Friday, December 07, 2007

5 Blue Ribbons for Cat's Claw

Cat's Claw

Rating: 5 Blue Ribbons!

Morgan Field is an accountant. However, today she is acting as an executor, delivering a will and final assets to a beneficiary she never knew existed. Finding out the man has no phone and she must hike into the woods to his home does not make her happy.

Joshua Lansing is the beneficiary of Morgan’s friend Frank's will. He has a house in the woods, no phone and no electricity according to the cashier clerk. He is Frank's son and he is shocked to find out his father is dead.

Morgan is quite attracted to Joshua; she thinks he’s a beautiful man. Though, because of the situation, she will not take advantage of him. Later that day, after convincing Morgan to stay the night with him, Joshua looks at her with longing in his eyes, yet doesn’t follow through by advancing to her. Each has their secrets, but will desire overcome his reluctance to make a move on her?

Ms. Mason did very well with CAT'S CLAWS. It was very rich with emotions only a death of a loved one can bring. There is a quality to this story that I can't put my fingers on the right word for, other than to say it touches my very soul. I really enjoyed this story. It was well written, fluidly paced, and had that rare magic that I love to find. It drew me into the story and pulled long forgotten memories.

Reviewer: Ladybirdrobi

-- *Jude Mason*

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

L Is for Leather

L Is for Leather
multi authors
ISBN: 978-1-57344-308-1
Release date: Feb.2008

I'm extremely pleased to announce that my story, Those Boots has been accepted by Alison Tyler for the upcoming anthology, L Is for Leather which is slated for a February 2008 release from Cleis Press.

Alison Tyler continues the best-selling erotic alphabet series with this collection of stories about all things leather. Lisette Ashton exults in the sultry, distinctive aroma of leather with a perfect description of the erotic aspect of sliding into a new leather jacket in "Truman Capote Was Wrong." In "Sunday Service," author Kate Pearce takes a love of leather even further in this homage to a black belt. These stories will fill your senses with all there is to enjoy in leather.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Fill our a survey and receive a free ebook from Phaze

Hello everybody. Phaze is conducting a reader's survey to get an idea of what people want, what people look for, and what we can do to make people happy. Our publisher, the adorable Kat Lively, has constructed the survey and it will only take a moment of your time. you can see it/take it here:

It's a cut and paste job, and all of the instructions are on the page.

All readers who take the survey will receive a free eBook for their time, and be put in a drawing to win three paperbacks of their choice. To make it more beneficial for the authors, she's adding an author incentive.In the survey she's included a tag for an author referral. The Phaze author who gets the most referrals will receive a prize, so I'd appreciate a vote. The more we know what readers want, we'll be able to give it to them. This survey will run until November 15th.


Thursday, September 27, 2007

Awesome review for Amber's Toy

Now, it’s when I get a treat like “Amber’s Toy” that I relish being a reviewer. This is a HOT read that has an unusual story line, too. Amber is taking her revenge on the shallow guy who used her way back when. She makes him need her and I love this female domination, it’s so good to read about a woman taking control for a change. Men’s rear ends are tasty, right? Well Jude certainly thinks so and her delicious descriptions of Tony’s backside are masterfully (mistressfully, really) done. In fact, her writing style as a whole is delightful.A tasty, kinky read with strong FemDom overtones, I can’t recommend this novella enough –it’s a triumph.

Reviewer: Victoria Blisse
Rating: 10

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Do you like to party? Do you like to win prizes?

A bunch of the Phaze authors got to talking and we decided it was time for a chat with you all. If you'd like to get to know some of the most amazing authors on the internet and in print this is the place to be. Our line up so far:

Aurora Black
Victoria Blisse
Heidi Cook
Jamie Hill
Selah March
Jude Mason
Derek Musgrave
Sapphire Phelan
Teresa Roberts

Wanna join us? Here's when and where:
DATE: All day, Wednesday October 3, 2007
PLACE: Phaze Chatters on Yahoo
There's going to be contests, prizes, excerpts and much more.
Come and party with the authors of Phaze!
We'll be looking for you!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

September's Wanton Quill is Live

The Wanton Quill
Newsletter #28 September 2007 Edition

I hope you've had a spectacular month. Mine has been busy, which is good, and productive, which is very good. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and I'll tell you all about it.

What you'll find in this issue:

What Jude's been up to
September's madness, new specs, a new contract, and a new publisher, oh my!

Upcoming chats/events
Find out when and where you can chat with me. New publishers, mean new chat rooms and new venues.

Coming soon?
Find out what new releases will be coming out in the next month or so.

Yuppers, two awesome reviews for Amber's Toy

Website updates
You betcha. New stuff and here's the url:

Hot excerpt A scorcher this month from a book that's just come out called, A Matter of Patience, available at

If you'd like to subscribe to Jude's Newsletter, the url is:

Take care and have an amazing day.


—*Jude Mason*

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Amber's Toy, available now

ISBN 1-59426-740-5
Publisher: Phaze Length: Photon (21K words)
Content: femdom, bdsm, spanking


Overweight and unattractive, Amber thought she'd finally found love only to have her heart broken by hunky Tony Jeffers. When he humiliates her, she decides to devote her life to helping others, and forsake ever finding a man. A tragic plane crash proves to be her salvation. After a stint with a jungle tribe, and with the help of the wise woman of that tribe, Amber finds the means to avenge herself, and keep Mr. Hunk from hurting anyone else. To top it all off, when the bad boy realizes who it is and what she's doing, it's a huge turn on for him.

