Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Welcome my online friend and fabulous author, Emma Lai!

So excited to have my friend, Emma Lai, visiting with us today, She is one of the Wild Rose Press' most supportive and friendliest authors I've met since writing for them. I encourage you to follow this lovely lady on Twitter! Okay, over to you, Emma. Can't wait to read what you've got planned for the 2012... :)

New Year, New Plans

Happy New Year, Rachel, and thanks for hosting me. Happy New Year to all visitors as well. :)

For those of you who don’t know me or aren’t familiar with my writing, I am the author of a wide variety of genres: science fiction, fantasy and horror (as L. J. Maisen); children’s (hopefully you’ll forgive me for not sharing that pen here); and romance, both of the sweet and the erotic kind.

In 2011, I focused heavily on the erotic side and released five stories: Twice is Not Enough, Slave to Innocence, Tempting Terms, Not Just Friends and Riding Rodeo. However, this left me feeling slightly off kilter. So, this year I have a new plan.

I don’t know about other women, but I seem to have an...uh...natural cycle of highs and lows. And, it’s much easier to hammer out an erotic piece during the highs than during the lows. It’s also a b*tch forcing yourself to write something you’re just NOT in the mood for.

So, the new plan is a series of short pieces (3K or less) to be released in four anthologies throughout the year with Sybarite Seductions. I’ve teamed up with two other authors and hope others might get interested in participating. This way, I get to exercise those muscles at the appropriate time and hopefully create some fun, quick reads.

Now for those of you who like my longer pieces, no fear. I’ve just completed my first M/M, am 5K from completing the sequel to Twice is Not Enough and have a full-length piece I’m polishing. I’d like to get them all submitted by the end of February, which hopefully means longer releases later in the year. Also, I have a sweet romance, His Capture, Her Rescue, coming in April and a fantasy with strong romantic elements, Blood Sword, releasing under L. J. Maisen in March.

The rest of the time, I plan on working on the sequels to Blood Sword and a sci-fi/fantasy book that’s sitting at half-done. Busy year planned!

You can check my website at and my blog at for updates.

Here is the blurb and link for Emma's latest erotic romance release...


After several disastrous engagements, Lady Minerva Peters is an expert at suppressing her own needs. Only in the darkness of night does she give in to her wanton desires with a fantasy lover.

In the middle of a crowded ballroom, she learns her father is not yet ready to let her fade into spinsterhood. Humiliated, she ducks into a dark alcove only to find out she's not alone. Her hiding spot is occupied by a captivating stranger. Before she can escape, the two become voyeurs to another couple’s sexual rendezvous. The atmosphere heats up and so does her body, especially with the tempting offers whispered in her ear.

Will Minerva deny her needs once again or will she embrace the anonymity of their seclusion and finally explore her basic impulses and the startling attraction to the compelling mystery man?

Phew-wee, missus!! You are going to be one busy writer, lol! Puts my plan of two, maybe three novellas for 2012 to shame. Here's where you can find Emma on Twitter:!/EmmaLaiWrites

Okay, let's here your plans - writer or reader we want to know!


  1. Thanks for hosting me today, Rachel! I'm happy to share the sequel to Twice is finished. Woohoo! All that's left is the critique and polishing. Then I'll shoot it off to my lovely editor at The Wild Rose Press.

  2. Sounds like you have been very busy, Emma. The anthology idea sounds great and so do all your other books.

    Happy writing.

    Lily :-)

  3. Thanks, Lily! The anthology has been a lot of fun so far.