On book serials and writing

What really is the reasoning behind using multiple books to tell a single story? I have read the first books of I don't know how many book serials (and I'm using serial here instead of series, I'll explain in a minute) and quite frankly, I don't see why the author thought it a good idea [...]

Embraceable – A Quick Chat with August McLaughlin

Valentine's Day. You're told that much like Christmas, the best way to show your love is to shower your special someone with gifts and attention. That's all well and good, but when was the last time you were told to do that for yourself? Women especially are taught how to show others love, but there's [...]

#WriterWednesday: Confessions of a Geriatric Prom Queen by Lila Lee Silvern

The theme of this book is hitting a touch close to home as I too ease on toward a rather decent age milestone. I will certainly be looking to read this one soon! Thanks to the #FeedArtNetwork (a.k.a. Dangerous Lee) for the post.   Source: #WriterWednesday: Confessions of a Geriatric Prom Queen by Lila Lee Silvern

5 Years Ago Today I Self-Published My First Book!

For real – download it. It is amazing. I didn’t think you could make condoms and other safe sex practices anything but utilitarian. I was wrong. :-). You will not look at the mechanics of putting on a condom the same 😉 after this.

Dangerous Lee

Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt DownClick to read the media kit!

March 15, 2010 was a very exciting day for me. After more than a lifetime of dreaming and a year of writing, editing, photo shoots and all around hard work I self-published my first book, Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down.

At the time I was working professionally in HIV prevention and HIV/AIDS awareness was a passion of mine so publishing a book of erotic fiction with an emphasis on HIV education was right up my alley.

Two years prior I was published inZane’s Succulent Chocolate Flava 2so it would also seem that erotica was right up my alley!

Truth is, erotica is really not my genre of choice. Sure, I’m good at it. Damn good if I may toot my own horn, but I had no intention of releasing book after book of erotic fiction. Many of the short…

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Don’t Sleep on the Indie Authors – An Unscolicited Review of Bronze City by K.S. Bowers

I would imagine quite a few readers out there are skittish when it comes to buying a book by a virtually unknown, self- or indie-published author. I admit, I'm reluctant myself. I am more willing to do it if I've had a chance to interact with or read other work by the author - blogs, [...]

Wait – I’ve read how many books in the last few weeks?

Since the beginning of October, I've read four books. Not novellas or short stories, but four, full on novel length works of fiction. To say my eyes are little tired would be an understatement.  All of this reading though has sparked all kinds of things in the writer portion of my brain. Divine Secrets of [...]

Book Review – The Case of the Empty Killer by John C. Scott

It's not often I read something that leaves me with my mouth hanging open in frank surprise at the end.  I've seen a couple of movies that managed to drop my jaw at their incredible, "I didn't see that coming" moments but rarely have I had a book trigger that same response.  The Case of [...]

Book Review – Les Miserables, Part Deux

The ending.  Okay, so I was right there with all the human condition exploration; doing what's right even when it means you may be, oh, I dunno...arrested and thrown in the galleys.  But good googly, the heart wrenching last words; the barely making it to the death-bed with nothing but forgiveness and love.  Have to [...]

Book Review (Part One) – Les Miserables

Um, wow.  This is the first "classic" I've voluntarily read, ever. My Goodreads "read" shelf is chock full of other classic titles but believe me, had it not been for the English Lit classes I've taken over the years, most of those would have never caught my attention, let alone been read to the last [...]