Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The first two reviews for Relic are in!

4 Angels from Jessica at FAR:

"...Whether readers are drawn to the passionate and charismatic Tara or the strong and intoxicating Kadir, they will instantly been drawn to the intense physical chemistry between them. The gemstone they seek is more than both of them imagine and offers a wonderful twist to the story... The Relic of the Heart is truly a tale for the heart: a forbidden love story that offers each character the one thing they long to have. Laura Bacchi has created a superb short story worth 4 Angels!"

And 4 Stars from Kirra at JERR:

"...Tara knows what she wants and Kadir is unable to hide his body’s response from her. His response includes the raising of six very alien neck horns... When they eventually yield to their mutual desire, their passion is expressed with honesty and caring that will warm you. There is a very tender scene that I absolutely loved. I also enjoyed the character of Alistair, the wealthy backer for the dig and Tara’s interactions with her father. This is a charming love story with humorous moments scattered throughout and an enjoyable read for anyone who can appreciate the effects of a little 'horniness.'"

Thank you, Jessica and Kirra, for your kind words :)

Some more good news - Ruthie's Club just accepted my two sordid tales of raunchy sex in the workplace. "Slaughterhouse-Six" will run in late January during their Corporate Sex issue. A related story entitled "Employee Relations" be featured the week after that. And the second installment of Educating Ian will be published at Ruthies on January 16th.

As I get ready for 2006, I've been thinking a lot about goals and how I intend to meet them. Quite frankly, I feel the pull of harder-hitting stories with stronger language - and stronger heroines. My work just seems to run truer to my real self when I write erotica that's not so romantic. So I think my work will evolve over the next twelve months and take me somewhere new.

Does anyone else feel a shift? In their voice or the content of their work? I'm also going to write more first-person stories. But no matter where our work takes us this year, I wish everyone a Happy New Year!!!

Take care,

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I've been a writing fool

...or a fool writing. I think I'm in over my head. Too many projects, too little time.

I've been staying up till 1 or 2 AM every night this week working on stories for Ruthie's Club, which makes getting up at 6 AM mighty hard. Plus, I have a ton of ebooks to read. I did finish one...and will write about it later this week. Which one, you ask? Guess you'll just have to wait and see ;)

Sunday, December 11, 2005

I'm feeling Lucky...

Lucky in Lust comes out next week! Yippee!!! I hope readers can't wait to get their hands on him. LOL

Here's another excerpt:

“You’re still soaking wet.” He spread her knees further apart and went low for a full lick. “And delicious.”

She grinned at the scruffy goatee now glistening with her dampness. “And I think you like that.” He grinned back, a devilish look dancing in his eyes. She squirmed. He tightened his grip. “But our pizza will get cold.”

“I’d rather have hot pussy than hot pizza any day.” His mouth latched onto her and all thoughts of food left her mind. The only thing that existed was his tongue on her, slipping against the ridge of her clit slow and languid as if he had all night.

The orgasm uncoiled from her womb, and when the first quiver came, he knew and began sucking her without mercy. The strength of her pleasure forced a moan from her chest. It echoed through the warehouse until she pushed him away.

“Too much. Too intense.”

He didn’t say a word while he rolled the condom over his prick. It pressed into her wetness, stretching her, tormenting her until she rocked forward to speed his entrance.

“Damn, you’re tight.” He sank the full length of himself into her, then pulled her legs back into position so he could watch. The idea of him staring straight at something so primal, so intimate, sent a shiver through her torso. He rotated his hips and leaned back to see their joining from all different angles until he hit the sensitive spot that made her slip into oblivion. Nothing else mattered—no tenure, no work. He lifted her legs back, and she thought he’d split her in two. But the feeling deep in her sex grew until she grabbed the table edges for dear life, gasping for air and hoping he’d never stop.

When she opened her eyes, he was smiling down at her. He rocked her slower now, and then lost himself in her. She could see it in his face while he buried his thickness up to his balls and retreated. The final stroke came, each spasm strong and sure inside her cunt as he filled the room with the sounds of his release.

Her back ached. Her pussy throbbed. But when he carried her over to the pizza and pulled her into his lap, she let him feed her. Cold pizza never tasted so good.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Laura's Live at Ruthie's Club

I've got my leather pasties on...and not much else this week at the finest online site for literary smut: Ruthie's Club! This is a paying site, but you can take a tour and read some free stories.

Two of my pieces are featured right now during Ruthie's BDSM Week, which is a double issue packed with stories about the darker side of kinky sex. My flash piece Blind Heat offers a quick outdoor menage in less than 300 words. And my first installment of Educating Ian is up. This tale of a Domme and her sub will be presented in serial form there over the next few months. Don't worry if you miss a week - Ruthie's archives all its author's work.

All the full-length stories at this site are illustrated. This is a great forum for quality erotica, and I'm proud to be contributor!

Ruthie's Club: Classy. Kinky. Literary. Smut.

Monday, November 21, 2005

"Relic of the Heart" is now available!

I'm thrilled to announce that my second sci-fi erotic short from Amber Quill is out! And I'm also pleased to be in the good company of authors like Adrianna Dane, Megan Hart, Sasha White, and Sylvia Day.

For a blurb and an excerpt, please check out Amber Quill Press.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I'm Tickled Pink!!!!

I'll be hanging with fellow Phaze authors at the Pink Banana Boutique in Virginia Beach, Virginia from noon to 6 pm this Saturday, November 19th. The Pink Banana is a great adult toy shop with friendly staff and lots of naughty stuff!

We'll be signing books on disc (and a few authors have print copies), plying you with chocolate, and giving away two huge prize baskets filled with goodies. For more information and directions, click here or here.

I hope to see you there. And I promise to be on my best behavior...it's Bridget Midway we have to look out for ;)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Amber Heat Winners and Upcoming Contest

From November 15th through the 30th, the Amber Heat Readers loop will be spotlighting past winners from this prestigious contest. There will be hot excerpts from the contest winners and lots of chit chat about our other AQP titles.

Come join us at amberheatreaders-subscribe@yahoogroups.com for all the fun!

If you're a writer, bear in mind that the upcoming contest is the only way new authors are added to the AQP roster. You've got time, so polish those entries and follow the guidelines posted right here. Entries are accepted from January 1st to the 15th, so get typing!

And I wanted to share the good news that several Amber Quill authors have started a blog. Check it out at aqpauthors.blogspot.com. Hope to see you around and good luck to anyone who enters!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

10 Questions with Diamond Taylor

My good buddy and fellow Diva Diamond Taylor posted ten cool questions to share with friends. If you want to participate, post your answers to her divalicious blog that Jax recently revved up. It looks awesome!

Here goes:

1. Most embarrassing moment in your life?
While having lunch with my boss and a dozen other coworkers, I asked the newly hired carpenter - and rather conservative fellow - if he had any good wood because I had a project in mind.. The table erupted in laughter and it took me a minute to realize my faux pas. For all the smut I read, I'd never heard that expression and my face felt like it was on fire. They still joke me about that - and I don't even work there anymore!

2. Favorite Color?

3. If you could invite ten people to dinner living or dead who would it be?
1) Vincent Van Gogh
2) Leonardo da Vinci
3) Giacomo Puccini
4) Bill Gates
5) Thelonious Monk
6) Ella Fitzgerald
7) Christ
8) Buddha
9) Mohammed
10) My great grandmother Ollie

(Ollie was a sweet woman and devout Christian. When my great aunt passed away, my family came across a Bible listing the dates of Ollie's children...and one was born a while prior to her marriage. The history is spotty, but apparently she fell in love with a miner at a camp where she did laundry. What happened to him? Why didn't they get married? How did my great grandfather feel about this? She certainly knew how to keep a secret. I'd pull her aside after dessert and see if she'd tell me her tales.)