Can the two find love after all?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Jude Mason's August Newsletter is Live

Newsletter 27 August 2007 Edition

Welcome to Jude Mason's Wanton Quill. I hope you've all had a spectacular month. Mine has been busy, which is good, and productive, which is very good.Why don't you grab a cup of your favorite beverage, and I'll tell you all about what's been going on.

What you'll find in this issue:

What Jude's been up to
Vacation, Shoon, and what about those deer…

The winner of the Free the Phoenix Contest is: Stacie, who received a copy of
413 Remembrance Lane: Diary of a House

Upcoming chats/events
Find out when and where you can chat with me.

Coming soon?
Find out what new releases will be coming out in the next month or so.

Website updates
You betcha. New stuff and here's the url:

Two awesome reviews

Hot excerpt
A scorcher this month from a book being released from Phaze later this month, called Amber's Toy.

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Take care and have an amazing Wednesday.


*Jude Mason*
*Newsletter: The Wanton Quill

Jude Mason's August Newsletter is Live

Newsletter #27 August 2007 Edition

Welcome to Jude Mason's Wanton Quill. I hope you've all had a spectacular month. Mine has been busy, which is good, and productive, which is very good.Why don't you grab a cup of your favorite beverage, and I'll tell you all about what's been going on.

What you'll find in this issue:

What Jude's been up to
Vacation, Shoon, and what about those deer…

The winner of the Free the Phoenix Contest is: Stacie, who received a copy of
413 Remembrance Lane: Diary of a House

Upcoming chats/events
Find out when and where you can chat with me.

Coming soon?
Find out what new releases will be coming out in the next month or so.

Website updates
You betcha. New stuff and here's the url:

Two awesome reviews

Hot excerpt
A scorcher this month from a book being released from Phaze later this month, called Amber's Toy.

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Take care and have an amazing Wednesday.


*Jude Mason*
*Newsletter: The Wanton Quill

Friday, August 10, 2007

413 Remembrance Lane author, D. Musgrave

D Musgrave

1. Tell us a little bit about your characters in "War Within", your story in 413 Remembrance Lane.
The story, War Within, takes place shortly after the end of WWII. The main character, William Beauregard, he just returned from a tour in the South Pacific and he's not alone. Ghosts of the war have followed him back to New Orleans. The hauntings of these ghosts are so vivid, he can no longer distinguish truth from illusion. These hauntings, have him afraid of the voices and images and worries he may lash out at them, hurting his wife, Sheila. To rid himself of the ghosts, he must take a huge risk, one that could lose his wife to him for ever.

2. How did you come up with the idea for your story?
- The idea for the story came about after watching a Travel Channel show about ghost tours of supposed haunted places in New Orleans. I was thinking of a simple paranormal ghost story, but as I began to research ghosts in the bayou, I discovered the link between the ghost stories and Voodoo magic. From there, the story took off and I just held on for the ride.

3. What was your initial reaction to doing a story based around a diary and a house?
- I was on board from the beginning. It's a unique idea and I knew I had to be a part of it. Then I saw the list of other authors involved and it confirmed my decision.

4. What was the most fun part about doing this in-depth of a collaboration?
- Reading all the other stories and seeing how we all worked as a team to link each story together. It was like working a jigsaw puzzle in reverse.

5. Now that the anthology is out and hindsight has had a chance to kick in - is there anything about your story or characters you would change?
Not really. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. I was the last to finish their story for the anthology and I had every opportunity to revise my story.

6. What else do you have coming out soon?
- I've just finished and sent off a short story to Phaze that's going to be in the upcoming Fantasies VI BDSM collection.Continuing EducationBlurbBy day, Stephanie Barrett is a high school English Teacher. By night, she's the Grand Mistress of a dungeon club, without a submissive to call her own. When she spots Nicolas Adamson, back in town from college, she remembers the strong feelings she had for him, but never acted on. A plan forms in her mind, to lure him into her lair. Thus begins the realization of her longest held fantasy--to find a submissive of her own.

7. What are you working on right now?
My current work in progress is for a new line with Love You Divine. The line is called Bedside Manor.Here's the blurb for the series:All the dirty doctor stories behind a single door. Does that gynecologist who works on Tuesdays turn you on? How about the new dentist who said you need $10,000 worth of work and you just signed because you'll see him every other Saturday for a year. Maybe the new neighbors like to play dress-up, and maybe sex slaves are trained in nursing schools. Even alchemists and apothecaries have something to add at Bedside Manor as long as everyone who participates is conscious.My story is about a couple seeking the help of a sex therapist. June and Scott have difficulty sharing their fantasies, so Dr. Marla has them fill out a questionnaire. The Dr. reviews the results, and decides an intervention is the only way to achieve a breakthrough.

You can always visit D Musgrave’s website at for up-to-date information.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

413 Remembrance Lane author, Emma Wildes

Emma Wildes

1. Tell us a little bit about your characters in "An Extraordinary Request", your story in 413 Remembrance Lane.

Henri Duclos is a man with a painful secret. His wife, Serena, is the only one who knows his agonizing problem until they share the truth with a visiting friend. The bargain made after the revelation shows Arthur’s depth of friendship, Serena’s love for her husband, and Henri’s willingness to sacrifice almost anything for his pride.

2. How did you come up with the idea for your story?

The challenge of the diary is it exists to help what seems impossible come true. My characters needed that kind of intervention and their personal crisis was beginning to ruin their lives. I asked myself what would make a well-to-do couple like Serena and Henri reach that point.

3. Now that the anthology is out and hindsight has had a chance tokick in - is there anything about your story or characters you wouldchange?

I don’t think so.

4. What else do you have coming out soon?

I believe right now I have thirty-four published/contracted works under three different names. I am grateful and delighted to work with several different publishers and have six more books due out this year and more in 2008. It’s wonderful because I get to do what I want to do and that is write!

