Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Whoo-whoo, good review!

Make it a great review, a 5-star review, even. Dirty Girl Reviews says, among other things: "Teresa immerses the reader in her world from the very beginning. This makes it very easy to get drawn into the story and want to learn more. Teresa Roberts is a genius at mixing fantasy and erotica and knows how to keep the pages turning."

That's it. I'm a genius. Someone who doesn't even know me said so!

But seriously, there's nothing like a good review to make a writer's day, and my day has been made. (If only I could ignore less than stellar reviews as easily as I'm sent to the moon by good ones.) Now pray that many people see it and decide to buy the book.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Rubber Sex? Rubber Sex!

Have I mentioned here that I have a story appearing in Rachel Kramer Bussel's soon-to-be-released Rubber Sex anthology? Well, I do, and it's at the very end of pre-order from Amazon, so order now and save. It'll ship soon.

This project is one of the more unusual ones I've been involved in. Writing a story involving rubber or latex was quite interesting for me, because rubber and latex aren't my thing. I don't even much like the look, let alone the hot, sticky texture, and I'm mildly allergic to latex in any case. I could have easily passed on this call for submissions and stuck with topics I know.

Instead I took it as a challenge, and the result is "How to Liven Up a Boring Party." I'll freely admit I choose the set-up--a woman accomodating her partner's kink, although it's not hers, because his reaction is worth it--because it made my work easier. I can get into that mindset a lot more easily than I can the mindset of someone who's grooving on something I find harmless, but not at all to my taste. But in order to write the story at all, I had to understand what people who have this kink get from it, so I found myself reading blogs such as Latex Lady's.  (Warning: This blog is is a fairly explicit account of an unusual way of living. She doesn't just indulge in her fascination with latex once in a while--she lives it 24/7. I found it fascinating because not many people have the courage to live their desires as fully as she and her husband do. But it's not going to be for everyone's taste!)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Well, that's annoying...

Since I often post with links to other sites (like, oh, Lust Bites and my various publishers), some anti-spam bot at Blogger has decided this may be a spam journal and is insisting that I do word verification on each of my posts until they can have a real human being review it.

Which would be much less annoying if I could read the bloody verification phrases. I have new glasses on order, but meanwhile, reading deliberately distorted type isn't working so well.


Aspiring writer? Or just bored and feeling creative?

Then pop on over to Lust Bites where today we're having Group Sex. Not really, but we're writing a round-robin sexy story. It's been started for you, and you have a chance to build on what's already there by writing your bit o' smut in the comments. Today's theme is PIRATES. The sexy Johnny Depp kind, please, not the authentic kind with skanky personal hygiene and no teeth.

Need I mention that this site isn't safe for work by the standards of most offices, and that this writing exercise is designed to be 18+? (Sorry, any younger teens who may be reading will have to start their own round-robin story for those old enough to be interested in naughty stories but too young to play with the adults.)

Monday, May 12, 2008

A bit of cross-promo for my friends at

Check out Sensual!I’m helping to spread the word about the newly redesigned website Sensual. If you like your romance novels on the steamy side, you’ll love this site. It’s full of reviews, interviews, excerpts, information on the newest print and ebooks and lots more. You can even win books and other goodies. So check it out.

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I’ll see you at Sensual!

Reading in Brookline on May 18

Along with other great local writers, and editors Sacchi Green and Rakelle Valencia, I'll be reading at Good Vibrations (a fabulous emporium of all things sexy) in Brookline, MA on May 18 from 3-4:30 to celebrate a hot new lesbian anthology, Lipstick on Her Collar.

Details are here.

Come join us and hear hot tales of femmes and the women who love them! See me in high-femme glory! See my male partners looking both proud and slightly out of place! Get autographs! Buy books! Maybe if you ask nicely you'll get some lipstick on your collar!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Sale at Phaze

20% Mother's Day sale at (Publisher of Lady Sun Has Risen, and soon to be publisher of Pirate's Booty.) To get the discount, enter the code HOTMAMA at checkout.

Sale good all through Mother's Day on Sunday, May 11.

Go on! Buy my novella for less than the price of a cup of coffee, and while you're there, check out some of the other fun titles--not to mention the Coming Together anthologies, that let you you can read erotica for charity!