Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter to Everybunny!


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Hope you got whatever tail turns you on. And some candy of course ;)


XOXO
Sommer

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Are you ready?




I am! Tonight at 8 baby! I have my sonic screwdriver and my Doctor tee. I'm all set to go.

XOXO
Sommer

Friday, March 29, 2013

I'm like the Easter Bunny...only, I'm taller...and blond...and I shave.

But I do have a basket full of goodies! Read to the end, there's a bunch. First things first:

Beast in Me, book 2 in the Divination Falls trilogy is FREE right now on Amazon. FREE. So hop over and get one! (People have asked, so I'm answering, though the books are tied together, they can be read as standalones. So if you did not read book 1, you will still enjoy book 2 and not feel lost). Tell your sister, your secretary, your mother, your grandma! Tell the girl at the donut shop and the woman who delivers your mail. Tell the lady at the grocery store and your waitress at lunch...Free!

Secondly, I am on Youtube! No lie. The super talented Rose Caraway's reading of Laugh from Rachel Kramer Bussel's book Gotta Have It is up for your pleasure. So go check out my dirty Femdom story Laugh on the tube of You. Awesome.

Thirdly, whack*whack*whack*whack! My book Restless Spirit received a 4 paddles rating from BDSM Book Reviews and this very nice pull quote:

"Sommer Marsden is known as one of the top erotica authors. After reading this story, I can see why that is." 

Thank you, Ma'am, may I have another.

And finally,
Long Lost, the sequel to Big Bad (my paranormal, vamp/were/human, twosome/threesome bangalicious novel) received 4 kisses (lips? mouths? smooches?) from Two Lips Reviews. They recently reviewed Big Bad and I was thrilled that the reviewer loved Long Lost as well.

I think that covers it all! Have a spectacular Easter and kick off to Spring Break. We'll be smoking some meat, making some gluten free faux butterscotch krimpets, hanging out and taking it easy.

XOXO
Sommer

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Great Minds Think Alike...

As you know from all the scant (heh) promo going on around here, my new book Beast in Me is out. So what is this before you? This is Giselle Renarde's new book. Came out a week or two before mine and as you can see...we differ by only one word. Which proves that great and dirty minds think alike! Both feature werewolves too. Go figure.On top of that, after a chat, we both found inspiration in songs. Mine being Florence and the Machine's Howl.

Now's your chance to find out a bit more about Giselle's book The Beast in Me. Go on! Read her excerpt goodies. You know you want to. :)

XOXO
Sommer



Sarah doesn't have much in common with the other girls in town. She's never even kissed a boy… until the evening Anderson walks her home. Over time, Anderson presses her for more than just kisses, and on the one-year anniversary of their first kiss Sarah might just give in to his whims. But the woods are dark at night, and there are creatures about, howling in the distance.

When Anderson is accosted by a wolf under the light of a full moon, will Sarah save her beau? Or will she be caught in the crossfire? And if she survives the attack, will life ever be the same?

The Beast in Me
A Werewolf Menage Historical
By Giselle Renarde

Be Warned: menage sex (MFM), anal sex

http://www.evernightpublishing.com/the-beast-in-me-by-giselle-renarde/


Excerpt:
I remember the smell of autumn leaves, of dank and meat and fire.

I remember the smell of wet dog, and sneezing so hard my head rang like a church bell. The pain shot through me, all the way down to my toes. The damp had found its way into my bones. There was a soup of sorts, fed to me by unknown hands. I could see nothing.

The world went black.

Snow was the next smell, so fresh it drove out the dog scent almost completely.

When I awoke, there was a man standing over me. Behind him, two things: light so bright I wanted to clamp my eyes shut against it, and darkness so black it disappeared into oblivion. As I fixed my gaze on the dark shape in front of me, I realized the blackness was in fact the interior of a cave, and the whiteness was snow at its mouth.

It was wintertime. I knew little else, but I did know that.

My thoughts were a jumble of half-remembrances. Some might have been life, some dreams. I had a feeling I’d dreamed more than lived lately, especially when I realized I had on only a soiled slip under a great heap of blankets. Wherever I was, I’d been there for some time.

