Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oh, Harry: When Child Stars Grow Up

First let me disclose that I bought my tickets for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows more than a month ago, and my girlfriend and I will be waiting in line for the 12:01 a.m. midnight showing. But, I absolutely swear I’ve never once lusted after the HP gang (except for that brief flirtation with Cedric Diggory who’s better known now for playing Edward in Twilight).

Read more about drool-worth, of-age stars on The Romance Studio -- Blue.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Hangovers

Who has ever been Naughty in the Backseat? Talking Halloween Hangovers today on the Naughty blog!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Spooky Cock-tails!

Halloween means something different for kids then it does for the adult-kids. Tomorrow, on Halloween night, we’re actually going to have a mini-party for the first time. It’s not an all-out rager, but another couple and their kids coming over to eat, drink & be merry. Oh, yeah, and the kids will go trick-or-treating.
Stop by The Romance Studio’s Spookapalooza and my blog Spooky Cock-tails to add your suggestion! 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Call For Submissions: The Tramp Stamp

As the shapely librarian kneels down to pull a book from a lower shelf, the back of her gray sweater rises up, revealing a tattoo etched across her lower back: “The Primrose Path.” A classic nod from Shakespeare’s Ophelia.

The harried stay-at-home mom crawls, hands and knees, across the hardwood floor, searching for the fallen back of her earring before the baby can find it. Her T-shirt rises to uncover a tattoo of fairies freely dancing in a V.

Lawyers. Doctors. Carpenters. Bartenders. Professors. Who knows what will be revealed in the revered Tramp Stamp position. Even more alluring is the story and inspiration behind the tattoo.

Keith Publications would like to see your stories dealing with “the tramp stamp,” the tattoos that wrap around the lower back. Short stories will run 2,000 to 5,000 words.  Please send to with “Submission: Tramp Stamp” in the subject line.

Deadline is January 15, 2011, with a spring publication date. Editor/writer Louisa Bacio will edit the anthology. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Big Easy

Talking about sizzling New Orleans’ inspiration at the Romance Studio’s Party. Enter to win a copy of PHYSICAL EDUCATION.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Joyful about the Joyfully Reviewed Review!

Joyfully Reviewed says about PHYSICAL EDUCATION: "The suspense was a perfect undertow to the playful eroticism." Here's the full review:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Meet Louisa Bacio

Stopped by Dawn's Reading Nook for a light snack, and a little chat. Read the interview, here.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Write Spot

Reading is like writing: You can do it just about anywhere, but the outcome becomes optimum if you have the write spot.

Blogging today at TRS Blue.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tell-All Tuesday ...

Rebecca Leigh just has a way about her ... but was she able to get me to tell all? Check out the interview on her Tell-All Tuesday blog.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010


If you knew a character was destined to die from the onset, would you continue to read the book?

Come check out The Romance Studio's Release Party today, and enter to win a spot in my workshop on The Deconstruction of "The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner." 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sexual Classification

When it comes to reading erotic fiction, I tend to enjoy it all: a little m/f, some m/m and some steamy f/f scenes can be quite nice, too. Obviously, with the success of writers such as Brit M. who focus on successful threesomes – most often a m/m/f such as in Between Men – I’m not alone in my reading pleasure.

Yet I’m surprised when the intermingling of sexual preferences shocks reviewers. What do you think of the possibility of "sexual fluidity?" Join the discussion on The Rainbow Studio.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Blogging at TRS Blue

If Subject #1 lifts leg A at a 45-degree angle, and Subject #2 leans on a rock in the middle of a plush-with-greenery Irish countryside, would it be possible to insert tab A into slot B?

Say what?

Come stop by and learn about The Research of Writing Erotic Romance, at The Romance Studio Blue Blog, and enter to win a copy of my debut erotic thriller PHYSICAL EDUCATION. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Blogging today at TRS Blue about the power and allure of scent in writing. Come contribute your favorite scent, and enter to win some goodies from Bath & Body Works.

A Scent-ual Column & Contest!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What color do you feel like?

I'm taking part in The Romance Studio’s Release Party today. Come drop by, show some support and enter to win some blockbuster drawing. I’ve sponsored a $10 gift certificate to Ravenous Romance.

Here’s a link to my first blog of the day “Color Me …”

And let me know how do you choose the color of your polish?

To check out all the happenings, click on Home on the top left, and to enter the drawings, click on Book Giveaways on the right-hand nav bar.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Language of Erotic Romance

Want to talk dirty without sounding silly? Drop in for a mini-workshop offered through SavvyAuthors' Summer Symposium. From July 28 through August 1, we'll delve into the language of erotic romance, from foreplay to climax.

Workshop is offered free to all SavvyAuthors premium members. Visit the Summer Symposium site for more information, and come prepared with examples of best and worst scenes.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Lovin'

Many thanks to Roseanne Dowell for hosting me today. Thoughts about porn vs. erotic writing? Come check it out:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June Gloom

In Southern California, the first summer month of June is better known for its "gloom," rather than for turning on the heat. Most visitors to the state don't realize this temperature fact and leave disappointed.

Earlier this month, we hosted a family of five from Denmark. Yep -- two adults and three more kids (in addition to our two) for two weeks. Despite the overcast skies and a major remodel of the kitchen, dining room and 2nd bath, we survived.

Now that the guests have left, the weather's heating up, the building is done and summer has officially begun, we're ready to get into the spirit of vacation.

Any hot trips planned? The end of July will bring me to RWA Nationals in Orlando. And, talking about the heat ...

Monday, June 14, 2010


Read what Happily Ever After Reviews says about PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

"Ms. Bacio cleverly crafts a world of wicked pleasure and mystery that pulls the reader in to this erotic thriller."

To read more, visit HEA Reviews.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Book Release: Physical Education

No more teachers. No more books. Learn your lessons at Sex University with my debut novel: PHYSICAL EDUCATION. Available now through Ravenous Romance!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Distractions ...

Distractions from life can come in many different forms. Whether it's distractions from life itself, such work taking precedence over time with children, or distractions from writing.

A dog barking
A telephone ringing
An email waiting
A saw charging

As I write this post, we're undergoing an elaborate remodel. What started as a simple installing new tile in the kitchen has resulted in completely gutting the kitchen and hall bath. I'm located outside, in a trailer, hiding out. The neighbors have asked if we're going on a vacation. No, just a vacation from life.

Inside, I can hear a radio blaring, and an electric screwdriver (at least from the sound of it) steadily drilling a hole ever few seconds.

Above, an airplane flies by. Someone whistles.

Distractions abound. But, I continue to focus, reveling in the alone time and the silence.

Then, out of the corner of my eye, I see a red spot moving. A lady bug has found its way inside. It's no place for it to live. After coaxing it onto a tissue, I carry it outside and place it on the rose bushes, stopping to smell their blooming scent of spring.

Ah, distractions.