Friday, February 17, 2006

Elements of Success

This has been a pretty decent week for me.

It's official: I've contracted a new book, Black Widow, to Inara Press, a great new publisher of speculative romance (paranormal, fantasy, time travel, and science fiction). They are launching this spring with 12-episode serials, an innovative return to fiction's past. :) My book will be published under their Inara Fiends imprint, even though there are no fiends in the book. My paranormal element is the heroine's ability to collect and conduct electricity, gained after her small plane was struck by lightning.

I'm really excited to be part of Inara Press, and not just because, in addition to meaning "ray of light" in Arabic, it's the name of a character in my most recent obsession, Firefly. It is a class outfit putting out what look to be great stories.

In addition to that, I have learned several of my titles have hit the publisher bestseller lists:

Pirate of the Stars

Pirate of the Stars was #1 for January at Echelon Press
Elf Lord was #10 for January at Echelon Press

Those two are amazing because they're old titles, released at least two years ago. Both are available at Fictionwise, as well.

Elemental Passion

Elemental Passion was #6 for the 4th Quarter of 2005 at Amber Quill Press
Cat's Claw was #10 for the 4th Quarter of 2005 at Amber Quill Press
Kira's Best Friend was #2 for the 3rd Quarter of 2005 at Amber Quill Press

I also got some great reviews for my newest releases:

"Institutional Sex was absolutely thrilling to read! Erotic and explicit in all the right places, this story is a must have...This story is fast paced, it gets to the point right away and keeps you turning the page as you go through the challenge with them...Very exciting and well written, it leaves you rooting for these two to find out how they really feel. Written with imagery that is very arousing without being vulgar, this story leaves the reader very satisfied from beginning to end."

4 Stars
Stacey Landers
Just Erotic Romance Reviews

"I absolutely adore the way Parker and Sophie bounce off each other throughout the novel. The sexual tension is evident on nearly every page, making me want to cheer them on to a happy ending. I only had one minor issue with the book. The situation that burdens both Parker and Sophie are presented early enough in the story but tend to be rehashed a few too many times. However, the sweet and funny culmination at the end more than makes up the reiteration."

Four Cups!
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance

"If you have read “Kira’s Best Friend” you will not want to miss the sequel SOPHIE’S PLAYBOY. Even though I have not read Kira’s story, it has become a must read on my list. Natalie J. Damschroder gives her readers a wonderful entertaining story of Sophie’s quest to find the man who will fulfill all of her dreams. She is in for the surprise of her life when she realizes her playboy; Parker yearns to take care of a wife and children all of his own."

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5

Brianna Burress

Romance Junkies

Yes, a very good week!

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