Archive for June, 2009

Woohoo! Submission Debuted at #2

Submission is out!

And the best is that it debuted at #2 on the Red Rose erotic romance best seller list!

What a thrill. Last night at midnight I checked the website.  Of course, the new releases weren’t up yet. So I went to bed pretending I didn’t care.  What a silly thing to do, anyway.  What kind of geek would stand in line all night waiting for the bookstore to open? Who did I think I was waiting for, the Rolling Stones?

Of course, tonight, on a chat with several multi-pubbed, full-time authors, I had to share the news.  And that was the first question I got  — “did you check the publisher’s site at midnight?”

I guess we all get a little giddy on the first release day.  It’s normal, I hear. And so is the fear that once people read our books, they’ll see through our little secret and find out we really can’t write.

So imagine my absolute terror when one of the best editors in the business, Georgia Woods, a senior editor at Loose Id,  went off to buy it!  Suddenly all the squeeing turned to ice-cold horror. You know, like when everyone is having a great time at the party… and then the cops show up? I can shake off the fear of being found out as a no-talent hack when it’s regular folks reading my book. But not an EXPERT in erotic romance! YIKES!

Part of me knows it’s ridiculous.  My book does not suck.  I worked hard, researched, revised, had a good editor. I should hold my head high and say, “Thanks for buying my book! I hope you like it!”

The other part of me is trying to find the first boat outta here, headed to some jungle somewhere, a boat well-stocked with Oreos and Dewars so I eat and drink myself into forgetfulness as I disappear into some dark continent far away. Somewhere they’ll never find me, and where no one will recognize me as that girl who can’t write.

Are all writers this wacked? Take the poll.



Win Three Free Books at Our Birthday Bash!


You’re Invited to our Birthday Bash–And You Get the Gifts!

For: Shirin Dubbin, Dabra Kayn and Fiona Vance

Why: To Celebrate the Birth of Three New Authors at Red Rose Publishing

When: Starting June 1st through Release Day, June 4th

Where: The Love Vixens Blog

Come join three new authors being born at Red Rose Publishing – Shirin Dubbin, Dabra Kayn and Fiona Vance! There’s free cyber cake and punch, and you can even win three free books! (What’s a birthday party without games and prizes?)

Play Pin the Line on the Book and win a free copy of each of our three new releases…

BetrayingThePrince-200x300Betraying the Prince

by Debra Kayn


by Fiona Vance

KeeperOfTheWay-200x300Keeper of the Way

by Shirin Dubbin

The Rules

The Party is on! Visit the Love Vixens Blog between June 1 and June 4 at noon, Pacific Time. There you’ll find a blurb for each book, an erotic Regency, a spicy contemporary, and a steamy urban fantasy. After you read them, you’ll see a line that appears in each of the books, each having something to do with the color green. Just match the line to the book! Piece of cake! Right?

Just leave your guess in the comments. Remember, we’d love for you to come back and keep this party rawk’n, so we’re going to let you make as many guesses as you want up to June 4th. Enter as many times as you like between June 1st and 4thnoon PST, when we’ll draw the winning correct answer from a birthday hat. So don’t be shy, come on by! The winner will receive a .pdf copy of three books!

Click Here to Play Now!  The Love Vixens,

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Fiona, Shirin, and Debra.