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Hey, where have you been? December 14, 2014

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in award-winning, baking, edits, forthcoming works, heady praise, Marketplace, No Safewords, Sable Locks, The School, the-end-is-near, upcoming books, upcoming work.
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Yeah, it’s been almost a month. I know. Bad writer.

It’s been busy. The line edits on The School have gone off to editorial at Forbidden Fiction. We’ve been talking about changing the title there, but nothing has gelled yet. I have a couple that I like, but we have to nail it down. That will come soon, I think.

There have been a couple of story sales in the past month. One I can’t say because there hasn’t been a contract signed yet, but the other two… well, I’m proud of those, and very excited. I will have TWO stories appearing in the upcoming Marketplace anthology No Safewords 2!  One of them revisits Thomas and Eugenia from O, Promise Me!, my story in the first No Safewords anthology. The other story… well, I’ll leave you on tenterhooks for now.

In other news, I found out today that House of Sable Locks has made Erotica for the Big Brain’s Best of 2014 list.  I’m very excited about that!

Now, being as it’s been a busy year, and a stressful couple of months, I decided that once the line edits were in, I was going to take the rest of the year off. Reset my brain, read for pleasure, not do anything except for edits.

So… what does an erotica writer do when she’s resetting her brain?

Bake, mostly. LOTS of gluten free cookies:

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Almond Cranberry biscotti.

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Carob oatmeal lace cookies. Carob because both males in my house are allergic to chocolate.

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Italian three color cookies before assembly

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And after, covered with white chocolate. I forgot to take a picture after I cut them.

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Flourless peanut butter and jelly cookies

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And coconut macaroons.

Tomorrow, I’ll be making my mother’s recipe for jelly cakes (which probably have a proper name, but she never called them anything but jelly cakes), and on Tuesday, I’ll be making cookies for the teachers at my son’s school.

Why yes, this is how I relax.

Market Day. September 19, 2014

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2014 plans, a-writers-life-is-never-dull, award-winning, except-for-when-it-is, promotions, publishing, round-up, Self-publishing.
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I am self-admittedly lousy at marketing. Especially when I’m in the middle of writing a novel, or working on edits, or doing the fifty-million things that need to be done around the house as a mom and domestic engineer (cough*housewife*cough). Which is my way of saying that I’d rather have root canal than do promotions.

Bad writer, no biscuit.

So…. here are the things that are currently available!

Most recently is Bi Magic, from Forbidden Fiction. I have two stories in this anthology: Fools Rush In and To Market. A print version is also available.

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Fools Rush In is also available as a standalone story, also from Forbidden Fiction

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There’s also Her Captive, which was my playing with an idea that came from Tom Smith’s song “Kidnapped by Pirates is Good!”

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Then there’s the AWARD-WINNING House of Sable Locks from Circlet Press, which is available in ebook, in print, and in a delicious audio-book.

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There are my two self-publishing experiments, the Tales from the Arena books. Opening Gambit and Playing for Keeps are available as ebooks and in print.

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And hey, if you want to go back to the beginning, there’s also Princes of Air, my first novel!

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There will be a sequel eventually — I have an idea of where the story will go. I just need to get it down on the page.

As soon as I finish these edits. And that novel over there. And the dishes….

 

Add another to the list! August 5, 2014

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in award-winning, mind blown, Sable Locks, SQUEEE.
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Mind. Blown.

I just got the call that House of Sable Locks is a finalist for the Published Maggie Award for Excellence in Erotic Romance!

 

I…. won? I WON!!!! July 25, 2014

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And I’m in shock. Oh, my God…

Passionate Ink is Proud to Announce its 9th Annual Passionate Plume Winners!

Historical

  1. Pleasuring the Lady by Jess Michaels
  2. Her Lovestruck Lord by Scarlett Scott
  3. Her Husband’s Lover by Madelynne Ellis
  4. Let’s Misbehave by Stephanie Draven
  5. Unhinge the Universe by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov

Fantasy/Sci-Fi

  1. House of Sable Locks by Elizabeth Schechter
  2. Legend Beyond the Stars by S. E. Gilchrist
  3. Fueled By Lust: Drusus by Celeste Prater
  4. Glory Dogs: Forged Through Glory by Dezré Storm
  5. Something New Under the Sun by L.A. Witt

 

Paranormal

  1. Masque by Lexi Post
  2. Ghostly Persuasion by Dena Garson
  3. Hero Unmasked by Anna Alexander
  4. Edge of Night by Crystal Jordan
  5. That Pearly Drop, Murphy’s Law of Time Travel #1 by Jianne Carlo
  6. Symphony of Light and Winter by Renea Mason

Novella

  1. A Night at The Cavern by Anna Alexander
  2. The Dom, the Switch and the Sub by Diane Leyne
  3. Decadence by Karen Stivali
  4. A Christmas of Coal and Mistletoe by Bobbi Romans
  5. Rebound Baby by Tobi Doyle

Contemporary

  1. Capture and Surrender by L.A. Witt with Aleksandr Voinov
  2. Making Over Maris by Sabrina York
  3. Daring Miss December by Maggie Wells
  4. Heart of Ash by Sabrina York
  5. Second Chance Sam by Bren Christopher
  6. August Awakening by Maggie Wells
  7. The Princess and the Porn Star by Lauren Gallagher

 

And the award goes to…. July 26, 2012

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in award-winning, Princes of Air.
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Someone else. Princes of Air took an honorable mention in the Passionate Plume tonight. Not too shabby for a first novel, I think!

Congratulations on the win to Sophie Oak and her novel Bound: A Faery Story!

Wow!!! May 4, 2012

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I just found out that Carnal Machines won the 2012 IPPY (Independent Publisher Award.)

I am just… wow. Congratulations to everyone who appeared in that wonderful anthology!!!