Love Spanks 2015: Free short stories

Love Spanks 2015 is over! Thank you so much for reading and commenting. The winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day, so please check back. The short stories are no longer available online, but you can find them in the anthology Love Spanks 2015: A Collection of Lesbian Romance Stories. You can pre-order the anthology, which will be available on February 14.  If you want to read more about the shape-shifting characters from “The Snow Liger,” take a look at my novels Second Nature and True Nature.    Second Nature Novelist Jorie Price doesn’t believe in the existence of shape-shifting creatures …

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Natural Family Disasters is available!

I’m happy to announce that my shape-shifter short story collection, Natural Family Disasters, has just been published. The two main characters of this anthology, Jorie Price and Griffin Westmore, first met in my novel Second Nature. The events in Second Nature took them on a wild chase from a tiny town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to an off-the-books poker game in Detroit and then into the council chamber of the most powerful shape-shifters in Boise, Idaho. Running for their lives didn’t leave Jorie and Griffin much time to enjoy their families’ company or to share romantic moments. This anthology gives them …

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Second Nature is out!

After months of revising, rewriting, tightening, hair-pulling, and editing, the second edition of Second Nature has finally been published. While my first republished novel, Backwards to Oregon, has mainly just been cleaned up and improved on a sentence level, Second Nature underwent major revisions. And when I say “major,” I do mean MAJOR. I tightened the beginning considerably, because it was dragging a little in the first edition, but extended the ending so that readers could enjoy the romance between Griffin and Jorie more fully. I wrote a handful of new scenes—including a new opening scene for Griffin—and completely changed …

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Writing hours in April

April is over already, and once again, it was a busy month for me. I spent most of last week at an editing seminar, which is part of my endeavor to earn a certificate in editing. We wrapped up editing Lois Cloarec Hart’s Walking the Labyrinth in April. I look forward to seeing this wonderful novel published in June. I had a new novel out in April (the second, expanded edition of Backwards to Oregon), one new anthology (Beyond the Trail), and a short story (Seduction for Beginners, a short sequel to Something in the Wine). I also did a …

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Cocktail Hour

I’ve been a guest on the Cocktail Hour last night (well, evening for me, but early afternoon for Andy & The Rev). In their fun podcast, they discuss lesbian fiction and fanfiction. Sometimes, they have the author of the book they discuss on the show. And they always have a cocktail (or two, or three :-)). This show’s cocktail was the Sweet Tight Pussy– okay, this blog is now rated NC-17 because of a cocktail :-) My own cocktail was much more tame in alcohol content and name. It’s called “Police Control” (pineapple juice, cream, coconut syrup, grenadine, and chocolate …

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Rainbow Romance Award

Seems this is the month of awards for L-Book authors. First, Fran Heckrotte was awarded the Alice B. Medal, an award that is given to writers who “have careers distinguished by consistently well-written stories about lesbians.” Today I found out that Conflict of Interest won a Rainbow Romance Award for Excellence in the romantic suspense category.  Next of Kin placed third in the same category, and Second Nature holds the third place in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category. Congratulations to all winners and runners-up! Here‘s a complete list.

More award news

Wow, it seems this is the week of award news. I found out that Second Nature is a finalist for an EPIC’s e-book award. The EPIC’s e-book awards were once known as “eppies,” and they’ve been awarded annually since 2000 by the EPIC (Electronically Published Internet Connection). The winners will be announced at the EPICon convention in Williamsburg, Virginia, on March 10-13, 2011.

LFRC Award — favorite book cover

The LFRCA (Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Award), a program with annual awards for favorite lesbian fiction and favorite lesbian fiction book covers, just announced the results for the awards for favorite book covers of 2009. Second Nature was one of the book covers that received the most votes. Congratulations to Sheri, the graphic artist who created the cover of Second Nature, and thanks to the members of the LFRCA. By the way, the LFRCA is a yahoo group that anyone can join.

Golden Crown Literary Society Awards

The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) held its annual conference last weekend, and the GCLS awards (“Goldies”) were presented on Saturday. I woke up to an inbox full of e-mails, telling me “congratulations,” but giving me no clue as to what I had won since three of my novels had been shortlisted. The GCLS hadn’t posted the award winners yet, so I clicked through all e-mails until I got to messages from Jeanine Hoffman, a fellow L-Book author who attended the conference. She e-mailed me on her iPhone during the award presentation, telling me Backwards to Oregon had just won …

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