“Sarah?” a man asked. “You’re awake, are you?”

I wasn’t afraid of him, because I knew him. His voice was familiar to me.

“Would you like a drink of water?” he asked. He took a step forward and I saw his shirtsleeves rolled up to the elbow, dark wool trousers and suspenders. “I have meat broth warming on the fire.”

“What happened to me?” I squirmed under the pile of blankets, feeling soaked with sweat and goodness knows what else. “Why am I here?”

I felt like I knew the answers to those questions, but I needed some clarification. The man kneeled down beside me, and I felt a smile beam across my face as I realized who he was.

***

Get The Beast in Me now from Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/the-beast-in-me-by-giselle-renarde/

And retailers like All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thebeastinme-1056310-139.html

Or Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Beast-Me-Romance-ebook/dp/B00BCUGZZQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1360339383&sr=1-2&keywords=the+beast+in+me

Giselle Renarde is a queer Canadian, avid volunteer, contributor to more than 100 short story anthologies, and award-winning author of such books as Anonymous, Nanny State, and My Mistress' Thighs. Ms Renarde lives across from a park with two bilingual cats who sleep on her head.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Whine and Wine, Anyone?

Yay! I am so, so excited to be at one of my absolute favorite blogs today guest blogging. Go check out my Whine and Wine. It's all about me and my um...my mad skillz in the falling down department. Hey, someone has to tussle with gravity. Turns out it's me.

I stop at certain blogs every single morning (afternoon...late afternoon...early evening...late evening...night) and this is one. Emails then Twitter then Facebook then Ript Apparel...Teemagnet and Cup of Porn. Every morning! With coffee. So I'm thrilled to be there showing off my new pretty Beast in Me, book 2 in the Divination Falls trilogy. Check it out if you can steal a moment or three.

XOXO
Sommer
p.s. I don't know why I chose this dude~~~~~>
Probably because I could see him being a local of Divination Falls. Yum!
p.p.s Psst, Beast in Me is FREE right now. Why not go snag a copy?

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20 Questions with Victoria Blisse: "My mum told me if you've got nothing nice to say keep your mouth shut..."

Happy hump day, all! Today is 20 Questions with Victoria Blisse! She's a busy little butterfly of a writer. She always  has something going on in the writing world. I happen to know she also has a secret weapon called Mitnik. A wonder team, indeed.

Don't forget to pop back in later when I'll be posting something else fun. It's a busy here on the blog today. I need a traffic guard...

XOXO
Sommer

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1. Favorite YA book?

I have always loved Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain. They're probably technically children's books but I read them all through my teen years and loved'em to bits.

2. It’s a meatless meal night. You eat…

Falafel. I luuurvvvvve Falafel!

3. Football or baseball?

Football but I mean the British stuff with kicking and shooting and Gooooooooooal!

4. Look at your bookshelf. Top shelf, left to right, what are the first five books you see? No cheating!

American gods by Neil Gaiman, Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett, Bedknobs and Broomsticks  by Mary Naughton, Witches Brew by Terry Brooks and All about my Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards.

5. Average night. Eat in, eat out, or takeout?

Eat in, I love to cook.

6. Favorite meal to cook?

Oooh, I don't know. I love the challenge of doing something new but I do find making a lasagne very therapeutic.

7. Favorite TV show when you were a kid?

Sesame Street! It is still one of my very favourites!

8. Favorite TV show now?

Right this minute? Being Human.

9. Best teacher you ever had…

Oh, wow. I've had some crackers. I think I will plump for Mrs Linder.

10. What did they teach you?

She not only taught me all the school stuff also enriched me spiritually, morally and personally. She was fab, covered our class for just six months I think when I was in yr5 in junior school, so I was 10 years old ish.

11. Tell us something you did as a kid that no one/very few people know about.

Well when I was about 6/7 I ran away from school. It was a silly misunderstanding. The teacher said. "So who has a peg to hold their wellies together?" I shot up my hand but I was the only person who did. My teacher told me to go and get them but although I wasn't lying, we'd got a peg with my name burned into it over the weekend, I hadn't brought it into school. However, I didn't know how to explain that without getting into trouble so I decided I'd go home, get the peg, and bring it back to school.

