece of jewelry. It's actually a symbol of captivity, and we're not talking a D/s relationship here, people, we're talking binding a demon!
Rosier is a Hedonae, a sex demon. He's been bound to a house and to the earthly plane by a powerful witch, and only another powerful witch can release him. Marielle Greenlea learns, to her dismay, that she's that witch! Why is she unhappy with having a sex demon at her beck and call? Well, wouldn't you be if your last lover said that having sex with you was like having sex with a Popsicle?
Mari must come into her power, accept who she is, and fight to give Ros what he seeks...release--sexual release--and his freedom. Her fight is on more than one level because she has to fight her attraction to Ros and deal with her father's former student-turned-enemy.
Visit Michells Polaris' blog to see ALL the Jewels of Erotica entries and leave a comment there for a chance to win a Good Vibrations Gift Certificate. Leave a comment here for a chance at some swag! And...HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
You know it’s going to be a bad day when:
1. Your father dies leaving you a creepy old Victorian home.
2. Your butler isn’t really a butler, but he comes with the house.
3. Your father’s enemies are after everything in the house—including you and the butler!
Meet Marielle Greenlea. She’s just learned that her inheritance involves not just an old house but also a butler who’s says he's a demon. And not just any demon. He’s a Hedonae—or sex demon—who has been bound to the house by her estranged father. Now, not only does Marielle have to deal with her inheritance which includes learning that she's a hereditary witch, but she also has to figure out how to set Rosier free. Because no way is she keeping a slave—no matter how sexy he is!
Rosier can't believe he's still captive to the Greenlea family. Now he has to deal with a woman who's sexy as sin but unaware of her own appeal. A fledgling witch who doesn't really believe he's a demon. But once she sees his-ahem-horns, she has to face facts. One of those facts is that the only way he can be released is through sex. But he wants to go home and if that means making her scream with his name over and over, well, he’ll just have to grin and bear it.
Mari wants to help him but as the reigning Popsicle Queen according to her exes, she knows she can’t. Three simultaneous orgasms when she’s never had even one? Now she has to find the keys to her power, defeat her father’s enemy AND have mind-blowing sex? What's a girl to do when an inheritance leads her to Sex and Trouble? Lie back and enjoy, of course!
We'll let you know when it's released!!
Friday, January 01, 2010
Yes, Marilu Mann will have a new release out very soon - not a shifter in sight, but there is a very sexy demon and a witch who doesn't know her own power!
We have a title and will share the cover with you as soon as we get that - look for more info on SEX AND TROUBLE coming soon!!