Friday, March 11, 2011

$15 off RomantiCon Registration Now Through Mother's Day!!

Spread the word: We’re giving $15 off RomantiCon registration now through Mother’s Day (May 8)

To get the discount, go to the RomantiCon website 
And use this coupon code: RC15B

RomantiCon 2011: The Time Machine
September 29-October 2
Akron, Ohio
Bigger and Better Than Ever!
Beautiful New Location, Same Low Prices!!
Great Food, Fabulous Prizes, Lots More Stuff To Do

Step into our Time Machine with the editors, authors, aspiring authors, models and fans of Ellora’s Cave Publishing! On Friday night, grab a club and dress up in your finest skins, bones, seashells and feathers for a primal journey back to the Stone Age, with a real, live caveman dance and barbecue!

On Saturday night, we’ll launch into the future for our awards dinner and party, shall we say the year 3000? How will we dress and look? That’s up to you to imagine, and we’re giving prizes for the best costumes! One thing’s for sure: There will still be Cavemen, and they will still dance for your pleasure. And the bad girls of romance will continue to misbehave.

We’re still working on the workshops and games that will be offered by EC editors, authors and staff, but we have already booked Cleveland Exotic Dance to teach old fashioned burlesque and pole dancing

People had a blast at our first two conventions, and this one promises to be even better. Here’s what some people had to say about RomantiCons past:

“Thanks to all the EC staff who made us feel like family members. Chatting with them and with all the other authors and readers simply made my year!”
--Ruby Storm

“This was THE BEST conference I have ever been to.”
--Kate Poole

“I tend to be kind of shy when I'm meeting new people, but with all of you I immediately felt at home.”
--Francesca Hawley

“I'll be there next year if I have to hitchhike!”
--Shayla Kersten

“I have never attended a conference where I had so much fun or was treated to well.”
--Desiree Holt

“The workshops were just fantastic and the advice from all of the authors was great. “
--Kristyn Warren

From the Blogs:

“Friday night's Psychedelic Soiree was a blast, Saturday's workshops and focus groups informative, Saturday night's dinner tasty and Sunday's book signing loads of fun.”
Stephanie Julian

“The first RomantiCon has been just amazing from the start. Everyone, authors, readers and Ellora’s Cave staff, has been wonderful. … It really feels like EC is a huge and happy family, each author helping the next so everyone can succeed.”
Joyce Ann McLaughlin, a.k.a. Joysann, Beyond Her Book Blog

“Can't describe how truly wonderful this event was. There were no strangers. Everywhere you looked authors, readers, reviewers, and other industry professionals were dispensing hugs and smiles as if they'd know each other forever. Such a warm and fuzzy feeling that I came home knowing this is one event I would never, ever miss.”
Regina Carlysle

“If you are entertaining the thought of going next year, DEFINITELY save the money for it! From the awesome goodie bags, to the great food, to the friendliness of all the professionals, to the hunky Cavemen participating in everything, and readers mixing with the authors, it was just an awesome experience I wish everyone could enjoy!”
Anonymous commenter on Regina’s blog

“Our enthusiastic readers, hard-working and gracious hosts, awesome authors, and always-charming-and-sexy Cavemen raised the excitement levels off the fun-o-meter charts.”
Adele Dubois

From Twitter (search #RomantiCon)

@marifreeman: Had a blast.
@F1yMordecai: It was so much fun!
@rebeccasew: Met so many wonderful authors, got a boatload of books to read, had my hormones pumped up by gorgeous cover models!
@caismith: WHEE!! Just won a Sony E-Reader at the EC Booksigning at #RomantiCon! Now I can take that off my Christmas "wish-list." LOL

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ellora's Cave Presents New Lines, New Genres!

Ellora’s Cave will always be known for our own special blend of erotic romance trademarked as Romantica®. A few years ago, we added a line of erotica called Exotika™ to bring you hot stories not bound by the traditional romance formula. But we know that sometimes you want a little more romance, a little less sex.

Presenting Blush: The Softer Side of Romance
Now, Ellora’s Cave presents a third line: Blush is our line of more traditional-style romance. With less explicitly described sex than our Romantica and Exotika titles. Blush books have three levels of sensuality:
Sweet Romance (kisses only, no sexual content)
Suggestive Romance (love scenes are not explicitly described in graphic terms)
Sensual: (may have explicit love scenes and graphic terms, but not erotic level or frequency)
Blush still features kick-ass heroines, dashing alpha heroes, and exciting adventures in genres from historical to futuristic. Although we are releasing new Blush titles weekly, the older books in this line were previously published under our Cerridwen banner.

Introducing Two New Genres
Ellora’s Cave books also come in more than a dozen genres to suit your changing tastes and moods. Now we’ve added two more to our Exotika (erotic) and Romantica (erotic romance) lines: Shivers is the name of our new horror-oriented genre, designed to add some thrills and chills to your erotica and erotic romance, with every sort of scary storyline, from psychological to splatter elements. Kink is our new fetish-oriented genre, for those who want to explore edgier sexual appetites. Both Shivers and Kink books are still first and foremost erotic or erotic romance stories, but with the added dimension of scary or kinky elements.