4.5 Blue ribbons!
For more on the review visit: http://romancejunkiesreviews.com/artman/publish/paranormal/JSSweet_Heat.shtml
Reviewed by Chrissy Dionne
…”Be sure to pick up copies of the other titles in Jan Springer’s VAMPIRA series:
CRIMSON HEAT (release date yet unknown)”
My first ever m/m story is almost completed…I think I may be writing more of these scrumptious stories in the future. It was fun and I absolutely love Daniel and Sander and their intense attraction.
“Attracted to Him” is a contemporary billionaire erotic romance and already contracted to Ellora’s Cave. It’s the third book in a three-book contract deal with EC. The other two stories are Crimson Heat-Vampira 4 & Toygasm. I’ll let you know release dates etc…as soon as I can. 🙂
Hugs & Happy Reading!
Monday January 7, 2013
To start off the New Year I have guest author erotic romance author Sloane Taylor dropping by for a visit with her latest release “Heated Negotiations”. It sounds quite exciting. Below is a blurb, excerpt, Sloane’s bio and where you can pick up a copy of “Heated Negotiations”. Enjoy!
Released January 4, 2012
Mergers and negotiations are not just for the boardroom, especially when things heat up high over the Atlantic.
Travel agency owner Teddi Howard is Hell in high heels when she jumps a plane to Munich. Her goal—strangle the German tour operator who reneged on their exclusive contract.
German businessman David Stiefel well knows the feeling of being screwed over and is resolved to avoid emotional attachments. This strategy has served him well, until his chance encounter with the enticing Ms. Howard.
David Stiefel’s eyes kept track of the copper-haired female while he rolled up the sleeves of his striped shirt. The woman was oblivious to the stir she created as she strolled through the crowded O’Hare Airport Business Class Lounge. He stroked an index finger over his lips and studied her sleek figure clad in formfitting slacks. The appealing rear view was too good to miss. The pleasure of not seeing a panty line forced him to shift in his chair to adjust for the sudden pull in his jeans.
She bent over, hung her jacket across the chair back, and glanced over her shoulder at him. Their gaze held as a smile tweaked the corner of his mouth. He crumpled the wrappings from his beef sandwich and knew he’d just been offered dessert. Now all he had to do was make his move.
As his good luck would have it, right there on the floor just a few meters away was an airline ticket dropped by some unsuspecting person. He knew that delicious-looking woman had done it as a ploy to meet him.
He stood and paced off the few steps, never taking his eyes from her. He stooped, scooped up the packet, and walked the few extra feet before he glanced at the name printed in bold marker across the front. When he held it toward her, she fumbled with her purse and carry-on as if she did not know she had lost such an important set of documents. Very cool.
Standing in front of her, he leaned down just enough to catch her scent. A fragrance that reminded him of herbs.
Sloane Taylor is a sensual woman who believes humor and sex are healthy aspects of our everyday lives and carries that philosophy into her books. She writes sexually explicit romances that take you right into the bedroom. Being a true romantic, all her stories have a happy ever after.
Her books are set in Europe where the men are all male and the North American women they encounter are both feminine and strong. They also bring more than lust to their men’s lives.
Taylor was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. As a young adult she lived in the Pullman neighborhood created by that old curmudgeon George Pullman. Studs, her mate for life, and Sloane now live in a small home in Indiana and enjoy the change from hectic city life.
She is an avid cook. Check out “It’s Wednesday. So What’s Cooking?” with complete menus posted once a week on her blog http://sloanetaylor.blogspot.com/. The recipes are user friendly menus, meaning easy. Feel free to email her at email@example.com to be included on the Cooking Pals list. These are people who receive an advance email of the new menu.
Have a Happy New Year everybody!!
Thursday December 27, 2012
Another day of squeeeeeeing! Sent in “Crimson Heat” to Ellora’s Cave for consideration today. So happy! Now it’s off to figure out how to convert “Menage” so I can get it into the premium catalog at Smashwords! And when Menage is uploaded to the vendors then I can finally launch Spunky Girl Publishing! Wooot!
