Sunday, April 27, 2014

Authors After Dark Paranormal Party!

What would AAD be without oodles of parties?

Probably not nearly as wild as it is! The Paranormal Party is a group of authors (me too!) who will be hosting a special event for the attendees of AAD.

Every author sponsoring will have books, goodies, swag... All for you!! So if you're a paranormal nut, be sure to check this one out! It'll be a howling good time! ;)


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Authors After Dark 2014: YOU KNOW YOU WANNA COME!

Authors After Dark is coming QUICKLY and OMG this year is going to be INSANE!

As always AAD is about the readers, and the amount of awesome we have put together for you this year, you would be INSANE not to attend….

First, our amazing Master of Ceremonies is none other than Alexandra Ivy! She will be doing a cool little event to celebrate your favorite gargoyle, Levet on Friday! Wanna know more? Check out the FB group where Alex will be talking about the awesome that she has going on!

Torquere and authors BA Tortuga and Julia Talbot will be Sponsoring our Welcome event, the Midnight Rodeo… And it looks like We will have some VERY COOL goodies and… Riding… happening… *SNICKER*

How about Parties? This year we have a special event called the Leather and Lace Ball! Curious? We thought so! Take a ride on the wild side and let your inhibitions fly with five New York Times Bestselling Authors of erotic romance. Cuffs and corsets encouraged.

J. Kenner, Liliana Hart, Carly Phillips, Janelle Denison, Jasinda Wilder and Lorelei James

The ladies will be talking more about this on the FB group starting soon!

New for 2014 is the Paranormal Party! Join over 20 Paranormal authors who will be giving away goodies, some books and hanging out with you to snack and chat! Wanna know what authors are involved? You will have to join the FB group to see!

And of course, we have the amazing Masquerade Ball! This year it’s the SINS AND VIRTUES BALL! Are you a sin or a virtue? Join us for a wild costumed event! Prizes for the best costumes, including a 200$ gift certificate to Lori Ann Costumes!

Your Sins and Virtues Sponsors:
Sin Lust
Boone Brux
Opal Carew

Sin Pride
BA Tortuga
Andrew Grey

Sin Envy
Stella Price
TJ Michaels

Sin Gluttony
Desiree Holt
Saranna DeWylde

Sin Greed
Ann Mayburn
Heather Long

Sin Sloth
Lizzie T. Leaf
Julie Morgan

Sin Wrath
Stacey Kennedy
Marianne Morea

Virtue Charity
Kerry Adrienne
Trista Ann

Virtue Chastity
Jenn LeBlanc
Annabel Jospeh

Virtue Humility
Milly Taiden
Donna McDonald

Virtue Kindness
CJ Ellisson
Alexandra Ivy

Virtue Temprance
J. Kenner
Sidney Bristol

Virtue Diligence
Denise Grover Swank
Jenna McCormick

Virtue Patience
Lousia Bacio
Kallypso masters

And if THAT isn’t enough awesome that will be going on… This year we have an amazing off site costumed event… the Ladies on the Green event sponsored by the AAD Anachronistic Society! This will be an hour and a Half on the famous GREEN in Charlotte (a half block from the hotel). It will be a Costumed event (though Costumes are not required they are encouraged!) to celebrate Gothic, Victorian, steampunk dark historical literature! Your hosts will be: Sahara Kelly, Amanda McIntyre, Leanna Renee Hieber, A.L. Davroe and S.A. Price. Prizes and readings will happen, as well as photo ops!

And NEVER forget the Amazing Open bar with Mel Schroeder and friends! They have SO MUCH awesome set up for you just before the Bookies… you do NOT wanna miss that!

Getting excited yet? How about some info on the AWESOME mini events we have going on? Ready?

On Wed. Night,  Join Sasha White and Joey W. Hill for a wild party and Q&A, Also, the Blind Date Book Party will be open to start your con right! (If you have never done a BDBP, you are MISSING out! You need to attend, Get your blind date book, find the author that wrote it, and hang out with them!)

Thursday?  Panels up the wazoo, and the Bookie Awards----- goodies and books to be given out! The hangout with The GNO girls lead by CJ Ellisson and Boone Brux for some crazy fun! And if that wasn’t enough?  Readings and a Blogger Sleepover party as well!

Friday? More panels, a games carnival with Nina Gooden and Pals, Name that Author with Cat Johnson, and some other fun surprises!

Saturday? A few panels, the Big ass booksigning with 100 authors,  the Cowboy Stampede party, the Readers Mad Tea Party with Hildie McQueen, An after the bookies event with a special publisher sponsor, And Jess Michaels’ Birthday extravaganza!

SEE? SO MUCH AWESOME! All the authors that are involved with parties will be talking about their involvement on the FB group, so join up and get ready to rock.

Oh? You say you’re not registered for AAD yet? You need to be! All registrants get put in the hat for the welcome party prizes, and these prizes are AMAZING! Breakfast with authors, Booze and Books, side trips to Carrowwinds…. We have a minimum of 90 special prizes…. So…

You need to rock this con! And as if this wasn’t enough…. AAD will be giving away something really awesome to registrants…. Wanna know what?

