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Come chat with hottie model Chris Winters!

March 14, 2008

Ever wonder where authors get their inspiration for their heroes? Do you picture a certain man in your head when you’re reading? Do you ever just want to bite those chiseled chests on the cover of our hot romances?

If so, join us Saturday, March 15 for a day of fun on the Whiskey Creek Press Torrid reader’s yahoo group as we chat about the books behind those steaming hot man covers in celebration of WCP’s 5 year anniversary!

In addition to our talented authors who will be dropping by, special guest includes model/actor Chris Winters! Chris will be on the loop from 12pm-2pm EST to chat with the authors and readers about what it’s like to BE one of those steaming hot men!

The fun starts at 10am EST on Saturday, March 15, and we hope to see you there!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wcptorridreaders

A little info on Chris Winters to whet your appetite:

Chris Winters is an American model and actor. He is known for being the Valentine’s Day guy for Dollar Tree poster ads and playing ’Michael’ in “A Haunting: Ghost Soldier” on Discovery Channel. Chris has worked with various companies and photographers throughout his career. These include Subaru, Arby’s Dollar Tree, Swimways, and other various local and national work. On the acting side, Chris has appeared in various local commercials and then earning him a few episodes on Discovery Channel’s ’F.B.I. Files’ and ’A Haunting’. He also has appeared on various independent films and major motion film such as Evan Almighty.

Chris is also a competitor in the upcoming Mr. Romance 2008, at the Romantic Times Convention, being held in Pittsburg, Pa. He was a contestant last year, although never mentioned it much to people whom he met. This will be his second year in the running and sponsored by Betweenyoursheets.com and author, Christine Feehan. The Feehan camp sponsored him last year along with Crossing Realms. He was introduced and founded by author Lisa Yvette. She led him inside the romance world and later within the competition gained some followers based on his charm and ’goofiness’.

Chris is best known for his personality, goofiness, and fairness. His modeling depicts on various emotional states and he believes in using the environment along with his own self being. “Anyone can take a good picture. However, if you use your environment along with yourself, then you have a great picture!” Living by that rule, Chris has shown again and again how great images come out, by selling a product, or an emotion, he pulls it off rather well. Chris can be found at the following locations: www.chriswinters.com, Myspace, or you can see his celebrity profile at:www.imdb.com/name/nm1952233/ .

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Chatting today at WCP Torrid group…

March 1, 2008

All, I and other Whiskey Creek Press authors will be chatting today at the WCP Torrid Readers group in celebration of WCP’s 5th anniversary! Come join us, there’ll be fun and prizes!

I’m personally giving away a $15 gift certificate to Amazon to a random poster of the day in honor of the anniversary. The group is small, so we’d love more members!

Sven, Sven, Sven!

February 29, 2008

Ok, is everyone as excited as me about Sven starting tomorrow? Granted, I’ll be hanging around the Torrid Readers Loop all day tomorrow for the kick off to the big bash, but LORD am I excited to get back to writing!

Who all is participating this time? Are you ready?

Whiskey Creek Press Anniversary Press Release!

February 28, 2008


Ebook Publisher Whiskey Creek Press Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Weekly Free Ebooks and Huge Scavenger Hunt for All Customers During March 2008

Industry leading, award-winning ebook publisher Whiskey Creek Press celebrates its fifth anniversary during March 2008 with weekly free ebooks for all customers, books on sale, a huge scavenger hunt featuring many author sites and prizes, and great new releases.

Casper, WY (PRWEB) February 28, 2008 — Come join the fun and find great books by award-winning authors as Whiskey Creek Press celebrates its Fifth Anniversary this March 2008! Free ebooks will be given away every week during March to all customers!

Our Fifth Anniversary celebration can be found at both our websites, the all-genre General Line at www.whiskeycreekpress.com and the erotic and sensual Torrid Romance Line at www.whiskeycreekpresstorrid.com. Whiskey Creek Press published its first two titles in March 2003, including The Sweetest Gift by award-winning author Janet Mills, and has since published nearly 700 titles by over 250 authors. Whiskey Creek Press has been named the Publisher of the Year by Fallen Angel Reviews and has also been named “Favorite Publisher Top Five” for three consecutive years in the annual Preditors and Editors Readers Poll.

Besides great new releases at both sites and many books on sale at big discounts, Whiskey Creek Press is giving away a different Free Ebook novel every week during March, and this free ebook is available to ALL customers. We are also sponsoring a huge Scavenger Hunt featuring dozens of WCP authors and prizes during our March Anniversary.

Here’s the schedule of Free Ebook Full Length Novels for each site, available to all customers:
WCP General Line Free Ebook Title, Dates Ebook Title Is Free (March 2008)
1) Travis Pass by Annette Snyder, Saturday March 1 through Saturday March 8
2) No Worries by Lauren N Sharman, Sunday March 9 through Saturday March 15
3) AEthereal by Christopher W Wilcox Sr, Sunday March 16 through Saturday March 22
4) No Ordinary Love by Karen Wiesner, Sunday March 23 through Monday March 31

WCP Torrid Line Free Ebook Title, Dates Ebook Title Is Free (March 2008)
1) A Wolf’s Tale by Honey Jans, Saturday March 1 through Saturday March 8
2) Hostage Moon by Emma Wildes, Sunday March 9 through Saturday March 15
3) The Love Machine by Michelle Marquis, Sunday March 16 through Saturday March 22
4) Internet Bonds: The Rebirth of Rachel by Christy Poff, Sunday March 23 through Monday March 31

A Whiskey Creek Press Anniversary Scavenger Hunt will be featured at each site in March, with a link for details on each Home Page. These Scavenger Hunts will include dozens of author sites and many great prizes and will certainly be a hunt to remember!

Whiskey Creek Press LLC is a Wyoming company and its Publisher and Executive Editor is Debra Womack. Senior Staff members include Torrid Romance Line Executive Editor Jan Janssen, General Line Senior Editor Marsha Briscoe, Torrid Romance Line Senior Editor Chere Gruver, and Review Coordinator Kate Scott. Website design and maintenance is by Diana Hatch, Wolfden Creations. You can find Whiskey Creek Press at our two great websites:
www.whiskeycreekpress.com
www.whiskeycreekpresstorrid.com

New Release! It’s All in the Jeans by Tory Richards

January 31, 2008

It’s All in the Jeans

by Tory Richards

Torrid Romance Contemporary

Rating: Sensual Romance – Sensual

Now available from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

Find out how hot it gets when you mix a sexy firefighter with a spunky redhead hell bent on driving him crazy!

Logan Knight is staying with his grandfather while recuperating from an accident that claimed the lives of his two best friends. He needs time to heal his body and his heart from the tragedy of that fire.

Libby Turner will do whatever it takes to keep her parents from placing her beloved grandmother into an assisted living facility—even masquerading as a 70-year-old woman. From the moment the two meet, sparks fly and they can’t keep their hands off each other.

Can they stick to their plan of keeping their relationship strictly sexual, or do they give in to the overwhelming love that threatens to claim their hearts?

Excerpt after the cut!

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New Release! Torrid Teasers Volume 43 by Meagan Hatfield

January 31, 2008

Torrid Teasers Volume 43: The Whole Enchilada & Lust Desserts

by Meagan Hatfield

Torrid Romance Contemporary

Rating: Sensual Romance – Sensual

Now available from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

THE WHOLE ENCHILADA:
Owning his own franchised Mexican restaurant isn’t the dream job Dale Jennings had hoped for. The rigid menu and atmosphere stifles his creativity, and it doesn’t take long before he finds himself at the taco shop across the street, enjoying the authentic cuisine of his drop-dead gorgeous business rival, Lina Sanchez. But even though her food is damn near as hot as her sun kissed body, Dale is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his success. Especially not some California girl’s enchiladas.

LUST DESSERTS:
As her best friend Lina puts it, Samantha Logan needs to get laid. Coming off a bad relationship, Sam is not eager to jump on the commitment bandwagon. But when a edibly handsome stranger catches her attention at the local bar, Sam can’t deny the intense attraction, and decides to give into the moment and satisfy her unfulfilled desires.

Excerpt after the cut!

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Changes at Whiskey Creek Press

January 1, 2008

From January Whiskey Creek Press Newsletters:

The Winds of Change

Happy New Year! As we ring in what will hopefully be a great 2008, we can’t help but think back on 2007. We thank all our authors, readers, and staff for making 2007 the best year yet for Whiskey Creek Press as a company! We’ve come a long way since 2003 when we started, and it’s because of all your hard work and readership!

However, as one year comes to end, so starts another one, and it’s time to put the past behind us and look to the future. Whiskey Creek is taking this new year to heart and changing a few things which we hope will better the company. A lot of things have happened which affect both the General and Torrid lines of Whiskey Creek Press, so this month the articles for the General newsletter and the Torrid ones are the same. But don’t forget to check out our two very different spotlights for each if you are one who reads both newsletters! We have a fabulous General Line article by Sue Perkins on writing fantasy, and for the Torrid line Beth Kery delves into her New Year Resolutions and the fears that authors face.

Alrighty, so onto the many changes with which we’re ringing in 2008. First and foremost, our author contracts have changed. Starting with all newly signed contracts, Whiskey Creek is now directly picking up the printer set-up fee for print books. Authors will not be paying a dime to have their books published – instead, the money will be flowing to the author. This is a big change, and one that we hope will benefit all current and future authors who choose to publish with Whiskey Creek Press. The contract has also changed from a two-year term to a three-year term, allowing more time for both WCP and the author to promote the work and for readers to buy it!

And okay, that’s all great, super really, but what do we have for the readers? Well, starting this month all new releases are available in four formats! We’ve added both the LIT and the MOBI formats! This is great for you all, because it gives you more choices in your format. If you have an ereader that prefers LIT, now you can get that format directly without having to convert from HTML! And yup, of course we’re keeping our ever-popular PDF and HTML formats. We are currently working on converting our backlist to eventually offer all four formats for all WCP books, but that’s going to take a lot of time and effort! Look for those formats for older releases in the coming months!

The addition of the MOBI format also means that we’re going to be available on Amazon’s Kindle! Our newer books will be available there first, but again, we hope to offer our whole backlist for the Kindle eventually. We’re trying to get Whiskey Creek books out in as many ways as you want them!

There are just so many things going on at Whiskey Creek Press, this just keeps on going! Are you tired yet? The next big thing, which you’ll be hearing about for the next coming months, is our five year birthday! This is a big deal, as five years in the epublishing world is a huge accomplishment. We will be celebrating the whole month, and yes, that includes when people are off to EPICON too! We’ll keep a few people around to make sure the rest of us stay amused! We’re going to have scavenger hunts, games, special guests, loop chats, night chats, day chats, and prizes, prizes, and MORE PRIZES!

But to participate, you’ll need to be a member of our reader loops! Have you joined yet? You can click here for our Torrid Readers Group, and click here for our General Line Readers Group. And hey – the party’s going to be going on at BOTH GROUPS! And we’ll be giving away some big hints starting in February, so make sure you’re listed before then for all the juicy details!

Here’s wishing you a happy and prosperous new year in everything you do!

~Whiskey Creek Press Senior Staff~

If you’d like to receive the Whiskey Creek Press newsletters (a once a month post, not a discussion group), you can subscribe by sending an e-mail to WCPnewsletters-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

New Release! Tricked Truths by Beth Kery

December 31, 2007

Tricked Truths

by Beth Kery

Torrid Romance Contemporary

Rating: Erotic Romance – Explicit

Now available from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

Grace Jamison had left the little town of Everly twelve years ago with her son and vowed never to return. But in order to move on with her future, she finds she has to return to her hometown and fix the wrongs of the past—starting with the only man who had ever had the power to hurt her.

