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Valentine’s Day sale on my books ~ FALL INTO WINTER and HOT FLASH #99cents

Love is in the air, and there are many ways to show my  for readers. This year, I’m discounting two of my books from today until the 17th.

Fall into Winter and Hot Flash ebooks are now only 99 cents each! A combined savings of over 75% !

If you’ve ever thought of buying my books, now is the time to do it. Read a sample, peruse the reviews, and see if they are to your liking.

I hope you pick up one or both books. Feedback, good or bad, in the form of an honest review is always appreciated but never mandatory. The most important thing is you enjoy the stories. ;)

~ eden

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Fall into Winter

Amazon: US | UK | Canada ~ Smashwords

Fall into Winter is a provocative collection of four distinct, erotic novellas.

With locations in New York, Canada, Thailand, and Austria, four women will make choices that lead each of them on an unforgettable journey.

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Amazon: US | UK | Canada

Hot Flash contains flash fiction and poetry. Some are erotic, some not.

The themes of love, lust, adultery, and regret are told in different voices, sometimes with an irreverent sense of humour.

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Music Mondays with Stormy Weather

Toronto woke up to a deep freeze after this weekend’s ice storm. My heart goes out to those without power, especially during this crucial time of year for travel and family.

“Stormy Weather” sung by Billie Holiday is one of my favorite versions of this song. Here is hoping power is restored quickly and temperatures begin to rise.

If you need a bit of heat, feel like to pick up a copy of any of my books.
~eden

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Music Mondays with Bill Withers

Toronto was hit with its first big snowstorm this weekend.

I hate winter so I thought of summer, which led to thoughts of sunshine.

“Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers is a favorite of mine, even though I break out in a sweat every time I sing it.  Try singing along with him and you’ll see what I mean (at the 54 second mark).

If you feel like sweating by reading instead of singing, pick up a copy of any of my books.

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Harmonica Monday with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band

This will be my final music post featuring harmonica … for a while anyway.

This week is my last harmonica lesson. It’s been a great several months of learning the instrument.

“One More Heartache'” by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band comes from their album, The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw.  They are nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. I hope they make it.

If you like your stories with some blues, pick up Fall into Winter, which includes harmonica in the first story, “Seduced by the Blues.”

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Harmonica Monday with The Pretenders

Many thanks to reader, writer, and reviewer, Lance Smith for suggesting The Pretenders for this week’s music post.

I’ve always considered Chrissie Hynde a talented singer and guitarist but did not know she played harmonica as well.

Enjoy “Middle of the Road” and Ms. Hynde’s sexy harmonica finale.

If you like your stories with sensuous women and music, pick  up Fall into Winter, which includes harmonica in the first story, “Seduced by the Blues.”

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Harmonica Monday with the Piano Man @BillyJoel

This Billy Joel classic has one of the most recognizable harmonica riffs played throughout the song.

For me, the lyrics are both beautiful and melancholy … but life’s like that. I’m learning to play the song through on the harmonica this week.

If you like your stories with a touch of melancholy, pick  up Fall into Winter, which includes harmonica in the first story, “Seduced by the Blues.”

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Harmonica Monday with Bob Dylan

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, and I was north of the city practising my harmonica while kayaking.

“Blowin’ in the Wind” is one of the tunes I played while contemplating the world. ;)

If you love Bob Dylan, pick up Fall into Winter, one of my books that includes harmonica and mentions Bob Dylan too.

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Harmonica Monday with David Bowie

The harmonica is a great accent instrument in this David Bowie classic, “The Jean Genie.”

If you love the sexy sound, pick up Fall into Winter, one of my books that includes harmonica and mentions a song by David Bowie.

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I am Interviewed for @XBiz Sensuals thanks to @ErinSue_PR

Erin Sue works in: Fashion PR, Marketing, Promotions and Social Media. I met her through friend, Carol Romanella, owner of OHMJAM, a young adult fashion designer who has created clothing for me too.

Through Erin’s connections, Ariana Rodrigues, editor of XBIZ Sensuals interviewed me. The magazine caters to lingerie, fashion, and pleasure products. I’m featured it its summer issue, available in print in the LA area.

Access the online magazine here.

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Connect to Erin Sue and OHMJAM on Twitter

Erin Sue: @ErinSue_PR

OHMJAM: @OHMJAM

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Below are the pages in the magazine for my interview.

I hope you enjoy it, eden ♥

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FALL INTO WINTER is now sold as 4 separate ebooks

A short time ago, I met with NYU professor and Forbes writer, David Vinjamuri. I wrote about it in my post here.  We talked marketing strategy, and I’m finally putting his advice into practise.

My book, Fall into Winter has been on the market since February 2011. It contains four distinct novellas and is the size of a novel at 60K words. It has sold well, but not as well as I’d like. I packaged the book this way because I wanted a print version; it only made sense to do it if there was enough material.