5. What are you working on right now?

A story for a Phaze collection, a fable and a sequel novel for Siren Publishing, a short story by request for a special Whiskey Creek Collection to celebrate their anniversary, and another novel for a collection that will have a large print only run and be nationally distributed in major bookstores. I am excited about all of the projects and flattered to be included.

You can always visit Emma’s website at for up-to-date information.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

413 Remembrance Lane author, Jamie Hill

Jamie Hill

1. Tell us a little bit about your characters in "Let the Sunshine In", your story in 413 Remembrance Lane.
- Scott and Terri Walker moved to New Orleans from California. His father died and left them the house at 413 Remembrance Lane. They saw it as an opportunity to escape the big city and move east. Terri suffered a miscarriage, and their marriage is shaky. She desperately wants a baby, while Scott just wants his wife back. They meet up with artist Rafe McAllister, and Scott learns he doesn't know exactly what he wants.

2. How did you come up with the idea for your story?
- Not sure about this one! It just came to me. This was my first attempt at writing M/M sex, and after some guidance from more experienced writer friends, I think it worked out quite nicely!

3. What was your initial reaction to doing a story based around a diary and a house?
- I was all for it! The idea was intriguing, and fun to plot out.

4. What was the most fun part about doing this in depth of collaboration?
- I actually enjoyed choosing the year 1971, and researching trivia and facts from that year. I added as much of that as I could, including the beautiful avocado green appliances, and the fact that my characters thought Richard Nixon was a great president, who would go down in history!

5. Now that the anthology is out and hindsight has had a chance to kick in - is there anything about your story or characters you would change?
- I'm very happy with the story, and how it meshes with the anthology.

6. What else do you have coming out soon?
- I currently have a chapter book being released monthly from Freya's Bower. Edge of Sanity, Book 1, came out July 17. The four future books, each about 6K, will be released August through November. In September, I have another M/M/F novella from Phaze called Deep Obsessions. There are a couple more titles in early 2008, also from Phaze, Change of Plans and Head Over Heels.

7. What are you working on right now?
- I finished a Christmas story for Phaze HeatSheets, and am hopeful that will be selected in the September announcement. I'm also writing a novella for the Urban Phaze line, set in Seattle, which will hopefully be released in 2008. I've got a paranormal novella lined up for Freya's Bower, and about a dozen other things floating round in my head!

For more information about my current or upcoming titles, please visit my website:

Thanks, and happy reading!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

413 Remembrance Lane author Cheri Valmont

Cheri Valmont

1. Tell us a little bit about your characters in "Midnight Confession", your story in 413 Remembrance Lane.

- Catherine Ashbury is a woman who knows her own heart and mind. She's been in love with the same man as long as she can remember and nothing will stop her from finding out why he's released her from their betrothal, even it means crossing an unknown ocean and going to the barely settled town of 1750s New Orleans. She's accompanied by her Scottish nanny, Tilly, & Drew's manservant from his younger years, Mr. Hillman. These two people help keep Catherine safe and will do whatever they have to do to find out what happened to the love of her life.Miles Chadwick is a pirate captain who will do as he must to send Catherine and her companions on their way. He's a man changed by the horrific experiences that have scarred his body as well as his mind.

2. How did you come up with the idea for your story?

- I've always wanted to do a pirate story. So when the idea for this antho was presented & the location agreed upon, I thought this would be a good place to set a pirate story. Then I did a 'what if' & how can I get an English couple to New Orleans. That's how I came up with the young man going off to seek his fortune, leaving behind a devoted sweetheart. The rest I'll let everyone read for themselves. *g*

3. What was your initial reaction to doing a story based around a diary and a house?

- I thought it was a great idea. I love paranormal stuff and was eager to try my hand at a paranormal story. I love history, so the thought of all that history wrapped up in a diary and a house was very appealing to me.

4. What was the most fun part about doing this in-depth of a collaboration?

- Seeing how many different types of stories that could be written using the same magical diary & house.

5. Now that the anthology is out and hindsight has had a chance to kick in - is there anything about your story or characters you would change?

- Can I say I wished the story were longer? I do write short stories, but I always feel the need to tell more of the personal history of my characters.~6. What else do you have coming out soon?- As of right now, nothing.

7. What are you working on right now?

- I've just finished the fourth story in my Sci/Fi/Fantasy Kazphyrian series & have the idea for number five. Number six in this series is almost complete. Four and five are shorts & six is a full length.I'm also working on a short Regency to be submitted for consideration for another anthology and the fourth story in my Cajun Erotica series. As you can tell I have many irons in the fire and will hopefully have something submitted soon.

You can always visit Cheri’s website at for up-to-date information.

Monday, August 06, 2007

And now it's all about me, in the 413 Remembrance Lane anthology

And here's a little about me and the story I have in this amazing anthology. Check it out folks

1. Tell us a little bit about your characters in "Of Death and Desire", your story in 413 Remembrance Lane.

- Philip is the dominate one of the relationship, which might have surprised anyone who knew Jonathan well. Philip dislikes women because of a horrendous upbringing, but is kind to fems as long as he doesn't have to be close to them. When he was well, he was very much in control of his life, and adored Jonathan. Of the two, he was much more level headed.

2. How did you come up with the idea for your story?

- This is a tough one. When we first started talking about doing this antho, we'd decided to begin it in some historical past, and each successive story was to bring it closer to the present day. Two of our authors were very comfortable writing historical, thank heaven; the rest of us seemed to normally write in contemporary. At the time, I was contemplating writing a gay 'something' so I had the genre already in mind. The plot came in a flash. One man dying, the other in such mourning he'd do anything to bring his lover back. And voila, I saw it all. I just had to write it then. Oh, and make sure I didn't mess up with a few details that came from the previous story, and leave enough info for the next. It really was a fun juggling act.

