Sunday, October 28, 2012

Blissfully Taken...The Fourth of the Blissful Series by Red Phoenix

Blissfully Taken now available on Amazon  Barnes and Noble, and  Smashwords!

The journey of Dan, Jenny and Ryan began with Blissfully Snowbound. A delicious fantasy of mine ~ a terrible blizzard forces two potential lovers together. That single novel soon had a sequel, because fans needed to know more about the passionate couple.

I took the story in a different direction with Blissfully in Love as the three developed a legitimate ménage a trois. The limitless possibilities of two men loving one woman opened an entirely new world for the three.

Despite the intense love both men have for Jenny, jealousy began to crack the edges of their ménage. In Blissfully Broken, gasoline was added to the fire by a vengeful ex, causing a fundamental change in their ménage.

That's where Blissfully Taken begins. This book has been both delicious and difficult to write. Hearts will be challenged in this blissful finale of the Dan, Jenny, and Ryan saga.

Blissfully Taken:

Dan, Jenny, and Ryan face an emotional crossroads. The special bond they share is tested by the upcoming wedding. To make matters worse, Kelly is hell-bent on destroying her former best friend at any cost. The climax to this poignant journey of passion, love, and friendship will end where it all began...

Blissfully Taken (the final of the Blissful series) is infused with a pinch of heartache and a whole lot of lusty passion. A novella to be savored again and again.

Adult Material (18+)

Warning: This book contains sexually explicit content and scenes that some readers may find objectionable. 
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blissfully Taken: A Little Tease by Red Phoenix

Cover by CopperLynn
Blissfully Taken is coming out the end of October (next week)! If you know me, then you know that I love to tease. Fortunately, my fans like to tease right back.

In anticipation of the finale, I thought I would pass on the hot pics Marla Thalassinou created to go along with lines from the upcoming book.

* FYI, every new release I send out quotes on my FB page and Twitter account to torment and delight my fans. I'm such a naughty little chick. ;)

Come join in the torture! Red Phoenix FB Page and/or RedPhoenix69 Twitter


























I will announce the release of Blissfully Taken next week. Expect to see it before October 31st on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords.  


Be prepared to be swept away!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Some of My Favorite Things: Red Phoenix

Notice the book cover! Created by Brandi  Rohr-Sandlin
My Fans Are My Joy!

If you are not part of my FaceBook, Twitter, or Website community, you are missing out, my friend. An incredible group of people have gathered together. Each day is filled with laughter, encouragement, and tears of joy.

It has become a favorite addiction of mine. I love the support this community gives each other, and I delight in the things they create and share!

I wanted to share some of my favorite things:

Club Red is having a pumpkin contest - "A Red Phoenix themed pumpkin contest. Its October and I love HALLOWEEN! and carving and/or decorating pumpkins. How naughty or sexy can you make your pumpkin without tipping your neighbors off to your kink? Maybe just carve a Phoenix or a pair of heals maybe put a collar on your pumpkin or a flogger... maybe a wolf or a vampire... Red has plenty of ideas in her books that we could use to make some nice naughty pumpkins ... so how about it... carve or decorate a Red Phoenix pumpkin and snap a pic and upload it to the pumpkin folder. You have until HALLOWEEN NIGHT to get them in. If you don't celebrate Halloween where you live and/or cant get a pumpkin you can draw one or use some other fruit or veggie."

*Club Red is a private group because of its adult themes. You will need to ask for permission to join.


Sensual Lovers Anonymous for Red Phoenix shared one of the hottest video shorts I have seen.  Let me set up the scene - A loving couple, a knee, white panties, a strong hand, and a moist little kitten. 


*Sensual Lovers Anonymous is a private group because of its adult themes. You will need to ask for permission to join.


Everything Brie, another fan based FB page has a poem, The Oral Caress by Robert W. Birch, that will delight your senses and give you confidence that sexy, devoted and very masculine men still exist. Fun discussions on that site, just make sure you have read the entire Brie series because there WILL be spoilers.


