Good heavens! I've got three new releases this month - and September is only half over!
If Fifty Shades has whet your appetite for stories about dominance and submission, get yourself a copy of my new BDSM short story collection, Spank Me Again, Stranger. The ebook collects ten sublimely perverse tales of power and pain, desire and surrender, many of them new. The stories vary in tone and intensity, from a light-hearted public spanking on a woman's thirtieth birthday to the intimate extremity of blood sports, but all of them focus as much on the relationship between the characters as on the physical trappings of BDSM.
Also out this month is the Total-E-Bound anthology Switch, six novellas by your favorite romance authors: Desiree Holt, Elizabeth Coldwell, Amy Valenti, Wendi Zwaduk, plus newcomer Lauren Gallagher - and of course, me! My contribution, Mastering Maya, centers on the relationship of an experienced dominatrix and the arrogant young Dom who challenges her to give in to her submissive side. You can find a sexy, romantic excerpt here. Want your own copy? Buy now from Total-E-Bound and save 10% off the list price!
Finally, the charity anthology Coming Together: Arm in Arm in Arm, edited by the inimitable Nobilis Reed, is now available. This collection of tentacle erotica (yes, you read that right!) benefits Oceana, the world's largest international organization focusing solely on ocean concentration. Arm in Arm in Arm includes my erotic horror tale "Fleshpot" as well as tales by some of my favorite authors. Get your copy today and do your part to save the watery world.
My free story this month is a piece of M/M erotica entitled Labrinth. It doesn't exactly have a happy ending, but you might enjoy it anyway.
At the Erotica Readers & Writers Association this month, I consider the topic of social networking in the latest column in my Erotogeek series, "Social Butterfly: Databases, Graphs and Connection-based Marketing". If you missed any of the previous columns, which dealt with issues from HTML to privacy, just click on the ERWA Archives link.
After my exhausting marathon of marketing for Quarantine (which is now available in print, by the way), I've eased up on guest blogging a bit, but next Tuesday I'll be over at Vijaya Schartz' blog, talking about science fiction (and giving away a copy of Bodies of Light) and on Wednesday I'll be featured at Trashionista online magazine. Don't worry, if you're on my mailing list, I'll send you reminders. And if you're not - why not hop over to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lisabets_list/ and sign up?
I've finished reading submissions for the anthology I'm editing, Coming Together: In Vein. I'll be sending out acceptances soon, and hope to have the book out before Christmas. Vampires for the holidays? Why not?
Congratulations to Juliana, the winner of my August "Custom Story" contest. Actually, she offered several different ideas; she has quite a lively imagination!
For September, I'm going to pick two winners and give away two prizes: a copy of Spank Me Again, Stranger and a print copy of Quarantine. What do you need to do to get in on the action? Send an email to contest - at - lisabetsarai.com, using the subject line "Book Buying". In the email, tell me the top three places (physical or virtual, in order of preference) where you buy your books. And let me know which of the two books up for grabs you would prefer. It's as easy as that!
I won't be able to pick a winner until after the 20th of September, because I'll be traveling. So you have longer than usual to enter - but why wait?
Lisabet's Pick of the Month
My pick of the month for September is H.K. Carlton's blog Pick a Genre Already. I had H.K. as my guest recently, to talk about her first release, and I kind of fell in love with her. (Not in that way!) Anyway, she's just getting started in the publishing biz, so I hope you'll pop over and read some of her lively posts.