One of my New Year’s resolution is to figure out how to get a proper blog going too so folks can comment…and to eventually get a new look for my website!
Alas one thing at a time. 🙂
I’m off to get some work done.
Friday December 21, 2012
Squeeeeing! Doomsday came and went without a hitch!!
And I survived to give you the scoop on an upcoming anthology I’ve been so excited about and can finally tell you about!!
Releasing Valentine’s Day 2013 – NORTHERN HEAT: Best Canadian Erotic Romance stories by Canadian authors! Northern Heat will be releasing in Print!
Here are some of the authors participating in the anthology –
Anara Bella, Leah Braemel, Christine d’Abo, Opal Carew, Bonnie Edwards, Cathryn Fox, Susan Lyons, Kayla Perrin, Kate St. James, Jan Springer, and Sasha White.
Canadian bookstores and libraries can order Northern Heat thru Fitzhenry and Whiteside. For bookstores and libraries in the US you can get it through SCB Distributors. It will also be available in print at Amazon. Stay tuned for more information.
More excellent news!
My erotic romance “Pleasure for Him” has been accepted as part of Total E Bound’s Sharing the Billionaire anthology! It will release originally in ebook and print format in the anthology version and later the stories will release individually. I’ll post more details in the days ahead!
Friday December 7, 2012
Squeeeeeing! My ebooks are now available at Amazon Canada in Kindle format!
Saturday November 24, 2012
For my faithful Vampira readers, I’m diligently working on the next Vampira story – Crimson Heat. I hope to have it completed and into Ellora’s Cave for consideration for their Bounty Hunter series by the end of December. The story is about a blood slave – Lisbeth Crowe who is hiding within Vampira in the human world and the three sexy bounty hunters from her past, who are sent to bring her back to the evil Queen Crimson. We also get a little peek at Christina and Zeena, daughters of Megan Bloodrayne, whom we met in Dark Heat – Vampira 2. Wish me luck to make the deadline and to get the story accepted! Wooot!
Saturday November 24, 2012
FOR AUTHORS – FREE BOOK PROMOTION – I just discovered a free book promo site called ASK DAVID…here’s the link for authors interested. http://askdavid.com/
Wednesday November 14, 2012
I’ve decided to dip my toes into the self-publishing industry – two 2013 releases so far from my new company –
Spunky Girl Publishing.
Here are the scrumptious covers:
A bit more book info can be found here: https://janspringerauthor.wordpress.com/coming-soon-2/
Release dates to be announced!!
Friday November 9, 2012
For your convenience I’ve made many updates to purchase links on my site…Kobo, Nook, Kindle Japan and Kindle UK…more links coming. Enjoy!
Friday November 9, 2012
I’m blogging over at Darker Temptations today. Come and check out my first date with an Octoposeidon!
Friday October 26, 2012
Get a chance to win a free Jan Springer ebook today! I’m blogging at Darker Temptations about Zombies!
Friday October 12, 2012
For a chance to win a free pdf copy of Passionate Ink, my tentacle/tattoo/ shapeshifter erotic romance, tell me your dream job over at Darker Temptations! I’ll pick a winner and the name will be posted in a few days, so check back!!
Monday October 1, 2012
“Michaela’s Experiment” is now available to Total E Bound’s VIP members ONLY…and is 10% off…http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=313&P_ID=1830 (To get onto TEB’s VIP list you need to join their newsletter – follow the link). Enjoy!! And let me know if you want more Sex Outlawed adventures!!
Friday September 21, 2012
Squeeeeeeing! “Resistance” – Outlaw Lovers 5 is now available at Ellora’s Cave. Work has begun on Book 6 – Pleasure Burn.
Here’s a peek at Resistance.
Monday September 17, 2012
“Michaela’s Experiment” – Sex Outlawed 2 is now up for pre-order! Pre-order now and it’s 15% off!
Pre-order Michaela’s Experiment and get 15% off!
