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Her Fantasy Reality
When the line between fantasy and reality is erased, the real fun begins…
At a boring benefit dinner, Stacy keeps herself occupied by imagining erotic encounters with the other guests. When it’s time for the evening’s spousal auction, one of the sexy men she’s been fantasizing about bids on her — and wins! Will Stacy’s evening end with a demure dessert for two … or has her husband planned something much more exciting?
Reader advisory: This 11,000-word story has been heavily revised, extended, and reedited. It is for adult readers only and features steamy daydreams, a BWWM hotwife cuckold, oral sex, girl-on-girl, and just desserts. Previously published as Fantasy vs Reality.
You read the headline right and it’s not even a joke. I’m FREE of Ellora’s Cave.
There are no more strings attached to my Daily Grind or High Relief series, which I said were on indefinite hiatus back in October 2014 because of EC’s refusal to cancel my proposal contracts.
I don’t have a date for getting them back out there but they are coming. Look forward to it.
It took a while but it’s finally here. The next installment of the Guardian’s Tales series will be coming to your ereaders very soon.
Roman and Kenz are looking for the woman who will complete their triad. But is Letha the one?
Letha, an African American woman with a troubled past, thinks one man should be more than enough — until she meets two possessive alpha males. Roman, a bird shifter, and Kenz, a snake shifter, are looking for the woman who will complete their triad.
When this threesome comes together, the sheets start to sizzle. Everything should be perfect, but something is preventing them from completing the bond that would make their union permanent. With the full moon approaching, Roman and Kenz have one chance to make Letha theirs — or lose her forever.
You read the headline correctly. The owners of Musa Publishing announced today to the authors via email and the readers via Facebook that they are closing on 28 February 2015. Yup. The end of the THIS month.
Short notice but at least the owners gave notice and they are going out in a classy and honest way. All authors are having rights reverted. I plan to re-release Wine Service under a different title and cover as quickly as possible after the rights revert. The book hasn’t been out a year and there are more books coming in the series, which will also be renamed.
It was a short but good relationship that has now ended and upped the timeline for my self-publishing ventures. More news about that coming soon.
Check me out!
Wine Service is an All Romance eBooks bestseller title in Erotica>Contemporary, Erotica>Multiple Partners, and Erotica>BDSM. Woot!
Big thanks to all the readers that put me there.
Today only (23 October 2014, Central), Changeling Press titles at All Romance eBooks are 25% off!!
On 27 September 2014 at 11:22PM eastern (according to FB), I posted on my profile a statement about the Ellora’s Cave’s situation. I posted that same statement on my FB fan page for those following me there.
At the time I said I didn’t want to talk about it. My feelings on the matter have changed. What follows are FACTS backed up with EVIDENCE. I could rant and rave and carry-on but what’s the point?
14 August 2014, 10:01PM HST ~ I sent a request to Ellora’s Cave asking that the twelve (12) titles I have contracted on proposal be terminated and the rights reverted back to me. Three (3) of the twelve titles were finished and submitted in May 2014 but never edited due to my editor being in and out of the hospital. I had hoped to revert those three titles (Enticing the Curious, Surmounting the Past, and Probing the Truth) on the basis of them lapsing the 3 month editing clause in my contracts.
20 August 2014, 5:10PM HST ~ I receive a form letter reply from Ellora’s Cave addressed to “Dear Author,” informing me that they would review my contracts and get back with me in six months.
31 August 2014, 11:31PM Eastern ~ I email Ellora’s Cave a change of address notification as I moved from Hawaii to Maryland. I received an auto-reply the same day at 11:32PM Eastern.
03 September 2014, 12:26AM Eastern ~ I sent a follow-up email to my rights reversion request stating the titles are not published and thus shouldn’t be subject to the 6-month reversion timeline stated in the contracts.
03 September 2014, 9:14AM Eastern ~ Ellora’s Cave sends another “Dear Author” email stating no contracts are being terminated and Ellora’s Cave has the option to publish a LINE edited manuscript without author participation (Section 5 of the Ellora’s Cave contract).
17 September 2014, 12:58:46PM Eastern ~ I mail a certified letter from Ft. Meade post office to Ellora’s Cave with a follow-up, follow-up rights reversion request for the return of my proposal contracts stating I have no intention of submitting the proposal titles, which means Section 6: Termination for Non-Delivery should be in effect.
On this same date is when I check my post office box that I rent from the Ft. Meade USPS to see if my Ellora’s Cave royalty check has arrived. It has not.
26 September 2014, 11:37AM Eastern ~ I receive USPS return receipt confirmation that my certified letter was delivered to Ellora’s Cave on 19 September 2014 at 12:36PM Eastern and signed for by Kendra Rumschlag.
29 September 2014, 1:39PM Eastern ~ I receive a series of text messages from my husband who is now stationed at Ft. Meade. I have given him my post office box key so he can check my mail since he’s down that way and we are currently a single car household. He reports my Ellora’s Cave royalty check has arrived and the amount.
The pictures that follow are said check (with the account information covered), the dateless metered envelope it arrived in, and the statement of royalties earned. Sorry for the blurriness of the images. I took them with my iphone. As you can see, I’m not a high earner.
And for those who didn’t know, the D. in D. Renee Bagby stands for Deatres. I choose to go by my middle name because people kept butchering the pronunciation of my first name.
