#Romantic #romance or #Erotica, #Valentine’s Week celebration: Casey Sheridan #GuestBlog

#Romantic #romance or #Erotica, #Valentine’s Week celebration, Day 3 and today’s guest is Casey Sheridan, author of EPIC eBook Awards 2012 Finalist, Ruby Red Metallic.
 
Casey explains the differences between an erotic romance and an erotica novel.  
 
” Erotic romance by definition is a romance with erotic elements (according to RWA). The main theme of the story is a romance and it usually has to have a HEA or HFN (happy for now) ending.
 
Erotica doesn’t necessarily have to have any romance. There needs to be a well developed story, character development, etc. Erotica is not porn, so it’s not just about inserting tab A into slot B. Usually, erotica doesn’t have to have an HEA.
 
I think it depends on the author how much vivid and detailed sex scenes are in an erotic romance and an erotica, although erotica authors tend get very detailed.
 
Erotica usually uses language such as cock, pussy, etc. Erotic romance authors (some of them, anyway) use those words sparingly, substituting the sex for pussy, etc. 
Happily ever after in erotic romance and erotica? As I stated above, erotic romance usually has HEA or HFN. Those are not necessary for erotica. HFN is nice, but, again, not necessary.

Should erotic romance and erotica authors publish under a pen name? That’s a personal choice of the author. No one has the right to make that decision for them.”

ABOUT CASEY SHERIDAN

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Like most authors, Casey Sheridan began writing when she was very young. It was later in life when she read her first piece of erotica and it was on a dare that she wrote her first erotic story.Casey enjoys writing erotica and erotic romance that is sensual and fun with unique story lines.

You can find her books through Breathless Press, Amazon, Smashwords, and All Romance eBooks. Her short fiction is published on various erotic web­sites such as The Erotic Woman and Every night Erotica.

Her title, Ruby Red Metallic was an EPIC eBook Awards 2012 Finalist.

An introvert and lover of chocolate, Casey is happiest when writing. She enjoys spending time with close friends, watching movies, reading, and listening to music. She loves animals and volunteers to care for local feral/outdoor kitty pals.

You can find Casey on the Web at:


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LINK TO CASEY’S BOOKS
http://www.casey-sheridan.com/books.html
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#Romantic #romance or #Erotica, #Valentine’s Week celebration: Georgia Le Carre #Interview

#Romantic #romance or #Erotica, #Valentine’s Week celebration, Day 3 and today’s guest Georgia Le Carre, author of the Amazon # 1 Bestseller series,  the Billionaire Banker series.
Here is what Georgia has to say…
– Could you explain the differences between an erotic romance and an erotica novel?
Georgia Le Carre: For real? 🙂
An erotic romance would wither away and die without a HEA and an erotica novel will be happy with another one night stand!
– How much vivid and detailed are sex scenes in an erotic romance and an erotica?
Georgia Le Carre: Sex scenes wear g-strings in erotic romances and go wonderfully nude in erotica.
– Should erotic romance and erotica authors publish under a pen name?
Georgia Le Carre: Not should, but may.
Georgia Le Carre:
‘The Billionaire Banker series. A five part contemporary erotic romance series. All books in the series are available in digital and print format from multiple retailers.

#Romantic #romance or #Erotica, #Valentine’s Week celebration: “The Syrian Virgin” by Zack Love #Excerpt

#Romantic #romance or #Erotica, #Valentine’s Week celebration, Day 2 and it’s time for an Excerpt!I’m happy that I can share with you an excerpt from Zack Love’s “The Syrian Virgin”!

The scene (from “The Syrian Virgin”) depicts 18-year-old Anissa’s very first date, which happens to take place on Valentine’s Day…Her longtime crush, Michael, takes her ice skating in Central Park.
At 3 p.m. on February 14, the security guard for my dorm called me with a cute message from my visitor. “There’s a Mr. Kassab downstairs who wants to know if you’ll be his Valentine today.” I quickly looked in the mirror one last time before leaving, and felt butterflies in my stomach as I closed the door and made my way to the elevator.


When I arrived in the lobby, I saw that Michael was waiting for me by the door. He held it open for me and we exited the building into the crisp New York air.

As we walked towards the subway stop on 116th Street, I lightly shared a small confession: “Do you realize that this is officially the first date of my life?”

“Wow. Well, it’s good to know that there’s no pressure on me here!” he replied ironically.

I playfully elbowed him. “None at all.”

“And that means it’s also a good thing that I brought these goodies for you,” he said, taking a small bag of Baci chocolates out of his coat. “But – since this is your first date – I should warn you that most dates do not come with chocolate! You know, just to manage your expectations a little.”

“And why shouldn’t they all come with chocolates?” I replied with a teasing smile.

“I guess that’s a fair question. But if you got chocolates on every date, then getting them on Valentine’s Day wouldn’t seem very special, now would it?”

