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Harlequin’s Patent Your Kiss & Goodies!!

Kisses are awesome and should be preserved, right?  Kisses can convey a wealth of meaning and emotion.  They soothe booboos and start motors racing.  Not much carries quite the impact of a kiss.  Kisses are as varied as the people giving them and here’s your chance to illustrate your own method, vote on your favorite or both!

Visit Harlequin’s fun and delightful site:

Create your own awesome kiss, vote on the kisses, enter for a chance to win an incredible prize; really y’all,  you don’t want to miss this.  I had a large time playing around.

BTW, my favorite kiss is the Against the Wall….those intense looks,  yummy.

What a great kiss kit, huh?  Throw in a few Blaze books & you’ve got quite a nice little package guaranteed to make someones day.  The kiss kit and Blaze books are up for grabs courtesy of Emma at Harlequin.  Sweet isn’t she to offer such a goodie package for one of our lucky commenters?  Chosen at random on February 13th . Good luck!!

Loose Id’s Going Fishing

On October 10, we notified the Top Twenty in our Hot Hooks contest. Now, on October 26-29, we’re giving you, the readers, the chance to pick the Top Ten. 


Just visit our website at and follow the link to our survey. Read the 100 word blurb and 250 word first pages, and choose your ten favorites. Ten lucky winners chosen at random will receive a VIP membership for the remainder of 2009 and for 2010. 


Loose Id’s Hot Hooks. Who will be the next big fish?


Breathless Press – New Editor Press Release

For Immediate Release

Navy Veteran, Rochelle Weber is a stickler for grammar and it shows in her work.

Alberta, Canada—September 9th, 2009—With a BA in Communications from Columbia College in Chicago, and years of experience in the editing field, Rochelle Weber steps into the shoes of Managing Editor at Breathless Press. “I’m really grateful to be with Breathless Press. I sent a resume and cover letter and Justyn Perry liked them and brought me on board as ME.”

Rochelle joined Breathless Press shortly after they opened their doors in July and since coming on board has quickly become part of the family. “When I put the call out for a Managing Editor, there were many applicants, but only one who truly met my quality expectations,” Justyn Perry, owner of Breathless Press adds. “It’s great to have someone on board that is as dedicated to quality as I am. With three employees that strive for nothing but the best, Breathless Press will become the press known for top quality.”

Having spent numerous years working in the publishing field shows in Rochelle’s editing style. “My mother was a stickler for grammar, as am I. One of my pet peeves is the dreaded comma splice, and I can name a few bestselling authors who use them frequently,” she states, going on about her editing career. “I’d been editing on a freelance basis for almost 20 years, but I had never edited fiction until I joined Inara Press. To my shock, they offered me the job of ME.  I thought I was too green when it came to fiction, but tackled the job anyway.  I was OK on the organizational side, but at the time I didn’t even know what style sheet or a head-hop was.  From there I went on to edit for several other e-pubs–Oestara, Silk Stockings, Cobblestone, Mardi Gras and Red Rose to name a few.  Some of them crashed before I could earn even my first paycheck, so I basically worked for free for several years.  But during that time I was learning a lot from my MEs, EICs, and various authors’ loops.  So when Justyn offered me the ME position, I was fairly certain I knew what I was doing. Our editors will have it pretty easy, because we have high standards and will not accept a book until it meets our requirements.”

With her background and determination, Rochelle is sure to take Breathless Press to new heights. “I love being part of a truly professional company and I know we’re going to grow and become a force to be reckoned with in the publishing world.”


For more information on Breathless Press check out their website:
Submissions now open.

Breathless Press

Romance is in the air and Breathless Press wants you to express your love.


Valentine’s Day is the most romantic time of the year and we want you to share with us your tales of desire, lust and love.

Breathless Press is holding a contest and only two lucky entrants will win a signed contract as well as a video trailer and a month long blog tour to help promote their winning book. All you have to do is submit your breathtaking love stories of Valentine romance. Anything to do with Valentine’s Day is welcome.

Contest ends December 1st so hurry and get your stories in.

Submission guidelines are as follows.

Flirts: under 1,000 words

Temptations: 1,500 – 5,000 words

Novelette: 5,000 – 10,000 words

Novella: 10,000 – 50/60,000 words

Novel: 50/60,000-100,000 words

Send query to:  Send query to: acquisitions @ breathlesspress dot com

General Submissions are open now. Check the website for more details.

