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Updates and Stuff

Hi Everyone!

I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Safe Halloween/Samhain. As you’ve noticed, if you’ve been to the site before, the website got a make over. A few things were taken out, the front page is a bit cleaner and a forum and NaNoWriMo page has been added.?I’m still trying to decide what to do about the web ring surf things, until them, they’ll remain on the front page. There may be a few pages that I will delete, as they may not serve a purpose anymore or I don’t have time to update them. Not sure yet. Hopefully the forum will be up and ready for you guys soon. *Grin*

I just want to say a Big THANK YOU to my fabulous webmistress Celia Kyle who worked her butt off and put up with my many nitpicks to get it just so.

Now onto something fun: Authors After Dark Convention.

I had such an awesome time. I just want to thank Stella, Jacki and Bianca for their hard work. The Convention was amazing and I had such a blast. I got to meet some wonderful authors and readers. I should post piccies when I do the?official?AAD write up soon.

I do have some good news though, my story Seducing a Wallflower has been offered a contract and I’ve accepted it. As soon as I can, I will post more details. I’m so excited!

Also, here’s a bit of Cover Candy for you. My cover for my story in the Dragon Kin multi author series.

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I’m so excited about this story. I can’t wait to share it with you. It’s due out Nov. 5th at Changeling Press. Here’s the blurb:

Control is essential for a dragon. Fiery breath, knife-sharp nails, and teeth that can shred a human in moments.

The day Brenton lost control is the day he ran from the one woman who can complete him, his fire companion. Now he’s back and he’s going to reclaim Sky Lilly forever and always.

Please Check out Dragon Kin: Fire in the Sky ?by Michelle Hasker, the first book in this series.

And now for your Halloween Pleasure:

No don’t eat too much candy! Save me a few pieces of Laffy Taffy Strawberry and have a steamy and sexy Halloween.

Se

My Muse seems to Enjoy Torturing Me


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Currently that is my avatar at the moment. I’m pissy.

I’m not at this point yet. —->th_thdeath

If that happens its time to break out the chocy and all my fav movies. Anyway, I feel like?my muse is screwing with me. She shows me hot and sexy scenes (a threesome no less!) and then runs away laughing. ?I just don’t have a beginning for my story I have sex scenes! I want a beginning damnit. I want to start at point A, get to point B where they meet and then have them get to point C and maybe D and then The End. I know how they get together, where they meet and how this whole thing happens but what I want is a good beginning and I loathe starting over which is what I seem to be doing as of late. I start a story, go back, redo the beginning and then move on.

It doesn’t help that I’ve been sick for the last month and I’m tired most of the time. And when you’re tired everything you write seems like crap. No natural rhythm. I feel off balance. I want to write not dredge through it. I want to get lost in the story, not growl at the screen, hit backspace and start all over again.

-Whine over-

So here’s a question for the writers.

When your muse throws you a curve ball and shows you the story in bits and pieces do you roll with it or fight to start at the beginning?

Or do you grab your muse, put them in a hammerlock and threaten to flog them until they tell you everything, no details spared.

(I tried threatening my muse with this: http://www.bootyparlor.com/good-girl-bad-girl-whipper-tickler.html she just laughed and bent over. My muse is sick I tell you! Sick…And naughty. :lol: )

Se

P.S. Thank You to Teeka, she gave me a good idea. *Grin*

Blogging, New Release and Stuff!

Hi Everyone!

This will be a three part blog. First part will be about my new release Snowfire: Party Favors and other books. The second will be about Comic Con and kicking myself and the third part will be asking for opinions and stuff. Ready? Okay, here we go.

PART 1

Snowfire: Party Favors

Blurb:
Nevada has been working so hard she?s exhausted. Lucian is determined to get her to rest — even if he has to kidnap her and tie her to the bed to do it.
*Author Note: This book contains characters from the Vampiropolis World*
Buy Link:
http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1102

Excerpt:
Snowfire: Party Favors
Selena Illyria
All rights reserved.
Copyright ?2009 Selena Illyria

This e-book file contains sexually explicit scenes and adult language which some may find offensive and which is not appropriate for a young audience. Changeling Press E-Books are for sale to adults, only, as defined by the laws of the country in which you made your purchase. Please store your files wisely, where they cannot be accessed by under-aged readers.
?Luc, stop, I can?t get up yet. I?m exhausted.? Nevada scrunched up into a ball and reached out blindly for the covers. ?Luc!?

