Setting Goals

I thought I was being smart by setting an achievable goal of 100 words a day in the previous post. It turns out I was wrong. Well, not really wrong, but selling myself short.

Recently read an article about how we need to stretch ourselves, so that we’ll grow. The point is not reaching the goal, but the process in reaching it. Whether we reach it or not, we would’ve grown and moved the story at a pace further than if I’d set a “safe” goal. Quoting the last two paragraphs:

Bottom line: do not set goals that you are certain you can achieve. Set goals that challenge you and work hard to meet them. You’ll never achieve greatness if you stay in a space of setting goals that you are guaranteed to meet.

As Michelangelo said, “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.” Dreaming big and thinking big are two necessary components to achieving greatness.

And so, a re-calibration of my goals:

Daily writing. Instead of 100 words a day, I’m gonna make it 500 words. Really push myself.

Let’s see if I can finish writing all the books I’ve planned. Hey, I might surprise myself and finish an extra one!

*fingers crossed*

Happy New Year!

I realized it’s been a year since I last wrote a post. *smiles embarrassingly* Life happens…and it’s in the past.

For this new year, I wish to make a fresh start. I won’t call it New Year’s Resolutions because we know where those will eventually end up. I’d rather call them goals for the new year–writing goals, to be precise.

Daily writing. It doesn’t matter how many words, but it’s important to write daily. Okay, I’ll make it at least 100 words a day. In a month, I’ll have 3,000 words. In a 10,000 word novella, that’s about 1/3 of the way.

Erotic Series. I’ve started several series in years past and left everyone hanging. I’m very sorry about that. And so, while new ideas percolate in my brain, I’ll let them remain as such while I finish up the series I’ve started.

For 2015, here are my series to finish/complete:

Threesome series: Threesome Interlude and Threesome Play are out. Next in line are Threesome Heat and Threesome Bonds.

Wicked Fantasies: Sun, Sand and Sexy Bodies is out. Next in line are 3 more books for which I don’t have working titles.

New Romance Series. I’m collaborating with a friend on a new paranormal series. It’ll be a romance series, so I’ll probably have a new pen name. We’re building the world and we’ve the outlines of at least 3 stories, so more on this later.

New Cover! Threesome Interlude

My publisher is doing new covers for the entire Threesome series! Isn’t that amazing?

Here’s for Threesome Interlude! I think the publisher will be slowly changing the covers on Amazon and All Romance eBooks, but it takes time, so don’t worry if you still see the old cover there. I like how they use the old cover and make it more sophisticated/polished, so that readers who know the old cover aren’t totally jarred by the new one. Good association!

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Here’s more about the start to the Threesome saga:

Lynne Morrison works hard and plays hard. After a particularly stressful day, she’s looking forward to a relaxing weekend with her FWB (friends with benefits) when, halfway down the building, the elevator stalled. Like it’s any hardship with two gorgeous guys stranded together with her?

Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language and sexual situations such as anal sex, m/f/m pairing and double penetration.

Though this first book is a short novella, more of a romp actually (less than 5,000 words), you’ll get to see more about Lynne and her men in the subsequent books, and how her relationship with them developed. It’s only 0.99 at Amazon and All Romance eBooks, and that’s plenty cheap for something to warm you up this cold season!

Playing Scarlet

Here’s my newest, just released!

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Buy Link: Amazon Kindle

What happens after the fairy tale?

Scarlet London has been naughty in graduate class, doing things she shouldn’t. Her actions are deliberate, in hopes to attract the attention of her delicious Professor James and his wolfish teaching assistant, the equally delectable Robert.

However, James decides she needs punishment for her delinquent acts. And when Robert joins in, they have a lot of fun Playing Scarlet.

Note: Delightful, sexy mayhem ensues! The heroine gives off vibes of dubious consent, but is it really so? This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, spanking and light bondage, ménage a trois (m/f/m) and some male/male practices.

