Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wow, What Wonderful News

Authors work hard spinning tales and fantasies for readers, so there's nothing more humbling in this solitary profession than reviews and ratings validating all the time and creative effort put into a story. Such is the case with this review for my F/F Ellora's Cave release, Kaydee and the Tramp. Much thanks to Sheila at Two Lips Reviews for taking the time to read and review KATT. With comments like this, "WOW!!! This is one of the hottest female/female erotic romances written," and this, "I am begging for more hot reading from Ms. Ladley!" it can bring a gal to happy tears. Including this here gal. :D
Coming Feb 27th

On February 27th (that's just 10 days away!), the sequel to KATT releases. Melanie, the secondary character in KATT, gets to take a tempting ride on her F/F journey in Lipstick Leslee. Through intense emotion, self-discovery, panty-melting romps and a love that comes out of nowhere, Melanie is brought to tears, too, just like that gal who created her. Moi. ;)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Release Date!

I now have a release date for LIPSTICK LESLEE--February 27th. So mark your calendars for this scorching lesbian sequel to KAYDEE & THE TRAMP.

Remember, Ellora's Cave has an "Email Alert" button at the upper right of each book page to receive notifications about the author's releases. So if you're lazy like me (*grin*), head over there, tick the box, add your email addy then just click the Subscribe button.

Coming February 27!

Melanie and Leslee step outside their comfort zones and explore every naughty shade of gay—butch to lipstick lesbian and every sexy shade in between.

Read an excerpt at the Ellora's Cave website by surfing over to the Lipstick Leslee book information page, clicking on the magnifying glass in the graphic's upper right corner and then clicking on Excerpt.


Friday, January 11, 2013

New Cover Reveal: Lipstick Leslee

LIPSTICK LESLEE - Coming soon!
KAYDEE and the TRAMP - Now available!

Ellora's Cave just contracted my second lesbian erotic romance, Lipstick Leslee! It's the sequel to Kaydee and the Tramp, but just as hawt and naughty. Whether you're a lesbian, or if you're straight and just curious about girl-on-girl action, or if you like to devour steamy love stories between two consenting, fiery women just for the fun of it, Kaydee and the Tramp and Lipstick Leslee are your ladies.

Melanie, a secondary character in Kaydee and the Tramp, returns in Lipstick Leslee with her love story--and wow, is it ever a love verging on girlie addictions.

A release date for Lipstick Leslee is yet TBA. Watch here on this blog for my latest news. Or you can keep up with me on Twitter, Facebook, or bookmark my website.

***Fantastic cover art work by none other than Syneca, Ellora's Cave's queen of creativity. :) Thank you, Syneca!!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New NOR Review for Wilder's Bandit

Night Owl Reviews has just released a respectable 4-star review of my recent Ellora's Cave release, WILDER'S BANDIT.

Here's a snippet of what LeeErin of NOR had to say about WB:
""Wilder's Bandit" is a wonderful short story with plenty of steamy scenes, enduring characters, and just enough excitement to keep me reading. Ladley was able to write an impressive love story in less than one hundred pages. Rachel and Dierck are truly meant for each other. They are likable, and I enjoyed reading their love story. Ladley has created a menacing villain and a creative setting. The ending...has a great and unexpected twist. "Wilder's Bandit" is a quick read but a good one"LeeErin ~ Night Owl Reviews
Thank you, LeeErin, for taking the time to read and review Wilder's Bandit. I'm thrilled and humbled that you enjoyed this sexy historical erotic romance!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Meet My Christmas Present, Ricco...

After my sweet baby, Sophie, disappeared, and after months of mourning and missing her, I finally got to the point where I could take another sweet creature into my heart and home. So meet Ricco...

He's a bit overwhelmed after having to leave his mommy and sisters behind (I tried to finagle them out of the owner, too, but she wouldn't--understandably--give the cuddly furballs up). However, he's adjusting well. His hobbies include playing on the cat climber, napping, exploring inside the kitchen cabinets, napping, getting into any and all mischief, napping, and finally, draping himself across my neck while we snooze the night away. You get the idea--he sleeps a lot.

