Thursday, March 30, 2006

Someone have something I can cut with?

SO I can cut this flower! It's in my way :)

Ah, Friday. I'm very much looking forward to the weekend. It's been a serious juggling week between work and my son being home, but I really have no complaints. I should have seen 4 edits coming during my son's spring break. Really! lol. Plus all the end of the month stuff, along with preparation for some months of steady promo ahead.

Ah well, it's all great fun. Today I'll be doing some website updates, playing Upwords with my son, finishing up a review, working on a story, and who knows...maybe I'll get more edits delivered to my inbox :)

This week alone I finished up my 2nd edits for Breaking in Levi, along with going over the final galley, my first edits of Butterfly Kisses, final galley edits of my story "Courting Love" in Summer Sizzlers Anthology, and Night of the Nogitsune: Book 1 - Wanted. I just know another one is being sent right now. I'm almost too afraid to look. I think first I'll try and see what is behind that flower!!


To Dress or not to Dress?

Dressing the Empress will be out April 1st from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid! It's a naughty story loosely(clothes and all) based on The Emperor's New Clothes.

A spoiled Empress learns a lesson in vanity the hard way when a French designer comes to create barely-there couture for her.

excerpt: (copyright 2005)

Riona walked down the hallway, swallowing a heavy lump jammed in her throat. What was going on? Why could she not see the dress? Her heart pounded in her chest. She decided against waiting for Cassie to help her. She was feeling much too upset and vulnerable.

She walked into her room and nearly ran into the maid.

Cassie put her hand to her mouth and gasped. “My Lady, I was just on my way to assist you.”

The Empress rolled on some silk stockings and attached them with garters to her lacy white satin pantalets.

“If you wouldn’t mind tying my corset in the back, I’d appreciate it.”

Cassie jumped at the request and grabbed the laces. “This is so exciting miss. Just think; you’ll be wearing a creation by the famed Frenchman.”

Riona wanted to be excited but it bothered her she couldn’t see it, or appreciate it. She had been born into royalty. How could she not see the finest of silk?

“There, you’re all laced up. Now quickly please, my Lady, I am going to burst if I don’t see you in the dress.”

She pretended to have laid the dress on the bed and went over to pick it up. Carefully she pulled herself into it as she would any other dress. For a moment she thought she felt something, go around her neck, but realized it was only her hair slipping along her shoulders. With a deep sigh, she turned around and held her arms out to the side.

“Fasten up the buttons in back and tell me what you think.”

Cassie’s eyes lit up like tiny jewels. Her fingers quickly skimmed against Riona’s flesh. “It’s lovely, my Lady. The color is perfect for your skin tone, just as Gustav promised.”

Knowing her maid wouldn’t dare lie, she raised her chin and proudly walked down the staircase to the main floor.

Several people passed by her, eyebrows arched and whispers running rampant. It was just as Gustav said. All eyes were on her, with merry twinkles in the eyes of the older gentlemen, and fond looks from the younger ones.

Smiling to herself, she walked outside. A cool breeze brushed along her skin. For a second she swore she was naked. But she couldn’t be. She turned and noticed people crowding around the doorway and steps, still staring and talking. It was her shining moment and she felt loved. Never mind the fact she couldn’t see it for herself; the others did, and they were the ones who would talk, spreading to all the important people how beautiful she was. She figured it was truly a spectacular gown to garner so much attention.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Butterfly Kisses cover!

Well, I'm thrilled, another beautiful cover! Because this story has some sweet spots, some serious spots, and some risque spots...I didn't want the cover to be too erotic or explicit. I don't think that would have done it justice. This cover fits the title and story to a T!!!

Brief bit about Butterfly Kisses:
Charlene ends up in the hospital unable to feel her legs after an accident during a swim competition.
Bryan, her fiancé and greatest supporter, must find a way to raise her darkening spirits.
More than anything, Charlene yearns to feel Bryan’s signature butterfly kisses grace along her inner thighs.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Happy Day!!

