Saturday, March 31, 2007

Daniel Craig/James Bond

I have loved James Bond ever since I first saw Sean Connery play him in Dr. No. (And, no, I didn't see it the year it came out. I wasn't even born yet.) Then along came George Lazenby, with just the one movie (On Her Majesty's Secret Service). Didn't float my boat especially. Then pretty boy Roger Moore took on the role. Come on, we all knew that was just The Saint pretending to be James Bond, right? (Or cousin Beau Maverick if you want to go back even further.) Timothy Dalton took over, and I thought he did an okay job of it. Then Remington Steele came along and pretended to be James Bond. Don't get me wrong. I like Pierce Brosnan, and I thought he did a fine job at being Bond, but... Sean still held my heart.

Until...Daniel Craig.

The man has the most gorgeous blue eyes I've ever seen. And, I'll admit, I'm in lust with his mouth, too. Though he does look a bit goofy when he smiles. Why is that?

The first time I saw Casino Royale, I was won over to this new James Bond. He's gritty. I like that. He's also a hunka-hunka manflesh:

Of course, when I watched the movie a second time, there were all sorts of plot holes and implausibilities that I caught. That second time around I watched it with two of my critique partners, and we all agreed that none of us would let the other ones get away with stuff like that in our books. LOL (For example, when Vesper is lying tied up in the middle of the road and James has to swerve to avoid her, the comment was, "Silly woman. Why doesn't she scoot off the road? She had time.")

But, there were definitely other moments that made up for the ones that made my writer's heart wince. Like this one:

This was one of the most sensual, sensitive scenes I've seen in a long time. And...dayum, but that man looks fine in a wet shirt. LOL

If you've seen this movie, what did you think?

"I have no armor left. You've stripped it from me. Whatever is left of me...Whatever is left--whatever I am--is yours." ~Daniel Craig as James Bond, Casino Royale

Friday, March 30, 2007

JERR Review for Dragonfire

From Just Erotic Romance Reviews:

4 Stars!

"Fun, playful and downright spicy hot... The sex scenes are fun, hot and enough to steam up the windows in any room. Throughout the story, it is clear through the by-play that there is love and caring as well... this book was fast paced and exciting, getting right into the heart of the story and the sex and leaving the reader very satisfied."

For an excerpt or to buy, click here.

"I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum." ~Frances Willard

Thursday, March 29, 2007


My re-release of Redemption, now in print, is available at

Abby McNeil was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and now her life is in danger. She's assigned a supernatural Protector--Damon Stratham. Damon's job: protect this innocent from harm while remaining invisible and unknown to her. But Abby's an extraordinary woman and Damon's not one to follow the rules. Add a cranky archangel boss and a vampire Protector, and all sorts of mayhem ensues.

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Damon felt almost a sense of domesticity, watching her putter around the small apartment, talking to the cat and laughing at herself. If nothing else, her encounter with him seemed to have lightened her mood. For that he was glad. If only...

He deliberately closed his mind to further thought. He was here to do a job. He was to make sure she was protected from the man who sought to harm her, a man who had very nearly succeeded when her former Protector had been distracted.

Damon had been given very strict instructions to assure her safety; he’d sat beside her as she lay in the hospital bed, both legs in casts, face bruised and swollen. She had been stubbornly determined to get well, and he’d fallen a little bit in love with her then.

Abby had been in the wrong place at the wrong time and had unwittingly witnessed a vicious crime. Not that she was even aware of it. But the man thought she was, and sought to silence her forever. Which was where Damon came in. He was her Protector, and he’d be damned if he’d let the villain succeed.

He stilled, realizing the import of his words. The veracity they represented. Never mind that she was his hope for redemption, another successfully completed assignment. He would accept the damnation of his eternal soul if it ensured that Abigail McNeil would be safe.

She was more than just a job to him, had been from the moment he’d materialized in her hospital room and had seen her lying so still against the sheets. Now, after having protected her for these many months, he knew he would risk everything to ensure she lived.

