Friday, January 23, 2015

I Think I’m Gonna Like It …


Classic Annie: Shirley Temple
“For Halloween, I’d like to dress up as Annie.” – my 8-year-old daughter.

If you have children, then you know as soon as Halloween is over, they start talking about what they’re going to be next year. It’s an on-going discussion, until the event actually happens. A few months ago, the costume of choice was My Little Pony.

We saw the new Annie opening week, and since then my daughter’s been singing her heart out. Yesterday, I bought her the CD and we listened to it on the 40-minute drive home from school, and again this morning. So her pronouncement is no real surprise.

1977 Annie

What struck me though was the choice – Annie. When I was growing up, little girls didn’t dream of playing Annie unless they had short, curly red hair. Serious.

The long-standing icon was created by the likes of Shirley Temple and the 1977 version I grew up with. It continued through stage productions for years and years.


What makes me so excited about the diversification in the new Annie is that anyone can play the role. My dark-blonde, green-eyed daughter can say, “I want to dress up as …” and not think twice.



Now that’s a bit of magic that not everyone thinks about. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Until next time,

Louisa Bacio

Monday, January 19, 2015

What’s on Tap! Works in Progress


We’re a few weeks into the new year, and I’m furiously working on a few stories. I’ve received some emails asking about the next Vampire, Witch & Werewolf novel, and when I saw my cousin this week, she asked about the next “Death” book (my 1Night Stand series).

So here’s what I’m working on:

Sex University: The Master Class – The third book in the series has been living in my head for a few years. I’ve received the rights back to the first book, Physical Education, and a new publisher will release both.

The story is a FFM, and features a special “couples” retreat.

Deadline: March 1

Paranormal for a March 17 Lucky Stars Box Set

Following up on the Three Times Lucky Box Set is one featuring hot paranormal stories. I’ve started one, and need to finish.

Deadline: Feb. 14 (notice the date’s before the last one …)

Beyond Fairytales: Sleeping Beauty story

I scored a coveted re-telling of Sleeping Beauty. With proposal in hand, the writing is vying for attention.  

The Vampire, The Witch & the Werewolf: Zada’s story

Right now, this book is the last planned in The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf series. Along with Zada, the story also will tie up Jana, Dom and Andre.

Predicted release: For Authors After Dark in August

And there’s more:

New erotic paranormal series:

I’m reworking book 1 of a new erotic paranormal series, and have three more planned out.

“With Death” 1Night Stand – Yes, there’s at least one more in the series. Death’s a bit peeved about losing so many new recruits.

Erotic contemporary – Oh my! It’s written, just need time to re-work.

And then there’s that Duran Duran fan fiction anthology some friends and I teased about. Yes, we’re all interested!

So that’s a glimpse into my working mind for now. Many of these clamor for their story to be told NOW. But, they need to wait their turn. Plus, who knows what else might spark inspiration!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Don't Call Me Iron Man: Temptation and Cashmere


Hello, I’m ND and I’m here to not only promote, but celebrate both the release of my first ever Beyond Fairytales story and the Christmas Holiday. I’m even giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of the book! 

 When I got to thinking about a blog tour, I decided I wanted to go with something that celebrates the holiday but isn’t strictly about promo. So here’s what I come up with…over the next six days, you - my dear readers, will get a glimpse of what a good old-fashioned Christmas is like to a grown up cybernetic man who’s never experienced it.  So pull up a chair, a glass of your favorite holiday drink – whether that be eggnog or apple cider, and enjoy a little holiday fun as Ivan introduces his master and lover to everything that we humans take for granted during the holiday season…

Temptation and Cashmere

Buttoning his coat, Lucero could hear his mate in the bedroom.  The jingle as Ivan put his change and keys into his pants pocket, the swish of fabric as he snagged his coat from the foot of the bed. All the signs of a man getting ready to go out and show his lover the sights and sounds of the city in the midst of holiday cheer. 

Personally he’d rather stay in and do his own celebrating – preferably with more of Ivan’s homemade garland.  He would always cherish the memory of his lover laid out over the arm of the sofa, wrapped up in his own cranberry and popcorn garland as Lucero sank balls deep inside of him. As usual, his dick stirred at the idea.  

“Ivan, we need to get going or we’re gonna be late and Dante will never let you hear the end of it. I’m just hoping this party you insist on going to will have some kind of substance. I’m starving.” 

“It will.  Paddy McFee’s is well known for its holiday meal.  Shamus is a pure genius when it comes to roasting a turkducken. He puts my mother’s to shame.”    Ivan came down the hallway, his tall form covered in snug jeans which lovingly cupped his thick thighs and accented Ivan’s sex. Ivan had paired the sinful denim with a beautiful hunter green sweater that tempted Lucero to touch.  Which he did as soon as Ivan was within reach. Soft fibers teased his fingertips.  Cashmere. He’d never felt anything softer in his life.

With a rumble of pleasure, Ivan covered trapped his hand against his chest. “I promise it’s worth the wait.  But before we head over to the pub, I have a special surprise is store for you.”

