Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bookie Time!

The Bookie Awards are unique because nominees and finalists are selected by Author After Dark attendees, which are mainly readers, authors, and bloggers.  Those folks going to AAD2011 in Philadelphia will be able to attend the first ever ceremony and also be able to nominate titles for the 2012 awards to be held in New Orleans.
The ceremony will be on Friday in the Symphony room from 12-2:00pm.

Categories are varied and if you'd like to check out the finalists, go here, otherwise, here they are in alphabetical order: 

Anthology of the Year
Author of the Year
Author Website of the Year
BDSM Short story
Biggest Friend to Romance
Best Shifter Short story
Blog of the Year
Contemporary Short story
Cross Genre Novel
Debut Author
Demon Novel

Demon Short story
E book only Novel
E Book only Short story
Erotic Romance Novel
Erotic Short story

Erotica Novel
Fantasy Novel

Fantasy Short story
Historical Romance Novel
Lifetime Achievement Award
GLBT: M/M Novel

MC/IR Novel
Most Accessible Author

Online Community of the Year
Paranormal Ménage
Paranormal Short story
Publisher of the Year
Reader Voted Star of Tomorrow

Romantic Suspense Novel
Scifi Novel
Shifter Non Wolf Novel
Single Author anthology
Steampunk Novel
Steampunk Short story
Vampire Novel
Vampire Short story
Werewolf Novel

Western Romance Novel
Western Romance Short story

Shall be a fun time!

Tilly Greene
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Seduce Me in Flames! TODAY!!

Hey all! Guess what today is! Yeah, okay, so you don’t have to guess. :P It’s RELEASE DAY!! WOOT!!!! SEDUCE ME IN FLAMES, book two in the Three Worlds series, comes out today! YAY! Okay, so I am a little overexcited. What can I say? These past few months have been incredibly hard on me, so I am taking my excitement where I can get it.

For those of you who have been religiously following me on FACEBOOK and TWITTER, you know that I have lost two of my precious kitty boys, and my daughter B lost her boy kitty on Friday as well. It’s been a horrid streak of bad luck in our home. But they say things come in threes, and so that’s my three, thank you very much. I’m all done! **dusts off hands**

So I interrupt this announcement briefly to say goodbye to my two boys.

This is Damien…and squished beneath him is Magellan as a kitten. Damien had his own special way of showing his dominance, lol. My boys. I don’t have a picture of Max, but I know B will miss him as much as I will miss these two.

Thanks for indulging me. Now let’s get back to business.


I hope you all have been enjoying my guest bloggers. Natalie, my assistant, and I have been working hard to get you some of the best in paranormal romance for you to get to meet and know. Whether by a blog or my goofy little interview. I hope it’s useful and fun. And please continue to visit here every Tuesday throughout the release of ADAM on October 25th. There’s a lot of weeks and a lot of guests between now and then.

Oh don’t tell me you haven’t heard about ADAM! BOOK 6 in the NIGHTWALKERS series? Come on people, get with it! You’ve been dying for this release for almost three years! Look, I’m not teasing this time! I have the cover to prove it. ☺
Ain’t it purty? I love his chesticles. They are my favorite. ☺

But that’s not until AFTER the August release of KANE in the anthology SUPERNATURAL.

For those of you who have been dying to know what happened between Kane and Corrine that first Samhain night, I gave a little flashback into the experiences they shared. It’ll give you the warm and wigglies I promise! Don’t forget, Corrine was deathly ill that first Samhain night, and the Imprinting for a Demon doesn’t make room for weakness and illness. Mating is paramount. No matter what.

Intrigued? You should be. **smirk**

But what was I talking about before we went into future releases…? OH YES!!

SEDUCE ME IN DREAMS! The first book in the Three Worlds series. Oh…wait…we did that one already. Or at least we should have done that one already. This book comes before today’s release, but rest assured, today’s release does stand on its own. However, as I always say, the fullest experience of a series does come from starting from the beginning.

Now, all kidding aside, let’s get down to business.


How about a little excerpt? Yeah, I knew you’d say that.

