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A new release!!! Come out and check it out!

NEW RELEASE: The Summoning by Tatiana Caldwell, fromLiquid Silver Books.


Everything comes with a price …



Gailyn Bridges is a psychic who is ready to end her troublesome career as a private investigator. For the last time, she summons a powerful spirit to help her close a final case.



However, the mysterious entity who answers, Malak, is no ordinary spirit. He’s more than willing to help Gailyn save the would-be victim of a violent crime.



But who’s going to save Gailyn when Malak returns to collect payment for lending her his power?



Read a free excerpt and buy the book here.

Self-sabotaging the next submission.

Recently I got back the word from a story I'd submitted to Carina Press. I'd almost expected the 'sorry, we enjoyed it but it doesn't fit. Publishing is a subjective industry..." so on and so forth. I read it, read it again, and then archived it.

After some consideration it hit me. I was numb, then I got upset, then mad...and then I finally said to myself that finding a home that fits the story is vital. A great story needs a great home...and my writing style is very much outside of the cookie cutter mold. Was this story one I wanted to go to that house? Yes. Did I have a back-up plan for it...no, not really.

It was only when I got the big "R" that I realized that I'd been looking for that rejection. In a way I'd already anticipated and  accepted getting it. Basically, I shot myself in the foot, subconciously at least. Doesn't necessarily mean that I knew it...heck I went in anticipating the 'Yes we love it' but my reaction when I did…

Etopia Press's Latest Calls

Special Submission Calls




Shift into Summer…

The call of the wild on a cool desert night, the crisp ocean breeze exciting the pack… whatever does it for your shifter heroes or heroines does it for us. Give us your hottest erotic shifter stories, your most romantic tales of conflict and passion, all rolled into your sexiest summer setting and make us howl with joy! Keep them predatory and sexy… the werehamsters may have their own call at a later date. Books over 40K will be released in print and e-book; the best of the shorter works will be selected for a print anthology as well as individual e-book release. Submission Deadline: May 1, 2011



Word Count: 10K through novel length.

Genre: Erotic paranormal romance featuring male or female shifters (m/f, m/m, ménage, IR/MC/BBW/OW, you name it)

Format: individual release and anthology; print and e-book

Address submissions to: ShiftIntoSummer@etopia-press.net



Don't Turn Off the Light…



We're looking for traditional and cutting-edg…

Please welcome our special guest...

Mrs. Frances MacKenmy, late of Virginia.
Welcome Mrs. MacKenny

F: Just call me Frannie, most folks do.
Me: Okay, so Frannie, tell us a little about yourself? Where are you from?

F: Why I was born right here in Virginia. Born, raised, married...and murdered. This plantation was one of the largest cotton producers in the 1850's, at the peak of production we had one hundred slaves. Pappa kept the cotton selling and made a handsome profit. Kept the family name blemish free, for the most part.

Me: Married and murdered? But you're flesh and blood - aren't you?
F: Goodness no. I was married on a beautiful June day in 1859 to Robert MacKenny. It wasn't a match of my choosing, but I did as my father bid me. Wed the cad and on our wedding night he and the harlot he married after my death poisoned me. Imagine if you will feeling your life ebbing away as you watch your younger sister and your husband embracing. I was rather angered by it. When I woke, I was here, in this place, …

Yay, congrat's on the release.

My Boyfriend's Back



A Short, Sweet Romance

by Chrissy Olinger



Paranormal/Fantasy Romance only .99

15,826 words



Available on Kindle

from Amazon.com -- BUY IT NOW



"Fear not! I bring you tidings of... DAMMIT!"



With those few words, Jack Lynch's world was turned upside-down. Once the nerd everyone loved

to torment, he has returned to his home town for his twentieth reunion. Now a multimillionaire, Jack has everything but the one thing that matters: his

true love. Twenty years ago he let her slip away. Now he's back, and determined to win her heart.



But screeching tires on an icy road change everything. If being temporarily dead weren't bad

enough, Norman— an angel in training— returns Jack's spirit to the wrong body— the class bully, John Lydon.



With the rockin' hot bod of his former nemesis, the help of a nerdy angel, and his own wits,

Jack has to get Rori to see him, love him, and bring about a miracle... without revealing this true identity. The clock …

Chizofrenia: Crazy is an Art Form.

Writing is Therapy


Everyone has their coping mechanisms, the things that when stressed or upset or angry can help them calm down, relax, and have a fresh perspective. Writing is one of mine, my coping mechanism. Everywhere I go I have a notebook, or three, on my person, in my car, you name it, it’s a security blanket of sorts. I need to be able to put pen (or rather fine tipped sharpie in any color but black or blue) to paper whenever the mood strikes. If I’m upset or angry being able to write it down just takes the emotion out of my head and releases it on paper. And no, typing on my laptop does not offer the same sense of relief though I am sure it does for some.

While the act of writing these things down doesn’t mean they are gone completely, it usually gives me a better perspective and allows me to be in control of my feelings rather than the other way around. It takes the edge off. The wonderful by-product of this exercise is I keep all my notebooks and can’t tell you how many ti…

Chizofrenia: Crazy is an Art Form.

Chiczofrenia – crazy is an art form – released January 2011.
Chiczofrenic is the term for the woman who is purposeful and intentional in how crazy her life may be. The goal with this book is to recognize many women drive themselves crazy, intentionally, by trying to be all they can. I firmly believe we can have it all. A great relationship, being a great mom, keeping a good house (if that’s important to you), being a career woman, following your dreams, working out, eating right, and many more. Women seem to have the knack for how to manage it all and not go crazy. Women seem to always take on more and more…and are successful at it.
Women have tried forever to pretend they fit in the norm even when the norm wasn’t what they wanted. I want women to embrace that more - without caring what anyone thinks. Learn to laugh at your own craziness and be cool at the same time. Be the strong individual you want to be while looking like a million bucks.
Being a woman is difficult and is a constant e…

Yay Rita congrat's on the new release

Falling Hard And Fast by Rita Sawyer




very sensual/light erotic contemporary holiday romance




novella $1.69




Cover Art by Pink Petal Books and Winterheart Design

ISBN# 978-0-9832624-7-3



Suzie Ricker has been fighting her attraction to Tim Elknit for months. He's constantly popping into the office where she works and watching her with those dreamy brown eyes of his, but she's been able to resist his charms…so far. Then she runs into him in the market, knocking them both to the floor in a tangle of arms and legs. Embarrassed Suzie runs out of the store.











When Tim shows up at her house with her groceries, he's determined to explore their mutual attraction. After all, he couldn't mistake the way her body had reacted to his when they'd literally fallen for each other.








Suzie knows she's falling hard and fast for Tim, but he's the one worried about being left alone on this Valentine's Day






Read more HERE   Or watch the trailer HERE