BOOKS IN PROGRESS

Cowboy HeartsSpring 2015 is going to be an exciting time. I’m currently writing a three book series called Rock Hard Cowboys. The men are sexy cowboys who will do anything to keep the woman they love safe. Cowboy Hearts is already in the editing process. Check out the wonderful cover!

Check Out My Alter-Ego Jane Jamison!

Want to meet the other side of me? Check out my books written as Jane Jamison at www.janejamison.com. Jane Jamison is my exclusive author pen name for Siren Publishing. These books are sexually explicit ménage romances, both supernatural and contemporary. Popular series include the Werewolves of Forever, Texas (paranormal erotic cowboy romances), Pleasure, Texas (contemporary cowboy BDSM series), and the new Werebears of Shatland, Texas (paranormal erotic cowboy romances). Check for the Night Runner Werewolves series, written as Beverly Rae, with Siren Publishing.

LOOK WHO WON!

LET’S CELEBRATE PRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

4th Prize (the Surprise prize) winner:  Tammy J. – Wild Things paperback

3rd Prize winner:  Jeanette J. – $25 Amazon.com gift certificate

2nd Prize winner: Laci C. – The Cannon Pack paperbacks, books 1-3

1st Prize winner: Renee B. – $50 Amazon.com gift certificate

Thank you to everyone who entered and joined my Yahoo newsletter group, Beverly Rae’s Fantasies. Remember, newsletter members are always automatically entered in all my prize drawings.

Congratulations!

Let’s Celebrate Contest Drawing!

I’m celebrating my new website and my latest release, BETTING THE MOON (Cannon Pack, Book 4) by giving away fun for you!

Contest begins April 1, 2012 and ends May 31, 2012. Drawing will be held on June 2, 2012. Winners will be notified by email only.

Fourth prize: A Surprise Prize! (Doesn’t everyone like surprises? I do!)
Third prize: A $25 Amazon.com Gift Card
Second prize: Beverly’s Cannon Pack – books 1-3 (paperbacks only)
First prize: A $50 Amazon.com Gift Card

How do you enter? It’s easy!

Log into Yahoo and join my newsletter at Beverly Rae’s Fantasies. If you’re already a member, you’re already entered.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN MY NEWSLETTER.

Enter a second time by answering the following question:
What is the heroine’s name in Betting the Moon?
Send your answer in an email to info@beverlyrae.com with the words “Let’s Celebrate” in the Subject heading. Be sure to include your full name and physical mailing address (no post office boxes, please). Entries without the requested information will be discarded.

Please read about the details:Contest

  1. By entering, you confirm that you are at least 18 years old.
  2. By entering, you give your permission to use your first name and the initial of your last name for all advertising venues including, but not limited to, all Yahoo groups and this website.
  3. Second and Fourth prize winners must reside within the continental U.S.

Good Luck!

Beverly

The More Things Change…

You’ve heard the old saying, haven’t you? The more things change, the more they stay the same.

When I first began writing, authors who wrote “those eBooks” weren’t considered “real” authors. Never mind that eBook authors had their books in the real world. Never mind that real readers paid real money for their books. eBook authors were still not considered real published authors by many traditional print authors, traditional print publishers and even organizations who were supposed to support writers in every step of their career. I lived through that discrimination until the Kindle and other ereaders took off. Today no one even questions that an epubbed author is a real author. In fact, those same traditional print authors and publishers are seeing their print sales dwindle while their eBook sales increase (yes, they jumped on the epubbed wagon).

Now it seems there’s another form of discrimination. This time it involves authors who write sex involving sentient beings such as werewolves and other shape-shifters. Some are even calling these romances “porn involving animals”. Seriously?

I don’t know when the whole concept began, but I do know that it’s somehow tied up with the bad boy thing a lot of women have. Maybe it started with vampire romances since vampires didn’t actually change into animals. Okay, maybe he changed into a bat to fly back to his hideaway, but that was rare. Can anyone wonder that writers would shift (pun intended) to werewolves, werecats, aliens and more? As writers we always want to stretch the limits. Although we never actually saw the sex scene, didn’t we all just assume that Captain Kirk made love to the green alien woman? She wasn’t human, just human-like, but I don’t remember anyone yelling foul then. Didn’t we believe that Spiderman, who “shifted” into a being with spidey powers, get it on with his love in the movies? What about the characters from the Twilight movies or the Vampire Diaries? Should those be considered “porn with animals” too?

