Thursday, March 1, 2007

What She Craves Officially Releases Today.

This book I wrote just before my life changed drastically-- divorce.

A good friend of mine Eva Gale, who writes for Phaze, kept pushing me to try to write an erotic piece. There was a contest coming up at Phaze and she suggested I enter it. The piece I wrote for this contest is Night Of the Taking the third novella in WHAT SHE CRAVES.

I never entered it in the contest. I had gotten such good feed back from my crit group on this novella, I wondered if I could pitch it to NY. I got up the nerve and contacted a friend of a friend who is an agent( She doesn’t do steamy). She had in the past told me that if I ever wanted guidance she would be more than willing to look at something for me. I wanted to get her opinion on the story. To see if it was strong enough to even consider sending to NY. She read it and said it was an excellent story. That I should talk to a friend of hers who was an agent of steamy romance and erotica and see what she thought about it.

That agent is now my agent, Roberta Brown of the Brown Literary Agency. Roberta pitched my story to Kensington, and with in 36 hours from initially contacting my friend the agent, I had my very first book deal. My head was spinning. I couldn’t believe it.

That is how WHAT SHE CRAVES came to be…

The stories themselves all had different influences. Night Of the Taking I wrote right after reading two history books on Hell Fire Clubs of the 1700’s.I was fascinated by the rituals and ceremonies that were used in most of them and I decided to incorporate something similar into that story.

Next I wrote Lust Vow the first story in the book. I had recently read a very good book TAKING POSITIONS about Giulio Romano’s I modi (or positions) and Pietro Aretino’s pomes that he wrote to accompany the engravings.There are 16 positions in all.
Anyway, I thought it would be interesting for a group of men to put on these positions in a show as some of the brothels did in the 17-18th centuries. I used position #14 in my story.

CheckMate… the idea came partially from my life. I have a day job where I have to call the shots and unfortunately I was also in a relationship where by necessity I was forced to call all the shots. I hated it! So I thought about what it would have been like to have been a courtesan during the regency period that had the same issue, but for entirely different reasons. And so Cora was born, a courtesan that is a Domme by profession, who in her core, her nature, just wants and needs to be submissive.

That is how WHAT SHE CRAVES was born.

My book is available now at your local book store or on line at Amazon, Barns and Noble, or any other online book store.

Oh and I have a Book to give away! So go ahead and post a comment in this thread and I will use a random generator and give away a copy of WHAT SHE CRAVES at the end of today. Good Luck!

Hugs and Kisses,
Lacy.

15 comments:

Maureen said...

Congratulations on your new book.
It looks marvelous.

Dannyfiredragon said...

Hi Lacy,

big congrats to the new book. It sounds really good

Rhonda Stapleton said...

Your story is awesome! I love hearing success tales... :D

YAY! Congrats on your book...it looks HOT!

Eva Gale said...

Awww, thanks for the shout out. Those are beautiful stories.

And out of all of them, I think Checkmate is my favorite story. Now I know why.

*hugs*

robynl said...

very interesting about how the book came about. Congrats on it's release.

Robin L. Rotham said...

Congratulations, Lacy! And don't bother putting me in the drawing -- Mr. UPS delivered my copy about an hour ago. :D (rubbing hands together) I can't wait to read it!

Sage Burnett said...

Congratulations, Lacy. What a wonderful story of achieving your dream. Thanks for sharing with us. And best of luck and mega sales on your book.

Sage Burnett

Keith said...

What I am most impressed with is how organized your blog is. I can actually read it and it has pictures! Gasp.

Keith Gormezano

Maggie Robinson said...

I'm craving What She Craves! I doubt I'll be able to find it in Wal-Mart, though.:)Wishing you much success in your writing and personal life.

jennybrat said...

Congratulations, Lacy! Love the story of how you got The Call.

KimW said...

I'm so glad good news came your way! Congratulations on your release! I'm always looking for new author's to try. The stories sound great!

Kate Pearce said...

Congratulations Lacy! I am so looking forward to reading these!
What a great call story-it's so weird when it happens that quick isn't it?

um...that picture of the 2 guys? it looks kind of complicated!

Lacy Danes said...

Thank you for the congrats everyone!

Your support means a lot to me.

I have a name, the winner of the free copy of WHAT SHE CRAVES!

The WINNER IS....
Maggie Robinson

Congratulations Maggie!

Please email me at Lacy@LacyDanes.com and I will get your prize in the mail to you ASAP!

Hugs and Kisses All,
Lacy.

Dannyfiredragon said...

Big congrats Maggie!

Maggie Robinson said...

Yippee! Up here in the woods of Maine, it's too cold to get the "hot" stuff!