Friday, December 26, 2008

Direct Link to "Best Christmas Eve Ever"

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas/Hanukkah/Yule with your loved ones. I had a nice peaceful one at home surrounded by my pets who showered me with undivided attention and love!

Thank you so much to those who have ordered my new story through Erotique and given me such positive feedback. You have no idea how much your support means to me.

I have been able to access a direct link to order my story so you don't have to go through so many steps to do it. All you have to do is click on the link below and it will take you right to the page to make your order.

Much love,
Lanna St. Claire

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Naughty or Nice?

Whether you've been a good girl--or a deliciously bad one--I can guarantee that something in our new holiday lineup of short stories will light your fires this season. Whether you're dreaming of an interracial love story with a strong heroine, imagining the big package you want to recieve at a holiday toy party, or envisioning Santa sliding down YOUR chimney, Erotique Press has the perfect story for you! Download one (or all three!), and get ready to fog up your frosted window panes!

Keep an eye out for the next set of sexy releases to start your new year right.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sexy Santas

Merry Christmas to all
from Cat Lovington

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Best Christmas Eve Ever is now available

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope that this holiday season finds you surrounded by love and everything you desire. I wanted to send out a quick notice to let you know that "The Best Christmas Eve Ever" is now available on erotique press. The cost is $2.50 to download the story and you can easily do it from a link on the website. There are a few options to make it easy for you.

Thank you again to my wonderful friends who have supported me and given me more encouragement than I ever dreamed through this process. My life is filled with love and dreams come true because of you!

To access "The Best Christmas Eve Ever" go to:

From my heart to yours,
Lanna St. Claire

Friday, December 19, 2008

Comparison and Contrast: Music and Writing

What is Music Anyway? What is Writing Anyway?

In the Intellectual Devotional by David S Kidder & Noah D Oppenheim we are given a lot of food for thought. One thing they say is that Music has a pattern where noise only has sound. I’m afraid that could define Heavy Metal for me. Noise, loud and busy that has no rhyme or reason for being. Sorry Heavy Metal fans, it just doesn’t translate for me.

Kidder and Oppenheim say the basics of music compared to noise have to do with
Pitch —How high or low a sound is to the ear;
Scale—a stepwise arrangement of pitches;
Key—which is an arrangement or system of pitches usually based on one of the major or minor scales.

Simple isn’t it? The Ghost Music of Vaudeville by Billie A Williams as a mystery has a similar basic set up. Pitch: how intense (high) or relaxed (low) the action
Scale: an arrangement of pitches that take us from each paragraph with a beginning, middle and end, to each chapter with its beginning, middle and end; to the book as a whole with a beginning, middle and end.
Key: That is a little harder, but I think of it as all the system of pitches – the paragraph, page, chapter, and book according to one of the Major (genre) or Minor (sub-genre) scales –genre and sub-genres of the mystery from cozy, procedural, true crime, or hard boiled. Dark Thunder is the edgy counter part of mystery/suspense. It has the same type of connection to pitch, scale, and key though.

Therefore, everything in writing the mystery/suspense can be reduced or elevated to its musical counter part. Our culture influences our pitch, scale, and keys whether that is in writing or in music. Extremes may abound even while the rules are followed. For instance music in India compared to the music here in the west such as opera, rock, country. Or, compare the Native American Drum, to the drum of modern rock – they are nowhere in the same playing field – the Native American Drum is spiritual, the rock drum is entertainment. Both, however, are entertainment and in some circles could be called spiritual.

Music and writing are both creative processes. Whether we use pitch, scale, and key or whether we use some other method to join the parts into a complete whole – they compliment each other, and I believe they embody each other.

It is said that we each “march to our different drummer,” and I believe that is as true in creating fiction as it is in creating music.

Sing Loudly, Write Like The Wind and enjoy the rhythm you create.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Bridget Midway's Midway Lowdown newsletter now posted!

Find out what fan favorite is now in print and available on What's the new toy this month from Bridget's sex shop? And read an exclusive excerpt from Corporate Needs, the third book in the Corporate series! To read the newsletter, join the group at This is not a chatters list.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Looking for an Appropriate Gift?

You have to admit these are perfect gifts - Books that is - The printed word will never go out of style for any gift giving reason.

Two pertinent lists from Jessica James, author of Shades of Gray, posted on Amazon:

Top Five Reasons Why Guys Should Give Books as Gifts

5: She can't connect with a new sweater like she can with a book.
4: Hey guys, they're easy to wrap!
3: They come in all sizes, shapes and colors--what could be easier?
2: It's cheaper than a romantic getaway but can produce the same result.
1: Books are gifts of love and joy--and can create everlasting memories.

Top Five Reasons Why Girls Should Give Books as Gifts:

5: They're easy to store--on coffeetables, bookshelves, nightstands or countertops.
4: They never go bad no matter how long they're stored--and they can be used quickly or savored over time.
3: Books can teach, educate, entertain--and distract him from football.
2: It's a small investment that can return dividends for life.
1: Books are the perfect gift of enjoyment that don't require him to leave his chair.

[Thanks to Traci A. Lower.]

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Teh Best Christmas Eve Ever


I wanted to share with everyone the cover art for "The Best Christmas Eve Ever". I was so excited to see it finished! It's very sexy and fun and does a good job of presenting the "mood" of the story. We are finishing everything up and it will be available very soon on erotique. This could be a nice little "stocking stuffer" for friends, family and anyone else you might want to send a fun little "hint" to. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it!

Here is the the "teaser" on the back cover.....

When Kristina accepted an invitation from her best friend Andrea to attend a “Tickle My Heart” party on Christmas Eve…she had no idea what she was in for. Never in her wildest dreams had she ever expected to see one of Santa’s helpers wrapped up in such a gorgeous package of a man. Christmas Eve would never be the same!

Here's to a VERY Happy Holiday!
Lanna St. Claire

Monday, December 1, 2008

Goodbye Turkey, Hello Chocolate!!

Now that Turkey Day is over can we please get back to chocolate?!

There is a product sold to warm in the microwave for dipping strawberries, etc.

Well... if you take that (not too hot please) and spread it on your breasts, it makes a chocolate bra that can be eaten off in nice crunchy pieces. It's not at all sticky and messy like body paint. This firms up and is yummy! Neat!

Lois Bonde