Sunday, February 20, 2011

Review: Lucky Stiff by Tonia Brown

If you've perused my blog, you know that this is a new thing for me. I've never done a review on here before, and it was my intention to never do so, since I know so many amazing writers. But once in awhile, you come across a piece of literature that is too deliciously sinful NOT to share, and so, without further ado, I present to you: Lucky Stiff: 

Title: Lucky Stiff
Author: Tonia Brown
Genre: Erotica
Content: Zombie lovin' to the Nth degree
Publisher: Library of the Living Dead Press
Buy Here 

Meet Peter Lyles, a young man unremarkable in life but unforgettable in un-death. After he accidentally overdoses while on spring break, Peter's friends do him the dubious favor of bringing him back to life. Or rather, they turn him into a zombie with the help of a little old fashioned Voodoo. Peter's journey through the unlife takes him from the homebrewed sex magic of a mysterious swamp-dwelling Madam, to bouncing from bedroom to bedroom all across the globe, and finally leaving him with a career as the hottest gigolo not alive. All the while, he must deny his hunger for human flesh while sating his passion for, well, human flesh. At turns humorous, at times touching, but always sexy, sexy, sexy. "Lucky Stiff" will leave you wanting more Peter. He's just that good.


"My name is Peter Lyles, and I am dead." 

I am going to do my best not to give away ANYTHING in this review, simply because this is a book that must be savored without spoiler. True, it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but when I read the blurb, I knew I had to eat it up like candy. 

Poor Peter. An over-achiever with a lack of pharmaceutical knowledge and a few friends who are just too high for logical processes, he ventures down to the Big Easy for a little post collegiate mid-term relaxation. 

Yeah, poor kid ends up dead. I liken it to the Roofie/Ecstasy incident in the movie The Hangover. All it takes is one dumb idiot mixing up the baggies and BAM! You have a corpse on your hands. The mild sedatives that Peter takes to help him relax turn out to be five high-powered pills of Ecstasy...oops. Suddenly, his friends have a corpse on their hands. Bend over, sans lube, please. To cover their asses, Peter's friend take him to a bayou Madam who gives Peter a second chance at "life".

As a zombie. I will leave the rest up to you to discover, but I must say that the journey of Peter Lyles is one that I will enjoy over and over again...and in the process of getting to know Peter Lyles, I can tell you that is something he wouldn't mind at all. 

This book is a first-person roller coaster ride of sex and magic. Tonia Brown - who also writes scintillating Steam Punk erotic romance as Regina Riley - is a wordsmith of the highest order. Lucky Stiff is the definitive example of how an author can show and tell all at the same time. It is very rarely that an author can write rocket hot sex and make your skin crawl with horror at the same time, but Mrs. Brown does both with expert precision. 

Horrorotica is a new genre for me, one that Tonia Brown rapidly ushered me into and it is now a fast favorite. Not only did this book introduce me to a whole new world as far as literature goes but it also provided me with a new favorite author. 

If you don't necessarily need a Happily Ever After in your stories, and you crave something a little darker and different, I would highly recommend this book. I laughed, and fanned myself all at the same time! 

                                                                5 SKULLIE REVIEW!!!!! 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Guest Blogger Angelina Rain joins me today!!!

Ladies and Gents, if I may draw your attention to this smoking vixen right here..

This lovely vision is self proclaimed "author-in-training" Angelina Rain and she is here to tell us all about what happens when an erotic romance author's family eventually discover the truth behind their literary muse! 

Let’s Talk About Sex

When I told my family I was publishing a book, everyone was happy for me. There were promises from everyone to buy a copy of my book. I was on cloud nine, having my dreams so close to reality. . .
Until the book cover came in. When I told my mother I finally got my book cover, she was jumping toward the stars with me, and then asked to see the cover.
“Why are there two guys?” she asked, the sparkle in her eyes slightly fading. Uh-oh. In all my happiness of getting published, I forgot to tell her what I was publishing. I informed my mother that the woman sleeps with two guys in this anthology. I saw the confusion in my mother’s eyes, but I had to add some salt to the wound so I added, “At the same time.” Needless to say, my mother didn’t answer to that. Instead, she went over to the sink and started washing dishes.  
A few days after that, I sat down to make my website and started private messaging with my cousin. The congratulations for my book were flowing out and my cousin (who’s an artist) started giving me advice for my site. She told to go with delicate flowers and light colors, a romantic theme that could melt even an icy heart. But wait, none of that actually represented what I was publishing. Obviously, my mother hadn’t told her what my book was about and once I informed her, the messages stopped. Eventually, I got an “Oh, okay then” out of her and all the web design advice came to an end.
So that was a lesson I learned when publishing my first erotica. Some people will look down on you once they find out what you’re writing. Although my family, once the information sank in, got over it and continued lending me their support, other people were not so accepting. Still, even now when I know better, I still write erotica. Why? Because it’s me. Ultimately, I’m the one writing it, and I’m the one who’s enjoying what I write. So despite the judgment from people regarding what I write, I still wouldn’t have it any other way.

