So excited!!

Earlier today I got a brief look-see at the other stories for the upcoming “UNRAVELED” boxed set and, holy crap, I’m in love!! This is the bundle that will include the AHW10 story, and with a starting price tag of $.99, it’s SUCH a great deal!! I’m counting down the days, November 4 can’t come fast enough! I wanted to get AHW10 out to you lovely folks, but now I want to show you some of the stories in this anthology because they’re awesome!!

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Eight original tales of passion from eight bestselling authors… save $22.93 by buying this boxed set!

ANYTHING HE WANTS: ATONEMENT by Sara Fawkes
Jeremiah and Lucy have been through the fire and barely escaped with their lives, but can their love survive the real world?

COMPLETE ABANDON by Julia Kent
Six months after having her baby, Laura finds that her sex life has unraveled, even as her BDSM fantasies heat up her eReader. Puzzled and frustrated, her partners Mike and Dylan resort to a little spying — and what they find on her eReader ties someone in knots…but it won’t be them. When their best friends take the baby for an overnight, Mike and Dylan show Laura just how alpha they can both be, as Laura surrenders herself to them with complete abandon

TAKEN BY STORM by Opal Carew
Jessica doesn’t like to take risks, but when she’s almost run over by a red hot rock musician named Storm on his motorcycle, she realizes that some risks are worth taking.

THE VAMPIRE DESIGN by Vivi Anna
A naive young artist travels through Europe searching for the most infamous painter ever to live… and who also happens to be a 300 year old vampire.

YIELD TO ME by Sarah Castille
An ambitious MMA fighter struggles to resist her attraction to the dangerously sexy fight coach who awakens in her secret erotic desires that could destroy her fighting career.

YOURS TO TAKE by Cathryn Fox
Revenge takes on a sexy twist when a powerhouse lawyer is stripped of her control and held captive by the handsome multi-millionaire she once took down in the courtroom.

HOT ISLAND NIGHTS by Lauren Hawkeye
When Alessandria Reid travels to her friend’s vacation home on a private island, all she wants is some quiet and solitude in which to put her life back together. Instead, she gets demanding rock star Benjamin Hawke, a man used to getting what he wants… and though she can’t quite believe it, what he wants is her.

HOW TO CHOOSE A COWBOY by Daire St. Denis
When Tessa Savage is forced to choose between two hunky cowboys while vacationing at the Lazy L Dude Ranch, she finds herself at a loss; the Marlborough Man look-a-like or the fun-loving exhibitionist. Help Tessa decide in this smokin’ hot interactive tale.

“FLING” anthology release day!

Eleven months ago almost to the day, when I was just tarting out on this publishing roller coaster, I had my very first “Big Six” publishing editor contact me via Twitter. To say I was excited that Avon was calling would be an understatement: they asked me to be part of a BDSM erotica anthology, my first “traditional” deal after self-publishing, and I very happily accepted. I met some incredible people through this including my writerly BFF/beta Lauren Hawkeye and had a blast writing the story.

And now, finally, it’s available at all major retailers! 😀

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FLING is an erotic collection of three steamy BDSM novellas set in Italy’s kinky Mancusi Resort during its infamous Fetish Week, and features Take Me by New York Times bestselling author Sara Fawkes, Teach Me by Cathryn Fox, and Tame Me by Lauren Hawkeye.

Take Me
Kate Swansea’s fiancée dumps her a day before the wedding. Will wealthy Greek businessman Alexander Stavros convince the BDSM virgin that a sexual adventure is the cure for her broken heart?

Teach Me
Tycoon Luca Mancusi whisks fashion intern Josie Pelletier off to his private resort to negotiate a deal for her boss’s lingerie line. But, by negotiation, he means a long, slow, spicy seduction…

Tame Me
Ariel Monroe, pop-star princess, refuses to sign a contract with CEO Marco Kennedy. She’s furious when he follows her to Fetish Week, although she could use a hot BDSM play partner. If he’s up to the challenge, of course.

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | iTunes

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“FLING” is newly unleashed on the world, but several sites are running giveaways:

Scorching Book Reviews has a blog post from anthology-mate Cathryn Fox, as well as a digital giveaway of “FLING”.

The very lovely ladies over at SM Book Obsessions are giving away another digital copy of “FLING” as well as a Kindle Fire with a handful of other ebooks including Avery Aster’s “UNDRESSED”, Cassia Leo’s “PIECES OF YOU“, and seven other full novels they list as their favorites (so far) of 2013. What an honor to be on that list, and LOOK at the number of entries! Whoo-doggies, those girls know how to spread the word!!

But stay tuned, I have my own little contest to prepare, because look what came in the mail over the weekend:

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"FLING" anthology release day!

Eleven months ago almost to the day, when I was just tarting out on this publishing roller coaster, I had my very first “Big Six” publishing editor contact me via Twitter. To say I was excited that Avon was calling would be an understatement: they asked me to be part of a BDSM erotica anthology, my first “traditional” deal after self-publishing, and I very happily accepted. I met some incredible people through this including my writerly BFF/beta Lauren Hawkeye and had a blast writing the story.

And now, finally, it’s available at all major retailers! 😀

Eonly_9780062252043_Cover

FLING is an erotic collection of three steamy BDSM novellas set in Italy’s kinky Mancusi Resort during its infamous Fetish Week, and features Take Me by New York Times bestselling author Sara Fawkes, Teach Me by Cathryn Fox, and Tame Me by Lauren Hawkeye.

Take Me
Kate Swansea’s fiancée dumps her a day before the wedding. Will wealthy Greek businessman Alexander Stavros convince the BDSM virgin that a sexual adventure is the cure for her broken heart?