A lovely old lady found me and took me back to school.  I got a good few minutes down the road too! I didn't get into trouble, thank goodness!

12. Tell us something you did this year that no one/very few people know about.
Hmmmmm, good question.  I bought a jar of fig jam today for the first time ever. It's very tasty. I'm afraid I am such a gobby person, I tell everyone anything half way to interesting!

13. What one clothing item can you not live without?

My grey and yellow striped jumper. I've had it since I was about 17 (so that's 17 years now) and it's just warm, snuggly and comforting. I love it.

14. Zombies, vampires or werewolves?

I love my vampires, hence my Point Vamp series.

http://victoriablisse.co.uk/series/point-vamp

15. Anything you haven’t written about that you desperately want to?

I'd love to write a historical erotic romance but it scares me half to death because it would need a lot of research!

16. Anything you’ve written about that you desperately wish you hadn’t?

Hmm, I wrote a few icky things in a few personalised stories people paid me to write, fetish acts that do nowt for me at all. I'd have been happier not writing them. *LOL*

17. Do you finish a book that is terrible or put it down?

I can't, just can't force myself to finish a book that doesn't grab me. I will tend to give it a few chapters but if the characters/plot don't pick up and get interesting I stop reading.

18. Do you review terrible books or pass on saying anything at all?

My mum told me if you've got nothing nice to say keep your mouth shut, so I don't write negative reviews. I will give constructive criticism but that is different I think.

19. Do you read reviews of your work?

I do. I don't tend to seek them out but I will read them if I notice they exist!

20. Red wine or white wine?

Honestly? Neither by choice but I do prefer white wine when I do drink it, if ever.


Victoria Blisse is a Mother, Wife, Christian, Manchester United Fan and Award Winning Erotica Author.
She is equally at home behind a laptop or a cooker and she loves to create stories and baked goods that make people happy. Passion, love and laughter fill her works, just as they fill her busy life.

Find out more at http://victoriablisse.co.uk

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Watching, polaroids, picket fences...


and a very NSFW excerpt from my new book Beast in Me over at Teresa Noelle Roberts' blog today. Roberts's? That always confuzzles me. I think both are right. One used to be right. Now the other one is right. Anyway! It's over HERE.

Confession is good for the soul. A very naughty, explicit excerpt from book 2 of the Divination Falls trilogy (m/m paranormal erotica) is even better!

More good stuff coming soon. :)

XOXO
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Thank you, Universe...

I was a sad snow baby having gotten no real snow to speak of for the second year in a row. Today I awoke to this:






Happy Spring!

XOXO
Sommer

Saturday, March 23, 2013

DON'T GO! YOU'RE NOT IN THE WRONG PLACE!


So what do you think?  A little revamping. A new color, a smoking hot new banner courtesy of one amazing magician of a graphic designer Willsin Rowe.

It's 2013 and 13 is my lucky number! I was ready for a sprucing up. I want to fill that bookshelf (see blog two down), slap some paint on this blog and embrace all things good and awesome.

Sounds like a plan, right?

Now that I've said that, I noticed two goofy typos in my blog below from yesterday so I better get on the ball and get some more coffee. I was lacking coffee and I slipped. Coffee is needed.

Happy Saturday!

XOXO
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Friday, March 22, 2013

A wolf and a human lightning rod walk into a bar...

So they must be in Divination Falls!

It's a happy, happy Friday because I get to announce that my book Beast in Me, which his book two in the Divination Falls trilogy, is out-out-out today!


Weather worker Cameron Bale rolls into Divination Falls after being prompted by Spirit and Brother Lighting. He discovers that the small, hidden town full of shifters and magical types is suffering a series of unsettling events. There’s speculation from the town seers that he could be the answer they’ve been looking for. Cameron’s willing to try and help: he’s got nowhere to go and nothing to lose. His life is simply about loneliness and it turns out that Trace, a grumpy wolf with stunning eyes, knows just what that feels like. Cam finds himself wishing maybe they could be alone … together. Oh yeah, and battle whatever evil it is that still lurks in Divination Falls.


US can purchase HERE and UK can purchase HERE. And everyone is free to sit and start at the cover. Yurm. BiM will be coming later this year to other vendors.

I'd say more but I'm not fully awake and have only had a half cup of coffee. That is not nearly enough, y'all. Happy Friday.

XOXO
Sommer

Thursday, March 21, 2013

This might be my year...


This is the view for me when I sit on my yoga mat when my practice is done. When I'm grateful. I rarely allow myself (some bizarre character flaw, I guess) to feel proud. Sometimes when I look at this, I feel proud.

This is my grandmother's shelf. Top left corner begins with a book printed on December 16, 2005 (so technically I count from 2006 to present).The bottom shelf, farthest right book arrived last week. The only space left is where that 'bookend' is. It is not really a bookend. It's a vintage Avon cologne decanter that was my grandfather's LOL. But that is all the room left on this shelf I have used to track my publications from the time I decided to try to get into print.

Of those books 19 are mine! 

Like I said, I rarely let myself feel proud, but once in a while when I look at this I feel a tiny glimmer of pride. I think this might be my year to fill the shelf up. I have no idea what I'll do with copies then. Guess I'll have to get a new shelf. Because I plan to keep going ;)

XOXO
Sommer

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

20 Questions with Aisling Weaver: "Bring on hermithood!"

Good morning, good morning. This week's 20 questions is with Aisling Weaver. Now [spoiler] she says down below that she likes white wine but I happen to know for a fact she's capable of making red wine that will make you forget your name. Quite a talent!

XOXO
Sommer

1.       Favorite YA book?
YA? Oy. Well, mine would be from before YA was actually a genre. A book that is generally found in every library for children but that has some simply beautiful writing and grave topics in it. The Black Stallion.

2.       It’s a meatless meal night. You eat…
Hmm.  well, let's see here.

I put some music on and dance in the kitchen while I saute up some chopped onions and minced garlic. Pop open a nice bottle of white wine, let it breathe but share the first half cup with Dionysus and a cup or two of that arborio rice I add to the pan. Switch up the music to something that allows for dancing in place while I stir in yummy broth until that rice is alllll creamy and smooth. Now it's time to add in some grated pecorino romano and stir in up until my mouth is watering and my sweetheart is sneaking in to dance with me and steal spoonfuls of risotto over my shoulder.

Now while I'm stirring and dancing there's more than enough time halve Brussels sprouts, saute 'em up in butter then glaze those bright green gems with just a bit of honey. And, if I'm really hungry and I thought ahead I'll have slid a few sweet potatoes into the oven. Now's the time to slide those papery-skinned babies out of the oven, squeeze them onto our plates, fork-tine them flat and butter them too.  Mmm.  Yummy. Is it dinner time?

3.       Football or baseball?
Football. Though I'd rather hockey, or even better hurling, curling, or archery ;)

4.       Look at your bookshelf. Top shelf, left to right, what are the first five books you see? No cheating!
ARGH! I don't have one right now! I'm between residences(literally living between two residences). On my kindle the first few titles are The Artist's Way and the entire Game of Thrones Series that I'm currently not allowing myself to read.

5.       Average night. Eat in, eat out, or takeout?
Ummm....Leftovers. Which could be from eating in, eating out, or takeout. ;)

6.       Favorite meal to cook?
Breakfast. Or rather, paleo-hash - pineapple-bacon chicken sausage, onions, sweet potatoes, summer squash and zucchini.  Yum! Damn. Now I know what I'm making for lunch.

7.       Favorite TV show when you were a kid?
Looney Tunes!! Bring on the anvils, the ACME boxes, the running out into thin air! Ahhh....the soundtrack of my childhood. I spent Saturday mornings watching Looney Tunes before I went out and wrought havoc on the world.