Indecent Encounters
A Ménage Anthology, including “The Problem with Love Spells” by Angelina Rain
 Sometimes a woman needs more than a lover…
Independent, lustful ladies find pleasure and intrigue with more than one man, from a scandalous vacation inAustralia, to a forced seduction at a cabin in the woods. A witch needs to break a shameful spell, and an older woman slakes her sexual needs with two younger men. Cougars purr with unrequited desire and werewolves compete for the love of their mate. Satisfaction is just a sigh away as a surgeon bends the rules for her patient, and an over-stressed boss finds more than a little peace with secret admirers. 
Find out what wicked delights await you with Indecent Encounters.

The Problem with Love Spells
When you’re cursed to live your whole life unloved, can you really be held responsible for casting a love spell? When Gretchen realizes that her love spell went wrong, her only option is to reverse it before too much damage is done. However, when she wakes with a werewolf and a vampire in her bed, she learns that even reversing a love spell could have its consequences.

~*~ GIVEAWAY ~*~
Angelina Rain is giving away one free copy of “Indecent Encounters” and it could be yours. All you have to do is comment or ask a question (she will answer it in the comments). One lucky winner will be announced on Feb 20th on Angelina’s blog. Leave your e-mail address so Angelina can e-mail you if you win. 

~ Angelina Rain

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sapfest 2011

In the spirit of St. Valentine's Day, I thought I would share the magic of my own personal romance. 

Caveat, I married by first husband when I was 19. I know...idiot, right? 

<--------This is the latest known picture of him. 

I was young and rebellious and he said all the right things at all the wrong times. Long story short on this one is that when I felt him at the age of 23, I had a one month old and the clothes on my back. Maybe some day I will delve into the inner workings of the particular nightmare that was my first marriage, but for right now, I will leave you with this...they make Lifetime original movies about the kinda shit I put up with. Word. 

Moving on, I was 28 years old before I met the man who I am convinced was made for me. 

Since the age of fourteen, I've been a romance hound. The first time I cracked open a book and indulged in some good old fashioned HEA action was life altering. I began to find myself pining and hoping for that amazing knight in shining armor. Over the years, my tastes began to change, although I always wanted the end result to be the same. Carry me off into the moonlight, and love me like your life depends on it. I partially blame my premature foray into matrimony on the combined desire of wanting an HEA and my newly acquired penchant for the anti-hero. 

Somewhere around age sixteen I shifted my attention from handsome prices to the rugged stable boys. You know the type. Tall, packed with lean muscle and more than a few calluses. The dirtier they were, the better. I didn't want the doctor or the lawyer or the investment banker. I wanted the down to earth valet who parked their cars everyday, or the gardener who created beauty with a little blood, sweat and his two bare hands. Add to the muscly mix of hard work, a bit of broody alpha male and a few tattoos, maybe a tragic back story and OH MY SWEET JESUS, thud! 

So I was twenty-eight years old. A single mom. I'd dated a few guys up to that point, some of them were even really great. Hell, I was even engaged once, but that didn't work out. I'd never been a big bar hopper and any attempt any friend and or family member made to set me up with someone ended in disaster so I decided it was not for me to leave my love life up to fate anymore. 

I hit the internet. to be exact. I was on there for two weeks and in those two weeks I had more offers for clandestine meetings and dirty massage sessions than any erotic romance author could possibly fit into a 100k word novel! OI! I did, however, make ome last effort at salvaging my experience. 

He was the first and only person I actually initiated contact with. I know, I know, I told everyone we met in a coffee shop but hey, considering the end result, I'd say its okay to come clean now. 

