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Aidee Ladnier

Member 2020 (Jan1-Dec31)
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    2016 Secretary, aka Keeper of the Words Hussy
  • Birthday October 27

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  1. I can't say I'm typical because I've only pitched for the first time recently, but at the end of the pitch week I got a notice from the PI pitch chair that the editor wanted to see a partial with information on how to send it. I immediately sent that and within a week she'd requested the full. I immediately sent that and had a contract within another week. So my answer is - way faster than sending to the submission pile. I was really surprised at the fast turnaround. I think as long as you truly have your finished manuscript ready to go, this is the fastest method for getting your manuscript
  2. Oooo! I'll have to check that out. I love sex in BDSM stories, but there is something so pure about the submission when there is not! --Aidee
  3. Hi Rose, The pitch calendar is here: http://passionateink.org/forum/index.php?/topic/17869-2016-pitch-calendar-results/ I think the next pitch session (since the Loose Id just finished) is in Sept. --Aidee
  4. I'm also troubled by labeling of erotic romance as strictly BDSM. I've read some amazing books with explicit plot driven sex that are considered sexy romance and some books with no sex in them that are very obviously BDSM (Tami Veldura's Stealing Serenity comes to mind where the characters share only a kiss but lots of rope). I think good erotic romance can have BDSM but not all BDSM books are erotic. Likewise, I think erotic romance can have "vanilla" sex and be full of eroticism. But like all labels, I think this reflects the current cultural expectations. Education is needed to broaden the
  5. Looooove Mailchimp. It's really easy to use. --Aidee
  6. Hi Cameron, I and another author actually did a presentation on author websites. This is what we found when we did research (but I haven't actually taken all this advice on my site, so it's totally a do as I say not as I do). But here are some of the basic things that you'll want on a site: What should be on my website? 1. Newbie: Basics 2. Querying: Brochure 3. Contracted/Published: Full Site 1. Basics: ● Home - tagline should be in the header of this and all other pages ● Social Networking links (on every page) ● Copyright (on every page) ● Contac
  7. Yay!!! It took me years to work up to 40K. That's some amazing dedication you have.
  8. Spindrift Gifts is now out!  Yay!

  9. So excited! Looks like my first F/F science fiction story will be published soon!
  10. So I've just finished up the blog tour for my new book, The Klockwerk Kraken. Whew!

  11. {dancing around} Looks like the publisher liked my tentacle book! LOL!

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