Posts Tagged ‘Etopia Press’
First I’d like to say how excited and flattered I am that you guys can’t wait for Dragon Ugly. Now to the news about it.
The book has been pushed back for a bit, hopefully it will be out soon. The reason being has nothing to do with the fabu Etopia Press and more to do with me. My laptop has been giving me fits so I haven’t been able to do the edits that my editor has asked of me. Thankfully Etopia is so patient and awesome and understanding. But, I’ve been making progress and my first round of edits are almost done, 75% even! The edits that are required of me are really helping to improve the story and I’m all about improving my story and making it stronger. So that’s why the story isn’t out yet.
The issues also effect the progress of Bachelor Auction story which I’m about 65% done with and am so ready to get that story done and hopefully my computer will behave long enough that I can turn that one in by the end of the month. *fingers crossed*
I will say I have so many story ideas now that I could drive my editor crazy.
So, hopefully I’ll be able to report more positive news soon.
Thank You all so much for your patience and wanting to read my stories. Thank You!
She crashed his party and became his prize…
According to one annoying Drex Callum, Chris is a “nosy reporter.” And maybe she is. She’s heard of the super secretive event known as the Seduction Party, and she won’t be content until she finds a way in. The last thing she expects to find is that Drex is the host. She’ll never get an invitation from her nemesis—unless she finds a way to get one herself. And breaking into his house is nothing if it means getting the scoop. But what she gets instead is an eye-full of the man himself, half-naked and more than she’d ever dreamed he could be in all her teenage fantasies.
Drex has been fantasizing about Chris forever, and now that she’s a grown woman, he still has a hard time treating her like one. So when she shows up at the Seduction Party—on the auction chair!—he’s got no other choice but to teach that nosey woman a lesson. He never dreamed sex could be like this, with Chris in his room, tied to a bed, asking him for stuff that blows his mind…
But when things turn ugly, it becomes clear that someone wants the nosey reporter dead. And Drex will have his hands full trying to keep his prize safe…
Chris held on to the window ledge and lifted one foot into the darkened room. She heaved her body over, landing on her ass in the process. A groan slipped from her lips, and she slapped a hand on her face. Crap. The last thing she needed was to call attention to her presence in Drex’s office.
Careful not to disturb anything, she walked over to his desk and started rummaging through drawers. Why the hell did she decide to become a reporter in the first place? Oh yeah, because she liked to be in people’s business was Drex’s usual snide response.
Something on the Seduction Party had to be in there somewhere. Wild drums beat in her chest. She tried to focus. She had to remain alone inside the room. She glanced quickly over her shoulder at the door. She was pissed to have to go to these lengths. Drex was a tight-lipped bastard, and she was reduced to snooping because he refused to invite her.
He knew she had been trying to write a story on the super private bash that took place once a year. Invitees were under strict restrictions and had to sign confidentiality waivers. Luckily, she’d overheard her brother, Cole, on the phone with Drex. The rat mentioned he’d gotten his invite and thanked Drex for sending it over. Her blood simmered with anger.
For months, she’d mentioned to both men how badly she’d been trying to get more info on the secretive party, but they’d done nothing to help. All she wanted was to get her hands on an invite, finally figure out what the heck the stupid Seduction Party was all about, and write her damn story.
It was no secret she and Drex didn’t see eye to eye, but he didn’t have to be so rude to her in his attempts to ward her off. When she’d asked, point blank, if he’d let her into the party, the jerk had shaken his head and said, quite empathically, no. Bastard. No matter—she’d get her own invite.
She went through every drawer until she hit a locked one. She smiled in wicked delight. Ha, as if that flimsy lock was going to deter her. In seconds the lock clicked open. Cautiously, she pulled the drawer by the handle and grinned. Jackpot.
A noise broke through her joy. Someone was outside the office. She curled her hand around the coveted black envelope and shoved it to the bottom of her crossbody bag. She threw the bag out the same window she’d crawled in and was about to jump when the door opened.
Oh, hell. Frozen in place, she gripped the window ledge and looked longingly at the bag in the shrubs. Of all the people that might have walked in, why did it have to be Drex? Goose bumps broke across her skin and her frustration soared. She hated the effect his voice had on her body.
