Monday, February 29, 2016

How Much Sex Do You Expect in an Erotic Romance?

How much sex do you expect in an erotic romance? 


The Moon, The Madness, and The Magic


New Updated re-release of one of my sexiest erotic, fantasy, menage, romance, M/M/F, BDSM, Shape-shifter stories - One special fae woman, destined for two alpha shifters, must convince them they are not human and things are about to change, drastically. She has the power to seduce them into compliance but what she really wants is love. 

Fate sealed Rourke and Dane's destiny thirty years ago. Now Celeste, a fae shifter, understands why she's irresistibly drawn to both the Werewolf and the Demon Dragon Shifter. Surely with her succubus nature, she'll be capable of seducing the two alpha men, but will she be able to convince them that sharing her to fulfill the Prophecy would be better than the alternative: chaos, destruction, or death? Only she knows why the men's tastes are changing in everything from food to sex. Because one is the prince of the wolf pack, and the other is the leader of the Lore, a dreaded demon dragon shifter, they have one option--accept their destiny and complete the menage bond or die fighting.

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ADULT EXCERPT

The economy box of condoms said large. But after seeing him erect, Celeste wondered if they came in a size called wow or gigantic. Surely, these wouldn’t fit over that, that…Surely, that wouldn’t fit inside her.
Yes, it will.
They were fated for each other.
She could almost hear Mariah’s melodious voice saying, You will suit.
With a shrug, she pushed back her hair. Rolling her shoulders, she braced for the inevitable and walked back to the bed. The condoms didn’t really matter to her or to him. Those were for pretense. She couldn’t get pregnant now, couldn’t get human diseases, and even if he didn’t know it yet, neither could he. He was as immune to human illnesses as she was.
Still, she wished she had more experience with all this sex stuff or with males in general. What kind of succubus didn’t know about sex? She looked at the box in her hand in wonder. Would he expect her to know how to put one of these on him? Once, in a movie she’d seen, a woman place the condom in her mouth and roll it over the male with her tongue.
What if she accidently inhaled?
Oh, no. And there was so much of Rourke to cover. He’d be a lot to handle with only her tongue and lips.
“What’s that worried look on your face?”
She couldn’t stop herself. She glanced at his groin and sighed. “Nothing.”
He chuckled. “Trust me, it’s not nothing.”
“I—I didn’t mean it that way.”
His eyes lit up, and a corner of his mouth turned up. “I know.” He beckoned her and patted the bed next to his hip. “Come over here.”
When she sat back on the bed, the smug look on his face dispelled some of her nerves. His erection rode high on his abdomen, and their sexual pheromones filled the room. He said, “Come closer, right here.”
She lifted her chin. “I guess I have to trust you, then.”
He nodded. “I see you brought the whole box.”
When she sank down on the bed, she shrugged like a petulant child. He drew her body under him as he took the box out of her hand and placed it on the nightstand. His face assumed a comical, teasing leer. “Thanks for the compliment.”
“What compliment?”
“Thirty-six times? You either think I’m superhuman or plan on killing me.”
“I wasn’t s-sure—”
“No sweat.” He kissed her hard with plenty of tongue and moved his lips over her jaw to her ear. “We’ll see how much you can take and  what kind of damage we can do to that box. Sound like a plan?”

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy #RELEASE Day TROUBLE IN THE TROPICS by ELIZA MARCH

PhD student, Sage Deming committed herself to the NSA, but not until after spring break—her first—hot sun, white sand, and mindless sex, until a series of deadly encounters threaten to interrupt her plans. 

Colonel Ryan O'Malley returns after a two-year deployment with a goal to relax before his next cyber security assignment. Is it just dumb luck he's there when the first hot chick he encounters is almost run down and kidnapped? 

Facing danger and betrayal, Sage and Ryan discover a cyber terrorist plot to keep her from finishing her project for Homeland Security. 

That she's determined to experience all spring break has to offer—including casual sex—strangely rankles Ryan as much as the possibility she's a terrorist target. He's determined to protect her and fulfill her qualifications for that weekend fling. 