*Everything Brie is a private group because of its adult themes. You will need to ask for permission to join.
Sexy pic created by Marla Thalassinou
 
On my own FB page, we joke around a lot. Someone mentioned how normal words and conversations take on a different meaning after reading Brie. One such discussion mentioned that subbing in public schools seems a little more naughty these days. In honor of that, a hot, sexy pic was created.

I used to be a teacher, but trust me, subbing was never like this! ;)

*My Facebook page is open to the public. We may get a little raunchy, but nothing over PG - 13.

 
RedPhoenix69.com gives you two ways to join in the community. One is the forum, where you can discuss all the Red Phoenix books, ask questions of the author (that's me!) or post sexy pics. There is also 24/7 chat available (green bubble on the first page of the website). You can talk real-time to other fans and sometimes I jump on just for fun of it. A new favorite pastime of mine!

* RedPhoenix69.com is a mature website, meant for those 18 and older.

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

How to Get the Word Out About Your Favorite Books

A Simple & Anonymous Way to Help Promote Your Favorite Books   

If you want to let others know about a great book that isn't getting a lot of attention, one effective way is to click on the tags found on the Amazon website.  Anyone can do it - you do NOT have to own a Kindle. Where are these tags? When you look up a book on Amazon, scroll down. The tags are after "More About the Author", right under "What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?"

They are titled appropriately: Tags Customers Associate with This Product
(I've provided a screen shot for those who are visual like me)


 * Don't you dare make fun of my arrows!

The big red arrow is pointing to the tags and the small blue arrow is pointing to where you can add additional tags. (You are allowed up to 15 tags per book.)

Tags should be associated with the book or storyline. In Brie Lives Her Fantasy some tags might be role playing, explicit erotica, BDSM, warrior fantasy, red phoenix, etc. It is important that the tags go with the story. BTW, if you see the "delete" tag, that is a not so nice way of saying the book sucked. Don't click on that unless you agree.

By clicking on and creating tags, you are helping others find that book when they search using those words. Be specific and accurate.


It is a simple and effective way to spread the word about your favorite books & Indies!   

Final Brie Books by Red Phoenix Up on Barnes & Noble

Nookies Can Now Read the End of the Brie Series!

I am happy to announce that the last two books of Brie have finally gone live on Barnes and Noble. For whatever reason, Smashwords and B&N were unable to coordinate getting novels published in a timely manner. I have watched my fans suffer as they waited sometimes more than a month to see the next novellete. 

Brie Surrenders to His Will (Brie, #8)
Brie Bows to Her Master (Brie, #9)

 
Sensual Erotica: The Erotica Story of Amy and Troy

I took matters into my own hands and now will be publishing directly to them. It is another tedious step for me as an indie (each online site has its specific requirements and all are different), but you Nookies are worth it! :)

I have also published the collection of short stories: Sensual Erotica, The Erotic Love Story of Amy and Troy on B&N as well. Now you are up to day with all of my books - all 33! :)


So sit back, grab a little brie & wine and enjoy the ride. It gets a little bumpy!


* Apple people, I am sorry I cannot self-publish on iTunes, I must go through a publisher. Hopefully number #9 shows up there soon. If you can't wait, you can upload a file for your device on Smashwords.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Introducing RedPhoenix69.com


Introducing Author Red Phoenix's Sexy Little Website - RedPhoenix69.com

I am a very lucky person to have a ton of talented friends/fans who want to see Brie Bennett and all of my other sexy characters succeed. My good friend, Anita Williams, offered to create a website for Red Phoenix. * For Mature Audiences Only 18+

There you will find all of my books with delicious quotes from each story (fan generated), Brie and Red Phoenix merchandise, a Brie Countdown Clock, and different ways to contact me - including my snail mail address. I love letters!

But That's Not All

There is also a FORUM where you can ask questions and talk to other fans. Fan CopperLynn is heading the forum, and CMNMOM68 is helping to moderate. A special feature of the forum is a section dedicated to sexy pics inspired by the different series. Why not include one of your own?

You will also notice a little green jumpy guy in the right hand corner of the first page. That is for live chats with the author to be scheduled at a future date.

As a special bonus, there are different headers for each of the pages. I figure a little erotic eye candy can't hurt. ;)

So please check out RedPhoenix69.com and join the party!



