Monday, June 30, 2008

Looking into the Future

By Janine Ashbless
Yes – that’s me there. The flowing red dress. The skull. The riding crop. The enormous book of dirty stories. The crystal ball … because I’ve been looking into the future.

We did it back in December, but what with line-up changes and the unceasing flow of time I thought I might ask round the Lusties and find out what they’ve got in the pipeline for future publication, and what they’re working on right now.

(PS: I may have been lying about the flowing red dress. And, you know, about being a model for a dead Victorian painter. Though actually that has possibilities as a plot…)

So in no particular order here’s what I saw in the mystic crystalline depths:

Portia Da Costa:
In Too Deep (Black Lace) - September UK/November US

Chance of a Lifetime (Spice Briefs) ebook Novella - TBA but probably 2008

Sometimes They Come Back in Lust at First Bite: Sexy Vampire Short Stories (Black Lace) - November

Working on: "stories for the new Black Lace Short Story Collections, and I'm about to start working on Kiss it Better, a new Black Lace contemporary which will probably hit the shelves in Summer 2009."

Lauren Dane:

Cascadia Wolves: Fated (Samhain books) - August

Taking Care of Business (Black Lace) - October (Jan 09 in the US)

Undercover (Berkley Heat) - December

Cascadia Wolves: Wolf Unbound - January 09

Cascadia Wolves: Standoff - February 09

Always (Samhain) - April 09

Relentless (Berkley Heat) – May 09

Vegas…After Dark (Harlequin Spice) – May 09

Working on: "finishing my second futuristic for Berkley, Relentless, which is due July 31!"

Olivia Knight:

The Three Riddles in Enchanted (Black Lace novella collection) - August

Working on: ghost writing!

Kate Pearce:

Secured Mail (Ellora's Cave) – summer 2008.

Simply Sinful - a Regency erotic romance (Kensington Aphrodisia) - November.

Riding the Line (Cheek) – December

Madeline Moore:

Amanda’s Young Men (Black Lace)

The Oasis at Midnight in Lust at First Bite: sexy vampire short stories (Black Lace) - November

Working on: "submissions to the Black Lace story collections, TV and Film proposals for CBC, SPACE, GLOBAL TV, and Independent TV and Film Producers"

Janine Ashbless:

Wildwood (Black Lace) – August

Bear Skin (novella) in Enchanted (Black Lace) – August

Dark Enchantment (Black Lace) – January 2009

Pirate Treasure in Frenzy:60 stories of sudden sex (Cleis) - October

The Blood of the Martyrs in Lust at First Bite:sexy vampire short stories (Black Lace) - November

Ritual Space in Best Women’s Erotica 2009 (Cleis) - November

Working on: "Black Lace short story collections. And Heart of Flame, a steamy romance for CatScratch's new ebook line, out 2009."


Frost Fair (Linden Bay Romance) – November/December

Dayle Dermatis:

(writing as Andrea Dale):

In Flight in Best Lesbian Romance 2009 (Cleis)

The Witch of Venice in Screaming Orgasms and Sex on the Beach (Pretty Things Press)

Tigress in The Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra (Running Press) - September

(writing as Sophie Mouette, with Teresa Noelle Roberts):

Hidden Treasure in Bedding Down (Avon Red) - December

Under a Double Rainbow in Pagan Anthology of Short Fiction: 13 Prize Winning Tales (Llewellyn Publications) - October

Working on: "I'm currently finishing up an urban fantasy novel and about to set to work (with Teresa) on the next Sophie Mouette erotic romance."

Madelynne Ellis:

El Alquimista in Lust at First Bite: sexy vampire short stories .

Working on: "Another Georgian historical, having just completed 'Fortuna', and a spooky m/m historical novella."

Crystal Ball Technologies do not guarantee the accuracy of any detailed visions. Future events may not occur as expected due to circumstances, twists of fate, pesky interfering kids, Acts of the Outer Gods etc.


Portia Da Costa said...

This just in...

I've also got a short called 'Glint' in the MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW EROTICA Vol 8, due out Jan 09.

This originally appeared in the 'Hide and Seek' anthology, edited by the fabulous Alison Tyler.

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Portia! How exciting! Teresa and I have "Behind the Masque" appearing in the same anthology! It was originally published in the Wicked Words anthology Sex With Strangers.

Jewel thieves...what's not to love? ::gg::

Janine Ashbless said...

Congrats Portia! Do you get a comtributor's mammoth?

Janine Ashbless said...

Dayle - congrats too. *Puzzled* I think you must have wangled a different WW contract to the norm, you clever thing...

Olivia Knight said...

60 stories of sudden sex - what a startling title. Love it. As if sex might unexpectedly leap out from the bushes. Putting the bush back into ambush... (Is that were ambush comes from? ambulating out of a bush?)

Portia Da Costa said...

Oh Dayle, what did you have to promise the PTB to get a dispensation from the iron clad rule of all rights? ;)

Deanna said...

Sorry I didn't submit anything to this but I'm working on a non-fiction proposal which I can't talk about yet. It may or may not come to fruition. Fingers crossed.
I'm also waiting to hear on my new BL proposal.
You have been busy all of you, it puts me to shame, it really does.

Madeline Moore said...

Aren't we a clever bunch? I took a peek at 'hot excerpt' and I swear, there's enough free erotica there to keep a reader titillated till tea time!

Thanks for this Janine!

Janine Ashbless said...

Ooh - good luck Deanna. Actually, good luck to us all!

This writing malarky is an endless round of work, hope, anticipation, terror, crushing despair and more work. If it wasn't for the fact I get to think about sex all day long I might not be able to cope!

Kate Pearce said...

thanks for the round-up-wow we are a busy lot aren't we??
I forgot to add what I'm working on at the moment-#3 for Kensington, "Simply Shameless" yet another Regency erotic romance-yay!
And after Aug 15th when that one is due I'm having some time off and then I'll write some new proposals :)