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May 16, 2018 | Real life

I’ve deleted most of the pages and am plowing through more than a decade of posts. So far the only section intact is free reads.

Last fall I removed my titles from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble the only retail outlets carrying them. From time to time I miss writing commercial fiction. Alas, not enough to write for publication again.

This decision doesn’t rule out adding to the free read section.

Thank you for your support and encouragement, without the many kindnesses from readers, other writers, and gifted editors I would never have published a single story.

XOXO

Evanne

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Spring and other distractions

May 4, 2017 | Real life

May arrived in Seattle with a heady dose of sunshine and the garden responded by unfurling hundreds of tender shoots and swelling blossoms.

Meanwhile I’m deep in renovations for this old house and browsing for new digs.

Stories waiting for attention flitter across my distracted mind, but haven’t taken root.

I’m thinking fall before life settles down enough for me to concentrate.

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Dalila’s Choice Teaser

May 13, 2014 | Teaser Tuesday

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A snippet from Dalila’s first meeting with Dex:

A delicate woman emerged from behind his brother. Dex stared, stupid with awe and unable to speak for several seconds. Then reality slapped some sense back into his head. He angled a frown at his twin. “Did you report her?”

Kel moved in front of her as if defending the breeder. “Not yet.”

Logic told Dex there had been no opportunity to communicate with the council’s office. The lapse of protocol was so out of character for the by-the-code, nothing-but-the-code Kel that Dex’s shock morphed to fear. “You have to alert the council. An unattended woman requires governmental protection. Contact with an unclaimed woman is forbidden. You’re risking your life without cause.”

Kel crossed his arms. “She’s not of Enyo. Therefore, our laws do not apply.”

“She’s here now. The edicts are clear.” Dex’s voice rose an octave with fresh alarm. Have you lost your mind?

The woman in question watched them with wary eyes, keeping one small hand glued to Kel’s wrist. Whether she held on to him for comfort or support, Dex had no way to tell. In either case her preference for his twin was plain.

Dex’s stomach knotted in anger. As he met her dark eyes, her siren’s call eased his temper. Her allure went beyond beauty, outweighing reason and even his instinct for self-preservation. His concerns about legal issues were lost under the intoxication of her presence. She must not have chosen Kel for her mate, because if she’d selected him, then his inflexible twin would have been more relaxed. So there was hope. A slim hope, but slim was enough.

Even in birth, Kel had been first. The pattern held with each milestone. His twin smiled, walked, and talked before he had. Throughout school his brother made better grades, higher scores, and more wins. They’d failed the breeder test equally, along with thousands of New Eden’s finest young warriors. The sheer quantity of men sharing their unhappy fate gave no comfort. Vast numbers pf fellow sufferers did nothing to lessen his primal need to mate.

“Do you want to choose one of us to breed with?” he blurted.

“You mean mating—as in sexual intercourse?” she asked, her pretty voice rising higher and her dark eyes growing even larger in unflattering alarm.

He jerked back, baffled. “How else?”

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Favorite review sites

May 9, 2014 | Fan Girl Friday

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Just in case you’re searching for something good to read, here ( in no particular order) are some of my favorite reviewers:

Queen Tutt’s World of Escapism
Bitten By Romance
The Romance Studios
The Jeep Diva
Long and Short Erotic Romance Reviews
And of course, Goodreads

Do you have go-to review sites?

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Review for Camille’s Capture

May 6, 2014 | Teaser Tuesday

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The lovely Eva at The Jeep Diva read Camille’s Capture. Here’s a snippet from her review:

The attraction between Camille and her mates radiates from the pages and the frequent sex scenes explodes in a fiery inferno of passion including m/f/m, anal sex, m/m, m/m/f sex scenes that scorch the reader with their intensity. The reader can’t help but get caught up in their stories as they follow the relationship issues that the reader can certainly understand.

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The entire review is on Jeep Diva.

