Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Your Literary Forecast - Snow(bound) and (Blame the)Rain

Waving hi to all my favorite people! Sorry I'm a day late in posting but the weather has been a pain in the butt and I'm up to my eyeballs in work. Somewhere I lost a few hours yesterday, even when I stayed up late. Unfortunately, I've done too many late nights and I'm paying for it today - I don't feel good :( I'm not a winter girl and we've been having snow and ice - and I'm not very pleased about it.

I'm also trying to work this new Google-ized blog out. I'm used to typing in html, and now you can just type links - so I'm trying to make it harder than it really is. The picture thing also seems to give me some difficulty - but I'll get it sooner or later.

But enough of that sour puss business - what's everyone up to? It's dang cold around here! I had to put socks on this morning, and I'm not a sock person. I like my feet free. It's the weirdest thing, but I can't sleep with socks on. Anyone else like that? I sleep with my feet sticking out of the covers. I think it's because I'm claustrophobic - don't like to be all tucked in either or I feel trapped. I actually have all kinds of strange quirks and phobias - I don't recommend them at all. ;)

I watched The Illusionist the other day and really enjoyed it! I just sat back and enjoyed it - very well acted and directed. I'm not usually an Edward Norton fan, but he played the role well - a very different one for him. Mainly the family and I have been watching a lot of Indie movies as of late. I find them better acted and with a lot more substance. Some gems we've run across are:
In America, Little Miss Sunshine(what a riot), The House of D, Mean Creek, and Man in the Moon(this one is with Reese Witherspoon). I highly recommend them all - though Mean Creek is not a feel-good movie, but if you have teenagers, I think it's a smart one to watch.

So let's see - what news do I have for you. My January newsletter is out. Hopefully if you signed up for it you've received it. Sometimes it goes to the spam folder/bulk mail - so be sure to check that if you didn't get it yet.

What else...Oh I received a great review for Blame the Rain:

Rave review from Joyfully Reviewed
Blame the Rain is a sweet and spicy romantic tale that speaks to the hope that lives in us all; that we can find our soul mates, no matter the odds. The sex scenes are hot and emotional and the story is just full of all the emotion of a couple who discovers their soul-mate by accident and finally allows themselves to trust and believe. This is a great romantic story I’m sure I’ll reread in the future.~Reviewed by Maura

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*tosses confetti*

Also out is Best of Torrid Teasers Vol. 1 from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid with my short story Snowbound. For an excerpt, please go here:

And before I forget, I also had my short story Fantasea accepted by Forbidden Publications. Here's a blurb for ya to get you in the mood:

Among some boxes in her closet, Brianna finds a tattered old book with the name Fantasea on the cover. As she starts to read about the main character, Lorenzo, a man washed ashore after a boating accident, she is hooked, and is magically drawn into the story.

Brianna knows it’s all make-believe, but quickly falls for the handsome stranger. With his quick wit and rugged good looks, it’s a fantasy come true, further proven by a night of mad, passionate love underneath the stars.

In the morning, a rescue team arrives on the island to whisk them to safety. Lorenzo is only too happy to continue their romance back among civilization, but Brianna believes that once they leave, the island magic that brought them together will disappear, and she will too.

Now, I did get my cover for Next Floor Naughty - my very first book from Ellora's Cave, but I can't post it just yet. Once I get the OK - you bet I'll be sharing it :) I'm totally stoked!! It's very sexxy ;) Yes, I know - I'm a terrible tease!!!

Question of the week:
If you were stranded in the snow somewhere and could wish for a dogsled pulled by 4 gorgeous and hunky men to get you to safety - who would the 4 men be? They can be musicians, models, actors, artists - you name it. 4 men who will gladly brave the snow to rescue you - and yes they'd be nekkid!

Here's one of my choices:
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Time for a little drumroll please! Winner of first part of my January blog contest is: KERRI1973!!! Please email me at anncory_erotica at spaces) with BLOG WIN in the subject line, and which ebook you'd like a copy of: Blame the Rain or Drinyian. Also include which format (PDF or HTML) you prefer and include your snail mail addy so I can send you a pretty book thong!

Remember, you can still win an ebook and book thong - the second part of the contest starts today! Blog on any post from today until the 31st of January and you are eligible!

A Pirate's Treasure Anthology is sailing your way and will reach Port on January 20th! The intoxicating(not intoxicated - very important) crew consists of myself, Jaden Sinclair, Teresa Wayne, and Cara North.