8.       Favorite TV show now?
Game of Thrones. I've become one of those people that doesn't have cable...so I watch things when they hit netflix. I like not being ruled by the networks' airing schedules and just watching things when I'm inclined. It also means I'm desperately out of touch with "popular" references. Ah well, I always was the eccentric. Bring on hermithood!

9.       Best teacher you ever had…
Hm. I was going to say Mrs. Pfaff-Pratt, my high school art teacher who bent rules to make sure I took art when I did what I thought I should do instead of what I wanted.

 Then I though Mr. Monroe, my high school math teacher, who nurtured an enjoyment of math and recognized my ability to not only excel but carry other students along with me.

But I think I'll have to say Mr. Cook, my ninth grade English teacher. It wasn't so much what he did in ninth grade that was important, but that he offered up his office as an oasis of quiet and safety to myself and many other creatives that felt they didn't belong anywhere else in the school. Even much later(almost ten years after I graduated) when I sent him twenty thousand words of a novel his response was gentle, kind, and went straight to the heart. "You've got a great story going here, but why are you sidestepping the intimacy between your main characters?"

Cue my first foray into erotic writing. ;)

10.   What did they teach you?
Oops....I think I may have answered that already. I think all three of them taught me to allow myself to do what I enjoy, and what I'm good at. Of course, it's taking about twenty years for me to come back around to those lessons, but at least they're there for me to rediscover!

11.   Tell us something you did as a kid that no one/very few people know about.
I stole money from my stepfather when I was seventeen. Almost a hundred dollars, if I remember correctly. It wasn't exactly on purpose...he has this coffee can of change...I'd just take four quarters here and there...but it all adds up, and I didn't realize he counted it regularly. I paid it back working it off for him and at my summer job. It took me a while and I felt terrible about it.

12.   Tell us something you did this year that no one/very few people know about.
I started a business with my partner :)

13.   What one clothing item can you not live without?
Jeans.  A comfy pair of jeans.

14.   Zombies, vampires or werewolves?
Weres. Rawr. Of course, my preference is for a different species of were....;)

15.   Anything you haven’t written about that you desperately want to?
A lesbian romance novel. The one that I searched for when I came out, that just leaves you believing that the sort of warm, comfortable love is possible no matter who you love. That isn't about bucking the system, coming out, about family dramas, or all of that. I guess a little bit fluffy, but deep in characters and emotions.

A love story. Just....a love story. Well, and a sexy one.

16.   Anything you’ve written about that you desperately wish you hadn’t?
Oh god. Well, yes, but thankfully it never got published ;)

17.   Do you finish a book that is terrible or put it down?
Oh most definitely put it down. I used to be the person who stuck with it through the end. Now, I don't have all that much time to read, so if I'm going to read it'd better be something I'm going to enjoy. I've encountered many books that just aren't for me, so I've learned the lesson that I should just put them aside rather than force myself to devote hours to something that's going to leave me resentful.

18.   Do you review terrible books or pass on saying anything at all?
I generally won't say anything when I don't like a book. There are bound to be books I don't like. I mean, I don't like artichokes, venison, or humid heat. That doesn't mean others don't like those things. And when there are things wrong with a book - editorial issues and so forth, if a company has put that book out, I understand that there's more at fault than the author - the company itself has a responsibility for quality as well. I'd be more likely to write a review on a company for bad editorial work than to leave a review on a book that would ding the author.

19.   Do you read reviews of your work?
I generally try not to.

20.   Red wine or white wine?
White. Mmmm. Especially the Sardinian Vermintinos. Yummmmy.


Chasing knowledge, life, and love, Aisling Weaver has lived up and down the interior of the Eastern United States.  She can read your tarot cards but won’t, will sail any month of the year, hasn’t walked a mile in your shoes but has lived her own life barefoot.  She writes by the seat of her pants following the strings of her heart. Her books can be found in anthologies and through her publisher http://www.BurningBookPress.com
http://www.aislingweaver.com

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This is the kind of stuff that makes my day...

When I'm up to my neck in writing one novel and proofreading another. Oh, and submitting a short etc, etc, etc...