Series: Play for Love , #1

Release Date: January 1, 2014

Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary

Amazon ASIN: B00HNC0TIQ

No.of words:  4,742

Coming Soon: Playing Scarlet

I’ve a new book coming out in January, and it’s the first in a new series called Play for Love, which take us on a journey and answer the questions: What happens after the fairy tale? Or, more specifically, after the happy-ever-after?

You’ll see that some happy-ever-after’s in the fairy tales are…misleading. They give the appearance of “happy”, but something else lurks beneath the surface. I took some liberties here and there in the books, but you’ll still recognize some aspects of the original fairy tales, and you’ll be able to identify some of the characters. What the stories all have in common is that they begin after the original fairy tales ended.

Entitled PLAYING SCARLET, this first book in the series is a naughty little story–well, Scarlet was being naughty, and her men have to make her see the light.

Here’s a sneak peek. The blurb is still unofficial, so any mistakes are mine.

Scarlet London has been naughty in graduate class, doing things she shouldn’t. Only she knows this is deliberate, in hopes to attract the attention of her delicious Professor James and his wolfish teaching assistant, the equally delectable Robert.

However, James decides she needs punishment for her delinquent acts. And when Robert joins in, they have a lot of fun Playing Scarlet.

Note: Delightful, sexy mayhem ensues! This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, spanking and light bondage, ménage a trois (m/f/m) and some male/male practices.

Threesome Heat – coming soon!

For those who’ve been looking forward to this, I have the best holiday present for you!ThreesomePlay_SM_300x480

I’m so excited to announce the continuation of Cara’s story with her hunks (Threesome Play, book 2, Amazon Top 50 paid gay book)! Thanks to those who love these characters so much and emailed me to ask for more!

THREESOME HEAT will be released sometime in March or April. I’ll post the blurb as soon as my publisher approves it.  :) Presently, the cover artist is working on the cover. I can’t wait to see what she’ll come up with!

And it all started with Lynne and her men in Threesome Interlude (book 1)…

Sh. Tell you a secret…

When I was writing Lynne’s story, it was meant to be a standalone. A short, quick rush of lust to rev up our juices…a fun way to look at elevators…and I definitely remember Lynne and her guys whenever I’m in one now and hoping for my own two hunks to come along…

ThreesomeInterlude_SM_300x450Somewhere along the way, these characters take on a life of their own. Lynne, for one, developed a best friend (Cara Wilson), who has her own wants and needs and fears and insecurities, and demands her own story.

Good characters are dynamic. In Threesome Play (book 2), we see a snapshot of Cara, Kyle and Max. In the upcoming THREESOME HEAT (book 3), we’ll see their relationship change and evolve. What challenge/s await Cara and her men?

Wait and see!

Fairy Tales!

I’ve got writer’s block in my current WIP, so I’m taking a break and working on a favorite trope of mine — fairy tale retellings.

Which seemed to be the norm these days, with Snow White being made into 2 different movies, Hansel and Gretel (love love love Jeremy Renner and Gemma Aterton, though the story could be improved) , Rapunzel (Tangled)….and I’m sure there are others, but the titles escape me at the moment.

I’ve got several favorite fairy tales that have been brewing in my mind for years, such as :

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves – I’m not sure if I can make it seven. Or if I will. That’s an awful lot of men for one girl, don’t you think? Oh, and then there’s the prince. Eight? *faints*

Sleeping Beauty – not sure what kind of story I can make from this, but it’s obvious I’d need to revise this a lot, because there needs to be interaction between the hero/es and heroine. She can’t be sleeping the entire time. Oh wait! Is sleeping a euphemism for something else???

Cinderella – This has got to be the most re-told fairy tale. Mine started with a question: Why would the king need to throw the prince a ball to find a bride? Don’t princes marry princesses of other kingdoms to form advantageous political alliances? What could have happened that would necessitate this prince to find a bride within his own kingdom? That started my mind brewing, and yes, I’ve got a 3-book idea, but time!!! I need more time to write.

Don’t we all. More time to write. More time to read. To play games. To promote the heck out of our books…to–well, you get the idea.

Do you notice one common thing among the pics above?

What is it with fairy tale women/princesses and animals??

What about you? What fairy tales do you want to see retold?