December 15, 2008
My Year in Dirty Books
So here it is: My year in books. I'm cheating, I know. I think I listed a few of these last year. But I like the symmetry of the little icons, and I didn't want an uneven row. This collage contains 2008 releases—both books that I wrote or edited and collections that feature my stories. Another cheat? I'm posting two covers from books I've edited that are *not* out yet, as well as a book I edited that was cancelled by the publisher.
The axing of the alphabet felt crushing, but 08 still was a big year in my world. My piece "It's Not the Weather" hopped between the covers of Bedding Down. I'm not a novella girl (I prefer 3000 words or 80,000 words. 8-10,000 is confounding). So getting in was rewarding. Emily Dubberley selected one of my stories for her Ultimate Burlesque anthology. And I wrote a "celebrity dare" for Laura Corn's book. Several of my 2008 stories were among my favorites ever: "Rubber Necking" in Rubber Sex, "Prego" in Tasting Him, and "Lucky Number 17" in Penthouse Variations 30th anniversary edition. (What an honor and thrill to be in Variations!)
To add the icing to 2008, I signed for two Harlequin collections. And I have one more secret project in the works—fingers and toes crossed on this one. So along with the failures, I need to remember to give myself a few well-earned pats on the back.
What are you pleased as punch about?
P.S. Click over to Trollop Salon for a chance to win your very own copy of Best Women's Erotica 09, and scroll down to the Lust at First Bite post to read the winners of that compilation. (Winners were posted in the comments.)