“Christine, I can see you quite clearly.”
She narrowed her eyes at the laughter in his voice. Taking a deep breath, she turned to look at him and almost fainted.
When the hell had he gotten that body? He was wet and in a towel. A tiny thing wrapped low around his hips. In stupefied shock, she watched his bronzed muscles flex as he took a step toward her. She widened her eyes and almost fell out the window trying to move away. She’d known him all her life, and there wasn’t one time she’d seen him look like…like that.
Stunned, dry mouthed, and getting hornier by the minute, she let her gaze roam over him. From the wet short spikes of his dark hair, to his wide hairless chest, down the eight-pack abs, and lower to the precarious towel that showed a hint of pubic hair, she visually devoured him. She gulped.
“Christine? Chris?” Worry was in his voice.
“You OK? You look kind of flushed.” He took another step toward her.
She tried her best to melt into the wall, but her body had other ideas. Under her tank top, her nipples pebbled to hard points. Her gaze darted up to his, and she saw something she’d never seen there before—lust. Panic swarmed her.
“I’m fine.” She took a step away from the window and him at the same time.
“What are you doing here? No one mentioned you were waiting to see me.” He lifted his brow.
It was hard to concentrate on what he was saying when so much of him was still on display. “I just…I just came by to see—” She swallowed and tried to remember what the hell she was supposed to say if she got caught.
“To see?” He prompted her with a smile. She figured he knew she was having a hard time but was thoroughly enjoying her discomfort.
Disgusted with her feminine parts, she sent all sexual thoughts to the deepest, darkest part of her brain. Her old crush on him had died a quick and silent death back in her teenage years.
“I came to ask if you’d decided to help me get my story.” Her voice sounded firm, and she squashed any notion of seeing what lay under the tiny towel.
He took a step closer and she one back. The back of her knees hit a sofa, and she fell back into the cushioned seat. His face was tense.
Her pulse jumped into a crazy gallop. Never had she seen him look so severe and, damn it, it turned her on.
“Why would I do that?” His voice deepened to a low rumble.
Something, very much like panic, pushed her to get away from him. Never one to fear, she got angry instead. “Look, I came to give you a second chance at helping me. You know I will get into that party, and when I do, I’m writing about every single thing I see there. This is your one chance to have some say on what I put down on paper.” She stood and walked toward the door of the office and then turned to face him. “So, what will it be?”
“I said no, and I meant no. That party is not the kind of thing you should be going to.”
“You hypocrite! You sent Cole an invite, and yet I can’t get one?”
He clenched his jaw. “Your brother is a grown man.”
“And what the hell am I? I’m not a little girl anymore. I know what I’m doing.” She grabbed the door handle and glared at him. “I’m going, whether you like it or not.”
He gripped her arm. Her eyes met his in an angry battle of wills.
“Don’t do anything you’ll regret, Chris.”
Unsettled by his touch, she shook her arm out of his hold. “Life’s too short for regrets.” She walked out and toward her car without a single look back.
Want to know about me? April Angel (aka Milly Taiden) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. She grew up between New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.
She’s addicted to shopping for shoes, chocolate (but who isn’t?) and Dunkin Donuts coffee.
A bookworm when she can get her hands on a good story, she loves reading all Mina Carter and Dianne Duvall among others.
As April Angel
Wicked Valentine – Sizzling Encounters – Book 2
Mr. Buff – Sizzling Encounters – Book 1
Lucky Break – Sizzling Encounters – Book 3
A Hero’s Pride
As Milly Taiden
Halloween Heat III – Mate Event
So I’ve been tagged my the ebil Missy Welsh person and the ebil Andy Slade person to do this. So here goes.
1. What is the working title of your book?
SI: Bachelor Auction: Mate Not Wanted
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
SI: It came to me over a year ago, I think, I wanted to do a spin on the Bachelor Auction theme but this time with a paranormal element.
3. What is the genre of the book?
SI: Paranormal, Interracial.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
SI: I know one actor, he inspired the Pierce character, David Dayan Fisher. He played agent Agent Trent Kort on NCIS. Piccie: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm948148736/nm1113959
I’m not sure about who would play Madison, though.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
SI: What happens when a tiger claims to be the mate of a lioness who wants nothing to do with him?