3. What was your initial reaction to doing a story based around a diary and a house?

- I was interested. I loved the idea of doing the diary, a book written by several people through the years. I thought that was a great idea. The house, well that was a little more difficult. We each seemed to have an idea of what the house looked like, and sometimes our pictures didn't quite match up… LOL

4. What was the most fun part about doing this in depth of collaboration?

- For me, I had a huge amount of fun just trying to meld my story in with the others. I've never done anything like this before, and I wanted to make it as perfect as I could. The fun was when it was done and then reading it all, seeing how the stories flowed from one to the next.

5. Now that the anthology is out and hindsight has had a chance to kick in - is there anything about your story or characters you would change?

- Nope, not one thing. I loved Jonathan, he cared so much and even though he might have been the strength of the pair, he was so vulnerable in his loss. Philip was amazing. I wanted to comfort him, even though he hated women.

6. What else do you have coming out soon?

- From Phaze I have several, Aug. 27th, Amber's Toy, a BDSM tale that gives revenge a whole new meaning. October 8th, Cat's Claw, a pair of changelings find each other and learn how to live together, while hunting a poacher. December, I have a short story in Fantasy VI, called Sam, the Man, also a BDSM story, but this time with a twist. The characters are gay and the dominant isn't the big brawny dude.
7. What are you working on right now?

- A story I've tentatively titled 'The New Order'. A sci fi, alternate future, femdom something that's taken hold of me and run like crazy. Think what would happen if pollution causes mankind to become close to infertile? Think about what might happen if women take over and it's up to a man to both win a place 'under' a woman's control and pray he's fertile in order to keep it?

You can always visit Jude’s website at for up-to-date information.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

About Michelle Houston - Fellow 413 Remembrance Lane author

As some of you know, I along with a select group of authors came together in an anthology titled 413 Remembrance Lane: Diary of a House.

Well, we decided to do a little interview with each other and tell you something about ourselves as well as the stories we have in the book. Our first interviewee is the multi-talented Michelle Houston. Read on, I'm sure you'll enjoy!

Michelle Houston

1. Tell us a little bit about your characters in "The Life Not Lived", your story in 413 Remembrance Lane.
- Natasha is a very level-headed scientific woman. She has based her life around evidence and what made sense, rather than what she wants. Rather than the life she had planned, she finds herself alone, with a career that doesn’t quite satisfy her the way she thought that it would. After a late night visit from an otherworldly creature, she finds out that there is another world out there – one she never imagined possible. A world of magic, mystery, and second chances.

2. How did you come up with the idea for your story?
- While talking with the other authors, and everyone else was tossing out the paranormal aspect they wanted for their story, I knew I wanted to make sure I didn’t copy it. So I had to come up with something slightly different, and I was rereading a favorite book of mine where the character is plagued by incubi. Since I wanted my character to be a lesbian, to vary the sexualities of the book further, I had to go with a succubus instead.
The story just kind of poured forth after that.

3. What was your initial reaction to doing a story based around a diary and a house?
- Actually, it was kind of my idea. I had just finished reading an anthology where all the characters lived in the same town and all the authors worked together to make their stories mesh with each other. It was something that had always interested me. Most anthologies are on a theme, but the stories don’t have anything to do with one another.
I wanted to do something different. So I approached some writers I know with the idea, together we approached some others, and then we all worked together to work out the details and the kinks.
While frustrating at times, the collaboration turned out far better than I could have ever imagined. I am so thrilled with how 413 Remembrance Lane turned out.

4. What was the most fun part about doing this in-depth of a collaboration?
- Having someone to toss ideas around with, hands down was the best part. Normally writing is a rather lonely task. It’s just you and your characters. Yes, critique partners can help in the early stages, but when it all comes down to it; it’s you, your characters and either a sheet of paper and pen or a computer.
From the beginning, we all worked together and hammered out details. And there were a lot of them. Form the title, to the location, the details of the house itself, the settings of the stories, anticipated length of stories, where we wanted to submit it to when we were done, what sexualities are character were, what paranormal aspects we wanted to utilize, the list goes on and on. Each detail it wasn’t just me trying to figure out – it was all of us.
With each of us having an equal say, and always able to suggest new things, the ides evolved from a simply vague story line of a diary in a house, to the anthology that is 413 Remembrance Lane.

5. Now that the anthology is out and hindsight has had a chance to kick in - is there anything about your story or characters you would change?
- Honestly – no. My story is the shortest of the group, at just over 5,ooo words, but it is still complete. Characters have a life before we meet them on page one, and their lives go past the last page. As writers, we capture moments in their lives, brief glimpses and try to put them to words. I believe that I did just that with The Life Not Lived, and that I did Natasha justice.

6. What else do you have coming out soon?
- In September, I have another Phaze title coming out – Diggin’ Up Bones. It’s a novella, and the longest story I have written to date. It’s also a story very close to my heart.
All Alisa wanted was to be left alone with her writings. But the discovery of Native America bones on her property made that wish impossible.
The last man she wanted to see was back in her life, and with him Zach Bradford brought a whole lot of memories and some questions she really didn't want to answer.
Now besides digging for bones, he's digging into their past as well, searching for answers as to why she broke up with him suddenly, all those years ago. And Alisa has to decide if she is going to keep living in the past, or if she's going to let it go and reach for a possible future with Zach. The future she should have had.
Then in October I have a short story in the Samhain Scorchers anthology from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid. It’s an indirect sequel to my short story in the Summer Solstice Scorchers anthology, also by Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.
When Shaylee escapes from a kidnapping attempt, she manages to get to safety and the shelter of her neighbor's arms. Unfortunately, her body has awakened to Garrett's, demanding she mate with him. But will he be able to handle the fact that she is a were-creature?