“So that’s why we’re leaving so early?”  Lucero asked as he continued to stroke his free hands over Ivan’s wide chest.  He loved the way Ivan’s breath grew more erratic with each pass.

“Of course.”  Ivan brushed a kiss over Lucero’s mouth.  “Besides, I remember what happened the last time I wore this sweater. I swear I had rug burns on my ass for days afterwards.” 

Lucero arched a brow. The night in question had happened shortly after he’d crossed the planes and found himself in Ivan’s world. His need for his mate so consuming he’d literally tried to fuck his man through the floor. “Then let’s go before it again I tempted to try …this time without the abrasions.”

 “That’s a promise.”  Lucero couldn’t resist swatting Ivan’s ass as he moved passed. When his man looked affronted, Lucero shrugged.  “Master prerogative.” 

Ivan groaned.  “I should’ve never told you about that VH1 Classic’s channel.” 

“But you did…and I do have to say Mr. Brown has the idea quite right.” Lucero jerked Ivan up against him.  “Touching you, is most definitely my right.”
  

Stay tuned tomorrow to find out where Ivan takes his Master for a special holiday surprise…that fulfills a need his Master doesn’t even realize he has…on Kerry Adrienne’s blog.   And don’t forget to tell me where your favorite place to have a Christmas Party is…in the Rafflecopter form (or link) below…you’ll be entered to win a twenty dollar gift card from Amazon and a free copy of Don’t Call Me Iron Man. I’ll be drawing the winner on Dec 21st and announcing the winner on my BLOG.

Blurb:
Once upon a time...there was this guy. A man who had an IQ out of this world and was arrogant enough to give the legendary Tony Stark a run for his money. He had everything he could ever want—a good job, more money sthan he knew what to do with, and all the sex he wanted—no strings attached. But that all changed on one fateful night... 

The last thing Ivan Chugunov expects when he drop by his favorite haunt for a few brews is to be entertained by a mysterious storyteller. But as he listens to the man's tale of a prince and an oddity that went by the name of Iron John, he finds himself lost in the story...only to awaken in another realm—one with a quest—for him. Repair the purifier vital to all those who lived and retrieve a medical unit. Seems simple enough and a small price to pay to return to his own time. 

Well, until he finds out that said 'LT-1789 unit' is actually a reclusive cybernetic man. One who will demand his own price of Ivan—three nights of unbridled sexual bliss...with Ivan at his mercy. Only then will he return to the royal clutch.

Can Ivan, a man who relishes control above all else, submit to a man who may be more machine than human? 

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Ivan’s cheeks flushed. “Tempting, Sir….very tempting.  Perhaps later tonight when we return?”

Find out about Ivan and Lucero’s other holiday experiences…

Dec 15thTL Reeve
Dec 16thKate Richards
Dec 17thLayla Tarar
Dec 18thLouisa Bacio
Dec 19thKerry Adrienne
Dec 20thTara Andrews


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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Get Your Blissemass Happening ...


'Tis the Season for holiday cheer. It's also, for some, one of the most stressful times of the year. So on this Blissemas stop, let's chat about ways to find your bliss!

5 Tips to De-Stress

Plan Ahead: Be honest. What makes you most stressed? Working last minute? Having to buy an important gift at the very end? Well, there still is time! Start knocking off those to-do items.

Enjoy: What's your favorite part of the season? Over Thanksgiving, I was disappointed not to have any hot apple cider, with a stick of cinnamon. First thing back home, I rectified, bought it and toasted with my family. 

Imbibe: If you need to unwind, pour a glass of your favorite bubbly, or try a new pepperminty concoction. Put some cheer into that holiday party. 

Relax: With a busy schedule, I really have to make time to read. Isn't that sad? Over Thanksgiving, I poured through Anne Rice's new novel Prince Lestat. It was quite enjoyable to delve back into the Vampire Chronicles after all these years. Over the winter break will be the ONLY two weeks I get off from teaching online all year. I'm planning ahead and stocking that Kindle.

Snog: Hee, hee. I had to give a snog-nog to those lovely U.K. hosts of Blissemas.  


Tell me: How do you de-stress around the holidays? Leave a comment and a valid email address, and you'll be entered to win a gifted copy of one of my backlist books.
PLUS!
By commenting on this post you get 1 entry into the Blissemas grand prize for a Kindle Paperwhite stuffed with smut. For a list of rules and other Blissemas blogs please check http://blissemas.co.uk .
Thanks for stopping by!

Louisa Bacio


Here's a look at my holiday novella

The Vampire & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas

Louisa Bacio

Vampires and werewolves don’t mix … or do they?

Before there were three, there were two. When a vampire swoops in to save Trevor from a rogue gang’s blood sport, the werewolf must fight his own inhibitions. The magic of New Orleans and the holiday season bring together these two unlikely lovers.

“In her first foray into the m/m genre, Ms. Bacio sets the pages ablaze in this sexy Christmas tale featuring two irresistible characters from her The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf series.  There’s nothing better on a cold winter’s night than cozying up with the vampire and the werewolf as they come together in this sizzling story.  This is my Christmas present to myself.”

Rebecca Leigh, author of Dirty Housewives