- Three things you like about yourself:
my mind, my body, my spirit
- Three things you don't like about yourself:
my vulnerability, my hubris, my desire
- Three parts of your heritage:
Italian, Croatian, and obsessive-compulsive
- Three things that scare you:
rejection, conformity, and spiders
- Three of your everyday essentials:
oxygen, water, and my best friend
- Three things you are wearing right now:
rings, earrings, and a smile
- Three of your favorite songs:
"Absence of Fear" (Jewel)
"Yes, I Am" (Melissa Etheridge)
"Music of the Night" (from Phantom)
- Three things you want in a relationship:
integrity, humor, and awesome sex
- Two truths and a lie:
God is omnipotent.
God is omniscient.
God is benevolent.
- Three things you can't live without:
See 3 everyday essentials (above)
- Three places you want to go on vacation:
Secluded mountain cabin
Private tropical island
Anywhere NOT tourist-y
- Three things you just can't do:
Walk on water
- Three kids names:
Entropy, Chaos, Enigma
- Three things you want to do before you die:
- Three celeb crushes:
Angelina, Orlando, Keanu
- Three of your favorite musicians:
Indigo Girls (Amy Ray & Emily Saliers) and Melissa Etheridge
- Three physical things about the opposite sex that appeal to you:
Eyes, smile, hands
- Three of your favorite hobbies:
Genealogy, sewing, masturbation
(not necessarily in that order)
- Three things you really want to do badly right now:
I don't do ANYTHING badly.
- Three careers you're considering/you've considered:
Attorney, architect, psychologist
- Three ways that you are stereotypically a boy:
I pee standing up.
I have morning wood.
I think I'm funny.
- Three ways that you are stereotypically a girl:
- Three people that I would like to see post this meme:
Angelina, Orlando, Keanu
Monday, October 31, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
Erotique ... an erotic eBook download from Phaze.
Just $2 ... TWO DOLLARS ... 200 pennies ... 20 dimes.
Check out the great reviews & then BUY IT!
When you're finished reading, stop on by the Phaze Starlight Lounge and let me know what you thought of it. Sign the Guestbook in my Author Niche and be eligible to win a free download of my single-author anthology, fine flickering hungers, which will be released later this year.
Coming soon . . . .
We're excited to announce the Phaze publisher spotlight we're featuring in our November 6th issue. Phaze is a relatively new e-publisher and have made huge inroads into the erotic romance market in their first year of operation. They're about to celebrate this anniversary in November and to help mark this event they're releasing another set of steamy and delicious books for readers to enjoy, their Shivers series.
Included amongst their great selection of erotic romances you'll find books in a variety of sub genres such as fantasy, paranormal, futuristic, ménage and contemporary. Their HeatSheet Shivers series offers such a variety of stories for readers of all tastes and they go on sale this week. These thrilling and erotic short stories will keep you on the edge of your seat and delight you. Beware to read them with someone close by!
The contributing authors include Selah March, Alessia Brio, Ava McKnight, Emily Veinglory, Adrianna Dane and Leigh Ellwood. We'll be interviewing Emily Veinglory, Selah March and Alessia Brio. Readers can discover a little more about these wonderfully talented authors and a little more behind their upcoming novels.
Phaze is also the first e-book publisher featured in the Playgirl magazine in their December 2005 issue! This is a huge achievement for a young company and we can't wait to read more about them.
Join us for our 62nd issue with reviews galore, a special article from Phaze and an interesting interview. We also have an incredibly tempting selection of prizes to give away to lucky winners. So come and join in the fun and see what we have in store for you this month....
Sunday, October 23, 2005
The six long-awaited Phaze HeatSheet Shivers will be released during the week of October 24th. To read an excerpt of Erotique, click HERE.
Congratulations to shelly who won a free download of Erotique by simply making a post to the Guestbook (thread) on my author niche at the Phaze Starlight Lounge.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Saturday, October 01, 2005
At Phaze, you'll find some of the hottest, sexiest, funniest books ever to hit the romance market. Readers and writers alike have discovered the fun and friendly atmosphere, outstanding author support, and red-hot reads of this fast-growing publisher of romantic and women's erotica.
Hot Thrills! Erotic Chills! Edge-of-your-bed action!
Phaze HeatSheet Shivers
Coming October 24 to the Phaze Store.
An Interview with Phaze
By Holly Hewson Marketing Director for The Romance Studio
HH: Thank you for joining us at TRS BLUE, Stacey. What can you tell us about Phaze? When did you open for business?