4. A secret no one would guess about you? (don't be shy I won't tell.)
I rarely shave.

5. What is your one regret in life?
That I didn't move to the Big Apple after college to try to make it as an artist.

6. Name one thing you want to do before you die?
Meet my grandkids should my daughter ever have any.

7.Biggest pet peeve?

8. What is your most annoying habit?
I'm forgetful.

9.One thing you can't live without?
My glasses.

10.Who will you ask to complete this?
Silma Pagan.

Thanks for sharing these, homegirl in crime!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Check out my latest interview!

I hope people aren't sick of me yet.

Here's my latest interview, this one thanks to Brooke at Romance Junkies.

It's always interesting to see the range of questions from the interviewers. Again, I had fun answering them and learning more about myself in the process. Thanks so much, Brooke!

Look out for my next one coming soon from Novelspot :)

Friday, November 04, 2005

Shoes, interviews...what more could a girl want?

I was thrilled to learn that Erotic Romance Reviews for Women awarded me the Golden Shoe Award for October! ERRW ran a poll last month where readers could pick their favorite Phaze author and somehow I won. I'm tickled pink! And gold!

Check out my author page and interview when you get a chance. I had a blast answering Rene's questions!

ERRW offers contests, great reviews, and more, so definitely pay them a visit!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Ready to SHIVER?

Halloween is almost here, so I thought I'd drag a skeleton out of the closet. Or maybe a werewolf. I first ran into Emily Veinglory at The Fish Tank about the time her second novella, "Eclipse of the Heart" came out. This homoerotic tale deals with a gay man who's quite comfortable out of the closet.

The werewolf part of him, however, isn't quite so open.

Laura: Can you tell us about "Eclipse of the Heart" and your e-book before that, "Broken Sword"?

Emily: I started to write back in 1998 when I first became aware of 'slash' fan-fiction which created stories about characters on TV and other media, with homoerotic content. My first major story was a 10,000 word melodrama about Sherlock Holmes and Dracula, which frankly contained some stuff that surprised even me. I think that all my stories so far contain a strong dark element whether it is outright paranormal horror of a personal darkness and despair that the characters are struggling with.

I then wrote two Arthurian novellas which were published by a small press called AngelWings. It struck me that I might be able to reach a larger audience, and even make some money. My only novel length work is the frankly self-indulgent "Broken Sword." It contains all the things I adore, men in love, vampires, magic, angst and a dangerous adventure—in this case a full scale war between two nations. Torquere Press gave me my first break and my editor taught me a lot about writing, which I have put to use in later works.

"Eclipse of the Heart" is the first story I wrote deliberately as an erotic romance for an e-publisher. It is my firm favorite and current best-seller. Loose Id suggested that I might like to write another story in the same setting and so readers who liked "Eclipse of the Heart" may want to keep an eye out for "Wildest Dreams" which will be released early in the New Year.

Laura: Your latest novella, "Dealing Straight" is a homoerotic western. To me, this seems like a refreshing mix of genres, which makes me wonder if you are one of many writers breaking the boundaries of erotic romance in this way or are you one of a few. Since you're writing in this sub-genre, can you comment on this and tell us about what's new on the M/M scene?

Emily: I would have to admit that I was inspired by the gay western series written by Cap Iversen, and a number of gay westerns are currently coming out—some of the best at Torquere Press. So I wasn't exactly leading the way in this sub-genre although I was in the first wave of e-books that took on this theme. I would probably have written this story regardless as I have an enormous love for the kind of western books that came out when I was a kid—Louis Lamour, Zane Grey and so on. I see these formulaic westerns as being very close cousin to genre romance. They offer the same certainty that despite all the perils that the hero will face, in the end right will triumph over might. However I do have some ideas that might bring a fresh twist to things, paranormal gay western—I figure I will just keep mixing the
genre's until the cauldron can't take it any more!

Laura: Congratulations on your short story, "Ebb Moon," which was one of six 'Shivers' entries accepted at Phaze - I about fell out of my chair when you told me it was actually M/F! Please tell us a little bit about "Ebb Moon" coming out just in time for Halloween.

Emily: Well, I don't know how many times I have heard the phrase 'write what you know'. And most of the romantic, and sexual, relationships that I have been in were with men. It finally struck me that I should at least try to write a heterosexual romance. When the Shivers contest was posted this seemed like a perfect opportunity.

I wrote this story with much less planning than usual. I basically started with a young woman who has been bitten by a dying 'bukri' which is a wolf-like animal that can send its soul into another creature's body. Young Kyne is then sent off to be fostered in a foreign court. So there she is, losing the struggle to control her
own body, floundering with the strange customs of the court — and to top it all off, falling in love. Fortunately before things got totally out of hand, my hero 'Jasper' came up with a daring plan to allow himself to become Kyne's lover rather than her dinner.

It is rather odd that I keep returning to werewolf themes as my bookshelves are full of about 500 vampire stories with only 5 non-fiction books on shape-changing. However, I find this idea seems to have so much depth to it and hasn't been mined quite so fully by other writers!

Laura: As I said earlier, I first 'met' you at Desdmona's Fish Tank forum for erotica writers. Now we share a publisher (Phaze) and we run into each other at www.RomanceDivas.com. How difficult is it for you to switch between erotica and more romantic fiction?

Emily: I think I really started out in romance that contained very little sexual content. It became clear to me that most readers really want to see the erotic side of a romantic relationship and it was only my residual prudishness and lack of expertise in writing sex scenes that was holding me back. I joined Desdmona's Fish Tank because I'd heard that the group there offered great critiques on any sort of erotic writing. So I set about the task of getting my sex scenes not only sizzling but working as part of an overall story. As a result, I wrote a few short erotic stories that went out to various magazines and e-zines—but only one of them doesn't contain a strong element of romance.

Laura: Describe your writing space. Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Emily:I get up and go to work at 7 am, six days a week. I get home and walk the dog and get to the sofa by about 6pm most days and have until 10 or 11 to do everything else. Generally this leaves me an hour or so to write every day, and since my laptop has broken down that has sunk even lower. So my work space is sitting on the sofa with my feet on a chair and a laptop pretty much where the name suggests it should go. However, given my budget for buying a new computer is about $100, I may have to move things around to accommodate a budget desktop instead...

Laura: Ugh! That sucks. Let's say you've just won a contest that will enable you to live anywhere in the world for year and write (with the computer of your dreams LOL). Where will you go and what will you write?

Emily: That's an easy one. I would move to Wellington, New Zealand which is easily the best place on the planet as far as I am concerned. I would live in the bush covered hills just at the edge of the city, somewhere near a bus stop that could whip me into town or off to the beach. I would write my first attempt novel length attempt mainstream slash with romance, drama gay protagonists and sex scenes. I would also continue to write novellas for e-publishing and attempt to get an agent.

Laura: Sounds wonderful. You do a lot more than write. Tell us where readers can find you and what other neat stuff you do in your spare time.

Emily: I am something of an internet addict, although currently that is a habit that is proving difficult to satisfy. The easiest place to find me online is The Erotic Romance Writers Forum which I run along with Kay Derwydd and Fiona Glass. I also fill in as the moderator of the erotic forum at Absolute Write and as the non-fiction editor at the great original slash e-zine Forbidden Fruit.