?Rise and shine, oraia, it?s time to get up. You only have two hours to prepare for the party. Come on, get up,? Lucian Sandros urged.

?Luc, I?m tired. My feet hurt. I can?t possibly attend the party. I?m sorry, I just can?t.? She pulled a pillow over her head hoping he would take that as a sign to leave her alone. It didn?t work. He grabbed an ankle and pulled her down the length of the bed. She squeaked and sat up, reaching down to bat at his hands. ?Luc, let go.?

He didn?t stop until her butt hit the end of the mattress. He raised her leg in the air, sliding his hands up over her calf until he was holding her foot. Slowly, he began to move his thumb over the sole, using just the right amount of pressure, neither too hard nor too soft. She moaned as the aches of the day began to melt away under his touch. He didn?t stop there. His hands moved down her leg, massaging her aching muscles.

Heat slowly began to build up through her body. She relaxed and let him attend to her.

?How about this? I tell my mom you?re not feeling well. The Gazette has been working you pretty hard lately. I?m sure she?ll understand. Then you and I go somewhere, anywhere, just the two us, to relax. We haven?t done that in awhile. What do you think??

?Can?t, one of the reporters is sick. They need me to fill in and cover the Winter Festival, Valentine?s Day ball over at the mayor?s mansion, and judge the Magickal Communities? Snowstorm in a Bottle competition.? Lucian growled in frustration and she felt bad. ?I know, I know, I should have said no, but we?re all working overtime at the paper. It?s chaos, and I can?t just leave them.?

?Nevada, you?re working yourself into the ground. I don?t want to see you get sick — or worse — because of this. I?ve tried to bite my tongue but no more. This is the third time you?ve fallen asleep at dinner. The third time. Don?t get me started on how you can barely make it to bed some nights, and others you don?t come home at all. I can?t stand by while you work yourself to death. I refuse to. You?re taking a break and your boss can kiss my ass,? Lucian growled.
http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1102

*Author Note: I mention characters from the first three books in the Vampiropolis series. If you want to be caught up, please read the books. You can find them here:

http://www.changelingpress.com/author.php?uid=108*

I really loved writing this book. At first this book started off as a Christmas story then it changed to a New Year story and then it became a Valentine’s Day story. I have to say I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day or Singles Awareness Day as I’ve come to call it but as you can see from my latest releases, I’ve written three books with V-Day themes.

Blood Claim: Prelude also started off as a Christmas story and then changed to a Valentine’s Day story. I was too late for Christmas so V-Day it is. *Grin*

As for Catering to Hayley that was supposed to be a V-Day story. LOL. Of course I’d also planned on doing 5k instead it turned into a 6k story. LOL

Here’s hoping the 7th incarnation of White Russian will behave. So far I’m off to good start.

PART 2

Comic Con (Finally right?)

Lessons I learned at Comic Con: Plan, plan, plan, otherwise you’re standing there overwhelmed by everything.

Two: Wear comfortable shoes otherwise you’ll land on your ass (or knee in this case) after wearing 3 1/2 inch platform boots for two days straight going on your third. My poor feet and knee. I got a cool rip in my jeans though, at the knee. LOL. So, I’m a bit fashionable, now. LMAO!

Three: Bring a HUGE bag, Free stuff + Plastic goodie bags= rippage and the possibility of your stuff spilling. Luckily mine didn’t rip until I got home.

Four: Don’t go for one day, Comic Con should be experienced for the whole three days. I missed so much! *sob*

Five: My mind went blank, so there really isn’t a five.

I missed the Torchwood panel on Saturday and the Dollhouse premiere, I had to leave early, so by the time I was on my way home it was time for the panel. *sob* I also missed the Chuck panel *sob* and the Amelia Atwater Rhodes signing on Saturday I think and the Svetlana Chmakova along with Melissa DeJesus (I had my copy of Sokora Refugees 2 and a Sharpie all ready).

After getting through a lovely fast moving line to check in we had to head down and then walk across a massive room to head up into the Con. I know it makes no frakking sense cause if you walked just a few feet to the right, there was the Con. All you had to do was walk a little ways over. It made no sense unless the just wanted to herd people into a massive room to give them goodie bags. I still want the big red one I kept seeing. Argh. It was huge and would have held all the freebies perfectly.