Don’t forget to check out Book 1 in the series: Sex Outlawed!
The third book is in the works!
Monday August 20, 2012
“Michaela’s Experiment” cover has just come in. Gorgeous!!
Tuesday July 31, 2012
Free – Limited time only – Peppermint Creek Inn in ebook
Other formats – http://www.jasminejade.com/p-5847-peppermint-creek-inn-free.aspx
Friday July 5, 2012
Squeeeeeeeing! ” Michaela’s Experiment ” only needs a final polish and it’s done. Hopefully by next week! Sequel to Sex Outlawed.
*jan clicking her heels* Lots of thanks to my Pinterest board – http://pinterest.com/janspringer1/michaela-s-experiment-s-o-series-book-2/
Have a great weekend!!
Thursday June 28, 2012
I’m happy to announce a release date for Captive Heroes!! August 22 at Ellora’s Cave. For a sneak peek, click here.
Sunday June 24, 2012
Final edits for Captive Heroes just in…will have a release date soon!!
Tuesday March 20, 2012
Just in! I’ve just started first round of edits for “Captive Heroes” final book in the Heroes at Heart series! Squeeeeeeeeeeing!
Thursday March 8, 2012
An Interview with Romance Cover Model Jason Aaron Baca
Jan Springer Interviews Jason Aaron Baca, Romance Cover Model
Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing romance cover model, Jason Aaron Baca. Jason is a very nice fellow and he looks quite hawt on the cover of a book! He’s given us a glimpse into the world of being a romance cover model and has told me a bit about the man himself.
Jan: Please tell us a little about yourself.
Jason– Well lets see here, I’m a native of the Bay Area, CA. I played baseball in high school and college then turned to modeling after I ended my baseball career.
Today I am primarily a romance and suspense cover model.
Jan: Give us an idea of a typical cover shoot day for you.
Jason – Well I get up in the morning and stretch out my muscles. I put on an ice pack around my eyes so they don’t look tired or puffy. In the shower I shave with a Mach Triple Action blade for a close smooth shave. I use Olay’s Cool Moisturizer Body Wash followed by an Ultra Rich Shea Butter Crème body wash. Then I use an exfoliating citrus lime scrub then finally St.Ives deep action invigorating scrub. For my face I use Dove’s Cucumber Moisturizing Bar, then Clean & Clear’s Peach Nectar wash. Finally I complete my wash with Gillette’s “Thermal Face Scrub”
After toweling off I make sure to apply plenty of moisturizer since I tan in a salon often. The one I’m using now is Naturally Indulgent’s “Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract which leaves my skin feeling silky smooth. For my face I begin with Dermitage’s Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum then Clinique’s Dramatically different moisturizing lotion. I let that soak for a few minutes while getting changed for the long day at the studio. Then I re-enter the bathroom where I then apply Clean & Clear’s Oil Free Morning Burst Shine Control Moisturizer. I try to use moisturizers with very little oil base because oil can clog pores especially around the nose.
I take my mornings in the shower very seriously because its important that I look my best for the day’s shoot. Once I arrive at the studio, there are usually people there that offer me fluids or soft drinks which I normally pass on. I do no eat until after the shoot because it will cause the abs to disappear.
Jan: Give us some titles of book covers you’ve appeared on. Is there a website where these covers are displayed?
Jason – Yes there are 80 something of them out there. The website that keeps track is http://www.romancetreasure.com
Jan: Self publishing is really big these days, how can an author or cover artist (or a publisher) contact you regarding using you on their romance covers? Do you have a website or a database of photos available?
Jason – Yes actually, photos that we not used for the cover that I shot for end up in a stock database. There are some excellent shots that go for next to nothing on this site – http://www.theauthorsredroom.com/stock-photography/jason-baca/
Jan: If you weren’t a cover model, what would you be doing now?
Jason – You know I get asked that all the time and I have a hard time answering this. Before this I wanted to be a pro baseball player. That didn’t pan out. After that it went straight into modeling then to today’s romance novel modeling.