Funny that we were both canceling our accounts. We exchanged numbers and for the better part of two weeks, my Blackberry was sorely abused from constant text messaging. We finally set up our first date. Lunch. Seemed safe. 

But damn was I nervous. 

I mean, I couldn't have written this guy any better. He was tall, with dark hair and the most amazing blue eyes I've ever seen. They weren't that brilliant crystal blue that you read about. They were more like a soft powdery blue. Not to mention the fact that the guy was lean muscle from head to toe. I couldn't help but swoon--inside of course cause I had to play it cool--when he hugged me goodbye after our lunch date and I felt the ridges in his lats. Oh, thud. 

So that was on a Monday...the following Saturday we grabbed pizza, went to the drive in, I'm not divulging the rest of this, but I went home that night knowing that I was going to spend the rest of my life with this man. 

Fast-forward about a week, he tells me he loves me...and I didn't freak cause I was so on board. 

Fast-forward yet again about nine months and we said I Do! 

Moral of my rant is's one thing to write about romance, but if you want to really understand the complexities of an HEA, give your own romance a chance. So some people are wired for marriage and kids, but everyone needs love. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Guest Blogger Seleste deLaney talks about her multiple literary personalities, and what else? Steamy sex!

I know its hard, but please focus your attention to the words...WORDS! Today, I am joined by uber hot writer and all around luscious gal, Seleste deLaney. Since the release of 'Twas A Dark and Delicious Christmas, in which we both had stories, I've had the pleasure of getting to know this woman and I gotta tell ya, she is one of my favorite peeps. 

A.D: Woman...the corsets! Wow! So, hotness, what is it about erotic romance that lures you in? 

This is a tough question for me. I guess the best way to answer is to explain what I don't like. I'm not a fan of glossed over sex. I don't mind fade to black, but when the sex happens on the page and the surface is barely skimmed, all I'm left thinking is "why'd they even have sex?" (the exception to this is YA, but then I still prefer fade to black.) For me, if there is sex in a story, I want it to be important, not just to the relationship, but to the overall story as well. I have a rule I try to live by when I write erotic romance and that is "No story without sex. No sex without story." The first part is pretty self-explanatory for the genre, but the second just reminds me to make the sex mean something beyond sex. 

Plus (I'm not afraid to admit it), I just like steamy sex. 

A.D: High five, sister! The steamier the better! So, in addition to the more sultry prose, you are a YA author as well as an Erotic Romance author. Do you find it difficult to switch back and forth? Is there some special way that you help yourself switch gears?

It depends. If I have space between erotic romance and YA, switching isn't that hard for me. Going from one to the other in a matter of a day or two though makes my head spin. For YA, I spend a lot more time thinking about high school crushes (the ones that never went anywhere)--that innocent "love". I also use music a lot. If it's music that makes me think about sex (some songs can still work, but very few), I tend to avoid it when I'm writing YA. 

A.D: When you agreed to let me grill ya, I warned you they'd be what is the sexiest thing that's ever happened to you. 

There are so many ways to go with this (some I won't put out in public--ask me when you meet me :P). For instance, a random cute guy kissed me on the dance floor in Vegas. That was sexy in one way. Funny sexy would be last year's Ellora's Cave party at RT. The boning in my corset failed and every person I knew was on reminder duty so I would stay properly adjusted for the night :P 

However, my favorite is more sweet sexy than anything. Before we got married, my then-fiance and I had a huge fight--crying and screaming, the whole bit. Once we finally got calmed down and apologized, I said to him, "I know I'm a hard person to live with." He responded with, "Yeah, but you'd be a harder person to live without." Is it any wonder I married him?

A.D: I seriously just swooned, just now! Wow! Sounds like you bagged a winner there sweetness! 

What projects do you have in the works? 

LOL too many. I have my next Blood Kissed story (novel-length) in the draft stages, and the next of the (YA) Paranormal Response Team novels very roughly drafted. I have two other novels (one a sweeter adult romance, one a YA) partially drafted. I've started a submission for an anthology, and I have the next story in the Badlands world outlined. And a damned editor friend got me thinking and now I have a post-apocalyptic YA eating at my brain. At least one will be done by Valentine's day LOL. Two would be nice.

A.D: The New York Times is now listing e-books on their bestseller list. How do you feel this will change the e-publishing climate? 

