Messalina: Devourer of Men (interracial erotic romance)
When life imitates art...expect to be framed.
Eva Cavell is a woman with an embarrassing secret. She is sexually frustrated and believes her size and race intimidates men. In an attempt to relieve her sexual tension, every Thursday she goes to a local movie theater and allows strangers to fondle her in the dark.
During one of her escapades she meets renowned artist, Jared Delaney, a smooth Southern gentleman with irresistible violet eyes. He has been watching Eva on her weekly visits and sees through her icy defence straight to the hot passion burning underneath.
But Eva has an image to uphold as a tenure-track instructor at a private Denver college and as the youngest child of a prominent black family. Will she ever be able to live her life how she wants and without shame? In order to do so, she has to own up to her own choices in life.
A Hannah Monakee Mystery
When crime reporter Hannah Monakee discovers she is the target of a method killer, she has four days to figure out how a deep red rose, a mirror and music fit into his murderous design. Her investigation leads her deep into the mind of a madman intent on collecting the elements of his dead girlfriend's soul-elements he believes are harbored within the green eyes of three women. He's already killed two. All he needs is one more.
Here is the blurb on my newest published piece :)
Ayana Morris, with her friends Sean and Fonda, who happened to be the same
person, built Morris Communications from the ground up. When famed designer
Missy Clove offered them an exclusive job on a privately owned island resort
they knew they were making it to the big times. They just didn't know what was
in store for them.
Ethane Hemming, multi-billionaire, recluse, and brother to Missy Clove took his job as the alpha of the Southern Clan seriously. That for the last three months he had been able to lay with a woman succesfully
irritated him to say the least. His mating heat was upon him and his chosen
mate, Grace Alder, was on her way to appease his needs. He claimed her
irrevocably, only to find the woman in his arms was Ayana Morris.
Collin found the situation laughable until he caught sight of Fonda. As beta and
historian of the clan he was never to have a mate. But something in him wanted
the man in front of him, no matter if he was in Drag or not.
Sean found himself in the middle of a paranormal storm and only he seemed to have the
whereawithal to take it on head first. Now all he had to do was make Ayana ready
for the ball and she'd have her happily ever after too. A Fairy Drag Mother's
work was never done!
A novelette that explores the social mores surrounding marital relationships via the story of Erika, a woman who, regardless of the fact that she is essentially "perfect", is on the verge of divorce. In her angst, she slithers into some vindictive behavior towards her neighbor, Alice, and the harmonious relationship she has with her own husband.
Jena Baker’s life was a Type-A personality’s dream: job she loved, degree almost finished, great friends… all firmly in her control until one night of insanity when her past collides with her present.
After a New Year’s Eve party in San Francisco, Jena wakes up in a strange hotel room beside her college crush, Nicholas Cooper. Funny thing, but showing her wild side to a man she knows makes the prospect of facing him the next morning infinitely worse, so she slips away before he wakes. Back home in Davis, she decides to let old flames die… but that doesn’t stop dreams of her night with him from coming back to haunt her.
Nicholas wasn’t looking for change, other than a change of scenery. His life was perfectly pleasant, even and rational… until Jagermeister led to a madly out of character night. Now he’s dreaming of an angel his mind can’t remember but his body won’t let him forget.
When fate throws Jena and Nick back together again, they find their physical attraction is undeniable. But they need to discover if there’s more to them than great sex.
Can a relationship that started somewhere in the middle ever work? Or is it all just Cocktails & Dreams?
*NOTE* I just got my very own, physical copies! Looking at the result of nearly three years work... there are no words.
Congratulations, Autumn! The cover is really cute! And the story sounds intriguing. Is the book for sale, yet?
Thank you! Yes, it was released on 7/17, and is available through Amazon (also able to be ordered by any bookseller).
Great! I just purchased a copy for my Kindle! Looking forward to reading, and possibly adding a review. Congratulations, again. :)
That makes me so happy! The writing part is the easy part, believe it or not. Publishing is much harder, and marketing... forget about it. If you're a newbie, a lot of the work of marketing falls on the writer, and that's the very hardest part of all for me. I'm shy! lol
Hi Autumn (NICE name). I agree, publicity is the hardest bit - what I do is forget I'm shy, and create CAROL HEDGES, writer. She is happy to tweet, FB and post on sites. So it's not me, it's her. Sadly, you have to get out there and shout your wares, cuz ain't nobody else gonna do it! Over the past 3 months, since I decided to go the Indie route (see cover of Jigsaw Pieces) I've started blogging, joined Twitter, made loads of FB fiends (?Friend me?). All in preparation for launching book. I also give 90% of my effort to cheering others on. Most of publicity is people recommending you. If you do it for them first (and keep on doing it), they may well re-tweet your book, review it on Goodreads/Amazon. etc. If you are shy, this is a thing to think about: be there for others, in the backgound, then they will be there for you. I shall now check you out on Amazon. xxxxx good luck. Carol the Brit (PS GREAT cover!)
Timely advice, as I never quite know what the heck I'm supposed to be tweeting/blogging/ FBing about. Constantly pumping the book squicks me out--I have a Twitter follower who does that, and I'm on the point of blocking and unfollowing because I'm sick of hearing about his book (though I've read it and liked it). I like the idea of promoting others' work much more! I'm also considering linking and talking more about the reviews I do on GR and Amazon. I read a lot and fairly widely, so I thought that would be a way of having readers get to know me.
You've given me food for thought-thank you!