Stanno arrivando i libri gialli di Chase in italiano

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Alla fine mi sono decisa: dopo tante, tantissime (e di questo ne sono lusingata!) lamentele provenienti dall’Italia – e non solo – i libri gialli di Chase saranno tradotti in italiano.
All’inizio non ne ero molto convinta; ho provato a tradurli da sola dall’inglese all’italiano e il risultato è stato davvero mediocre.
Alla fine, a salvare le sorti italiane di Chase è arrivata Chiara Urbani, amica di lunghissima data e già conosciuta negli spazi internettiani tricolori per essere anch’essa una scrittrice e traduttrice.

Ecco qualche risposta alle tante domande sui prossimi libri gialli della serie di Chase che ho ricevuto su Facebook.

Quando

In moltissimi mi hanno chiesto quando sarà la data di pubblicazione ufficiale, ma non ho ancora deciso. Tutto quello che posso dire per ora è che io e Chiara siamo nel bel mezzo della fase di post-editing dopo la traduzione, per cui non dovrebbe mancare molto. Non mi piace dichiarare una data per poi non poter mantenere la promessa: ho tantissima carne al fuoco al momento (tra cui l’episodio numero 3 della Murder Mystery series) per cui debbo davvero incastrare alla perfezione tutte le date per dare il giusto peso al lancio dei libri gialli in Italia.

Cosa

Qualcuno mi ha anche domandato quale sarà la serie che verrà tradotta prima. Sul piatto io e Chiara abbiamo i Cutting Right to the Chase – tutti e tre i volumi.
I racconti più lunghi occorrono più tempo, sia per la traduzione che per l’editing, per cui ho pensato di dare ai lettori italiani il tempo di conoscere Chase e Tursenia con i racconti brevi, mentre noi friggiamo i pesci grossi!

Dove

Inizialmente avevo pensato di dare l’esclusiva, come per la versione inglese, ad Amazon. Tuttavia, molti lettori che mi hanno espressamente chiesto la versione italiana di Chase possiedono e-reader diversi dal Kindle e acquistano altrove rispetto ad Amazon (Google Libri, iStore, Nook, Kobo etc).
Quindi, in definitiva, i libri gialli in italiano appariranno verosimilmente ovunque nel mercato italiano dei libri online.

Copertine

Squadra che vince non si cambia! Alessandro Burelli firma anche le copertine ‘italiane’ dei libri di Chase.
Quella che vedete nell’immagine, però, non fa parte della rosa delle copertine!

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A journey into the Erotica genre with Blakely Bennet

People think the erotica genre is dirty and with no soul. Are we sure we’re not confusing it with porn? Erotica author Blakely Bennet helps me clarify the misunderstanding.

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I have to admit it: I’ve always been skeptical about erotica literature until I met some of my fellow authors who write erotica. There are a lot of misconception about erotica genre that I’d like to clarify. I asked erotica author Blakely Bennet to answer some of my questions. Here they are.

You write erotica novels. How did you decide to write erotica rather than a “traditional” love story?

I didn’t really plan on what I was going to write but felt, initially, there was a story that needed to be told, and I didn’t want to limit what it might include. I love romance and erotica novels so it’s not too surprising I would choose to write in those genres.

If you had to describe the erotica genre, what adjectives would you pick?

I don’t feel I write in the traditional genre so I’m going to answer this question in regards to my books: depth, intrigue, steamy, sexual, real storyline, love and chemistry, lots and lots of chemistry and lots of yummy sex too.

Do you think that the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon has changed the way of conceiving the erotica genre? In a good or in a bad way?

Yes, I do and in a bad way actually. People seem to assume that 50 Shades is the standard and it’s not. Readers also seem to assume that all erotica is romance and that too isn’t correct. I’ve run into readers starting the My Body Trilogy and expecting a romance, which it is not until the last book of the trilogy.

What would you say to a reader who’s skeptical about your literary genre? I know there are people who think erotica is porn.

I’d say to give it a try and find out for yourself. To me the difference between porn and erotica has to with the storyline. Porn doesn’t really need/have in-depth characters or plot. Great erotica does. Well-written erotica is fiction at its best with more graphic and steamy sex scenes that are pertinent and move the story forward.

I write mystery novels and detective stories. There’s not much space for romance and intense love stories in a crime story. This is good to me as I really can’t write anything vaguely romantic. Any advices for me?

Get connected with what turns you on, what fun flirting looks like for you, and what great sex feels like. Once you connect with those feelings and emotions, you should be able to put them on the page.

Do you want to highlight some of your books for me? Which one would you suggest to me?

I’m super excited about my latest novel, Blue Persuasion, which is erotic romance. It’s the third book in the Bound by Your Love series (Stuck in Between (1) & Bittersweet Deceit (2)) but can be read as a standalone. I’m very proud of “Blue” and feel it’s my best writing to date.

