Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Starting the New Year Right - with a Contest!

Happy New Year!

Greetings, everyone! I hope you had a fabulous New Year's Eve celebration, with loving kisses at midnight.

Now that 2014 has arrived, our thoughts turn to goals for the upcoming year. When it comes to writing, I currently have my plate rather full. I've promised to finish and submit Her Secret Weapon to Totally Bound by the end of January. And then I want to polish off Cat Toy and submit that to Books We Love. Also, I'm working on a Coming Together Presents (altruistic erotica) volume with the wonderful Amanda Earl. So I probably won't be "free" (whatever that means) to tackle a new project until March.

The question is, which project? I thought I'd ask for your opinions, and thank you by giving away an autographed print book from my backlist.

So here are the options:

(1) Insurrection - M/M speculative fiction, a sequel to Quarantine. I've had readers and reviewers complain that Quarantine seemed to end without resolution, and also that Kevin needed his own story. Meanwhile QR has won a battle in the struggle against the Guardians, but certainly not the war. Insurrection would push the story further. 

(2) The Toymaker's Guild - steampunk romantic erotica series about a group of young engineers under the supervision of the Master Engineer, who invent and build creative, kinky toys - and get involved in some fairly outrageous activities in the process. Each book (at least three) would focus on a relationship between different members of the Guild.

(3) A longer book involving the characters in Challenge to Him, billionaire Andrew MacIntyre and social activist Olivia Alcott. Like the short, the new book would be set during the Gilded Age. I really like these characters, but unfortunately due the length limits on the Tied to the Billionaire collection, I had to end their story a bit abruptly.

(4) I have been kicking around an idea for a dark erotic romance featuring a dominant who's a paraplegic or quadraplegic. I believe that dominance and submission start as psychological or emotional phenomena and that the physical is secondary. This book (as yet untitled) would let me push that thesis to its logical limit.

(5) Something else. Is there another of my books for which you'd like a sequel? A genre you'd like to see me try? A favorite story you'd like more of?

What do you think? What would you like to read? Leave me your opinion in a comment, with your email address. Next weekend I'll randomly select one person who comments, and he or she will receive a print version of either the Switch anthology (which includes my story Mastering Maya) or the Seeing Stars anthology (which includes Bodies of Light).

Thanks for your feedback!

24 comments:

Debby said...

I would love to see The Toymaker's Guild. It sounds like a lot of fun.

Barbra said...

Toymakers Guild, as long as it has some M/M, sounds very interesting. :)
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Annabeth Leong said...

Happy New Year! The Toymaker's Guild sounds so, so awesome.

Booksrforever123 said...

I would love to see the Toymaker's Guild series. This sounds like something different than what I've been seeing lately.
Carolyn
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Susan said...

While I agree with the previous comments that the Toymaker Guild sounds fun, I would especially like to see Insurrection.
Susan
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Beckey said...



"(4) I have been kicking around an idea for a dark erotic romance featuring a dominant who's a paraplegic or quadraplegic. I believe that dominance and submission start as psychological or emotional phenomena and that the physical is secondary. This book (as yet untitled) would let me push that thesis to its logical limit."

That one sounds like it'll be challenge and a lot of research ...

But I will go with the others and agree the Toymaker...

BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

BlueSmokey said...

I go with Beckey, I think...I love the idea of number 4 but Toymaker sounds awesome as well. Hmmm, you know I'm going to buck the curve and vote for 4:)

Tj
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ingrid said...

I like #4. Sounds like an interesting idea.

Meljprincess said...

#3

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Colleen C. said...

#4 really has my attention... Best Wishes for 2014!
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Jean Roberta said...

All of these sound promising, but I'll vote for Toymaker's Guild.

paganlady0505 said...

Go for the fourth one, the dark erotic romance.

Unknown said...

The Toymakers Guild sounds awesom, can't wait to read it.

Heidi Schuster said...

I like the sounds of #4-something different!
Happy New Year.

books4me said...

#4 sounds like it would be a great read...do it!

Anonymous said...

#1 would be good, or an m/m twist on #4. I also love GREEN CHEESE, if you see fit to build on that universe...

Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

Lisabet Sarai said...

Thanks, everyone, for your comments so far.

Trix, Rajasthani Moon is set in the world of GREEN CHEESE, though it has different characters.

Annette said...

#4 sounds good and different.

Cheyenne Blue said...

Toymaker Guild sounds very inventive and wonderful. That has my vote.

SHARON BAKER said...

Toymaker Guild sounds like the best to do at this time. That's my vote.

J Bur said...

The Toymaker's Guild. I'm a fan of steampunk & erotica, so would like to see them together. turtle6422@gmail.com

Callie Dyess said...

I think the toy makers guild...as long as its MM! Sounds great :)

orelukjp0 said...

I like the Toymakers Guild. I like steampunk a lot. I would love a menage. Think of all the wonderful toys to be made and tested.

orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hi, everyone!

Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know your preferences. It's not exactly unanimous, but we do have a clear favorite LOL.

I've drawn the winner. Congratulations to Annette!

Thanks again. Visit often - you know I'll have more goodies to give away!

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