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Odd (Wo)Man Out by Emily Cale

April 10, 2013

Emily Cale is here today talking about her exciting new project, Love Letters Volume 1: Obeying Desire


Odd (Wo)Man Out

I bet you thought this would be a blog post about me being just plain odd, huh? Well, you wouldn’t be completely wrong about that. It’s the topic of just about every blog post I write and a fact that Lisa is well acquainted with. This post is more about fitting in to an anthology project when you write something a little different.

My friend Ginny Glass first proposed the idea of the Love Letters series last January with the idea that a group of authors would write a series of novella with topics drawn from the alphabet. She asked that prospective authors send them a synopsis of their first story and a couple sample pages. She then had the pleasure of reading through them all and trying to figure out who might fit together for the project.

The story I proposed (and the one included in Obeying Desire) was a lesbian erotic romance. I wasn’t sure how that might fit in, but I went for it anyway. Lucky for me, Ginny liked it. As we got further along in the process, I started to worry more and more that my one lesbian story might not work well with the three others (which all feature heterosexual couples). When we went out on submission, I feared that a publisher might want the other three—if my co-authors were willing to get rid of the odd duck (me!).

Well, thankfully that didn’t happen. I’ve changed my thinking a bit since then. When we were reading each other’s stories, one of the women (I won’t tell you which one) told me it was the first lesbian story they’d ever read. She also said she liked it. I know lesbian romances haven’t gotten nearly as much attention as gay or hetero stories. As a straight woman, I was surprised the first time I read and enjoyed one. Even more surprising was when I first started writing them.

So, take a chance on the odd girl out. If you hate it, there are three absolutely fantastic stories in this volume that feature hot heroes. Seriously, there are some amazing men in this volume, but I hope you won’t miss them in my one story.

Love Letters Volume 1: Obeying Desire


Love Letters Volume 1 contains four hot novellas that will tempt you to submit to desire:

A Is for Assignment by Ginny Glass
Lane Heywood is the last person Cameron Isley wanted as his partner in an undercover investigation at a sex club. But with the sexy psychiatrist masquerading as his Domme, he’ll have to submit to her erotic torment–and try to control his all-too-real lust.

B Is for Bondage by Christina Thacher
When Rachel Cooper begins BDSM lessons, she soon starts fantasizing about her instructor, Marc Thibaud. They’re not supposed to have sex–until one lesson crosses the line…

C Is for Curious by Emily Cale
Mistress Rebecca Greer has had her eye on The Black Rose BDSM club’s shy receptionist, so when Hilary “accidentally” interrupts one of her sessions, Rebecca decides to give her a taste to satisfy her curiosity.

D Is for Detained by Maggie Wells
He was the preacher’s son; her parents owned the local sex shop. Sherry Adams and Tyler Prescott’s attraction was forbidden when they were teenagers, but years later Deputy Tyler takes out his trusty handcuffs to show her just how good they could be together.

Available from Carina Press | Amazon Kindle | B&N | ARe

Emily_AvatarEmily Cale spent the majority of her childhood as a visitor to the worlds of her favorite authors. With encouragement from her English teachers, she put pen to paper and began imagining her own stories. Preferring the fascinating lives of her characters, she majored in creative writing. When not lost in a manuscript or a good book, she enjoys crocheting, rock climbing, and playing board games. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and a very spoiled cat.

She loves to connect with her readers. You can find her on her website, Twitter and Facebook.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 10, 2013 9:18 am

    Thanks so much for having me here today, Lisa!

    • April 10, 2013 9:22 am

      It’s great to have you over. Congrats on the new release! I can’t wait to get my hands on all the volumes!

  2. Margaret Ethridge permalink
    April 10, 2013 2:39 pm

    I think your story was fabulous! The best thing about the Love Letters series is that there is something for everyone. 🙂

    • April 10, 2013 8:04 pm

      That is what I love too! Each of the stories sticks to the theme, but is also incredibly unique.

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