Friday, 12 February 2016

Menage Romances Fans' Awards 2016



YAY! I have been nominated in the Menage Romances Fans Awards for the third year running! Thanks to everyone who nominated me.


This year it is BDSM Weekend that has been nominated in the BDSM Menage category.



 If you wanted to vote here is the link - you have until 17 Feb to vote and any votes you give me would be much appreciated.

https://marymenage.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/nominees-poll-best-menages-romances-published-in-2015-vote-now/

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Monday, 4 January 2016

Behind the scenes of a publishing house

Interview with a Marketing Officer

Welcome to Sandra Pesso, who is a Marketing Officer working at Evernight Publishing. I am delighted to have you on my blog.

Thanks for having me, Jennifer!


Can you tell us a little about yourself, where you are from, how long you have been working as a Marketing Officer and what made you take up this role?

Sure, I’d love to! I live in the States, not far from New York City. I’ve been Evernight and Evernight Teen’s Marketing Officer for three years. I was an author with Evernight before I took the job. It was a great opportunity to use my marketing and advertising business background to help increase Evernight’s brand and recognition.


What is the thing you most enjoy about being a Marketing Officer and what is the most difficult?

The thing I enjoy most about my job introducing the Evernight brand into new markets and finding promotional opportunities to reach new readers. I also enjoy working with both new and established authors to help them navigate the many marketing opportunities available.

The most difficult thing is probably finding the time to do everything I’d like to do!


What are the biggest things that you feel authors should do more of in terms of marketing their own books?

Consistency is key. There are so many authors and books out there and entering the market every day. Try to find something that makes you and your books unique and leverage the uniqueness. For example, is your hero or heroine a chef or bartender? Post recipes and cocktails on your social media pages. Is your book set somewhere interesting?
(What an interesting idea. JD)

Write guest posts for fellow authors and bloggers about the locale. Remember, blog and social media posts are samples of your writing. The more you spark a reader’s interest, the more likely you are to get the sale.


Do you find it difficult to promote a genre you don’t particularly enjoy?

Yes and no. I love contemporary romance so it’s easy for me to promote it because I’m most familiar with the genre. However, I love discovering new promotional avenues for genres that aren’t necessarily on my TBR list.


Do you get a chance to write yourself?

Yes! Writing is my passion. I’m currently working on a Contemporary Women’s Literature series.


Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

I hope to be doing what I love to do – writing, travelling, and meeting fabulous people.


What projects have you most enjoyed initiating?

Along with Evernight’s owner, Stacey, I helped create the Evernight Readers’ Choice Awards. We kicked off the third annual awards season in November with lots of new authors making it to the semi-finals.

(Yay for the awards! I’ve been nominated all three years and go a runner up place in 2014 for Sexiest Scene and a runner up place in 2015 for Best Sci-fi. JD)





What exciting events are happening at Evernight/coming up?

It’s a great time to be an Evernight author! Submissions are at an all-time high and we’re looking forward to another banner year. Look for both new and favorite events and lots of amazing new books!


What are your top five tips to authors for promoting their work?

  1. Avoid straight (and boring) “Buy My Book” promotional posts. They’re ineffective. Instead, engage readers on social media to create online relationships and connections. It’s all about the connection.
  2. The best promo is word of mouth. Think out of the box to get people talking about your book (ex. podcasts, book clubs, YouTube video clips).
  3. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to promote your book. Swag is nice but is often thrown away.
  4. Looking for reviews? Try smaller, lesser-known review blogs vs. the really large ones. Instead of a blanket “Dear Blogger” email, send a personal message when requesting review your book. Offering a guest blog or interview will increase your chances. Most book bloggers love to post guest author content. Also, it helps to note something you liked about their website. Bloggers are proud of their virtual homes and love to be noticed!
  5. The best form of promotion is your backlist and new release. Protect your writing time and don’t sacrifice writing for promoting. In the end, you’re better off creating new work. (Very interesting point. It’s always hard to know how much time to give to promoting. JD)



Thank you, Sandra. It has been fabulous interviewing you. Good luck.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

What's naughty about Naughty Christmas Wishes?





What’s naughty about ‘Naughty Christmas Wishes’?

·       A fairy that has a one night stand with four hunky elves (who wouldn’t!)
·       Four elves that want some fun and relaxation after they finish their work that Christmas (naturally!)
·       Some wicked, funny lines, like “Everyone knew Santa would much prefer a can of lager and a hotdog.” (hehe!)
·       A heroine who hates missionary (I’m with the heroine on that one!)
·       Spanking (yum!)
·       Two elves who ‘get it on’ while all of them are doing things to the fairy (why not?!)
·       Use of the mistletoe for luscious kissing (yes!)
·       Fantasizing about sex with your employer (interesting…!)
·       Blaming the cat for nearly toppling the Christmas tree during vigorous masturbation (uh oh!)
·       A fairy who goes commando (all the better for undressing quickly!)
·       Two elves in the butt of the fairy at the same time without lube! (good thing the fairy is a toy!)
·       Some appalling singing (well, don’t we all at Christmas?)
·       A snogfest with a gorgeous siren, valkyrie, pixie and nymph (phew!)
·       A daring escape to the paranormal bar (yippee!)
·       A fight between a tired older fairy and a brand spanking new angel (and the fairy comes off the victor – yay for the older woman!)

