Friday, July 30, 2010


TornTorn, the latest anthology from Pretty Things Press, is now available as a PDF at E-Junkie and at This book is a bit over 20,000 words and contains five sexy stories that each explore the concept of being torn. Literally or figuratively? Well, there a little of both.

Here's a snippet from my story, "Having It All."

For a minute, I struggled with what to say, having Hannah’s words still echoing in my mind. There I was thinking I was so hip and cosmopolitan, going to a sex party in the city, and it never occurred to me that I could actually have a threesome with two hot guys. I had to give Hannah credit because she apparently knew me better than I knew myself. It was as if all of my earlier daydreams had melded together into a kaleidoscopic swirl of sexy.

I felt my face flushing as I spoke to Patrick, commenting, “I couldn’t help but notice that you two came solo.”

“Yeah,” Patrick answered, his blue eyes sparkling mischievously. “But we were hoping we’d come with someone else before the night was over.” I chuckled at his unexpected joke. “Maybe even the same someone,” he added, looking at me slyly, and my laughter died in my throat.

What does "torn" mean to you? Visit Torn • Shredded • Whole and tell your tale, whether it's a story about a favorite pair of tattered jeans or an experience about being shredded but finding your way back to whole.

Update: And Torn: Erotica Ripped from the Seams is now available for Kindles at

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I enjoyed this too much

I write like
Chuck Palahniuk
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Was it all the dirty words?

Page 56, Line 5

Don't you love Google news alerts? That's how I found the blog The 5th Line Project because LuAnn Schindler excerpted, so to speak, my story "Chloe's Confession" from Afternoon Delight.

Here's a short description of the project from her blog:

Freelance writer LuAnn Schindler got the idea for starting The 5th Line Project after a high school classmate sent her a message on Facebook. The directions were clear: grab the nearest book, turn to page 56, find the 5th line, and type it as your status. After receiving an enthusiastic response, she decided to turn the idea into a year-long online experiment.

Chatting with Alison Tyler

I'm over at Alison Tyler's abode today, or at least an interview with me is! We chatted a little about fairy tales and my story in Alison's Wonderland.

I have to thank Danielle, Jeremy and Sommer for their sweet comments. I've been having some of those classic writerly doubts lately, and your words lifted my spirits. Thank you!