Anyway, as I was walking through what I will now call the mile walk (think of the maze line in the bank only with metal poles as dividers and big ass room), I mentioned to my friend that was with me that I wished Flash (aka fabu write Stephanie Burke) had been there. I saw so many cutie kids dressed up and Cosplayers, I couldn’t help but think of Flash. Her costumes are amazing!

Flash's Faery Costume

Once on the floor it was overload city. Soooo much to see. You started out into Video Game heaven and then moved onto books, Comics, Graphic Novels and Manga! Squeeeeee!

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50% Off! I’m kicking myself. I could have gotten a copy of Watchmen which I have yet to read for 50%. Argh! We did get loads of freebies which I will be giving away. When I’m not sure.

I spotted the Sherrilyn Kenyon booth and we made a beeline for it. Such nice people! The person who was tearing out the new posters of the poster book told us to take as many freebie as we wanted. Enabler! I would have taken the whole poster book with me if I could but I didn’t I behaved and grabbed a few posters. And some pictures include one of the big ass Sherrilyn Kenyon banner in the lobby/rest area.

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(Part of the booth)

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(Banner above the booth)

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(Banner in the rest area/lobby, I had to do it in two parts because it was so long and I didn’t have enough room to back up in to get the whole thing.)

This is the view from across the lobby.

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Now among the comic book stalls, artist areas and other things were little pockets of venders who sold amazing things. I saw a cute kilt booth with the cutest mini leather kilt (I want it!) and then I saw another booth of handmade leather goods. OMG! Amazing. I asked for a business card but the woman who stood out the booth had run out. Here’s an example of the work.

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I saw some great cuffs, purses, bags, etc. I’m wondering how much it would cost to have fingerless black leather gloves made with corset style lace up on the back. (Did that make sense to you? Me neither, I can picture it though. LOL). I’m crossing my fingers that the woman contacts me with a website.

One of the things about the Con was that there are so many people. We, my friend and I were looking for Stella Price and Bianca D’Arc, needle in a haystack. We were supposed to meet them but I think we were too late. I’m hoping they’ll be willing to go in Oct. *fingers crossed* I want to go in Oct along with Anime Fest in Sept. I think Flash said she’d be going to Comic Con in Oct or Anime Fest in Sept. Either way I want to got.

Anyway, those are my craptastic piccies. LOL. Sorry so few. It was a juggle. I had my bags with me. After the Con I immediately leaving to go back to Jersey. Better to have them all with me then make the trek back to get them. My feet were already killing me and I was tired. Next time I’ll try and get more.

I’ll be putting together a list of the freebies I’m going to be giving away. It will be a Scavenger Hunt of sorts. I’ll also take a piccie of my badge and post it.

On a personal note. I’m? hoping to get my first tattoo done. I know what I want too. Just gotta get it all designed. *Big Grin*

PART 3

So I was talking to my friend Chris/Crystal Marie Green. How Heroes hasn’t been the greatest as of late. There has been some focuse and as far as I can see the only thing worth watching on the show is Sylar and his new sidekick. Does this mean Heroes is doomed? Should it be canceld and come back in a simplier format with less actors? The show has potential, always did but now I’m not even sure Bryan Fuller can steer this ship back on course.

Mondays use to be about Heroes. Now it’s a Chuck lovefest. Don’t get me wrong. Chuck is not some horrible alternative to Heroes in fact its an absolute gem. It’s like one of those chocolate liquer candies. Bittersweet chocolate with a liquer center. You bit into it and get this lovely smooth, lucious chocolate and the warmth and surprise of liquer. You feel so happy, you laugh and then there are the bittersweet moment, but you still love it.? I highly recommend getting Chuck the 1st season and watching it and then getting Chuck the 2nd season when it comes it. You won’t be disappointed.

As far as Heroes is concerned, I’m honestly just watching out a boredom. That is bad. The show itself could solve so many problem Lost style (the first season where you never knew who was going to die on the island). I know I can hear you groaning but it’s the only way. The show is too cast heavy. There doesn’t seem to be a backburner anywhere in sight and some characters serve absolutely no purpose whatsoever. I could bitch and grip and tell you what I think, but I’d love to hear what you think about Heroes and the conundrum that is. What do you think should be done? Should the show be cancelled? Should it pull a 24 and be off air for a year? What?

Also, would you love a column with guest authors who talk about their stories and give you a recipe to boot? I’m thinking of starting one. What do you think?

