28 August 2008

Coming Together: At Last

August 28, 2008
Celebrate the Diversity of Desire
with Coming Together and Phaze Books
Cincinnati, OH – The latest in the critically acclaimed Coming Together anthology series,
Coming Together: At Last, will debut in January 2009 from Phaze Books. Due to the
overwhelming number and quality of the submissions, it was decided that two volumes of this
title would be published simultaneously, both containing the stirring Introduction penned by New
York Times bestselling author, L.A. Banks. A complete list of the contents can now be found
online at the Coming Together website: www.eroticanthology.com/atlast.htm.
The release of these collections of interracial erotic fiction and poetry will coincide with the
celebration of the birth of one of history's most passionate proponents for human rights and
equality, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and it is from his famous speech given forty-five years
ago on this day that the title words "At Last" are taken. Accordingly, proceeds from sales will
benefit Amnesty International.
Having published four of the nine currently available titles in the charitable anthology
series, Phaze Books is now poised to release its fifth and sixth. The diverse collections of erotic
fiction and poetry feature the work of many well-known authors in addition to fresh new voices in
the genre. Previous Phaze titles in the series include Coming Together: For the Cure, Coming Together: Under Fire, Coming
Together: Special Hurricane Relief Edition, and Coming Together: With Pride. Each is available in both ebook and print
from all major online booksellers.
All proceeds from the sales of Coming Together publications are donated to charity, with the authors and its EPPIE
Award-winning editor, Alessia Brio, donating their time and talents.
Coming Together anthologies have received many accolades including the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Award for
Erotica as well as Top Pick and four star reviews from the romance industry's premier publication: Romantic Times
BOOKreviews Magazine. In its most recent review, Romantic Times favorably compared the series to Susie Bright's Best
American Erotica series. In addition, the organization was a finalist for the Electronic Published Internet Connection's 2008
Friend of ePublishing Award for what Ms. Brio has termed "erotic altruism."
Phaze Books, the erotic imprint of Mundania Press LLC, is one of the fastest growing and most recognizable publishers
in an exploding genre. Its unprecedented support for Coming Together, a voluntary nonprofit association, puts Phaze on the
cutting edge of philanthropy in the publishing industry, a commitment that will continue with its upcoming releases in the
series. Coming Together: Against the Odds will have a mystery theme and will benefit Autism Speaks, while Coming
Together: Into the Light will include stories about the revelation of secrets and will benefit V-Day. Both are currently open
for submissions and will see publication in the coming year.
For more information about Coming Together, visit www.EroticAnthology.com or email editor Alessia Brio at
alessia@eroticanthology.com. For more information about Phaze Books, visit www.PHAZE.com or contact Promotions
Manager Crystal B. Bright at crystal@PHAZE.com.
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Alessia Brio
Coming Together
Crystal B. Bright

07 August 2008

Contest Time!!

Good afternoon y'all:
Just wanted to let you know that I'm having another contest. I'm posting 3 questions and will pick one winner from those who send in the correct answers. Please send responses to
aliyah_burke@ hotmail.com and put "contest answers" in the subject line.

The winner will have the option of a free copy (pdf I believe) of either Through the Fire or Sin is Not a Four Letter Word when they are released on the 11th of August. I'll stop the contest on the night before and let people know who one, and the winner can let me know which story they'd prefer.

Okay, so here are the questions:
1) What is the name of Tahnee's business in A Little White Lie?
2) What city was the airport in where Niall and Torrye met in An Unlikely Encounter?
3) What is the name of the catering business that Zora and Cami started together in Zora's Chance?
Best of luck to everyone!! Have fun and happy reading!!

05 August 2008

New cover!!

Here is the cover for the upcoming anthology from RRP in September.

New blurb, and excerpt!!

Good evening, Y'all:
Just wanted to share my blurb and the excerpt for an anthology that I'm part of. It's coming in September from Red Rose Publishing. I couldn't load the cover at the moment but will try again soon.

Blurb for Faith’s Tears
Can a woman who lives her life based on logic and tangible things believe and trust in the love of a man claiming to be a magical being, a selkie?
From the moment his gaze landed on her dark beauty, Rowan Kilgour knew she was his life-mate. Despite his feelings, he knew she deserved a chance to experience life before she was tied to him forever. So he waited. Seventeen years. And now that he’s found her again, he’ll be damned before he lets her go.
Faith Henderson still wore the pendant given to her years ago by a senior in high school when she was a sophomore. While visiting the Isle of Skye she is reunited with him. His dark hair, muscular body, and dark chocolate mousse eyes still had the power to turn her into a puddle. Add to that his thick Scottish brogue and she was putty.
Can Rowan convince Faith that their lives are intertwined? Will she get past her disbelief in magic to see him for what he truly is? And accept him for it? Or will a darkness from her past keep them separated for all eternity?
Sometimes all destiny needs is salt water, in Rowan’s case all he needed was…
Faith’s Tears


This isn’t goodbye, Faith. The words skated across her skin and she fought down the urge to look over her shoulder at the tall handsome Scotsman she walked away from.
“Faith wait!” Sean’s voice reached her and she realized she’d moved past him as well.
Without any intention of waiting for him, she kept on up the street and as she rounded the corner Faith broke into a run. She headed toward the one place she knew Sean wouldn’t find her, for he didn’t know where it was. As she ran to the edge of the rock, she gasped for breath. There was no need for her to clear anything up with Sean, he’d made his bed and he could lie in it. The thing that was concerning her now, was her reaction to seeing Rowan Kilgour again. And his words of that she knew why she did what she did.
He’s right. You know why you allowed him to offer comfort. She couldn’t explain it, it was like when he touched her for the first time in a long time she felt complete. Like he was the other half of her soul.
“That’s just crazy,” she muttered. “It makes no sense at all why a man I haven’t seen since I was a sophomore in high school could have that affect on me.”
“If it helps, you have the same affect on me, Faith,” a deep voice flowed up from behind her and wrapped her in its sensual softness.
Faith didn’t jump, it was as if her body had already known he was there. “Seventeen years is a long time, Rowan.”
“I know,” he said in a graveled voice. “Trust me, leannan, I am well aware of how long it’s been.”
Squeezing her eyes tight, Faith wet her lips with her tongue then opened her eyes. She refused to turn around, unsure if this was just another dream or a cruel hoax. “What do you want, Rowan?”
“You know what I want. The same thing I wanted when I first laid eyes upon you. You, Faith. I want you.”
He said it with such finality and conviction, for a moment, she almost believed him.