I think it has the potential to be a game-changer in a lot of ways. The most important one to me is that it plays a hand in "legitimizing" e-publishing. There are a lot of people--writers, readers, etc--who look at e-publishing as somehow "less" than traditional publishing. With more mainstream support from places like Romantic Times Magazine and The New York Times, it puts e-books on a more equal footing with traditional print books. That can only mean good things for the industry.

A.D: I have to ask...Where do you get your wonderful corsets?!?!? 
LOL Thanks for all the corset love :) I have several from Frederick's of Hollywood, and I love them, but to be honest, they aren't the best corsets (plastic boning does not hold up very long). Better ones have steel boning and do amazing things for my figure. I have a beautiful underbust one from Damsel in this Dress that I'll be showing off for the first time at RT. The black one I have on in all my author pics I bought from a friend (she lost a bunch of weight and it didn't fit her anymore...bitch. J/K :P) I'm also ordering a few from Corset Wholesale (I hope they are as good quality as I've been told because the prices are phenomenal.)

A.D: Before I begin scouring the internet for over-bust boning accouterments of the highest quality, I want to say thank you for talking to me today. I know you are a bizay woman! 


Seleste earned a degree in chemistry and worked as both a lab technician and a teacher before becoming a mom to two wonderful children.  Shortly after that, she re-discovered her love of story-telling and began writing both as Seleste deLaney and Julie Patricka. She enjoys telling stories for people of all ages and is hard at work on her newest project. When not residing in the worlds she creates, she makes her home with her husband, kids and two very attentive dogs in southwest Michigan. 

BADLANDS BLURB: After a brutal Civil War, America is a land divided. As commander of her nation's border guards, Ever is a warrior sworn to protect her country and her queen. When an airship attacks and kills the monarch, Ever must infiltrate enemy territory to bring home the heir to the throne, and the dirigible Dark Hawk is her fastest way to the Union.

Captain Spencer Pierce just wants to pay off the debt he owes on the Dark Hawk and make a life for himself trading across the border. When the queen's assassination puts the shipping routes at risk, he finds himself Ever's reluctant ally. 

As they fly into danger, Ever and Spencer must battle not only the enemy but also their growing attraction. She refuses to place her heart before duty, and he has always put the needs of his ship and crew above his own desires. Once the princess is rescued, perhaps they can find love in the Badlands— if death doesn't find them first...
(Coming February 28 from

PRETTY SOULS BLURB:  Elle hasn’t been afraid of the things that go bump in the night since she became a werewolf. She'd happily give up her inner monster to get her family back though. Hell, she'd give up the beast for nothing. Of course her foster sister doesn't get it. After all, she doesn't battle with her own darker half, but vampire blood can do that to a person.
Their nightly patrols have become more habit than necessity—until a demon spawn comes to town, ripping souls from strangers, enemies, and friends alike. When it threatens her foster mom, Elle's peaceful life is shattered, but she's not going to give up without a fight. Fighting the beast for control at the same time is more than she can handle though. Armed with more attitude than experience, Elle and her sister have to track down the demon spawn before it collects enough souls to fulfill its birthright and open a doorway to hell.
For the first time in years, Elle is scared. She's willing to lose herself in the beast if that's what it takes, but saving the world could cost her soul.
(Coming in February from

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Guest Blogger: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy stops by to talk about her own personal romance and the magic of inspiration!

Today I am joined by a rising star in the romance world. Her sweet and sultry stories are bound to make you pant and swoon all at the same time. Author Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy stopped by to chat with me about her passion for penning prose and her own personal romance story! 

A.D: Welcome Lee Ann and thank you so much for hanging out with me today! So, inquiring minds want to know, w
hat was the first romance novel you ever read?
Legend of The Seventh Virgin, by Victoria Holt, borrowed off my mother's bookshelves! I was about ten and after I read that, I didn't want to read the books for pre-teen girls any longer.  I wanted to read romance!  And, of course, I did.

A.D: Ten? Wow, I feel so behind the curve! I started at 14. So, what was your inspiration for Wolfe's Lady?
Werewolves and shapeshifters have always fascinated me.  It may have started watching that classic old Lon Chaney movie, The Wolf Man, or it may have started the day that my cousin, best friend, and co-conspirator Bill and I swore we ran into a werewolf in a big wooded park in our hometown.  We were eight and nine years old at the time.  My mother has always maintained that it had to have been a tramp but who really knows? ;)  Add to that the idea of full humans falling in love with someone with a shapeshifter problem and it gets very intriguing - at least to me.