Okay, I’m running out of steam. I’ll be updating my website later but most of my energy is ebbing away. Laters.

Selena

P.S. With His Mind comes out tomorrow at Changeling Press! Don’t forget to use the Coupon Code PRESENTS09 at Changeling Press to get 5% off your order. Hugs.

Helloooo Everyone!

(This was written last night. I already voted. *Grin*

How are you? I know, I know, no blogging in how long? It’s been mostly chatting announcements, guests taking over the blog. But I’m back. I was going to do a blog about how dark is too dark as far as erotic romance and BDSM goes, but I’ll save that for another day. Anyway, I just thought I give a peek into my writing world and my personal world.

So my writing world . . .

For the most part, Mudslide (coming to Aspen Mountain Press Nov 14th) was the first story I’d finished in quite awhile. Tartan Mind is at a stand still, my muse isn’t feeling the kilty wolfies, I know! I’m shocked too, the bitch. She instead wants me to focus on fallen angels. *shrugs* So, I started Fallen Lover today, which should make Tuesday happy (will tell you more about that later). And things are going pretty well, 5k out of?15k. Yeah! I’m one third done. I discovered if I turn off the TV (I was watching Basilisk, it wasn’t helping) and put on music it really helped me. Music is fantastic, as I’ve said, for setting the mood for any scene.

Anyway, I got 5k done in one day. For me that’s a lot, since I haven’t been able to do that in such a long time. I’m so happy, overjoyed in fact. I’m writing again and it feels good. Now if people would stop filling my head with ideas *shoots a look over at Stella* I can finish up Tartan Mind and get to work on my next Del Fantasma story. I got a lovely idea while chatting with the fabu Dawn Montgomery (she has a Kitsune story out now at Changeling, ehhh! Kitsune, if you don’t know what it is, look it up). The idea just came to me and I’m so excited about it. Must write it first then sub it to Nik, more demons and maybe, hopefully, *crosses fingers* some hot oral foreplay action.

I love writing oral foreplay, as I said in a past blog. It’s so much fun.

Oral Foreplay, the Se Definition:

Oral Foreplay:

The act of using words to arouse without touching. Think phone sex without the touching yourself part.

What? Don’t give me that look. My fave oral foreplay scene is in Blood Claim: Trapped. *looks around for Morgan’s opinion*. I hope when you guys read it you’ll love it as much as I did.

One of my fav things and this happens a lot is when I get so into the story, the characters just take over. Although the characters normally take over during the sex scenes, hmmm, think they’re trying to tell me something?? Anyway, it’s always fun and surprising.

I’ve got to mention that this week Renato’s Dragon is out, Nov 7th. I’m excited about it. After I finished Discovering Passion, I began to think of the next story and an idea popped into my head for Renato and Magda. Originally Magda was going to be a phoenix but I scrapped that thought and she became what you will read in the story. Now I have?to?finish Aki’s story, unfortunately the characters aren’t cooperating but I’m sure after I use some of Cyn’s suggestions it will work out. Thank You Cyn. *Grin*

I just have to finish the other stories on my plate. I think I’ll get back to Aki’s story early December. Before I get off the subject of writing, I should mention that A Fling in Vampiropolis is up for an award, to vote you can go here (you do have to be a member of the group to vote):

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Romance_erotica_connection/surveys?id=12835875

I’m floored, honestly floored. I didn’t expect that. I went in intending to vote for some wonderful, talented friends of mine and found that surprise. Thank You to whoever nominated that story, I really appreciate it. And Thank You to everyone who voted, it means a lot.

Also, I will be taking over the Changeling Press Reader’s Loop from 6pm-8pm EST on the 5th, the topic Time Travel, so stop by, say hi and get some steamy excerpts from some talented people.

A peek into my personal world . . .

So for the past few months I’ve been fostering eleven kittens (you read right) and three adult cats. The kittens are from two separate litters from the two females out of the three adult?cats. At first it was chaos, the kittens were all over the place but luckily I got help?and a few weeks ago the youngest five kittens from the second litter got a foster home. Then last month the first litter of?now the six month olds?also found?a foster home. And this past Sunday, Mr. Gray, the only adult male, got adopted. *Big Grin*. He is such a sweetie, he’s like a dog in cat form. I’m so happy he got a home.

