Video Trailer: Melissa Pearl’s Golden Blood

Today we have the video trailer from author Melissa Pearl’s young adult paranormal romance, Golden Blood.

Golden Blood is available on, Smashwords,  and Barnes & Noble.[subscribe2]

Sneak Peek: Elizabeth Kirke’s More than Magic: Semester Aboard

Semester Aboard CoverToday we have a sneak peek from Elizabeth Kirke’s novel, More than Magic: Semester Aboard:

Jen is looking forward to spending an entire summer studying abroad on a cruise ship and she knows the experience will change her life. Then she sees something she wasn’t supposed to see, something she can’t explain. Jen finds herself thrust into a world she never knew existed and her life will change more than she imagined. That is, if she can survive the dangers lurking on the ship.

More than Magic: Semester Aboard is available at, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and iTunes. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Elizabeth Kirke’s More than Magic: Semester Aboard”

How to write a good love (sex) scene…

As a writer, I’d like to say I’m more known for my fantasy and thriller novels than for my romances and erotic romances (as V. J. Devereaux) but given how often I’m asked about the erotica, I’d have to say it’s about even. *grin* However, anyone who has read any of my books knows there are very few of them that don’t contain a certain level of romance. I’ve always wondered why we’re far more comfortable showing acts of mayhem and murder but we can’t show two people expressing affection and intimacy, one of the most joyful expressions of life? Far more important to your writing, though, is the reason you’re including that scene, whether you stop at the door, take a few steps inside, or go all the way. Continue reading “How to write a good love (sex) scene…”

Week 10 Flash Fiction Contest Voting

The time has arrived for IU readers to begin voting in this week’s Flash Fiction Competition. On behalf of the IU staff, I want to thank all the entrants for doing such a great job with the writing prompt and the merciless constraints of the exercise.

This week, there are fifteen entries from which to choose. You may review the entries here. Please spread the word and encourage your friends to vote by using the share buttons at the bottom of the post! Continue reading “Week 10 Flash Fiction Contest Voting”