Writing News

Again, my apologies for not updating recently. I’ve been working a lot lately, extra hours at the night job. Also for the past couple of days I’ve been fighting a bad cold. I have my chicken noodle soup, OJ, Celestial Seasonings Tea and a few days off. I thought I’d get this taken care of before settling down for a long Sunday’s nap. So let’s start with some news.

The 6th Annual BetterSex.com Erotic Fiction Contest will be officially underway on Monday, October 5th for 2009/2010 with 13 weeks of voting. I’ve submitted three stories, and because I was a previous winner, I already have a slot waiting. Here’s hoping one or more of the stories I submitted also makes the cut. Like last year, stories will be presented on a weekly basis to be voted on. My story Trade was the Week 9 winner. If you liked Trade, check out my other works when the time comes. Don’t worry, I’ll constantly let you know when my stories are up and when you can vote. You will vote, I hope! 😉

Also concerning BetterSex.com, they recently posted about an In-House Erotic Writer Position that I recently applied for. I’m eager to find out if I’ll be awarded the position but understandably nervous. It’s all good though as I feel this will be a fantastic challenge to my writing ability and I’m looking forward to getting started! Wish me luck!

Circumstances made me set aside Silver Thorn, Bloody Rose for awhile. It still needs some tweaking and I want to be certain it’s as perfect as it can be before I send it off. I have excerpts in past posts if you’d like to read them and as always, your opinions are welcome. Think you might want to exchange a beta reading? Drop me an e-mail.

My erotic short story Paint is still available for purchase. Scroll down to the previous posting for more information and an excerpt. I’d appreciate any comments from my readers. FYI, here’s the pertinent info once again:

Title: Paint
Author: CJ Black
Purchase URL: http://excessica.com/index.php/books/paint-by-cj-black/
Genre: Erotic Fantasy Fiction M/F
Price: $1.99
Heat Level: eXcess 2
Publisher: Excessica Publishing http://excessica.com/
Cover Art: Valerie Tibbs
Format: E-book

I just recently finished final edits on my M/M erotic short, What You See and turned them into my publisher (I love the sound of that) Noble Romance and soon I should have some nice cover art. I’m going to see if it’s all right to give you a little sneak peak.

I also finished my newest erotic fantasy M/M story, untitled at the moment and doing some final tweaking. I’m trying to come up with a contest where I’ll award prizes for whoever can come up with a title although I’m not sure how I’ll set the contest up. Suggestions?

I’ve got a lot more blogs and lists to check up on and update. I’m also interested in hearing from my fellow writers about promotion. I’ve asked this before but I’d like to know what works best for you? I’m in many groups and have joined a few organizations and sites but I’m not seeing any feedback so far in the form of say comments for example. I tend not to post much in groups because I’m very introverted although I’m working on it. So feel free make suggestions. Yes, I know, updating my blog more is probably a big step!

Okay, that’s it’s for now. Going to watch one more episode of Law & Order: SVU via Netflix then I’m going to settle down for that nap. Peace!



About authorcjblack

I'm a multi-published author of fantasy, erotic and paranormal fiction. The first two books of my series, Illusion of Night and Memory in Shadow are currently available from Liquid Silver Books as well as a recently published novella, Soul Fires. I'm currently seeking an agent who loves heroic fantasy as much as I do, to rep my work, Tinderbox. I’ve been an author for almost thirty years and got my start on an old typewriter at the age of five and wrote my first novel at fourteen. Probably the world’s biggest bibliophile I own three-hundred plus books and counting. My hobbies include working in my garden, cooking and I’m possibly the world’s oldest Girl Gamer. I encourage readers and authors to contact me to discuss the business anytime.

Posted on October 3, 2009, in Better Sex Erotic Fiction Contest, Original writing, published stories, Silver Thorn. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Notes from the Teleidoplex

Transmitting the Broadcast Signal of the Universe

K. Johnson's Attempt at Literary Life

Writing - Editing - Agent Life

Tony Pi, F&SF Writer

Blog and Author Website


Disastercake is a lover and creator of JRPGs

Ends and Beginnings

"The World is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning."-Ivy Baker Priest

Kathleen S. Allen

Young Adult/MG and Adult Author

Nathalie M.L. Römer - Independent Multi-Genre Author

Current work includes fantasy, and science fiction and other genres coming in the near future. Follow me on Twitter @nmlromer for news! Visit www.nathaliemlromer.com for most information about my books and about me!

Lorelle on WordPress

utorials about WordPress, blogging, social media, and having your say on the web.

Live to Write - Write to Live

We live to write and write to live ... professional writers talk about the craft and business of writing

Amy M. Newman

The Literary Mom: Wife, Mom, Reader, and YA Author

Author CJ Black

Taking you to fantastic worlds where the heroes love their men and the sex is red-hot.

Robby Cook

Illustrator, Animator, Character Designer

Ink and Quills

tips and tools to tell your story

J. Kathleen Cheney

Tales from the Golden City



Violette Malan

What's New in Violette's World

Bare Knuckle Writer

Going Five Rounds With The Muse

%d bloggers like this: