My short story, “The Salsa Connection” is in the recently published anthology titled Caramel Flava II: Sensuality edited by Zane. It’s published under my other non de plume, Anna Black.
For anyone not familiar with Zane, she’s writes erotica. And pretty darn hot erotica at that. She started writing in 1997 and self-published her stories on the Internet. She developed quite a following, as a result, and her book, The Sex Chronicles (which is currently a television series on Cinemax), was picked up by Simon & Schuster.
Since then Zane has published novels and edited a number of anthologies featuring other erotica writers. This is my third appearance in one of her anthologies. The other two were in Honey Flava and Purple Panties.
The interesting thing is I wrote “The Salsa Connection” back in the fall of 2005. I had submitted it to Caramel Flava, which was published in the fall of 2006. I didn’t make that anthology but I was told there was going to be a second anthology and my story would be in it. Which is the anthology featured above. It was supposed to have come out in the fall of 2008 but the publication date was pushed back to June 2009.
So nearly four years have passed since I first wrote the story. Yep, time does move rather glacially in the publishing world.
The story is about a woman who wants to learn to dance the salsa before attending a friend’s wedding, but her instructor is just so darn hot she can’t keep her mind on the lessons and that irritates said instructor who, needless to say, takes his dancing very seriously.
The funny thing is that I’ve recently gotten into So You Think You Can Dance, which is on Fox and is an American Idol for dancers.
I like the fact that the competitors have to do all kinds of dancing but I hate when the kids get cut. They’re all very good but, as they used to say in the Highlander movies, “There can be only one.”
Anyway, the anthology is finally out and I can’t wait to get my free copies in the mail. And my check. Oh, yes, money is nice too. 😀
I’m chugging away on my June writing projects and enjoying the lovely weather. It’s finally starting to feel like the beginning of summer around here. Actually, it’s turning out to be a gorgeous Sunday.
Too bad I’m too broke to do anything fun. Well, I have a coupon for a free 12 oz beverage over at Borders so I think I’ll go over there when they open, take my laptop, sip my beverage, write, and then peruse the bookshelves.
I do so love looking at books I’m too poor to afford to buy. But I make up a wish list and then, as my fingers lovingly caress the covers, I murmur, someday, someday you will all be mine! 😀
Oh, I watched one of the Jason Bourne movies yesterday. My son has the last two of the three out so far (another is forthcoming) and has been trying to get me to watch them. I must write a post about Jason Bourne. I find his character quite fascinating!