When she went into the bathroom and readied for bed, he stayed in the living room. Hearing the water in the shower running, he clenched his fists. He closed his eyes and had no problem picturing what she looked like. Her hair, wet and sleek down her back, curled slightly at the ends just above the rounded curve of her buttocks. Long, slender legs, once strong, now weaker and scarred.

In his mind’s eye, he moved around to her front. Her breasts rode high and firm above her ribcage. Each mound was tipped with a hard, pink nipple, begging for his mouth. Her stomach was slightly rounded, womanly. Soft, light red hair covered her mons and sheltered her secrets from his gaze. He could see her soaping her hands, running them over her soft skin, between her legs...

His cock rose and he stared in disbelief. Again he had an erection. What the hel...heck was going on?

The water shut off and he snapped open his eyes. He heard the shower curtain jangle open, and imagined her stepping out of the tub and toweling off. He wished it were his hands drying her. No, not his hands. His lips, his tongue. He would trace every drop of water, licking it off her silken skin.

“Poor baby,” she said, walking back into the living room. He stilled, then realized she spoke to the tabby winding around her ankles. She held her robe over one arm and wore a towel wrapped turban-style around her head... and nothing else. “I forgot to feed you. Come on.”

She drew on her robe as she went into the kitchen, but Damon had the image of her body seared in his mind. She was exactly as he’d pictured. High, taut breasts with soft pink nipples, long slender legs that melded into a heart-shaped ass. What he hadn’t imagined was the smattering of freckles across her chest.

He was partial to freckles. Fairy kisses, his mother had always called them. They made him want to kiss his way around Abby’s body, following that golden, inviting trail.

Abby fed the cat and got herself a drink of water. When she went into her bedroom, he couldn’t resist following her. She rubbed the towel against her wet hair, then dropped it over the back of a chair. Shrugging off the robe, she slid into bed naked.

Damon watched for a while, listening to her sighing breaths as they evened out in sleep. Slender shoulders peeked above the sheets, skin not much darker than the pristine white linens. He moved close enough to be able to see the gilded trail of fairy kisses across her chest. The little sprinkles disappeared under the sheet.

He wanted to follow that path and see if the freckles continued on skin that rarely saw sunlight.

Thinking of her lying there naked didn’t do anything to lessen his erection. He snagged the towel from the back of the chair and quickly walked back into the living room before he did something stupid--and forbidden--like slide into bed with her.

There was still the problem of his hard-on. Not bothering to question it any more, he took on corporeal form and unzipped his pants. His cock, the tip already pushing above the waist of his briefs, throbbed in its demand for release. He pushed his underwear down, hooked it under his tight balls, and gripped his shaft in his right hand.

His fist slid up, once, twice, then he ran it from the tip to the base, a quick brush. He imagined it was Abby touching him, light, soft hands moving slowly against his thick, pulsing shaft. With a sigh, he acknowledged that he didn’t need it slow and gentle. He needed hard and fast.

Copyright ©2007 Sherrill Quinn. All Rights Reserved.

Get your copy today!

"Nothing is easy to the unwilling." ~Nikki Giovanni

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I Understand Padded Bras...

...but padded men's underwear? Call me completely out of it, but I had no idea they made push-up boxers. No, really. Check it out:

These are available at Undergear, the same people who offer the padded butt underwear that I have on yesterday's post. They also have a padded thong, but as I've said in earlier posts, I much prefer a guy in boxer briefs than anything else. This is the product description of the push up boxers:

Discreetly designed to supplement your best assets. Contoured pouch complete with an optional enhancer you slip in when you want to see a sizeable difference. The polyurethane enhancer is slim and lightweight, so only you’ll know the secret.

Um, yeah. Until someone gets a chance to view those assets up close and personal, and realizes that you're not all you appear to be. Literally.

Is that how guys feel when they undress a woman for the first time and find out she's using a padded bra?

"Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking." ~J.C. Watts, Jr.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Join Me At Deliciously Naughty

I'm blogging about teamwork over at the Deliciously Naughty Writers' blog. Please come over and let's chat.

But to make it worth your while for stopping here today, check this out:

First of all, get a load of this guy's arms and shoulders. Growwwwwwf! But...padded butt underwear? And they say guys aren't as vain as women...

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." ~Plato

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Dress For The Job You Want...

...not the job you have. In my working life as a Human Resources professional, I can't tell you how many times I've given that advice. What does it mean? If you're a secretary but want to be a manager, then you should dress professionally (i.e., no short skirts, no low-cut blouses or tight shirts, understated jewelry, etc. If you're a guy, wear a suit and tie.). If you're a manager and want to be a VP, same thing.

I think this advice can be used with writers, too. I don't mean you need to get up and put on a suit to sit behind your computer at home and write. Me, I still prefer my pjs when I do that. LOL But when you're promoting, whether it's in person or over the Internet, you should act the part. And that goes much deeper than what you're wearing. It's the way you talk (or write messages), your publicity material, your query letter, and your website. After all, first impressions are lasting impressions. Make sure the first impression people get of you is one of professionalism, neatness and a definite "Wow! I need to read this person's book/represent this author."

Because we do judge a book by its cover. So be the best book you can be.

"I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up." ~Beverly Sills

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Happy Weekend!

I have my local RWA chapter meeting today. I leave my house at 8:30 and don't get home until somewhere between 2:30 and 3:00. And because I'm a true introvert (where being around people drains me), I will be exhausted when it's all over.

But...enough about me. Let's take a look at this and drool for a while:

Have a great day!

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~Mark Twain

Friday, March 23, 2007

Miss Snark's Idols of March Writing Contest

One of the agent blogs that I check frequently is Miss Snark. Today is her "Irregular Writing Contest" day. There's no entry fee, and one prize will be awarded: Lee Child's new novel Bad Luck and Trouble.

The contest opens today at 5 p.m. EST and has the following requirements:

100 words only
Must use the following words: Reacher, helicopter, snazzy, moonbeam, Dan Lazar, griffin.

For more details, visit her blog. If you decide to enter--good luck!

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I, along with other New Concepts authors, will be chatting with readers and sharing excerpts tonight at Joyfully Reviewed. (Well, other authors will be there all day. I'll only be able to participate once I get home from work tonight.) Come on over and join us!

"It's never too late to be who you might have been." ~George Eliot

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Redemption Is At Hand...Almost

My 2006 Zodiac contest win at Liquid Silver is coming to print next month! Redemption was originally (currently) available in Zodiac: Pisces along with Rae Morgan's A Coven of the Wolf, and now will be paired with four other Zodiac stories. I can't wait!

To read an excerpt of Redemption and A Coven of the Wolf, click here.

To read an excerpt of She Was a Showgirl and Midnight Hour, click here.

To read an excerpt of Blessed Doom and Sweet Patience, click here.

Stay tuned to this blog for details on exactly when The Zodiac Series: Water will be available (right now all I know is it will be toward the end of April).

"Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean." ~Christopher Reeve

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It's Time To Be Seduced!

Available TODAY at Ellora's Cave! Check out what early reviews have said about Seasons of Seduction:

The Romance Studio
5 Hearts!

"Vampires, aliens, banshees and more are featured in this wonderful anthology of stories... Rich characters and sexy action make for a novel of delightful fantasies. These six stories have something for everyone and are well written. This is a fast-moving, intense book for anyone looking for a quick, spicy read."

Romance Junkies
5 Blue Ribbons!

"The next generation of ELLORA'S CAVEMEN is here with Seasons of Seduction. With this book readers will have the opportunity to sample a variety of tales that are sure to titillate your senses... All of the stories in Seasons of Seduction are well written and exciting. I know I eagerly read through each story and would love to see sequels written for several of them."

Read an excerpt here. Click here to get your own copy!

(If you're looking for the newest installment of The Wanderer, check out yesterday's post. I put the story up early because of today's release of Seasons of Seduction.)

"A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika." ~Dorothy Parker

Monday, March 19, 2007

New Look

Well, I finally broke down and went with the new layout feature of Blogger, but I couldn't give up my three column look. Thankfully someone else has already figured out how to add another column and had easy-to-follow instructions online. As did someone else on how to put the picture up in the header area. But from start to finish, there was a lot of cussing in the Quinn household yesterday, I can tell you that much. What do you think?