A.D: The characters in Wolfe's Lady are both high school teachers. Where did the inspiration for this sweet and sexy story come from?
The entire concept of the story came to me about two years ago when I was substitute teaching.  During the conference hours, I would scribble story notes and the idea that became Wolfe's Lady was one of them.  The idea started as a what if a young new teacher found herself charmed by the fascinating teacher down the hallway and then one night discovered that he became a werewolf beneath the full moon.  I don't substitute teach any more but when I first did, it was at the old school, a huge brick, rather spooky three story building that was the basis for the fictional Riverview High School.   When I was still single, I would have been delighted to teach down the corridor from someone like Darien, werewolf or not!
A.D: Everyone has their own personal romance story. Care to share yours?
Hmmm....I couldn't decide if I wanted to share the story about meeting my husband when I was thirteen and thinking that I would marry him someday (and did, years later) or the one where one of my high school boyfriends came to work at the same place as my hubby a few years ago.  To tease him, my husband went up and said, "You know, we've both kissed the same woman." and my old sweetie, in all seriousness, said, "Yes, Lee Ann.  I have always loved Lee Ann and I still love her."  We all went out to dinner and I could see it was true, even though he's happily married now and so am I.  That led me to write a short little non-fiction story called "A Piece of My Heart" 'cause he still has one!

A.D: I love true life romances like that! Clearly you were meant to tell tales of the heart! Obviously writing has been a life-long passion of yours. What can we expect from you in the future.
More romance novels!  I have three that will be out this year, KINFOLK (romantic suspense) from Champagne Books in July, LOVE NEVER FAILS (contemporary romance), Rebel Ink Press in September, and A TIME TO LOVE (time travel romance) in November again from Champagne.  I also have other submissions out and hope to add to the list soon!

A.D: Aside from writing, what is the one thing that you cannot live without?
My morning caffeine, my family, and sunshine, not necessarily in that order.

A.D: I right there with you on the caffeine, sister! Thank you so much for stopping by and hanging out with me and I can't wait to see more from you in the future! 

Author Bio: 
Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy is a full-time working writer who makes her home in the Missouri Ozarks.   She has two novels forthcoming in 2011 from Champagne Books, Kinfolk (July 2011) and A Time To Love, (TBA).  Her short fiction has appeared in many venues and nine anthologies including Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia(Woodland Press, 2010).  She is also a member of Missouri Writers Guild and the Ozark Writers League.   A rebel at heart, she is a native of St. Joseph, Missouri, the old frontier river town where Jesse James ended and the legendary Pony Express began.   She has one husband, three children, and one dog.

Blurb for Wolfe's Lady

Stella Raines was looking for a change. She moved to the small town of Riverville to begin her first year of teaching history. She quickly learns that teaching in such a rural high school is no picnic, but the math teacher in the class down the hall makes her first week all the more intriguing….
Darien Wolfe is a staple of Riverville High School, with his rule-breaking hair and attire. He seems to have taught there since, well, forever. However, Darien never knew how much his long life might change until he notices the new history teacher down the hall.
Their attraction is instant and for eternity, like the stars under the full moon. But can Stella survive Darien’s secret?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

POSSESSION is here!!!!!

Possession is out today and I am so excited! This has been an amazing process and a wild ride and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! You can find it here, on my publishers website. I am also having a contest for a giveaway on my website

I know this post is short, but I am too busy trying to fight dancing around the room like a giddy schoolgirl to sit for too long. I will take this time to thank you all for your love and support. Writing has always been a dream for me and the fact that I am celebrating my first novels release today is just proof positive that dreams do come true. 

Make sure you check out my interview with Author Alexandra O'Hurley and please, feel free to contact me with feedback. Good, bad, indifferent, bounce it to me! 

All of my love! 


Monday, January 24, 2011

Guest Blogger Delilah Hunt on Interracial Romance and Alan Rickman!

My guest blogger today is a fast rising star in the world of erotic romance. With titles like The Vampire's Pet, and Tempting Mr. Parker, along with a hot and steamy menage anthology story coming up, you'll want to check out every word that Delilah Hunt puts down on paper! 