My most recent idea was to start a yahoogroup allowing writers of MM (MM+ and FF) erotic romance to chat with each other and with readers at Homo Promo (a name which I feared might be a little over the top but nobody seems to have been offended .

And of course I try and keep my personal page, Veinglory.com, and associated blog up. Recently I started a Veinglory yahoogroup for anyone who wants to let me know what I should write next, as well as hear about new releases and win prizes (I'm currently giving away copies of my small press Arthurian novellas "Alas, the Red Dragon" and "Among New Men").

Laura: In closing, please tell readers about your latest WIP and any other parting words you care to share. Thank you so much for letting us get to know you!

Emily: Currently there are a lot of stories in editing that will be released soon. At Loose Id this includes a return to the world of "Eclipse" with "Wildest Dream" as well as the first in a new trilogy (following from the short story "Knowing Patrick") — "The Pilgrim Heart." I return to Torquere Press with my first science fiction story - "Star Crossed" is a shorter length 'single shot'. And of course there is my first boy-girl romance coming out as a Phaze Shiver, and a number of short stories upcoming from Chippewa Press.

At the moment I am finishing a short novella about a muse who falls in love with his mortal charge. I am not sure what I will write next, perhaps a story I have been toying with for a while in which a closeted university Professor who is also a male witch meets up with a gorgeous vampire—with chaotic consequences. This story has a working title of "The Wicca Man: Tongue Tied."

My main message to any readers out there would be – please drop me a line. After selling hundreds and hundred of copies I have received exactly two reader's responses! I am open at all times to feedback, suggestions and bribes for sequels either through my yahoogroup or by direct email to veinglory @ gmail.com

Laura: LOL! Bribes are always good! Thank you so much, and I wish you lots of success with your current and upcoming projects :)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Threesomes (No, it's not what you think!)

Three screen names that you've had: l_bacchi, Laura Bacchi, and Bacchiboo.

Three things you like about yourself: My intuition, my creativity, and my eyes.

Three things you don't like about yourself: My ADD, my selfishness, and my internet addiction.

Three parts of your heritage: My big boobs, my overactive sex drive (Thanks, Mom! And Aunt Bobbie! And...), and my hick accent that I often try to hide.

Three things that scare you: Someone hurting my kid, judgmental types, and the shape this country is in.

Three of your everyday essentials: Deodorant, a climax, and, um, another climax.

Three things you are wearing right now: A T-shirt, glasses, and a wild head of hair.

Three of your favorite songs: "Three Days" and "Then She Did" by Jane's Addiction and "National Anthem" by Radiohead.

Three things I want in a relationship: humor, understanding, and space.

Two truths and a lie: I can write Chinese, I can't cook well, and I use to be afraid of horses.

Three things you can't live without: Chocolate, sex, and clean underwear.

Three places you want to go on vacation: Scotland, Germany, and Holland.

Three things you just can't do: Read music, play an instrument, or wake up easily in the morning.

Three kids names: Eenie, Meenie, Miney-Moe.

Three things you want to do before you die: Visit Tibet, direct a short film, and had a one-person show at a kick-ass gallery.

Three celeb crushes: Johnny Depp, James Spader, and Julian Rios (porn stars count, right?)

Three of your favorite musicians: Jill Scott,

Three physical things about the opposite sex that appeals to you: Intense eyes, bravado, their smell.

Three of your favorite hobbies: Writing, sex, and art.

Three things you really want to do badly right now: Sleep, write, and clean my house (only because it's driving me crazy).

Three careers you're considering/you've considered: Linguistics scholar, gallery owner, and art teacher.

Three ways that you are sterotypically a boy: I scratch my butt, I burp, and I fart. Loud. LOL

Three ways that you are sterotypically a girl: I like men, I wear a bra, and I like pretty, pretty things.

Three people that I would like to see post this meme: Sherice, Anna, and Kristen.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Makes me want to scrub him all over...

Trace at Amber Quill outdid himself with this cover! Lucky in Lust is due out in mid-December as part of The Art of Love AmberPax Collection. Since I'm an artist, I really enjoyed writing this little 'tail' about an art professor and her model. Just wish I had been the one to put my hands on that luscious tush...

Here's the blurb:

Brian “Lucky” Luciano is out of work and out of luck. When he signs up to be a nude model at a local art school, he thinks it’ll be the easiest thirty-five bucks an hour he’ll ever make. But his new boss plans to get her money’s worth, and lucky for him, Brian plans to let her.

Art professor Sonya Walker can’t believe her good fortune when the object of her high school fantasies walks into her studio butt-naked and looking for a job. He’s just what she needs to embark on a new project that will turn the Art Department on its ear...and make her pent-up desires become reality.

Ready for an excerpt?

“You’re late. Hurry up and get out here.” A female voice boomed from the room beyond. “And I want to see everything.”

Brian froze. He suddenly felt a little vulnerable, like a starlet on a Hollywood casting couch. Yesterday at the bar, he’d spent his last five bucks drinking beer with his buddies and joking about what would happen if he got the job. His friends hassled him about getting hard while young women sketched his cock and had thrown out suggestions of what to think about if he started to get a woody. Root canals. A knee to the balls. Lorena Bobbitt.

But the time for laughs was over. With a dog to feed and a landlord ragging his ass, chickening out simply wasn’t an option.

He ran a hand over his goatee and peeked through a crack in the door. Not a good idea. The woman who just might be his future boss had long blonde hair, the silky kind you could lose your fingers in while tasting her nipples or sliding your cock into her pussy. Her legs were long, too, and tan. They seemed to go on forever, then disappeared into a short summer dress. A gold chain glinted on her ankle as she tapped her bare foot impatiently on the cement floor below. The twitching in his cock told him it had been way too long since his last fuck. He wished she’d turn around so he could see her face.

“I’m waiting!”

He gulped. Why the hell had he gone and looked at her? His slick palms fumbled with his belt, and when he tugged his jeans to his ankles, he lost his balance and crashed into a shelf full of clay pots. They rattled around and shimmied, but thankfully nothing broke.

You’ve never had a problem getting naked for a woman before. When all the clothes sat in a pile on the floor, he looked down and groaned. “Down, fella. This ain’t the time to be raring to go.”

Nine inches of thick cock bobbed in reply. He shut his eyes and lifted his right foot...then stomped the toe on his left that he’d stubbed during last night’s binge. The pain took the focus off his dick and started an excruciatingly slow countdown. When his prick waned to a modest five inches, he entered the room.

The blonde didn’t even turn to face him. All of the students waiting around the corner, however, did. Some young women laughed out loud. A few—including some guys—made catcalls. Lucky decided on the friendly approach. When he grinned like the bad boy he was and gave the class a wave, applause and whistles filled the room.

“Late again, Stuart? You’re already failing—” The female teacher spun around. Her eyes shot straight to the important stuff, then traveled up slowly to see his face. He wasn’t sure what surprised her more, his cock or his features. She stood shell-shocked with the kind of expression people get when they’re trying to remember someone’s name. His heart pounded, and he prayed she hadn’t been one of his infamous one-night stands.

Her lips curled upwards naughtily while a list of names ran through his head. Names of women. Names of bars. Names of hotels in the wrong parts of town. Still he came up empty-handed. If she’d been his for a night, surely he would have remembered.
She turned back to her students. “Okay, guys. Why don’t we call it a day?”

He waved again while his audience filed out of the room, clay and wire sculptures in hand. As the last students gathered their things, she finally addressed him. “I guess today is my lucky day.”