I'll let ya know if I ever talk that owner into allowing Ricco to reunite with one of his precious sisters. Keep your fingers crossed. :o)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Here's wishing all those who celebrate the season a very Merry Christmas. (Happy Birthday, Jesus!) Happy Holidays to everyone, whatever your choice of celebration. Stay warm, safe and cozy. Cheers to you and yours!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lipstick Leslee News

Just received word from my awesome Ellora's Cave editor, Grace Bradley, that she's accepted my latest submission, Lipstick Leslee (working title)! For those of you who enjoyed my lesbian erotic romance, Kaydee and the Tramp, you'll finally get to enjoy the journey of its secondary character, Melanie. I don't have a release date yet, but I'll announce it all over the universe once I do. Or you can just join my newsletter, follow me on Twitter or on my Facebook profile or Facebook author page to keep up-to-date. Weeeeeee! So excited! :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Win a Lenova ThinkPad!

One of my publishers, Ellora's Cave, recently launched a new website with extra features such as a site search engine to find that certain book you've been digging for, the ability to sign up for author-specific or general-release subscriptions and notifications, and many other user-friendly bells and whistles. There are a few bugs still being worked out, so have patience but enjoy as you go! See below for more details on each feature and for information on how to enter the CONTEST.

Win a Lenova ThinkPad!
Yes, it's a powerful Android 3.1 touchscreen tablet computer with 10-inch screen, wi-fi, Bluetooth, dual-core processor, camera/webcam and more, just in time for the holidays! Visit the site and enter the new Ellora's Cave contest for a chance to win this awesome Lenovo ThinkPad. To enter the contest, go to the website's contest page, scroll down, and follow the instructions including completing an entertaining scavenger hunt to gain more Romantica® knowledge. Entry deadline is January 31, 2013, so hurry!

Tips on Easy Site Navigation (per Raelene Gorlinsky, Ellora's Cave's Publisher)
So, some tips on using the new webstore:

~ The ankh in the upper left is the "Home" button.

~ The excerpts are all there - click on the View Inside magnifying glass at the upper right corner of a book cover image. Then click on Excerpt in the left column.

~ We have an incredible search functionality! You can search on anything. Words in blurbs; stories by multiple themes (we'd gotten many requests for that in past). Please click on "Search tips" under the Search box in upper right and read all about it. It will help you find the books you want.
= Use the Authors button on the second menu line to search by author. You get more specific results that way, rather than putting the author's name in the Search box.
= Yes, there are still a few bugs with the "Sort by" when you are on an Author or Series page. The programmers are working on it. Alphabetical (which is very popular) does work. Sorting by date is inconsistent. Sorting by Sequence on a Series page should be working soon.

~ If you go to the book page of a book that is in a sequenced series, it tells you the number! Yay, people have long asked for that.

~ Our site sells ebooks in ePub, prc (for Kindle) and pdf formats. We no longer directly sell html format. There were not many customers for that. However, it is still available for all our books via the AllRomance eBooks site.

~ Bookshelves are being migrated from the old site; should be done within the next week, I hope. (Remember, go to Bookshelf, not Order History, to see ebooks purchased from the old site.)

~ There are several subscription services available. You can sign up to be automatically notified when an author releases a new book, or when a new book comes out in a series. You can also subscribe to automatically have that book purchased and the download link sent to them!
Other features:
Customers Also Bought…
This feature shows customers other books purchased by people who bought each book.
Recently Viewed…
Browse all you want and make your selection without having to try to remember which books you looked at. They are all right there at the bottom of your screen and easily accessible with a simple click!

