Ebook Freebie For YOU On My Birthday/Anniversary.

photo (4)I’m celebrating my 39th birthday and my 2nd year as a published author. Same as last year around this time, Sleepy Willow’s Bonded Soul (The Narcoleptic Vampire Series, Vol. 1)  will be FREE on Kindle for 5 days. Anyone interested can download it from 9/26/13 to 9/30/13. Be sure to share this info with your reading buddies, especially if they enjoy erotic paranormal/fantasy books.

What can you expect from this book? Interracial relationships, taboo sex, an abundance of profanity, diverse characters, dark humor, character-driven first person narrative, gore, violence, an unbiased examination of religious and spiritual concepts, and glimpses into my warped imagination. It’s not for the squeamish or easily offended. So beware.

Synopsis: Ever since vampirism became illegal, the undead have been hunted to near-extinction. So Willow has to watch her back to make sure no one finds out what she is. And that’s not easy considering she’s a vampire with narcolepsy. Predator can become prey at any moment, especially with the skillful Vampire Extermination Team (VET) on the job.

Hoping to blend in with the nightlife, Willow takes advantage of being an animated corpse by performing for necrophiliacs at premiere fetish club Hades. Here, she discovers colleagues with other supernatural secrets. She’s also unexpectedly drawn to Remi, her most loyal fan, despite his deviant sexual nature and personality disorder. But succumbing to her lust is not a good idea since her maistre vampire forbids it.

Now Willow has to outsmart VET agents, escape bounty hunters, and find a cure for narcolepsy…or vampirism. And she’s got to break the bond with her maistre, no matter how powerful and unrelenting he is. 

Most importantly, can she stay awake long enough to do any of it?

Be sure to download your copy between 9/26/13 and 9/30/13, and share this info with anyone you think can handle it. 😀

New Sleepy Willow's Bonded Soul Cover

FYI: The lovely cover model is my pal, Jaies Baptiste. You can read her interview here.

*The selfie photo is the first of its kind. My mother wanted to know what I was wearing on Thursday night before I went to hang out with some local vamps (I’ll give you deets later), so I sent her this pic. I thought…what the hell. Might as well share it with the world. You only turn 39 once.*

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Free Dark Comedy Ebook–HOW TO HAVE A PERFECT MARRIAGE.

As promised, my dark comedy novelette (10k words) will be free for 5 days. So download your Kindle copy of HOW TO HAVE A PERFECT MARRIAGE from 3-19-13 through 3-23-13.

How To Have A Perfect Marriage Novelette Cover

Synopsis: Penola and Lennon have the perfect marriage because they follow twenty rules that ensure marital bliss. Controversial fiction author, Dicey Grenor, has released these rules so that couples everywhere can benefit from them. In case you’re wondering—hell yeah, it’s fiction…just like the “perfect” marriage. Fans of Dicey’s work will enjoy this novelette’s explosive combination of nonfiction and dark humor. New-to-Dicey readers will need to buckle up for this tongue-in-cheek ride and expect the unexpected.
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Why would I give my work away for free? Read my answer here. Bottom line–I hope you’ll enjoy it and tell someone else about it. Happy Reading!

Free Ebook To YOU For My Birthday/Anniversary!

I’m doing some celebrating this week. Why?  Because:

1) It’s been one year since I published my first book,

AND

2) My 38th birthday is in five days.

What I have to show for the last year is more gray hair around my temples, thirty pounds of weight loss, and a total of three published books. I’m nowhere near where I’d like to be in life, but I’m further than I was this time last year. And MUCH further than I would have been had I not stepped outside my comfort zone and ventured into publishing my labors of love.

I assure you taking the risks I have has not been easy. Balancing my roles as a wife, mother, attorney, and author has been downright hard and hectic. But it’s been fun and rewarding as well. Some of the fun has been interacting with all of you wonderful readers and authors. Thank YOU for being on this journey with me!

So…to celebrate, I’m going to make my first published novel Sleepy Willow’s Bonded Soul (The Narcoleptic Vampire Series book 1)  FREE on Kindle for the next five days. Download and read it, if you haven’t already. If you have, THANK YOU! and be sure to write a review and/or tell somebody else to download it while it’s free.

