Two Book Related Announcements!

First of all, I’m happy to announce that today’s Ravenous Romance release is I KISSED A GIRL, Volume II.  My alter ego Inara LaVey’s short story Queen of Swords is included, along with a story by Inara’s honey Kilt Kilpatrick.  In the words of our wonderful editor Regina Perry:  

 I Kissed a Girl, Volume II: A Virgin Lesbian Anthology


Our readers asked for it, and now I’m pleased to present Volume II of first-time lesbian encounters inspired by Katy Perry’s hit song. Seven returning authors continue to arouse, plus six new authors will not disappoint.

This diverse collection travels the globe and the ages. No two settings or circumstances are alike, proving that women from every walk of life and culture are curious and eager to explore their full sexuality. You will be titillated, tantalized and enamored as you journey to Australia, where two long-time friends discover more than friendship; fly to Hawaii, for a language lesson interrupted; stop in Costa Rica, for a massage in a tree house; travel north to Alaska, where strangers connect; across Canada, to discover how co-workers release tension; over the Atlantic to the United Kingdom, where a concert is more than guitars strumming; close your eyes to wander into a mythical kingdom, where women take charge; voyage to historical Italy, to discover things are not always what they seem; then jet back to the heat of Miami, and be entranced by a goddess; before exploring the rest of the USA to discover: two mothers considering new interests as toddlers sleep; a boyfriend’s ex, who has more to offer than contention; what goes on behind the scenes might be more engrossing than the theatre; and a ghost, full of surprises in a mountain inn.

Join me as we trot the globe and enjoy out-of-this-world experiences. Please come.

 My second announcement is the release of the book trailer for What Women Really Want in Bed,co-written by myself and Cynthia Gentry.

Check it out here!

 Thank you, Bay Area Pictures, for a stellar job!


“I Kissed A Girl” Anthology Released Today!

I kissed a girl

 I Kissed a Girl: A Virgin Lesbian Anthology      

You’ve heard Katy Perry’s hit song, now read enticing stories of heterosexual women exploring new boundaries. College dormitories become breeding grounds of inquisitive minds and libidos with roommates discovering desire for each other as they relate past experiences, undress in each other’s presence, seek refuge from a storm, discover a dildo or share men. Continuing life’s path, ingenious women find ways to enhance marriage or the workplace. Champagne cellars, riding stables, tanning salons, even historical English bedchambers become hotbeds of lesbian experiments. Converting or not, all embrace the journey of sexual exploration.

Warning: Stories contained within this anthology may elicit arousal, regardless of sexual persuasion.

The official sell copy, ladies and gents, for this brand spanking new anthology released today, August 27th, by Ravenous Romance! I’m proud and pleased to have my short story CHAMPAGNE (soon to be released as a full-length novel) included.  It also contains A TIGER’S TALE, the debut story of new Ravenous author Kilt Kilpatrick.  Oh, heck, it contains lots of lovely stories by talented authors and I’m just gonna list ’em all below:

Freckles by C. Margery Kempe

Two’s Company by Louisa Bacio

Champagne by Inara LaVey

Get Thee to the Nunnery by Samantha Jones

Lady’s Maid by K. Ann Karlsson

The Tiger’s Tale by Kilt Kilpatrick

Passions, Like Storms by Nola Erus

When I Taste Like a Waste I Breathe by Farrah J. Phoenix

My New Roommate by Jen Bluekissed

The End of the World by L.A. Mistral

Show Me Yours by Lucy Felthouse

Defining Lines by Regina Perry


I KISSED A GIRL has already received one review from You Gotta Read Reviews: click here to read it.  The book got their highest rating.  Talk about a great way to launch a book! 


If you’re interested in learning more about each author, please go to the sidebar on the right where I’ve now got links for the IKAG gang.

Ravenous Announcements!


1. I am happy to say I finally finished my novel CHAMPAGNE, which will be released in the near future by Ravenous Romance under my pen name Inara LaVey.  If you’ve been following my posts here and on Facebook, you are no doubt familiar with my grebbling miserably over my inability to finish this particular project.  Well, WOOT!!!!   It’s done!!!  At least until line edits. 🙂

 2. Tomorrow is Ravenous Wednesday on Un:Bound, featuring RR author Dawn Jackson.  Dawn shares her creative process and answers the age-old question ‘Where do you get your ideas?’  Please join us – the post is a hoot and it’s always fun to hang out with Adele and the gang at Un:Bound on Ravenous Wednesday!

3.Thursday is the release date for the Ravenous Romance anthology I KISSED A GIRL, edited by the lovely and talented Regina Perry.  I know I said I’d do a proper post on this topic several days ago, but schedule and out-of-town visitors made me decide to do the announcement properly on the day of the release.  In the meantime, sneak preview of the cover!

Awwww, I am adored!

Well, nice!  Check out my review from the BookWenches, one of my favorite review sites out there!  And NOT just because they give me good reviews.  Please go check out their site for fun reviews, author interviews and other nifty stuff!  

Title: Succubusted.
Author: Inara Lavey
Author’s website:
Publisher: Ravenous Romance
Release Date: December 2008
ISBN: 978-1-60777-102-9
Length: Short Story
Format: Electronic
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal
Sensuality Level: 3
Rating: 4.25

Reviewed by: Teagan S. Boyd

Being part human and part succubus pretty much sucks. No long term relationships; no staying in one place for very long. Lil draws her energy from sex with men, which leads to the men not being able to get enough of her, and the last thing she wants is to kill them with her libido…or theirs. A day at the carnival just might change all of that. One sexy carnie named Damien might have a surprise of his own.


Succubusted is short, sweet, and to the point. I loved the story and I loved the characters. The humor is delightful and makes the story pop. The sexual fun is combustible and not to be missed. Ms. Lavey paints a picture with wonderfully descriptive words. Her knack for storytelling is unique and addicting. My only complaint is that I wished it was longer; I wanted more.

How can a person not just adore Inara Lavey? She has a fabulously quirky sense of humor, and she never fails to make me giggle. Inara…MORE!

Me again!  Tomorrow I will be posting info on I KISSED A GIRL, a new, soon-t0-be-released anthology from Ravenous Romance.  I have a story in it (the original short story version of CHAMPAGNE, my soon-to-be-finished-and-released novel for RR), as does my favorite Irishman, Kilt Kiltpatrick!  It’s edited by the fabulous Regina Perry, author of PLAYGIRL amongst other things, and…well, more on this tomorrow.  Look for links on my sidebar for all of the authors included in I KISSED A GIRL as well and please visit their websites and show ’em some love … as soon as I get those links up!  Today, I hope.  I’ll also be previewing the cover for IKAG (I loves my acronyms, I does…) tomorrow.  

A few weeks ago I posted about ROCK, PAPER, TIGER,  Lisa Brackmann’s upcoming book with Soho Press.  Click here to see the cover for RPT, truly one of the best covers I’ve ever seen….