Sunday, August 26, 2007

Paranormals: Still Hot!

What is it about paranormal books that we love so much? The vampires, werewolves, warlocks, witches, aliens...they all grab us and keep us hooked until we turn the last page in the book.


Real life is full of schedules, traffic, headaches, kids' events. When I read, I want to escape...I want to go someplace where the hero wants nothing more than to pleasure me. He wants to love me, protect me, and give me multiple orgasms.

In my new book, SEDUCTION'S SPELL, my heroine owns an antebellum mansion with an enchanted water well. Her guests who drink the water are affected however they need to be to find happiness. It might be a woman who needs the strength to tell her husband how she really feels. Perhaps it's a woman who is willing to let go and allow a man to care for her. Maybe it's the man who wants to win back the love of his life. Happiness can be theirs with the help of Belle and her enchanted water.

I love writing with a touch of the paranormal. There are no limits, no boundaries. The hero and heroine (or maybe there are two heroes) will find happiness either here on earth or on a planet light years away.

And you can bet the heroine will have multiple orgasms.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fun New Short Stories at HarperCollins

As well as the full-length books I write for Ellora's Cave and Avon, Harper Collins has started an erotic short story collection. I'm proud to be one of the first authors to contribute to the collection. My story, REUNION, is about a woman who goes back to her hometown for her high school reunion. While there, she encounters her best friend from school, the one she always secretly loved.

What a fun story to write! If you're intrigued, please check out this link:

Happy reading!


Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Terrors of Writing A Sequel

This week, I thought I’d share a little of the twisted world of writing.

I love sequels. When I finish a great book, I hope the author will write something else from that world or take a luscious secondary character and make him the hero of his own story.

As a reader, I love this. As an author, it terrifies me.

A little bit about how I go about putting together a book (it makes more sense later, really).

For me, the creative process begins when I come with a scene, one scene, and from that scene, I create the rest of the book. Basically, I write the book so I can read that defining scene. (I actually wrote an entire book around the sentences, “Most people would have thought it was impossible but she’d done it. She’d pissed off Santa Claus.”)

So, that’s where my creative juices start flowing. I have scene, I create characters, I figure out conflict (if it’s not already apparent), and I come up with “the rest of the story.”

When the book is finished, many times I’ve fallen in love with the world or the characters and I realize…I could write a sequel!

And that’s when I wish I was a better planner. I wish I’d thought of this before I finished writing book one. Now, I have a world and a character, but no scene. I don’t know where to start! It’s rather terrifying, actually.

I love when I see an author that so clearly has her world defined and her characters laid out. The best example I can think of is JR Ward and the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. From the first book, she’s got clearly defined secondary characters that make you want more, but never take away from the hero and heroine of the story.

The reason this is on my mind is I have a sequel coming out this week. Summer’s Caress (from Ellora’s Cave) is the sequel to New Year’s Kiss and once again, as I was writing NYK, it never occurred to me that I would write more in the series. But I found myself so captivated with the werewolf world I’d created, that I wanted to spend more time there.

So I began with a character (Rebecca) and had to come up with a scene that defined the book for me. It’s a little backwards from how I normally write but it was a fun challenge. The scene that became the “one scene” for me ended up being between the two heroes (with Rebecca appearing at the end). Very sexy and just makes my heart go pitter-patter thinking of it.

And, I’m learning (yes, she can be taught!). I’m working on two more sequels in the New Year’s Kiss/Summer’s Caress werewolf world, but this time, I realized I wanted to write more while I was in the middle of Summer’s Caress. It gave me the chance to prepare a bit before sitting down to write the next two books.

So, what makes a book “sequel-worthy” to you? What makes you want more (and more!)? Do you fall in love with characters or the world the author’s created? What keeps you coming back?

Have a great week!

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Mr. Gale Harold:

I got to thinking about the first post and then people posting who they really liked, who was the most hunkable to them, the sexiest, the guy that really "did" it for them.

Let's hear who and why from all of you? Me? I'm still sticking with Gale Harold, the aforementioned hunk who you can now see. I think if the man walked into a room I'd swoon like a big-breasted, thin waisted, bodice-ripped-off heroine from a dimestore novel. I'd pretend to faint and as I sank to the floor, his arm would capture me close to his chest. He'd blow softly in my ear to wake me gently... ahhhhhh, man. If anyone knows him, PLEASE tell him he's my all time fave!

Welcome to our world!

Happy blogging, everyone!

Well, the Sizzling Scribes have finally joined the land of Blog and we're very happy to be here! Hope this is a corner of the web that you'll all enjoy visiting. We've taken our Fantasy Club Group and expanded with hopes that you'll partake in all our chatting and yakking and laughing.

What we've got on tap for you is a weekly visit from one of our authors and I get to be the first guinea pig. (Check out our pic at the bottom of the page. It's the shining faces of our ten members.) And each week we plan to spotlight one of our authors' books. But that's not the only reason we're here. We want to start a conversation but you feel free to join in and head in an entirely different direction if that's what your heart desires!

So...what the heck should we start with now? I know, just a quick comment on His Toys. I've had some wonderful reviewer responses to my first ever story written for Ellora's Cave's Exotika line. That excites me...that gives me goosebumps...that gives me an orga.... Wait a minute. I'm giving myself away. LOL.

It's been a wild summer and I can't believe how quickly it's coming to an end. It's like I blinked and suddenly it was August. Before I know it, snowballs will be banging me in the ass up here in northern Minnesota. That's okay. It'll make me stay home and get some writing done! Ah, can't wait for a cozy fire, a hot drink, a warm body lying next to me so we can... crap! There I go again.

Say, have any of you ever seen the show Queer as Folk? It used to be on showtime. I think I've found a new hero. I love Johnny Depp...will always love JD, but I've had to slide him a weeeee bit over on the shelf to make room for Gale Harold. Oh yowsa! Even at my age, a stud like him does it for me. LOL. Why I don't know...could be he's a fantastic actor. Makes me laugh out loud one minute and can bring tears to my eyes a second later. There's something about him that curls my toes.

I guess I've rambled enough for the day. (Not really...I just want to go pop in an episode of QAF so I can rev the engine and blow out a little exhaust!)

You all have a wonderful week and I'll be checking back! Luv ya!

Huggers, Ruby