MuseItUp Helps Sandy Relief Effort

With the East Coast of the US still clearing up following the effects of Superstorm Sandy, which hit a couple of weeks ago and left huge devastation, MuseItUp publishing have decided to help the relief efforts in their own unique way.

MuseItUp publisher Lea Schizas says, ‘MuseItUp Publishing may be a Canadian house but our authors come from all over the world, especially the United States where Sandy has caused horrific damage to our neighbours.

‘For the entire month of November, with any purchase made from our MuseItUp Bookstore, we will donate 10% of the purchase price to the Red Cross toward the devastation caused by Sandy. On behalf of all of us at MuseItUp Publishing we’d like to thank you for your support.’
Visit the MuseItUp Bookstore to see the ever-expanding range of books across a variety of genres from mystery to Young Adult (and, of course, the MuseItHOT! erotica/erotic romance sister imprint), buy a book and help a good cause.

Going Mad On A Monday!

Bored of blog interviews where writers are asked the same old questions? Want to know more about an author than simply where they find their inspiration? MuseItUp author Viviane Brentanos was, and that’s why she started her ‘Monday Mad Muser Question’ challenge. Every week, she puts a bizarre question to a Muse author. Previous questions have included such topics as who you’d want to go ‘Kill Bill’ on and who’s your girl crush? Well, I’m taking the challenge this week, on a topic that’s really close to my heart – food, and more specifically, planning a romantic menu. To find out my choices, and read an extract from my short story The Face In The Glass, check out the blog here. And while you’re there, you can also find out more about Viv and her amazing life – from canine beautician to romance author living on the beautiful island of Corfu…

Get An Elf On The Cheap

For a limited time, my naughty but nice Christmas story Be Good To Your Elf is on special offer at the MuseItUp bookstore. Yes, I know it’s not really the time of year to be thinking about presents and snow and sharing a romantic evening with the cute guy working in Santa’s Grotto, but with a 2o per cent discount off the cover price, you can treat yourself now and you can put it to one side for the winter season. It’s rather like buying your Christmas cards in the January sale – and we all know someone who does that…

MuseItUp Is One Today…

… and so is their sister imprint, MuseItHOT!. And it seems only moments since I was polishing up my first submission to send to them, but then time flies when you’re having fun. Anyway, to mark the occasion, they’re having a special one day anniversary sale. Today only, you can get 50 per cent off Muse titles, and with a backlist including everything from hot paranormal romance to a cosy mystery set on the moon, there’s plenty to choose from. But let this cute cat persuade you to hotfoot it to the Muse bookshop (because everything’s better with cute cats)…

Today Is Manic Monday…

…which may always be the case here in the Naughty Corner, but it’s the term that’s been given to do the day everyone apparently does their online shopping. If someone in your life is getting an e-reader for Christmas, or has taken the hints you’ve been dropping that you’d like one, then you’re going to need some good books to load on it. Lea, Litsa and the rest of the lovely MuseItUp/MuseItHOT! team are giving you a helping hand with a special discount on Muse titles. You can get 25% off any purchase from today until December 10th. Use code: HC2010D at checkout in the discount code box before going to Paypal. The current booklist includes sci-fi, paranormal, mystery and young adult titles as well as a sprinkling of naughty and sizzling erotica, so what are you waiting for? Take a browse in the Muse bookstore – and make your shopping a little less manic.

A Tale Of Two Covers

Lovely images have been popping into my inbox recently, reminding me not only that a couple of exciting books are on their way, but that the end of the year is already on its way (and a big hello to everyone who celebrated the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, which was once memorably described by a friend of mine on being driven past it for the first time as ‘just some rocks’. Wiccans and pagans, if I knew where he was at the moment, I’d point you in his direction…).

First on its way, and keeping in the mood of all things unholy,  is the print version of the Ravenous zombie romance anthology, Hungry For Your Love. It’s been picked up, as I might have already mentioned, by St Martin’s Press, and will be out in time for Hallowe’en looking very much like this:

If that’s a little too scary for you, then let’s turn from naughty to nice, as it were. I’ve just had a short story picked up by a new Canadian e-publisher, MuseItHot, the erotic arm of genre publishers MuseItUp, who offer more mainstream romance novels, along with(among other) sci-fi, mystery and an imprint called Muse Divaz, featuring novels about what, in erotic terms, would be defined as a BBW (Big Beautiful Woman).

Anyway, my story tells what happens when a student finds herself working in Santa’s Grotto alongside a very hot DILF, and it’s behind this beautifully snowy cover, designed by Delilah K Stephens:

Yes, the title of the story is a rather bad pun on one of my favourite Journey songs, Be Good To Yourself, but it simply had to be done. (And NB to all those people who now like Don’t Stop Believin’ because of Glee, Journey aren’t cool. Journey never were cool. Just move along and leave them to those of us who were dancing round our university hall of residence rooms to Escape twenty-ahem years ago.) Right, better go and work on some line edits before I get the urge to listen to Open Arms