Jan: I’ve heard you are an animal lover. What is your favorite animal? Do you have any pets?
Jason – Yes I do. I have a soft spot for animals that need to bark or meow to get their points across to us. I have a cat and love her dearly.
Jan: What is your favorite pose on a romance cover novel?
Jason – I love all poses for romance novels, what “They” love to take of me is shots using my back with my profile showing. I guess that’s my good side.
Jan: Was it hard to break into the cover model business?
Jason – Yes, like everything, it took determination, defeat and understanding. I didn’t just “get it” I had to do a lot of researching. Now that I’m in it looking out, this all comes a lot easier of course.
Jan: Do you have an agent?
Jason – I certainly do.. Halvorson Model Mgmt. and here is the link where they go to book me –
Jan: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Jason – I wanted to be a pro baseball player. That was as far as it went with me. I had a one track mind. I didn’t float 4-5 different ideas like most do. I pick a topic and stick to it until I get the rewards I’d envisioned.
Jan: When you aren’t shooting a cover, what other exciting things are going on in your life?
Jason – Well this is what occupies my life. When I’m not shooting a cover, I’m shooting for the various fitness magazines, most recently Men’s Health/Singapore did a layout that should be excellent. Then again Men’s Workout Magazine uses me often as their model for various exercise routines. I love all of this though so it is in my blood.
Jan: I’ve heard through the grapevine that you are also a writer? What books have you written? Where can we find them?
Jason – Yea well I gave it a shot, I’ll put it that way… I am no “author” but I did manage to write a couple books that are for models that want to learn how to become successful in the business. Journey of a Male Model (2004) , Overexposed (2007) Both are available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com
Jason – I have a lot of Favorite Movies but as for recent movies, I enjoyed Benjamin Button as well as The Wrestler.. As for old school movies, I liked the Rocky Movies.
My Favorite foods that I’m not allowed to eat are – Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Ravioli with Creamy Pesto , Pizza with Linguica, Garlic Bread with extra butter, Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream, Hostess’ Chocolate Donuts, Krispy Kreme’s Jelly Filled Donuts, BBQ Beef Ribs, Greasy Taco’s from Jack n the box at 12 midnight.
Jan: What is your favorite motto? Quote?
Jason – My favorite motto is “You’re the best around, nothings gonna ever keep you down” – Karate Kid Theme song
Thanks so much for chatting with me, Jason! It’s been great getting to know you.
Monday February 6, 2012
Outlaw Lovers 5 – “Resistance” – contract offer by Ellora’s Cave! Date of release TBA. (Reena, Cade and Blade’s story) Squeeeeing!
Saturday February 4, 2012
Outlaw Lovers update!
“Resistance” – Outlaw Lovers 5 is now sitting on the Ellora’s Cave editor’s desk awaiting consideration. I’ll post more information when I get it. 🙂
Here’s a peek:
In the near future a virus has been unleashed killing a majority of the world’s female population, forcing the introduction of the Claiming Law. A law that states men have all the rights, and women are sexual property claimable by groups of men.
Reena “Red” Wilde knows she’s fair game for the groups of sexually depraved men who want to claim her as their wife. She also knows she’s wanted dead or alive by numerous government factions. She’s in for the fight of her life and Reena has no idea she’s about to fall head over orgasms for the two most dangerous men she’s ever met.
Black Ops Assassin…
Months ago Will “Blade” Smith spent one sizzling evening in the arms of a sensually daring red-haired seductress. He just didn’t realize she was the Leader of the Resistance or that she would be his next assassination job. One look into her gorgeous hazel eyes, and he’s falling for her all over again.
Cade Outlaw always catches his man, or in this case, his sexy as sin woman. When he arrests the beautiful lady, he can’t deny the sizzling attraction to the hottest, most defiant woman he’s ever met. His male pride and profession dictate she’s hands off, but can he face the biggest erotic temptation of his life – love?