Sage finally discovers there’s more to life than work, and more to sex than she's ever experienced, but will she manage to stay alive long enough to enjoy it? If the government and her handsome colonel have any say, she will not only finish her project but she'll also get more than the spring break she's been waiting for.
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Questions From an Editor in an Author's Head #onwriting


That's why poets and novelists have been given a "certain" freedom of expression when it comes to FRAGMENTS and PUNCTUATION. As indie authors, we don't have a house style to follow for edits...but we should try to stick closely to the universal standards. I use the Chicago Manual of Style, but even then there are discrepancies. As long as the sentences aren't confusing  to the reader I'm good with less punctuation not more. Semi-colons freak me out. I use too many ellipsis and em-dashes...but not as many as I've seen used by others, and at least I use them correctly.


Commas are a PITA -- at least in mine. Nowadays either no one knows how to use them correctly, or they ignore the rules. British use them one way, and Americans use them another. Actually, you can say that for most punctuation and language. Even if you know the rules and follow them, someone will disagree. If you follow the rules exactly...the book is riddled with pauses you may feel interfere with the sentence flow. 

What about you? Does this sound reasonable? What are your pet peeves with grammar and punctuation? British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand terms and spelling versus American? Any thoughts?

Eliza March Books are all available in iBook format at ITunes

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The New #Erotic Romance Beyond #Grey - Fifty Shades of Red


Trouble in the Tropics: My latest upcoming release takes you on a spring break to the one of the world's top beaches. It also will fill that sexual curiosity you have about erotic romance under dire circumstances.
When I became involved with erotic romance, everyone wanted to know why. After thinking about it, I found I liked writing the details because, for years, I hated those closed door sex scenes in romance novels. If I get to describe the dress my heroine is wearing and the color of her hair, I'm going to give you the rest of the sensual details as well. Here's another thing I'm not fond of: sexual tension. You won't find it in my erotic books. I want my sex early and often in an erotic story. The conflict can be about something else. (GRIN) 

There was a time, I couldn't talk about my books above a soft whisper in polite company. After Fifty Shades, everyone wants to talk about them and is anxious to hear my opinion. They can't wait until my next book comes out. So I'm not siding with the literary group when it came to the uproar over Publishers Weekly naming E.L. James 2012 Publishing Person of the Year. Frankly, the controversy baffled me, and their snobbery made me see fifty shades of red. 

What was her actual affect on the industry? After I read the details about how Ms. James got started, and the history of the Fifty Shades books, I agreed with Publishers Weekly--her success had a major influence on the erotic genre and about how books, not only get contracted, but how they go viral. What an innovative beginning! 

Times are changing and publishing is changing with a rate of speed no one person can anticipate. How "Fifty Shades of Grey" went from an auspicious start as "Twilight" fan fiction, to a record breaking best-seller and an anticipated movie, is a fascinating story. It proves there's no right or wrong way to do anything anymore. Several years ago, Amanda Hocking proved serializing books on her blog and sharing them could lead to success down one road; E.L. James set about sharing her stories another way by building a readership in fan fiction. When her story proved too racy for the "Twilight" group, she moved it to her own website and built a following of readers and fans. What had been called "Master of the Universe," back then, later developed into the Fifty Shades trilogy. James has been criticized for her lack of literary expertise, and her books for their topic and simplicity. But what I see is an author who wrote characters readers became committed to and a growth arc in their relationship that took a taboo subject, such as BDSM, and drove it (if not the practice, at least the ability to discuss it) into the mainstream market place. 

How? James made it believable. She created a psychological erotic romance with sympathetic characters and enabled the average person to empathize with their circumstances. For more information about the article, click here Publishers Weekly Link 

Dual Bondage
For more information about my erotic books, check them out at the top of this page. If you are curious about BDSM, so is my heroine in Dual Bondage: Roped and Tied.

      

Monday, February 8, 2016

FIRST EXCERPT FOR TROUBLE IN THE TROPICS #New #Release #ELIZAMARCH #SPRINGBREAK

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Trouble in the Tropics by Eliza March

Cyber Espionage Romance Novella

PhD student, Sage Deming committed herself to the NSA, but not until after spring breakher firsthot sun, white sand, and mindless sex, until a series of deadly encounters threaten to interrupt her plans. 
 Colonel Ryan O'Malley returns after a two-year deployment with a goal to relax before his next cyber security assignment. Is it just dumb luck he's there when the first hot chick he encounters is almost run down and kidnapped? 
 Facing danger and betrayal, Sage and Ryan discover a cyber terrorist plot to keep her from finishing her project for Homeland Security. 
 That she's determined to experience all spring break has to offer—including casual sex—strangely rankles Ryan as much as the possibility she's a terrorist target. He's determined to protect her and fulfill her qualifications for that weekend fling. 
 Sage finally discovers there’s more to life than work, and more to sex than she's ever experienced, but will she manage to stay alive long enough to enjoy it? If the government and her handsome colonel have any say, she will not only finish her project but she'll also get more than the spring break she's been waiting for.