7. What are you working on right now?
- I’ve always got about a dozen stories going at once. Many times when I am writing I will have two windows open in word and flip back and forth between them.
Currently, I am working on a werewolf BDSM tale, a set of dragon stories, and a handful of real short erotica pieces.
But that can change from day-to-day. : ) I frequently work on several different stories at once, and try to have al least a half dozen out on various submissions at any given time. You can always check out my website at for up-to-date information.

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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Announcing, Phoenix Rising Authors

Introducing the
Phoenix Rising Authors
Why Phoenix Rising?

No man is an island.
We all affect those around us - even indirectly - with everything we do.
For writers, this is especially true.
As writers, we continually strive to learn our craft only to suffer rejections,
enduring our own feelings of defeat, and have persevered.
We have risen from the ashes of our dreams;
much like the symbol we have chosen -
the mythical phoenix, who is reborn from its own ashes.
Given new life with each acceptance, we chose to continue to touch lives in our own unique ways.
Every time we finish a story and send it away, facing the chance of rejection,
we allow our dreams the opportunity to be reborn.

Phoenix Rising Authors are:

Derek Musgrave
Jude Mason
Michelle Houston
Jamie Hill

You can check out our website:
And our Yahoo Group, Infinite Possibilities:

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

4.5 heart review for Stage Fright

Stage Fright

Publisher: Phaze

Genre: BDSM

Publication date: March 2007

ISBN: 1-59426-915-7

Jarad and Megan have been married for a while and though their love life was satisfying, it needed a boost. Wanting to experiment with something a little kinky but too embarrassed to broach the subject, on a weekend nearly four years ago Jared finally had the nerve to approach Megan with his deepest fantasy; he wanted her to spank him. Indulging in this fantasy these past years has been a turn on beyond anything he could have imagined, but now he is ready to take it to the next level. He craves to be punished in public, but can Megan go that far with their private play? When Megan arranges a “show” in a secluded night club, will Jared be able to go through with his ultimate fantasy?

Readers, break out the fire extinguisher because you are going to need it! STAGE FRIGHT by Jude Mason is a sizzler. But beyond the very hot love scenes is a story of love, trust and acceptance. Jared is a man struggling with his need to be dominated and Megan is sensitive to his needs and feelings. Megan and Jared love and respect one another and that is the central theme in their story. This reviewer has to mention the very sexy and intriguing cover; it captures the essence of the story perfectly. A note of warning, this book contains intense scenes of spanking and exhibitionism.

If you are looking for a book to heat up your summer nights, pick up a copy of STAGE FRIGHT, but be sure to have plenty of ice on hand.

Reviewer Dee--

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Just passing the time with you

June 07.2007

What a busy couple of weeks. Sammy is all done, or I should say, Sam, the Man, and sent off to Kat at Phaze this afternoon. Phew! I sure hope she likes it/him. It's destined for the Phaze Fantasies VI anthology and already contracted. I had a thought about that too. It was contracted before it was written. What happens if she hates it? I mean the contract is signed and all, so it's a done deal. Maybe? Re-writes? I honestly have no idea. Let's hope I don't have to find out.

I'm off to work on a new one now. A sci-fi, futuristic, femdom, alternate Earth kind of thing. Blink! Yeah I know, different from my usual fare, but I figured what the hell. This may be going to a prospective new publisher. *Crossing fingers* The woman who runs Mojocastle, a relatively new kid on the block, contacted me after Michael Barnette let her know I was interested in them. After the initial panic, I came up with a scenario, tossed it back to her and she's interested. So, I'll do my best.
That's it for now folks. Have an amazing Thursday!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Scorpio Tattoo is #8 in sales!

May 15.2007

As you all know, Phaze is my main publisher, right? Well, Phaze sells through Fictionwise too. I don't get nearly as much per book sold there as I do when it's sold through Phaze, but it's a big old store and they sell a lot of books. I don't usually check very often, but since Scorpio went live I admit I've checked every few days. It started out in number 37 position in the
Phaze store at Fictionwise and I was kind of down. #37 isn't great. I checked a few days later and it had risen to #20 something, and I figured that was going to be it. Well, hot damn, I checked this morning and.... drum roll please... It's moved into #8 position. Whoo Hooo! Yup, I'm thrilled. #8 isn't #1, but it's definitely up there and I'm really happy. I just had to share. I can't stop smiling. *G*

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Coming, April 30th, Scorpio Tattoo

Scorpio Tattoo

By Jude Mason

Publisher: Phaze

Available, April 30, 2007


A tattoo is one of the most personal art forms that can adorn the flesh of a human. What happens when women are kidnapped and tattooed? What happens when those women die? And, what happens when the tattooist isn't alive? Jonathan Rorke searches for the answer these questions and others when his psychic talents lead him to the latest victim. Jessica Crane, latest victim, and the only one who's still alive. Why? Together, Jonathan and Jess have to find out who and why she's being tattooed, before her tattoo is finished and she becomes casualty number three.


Jonathan reached out with his senses, trying to feel if there was anything for her to be concerned about. Warmth, quiet, nothing unusual, but he could sense the memory was with her.

"Your room, please," she whispered.