Would love to hear what you think and any thoughts on how to make the site even better.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fan Songs That Enchance Brie By Red Phoenix

Fans Share Their Songs For the Brie Series

After I added the songs I listened to as I wrote the Brie Series, I asked fans to share songs that they felt spoke to characters or scenes. I have been delighted and impressed what they have shared with me. Here is a sample of their additions.

Possible Spoilers ~ listen at your own risk!

For Brie:

Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up--Brie to her Dom 



Christina Perri - A Thousand Years--Brie singing as she hands over the collar  

For Faelan:

Alex Clare - Damn Your Eyes--Perfect song for Faelan

Wicked Game - Stone Sour--Faelan's theme song at the end

For Sir:

Christina Perri - Arms--Sir singing to Brie

OneRepublic - Say (All I Need)--Sir's Theme song

For Mary:

Garbage - Stupid Girl--Theme song for Mary

For Marquis:

Something For the Pain Red Light King  - Marquis for Mary

For Tono:

Thomas Tallis - Spem In Alium--Brie's 1st sesssion with Tono
  
If you are looking for a playlist, check out this link: Brie Playlist 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Songs That Enhance the Brie Experience ~ Red Phoenix

Like most authors, I listen to music as I write and am inspired by certain tunes. I thought fans of the Brie Series might enjoy hearing the songs I listened to while creating her story, and what each piece meant to me.

 

Surprisingly, up until Brie #5, I didn't really rely on particular tunes - and then came Brie Practices Her Oral Skills and the music began to have its influence...

 

 

Promises by Nero speaks to Brie's angst.
She loves Sir and thinks if she can just wait it out they will be together, but their situation is unraveling her young heart.


I totally fell in love with the song Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. This was the song I used when I wrote the scenes with Tono Nosaka. 
He is falling hard for Brie, but showing great restraint.


When I heard Spectrum by Zedd I got chills. This song speaks to Sir's inner struggle concerning Brie.
As Headmaster of the training center, he is forced to abide by the rules of the institution even though he is irresistibly drawn to her.


 I sought out a song for Faelan and found it in You are Mine by Mute Math. 
He is captivated the moment Brie falls in his arms. He is naturally talented, but unaware of his calling until the right person happens along...


Of course there are some hot scenes in Brie, so I often enjoyed the naughtiness of Adam Lambert's For Your Entertainment. You might think this belongs to Marquis Gray but he does not just play, he teaches. ;)
This song is just wicked fun!


The song Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova moved me to tears. This melody carried me away as I wrote the last scene of Brie. 
The moment she makes her final choice.


Finally, when the story was finished one of my fans shared a song
 that fully expresses the emotion at of the ending. 
(Thanks Marla)


Were there songs that called to you as you read Brie? If so, please share in the comments below!
(No spoilers please) 
 ~ Red Phoenix








Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Warning to Indie Authors

Many Companies Want to Take Advantage of Indies

If you are lucky, talented, and/or hardworking you can make a living as an indie author. Right now, because of the eBook explosion, writers who struggled to find a publisher in the past can offer their work to readers. The "big business" of writing has been circumvented. Now readers decide what they like and don't like.

However, there is a money element to it. Companies see the money going to individuals and want a piece of the action. With my last book, Brie Bows to Her Master, I gave out the book for 99 cents for three days as a thank you to my fans before increasing the price. I went online and changed the list price on Amazon to 2.99 knowing that I would get 70% royalties instead of 35% (Amazon's incentive to price higher). That is a huge difference and the reason you see so many eBooks priced 2.99 or more.

What I didn't realize is that Amazon has a box you must check to receive 70%. Trust me, if you price under 2.99 the royalties default to 35%. However, if you increase the price the percentage of royalties suddenly becomes a "choice". Why would any author CHOOSE the lower percentage of royalties? It makes no sense. When I alerted Amazon, I was told they could not reimburse me for the income lost. I am positive I am not the only one who has made this mistake and did not get the incentive they were promised.

Okay, lesson learned.

For all indie authors out there - CHECK THE BOX!