Sunday, September 30, 2007

Review Me and Win!

In an effort to get more reviews posted on my Amazon titles, I'm starting the following promotion:

Every person who leaves a review on one of my titles will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate. For every 10 reviews on a title, I will draw one winner.

This promotion will continue until at least 20 reviews are received on each title. Once a title has received 20 reviews, no further drawings will take place for that title. Other titles, those with fewer than 20 reviews, will remain eligible for the drawings.

peace & passion,

~ Alessia

Friday, September 28, 2007

ArtiFactual now available on Amazon

Woot! ArtiFactual's now available from the world's largest online bookseller.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Big e-Step

Harlequin Goes All E-Book
By Josh Kerbel -- Publishers Weekly, 9/21/2007 7:25:00 AM

Harlequin said yesterday that from this point forward it is making its complete frontlist catalogue available in e-book format. Active in the e-book marketplace since October 2005, with an initial publication schedule of nine titles a month, Harlequin will now be releasing more than 120 titles per month in both print and digital formats.

Harlequin’s e-books will be priced slightly lower than their print books and be available in Adobe, Microsoft Reader, MobiPocket, Palm and Sony formats. The company said it is launching this initiative because its customers embrace the immediacy and portability of the format and the titles do not go out of stock.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Alessia Brio at MobiPocket
Yay! Phaze eBooks are now available via MobiPocket, which means they'll soon (again) be available for purchase/download from Amazon.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Phaze in Verse

Phaze in VersePoetry has long been a short form method to story telling. Morals, epic tales, even desperate pleas for understanding have been recorded through the ages in verse. And yet, somewhere along the line of our technologically advancing society, it seems those small intimate pleasures are growing lost. Poetry is love, life, and feeling breathed into words. Our shared experiences, emotions, dreams… Today, we are pleased to present to you a fine collection of poetry. This is not just iambic pentameter or rhymed. It is not only free verse or measured. This is a comprehensive collection of a wide variety of tastes, styles, and passions. Just like our readers. There is a little bit of something for everyone.

Available now in both eBook ($5) and print ($10)!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

That Four Letter Word

A few years ago, I wrote a short story entitled "Topping Love" in which love was compared to a pizza. There were basic elements (crust, sauce, cheese) for everyone, but the importance of toppings varied from person to person. (The story appears in fine flickering hungers and uses the characters from my Costa Rica series: Sam, Jess, Charlie, and Richard.)

I did a good bit of reading about love, especially research/theories, while writing that story. One that has stuck with me is Yale psychologist Robert Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love:

Sternberg's Triangle

If I'd make a poster of the image above, I could use thumbtacks to accurately peg every relationship in my life that was deeper than a casual acquaintance. Each day, I could adjust the placement of the tacks as bonds grew or were damaged by action or inaction (whether mine or that of others). Maybe I'll do that - just for grins. *wink*

The ultimate (consummate) love, Sternberg asserts, is the interior of the triangle. Most of the time, I agree with that assertion. I think a lot of people invest a lot of effort to achieve that ideal -- and even more to maintain it. I wonder, though, if it's an unrealistic expectation for the long haul.

What do y'all think?

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Bound's First Review

Dirty Girl Reviews had this to say about Bound for Success:
Alessia and Will are teaming up once again for a short erotic work that gets your juices flowing right away. They have a way with words that makes the characters really come alive. Kevin and Cyndi have a playful banter that is just a pleasure to read and the sex scenes are absolutely steamy!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

ArtiFactual now available in print!

ArtiFactualTogether in one volume we are proud to present the Tales of the Erotique Mystique. From the incredible writing team of Alessia Brio and Will Belegon comes a vivid collection of stories of passion, adventure, and exotic toys. ArtiFactual includes Phaze favorites Erotique, Switch (a P&E Readers Poll Winner!), Amichu, and a never-before-published novella, Closing Arguments in the continuing adventures of the playful and sexy couple, Amanda Long and Bruce Winfield.

Available in both eBook ($7) and print pre-order ($10) from Phaze!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Bound for Success released

Bound for SuccessA stand-alone continuation of the tale which began with Brio & Belegon's most popular novella, Artistically Inclined. Pittsburgh's daring duo is back in a hot-blooded romance with a penchant for ties that bind! When Cyndi's nerves about her gallery opening get the better of her, Kevin takes matters into his own hands, replacing one tension with another and setting the stage for a very eventful evening.

Available now from Phaze ($3)
Length: 19K