His hand froze in mid-wave when he heard his nickname. “Do I know you from somewhere?”

“Kind of,” she answered. “From a long, long time ago.”

Once again, Lucky ran through the names of the blondes he could remember. No dice. Maybe she was a waitress. “Did you use to work at Sadie’s?”

She took a step in his direction. “I’ve never heard of a place called Sadie’s.”

He believed her. She looked too high class for that crowd. “I give up.”

“I’ll tell you when I’m ready,” she said.

He ran a hand through his hair now damp from nerves and the heat of the studio. “That bad, eh?”

She didn’t answer and took another step closer. He made the mistake of inhaling her scent. She smelled like summer peaches and cream and woman all rolled into one. When his nostrils flared to take in more, his cock responded with a visible jerk. He shifted his stance on the cool gray floor and prayed for it to go away. Thinking about it only made it worse. It stretched and pulsed as his balls drew tight.

She licked her full, pink lips. “You can’t pose nude with an erection, Lucky, no matter how impressive it is. Especially in Mr. Petrilutchsky’s class.”

“So you’re not hiring?”

“I didn’t say that. But I’m pretty sure you’re here for the ad he placed with HR.”

He shook his head in frustration. “Wrong place. Right time. For a guy called Lucky, I’m not.”

“Oh, I have a feeling you’ll be getting lucky before long...”

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Rock the vote!!!

Somehow I'm in the lead at Erotic Romance Reviews for Women's Phaze author poll.

If you have a moment, stop by and cast your vote. I'd really appreciate it! And while you're there, check out what ERRW has to offer. Lots of great reviews and a creepy cool contest for Halloween!

And speaking of votes, Phaze is the featured publisher at The Romance Studio Blue. You can read lots of juicy excerpts there and vote for Phaze as your favorite publisher.

Phaze submission (love that word!) guidelines are posted, too, for any of you aspiring authors who like to write HOT. The Shivers series of shorts is due out next week from Phaze, so take a look and see what tales are coming out to make you shiver in more ways than one ;)

Monday, October 10, 2005

Recent Reads

Sex with Kings by Eleanor Herman

This was a delicious read! Witty and scholarly without straying beyond my comprehension, Herman's romp through history is a must-read for erotica buffs who like non-fiction. Chapters are arranged by theme and cover just about anything you can think of concerning the women lucky enough to play hide the salami with His Highness. How they got there, what happened should they get pregnant, and what became of them once a new mistress slipped into the king's bed - all this and more are presented with flowing prose that keeps you wanting to turn the pages.

Another cool thing about this author is that she lives near me. Maybe I'll catch her at a signing or reading someday soon. Check out Eleanor Herman's website and read a sample chapter.

Maybe she'll write a book about the lovers of queens...a girl can wish ;)

Saturday, October 08, 2005

More Reviews!

Last week was 'FAR' out! Fallen Angel Reviews had good things to say about the SWEET REVENGE anthology I'm in and about The Heart of a Hunter.

Here are the 'sweet' things Tammy said about SWEET REVENGE:

Five Angels

"Sweet Revenge is a wonderful collection of stories that runs the gamut of revenge. I found them to be intriguing, sexy and funny. Each story had characters that were highly developed despite their short length and had excellent plots. The sex scenes are red hot! If you’re looking for a terrific book that has a little of everything then don’t miss Sweet Revenge."

Here's the link. Thanks, Tammy!

And then I saw this from Jessica:

Five Angels

"Laura Bacchi has offered readers a short story about two characters from different worlds. The instant physical attraction between them has Asher battling with his body and mind through the book. Raine is a woman who finds it difficult to remain quiet and secretive about her desire: which is a total opposite to her normal behavior. The passion between the two just goes to show that you don’t have to live next door to someone for them to truly understand your deepest desires. The Heart of a Hunter is a wonderfully written short story about risking one’s heart for one moment for a chance at blissful romance. Laura Bacchi has done a superb job at earning 5 Angels!"

Here's the link. Thanks, Jessica! I was tickled pink with both reviews :)

Thursday, October 06, 2005

A Whole New Me!

I feel so fresh, so shiny...kinda like a virgin all over again. LOL

Many thanks to Jax from Romance Divas for giving my blog a face-lift. I wonder if she does boob-jobs...

Seriously, you need to check out her design site and her personal site to see more examples of her talent. She also created sites for Eden Bradley and Kristen Painter. The woman is truly a marvel :)

Thanks, chickie!

ERRW Site Temporarily Down

Due to technical difficulties, Erotic Romance Reviews for Women is down. When they're up and running again, I'll post it here :)

Monday, October 03, 2005

Vote for me at ERRW!!!

I'm up for Phaze Author of the Month at Erotic Romance Reviews for Women and need your help! The competition is stiff (kinda like the guys I write about) so I'd love for you to participate.

If you see another author there you'd prefer to vote for, that's okay, too. It looks like you have the entire month to vote. Here's the link:

Erotic Romance Reviews for Women

Just scroll down to the poll at the bottom right. And check out the rest of the site - pretty neat - and they gave The Heart of a Hunter "4 Stillettos." Click here for the review.

Also, I'm about to tear into my TBR pile. I won and purchased a lot of ebooks in the last six months. As I read, I'll post my thoughts and author info.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Another AmberPax Cover

Coming this November to a planet near you...a collection of tales featuring love, lust, and plenty of intergalactic whoopie between Earthlings and aliens. Starlight Serenade Vol. 1 includes some great Amber Heat authors:

Amidst a Crowd of Stars by Megan Hart
Fertility Rite by Adrianna Dane
Relic of the Heart by moi
Snaring the Huntress by Sylvia Day
Transplant by Sasha White

Starlight Serenade Vol. 1 will be available from Amber Quill Press this November. And if you like it, there's a second volume to follow.

Here's the blurb for Relic of the Heart:

Tara Covington’s week can’t get any worse. Her boyfriend’s sleeping with yet another intern, the department chair just pulled her fellowship, and she’s forced to work for a wealthy UFO fanatic to make ends meet. But her new assignment has an upside, and his name is Kadir. This hot volunteer claiming to be an alien makes her want to get out into the field…and into his pants.

Kadir Takoda’s future couldn’t be brighter. Selected for the return mission to Earth, the archaeologist vows to bring back the Relic of the Heart and restore honor to his family name. His only problem is Tara: the closer he gets to finding the mythical gemstone, the closer he gets to the driven archaeologist who thrills his body. But his ancestor’s affair with an Earth female is how his people lost the Relic in the first place, and it’ll take an incredible woman for him to risk tarnishing the Takoda name again.

I'll be posting an excerpt soon, so check back :)

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Here' s the cover for the new AmberPax collection...

My short story, "Lucky in Love," will be part of this collection. I just finished my edits and will post an excerpt soon...

Friday, September 23, 2005

Come mess with me...at Love Romances!

Wanna know what makes me tick? Curious about my upcoming releases? Dying to win a download?

Well, stop by
Love Romances tomorrow, Saturday the 24th, from 9 am to 11 pm EST to see what I'm up to.

I'll be giving away copies of my work, including the FAR Recommended Read, Chella's Quest, and my tale of naughty payback which is part of the Sweet Revenge erotica anthology from Midnight Showcase.

I'm very excited about this and hope you'll drop by to say hello or pick my brain :)

Friday, September 16, 2005

Win a copy of "Sweet Revenge" this month!

This erotic anthology featuring my short story, "Bedridden," is out and I'm celebrating with a contest.