I’m going to miss him but I know he’s got a home and will be loved. Now all I need is the other two adults to be adopted and then the kittens. I know, I don’t have the kittens anymore but I still worry. The first litter was born in the back of my house, on or a little after Mother’s Day. I still remember them as tiny squirming cuties who hadn’t opened their eyes yet. I still remember the day that Regal, the last of the first litter, purred for me instead of trying to run away or bite me or scratch me.

Yeah, I’m attached but not so much that I want to keep them. I have a cat and she’s happy being my only cat. So that’s a no on adopting another cat. LOL. Hmm, think she’d be okay with a snake? I saw the cutest little ball python at Pet Co. on Saturday, then there was a really cool one that was orange with red eyes, I think he got adopted though. What? I like snakes and bats. Can a person have a bat as a pet? Hey those things are useful, summer time comes let him loose in the backyard, lowers the population of mosquitoes. No bug bites.?I want to build bat boxes. Gotta find time, if I do get the chance pray that I don’t injure myself.

Now you’ve gotten a peek into my?world and my weirdness, scared? LOL

My creative world . . .

So I’m trying to figure out what candle to do next, I still need to do one for Tartan Interlude (I already know what that candle should look like and the scent.), Dravian’s Seer ( I have an idea that involves the words shiny and silver and I know the scent I want), then there’s Renato’s Dragon (Another one I have an idea for and I know the scent). What I’m really drawn to is doing one for Mudslide, I have an idea and I’m pretty sure the fabu JFay can make it smell like a?Mudslide (If I react to the scent like I do to Sparkling Mimosa, you guys may not be getting this candle either, what? Sparkling Mimosa smells yummy!). I just have to figure out how to describe what I want. Just talked to JFay and she gave me a brilliant idea for the Mudslide candle, so that’s the next one to come out.

Contests:

I’m involved with the Bitten by Books Carnival for more info go here:

http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=1752

Also, I’m involved with Blood Kissmas (cool name yes?) contest.?For more info check out:

http://www.myspace.com/bloodykissmas

Okay that’s it for me, its Tuesday and today I get to vote. Also, on the 5th the wonderful Alyssa Brooks takes over my blog. *Grin* Please do stop by and comment. Hugs all around.

Selena

*grin* 40k

Hi everyone,

Well, last night I finally got around to doing edits for my WIP Pixie and I’m so excited, I managed to get the story up to 40k. Forty Thousand Words!!! The most I’ve done so far. I’m so proud and pleased. I’m aiming for 45k and gradually working my up from there. Who knows next year I maybe up to 60k mark which would mean for me working on that project that my CP yelled at me about, for smooshing the ideas into one. LOL.

There will be no contest for November since I’m currently organizing the raffle, we’re still taking donations to the trunks. You can check out the blog here. I’m sooo excited about this raffle, so many lovely, wonderful, people have donated so much. I’m over the moon. If this thing goes well, I hope we get to do another one again next year. So, please cross your fingers that this does well. We should have a website up soon. Speaking of websites, check out the newly designed Selena Illyria Website, *grin* Ce, updated it and made it all fancy. lol.

I’m currently listening to Susie Suh’s self titled album and loving it (one of my favs), along with the new Megan McCauley (sooo talented). I plan on playing those two cds along with The Best of Fuel, Jonny Lang’s Wander this World and Long Time Coming and Slipknot Vol. 3 Subliminal Verses and trying to edit my WIP Runaway and do at least a thousand words for the second story in the Pixie series. I just keep coming up with ideas that turn into series, someone stop me. LOL. I’d like to have an idea and have be just a stand alone, that would be nice. LOL.

I finally, finally got to read Chirs Marie Green’s Vampire Babylon and I LOVED it! You rock Chris. :-). I’m currently trying to read Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King. I love the Mary Russell series, a really cool take on Sherlock Holmes. I’m just being a chatterbox aren’t I? LOL. Sorry about that, I may do a mini contest for a promo pack filled with author promo, not sure yet, maybe a delurking contest. *shrugs* I also have to finish up the Google Group to get it ready and what not, that should be by the end of the month depending on how engrossed I become with writing. I have so many ideas swirling in my head and it’s hard to figure out where to go. I have a plan but the best laid plans right? LOL. Anyway, have a Great Weekend guys. Hugs all around.

Oh, before I go, check out Aurora Black’s Interview that is up on my website right now. One of these days me and Ce will get around to doing another convo. lol. Ce is currently writing up a storm, you go sweets.