Here is the blurb:

Judy, dubbed Blue by her friends, is a voluptuous thirty-one year old woman longing for a love of her own. Even more frustrating than her dissatisfaction with her work and the unwanted attention her body garners is always coming in second with the opposite sex.

Bond, her best friend and lover, helps Blue stay sane and sexually satisfied, but she knows her place. Their secret relationship leaves Blue hungry to have a man she can call her own.

When she finally succumbs to Cat’s artful needle for her first tattoo, she crosses paths with Tate. The towering, tattooed, motorcycle riding, American Indian fires off all her warnings signs, but she finds herself drawn to him against her own self-preservation.

Thankfully, Blue’s close-knit group of friends help to keep her grounded, as does the women’s group she attends weekly, but she still finds herself wanting and needing more.

Will Blue ever find the love she needs and deserves or will she forever come in second? Read her sexy story of friendship and love to find out.”

Find Blakely on:

website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | AUTHORSdB | Riffle

Where to buy Blakely’s books:

Amazon |Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | iTunes

Do you have any other questions about erotica? If so, please leave a comment below or fill out my Writing/Reading Q&A under the Reading tab.

[Blog Tour] Before Time book promo by Xuanira J.

Today I’m very happy to host the launch of Xuanira J’s first long length novel Before Time, a tragic romance I thoroughly enjoyed.

Before Time tragic romance book ebook by xuanira jI’ve been asked by my friend Xuanira if it was OK for me to host a stop of her Before Time’s blog tour promo. As a fellow author and having read and reviewed Before Time, I obviously couldn’t say no.
Published last November 2014 and available in ebook and paperback, Before Time has been defined by its creator Xuanira as a tragic romance. I can totally agree with this definition: the story is gripping and scattered with dramatic turns of events. 

Blurb

His eyes told her what his tongue could not.
Nineteen-year-old Onaiza Shahid is a loner and a dreamer, bookish and socially isolated. A chance ramble into chatting software changes everything. The words of a stranger compel her. Addicted and falling fast, their secret love changes her life. But will the idealistic teenager get her happily ever after?

Before Time is the first volume of The Time Trilogy, so this is a good excuse to grab it and give it a go. Here is a quick excerpt, go check it out and find out if Before Time might be your cup of tea.

Impassioned: I don’t have the strength to stay away from you anymore.
ME: Then don’t!
Impassioned: How different a feeling it is to stay on the main stream and then say it here.
ME: Of course. On the main stream, I just thought it was chatter without any meaning.
Impassioned: It was never mere chat, and still isn’t. Only you understood it now.
I smiled.
ME: Yes, I guess so.
Impassioned: Onaiza!
ME: Yes?
Impassioned: Asher!
Oh!! He was finally telling me his name. Wow! Just wow!
ME: Nice to meet your, Asher.

You can find Before Time on: Amazon / Smashwords / Itunes / Kobo / Goodreads

About the author

Xunaira J., before time, indie author, self publishing, romance genreAs a thirteen year old teenager, Xunaira J. aspired to be an author someday. From short stories to novellas, she has written them all but as an adult now, she has published two short stories and is now aiming to publish her first Novel, Before Time. Xunaira resides in Islamabad, Pakistan and enjoys a hot cup of cappuccino, a good romance novel and her favorite music from the 80’s. Apart from that, when she’s not working on her current literary project, she loves developing mobile applications and studies as a software engineer.

 Find Xuanira around:

Blog / Facebook / Twitter / GoodreadsPinterest

[ASMSG Blog Hop] A little bit about me on writing

Pull the trigger on writingMy fellow author Dab Ten involved me into an interesting blog hop. It consists of replying to four questions about myself on writing and pass the baton to someone else who I liked as an author/blogger.

Here are my questions/replies. My victims, as Dab addressed, to follow.