Resistance is futile…
After she escapes Cade Outlaw and falls into the hands of a group of evil men, Reena is relieved when Cade and Blade come to her rescue. When both men are badly wounded, every instinct begs her to leave them and run for her life, but she’s obligated to return the favor. Trapped in a solitary cabin during a snowstorm, Reena can’t keep her hands off her two dangerous hunks, nor can she deny they’ve already claimed her heart.
Wednesday December 21, 2011
ELLORA’S CAVE SUBMISSIONS CALL!
2012/2013 Theme Series
Start writing now!
Sling your best ink in stories revolving around tattoos, tattoo artists, a particularly significant tattoo, etc.
~ Length: 18K – 70K words
~ Deadlines for internal submissions: March 31, 2012. Earlier is preferred.
~ Deadlines for external submissions: March 1, 2012. Earlier is preferred.
~ Stories will release in July 2012
Charm readers with stories about wanton witches, lusty warlocks and sizzling spells!
~ Length: 18K – 70K words
~ Deadline for internal submissions: June 15, 2012. Earlier is preferred.
~ Deadline for external submissions: May 15, 2012. Earlier is preferred.
~ Stories will release in October 2012
Ball & Chain
And we do mean ball. 😉 Whether newlyweds or longtime couples seeking some extra spice, sex is far from staid in these marriage beds.
~ Length: 18K – 70K words
~ Deadline for internal submissions: September 15, 2012. Earlier is preferred.
~ Deadline for external submissions: August 15, 2012. Earlier is preferred.
~ Stories will release in January/February 2013
On the Hunt
Delicious heroes (or heroines!) are on the chase in these stories based on bounty hunters!
~ Length: 18K – 70K words
~ Deadline for internal submissions: December 30, 2012. Earlier is preferred.
~ Deadline for external submissions: November 30, 2012. Earlier is preferred.
~ Stories will release in May 2013
Raelene Gorlinsky, Publisher
Monday December 12, 2011
Heroes at Heart update!
Contract offer from Ellora’s Cave for “Captive Heroes” (tentative title), final book in the series. I am suspecting an early 2012 release date. *high five me*
Sunday December 11, 2011
Outlaw Lovers update!
I am almost finished my first draft of the next Outlaw Lovers story. Wooohooo! Hopefully I will have an ending by this Tues/Wed…and then the work of inputting into the computer all the longhand stuff (yep, I still do a lot of longhand work – it helps me to think – but DragonSpeak does come in very handy).
Then I have to polish and edit and all the fun stuff that goes with burping the baby. *grin*
I’m still hoping for a completion date for Christmas…*crossing my fingers*
jan, who is nursing a wee bit of a cold. Ugh!
Thursday December 8, 2011
Here’s something really neat that I picked up from one of my groups.
Where did “piss poor” come from? We older people need to learn something new every day.. just to keep the grey matter tuned up.
Where did “Piss Poor” come from?
Interesting History. They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot and then once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery… .if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”.
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot… they “didn’t have a pot to piss in” and were the lowest of the low. The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be.
Here are some facts about the 1500s
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell,
brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water!”
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals(mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.
Hence the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That’s how canopy beds came into existence.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.
Hence: a thresh hold.
(Getting quite an education, aren’t you?)
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: “Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old”.
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, “bring home the bacon.” They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom; “of holding a wake”.
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.
Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, “saved by the bell” or was “considered a dead ringer”.
And that’s the truth. Now, whoever said History was boring!!!
So get out there and educate someone! ~~~ Share these facts with a friend.
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, ‘What the heck happened?’
We’ll be friends until we are old and senile. Then we’ll be new friends.
“Smile”, it gives your face something to do!
Thursday November 24, 2011
I’m about 3/4 of the way thru Resistance – Outlaw Lovers 5. I’ve also come up with an idea for my next Outlaw Lovers story.
