Ericka Scott
Chasing the Vile Witch Contest & Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, October 20th, 2007
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Buried at
Buried at

Take a moment because it is almost here.
The night when cyberspace shivers with fear.

A witch has escaped, she’s stalking the net.
Where will she visit? What authors to be met?

She’s vile and tricky, a withered old crone.
She’ll be here and there leaving traces of sinew and bone.

Hope for a hero, someone to stop her cold.
Tell T.J. where to go, let the story unfold.

* * * * *

Join T.J. Killian and a long list of authors on October 20, 2007, as
she chases the vile witch across the internet. An interactive game
full of fun, some surprises, and of course, lots of prizes.

Immediately following the chase will be a scavenger hunt for the
grand prize of a 25.00 gift certificate to Dark Eden Press.

Who is invited? – everyone
When – promptly at 9 PM EST on October 20, 2007
Where – Love Romances Café Yahoo Group and Dark Eden Press Readers’ Yahoo Group.

I’m giving away a Linda Biggs Fantasy Art Print as my prize. The other authors participating are also throwing in free e-books, candy and other great prizes!

Chase contest runs from Oct. 20, 2007 until Oct. 27, 2007.

Scavenger hunt runs from Oct. 22, 2007 until Nov. 10, 2007.

Twice the gaming, twice the fun.

I’ve been Tagged
Thursday, October 11th, 2007
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Okay…I’ve been tagged by not one but three different people to do this…so I’d better comply!

Here’s how it works…

Players offer eight random habits/facts about themselves. If you’re tagged, you need to write your own blog about your eight things and post the rules. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to tag–and list their names. If you participate, don’t forget to leave your people a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

These will truly be 8 random facts…

1. My favorite holiday is Halloween (can you say CANDY!)

2. My favorite drink is Diet Pepsi. I don’t drink coffee so I’ve got to get caffeinated somehow!

3. I love camping. My favorite spot to camp is Death Valley.

4. I also love the beach. Beach camping is one of my other favorite places to camp…

5. (geez, am I almost there yet?)…I love scary movies. In fact, An American Haunting is on tap for tonight.

6. I collect ghost stories…I have a whole shelf of paranormal research books that include local ghost story books from places I have visited.

7. I’ve had one paranormal encounter with a ghost. A little girl who sang her ABCs.

8. And last but not least, my mother would probably croak and turn into a ghost if she knew I wrote erotic romance…

I think everyone I know and lots of people I don’t were tagged with this one. So, consider yourself tagged if you want to participate!

A few minutes of fame…
Monday, October 8th, 2007
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Hopefully this interview didn’t use up my entire 15 minutes!

Click here to read the interview.

Octoberfest Week 2
Monday, October 8th, 2007
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You know what happens at parties, right? There are gifts and this party will be no exception. Stop by an author’s blog during thier week and comment and you’ll automatically be entered to win a copy of their Octoberfest title! Woot! And you’ll be able to read excerpts, some that may not be seen anywhere else.

So let’s get to the good stuff. We got off to an excellent start last week!

The winners of Octoberfest Week 1 were:

Shelli’s Winner: Bluecat

Sable Grey’s Winner: Iron Eyes

Ericka Scott’s Winner: Renee Lynn Scott

So from today October 8th to Friday, October 12th stop by their blogs and leave them a comment. The winners will be announced here on the CP Blog and on each authors blog.

October 8th to October 12th, 2007:

Minx Malone’s Blog
Prize: ebook copy of Hell Baby
All Helena plans for Halloween is to visit her father in Underworld. Instead she finds herself captured by the gatekeeper, Abaddon. He offers her a deal, her body for her freedom but can she convince Underworld’s fiercest Enforcer they can have more than three nights? With luck, maybe even forever?

