Friday, November 30, 2007

Under Fire

Coming Together: Under FirePulling together a volume so quickly was a challenge, but our incredible writing community once again rose to the occasion. We had a wealth of quality material from which to choose, and we are pleased to announce the table of contents *:

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 Brûlant (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)

*Poetry is italicized.

The nitty gritty editing will take place over the next couple weeks. We have a 75K word manuscript (19 stories + 18 poems = 288 pages) to whip into shape. We'll post a release date as soon as we have it!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Romantic Times Top Pick


Coming Together: For the CureComing Together: For the Cure is a Top Pick in the January 2008 issue of Romantic Times BOOKreviews (magazine):

COMING TOGETHER FOR THE CURE
by Alessia Brio, Editor

RT Rating: ½
Category: EROTICA
Publisher: Phaze.com
Published: January 2008
Type: Erotic Romance (Anthology, E-book)
Phaze's 2007 charitable anthology takes on breast cancer, with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization. These 20 tales encompass a wide range of encounters, including same-sex male and female and BDSM. Some stories are sweet, some blistering, some artistic, others intellectual. The souls of the writers shine through, showing the beauty of loving relationships in deep and often poignant ways.
Summary: The strongest stories in this collection deal with breast cancer survivors. Other tales follow characters dealing with difficult situations, like the loss of a pet or a relationship, or characters struggling to revive flagging relationships. And some are paranormal tales. There's truly something for everybody. (PHAZE.com, dl $7.00)
—Jennifer R. Wells-Marani

scan of print review

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Introduction: For Gabrielle

For three days in the fall of 2006, an Internet writers' community came together in a heart rending vigil for a tiny baby girl, born before her time and taken from this world far too soon. In her precious hours with us, however, Gabrielle reached more hearts than most people do in decades. Her life was not measured by the number of breaths she took but by the depths of compassion she inspired.

Anyone who bore witness to this event can never again claim that online relationships are not real--or that they are in any way, shape, or form lesser than those taking place offline. The virtual candles glowed just as brightly, the e-hugs were just as warm, and the abundance of love just as palpable. I know that I, for one, will never be the same.For three days in the fall of 2006, an Internet writers' community came together in a heart rending vigil for a tiny baby girl, born before her time and taken from this world far too soon. In her precious hours with us, however, Gabrielle reached more hearts than most people do in decades. Her life was not measured by the number of breaths she took but by the depths of compassion she inspired.

Many of the stories and poetry contained in this volume of Coming Together were written in the wake of Gabrielle's passing. Unlike other volumes in the erotic cocktail series, this one is often sensual, but it is not explicit. It carries a theme of hope. Proceeds from its sale will be donated to BLISS, the U.K.'s premature baby charity.

Your purchase will help the next baby who leaves the womb too soon take more breaths and touch more lives. Thank you.

~ Alessia Brio

# # #

For Gabrielle

Coming Together: For GabrielleFor three days in the fall of 2006, an Internet writers' community came together in a heart rending vigil for a tiny baby girl, born before her time and taken from this world far too soon. In her precious hours with us, however, Gabrielle reached more hearts than most people do in decades. Her life was not measured by the number of breaths she took but was—and continues to be—measured by the depths of compassion she inspired.

Anyone who bore witness to this event can never again claim that online relationships are not real—or that they are in any way, shape, or form lesser than those taking place offline. The virtual candles glowed just as brightly, the e-hugs were just as warm, and the abundance of love just as palpable. I know that I, for one, will never be the same.

Many of the stories and poetry contained in this volume of Coming Together were written in the wake of Gabrielle's passing. Proceeds from its sale will be donated to BLISS, the U.K.'s premature baby charity.

Your purchase will help the next baby who leaves the womb too soon take more breaths and touch more lives. Thank you.

~ Alessia Brio
editor

~ ~ ~

Coming Together: For Gabrielle is a multi-author anthology of sensual fiction & poetry edited by Alessia Brio. ALL proceeds from the sale of this volume benefit BLISS, the U.K.'s premature baby charity.

BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON (print) and/or LULU (ebook)

~ ~ ~