Happy Chinese New Year!
Today is the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Goat. This may not be a big deal wherever you are, but here in Asia, it's a major holiday. Given the goat's reputation for randiness, I thought he'd be an appropriate symbol for an erotica and erotic romance author like me!
New and Upcoming Releases
I have tons of news since my last newsletter. Okay, I know that was in November, but still, I've been really busy. I've got four new releases, not including anthologies, plus a bunch more in the pipeline.
Nasty Business, in a new edition from Fireborn Publishing. I really like the cover, which captures the tension between the heroine and hero. Ruby Maxwell Chen, the beautiful and ruthless CEO of a huge British business empire, is used to getting her way. When she encounters American entrepreneur Rick Martell, though, she wonders if she hasn't finally met her match. Put these two together, and the sparks fly!
Then there's the first two books of my D&S Duos series. These are neat little packages with two BDSM erotic stories in each one. Book 1 contains "Body Electric" and "Limits: A Love Story". Book 2 includes "Never Too Late" and "Just a Spanking". Although they're short, they are emotionally (as well as physically) intense. I think you'll like them.
The covers for the series are by Excessica author and artist Willsin Rowe - a very talented guy in both roles.
Finally, I got my metaphorical feet wet just before Christmas by self-publishing my holiday story Slush. I had so much fun in the process that I'm planning on self-publishing a collection of paranormal erotica as soon as I can manage it.
In addition to these single-author titles, my story The Late Show is in the recently released collection Best Lesbian Erotica 2015, editing by the legendary Laura Antoniou, and I have two tales in this year's Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica (Volume 13), edited by Maxim Jakubowski.
Looking ahead, March will see the early download release of The Eyes of Bast from Totally Bound as well as the next book in the D&S Duos series, which will feature two femdom tales (just for a bit of variety). Also in March, LadyLit Publishing will bring out my brand new lesbian fantasy The Witches of Gloucester. I have also had a fun new M/M story entitled To Boldy Go accepted by Nobilis Reed for his charity anthology on a pioneering theme, Coming Together: Outside the Box. I'm not sure exactly when that's coming out, but I've already got an excerpt posted for you to enjoy.
In April, I'll release the fourth volume of D&S Duos, and a new collection of lesbian short stories entitled Her Own Devices.
I'm exhausted just thinking about all the promotion!
Free Reading and Other News
This month's free reading is a wolf-shifter story set on New Years Eve, entitled First Moon. I've also added a seasonal poem (for those of you who like such things), Solstice. After years of not writing much poetry, I've been inspired by Ashley Lister's monthly verse exercises at the Erotica Readers & Writers Association blog. I'm a sucker for a challenge!
Did you know I have more than fifty free stories available on my website? Next time you're looking for a quick erotica or romance fix, why not drop by? Whether your preferences run to paranormal, BDSM, science fiction, M/M, F/F or ménage, you're likely to find something to suit your tastes. I'm nothing if not versatile.
The page also includes a list of free PDF books which are available for the asking. All you have to do is send me an email request.
So I posted a contest in my last newsletter, but received zero entries. That's right, none. Zilch. Nada. I won't make that mistake again LOL. I will, however, be running a blog tour for The Eyes of Bast, most likely in April, as well as my usual frequent giveaways. For example, I'm giving away both D&S Duos books over at Decadent Divas this Saturday, and I have an open giveaway running until Sunday the 22nd at my blog.
The best way to stay informed about all my releases and contests, is to join my VIP email list. Just send an email to lisabet [at] lisabetsarai [dot] com. Every month I run an exclusive contest for my VIP readers. This month (I'll announce the details early next week) I'll be offering a bookstore gift certificate plus a free ebook pack. You still have a few days to join!
Lisabet's Pick of the Month
My February pick of the month is The Good Men Project, a website that examines what it means to be an enlightened male in the twenty first century. One of my friends and colleagues, Spencer Dryden, is a regular contributor to the site, which is how I found out about it. Well worth exploring!