Thursday, January 31, 2013

Heat Up Your Winter With Piper Denna

These two books by the amazing Piper Denna could heat up your entire winter. Wisps of steam coming from your ereader device with every page, I kid you not. I loved every editing minute of these books and when I received a Nook for Christmas, I popped Victoria's Secret Wish on there. "Nookie," as I affectionately call my new friend, sizzled. In such good way. But don't take my word for it. Here's what reviewers had to say:

"I love reading about Vic and Brett's marriage and how he is desperate to her fantasies into reality for both of them. The sex throughout the book is off the charts hot."

You can read the rest of this great review here:

Author Twyla Hart had this to say:

"One Hot Read. This book is a triumph of emotional risk, relationships and sacrifice, with highly believable suspense thrown in just to keep us on the edge of our seats. ...The setting is pure entertainment. What's not to love about a cruise ship that makes an all-out effort to fulfill your every erotic fantasy? And does so with what's becoming Piper's brand of trade-mark humor which balances out the story, making it not only a scorching read but a fun one as well."
You can read her review and others here at

And here's what reader Jessi had to say on Goodreads in another 5 star review:

"...About Piper Denna...her writing is real. She has a way of dragging me into the character's head and keeping me there for the good, the bad, the ugly and the insanely sexy. When I pick up anything by Piper Denna, I know I'm going to be immersed in a world that feels as real as my own, and I'll come away from it remembering the characters."
Read the rest of Jessi's review here:

Now let's take a moment to salivate over the cover. Actually, take as long as you wish. I could stare at it forever, mindlessly wiping drool from my chin.

Maybe three isn't always a crowd.

“Erotica’s Sweethearts”, Brett and Victoria Grant, are launching the Fantasies, Inc. Aphrodite--a cruiseliner dedicated to carnal 
pleasures. Since the voyage is all about fantasies coming true, Brett is determined to see Victoria realize her own wildest dream: being 
pleasured by two men at once.

Victoria can hardly keep her eyes--or hands--off gold medal swimmer David Roman when he boards the Aphrodite. And when Brett propositions 
David, she can’t say no. But Brett doesn’t know the extent of her fantasy. She wants him as into her other guy as she is. Will his adventurous spirit stretch that far?

David knows it’s a bad idea to get in the middle of the Grants’ marriage. He doesn’t have a kinky bone in his body--or so he thought before this trip--but the romps keep getting wilder and he keeps imagining more. And he really likes them much in bed as out. If the paparazzi discover he’s involved with such a high-profile couple, his career is over. Is he willing to risk everything to continue?

WARNING: Adult sensuality and language, ménage a la two men bent on arousing their woman beyond all control, voyeurism, foot and hair fetish scenes, same sex situations, betrayal, and industrial espionage.

Fantasy Mountain

Victoria's Secret Wish is a stand-alone novel, but Vic and Brett's story really started with Ms. Denna's first book of the Fantasies, Inc. series, Fantasy Mountain. One I have loved for a long time and was beyond excited to edit.

She arranges fantasy fulfillment for a living. Now it's her turn.

Victoria has built a world-renowned business at Fantasy Mountain, the resort where no want is too wacky, no urge too unusual, no passion too
peculiar. Her ability to create any sexual scenario has granted her everything she could want: power, money, independence. The one thing that remains out of her reach is the man she knows she’ll never have...and he happens to work just down the hall from her.

Brett has all but given up hope of breaching the wall around Victoria’s heart. In fact, he’s engaged to be married back in London in only two months. But he knows Victoria has desires; he’s seen them firsthand.

When a night of passion rekindles old feelings, can he finally fulfill the ultimate fantasy of the woman who’s made it her mission to satisfy everyone’s desires but her own? After all, whatever the erotic dream, it can come true at Fantasy Mountain.

WARNING: Wild romps, no-holds-barred lust, and deep, meaningful lovemaking. A love story first, sparing no steamy details. Contains glimpses into very kinky fantasies.

Again, check out what reviewers have to say:

Coffee Time Romance reviewer, Regina, said about Fantasy Mountain:
"Fantasy Mountain rocks! ...This is one book that I am happy to recommend to one and all, it is romance at its very best."

 And read this 5 start review from Manic Readers:

Two of my favorite books from one of my fave authors. Whew! Is it getting hot in here?

Alert! Alert! Romance Writers Everywhere!

It’s that time again - Welcome to the 2nd Annual How Lyrical Is Your Romance? Contest

Lyrical Press is searching for the next great romance. Entries must be complete works, any heat level welcome, open to published and unpublished authors.

The entry with highest average score will receive a $100 Advance and publishing contract with Lyrical Press, Inc. Highest-average scoring entry from each category will receive a 25-page edit and a revision letter from an acquiring editor.

Categories are as follows:
·       Contemporary Romance
·       Romantic Suspense
·       Historical Romance
·       Paranormal Romance

Deadline to enter:
Entries accepted from Feb. 1-10, 2013

First round
First 50 pages of manuscript will be judged based on the following criteria (50 possible points):
·       Hook                                                                                                           10
·       Worldbuilding/Backstory                                                                              5
·       Characterization                                                                                          10
·       Dialogue (consistent with era/culture/personality of character)       5
·       Mechanics (spelling, grammar, punctuation, 1 POV per scene)              15
·       Author voice                                                                                       5

Top 5 entries of each category will advance to final round. (Any category with fewer than 5 entries will be eliminated.) Finalists will be announced on March 1st, 2013.

Final round
Entire manuscript will be judged in this round, based on the following criteria (100 possible points)
·       Premise                                                                                              10
·       Pacing/Plot                                                                                          15
·       Characterization                                                                                15
·       Dialogue                                                                                            20
·       Mechanics                                                                                          20
·       Author Voice                                                                                       20

Winners will be announced on April 1, 2013 on our blog:

How to enter
For formatting instructions and to check allowable content, please follow our submission guidelines

Entries should be between 20,000 and 100,000 words long, and must be a romance, with a happy ending. Non-romance entries will be disqualified.
Include pen name and category for entry in body of email.
Attach the full manuscript in .doc, .docx or .rtf format (named BOOKTITLE_FULL) and a 1-2 page synopsis (named BOOKTITLE_SYN), include “Contest entry” in the subject line, and email to:

YA and NA entrants will be ignored, as Lyrical no longer accepts these works.

Once again, this year Lyrical Press editors will be able to offer a contract on any book that strikes their fancy. And best of all, the contest is free, no entry fees! Polish up those romances, dear authors, this is a wonderful opportunity for you.