“I think I’d be OK with that,” I said, amusing us both with my understatement as we arrived at the subway entrance.
We passed through the turnstile, went down the stairs, and stood by the track, waiting for the downtown train to show up. Our flirty banter resumed as the area gradually filled up with more New Yorkers heading downtown in sweaters, scarves, hats, and gloves.

“Well, I think there may be a compromise arrangement we can work out,” he replied, looking down at me with a smile.
I glanced up into his brown eyes, curious. “What’s that?”

“You see, Baci literally means ‘kiss’ in Italian, so I think you could fairly expect some kind of kiss on every date.”

“Will I ever get both chocolate and non-chocolate kisses on the same date?” I responded, glimpsing at him coyly from the side.

“Are we getting greedy now?” he joked. “Ten minutes into your very first date ever? I guess you may need to make up for some lost time,” he said with a teasing glint.

“I might.”

“Well, your odds of getting both kinds of kisses are probably best on Valentine’s Day, so there may be cause for optimism.”

And just as it seemed like the space between us was subtly starting to shrink, the train arrived. But we soon stood even closer to each other on the crowded subway car. As we traveled downtown with countless strangers, we were at times pressed up against one another during the twenty-minute ride to the Columbus Circle station. At 59th Street, we got out of the subway and walked over to the skating rink in Central Park.

February 14, 2014 brought with it a few firsts, and ice skating was one of them.

Michael was comfortable and experienced on the ice but went very slowly so that he could effectively serve as my training wheels while I clung to his arm to avoid crashing every other minute. Thanks to his support, I fell only every ten minutes or so, and sometimes brought him down with me – usually with some silly or self-conscious laughs along the way. He always helped me up, and a few times, I felt his big palm cup itself around my hip when lifting me to my feet.

After holding onto him so much while ice skating, it felt almost oddly distant for us not to be holding hands after we left and headed back towards the subway together. But the tension surrounding if and when our hands might clasp again (without any external cause like ice skating) proved to be a good distraction from my sore behind. After I jokingly complained about it, Michael replied, “Next time we visit a rink, remember to stuff your pants with lots of toilet paper, or some other butt cushion.”

A few minutes later, I saw the subway station in the distance, and figured that we probably weren’t going to hold hands again. I reasoned that there wasn’t that much time left before we’d have to stop holding hands in order to go down the stairs and through the subway turnstile, and that might make it seem even more awkward or silly to have held hands for so short a time before that. Of course, we could resume holding hands on the subway platform, but then we’d have an audience and it wouldn’t be as cold, so the reason for our hand-holding would be more obviously a growing intimacy rather than, for example, a way to keep our palms warm.

“How are your hands doing?” Michael suddenly asked, as if he had read my thoughts. “Are they warm enough?” he inquired, taking my hand into his.

“They are now,” I replied with a smile.”

A call for authors who celebrate love and lust

February is the month of love, thanks to St. Valentine’s Day. This year I decided to celebrate love with an open-to-all-authors guest-post extravaganza hosted by “Penny Writes” my book blog (pennybrojacquie.blogspot.com).

I’m planning to post a lot of love-themed articles on my blog and I’d love to promote some romance and erotica authors as well.

So if you want to be featured on my blog during February, all you have to do is answer to as much questions posted on the form attached. The subject is “Romantic romance or Erotica” and you have to answer to at least two questions to book a guest-post on my blog.

As soon as your post is published, I’ll send you the url to share and promote to your fans.

I’d love to hear from you!

http://goo.gl/forms/Nnf3gDtVss

We’re going to a party

‘The Undead Must Die’ is a short and fast read that will introduce you in my New Adult Adventure, Suspense, Thriller series called ‘The Order of the Black Rose’. It’s the book #1 and it ends with a cliffhanger. The second installment in the series will be published on April 2015 and it’ll be the conclusion of the current story but, at the same time, the beginning of a new one.It’s been 10 days since ‘The Undead Must Die’ was published and it’s doing quite well for a humble, tiny, little book in a vast sea of YA/NA books.

It managed to get into the Top 100 in Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Spies (paid books) and it’s ranked 4rth in Hot New Releases.

That wouldn’t be done without the help of you, the members of indie books community, one of the most amazing communities in the world. Tons of thanks are not enough.

That’s why I invite you to the last event I’ve schedule for January. Join me in the celebrations for Autumn Grey’s new book ‘Obliterate’ that take place on January 12th. It’s going to be a great fun and you’ll have the chance to win some amazing books by super-talented authors.

Just click on this link and you’re in the party: https://www.facebook.com/events/748862431858285/?notif_t=plan_edited

Buy it on Amazon for $0.99 or get it for FREE on Amazon Unlimited.

#Event: Rom Com Writers Celebrate Festivus

#romcom #festivus #holiday #celebration

Come and join Penny Reid, Daisy Prescott, M. Mabie, Jennie Marts, Z.B. Heller, C.C. Wood, A.C. Netzel, Zack Love and N.M. Silber as they celebrate the holiday. A Festivus for the rest of us! December 16, 2014 from 4:30-11pm est.

https://www.facebook.com/events/569040546560417/