  1. What am I working on?
    I’m working on the latest details of Pull The Trigger, the first long length novel of the Chase Williams detective story series.
    Simultaneously I am also on writing the third volume of my successful Cutting Right to the Chase collection of short stories – Here are the Vol.1 and the Vol.2.
    I am also planning to translate them in Italian, which apparently sounds a good market to me as well – we will see.
    Last but not least, the preliminary plot of my third novel is taking shape.I don’t have time to get bored, let’s say.
  2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
    Anything and everything. I try to stick on the traditional idealtype of the mystery/crime/cozy stories, with murderers who often are not professional killers, a bit of suspense and a main character with some unresolved issues (Yes, Chase has some unresolved issues).
    The Italian location and the way my main character Chase Williams – a young former Scotland Yard detective – deals with the Italian habits make the difference. Along my books you can discover the true spirit of the Italian life, with a hint of British humour.
  3. Why do I write what I do?
    I’ve always been a snooper, ever since I was a kid. I liked creating stories and seeing the murder and crime side of the everyday life. My school mates used to say I was a bit creepy… should I blame them?
    On the other hand, my colleagues keep saying me that I should apply for a real detective career here in the UK. LOL.
    Concerning the location and the character I involve in my stories, it’s something I belong to, so I could not write otherwise. I lived in Italy for 27 years, it’s the place in the world I know better. On the other hand, I’ve always loved the English culture and picturing my main character as a Londoner is the best tribute I could pay to the country that is currently hosting me.
  4. How does my writing process work?
    It depends. I usually start planning my plot(s) from a key idea: why someone would kill somebody else in some specific place? What happened before? Is it something that can also involve Chase’s personal life or trigger some of his weak points?
    The first questions sound a bit Clue-ish, I know.
    After solving these points, I run some technical researches, such as an in depth study of the target shooting guns and rifles. I did that for Pull The Trigger, I learnt a lot of stuff thanks to that – and plus, now I have my personal weapon consultant!Afterwards it comes the real on writing session, which may last even some months (depending on the length of the stories, for the Cutting Right to the Chase series it usually lasts just some weeks).Before sending everything to my trusted editor, I review and re-write the story at least three or four times.
    The Kindle is always next to me during this last passage: I read what I’ve just written on it as it’s easier to me to detect any plot fails and typos.

I really love what I do. I mean, if it was for me I would always be on writing and studying new things and new ways to end up people – but only on fiction!
I hope that my readers love my characters as much as I do.

Here we are. Time for new selected bloggers/authors who will carry on the blog hop!
And the winners are:

JUNE LORRAINE ROBERTS

June Lorraine Roberts on writingFreelance Journalist, Murder in Common Blogger & Crime Fiction Addict, Friends and Family Centric, Traveller, Pub Lover.
I met her on Twitter – I was looking for some crime fiction reader and I stumbled upon here.
I immediately liked her Murder in Common Blog and we started chatting here and there on social media about… guess what?
When I asked her to join the blog hop, she said: “Does this apply to me as I haven’t written book/stories, but just blog postings?”
I said: “I mean, writing is writing, whether is blogging or writing fiction”.
Well, June blogs about crime fiction (by now. About writing a novel… who never knows) and she does it pretty well.

RITA CARLA FRANCESCA MONTICELLI

rita carla francesca monticelli on writingShe’s one of the most successful indie author in Italy.
She published a brilliant sci-fi saga set in Mars, Deserto Rosso, and now she’s ready to market it also worldwide (she translated her saga in English, so fasten your seat belts, peeps).
Her background is mainly scientific and also her passions are… scientific, somehow. She loves looking the sky and she published wonderful pictures of the sky and the stars on social media.
When she’s not at the computer tailoring some sci-fi thriller for us, you can easily find her on a cruise somewhere. She likes travelling a lot.

As you can see, I took two blond ladies. Chase would be proud of my double choice!

[Guest post] 30 things I learnt from books / 30 cose che ho imparato dai libri

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30 things I learnt in 30 years of booksDailyPinner’s Jubilee (CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATE SCHEDULE) is not only about interviews and interesting people hosted here… it’s also being hosted in other websites and blogs to talk about bookish things and being thirty.

With my great honoured I’ve been hosted again on Carla Monticelli’s blog, an Italian sci-fi besteller with her awesome Deserto Rosso saga – which will be soon released also in English, so stay tuned.

For Carla’s blog I wanted to merge the book topic with my thirty birthday one, making a list of thirty things I learnt from books along my thirty years of reading and writing.
Some are pretty obvious, but something else aren’t… so fast your seatbelt and CLICK ON CARLA’S BLOG!

“30 things I learnt in 30 years of books” is also featured on The Fussy Librarian blog! SOOO COOL!


Il mio Giubileo (CLICCA QUI PER IL PROGRAMMA AGGIORNATO) non è solo interviste e persone interessanti che ospito qui… per me significa anche essere ospitata in siti web e blog dove posso parlare di libri e dell’avere trent’anni.

Sono molto orgogliosa di essere nuovamente ospite nel blog di Carla Monticelli, besteller italiana di fantascienza con la sua saga “Deserto Rosso”.

Stavolta, per il blog di Carla ho preparato qualcosa che sposi l’argomento libri con quello dell’avere trent’anni: ho fatto una lista delle cose che ho imparato dai libri in trent’anni di letture e… scritture.

Alcune cose sono abbastanza ovvie e tutti si possono rivedere in loro, ma certe altre… allacciati le cinture e VAI SUL BLOG DI CARLA!

La versione inglese di “30 cose che ho imparato in 30 anni di libri” (“30 things I learnt in 30 years of books”) è presente anche nel blasonato blog di The Fussy Librarian!

Photo credit by Steven Harris