Excerpt:

When the last of her things were put away, he risked digging deeper. "You're out here to have a good time, right?"
 Her mass of curly red hair had come undone and followed her head when she turned quickly in his direction. Their eyes met. Hers pupils dilated slightly and her breathing accelerated.
She wanted him, all right.
He walked toward her, slowly, hoping she wouldn't bolt.
There…her eyes opened wider, and she apparently couldn't figure out what to do with her hands. First she picked up the TV remote then put it back on the counter.
"Well, did you?"
"Y-yes," she stammered, frozen in place. Her response sounded cautious, but definitive.
Suddenly, he was determined to be the one to get her through her first spring break. Now all he had to do was convince her to let him.
He placed his hands on her shoulders and waited for her to stop fidgeting.
"Relax." He stepped closer, his hands caressing her arms all the way down to her wrists. Her pulse felt like a captured bird's. Lifting her hands to his lips, he kissed one knuckle after the next, watching her wide-eyed surprise. Then he encouraged her to wrap her arms around his neck.
She never stopped staring into his eyes as if searching for a reason he would be doing this…or why she should stop him.
He slid his arms around her waist, and pulled her into a loose embrace and bent his head to hers, lightly kissing the soft skin on his way to her ear. He inhaled deeply, enjoying her feint floral scent and the way she responded by leaning in and pressing against him. He'd been hard since the pollen incident. Now he was ready, but Ryan wanted to take his time savoring this woman, this moment.
"I'm interested in helping you enjoy your first spring break if I meet with you're approval."
Her heavy lidded gaze roamed his face before looking aside. "You'll do nicely," she murmured shyly.
"There are a few ways we can approach this now that we're clear on the outcome." He let that sink in. "We can get this heat out of our systems, fast and furious, and then take the time to get to know each other and enjoy the rest of our time together, slow and easy like."
 Her eyes widened. Were those freckles on her nose? When did he decide freckles were unbearably sexy? He cupped her face and brushed his lips over her cheeks. God he had it bad.
"Okay."
His breathing paused. "Okay? Fast and furious now—?"
"Wait!" She pushed away.
Wait? No, his body rebelled. What the hell?
"What's your name?"
"My name?" He tried to pull her back into his embrace, but she held her ground.
He grunted. "Ryan."
"Really? Your full name?"
"Ryan Patrick O'Malley. Why?"
"We never bothered exchanging names. I'm Sage Deming. You know the rest."
"Nice to meet you, Sage." Ryan took her back into his arms and nuzzled her neck. "But there's so much more I plan to know about you besides your name. More I want to explore. More I want to learn about you."
"Okay. Let's start here." She stood on her toes and drew him into an open-mouthed tongue-fuck he hadn't expected.
He thought he'd lose his mind when she dropped her hand to his groin and cupped him. Every inch of him insisted he dive in while his brain fought to appreciate every contact, every impression.
"So it's going to be that way, is it?" After his last six months of celibacy fast and furious suited him just fine. 





Wednesday, February 3, 2016

#IWSG #IAMWriting If You're Missing From Social Media




The awesome co-hosts for the February 3 posting of the IWSG will be Allison Gammons, Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar, Rachel Pattison 

Make certain to stop by their blogs.

I don't know if you're like me but every morning I wake up with a brilliant idea or more and can't wait to write it down. Sometimes in the light of day, the ideas fall flat or I can't remember them. Sometimes I hit a home run and both remember and come up with a winning idea.

I started writing down my thoughts so I could keep track. The list grows and my mind wanders. Returning to the list refocuses me on a direction. What I have discovered is that social media is both a creative resource and a brain drain. This week I've been on a tight deadline to complete my novella, so I took entertainment social media breaks. The videos always get my ideas flowing. So if you don't see me on social media it's because I've tried to rein myself in and stay focused on my to do list.

I'm less stressed when I can check the list off since I can't stop adding to them every morning.

But #IAMWRITING and that makes me happy.