Fall into Winter

So what’s changing?

Nothing as far as Fall into Winter is concerned, but I’m adding 4 new books to the marketplace. I’ve stripped out each novella to be sold separately as ebooks.

Each will be offered at $2.99, or you can still buy Fall into Winter at $4.99.

The math is simple. It’s easier for readers to part with $2.99 than $4.99, but the better value is of course to buy the whole book. ;)

Below are the four new covers designed by JBGraphics. You can follow him on Twitter @jbgraphix.

Buy links:  Amazon US | Amazon UK

If you love how the covers tell a story, I know you’ll enjoy my writing. I’ve included a summary of each book as well.

Your opinion of the strategy, covers, pricing, etc. is welcome. Feedback is always appreciated,

Grateful,

eden

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Heavily influenced by my fondness for blues guitar, this story explores music as the common language for love and seduction.

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FiW.act-three_4 The power of adult play inspired this story. For some readers, this story will push the boundaries for what they find comfortable in erotic writing. Join the fun if you dare.

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FiW.Norwegian

A Norwegian athlete possesses unique skills which make him a winner on the slopes and in the bedroom.

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A special Austrian man inspired this story … and the Asian woman is someone I know intimately.
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Photos of my Book Signing for Spring into Summer

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Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Location: Ben McNally Books, Toronto

Adult gifts donated byGood for Her

Find out what was included in the gift bags here.

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My book signing for Spring into Summer was lovely and filled with old friends and new. Readers were also able to pick up a copy of Fall into Winter, my first book.

Thanks so much to everyone who came out on a chilly evening to show your support, and also to those who ordered books ahead of time because they couldn’t attend.

You have my deepest gratitude,

eden 

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Readings from:

Another Hotel Room by Steven Marty Grant, because so many of his words inspired mine.

Hit the link to buy a copy

Buy your copy now!

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“The Lottery” from Spring into Summer

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I’m Featured on @FullMoonBites with a Giveaway too

It’s getting close to Halloween, and I can’t think of a better site to haunt than Holly Polk’s Full Moon Bites

She’s graciously featuring me as part of her Spotlight Tuesday, and I’m giving away a copy of Spring into Summer as well.

Hop over, comment, and read what one of my favorite poets said about my book.

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Connect to Full Moon Bites 

Twitter @FullMoonBites

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Buy Fall into Winter froAmazon.com and Amazon.UK

Buy Spring into Summer from Amazon.com and Amazon.UK

No Kindle? No Worries.

There is a Kindle App for just about any electronic device (Click here to get one). If you own a computer, smart phone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you are able to download my e-books.

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Interview and Review for Spring into Summer by @JerseyGirlBook

Long before booking my trip to NYC, I had connected to Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews.

Today, my interview was published along with a review that made me cry into my Manhattan morning coffee … in a good way. I may never leave this city. ;)

To read the interview and review, please hop over to Jersey Girl’s website.

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Connect to Jersey girl, Kathleen Higgins-Anderson at all her virtual homes.

Website: Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Website: Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews

Twitter: @JerseyGirlBook

Facebook: Jersey Girl Book Review

Facebook: Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews

Goodreads: Jersey Girl Book Reviews

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Buy Fall into Winter from Amazon.com and Amazon.UK

Buy Spring into Summer from Amazon.com and Amazon.UK

No Kindle? No Worries.

There is a Kindle App for just about any electronic device (Click here to get one). If you own a computer, smart phone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you are able to download my e-books.

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My First Book Club Meet was Oh SO SWEET

I’m still in NYC right now, but this post is about something that happened just before I got here. I was invited to be the guest of honor at a book club—my first! And you know you never forget your first.

The meeting was to discuss Fall into Winter – my debut anthology of erotic novellas.

Sweet right? Damn right it was.

S.W.E.E.T also happens to be the name of this unique book club, which stands for: Sophisticated Women Exploring Erotic Texts.

I love sophisticated women. I love exploring, and I definitely love erotic texts. I knew this would be my type of club.

I arrived at 7:30 in the evening, and the majority of women were already gathered at the meeting place—a beautiful home in North Toronto.  The club was made up of professional women in their twenties and thirties. It was their third meeting, after having read  Fifty Shades of Gray and Bared to You.

There was food and wine and dessert, and … there was an agenda.  Holy god, these women were serious. They came prepared with overall impressions, suggestions, likes and dislikes. Their questions were specific.

Animated, lively, at times vulgar and hilarious, we discussed favorite stories, specific scenes, and male characters. We even talked about synonyms because they liked my word choices. This was a great compliment as I’m a logophile and words are important to me. I’ve written about their impact in a previous post called “It’s Only Words … or is it?”