Selena

Best Laid Plans

I was supposed to take the day off, not write and just relax, well good luck with that. LOL. Instead I ended up starting yet another story and pausing on the two stories I’m currently working on. Oh well. I hope to be done with the two stories, ‘scuse me three stories I’m working on by the end of the month and then return to the menage I started with the intent to sub it by October, best laid plans say it all depends on whether the story will go the way I want it to. Simply put one day everything seemed easy the next, more and more details started to add themselves to the story.

Ugh, it also doesn’t help that I’m sick right now, I was getting over a cold, now it’s come back. The only upside I can see is that the weather is getting cooler and some leaves have fallen. Ce will laugh at this part but I like walking around and seeing all this. It’s nice. Go ahead Ce, laugh it up. What you don’t know is Ce is from Boca where apparently people like to drive everywhere. They don’t do the walking thing like we normal people do. Yeah, you heard me Ce, you’re not normal. Pfffftttt! *Se ducks and hides to avoid C-Diddy, Ce’s new gangsta persona*

I’ve started my Christmas shopping. It’s better to get it done now rather than later, kind of like a band-aid, rip it off in one go, less pain later. Shopping now means that way you don’t find yourself fighting with some one in some drug store somewhere over the Chia pet you’re getting for someone who’s name you forgot to write down on your list. Also, it saves a life. Seriously, think about.

Picture this: It’s shopping season, the mall parking lot is packed, you are sitting in a car waiting for the old woman or man to back of their spot. You’ve been waiting for over fifteen minutes. They’re out of the spot and as you’re just starting to drive toward that spot, speedy, fancy schmanse, SUV person rushes into the spot, hops out of his gas guzzler and laughs at you for being so slow. In that instant road rage is about to take over and you want to beat the living hell out of that person because you now only have ten minutes left on you lunch break and it’s Wednesday. Not even the weekend. Why waste all that energy on road rage then? Why not deal with less people, less hurry, less stress now.

Besides do you really want to tackle that bottleneck at the exit? Do ya? Well do ya? Didn’t think so. Anyway, don’t forget about the impromptu contest. All you have to do is send me your pick for the Women’s World Cup to darkicegoddess 682 AT Gmail DOT com.

Selena

P.S. Don’t forget about Celia Kyle’s new book or Renee George’s. Buy links are below.

Celia Kyle: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=699

Renee George: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=681

Celia Kyle Office of Kink and Karma: Touch Me

One of my bestest friends, writing partner and CP has just released her first book with Changeling Press. It’s called The Office of Kink and Karma: Touch Me. You can buy it here:

http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=699

I got chance to read it and it is a funny, sweet, sexy book! Congrats and Big Hugs, I’m so proud of you!

Selena

Ups, Downs and Stress

Currently I have a headache and I feel like crap. But that’s okay. I wasn’t able to do the ten chapter write-a-thon I wanted to do. I managed to do four and half chapters of one story and one and half of another. I haven’t really written anything since. Well, not true, I started a story that I will be writing with my friend and web mistress Celia Kyle. (If you are a erotic romance author who needs a website and don’t have the money to get one, check out Ce’s literal seduction site, she’s offering free website building services, yes I said free. So go on and check it out.)

Anyway, currently life is just a bunch of ups and downs. Green Beer, the story I want to submit is with my C.P. (Critique Partner) for the final say before I submit it. Right now, I’d just like to get it over with and if I get rejected, at least I got that out of the way, now. That way I can get all depressed, cry, whine and move on. I’m just too tired to deal with all this waiting. Plus, I have some personal stuff going on, nothing bad, but I just want that dealt with so the headache can subside over that too. *sigh*

Next month I will be having my 26th birthday. Should I be excited? Sure it’s another year, but I’m not much of a party person. I normally get an ice cream cake, a real ice cream cake, not ice cream in the shape of a cake covered in icing must be cake and ice cream, no substitutes! Anyway, back to the birthday, I normally just relax, maybe read a book or just watch tv, normal stuff. Nothing too big like a party. But, from what I’m told, I can’t do that this year. I have friends who feel that, that is not the way to celebrate one more year of my life.

