Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Got Men?

Okay, so I've got my collage done for the Sins and Virtues series...well, almost done. You see, I have two blank spots, potentially three. The sad, but honest truth is, I need men!!! Hot, sexy men. Men who could embody the seven cardinal sins, plus be gorgeous, mind blowing Fey princes. No small order, eh!?

Can you believe it? I can't find any men!!!!

What do I need these men for? Inspiration...not to mention a man candy character gallery for the Sins and Virtues webpage that my designer is going to begin working on.

Thus far, I have...

Niall, the Unseelie King and the Harbinger of Wrath. I'm not sure that Niall is going to be sandy blond, but this guy expression says it all. 'I've been screwed over and I'm going to make someone pay'. It's Niall for sure...

Rinion, Harbinger of Vanity
. Again, not usually liking the blonde type hero, and this dude is a little lean, but hey, he's got that cocky, 'I'm so pretty and every woman falls to my boots, begging it for it' kind of look.

Kian, Harbinger of Envy. This guy is kind of lean, too, but he totally has that covetous vibe coming off him, and that's Kian. He's bad and dangerous to know, and he's ULTRA possessive.

Irian, Harbinger of Sloth. Mmmm, what I can say. If sloth consists of lying in the sheets with him all day, then I shall commit sin, and thoroughly enjoy doing so!

Thane, Harbinger of Lust. I like this guy. He's dark, got a good build, but I'm just not certain that he's Lust. Thane has an edge to him, a darkness he likes to keep hidden beneath his suave, sensual facade. He's Envy's twin brother, so there's no denying that there's darkness there. Not sure that this guy really carries it off. What do you think?

Okay, so now you know the men I's what I need....

Maeron, Harbinger of Greed. Think of some gorgeous, magical creature without a care for others. He takes and never gives. He wants riches, at any costs. He wants to horde, to take and take...until, of course he meets his virtue...

Avery, Harbinger of Avarice. Or better known as Gluttony. Please, no corpulent fellows! These are, after all, highly sexual and sensual Fey princes. Think party-boy here. The more the better...more drink, food, gambling, women....the ultimate pleasure seeker.

So, what's in it for you besides searching the net for hot men?

Whoever sends me the winning picture of Greed and Avarice each win a $25 gift card to Amazon. (Or a Visa gift card; but I'm Canadian, so if you're a Canadian winner, and you'd prefer a Visa gift card, just holler. My US friends...not sure a Canadian Visa gift card is going to work over there!)

And, if someone can find a better representation of Lust, they can have a signed copy of any of Charlotte's or Sophie's books! Your pick. Sinful and Velvet Haven excepting of course! ;)

So, deadline to post a link, or picture on my blog, or my email of is Nov 30. Winners announced here on Dec 1, with the winning picture, and prizes sent out right after that, for arrival in time for a little Christmas cheer!!! And just as an aside, if you're posting to the pic to the blog, try not to have full nudity...I know I'm an erotic writer, but yeah, mum might be lurking! lol!

Contest open to all and feel free to spread the news of the man hunt...

Happy hunting....hmmm, suddenly I have that song in my head...'I'm going a man hunt...

Good luck to all!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tis The Season

Hi all!
I'm over at The Season today, (a FAB new site for historicl romances!!!) talking about A Highlander Christmas, and giving away a copy.

Come have a peek, Beverly has created a really warm and inviting world, with a lot of really great historicals!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Lust and Lace!

A strange combination to be certain, epecially when both things pertain to men! lol!
So, you might be wondering what the heck? But I as Charlotte) am very happy and proud to say that I have finally fully developed my Sins and Virtues series, but more importantly, I've pin-pointed exactly what the Unseelie Court of my Fey princes look like! Which was no small feat!

One of the reasons I wanted to set the S&V series in the late Georgian period was because in my mind, Fey princes went about in elborately embroidered vests and frock coats with lace jabots and cuffs. It can be extremely difficult making a man dressed in lace (no court shoes with heels for my Fey, thanks!)masculine, alpha, and sexually dominant. But I have such a damn fascination with the frock coat.

My Unseelie Court is decadent, opulent with a heavy dose of sensuality. Think silks, brocades and velvets in black, plum, burgandy, gold...heavy, dark, thick like a cloud of opium. No opium for my Fey, though, they prefer those elixirs that are naturally occuring!