I'm blogging over at the Deliciously Naughty Writers' blog today--please come over and read the bio and excerpt I have up there.

Have a terrific day!

"Brevity is the soul of lingerie." ~Dorothy Parker

Sunday, March 18, 2007

And The Waiting Begins...Again

Back in September/October I started an agent search. I sent queries to eight-nine agents--got immediate rejections and immediate requests for partials, followed by rejections. I also had no response from a few of them. I put the search on hold, figuring that if St. Martins indicated interest in the manuscript, I'd get back in touch with the agent(s) and see if they'd be interested now.

Well, it's still alive. While I haven't heard back from St. Martins yet (she's only had it five months), I did get an email from an agent's assistant telling me the agent enjoyed reading my partial and asking me to send in the full manuscript. Which I did yesterday.

So, now the waiting begins. Again.

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew." ~St. Francis De Sales

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Join Me At Love Romances Today

I'm chatting with readers and sharing excerpts today at Love Romances Cafe from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST. Please come over and join the fun!

And just to tide you over...

Have a great St. Patrick's Day!!

"Start every day off with a smile and get it over with." ~W.C. Fields

Friday, March 16, 2007

First Review For DRAGONFIRE

From Love Romances and More:

Dragonfire is a wonderful short story from premier author Sherrill Quinn. This author captivates the reader from beginning to end with her tale of shape shifters, magic and a love that will not die... Full of passion, spice and everything nice, this reviewer was caught up in the fight of Leilani and Aleksander as they face past hurts, betrayals and learn that love is also about trusting each other as well... Run to grab Dragonfire and find yourself mesmerized by the prose and wit as Leilani and Aleksander find their hearts' passion again and fight off an evil enemy that is determined to destroy all they hold dear.

You can read the entire review here. To read and excerpt or buy, click here.

Dragonfire, available now at Amber Heat!

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Want to have a chance to win a free download of Dragonfire or one of my other books? Join Club Naughty, my new, improved author group. Along with Sierra Dafoe, Anna J. Evans, Kelly Maher and December Quinn, I'll be drawing a random winner Saturday the 24th and giving away a book of the winner's choice. Also check out our website, blog and MySpace page!

"I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far." ~Mae West

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Excerpt Party At Club Naughty

My authors' group has undergone a dramatic--and long overdue--overhaul. Indulge Authors is now Deliciously Naughty Writers:

Our grand re-opening was yesterday, and today we're celebrating with an excerpt party. On Saturday 3/24 we'll each draw a random winner of a free download. The only stipulation is... you have to be a member of Club Naughty. So, if you're not, come on over and join the fun!

"Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife." ~Groucho Marx

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A New Hero

This is my hero in a new story I'm working on for Ellora's Cave. Meet Urian Vakidis, an incubus and the son of Lucifer.


"When I'm good, I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better." ~Mae West

Monday, March 12, 2007

First Kiss

So, it's your first kiss, and several questions run through your mind...

Is it the right time?

Is anyone watching?

Does your partner even want to?

Is your breath fresh?

And...should you use some tongue?

Then, you just lean in and go for it...

Thanks to my sister C for sending this to me in an email. I laughed out loud at the same time I was going Ewwwwwww!

But, remember that post about the pigs...? Randy little buggers, aren't they?

"He who hesitates is last." ~Mae West

Sunday, March 11, 2007

My First Romantic Times Review

Phoenix Rising I was reviewed in the March edition of the Romantic Time BOOKclub magazine. Check it out:

4 Stars!

"These five diverse novellas have something for everyone... Each tale offers a new situation, emotional extremes and passionate, arousing sexual encounters... This entertaining compilation is perfect for readers who enjoy a quick escape and a happy ending."

Phoenix Rising I - available at New Concepts Publishing. Click here to read an excerpt or buy.

"A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him." ~Mae West

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Seasons of Seduction Garners Another 5!

From The Romance Studio:

"Vampires, aliens, banshees and more are featured in this wonderful anthology of stories... Rich characters and sexy action make for a novel of delightful fantasies... This is a fast-moving, intense book for anyone looking for a quick, spicy read."

