Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Guest Author Dee Carney's Intimate Whispers

Please welcome guest author Dee Carney!

Creepy Romance. But in a good way.

Do you remember that whoa movie, The Entity, from waaaayyy back? (Okay, so it wasn’t that way back. It was 1982, but still…) For those of you who weren’t born yet (Dude. Do you know what I was doing in 1982 and you weren’t even born yet? That’s just wrong), or simply don’t remember, it’s a story about a woman who is continually raped by a ghost. Not only that, it’s based on a true story. Freaky, huh? Apparently that story left quite the impression on me. Back to this point in a sec.

I’ve been fascinated for as long as I can remember about stories with incubi and succubi. An incubus is a male (evil) spirit which has sex with a sleeping woman; a succubus is a female (evil) spirit which has sex with sleeping men. I put the word “evil” in parentheses because in the versions in my head, the spirit isn’t necessarily evil. It’s all about the sex. Bow chicka bow bow.

Third point. I write romance.

So what happens when you combine a story about a woman being raped by a ghost, a writer who thinks sex with a spirit is, well, sexy and top it off with a writer who writes romance? You get INTIMATE WHISPERS, my latest release from Ellora’s Cave. Take a look at the blurb:

Intimate Whispers
Dee Carney

Whispers from the dead are everywhere because their greatest desire is to be heard.

Sabrina Turner has found only one way to stop the curse she was born with—allowing an incubus to worship her body in exchange for halting the voices drowning her sanity. Every time she succumbs, it’s still an act of desperation. Yet she’s not sure if she wants to be rid of the bittersweet release.

All Jason Raines wants in this world is to communicate one last time with his deceased brother. When he discovers his seductive neighbor speaks to the dead, it’s another reason to get close to her. Visions and cryptic dreams Sabrina experiences are messages for him, he’s sure of it. Whatever her price, he’ll pay it. When a reluctant Sabrina opens the doorway to the other side, though, he discovers the cost may be higher than he first thought.

Her urgent search for freedom. His crucial need for absolution. A burning love between them offers their only hope in salvation from intimate whispers.

Every person who’s given me feedback on this story has used the same word to describe it: “creepy”. I do believe even my editor called it that. Lol. It’s the perfect Halloween read. With Ellora’s Cave’s new lower prices, pick up your copy today and let me know if you’re now intrigued by the possibility of sexy sex with a spirit. Ouija, anyone?

Happy (creepy) reading,

About the author:

Dee Carney is a best-selling, award-winning author of both contemporary and paranormal erotica and romance. She promises not all of her stories are designed to keep you peering into dark corners, security blanket firmly pulled up to your chin. Visit her on the web to find out more,


Intimate Whispers is one of the creepiest, scariest, and hottest books you'll read this year! —Cassandra Curtis, author of The Midnight Effect and Shifting Tides.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Movies Contest Winner

Time to pick a winner from my oogly boogly witch's hat for the Halloween Movies Contest! The winner will get a pizza gift card from Papa John's. What could be better than watching a wicked awesome scary movie and eating free pizza? :-)

Well, I guess if you had a handsome hunk there to cuddle with during the scary parts of the movie. But that you'll have to provide yourself. *wg*

And the winner is... *drum roll please*

Regina May Ross!

Congratulations, Regina!

Please contact me at cass {at} cassandra curtis. com (no spaces), with your mailing address so I can send your prize. You have 10 days to contact me. If I don't hear back from you, then the prize is up for grabs to be awarded in a second chance drawing, or included as a prize in a brand new contest, so please get back with me soon as you can!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fun With Workshops

My family's motto is "As we learn, we grow." So of course I love to take workshops. I also like to give them.

Next month, I'll be teaching a writers micro workshop on characterization as part of the NanoWriMo workshops held in Second Life. The workshop will be held on November 17, 2011, starting at 7pmSLT at the grassy area near the Bookstacks Book Faire in Awen/SL.

The mini-workshop will include handouts and the key ingredients on bringing a character to life on the page. The workshop is free to the public, and all you need is a Second Life account and an avatar to attend.

My writing and critique partner in crime, Cora Zane will also teach a mini-workshop that day. For more info on Cora's workshop, check out:

We hope you can make it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tis The Season: Top 10 Fright Movies To Watch Contest!

I love scary movies, even if I do watch them through my fingers, lol. So I thought I'd gather up a list of my ten top movies I love to watch during the month of October. See if you agree. What are some of your top ten fright flicks?

1. The Shining
2. 30 Days of Night
3. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
4. The Howling
5. The Thing
6. The Exorcist
7. Bram Stoker's Dracula
8. Halloween
9. Night of The Living Dead
10. Psycho

Leave a comment and you could win a $10 gift card good for Papa Johns Pizza!

Contest open to U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited. Must be 18+ to enter. Contest ends Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Odds of winning are determinate upon number of entries received. Entrants are responsible for checking the blog to see if they've won. Must have valid email address for contact, so I can get your snail mail and send your prize. Good Luck.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

eBook Sale Alert!

Who loves a bargain? I know I do.
Right now ARe and AQP are working together to bring you savings
on some of your favorite authors. *wink wink nod nod*
So pop over to ARe today!