Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Publication day! RAMPANT second edition is now available.

RAMPANT is out! This is a repackaged re-release of an older work. If you haven't read this one before you can get it on knock down launch price of 0.99c/p until this weekend. 


And in print from:
Amazon worldwide and Createspace
He’ll have a devil of a time resisting… 
Grayson Murdoch only has one thing on his mind. Saving the Scottish fishing village of Carbrey from the dark magic of the local coven. At least he did only have one thing on his mind, but not since Zoe Daniels moved into the cottage next door. Now he thinks about her much more than he should…and for a witch like Grayson that means sexmagick abounds. But there’s something odd about his gorgeous neighbor, and something sinister going on in that house. Something that might test his craft as a witch and test his control as a man. 

A possession so strong… 

Zoe Daniels has dreamt of a restful stay in Scotland for years. But Zoe’s peaceful trip is anything but. As soon as she arrives she’s haunted by erotic visions, visions so vivid she can barely look her sexy neighbor, Grayson, in the eye. However it’s more than just dreams. There’s real danger in Carbrey village, and though she keeps telling herself she doesn’t believe in ghosts and witches and black magic, she can’t deny frightening things are going on all around her. If the rumors about her haunted cottage and the witch who lived there are true, the least of Zoe’s problems is her insatiable lust for Grayson. 


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kindle Unlimited readers?

Kindle Unlimited readers - here is a list of all my titles you can *currently* download for free on Kindle Select:

Mastering Meg -- BDSM romance novella -- UK US

Forbidden -- contemporary erotic romance novella
(a modern twist on Lady Chatterley's Lover!) UK US

Minding Amy -- fun & sexy contemporary romance UK US

Winner Takes All -- kinky BDSM roleplay gamers novella -- UK US

Sex. Lies and Bondage Tape -- D/s rock world contemporary romance --UK US

Trading Hearts series:

The Buyer -- BDSM contemporary romance -- UK US

The Seller -- BDSM contemporary romance -- UK US

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Seller – part two in my Trading Hearts series -- now available in Kindle edition.

The Seller – part two in my Trading Hearts series -- is now available in Kindle edition. (With many apologies to those readers who have been waiting for this one. It was due to come out while I was in hospital but had to be put on hold.) It's out on Amazon and will follow later on other retailers. Because of the long delay the launch price is 0.99c/p and will remain there until the weekend.  
Naomi and Lucas met in the business world.... and in part one of the series Naomi and Lucas negotiated their relationship in a business-like manner. Things are about to change! Emotions are involved, the past comes back to haunt Lucas, and suddenly the stakes are much, much higher...

In her master's arms she becomes pleasure incarnate… 
When Naomi Kildare met masterful Lucas Eaglestone a passionate affair sidelined her business and changed her life forever. She surrendered herself to him and at his hands she experienced sexual pleasures beyond her wildest dreams. 
Her BDSM master has now traveled the length of the land to win his woman and he won't let anything stand in his way. Naomi is enthralled by his physical claim on her but she cannot sell her own dream in exchange for a decadent life as his willing submissive. 
Together they could be the perfect match, but trading hearts is never that simple. 

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Trading Hearts #2 - THE SELLER - on its way!


Part 2 of my TRADING HEARTS series is finally on its way!!

Once again, apologies for the long delay. This was supposed to come out last summer but as mentioned before I was "unavoidably delayed" in a hospital...

The Seller comes out next Tuesday, July 12th on Kindle and you can pre-order it now. Other formats/retailers will follow in a few weeks time.


Here's the outline for part two of Lucas and Naomi's story:

In her master's arms she becomes pleasure incarnate…
When Naomi Kildare met masterful Lucas Eaglestone a passionate affair sidelined her business and changed her life forever. She surrendered herself to him and at his hands she experienced sexual pleasures beyond her wildest dreams.
 Her BDSM master has now traveled the length of the land to win his woman and he won't let anything stand in his way. Naomi is enthralled by his physical claim on her but she cannot sell her own dream in exchange for a decadent life as his willing submissive. Together they could be the perfect match, but trading hearts is never that simple.
This novella is scheduled to remain at 0.99c until publication week, then it'll be full price at $2.99.