Okay, that'll do it for now. Don't forget about the contest!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hot Holiday Stories

If you're looking for some steamy romances to heat up your holidays and bring you some Christmas cheer, Ellora's Cave has a boatload of them. There are many choices in genres, lengths and authors including N.J. Walters, Jaid Black, Diana Hunter, Joey W. Hill, Ruby Storm, Lynn LaFleur and Ruth D. Kerce, to name a few. Woops, and one of mine is up there, too. Naughty & Spice is full of just that, spicy naughtiness, and it received an eCataromance Reviewers' Choice Award Nomination. So grab some sugar cookies, sip on some eggnog and go cyber shopping. C'mon, you know you wanna. :) Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Crazy Weather

10 inches!
Up here in northern Wisconsin we've been having some crazy weather. Last week, while hubby froze snow-blowing our looong driveway, I took this pic of a near 10 inches of pile-up on my deck. And speaking of pile-ups, Minneapolis had around 600 crashes the day of this storm. We have more coming tonight and tomorrow, too. It's supposed to be a messy sleet/snow mix. But that's okay, I love this time of year with the holidays and the hustle and bustle all around me. Once mid-January gets here, however, I'll be moaning, groaning and complaining, and wishing for spring. Happy Holidays, everyone. Stay safe, warm and cozy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Interviewed by Lynn LaFleur

Fabulous erotic romance author Lynn LaFleur offers a newsletter to readers with lots of fun stuff--recipes, landscape pictures, quotes, hot excerpts, prizes and interviews. She interviewed me in her December issue. It can be viewed here. She does a beautiful job of formatting and decorating her newsletter, so go take a look. Thanks for including me this month, Lynn!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Release and Newsletter with Contests

My last wip (i.e. baby) is no longer a wip--it just came out at Ellora's Cave. It's a *hawt* historical male/female erotic romance. Click the link to read more.

I just put out the newest issue of my newsletter, too. This one features fantastic erotic romance author, Lynn LaFleur with a steamy excerpt from her latest, Perfect Pleasure. Contests are in every issue, so if you haven't joined yet, go check 'er out HERE. (Adults only, please.)

Monday, December 3, 2012

New Ellora's Cave Cover

I've been moving and writing and editing and moving and writing. Did I say yet I've moved a few times recently? Or that I've been doing a lot of writing? So now that I have my excuses out of the way for not posting here recently, here's my latest...

Historical Erotic Romance
I'm totally in love with the cover--it was designed by the ever talented Syneca. The book is a sizzling historical erotic romance (M/F) set in Missouri wine country. It releases this Wednesday, December 5, at Ellora's Cave. Here's a blurb for you:

Robbing a bank wasn’t what reformed pickpocket Rachel Conroy had in mind. Yet when the lyin’ banker entangles her in one helluva financial fix, she finds herself in the bank of Diamond Bluff, Missouri, disguised as a lad and holding a gun on an unfamiliar teller. But the handsome man is so distracting she can’t keep her sex-addled brain on the task at hand—until he threatens to turn her over to the authorities to be hanged if she doesn’t return the money.

When village newcomer and winery owner Dierck Wilder mans his uncle’s small-town bank for a few fateful moments, he’s suddenly staring down the barrel of a revolver. His life veers off on a tumultuous path after he pursues the robber and uncovers a sexy diamond in the rough. Now to unearth the truth and tame Wilder’s bandit…

More books to come soon...  :o)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Apple, Amazon, Indie, and the whole E-book Thingie

This article was recently brought to my attention, so I thought I'd share it with you. This whole controversy over Apple vs Amazon vs the fate of the E-book industry and Indie publishing is so fascinating, and it has so many different angles that it can sometimes be confusing. What's your opinion? Do you have any other information to explain, support and/or discredit any of this ongoing saga? So whatcha think?  :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

More New Hot Covers

Ellora's Cave redid covers for four of my previous titles. I totally adore them all! What do you think?

Jennie In A Bottle
Me Tarzan, You Jewel

Heads Or Tails
Moonlite Mirage

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

1st in My Robin Hood Series is Free


Robin Hood, handsome bandits, sexy men in masks, free, free, free... Mmm, yum! Click on over to Ellora's Cave to take advantage of my Thieves & Lovers series promotion from now through July 15, 2012.

