Friday, January 11, 2008

Returning to the land of the living

I am gradually returning to the land of the living after being out of circulation with a winter lurgie for two weeks or more. I’m now hearing that there are lots of other evil germs out there, which makes me want to huddle inside with my computer. That is no bad thing. Alas, my Sven progress in the last few weeks has been negligible, because of illness. I need to revv my engines and soon.

So, as I surface, lots of exciting things arrived in the post. I’d ordered some postcards to promote RECKLESS, my July release, and they arrived today. This was the first time I'd done anything like this, so opening them up was wonderfully exciting, like Christmas all over again! Yes, I got mega-excited over a postcard. Really! There was high-pitched, breathless squeaking, and everything. The talented Frauke at Croco designed them for me, and I love them to bits. Here is a smaller version so you can see what they look like.

Today also brought my author copies of the THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW EROTICA from Maxim Jakubowski. This anthology should be available any day now.
Here in one seductive volume is the finest erotic writing of the year 2006-2007, from around the world. Containing more than 40 new stories, "The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica" offers an addictive menu of sex in all its splendor. These tales trace the extraordinary variety of the erotic experience, as men and women play out the eternal rhythms of desire. In the realm of the senses, everything can be explored. Here is explicit sexual drama in all its forms from some of the best writers in the field.
More excitement, and I'll be giving a copy away on my next newsletter. I was absolutely thrilled when I turned over to read the back cover copy and saw my name and short story listed there. Yes, another huge grin! All this fun is helping my recovery speed along fabulously. :-)

I also discovered I got a lovely mention in a review from Ashley Lister, at the Erotica Readers and Writers Association web site. He was reviewing BEST WOMEN’S EROTICA, edited by Violet Blue, and he gives me this mention for my story: "Saskia Walker, with typical style and eloquence, makes the temperature sizzle in "Winter Heat."" Style and eloquence, ay. I'd better pull myself together if I want to live up to that one! :o)

Oh, and while I’ve been down for the count and away from the desk, I’ve been reading an ARC of Nalini Singh's forthcoming novel MINE TO POSSESS. It was a terrific read, and I'll be putting up a review of that later today. See you then!


lillian said...

Oh, I love your postcards! They are so pretty! So are all of your covers! Glad you're feeling better!!


Saskia Walker said...

Hey cutie, thanks for calling by. I'm so glad you like the postcard. I'm like a kid at Christmas over them. ;-) My first promo item LOL