Alessia Brio

Newsletter ~ January 2008

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First things first: HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope your holidays were festive and fulfilling. If not, then I hope 2008 brings everything that 2007 lacked (and more).

With the new year comes a whole bunch of "Best of 2007" polls and contests. The Preditors & Editors polling just ended, and I think I might've landed in the Top 10 in a couple categories. The results aren't official, though, until they're verified. Last year, the polls showed Switch around number 8 at its close, but it ended up in first place! So, I'm hopeful that Coming Together: For the Cure will edge into the Top 10 this year. Anything beyond that will just be icing on my cake.

At eCataRomance Sensual, the polls are still up & running. Pop on over there and cast your votes. Will & I have several books nominated in the various categories, and we'd greatly appreciate your support.

There are two new submission calls in the Coming Together series. I'm so thrilled that Phaze is supportive of this venture! Check out Coming Together: At Last (an interracial collection with a hope/freedom theme that will benefit Amnesty International) and Coming Together: Against the Odds (a collection with a mystery theme that will benefit Autism Speaks).

Until next time ...

~ Alessia

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New Releases & Coming Soon [TOP]


Coming Together: Under FireNOW AVAILABLE in both EBOOK & PRINT:
Coming Together: Under Fire is a collection of diverse fire-themed erotic fiction and poetry. All proceeds from its sale benefit relief efforts for the victims of the recent Southern California wildfires.

ISBN 978-1-59426-881-6
Phaze, December 2007 ($16 trade paperback)

Introduction (Will Belegon); Fire and Ice (Rachel Kramer Bussel); Kindle (Shanna Germain); The Fire God's Woman (Brenna Lyons); Slow Burn Blues (Lefty McGee); Blind Date (Stephanie Vaughan); Candle Spell (Teresa Noelle Roberts); Good with His Hands (Sommer Marsden); The Poem That Will Fuck You Up (Lauren Hynde); The Secret to Perfect Fondue (Jeremy Edwards); Desire Becomes Demand (Mari Freeman); Awake, Love (Laurence Doyen); wither (Alessia Brio); Fire (Lisabet Sarai); Adagio (Vana Lafayette); A Night at the Inn (Jamie Hill); Make Me Yours (Rachelle Le-Monnier); Cold Hands, Warm Heart (Vincent Diamond); Woman, woman (Justanne Farrow); Flaming Rescue (Jude Mason); Bondage Sonnet 2 (Dr. Mabeuse); Melting Point (Nicole Gestalt); Ask Alice (Selena Kitt); Shadow Lover (Sapphire Phelan); Goddess of Poetry & Fire (Teresa Noelle Roberts); Flaming Hot (Victoria Blisse); Spontaneous Combustion (Aurora Black); Swing It, Baby (Skylar Sinclair); In Fire (Rebecca Leah); Rising Phoenix (Samantha Sommersby); Désir Brűlant (Gabrielle Miel); Burn Zone (James Buchanan); Dark Disguises (Lefty McGee); Inferno (Michelle Houston); Fire Escape (Shanna Germain); Drive-In (Tilly Greene); Creatures of Fire (Teresa Noelle Roberts); The End of the World (Gwen Masters); Epilogue: About Coming Together (Alessia Brio)

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Coming Together: Hurricane ReliefNOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN PRINT:
Coming Together: Special Hurricane Relief Edition
ISBN 978-1-59426-857-1
Phaze, January 2008 ($12 trade paperback)

With 15 rain-soaked stories and 7 storm-inspired poems, the Special Hurricane Relief Edition of the serial anthology Coming Together proves that water cannot put out some fires. All royalties from the sales of this volume will be donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts. Coming Together is "erotic altruism" at its finest!



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Interviews & Appearances [TOP]

The Pink Banana BoutiqueOn December 15th, I and a gaggle of other authors signed books at Virginia Beach's Pink Banana Boutique. (I made it out of there with under $100 of purchase, so I consider myself to have been a very good girl. What I do with those purchases, however, may qualify as very bad.)


ConquestDecember brought another Covey Award nomination, this time for Brenna Lyons' Conquest. Alas, it didn't win. However, two of my other covers won awards from EPIC! The category (ARIANA) winners were announced on Saturday 15th December. A Gamble Worth Taking won in the Erotic Romance Contemporary/Historical category and now goes on to compete for the QUASAR, which is awarded at EPICon (March 2008 in Portland). And my cover for Lord Carabas took a Dirk A. Wolf Honorable Mention. Yay, me!

Venti con Brio [TOP]

This month's 20-word free association comes to you via the multi-talented Ms. Eliza Gayle who ssems to have her mind on romance:

resolution » New Year » diet » chocolate » melt » snow » icicle » sharp » cheddar » sunshine » spring » warm » flowers » roses » love » heart » beat » music » dance » lover

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Blogging, Contests, Free Reads, etc. [TOP]

On the promo blog, I have several posts begging for votes in the above-mentioned polls *grin* and a bit about the ACLU's Wear Orange event. There's also a hilarious YouTube video clip of erotic romance being read aloud. Lastly, I posted a couple rants about some drama that transpired in the blog-o-sphere. I'll not rehash that here. (You're welcome.)

At MySpace, more of the same. I didn't have the energy to post more than my Thursday Thirteens. Being sidelined with the flu over the weekend preceding Christmas really sapped my energy. I still feel like I'm not fully recovered.

Poetry [TOP]

Phaze in Verse

On the poetry blog this month is a word-play poem entitled December. See if you can name all the historical events it references. Also, the announcement that Phaze in Verse made the finals for the EPPIE Awards in the poetry category!

This collection is also available as a special edition chapbook. It contains four of my poems and a wide variety of work from my Phaze compatriots. Really good stuff, if I do say so myself!




Featured Backlist Title [TOP]

Artistically InclinedArtistically Inclined
ISBN 978-1-59426-950-9
Phaze, January 2007 ($3 ebook)

Determined not to repeat past mistakes and allow their sex life to become stale and repetitive, Cyndi issues Kevin a Valentine's Day challenge to exchange fantasy lists. His response provides the canvas for an evening of daring inclinations and passionate creativity.

THERE'S a SEQUEL AVAILABLE, too: Bound for Success


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