A.D: Thank you so much for joining me today, Delilah! So, inquiring minds--specifically mine--what is it about erotic romance that beckons you? 

I think it’s the fact that emotions and actions are not sugar coated and downplayed. When we’re falling in love, it’s physical and emotional and I love that with erotic romance I get to explore both aspects in depth.

A.D: I couldn't agree more. IMHO, it is typically within the realm of erotic romance that you can fully explore the realities of human emotion and sexuality...oh, and speaking of emotion and sexuality, your newest release, Tempting Mr. Parker has received amazing reviews and has landed you PAN (Published Authors Network) eligibility from the RWA. As a new author, how does that make you feel? 

Surprised. Thrilled. I was stunned when Evernight Publisher informed me. It’s just such a good feeling because I almost gave up on this story and was about to place in the trash of my computer when my husband convinced to keep working on it. Becoming PAN eligible and the reception that Tempting Mr. Parker has received has only solidified my intentions of writing full time.

A.D: Aside from anything ever uttered by Alan Rickman, what is the sexiest thing you've ever heard? 

Oh c’mon Annie. How can anything compete with every single word that comes out of Alan Rickman’s mouth? Aside from Alan, I guess it would have to be my DH, describing to me how much he appreciated and preferred my post baby figure. I still get chills thinking about it. I still love Alan…

A.D: I share your love for all things Rickman. His voice is like buttah! What do you feel the future for I/R romance holds? 

This is more of a hope. I’d like to see I/R being incorporated into all the mainstream series romances. I’d love to see the big NY publishers distribute I/R novels in the same manner as the non I/R titles.

A.D: Again, I agree with you on this! So, random fun time: For writing naughty stories, you are banished to a desert island for a month. You are allowed to take three things. What would you take? 

A sexy guy made to perfection that I can conjure from my imagination. A bar of soap, I’m a complete germaphobe and a blanket to cuddle up under with said sexy guy.

A.D:  Soap and sexy men are crucial. Everything else is a perk! What can we expect from you in the future?

Lots more erotic stories. I would like to focus more on the contemporaries rather than the paranormals. I usually have the most fun writing about everyday people.

Thank you Annie for having me on your blog. It has been an honor and a pleasure!

Thank you so much, Delilah, for taking the time to talk with me and I can't wait to see what the future holds for you! 

Blurb for Tempting Mr. Parker

Thirty-nine year old CEO and architect Caden Parker is in love with Shakara James. For years he’s kept his attraction to the alluring stripper a secret, masking his guilty desire with disdain and contempt. When his hunger for the twenty-one year old becomes too hot to handle, he reveals his feelings, even though he’s afraid she’ll be disgusted and reject him. 
Shakara yearns for the day when Caden, her best friend’s brother, will look beyond her poverty and the choices she was forced to make as a teenage runaway. As Cade’s feelings come to light, Shakara is stunned and overjoyed, but will there be consequences for their love?

Author Bio: 

Delilah Hunt is a serial daydreamer, known to stop in the middle of conversations to ponder something a character in her head has done, or is about to do. No, she isn't ready for the straitjackets yet. At least not until she brings to life all the heroes and villains vying for her attention.

That being said, she is also a pro at giving Mommy kisses to her two little boys, and driving her own real life hero to distraction with her numerous quirks.

Happy reading, and I'll see you all in Storyland.

 Find Delilah Hunt here on the web
Check out her books, available from Changeling Press and Evernight Publishing

Friday, January 21, 2011

Official Trailer for Possession...coming February 2nd from Evernight Publishing

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Guest Blogger Shannan Albright dishes about Sin City and what makes a man sexy!

Welcome dearest Shannan (and fellow 'Twas A Dark and Delicious Christmas Author) to my humble abode. Lets get crackin' with the dish, shall we?

A.D:  So, love, when did you get bit by the writer bug?

That big old bug sunk its teeth into me at the age of eleven. I have always been an avid reader even as a young child. I couldn’t get enough of Dr. Seuss books. I remember barely containing my excitement the first time my mom let me buy my first book. She shook her head and wondered if I was really her child.

A.D: Eleven. Really? Damn woman, you were brought up right! As a reader, what is your favorite genre and why?