Part one of the story can be found here:
  


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

How about a fun read to take your mind off politics for a while? :)

MINDING AMY is ‪‎free‬ on ‪kindle‬ from 29th June 2016 for 5 days - grab it while you can! 
This is a light contemporary romance set in London. I love the cover for this one, designed by Frauke Spanuth at Croco designs. My heroine adores high heels but she's not very good at staying upright in them - getting her into all sorts of sexy trouble .. I hope it'll bring you some smiles. 
 Here's the summary:
Saskia Walker's photo."Amy Norton is on a mission to prove herself as an Investigative Journalist, but her over-protective father hires a bodyguard to accompany her during her investigative work, and she's furious. Things only get worse when she realizes the bodyguard is the guy she mistakenly approached on a blind date the night before. She was all over the man and embarrassed herself, big time. The last thing she wants is to have him obstructing her investigation, gorgeous though he is.
Undercover Investigator, Sebastian Armitage, is amused and fascinated by the situation and sets out to charm the pants off the hot-headed Ms Norton. She is one sexy lady, and he wants her. Before long they embark on a red-hot affair, but how is Sebastian going to point out that she's going about investigative work the wrong way, while keeping her sweet?"
US: https://www.amazon.com/Minding-Amy-Saskia-Walker/dp/1505512891/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Minding-Amy-Saskia-Walker-ebook/dp/B0050CODYM

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Things happen after a badedas bath..

Anyone out there old enough to recall the Badedas ads – “things happen after a Badedas bath”? :o) I grew up with those ads and they made a *huge* impression on me... really set the old imagination going.  ;) So much storytelling in each ad…and they ran for years.


When I got my new cover for RAMPANT it reminded me of those ads. I smile when I see it because the old Badedas ads are brought to mind.  
 





This novel is scheduled for re-release in July and it’s on preorder price for 0.99c until publication week. So if you haven't already read this one, you can reserve your copy cheap cheap! :)


Kindle UK: http://tinyurl.com/gn5fcaz
iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/zje4mmw
Nook: http://tinyurl.com/h6f8wto
AllRomance: http://tinyurl.com/zr37bcl


Here’s the cover copy:

He’ll have a devil of a time resisting…
Grayson Murdoch only has one thing on his mind. Saving the Scottish fishing village of Carbrey from the dark magic of the local coven.  At least he did only have one thing on his mind, but not since Zoe Daniels moved into the cottage next door. Now he thinks about her much more than he should…and for a witch like Grayson that means sexmagick abounds. But there’s something odd about his gorgeous neighbor, and something sinister going on in that house. Something that might test his craft as a witch and test his control as a man.

A possession so strong…
Zoe Daniels has dreamt of a restful stay in Scotland for years. But Zoe’s peaceful trip is anything but. As soon as she arrives she’s haunted by erotic visions, visions so vivid she can barely look her sexy neighbor, Grayson, in the eye.  However it’s more than just dreams. There’s real danger in Carbrey village, and though she keeps telling herself she doesn’t believe in ghosts and witches and black magic, she can’t deny frightening things are going on all around her. If the rumors about her haunted cottage and the witch who lived there are true, the least of Zoe’s problems is her insatiable lust for Grayson.


Saturday, June 04, 2016

Cover reveal!

My Scottish witchcraft erotic romance RAMPANT is shortly going to be available with a gorgeous new cover – here it is! Designed by super-talented cover designer, Kim Killion, it’s so perfect for this story...



Here’s the cover copy:

He’ll have a devil of a time resisting…
Grayson Murdoch only has one thing on his mind. Saving the Scottish fishing village of Carbrey from the dark magic of the local coven.  At least he did only have one thing on his mind, but not since Zoe Daniels moved into the cottage next door. Now he thinks about her much more than he should…and for a witch like Grayson that means sexmagick abounds. But there’s something odd about his gorgeous neighbor, and something sinister going on in that house. Something that might test his craft as a witch and test his control as a man.

A possession so strong…
Zoe Daniels has dreamt of a restful stay in Scotland for years. But Zoe’s peaceful trip is anything but. As soon as she arrives she’s haunted by erotic visions, visions so vivid she can barely look her sexy neighbor, Grayson, in the eye.  However it’s more than just dreams. There’s real danger in Carbrey village, and though she keeps telling herself she doesn’t believe in ghosts and witches and black magic, she can’t deny frightening things are going on all around her. If the rumors about her haunted cottage and the witch who lived there are true, the least of Zoe’s problems is her insatiable lust for Grayson.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Anniversary on the horizon

I can’t quite believe it, but its coming up to twenty years since I sold my first erotic short story. I’ll have to double check, but it was late summer 1996 and the story was published in 1997 – that’s how long things took in the olden days! 
I’ll have to dig out the offer letter and share it. It meant the absolute world to me. I recall marveling over the lengthy paperwork.  I’d had work published in small press, fantasy fanzines and the like, but this was a proper contract with a big name publisher - Virgin's Black Lace “erotic fiction by women for women” – so I reasoned if I could write a story good enough for a contract, I could write more, and write longer. ..so I kept going. Shortly after that Alison Tyler also published my work, then Violet Blue, then Red Sage.. Berkley.. and then Harlequin.. and the rest, as they say, is history. I’m still here (just about 
I'll have to find a way to celebrate the anniversary – I'll post the story here on the blog when the anniversary comes around and do some book giveaways.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Visit me at Facebook and Twitter

I still post here occasionally, but if you're interested in more frequent updates you can follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook. I hope to see you there :)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Let's talk about BLURBS...

