December 31, 2007
Meet Me On January 2 At Another Chat
I'm going to be at the Rites Of Romance Reviews chat on January 2, 2008. It's an all day loop chat at the RoRR Yahoo group. Sign up for the group in advance, and meet me on the 2nd!!
Here's the URL for the group:
December 30, 2007
Come Meet Me At Brenda Williamson's Yahoo Chat!!
I'm the guest at Brenda Williamson's Yahoo chat on January 2, 2008. Head on over and ask me embarrassing questions!
I'll talk about my sex writing and erotic romance stories. I'll also talk about upcoming projects. If I'm in an especially good mood, I might even hold a contest. The prize will be some of my lovely goat's milk soaps.
Here's the link to the chat. Sign up in advance at Yahoo Groups, and then drop by and meet me!
December 28, 2007
Pleasure Droids And Other Sinful Things
Want to read a hot excerpt from Zarius, just released today at Ellora's Cave? Well hop on over to the Nice and Naughty blog and check it out! L. A. Day did a great job with this one. Every woman deserves sexual pleasure. Ever wonder if a pleasure droid can do what the instruction manual says it can? Read that excerpt and find out.
December 27, 2007
Upcoming Articles And Stories For 2008
I have lots of goodies coming in 2008 for you to read. Two articles in the queue right now at Nuts4chic will be about a fun gift to get the woman in your life for Valentine's Day and another one about how pets can interfere in our sex lives in a very funny way.
I expect to have at least one new story in Scarlet Magazine in early 2008. I have two additional short stories at a publisher, and I hope to hear around February that they will be published.
I'm going to be a guest speaker at Arisia in Boston in January. I'm on three panels, including one about ghosts.
I think that 2008 is going to be a great year, especially when my writing picks up even more.
'Tis The Season For Affairs
While most people associate the holiday season with festive cookies, gifts, decorated trees, lights, and family dinners, this is also the season to have affairs. According to PI Jack McEligot, the holidays can create more opportunities to cheat. There are "office parties, all-day shopping trips, or drinks with friends." A spouse who wants to cheat can go to a party and cut out early to see a lover without being noticed. A day of gift shopping can be made more fun with a little nooky at a hotel.
When you hire a PI to track your spouse if you suspect there's some hanky-panky going on, be prepared to take the bad news and not take it out on the PI. A PI interviewed for the article said that she was threatened by a client after she told him his wife was fooling around. She even caught them on tape. People sure can get crazy.
New Web Sites For Romance Lovers
Are you on the look out for a good romance to read? Check out Midnight Seductions, which is a new group for romance writers. I am a member, posting under my pseudonym Elizabeth Black.
MS has already had a few loop chats. I went to all three of them. I participated in the Novelspotters chat, the Talking Two Lips chat, and the chat at Beth Wylde's Yahoo group. Since my book isn't coming out in January as originally planned, I posted about my short fiction that appeared in Scarlet Magazine.
There will be more chats and promotions in 2008. Once the new schedule is available, I will post it.
Honey As Healer
According to FoxNews, "More than 4,000 years after Egyptians began applying honey to wounds, Derma Sciences Inc., a New Jersey company that makes medicated and other advanced wound care products, began selling the first honey-based dressing this fall after it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration."
I'd like to see this to see if it is for real. I use Bag Balm on cuts and chapped lips, and it works just fine. If it's good enough for cows and horses, its good enough for me.
Honey is great to cook with. It helps digestion, and tastes great. We had ham for Christmas dinner, and I made a nice marinade for the ham that I also used for basting. Here are the ingredients.
One cup orange juice
One cup packed brown sugar
One cup honey
Several crushed garlic cloves
Splash of hickory smoke flavoring
The ham was dee-lish!! We're having ham leftovers tonight.
"One Missed Call" Being Remade
Why do American directors love to remake Asian horror films? Could it be because these movies are fun to watch? I'm a big fan of Asian horror cinema. It beats the boring "torture porn" that has filled out movie house for the past couple of years. I'll take a "Ringu" over "Saw" any day.
The latest Asian horror film to be remade is "One Missed Call". At first, I was excited about it. I own the Japanese original as well as the two sequels. The gist of the movie is that young people hear a creepy ring tone that isn't theirs, and the message is of their death in the near future. Of course, all Hell breaks loose when the kids try to avoid their own fates. The Count recorded the creepy ring tone from the movie onto our cell phones. I was psyched! I had hoped to see this movie, and then after it ended play the ring tone on my phone just to watch everyone in the movie theatre get the willies.
Then, I saw the previews. The remake looks stupid, and it looks like it has horrible special effects. The original, like most Asian horror films, does not have major special effects. The storyline carries the terror, not foam latex.
So, to my great disappointment, I will pass on this film. I also saw that a remake of "The Eye", which I believe is Korean, is also in the works for 2008. That was a clever little movie. It's about a blind woman who sees ghosts after getting a corneal transplant. I'm sure the remake will be awful, so I guess I'll be skipping that one too.
December 01, 2007
Yowza! A Christmas Contest!!
Do you like homemade goat's milk scented soaps? I make my own, with an ocean mold in the shape of a lighthouse. The Atlantic ocean plays a central part in many of my stories.
Would you like to win two of those soaps? Here's how to win:
Go to my new blog (http://trishwilson.typepad.com/the_countess), read the entries on the first page, and tell me what was traditionally hung above the bed of newlyweds on the first marital night? The plant was believed to act as a powerful erotic stimulant. Leave your answer in comments, and make sure to leave your e-mail address so that I may reach you if you are the winner.
For those who choose to visit my MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/elizabeth_a_black), to win two soaps, first tell me the name of the classic television show whose theme plays on my page. Second, what are the names of the two Voudou goddesses I mention on my page? If you can answer both questions, send the answers to me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will love my soaps. They make great gifts and they are perfect for your personal use. Since it is the holiday season, they will be blue, and scented frankincense and myrrh. If you have allergies, I will make the soaps colorless and fragrance-free.
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You'll get a free rabbit vibe, if you subscribe. To read my past stories, just mention Elizabeth Black, and say you'd like the back issues where my story appears. There is a fee for the back issues, but I don't know what that is.