Sweet Seductions Release Day

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Blurb:

Roller derby girls looking for kicks, a kinky crochet class and an erotic cruise adventure… Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection brings you five sinfully seductive short stories of lady loving by one of the erotica world’s most prolific authors. Featuring three stories previously published in Ladylit anthologies and two brand new ones, this collection is sure to seduce you.

Sweet Seductions

Contents:

Mermaids and Mistletoe

Pumpernickel

Hooked

Derby Girls

Mosaics and Mermaids

Please note that ‘Hooked’, ‘Mermaids and Mistletoe’ and ‘Derby Girls’ have previously appeared in Ladylit anthologies.

Word count: 16,000

Lesbian erotica

Price: $2.99

Buy links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Seductions-Erzabet-Bishop-Collection-ebook/dp/B00PCTSVTG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1415824562&sr=1-1&keywords=sweet+seductions+erzabet

Ladylit: http://www.ladylit.com/books/sweet-seductions-by-erzabet-bishop/

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-sweetseductionstheerzabetbishopcollection-1666908-362.html

Reviewer quote:

“As with all LadyLit mini-anthologies, this book was amazing!!! Ms Bishop is a magician with a typewriter. She is able to draw her readers into her stories and not let go of them. From rough and tough to tender and lovely, her lesbian romps are sizzling, spicy and seductive… Each story from Ms. Bishop is a wonderful gift to my senses and emotions!!”

Ameliah Faith

 

Excerpt from “Mermaids and Mosaics.”

Lydia watched Abby as she hustled out of the solarium. It was nice having her here. Almost without thinking, she walked toward the ladder, intent on seeing what it was Abby had created. Guilt warred with need and need won out. Standing under the skylight, Lydia looked up. Her eyes scanned over the piece and she sucked in a sharp intake of air. She was staring at her own face. The mermaid was her. Tears stung her eyes.

“Why would you make a mosaic of me?” She whispered. A single tear slid down her face.

She didn’t hear Abby come back into the room until it was too late. She stood in the doorway, a fresh shirt and sweats hugging her compact body, making her as irresistible now as she had been when they first met. Their eyes met and Lydia gasped. She was caught.

Excerpt from “Pumpernickel”

“I’m sorry, Mistress. Please forgive this girl for acting out in her frustration.” Libby got down from the chair and sank down in front of Miriam. The wooden floor was cool against the bare skin of her legs and her knees protested as they hit the edge of the area rug.

Miriam stared down at Libby, an icy frown freezing her face into an immovable mask. “Crawl to the corner.” She fished in her pocket and pulled out a penny. “Against the wall with your nose. If that penny falls, then your punishment goes up. Five minutes.”

Libby knelt in the corner. Her nose held up the penny and her mind raced. What would she do to her? Forgetting about the rejection, she focused on her Mistress and how to account  for her impertinence. Libby was concentrating so hard on mashing her nose against the wall, she almost didn’t hear Miriam return.

“Alright. Time’s up. Come over here and pull down your shorts. I have a bottom to tan.”

Desire coursed through Libby’s center as she slid her panties and shorts off and onto the floor.

Writing short erotic romance:

Writing short erotic romance is a fun way to keep writing and have a plethora of stories to excite the reader. In Sweet Seductions I explore life on a cruise ship, derby girl antics on and off the playing field, a crochet class I would want to attend and an author who gets a taste of what discipline and hard work can mean when her Mistress takes on her attitude.

When I first began my writing career I started with a novel and found it to be a bit too much. Then I read an interesting thought by Ray Bradbury. If you write one short story a week, sooner or later you won’t be terrible. I’ve taken his words to heart and am almost always pounding away at the keyboard composing this or that, slowing gaining in word count to write a much larger work, all the while enjoying the path less taken so to speak.

All writers have different paths to find their way. Short erotic romance was mine and I couldn’t be happier. Story after story, I meet more fans, create new worlds to explore and have a marvelous time finding out just what people are dying to read about.

What sorts of erotic romance do you like? What do you want to see more of?