One of my favorite stories I've written in years, Clement, was reviewed by Giselle Renarde for Alison Tyler's brilliant version of book reviews. To check out the review Giselle mentions in her tweet visit her at Donuts and Desires and to see some of these mini reviews visit Alison Tyler's site. And buy Sudden Sex while you're at it! The stories are the perfect length to steal a few minutes to read something naughty and fun and because they're brief the book is literally packed full of great authors!

XOXO
Sommer

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Paddy's Day, Friends!

I brought you a smiling Leprechaun to celebrate. Oh wait, no I didn't. But I did bring you a picture of a gentleman I could see myself writing a story about.

Have fun! Party down. Enjoy the wearing of the green and the luck o' the Irish, but please be safe. I have a date with my favorite striped socks and maybe a green tinted gluten free beer (or cider).

Me and my sister partied so much with my parents back in the day and visited so many packed downtown bars full of drunken folks eating corned beef and cabbage, I now tend to stay home on SPD and watch the streets for the stumbling patrons of the local bars. They're usually quite happy...and colorful.

XOXO
Sommer

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Add one part Maxim Jakubowski and one part Sommer Marsden...shake and serve

Possibly the most interesting interview outcome ever. I was interviewed by E.A. Aymar, Maxim Jakubowski was interviewed by E.A. Aymar and then we were smooshed together and voila! Here you go: Interview Sommer Marsden and Maxim Jakubowski About Erotica.



About the interviewer, E.A. Aymar, I "met" him while ago. We talked online, is what I mean. And when I say 'a while' it feels like days. But I think it's actually been years! Anyway, his book Goodbye, Beautiful is coming out soon and I for one am dying to read it. E.A.'s short work is something to pay attention to. I can't wait to see what he can do with a whole book full of words.

Check out the interview and then check out Mr. Aymar. Okay, you can go. I think I'm done ordering you around now ;)

XOXO
S

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

20 Questions with Lucy Felthouse "Give me a vodka and coke any day..."

In her bio down below, it says "Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman". That is no lie. I've witnessed this first hand. Sometimes I wonder if she's actually twins like in the soap operas. Either way, one Lucy or two, she gets a lot done. Just see for yourself...

XOXO
Sommer


1.       Favorite YA book?
The Vampire Academy Series.

2.       It’s a meatless meal night. You eat… not much –
I’m not a fan of vegetables. Probably chips, or a jacket potato, scrambled egg or something.

3.       Football or baseball?
Neither – I don’t like sports.

4.       Look at your bookshelf. Top shelf, left to right, what are the first five books you see? No cheating!

An Executive Decision by Grace Marshall, Thief by Lily Harlem, In the Flesh by Portia Da Costa, The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead and Making Him Wait by Kay Jaybee.

5.       Average night. Eat in, eat out, or takeout?
Eat in.

6.       Favorite meal to cook?
None, I hate cooking!

7.       Favorite TV show when you were a kid?
It’s a toss up between Postman Pat and Fireman Sam.

8.       Favorite TV show now?
Supernatural!

9.       Best teacher you ever had…
Mr. Cunningham, my English teacher in high school. He was very encouraging. If only he knew what I was writing now... LOL.

10.   What did they teach you?
Oops, already answered this question. He was my English and English Literature teacher.

11.   Tell us something you did as a kid that no one/very few people know about.
I use to hate going outside, and always preferred to stay in with a book or my Nintendo Game Boy. I completed Tetris before I was ten.

12.   Tell us something you did this year that no one/very few people know about.
I submitted my first novel to a publisher I’ve dreamed of being with for years.

13.   What one clothing item can you not live without?
My t-shirts. I have some seriously cool t-shirts, including Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory and Scott Pilgrim.

14.   Zombies, vampires or werewolves?
Vampires.

15.   Anything you haven’t written about that you desperately want to? Yes, I really want to write an erotic spy thriller. I’m sure I’ll do it one day, it’s just finding the time!

16.   Anything you’ve written about that you desperately wish you hadn’t?
No, not really. I cringe when I read a lot of my early work,  but if I don’t regret it because the more I’ve written, the more I’ve learned and improved.

