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Group Sex: The Art of the Erotic Romance Anthology

Group Sex: The Art of the Erotic Romance Anthology

Writing is usually a solitary endeavor.

Just you, your computer and those people in your head who won’t shut up.

Some days, those people are good to you. Some days, you want to pull your hair out trying to get them to talk.

And then when you send your finished baby out into the world, all that pressure for success rests squarely on your shoulders.

But wait, there’s another option: Rope your friends into writing an anthology! Now, you have three other people to share the crazy with you.

And that’s how ONE NIGHT ONLY… came to be.

I have to say, the idea wasn’t really mine. In November 2012, Olivia Cunning invited me to an original anthology with her, Cherrie Lynn, Cari Quinn and Raven Morris. That one had a Christmas theme, which was really the only element that tied the stories together.

My contribution became the first part of AN INDECENT PROPOSITION, which I released in serial form throughout 2013. That first anthology experience showed me how great the power of writers banding together could be.

It took me more than a year to be able to pull together my own anthology and the first person I asked was my critique partner, Raven Morris, aka Judi Fennell.

For Raven, the fact that she didn’t have to wear every hat, plus the reach of having more people involved, was the deciding factor for her.

“We all have our circles and can bring them in,” Raven said. “Readers win by reading new writers.”

Raven/Judi is also the owner of www.Formatting4U.com, a formatting business for indie writers and, with her technical savvy, I knew the anthology formatting would be in great hands.

Next I reached out to Caridad Pineiro. I’ve known Caridad for years and know what a wonderful writer she is so she was a no brainer.

For Caridad, the lure was working with other people and letting each person bring their strengths to the table and learn from them.

Truthfully, though, I’ve been learning more from Caridad than I’m sure she’s learning from me. Her strength lies in her incredible drive. I mean, the woman is a full-time lawyer and has a successful traditional career and a burgeoning indie list. And she has energy to spare.

Willow James, aka Sara Humphreys, is writer I’ve admired for years. Willow is another savvy marketer who can throw a Facebook party like no other.

“It’s been an incredible learning experience,” Willow said, “and it’s fun to collaborate when writing is usually such a solitary adventure.”

While our stories are all very different, they do have one common theme—they all take place during one very sexy night.

We hope readers have as much as reading our collaboration as we have writing it!

 

ONE NIGHT ONLY… Erotic Romance Anthology

By Caridad Pineiro, Stephanie Julian, Willow James and Raven Morris

Special pricing: 99 cents for a limited time

Just One Night by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro.

He has just one night to prove to her that anything is possible . . .

Jason Hart, Jase to his friends, has just graduated college and earned his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. It’s the night of the graduation party and she’ll be there. His best friend’s slightly older sister, Nickie. Nickie is the only woman he’s really wanted for a long time. He has just one night to make it happen.

She has just one night before the man of her dreams leaves, maybe forever, but can she find the courage to take a chance . . .

Nicole de Salvo has been in love – and lust – for her little brother’s best friend for years.  For years she’s watched from afar and done nothing about her attraction for Jason Hart only now their time together is almost at an end.  On their last night together will she find the courage to do something about her feelings, or will she live with regret for the rest of her life?

An Indecent Affair Part I by Stephanie Julian

One night. One woman. Two men. Twice the desire.

Katrina refuses to give in to her mother’s demand to marry a man she can’t stand. After years of trusting no one with her heart or her body, she wants to be swept off her feet, to experience complete surrender, if only for one night.

Tristan has lusted after Katrina for years and tonight he’s making his move. He’ll steal her away from his brother, who doesn’t deserve her. Then he and his best friend, Adam, will give her exactly what she wants…

Pumped by Willow James

Skylar Sole is focused on work, getting her degree, and dreams of the future. Men and relationships have never been at the top of her priority list. Besides, if a girl’s got a good vibrator, then why risk a broken heart? The closest thing she has to a relationship is ogling the hottie from the office park who saunters by Stilettos lingerie shop every day on his way to the deli next door. Getting a glimpse of Mr. Wall Street had become the highlight of her work days and he had become the star of her fantasies. However, one Sunday afternoon, fantasy becomes reality when Mr. Wall Street shows up at Stilettos with that sexy, lopsided grin and a tantalizing proposition.

Tyed by Raven Morris

Eight years ago, Kylie’s birthday present to herself, a one-night stand with the hottest guy on campus, was a night to remember. Which was why she snuck out before he woke up—why ruin a good memory with the morning after?

But she’s never forgotten him, so when she sees Ty in an airport, she wouldn’t mind finding out if that night was as good as she remembered…

But will Ty?

ONE NIGHT ONLY: AN EROTIC ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY, stories by Caradad Pineiro, Stephanie Julian, Raven Morris, Willow James/May 12

 

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