03 October 2014, 3:11AM Eastern ~ I email Ellora’s Cave, Patty Marks (at her Ellora’s Cave email address), and Tina Engler (aka Jaid Black) another follow-up rights reversion request citing Section 6: Termination for Non-Delivery yet again. I also note in my request that the Ellora’s Cave contract has no specific language that pertains to the termination of proposal contracts. The contracts mention NOTHING about proposals whatsoever.
03 October 2014, 8:33AM Eastern ~ Ellora’s Cave sends another “Dear Author” response with a definite and final NO to my request, citing there is no contractual reason to revert them.
03 October 2014, Approximately 10:30AM Eastern ~ I get a phone call that wakes me up. I check my email and see the above reply. I decide it’s time to put my timeline on the Internet. I also decide to put on my website a notification in bold giant red lettering that the Daily Grind Series and the High Relief Trilogy are now on indefinite hiatus.
IF Ellora’s Cave decides to publish Enticing the Curious (Daily Grind 3), Surmounting the Past (Daily Grind 4), and/or Probing the Truth (Daily Grind 5), it is without my cooperation after repeated attempts to have these contracts terminated.
I find it funny (in a non-humorous way) that after spending almost an entire year sending certified letters and making phone calls to secure the reversion of rights for A Valentine’s Gift for Tori from Red Rose Publishing (yes, I WAS an author there as well way back when) that said book is now tied up in a rights reversion tug-of-war at Ellora’s Cave. I had planned to rework (read — completely overhaul) the title and release it as part of the Daily Grind Series.
So these are my FACTS. I’m sure posting this isn’t going to make me a favorite person with some people and I don’t care. This is cathartic for me. I need this off my chest and out of my head so I can move on to other projects that need my attention more than this.
EDIT 03 October 2014 at 5:49PM Eastern — Fact #12
03 October 2014, 5:01PM Eastern ~ Tina Engler/Jaid Black replies to my 3:11AM Eastern email (with Patty and Contracts included in the reply) saying Ellora’s Cave’s email is backed up and they will get back to me about my request as soon as possible.
Since the email from Ellora’s Cave Contracts email (Fact #10) sounded pretty final on the subject, it’s interesting to get this reply from Tina.
Also, I’m not the only author who is walking away from a series. Lolita Lopez, who has an agent, ran into the same answer as I did with a quote to buy the rights back and came to the same conclusion — the series is dead.
EDIT 04 October 2014 at 5:32PM Eastern — Fact #13
04 October 2014 at 10:45AM Eastern ~ Contracts sent another resounding NO. I have no clue who is replying to the Contracts email address, but said person felt the need to tell me I cannot publish the books in any form or under a different title. I hadn’t planned to. It suits me well enough to let them die, like my subject line says.
This matter is closed until the day comes when I get my rights back or not. Naomie and Dane from the Daily Grind Series were fun characters that I hope to work with again one day. Until that day comes, they are buried deep under my ever-growing To-Be-Written pile.
She offers satisfaction above and beyond what is requested.
Lexie’s job as a housekeeper at a five-star hotel doesn’t normally include the unique and risqué form of room service that important hotel guest Mr. Malena has requested, nor the generous tip he’s offered. Lexie can’t resist, and what should have been a one-time thing turns into an introduction into the sensual world of customer satisfaction. She finds much enjoyment in her “work,” but is it worth risking her job?
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Erotica, MF, MFM
Themes: BDSM (D/s)
** Read Chapter One Online **
Tired of Yahoo Groups losing mail, holding mail, being generally wonky? Tired of Facebook’s algorithm dictating which of my posts you can and cannot see?
I know I was so I created a Goodreads group:
Come visit and ask questions, read excerpts, get book news, and read my random ramblings about whatever comes to mind first. Basically this group is similar to my weekly newsletter but more as-it-happens. There’s no rule that says you can’t join both.
“A truly intriguing tale of love, destiny, and mystery. Darah and Shirish form an incredibly strong and powerful bond… I think readers should definitely give this book a try… well written, and very erotic.”
Read the full review at SSLY.
Check out the first chapter online.
On the Case
[Guardian’s Tales 2]
Everything changes when the tree hugs back.
Darah took what she thought would be an easy assignment—wake up a tree. Nothing to it, except this tree rouses with a case of morning wood.
Shirish has been asleep for the last few decades and is eager to get reacquainted with the world, starting with Darah. She wants to believe they have a future together but the past has unfinished business with Shirish.
Family secrets long buried threaten to set fire to their budding relationship. Without help, Darah fears their final act of love will be to burn together.
Yet to Come
Red Velvet Christmas (multi-author series)
Fey Holidays, Book 4
by Zenobia Renquist
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Erotic Urban Fantasy Romance, MF
Themes: Christmas, Interracial (BW/WM), Fey
Length: Short Story
He’s so bad and so good for her at the same time.
Rae is a ghost of Christmas future. Her track record for making people see and turn to the light is unblemished, except for one man. Zane has hit her list for the third and final time. The incentive he wants to be good is one she refuses to give him. Rae cannot be with a man who allies so easily with bad, but her desire demands she not be without him. At sunrise Christmas morning, her powers fade and with them any chance she has of seeing Zane again unless he can convince her the best is yet to come.