I just received word that my story Butterfly Kisses was accepted for Cobblestone Press! It will be part of their Tryst line. I can't wait to see the cover for it :)

To celebrate this wonderful news, I think a hunky guy is in order ;)

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Off for the weekend

I finished up edits for the FEAR anthology and just received my edits for Night of the Nogitsune. So I will work on those during the weekend. Mostly the family and I are going to be out playing :) The weather is so-so but nice enough to be outside. I also need to do updates to my website and fill out some TIF forms. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I'll leave a little something for inspiration ;)

Friday, March 24, 2006

Busy Bee & Hunky He

I'm sorry I was MIA yesterday but a story has my full attention whether I like it or not! I just finished one last night and was completely hit with a new story idea. I'm glad tomorrow is Friday but I have a lot of things to catch up on.

I'd like to give a quick SHOUT OUT to Genesis Promotions. The staff is made up of wonderful people who are so helpful and dang they are quick! If you haven't signed up for their newsletter, you can do it here: Genesis Sun Newsletter

I should head off to bed but I'll leave a little incentive for everyone out there :)

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Breaking in Levi!!!!!

I just got my cover from Sable Grey for my novella Breaking in Levi!!!! I absolutely love it :) Now to wait until June 9th!

Good girl Victoria places her trust with a tall, dark stranger in the hope of finding her stolen car. Little does she know that bad boy Levi is a wanted man with a warrant for his arrest. It isn’t long before she too wants him, but for purely selfish reasons.

Still Moments & Muse Goes Wild

My poem Still Moments was accepted for the April issue of Oysters & Chocolate. It's hard to find a good quality place that takes poetry. I've always loved writing poetry but find erotica poetry is my favorite. For some reason the words just flow.

So, I'm finishing up a story I'd like to sub and all of a sudden I'm hit with 3 great story ideas. This wouldn't be so bad if I didn't already have 30 other WIP's waiting in the wings with many contracted stories I'm committed to writing, lol. However, all is not loss or hopeless...I jotted down a good outline for each one to come back to when the time is right.

My muse has a habit of trying to assert herself at all the wrong times. Especially if I'm asleep. The muse get an extra dose of inspiration when she sees hot pictures like the handsome man above :)

Okay, off to work these fingers to the bone!!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


I'm soooo excited! Great news for a Tuesday :)
This morning I found out my story "Stray Cat" was accepted into Justus Roux's BOSSLADY anthology :) I'm totally floored and always honored to be part of her anthologies.

I also received the cover to my Sexy Confessions to Venus story titled Royal Delicacy :)

Hubby brought me home some beautiful flowers yesterday so I have a little touch of Spring going on in the room. Every time I look at them it makes me smile :)

I have a ton of things to get done today, along with subbing a story, and now my muse is pumped and rearing to go!!!!

Hope everyone has a very productive day!


Monday, March 20, 2006

Feng Shui & Silk's Vault

What a gorgeous weekend it was!! I didn't do much but sweetie and I took a walk and sat on a park bench looking out at a gorgeous view. It was peaceful, quiet, and probably the nicest thing we could have done. The flu still wants to linger on, but I'm feeling a little bit more energy coming back.

This week I have a workshop I'm taking called Feng Shui...move your clutter, move your stuff! I'm curious to learn how I can be better organized. My desk is....a total MESS! Every time I clean it, I swear it's a mess by the next day...and so very frustrating! I don't have time to keep cleaning it, so I hope to get some techniques. It's a 2 week class, so I'll keep you guys posted. First lesson starts in about an hour.

Ah, let's I have much to catch up on since I took the whole weekend off from working. Join me today at 6pm - 7pm EST at FAR as I talk about both of my upcoming Silk's Vault releases: Vampire Hunter: Book 1 - Vintages and Night of the Nogitsune: Book 1 - Wanted. I LOVE the covers for these :) Hope to see you there!!!

Other good news, I got my poem Still Moments accepted by Oysters & Chocolate and it will be up in their April issue :)

Let's see...I'm stalling. lol I better get to work.

Everyone, have a great day!!!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Lucky Charms anyone?

Kiss Me I'm Irish!!!

Okay, I'm part Irish but I still party just as hard today :) The tables are decorated with green four leaf clovers and lots of clover confetti!!!!

Real quick I want to say THANK YOU again to everyone who stopped by the Amorous Authors' was an absolute blast!!! I've contacted the 4 winners from my contests already. Remember that if you join my Aphrodisiacs for the Mind Newsletter(no chatter group) you are automatically entered into my monthly contests. For a peek at this month's contest, go to: Ann Cory Contest
and sign up from there! Next month will be gift certificates and earrings!

