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Monday, July 23, 2012

The Merging Worlds of Mom and Writer Guest Blog and Giveaway By Louisa Bacio


The Merging Worlds of Mom & Writer

By Louisa Bacio

“Mom, can you tell my tennis coach what books you write?”

Ah … no. Instead, I simply smile at said coach, taking in his tight white shorts, and oh-so-muscled legs. How often have I fantasized about taking up lessons myself? And the extracurricular activities that we might experience after getting sweaty on the court.

Wait? That never happens.

Isn’t that one of the fears of telling people that you write erotic romance? Suddenly everyone thinks that you spend days having depraved thoughts? In truth, most of the time I’m probably thinking about what I’m going to make for dinner, or if my latest cover came through.

The worlds of imagination and reality rarely mix. This coming week, though, romance authors get the chance to escape from the same-old of everyday life and delve into the wild of others who relate – it’s conference time. This year, the Romance Writers of America Nationals Conference will be held in Anaheim, Calif. (Right across the street from that Happiest Place on Earth.) Ah, the irony.

While the daytime’s filled with workshops on creativity and hot panels, at night many special interest chapters host parties. On Thursday evening, I’ll be going to the FF&P Gathering. (That’s Future, Fantasy and Paranormal.) The theme of this year’s party? Disney. Partygoers dress as their favorite Disney character – princess or villain. Hmm, I thought that was my daughter’s 5th birthday theme?  

If you’re local to SoCal, on Wednesday, July 25, there’s a free event where 400+ romance authors will gather at the “Readers for Life” Literacy Signing (http://www.rwa.org/cs/literacy_autographing). If things slow down, I may try to make my way over to the tables of Robyn Carr and many of the authors I read, and my family just may be coming by to see what Momma does, when she’s not in pajamas and writing.

Sometimes, those worlds of the “closet” romance writer and mom do merge. Not necessarily in the way others may think.

But you really should see my younger daughter’s swim coach … Mmmm, a younger Mario Lopez in red trunks.




The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A Threesome Wedding Adventure
Book 3


genre: paranormal erotica, menage m/m/f

By Louisa Bacio

Planning a wedding can be stressful and crazy-making.  Planning three weddings at the same time? That’s insanity. While The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf embark on a nuptial excursion, Silver & Nick hold down the home fortress in New Orleans.

And as if everyone doesn’t have enough to deal with, the Voodoo King comes calling with a magic elixir that diminishes sexual inhibitions and an eerie quiet spreads across the French Quarter. Life as they know it may never be the same.

The threesome is forced to put off honeymoon bliss in order to banish the demons of their past, and embrace the uncertainty of the future.

Available via http://www.ravenousromance.com/ and other Online retailers.


The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: Chains of Silver
Book 2
By Louisa Bacio
Genre: Paranormal erotica




Adopted at birth, Silver Ashe discovers her blood-brother Trevor Pack is a werewolf, with a vampire and witch for lovers. All her teachings about the evils of the paranormal Others come into question. She runs to a family friend, Nick, for help.


Nick Stake takes his hobby as a vampire hunter personally. He strives to rid the world of evil bloodsuckers. When his best friend’s “kid” sister comes to him for advice, Nick discovers Silver’s more than grown up. He battles his growing desire for Silver and blindly holds true to his convictions.


Once Silver reaches her sexual maturity, she’ll inherit her full genetic heritage and turn into a werewolf. When death comes calling, Silver and Nick must face their darkest fears in order to break free from the chains that bind.

The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome
Book 1
By Louisa Bacio
Genre: Paranormal erotica


Blurb
Haunted by paranormal abilities that she can’t control, and plagued by nightmares about a demon that seeks her soul, Lily Anima travels to New Orleans in search of salvation.


In the French Quarter, Lily dives into the paranormal world and enlists the help of an unlikely couple: a vampire, Lawrence Justice, and a werewolf, Trevor Pack.


As the trio encounters ghosts, voodoo and unspeakable evil, will Trevor and Lawrence be able to help Lily turn her powers into a gift rather than a curse? And when Lily discovers that she needs to lose her virginity in order to embrace her powers and get the demon off her back, will the twosome be able to survive as a threesome?





About Louisa Bacio


Louisa Bacio enjoys soaking up the sun in Southern California, and spending time with her family.


Bacio’s work includes the Sex University series, with her debut novel Physical Education and the follow-up All-Girls Academy. Her story “Two’s Company” can be found in I Kissed a Girl: A Virgin Lesbian Anthology. Other short stories can be found in the Seducing the Myth anthology, and Rekindled: An Anthology of Reunited Lovers.


In addition to writing and editing, Bacio teaches college courses in English, journalism, film studies and popular culture.


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4 comments:

Louisa Bacio said...

Thanks so much for hosting me. I appreciate it, and I want to do some crafts with my kids now!

Author Nikki Prince said...

Loved this post. It is funny to see what people think we actually think and do as romance writers for sure. My 8 year old found out I got published and asked me if I write chapter books. :) I said yeah, but adult chapter books. Her look was priceless. This is a great looking website!

nikki

Vivi Dumas said...

You make me laugh. One of my co-worker was going on about 50S today. I said it was meh. She said how can you say that? I said I've wrote worse and maybe better. Her mouth dropped and she said, Ï knew there was another side. You're just too straight-laced.

People at work know I write, but I'm sure most of them think it's some type of technical journal.

Just downloaded the new VWW last night. Hopefully, will have time to read this week.

Louisa Bacio said...

Hilarious, Nikki -- that's what I tell my oldest: My books are for adults, not kids.

And Vivi -- Whoo-hoo. Thanks so much. Hope you like the new book.

Way to show a lil' bit of your hidden side with 50S. I've had more people pick up my book *after* that one, because they want more.