He turned and without a word, took her to his room. A flick of the switch bathed the room in a bright wash of light. "I'll find you something to wear, just a sec," he said and went to his dresser. He rummaged around for a moment, and came up with a white cotton tank he figured would be long enough. Holding it up, he said, "Instant nightgown. What do you think?"

A smile played at the corners of her mouth and she reached out for the makeshift gown. "Bit short, don't you think," she said, holding it up against herself. The hem came to just below her crotch.

"Uh, yeah, but it's all I could come up with on short notice," he countered playfully. "I like it, if that counts."

She managed a soft chuckle. "Yeah, it does."

His smile broadened. "You get into that and I'll light a fire. Sound fair?"

"Yes, please. I've always dreamed of having a fireplace in my bedroom." She turned away and he watched her fumbling at her chest, unfastening buttons no doubt, and he moved to the fireplace.

"You can thank the ancestor who designed this place. Although, back then, these fireplaces were the only heat this place had, no such thing as central heating or furnaces." He kept a supply of wood ready in the woodbin beside the fireplace. He dug around until he found enough kindling to ensure it'd start smoothly, crumpled up a couple of pages of last weeks newspaper and set it in the wood cradle. He laced the cedar kindling across the paper, and then added a few small pieces of well dried maple. All the while, he kept hearing the rustle of her undressing and getting into the tank top he'd found. He was determined not to turn around, not to watch her, but the lust built and he was ready to chew nails by the time he'd put a match to the paper.

"Mm, nice."

Her voice came from right behind him. He let his senses run free and felt her there. He shuddered when he encountered a knot of excitement in her. Deep in her belly, another fire kindled much like the one he'd just set alight. She was aware of it, yet was unable to let it flare up—afraid perhaps that she was moving too fast. He felt her need to slow things down and he was determined to give her the time she needed.

"Why thank you, ma'am," he joked and turned around. His breath caught. She looked incredible. He opened his mouth to say something, but nothing came out. Clearing his throat, he tried again, "Y-you're beautiful."

She blushed. The tank top fit her like a second skin; its low-cut U-neck barely covered her nipples. It didn't matter though, because they were clearly visible through the material, as puckered and erect as they had been when they'd made love. The hem of the shirt was just long enough to keep her decent, but he was below her. There was no escaping the sight of those few tendrils of black curls. Nor would he have wished there to be.

A stirring in his jeans, and the sudden moan he hadn't realized was coming, was sure to let her know how he felt.

"Thank you," she said, and crossed her arms under her breasts.

"You cold?" he asked, rising to retrieve his robe.

"No, the fire will get going soon. I'm fine."

"Why don't you climb into bed? I'll crawl in and lay with you."

'Okay," she murmured and turned her back on him.

The rear view was as good as the frontal. Soft, lush curves and long, shapely legs were a major weakness of his, and she had them in abundance. Her shoulders were a little wider than most women's, making her waist appear even slimmer. Her flared hips were perfectly wide and
her ass taut. And, from memory, he knew it was soft and she loved to have it stroked.

He was so lost in thought, that at first he didn't realize she'd climbed onto the bed and was sitting watching him. It wasn't until he sensed her passion rise that he focused on her. He was sure he blushed then.

"Penny for your thoughts," she said, and smiled.

He thought, what the hell, and asked, "You sure you want to know?" Cocking her head to the side, she looked at him as if judging what might happen. "Yeah, I want to know."

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Jude's April Newsletter is Live

What you'll find in this issue:
What Jude's been up to

Oh, there's her writing and all about the book she's finally got the rights back to, and the deer. Yes, those pesky deer and how she's managed to keep them from destroying her front garden.
Coming soon?
Scorpio Tattoo, the book I loved from the get go is to be released this month.
Also, Stage Fright, a fantasy come true for a very lucky couple.
Find out when and where.
Contest winners
3 Contests and 3 winners. Congratulations Cathie, Ruthie, and Julia!
Read all about them.
2 Great reviews for An Acquired Taste. Yum!

Upcoming chats/events
Chats, chats, chats...find out where and when.

Website updates
We all know I can't leave it alone. Find out about the freebie's I've added.
Hot story
This month I thought I'd give you all a treat. Instead of an excerpt, I've included the full story of A Dream Or... Contest winner and the first story I submitted to the webzine Tit-Elation.

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Would you like to find out more? Want to join?
I'd love to have you, here's the url:

If you're rather join by email, that's also doable:

*Jude Mason*

Sunday, April 08, 2007

~*~Sring Fling~*~ WINNER and more are...

Loveyoudivine's Spring Fling was awesome fun. Tons of people showed up to chat all day, and there were great baskets to be won by some of the most amazing authors. Derek Musgrave and I chose to have a contest for ours and we got a huge number of participants. Our contest ran a week, giving everyone time to search out the answers, and the big winner for that contest is:


Congratulations Cathie, I can't think of anyone I'd rather be sending this out to.

As some of you might know, I've also had two contests of my own going on in my newsie for the last week. One contest was to draw in new members and the other was to say thank you to those who have been around for some time. Some fantastic people have joined, and the only stipulation of the contests were if anyone wanted their names to go into the hat, they had to make at least one post. I didn't care if they told me a long story about their childhood or where they found the family dog, I just wanted them to post once. Well, the turnout was awesome and some of the posts had me in stitches, while others made me want to give the poster a hug. I'd just like to thank everyone for taking part. I hope our budding friendships blossom even further. Okay, down to business, the winner of the newbie contest is:


Congratulations Julie, and I hope your birthday was fantastic. Now, the winner of what became known as the old timers contest is someone I've gotten to know a little over the last while. She's a very cool lady and great fun. The winner of the old timers contest is:


Congratulations Ruthie! I'm hoping to have more contests over the next while, so keep your eyes open.