Seasons of Seduction Volume 1
And check out what the reviewer had to say about my story, Choosing Madison:

"Anyone who likes a quick, hot read will like this story. Madison, Gaelen and Leax are richly described and the sexual tension adds to the dynamics of this short read... The science fiction aspects of the story don't overwhelm the romantic side of it, but add to the reality of the situation. This erotic romp on the futuristic side is done very nicely."

Read the full review here.

Seasons of Seduction Volume 1, coming March 21st at Ellora's Cave.

"Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy." ~Groucho Marx

Friday, March 09, 2007

Dr. Phil's Test

To find out what kind of person you are, take this test. Answer the questions for the person you are today, in reality, and not how you'd like to be. :)

1. When do you feel your best?
a) in the morning
b) during the afternoon/early evening
c) late at night

2. You usually walk...
a) fairly fast, with long steps
b) fairly fast, with little steps
c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
d) less fast, head down
e) very slowly

3. When talking to people you...
a) stand with your arms folded
b) have your hands clasped
c) have one or both your hands on your hips
d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with...
a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
b) your legs crossed
c) your legs stretched out or straight
d) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with...
a) big appreciative laugh
b) a laugh, but not a loud one
c) a quiet chuckle
d) a sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering you...
a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted...
a) welcome the break
b) feel extremely irritated
c) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colors do you like most?
a) Red or orange
b) black
c) yellow or light blue
d) green
e) dark blue or purple
f) white
g) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are...
a) stretched out on your back
b) stretched out face down on your stomach
c) on your side, slightly curled
d) with your head on one arm
e) with your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are...
a) falling
b) fighting or struggling
c) searching for something or somebody
d) flying or floating
e) you usually have dreamless sleep
f) your dreams are always pleasant


1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
7 . (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e) 1
10. (a) 4 (b) 2 ( c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1

Now add up the total number of points.

OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should "handle with care." You're seen as vain, self-centered, and extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful and practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expects the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions & who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything! They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren't.

So...what's your score?

(And a thank you to Stephanie for forwarding this on to me.)

"I intend to live forever, or die trying." ~Groucho Marx

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Interesting Facts

According to, here are some interesting sex facts from around the globe:

4/99 - Settlement paid 3 female federal inmates in 1998 after guards sold them as sex slaves to male prisoners: $500,000. Number of the 9 prison employees named in the inmates' lawsuit, charged with selling the woman as sex slaves to male prisoners, who were charged with a crime: 0. (Go figure.)

5/11/05 - Scientists found that sexually well-endowed fish are slower swimmers and thus more likely to be eaten. (But all the girl fish still find them attractive, right?)

2/2/06 - An Arizona State University student was arrested for masturbating in a school library. "To be honest," he explained, "the Internet connection at my dorm isn't good enough." (What else can I say here?)

4/19/06 - Belgian researchers found that men lose their decision-making skills when exposed to an attractive woman. (Well, yeah. Cuz only one head works at a time...)

5/15/06 - The mayor of Scottsdale, Arizona, was offended by a new restaurant called the Pink Taco. (Better then the Camel Toe, I guess...)

5/29/06 - There was a public masturbation festival in San Francisco. (Um. Okay. Nothing to add here, either.)

9/06 - Typical length, in minutes, of all-male dolphin orgies: 20. (And male dolphins will work together (anywhere from 3 to 5 of them) to herd a female and then gang-rape her. Not quite the cute little critters we think they are, eh?)

1/31/07 - Rubber genitals were stolen from the set of the new "Hannibal" movie. (So, Hannibal was going to eat someone's genitals... or was he going to "eat" them...?")

"Love is the answer, but while you're waiting for the answer sex raises some pretty good questions." ~Woody Allen

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Holding My Breath...

I've just sent out two submissions--one to my editor at Ellora's Cave and one to the senior editor at New Concepts. I am just as anxious to hear if they like the stories and want them as if I were a brand new author. I don't think that feeling ever goes away. I hope it doesn't. I don't ever want to get comfortable or complacent.

Now I need to get cracking on the story I've been invited to rewrite and resubmit to Kensington.

