For the past few weeks, I’ve been hinting about a new book I’ve been working on with another author. I didn’t want to give out details until it was released because I’m superstitious that way.
But it’s just been released today. It’s a collection of two novellas that I collaborated on with m/m romance author, Andrew Grey. And, though I’ve been in tons of anthologies over the years, this is the first time I’ve ever actually collaborated with anyone this closely.
It was a wonderful experience. Andrew Grey was wonderful to work with, and we worked out the details like blurbs, cover design, and titles with such ease I’m still surprised it went by so fast (we started this back in October). I’ll post more about what it’s like collaborating and more about the novellas later this week. But here’s the blurb, and a link where you can purchase. I’m sure it will be on amazon and all other web sites where e-books are sold either today or sometime this week.
In these emotional tales of love and attraction at the workplace, two best-selling authors explore complicated -and sometimes steamy!- relationships between employee and boss.
In THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT, best-selling author Andrew Grey sets the backdrop for successful Christian, a nationally known erotic photographer, and his assistant, David , the efficient but demure type who is always there for his boss… Will these two star-crossed lovers ever find a way to come together?
In Ryan’s Field’s THE ARRANGEMENT, it’s 1962 and Toby has just moved to New York to start a new job in advertising. He’s hoping to find a social life, but Toby wasn’t expecting his over-sexed boss to use Toby’s apartment as a love nest so he can sneak around with young men behind his wife’s back! Toby wasn’t expecting to fall in love with one of his boss’s young men either. With all the secrets Toby’s cheating boss is keeping from everyone, will Toby be able to live with the lies and infidelities for long? Or will Toby find the strength to stand up to his awful boss and do the right thing for the young man he loves?
Don’t miss these sizzling all-male novellas of passion and romance, or the chance to be swept away in a naughty workplace fling!
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I get a lot of e-mails from other writers asking about the publishers I work with and how they should submit their work. One of the things I always tell them is to look for calls for submission on publisher web sites. These calls for submission are usually for anthologies, where writers submit short stories. The pay isn’t great and there isn’t that much glory, but it’s a good way to let a publisher or editor see how you write. And, I happen to love writing short stories. Many times writers who submit to these short story collections move on to writing novels for the same publishers. I did it for years with all the gay presses and a few indie presses.
So here’s a call for submissions for Ravenous Romance. And here’s the link to the original blog post.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Call for Stories – Dangerous Curves Anthology
Deadline: 15 May 2011
Story Length: 2500 5000
Mira Paul is looking for original, unpublished erotic romance stories featuring curvy, voluptuous, full-figured women. Think Cameyn Manheim, America Ferrera, Sara Ramirez, Christina Hendricks, Jennifer Hudson or Wynona Judd. All the stories must have enthralling characters, a strong plot, steaming sex and a happy ever after or happy for now ending. This is not the anthology for your story centering on a woman who loathes the way that she looks. All stories must feature a strong, sexy full-figured heroine who loves they way she looks and feels and who revels in her ample awesomeness. We’d like to see stories about princesses, models, etc., all the glamour occupations that we would see in a “regular” romance anthology. All sexual orientations welcome.
Submission Guidelines: Email submissions to mirapaul.editor at gmail dot com as a double-spaced Word or RTF attachment with “Dangerous Curves Submission” in the subject line. Please include your name (and pseudonym if applicable), bio, mailing address, email, title of the piece and word count as part of your document. The footer of each page should include your name and page number.
Compensation: Ravenous Romance short story advance of $10, a copy of the anthology, plus a pro rata share of any revenue/subsidiary rights.
Okay. I’m not totally sure, but I think today is the www.ravenousromance.com second anniversary. According to this post I wrote last year, it must be. And if it’s not, it’s getting close.
I’m not even sure about the number of m/m romances I’ve written for ravenous in the past two years. I don’t keep track of each book or short story I write, at least not on a daily basis. But I think it’s close to twenty-five. And I’m actually getting ready to submit a brand new book this afternoon…as soon as I get all those paranoid submission day fears out of my head.
But I’d like to take this time to congratulate Holly Schmidt, Lori Perkins, and Alan Penn for creating a romance venue that’s usually a little different from other e-publishers. They’ve allowed me to do a few things most publishers probably wouldn’t have allowed. And the responses I’ve received from readers all over the world shows me they agree, too. But more than that, coming from a background of print publishing, I slipped into ravenous romance without making many personal changes at all with regards to the way the book publishing business operates.
And it hasn’t always been easy, not for the writers or the publishers. But it’s always been pleasant and professional, which makes all the hard work worth while.
So Happy Anniversary, RR.