How about 5 VIP registrations for THE NOVEL EXPERIENCE 2015 in LAS VEGAS? YES… 5!


How about this… If we hit 100 more registrations from TODAY April 10th to June 10th, we will give away 2 AAD registrations for 2015…  2!!!!! So get registered, get your room and get ready for one HELL of an amazing year with us!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

#Twitchy is coming to Authors After Dark

First of all I want to thank EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU. Because Authors After Dark is one of my VERY favorite conventions every single year, and the reason for that is YOU.

Meeting all the readers is simply so much fun I can't even begin to tell you what it means to me to be included, and the fact that I'm welcome back every year tells me that you just might think I'm pretty cool too ;) That and I bribe my way in. KIDDING! If you've met Stella you know that's not possible.

Anyway, my first AAD was in New Orleans (which was AMAZING!!!) I made so many new friends and had such an amazing time and I WON THE BOOKIE FOR HISTORICAL ROMANCE!! Which, was shocking to me. Obviously because I got up and said something like, "Oh Shit!" Yeah, I did NOT see that coming at all.

That award has meant so much to me over the last couple years because it was voted on by readers, and you are my peeps. When you're an author there isn't anyone more important than a reader.

So THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

The big PIIINK book, a.k.a. The Rake And The Recluse : REDUX lived on the time travel charts for OVER a YEAR. That's because of you guys.

Well, that thing is over and done with. I have a new book out (I KNOW!! IT DID TAKE ME AWHILE!!!) But I was busy making cover images for some people you might know, like this:

and this:

and this: 

and this: 

and this: 

and possibly a few others you might recognize. AND I HAVE LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT. 

But it was time for me to get back to writing... and shooting my OWN stuff. So I did, and I have, and the next Illustrated Romance is available TODAY

ABSOLUTE SURRENDER, the book formerly known as #Twitchy: 

I can't tell you how excited I am about this book.
Stupid excited. 

You can pick her up on 

So here's the deal. I have copies that I'll be bringing with me to Authors After Dark in Charlotte, these are special because they're signed by the cast. Charles, Amelia and Hugh will all sign the book. BUT I NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY. Guys, I'm getting on a plane. Yes I'll bring books, but how many is completely dependent on the preorders, and ONLY preorders will have all the signatures in them, because these people live all over the country and rounding them up isn't easy. 

So IF YOU WOULD LIKE the trade edition of #Twitchy, you need to order it THIS WEEK from my website HERE

When you pay, you can leave a comment and tell me WHO to have it signed to, and WHERE you'll pick it up (Authors After Dark) and I'll have your book ready for you when you arrive. 


I am so very much looking forward to seeing everyone and having a good time. Until then see you online!! 

*hugs* and *smooches*



If you purchase and review the ebook within the first two weeks of release you can enter the review giveaway! You just have to send in a link to the review on Goodreads and/or one of the big sites BEFORE APRIL 22nd to be entered. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Pre-Order Sugar Rush by Leigh Ellwood (AAD Featured Author)

This June, my novella Sugar Rush launches with other lesbian romance stories under the Hot Pink line at Ellora's Cave! I am thrilled to announce that you can pre-order my story at the EC website, at Amazon Kindle, and Barnes and Noble!

About the Book
Available for Pre-order

Kindle ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Ellora's Cave

Baker Neve Rush is surprised to receive social media attention, both the good and bad varieties, after agreeing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. She cares about people’s tastes in pastries, not sexual partners. The newfound fame has gained her new customers—as well as one resurfaced ex. Gianna stirs up memories Neve would rather forget, and an impromptu flirtation with a client might just do the trick.

Judy Goldsmith finds Neve’s open-mindedness refreshing and attractive, and isn’t above a little scheming to get to know her better. As Neve and Judy satisfy each other’s sweet tooth in the most pleasurable ways possible, feelings begin to blossom. But their deepening attraction may not survive a little white lie…and an even bigger, darker secret.

A Romantica® GLBT erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Sugar Rush will be followed by Sugar High. If you're looking for a great lesbian romance, hope you enjoy it! 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cover Reveal! Make Damn Sure (13 Shades of Red #3)

It’s been 10 years since Nyx Deveraux had the night of her life with a guy that was elusive as smoke. 10 years since she was rocked, utterly. Every man since then has been lacking, and Nyx has been chasing the devastation she felt since. No one compares to the one night only man that haunts her dreams.

And then she meets Rusty… Formally anyway. She already knows him in the biblical sense.

Declan “Rusty” Rust made a mistake ten years ago, one he’s paid for every day since. Nyx was too much of a sexy obsession, and his pride demanded he take what was destined to be his, first, so that she never forgot him. Now, his punishment is over, and with the opportunity presenting itself to reconnect with the woman he burns for, his plans can finally be put into action.

But Nyx is not the girl she was ten years ago, and what should be an easy seduction turns into an all out fight for their future. A fight that could mean certain destruction for life as they know it.

Isn’t it sexy? We can’t WAIT till you get to meet Rust….  And you don’t have long to wait!

May 6th the book will be available on Amazon and in print!

So what are you waiting for? Add it to your Good reads:

Havent read the others in the series? You SHOULD!