Honestly it changes. It used to be Historical Romance then I went on a kick with Koontz books then Fantasy. So far Paranormal Romance has been the one genre that has kept my attention more than any other. The most important thing to me is that it’s well written and can keep my attention to go past the first chapter. I think characterization is the most important thing to me. If I don’t feel a connection to the characters then I won’t read it.

A.D: Amen sister. I'm right there with you! I've put books down because they lost me. Onto a steamier question...what makes a man (or woman) sexy?

Hummm…my favorite topic. (Evil laugh)I’ll keep it clean I swear! Ok this is what I think is sexy about a man. That slow smile he gets on his face as he looks you up and down when you walk in the room. The way he breaths you in when you are wearing his favorite perfume. The self assured way he holds himself. Nothing is sexier as a man confident in knowing himself. Whew! I think I need a cold shower now Lol!

A.D: Confident men for the win! So what can we expect in the future from Shannan Albright?

I hope to have at least one more book out for the Dark Breed series; I’m working on an Urban Fantasy End of Days theme that could also be spun out into a series, A MMF Ménage Paranormal Romance of course. And a sequel full length story around Christmas that takes up where my short story ended, this time centering on Elric’s father and Laura’s agent.

A.D: I love reading stories about characters you've only been given a taste of. To me, as a reader, it piques my interest more than a blurb ever could. Tease me and you have a fan for life. What makes your latest release so special to you?

This is the first series I have ever attempted and the idea for it slammed into my brain fast and furious right after I had finished the short story for Evernight. I couldn’t write it fast enough! The Characters really spoke to me. Ok so they shouted at the top of their lungs! I really found myself caught up with the whole plot, rooting for them to the very end.

A.D: I am salivating for this book. I can't wait to get my hands on it. Thank you so much for hanging out with me today. It's been a blasty-blast! Just for live in Las Vegas, Sin City baby! What is the most amazing thing about living in that city and why?

The amazing talent you see here. There are actors, dancers, artists of every kind. The energy to the place is frenetic and amazing. The creativity of the area pulls you in. In addition I have a fantastic group of women in my Las Vegas Romance Writers RWA chapter who are just the best support group you could ever wish for. 

                                             About Shannan Albright

Shannan Albright lives in Las Vegas, NV with her husband, two dogs and two cats. She has currently published a short story in the Christmas Anthology ‘Twas a Dark and Delicious Christmas – A Christmas Wish for Laura. She has her first novel in the Dark Breed series coming in March and has three other books in development.

  She loves dark, edgy heroes and heroines overcoming impossible odds internal and external. I am a "hopeful" Romantic and believe healthy relationships and strong partnerships are key to a happy ever after.

Dark Passion Rising: A Dark Breed Novel

Coming in March 20011 from Evernight Publishing

Tambra Ellis has just had her world turned upside down! Surviving a bite from a Lycan, attracted to one hot vampire guy and now she has to look forward to turning into something from some bad werewolf movie.
Marcus Valerian has enough on his plate without the added complication of Tambra Ellis. Fiery and independent? Sure. Beautiful with a body made for sin? Oh Yeh. And a human cop. Tambra is everything he needs to stay away from.
As leader of the Tribunal’s enforcers it’s up to him to find out why the Dark Breeds are going feral and killing humans in ever increasing numbers. Tambra’s life is in the balance as the secrets of her past place her in the middle of old deceits and a betrayal that will change the world forever.
Will Marcus and Tambra’s love survive or will it be too late.

Books By Shannan

Available from Evernight Publishing

Visit Shannan on the web

New Look and a new website!

So I warned you guys out of the gate that I had commitment issues. I mean, seriously, how many times can a chick change a blog templet? Good Lord! Well, hopefully, I have quelled my desire for changing the template as I have finally created a REAL WEBSITE!

OMG! I know, I know, pretty impressive for a complete and total techno-tard like me, but I did it! Took me all day and some of this morning to get it just right, but I did it. So from now on, this blog will have a much simpler look. It will still be stupidly sexy and full of trashy humor, but here I think I am going to start doing some guest blogging, you know. Interviewing other authors on my site, helping to promote their books.

But I may do it with a little more...hmmmm, whats the word I am looking for? Classlessness?

Anyway, check out my new website and I hope you guys stick around for a wild ride.



A.D.'s new website :)

(I'd love to hear what you think of it! )