For erotic writing, however, I rely on several aids, and one I particularly like is The Bald-Headed Hermit and the Artichoke. It’s an erotic thesaurus with a sense of humor. There are more synonyms to describe the penis than any other word in the English language, but a  “steamin’ semen truck” or “purple headed yogurt slinger”? Not exactly erotic, is it? I promise you’ll never find those terms in my books!

A large part of the discussion centered around my story “Act Three” and its controversial scene. From there, we talked about rape fantasies, fear, and how writers push the envelope of what is erotic.

One of the biggest compliments I received was their thoughts on my female leads. They considered the women smart and intelligent unlike the leads in the previous two books they had read. For me, this was extremely flattering considering my demographic is more of the 30-40 age group. It was so encouraging to meet women who identified with themselves in my stories.

FACT: I don’t write for stupid women so you won’t find them in my books.

The evening ended close to midnight, and I had to get up in seven hours to catch a plane. It was wonderful to hang out with open-minded women who talk about sex, sexuality, and their love of good writing. No, I don’t consider these women open-minded just because they read erotica. They are open-minded. Period. Because of that, they’ve taken to exploring this in their books.

I want to thank the beautiful women of SWEET for their praise, charm, and humor.

A special thanks to O, the gracious host, for making my first book club meet such a sweet experience.

eden

xoxo

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Three Reviews for Spring into Summer

Spring into Summer was reviewed by three excellent sites this past week.

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Wendy Hines from Minding Spot said:

” … If you’ve been wanting to try erotica, but have been holding back for whatever reason, Eden Baylee is the place to start! “

Read the full review here and comment to win a copy of either of my books. Contest ends Oct. 18th.

Diantha Jones, a reviewer for the Masqerade Crew said:

” … Spring into Summer was a great read and I recommend it to romance lovers who aren’t afraid to let Baylee access their more raw side.”

Read the full review here.

From Niina C of For the Love of Reading Reviews, I received a two-star review. That doesn’t sound too good, but I believe an author should always want honesty when he/she asks for a review. Despite the low number of stars, Niina’s words impressed me. She said:

“I really wanted to like Spring into Summer, the blurb was beautiful and the stories seemed interesting at first glance. So why didn’t I like it? …”

Find out by reading the full review here.

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Connect to all these wonderful people on Twitter:

Wendy Hines at @MindingSpot

Diantha Jones at @DianthaJones

Masquerade Crew at @MasqCrew

Niina C at @Freywyn

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Buy Fall into Winter from Amazon.com and Amazon.UK

Buy Spring into Summer from Amazon.com and Amazon.UK

No Kindle? No Worries.

There is a Kindle App for just about any electronic device (Click here to get one). If you own a computer, smart phone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you are able to download my e-books.

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Talking About Inspiration with @ElodieParkes

The lovely erotic romance author, Elodie Parkes features me on her blog today to talk about Spring into Summer.

Hop over and read about my inspiration for the book.

Connect to Elodie. She’s a really supportive author to know.

Twitter @ElodieParkes

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Buy Fall into Winter from Amazon.com and Amazon.UK

Buy Spring into Summer from Amazon.com and Amazon.UK

No Kindle? No Worries.

There is a Kindle App for just about any electronic device (Click here to get one). If you own a computer, smart phone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you are able to download my e-books.

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Read my Interview w/ Close Encounters with the Night Kind

I answered some very interesting questions while in a dungeon sipping scotch. Nikki from Close Encounters with the Night Kind is not your typical host.  She has a thing for dark haired tattooed demons. ;)

I’m also giving away a FREE copy of Spring into Summer, so hop over and see how you can WIN!

I hope you get a chance to read my interview here.

Nikki also graciously reviewed my book and I love what she said. Read her review here.

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Connect to Nikki at   Close Encounters with the Night Kind

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Buy Fall into Winter from Amazon.com and Amazon.UK

Buy Spring into Summer from Amazon.com and Amazon.UK

No Kindle? No Worries.

There is a Kindle App for just about any electronic device (Click here to get one). If you own a computer, smart phone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you are able to download my e-books.

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Planning by the Seat of My Pants

Those who know me well, know I’m not much of a planner, but somehow I get things done … by the seat of my pants, so to speak.

Since the e-book release of Spring into Summer July 9th, I’ve been busy with marketing the book, writing over thirty unique guest blogs and participating in almost as many interviews.

Read the Thank You posts to see the wonderful people who’ve offered their support … so far.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5Part 6

As I continue writing and promoting, I wanted to take a breather and share some other news with you.

Spring into Summer Available in Print

The paperback is now available. The design of the cover and the interior is by the award-winning JB Graphics—who also did my first book. He does amazing work, and I LOVE it.

Check out his website, and connect to him on Twitter @JBGraphix.

I’d also like to extend my sincerest thanks to acclaimed poet Steven Marty Grant, author of Another Hotel Room who did me the honor of reviewing my book. His wonderful words can be found on the back cover, and you can read them here too.

