2014 Lone Star LesFic Festival: Attending Authors!

Lone Star LesFic Festival

The 2014 Lone Star LesFic Festival is going to be another author extravaganza!!! “Old-timers” who have been with us since the first festival in 2009 are: Carsen Taite, Carrie Carr, Erin O’Reilly, Stacia Seaman, and Kelly Sinclair.

Returning authors include: Mavis Applewater, Sherry Barker, Melissa Brayden, Julie Cannon, Linda Crist, Yvonne Heidt, D. Jackson Leigh, Stacy Reynolds, Del Robertson, Therese Szymanski, Shelley Thrasher, Ali Vali, and Barbara Ann Wright,

A big Texas welcome to newcomers: Gerri Hill, Taylor James, Sandra Moran, Chris Paynter, Justine Saracen, and MJ Williamz.

Come join us in Austin on Saturday, April 5, 2014 as we celebrate lesbian fiction!

View original post

How to create and improve your Author Central Page

Ylva Publishing

If you are a published author, your books are probably sold on Amazon and you should take advantage of a free promotion tool that Amazon provides—Author Central.

What is Author Central?

Amazon creates a web page for every author. If you sell books via Amazon, you already have an author page. If you have ever wondered why some author names on Amazon are clickable and others are not, this is why: the clickable names belong to authors who have claimed their Author Central page.

1

In this anthology, for example, Erzabet Bishop and JL Merrow have claimed their Author Central pages—well done, girls!—while Lois Cloarec Hart and Fletcher DeLancey haven’t gotten around to it yet.

That’s why Lois’ author page looks like this:

2

While Erzabet’s looks like this:

3

As you can see, Erzabet’s Author Central site lists all of her books, Erzabet’s bio and a photo, and also her Twitter and…

View original post 581 more words

Spread the Love: Valentine’s Special

Lesfic authors I am signing up people for guest posts and interviews. Email me at erzabetwrites at gmail dot com.

Lesfic and Lipstick

Liz Valentine Special

The reading:

“Black and Blue” by Erzabet Bishop
How long do you wait for the one you love?
Book store manager Julie has a problem. Day after day and shift after shift, she obsesses about the gorgeous woman who frequents her store and soon worms her way into her heart. But can Julie wait for Grace to see her as more than just a friend?
Grace is fighting for her life. Cancer and an abusive boyfriend drive her to the bookstore for escape, where she meets Julie. The two form a friendship based on love and support, but soon Grace has to make a choice. Will she live the life she is meant to live, or will she let the threat of domestic violence kill her before her cancer has a chance to?

spreadthelovecover

The book:

“Learning to Ride” by Fletcher DeLancey
They say that riding a bike is as easy…

View original post 527 more words

Silk Words Press Release

silkwordspic

SilkWords, LLC

Bellevue, WA

 Silkwordslogo

Keri Multerer, Founder                Boyd Multerer, Founder

keri@silkwords.com                      boyd@silkwords.com

425-445-3223                                 425-283-8956

 

 

SilkWords offers a unique, interactive, “choose your own” experience for romance readers

 

Bellevue WA, February 14, 2014 — SilkWords LLC today celebrates the launch of a web site that offers a first-of-its-kind reading experience for women’s fiction (www.silkwords.com).

The site blurs the line between fiction and casual gaming by offering high quality, interactive romance that allows individual readers to choose how the story proceeds. Readers can also experience the story in different ways by returning to choice points and following different paths.

SilkWords was founded by wife-and-husband team Keri and Boyd Multerer. Boyd, who works as development director for Microsoft Xbox, is no stranger to the gaming industry.

“As a working mom of three young children,” Keri said, “I believe there’s a potentially huge market for a site that offers high quality women’s fiction that can be consumed quickly. And the marriage of two very popular forms of entertainment—romance and gaming—was a no-brainer for us.”

The site offers an upscale experience—original artwork, plus paid subscriptions instead of advertisements—and a continually expanding collection of multichoice stories varying in length, romance subgenre, heat level, and sexual orientation of protagonist.

Featured at launch are new stories from award-winning indie romance author Lisa Scott (also with HarperCollins and Bell Bridge Books), paranormal and fantasy author Skyler White (Berkley, Tor/Macmillan), award-winning historical author Kim Taylor Blakemore (Penguin, HarperCollins), and sex-journalist-turned-erotica author Leigh Cowart.

SilkWords’ acquiring editor is science fiction romance author Sharon Lynn Fisher (Tor/Macmillan), a Romance Writers of America (RWA) 2013 RITA finalist and three-time RWA Golden Heart finalist.

