Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Rebecca and Arlene, please contact Roxanne, at eroticroxanne *at* yahoo *dot* com.
Stick around--there are more contests and prizes to come!
Friday, April 23, 2010
What draws you to erotic horror? I'm dying to know ... leave your thoughts for a chance to win a copy of The Darkness and the Night III: Twins of Darkness.
Update: Fang-tastic Books also has a new review available for The Darkness and the Night: Blood and Coffee. Check it out here.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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:
BITTEN BY LOVE in August
SEX IN THE GALAXY in late October
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.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Roxanne has numerous published novels and short stories, all of which you can find information and distribution information for at her above listed websites. Without any further adieu, I give you Roxanne's inspiring and insightful contribution to the New Sensuality.
The Allure of Paranormal Romance
What is it that continually draws readers to the world of paranormal romance? Is the steamy sex scenes? The escapism of being with the Other? Or is purely the love of anything and everything paranormal?
I love the possibilities.
Books are always filled with such wonderful possibilities- especially books that have paranormal/supernatural characters.
I mostly write in the paranormal romance/urban fantasy/ paranormal erotica genres so sex always plays a big part in my stories and writing sex scenes with supernatural characters leaves the door wide open for plenty of sexual creativity and experimentation.
My characters can shoot electricity from various body parts, absorb lightning, get so hot they are literally on fire, shape shift into animals, drink blood, share energy, and so much more. The possibilities are truly endless. The only thing that can’t be done is what my imagination can’t come up with.
Aside from the supernatural elements and wild magick what else is so alluring about paranormal romance? I think it is truly the allure of being with someone that is Other. Whether you are a human or a vampire having sex with a werewolf can be something extremely different. Then there’s always the forbidden appeal. We are taught to stick with our own, sometimes to the point where relationships with Others are actually forbidden by our family or society.
Yet we all long to cross the fence and be very naughty from time to time. Books offer us that option in a way where no one gets hurt. It’s a win/win situation. In my book Eternal Desire my main character LizBeth can see ghosts this leads her to a life submersed in the paranormal. While she is just a human, intimate relationships with humans become too hard because of her line of work as a hands-on parapsychologist/demon hunter. Her sexual partners- the few she has made time for- have been Other but nothing prepares her for what it is like to be with a vampire- or for how kinky ghosts can get on Halloween.
Eternal Desire was one of my favorite stories to write- filled with ghosts, vampires…and of course- steamy sex scenes. Setting the tale in New Orleans during Halloween opened the door for all kinds of myth and magick to be included.
I am offering a free pdf download of Eternal Desire to one lucky reader who leaves a comment on this post. Tell me, what would you like to see in a paranormal erotica story? More out of this world elements or just steamy sex?
Thank you so much for joining us today, Roxanne. I love your style, and I can't wait to discuss more with you and others about both the allure of paranormal romance and Eternal Desire!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Extra entry question answers:
Love in Space can be found at http://www.cerebralwriter.com/new-releases.html
In "One Night Stand," the two vampires dress up as humans for Halloween.
The winner of the $25.00 Amazon gift certificate is Andrea.
The three winners of the signed The Darkness and the Night: Blood and Coffee paperbacks are Bobbie, Theresa, and Sue.
Congratulations! Please contact me at LisaLane (at) cerebralwriter (dot) com, if you do not receive an e-mail from me within the next twenty-four hours.