Lyrical Press

  • Pamela Tyner has been promoted to managing editor of Lyrical Press
  • Roxy Harte has recently released book one of her Chronicles of Surrender Series. All titles will be available digitally and in print :
  • Lyrical Press’ complete catalog is now available on All Romance eBooks/OmniLit
  • Lyrical Press is actively seeking erotica and romance. You can find submission guidelines here:

Noble Romance Seeking Submissions for New Erotic Romance Line

Noble Romance Seeking Submissions for New Erotic Romance Line

Noble Romance Publishing is currently seeking submissions for Foreign Affairs, a new line of erotic romance novels.


*Foreign Affairs stories are all set in foreign (non-US) lands. *Foreign Affairs must contain at least one primary character from the foreign territory in which the story takes place.
*Foreign Affairs may contain some non-English words and phrases, but because we primarily target English-speaking readers at this time, these stories must be written in English.
*Various heat levels – from steamy to erotic.
*All sub-genres and sub-genre mixes.
*All story lengths – shorts, novellas, novels.

Standard submission guidelines apply.

Please submit specific questions or concerns to

Dreamspinner Press

Increased production at Dreamspinner Press
Dreamspinner Press has recently upped its publication schedule to two novels, a novella, and a short story (or two) weekly. Now readers receive a novel release (both print and eBook formats) on Mondays and Fridays, and an eBook novella will publish on Wednesdays. Short stories, also in eBook format, will publish on Wednesdays. See Dreamspinner Press’s Coming Soon page at and shop at

New store at Dreamspinner Press
Dreamspinner Press recently debuted its new web site and integrated shopping cart at New and returning customers will have to re-register for an account to purchase and take advantage of the new features: a permanent bookshelf, unlimited downloads, links that never expire, ability to purchase an eBook and download it in any format. We hope to see you shopping soon!

Phaze Books

Phaze Books fully supports the efforts to finding a cure for breast cancer. To help in the fight, please be sure to purchase COMING TOGETHER FOR THE CURE, an award-winning charity anthology filled with short stories and poetry where all proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Available in ebook and in print.


Buy link:,+by+Alessia+Brio,+ed.


Blurb: RTBookClub Top Pick for January, 2008! 2008 EPPIE Finalist! Indy Book Award Winner!


At some point, virtually everyone’s life is touched in some way by breast cancer. Whether it’s a friend or family member, or even yourself, the journey is one of courage and compassion. Phaze continues its tradition of fundraising for this cause with Coming Together: For the Cure, an anthology of quality erotic fiction edited by Alessia Brio. All proceeds from the sale of this volume will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


“Few things reveal character as immediately and profoundly as the way someone makes love. And since the best stories are always character driven, what better way to get to know the players than by the way they make love? Call it erotic fiction if you like — it certainly is erotic — but once you get past the heat and the breathlessness, you’ll see these stories for what they really are: tales of the intensely private, the palpably real, the profoundly human.” – Barry Eisler, NYT Bestselling Author


Phaze Books’ September Top 20 best-selling titles are:


1.) Desire – Marie Rochelle


2) I Can’t Drive 55 – Jade Falconer


3) A Knight at the Speedway – Jaxx Steele


4) Sex Type Thing – Jade Falconer


5) Schooled – RaeLynn Blue


6) Dude Looks Like a Lady – Jack Greene


7) Man to Man – G.A. Hauser


8.) Sexhibition – Tigra-Luna LeMar


9) Dragonfly – L.E. Bryce


10) Resisting Kane – Stephanie Adkins


11) Rope Dreams – Eliza Gayle


12) The Question – Zena Wynn


13) Mary and the Bear – Zena Wynn


14) The Arrangement – Emma Wildes


15) Closer to You: Lee – Marie Rochelle


16) Magic Man – Wendy Stone


17) Just a Dream – Aliyah Burke


18) Lucky Charms – Marie Rochelle


19) All the Fixin’ – Marie Rochelle


20) The Rancher’s Ultimatum – Nia K. Foxx


20) Unleashing the Jaguar – Michelle Houston (tie)


Phaze Books has 4 special calls for submissions.


