Last night I attended a special screening of LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS, a fantastic documentary by filmmaker Laurie Kahn about romances and the women who write them.

The film has been in the works since all the way back in 2009 when she attended the RWA National conference and thought, hm, I’m onto something here. She secured a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities to not only work on the film but also a full cross-platform documenting of the subject with a website, The Popular Romance Project. At the website people can see hundreds of hours of interviews and footage that didn’t make it into the finished documentary.

And like romance novels themselves, the film has faced an uphill battle against sexism.

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Cover reveal, and I do mean “reveal”! My next romance from Hachette/Forever is slated to release on January 26, 2016 in both paperback and ebook, and I have not one but TWO amazing cover designs to show you!

As you might expect given my track record, my books have a lot of sex in them. They’re very steamy. TAKING THE LEAD is no exception. It’s a rockstar romance and a BDSM “billionaire” book except this time SHE is the billionaire.

The brilliant thing my publisher has done is create two versions of the cover, a “tame” version (which is still pretty suggestive if you ask me), and a “wild” version. Feast your eyes below the fold:

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This Saturday I’ll be not only teaching a workshop on BDSM Relationship Dynamics at the NECRWA Conference (New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America) at the Burlington Marriott, I’ll be one of the authors autographing at the book fair.

The book fair is free and open to the public and runs from 1:30 – 2:30 pm at the Marriott Hotel in Burlington, Mass. Any book bought at the event includes a donation to the Massachusetts Literacy Foundation! (10% of all proceeds)

Headlining are bestselling authors Sabrina Jeffries, Lauren Dane, Barbara Wallace, and Loretta Chase.

Complete list of authors confirmed:
• Judith Arnold •
• Isabella Bradford •
• Mia Gabriel •
• Sherri Browning •
• Lisa Carlisle •
• Loretta Chase •
• Lauren Dane •
• Dee Davis •
• Megan Frampton •
• Rosza Gaston •
• Emily Harper •
• Lauren Hawkeye •
• Gwen Hernandez •
• Hannah Howell •
• Sabrina Jeffries
• Julia Kent •
• Caroline Linden •
• Tracey Lyons •
• Teresa Noelle Roberts/Sophie Mouette •
• Tamsen Parker •
• Maggie Robinson •
• P. J. Sharon •
• Kathryn Shay •
• Amber Skyze •
• Kristen Strassel •
• Cecilia Tan •
• Susan Vaughan •
• Barbara Wallace •

Here’s the official flyer about the event:

I’ll have some special new Magic University tchotcke to give away at the book fair! You don’t have to buy a book to come get a Veritas “Department of Alchemy” silver-embossed notepad…


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Incubus-Angel-200x300It’s launch day for the new edition of THE INCUBUS AND THE ANGEL: Book Three in the Magic University Series! I’m so pleased once again to have brand new cover art from the fantastic Fox Estacado Arts.

The ebook, audiobook, and paperback editions should all be live now from all your favorite online retailers, and your favorite local booksellers should be able to order copies if they don’t have it in stock!
Print ISBN: 978-1-62601-121-2 • Paperback $16.99
Digital ISBN: 978-1-62601-122-9 • Ebook $6.99

AmazonSmashwordsB&NAllRomance ebooksiTunes • Indiebound (forthcoming once bookstores start carrying the book)

Under the cut, an excerpt from the book and a large size version of the cover:

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If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a new book of romance novellas out called SUMMER RAIN. Masterminded by Audra North and edited by Sarah Frantz, the book is a fundraiser for RAINN (the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) and it includes not only a story by me, but also Ruthie Knox, Molly O’Keefe, and a heap of other talented women! I read and loved Charlotte Stein‘s near-future story about lonely woman and the android she mail-orders, and I interviewed her about it here!

Cecilia Tan: Your story about a lonely woman and an android is so very lovely. And by lovely I mean: made me cry. Did you know when you started writing that an android would be the perfect tool to crack open the human heart?

Charlotte Stein: Oh thank you – that’s so cool to hear! I love making people cry…wait. Wait that came out wrong. I meant it’s awesome that I made you sad. Only not that at all. Let me just try to answer the rest of the question before I end up sounding like a sadist…

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Today’s the launch day for the new m/m erotic romance from Kerry Adrienne, Artist’s Touch! The book is the first in a new series (The Guild) being published by Ellora’s Cave. I got to talk with Kerry for the occasion and ask her about her writing and about what drew her to writing Artist’s Touch.

Cecilia Tan: Artist’s Touch is the first book in your series, The Guild. From the look of the forthcoming books you’re exploring not just painting, but music, sculpture, and other arts. How did you get the idea for this series?
Kerry Adrienne: I love all the arts and dabble in most of them (except cake decorating, which I really, really hate). The idea of an artists’ guild in NYC (the best city in the world), filled with creative men, just hit me as a great place to lose my writing self in. I love the city, the brownstones of the upper west side, and the varying cultures and people of the area. Lots of things to spark stories, and I get to write about all different kinds of writers. Though only three books are contracted right now, I have a couple more ideas for the series.

Cecilia: What drew you to Kenon as a protagonist? 

Kerry: I love a good-looking jerk who is hiding behind his jerkiness. I love unmasking a flawed character. 

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