Thursday, March 29, 2007

~*~Spring Fling~*~

The publishing house of Loveyoudivine
is having a Spring Fling!

A wild and crazy party where authors get together with readers for some fun and games, some awesome prizes and just a generally grand time. Trust me; you don't want to miss this one.
This coming Monday, April 2 at the loveyoudivine yahoo group is the place to be.
The url for the party place is:

Derek Musgrave and I are sponsoring one of the baskets, which will hold approximately $25 worth of goodies, everything from CD's and print books to candles, bath salts, potpourri, garden seeds and much, much more. Claudia, the owner and publisher, is going crazy this time around and I'd love for you all to win one or two prize packages. The contests will be great fun and very often the authors will not only run them for the one day, but have them going for days.

I've also got my own personal contest in mind. For a chance to win a prize package that I'll be drawing for on Friday, April 6th, all you have to do is join my newsletter list. Yup, I've started up a brand spanking new newsletter group and I'd sure like some more members. Anyone interested in getting to know me a little better, maybe reading excerpts from some amazing author friends, and just plain having a good time, please join me at:

Once there, you'll have to post so I know you made it. I'm going to let this one run for a few days so everyone has time to join up. I'll announce via that group, when the draw is. Nasty huh?

So, keep Monday, April 2nd free, from noon till 8 PM, EDT, and be prepared to partay!!

Monday, April 2.2007Spring Fling
Time: 12 noon - 8 PM EDT
That's 11 PM Central, 10 PM Mountain and 9 PM Pacific time

Come and party with some of the best writers anywhere.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Phaze (my publisher) has a contest

Readers: Name a HeatSheet and Win!

Phaze was scintillating in 2005-06 with S, and is feeling fabulous this year with F. If reader response is any indication, we're expected to be even better by '08. This is why we're planning ahead, and why we have declared 2008 to be the Year of the Big O.

Yes, we're talking about that. And, to emphasize our appreciation for the Big O, all 2008 HeatSheets will begin with the letter O. It's going to be a long wait, but we guarantee it will be well worth it to read some of the hottest erotic romance centered around six different themes. If you're patient, and very good (or very bad, in the good way), you'll be treated to tales of gorgeous hunks and delightful heroines, kick-ass adventures and curious paranormal creatures. And, of course, lots of hot sex! January will be here before you know it, so you can plan the next year to collect all of the stories.

The Big O themes for 2008 are:

Overture - The hills (and valleys) are alive with the sound of music. Sensual strings play in harmony with erotic tales of melody and rhyme.
Obey - Submit to the hottest BDSM romance stories available. Do as you're told and enjoy the rope play, handcuffs, and hot wax...or else you'll get spanked!
Obsession - If you're looking for perfume or an 80s one-hit wonder song, keep moving. If you lust for an unattainable love or desire, let us show how to fulfill your dreams.
OZ - Welcome to new worlds where your deepest fantasies come true. Slide down the rainbow, slip through a crack in the time continuum, or simply check the wardrobe for the man, or woman, or both, of your dreams.
Oh! Oh! Oh! - Celebrate the holidays with Phaze. Sit on the right lap, or check the right stocking, and if you've been naughty or nice, who cares? Chase away the winter blues with a hothothot romance.

and last but not least, ???? (this is where you come in)

Okay, so we haven't thought this thing all the way through. We're short an O name, and we really want to get started with promotion. This is why we're letting the readers decide what should be the sixth O HeatSheet.

Now through April 15th, you have the opportunity to tell us what title should brand the next line of Phaze HeatSheet stories. The rules are simple: send an e-mail to:

with the header O SHEET, tell us your O-Name, and what theme the story should represent. For example: OBAMA - Politics and government stories
(Of course, we don't expect you to use this one, it is an election year after all!)

All names will be judged by Phaze authors, and one winner will be selected. Any duplicate entries by multiple contestants will be placed in a hat and the winner drawn at random. Entrants must be 18 or older. There is no fee to participate, contest is open to all readers in and outside the US.

The reader with the winning HeatSheet name will receive the following prizes/honors:
-A signed Phaze paperback of the reader's choice
-Downloads of all the themed stories bearing the winning O name
-A big thank you in the Acknowledgements section of every story bearing the winning O name
-Readers who entered the same winning name but who do not win the grand prize will each receive two downloads of the themed line bearing the winning O name of their choice, and credit in the acknowledgements as well!

So put your thinking caps on, dust off that dictionary, and give us an O. You may enter as many words as you wish, but ONLY ONE will be selected. Don't wait until the last minute like you do with your taxes, too, OKAY?

Monday, February 12, 2007

An Acquired Taste is live!

An Acquired Taste
by Jude Mason
ISBN 1-59426-945-9
Genre: contemporary, mild femdom


After losing her husband to a drunk driver, Cynthia Lyon thought she’d begun to get a handle on living alone, until she found a leak in her roof. Remembering how a dishonest contractor had swindled them, she creates a contract that would have most men running for the hills.

After a disappointing response from a recommended construction outfit, Cynthia gives Jenkins and Sons a call. Enter, Caleb Jenkins, a young, good looking fellow who seems more than willing to take on her and her contract. A third generation building contractor, he agrees to fix the roof, plus add a room, all according to an agreed upon schedule. There’s just one tiny clause that worries him, if he doesn’t keep to this schedule, he’ll be punished. What begins as a simple construction job, quickly turns into much, much more.


Was he watching?