“Our goal is to offer something for everyone, from erotic to sweet, historical to sci-fi,” Fisher said. “It’s such a fun format for authors to play around with. Have you ever read a romance and wondered what would happen if the heroine made a different choice? Picked a different guy? Waited longer to kiss him? Our readers get to find out.”

Today’s launch is phase 1 of a larger SilkWords vision.

“The beautiful thing about SilkWords is there’s a ton of room for experimentation,” Boyd said. “Different forms of storytelling, interaction with the authors, and moving the medium forward. It’s stories first, gaming second, with a lot the two sides can learn from each other.”

Romance Industry

According to a study commissioned by Romance Writers of America, the nonprofit trade association for the romance industry, romance novels generate $1.4 billion every year, with 44 percent of sales in e-book format and the majority of buyers falling between the ages of 30 and 54 (http://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=582). The digital book market has made romance even more popular by offering an anonymous experience (Good E-Reader, http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/e-readers-stimulating-the-sales-of-erotica-ebooks).

Video Game Industry

It is estimated that 183 million people in the United States play video games (TED, http://www.ted.com/conversations/44/we_spend_3_billion_hours_a_wee.html), and 31 percent of those are women over the age of 18 (Entertainment Software Association, http://www.theesa.com/facts/pdfs/ESA_EF_2013.pdf). A recent CNN article cites an increase in female protagonists as well as “complex themes and more scenarios that call for decision-making, not brute force” as possible reasons for the increase in the popularity of gaming with women and girls (http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/tech/gaming-gadgets/female-gamers/).

 

About SilkWords

SilkWords LLC offers interactive women’s fiction to readers worldwide through our web site www.silkwords.com. Blurring the line between fiction and gaming, SilkWords offers high quality romance that allows individual readers to choose how stories proceed—all for the price of a latte, and from the comfort of their own living rooms.

Learn More

Visit us at www.silkwords.com. To read two full stories, use access keys http://bit.ly/MwAoIj and http://bit.ly/1nf6aVE. We provide unlimited access to journalists who would like to learn more. Please contact keri@silkwords.com or boyd@silkwords.com for more information.

 silkwords pic

 

This is an exciting day! My own story, Fetish Fair will be released in April. Cover art is in the works and I am happily writing away on new choose your own adventures in all genres.

I hope you will join me in checking out the site and the great interactive stories. You choose your romantic adventure-what more can any woman want on Valentine’s Day-or beyond?

Erzabet Bishop

Tethered: New Release

tetheredcover

 

You never forget the passion of your first love

Maddy Carson fled her father’s ranch for a life in the city. She had to escape the untouchable Adam and his smoldering eyes. Called back to the ranch on family business, she plans on holding the sexy cowboy at arm’s length. After all, a girl has to protect her heart. What happens when the unattainable becomes a force of nature and the bonds of love and land tether her heart and soul?

Warning: This title contains graphic language (and cowboys) and is suitable for adults only.

Tethered is a 4000 words erotic short story.

*m/f

*hot cowboy

*first love

*al fresco sex

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-tethered-1418602-361.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tethered-Erzabet-Bishop-ebook/dp/B00IDBJKO0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1392356524&sr=1-1&keywords=tethered+bishop

Cool things going on EVERYWHERE!

Women and Words

Valentine’s Day at the VLR

ValentinesComing this weekend to the Virtual Living Room Saturday 15th February and Sunday 16th February from 11:00 to 21:00 EST

The following authors will be discussing ROMANCE

D. JACKSON LEIGH AND LARKIN ROSE
ANDI MARQUETTE AND JOVE BELLE
CHRIS PAYNTER AND CP ROWLANDS
KATE CHRISTIE AND AMY DAWSON ROBERTSON
DK HAWK AND RRROSE
JAE AND LOIS CLOAREC HART
ANGELA PEACH AND JADE WINTERS
AJ ADAIR AND BARBARA WINKES
MJ WILLIAMZ AND PJ TREBELHORN
DIANA SIMMONDS AND J-L HEYLEN

The Liz McMullen Show Valentine’s Day Special

Slide1

Check out all the awesome authors participating in the Valentine’s Day Special over at The Liz McMullen Show:

Alex Tryst, Andrea Bramhall, Dena Hankins, Diane Marina, DL King, Erzabet Bishop, Ily Goyanes, Jaynes Pehney, JD Glass, Jove Belle, Patty Henderson, Sheri Lewis Wohl, Suzie Carr, and

View original post 330 more words