Email me at l_bacchi@yahoo.com and put "Sweet Revenge" in the subject line. I'll pick a winner on September 30th and send them a PDF. Here's the full scoop:

SWEET REVENGE – Erotic-ahh Romance Digest Vol 05-03
From Midnight Showcase.


Lila stirred the batter for her moist, chewy, brownies filled with warm
bittersweet pockets of chocolate that melted on the tongue. Her husband
loved them, always saying “Chocolate heaven sprinkled with fairy dust,”
but did these sweet morsels hold more than remembered sweetness, just like
their marriage?

BEDRIDDEN by Laura Bacchi

Payback is a...lot of fun, especially if your ex-boyfriend is in traction.
When Chelsea’s plan to torment him backfires, revenge can be sweet indeed.

MOVING ON by Marguerite Turnley

A woman fights to survive. When confronted she does the only thing
possible. Freedom comes at a price and she is prepared to pay.

PHANTOM VINDICATION by Bridghid Parkinson

Rose needed help breaking free from her nightmare marriage. Jay was
gorgeous, passionate and intelligent, with devious instincts. No other
living soul could help her.


Maggie discovers her fiancée is having an affair, with his secretary,
Angelina. John, Angelina’s fiancé, is in the same predicament. Maggie
and John pretend to have an affair. Soon their fictitious love becoming


An unwelcome visit from her ex-husband provides the catalyst to spark a
fervent encounter with a younger man and make Eleanor's hottest
fantasies come true.

THE ANNIVERSARY GIFT by Herbert Grosshans

Robert thought his wife Suzan didn’t know about his infidelities, but
then Suzan made him a special Anniversary Gift.


Keisha Davis finds out that her live-in lover Maceio has cheated on
her. She kicks him out of her life, and prepares to never see him again.
Then the perfect revenge enters her restaurant.


When she meets an old classmate, Marcella makes an embarrassing
discovery about her husband--and herself.

SCREWED by Cynthia Rayne

Annie and Julie have been best friends forever. They would do anything
for each other. When Julie asks Annie to do the favor of a lifetime for
her, Annie is unable to say no. In fact, Annie doesn't want to say no,
especially not when the favor involves Julie's handsome husband,

Good luck!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

A lot more help for Katrina victims

Visit Larissa Ione's Hurrican Relief Fundraiser for books, critiques, and more to raise funds for those affected by the hurricane.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Payback is a...lot of fun!

Just saw the cover for Midnight Showcase's upcoming Erotica-ahh Digest called Sweet Revenge. My BDSM short story, "Bedridden" is in there, and I'm particularly thrilled because these Digests are available in paperback! I can hold it in my hand, cradle it gently, even lick the cover should I choose to do so...

Here's the scoop on "Bedridden":

Chelsea thinks revenge is a dish best served hot, especially if your ex-boyfriend is in traction. But when her plan to torment him backfires, revenge can be very sweet indeed.

I'll be on the hot seat at Love Romances all day on Saturday, September 24th promoting this new release. Love Romances is doing something almost every day this month with the authors of Midnight Showcase, and you can join the fun by sending an email to loveromancesebookclubsubscribe@yahoogroups.com. I'd love to see you there!

Keep reading to find out more about Sweet Revenge:

SWEET REVENGE – Erotic-ahh Romance Digest Vol 05-03


Lila stirred the batter for her moist, chewy, brownies filled with warm bittersweet pockets of chocolate that melted on the tongue. Her husband loved them, always saying “Chocolate heaven sprinkled with fairy dust,” but did these sweet morsels hold more than remembered sweetness, just like their marriage?

MOVING ON by Marguerite Turnley

A woman fights to survive. When confronted she does the only thing
possible. Freedom comes at a price and she is prepared to pay.

PHANTOM VINDICATION by Bridghid Parkinson

Rose needed help breaking free from her nightmare marriage. Jay was
gorgeous, passionate and intelligent, with devious instincts. No other
living soul could help her.


Maggie discovers her fiancée is having an affair, with his secretary, Angelina. John, Angelina’s fiancé, is in the same predicament. Maggie and John pretend to have an affair. Soon their fictitious love becoming reality.


An unwelcome visit from her ex-husband provides the catalyst to spark a fervent encounter with a younger man and make Eleanor's hottest fantasies come true.

THE ANNIVERSARY GIFT by Herbert Grosshans

Robert thought his wife Suzan didn’t know about his infidelities, but then Suzan made him a special Anniversary Gift.


Keisha Davis finds out that her live-in lover Maceio has cheated on her. She kicks him out of her life, and prepares to never see him again. Then the perfect revenge enters her restaurant.


When she meets an old classmate, Marcella makes an embarrassing discovery about her husband--and herself.

SCREWED by Cynthia Rayne

Annie and Julie have been best friends forever. They would do anything for each other. When Julie asks Annie to do the favor of a lifetime for her, Annie is unable to say no. In fact, Annie doesn't want to say no, especially not when the favor involves Julie's handsome husband, Steven.

Happy reading!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Adrianna Dane's Katrina Links

Erotic romance writer, Adrianna Dane, has done a great job of compiling ways you can help.

Take a look: www.adriannadane.com

Thanks, Adrianna!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Romance Writers Support Katrina Victims

While our nation mourns the devastation left in the wake of Katrina, romance writers, reviewers, and readers are banding together to make a difference.

Here are some ways you can help:

Permission to forward from JoAnn at FAR:

1.Fallen Angel Reviews is coordinating an effort to collect books for children and adults, including coloring books and crayons, to be donated to the people displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

A few weeks ago, my family and I moved to Houston. As you know, many of the people displaced have been evacuated to Houston. Like so many others around the world, I want to do something, anything, to help. After talking to some friends and JoAnn, the co-owner of FAR, we wondered if donations of books and coloring books might be appreciated.

I've made several calls and each time my enquiry was greeted with enthusiasm, and I was given details about where to drop off the items. We will be sorting the books so that they are appropriate to the shelter they are being delivered to. Used books are acceptable, but coloring books should be in new or like-new condition.

We hope to be able to deliver at least the first books within a week, but we will gladly accept donations through September 30th.

If you would like to be involved and contribute either money or books, email me @ jaymi@houston.rr.com or email JoAnn @ joann@fallenangelreviews.com.

2.Jax at Romance Divas is auctioning off a 5 page website design (valued at $1500) and all proceeds from the winning will go to the American Red Cross.

Please email romancedivas @ aol.com to place your bid. The winner will be notified on Monday, September 12, 2005. Note that this does not include web hosting or domain name registration. It is up to the winner to arrange this.

Jax is a truly talented designer. The winner of the auction will not be disappointed.

3.Buy a book by Lucynda Storey. She'll be donating a portion of her royalties to the Red Cross this month. See her website for details.

I'll post more as I see them. If you were personally affected by Katrina, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. And if you were lucky enough to be unscathed by the hurricane, hug your loved ones extra big tonight and consider yourself blessed.

Take care,

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Join the party today at Cupid's Library Reviews!

Want to talk like a pirate and win eBooks? Join CLR's yahoo group and join in the fun! Lots of excerpts and shenanigans to be had. I just wish I wasn't in the middle of unpacking (still!) Did I mention the excerpts were hot? Go have a look yourself at Cupid's Library Reviews! And if you don't make it to today's party, join anyway because the authors there post some of the hottest excerpts around. And I mean find-a-toy hot!!!

