Sunday, January 29, 2006

I'm moving to Freaky Street!

My good buddy, Bridget Midway has something new out at Venus Press, and it's so damn hot, I can't sit still.

This swap-fest features a cast of characters so kinky and diverse you'll want to pack you bags and call every real estate agent in the U.S. hoping to find the real Fascination Street.

Here's the blurb:

It’s one thing when your neighbor asks to borrow your lawn mower or a cup of sugar. What if he asks to have sex with your wife because his wife wants to have sex with you? For the residents of Fascination Street, it’s a common occurrence. Come to a place where good fences don’t make good neighbors. Good neighbors make great lovers!

This is top-notch erotica, folks. As good as it gets. For a taste, click here.

But it doesn't stop there - she's also got a forum with columns like, "Ask a Swinger" and "Ask a Domme." Check that naughty business out right here.

Wishing you lots of sales, chick!

Monday, January 23, 2006

A Cupful of Lucky!

This just in from Charissa at Coffee Time Romance:

"The author does a wonderful job of painting these characters' lives and desires with her words. Their passion heats up the pages and their personal growth with each other endears you to them. This was a most enjoyable read."

Thanks, Charissa!

Read the full review here.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

First Review for "Lucky"

Aggie at JERR had wonderful things to say about my first contemporary:

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Heat level: H

"Laura Bacchi’s Lucky in Lust is an excellent contribution to The Art Of Love AmberPax™ collection from Amber Quill Press. I was compelled to read this story in one sitting. I found it entertaining, light-hearted and well-paced with enough steam between Sonya and Brian to light up the pages from their first encounter... Ms. Bacchi makes us feel like we know these two characters and they feel like a real couple, real characters. It’s refreshing to find such a down to earth hero as Brian, one who you can easily relate to but with enough mystery and charisma for him to stand up and capture your attention... This is a truly enjoyable story of two characters who decide to put their hearts on the line resulting in an uplifting ending."

Aggie Tsirikas
Just Erotic Romance Reviews

Thanks, Aggie, for making my day!

And if you want to have your own personal Lucky, check out my Cafe Press Store, courtesy of Amber Quill Press.

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A lot of romance authors have been posting photos of their writing spaces lately. Who am I to hold back? Yes, I am a first-class slob:

Now where's that dust rag?

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Talk dirty to me, baby!

Erotic romance author Leigh Ellwood writes hot, but she also knows how to make a podcast sizzle! So I was tickled when she recorded an excerpt of Lucky in Lust for your aural pleasure :)

Click on Leigh Ellwood's podcast then double-click on the date (1-17-06) and wait for the audio to load.

I hope you enjoy it. Thanks so much, Leigh!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

A bunch of cool news

I forgot to mention that part two of "Educating Ian" went up at Ruthie's Club this week. If you miss it, don't worry - Ruthie's archives all its authors' work.

Slaughterhouse-Six, my raunchy tale of sex in a meat-packing plant goes live at Ruthie's on January 23rd as part of their Corporate Sex issue. The second story in the series, "Employee Relations, is featured the week after that. I have some other naughty stuff coming out at Ruthie's Club in February, so stay tuned.

Ruthie's Club. Classy. Kinky. Literate. Smut.

And I was tickled to find out this morning that Relic of the Heart made the Amber Quill Press Bestseller List for this past quarter! Go, Kadir!!!

Here's a new review for Relic from Janalee at The Road to Romance:

"Ms. Bacchi gives her characters great depth and personalities. Her writing never ceases to amaze this reader... If sexy characters and erotic proclivities are what you are seeking, then this futuristic should be at the top of your reading list. Stop by Amber Quill Press to snatch up a copy today!"

Wow! For the whole review, please visit
The Road to Romance. Thanks, Janalee :D You made my day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Finally had a chance to read...

...for pleasure! And what did I read, you ask?