The last person Trick Burnett wanted to see on West End property was his adulterous one time mother-in-law—the woman responsible for his father’s murder. Too bad his body seemed to have a mind of its own where Grace was concerned.

Trick hated secrets and Grace was a walking cache of them. He wasn’t above committing sexual blackmail in order to trick the truth from her time and again. Her sweet responsiveness always left him hungry for more until the mere revelation of her dark secrets was no longer enough. He couldn’t rest until he had everything from her—mind, body and soul.

Excerpt after the cut!

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I’m back!

October 18, 2007

I’ll admit, I’ve been a serious slacker on this blog, and I apologize. Life is really kicking my bottom! The day job is getting crazier, editing has picked up like crazy, and all the other things I do for Whiskey Creek Press just keep escalating. I’ve started working with a personal trainer at the gym to keep motivated and get in shape, so that’s pretty much every day (but lord, the energy I have now!). I’ve driven down south two weekends in a row (ugh), and have various family outings and activities pretty much every weekend until January.

So, what have I done now? I’ve joined the 70 Days of Sweat again. *smacks forehead* What am I thinking? I don’t have time to write!

And that is why I joined! Because I need to make time to write! I haven’t touched my MS in like two months, one because I was having that mental dilemma over erotic vs. hot (I decided to stay with erotic for now), but also because I have so much going on in the fall.

 Well, NO EXCUSES anymore for me! I will write, and I will make time for it! If I need Ms. Lauren Dane pinging me all the time since she’s now a cool sponsor and all to keep me motivated, ok! If I need to kick Marissa’s butt so she’ll kick mine and we can keep ourselves on track, ok!

So watch out, Sven, because although I have no time this week, this weekend starts it all for me again!

Oh, and as a side note, CONGRATULATIONS to one of my WCPT authors, Beth Kery, for signing with the Bradford Literary Agency! Laura is Marissa’s (and many other noteworthy authors’) agent, and she got another gem when she signed you! While I know it means fewer works with WCP, I can’t wait to see you in the big time! Woot!

The One Where Kate Comes Up For Air

October 2, 2007

Oh, I miss Friends.

So, dear lord, life has been crazy. Yesterday was the first of the month, which meant new releases were out at Whiskey Creek Press and Whiskey Creek Press Torrid. Wheeee! None of my authors had books release this month, so I didn’t have anything extra (thank freakin’ god), but I was still busy.

My father had heart surgery Friday to get a pacemaker. The lead fell out – they had to reopen him and fix it. Sewed him all back up all nice-like, then the lead fell out again. So Monday they had to open him AGAIN and fix it. Woo.

Meanwhile hubby and I thought it would be SO NICE if we fixed up my parents’ bathroom while Dad was in the hospital! Think house built in the 70’s which has NEVER been updated (including nice bright orange carpet – which is now a brown/orange carpet). This means big plumbing issues. BIG. And hubby is not a plumber. So he fixed it all up real nice – and another leak started. It rains in their basement when the shower’s on now. Previously it was apparently only raining in the wall. Not good, but undetectable to the naked eye.

So, it was a crazy, crazy weekend followed by a crazy first two days of the month.

And now I can breathe. And wonder why no one reminded me that I had a contest running! Geez Louise! I’ll have to go back to the post after this and pick a winner! Woot!

And tomorrow I get to see Lori! Yay! She’s on a business trip in Boston, so we’re doing dinner and drinks tomorrow night. I haven’t seen her since the Lori Foster event two years ago! About time for a reunion, I’d say. 🙂

What have you all been up to? Been pretty silent for a while, from what I can tell from not checking. 😛