17.   Do you finish a book that is terrible or put it down?
It depends just how terrible. I am one of those people that tries hard to finish a bad book to see if it has any redeeming features, but I have been known to ditch crap books.

18.   Do you review terrible books or pass on saying anything at all?
I pass on saying anything at all. Good karma and all that...

19.   Do you read reviews of your work?
Yes, even the bad ones, but I always hope there’s something constructive in there that I can use to improve my work.

20.   Red wine or white wine?
Neither, I hate wine. Give me a vodka and coke any day.

Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over seventy publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and 2013, and Best Women's Erotica 2013. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

Monday, March 11, 2013

Attack of the videos...

So I was about to post this when my son came down to show me something. This is a talk by Elizabeth Gilbert I watched ages ago after reading her book Eat, Pray, Love. Someone had posted it and I'd stumbled over it. It was so powerful to me that I posted it on my blog back them (at the time my blog was Smutgirl). I'm posting it again for a whole new wave of readers after seeing it posted the other day on FB. If you saw it on SG back in the day forgive me my repeat but some things bear repeating ;)

Ole to you, fellow writers! Ole!

Then like I sad, boy child came down to show me something. I balked and bitched that I was busy but he said, "Ma, I think you're gonna want to see this." Then I was crying and he was crying because my son is attached to my heart by a string that makes us damn near the same person and he can't watch me cry without getting choked up. I have amazing kids. This is what he knew I'd want to see...

Then to get me to stop crying he put this on. Of course I agree this song one hundred percent. Plus the fantastic thrift store fashion makes me think of Alison Tyler.

There you go. Big old attack of the videos. Happy Monday!

XOXO
Sommer

Sunday, March 10, 2013

I've oxymoroned myself...

Nature in jars

I am currently working on a dystopian novel and I am...so happy. I think there is something wrong with me how happy this book is making me as I write it. Happy is the arch nemesis of dystopian. And yet, here I am, grinning like an idiot as I bang away on the computer (I almost wrote typewriter. I must have had a flash back. And not enough coffee.) and take this very unpleasant ride with my characters.

dystopia: an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives
happy: enjoying or characterized by well-being and contentment

I've gone and oxymoroned myself now haven't I?

Happy Sunday. I have things to clean, errands to run and hopefully later some writing time.

XOXO
Sommer

Thursday, March 7, 2013

"...a very satisfying read, a great length and with an ending that left me panting! Yes, I kid you not!"

Hurrah! Boys Next Door received 4.5 stars from LASR. I'm beyond thrilled that the reviewer enjoyed my dirty little novel so much. I'm also beyond thrilled that everyone seems to enjoy how different the 'three little pigs' are. Because to me...when I was writing it...they were distinctly different men with very different styles in the bedroom. *sigh*

There was plenty of sexy action, and I adored the way each man was different in the sack! Stephen, just heart-achingly adorable, Cooper, the rough, tough bad boy, and Deke, well what’s not to love about him?

Check out the full review here.

XOXO
Sommer

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

"I split my jeans once in band..." 20 Questions With Alison Tyler


I'll confess. This whole brand new Wednesday spot 20 Questions started because I fell in love--hard and fast--with Alison Tyler's upcoming book cover and wanted an excuse to show it off. Dark Secret Love comes out in July. If you're like me, you're waiting...very impatiently, I might add.

So you can thank her and her sexy new cover for today's 20 questions and the oodles of upcoming spots! Who knew I'd get so many responses. And who knew how many amazing answers I'd get to the same 20 questions. I am super nosy and boy...am I learning a lot about my fellow authors. Make sure to come back every week for the dirt. I typed dirty the first time. Heh...wonder why.


