Friday, October 21, 2011

Lisabet's October Newsletter

Trick or Treat!

Creature of the night costume

It's October, my favorite month of the year - when I get to dress up and pretend to be someone scarier or sexier than I really am. The photo above is one of my costumes from a number of years ago. What am I, you ask? I called myself "Creature of the Night" - you might not be able to tell, but that's a snake tucked into my belt and a black widow spider on the ribbon around my neck. The costume was not a total success. (I think the makeup makes me look like I have a rash...) Actually, I was aiming for something more like Elvira...

Elvira Mistress of the Dark

Ah well, I can dream, can't I? In any case, my October newsletter is finally here. Read on for news about releases, reviews, blog posts, work in progress, and of course, contests!

New and Upcoming Releases

SteamLust CoverEarlier this month Cleis Books released Steamlust, a fabulous new anthology of steam punk erotic romance that includes my story "Green Cheese". The book is already receiving rave reviews.

Publishers Weekly wrote:

Not content to titillate, these passionate vignettes will also satisfy steampunk fans intellectually with nuanced discussions of self-sufficient women and the roles that machines play in our lives.
Romance Times comments:
With a foreword by Meljean Brook and an introduction by the editor, this erotic paean to steampunk captures many aspects of the genre. Expect the unexpected...

In the case of my story, "the unexpected" includes Victorian Bangkok, mechanical dancers, and a war on the moon. Just click here for an excerpt.

Speaking of reviews, Miz Love gave Treble a rating of five out of five and called it "a keeper":

Treble is a fab-tastic collection of very hot tales to suit all tastes. Each story brings a unique slant to the table on more than two in a bed. If you’re curious about just what goes on between the sheets when there’s more than one willy standing up to attention, then this is the book for you. There are lots of hungry willies about, let me tell you, each one belonging to delicious men who bring forth different emotions in each tale.
You can read the full review here. And by the way - if you're the type who enjoys a physical "page turner", Treble is now out in print!

Wild About That Thing CoverI have two releases coming out next month. November 14th, Total-E-Bound will release Hot Spell, my paranormal tale featuring a hero who is literally sizzling. On the 28th, Wild About That Thing goes on sale as a stand-alone title. Both books are available for pre-order now!

Other News

I recently got the news that my story Shorn has been accepted for Kristina Wright's next anthology, Lustfully Ever After - a collection of erotic romance fairy tales. My story is an unconventional retelling of Rapunzel. The book will be out next year.

Just finished another new story which I've submitted to D.L. King for her succubus-themed anthology. The tale, called Naked in Varanasi is set in India and features an encounter between a man seeking spiritual truth, and an ancient goddess. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Want to a chance to win some great prizes? Of course you do! My fellow author Bianca Sommerland is hosting a Lover's Scare contest on her blog. Fourteen fabulous authors - including me! - are offering sexy, scary excerpts or flash fiction, one each day between the 18th and the 31st of October. Bianca's giving away an Amazon gift card and a bunch of free books. Some of the authors - yours truly included - are also offering prizes. In my case, you can win a copy of my Halloween novella Rendezvous. Leave comments to qualify for prizes. And don't forget to vote for your favorite story. We authors can win, too!

My day is the 27th of October, but don't wait until then to visit. The fun is going on now! Just click the banner below to go to the site!

Lover's Scare Banner

Every author you check out brings you closer to winning one of the prizes.

My free read this month, appropriately entitled Trick or Treat, provides a humorous and sexy look at a committed BDSM relationship. If you're in the mood for more Halloween-type fun, you might want to check out Dirty Laundry or Offering. My poem Beltane is also about All Hallow's Eve.

Contests!

Thanks to all of you who visited my blog while I was traveling and participated in my Backlist Blog Bash. You kept things lively while I was away!

This month I'm celebrating Halloween by giving away your choice of any paranormal title in my backlist: Necessary Madness, Serpent's Kiss, Tomorrow's Gifts, or Rendezvous. What do you have to do? Share your favorite Halloween costume!

Send an email to contest [at] lisabetsarai.com with the subject "Halloween Contest". Then tell me about the best costume you ever wore. If you have a photo, send it along as an attachment and I'll enter you in the contest twice! Sometime around the 15th of November, I'll randomly draw the winner. I may also feature your photos in a blog post - with your permission, of course.

Lisabet's Pick of the Month

My Pick for October is Beth Wylde's website. Beth writes wonderful, sex positive erotica and romance. She is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month by donating a dollar of every sale from her newest book, Women Gone Wylde, to the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation in hopes of one day eradicating this horrid disease. The dollar donation applies on books sold direct from Createspace (https://www.createspace.com/3577926). Or you can email Beth at b.wylde [at] yahoo.com to order a signed copy, and receive a Breast Cancer Awareness rubber duck souvenir and a 2012-2013 Be Aware calendar.

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