BTW I read something hilarious there yesterday - sci-fi erotic romance author Kayelle Allen shared what happens when you take a dare to write blogs for your characters. OMG I laughed my butt off! I think it's a great idea for developing characters, and it'd be a hoot if Kayelle gave them their own blogs (hint, hint!) LOL

Friday, August 26, 2005

Chella's Quest is a Recommended Read at FAR!

I was tickled to get this review from Amanda at Fallen Angel Reviews:

"...Chella’s Quest is an erotic, novella treat. The story hums with the sexual chemistry that flares between Chella and Kain. The scenes between them are sensual and tangibly erotic. Within their passion, readers are given a glimpse into the emotion that is growing between them. Readers are sure to appreciate the brief moments of humor that are intermixed with steamy passion. There is symmetry to Ms. Bacchi’s story telling that ensures the action and romance blend with her superb characters to deliver a recommended read. Well done!"

Amanda also interviewed me, and I had lots of fun answering her questions. Have a look at my FAR interview to see her great questions :)

Thanks so much, Amanda!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Long time, no see

I'm a bad blogger. Thankfully I'll have high speed internet this Thursday when I move to Maryland. The good news is that I've been a writing fiend. The guys at the prison were locked down this morning, so I spent that time working on LUCKY IN LUST for an Amber Quill AmberPax anthology. (Shhh - don't tell my boss!)

Tomorrow is my last day at the best job I've ever had. I've been boo-hooing for days. Lots of interesting people at that place, and I loved them all. Let's hope my new job fosters that kind of bonding between co-workers. ('Bonding,' Bridget, not 'Bondage.' LOL)

Saturday, August 06, 2005

No laughing matter...

Okay, I'll admit it. I set myself up for this. Yes, folks, I sent something to Mrs. Giggles for a review.

She gave me a 71 for The Heart of a Hunter and I had hoped to hit the mid-sixties, so the score didn't bother me. The comparisons to Dara Joy did. I've only read one of her books, and I liked it. But it seemed like Mrs. G. thought my only goal in writing HOAH was to be like another writer. Oh well, I'll get over it. It was only the second thing I ever had e-pubbed so I know I've got some growing to do as an author. And I'm planning to send more stuff to her - proof of my masochistic streak.


Thursday, August 04, 2005

Getting excited about writing again...

I've been in such a weird place with the move and job search that I've really neglected my writing. What little time spent at the computer was used for promoting, and I'm guilty of neglecting that, too.

But there is a light at the end of the tunnel: I am a finalist for a job! I miss my husband so much right now and have come to realize just how much he makes my writing possible. He's thrilled with any reviews that trickle in (even the 71 from Mrs. Giggles - more on that later), he listens to my latest ramblings on plots and settings, and he makes sure I have time to plant my posterior in front of the PC and work.

The good news, besides the job possibility, is that I'm starting some new projects and feel that itch to frantically type out scenes and blurbs. Mae Powers is partly responsible - she asked me to take part in an anthology she's proposing. The series, entitled Jaded Animals deals with the signs of the Chinese zodiac. I picked tiger and have been obsessed with ideas and dialogue ever since. I visited the People's Republic of China in 1995, and I studied calligraphy and traditional ink painting while getting my BFA. My hope is to impart some of my traveling experiences into this story, tenatively called Taming the Tiger. While in beautiful Hangzhou, I tumbled through Buddhist caves and saw many temples. Makes me want to break out my photo albums right now. Thanks, Mae :)

I also have some longer projects in the works, hopefully to be picked up by Amber Quill. My goal is to see my work in paperback before 2006 ends. A girl can dream...

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A Review for HEART

The Heart of a Hunter just got a five-star "Superior" rating from Deb at MayReviews.com

"A quick read and a hot story are what you will get when you read this story by Ms. Bacchi. The storyline is interesting and unique. Considering the length of the story the characters personalities are well developed. The story has all the elements of a condensed romance and the sex is Hot. It touched my emotions making me both intrigued by the handsome hero as well as wanting to thump him in the head, and amused. Raine is brave, bold, and alluring, better yet she is leading this sensual male by his raging desire into trouble. Over too soon, this enjoyable read is written with smooth style."

Thanks, Deb, for making my day :)

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Excerpt from HEART and a rant

Bad, bad blogger! I promise to post more, but every time I think about writing something personal, I worry it will come off like a rant about my personal life. In a nutshell: Living away from your spouse sucks. I want to be in my new digs in Maryland, be there when my kid starts first grade, find a job I like. I want to take a shower as long and as hot as I like, not have to explain to my dad that emailing someone in Australia won't affect his phone bill (I'm not kidding, folks), and get a little 'me' time in without feeling guilty. Not to bite the hand that feeds, but my parents are so different than me. Moving in with them, however temporary, drains me emotionally and piles on the guilt. Some times I think I'm the postman's kid 'cause I'm soooo very different from them.

Okay, enough self-pity. Here's the blurb and excerpt for The Heart of a Hunter:

Asher Ter-Berron's mission was simple: locate the Earth woman named Raine Thompson and bring her back to his home planet. Raine's lush body and aptitude for passion make her the perfect mate for his older brother, Imari. Unfortunately, Asher can't resist the sensual woman he's honor-bound to escort across the galaxy. Their journey back to Turma fulfills his most erotic desires, but he keeps his heart at a distance. He dutifully hands her over to Imari who reveals that Raine was actually meant for Asher. But a Turmian male mates for life, and one incredible night of lust doesn't often translate into forever. Imari's matchmaking, however, has never gone wrong. When Asher finally opens his heart to Raine, forever doesn't seem like such a long time after all.

Asher took one last deep breath and opened the door. Smoke from the dump called Sadie's Bar and Grill escaped, mingling with the night air outside of Houston. The brunette sat at the bar. Her curvy backside shifted on the stool and stopped him cold.

This was a simple mission. No criminals to apprehend, no runaways to return home. Just find Raine Thompson and bring her to the High Commander. She would come willingly, he was told. But something gave him the feeling that escorting Raine back home would be anything but simple.

He climbed onto the stool next to her and decided on the direct approach. "My name is Asher Ter-Berron. I'm from the planet Turma, and I'm here to escort you back to…"

"Great pick-up line. Very original." She smiled and finished off the rest of her drink. "I take it there's a sci-fi convention in town."

Her smile took him by surprise. Every image bounced into space from Earth's satellites showed Americans with flawless teeth. A front tooth at the bottom of her mouth overlapped its neighbor by the smallest measure. Asher glanced around the bar and watched as mouth after mouth revealed both defects and stained enamel. The 8,000 kronai he coughed up to perfect his mouth before leaving home had not been money well spent.

"Tell me why I should go with you, Spaceboy." She tilted her head to the side. A hint of red flickered on her dark curls when she moved.

"My boss, the High Commander of Turma, has chosen you to be his mate." Asher scanned her body to see why Imari had sent him across the galaxy to get this woman.

His cock knew why. It twitched to life when she swiveled to face him. Two full breasts strained against a tight pink cardigan. He wanted to unbutton the long line of pearls holding the sweater together and let her tits fill his hands. Raine's nipples hardened under his gaze. He wanted his mouth on them. He wanted to make her squirm...

She cleared her throat. "Well, you have a lot in common with Earthmen," she teased. "You both like to gawk at a woman's chest."

He brought his eyes back to hers. Her pupils widened in the dim light. The pale blue surrounding them reminded him of Lake Huiam near his childhood home. Her full lips parted under his scrutiny, and his cock pounded in his tight jeans.

He knew why Imari had picked her. Raine was a Responder. Responders were tough to come by on Turma; Asher had met maybe two in his lifetime. She would be fun and sweet. And very good in bed.