Book 1: A Wanton's Thief (FREE for a limited time)
Book 2: A Gypsy's Thief (Now available)
Book 3: A Witch's Thief (Now available)
Book 4: A Scoundrel's Thief (Coming late 2012)



Note: A SCOUNDREL'S THIEF will be an upcoming release in late 2012. Keep this blog or my website bookmarked, or join my newsletter for new-release information and news. 


What a great series read for the Fourth of July holiday week!

Happy 4th of July!

Have a safe, happy, colorful, and patriotic week!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Karibu Heat Reviews ~ Menage now out!

5 Stars! 
"Steamin' hot! I've never been disappointed with one of Ms. Ladley's books, and this one is no exception. Smoking hot sex, great characters, heart-tugging emotion. You'll find all of these and more in this book." ~ B. L. Woodward for Amazon reviews

4.5 Stars!
"Book me one ticket to Karibu Island please!!! Karibu Heat is one of the most amusing and arousing books I’ve read, and I read a LOT of books! Karibu Heat is the “loosely connected” sequel to Kabana Heat, and can certainly be read as a standalone book thanks to Ms. Ladley’s great insertion of back-story facts. I want to eat Jager and Keefer up. They are both such strong and fierce Alpha males with good hearts. Anjelee is such a cool cat too: sexy, hilarious and super family oriented but with an incredible wild streak... And the sex scenes…delicious! Karibu Heat packs a punch with a great story, unlikely heroine, super incredible sex and a sweet outcome that may make you “Awwwww!” out loud." ~ Silla Beaumont for Just Erotic Romance Reviews

4 Stars!
"There are lots of stories out there these days of bisexual men who want a woman to share, and gays who want a woman to share, The stories of two men wanting one woman may be titillating to female readers, but I’m not sure how realistic they are. At any rate, in Karibu Heat there’s lots of good sex, plus a HEA with the three of them once they get some pesky law-breaking problems out of the way." ~ Alberta for Manic Readers Review

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

4.5-Star Karibu Heat Review!

Karibu Heat - Contemporary Menag

Yeah, mon! Thought I'd share this great review for my new release, Karibut Heat, a contemporary menage set in Jamaica. Thanks to JERR's Silla Beaumont for taking the time to read and evaluate my work.  :)

Here's a snippet. The full review can be found at Just Erotic Romance Reviews.

4.5 Stars!
"Book me one ticket to Karibu Island please!!! Karibu Heat is one of the most amusing and arousing books I’ve read, and I read a LOT of books! Karibu Heat is the “loosely connected” sequel to Kabana Heat, and can certainly be read as a standalone book thanks to Ms. Ladley’s great insertion of back-story facts. I want to eat Jager and Keefer up. They are both such strong and fierce Alpha males with good hearts. Anjelee is such a cool cat too: sexy, hilarious and super family oriented but with an incredible wild streak... And the sex scenes…delicious! Karibu Heat packs a punch with a great story, unlikely heroine, super incredible sex and a sweet outcome that may make you “Awwwww!” out loud."


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Updated Covers

Thieves & Lovers Book 1
Sooo thrilled to show off my new covers for the first two books in my Robin Hood Thieves & Lovers series. (Thanks to talented cover artist, Dar Albert!) For now I'm leaving the old ones up in the left sidebar for comparison purposes, but I'll change them later. So whatcha think? Huge improvement, huh? P.S. Third in the series is A Witch's Thief (see sidebar), and the fourth and final book is in the works.
Thieves & Lovers Book 2

Friday, May 18, 2012

The New Me!

Just a quickie note to let you know that, first, I'm baaaack!!! And second, if you land here on my blog page, yes, you are seeing a sample of my new author design. Frustratingly Sadly, I continue to have technical issues uploading images to my server, so my old website will remain up until I pull my last hair out. Hope you like my new tropical feel. Note my awesome tagline: Sultry erotic romances... Sassy but never sweet. So whatcha think???