She didn’t know for sure, but she hoped so, she performed as if he was. Sliding her fingers under the hem, she touched the soft damp curls hidden just beneath. There were no panties to deter her, and he’d know that now, if he were looking. Without looking towards the door, she rose from the bed and unfastened the button and zipper at the back of her skirt. It was tight, so skimming out of it took some wriggling and pushing, which she accentuated. When it dropped to the floor, she was naked from just below her hip bones. The stiff black leather corset contrasted sharply with the pale flesh of her lower belly and the swell of her hips. She folded the skirt and dropped it on the bed. A smile played at the corners of her mouth and she turned away from the door, not wanting him to see her grin.

Was he watching?

She prayed he was.

She ran her hands over her breasts, lifting them, squeezing the leather cupped mounds. Her head fell back and she ground her hips into the air. She smelled herself, her musk, her excitement, and the leather. Languidly, she trailed her hands down her sides, feeling the ribs beneath the hide. Lower still until her palms met flesh, her hips, and around to the soft swell of her ass. She spread her legs and rolled her hips, enticingly—provocatively.

Reaching up under her arm, she snagged the zipper tab and pulled. The corset sagged and then fell away. She caught it as it dropped towards the floor, and tossed it on the bed with the skirt. Her skin was cold and damp in the sudden freedom. She massaged her breasts, naked and soft, her nipples, taut against her palm. The soft swell filled her palms. Shivering, she spun towards the glass door.

He was there. His mouth hung open. One hand held the shovel; the other was on his crotch. The front of his joggers tented towards her, held by his tight grip. It took him a moment to realize she’d caught him. When he did, he blushed beet-red and turned away. The shovel landed in the dirt. Bending to pick it up, he glanced her way again, as if to see if she’d really been watching him.

She was. Inside she was panting, aching for him, but on the outside, she remained stern-looking and calm. She placed her hands on her hips, and scowled.

He blinked, looked shocked, and quickly lowered his eyes. He scrambled to work, digging furiously. Caught, he appeared to want to get the job done, and get out of there as fast as he could.

Stifling a chuckle, Cynthia sat on the bed and dressed—white cotton panties, blue short-shorts and a yellow t-shirt, all within full view of the harried man. Barefoot, she padded into the living room, and across to the kitchen. A cup from the cupboard, quickly filled with brew, and then she walked out into the sunshine through the dining room’s sliding glass door. Stopping just outside, she watched him shovel. He didn’t even slowed down, just kept on digging as sweat poured off him.

“You’ll have this done in no time at that rate,” she suggested looking at the growing dent in the pile of dirt he was working on.

“Yeah, soon,” he muttered, but continued to dig.

“I’ll see you inside later,” she said and headed back inside. Just before she entered, she turned and asked, “Did you enjoy the show?”

His head shot up and he gaped at her

Monday, February 05, 2007

Chat with the SAWA authors tonight

Date: Monday, February 5.2007
Time: 9:oo PM EST - 8:00 PM CST - 6:00 PM PST
Place: SAWA chatroomURL:

Note: You must have a nickname with Live Harmony to enter the chat room. It's free and takes only a moment of your time.

Come and chat with the seven Sexy Authors With Attitude

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Hey, I'm on YouTube, check it out

Feb. 1.2007

Check it out. I'm on YouTube. Yup, I made a movie trailer for Roses Have Thorns and plan on making more for other books and new ones as they come out. I've been a busy, busy girl and having a blast.

Here's the URL:

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

New Release: Roses Have Thorns

Roses Have Thorns
Jude Mason

Category: Erotic Power XchangeEbook
ISBN: 1-60054-084-8
Subject: Paranormal, Horror, Erotic
Contains: Vengeance, Torture, Death, Bondage
Rating: Super Nova
Cover Artist: Ron O.
Length: 7,000 words
Buy Now

What happens when a whore hooks up with the wrong john? What happens when he murders her? You'd think she'd die; there'd be an investigation that went nowhere and that'd be the end of it, right? Wrong!

Rose did these things…both of them. The first Rose died and swore vengeance, somehow. When the second Rose died, something horrible, something supernatural happens and Rose comes back. Months pass, while she heals the body, transforming it into and searches for him. When she does, she takes her vengeance, and it's not sweet. Not sweet at all.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Re-Release, this Friday ~BEING NEIGHBORLY

Ever wonder what the opposite sex thought about at those special moment? Either sex?

Jude tells you in, Being Neighborly, a mild D/s tale available in ebook format from

Laundry can be such a boring chore.

But, what happens when a neighbor interrupts you?
And what happens if that neighbor is naked?

Not only naked, but hoping you'd show up and take over?
Stacy finds out. Then, you'll find out exactly how the neighbor Jason, builds up his courage to show her exactly how much he wants her to take control. He'll do anything to please her.

Does she have the guts to take him on?

Does he comply with each of her wishes?

Read first from her point of view what happens, then from his. You'll get a peak into the psyche of both the woman and her surprise, and then the man and his daring in this tale of neighborly sharing.

Jude, recently of Venus Press, is branching out and testing the waters. You'll find Jude's work coming to you from both loveyoudivine as well as Phaze in the coming months. Look for the re-release of her older books as well as new, edgy reads that will make you sit up and take notice.

Being Neighborly

will be available Friday, January 26.2007 through

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Preditors and Editors Readers Poll is LIVE

It's that time again, the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll and I've been nominated in 2 categories thus far. I'm listed in the authors section as well as my book, Scorpio Tattoo is listed on the Novelr page. I'd appreciate your votes, but in truth would simply like you to go and check out the nominees and vote for those you like the best, or nominate someone else. So, click on the Icon to the left and go vote. Simply find the category you want, scroll down to find your choice and then all you need is an email address.

Thanks from all of us in the business