Teach Me
Tycoon Luca Mancusi whisks fashion intern Josie Pelletier off to his private resort to negotiate a deal for her boss’s lingerie line. But, by negotiation, he means a long, slow, spicy seduction…

Tame Me
Ariel Monroe, pop-star princess, refuses to sign a contract with CEO Marco Kennedy. She’s furious when he follows her to Fetish Week, although she could use a hot BDSM play partner. If he’s up to the challenge, of course.

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | iTunes

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“FLING” is newly unleashed on the world, but several sites are running giveaways:

Scorching Book Reviews has a blog post from anthology-mate Cathryn Fox, as well as a digital giveaway of “FLING”.

The very lovely ladies over at SM Book Obsessions are giving away another digital copy of “FLING” as well as a Kindle Fire with a handful of other ebooks including Avery Aster’s “UNDRESSED”, Cassia Leo’s “PIECES OF YOU“, and seven other full novels they list as their favorites (so far) of 2013. What an honor to be on that list, and LOOK at the number of entries! Whoo-doggies, those girls know how to spread the word!!

But stay tuned, I have my own little contest to prepare, because look what came in the mail over the weekend:

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😀

RWA (or, how Sara is a fangirl)

Sorry about the relative radio silence over the last several days. For those who didn’t know, I made the journey (through the grace of several friends, and Amazon paying out foreign royalties early) to the RWA conference down in Anaheim, CA. For a girl who can navigate the rough waters of self-publishing well enough, I was a real fish-out-of-water at the much more professional, traditional world of the conference. For example, I didn’t (don’t) have any business cards, never knew I was supposed to bring formal wear – I literally was meeting editors in jeans (and a nice top, yes, but JEANS people) and FLIPFLOPS (!!!). These ladies were dressed usually to the nines in power suits and matching pumps – but oh, they were wonderful. Everyone had such a passion for writing, for getting stories out to readers, and they were excited to talk to me. Little, introverted, bubbly-when-she’s-nervous me.

Oh my…

Folks, you’re going to have to forgive me for not taking pictures. What was one of the coolest experiences of my life also made me braindead and unable to remember, “Hey, I might need proof I went!” I was also surrounded by writers whose work I’d read all my life so, without further ado, I present my list of fangirl moments. Cuz I totally made a silly of myself on a number of occasions:

– Bella Andre. Guys, she’s even more full of awesome in person. We’re on Kindleboards together and when she saw me, she gave me a big hug. 😀 😀 😀

– Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I’ve loved her stories since I was a kid, and when I heard she was at the conference I got bouncy. THEN, when I was at the Avon party (in jeans, surrounded by cocktail dresses – oh my, I was out of my element!), she sits down in the seat across from me and my new bestie Lauren Hawkeye (who I’m doing an anthology with later this year) told me who it was. I was literally bouncing in the seat for almost ten minutes, trying to get up the nerve to say SOMETHING that wasn’t a gushing omgIloveyourstoriesYOU’REMYHERO! Managed not to make a fool of myself, somehow – sounded fairly knowledgeable when I said even self-published writers don’t understand all things about the practice – but couldn’t help but gush a teensy bit. She was super gracious.

– In one of the most awesome, definitely-going-to-be-a-forever-memory kind of moment, I was recognized by one of my readers in the Starbucks line. SHE then proceeded to fangirl ME, and we talked about everything from Nathan Fillion to ComicCon to the dastardly nature of cliffhangers. Tameri Etherton, if you’re reading this, you’re awesome. We DEFINITELY need to hang out next RWA (or at ComicCon, so awesome to meet another Browncoat!!!).

– Another wonderful writer I met was Lauren Hawkeye, a future anthology buddy. OMG, she understood what it meant to be a newbie and helped me navigate the deep waters of RWA. She’s awesome, and also writes REALLY COOL BOOKS!!!! …just sayin’. 😉

– Finally, I had my very own Close Encounter With Nora Roberts at the RITA awards ceremony. There was this familiar lady sitting at my table but I couldn’t place her face but had a sneaking suspicion. Google images never look like real life however, so I couldn’t be sure it was her until she stood up to accept the RITA for Best Romantic Suspense as JD Robb. Guys, I will admit this once to FINALLY remembering to take evidence photos, but unfortunately it was too dark for my surrepticious photog skills and, yeah, you gotta take my word for it. 😦 Woe and betide…

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It was like all the stars aligned this weekend to make it PERFECT!! I released AHW4 on Wednesday, Tweeting the links as they went live (technically it was for a Thursday release but some came through early) and you guys flocked to the sale price! I couldn’t believe it: I was #1 on Amazon’s Movers and Shakers list, plus AHW4 rose to the Amazon top 100 within the first 24 hours!!! I was also informed by eagle-eyed readers (YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!) that I’d landed at #85 on the USA Today Bestseller List (and haven’t moved off it yet). AND, I’m a Featured Book on AllRomanceeBook.

*pinches myself* Did I just die and go to heaven?

I have some writerly business to take care of for my agent (does saying that ever get old?) then I need to get to writing tonight. I have a deadline in my head of when I want to release AHW5 – don’t want to commit yet because I’d hate to disappoint you guys by missing my release, or worse yet release something that isn’t ready – but it means I’ll be working overtime on getting everything in my head committed to paper. Er, electronic paper at least. I’m playing around with Dragon Naturally Speaking, learning how to use dictation software – haven’t told myself stories since I was a kid!!

Oh yeah, and today I handed in my notice of resignation to commit fully to writing. *blink-blink* By the end of the month, I’ll be a full-time writer, and it’s all your guys’ doing. I’d blame you, but really all I want to do is hug and THANK YOU PROFUSELY for this opportunity!! 😀