Tuesday, February 28, 2012
We don't do a lot of Reality TV. At least not the network television kind. We don't watch American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, The Voice, any of those. Just can't get into them. In fact, the only reality show we watch on network television is The Amazing Race. That, we totally love.
We watch a lot of what I call the fringe reality shows, like The Next Food Network Star, Worst Cooks in America, House Hunters, Cupcake Wars and new favorite Face Off on the SyFy Channel. If you're a fan of movie make-up, and how they create all those aliens, vampires, werewolves, zombies and horror movie bad guys, you definitely have to check out the show. It pits movie special-effects artists against each other to see who can come up with the best make-up.
So, while we don't watch Dancing with the Stars, we can totally get down with zombies dancing to Natalia Kills' Zombie!
If you don't know the song, you can check out the video here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e-J7nViJU8
Now, imagine zombies dancing to it!
So hope the DJ plays it at RomantiCon!
"Stories so hot, they'll make your cheeks blush!"
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
By A.J. Llewellyn
I'm so excited that this wonderful anthology, Sins of Winter is out and it contains one of my fave stories, If Come.
Until the day before I started writing this story I'd never heard of an If Come deal, which, I learned is the hot new thing in Hollywood. How it works is that a producer reads a screenplay and instead of giving the writer money and a contract, they give the author a contract and a promise that if it comes to pass that the screenplay is sold, the writer will get extra money on top of the industry standard rate.
The producer I'd met with on a project wanted to give me an If Come deal and I was a little...perturbed. I'd never heard of an If Come deal and hated sounding like a dumb-ass asking him to explain. I've worked as a screenplay reader for several years and it shocked me that I didn't know what an If Come deal was.
He patiently described how it all worked. I'd had deals in the past where I'd allowed a couple of people to option my material for free. Both times, they were actors and I still lament that those projects never worked out. My lit agent at the time warned me against these deals saying unless people paid for the right to projects they didn't take them seriously but I've never believed this to be true.
I personally know tons of people who have no financial binding to a project but heartily champion their passion pieces...besides, as a struggling young writer, I was thrilled that people even liked my work, let alone wanted to option it. I even had a mad dinner one night with actor Robert Blake about a screenplay I wrote...but that's a whole 'nother story...
The If Come deal is a whole lot better for writers because they get more money than they otherwise would, and hungry producers get to pitch something they love to the studio and/or production company.
After checking with a couple of friends who are smarter than I am and knew all about If Come deals - one of them actually had one and it panned out!! - I signed the contract but of course, I am waiting. I'm not thinking about it much except of course it gave me the idea for a cool story!
If Come is about a struggling writer, Zam Carmarthen, who is dealing with depression - actually he is dealing with acedia - one of the oldest of the seven deadly sins - and he wants badly to make it in Hollywood. He's had some success with one screenplay, which he sold...except that a famous script doctor, Dominic Glass was hired to rewrite it and got the final screenwriting credit.
Yep...those things happen in Hollywood every day.
When Zam gets an If Come deal for a second screenplay, he learns to his horror that Dominic Glass is being scheduled to take over as author. ARRGGH!
Of course...love, sex, passion, movies...love...did I mention love? happen...and well, I won't say anything more. I hope you'll check out this handsome new antho with my story and two rocking great ones from D.J. Manly and Serena Yates.
And if it comes to pass that you read it, gimme a holler. I'd love to know what you think!
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Two math teachers with a combined total of 70 yrs. experience asked What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?
Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions: If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26. Then:
H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
And K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
But, A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
And, B-U-L-L-S-H-I- T 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
AND, look how far ass kissing will take you. A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G +19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%
So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that while Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there. It's the Bullshit and Ass Kissing that will put you over the top. Now you know why some people are where they are!
"Stories so hot, they'll make your cheeks blush!"
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I have a Nook and I love my Nook (thank you my sexy man for buying it for my birthday *wink*), I scour the NookDom every day looking for a good read. Now there are a lot of good free books you can download and I do. I love reading, Hello *knock, knock* I'm an author, of course I read. I read anything from Shakespeare to the Erotic in all sub-genres.
So, what has me in a tizzy...