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About the author:

Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could pound keys on her parents’ old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to the Silk Words website with her Fetish Fair, Gingerbread Dreams, Holiday Cruise and Temptation Resorts interactive romances, Sci Spanks 2014 Anthology, Potnia, A Christmas To Remember, Taboo II, Forbidden Fruit, Club Rook: The Series, Sweat, Bossy, Cougars, Spank or Treat, When the Clock Strikes Thirteen, Wicked Things, Unwrap these Presents (upcoming), Unbound Box, Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, Corset Magazine: Sex Around the World, Vaginas and Vulvas, Man vs. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2, Can’t Get Enough, Slave Girls, The Big Book of Submission, Hungry for More, Gratis II, Gratis III, Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers, Kink-E magazine, Eternal Haunted Summer, Coming Together: Girl on Girl, Shifters, Coming Together: For the Holidays (upcoming) and Coming Together: Hungry for Love among others. She is the author of Lipstick (upcoming), Dinner Date, Tethered, Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection (upcoming), Red Moon Rising (upcoming), Red Boots (upcoming), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Holidays in Hell (upcoming), Pomegranate (upcoming), Red Dress (upcoming), Sigil Fire, Written on Skin: A Sigil Fire Short, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation. Erzabet was a finalist for the GCLS 2014 awards in two separate categories. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.

Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.

Links:

The Romance Reviews: http://www.theromancereviews.com/100004193823883

Wix: http://erzabetwrites.wix.com/erzabetbishop

Are: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html?searchBy=author&qString=Erzabet+Bishop

Ylva Author Page: http://www.ylva-publishing.com/ylva-verlag-e.kfr.–erzabet-bishop.html

About Me: http://about.me/erzabet.bishop/#

Facebook “like” page: https://www.facebook.com/erzabetbishopauthor

Amazon author page: http:// amazon.com/author/erzabetbishop/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6590718.Erzabet_Bishop

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erzabet.bishop

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/erzabetbishop/

Lesfic Blog: https://lesficandlipstick.wordpress.com/

Review Blog: http://erzabetsenchantments.blogspot.com/

Author Database: http://authorsdb.com/authors-directory/2690-erzabet-bishop

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Mariel Cove: Job Openings for Writers and a Series to Die For

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Angels of Anarchy 7419 Ebbert Drive Southeast Port Orchard Washington 98367 editor@angelsofanarchy.com 360.550.2071 phone/text
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lesbian Erotica Comes to the Kindle & iOS Mariel Cove is a queer drama released in weekly installments
Port Orchard, Washington April 2013
Set in a fictional Pacific Northwest seaside town, Mariel Cove follows the erotic and everyday lives of fourteen women – lives fueled by scandals and secrets, a central mystery and steamy sex all over the spectrum.

Written by a three-generation, multicultural team of six women writers, Mariel Cove’s cast of characters is incredibly diverse – racially, economically, and sexually. From the Puerto Rican “lesbian Anderson Cooper” Arianna Trenton, to the deaf Native American marina owner Tal Ryan, the cast is anything but whitewashed.

Though the series began as a 300-page serial novel released in 25-page weekly installments, it was compared to television shows like The L Word. But there’s very little lipstick worn in Mariel Cove and no one is living a privileged LA life – not Roisin, the cafe owner living with Huntington’s or her barista/bartender daughter, Aidan, who works in the city part-time with her trans* best friend.
Mariel Cove was created by lesbian author Jennifer DiMarco. Dubbed a literary wunderkind in the gay press twenty years ago, DiMarco has grown beyond the action-adventure romps that put her on the Seattle Times Bestseller List but she still knows how to craft a compelling story. With a hand-picked team of writers – each of whom “control” one or more characters – DiMarco plots the series and functions as editor.

