Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Please Welcome Guest Blogger Lana Griffin!

Today author Lana Griffin takes over the New Sensuality. Lana writes in genres similar to my own and both near and dear to my heart, and it is with great pleasure that I share with you her guest post....

Giving Love, Baby!

Thanks, Lisa, for inviting me to your seductive corner of the e-world today. I had to dress -- or is that, undress? -- for the occasion.

So here I am, lounging on a fake fur rug by Lisa's fireplace. I'm wearing fishnets and a football helmet. There are some strange creatures hanging out in the shadows. I think they're from other planets, but it's dark in here, so I'm not sure.

Lisa and I have a few things in common. She writes vampire romance novels and sexy outer space novels for Ravenous Romance. Lana Griffin (moi) also writes vampire romance novels and sexy outer space novels for Ravenous Romance.

I first learned about Ravenous Romance in summer 2008, when Lori Perkins asked me to write 12 novels and edit a few anthologies. My first novel for Ravenous was supposed to be DUSK with a December 2008 release. My second novel was supposed to be SEX IN THE GALAXY with a January 2009 release.

Unfortunately, I suffered a serious injury in spring 2008. Unable to walk, I was confined to bed and stuffed with huge amounts of pain killers for 6-9 months. With my brain whirling, I didn't write anything new for well over a year.

In the meantime, Ravenous launched, and I purchased and read several releases. In particular, I remember enjoying Lisa Lane's Blood and Coffee, as well as Angela Cameron's Michael. I later enjoyed Champagne by Inara Lavey. In my condition, it was a miracle that I read anything at all.

Finally, my brain settled down into its usual state of craziness (as opposed to pain and drug-induced whirling -- yes, there is a difference).

I wrote DUSK in November 2009 and finally got in touch with Lisa, Angela, Inara, and several other authors. By this time, I'd also read wonderful novels by Isabel Roman, Keta Diablo, and Hal Bodner, etc.

What a wild and fun group of people! Everyone's been very friendly and helpful. You see, I'm new to blogging and don't even know how to twit (or tweet -- I suppose that I'm naturally prone to being a twit).

I have a "to do" list that's absurdly long. I plan to post lovely reviews of Blood and Coffee, Michael, Champagne, and some other RR novels on Amazon -- and other places if I can figure out how to do it. I keep beating myself up for not getting around to posting these reviews already.

Lana Griffin may have to give up her wild night life in order to tackle her "to do" list.

It's time for Lana to peel off the fishnets and throw the football helmet in the corner. It's time for her to blow kisses to everyone who's been so nice to her: mwah mwah mwah.

Wild and crazy girl, Lana, it's time for you to settle down and give some love, baby!

And it there a better place to give love than Lisa's seductive corner of the e-world? This place is made for love.

Um, let me put those fishnets back on, and hand me the football helmet, would ya?

And now, please excuse me as I roll around on this fur rug and indulge in my fantasies.

Here's where you can get DUSK--

Buy DUSK from Ravenous Romance

Buy DUSK from Amazon

DUSK is also available wherever fine e-books are sold. In addition, a print version of DUSK will be available at Amazon within a week or so.

Coming soon from Lana Griffin:

SEX IN THE GALAXY in late October

Lana Griffin

Lana, thank you again for stopping by. It is a pleasure to have you as my guest, and I look forward to you future Ravenous Romance releases. The New Sensuality is slated begin reviewing erotic romance novels in the next couple of weeks, and I would love to add DUSK to the list of titles in queue.


  1. I am glad you were able to start writing again. Good luck to you in the future. your book sounds and looks really great. Thanks for joining us.
    Sue B

  2. Hi Lana!
    So nice to have you here on Lisa’s blog – two of my most favorite, sexiest writers in the same spot! Hey, this is the first I’ve heard about SEX IN THE GALAXY and BITTEN BY LOVE; tell us more! And what’s the ETA? Can’t wait for them both…

  3. Sue, thanks for posting! I hope that your copy of BLOOD AND COFFEE found you in a timely manner.

    Hey Kilt! Thanks for stopping by! I too would love to know more about SEX IN THE GALAXY and BITTEN BY LOVE.


  4. Hello, Lana and Lisa, my lovelies! I got a message you two were hanging out here and thought I'd pop by to say hi!

    Lana, I have a to-do list that's longer than my TBR list- I feel your pain. I'm glad you're feeling better and writing again. Having enjoyed DUSK quite thoroughly, I can honestly say you not writing would be a VERY bad thing!

  5. I know what you mean about the monster "to do" list! Today has been another "the end of the semester is coming, let's all run around like chickens" sort of day and having just sent off my weekly column, printing out an academic essay to send to a journal and taking a breather before writing this evening (after a visit to a bereaved friend), I wanted to be sure to stop by and say thanks Lisa! for being such a lovely hostess and Lana for entertaining us. Yes, by all means -- do tell us about SEX IN THE GALAXY! Sounds like fun.

  6. Welcome, Dana and Margery! I'm so glad you could make it!

    Dana, I agree that Lana must keep writing!!!

    Margery, I am right there with you in the end-of-the-semester craziness. I know it sounds cliche, but I truly do wish there were more hours in the day. The to-do list keeps getting longer, and in the meanwhile somehow the days and weeks are slipping by!

    Hugs--to Dana, for having a sprained ankle, and to Margery for getting through teaching another semester. ;-)

  7. Hi Lisa and Lana,

    I've gotten to know Lana in the last year; lovely person and great writer! So happy to be associated with both at Ravenous. Keep the books coming, Lana,

    Hugs, Keta

  8. Thanks for taking time out from the insane To Do Lists to say hello. You guys are THE BEST. Thanks much to Lisa for hosting things today. As for Sex in the Galaxy, for now, I wouldn't mind a little Sex on Earth. (It's on the top of my To Do List.)

  9. Okay, I'm late again. That's becoming standard for me these days.

    Fishnets and a football helmet? I'm not even going to ask.

    So glad you joined us, Lana! We're glad to have you in the mix


  10. Better late than never! Haven't chatted with you for a while, Angie; I hope all is well. Do you have any new sexy vamp books lined up?