OK, so I'm surfing and find a book that looks interesting. It's M/M -- ladies and gents, it's soooo obvious before you even read the overview what the genre is as there are two male chests on the cover. NOW what do you think it's going to be??
So here I am tulling through the reviews and a lot of them are very flattering to the author and the book, when I run across this...
"This is so disgusting, two men, how can you write this trash."
Well I took a double take just to make sure I was reading it correctly and immediately got pissed at this Anonymous reviewer.
SERIOUSLY person, are you Serious?? You cannot tell me you did not know what you were downloading to read! The book cover, the title the OVERVIEW for cripes sake says it all!
Creative Criticism is one thing but bashing just to bash, is what's disgusting!
If you're not into reading about different sexual situations, then don't freaking download a book that is not straight-laced, vanilla, or you're type of enjoyment. If you don't like 'spankings' then don't download a 'spanking' book. How freaking more logical can I say it??
The sad truth is, you know they wrote it just to be mean and bash the author and the book.
Found another great book, you can tell from the cover it may lead to a menage, Yes, that's a threesome, three people in one sexual situation. I mean come one, there's two male chests and a female on the cover. The overview states it's a menage paranormal, Hmmm...can't get much clearer than that right...or so we thought.
Reviews all good, until this pops up...
"Well it was a good book until there was an anal sex scene, they should have made that more clear, it's gross, I never would have downloaded it if I knew there was anal, it just puts me off."
Ok, it puts you off, no biggy, but let us step back here a moment and take a look at that cover again...*Carefully eyeballing* and YEP I have come to a conclusion...
Are you blind??? Again, Seriously?? There are two men and one woman on the cover, it's an EROTIC read, did you not think that with two men and one woman there may be some anal??
Alright, I can see if there was only one man and one woman in the story, where the reader might have stated such if 'anal' wasn't listed in the overview, but it's still an EROTIC read, it can happen. (I know because I wrote an anal scene in A Slave's Way Out and that's one man on one woman.)
Nook readers you also have to remember, this is not the Publisher's website. Most publisher's give a little more information about what's in the book, like...anal or BDSM or M/M or F/F scene, even if you're looking at the EROTIC books.
But what do you think is going to happen with two men and one woman?? Maybe not in every book, but with a menage there's a good possibility there will be some anal going on.
All I'm saying is if it's not your type of read, then why bash the book after you download it?? If you download it just to see what it's like and you don't like it, well, that's ok. There's something called responsibility on your end too, it just didn't download on it's own. You had to hit the button TWICE to make sure you want the download.
I love and I'm sure my fellow authors love to hear CREATIVE CRITICISM for their works.
If you don't like a book, there are ways you can point that out without being nasty and mean.
Happy reading all!!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Back to Viggo. I've been crazy about him ever since seeing him in LOTR, so I regularly check out Viggo Works, your go-to website for everything Viggo. Well, they had an article on there about Viggo giving costar Michael Fassbender tips on spanking and how to do it better for his role as psychiatrist Carl Jung in the movie A Dangerous Method.
Now, if only Viggo would play in a movie where he gets to spank the girl!
Which other actors/celebrities do you think look like they'd be good at giving a spanking?
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Writing this short story was something new for me. Usually, I develop a story’s external plot and then work in the romance and internal conflicts afterwards. This was the first time I sat down and came up with the characters first, and designed the whole plot around the two coming together. The result was a combination of fun and steamy. I hope you will join Sonia Brooks and Evan Fitz as they put their…um…minds together to come up with the advertising package for X-stasy condoms.
Sonia Brooks has been nursing a crush on co-worker, Evan Fitz, for the last few months. So when their boss pairs them together to create a blowout advertisement package for X-stasy Condoms, she realizes she’s been handed the chance of a lifetime. All she has to do is convince Evan that sampling the product would further their goals—both in the office and out.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Hey everyone! I'm working on a brand "spanking" new cowboy erotic romance, and I'm excited!
For some sexy excerpts from my other hot cowboys romances, including my bestselling cowboy menage KARLEIGH'S COWBOYS, check out my website at http://www.paigetylertheauthor.com/Books.html
"Stories so hot, they'll make your cheeks blush!"