Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Blog hops ending, sales continue for a bit!

Wow, two blog hops, and all the winners are drawn and notified! Thanks to all who visited Fever Dreams, and if you weren't among the lucky ones, you can still try my works for 99cts (until Dec 31st).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry, sexy Christmas... #MistletoeHop

Romance Beckons Blog

This Christmas is sexier than ever…

Between the years, there’s always a time to look back and reflect on the past year. I am happy to say that I did something I didn’t expect to do early in 2014: I started publishing erotica.

It all began with A Perfect Dream, the story idea about an unhappily married woman who escapes her rather dull life in order to experience colourful sexual escapades. Those parties, called A Perfect Dream, are secret, discreet and held at regular intervals—and there are the seasonal parties, like Halloween (A Second Chance) or Christmas. You will find recurring characters in each volume.

I also managed to sell an older book, an erotic thriller, to a publisher, and then wrote some more, developed new ideas outside of the A Perfect Dream universe… when it all slows down around the Holidays, I’ll be happy about the new developments, some that I couldn’t even imagine last year at the same time. I had no idea writing erotica and discovering my voice in this particular genre could be so much fun!

Besides, writing about women who put pleasure first, regardless of conventions or restraining concepts of society, can be incredibly empowering.

…So if you like to curl up with something hot, other than cocoa, while the snow is falling outside, maybe you’d like to follow these ladies on their adventures. Kisses under the mistletoe are only the beginning.

I wish you sensual, happy Holidays…enjoy.


Raven J. Spencer.

PS: Wait, there's more! If you'd like to enter the giveaway here on my blog, please leave a comment. I'll give away two copies of my latest erotic novelette, Off Screen.


Winter Warm-up Blog Hop (Romance blog hops)

Hops With Heart Site
Baby, it’s cold outside—perfect time to write (and read) a hot story!

There are a million ways to use the theme of winter and the holidays in erotica writing…A sexy scene in front of the fireplace, while the snow is coming down, the billionaire’s (guy or gal) cabin hidden away somewhere, Christmas markets and treats, romantic walks...While it’s cold outside, you need something to turn on the heat on the inside…

Like a steamy movie, maybe… Off Screen, my latest title, can be read as standalone. However, it’s A Perfect Dream universe where women can book unforgettable erotic getaways, ladies only, for a price. Part of the experience are movies that can be rented or bought. Jasmine and Autumn, the main characters in Off Screen, star in these movies.

Winter is a dreamy time, where you curl up under a blanket, maybe a hot chocolate by your side and escape into another universe…A Perfect Dream is a contemporary series, but realism is not the first priority. I wanted to create a universe in which women have absolute control over their erotic adventures, and the same goes for the women who provide part of this adventure via these movies.

Aside from the imagery, I love the coziness of winter, the seclusion and the quiet that comes with the cold and the weather—it’s good for the writing and the imagination.

What is your favourite winter activity?

Leave a comment here on my blog, and you can enter to win A Perfect Dream in e-book format, PDF or mobi for Kindle. I'll give away two copies.

Happy Holidays!


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Shut The Front Door...A Perfect Dream is real. Not really. Kind of.

...or so I thought when I was reading this article about a women-only club, sex parties for the curious, mostly straight women.


At a second glance, there are some problematic aspects for sure:

It's "a place for them to have a wild night playing with other like-minded girls before going back to their grown-up lives" one of the members is quoted, and that kind of statement grates, because being LGBT, being a lesbian, single or with a partner, is as grown-up as your straight life.

Still, the similarities to my series of novelettes is fascinating: The regular parties, the inquiries into the members lives, what's--according to the article--going on behind the scenes.

I had the idea for A Perfect Dream last summer while watching a couple visit a house that had some interesting features (if you want someone to have insights into your bedroom, that is). Most women who attend the parties don't do it in the hope of finding their soul mate either (Piper, A Second Chance), but I love romance, after all, and so the story of Beatrice and Sage has an unexpected ending. Hey, it's fiction. It also mattered to me to make a statement that hopefully comes across--many, not all women in those stories identify as lesbians, bi or come out in the process. This is not simply bending to the rules of society and patriarchy--it means the women have a safe space to find out who they really are, and what they want. In some cases, that might mean to try it, or meet someone, and never return.

For others, it's a place where they can live their preferences, watch others or be watched, menages, etc. without being judged.

I don't know if the club mentioned in the article offers all of that. It's reality. My works are fiction, and in them, I have the last word in everything.

If you're a little curious, come back tomorrow for a chance to win free e-books as I'm taking part in two separate blog hops. See you there!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Out now! Off Screen is available, a guest blog & coming attractions

Off Screen is out and available at Amazon! If you'd like to glimpse behind closed doors and meet the women who make naughty movies for the A Perfect Dream franchise...you're just a click away!

I've been a guest on Emily Byrne's blog as well, talking about the A Perfect Dream series, and writing erotica.

And, of course...the countdown has begun, and this holiday season I'll take part in two blog hops. Both will come with prizes, so stay tuned!