Friday, March 20, 2009

Divinity Warriors by Michelle M. Pillow

A few years ago, I decided, Hey, I've got this nifty new handheld PC. I should read books on it.
I found Michelle Pillow's futuristic series, Dragon Lords. Followed by the series Lords of the Var. My favorite in these two series, The Bound Prince, was nominated for the 2007 RT Reviewers' Choice Award. This was my introduction to erotic/steamy futuristic romance and I haven't looked back! Nowadays, some of the books in that series are out of print, but she has an alternate reality book out this month. I totally lump alternate reality books into futuristic, so I believe this book will meet my unabashed guilty pleasure in futuristic erotic romance.
I'm eagerly awaiting.

Divinity Warriors by Michelle M. Pillow
Coming from Ellora's Cave, March 25, 2009

About Divinity Warriors:

In one of the many universes parallel to ours, Divinity Corporation has discovered the secret to moving between the planes. This has given them the power to do pretty much whatever they want without consequence or regulation. Whether it's to ship unwilling brides in trade for minerals rights, to control everything from entertainment circuits to governments to academia, or simply gain that which every greedy corporation wants--Power.

Welcome to the new world, Divinity's World.

About Lilith Enraptured:
Sorin of Firewall lives in a land forever at war. In fact, the Starian men are so busy fighting, their marriage ceremony has been reduced to a “will of the gods” event where they simply pick a woman out of a lineup and claim her as a wife. With women becoming scarce, it’s necessary to trade the offworld Divinity Corporation for brides. Duty-bound to attend the ceremony, he has no intention of picking a bride, let alone one from another dimension. That is, until he sees Lilith, the bewitching woman sent by the gods to reward—or punish?—him.

Lilith, a data analyst for Divinity, is betrayed by the Corporation and wakes up in a primitive, uncharted dimension filled with warriors who only know war and duty. But her initial fears of becoming a sex slave to a big beefy knight become all too real when a warrior of god-like proportions claims she’s his new woman. As Lilith discovers, there are worse fates than being the focus of Sorin’s skillful and earthy seduction.

Publisher - Ellora's Cave
Ebook Released - 3/25/2009


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Prism through FF&P has kicked off its 2009 Published Contest

The Prism is a prestigious contest for the Fantasy Futuristic and Paranormal romance author with discounts to entrants who are present FF & P members, renewing FF & P members and new FF & P members.

Accepted published titles include the categories of Dark Paranormal, Light Paranormal, Futuristic, Fantasy, Time Travel, Erotica/Romantica, Novella (between 20,00 and 40,00 words) and Young Adult. E-books and small press-published books are welcome, as long as they are non-vanity/non-subsidy as defined by RWA.

All written work accepted entered MUST be published during 2008 only.

Please consider volunteering to judge. Each judge will keep the book(s) they are assigned. Questions? Email the coordinators at

Deadline: March 20th, 2009

For more information, visit the main contest site at

Monday, March 16, 2009

Gothic Literature

It's time to buckle down. Break out the pen and paper.
Write my thesis.
My broader topic is Gothic Literature, and as any complete techno-nerd, I'm gathering internet resources. Here's my start:
Gothic Literature
The Literary Gothic
Norton's Gothic Overview
Wikipedia on Gothic Fiction
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales
Scholarly books of Chris Baldick

Second step, I'll be reading plenty of Gothic Lit.
I know, not so much a chore.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Writing Historical Paranormal Romance with Some of The Hottest Authors in the Genre

Writing Historical Paranormal Romance with Some of The Hottest Authors in the Genre

March 20th & 21st at Romance Divas


Colleen Gleason

Melissa Mayhue

Jennifer Ashley

Sharon Page

Jennifer St. Giles

Want to know how to write romance that brings a mysterious and paranormal twist to history? Romance Divas is hosting a 2-day workshop with some of the hottest names in the Historical Paranormal genre. It will take place at the Romance Diva Forum. All are welcome. To get access to the forum you will need to register.