A writer's work is never done...

"Eighty percent of success is showing up." ~Woody Allen

Monday, March 05, 2007

The Brava Contest Is Back!

Several years ago, author Lori Foster spearheaded a contest for Kensington Brava. The contest went on hiatus last year (and maybe even the year before, I don't remember for sure), but now it's back!

The 5th annual Brava Novella Contest will begin accepting entries at midnight central time on August 1, 2007 and will cease accepting entries at midnight central time on September 30, 2007. All entries must be made using the online entry form that will be forthcoming. Watch the Brava Authors blog and the Contest Forum for information. No email or snail mail entries will be accepted.

Entries must be 750 words (actual word count using your computer's word count function) and entrant’s choice of any scene in the novella. Entries over 750 words will be disqualified. This year, for the first time, the contest will have a theme, which entries must be follow--reunited lovers.

All entries will be judged by established Brava authors, with the top twenty finalists being judged by Kensington Editorial Director Kate Duffy. As in previous years, there will also be voting by readers with the highest voted entry being named the “Readers’ Choice.” Judging will be held during the month of October with winners announced by November 15, 2007.

One entry per person.

Visit the message board’s Contest Forum for information or to post questions about the contest, which will be run through the message board.

If you decide to enter, good luck!

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Also, check out my Author Day over at Dark Ice Goddess' Musings. AND stop by SEx and say hi!

"A man's kiss is his signature." ~Mae West

Sunday, March 04, 2007


A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes. (In my next life, I wanna be a pig.)

A cockroach will live for 9 days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy. But I'm still not over the pig.)

Banging your head against the wall burns 150 calories an hour. (Don't try this at home. Maybe at work.)

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off. ("Honey, I'm home. What the...!?!")

A flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field. (30 minutes...lucky pig! Can you imagine?)

The catfish has over 27,500 taste buds. (What can be so tasty at the bottom of a lake?)

Some lions mate over 50 times a day. (I still want to be a pig in my next life--quality over quantity.)

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (Hmmmm.....)

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump. (And that would be a good thing.)

A cat's urine glows under a black light. (I wonder who got paid to find that out.)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. (I know some people like that.)

Starfish have no brains. (I know some people like that, too.)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure. (What about that pig?)

Hope you smiled at least once reading through these. Have a great day!

"A hard man is good to find." ~Mae West

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Dragonfire Is A Top Seller

My dragon shapeshifter book, Dragonfire, was #3 for the month of February at Amber Heat! Woot!

To read an excerpt or buy (come on, let's get it to #1!), click here.

"I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing." ~Mae West

Friday, March 02, 2007

First Review For Seasons Of Seduction

I've received my first review for Seasons of Seduction Volume 1, coming March 21st to Ellora's Cave.

Woohoo! Would you look at that?!? 5 blue ribbons at Romance Junkies! The review isn't posted yet, but here's a little snip of what the reviewer had to say about the anthology overall:

"Treat yourself to the newest Cavemen book from Ellora’s Cave, Seasons of Seduction. You just may discover an exciting new genre or author that may become your favorite."

And here's what Chrissie wrote about my story, Choosing Madison:

"Sherrill Quinn thrilled me with this spicy tale of intergalactic love. Madison, Gaelen and Leax practically sizzle the pages with the raw emotion that the reader can feel between them. I really loved this story and hope Ms. Quinn has plans to make this into a series."

*Doin' the muppet flail*

Look for Seasons of Seduction Volume 1 in 3 weeks at Ellora's Cave!

"It's better to be looked over than overlooked." ~Mae West

Thursday, March 01, 2007

If It's Copyrighted...

...then pay for the damn book!

There's a share site called eSnips that, much like YouTube, allows people to upload files and share them for free with others. It's a great concept, until people start sharing for free works that are copyrighted against, well, sharing for free.

Patrick Ross at had this blog post about it. Check it out, and then come back here. I'll wait.



Scary stuff, isn't it? Don't people understand--or is it that they just don't give a flyin' f***--that they are committing crimes here?!?

"He who holds the ladder is as bad as the thief." ~German Proverb