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency/publisher?
SI: Publisher, Etopia Press.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
SI: I’m still writing it, lol. I’ve gotten sick and then had computer issues but I’m almost done, I swear!
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
SI: Bachelor Auctions and the crazy things that can happen.
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
SI: Menage action, bondage and great verbal foreplay and interplay.
Now I get to tag other people. Hmmm, who should I tag? I know!
Here’s how it works, copy the questions, answer them and post them three weeks from when you are tagged and then tag 5 more people. Mwhahahaha!
I just got a new review for Seven Sins Inn: Pietro and Callisto from Long and Short Reviews- Erotic Romance.
“Seven Sins Inn: Pietro and Callisto was a definite page turner and one I would recommend to anyone looking for an interesting and sizzling tale.”
Several things happening right now. First up my new release:
Halloween Heat II
An Anthology of Erotic Paranormal Ménage
Three stories of blazing paranormal ménage. Hot dragons, sexy wolf shifters, and scorching threesomes to make an unforgettable Halloween night.
“Master Me” by Rachel Firasek
“Dragons at Samhain” by Selena Illyria
“Witchvine Seduction” by Dawn Montgomery
For now it’s only available at ARe, but will be available at other eStores by Monday, Tuesday at the latest.
My contribution to the antho is a story that takes place in the Dragon New Year world. It’s an offshoot of Dragon Ugly, as the fulfillment of a fantasy mentioned in that story. I’m really honored to be part of such a sexy antho and I get to be in it with my bestie Dawn Montgomery! How cool is that?
I’ve turned in copy edits on Seven Sins Inn: Pietro & Callisto and I’ll let you know when we’re ready to rock and roll on that story. I’m working on edits for Dragon Ugly right now and will let you know more when more info is ready. Also, I finished my second book in the Draven’s Crossing world that will finish off the serial killer storyline. I’m so sorry it took so long. Right now it’s in pre-edits with Cynnara Tregarth before I sub it officially to Purple Sworld. The story is darker than what I usually write and it took on an interesting dimension. I need time to really think things out, a break from the darkness. This story’s relationship revolves around Torger (werewolf Chief of Police) and Isadora Jones (DC News Reporter).
I’m also working on the first story for the Bachelor Auction series and plotting out a new series with some of my author friends, more mischief and mayhem and steaminess I assure.
As to the Offerings group, I’m putting together a Gluten Free, Healthy Recipe and of course Dessert exchange. Interested, let me know in the comments.
I also want to let you know that I’ve taken back my rights on the story Last Call: Chocolate Shock, which for now, will be known as Chocolate Shock. I’m trying to decide whether to slot it into my Shadow Bay world or my Seven Sins World, it’d work for each setting. I do plan on expanding the series to include more on Eros, how the fairies became his servants and more on Garrison and his brother.
So I have lots on my plate including finishing a shifter kitty story that could spawn a new series. All right, that’s all the news fit to print.
The power of a great friend…
By Milly Taiden
A looong time back I went on a chat page with other authors. When I read this silly, quirky funny woman’s comments I had to talk to her. I felt immediate kinship for her. She sounded just like me. Just like I think and it was fascinating. I looked up one of her books and read it. I was hooked. She had the most awesome sense of humor, sarcasm and could write a man like a real man! I was in complete girl-crush lol. When we started emailing, I told her I write and I wanted to get my work published. This amazing woman, with a super heavy schedule of writing, cover art and a family, asked me to send her my stuff. She read one of my stories and, even though it needed so much work any editor would quit on the spot, encouraged me. She gave me tips, suggestions and ideas on how to improve, fix, change and make the story better. Then she did it again and again. She even went as far as telling me places to submit my work. Guided me through the process and continues to make time for me every day! That’s why I love her. She’s an amazing woman, an incredible cover artist, unbelievable writer, perfect mom and wife, and the best friend anyone could ask for. So I just want to take this moment to say THANK YOU to her – Ms. Mina Carter. And if you haven’t read one of her books, you are sorely missing out!
Sharp Change OUT NOW!