Special Call for M/M Steampunk Anthology – title TBA


Edited by: Leigh Ellwood

Projected release date: late 2010


Hey, all you steampunk enthusiasts, grab your goggles and get to writing!

Phaze Books is planning an all M/M (and bi-M menage) steampunk collection for eBook publication in 2010. If you have a yen for 19th century history with a touch of good humor and technological innovation (and a whole lot of manlove!), we hope you’ll send us your hottest steampunk erotic romance of 10K – 20K words. If you’re not sure about the genre, check out this Wikipedia entry for steampunk to get an idea of the style of stories we’re looking for. Think H.G. Wells or Wild Wild West, then turn up the steam factor with an incredible M/M or MMF/MMM match-up!


This call is open indefinitely until the spots are filled. Contributors will offer one-time electronic and print rights to their works and receive a one-time payment of $50 and contributors’ copies (eBook and/or print, if the book goes to print).


To submit to this anthology, please follow the Phaze Books structural guidelines (below) and attach your RTF document to Leigh Ellwood, c/o Phaze Books at submissions @ phaze (dot) com. Please use STEAMPUNK ANTHOLOGY is your subject header.


Open Calls – Urban Phaze, Phaze Rocks, and Phaze Scores!


Urban Phaze:


So tell us, what is your favorite location for a passionate fantasy? Do you dream of slow, eternal kisses in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, or would you like to snuggle with your lover in the dunes of a secluded Honolulu beach? Does the idea of doing it on the Eiffel Tower grab you, or maybe a tryst in an elegant suite overlooking the Chicago skyline?


You might say we like a bit of travel with our sex. We’d wouldn’t mind christening each of the fifty states, and we hope you feel the same way.


Get on the Phaze map!


We are looking for steaming hot stories to include in this line – contemporary-set erotic romance (sub and cross-genres okay), set in a major metropolitan city. The entire tale must take place in that setting and feature somewhat significantly in the story.


So, take us someplace nice, and make sure we never want to leave!

Duplicate city submissions are fine, because we plan to group city stories into print anthologies.


Please see our submissions guidelines for formatting and detailed dos and don’ts. When you submit in RTF format, please include Urban Phaze- [NAME OF CITY] in your subject line. Urban Phaze will remain an indefinite open call until we decide to close it. So get your pens and passports to work!

Minimum word count: 10K


Phaze Rocks!


Turn it on, turn it up, and tune out everything else with hot stories of passion and romance…inspired by the music that touches our souls (and other places!) Each story is song unto itself, titled after a favorite Top 40 hit, metal ballad, or sultry country ditty.


Get on the Phaze Hot 100 charts!


We are looking for steaming hot stories to include in this line -all genres accepted – titled with a popular song. The story need not be based on the song title of your choice, though if you happen to find a favorite artist or band is your muse, we’ll certainly take a look, or listen! So whether you’re into classic rockers like the Beatles or Rolling Stones, savvy R&B vocalists like Outkast or Beyonce, or into the rocking hair bands of the 80s, let the music move you to write.


(Note: if you haven’t figured it out, stories must be original. We like the fan fiction about rock bands, but we don’t publish it.)


Please see our submissions guidelines for formatting and detailed dos and don’ts. When you submit in RTF format, please include Phaze Rocks in your subject line. Minimum word count: 10K.


Phaze Scores!


Got game? Get on the scoreboard! Phaze Books is looking for sizzling erotic romances set on the playing field. Whether your game is basketball or baseball, hockey or golf, if you have a love match to share we want to read it. The action doesn’t have to take place entirely on the field, but each submission must have a sports setting. Minimum word count: 10K.


Please see our submissions guidelines for formatting and detailed dos and don’ts. When you submit in RTF format, please include Phaze Scores in your subject line.

Class Act Books – New Website Contest


Win 2 Print Books Your Choice
Enter to celebrate our fantastic new look on the website.
Pick two book pages to look at from any of our exciting Romance Genres, tell us which books you looked at by sending an email to: and you will be entered. Please put NEW WEBSITE CONTEST in the subject line.
All entries will be in the drawing for TWO new Print books of your choice from Class Act Books.
Once notified you won, you can pick your two books from our selections and send us your shipping address, we will get the books sent to you. Ends 10/31

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