Look for Steven’s new book, Chasing Moriarty coming soon, and connect to him on Twitter @StevenMGrant.

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Purchase the print version of Spring into Summer at:

CreateSpace | Amazon US | Amazon UK

The e-book continues to be sold exclusively at:

 Amazon US | Amazon UK

Fall into Winter re-published

I’ve republished the e-book of my first anthology, Fall into Winter. The main reason for doing this was to regain full control of the book, originally done by a third party.

The downside is I will lose all the reviews and “Likes” I’ve acquired to date on Amazon. As a temporary remedy, I’ve added the reviews to my blog here. Over time, I hope to get them reinstated to the new version of my book.

Feel free to like and tag me again on my Amazon page. It’s much appreciated. ;)

*** UPDATE Sept 25th ***  I found out from friend and author, David T. Lender that my reviews can be transferred from the old version to the new. WHEEE! That’s in the process of happening now. Thanks David!

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The SECOND e-book edition of Fall into Winter can be purchased at:

Amazon US | Amazon UK  | Smashwords

I’m in the process of republishing the print version as well, however you can still buy it through specific sites listed here until further notice.

E-book of Flash Fiction and Poetry

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This, yet to be titled collection, will be a compilation of stories and poems I’ve written for my blog, along with some new ones. I thought it’d be a good idea to offer them in an anthology to increase readership.

This e-book will be available by yearend.

New Website and Blog

I’ve been working with JB Graphics to create a new website. I haven’t made many changes to my site since its inception, and it’s time for a makeover.

Look for a reveal sometime later this year.

Upcoming Novel

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I’m researching my new book right now, and it’s moving along—slowly but surely. It’s a mix of John Fowles/Charles Bukowski/Haruki Murakami and a dash of Pauline Réage thrown in for good measure. The full-length novel is a new animal for me since I’m used to writing short stories, so I’m feeling challenged—it’s a good thing.

As for a release date? 2013 is the goal, but don’t push me for anything more specific than that.

I’m  planning by the seat of my pants, remember? ;)

That’s all the news I have for now. I’ll update as I learn more.

Your comments—good, bad, or otherwise are always welcome, and thanks so much for the continued support. 

eden

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I’m Featured as part of May Movers and Shakers

I’m a huge fan of author, Suzannah Burke whom I interviewed last year. I also wrote for her site, Soooz Says Stuff as part of “The Relevance of Sex in Literature in 2011” series.

I haven’t done any promotion for my book, Fall into Winter in a while, so it was both gracious and serendipitous of Soooz to offer me a spot on her site for May Movers and Shakers.  Thanks for your kindness, Soooz.

Suzannah Burke has written TWO best-selling non-fiction books under her pen name, Stacey Danson.

They are gut-wrenching and powerful books about her experience as an abused child. Find out why both  Empty Chairs and its sequel, Faint Echoes of Laughter remain top sellers.

Read more about them HERE and buy them on AMAZON.

   

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Am I Too Anal … for Book Two?

I was going to name this post “Am I Pedantic?” but instead, I went for the double entendre. Writing erotica should be fun, and I consider double entendres a whimsical part of it.

So … the question is “Am I too anal to write another book?” The answer is yes, but considering I’m anal about most things I care about, I don’t see this as a negative trait.

I’ve been working for some time on my second anthology, Spring into Summer, thought I had it done months ago, then completely rewrote the stories. It’s been back and forth with my new editor who is fantastic, patient, and has improved my writing tenfold. The road to this book has been longer than the first. Some call it the Sophomore Syndrome. I prefer to think of it as the I Really Don’t Want This Book to Suck Syndrome. It’s both a blessing and a curse when people expect something from you—a blessing because they’ve probably read the first book and want another, a curse if you can’t give them what they want—when they want it. There’s no one who expects more from myself … than me, so I tend to overcompensate. In my head, I’m saying “You want A & B? Sure, I’ll give you A & B, but I’ll also give you C, and maybe for good measure, I’ll throw in D.”

See what I mean? ANAL.

In a recent conversation with a writer friend, I confessed I couldn’t grind out a book every six months. Though I have a self-imposed deadline in mind, life has a funny way of intervening. I re-shifted my priorities for a few things I thought were more important than getting my book out by spring. In doing so, serendipity stepped in. That’s when I decided to make some story changes. Changing anything in one’s writing takes longer than expected—at least it does for me.

Spring into Summer will come out this summer, and the stories represent the best I’ve written to date. In every area of my life, quality trumps quantity, and so it should for my writing as well. It might take me longer to create my “backlist,” but I hope you’ll agree it was worth it.

In the meantime, the book cover has been decided. As the companion piece to my first book, Fall into Winter, you’ll notice it has a similar look and feel.

I can say with almost 99% certainty the cover will not be changing. ;)

Hope you like it.

eden

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