Here’s a blurb for Mac’s story – tentatively titled “Pleasure Burn”
Outlaw Lovers 6
Everyone thought Mac Outlaw was a nice guy who worked as a photojournalist during the Terrorist Wars. They were dead wrong. Mac and his partner, Jake Dante are mercenaries who hire themselves out to the highest bidder. Masters of disguise, and deadly assassins, they’ve accepted a dangerous assignment: take out the Immudin brothers, three sadistic men who killed the woman they loved. Their plan? Infiltrate the brothers’ lucrative human trafficking organization with a well-trained sex slave.
Enter sexy, sassy Maggie Madison. Maggie will do anything for a chance at taking out the men who murdered her older sister. In order to do her job, Maggie agrees to be fully trained in the arts of giving and receiving pleasure. She must be taught complete submission. She must respond without question to any sexual command. In short, she must become addicted to sex. She didn’t plan on her sister’s ex-flames Mac Outlaw and Jake Dante to become her main trainers.
Under the hot Saudi sun, in a secluded desert villa, Maggie will struggle to keep her secret love for Mac and Jake buried deep inside while they train her in the pleasure arts of ultimate submission. It’s only a matter of time before her burning needs ignite into an inferno of love she can no longer conceal.
Wednesday October 12, 2011
“Captive Heroes” of the Heroes at Heart series is now completed and sitting on the editors desk awaiting consideration. Squeeee! More details to come!
Thursday August 25, 2011
Heroes at Heart series update:
Currently I am working on completing the Heroes at Heart series (yes – finally!)
Friday August 19, 2011
Desperadoes 3 accepted by Siren BookStrand! Tentative release in November!! “Be My Dream Tonight” is the sequel to The Pleasure Girl and In Her Bed, both available at Siren.
Tuesday August 3, 2011
Working on Desperadoes 3 – hope to be finished within a couple of weeks and send into Siren BookStrand!
Friday June 24, 2011
Saturday April 23, 2011
Look for erotic romances “Her Captive” and “The Pleasure Girl” by yours truly *grin* releasing from Siren Publishing this July and August respectively.
Here’s a book from one of my students. Check it out. Great read!!!
Just released from Liquid Silver!
Lacey Magerin never expected her husband of twenty years to leave her for a twenty-two year old. She never expected her fifteen-year-old daughter to blame her for the divorce.
Lacey also never expected Shayne Donnelly. The NHL goalie is her brother’s best friend and is ten years younger than her.
Neither of them know the rules in this new game but that’s not stopping either of them from playing or finding love in the least likely place – on home ice.
Nora Roberts Sends Letter of Support for Copyright Infringement Legislation
February 13, 2011
Dear Chairman Leahy and Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee,
I strongly support Bill 3804.
Piracy eats away not only at the income of writers, but at the fabric of intellectual property. This blatant disregard for copyright not only devalues us, the creators, but the work we labor to create.
In discussions with people who feel piracy is simply the cost of doing business, or worse, that it’s their right as a consumer, I’ve been told I should be flattered so many people want to read my work–for free–that they probably wouldn’t have bought the book anyway, so it’s not really a lost sale, that there’s nothing I can do about it, so why fight it. They tell me they can’t afford to actually buy the book, but they want to read it. When I suggest the library as an alternative, I’m told the library’s too far away or the wait for the book from a library too long.
I’m told not to call it stealing or those who engage in the practice thieves because it annoys them.
It annoys them.
I say, respectfully, it annoys me when what we, as writers, have created out of our individual minds, hearts, guts is taken without compensation. When it’s taken without our consent. We do not consent to piracy. We do not consent to being devalued out of existence.
The Internet is an extraordinary tool, and with it, we can access information with a few keystrokes. But there is a difference, wide and deep, between information and creative property. We use words to express our imaginations, to tell stories that entertain, that bring comfort, offer amusement or solace. Melding that imagination with words to create a book takes work, time, effort, talent. The storyteller and the book that comes from her through that work, that talent, must be valued and respected. If piracy continues to devastate a writer’s income, to erode the ability of the publishers to make the profit necessary to bring those books to the public, where will the next generation of storytellers come from? How can they live if their individual creativity has no value?