Here's the blurb from my story Sex Marks the Spot:

An evening aboard an exotic cruise ship turns into a nightmare for Charlotte Alderman. Cold and wet, she makes her way ashore what appears to be a deserted island, until she runs into a devastatingly handsome stranger with a sword. The last thing she needs is to fall for some ill-mannered pirate who only has gold and jewels on his mind.

Captain Phineas Parr gets quite a surprise when he comes across a beautiful lass draped over the very spot he plans to dig for buried treasure. Convinced she is a spy working for his archenemy, Fowler, he decides to keep an eye on her, though to look at her is more of a pleasure than a pain.

As Charlotte helps search for the hidden booty, she discovers that adventure has been missing in her life, while Phineas realizes that love can be the greatest treasure of all. The only thing standing in their way is a murderous pirate with a score to settle.

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Okay - I think that is my news for the moment :) I will do better and updating because I actually like to blog believe it or not :) I hope you all have a fantastic week - and hope you're staying warm and healthy! LUB YOU GUYS!!!!!

~Ann Cory :)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Happy New Year from Ann!!!

Happy New Year everyone - welcome to 2007! I apologize for being a bit late on my updates - but I'm still getting over the holidays, lol. I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and New Year's - and that you and your family are safe and happy.

I have a slew of goals this year that I intend on accomplishing - one of which is better organization. I've fixed up my desk and have equipped myself with all kinds of tools to help me stay organized. I'll let you know if I have any kind of success in sticking to it, lol. I have an on and off again relationship with organization.

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If you have any tips on how to stay organized - I'd love to hear!

Either today or tomorrow I need to take some time out to put away all the holiday decorations - which means then cleaning up the closet they all go into. That whole throwing stuff in there and then quickly closing the door before something falls thing - it's just not the way to go. Yes, I'm guilty of doing that - but only in that closet - I swear. lol

What have you all been up to? Was there one gift that was extra fantabulous that you received? Hubby really went above and beyond and gave me a beautiful butterfly diamond necklace and matching earrings. He got in trouble for how much he spent - but it's not like I could stay mad for long, they are breathtaking! My second favorite gift was a beautiful butterfly box - all sparkly and gorgeous from my son. The guys in my life know exactly how to make me smile :) *BG*

Also - thank you for all the wonderful Christmas cards - they were all so beautiful! I love cards :)

I think it's time for a little steam - don't you? How does this hottie rate with you? On the steam meter where do you think he belongs? 1 for Fizzle or at a 10 for Full Steam Ahead?

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Because it's January - that means I have a new contest up at my website: Love Me Tender! For all the details on how to win a gift basket filled with romance in mind, be sure to click here:

I suppose I should announce the winner of my December blog contest: What do you think? I'm sensing a lot of head nods - so I better get to it. The winner of a beautiful book thong and a copy of either Holiday Voices or Seducing Santa is - DENA!!! Please email me at with BLOG WIN in the subject line, along with your snail mail addy and which book you'd like! Congratulations Dena :)

If you haven't read my story Snowbound now is your chance to check it out in The Best of Torrid Teasers Volume 1 available in both ebook and print format from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid!

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Stories included:
The Ice House by December Quinn
Snowbound by Ann Cory
Careful Wishes by Sherrill Quinn
All the Queen's Men by Anna J. Evans
Naughty Terra by Belita Renn
I Like It Like That by Kate Lang
Welcome to the House of Fun by Susan M. Sailors
Hot Stuff by Emma Sinclair
Dance With Me by Mary Ongjoco Chapman
I'm All E.A.R.S. by Anna Fallon

For an excerpt of my story Snowbound, click here:
Buy here link:

Today I have several edits to finish up, more updates, and a story to work on. I also need to do some cleaning and vacuuming - I know, I'm just all about fun, lol.

I wanted to thank everyone for the nice comments you left in my last post about loved ones who have passed away. It was tough this year, but I still celebrated my mom - so even though she wasn't physically with me, she was there in spirit, and it allowed me to remember all the good times we shared. Your thoughtfulness and sincerity was very much appreciated and gave me warm fuzzies. Thank you.

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If you have a MySpace account, please be sure to let me know so that I can add you! To check out mine, please click here: - if you add me I will add you back! I'm going to be posting there more often - fingers crossed ;)

I'd say it's time for a New Blog Contest - don't you? For the chance to win an ebook copy of either Drinyian or Blame the Rain, and a book thong, all you need to do is post on my blog from now until the 16th of January. I'll announce the winner on the 17th. It doesn't have to be much - just a nice hi, how are ya always works - I'm always happy to hear from you guys :)

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My newsletter will be out next week, so be sure to sign up for it and enter my newest contest!

I better go and get some work done. Have a great hump day!!!