Zinnia Hope, author of multi-genres and erotic romances; also writing as J. Emberglass


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Wednesday, May 31



The past few days have been nuts. I was supposed to attend a chat at Literary Nymphs.com (Many apologies to Faith and Marci of Freya's Bower! Thank you for understanding!) and totally forgot about it due to a graduation that I had totally forgotten about too. Why so forgetful? Oh, maybe because I'm running around this darn farm like a chicken with its head cut off, planting, hoeing (that with a garden tool, big difference! LOL...), weeding...

And I also raise and sell strawberries. For the past three days the berries have been ripening so fast I've had to pick them in the morning and in the evening. I just sold 30 pints between last night and this morning.

The strawberries are doing wonderfully this year and they're quite large. Last season it was too dry so my harvest didn't amount to much. Aren't they lovely?

I'm going to do a shameless promotion for myself. With all the work I have to keep up with here on the farm, raising six boys, and trying to still find time to do my writing, I'm unable to sit in on a lot of these promotional chats fellow writers are having of late. It is so hard to promote eBooks. Actually, I think having a lucrative eBook writing career is about as rare as diamond studded cow patties. I'm trying to get my work out there, but until I find the next literary agent, I'm doing the best I can.

HONEYSUCKLE AND WILD ROSES is nearly completed. I have about 2,000 words left to write. I would've finished it this morning too, but then the phone rang and I heard, "Mom, can you come pick me up at the church? I'm done getting my physical for football."

So, good ol' Z, put her laptop aside and started her day of dealing with sons and farmwork.

Anyhow, HONEYSUCKLE is due for release around the end of June. I'll post a blurb as soon as I have it.

Forbidden Publications.com has accepted my short called A ROAD OF MISGIVINGS. No clue when its due out, though.

Last but not least, see that beatiful, magical cover over there on the right hand side? Click on it and buy FREE SPIRITS. Why should you? Well, for one, it's all about sex, baby! And a unique plot, riveting characters, and...and...LOL! Plus you can ask Kit Wylde, ME Ellis, Duke of Earle, and Cali, what they think of my work. They've all read my novella.

Besides, I have a boy who needs a pair of football cleats and those damn things are expensive! Eep!



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Saturday, May 27



{Zinnia runs barefoot through Blogger's cyberspace.}

"My chat's today! My chat's today! My chat's today!"

{Looks around.}

"Hey! My chat's today at Freya's Bower Authors Chat!"

{Squints, looking for people. Waves hand in air. Jumps up and down.}

"Anyone out there??? My chat's at 5 PM Eastern time! It's all about sex, baby! And writing, and a few eBooks to those pulled out of the hat with the correct excerpt answers!"

{Zinnia sighs. Sniffles. Looks around again and grins. She drops her pants and moons cyberspace.}

"Be there for loads of laughing and fun!"

{Zinnia skips off into the darkness. Wonder if she realizes she's forgotten her pants?}

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Tuesday, May 23



My Freya's Bower Author Chat is HERE this Saturday, May 27th at 5 PM Eastern time. I'll be giving away two copies of FREE SPIRITS and a copy of HONEYSUCKLE AND WILD ROSES when it's released. Excerpts will be sent through the chat, and the first one to answer the questions from them correctly will win the eBook.

I hope I see you there!

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Friday, May 19



FB Author Chat at RomanceDivas.com!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to remind everybody that there's an all-weekend chat going on with the FB author and editors at www.romancedivas.com I popped in there for a bit this morning, but I have planting and hoeing to do in the garden plots before it starts raining, so I'll be there this evening. Maybe I'll see some of you there too!

15,000 words on HONEYSUCKLE and counting! It's probably going to be a novella of about 20,000 words when it's completed.

More later. I'll be so glad when planting season is over...

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Thursday, May 11



Hi everyone.

Just a quick reminder about my FB chat on May 27th. I'll let you know about the time.

I have a new sexy poll HERE. Remember, identities are never revealed. I got myself tickled thinking this one up! LOL!

Here's the results to my first sex poll. What sexual position is the most erotic?