The novelist, the novel, the publisher as the gatekeeper can’t stand against the growing assault of piracy.
Freedom is essential to us, as people, as Americans. But freedom must co-exist with the rule of law. And the law must address progress along with the benefits and complications it brings with it.
We look to you to make the laws that protect us, that protect our work, that protect and respect creative property. We look to you to stand up for us and against piracy and its growing sense of entitlement.
Without writers there will be no stories. Without stories, the world will be a smaller and much less vibrant place. Please don’t let that happen.
The above letter was posted at:
“Wet Heat” Vampira 3 has been accepted by Ellora’s Cave! Release date coming soon!
Now available from Amber Quill Press – Amber Heat!
Sexy cover, hot excerpt, and a deliciously naughty story! Recommended read “Claire De Lune” by Sloane Taylor & Robert Appleton. Check it out.
Sloane Taylor took an erotic romance workshop with yours truly as her teacher a few years back…I like to think I taught her everything I know *wink* *nudge*
Okay, so I just introduced her to this addictive genre and gave her some tips, Sloane did the rest. She’s hot! Check out her latest!!
CLAIRE DE LUNE
Robert Appleton & Sloane Taylor
ISBN-13: 978-1-61124-011-5 (Electronic)
ISBN-13: 978-1-61124-995-8 (Paperback)
Amber Quill Press – Amber Heat
Genres: Science Fiction / Futuristic / Action / Adventure / Mystery / Detective / Voyeurism
Heat Level: HOT
Length: Novel (70k words)
Buy Link E-book http://amberquill.com/AmberHeat/ClaireDeLune.html
Buy Link Paperback http://www.amazon.com/Claire-Lune-Robert-Appleton/dp/1611249953/ref=sr_1_3_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1292945266&sr=1-3
You’re invited to the galaxy’s most prestigious beauty pageant. Clothing optional. Romance and danger…fully provided…
Cocky young detectives Gerry Rappeneau and Sebastian Thorpe-Campbell arrive at the premier lunar resort expecting a week of eye candy and long massages. With a half-billion-credit purse up for grabs, this year’s pageant is the focus of a hundred worlds. And beauty isn’t the only thing in the eye of the beholder.
One contestant, Evelyn Lyons, is attacked and her assailant killed. Surely a simple case of a stalker gone mad, as nothing bad ever happens at the Selene contest. So the brochure says.
The closer Gerry gets to Evelyn, the more he is convinced she’s hiding something. His meticulous character sparks with her wild, sassy nature, and they embark on a torrid affair. Their forbidden romance isn’t the only thing set to ignite in Pont de Reves.
Sebastian’s infatuation with demure Claire Villiers, another contestant, threatens to put all four of them in harm’s way.
A deadly trail of corporate conspiracy, monstrous assassins and hot bikini wax is more than anyone bargained for in this incendiary erotic mystery. Get ready for some serious heat on the dark side of the moon.
Evelyn’s self-esteem soared like a rocket as she gazed into Gerry’s eyes. All the need and desire that filled him shone through. She liked him, maybe more if she were honest, and had wanted him from the moment his pompous ass walked into her hotel room. Being with him and initiating sex tonight was the right thing for her to do.
Gerry wrapped an arm around her waist, tugging her closer. Damn, his hard chest felt good against her achy boobs, but not as good as his rigid cock nestling into her belly.
He nodded and traced his index finger along her bottom lip. She nipped the tip, then sucked it in, tonguing the pad until he groaned.
“Ah, Ev—” He caught her face in his hands and kissed her with a passion that ignited her.
His tongue toyed against the seam of her mouth, then delved in, a beautiful taste of wine and herbs, lapping and swirling until her knees trembled. With a regretful sigh, she pulled away.
“Did I do something wrong?”
“No talking. It’s my little quirk.” She tapped his mouth, then took his hand and led him to the sand. After she stooped, she patted the ground, inviting him to join her.
Evelyn rose up on her knees and combed her hands down his chest, flicking his nipples until they sprang to life. Intrigued, she swiped her tongue over her dry lips and leaned into him, licking and sucking the copper-colored discs.