·       Blissful anal sex, delicious oral sex, magnificent vaginal sex, glorious breast sucking, and lots and lots of wonderful caressing (*fans hot face*!)

Monday, 21 December 2015

Character profiles - Naughty Christmas Wishes

CHARACTER PROFILES FOR ‘NAUGHTY CHRISTMAS WISHES’


Name – Fay the fairy

Book – Naughty Christmas Wishes

Love interest – The King, Ringo, Harvey, Elliott – all elves

Age – She is a fairy so age unknown but she is an older fairy

Hair/eyes – Long black hair/black eyes

Height/weight – Average size for a fairy

Looks – Perky breasts

Other – She wears no underwear (she is a doll, afterall! Humans don’t give their toys underwear!)



Name – Elvis the Elf – otherwise known as The King

Book – Naughty Christmas Wishes

Love interest – Fay the fairy

Age – 20s

Hair/eyes – Long brown hair, green eyes

Height/weight – 6ft 1

Looks/character – Stunning cheekbones. He is the leader of this band of elves



Name – Elrond the Elf – otherwise known as Ringo

Book – Naughty Christmas Wishes

Love interest – Fay the Fairy

Age – 20s

Hair/eyes – Medium length fair hair, brown eyes

Height/weight – 5ft 10

Looks/character – Has a gi-normous cock! Is the cheekiest.



Name – Elwood the Elf – otherwise known as Harvey

Book – Naughty Christmas Wishes

Love interest – Fay the Fairy

Age – 20s

Hair/eyes – Short white hair, blue eyes

Height/weight – 6ft 3in

Looks/character – strong, silent type.



Name – Elliott the Elf – otherwise known as E.T or Ellie

Book – Naughty Christmas Wishes

Love interest – Fay the Fairy

Age – 20s

Hair/eyes – Bald, amber eyes

Height/weight – 5ft 5

Looks/character – known for his magical fingers when caressing someone!


Blurb:

You should be careful what you wish for... Fay is a Christmas fairy who has been with the same family for many years and gets her kicks watching the mother and father have sex on the sofa—although she despairs about their lack of variety. But this year she is replaced by a shiny new angel.

Depressed at being discarded, and no-one with whom to spend Christmas, Fay goes to a paranormal bar on Christmas Eve and sees four handsome (and young!) elves who have just finished their duties for that year. She makes a wish they all ignore how old she is and is delighted when her wish gets granted. So she makes more wishes—naughty wicked ones!

Find out if they all come true!


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Friday, 18 December 2015

Wicked Weekends

WICKED WEEKENDS

Cupid by Lucy Felthouse
Paranormal erotic romance
Short story
M/F

What's hot: What if Santa's reindeer were shifters?


Blurb: As a postman by day, and one of Santa’s reindeer on a single very special night, Cassius Cupid eats, sleeps, and breathes deliveries. He doesn’t mind, but sometimes wishes that someone would send him something more exciting than bills and junk mail.

One cold January morning, Cassius gets his wish. A young woman arrives with a parcel. Turns out it’s for his housemate – but Cassius doesn’t care. All he’s interested in is Carina – the beautiful female courier.

Has Cupid finally met his match?




His Lordship's Mate by Jaye Peaches
Historical, Regency, Paranormal, Shapeshifter
Novel
MF

What's hot: Wild sex in the woods

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Blurb: Eighteen-year-old Ella Bailey knows that if she is to have any hope of a good match, she must marry quickly before her father completes the ruin of her family’s fortune and good name with his wanton living. With her reputation in tatters and nowhere else to turn, Ella seeks solace in the arms of the enigmatic Gethin Powell, a rich, handsome lord known for his lack of concern for the expectations of high society.
Ella soon discovers that Gethin’s sexual appetites are both fierce and insatiable, but as he thoroughly lays claim to her naked, blushing body, she is deeply ashamed to find herself hungering for more. But even as their passion for each other grows deeper, an old and powerful secret waits to come to light. When Ella learns the truth about Gethin, will it tear her away from the man who has taken her as his mate?



 
The Dukes’ Christmas Abductions by Doris O’Connor and Raven McAllan
Regency, Time Travel, Erotic
Novella
M/F (Two couples)

What’s hot: Two drop dead gorgeous dukes abducting their ladies

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Blurb:

Follow your heart and cross space and time…

When Clara and Vicky encounter two Dukes, who seem to have stepped straight from the regency paintings they’ve been admiring, a simple costume ball becomes something else entirely.

As both couples slowly come to terms with the reality of their situations, can they find happiness? Is it as simple as following your heart?