Only the hottest sex can cool a wolf in heat…
After her sister is bitten by a werewolf, geneticist Sophia Reece begins researching shape-shifters and isolates a gene she calls Furry Beast—FB for short. But in her excitement over her discovery—dancing in the lab is never a good idea—she has a teeny little accident with the samples, one canine, one feline, and winds up landing on the syringes, pointy side up.
Werewolf Chase is head over heels in lust with Sophia. He can’t stop thinking about the human’s sexy body or how badly he wants to get her naked. But she acts as if he has fleas. So why, all of a sudden, does she stare at him like a wolf in heat? And what smells like cat?
When she experiences her first mating heat, Sophia isn’t prepared for the new feelings she’s experiencing, and her secret desire for Chase refuses to remain under wraps. For Chase, this is his wildest fantasy come true—to finally get his hands on the curvy, caramel-skinned Latina. But when some serious predators come sniffing around her research, Sophia will have to find out what she’s really made of, and Chase will have to decide if he’s man—or wolf—enough to make things permanent…
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Milly Taiden was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. She grew up between New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.
She began writing when she learned to put words together and her first book consisted of two homeless dogs living in a park for her second grade English class. She didn’t win a prize, but she acquired a love for writing that never went away.
When she’s not working full-time, texting with her best friend Heidi in England, chastising her son for pulling the dog’s ears, shopping with her sister Jewel or watching scary movies with her husband, she can be found writing on her laptop. She’s addicted to shoes, chocolate, Dunkin Donuts coffee and all Jimmy Thomas covers.
A major reader when she can get her hands on a good book, she loves reading all Mina Carter, Cynthia Eden, Cynthia Sax, Dianne Duvall and Laurann Dohner among others.
Facebook page: http://facebook.com/millytaidenauthor
Another small update. I’ve requested and received the rights back to my books Hades Helmet Crew: Carnevale and Mating Fever. The latter book was part of the charity antho Firestorm. I’ll be looking over Mating Fever and deciding if I want to lengthen it or re-releasing it as is.
Please bear with me during this process and thank you for all your support. More news to come.
Also, I’ve just signed a contract with Etopia Press for a Halloween Quickie set in the Dragon New Year World. The story is called Dragons at Samhain. I’m so excited.
So here’s some updates. I’ve finished Dragon Ugly (a menage) the second in the Dragon New Year series and have turned that into my editor. I’ve also turned in the genie story that I’ve had on backburner for over two years. And I’ve turned in a Halloween Quickie (a menage) to Etopia Press. This month I hope to finally finish my next Draven Crossings book, the first in my Bachelor Auction series and do some revisions on the stories that I’ve taken back, such as add up to 15k to With His Mind. You’ll be getting more news about some stories and their rights later on in the week, hopefully it’ll be good news.
This month I’ll be appear at:
Sept 12th- Talking Two Lips Yahoo Group
Sept 15th- Love Romance Club Yahoo Group
Sept 30th- Etopia Chat at LRC Yahoo Group
And this month’s pick for the Offerings Book Club, in honor of Cynnara Tregarth’s birthday is:
I’ll also be trying to convince Cynnie to do a BDSM workshop for the Group. And I’m mulling over a few other workshops for the month.
My foray into self-pub has been put on hold. I’ve learned that I can’t bounce back as quickly as I used to when I accomplish finishing two books back to back. So, I have to, much to my annoyance, take it slow and take my time. Not that great an idea when your brain keeps dumping plot bunnies in your lap.
What I’m reading for this month on Bertha (my Nook):
Holding the Cards by Joey W. Hill
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Letting off Steam by Sahara Kelly
Menage on a Train by Alice Gaines
Crazy in the Blood by Lucienne Driver
Napoleon’s Pyramids by William Dietrich
A long list, I know, but I’m almost done with Kim and Menage on Train. . So whats on your reading list? Authors what are you working on? I do need more books to read and I see that Lissa Matthews and Miranda Baker have new books coming soon. *Grins* As well as Rhian Cahill. New yummies to read.
Until Next Time!
First I’m almost done with Dragon Ugly which is about to hit the 60k mark. Now for another update, I’ve requested and been granted the rights back to my book Family Heirlooms: With His Mind. I plan on expanding and deepening the book. I’ll have more updates for you next month. Thank you for your patience as well as your support of that book.