Today I'll be working on a story that is almost finished, starting on another, and getting caught up from when I was sick. Plus lots of yummy cooking for tonight!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Thanks for the fun time & Flex Appeal

I'm looking forward to tomorrow :) I LOVE St. PATTY's Day :) I get out my cute four leaf clover placemats and drop a ton of clover confetti all over the table :) Then we eat some Irish fare.

Yesterday was an absolute blast over at FAR CHATTERS and I'd like to thank everyone who was able to stop by and take part! I'd also like to thank the rest of the lovely Amorous Authors for all the hot excerpts and fun posts :)

Today I am doing edits, reviews, working on a story, and have some catching up to do! One day of partying and I'm already pooped out, lol.

Coming soon: Flex Appeal, part of the Mystical Sign Series from Venus Press :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Amorous Authors Boudoir is now OPEN!

Come join in the fun now with mistresses Ann Cory, Brenda Williamson, Monica M. Martin, Rayne Forrest, and Twyla Dawn McNight over at FAR Chatters!!!
FAR Chat

Excerpts, new releases, upcoming releases, jokes, fun, contests, and more!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Amorous Authors Open Boudoir March 15th!!!

Tomorrow, March 15th, the lovely ladies that make up the Amorous Authors will be having their open boudoir and you are all welcome! To participate you must be signed up with FAR Chatters FAR CHATTERS

Just who are the Amorous Authors?
Brenda Williamson, Twyla Dawn McNight, Rayne Forrest, Monica M. Martin, and Ann Cory

They will be talking about new releases, upcoming releases, sharing excerpts, holding contests, and having a good time. Please drop in anytime! Snack and drinks available all day :)

Monday, March 13, 2006

Playing Catch Up and a nice review!

The nasty flu is finally starting to leave me now! I have so much to catch up on from last week it's not even funny. The hardest thing about being sick when you are a writer is that there isn't anyone who can come and take your place. I can call in sick, but there's no replacement, lol.

I received a very flattering review from JERR for Torrid Teasers Vol. 2 that I share with Jane Leopold Quinn. Here's what the reviewer, Trang Black, said about Snowbound:
4 Stars
Throughout this short story, Emily is presented with the opportunity to see how her life could be different, enjoying the quiet and slower pace. Their attraction to each other does occur quickly but it feels realistic. The chemistry between them fairly sizzles and their sexual encounters are pretty fantastic. There’s just enough story to hook you and have you wanting more…I know I liked these two and was rooting for their happy ending.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Ann Cory's Majestic March Newsletter!!!

My fancy March Newsletter is out now with all kinds of exciting excerpts, reviews, tidbits, recommended reads, upcoming book info, a contest, and of course more!!!!!
If you haven't signed up yet for my no chatter newsletter group, here you go:
Ann Cory Newsletter Group

By being a member you are automatically entered into all contests every month. I typically only post once a month and there's absolutely no spam.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Mask of the Matador

This week I am dealing with a nasty bout of the flu and not having much fun. I thought I had slipped by after both hubby and my son came down with it...but guess I wasn't so lucky. Because Mask of the Matador is the March Sizzler of the Month, I have a week-long guest spot at Whiskey Creek Press Torrid Readers group: WCP Torrid Readers so come join me while I put up excerpts and reviews of not only Mask, but Private Dancer and the upcoming Dressing the Empress.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Dressing the Empress

Coming next month is my Twisted Torrid Tale Dressing the Empress based loosely and much more erotically on The Emperor's New Clothes. It's a short but sassy story of a spoiled, vain empress and the handsome French designer who comes to teach her a valuable lesson.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Vampire Hunter: Book 1 - Vintages

Coming soon!
Vampire Hunter: Book 1 - Vintages
from Silk's Vault

Blurb(copyright 2005)
As a vampire hunter, Regan does her job well and fast. She likes her men the same way, but they tend to be a problem. A bar in the seedy downtown area is serving up some fancy new wine, called Vintages that cater to the nightwalkers that frequent it. A drink made of pure blood. Regan is hired to find out where the supply is coming from and who is behind it.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Mask of the Matador is the March Sizzler!!!!

I'm so excited to say that Mask of the Matador is WCPT's SIZZLER OF THE MONTH!!!! When you buy a copy of Mask of the Matador you receive a free book of your choice :) follow this link to read more about Mask of the Matador and get yourself a second book FREE!!!

Gorgeous cover art by the fantastic JINGER HEASTON!!!