Writers on the team include Katie Fairchild, Kimbar Halvorsen, Noel Meredith, Skye Montague, Rowan Reynir and Neale Taylor. All twelve episodes (weekly installments) in Season One have been written and went on sale on April 1, 2013.
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Come Visit Mariel Cove A 500-word article by Noel Meredith
Port Orchard, Washington April 2013
If you take six dykes – twenty-four to fifty-two – and tell them to write interconnected stories about lesbians like them living in an isolated almost-all-woman town, don’t expect them to get along. And never, ever tell them to “keep the drama on the page.” It’s impossible. We’re women, after all, and the queer community has changed as much as cell phones in the last three generations. Just because we’re queer, doesn’t mean we have anything else in common.
Apparently, that makes for a damn good story.

When Jennifer DiMarco (Escape to the Wind, Seasons of Fire, et al) asked me to write the central character in her serialized lesbian erotic drama called Mariel Cove, I immediately answered, “What?” Jennifer envisioned Mariel Cove as a television show in novel format. There would be a “season” of twelve weekly “episodes” and a team of writers would each control one to five characters. If characters shared a scene, we’d write together. The idea was remarkable but the mythology of the Cove was even better and Jennifer had it all charted out.

Puerto Rican and Sicilian, renowned investigative journalist Arianna Trenton would arrive in isolated Mariel Cove under false pretenses and a twenty-year-old mystery would start to unravel. Along with this character, Jennifer asked me to write Celeste, a Black transplant from New York, a twenty-something ex-bicycle messenger trying to raise her deaf, autistic brother on her own and running from… something. I shared key elements in common with these two characters and I’d rarely seen them represented in queer literature – let alone any literature. I could not pass up this job.
Every season, the characters would stay the same, but the focus and the mystery would shift, so I knew that Arianna wouldn’t always been front and center. The writing team was expected to be fluid and adjust to these changes. Not always writing the “star” didn’t bother me, but the idea of co-writing gave me a headache. Isn’t writing, after all, the perfect career for introverted, control freaks like me? Plus, what if Celeste had a scene with some white grrl who didn’t know what a fixed gear was? I dreaded signing into the private writers’ forum for days. I shouldn’t have.

Over the course of twelve weeks, the six of us — Katie Fairchild, Kimbar Halvorsen, Skye Montague, Rowan Reynir, Neale Taylor and myself – developed and wrote about characters who were often blackmailing each other, keeping secrets, falling in and out of love, butting heads and butting into one another’s business, all under Jennifer’s guidance to keep us cohesive and on-schedule. We praised each other after each episode was done, offered honest criticism and saw our preconceptions – be they about race, kink, outing, or age – fall aside while we strove to create the most entertaining scenes possible.

No, we didn’t always get along. But we never left the project. In some ways, we were just like the women of Mariel Cove. We existed in an isolated world of our own. Sure, in one episode, Celeste rode her motorcycle up the coast to blow off steam, but she came back. We always came back. Because Mariel Cove is worth visiting, worth losing yourself in, and just maybe, worth staying for.

We can’t wait to welcome readers to our little world.

Find more information at http://MarielCove.AngelsofAnarchy.com
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An Interview with the Mariel Cove Creator Creator and editor Jennifer DiMarco answers questions about the series
Port Orchard, Washington April 2013

What is Mariel Cove?

Mariel Cove is a 300-page erotic drama written for queer women by queer women. The writing team used a television-like writing style and we’re releasing the book in weekly installments called “episodes.” Twelve episodes make up the first season. The series definitely has mystery elements as well – interconnected mysteries that unfold over the course of the season. Some are resolved by Episode 12, and some aren’t.

Where did you get the idea?

Two years ago, I took a break from the publishing industry to explore independent film. Mariel Cove is a marriage of the two mediums in many ways. A piece of fiction written by a group in a visual, fast-paced style. I started hearing a lot about serials being written for the Kindle and iOS but I couldn’t find any written by and for queer women. I thought we deserved that.

Why did you choose six new authors?

Over my fifteen-year career as a publisher, I’ve worked with both brand new and established authors. For Mariel Cove, I wanted six unique voices. Not one voice that everyone would look up to and emulate. I also needed egos checked at the door. Everyone on a level playing field; there was no “head writer.” There was just the writing team and me, the big bad editor. I looked for writers who were passionate about telling dramatic stories and writing hot sex scenes. I needed writers unafraid to create characters that push envelopes politically, sexually, and emotionally. Plus, I wish someone had given me a job like Mariel Cove twenty years ago.

