If you’re in Calgary this coming weekend (August 10-12th, 2012), come check out the When Words Collide convention happening at the Village Park Inn (1804 Crowchild Trail NW).
I’ll be on a panel on Sunday morning at 10 a.m., talking about ‘Romance and Sex Through the Ages’. My fellow panelists are CaRWA members Michelle Beattie and Jade Buchanan, and we also have well-known novelist Kelley Armstrong, too.
And if you plan to stick around all weekend, check out some of the other excellent presentations and panels. I would recommend Saturday morning’s ‘Dead Men Still Talk’ presentation by Det. Sweet of the Calgary Police Service, the readings and Q&As by guest authors (Jack Whyte, Kelley Armstrong, et al.), and the live slush readings. Lots of the presentations and panels are geared towards writers, but if you’re a reader, there’s lots for you too.
Do you need a fantastic short story to get you in the mood? Or do you just not have time to do a lot of reading?
I just finished reading The Boardroom, by Jade Buchanan. It’s 6000 words of steamy, delicious sex. If only everyone could have such luck at work. Check out the blurb, and you’ll want to read it too:
Kay Baardsson arrives late to lunch, expecting her husband to be waiting for her, only to find that Nils has been called out of the office. Lucky for her, his business partner, Thalia Mason, is more than up to the task of keeping her occupied… until Nils interrupts and things get a little more interesting. Warning: Contains multiple partners, a sexy Dutch accent and girl on girl action…
The story is available at Smashwords. Check out Jade’s website too. You won’t regret it.
Coming home to Bandit Creek seemed like a good idea to Penny Anderson, especially after things start to rekindle with her old high school sweetheart and candy store owner, Craig Baxter. But, she can’t forget the other reason why she’s here… To finally discover the truth of her mother’s death so many years ago.
Penny Candy is the ‘sweeter’ version of Jade Buchanan’s double-header of stories, the latest release in the Bandit Creek series of novellas. This one is a more traditional romance, and I love the back and forth between Penny and Craig, and especially the promise of running wild in the candy store. Check it out at Amazon or Smashwords.
Penny Anderson is sick of the questions that keep running around inside her head. Coming home to Bandit Creek is her opportunity to find out the truth of her mother’s death, as well as to discover if the flame still burns brightly for her high school sweetheart. Only, she never reckoned on the unexpected lust for not one, but two men. Craig Baxter and Douglas McKenzie have their sights set on Penny and they aren’t about to let her go.
Feel like something a bit more naughty? This novella takes the storyline of Penny Candy and adds some more spice for those who like their romances extra hot. A delicious ménage makes this a great read. Check it out at Amazon or Smashwords.