Tales from Melinda's Naughty Side...

Sunday, September 07, 2008

I have a new website!

It's brand spanking new, and it has snazzy jazz to entertain you. Well, I'm still working on it, honestly. It's only been up a week an I've been so busy with two deadlines and edits that I haven't started the blog yet.
But I will, this week, I promise...
Check it out here.


Friday, July 04, 2008

The second one this week!

My Changeling Press release, Spaceport: Black Diamonds, is out now. This was a fun, and challenging, story to write.

Spaceport is a multi-author series and I've never done that before. It's great, though, to take part in this with such talented authors. Plus, although I love Star Wars, Star Trek (original and TNG), and Stargate, I'm not a techie, so I had to keep my story centered around the relationship between my three characters, Savannah, Ferris and Tiny.

That wasn't hard to do, though, because they were great fun. Ferris really melted my butter, and artist Karen Fox really captured him, and the other two characters, perfectly in the fantastic cover!

If you haven't checked out this series you need to rush over to Changeling and snatch them up. Remember that Changeling Press has a coupon code each week that gives you a discount off your final order. If you're a member of their Yahoo group you can find it at the Bar & Grill each week. If not, join up. and if you just want to e-mail me for it, I'll send it to you.

Happy reading, and Happy 4th to those in the US. I'll leave you with the blurb for Spaceport: Black Diamonds!

Master Thief Savannah DeCosta thinks she's got it made. A big-shot smuggler has asked her to steal a map from two other smugglers. Not a problem for Savannah, who's good at stealing anything she wants. When she sees Ferris Vaughn and "Tiny" Dixon, in a bar on Spaceport Adana, she uses their amorous moment to take what she wants. When the two find out what she's done, they decide to teach her a lesson.

The more time the three spend together, though, the more they realize there's something more than just a map at stake. They team up to try and find the real reason the map is so sought after; that is if they can keep their hands off each other long enough to decipher the map, and find where it leads.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Search Me Baby now available

My latest release from Resplendence Publishing, Search Me Baby One More Time, came out yesterday. It's part of Resplendence's Handcuffs and Lace series. This story was a hoot to write. It centers around the idea of living your life for yourself, and not for what others want of you.

Wren and Bryan are hot together, and really love each other. Wren's grandmother, Constance, is a hoot, and will keep you laughing. I know she did me while I was writing the story. I wanted her to show that you should live your life for yourself, no matter the age. Here's the blurb, and a glance at the gorgeous cover art.

Take care everyone. I have a second release this week, Spaceport: Black Diamonds from Changeling Press. More about that one later in the week!

Enjoy the blurb!
Wren Thornberry’s life isn’t going according to plan. She let her father talk her out of marrying Bryan Stockard, the man she loves, and move halfway around the world. Now she’s back home in Texas, babysitting her grandmother while grandma and her boy-toy work through their list of sexual exploits, making themselves the talk of the town.

But what Wren doesn’t know is that things in her hometown are about to heat up even more, and it will have nothing to do with her grandmother. It seems that Bryan Stockard is still in town, he wants to get back into Wren’s life by any means necessary, and now he has just the tools to do it: A police uniform, handcuffs, and the authority to make Wren… assume the position.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Welcome to the party

My Plain Brown Wrapper for Aspen Mountain Press, Pajama Party, released today. I'm very excited about this story. I wrote it some time ago, and a friend of mine convinced me to take it out, dust it off and do some editing, and send it to AMP.

The result is a short story that is fun, erotic and playful. I know you'll love it.
Here's the blurb, to whet your appetite.

Can lifelong pals turn a friendship into a love affair?

Plus-sized Maureen Henderson has had a crush on Dane since high school. But she knows that Dane only thinks of her as a friend. When Maureen’s best friend, Celia, decides to throw a coed slumber party for her thirtieth birthday, Maureen sees this as her chance. She’s going to finally let Dane know how she feels about him.

Stockbroker Dane Markham realized several years ago that he wanted more from Maureen than just friendship. But life kept getting in the way. Now he knows that Maureen is unattached, and so is he. He plans to use his time at Celia’s party to seduce Maureen and take their friendship to the next level.

Unfortunately for Maureen and Dane, there is trouble brewing in paradise.

Monday, June 09, 2008

A sweet award for Tygers4

Tygers4: Sweet Awakening, received a Reviewer's Choice award this month from TwoLips reviews. I'm thrilled, to say the least. This story is part of the ongoing BDSM series available at Loose Id.

Special thanks to Julianne, who said, in part, "This is a fabulous series and I highly recommend it."

What I loved the most about her review is the fact she said the story made her "think." That really made me feel wonderful, to know the story was appreciated.

The next book in the series, Tygers5: Sweet Redemption, releases sometime in August. When I get a firm date, I'll let you know. Cheers!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A wish for luck?

I've been thrilled at the reception Wish Me Up, Rub Me Down has received. Its the first story in the Desires of the Lamp tales, out now with Resplendence Publishing. It's garnered two recommended reads, which made me very happy.

But, on Sunday, I received even more good news about it. Victoria, over at TwoLips Reviews, has given the novella a Reviewer's Choice Award, which is sweet, to say the least. And it comes just a few weeks after the release of Aliya Baban and the Cave of Pleasure, the second story in the Desires of the Lamp tales.

The lovely lips with this post made my heart beat faster, and I'm thrilled to share them with you.


A new release

My latest novella, Amethyst Eyes, released from Loose Id today. When a new book releases, I'm always a little nervous. I wonder at its reception, and about reviews. The same thing every author worries about.

This series of stories, tentatively titled The Pentagram Stones, took hold of me at the Romantic Times Convention 2007 in Houston. I spent a lot of time in my hotel room, plotting out ideas and making sure things were put on paper before I forgot them.

The result is Amethyst Eyes, a m/m/f paranormal that deals with stones placed at the edges of a pentagram that keep an evil witch in place. These stones have been stone, and must be recovered before the witch can break his bonds, and spread mayhem and death.

I know you'll love Ansling, Kellen and Tobias. I know I did. Ansling is a strong female who has long fought her gift of vision, and is forced to look at it when she meets her soul mates. The story continues with the second book, tentatively titled Garnet Lips. But that, as always, is scheduled to change.

Take a look at it, over at the Loose Id home page. I know it will entertain and delight your senses.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It's like having a new toy...

My new release from Loose Id, Amethyst Eyes, comes out Tuesday. I'm really excited about this story, a m/m/f paranormal menage. It was a lot of fun to write, and the cover, which is spectacular, was done by Anne Cain.

Seeing the cover for the first time always makes me feel like a kid with a new toy. I want to look at it, and put it on my computer wallpaper, and then show it off to everyone.

Here's the blurb for your enjoyment. Later this week I'll post an excerpt on my Yahoo group, Eclectic Erotic Sirens.

Dive Master Ansling Carr is very happy with the new life she’s made for herself: Until she starts having dreams of two very sexy men loving each other. They want her to join them in a triad, where their sexual energy will locate, and retrieve, a stone that helps hold an evil witch captive in a pentagram.

Ansling, who has long fought her gift of seeing, quickly realizes Kellen and Tobias are her soul mates. They make her body tingle with their touch, and awaken powers inside her that she thought would never be used for good.

Together, they will battle an evil witch sent to protect the stone. And, to recharge their bodies and souls, they will join in mind-blowing passion, that will make all three of them more powerful than ever.