Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm Dancing...

I just received another contract for a story called The Perfect Match. Yippee!!
Happy happy happy!
Raven
Here's a quick blurb:

The Perfect Match

By Raven Starr

Interracial Romance



Kiora Webb is a typical Pisces woman. Independent, creative, and romantic, but she just couldn’t meet the right guy. Kiora worked at a Caper’s New and Used was the perfect place for her to hide. For an early birthday present her friends treat her to a girl’s night out to Club Fusion where she meets slick talking Donovan Black. From his self-assured stance to his lame, run-down pick up lines, she dismisses him swiftly. Within days of their meeting small gifts begin to appear, each bringing them closer. Is this her perfect match or something else?

Donovan Black has never been turned down before and when beautiful Kiora Webb doesn’t fall head over heels for him, he’s crushed. Taking his failure as a game Donovan’s buddies persuade him into thinking, he could never have a decent woman like her. Donovan set out to prove them wrong. But what started out as a ploy turns into something that not neither one of them could foresee.



The Perfect Match

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hey I Blogged Today

I blogged about solo book vs anthologies. Come gimme your advice on this topic at http://romeroticawriters.blogspot.com/?zx=feb3fee1facc86d1

Hugs,
Raven

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dana Littlejohn's Blog

Ladies and Gents let's welcome Dana Littlejohn:

Hello followers of the fabulous Raven Starr!
I want to thank Raven for having me on her blog and thank you guys for taking the time to read my contribution. Today Raven and decided I would talk about what makes me tick (well, sort of). She had a few questions for me and then a few more came from those and in the end I hope you have an idea of why I do what I do…and still want to read my stuff after you know. LOL Let’s get started, shall we?
Q: Where do you get your ideas to write inter racial romance? Let me first say that when the ideas for my stories form in my brain it does not distinguish between races or color. In fact, when I begin the journey to build the main male character for a story I go people watching. Living in a major city is really good for that because we have a major airport, a large Greyhound Station, the largest library in the state and lots of college campuses. I go to different places until I see ‘him’ and then I take a mental picture of him and go home to finish building him from the inside out. I appreciate the beauty and differences in men of all races so my male characters end up from all races.
Q: Do you find that writing this genre is hard to get agent attention or build up a real following? I didn’t even know ‘inter racial’ romance was a genre. LOL I just write what my brain sees. I have several books that are not inter racial (WCP-Torrid Teasers:55, Behind the Wings and The House, Red Rose Publishing-The god’s Silver Connection, Phaze- Christmas with Holly, and Take Over Publications- Blaze’s Black Widows). As far as getting an agent goes, in the beginning most of my stories were too short to go into print so I didn’t really think about one. Now that I have 3 full length novels under my belt I don’t know if I need one, I find that I want an agent. Finding one has proving to be extremely difficult. I don’t know if it’s the competition, the genre that I write (mostly erotic romance, mostly interracial) or they just think that I suck. But never-the-less, I just keep on trying!
Q: When you ‘build’ your characters, do you start on the inside out? Yes, my characters have a life and a personality before they have a face. The circumstances they are put through while growing up and personal taste determine what their significant others will look like.
Q: How do you come up with your female leads?
Usually my female leads are usually African American (or a mixed race) women who are spunky, feisty women with some kind of issue to overcome so they can be happy with themselves and whoever they choose to be with.
Q: Once you have your characters, how does the story form? Do you know what happen from start to finish? In the forming stage my story is usually a mess. It comes to me in spurts, but by the time I piece it together I have a beginning, a middle and an end.
Q: You have written several sub-genres, how do you choose which one you will do next? Nope, no template, no chart, no pre planned ideas. LOL I am truly a fly by the seat of my pants writer. I can see a story happening before my eyes and I write what I see. I choose which story to write by who speaks the loudest to me. I just finished a short story called The Foot has Spoken (it is a foot fetish story) and have already started the next, I call it Ming Bling (it’s about a married couple who have hit a slump and what the wife does to get them out of it)
Well, I hope this little look inside my head will still have you turning the pages of my books and not running away from me screaming at the top of your lings. I had a great time, Raven, thanks again for having me.
Dana~
www.danalittlejohn.net
www.liljohndana.webs.com
www.myspace.com/liljohndana

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Another Update...

Wow, the lack of sleep is helping today. I've got an update about the Virtual blog. I'll be blogging here on my birthday, which is next Thursday. So come check me out over there.
Lots of love,
Raven

http://www.brigitsworld.blogspot.com/

Get Your Mind Right!!

Hello Red Rose fans! I'm here to drop a little of of info your way. Next Thursday is my birthday!! Yippee! At the RRP chat room, we'll be a March Birthday Bash! So, mark it down on your calendar on make sure you stop on over for the party. There will some fabulous authors from RRP, a contest or two and some great laughs to boot.
So, if you wanna party us the March babies of RRP come check us out. Even your a March baby too, swing by and tell us.

Don't let the party start without you. Jot down the info and come ring in our March birthday bash!!!
Come for the party, stay for the fun.
Hugs to all,
Raven Starr
www.redrosepublishing.com
www.ravenkstarr.com

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Updates

Hey there everyone,
Yup, I know I haven't been here for a bit and I do apologize. Do you forgive me? Hope so. All right now let's get down to business. I've I wrote two new stories The Perfect Match and Tainted Blood, they haven't found a home yet so let's keep our fingers crossed about that. But honestly, since finishing both I've had a hard time getting back into the swing of things. Yup, I admit I'm blocked! The weather is FINALLY turning around so maybe if I can see the screen through my blurry vision I can manage to type something.
I will be doing a Virtual Book Tour Blog thingy. LOL Check this out:Virtual Tour Schedule

Denyse Bridger - March 8, 2009

Jaxx Steele - March 11, 2009

Kendra Mei Chailyn - March 14, 2009

Brigit Aine - March 17, 2009

Raven Starr - March 20, 2009

Delilah K. Stephans - March 23, 2009

Kadian Tracey - March 26, 2009

Dana Littlejohn - 29, 2009

The day after my birthday..Waayyy cool! After I blog here: http://romanceblogtour.blogspot.com/ An author will be chosen to come here and blog. Please tune in for that and show them love.
Well, my friends I must bide you goodbye. May be today will be the day when I break the block.
Wow sounds like a great game. Let me think about it.
Hugs and Blessings,
Raven