Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Stunning new covers for Michelle Styles, Kate Allan and Cody Young

Been drooling today over our two latest covers from The Cover Factory for our February launch line-up at Embrace. I think you'll agree that they're just fabulous and to-die-for.

Cody Young's Victorian tale of passion and secrets: SCANDAL AT THE FARMHOUSE

And THE LADY SOLDIER, a stunning and highly unusual Regency romance from the writing team of Michelle Styles and Kate Allan.

Both these scrumptious books - and a host of others - will be available for sale on Amazon Kindle and other e-platforms from February 14th.

Embrace Books is about to happen!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter Newsletter - OUT NOW!

I know it's a few weeks late - mea culpa, all you lovely romancers - but the Winter Newsletter for Embrace Books is out and winging its way to subscribers. It's also available via Facebook and Twitter, for those who befriend us there.

If you're not on the subscribers' list, you can sign up here

We have news on Michelle Styles and Kate Allan's jointly written and highly unusual Regency romance, The Lady Soldier, complete with 'deleted scenes' reinstated.

There's also a Love Letter written specially for us by romance writer Phillipa Ashley, from the point of view of a yearning Anne to her distant Captain Frederick Wentworth (a 'what happened afterwards' look at Jane Austen's Persuasion).

Not to mention some detailed How To tips for new writers on 'Writing the Opening to Your Novel' and more news on the impending launch itself.

In fact, the next newsletter will be our Launch Issue!

I shall pass swiftly over how terribly exciting that prospect is, and merely say that the elves have been very busy at Embrace this past week, with e-proofs winging their way to and from authors. This kind of activity will continue over the weekend and into early February, and then .... drumroll! ... we intend to launch Embrace Books officially on Valentine's Day, February 14th 2011.

So watch this blog space in the next two or three weeks, for some tremendous things are starting to happen here at Embrace HQ!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Erotica For All

Marvellous to see our latest Call for Submissions up at Erotica for All.

We're looking for Trios of hot romance for single volume digital publication - 3 stories by the same author, that is, with a common theme or link of some kind.

The whole package, i.e. all three stories combined, should not exceed 15,000 words.

Interested in submitting three stories?

Send all three as separate Word attachments - preferably not Vista, i.e. docx - to
jane @

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Introducing "Trios" - triple-decker hot romance

In general, we only publish novels and novellas at Embrace Books.

However, knowing how much we love short stories ourselves - especially, ahem, the hot, romantic variety! - it occurred to us that a "trio" of stories, a generous triple-decker portion of romance, would be the same length as a novella.

So why not put out a few mini-collections of short fiction by the same author?

Which is why I'm here today, putting out a general call for submission from authors who may already have some short romance stories on the back burner, or have been inspired by this to write some sexy stories for us. Send them to us at Embrace. We'd especially love it if they are linked by a common theme, though this can be any kind - including genre.

Three paranormals, for instance, or three Regency stories. Or three contemporaries revolving around a family or a group of close-knit friends. Three stories about long-lost loves returning would also work perfectly. Or a theme of enemies becoming more-than-friends.

Feeling inspired to write yet?

Here are the general guidelines for submission, and as soon as our first TRIO is available for digital sale, don't worry - we'll let you know where and how to buy it!

Embrace is currently seeking TRIOS of short stories all by the same author to be published in one mini-volume, preferably hot romance (straight, gay, lesbian or bisexual) with a common or linked theme.

We accept contemporary, historical and paranormal stories. But they MUST be romance and deliciously hot.

Please state TRIO theme in your submission and submit all three stories at the same time as three separate Word attachments: total word count of the whole collection should not be less than 10,000 nor exceed 15,000.

And don't forget to tell us something about yourself in the accompanying email:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Category Romance

This is just a friendly shout-out to all those writers who follow this blog.

We're currently keen to see short category romance submissions at Embrace Books.

I'll be taking pitches for these and other books at four UK writing and literary festivals this year, but am also open to new email submissions from overseas.

For those interested, here's a quick guide to category romance submissions:

Red Velvet – 50-60K in length
Sexy, sophisticated romance with feisty heroines and believable Alpha males. Contemporary and paranormal categories. Millionaires acceptable but not necessary. Sexual content required in all books, and can be a key element, but should not be overly explicit.
After Dark – 55-65K words
Passionate, scorching romance and erotic romance. Open to unusual and daring storylines. Contemporary and paranormal settings. Must include explicit sex, which in some cases may be central to the plot.

We also take historical romance and historical women's fiction within our Embrace Regency and Embrace Historicals series.

To submit your work, please follow our simple guidelines at Embrace Books.