Missionary 1

Doggy Style 3

Standing 1


Chair Fashion 1

Upside Down hanging from the ceiling over a tank of man-eating sharks. (Heh, heh, heh. Had to throw that one in there.) 0


Thank you to everyone who participated and who has signed up for my author newsletter too!

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted anything. I run a small produce farm through the summer for extra funds, and since this is planting season, the SI and I have been planting the four of our six to seven garden plots that we raise. What does this mean? It means I’m thankful my release date for HONEYSUCKLE AND WILD ROSES is a tentative one. I’m only half way through the second revision and I’m having trouble finding information on Nordic clothing. Ugh! Sometimes I can plug something into Google or Yahoo and get great results, and other times, it’s like searching for hen’s teeth!

I did finish the main sex scene Sunday morning before my boys got up. Hubba-hubba! I nearly set my writing chair on fire!




Once I get HONEYSUCKLE finished, I have plans of going back to the agent search for a couple full-length erotic novels that I have polished. But, in case you’re wondering what else I’m planning, I do have a dark fantasy novella I’m working on too. Actually, it might be longer than the usual 15K to 20K novella. And it could almost be erotic horror. Not the traditional slashing, screaming monster kind, but the creepy, dark kind.

And plenty of sex, baby!

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Saturday, May 6



Z CHAT!

Hey everyone! I have a chat scheduled at Freya's Bower Author Chat on Saturday, May 27th! We'll have contests and prizes such as free copies of FREE SPIRITS to the winners. More details to come! However, you'll have to sign up with the Freya's Bower Author Chat. You can sign up HERE. And it's not a newsletter; it's a way to talk with the editors and authors of Freya's Bower. I've had a blast talking to my fellow authors and the fantastic FB editors.

Also, just for fun, I have a sex poll at my newsletter. Follow THIS LINK and choose your answer to my sex-related question. Click POLLS on the left and the voting page will pop up. It's all for fun and no identities are revealed. If I get enough answers, I'll post them on my blog.

And while I'm at it, please sign up for my newsletter. (see sign-up box above.) My work is beginning to take off, and I'd love to have more readers for the effort that I put into this newsletter.

Remember, it's all about sex, baby! Erotic novels that will steam up your reading glasses! Hoo-wah!

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Monday, May 1



Booty Alert!

Don't you just wish you had a back porch swing like that?

What is it about the human behind that makes men salivate and women go, "Oh, he's got a tight ass!" Titter-titter! "Look at it, just loooooook at it!"

I repeat. Men salivate.

Women go off the deep end.

A tight butt! And they giggle (come on you know you do it!) regardless if they're 16 or 61, elbowing one another, trying not to stare, but in an attempt to appear nonchalant we're rubber necking like mad, our heads looking like paddle balls on strings. I mean, really, it's a darn butt for crying out loud. We sit on it. It's two halves of a full moon made of pure muscle. Well, that is as long as the wearer of said tushy hasn't had one too many Twinkies.

How many authors write about butts in their novels? He grabbed her butt. He cupped her ass. She watched his tight buns as he walked away. Even in erotic novels and eBooks I really don't see much focus on describing the human derriere.

Now TV, magazines,movies, and even radio programs focus on our backsides us as if our rear ends were the latest earthquake or tsunami.

We have songs about butts. Dirty magazines with--gulp--horrifying closeups. Radio programs joking about flatulence (that's a techi word for a good ol' fashioned fart--pray it's not deadly! And if it is, GET OUT OF MY WAY!) We even have cartoon characters dropping their three-dimensional britches.

And if we add bathroom humor to this, we can delight the morbid and often bizarre sense of humor in a child. Or worse, crack up (I said crack up not crack off! Big, BIG difference.) a few warped adults. How many men do you know who love to get a group of people in a vehicle during cold weather and asphyxiate the passengers? Are the callous, uncouth mountain men I'm acquainted with the only ones who do this? (Please say I'm not alone!)

So what is it about that part of the human anatomy?

It's taboo. It's naughty.

It's sexxxxxy, baby!

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