I’d still like to celebrate my own way, I’m thinking of doing a contest. I’ve already started getting the stuff together. I’d like to give away two books ( Jamie Sobrato’s Sex as a Second Language and Crystal Greene’s Twice Bitten), two cds (Joshua Bells’ Romance the Violin and Vanessa Mae’s The Best of Vanessa Mae) and some promo items from authors (who I haven’t asked yet. Although I do expect Shar, Ce, Paz and Monica to participate.). What? I like to promote talent, so if you an erotic romance author and would like to be apart of my B-Day Giveaway Prize Pack, please leave a comment or message me and I’ll get back to you with all the details.

It may be my birthday but I like to give and promoting authors is what I like to do. Am I supposed to be selfish on my birthday? Personally I don’t think so. Although admitted, since I like to give this may explain why I can’t take a compliment, I have no idea what the hell to do with it. It’s like cards, what do you, do with them once you’ve gotten them? I had to make a birthday wish list and even that was tame. lol. I’m pretty easy to shop for, if you know my favorite stores, just get a gift card and there you go. Easy, cheesy. Yes, I know I’m a dork. lol.

Anyway, I have no idea what I’ll end up doing, probably go into the city and hang with my friends Ro, Paz and Deevah, shop, laugh, have fun. Just take it easy although I do have one request nd Ro already knows what it is. ICE CREAM Cake! I want to go to Coldstone Creamery, never been and try one of their flavors, I think they have a Birthday Cake ice cream flavor, (note to self: check out their website and try not to drool, lol). Just checked out and behaved, I want the Oreo┬« Overload! Hehe. There is one thing I would really like even though it’s a long shot, I’d like the second book in the Rogue Angel series Solomon’s Jar, new. The book has been sold out and I have no idea if it’s going into a second printing ( I hope so). I love that series, it’s like Indiana Jones meets Tomb Raider meets Witchblade! I’m reading the fourth book in the series The Chosen. If I’m really good, do you think the book fairy will give it to me? LOL. No, I’m not crazy . . . much. lol.

Thanks for reading my wild rambles that often don’t even make sense to me. lol. Hugs and Have a Great Week.

Selena

Curiouser and Curiouser

Okay, so this is a topic that always confounds. If you don’t like something or even hate it why then do you feel the need to make negative comments about it? This is something I’ve always pondered. It started when I joined an MB and noticed a lot of negative comments that went from I don’t like such and such to just all out bile. Or flaming as it is called. I still go there occasionally but only to catch up with people who I’ve made friends with.

So, anyway, I was on literotica checking out an M/M story as I sometimes do, I read it, wasn’t sure whether I liked it or not, decided to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see what others were saying and decide whether or not to comment. Then I saw it, a very negative, hateful comment. Huh? WTF? The person was obviously homophobic and yet read the story anyway. What? I don’t understand, why read the freaking story and then make such a hateful comment? I just don’t get it.

It makes no sense to me at all. If you hate the subject why read about it? Then take it one step further by commenting so you can spread your hate? I just don’t understand that. To take up that much time and energy to spread such bile make no sense to me. Sure I’ve been pissed off before but I normally rant, rave, let it all out and then move on or try to.

If you don’t like M/M or F/F fine that’s your thing, but to be so hateful about it? I just don’t understand. I guess I’m just open minded. What business is it of mine what other people do in relationships. As long as they aren’t hurting anyone and they are good people why should I care? Sometimes I don’t get this world. Shit like this just brings out that part of me that during depression just didn’t want to have anything to do with the world. *sigh*

Now that I talked about that, I can tell you guys that I’m still in editing. Just sent what I hope will be the final MS (manuscript) to my CP. I hope she tells me it’s ready to go, because I really want to submit this story and concentrate on Pot of Gold. I recently had a flood of ideas and time line thoughts that I really liked and some that made me sad. I got inside the head of one of the characters that has been keeping me at bay (Raiden, Jayha :-) ). I know now that some characters will die and things will get dark. I know that what is to come may spill over into the mortal realm and one of the books may have to jump far into a not so happy future. I just hope some of my favorite characters will survive. I also hope I paint a interesting and realistic future.

I would like to spend this weekend in my writing cave and just write. My goal five chapters of two stories, Pot of Gold and my I/R Vamp story. I hope I can get those done and maybe even surpass my goal. Anyway, thanks for checking out the blog. Have a great weekend everyone. Hugs.

Selena

P.S. Website almost done, just have to pick the questions for my first victim er, volunteer Adele Dubois for the interview section and I’ll put up the link. Hope you like the site.