"Time for your nightcap, Raine?" Asher tore his gaze away from her and glared at the bartender for intruding. The bartender glared back.

She patted the large man's arm. "It's okay, Josh. I'm a big girl." Then she got to her feet and wobbled unsteadily.

"And a very drunk girl," Josh muttered.

"Be right back. Gotta pee before we blast off." She grinned at Asher and grabbed her purse before ambling towards the restroom.

Josh fired up the espresso maker but kept his eyes on Asher. "Leave her alone."

"Because she's drunk?"

"Because she just got two-timed by her asshole boyfriend and her boss is a prick. She doesn't need anymore crap in her life right now." He filled a thick paper cup with coffee then topped the drink with whipped cream and a liberal sprinkle of chocolate chips.

Chocolate. It was the one thing Turmians couldn't replicate. A synthetic version sold well on his planet but paled in comparison to the real thing.

Asher swallowed the saliva pooling in his mouth. "I would never hurt her. I promise she'll be safe with me."

~ ~ ~

Friday, July 08, 2005

The Heart of a Hunter is out!

I'm excited!!!

I'll post an excerpt after I get back from Maryland this weekend. In the meantime, you can find out more at Phaze.com

Sunday, July 03, 2005

I'm so excited!!!

A weekend of firsts...

I just got my first review for my first-ever release, Chella's Quest! Francesca Hayne from Just Erotic Romance Reviews wrote: "This exhilarating futuristic short story is a thrilling read and extremely satisfying." The reviewer gave it five stars and ended by saying, "The depth of love felt between these two characters is a gradual growth that is very believable, much like changes regular people in love go through every day. I felt this story had it all and easily kept me looking for more. Ms. Bacchi is definitely an author I will be looking for in the future."


For the full review, visit Just Erotic Romance Reviews. They're having some technical problems with their review pages right now, so you may have to check back at a later date.

I also had the opportunity to be interviewed by Annalee Blysee for the first issue of her Electric Romance newsletter. It was a pleasure answering her questions about my work and interests. If you like erotic romance, join her Yahoo newsletter group at Electric Romance. You'll be glad you did :D Thanks, Annalee!

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Awwgggg! The boxes!!!!

I've moved a lot in my lifetime. But the older I get, the more I hate the entire process. In days past, I started early and shuffled through those old love letters from Bobby Joe and smiled while pouring over photos from various stages in my life. This time it's all crap, and I'm pitching into boxes as fast as I can.

Sure, I love the thrill of the new pad, the decorating, the fresh vow that this time I will keep a clean house. But with the new comes the worrying. Will my child make friends quickly? Will she like daycare? And how will she manage without her grammas? These days, not many folks live a shout away from most of their family. I do, and in some ways I can't wait to be out from under the microscope. But deep in my gut, I'm sure I'll be balling my eyes out when I pull out for parts Northern.

And I've just been informed that restaurants from Northern Virginia on up don't serve sweet tea. I'm not talking a fountain Lipton lemony drink. I'm talking syrupy sugar-rush tea, all the free refills you can drink. *sigh* And I'm shaking in my boots about my upcoming interview, praying a "y'all" or "ain't" won't slide out.

Later y'all ;)

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Just three more days...

Here's another excerpt from Chella's Quest:

She watched herself in the mirror while she walked towards the elevator platform. Liquid fire warmed the flesh between her legs. A quiver rushed through her sex as the platform descended. When her gleaming stilettos touched down on the plush carpet of the main floor, the sweet chemist known as Chella Ter-Berron ceased to exist.

A meaty male leered and opened the door to the bar. She flashed him a smile and savored the smell of liquor and heat and man. Her nipples beaded when she brushed past him. He would be a good fuck. She tore her eyes from his the bulge in his pants and entered the room. The shaking of dice stopped. Drinks clinked down on tabletops. All humanoid speech faded to an excited hush.

Then the chaos began. Men scrambled for their chit bags and called to her, shouting garbled words of lust. They pulled out fistfuls of paper or flashed large gilded chits. Some simply shook their bags. The deep space orbital they were on sported very few humanoid Pleasure Workers; most men simply fed their greased cocks to the Mechanicals bolted to the wall of their berth. A real live human would fetch a high price.

The Cruthian watched from the back of the room. She knew he'd be hot -- Sarto had shown her his photo. But the photo didn't even come close. Wavy hair as dark as hers fell to his shoulders. Broad shoulders. The type made for holding onto when he pounded into a woman's sex. His intense green eyes bored into hers. She waited for him to entice her with currency. He merely raised his glass.

Chella nodded and strolled towards him with newfound grace. A chorus of horny males sounded their disappointment. "Maybe tomorrow night, boys," she called out over the din.

She walked to the table he shared with the Rundian and three other men. They rose and headed toward the bar. When Seth brushed past her, she hooked her arm around his. The small barrel-chested man barely reached her chin.

"You can stay too." She bent to kiss his shaved head. He turned back to Kain, but the Cruthian shook his head.

"I can cut a deal. Two for one." Her eyes scanned the short man's hairy body. "I've never had a Rundian before."

The man's gaze dipped down into her cleavage. He exhaled and sent a shiver of pleasure through her bones. She'd never needed a fuck this bad in her life. If she didn't get one soon, she'd die....

"You won't get a Rundian tonight." The Cruthian's husky voice curled her aching toes. "I don't share."

The furry man snorted and left.

Chella slid into the seat next to this man named Kain and relaxed her head against his arm.

The Cruthian planted a kiss on her shoulder then gave the moist skin a steamy lick. "Don't get too comfortable." He finished his drink and threaded his fingers through her hair. She prayed the fusion would hold. "I haven't seen a real woman in months."

His mouth met hers, branding her lips with pure carnal heat. She could taste his need. A finger slid beneath the thin strap of her gown and grazed the swell of her breast. She whimpered into his mouth and slid a hand up his thigh.

A hush blanketed the room. She opened her eyes to the gaze of a hundred sex-crazed men. Having an audience only heightened her desire. A jolt shot through her sex, and her cunt pulsed in response, making her painfully aware of the dampness in her panties.

"Let's go some place private." He clasped her hand and helped her to her feet. A collective sigh washed over the room, and Chella blew them a kiss.

"I said I didn't like to share."

The gruffness in his voice startled her. Her curls danced as she spun to face him. "I don't belong to you."

"Tonight you do." Possessive green eyes raked over her body. "And I plan to savor every minute."

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Next week is my first release!

Chella's Quest

I feel like a virgin all over again! Well, without worrying about Mom and Dad finding out. (My sister accidentally "outed" me as a writer of naughty bits a few months ago. But that's a story for another day...)

Chella's Quest is a space romp about a chemist and a government agent. Sounds exciting, right? Doesn't everyone love an erotic romance about a nerdy chemist who searches the galaxy to find the stolen formula of a powerful new narcotic? No? Well, here's more...

After years of experimentation, Dr. Chella Ter-Berron developed a powerful new drug that will make pain a thing of the past. She'll do anything to find the thief who stole her research -- even sleep with the prime suspect. But when the man in question is a hot Cruthian male, her task quickly becomes more about pleasure and less about work.

Kain Suvan might be a thief, but Chella's research has since been stolen from him. Kain needs the brilliant scientist he's been lusting after to help him track down the missing file and return it to the High Council for safekeeping. Together, they journey to the edge of the galaxy in a search that yields more questions than answers. And some of those questions can only be answered by the heart.