She continued lower to the blond tuft cradling his cock. Gently, she glided her thumb over his swollen head, teasing the drops of pre-cum from the slit to the sensitive underside. Her other hand cupped his balls, rolling the tight sacs with her fingers, taking pleasure in her teasing.
His hips jerked with each touch. Through hooded eyes, he watched, but did as she had requested and maintained silence.
On a rush of air, she gave his lips a quick peck and eased over him, holding her thighs tight against his frame. Heat emanated from his body, soothing and stimulating, a new awareness she longed to experience more than once.
Her breasts swayed close to his mouth. He stretched up and tweaked her pebbled nipples with his thumbs and index fingers. Cuddling them together, he licked and suckled the sensitive tips, first one, then the other. A deep shiver rocketed through her, increasing the ache low in her belly.
She teased his cock along her nether lips, loving the feel of his hot flesh grazing against her clit. In slow motion, she edged onto his shaft, savoring the inches that penetrated her wet vagina.
He rocked into her, clutching her hips, holding her in place. She locked her hands around his wrists and pulled them away, the need to set the pace paramount.
“This is so sexy I don’t want to come,” he bit out through clenched teeth.
“I do.” She slapped his hip. “Again and again.”
Robert Appleton www.robertappleton.co.uk
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A fantastic review plus 5 white dragons for “Nice Girl Naughty” from Judy King at Veiled Secrets Reviews!
Here’s a snip of what Judy says,
“This is a very sexy story, with a lot of tension. The guilt Nick feels because Summer is his best friends sister is not enough to curtail their desire for each other. You’ll find yourself enamored with Nick and secretly hoping that Summer continues with her wandering hands. You’ll find yourself holding your breath when the bad guy is on the
I found my heart racing and flying through the pages when they have to save themselves from imminent danger. This is definitely a book that will have you spell
bound until the end rooting for the good guys and cringing at the thought of this bad guy. Don’t miss out on this suspenseful and extremely sexy book. Nice Girl Naughty
delivers with style.”
Much more at: http://www.veiledsecretsreviews.com/NiceGirlNaughty.html
Another lovely “Sweet Heat” review. This one is from Paranormal Romance Reviews!
…is a fantastic read of love versus loyalty, and proves true love can be found at first sight or bite, however the case may be. Jan Springer does a superb job of mixing both the past and the present, which leads to a deeper understanding of Julie’s way of being and ability to pass herself off as a human. Reading this book definitely gave me a whole new desire for chocolate!
Cover for “Let’s Get Physical” – a Merry Kinkmas story due out from Ellora’s Cave Tuesday December 14, 2010.
Reviews for Nice Girl Naughty!
From Romance Junkies…
4 Blue Ribbons
NICE GIRL NAUGHTY has all the elements that are needed for an award winning novel. Jan Springer has written a high action suspense that will keep you guessing. I was highly impressed at how she was able to use Summer’s disability as an asset that allowed Nick the opportunity to paint the world for her in his own words. Such realism as she is able to project will have you questioning if you are reading fact or fiction.
By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Suzie Housley
From Romance Writers Reviews…
Nice Girl Naughty by Jan Springer
It is a wonderful story. Summer is not as venerable as she may seem. Being blind has not held her back any. She has made a life for herself and learned to deal with her blindness. Just when you think your life is under your control, a mad man wants to end it all. Lucky for summer her brother runs a bodyguard company and sends long time friend Nick where he knows of a cabin in the wild and in the solitude reacquaints the friends in more ways than one. This has action and adventure of all kinds.
I rate this: 5 out of 5.
More at Romance Writers Reviews
Cover for “Burn for Me”
Will let you know release date asap.
With all the projects that needed to be done finally done I am back to work on Resistance – Outlaw Lovers 5!! Work in progress word count thus far is 30,000 words and going…here’s a cover I whipped up for inspiration. *grin*
Colter’s Revenge is Now IN PRINT!