ANNOUNCEMENT***ANNOUNCEMENT***ANNOUNCEMENT

In case you’re not linked to me on Goodreads or Facebook…or just happened to miss the announcement, Sleepy Willow’s Loosed Soul (The Narcoleptic Vampire Series book 3) will be released on October 31, 2012. Here is the cover:

Here is the synopsis: Willow has had it rough…and not just in the sex department. Trials and tribulations have been plentiful, but she’s proven she has what it takes to survive as an illegal undead with narcolepsy.

Her inner strength and powerful supernatural allies have been unexpected weapons in her arsenal. Working at Pit of Hades Fetish Club and being bonded to her lover with multiple personalities have helped her cope. But will these weapons and coping mechanisms be enough to guide her through the strenuous physical and emotional battles ahead? Or will it all crumble under the weight of heinous deeds she must do to become the predestined warrior in the Book of Unbiblical Prophecies?

And in the end, will winning matter if Willow can’t have what she desires most—redemption for her soul?

What The Hell Is Erotica?

I’ve never thought of myself as an erotica writer, so imagine my surprise when some readers called The Narcoleptic Vampire Series “vampire porn”. Really? Ha! Total shock for me. But I’ve heard it enough by now to make me wonder if it is.

After reading Time Entertainment’s interview with ZANE, the “Queen of Erotica”, I really found myself wondering whether I miscategorized my series, especially when Zane says: “For me, I’m just doing what I must do, what I’m passionate about. I use sex as a segue to deal with a lot of deeper issues. I don’t feel like I am a sex writer or even an erotica writer. I would describe myself as a very detailed writer who does not tone down her sex scenes.”

I feel that 100%.

I’ve always believed erotica didn’t really have a storyline. It was mainly sex, sex, and mo’ sex. I’m not really interested in a book that’s only several sex scenes strung together. But I read Addictedby Zane when it first came out years ago, and I liked it a lot. I didn’t even know it was considered erotica. There was definitely an entertaining story interlinking all the sex, yet it’s mostly known for the racy sex scenes.

Like my series.

Does that mean I should be targeting a more erotica-loving audience?

Since my most recent literary influences and inspirations have come from my love of paranormal fiction, I just automatically thought my series would fit there snugly. Maybe I was wrong…particularly since I have to constantly warn people about the graphic scenes. You’ll even find a note on my webpage that says Dicey’s books are NOT erotica, although sex scenes are explicit.

So you see? Writing erotica wasn’t my intent at all. Fact is, I don’t write scenes to be erotic. I go for SHOCKING. Now that I’ve done more digging in this world of categories, I’m a bit confused. Am I writing porn that happens to include a good story or am I just writing a good story with graphic scenes?

Never mind that I took the liberty of calling my story good. What do you think is closer to the truth?

More specifically–for anyone who has read Sleepy Willow’s Bonded Soul (The Narcoleptic Vampire Series book 1)–Which do you think would be a proper label for it: paranormal romance, urban fantasy, vampire erotica, erotic paranormal, or something else? Do you think Sleepy Willow’s Heartless Soul (The Narcoleptic Vampire Series book 2) should have the same label or does it differ?

This is why I hate labels, by the way. I don’t like being boxed in. Not when it comes to religion, sexuality, or political party either. Getting my books in the right marketing channel is important, however, if I’m going to spread my poison around the globe. 😉

Note: If you’re reading this blog and have not read book 1 of this series but want to in order to give me feedback, just leave a comment and ask for it. I’ll give three FREE Kindle editions. You have to actually READ the book and give me feedback though…or I’ll add you as a character in Sleepy Willow’s Loosed Soul (book 3) that I’m currently writing. And you won’t like what happens to the character. 😀

If your comment doesn’t appear right away, please give me time to moderate it. Whenever I post something that has “sex” in it, porn sites spam my blog like crazy. I’ll have a lot of them to weed through. Thank you for your patience, and I look forward to your honest opinions.