Marianne has three sensual mainstream romance books available with Cerridwen Press, www.cerridwenpress.com, an imprint of Ellora's Cave. Two are paranormal romances and the third is a contemporary romance. This is the part of me who's more likely to sit quietly and drink a glass of champagne while chatting with friends.
April, however, is the other half of me...the one who loves to dance (as I did at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention just recently) and posed with the Ellora's Cave Men cover models! My first erotic romance story will be published by Ellora's Cave, released date TBA.
How did I go from writing sensual stories to erotica? I'd thought about it for a long time, wondering if I could push the limits a bit more and write one. Actually, once I started writing, the words kinda flowed the more involved in the story I became. I knew I wanted something to entice the reader but still keep humor weaved throughout the book.
I'd enjoyed writing my last three books for Cerridwen. Second Sight Dating, a funny paranormal story about a psychic who runs a dating agency, had me stretching my sexual content level. This book is available as an ebook at the Cerridwen web site and now also available in paperback at www.jasminejade.com, or can be ordered through local Border's or Barnes & Noble stores.
Street of Dreams, a more serious, paranormal time travel romantic suspense, had me doing the same type of sexual extension. By the time I wrote Gone to the Dogs, a funny contemporary in first person, I had an inkling I could go beyond mainstream and aim for an erotic romance. Both are ebooks available at the Cerridwen web site.
While not for everyone...especially the faint-of-heart...April's erotic books will attract some. Marianne will continue to write mainstream, sensual romances for Cerridwen and leave the erotica writing at Ellora's Cave to April.
Each pen name has a separate web site. Visit Marianne Stephens at www.mariannestephens.net. If interested in joining her newsletter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Join Newsletter" in the subject line. I run a contest every month just for those on my newsletter list.
Marianne also has author information and runs a contest at The Romance Club, www.theromanceclub.com. Check there for more information.
Visit April Ash at www.aprilash.net. No newsletter yet, but that may be forthcoming.
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Marianne & April