>I am an idiot…

>…who apparently can’t read a contract. And because of that, a reprint sale that I thought I made won’t be happening.


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>Interview with Cecilia Tan


I have to admit, I’m floored. The flabber is completely ghasted. I’m going to be in a state of bemused SHOCK for the rest of the night. Because in that article, Cecilia Tan (owner of Circlet Press and my publisher) names me as one of the writers she looks forward to seeing in the slush pile.


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>Wordcounts and Fickle Muses.

>The rewrite and expansion of Princes of Air goes apace. I’m into the second part — The Courtship of the Raven King. I thought that two parts would be all — until the fickle muse reared his head.

“You know there’s another story here, right?”

“Is there?”

“Sure. You just introduced this charioteer character, right?”

“Yeah. I was going to kill him off.”

“But he’s meant to be with xxxxxxx.”

“You know, I thought so. So he should survive?”

“Yeah. Let him live. So that you can torture him and xxxxxxx later.”

“Torture? Torture how?”

“Ever think about what might happen if someone who imprints on their mate the way these guys do decides that he’s not going along with it?”


So now there’s a third part to Princes of Air. Tentatively entitled In Tandem, but I’m not sure I like that title.  And if you’re playing the home game (and watching my word counts over there ——>), you’ve already seen that I’ve bumped the target for this book. I think I might just need it.

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>Recap of the reading.

>Last night was the EroticBliss Party at Blissful Lotus, where I had the pleasure (and honor) of being the closing act. The evening went really well, and the place was packed! At one point, you couldn’t walk from the front of the store to the back without difficulty. Fantastic surreal art by Elizabeth Shupe (and she showed up dressed as a steampunk Lolita. VERY nice!), a grand reading by Liz Allen, and the amazing art of Perego, who did some literal perfomance art last night. First, he painted the model (literally, he painted ON the model). Then he painted a portrait of the painted model. He started with bare canvas, and ended with a complete painting. I am so completely in awe of artists who can do that. There was also a scary accurate tarot reader, a henna painter, and chocolate. (I was good. I didn’t eat much.)

By the time my reading came up, the crowd had thinned out, and I had the amazing sensation of having a completely quiet house while I read. Everyone giggled in the right places, and feedback was fantastic.

Now, what did I learn last night?

1 – Followup!
Because of a communications glitch, there were no CDs to be sold last night. The next time I do this, I MUST followup and make sure that all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. I did pass out cards with this URL so that people can get to the link. (Oh, if you’re here from the card? The book that Succubus appears in is Like Clockwork. It’s over there, about halfway down the page —->)

2 – Heels.
I am never, EVER wearing heels again! I wore my sandals out to Blissful Lotus because I can’t drive in heels. I put my heels on when I got there. And almost immediately realized that I haven’t worn any kind of heel in over five years! the heels lasted about half an hour, then I took them off and spent the rest of the night barefoot. (not the worst idea. The floor was cool, and that helped keep ME cool! It was WARM in there last night!)

3 – Spoons.
I am SO out of spoons right now! I actually kicked the husband and son out of the house this afternoon so I could have some alone time (and now I feel a little guilty. There’s a heckuva storm out there!) I have to remember to plan for recovery days after an event like this.

On the whole, had a grand time. Thanks to Blissful Lotus for inviting me!

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>Author Chat: August 1-7 2010, Like a Sacred Desire: Tales of Sex Magick

>From the Circlet Press Blog:

Come celebrate the release of the Circlet anthology Like a Sacred Desire: Tales of Sex Magick in our Livejournal community this coming Sunday August 1st through Saturday August 7th. Several contributors to the anthology will be making posts throughout the week to discuss the book and answer your questions. There will be giveaways and discussions with authors such as D.L. King, David Sklar, Angela Caperton, Jana Denardo, Elizabeth Schechter, and the editor of the anthology, Jennifer Williams.

Dark Diva Reviews recently had this to say about Like a Sacred Desire:
I could easily see this collection being used in a discussion group on mythology and sexology. Joseph Campbell would have had much to say about the characters and situations found here.

Want to learn more? Then stop by our author chat starting this Sunday. We look forward to seeing you!


I’ll be doing my part on Tuesday, August 3rd.

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>Since you asked so nicely…

>Will there be more with Steven and Nick? If you haven’t yet read The Hand You’re Dealt, you might have no idea who I’m talking about. If you have, then you might be one of the people who’ve asked me that question. I’ve been asked this a couple of times since Like a Sacred Desire came out, so let me say it here and get it on the record.

Yes. There is a novel in the queue. The tentative title is Drum Mage, and it follows a year in the life of Steven, with some flashbacks that tell more about his past, the accident that took his sight, and how he and Nick came to be involved. There will be nine chapters, with one themed for each of the major Sabbats of the Wheel of the Year, and then one to wrap up the story. Essentially, you’ll be getting a year and a day.

Now, don’t go looking for this any time soon. It’s third down on my to-do list, after the revision I’m working on now (Princes of Air) and House of Sable Locks, which is much further along than Drum Mage. My writing time will be increasing in the next few weeks, so I hope that the writing will progress a little faster. Even with that, I don’t think we’ll see Drum Mage until 2011.

However, that won’t stop me from posting bits and pieces as I work on them. Just to keep your interest.

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>The current state of the Imp….