I really enjoyed Annalee Blysse's Never a Sunset - Michael was my first male vampire! I've never read that subgenre before, and now I'm hooked. I found her part-Inuit heroine, Victrina, particularly intriguing. If you like vamps, I suggest you try this one from New Concepts Publishing :)

Thanks for an enjoyable read, Annalee!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Another hunky guy to drool over...

Chosen might be released as early as February! I'm so excited!!!

Winter Anderson is about to go where no Hertford County, North Carolina resident has gone before. Her ex left her in major debt, she hates her job, and a gorgeous piece of man named Brogan wants to escort her across the cosmos to be the mate of his planet's leader. But what should be the experience of a lifetime is quickly turning into something miserable. She's falling hard for Brogan, and although he's starting to have feelings for her, he's too damned honorable to keep her for himself.

Part of the reason I'm so excited is that this is my first novella--and the first thing I ever completed. It's also my first ebook written in first-person. (How many 'firsts' was that, anyway? LOL)

Here's an excerpt:

“Oh shit.”

I jerked upright and faced the large man who appeared from the entrance side of the lot. Beer in hand, he propped his elbow on the hood.

I took a step backwards and realized the hem of my dress was caught behind the plate. Since fleeing the scene was no longer an option, I backed up to the truck, crossed my arms, and hoped to appear confident as I turned to meet this man they called Brogan.

“Hi there. Nice truck.”

“Hi there, yourself.” He extended his hand. “I’m Brogan Di-Taur.” Any measure of calm, cool, collectedness high-tailed it out of my brain the instant he spoke. He had a deep, sensual baritone, the kind of earthy voice you want talking dirty to you during a good screw. And his emerald green eyes had a small halo of yellow around immense black pupils. Well, maybe scrap the word “halo.” There was nothing holy about this man and the gaze he had locked on me.

I shook his hand. The silence stretched between us, making me more uncomfortable by the minute. And he knew it. His smile widened, and those green eyes traveled up and down every inch of my squirming body. My face was on fire with a full-blown lust flush, the kind that stopped mouths from functioning and hearts from beating.

Then it dawned on me that Bailey could possibly save my ass. Kind, supportive Bailey who...was laughing her head off at a picnic table far away.

He walked around to the other side of me. I seized the opportunity to tug on the dress. No dice. I spun to face him and caught him staring at my rear.

“I must not have done a good job of cleaning my bumper this morning.” His drawl was seductive and strange at the same time. And his last name sounded European. He definitely wasn’t raised in this part of North Carolina.

I flashed him my brightest smile. “That’s what I thought too, with all the leaves and dust settling this time of year. So I decided to help you out.” I sounded like a complete idiot.

He must have appreciated the humor because he let out a breathy chuckle. The scent of beer and a whiff of some incredible aftershave wafted my way. I gulped and tried to regain control of my senses. Then I shifted my stance and cringed. My panties were wet, the kind of wet you get from hours of good, solid foreplay.

He leaned in closer. I shut my eyes and savored his smell. Several tendrils of his long, dark hair caressed my cheek. His breath was hot on my neck and made my spine shiver with longing. I thought I would melt right then and there.

His warm palm had made contact with my bottom, brushing off whatever was on my backside and shattering my reverie. “What the--”

“Just repaying the favor.” Brogan returned his gaze to mine and raised an eyebrow. “Your bumper needed cleaning too.”

The last pass on my cheeks lingered in a soft caress. My whole body hummed, and I didn’t need a mirror to know my face was a blazing scarlet.

He took a step back and playfully tilted his head. “You know, any woman in her right mind would have stomped off by now. Why are you still here?”

I crossed my arms again and pondered what I should say. With a sheepish expression, I told him the truth. “I’ve become quite, um, attached to your truck.”

He reached down and pulled at my dress. “Well, this could be a problem.” His green eyes burned through me. My mouth went dry. “If you’re not detached soon, I might end up ramming you from behind.”

More later...