Fire burned everywhere. Cinders clung to long grasses that had been obliterated by it and now, by some miracle, still held together. There was the smell of accelerant still in the air because it had been poured on the field in such a massive quantity. Along with it was the unmistakable stench of char and smoke. Nothing could possibly have survived.
But in the dead center of all of that destruction, something stirred. There was a cough just before the young man sat up and spit. He was charred as black as everything around him, making him blend in perfectly with his surroundings. He took a breath, his first in what seemed like ages. Well, he thought, it shouldn't surprise him that they had tried to kill him. After all, he had accidentally exposed his power in the center of town square during a damned festival.
Shit. He'd kept it secret from everyone for all of his twenty-one years. And it hadn't been easy. Adolescence alone had been a trial for him, and he’d had something of a temper back then. Still, he’d managed to keep it all under wraps.
He ought to have known this was coming. There was no way a mutation such as he was could go an entire lifetime undetected.
But if it hadn't been for that girl...
Yet, how could he turn his back? She would surely have died at the hands of those self-serving sicko bastards...
He shook his head, shook away the memory for the uselessness that it was. There was a bitter taste in his mouth and it had nothing to do with the Axiom fuel they'd dumped on him in hopes of burning him like all the rest of the char and ash around him. He had let them think they were successful. What choice did he have? If they didn't 'kill' him to their satisfaction, they would keep on trying until they actually figured out a way to succeed.
Had he truly thought at one time that his hometown, full of his lifelong friends and family, would be the ones most likely to understand and accept him? How many times had he come close to revealing himself before, thinking they would love him anyway? He had been so naive. Such a fool. And yet, why did this shock him so much if he'd felt so driven to keep it hidden?
He looked around himself carefully before getting to his feet. It was dark now, the only light being the flames that burned so powerfully on the horizon. The damn fools had burned him, yes, but in the process had started a fire on the plains that had quickly raced into town. The screaming had long since died down. He figured they were all dead, if not mostly so.
His secret was once again a secret.
He brushed layers of ash from his bare skin, the remainders of his clothing no doubt. Now he was naked, disenfranchised, and utterly at a loss as to what to do next. Still, he began to put one foot in front of the other, began to move. He had learned new things about himself, he could say that much. But he wasn't sure if that made things worse or better. He was too angry, too hurt to care.
It would take him a very long time to get over both of those feelings.

Okay, it’s a very short excerpt. And it doesn’t tell you much. But you know me, I don’t like to give away the juicy bits. Guess you’re just going to have to buy the book.



Hugs and Kitties,

PS: For those of you going to ROMCON the first week of August, look me up! It’s in Denver Colorado and I’m going to be there! If you live in Denver, the signing is open to the public I believe. ☺

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dark Wine & Dangerous Cheese: What Authors Do After Dark

Greetings! Just a quick announcement that I will be appearing at the 2011 Authors After Dark con, Aug. 11-14 at the Philadelphia Doubletree. Registration is officially closed, but the booksigning will be open to the public.

If you're signed up to go, here's my schedule:

3pm, Assembly E, Historical ROmance
4pm Assembly F, Myth and Magic

11am, Concerto A, Behind the Scenes of the Average Author
4pm, Assembly D, Spontaneously Paranormal

11am, Assembly D, Author Blog Fail
2-4pm, Ormandy Ballroom, Booksigning


On Friday, join me, Dana Marie Bell, Bianca D'Arc and J.C. Wilder for "Dark & Dangerous Wine & Cheese" from 4-6pm, Hospitality (2nd Floor).

Trust me, as an avid fan of "Suspicious Cheese Lords", I lobbied hard for "Dark Wine & Dangerous Cheese" as the title, but I guess everyone was afraid that no one else would get the reference. [grin] Oh well.

We'll have gourmet cheese and nibbles and a cash bar, and we'll be handing out goodie bags and holding a drawing for prize baskets and a FREE NOOK!!

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Authors After Dark is SO close!

So I figured it was time *I* came in and gave you my set up for the con. See, I might be the director, but I am there, first and foremost, as an author.

