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Monday, September 19th, 2011 | Author:

Circlet Press’s Sense and Sensuality is finally available for purchase! Hooray! My story in this anthology is called “A Woman of Uncommon Accomplishment,” and follows the adventures of Mary Bennet after the end of Pride and Prejudice, as she takes her interest in ponderous old books in a supernatural direction.

I wasn’t sure I could – or wanted to – write this story when I started, since I’d never done anything historical before and was a little daunted by the research, but I had a hell of a lot of fun, and totally fell in love with my characters. (To the point where I started a novel that picks up where the short story ends, though I don’t know what I’ll do with it when I finish!) My beta readers loved them, too, and I’m proud to say that Mary and her incubus companion, Nick, won over at least one reader who is definitely not a fan of Regency-era fiction.

You can read an excerpt from “A Woman of Uncommon Accomplishment” on your way to purchasing Sense and Sensuality at Circlet Press, or at All Romance Ebooks. The anthology is also available at

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Monday, May 30th, 2011 | Author:

The editor for the Sense and Sensuality anthology, J. Blackmore, emailed all of us a copy of the cover art for the anthology a little while ago, and I just realized I haven’t gotten around to showing it off here.

The cover for Sense and Sensuality

Pretty, isn’t it? The release date is probably going to be in late July – I’m so excited!

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Sunday, April 24th, 2011 | Author:

One of my short stories is now available for purchase from Torquere Books! Here’s the blurb:

When college student Megan hits the library, she’s looking for sources for a paper on Carmilla, an early vampire story. But in gorgeous librarian Leila, she finds much, much more. It’s no surprise that Leila haunts Megan’s dreams, but as her fantasies heat up, she begins to wonder — is Leila really who she seems to be?

You can buy “Leila” at this link.

I said on my tumblr that “Leila” is kind of my love letter to literary analysis, and it’s definitely my most meta-textual romance to date. If you’ve read Carmilla, you’ll be able to see the ways I’ve borrowed and reinterpreted a couple of things. If you haven’t and “Leila” has made you curious, you can check Carmilla out for yourself at Project Gutenberg, among other places.

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 | Author:

J. Blackmore has announced the author lineup for Circlet Press’s upcoming Sense and Sensuality anthology, so I think it’s safe to go ahead and say… My story made it in!

I’m super-excited to be a part of the anthology, and even more excited to be able to share my story, “A Woman of Uncommon Accomplishment,” with readers. I had a ridiculous amount of fun writing it, even though it was somewhat out of my usual genre range; I’m hoping that people will enjoy reading it at least as much.

“A Woman of Uncommon Accomplishment” picks up not too long after the end of Pride and Prejudice, and follows Mary Bennet as she discovers that magic is real, and sets about learning to use it. There are, of course, complications, the most alarming of which is an accidentally-summoned incubus who calls himself Nick and won’t go away.

I’ll share more as publication approaches!

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Monday, October 25th, 2010 | Author:

I’ve just completed a rough first draft of my very first attempt at writing historical romance. Hooray! It was an interesting process, filled with all-new kinds of research, and a lot of time staring at the blinking cursor of my word processor wondering what terms a well-bred young lady in the late 18th/early 19th century would use to describe a penis. (Note to self: remember this for the next time someone asks what you do for a living!)

I’ll be doing a quick revision and clean-up this afternoon, and then I’ll be sending the story off to first readers for their feedback. Revise a couple more times, submit to anthology, annnnd done! End of my historical romance career.

Except, apparently not. Whilst writing this story, I had a sudden, intense desire to take the main characters on another adventure. Perhaps a novel-length adventure. With action and intrigue as well as romance and demons. The working title is “Mary Bennet and Nick the Incubus Fight Crime,” which should give you an idea of what I’m thinking, here.

NaNoWriMo Participant BadgeAnd you know what would make this even more fun? If I write it in 30 days! That’s right, dear readers – I’m doing NaNoWriMo. If you are, too, feel free to look me up. My user name is ElizaReeve. We can be buddies!

In the meantime, it’s back to the research mines for me. I’ve got a copy of Harriette Wilson’s memoirs and a highlighter, and I’m not afraid to use them.