Still not convinced? Here's an excerpt:

Chella gulped. The door closed behind them, and his hands and lips launched a sensual assault that left her heady with desire. The effects of the Ardorex began to fade. Her real reaction to him merged with the drug's waning simulation of lust; it left her breathless. Pure, unadulterated need pounded between her legs, and the intensity of her response brought a flicker of panic to her stomach. Chella ignored the feeling and untangled herself from his embrace.

She needed another pill. Something that would keep her confident, aggressive and horny for the next hour or so. Well, maybe not horny - that she could do on her own. "Be right back."

"Forget the pills." It wasn't a suggestion.

Her jaw dropped. "How did you know?"

"I created Ardorex. Your pupils are huge, and your mouth tastes like sugar." He grinned when her eyes went wide and added, "You must be human."

She felt like an idiot. She had expected a thief, not a chemist. Of course he knew about pharmaceuticals-he was the number one suspect for the theft of the T-56.

He pulled her back to him. "You'll do just fine without it." His teeth nipped her shoulder. Something wicked and hot unfurled in her womb. The purse slid from her hands, and her nipples burned into the silky bodice, chafing against the soft fabric with every move she made.

The dress was history. It spilled to the floor in a stream of red. His finger looped around the elastic of her panties and yanked them down. With as much restraint as she could muster, she unzipped his shirt and added it to the pile of clothes.

He walked backwards and lowered himself to the pillows of his bed. She watched, enthralled at the muscles that shimmered with sweat in the dimly lit berth. Kain untied the knot at the top of his pants and placed his hands behind his head.

"You can do the rest," he whispered. "That is what I'm paying you for."

Chella stepped out of her panties. "Shoes on or off?"

His eyes traveled down her unclad legs and stopped at the black stilettos. "On."

She leaned over him. His fingers caught a plump nipple, tugging and teasing it until her knees became water. She loosened the laces at his crotch with shaky hands. His cock pressed against the leather and warmed the heel of her palm while she worked.

He must have sensed her hesitation. "Nervous?"

"No," she lied. "Just impatient."

* * *

And if you're very, very good, I'll give you some more later this week ;)

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Relic of the Heart

Relic of the Heart

Here's the cover for Relic of the Heart! This story of Earth gal meets alien is scheduled for release this winter from Amber Quill Press.

Trace at AQP does a super job on our covers. It's really cool to see an image of your character after he has been in your head for months. You want to jump up and down and go, "He's real! He's real!" And don't worry about those menacing spikes on his neck - Kadir is truly a nice guy ;)

Heart of a Hunter

Heart of a Hunter

Got my cover for The Heart of a Hunter, a sci-fi erotic romance to be released soon from Phaze.com. I'm doubly excited because I created the figure (using cut paper collage) and was tickled that Stacey at Phaze gave me the chance to do this. She tweaked the colors and added some effects to my stuff and gave it the starry background and type.

Now for the edits... :)

Monday, May 30, 2005

Going to the source

How does one do a book signing with an e-book? If your publisher is Phaze.com, you're in luck. Two-inch CD-roms are available for purchase there, so I'll be hawking my wares along with fellow Phaze authors Leigh Ellwood (Truth or Dare) and Bridget Midway (Adam and E-V-E) in a Virginia Beach store this summer.

Notice that I didn't say book store. Bridget says, “We knew we couldn’t do a book signing like this at a traditional book store like Walden Books or Barnes and Noble. Signing our books at a location where the clientele would appreciate the sexually explicit content was a no-brainer.”

I'm all about no-brainers. So catch me and my fellow Phazettes at The Pink Banana Boutique in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Saturday, July 16th from noon to 6 p.m. There you can pick up a copy of my sci-fi erotic romance, The Heart of a Hunter, and, well, a pink vibrating banana if that's what floats your boat. I prefer neon orange...

If you're local, I'd love to see you there!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

My crazy life!

Sorry to neglect my blogging responsibilities - my husband got a promotion in another state and my life is filled with chaos. Luckily, we found a new abode this past weekend, but the dreaded job search has taken over my life. I'd forgotten just how draining job hunts can be. Plus, I'm shooting for a federal job, which means tons of paperwork. Ugh!

I got tagged again (twice) and will catch up with that soon. And I can't seem to upload my website updates. I hate HTML!

Some good news: My humorous short story with a touch of BDSM was accepted at Midnight Showcase for their fall "Sweet Revenge" anthology. I'm tickled!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

I got tagged!

Silma got me! I have to choose five of these, write about them, and then tag somebody else.

If I could be a scientist...
If I could be a farmer...
If I could be a musician...
If I could be a doctor...
If I could be a painter...
If I could be a gardener...
If I could be a missionary...
If I could be a chef...
If I could be an architect...
If I could be a linguist...
If I could be a psychologist...
If I could be a librarian...
If I could be an athlete...
If I could be a lawyer...
If I could be an innkeeper...
If I could be a professor...
If I could be a writer...
If I could be a backup dancer...
If I could be a llama-rider...
If I could be a bonnie pirate...
If I could be a midget stripper...
If I could be a proctologist...
If I could be a TV-Chat Show host...
If I could be an actor...
If I could be a judge...
If I could be a Jedi...
If I could be a mob boss...
If I could be a backup singer...
If I could be a CEO...
If I could be a movie reviewer....

If I could be a musician, I would sing arias and play the violin (well, not at the same time) and bring the audience to tears with the beauty of my melodies.

If I could be a linguist, I'd visit indigenous cultures throughout the world, recording languages that will be no more within the next fifty years.

If I could be a chef, I'd surprise the heck out of my husband and the rest of my family. Cooking is a skill I'll never grasp.

If I could be a writer, I'd write sizzling erotic romances, the kind that make you squirm in your chair as you read. The kind that make you holler for your man after page 12. I'm hoping this one will come true one day...

If I could be a bonnie pirate, I'd sail the seven seas. In search of booty. Taut swashbuckling booty attached to a brawny lad of, oh, twenty and three. I'd implore him to draw his sword and...heh heh. You figure out the rest.

And I'll tag....Bridget Midway!

Monday, April 25, 2005

Laura Bacchi's Newsletter Coming Soon!

I'm gearing up for my May and June releases, and will be launching my newsletter at the first of the month.

Laura Bacchi's Bits will feature a contest, excerpts, musings, and news about my works-in-progress as well as interviews of erotic romance authors. For the first issue, I have the pleasure of interviewing Phaze.com author, Bridget Midway. She promises to spill all her secrets and make us laugh!

If you're interested, enter your email into the link below, and I'll send you an invite. I hope to eventually do the group forum as well and encourage authors of erotic romance to promote their work by posting excerpts of their upcoming releases.

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Saturday, April 23, 2005

I'm bloggin', baby

I've been putting this off for a while, but I'm finally here. I've journaled off and on throughout my life but haven't gotten back into it. Until now. Hopefully I won't bore anyone who reads this to tears...

The last four months have zipped by, jam-packed with figuring out what I've gotten myself into and enjoying the camaraderie of other romance authors -- both erotic and mainstream. I've become very involved at www.RomanceDivas.com, a great forum for romance writers of all sub-genres. It's a very supportive group, and I've learned tons since joining. Which is a good thing, considering I'll be published (shorts, but published nonetheless) in May at Phaze.com, and in June at Amber Quill Press. Last December, I decided to enter contests offered by these ePublishers and somehow pulled it off at the last minute. Since then, I've been busy getting to know other authors and learning how to promote myself.

Feel free to holler back with any comments or questions. And a big thank-you to www.flowersandhearts.com for the opportunity to be a part of their new site.