This past weekend, I finally found some visuals and I made my collage board as I do for all my 'series' ideas. (One day, I'll take a picture of my study and you can see them. I have one for Annwyn, and now this one. I've already taken down the one for Addicted and Sinful!)I have found a great number of Georgian period clothing for both my heroine and Fey prince on the net. It's been great fun dressing them, and designing the Unseelie Court. The mortal realm, I'm afraid, is rather fixed in history. Palladian styles, symmetrical gardening, and furniture arrangements, and court dress, which meant men did indeed wear shoes encrusted with heels and gems! I can't muck with that, but the Unseelie Court...that was a free for all. I kind of took my favorites and threw them into the pot; medieval, medieval fantasy, gothic, etc...

I also wrote that exciting first scene, when my prince of Lust finally discovers his virtue's ONE weakness. I'll be interested in hearing from readers what they think about how he goes about exploiting that one weakness!

I'm in the process of filling out the Art Fact Sheet for the cover. Knowing what Spice gave me for Addicted and Sinful, I'm postitively panting to see what they come up with for Lust. I think the title is staying the same.

So, Lust is schedule for release in Feb 2011, and Vanity in April 2012.
I am working on more Charlotte stuff, and hopefully I'll have more through the year to release to tide you over.

Anyway, Sinful and Velvet Haven are ALL done. The dedications are made, the final proofs are finished, and now it's on to new projects. I hope you guys won't mind coming along for the ride with me as I write the Sins and Virtues series.

Now, I'm off to Lust, who has just transformed into a thin, vaporous--aromatic cloud. He's made his way to Chastity, and has just begun to wrap himself around her exposed bosom, in those scandalously low cut, corseted Georgian gowns.....

BTW, I love frock coats, and the hint of lace cuff that dangles on a very large, masculine, and highly skilled hand...what of you? What is your favorite male garment, from any era?

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Holy crap, this is me! I don't smoke, so insert chocolate bar, and I'm not on Prozac but I'm willing to give it a shot! lol!

I'm utterly frazzled and do apologize for being AWOL for a bit. What's up with me...let's see. Hubby was ill for three weeks with H1N1...yeah, HUGE pain in the ass. But he was really sick, and didn't really bug the hell out of me like he usually does when he's sick. Guess he was really too ill to whine. Now that he's on the mend, he's being a PITA (pain in the ass)!

I received page proofs today for Velvet Haven, with a return date yeah, well, that's not happening. I just finished up page proofs for Sinful. I'm supposed to be thinking of book 2 in the Immortals of Annwyn series, while waiting not so patiently to hear about a historical proposal that has gone to acquisitions at HQN. yeah...well, that's not going so well, the waiting and the creativity. Doesn't really mix. To top it all off, my tween decided to alter her personality this past week, and is now an obnoxious twit..... I've considered holing up in the bathroom, but there's an obscene amount of laundry overflowing from the hamper. So, I decided to moan and groan to you guys instead!

Phew...okay, rant done. So, what's everyone up to? And could someone recommend a really good read to me. Only stipulation...gotta be hussy approved. Anything else, and I'm open.

Monday, November 2, 2009

They're Here....

A Highlander Christmas and Winter's Desire are releasing today! YEAH!!!! And I've got a few things in the works to promote them. First, myself and Krist as well as Amanda would like to invite you to the 48hr LIT party at Lust In Time. We're giving away cool prizes, and a grand prize. Pop on over and join in the festivities. As well, eHarlequin is giving a 4$ off copon for either an ebook or paperback copy of Winter's Desire. That coupon is good all month long.

Next, Prince Daegan, the Sidhe hottie from A Highlander Christmas is over at Leontine's Book Realm. He's puffed up and ready to, and proud as can be because he's part of the 'beef cake' club!

Pop on over and meet him and enter for a chance to win a signed copy of A Highlander Christmas.

As well, Sophie and Charlotte will both be over at Lovin Me Some Romance. I'll be chatting about the inspiration for both these series, plus giving away signed copies of Winter's Desire as well as A Highlander Christmas.

So, come one, come all! I'd love to see you there!!!!