How does group writing work?

The central plot for Season One was already written when the team was hired. It was like a tree with a trunk and some larger branches. The writers were hired to be in charge of specific characters. They each proposed some plot twists for their characters and added lots of back story and fine details. Once I approved all these new “facts,” I sat down with my associate editor, Brianne DiMarco, and we charted out every episode, scene by scene. Scene assignments would look like this:

Episode 1: Scene 1: Noel/Arianna. Arianna arrives on Conch Island by ferry and starts long drive to Mariel Cove. Reveal her appearance, job, general attitude. Her parents call. Reveal history of the Cove regarding Mariel Ridgeway.

There is a private online forum for the writers. I would post the assignments and the writers would write. Every scene is told in third person from one character’s POV. If you control that character, you write that scene. If another writer’s character is in your scene – a fight scene, a sex scene, any group scene – you write together in an online chat room or you write the scene alone and then run it by the other writer so they can tweak their character’s habits, outfit or dialogue. Each writer became an expert on her characters.

The cast is very diverse. Was that a conscious decision? The cast is very diverse. I didn’t grow up wealthy or in a white neighborhood, so I had no interest in a white-washed, upper class series. However, most of the fine details – the sexual variety, race, economics, diverse personalities and politics – were influenced by the writing team. Though I could generalize and say all our writing team is “queer,” for instance, where they place themselves on that spectrum is vast and varied. We also have a thirty-eight year age range among the team!

What’s planned for Mariel Cove: Season Two? We hope fans of the series will help us decide who should be the central character in Season Two. I do know that Season Two will take place a month after Season One closes and that a murder will occur during a massive super storm. The entirety of Season Two will take place over one week. I welcome fans to log into the fan forum or Facebook and let me know who they’d like to see more of.

Find more information at http://MarielCove.AngelsofAnarchy.com
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Series Trailer & Community Resources Robust community sites and a dynamic trailer invite fans to interact with the writers
Port Orchard, Washington April 2013
Watch the Mariel Cove series trailer and an interview with the creator and editor, Jennifer DiMarco, at http://www.MarielCove.AngelsofAnarchy.com then join the Mariel Cove fan community at:
Twitter https://twitter.com/MarielCove
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MarielCove
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Sex. Scandal. Secrets.
A Weekly Erotic Drama for Queer Women.

Conch Island is the last island before the open sea, as far west as America allows. Mariel Ridgeway is a renowned painter and curator, a senator’s widow, and a legend in her time. When Mariel purchased a remote cove on the secluded island, she founded a cottage town of women living on the edge of the world.
But she had no idea how the raw forces of nature would fuel a town populated with passionate secrets.

“An erotic hybrid of ‘The L Word’ and ‘Pretty Little Liars,’
this is erotica by and for women. A smart, sexy, diverse and edgy drama filled with twists and mystery.”
–Jennifer DiMarco, Series Creator & Editor

Following the lives of fourteen fiery women, Mariel Cove is an erotic drama of interconnected mysteries, scandal and secrets. Styled like a television show, the series is written by a team of writers — each in charge of her own characters —
with twelve episodes in the first season.

Download a free excerpt, then get Episode 1 for just 99¢. Additional episodes are released every Monday for $1.99 or get the entire first season ebook now.
Book groups can order Mariel Cove in trade paperback in sets of ten.
Mariel Cove
erotica for women, by women
Season 1 is Available Now at
http://www.MarielCove.AngelsofAnarchy.com
for Kindle, PC and iOS

Attention writers:

Now hiring for new serials and the brand new season of Mariel Cove. Seeking diverse, sexy new voices that can commit to a schedule and are willing to work with a team.  Contact Jennifer DiMarco and find out more information at:

Find more information at http://MarielCove.AngelsofAnarchy.com
Angels of Anarchy 7419 Ebbert Drive Southeast Port Orchard Washington 98367 editor@angelsofanarchy.com 360.550.2071 phone/text.

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