Tuesday, October 26, 2010
It also has a boy's naked bottom on the cover, so enjoy.
This book will be released in paperback through amazon.com (hopefully, if I can figure out what I'm doing wrong with the cover graphic), as well as through amazon as a Kindle edition, at B&N for Nook, at Smashwords for a variety of other formats, and at 1PlaceforRomance (formerly 1RomanceEbooks).
BLURB: Where Regan O’Rourke goes, trouble follows. So when she tries to stop a case of industrial espionage, it’s no surprise when she finds herself in over her head almost before she gets started.
It’s also no surprise when Burke Camden shows up to “rescue” her. After all, he’s been saving her from herself since her parents died years and years ago, sticking his nose in where it doesn’t belong and generally making her life a living hell.
Only this time he seems more like heaven, with his broad shoulders and take-charge attitude. Regan’s not a little girl anymore, and suddenly Burke seems less like an annoying authority figure and more like somebody she just might be able to fall in love with.
Well, sort of.
See, once upon a time I was just KK. All my books said KK on them. Then this strange thing came along called erotic romance. And it seemed to be doing pretty well. So I started writing books for Ellora's Cave. In order to keep the new extra naughty books from upsetting people who had read KK's books, I made up a new name. I became Elizabeth Jewell.
Now EJ is an interesting soul. She has become not so much a pseudonym as an alternate personality at times. And after a while she got tired of writing plain old erotic romance and decided she wanted to write m/m erotic romance. And she's been doing pretty well doing that. But in the meantime, she had some m/f erotic books that had sold fairly well. But after writing m/m for a while, those didn't sell so well anymore because it was no longer what people expected from EJ.
This brings us to the present day. Or, like, two months ago. Or something like that. I decided I would put a book out once a month, either via one of my established publishers or via self publishing. I've been doing that since May. (Don't try to do the math--there's another pseud out there I haven't outed yet...she's kind of shy.) Among the books I wanted to release were books that had gone out of print, and several of those were EJ's m/f erotic romance books.
Well, EJ isn't so much a m/f erotic romance writer anymore. Neither is KK--KK does sensual romance, but not erotic romance. So to work out the conundrum with the pseuds, the genres, the subgenres and the readers, I decided to do something weird.
I rewrote some of EJ's books. Not a lot--just enough to tone them down from very explicit erotic romance to fairly explicit sensual romance. This book I'm about to announce is steamier than previous KK entries, but not as steamy as EJ's work. In fact, I pulled some full scenes out of this book because, upon re-reading it, I didn't like them. They were out of character and felt like I'd just shoved them in there to up the erotic quotient.
So now the book is somewhere in between how I originally wrote it, as KK, and how it was finally published at Ellora's Cave, as EJ. I have a couple more books that will be undergoing a similar treatment, because, as m/f stories, they fit better under my KK name than under EJ's name.
More in the next post...
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
As much as I love audiobooks, I have to admit it was a little weird hearing my own book when I went through the audio galleys. But after a few minutes it got less weird, and by the time I was done I was very pleased with the work the folks at Audiolark did. So drop by and grab a copy to listen to during your morning commute or while you're out walking in the beautiful fall weather.
Chandler Carlisle has never met Val Kinsey, but she hates her none the less. The meddling pencil-pusher from her firm’s St. Louis office has interfered with her work for the last time.
So when Val comes to visit headquarters, Chandler’s shocked to find that she is a he….and a very hot, very exciting man at that.
The attraction is mutual and their emails sizzle, but can Chandler and Val sustain an inter-office romance that spans a thousand miles? And when they meet again, can their real life passion match their cyber-sparks?