P: Very simply, Phaze is an honest, fun company dedicated to orgasmic fiction. We select books based on the quality of writing, heat level, and entertainment value. We welcome first-time authors as well as seasoned pros, and everyone in between.
Publisher and web geek Stacey L. King is an EPPIE Finalist author (2003), as well as a best-selling erotica author. She's also a multiple award-winning cover artist who has been in the publishing industry since 1999.
Our site features a custom-built store hosted on our secure server with our own secure certificate. All programming and maintenance is done in-house, and ebook purchases are available to customers immediately.
Phaze is an imprint of Mundania Press, which sports such authors as Piers Anthony, Elaine Corvidae, Jeff Strand, Don Callander, Anne Logston, Robert Adams, and Louise Cooper.
We began accepting submissions a little more than a year ago (in August 2004), and our first books were released in December 2004. We started essentially from scratch, and have grown to nearly 40 authors with more than 50 contracted works.
HH: What types of books does Phaze have to offer readers?
P: We offer Romantic Erotica and Women's erotica in a variety of genres and in a variety of lengths, all at great prices.
HH: What exciting things do you have planned for the upcoming year?
P: This month, we will be releasing our much-anticipated Shivers--six scary short stories to tickle the treats.
Next month, on the weekend of November 18-20, Phaze will be in Virginia Beach, VA, hosting a mini-con and booksigning for area Phaze authors! Readers in the area can find nine of our authors at The Pink Banana on Saturday, November 19th from noon to six. A portion of all book proceeds will benefit a leading breast cancer research foundation.
Beyond that, we have lots of good stuff in the works, so check our website often!
HH: What advice would you give to any aspiring author who is thinking of submitting their work to you?
P: Phaze encourages all authors, aspiring or published, who are thinking of submitting their work to Phaze, to check out our Author Prospectus, available in PDF format on our website (Direct link: http://www.phaze.com/AuthorProspectus.pdf) We also encourage anyone curious about Phaze to join us for one of our monthly chats, come hang out with us on our discussion list or in our forum, the Phaze Starlight Lounge (Direct link: http://www.phaze.com/forum/). Feel free to talk to our authors, ask questions, get a feel for who we are and what we expect.
HH: Can you tell us what genre/s you are looking for and can you give us your guidelines for all book lengths?
P: Phaze is always on the look-out for outstanding erotic romance and women's erotica/erotic chic lit. We consider all subgenres, such as science fiction, contemporary, suspense, vampire, interracial, etc. Our only pseudo-requirement is that we prefer to have at least one male as part of the core 'romantic unit.' We love for authors to explore new territory and break new ground in their writing.
What We Look For:
- Strong, passionate, intelligent characters
- Intense sensual tension and situations
- Well-defined, well-executed romantic plot that illustrates the mutual relationship between two to four central characters (the romantic unit) and which includes plenty of opportunity for erotic exploration and variety.
- Conflict to create the tension and move the plot
- Expressive language that is explicit, yet appropriate to the story
- HeatSheet: 5,000 - 12,000 words (short stories)
- Photon: 12,000 - 30,000 words (novella)
- Comet: 30,000 - 60,000 words (category)
- Eclipse: 60,000 - 90,000 words (novel)
HH: In what formats are Phaze books available to readers?
P: All Phaze titles are available in five electronic formats: Adobe Reader (PDF), Microsoft Reader (LIT), Rocket/Gemstar (RB), Mobipocket (PRC), and HTML. Some titles are also available in paperback.
HH: Can you tell us what a typical day is like for you at Phaze?
P: I'm not sure there IS a typical day at Phaze! The staff hits the ground running every morning, doing our best to make Phaze as efficient, friendly, and profitable as possible. Whatever needs to be done to achieve that goal, we do it.
HH: What sort of promotion do you ask your authors to do?
P: Phaze has a fabulous Promotion Goddess, Crystal, who works very hard to obtain reviews, interviews, features, etc., for each of our authors. We, in turn, expect each author to follow her lead and continue to promote themselves and their books.
To facilitate this, Phaze provides all our authors with ideas, tools, and goodies to use in their promotion efforts. Phaze authors may host chats on our our chat system, host author days on our discussion list, host parties and contests in our Starlight Lounge forum, and a wealth of other opportunities.
HH: Do you have a newsletter or group where readers can find out all the latest on Phaze?
P: The Phaze Announcements Newsletter can be found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/phaze-announcements/
The Phaze Discussion List may be found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/phaze/
We also have our own forum where readers can connect directly with authors http://www.phaze.com/forum/.
HH: What can fans look forward to from Phaze?
P: Fans can look forward to more hot books at great prices, from new authors and old favorites.