Writing cover copy/blurb is one of the hardest types of writing for me, and I know many other authors feel the same. I ask myself "why?" often. It shouldn't be hard writing a short version of your book to give people a flavour of it, but it is. Because it's hard to pull out the best parts into a readable, enticing couple of paragraphs while you've got a whole novel in your head.... It's impossible to keep a whole book in your head anyway, let alone shrink it down into two paragraphs! I quickly discovered that my best efforts were the ones that I wrote before I'd written the whole book.. I guess because my mind wasn't weighted down with all the info, just the early hooks. The best advice I can give anyone starting out is to write the blurb early, and think of it as a sales pitch not a summary.
Anyone who is good with blurbs has my undying admiration. It's a real skill. When I first started being bought by publishers (a half life ago) part of the mess of excitement was because they were going to do the official cover copy for me... lol! Although sometimes when it came in there were inaccuracies, or it wasn't as good as I'd hoped it might be. On a couple of occasions I even decided my own dismal efforts were comparable .. lol! But that's another story wink emoticon
If an author has been publisher published for a while they sometimes get rights back on earlier works, and then you're able to publish the book again. That means going back to writing a new cover copy for a very old book -- which brings it's own barrel load of author-angst. Not only is the story buried deep in your writing memory, but the publisher blurb has now become lodged in your memory too, like a mental road block. The publisher's blurb belongs to them though, it's their copyrighted material. You can't use it again and you probably wouldn't want to, so you've got to go back to the drawing board.
If you're reading this because you thought I was going to wave a magic wand and tell you how to do it, I'm not, I can't. But I know a lady who can. smile emoticon
I was recently in this situation (rights reverted) and put my hands up - I needed help and I wasn't ashamed to admit it. I want to recommend getting in touch with the Killion Group because blurb writing is one of the many superb author services they offer. I took my blurb to Jenn who does the blurb writing (and formatting and many other jobs) Jenn is truly gifted when it comes to the task. Treat it as a second opinion, a new angle. For a very reasonable cost Jenn presented me with a fresh, vibrant angle on my book blurb, and it was fun to work with her. if you're struggling with your blurbs check them out, you won't regret it.

http://thekilliongroupinc.com/

Monday, April 18, 2016

After a long absence… back with a bargain! :)

It’s been a long while since I posted here, yes… To cut a long story short, I had major complications after surgery and nearly cheeked out of the planet for good. I managed to haul back from the edge of oblivion to have another go at this life. It’s been a long, slow journey and I’m still dealing with associated health issues but I'm getting there. I've already rejoined social media and feeling much more like chatting and hanging out with readers. 

In terms of new writing, there hasn’t been any but I’m hopeful for the future. If you’re looking for my TRADING HEARTS series, book two, hang in there with me because I hope to have news on that one soon. I had completed the novella before I went in to hospital so it’s just a matter of getting it polished and sent off to my editor. I’ll post more info soon.

Meanwhile, my work has appeared in several box sets – the most recent of which is MENAGERie, from Excite Spice. This includes my story THE RIGHT MEN FOR THE JOB. Get it while it’s hot – i.e. only 0.99c or equivalent!


Details for that one below, and I’ll post about some other boxed sets and an anthology (as well as the TRADING HEARTS series!) very soon!
Get ready for a MENAGErie of experience! 

This 21 BOOK Excite Spice MEGA Bundle is teeming with triads, in every possible combination you could imagine—and maybe some you never even thought of! You get over 300,000 words of exciting, multitudinous menage including every alpha hunk possible, from cowboys to billionaires, who all know the art of seducing a woman--or two. 

Twenty-one of the genre’s hottest authors will tempt you with hot, sizzling tales of trios that give new meaning to the term “open relationship.” 

So get ready to join the party, because these passionate, polyamorous stories will leave you panting for more! 

This EXCITE SPICE bundle is on sale for a LIMITED TIME. 



Sunday, May 17, 2015

Offline for a while

Friends,

I'm offline for a while now. I go into hospital for surgery in the morning -- think good thoughts for me!  I won't be able to post for a while but I'll tweet as soon as I am able to.  I have my kindle with me, loaded with lots of good books to read. I hope you do too. :)

Love you,
Saskia