I Feel a Sin Coming On…

Hello there…

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Terribly sorry about that. You see I was traveling the globe trying to uncover the secrets of the boudoir. Alright, so that’s a crock of bull, but I have returned wiser than I was before.

Before I bestow my vast knowledge upon you please rest easy in the knowledge that I haven’t killed Kirsten, nor has she been taken captive by Loki. Which I’d be extremely jealous of and may have to kill her if she ever escapes him…but I digress. She and I will be alternating Tuesday posts since we are both extremely busy working on our top secret WIPs. This week is my week to bore you. She shall return, this I promise you.

Anyway, since I’ve last posted, I’ve had a boom in productivity. On Valentine’s day I had a short story titled “Dangerous Desires” published in the My Bloody Valentine Anthology available through Breathless Press. It’s a series of short stories dedicated to the darker side of love. I’m sure Amanda and Chris would both approve, considering my hero is a cross between the Phantom and Jack the Ripper.

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My latest piece is a short story published through Breathless Press as what they call a Flirt. It’s a perfect lunchtime read. It is part of a collection of short stories based on elements taken from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass written to honor Breathless Press’ Fifth Birthday. My contribution is called “A Cat Without a Grin”. This story would not be written had it not been for the disturbing ideas planted by our demented horror muses, Amanda and Chris.

I plan on writing a few posts exploring this interesting and disturbing relationship I have with the horror muses. One would think a romance writer would shy away from the dark and macabre. I find the mind of a horror writer to be the perfect compliment to my own mind. I intend to explore this at a later time.

I also intend to explore the dark and shaded world of BDSM. I will not be discussing “Fifty Shades” here…in fact that has become “The Book That Shall Not Be Named”. My desire is to shed some light on the misinformation about BDSM and kink. Am I in the lifestyle? No. But I know people who are and their insight has set my imagination ablaze. It is my intention to use some of these elements in my own writing. I will share some tidbits with the group if I’m feeling generous. *wink and a kiss*

For some fun news…I have had two short stories accepted for publication in Breathless Press’ Secret Identities Anthology (a super hero/super villain collection). One is a Victorian steampunk-ish tale with references to some prominent historical figures and a super villain whom you’ll not soon forget. The other is a contemporary story featuring a woman who can manipulate adipose and a bar owner who also shares a super secret.  I am hoping these stories will be released early next year.

Then there’s Crispin…my Prince of Whispers. He’s in a league all his own. I’ll save his story for another day, but if you’re curiosity needs sated, please stop by my personal blog. I Feel a Sin Coming On (click here for blog.)

So if there’s anything you’d like me to discuss or a topic you’d like me to blog about specifically, please leave me a comment. I’m not sure what curiosities you have, but I’m more than willing to broach anything in my posts. Thanks for the support, and I look forward to sharing my time with you.

❤ Jen

Blood, Sweat, and Gears: Full Throttle

BloodSweatandGears_400  Allow me to introduce my first novella.  I wrote this story for a class I took at Savvy Authors.  The goal was to pick an open submission for an anthology and write specifically for that call.

So I did, and this was the product of that hard work.  When I submitted it, I got scared when I didn’t hear a response for three months!  I chewed my nails down to the quick.  After a quick inquiry to the publisher, they found it loitering in the junk folder.  *shakes fist at internet*

Needless to say, they snatched the story up.  But It was too late to add it to the anthology.  So they offered me the best deal ever.  A stand alone publication.  Hell yeah, I’ll take that.

I just wanted to thank the fellow writers on this page.  Without them, this story wouldn’t be what it is.  And thank you to Louisa Bacio, who taught the awesome class that pushed me to write Blood, Sweat, and Gears.

If you like hot rods and even hotter men, then shift your  butt into gear and check it out!  Releasing soon.

Writing Erotic Fiction Tips

Hi everyone!  Sorry I have been MIA.  I found this wonderful little video from two editors for the publisher Mills and Boon.  Their tips are simple and easy to understand.  I can’t wait to put them into action!  Had to share them with you all.  Let me know if they helped you in your quest for erotic writing!  🙂

Hugs and kisses,

Jen @–/—-