I have been amazed at the genre-bending that is going on at Ravenous. We are getting these really creative stories and novels from writers I've known for decades who decided that they'd try their hand at erotic romance, and have become enthralled themselves.
So it should have been no surprise to me that at last night's annual cocktail party for the Science Fiction Writer's of America, I should have met a prominent erotic romance paranormal and sci-fi writer who proceeded to analyse RR's line-up and give us the thumbs up. It was quite exciting, considering that she was the first real outsider I had described the details of the pub program to.
And it was so much fun to watch her eyes grow bigger and bigger, and to see her get more and more excited about what were doing.
She's been writing erotic romance for the past four years and is so successful that she quit her day job. She writes for four epublishers and one print publisher (but she said she makes most of her money from the epubs, but uses her print publisher to get new readers, who then find her backlist and buy all 20 of her epub titles).
After trading shoe stories (she had on the most divine pair of stripper Mary-Janes I have ever seen), we got into the nitty gritty of what makes RR unique. When I told her our M/M titles were reworkings of classic romance films and novels, she loved that. She also loved the crossing of genres, such as the erotic Star Trek concept, and she absolutely loved our anthologies titles (SEX AND SHOES and MEN IN SHORTS).
I know she's booked solid with her existing publishers, but I do hope that some day she writes a short story for us (maybe one with shoes?).
I cannot believe launch day is less than a week away!
The website looks fantastic!