Anna Leigh Keaton’s Blog
Prize: ebook copy of Chailali’s Curse
Brought together by the guiding hand of a matchmaking ghost, Christy and Mike face their inner demons and find solace in each other as lust blazes and hearts unite. But love and passion aren’t always enough to see them through the darkness of their pasts. They must find the courage to persevere.em>

Crystal Jordan’s Blog
Prize: ebook copy of Season of Change: Open Season
Leigh Granger is on the run from her violent past when she takes a job at Still Waters resort. A drunken one night stand ends her up in bed with her commanding new boss, Aidan Lassiter…and they accidentally marked each other as mates. When her vengeful ex-fiancé tracks her down, she bolts. Will Aidan let the best mistake he ever made slip through his fingers?em>

Check back here for some surprises and updates. The blog party invites will go out every Monday and the next one is scheduled on Monday, October 15th!

And the Winner is….
Friday, October 5th, 2007
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Halloween Glitter Graphics

Renee Lynn Scott

Please e-mail me at ericka_scott @ sbcglobal . net (minus the spaces) and let me know what format you need your e-book in.

Thanks for making a little mischief with me! I’ll post next weeks invitation on Monday and you can blog surf for chances to win next week’s new releases!

Cobblestone Press Octoberfest Trick-or-Treat!
Monday, October 1st, 2007
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It’s October already and you know what that means…yes!

It’s time for Cobblestone Press’ 2nd Annual Octoberfest Celebration. Shifters, vampires, ghosts, and everything in between. Octoberfest is about celebrating all things paranormal and in celebration of their Octoberfest releases the authors of Cobblestone are having a MONTH long Blog Party.

You know what happens at parties, right? There are gifts and this party will be no exception. Stop by an author’s blog during thier week and comment and you’ll automatically be entered to win a copy of their Octoberfest title! Woot! And you’ll be able to read excerpts, some that may not be seen anywhere else.So let’s get to the good stuff.

Here’s the schedule for the first week. Starting us off with releases this coming Friday, October 5th are Sable Grey, Ericka Scott and Shelli Stevens.

So from today October 1st to Friday, October 5th stop by their blogs and leave them a comment. The winners will be announced Friday, October 5th here on the CP Blog and on each authors blog.

October 1st to October 5th, 2007:

Sable Grey’s Blog

Prize: ebook copy of Something Wild

Blurb: London is a city drowning in fear as a barrage of gruesome murders plague the streets in Whitechapel. Detective Baden Sikes is out to find the ripper but will his own secrets destroy him and those he loves most?

Ericka Scott’s Blog (you are here!)

Prize: ebook copy of Postcards from the Dead

Blurb: The dead don’t speak to her; they send her postcards. When Cassandra Moore receives a cryptic postcard from her dead husband, Drew Brinkman offers to help her discover the meaning of the postcard. But she doesn’t know he’s an investigative reporter out to prove the ghostly postcards are fakes.

Shelli Steven’s Blog

Prize: ANY ebook off of her backlist (Octoberfest release is titled: Primal Attraction)

Blurb: Old Centuron should have been a forgotten colony, but when Sarina arrives to do research, she confronts the brutal reality of how wrong she was. Now prisoner to a man who is both wolf and human, she faces a shocking truth and an undeniable passion.

Check back here for some surprises and updates. The blog party invites will go out every Monday and the next one is scheduled on Monday, October 8th!
Four Squared
Sunday, September 30th, 2007
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I opened my e-mail today to find two tremendous reviews from Fallen Angels Reviews.

Four Angels for The Werewolf Whisperer ~ Donna writes:
“Ms. Scott’s story puts another spin on werewolves that is fresh and exciting. There are elements to The Werewolf Whisperer that take the reader by surprise and show the range in which Ms. Scott shows how well her imagination can pull the reader into her world … I for one want to read more about Eclipse and its residents.”

To read the entire review click here!


Four Angels for Crystal Clear ~ Tewanda writes:

“Ericka Scott’s Crystal Clear is an exciting paranormal read that the reader will not want to put down. This story is the perfect blend of mystery, romance and undeniable sexual attraction….I enjoyed that while Parker and Sara were from very different backgrounds, they were able to come together and find love.”

