Wednesday, April 26, 2006

CHOSEN is up at Fictionwise!

I've been really lazy lately, and I'm pretty sure I neglected to post these reviews. Somebody spank me! Where's Brogan when you need him? LOL

ISBN # 1-59279-494-7
Amber Quill Press
Cover art by Trace Edward Zaber
Now available at Fictionwise!

5 Angels – "…Brogan and Winter’s chemistry heats up the pages of this story leaving readers fanning their collars and hoping just hoping that they will find a way to be together. With some secondary characters to add to the plot and humor of the story, readers cannot go wrong with The Quantar Trilogy, Book I: Chosen: The Chronicles Of Winter."

- Shayley from Fallen Angel Reviews

4.5 Stars – "The sex in the book is sizzling hot. I will never look at license plates the same way again after reading this story. If you like science fiction, good sex and a great love story then pick up this book."

- Julie from Just Erotic Romance Reviews

4 Flowers - Excellent! – "…This book grabbed me from the start... The love scenes between Winter and Brogan were sizzling hot. Science fiction is usually not my chosen genre, but Laura Bacchi definitely pulled me in. I will be waiting and watching for the next two books in her Quantar trilogy!!"

- Lori from May Reviews

I have several reviews to report on Lucky in Lust and Chella's Quest as well...

ISBN # 1-59279-462-9
Amber Quill Press
Cover art by Trace Edward Zaber
Available at Amber Quill Press and Fictionwise

5 Hearts – "…The characters of Sonya Walker and Brian Luciano are very, very sexy… I couldn't wait to see what happened next…"

- Ellen from the The Romance Studio

4 Angels – "Lucky in Lust is a charming tale of two people reuniting and finding the love they have been looking for. The sexual bond between Sonya and Lucky blazes out of control…."

- Tewanda from Fallen Angel Reviews

ISBN # 1-59279-390-8
Amber Quill Press
Cover art by Trace Edward Zaber
Available at Amber Quill Press and Fictionwise

5 Hearts - "Chella's Quest was a winning manuscript in Amber Quill Press's Heat Wave Contest in 2005, and after reading this powerful, sexy story, it's easy to understand why… Suspense, intrigue, and hot scorching sex are skillfully woven into every scene to create a page turning reading experience that will keep you reading until you reach the end. In Chella's Quest, Ms. Bacchi has written a story that is impossible to put down."

—Belle Dessler from The Romance Studio

"The sexual chemistry between Chella and Kain is quick to build, and heats to a warm glow... Combine all the elements of an entertaining plot and the sensuality and you have a fun romp across the stars."

-Glenda from Glenda Woodrum's Reviews

Thanks to all the reviewers for their gracious words!

WIP Note: I'm in the homestretch on Taming the Tiger, my hot paranormal set in ancient China. Stay tuned for an excerpt...

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Okay, everyone stop writing. NOW!

Here's a few new titles to add to my ceiling-high TBR pile. These look wonderful, really wonderful, but I have no time to read right now. Arrrgh!

Ally Blue posted a lot of work at Desdmona's Fish Tank, a forum for erotica writers. Some of her stories continue to haunt me. She's a damn good writer, and I can't wait to get my hands on Easy. For a touching excerpt, click here.

If guy-on-guy tales aren't your thing, Deanna Lee has an interracial out at Kensington called Undressing Mercy. Don't you just love the cover? In fact, I haven't seen a new Kensington cover I didn't like. Undressing Mercy takes place in the art world, and as an artist, this is a definite draw (no pun intended).

Want something else hot? Check out fellow Romance Diva author Eva Gale. Her website is absolutely gorgeous, and her first title, a short entitled 101 Degrees Fahrenheit is out and about and getting great feedback. For a steamy excerpt, click here.

Once I meet my current deadlines, I need to pick these up. So, come mid-June, I'll be a happy reading fool. Too bad my credit card bill won't be very happy to look at the month after :(


Thursday, April 06, 2006

On the Eve of My [undisclosed number]th...

I was prepared to be upset about this birthday, but I'm feeling pretty good on the night before this special day - a special day celebrated all around the world by... me. And generally I don't celebrate birth-days - I have birthday months or birthday weeks. My husband seems to think I'm getting too old to drag the event out over a long period of time anymore, so I cheer quietly when no one's in the room and eat lots of cake when no one's looking.

As some of you may know, I've got a pirate fetish. (Truthfully, I'm not quite sure what that means - maybe I'm attracted to peg legs and parrots and mouths ravaged by scurvy.) While looking for my daughter's birthday stuff in Party America, I happened upon the pirate aisle:

"Why don't you have a pirate birthday, hon?" I asked with a straight face. And I tried very hard to keep the puppy-dog eyes in check.

"No, mom. I want something else."

"But pirates are cool! Look at this pirate hat! And this amazing shark pinata! We could stuff it with chocolate doubloons. Wouldn't that be great?!"

My husband patted me on the shoulder. "Um, Laura..."


"We're shopping for Heather's party."


"Laura, you're not having a party."

"But I could have a party."

"Hon, you know all of five people up here. Who would you invite?"

Good question. Too bad I don't know a motley crew of sea-going lads dressed in frilly shirts, tight breeches, and tall leather boots. But if you know of any, send 'em my way in three years. I'll be celebrating my [undisclosed number]th then - and hubby promised me a pirate party!

So I guess it's a good thing Ruthie's Club is having a Pirate Fest starting April 10th. Look for my bit o' flash called "Twenty Lashes" and my humorous short story entitled "Captain Jack Goes Straight. Well, Sort Of..." Trust me - he does no such thing!

Since I can't surround myself with taut 20-something male booty tomorrow, I wonder if I'll get a birthday spanking. If so I'll get plenty of whacks! [Undisclosed number], to be exact. ;)