XOXO
Sommer

1.       Favorite YA book? 
Just Another Love Story
2.       It’s a meatless meal night.
You eat… Chips and salsa.
3.       Football or baseball?
“It’s root, root, root for the home team! If they don’t win, it’s a shame.”
4.       Look at your bookshelf. Top shelf, left to right, what are the first five books you see? No cheating!
“Kitchen Confidential” (it’s the last book on the shelf, also—I have two copies), “Story of O,” “Lola: A Mystery Novel,” “Pearls are a Nuisance” by Raymond Chandler, “Praise, Vilification & Sexual Innuendo or How to Be a Critic.”
5.       Average night. Eat in, eat out, or takeout?
Eat in.
6.       Favorite meal to cook.
Chips and salsa.
7.       Favorite TV show when you were a kid? 
The Banana Splits (“Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la.”)
8.       Favorite TV show now?
I could watch repeats of Entourage forever. (I love you, Ari.)
9.       Best teacher you ever had…
an Anthropology Professor at UCLA
10.   What did they teach you?
Lemurs
11.   Tell us something you did as a kid that no one else/very few people know about.
I split my jeans once in band showing a boy I liked that I was double-jointed.
12.   Tell us something you did this year that no one else/very few people know about.
 I split my … no, kidding.
13.   What one clothing item can you not live without?
My knee-high, zip up, battered all to hell Doc Marten boots. Nothing else compares.
14.   Zombies, vampires or werewolves?
Oh, my! (I’ll take vampires.)
15.   Anything you haven’t written about that you desperately want to?
Always. My to-do list is endless.
16.   Anything you’ve written about that you desperately wish you hadn’t?
I wrote about a ménage a trois once and made the mistake of showing the story to the boys involved. Bad idea.
17.   Do you finish a book that is terrible or put it down?
Is “throw it across the room” an option?
18.   Do you review terrible books or pass on saying anything at all?
Pass. Why ruin someone’s day?
19.   Do you read reviews of your work?
Who me?
20.   Red wine or white wine?
Tequila. Straight up. Cheers.

Alison Tyler is loyal to coffee (black), lipstick (red), and tequila (straight). She has tattoos, but no piercings; a wicked tongue, but a quick smile; and bittersweet memories, but no regrets. She believes it won’t rain if she doesn’t bring an umbrella, prefers hot and dry to cold and wet, and loves to spout her favorite motto: “You can sleep when you’re dead.” She chooses Led Zeppelin over the Beatles, The Cure over The Smiths, and The Stones over everyone—yet although she appreciates good rock, she has a pitiful weakness for 80s hair bands. In all things important, she remains faithful to her partner of nearly eighteen years, but she still can’t settle on one perfume. Visit http://alisontyler.blogspot.com where she serves snark and virtual espresso 24/7.

Monday, March 4, 2013

*Falls over*

I'm finally getting around to sharing this. Is it not gorgeous? Part of the Resplendence Publishing's New Reality series. A new book every month. Mine's in December. I can't hardly wait! Can you? (the correct answer is: NO ;) )

If you're a fan of my zombie exterminator series, then you might want to wait for this with bated breath. *cough* Just a suggestion. Heh.

XOXO
Sommer


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Back by popular demand...


Super way late, might I add, is Bittersweet. It was put on the Kindle exclusive thingamajig (Kindle Prime) for a while and then I forgot to have it pulled off...and then I forgot AGAIN to have it pulled off. But then I remembered! Yay! *happy dance*

My BDSM love story (*cough* that came out years before that other BDSM love story *cough*) is now back up for sale in regular Kindle, ARe, Nook, and coming any moment to Kobo Books, among others. So if Kindle's format didn't work for you, as so many of you wrote me to tell me, Bittersweet can finally be purchased, once again, at many different vendors.

Here's the blurb:

Rayka's just looking for a peace offering for an offended client when she goes into The Good, The Sweet, and the Yummy. What she finds instead is a very intoxicating man. Deacon James is more sinful than the candy he sells, and Rayka soon finds out that he can push her farther than she every thought she could go. Mentally, creatively, emotionally and yes -- sexually. Rayka must remember it's okay to let him have her body, let him test her limits, but she can't let him have her heart. Besides, he's made it perfectly clear he doesn't want it anyway ...

Happy Saturday. I have to go turn myself into a pretzel now. Translation: Yoga. Om...

XOXO
Sommer