To read the entire review click here.
Those magic numbers…
Monday, September 24th, 2007
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I now understand the lure of the Amazon ratings — I’ve been hooked by the Fictionwise ratings for The Werewolf Whisperer. I didn’t even realize the book was offered through Fictionwise until one of my friends (the lovely Stephani Hecht, author of Angel Warriors, notified me that I’d taken her spot on the publisher’s bestseller list – sorry Stephani!). At that point it was #3 for StarDust Press and #83 in the erotica category at Fictionwise.

Well, when I checked the Fictionwise list this morning, The Werewolf Whisperer was at #2 for StarDust Press and #47 for erotica! It’s also got reader ratings, which is nice feedback!

~~~~UPDATED~~~9/25 This morning I checked Fictionwise (see, it’s an addiction!) and I just took the #1 Bestseller slot for my publisher and #45 in Erotica!! Woot, woot!

9/26 — crept up to #44 with 8 reader ratings!!

So, thanks to everyone who’s bought a copy. And remember, it’s available for only a short time longer~

Submitting is like Dating….
Sunday, September 23rd, 2007
Filed under A Writer's Life

Last night was movie night in our household. I threw up the suggestion of Premonition with Sandra Bullock. Now, in retrospect, there were several plot holes that one could drive a truck through…but, while the movie was playing, it was lots of fun to put together the clues and try to guess the ending.

Which really doesn’t have much to do with what I am going to blog about except tangentially.

Now that we have small children again, Movie night has replaced our weekly date night. I have to say, I like dating as part of a married couple. We always have fun and most times, at the end of the date, we get lucky (snicker)…

This is unlike dating as a single person.

There’s the first meeting — (true story, I was actually stood up for dinner at Red Lobster once…I figure the guy took one look and ran…however, I had a wonderful time flirting with the waiter instead)

There’s the actual date — was it something fun or….? (‘nother true story, I once went to a movie on a first date. I wanted to see Titanic, he wanted to see the Blues Brothers…not that I have anything against Dan Ackroyd, but on a first date???)

The parting — do you just wave? shake his hand? stand there with your lips puckered and hope his kisses you? or drag him inside and have your way with him?

Then comes the worst part — THE WAIT.

“I’ll call you”…were they famous last words? An assurance your phone will ring and he’ll call to chat or schedule another date? Or do you call him?

Oh, you try to keep yourself busy…but you still find yourself circling the phone, turning the ringer up when you take a shower, checking your empty voicemail six or seven (or one hundred) times a day. Only time will tell…

You’ve done the research and found a publisher that you like. It’s attractive, friendly, and other people have only good things to say about it. So…you submit your manuscript. You get an autoreply…thanks for the submission, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Then comes the worst part — THE WAIT.

In the meanwhile, I’m keeping myself busy — I’m writing the next novella and spending time with my family.

But still, submitting is like dating and I’ve got to go check my e-mail…again…

Sealed with a Kiss
Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
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Well, my little Valentine Tale is finished…all three drafts and submitted with a big smacking kiss. Now starts the waiting…I still can’t quite bring myself to talk about this one…other than to say it’s like nothing I’ve ever written before. It’s straight contemporary…not a suspense or paranormal element evident. It’s also in first person, which made it really up close and personal. And…my biggest deviation, it’s got some hot m/m action in it. What’s the oddest thing is I’ve been working on it day and night. My muse has been jumping up and down screaming at me to finish it!

Well Miss Muse…it’s done.

I don’t know about her, but I need a vacation complete with cabana boys and frou-frou drinks with tiny umbrellas in them.

In my copious free time (snicker) I’ve been reading Angela Knight’s Passionate Ink …lots of good tips and examples…I even got to use one of them in my latest little tale when I was having trouble with the motivation of one of my characters.

And, despite The Werewolf Whisperer being nearly homeless, it got it’s first review. 4.5 hearts from The Romance Studio.

Here’s what Maura had to say…

“Serena is very resilient and Jackson very compelling, and I found the community of Eclipse very interesting. There are some very exciting scenes and unusual twists that really make this story work. The author has an unusual and engrossing way of telling a tale.”

You can read the entire review here

Maura also expressed an interest in my secondary characters, Jazmin and Mike…well, the good news is that if a new publisher picks up The Werewolf Whisperer, there’s three more books planned for the series!