Since Audra wont be able to attend this year, everything is on me, but WOW do we have cool stuff. Lots of goodies and gifts. You will be able to hangout with me in several ways, and several days.

So here's my schedule:

On thursday I will be part of the Tease Tea tasting in the Hospitality suite from 1pm to 3pm. You wanna stop by, we have tons of AWESOME goodies and books for the first 100 people, and you will get lots of awesome tea, mugs and some limited edition bags too! the first 100 people will get tons of goodies!

I'm also one of the Court authors for the steam Ball! I will be giving away some awesome goodies including a hardcover Jules Verne collection, and possibly even a modded steampunk gun.

Looking to see me at panels? I'm on a ton:
1pm: Cover art panel, Assembly E
2pm: When the ending isnt HEA, Assembly F
3pm: Worldbuilding, Assembly F

10am: Putting the steam in steampunk, Assembly E
11am: Writing with a Partner, Assembly C
3pm: Odd Paranormals, Assembly C
4pm: Sexy Shifters, AssemblyF

11am, Demons, Assembly E

I will also be rocking the booksinging on Saturday from 2-4 pm in the Ormandy Ballroom. Ill be selling several books but I will be promoting the Weresnakes print and Forever Shadow! Stop buy and support some authors if your able to! The Booksigning is open to the public!

And if you stop by and see me during the signing, and pick up one of our books, you will be entered to win something extremely awesome. Wanna know what it is? Well pop by and buy a book!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Counting down the Days

I'm sooooo excited for the upcoming conference and the opportunity to meet so many readers!! I've been busy ordering some new swag and preparing for my panels. I'm also trying to figure out what I'm going to wear and more importantly how I'm going to get it in one suitcase...hmmm. That's still a problem that's going to take some work. I'm also excited because I just received some 'fresh-off-the-press' ARCs for BOUND BY DARKNESS. I hope to bring a few and give them away (depending on the whole suitcase thing :))

What are you looking forward too?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Panels a Plenty

There are so many interesting panels/workshops for everyone - be they reader, writer, or the curious - to enjoy.

I have been trolling through the schedule and have highlighted many I want to attend and three of them are 'When Bad Covers Happen to Good Books' offered by Raelene Gorlinsky of Ellora's Cave, 'Branding' by Eliza Gayle, and 'Publishing Legalese' with Kayleigh Jamison, Caridad Pinero, Bianca D'Arc, Louise Fury and Lori Perkins.

Those are entirely different than the ones I'm going to be sitting on:  'Myth and Magic', 'BDSM', 'Food and Clothing in Romance - Details', 'Sexy Shifters', and 'Menage and More'. And there is the beauty of Authors After Dark, variation, something for everyone, however you want to put it, there's a plethora of subjects to mine.

Now, here's the thing. I know what I want to hear at the panels/workshops I'm attending, but am curious what others want to hear from the ones they plan on going to.

So, here's your chance - SPILL - what's the stuff you want to come away with!

Tilly Greene
Scorching romances full of twists, turns and ties.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Bianca D'Arc Book News

Lots of news since I last posted here... First, the last of my military romances with zombie bad guys from Brava is coming out on July 26th. It's called DEAD ALERT and right now, for some odd reason, the print book is actually cheaper than the ebook on Amazon. Not sure why, but if you're interested in print, it's a good time to buy. LOL ;-) Here's a little bit about it:

For Emily Parkington, the thrill of flying charter planes for Praxis Air has lately been tinged with dread. Mysterious cargo flights and a high number of fatal crashes lead Emily to suspect something sinister behind the scenes. And if her new colleague is involved, Emily won’t hesitate to turn him in, in spite of Sam Archer’s sexy charm and irresistibly easy confidence.

