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You mean me??? March 6, 2015

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Good news, happy-happy- joy- joy, heady praise, mind blown, Sable Locks, SQUEEE, wow.
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Today was the third grade field trip. 120 8-and-9-year-old kids went to Legoland, and I had charge of two eight-year-old boys all day (one mine, one borrowed). Really, we had a BLAST. The Legend of Chima ride involves waterguns, and many truth in advertising warnings that you WILL get soaked. The Dragon roller coaster wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be — roller coasters and I don’t get along, but this one was actually fun. Lots of rides, lots of walking, lots and LOTS of Legos, 120 very tired kids on the buses home. So, given this, I had very little online time until we were on the bus to come home. Looking at my email, I found that I’d been tagged on Facebook by Cecilia Tan: Hey, have you seen this?

This, for anyone who doesn’t want to click through, is Cliterati’s list of 100 Modern Erotic Classics that You’ve Never Heard of, a list curated by Rebecca Black in honor of the first ever Erotic World Book Day (March 5th).

House of Sable Locks is on that list.

I appear to have written a modern erotic classic. That’s pretty mind-blowing, especially since Sable Locks is only my second novel! And that list also includes the two people on whom I fondly blame all of my writing — Laura Antoniou and Jacqueline Carey. If I wasn’t completely wiped out, I’d be squeeing all over the place.

It’s also a little terrifying. Because now I have to do it again.

You know what? Given a choice between jubilation and terror, I’ll go for the jubilation. I’d much rather squee!

 

 

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.

Finished August 31, 2014

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Sable Locks, short story, Ta-da, thirty, to-dos, upcoming work, WIP, writing.
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It’s all done but the title.

The short story/novella/how-the-heck-long-is-this-anyway? that I’ve been calling Berlin is now done.

It’s also now a short novel, at 46,000 words. (Yes, in romance writing, that’s a novel.)

I just need to come up with something better than Berlin as a title. Because the first one was House of Sable Locks, and the third one will be Men of Mortal Seeming. (Yes. May the Little Tin Gods of Artifice help me, I’m writing a trilogy.)

Titles usually don’t give me trouble. But this one, I need to sleep on. And sleep on the next part of my Oh-my-God work schedule, a short story entitled Ghost Writer. Once that’s done, then I get to my edits on The School. When those are done, only then do I get to writing Hidden Things.

I’m going to be insane by Halloween. Watch me.

 

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

 

Excerpt: House of Sable Locks June 23, 2014

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Audible, audiobooks, Sable Locks.
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Audible has provided me with a short excerpt of House of Sable Locks. So here, have a taste!

(Note: If it doesn’t work, just leave me a note here. I’m currently using the public library wifi, and it won’t let me check the link.)

Reviewer codes sent June 23, 2014

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Audible, audiobooks, reviews, Sable Locks.
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I’ve used the random number generator and sent out the reviewer codes. If I have any others that I can send out after the contest is over (yes, there is  a contest for no-strings-attached codes), then I’ll send to people who didn’t get a code.

Contest!!! June 20, 2014

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Audible, audiobooks, Boosting the signal, contest, Sable Locks.
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All right! I’ll be giving away 5 redemption codes to my fans and followers. So check out the contest link!

 


Aural Sex. June 18, 2014

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Audible, audiobooks, Sable Locks, SQUEEE.
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I just now got the email.

House of Sable Locks has gone live on Audible!

I have some redemption codes for free copies. As soon as I figure out how to run a contest, I’ll get it set up.

 

 

Giddiness! June 5, 2014

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in a-writers-life-is-never-dull, Audible, audiobooks, Sable Locks, upcoming work.
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The countdown has begun! Today I got the word that House of Sable Locks has entered the production phase at Audible! Which means they’ve done the casting, and now they’re recording! (At least, I think that’s what it means.)

Now, I made suggestions for the casting, (include my “If I were Queen of the Universe and money was no object casting” — Tom Hiddleston and Emma Watson.)  But I don’t know who they went with (or if they went with a man or a woman, or both).  So I’m just going to hold on to the fantasy of Tom Hiddleston reading my words for a little while longer.

Soon!!!