To Revise

  • Prince of Air (This is the current priority — self-set deadline of August 15)

To Write:

  • House of Sable Locks (novel, in progress — second priority)
  • Drum Mage (Bumped up in priority since “The Hand You’re Dealt” came out)
  • Sea Prince (To be written with Danielle Jones)
  • Wanderer’s Moon (next book in the Midnight Moon series.)

To Outline

  • Coral Throne (sequel to Sea Prince)
  • Hidden Things (Mystere Book 1)
  • Mystere Book 2 (which hasn’t given up the title yet and may turn into book 3 and A&L will be book 2)
  • Ashes and Light (Mystere Book 3)
  • Tablets of Stone (Mystere Book 4)
  • Tales from the Arena

To Sell

  • Nomad’s Moon
  • Exile’s Moon
  • Infernal Machine 

Allow to percolate

  • Professional virgin story (no title as of yet)
  • Wandering star story
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>Dark Diva reviews Like a Sacred Desire!

>Now this is the thing to wake up to on a Monday morning! Dark Diva reviewed Like a Sacred Desire and gave it FOUR Divas, and named The Hand You’re Dealt her favorite story in the anthology!


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>Like a Sacred Desire!


It’s OUT!!!!

Like a Sacred Desire rolls out this morning, and includes my short story “The Hand You’re Dealt.” (which is the first story I ever wrote for Circlet!). Go check it out — the teaser for the book is from Hand!

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>EroticBliss pARTy – August 7th!


For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Stacey Murphy, Co-Owner
Blissful Lotus Romance Boutique
1810 N. Orange Avenue | Orlando FL 32804
407-462-8298 (cell)
The EroticBliss pARTy is Coming!
Blissful Lotus Romance Boutique presents EroticBliss! A sensual celebration of Erotic Art, Artistic Nudes and Erotic Poetry.
Blissful Lotus will be a “buzz” on Saturday August 7th, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm as the EroticBliss pARTy gets underway featuring the provocative feminist art of Elizabeth Shupe, the captivating performance art of Perego, a reading of Steampunk erotic poetry by Elizabeth Schechter & the sharing of a coming of age love story by Liz Allen.   
We bring to you an evening that will inspire, seduce & tantalize your artist palette. This pARTy will also feature Love Tarot Readings, Corset Models that will tease and tempt the crowd and Perego will “WOW” the guests as he creates a sensual work of art LIVE.
Join Us on Saturday, August 7th
8:00pm – 11:00pm: Mix & Mingle ~ Schmooze with the Artists & Writers
8:30pm – 10:00pm: Love Tarot Readings in the Lotus Lounge
8:30pm: Reading of “Who Got Liz Gardner” by author Liz Allen
9:00pm: Live art performance by PEREGO
10:30pm: Erotic Poetry Reading of the SUCCUBUS by author ELIZABETH SCHECHTER
Other Important Details:
  • EroticBliss pARTy will be held at: Blissful Lotus Romance Boutique at 1810 N. Orange Ave (south of Princeton)
  • Door Fee: $5/pp
  • Audience: Adults 18+
  • Special Offer: All guests will receive 10% off their entire purchase @ Blissful Lotus
EroticBliss will feature this arousing line-up of both artistic and literary talent:
  • Elizabeth Shupe:  A featured Nude Nite Artists, Elizabeth’s art is filled with intense symbolism drawn from feminist, Tarot, Fairy Tale traditions and more.  In her words…”Art to me has more to do with spirit than with the finished object.   Art peers into the dusty drawer of the artist’s personal history. Art is the resurrection of an ancestor’s tea-stained imaginary world.   An untouchable past is opened, hopes for the future are explored and the joys and anxieties of the human experience are expressed; all in a personal symbolic language. That to me is art.” Elizabeth Shupe Website
  • Perego: The artist that brings you the Vagabond Art Party and the Art Army, how do you define his artistic style? Perego is all about Performance Art, and “his art” is Performance-Art-Theatre.  In only a way Perego can do, he combines light, sound and movement in a striking and provocative exploration of the material and spiritual worlds; incorporating action and the spontaneous energy of his environment.  Well tonight, we’re going to see his erotic and sensual side. Go To Perego’s Website
  • Elizabeth Schechter:  Well…Ms. Elizabeth is a pansexual pagan perv with a penchant for purple pornographic prose (and a great love of alliteration). She’s been writing since very early grade school, and finally seems to have gotten the hang of it. Her professional fiction debut, the Steampunk short story The Succubus, appeared in the Circlet Press anthology Like Clockwork.  As her day job, Elizabeth is a stay-at-home mom, and is the mother of an active and rambunctious toddler who loves to keep Mommy from writing during the day. She lives in Central Florida, where she amuses herself at playgroups by describing herself as a pervy fetish writer when other moms ask what she does for a living. Surprisingly, she actually does get invited back to playgroups! Elizabeth Schechter Website.
  • Liz Allen:   Born and raised in the Sunshine State.  Her career path has spanned from physical to fiscal to literary starting in nutrition,  then riding the roller coaster we call the stock market as a financial advisor and ultimately penning her first book at age 49… Liz’ debut novel “Who Got Liz Gardner” was published in April 2009 as the result of an international contest and is now enjoying tremendous popularity in book clubs around the world. Her short story “Radiance” was published in the 2009 winter edition in Literary Magic Magazine and will be included in the anthology “Wisdom of Our Mothers”.  A second short story “A Dark Secluded Place” will be published Summer 2010. Liz Allen Website
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