Thursday, November 30, 2006

A good read

I'm so behind in my blogging. I read this book a few weeks ago and meant to blog about it.

Giving Chase by Lauren Dane had an engrossing story, which kept me reading. I really liked the heroine, Maggie, and the growth she shows during the book. I hadn't paid a lot of attention to the blurb so started the book thinking it would be one hero, but it quickly moved on to the real hero, Kyle. Kyle's a nice guy and quite hotly written. I loved Mrs. Chase! She's like the mama everyone wants for their own.

The 2nd in the series, Taking Chase, just came out, and I will be using a writing reward to purchase it.

Right now, I'm reading "Everything Changes" by Jonathan Tropper. Not that I've read a whole lot of chick lit, but this book reminds me of guy chick lit. It's interesting.


Thursday, November 23, 2006

Just wanted to say

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Winner announcement!

Our winner is...Crystal! Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone who joined the fun!

Also want to let everyone know to be watching for details...Ellora's Cave authors are having a big holiday party for the Christmas holiday. We'll be taking part in the festivities. We'll be hosting the Ellora's Cave chatters Yahoo group on Dec, Wednesday,13th. Stop by and say hello! We'd love talking to you, and I bet they'll be a prize or two throughout the day!

Until later~

Sunday, November 19, 2006

In honor of Lany's birthday...

Let's have a party! A scavenger hunt to learn a bit more about Lany!

Yes, there will be a prize! Those to answer the following questions all right will be entered into a random drawing.

1) How did Lany and I meet?
2) What writing style do we use to write our stories?
3) Besides Melany Logen, what name does Lany publish under?

The contest will run until this time on Wednesday the 22nd. So there’s plenty of time to get your entry in! Please only one entry per person.
E-mail answers to: melany @ melanylogen .com -no spaces.

All answers can be found within our site.

Prize: a copy of Torc’s Salvation along with a choice of any EC Quickie download! Format of both will be winner’s choice.

Good luck!

Happy birthday, Lany!

My dear friend, I hope your day is as special as you are!

Love & hugs

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Second review for Torc's Salvation!

Hired mercenary Torc a Zorg only needs to claim a Delicant, a prized pleasure slave, from a highly fortified compound her sheik owns. Torc isn’t prepared for Ailyea Meegan. After all, women are so rare that he hasn’t seen many naked and he has never had sex. It is her submissive (to him browbeaten) attitude that makes him want to kill every other man around. It doesn’t help that everytime he says a certain phrase she presents herself to him for sex. All he needs to do is drop her off and be done. Unfortunately, life never goes how you want much to your happiness.

Ms. Logen has an appealing, inventive and passionate story. Torc’s Salvation was not at all what I expected, which is always a nice surprise if the author can pull it off. Torc’s character is as developed as his super hot body and I wanted to cuddle the man and well… let us just say my husband benefited. He is complex, brooding and almost desolate in his acceptance of his hard life. He barely remembers happiness and love. Ailyea is a dynamic character that was written with perfection. The author’s glimpses of her mind show her intelligence and her resourcefulness even though she has been thoroughly brainwashed. What is extremely refreshing is, instead of the perspective of a woman having to accept her submission; Ms. Logen pushes her character to find her assertiveness. Ms. Logen helps out with a unique solution that helps resolve that issue. The sex before there even was actual sex was engaging and impassioned. The story could have been tightened with additional editing. While this story is about a woman brainwashed into being a submissive woman it is not truly about BDSM. If you are looking for a hot BDSM story this is not it. Yet, there are some caustic uses of Ailyea that is NOT for the faint of heart. It is perfect for the story but may be difficult for those with issues involving nonconsensual interactions. The love story is truly what shines in Torc’s Salvation and I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy a true romance. I hope that we will learn more about this fascinating world in future stories.

Thank you, Julie! And thank you JERR!

We're so thrilled!

Until later ~

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Giddiness ensues with our first review

Torc's Salvation has its first review. And its good! TRS gave it five hearts!

Anita said, "The storyline is highly imaginative. A man without family or knowledge of his people is sent to return a woman to her people, a woman that has never been treated as anything other than a sex toy and slave. They each have a lot to learn about themselves as well as each other. This fascinating story, Torc’s Salvation is a highly imaginative action-packed adventure and erotic romance by Melany Logen."

Snoopy dance with me now!


Thursday, November 02, 2006

We have arrived

Torc's Salvation has had its cover snarked.

Anyone who knows me, knows I have an odd sense of humor. LOL. When I checked out Bam's website, which I read at least every couple of days, saw our cover was there, all I could think, "Boy, we have arrived." I had wondered how I'd react to a cover being chosen like that, and LOL I found I could laugh at her comments just like I do when she picks on books that aren't mine.

May the muses have snark