Enemy or potential ally? Sam can’t be sure of anything where Emily is concerned, except how much he wants her. Immune to the zombie virus created through military research, Sam is working undercover to find out if Praxis is trafficking forbidden technology. It was a potentially deadly assignment even before he found himself distracted by a woman he scarcely knows. And when a “controlled” experiment goes horribly wrong, there will be no limit to the danger they both face…or how far he’s willing to go to save her…

There's more news... I have a new erotic SF trilogy starting on October 25th at Samhain Publishing. The first book is called HIDDEN TALENT and it follows the adventures of the psi Talented crew of the spy merchant ship, Circe. I'll give you a hint - pleasure shared among those with psi Talent increases and renews their power. ;-)

I'm also in the process of signing a contract for my next werewolf book that ties in with the BROTHERHOOD OF BLOOD novellas. It'll be called BROTHERHOOD OF BLOOD: WOLF HILLS. It's the story of the last of the college friends, Sally, and Jason, the werewolf Alpha we first meet in the novella PHANTOM DESIRES. A lot of people have been waiting for this book, so I'm glad to finally get it in the pipeline to get it out there for your consumption!

A few other things are happening behind the scenes that I can't quite talk about yet, but suffice to say there's a lot in store for readers of The D'Arc Side! :D Hope to see you all at the AAD conference in a few weeks. I'm certain it'll be a blast!

Come over to The D'Arc Side...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

When is it Tea Time?

If you're British, anytime is time for tea*.


No, because to those who drink tea - like my cutie, Tea is the evening meal [dinner to me, but his dinner is what we call lunch], and a cuppa is the beverage, which is had all day.

For the history buffs, trivia lovers and the curious, the first noted example of tea being used as a drink was in 10th C BC China and they have the honor of giving the world the name.  And in America, 80% of tea consumed is cold, as in iced tea*.

Already a tea lover or not sure where to start and want to taste a variety of teas?  Maybe partake in a discussion of loose leaf vs bagged or pot vs cup?  Then note down the Tease Tea Tasting at 1:00pm in the Hospitality room on Thursday.  Author After Dark attendees will take home a bag of various teas - my offering is nicknamed the 'champagne of teas' - and goodies to enjoy at your leisure.

See you there!

Tilly Greene
Scorching romances full of twists, turns and ties.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Warning Labels for Romance?

Kit Marlowe here! I'm still trying to wrap my head around the news story I read this morning in the Guardian with the provocative headline, "Mills & Boon blamed for sexual health problems."

Wha?! Yeah, that's right:

Blaming romance novels for unprotected sex, unwanted pregnancies, unrealistic sexual expectations and relationship breakdowns, author and psychologist Susan Quilliam says that "what we see in our consulting rooms is more likely to be informed by Mills & Boon than by the Family Planning Association", advising readers of the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care that "sometimes the kindest and wisest thing we can do for our clients is to encourage them to put down the books – and pick up reality".

Okay, it's really just another attempt to slam women who read and write romance. Like the LDS "Life Coach" who claimed that women were "unbalanced" by romance, it's another sensational pile of hogwash disguised as "concern" about women. In our childlike simplicity, we're just not capable of distinguishing between fantasy and reality. Poor lost souls!

Of course, the scholar in question refers to 70s era classic Mills & Boon bodice-rippers as her "evidence" for this. Yes, books from decades ago: obviously nothing has changed in the forty or so years since then. Or has it?
While Quilliam admits that more recent Mills & Boon novels are truer to life, with female characters holding jobs and addressing challenges such as disability and domestic violence, as well as enjoying "many and varied" sexual activities, "still a deep strand of escapism, perfectionism and idealisation runs through the genre".
Shock! Shock! Because I'm sure that's not a problem in any other genre! Why, there are no elements of "escapism, perfectionism and idealisation" in -- oh let's say -- superhero narratives or spy novels or military thrillers (you know, the genres generally perceived as appealing to male readers). There's no crazy, unrealistic and condom-free sex in books made to appeal to the boys!

No, it's only women who must have a finger shaken (not stirred!) at them and told to be good and realistic and above all, not to image wild and improbable sex. Aren't you ashamed of yourself?

Nah, me either.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Romance Relief Auction

Ahoy Everyone!

So many of you know that L.A. Banks is quite ill and the romance community has banned together to help her with her ever mounting medical bills, and AAD is no exception. We have offered up a hotel room for the convention in NOLA next the bidding and assure your spot in the most sought after convention of 2012!

So bid early and bid often!