I write graphic and explicit sex scenes in most of my books. My shape-shifters are intelligent men and women who, for the most part, are just like any other romance novel hero or heroine. They hate, they love, they have sex. But, like vampires, they have that other side to them. Do the shape-shifters in my books have sex with mortals while in their animal form? No. Do they sometimes shift just enough to bring out a small part (like changing eye color, etc.) while engaged in the bedroom? Yes, but I’d hardly call that having sex with an animal.

Just my $0.02.

Newest Release

HOWLING FOR SARA is a hit! The first book in my new Night Runner Werewolves series is already on Bookstrand’s Bestseller’s list.

Sara’s dream of wild sex with multiple men has come true. But when they change into werewolves, she flees, running into the arms of a killer. If she can open her heart to the pack, she’ll find love…and save her life.

HOWLING FOR SARA
(Night Runner Werewolves, Bk 1)

Upcoming Events for the New Year

To my readers: Thank you so much for a wonderful 2011. I have enjoyed your comments about my books and your continued support.

What’s Coming Up for 2012:

My website is going to have a whole new look in 2012. I’m planning a terrific prize drawing for the “Grand Opening”.

I have several new books coming out next year including a new series with a new publisher, Siren Publishing. Watch for the first two books of my Night Runner Werewolves series, Howling For Sara and Chasing Cally, releasing in January and March. I’m hoping to release four more books to wind up the series later in the year.

Samhain Publishing will release more of my books including the second and third book in my popular Magical Sisters series. Sex with a Hex (Meg’s story) is available now for pre-order on Kindle and Nook, and Sexual Shift (Hilly’s story) will be available in July. The fourth book in the bestselling Cannon Pack series, Betting the Moon, will come out in April. A new single title, In Pursuit of the Pink Pearl will release in October.

2012 is going to be a great year! I hope you’ll visit me on Twitter and Facebook.

Happy Holidays!

Beverly

Is Writing for You?

So many people love the idea of being a writer. They envision themselves on a talk show discussing their latest “creation” and laughing all the way to the bank. But being a writer is so much more—and less—than that.

Here’s an idea of what you can expect as a writer on the less than fun side of things:

Rejection: Yeah, get used to it. Very few writers sell their first book. Even if a publisher/editor loves your book, she’ll probably ask for revisions. Only actors and ugly toads face more rejections.

Revisions: Once you’ve made your book “perfect”, then the publisher will undoubtedly ask you to change it. Once you’ve made your book “perfect” for the publisher, then she’ll pass it along to an editor who will probably ask for more changes. Once you’ve made your book “perfect” for the editor, then she’ll go through it again (okay, several times) and make more changes. Trust me. By the time you’re through with edits you’ll know every word by heart.

Loneliness: Writing is a solitary venture. Unless you have a writing partner (which has challenges of its own), you’re going to be pushing this “baby” out all by yourself. You’ll spend hours in front of your computer, at all times of the day. I have four dogs who lie at my feet when I write. But they don’t make good conversationalists so sometimes I get lonely. After all, who do I invite to go to lunch?

Pay: At first and, truthfully, sometimes after years of work, you’ll make a paycheck that most Wal-Mart greeters would think is miniscule. After writing full time for years, I’m finally making decent money. And I’ve earned every cent. But then again, most writers don’t write for the money. They write because that’s what they like to do.

But let’s look at the brighter side of being a writer, shall we?

Creativity: You have an outlet for your creative musings that few others have. You can freely let yourself go, “play” with characters and stories that some would think childish and have a legitimate excuse for doing so.

Control: You are in control of your characters and the stories you want to tell. Or at least you are until your book is contracted and you face revisions.

Is writing for you?

Freedom to Say What You Want: Why do you think there’s so many bloggers today? Why else is Twitter so big? Everyone wants to say what’s on their mind. As a writer, you can say it anyway you want through her work.

Immortality: Your work will live on without you. With the Internet and eBooks thriving, your book will be available even after you aren’t. Sometimes I think that’s a good thing and a bad thing all at the same time.

So? Is writing really for you? Only you can answer that question. But I must confess. I fooled you. Determining if you want to be a writer is fairly easy and has less to do with what I’ve covered here than one simple fact. If you want to be a writer, you’ll write. No amount of deterrents or roadblocks will stop you. Writing is who you are more than what you do.

So I ask you again. Is writing for you?