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Erotic Romance Boom Revisited

May 2, 2014 | Fan Girl Friday

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After viewing an interview with Desiree Holt an amazingly prolific Ellora’s Cave author last year I talked about my mixed reaction to the surge in popularity of erotic romance here.

That particular post continues to get daily traffic. Sales of digital titles continue to climb, but the exponential leap the romance industry experienced during the past few years seems to have leveled off. Fifty Shades of Grey set fire to readers imaginations and introduced a new generation of readers to erotic romance, a genre that’s been around for ages.

Since you’re reading this post I assume you’re a fan of erotic romance. What was the first title that seduced you to the dark side?

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Enyo Chronicles Update

April 29, 2014 | Teaser Tuesday

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By now I’d hoped to have a release date for Joon’s Temptation to share. Alas, not yet. So far not a single word of the original story has survived. This is beginning to worry me. :ermm:

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Indie Adventures

April 25, 2014 | Teaser Tuesday

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Readers are delightful, quirky, and far beyond my ability to predict. Obviously I’m not a marketing guru or a promo queen. If I were I would likely be far too busy making big bucks to write erotic romance. :lol: My few efforts to promote my books have met with scant results.

I’ve been super fortunate to be published by companies savvy in the ways of building readership. Yet some of my best work had remained largely undiscovered. The Demon Hunter Series languished on the virtual shelf despite enthusiastic support from reviewers and a few loyal readers.

When the right to publish COLIN reverted to me, I took the plunge, revamped the blurb, cover, and polished the story. Then I offered the book for free on Amazon and held my breath.

Thousands downloaded the title and I didn’t know whether to cheer or cry. After the promotion period expired nothing happened for a couple of days. Slowly, one or two at time, sales trickled in until my little scotch heart settled down and I went back to work. COLIN sold more copies in the first month as an indie title than in the last two years of being professionally published. More thrilling for me, a whole bunch of new readers embraced one of my favorite erotic romances.

Thank you all so much for taking a chance on COLIN. Readers finding and enjoying my stories means the world to me. :heart:

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TEY, Demon Hunter II

April 22, 2014 | Teaser Tuesday

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Here’s the opening snippet from TEY:

Must be my unlucky day. Always hopeful, Miranda scanned Tey’s face seeking some sign of the charming young male she’d probably fallen in love with at first glimpse. She’d been green as a newt a few days past her tenth birthday. He’d brought a bouquet of wild flowers, apologized for missing her party, and said something about the flowers being almost as pretty as she was.

Now she stared hard, but all traces of her childhood idol had been erased. In spite his indifference to her, his familiar, yet exciting presence banished the menace of the metal cage. Her heart raced with eagerness and her body grew both softer and tighter.

Tey lived a few floors beneath street level, so seeing him was an everyday occurrence. She’d never outgrown the thrill. This morning he was as tall, dark, and mouth-wateringly irresistible as usual. A thick black mustache emphasized his lush, cruelly beautiful mouth. Visible beard shadowed his rugged jaw making him look even more devastatingly sexy.

His midnight eyes flickered over her for a half a second. Strongly shaped eyebrows lowered and he nodded in her general direction on his way past.

She took a quick sidestep to avoid collision with the delicious smelling male.Once again, he’d caught her gaping at him. The brief encounter made her pulse race. She responded to him with an intensity no other male—not even another earth demon—evoked.

She ignored her traitorous body. Too late to impress the male with her fake indifference, she inclined her head in the same brief dip he’d given her. Good morning, to you, Mr. Warm and Fuzzy, Sir.

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Fan Girl Friday

April 18, 2014 | Fan Girl Friday

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After burning through Maya Banks’ KGI series and mourning the next title doesn’t release until June, I looked around for another new-to-me romantic suspense author and discovered Lisa Marie Rice! Delicious alpha male heroes, spine chilling suspense and hot sexing. Better yet, she has a substantial backlist. I’ve barely scratched the surface…

Read any good books lately?

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