Friday, December 30, 2011


Again it is my favorite day of the week. Today we get to hear from reviewers around the world and what they are reviewing. Please visit these reviewers sites and support them. They provide a very valuable service to all readers.

I hope these reviews will excite you to add these books to your list for 2012. So, the page is now open to reviewers, please comment on what you are reviewing and be sure to give us links.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


It is always great to see a good book review. My novel, THE FIELD TESTING OF THE KAMA SUTRA, has been reviewed at Please check out the review

The novel can be purchased on the siren site
Or on Kindle

Beth Gray

Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday writer shout out day

I love this day of the week, and look forward to seeing what everyone has coming out. If you had a book come out last week or coming out soon, let us know. We would love a quick blurb and link to where we can buy it, or a web site to where we can found out more.

On Wednesdays we have reader shout out and many of them will come back to see this post. I wish everyone a lot of sales.

I'm especially excited since last week I had a release, A TIME FOR LOVE, and it is still offered at an initial discounted price until tomorrow.

When BRENDA DENTON’S boss J. L. BRIGHTON, an Atlanta land developer and management consultant, disappears while flying his small plane on a business trip her world is torn apart. She has been secretly in love with J. L. for years. Losing her cool, professional demeanour and functioning through tears she also struggles to handle one of J. L.’s largest deals ever as she prays he survived and would give her one more chance to confess her love for him.

Brenda’s secret love for J. L. drives the rescue efforts in the hope to find him alive before his assassin finishes the job. The personal and business lives of J. L.’s three closest friends, a real estate agent, a stock broker and an insurance agent collide as they join rescue efforts to find their friend and decide how to proceed on their separate but still pending contracts.

This is a story of love lost and love gained told through the eyes of all characters directly affected by one central figure’s tragedy. The sexual tensions escalate as nerves are stretched and hearts are opened. Thinking J. L. had died in the crash Brenda turns to Bob, J. L.’s best friend, for comfort. Brenda has always waited on J. L. to make the first move, which he will if he is rescued before she falls for a married man.

Available on the Siren site

Now, enough about my work, I want to hear about yours. Please leave a comment and tell us what you are releasing.

Beth Gray

Friday, December 16, 2011


I love Fridays--who doesn't?
As everyone knows this is the day devoted to book reviewers. These are some of the most dedicated people on the planet, and the one who can help us find the best and avoid the worst novels being produced. And in this market there are a lot of books to read.

So with out taking up much more space, let us hear from our book reviewers around the world who share their thoughts on what is good and what is bad. We all want to see links to where the reviews are posted. And any special giveaways are also well received.

Book reviewers you are special, and thank you for sharing what you are reviewing.

Beth Gray

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Readers shout out day

Wednesday is always a special day. It is the day we get to hear form readers and what they are reading, or planing to read. Today, I would like to expand it a little since it is Christmas. Please tell us what is on your wish list for Christmas. I have a lot of writing friends who come by and check on this site. You might get a wish come true. Hey, you never know.

Christmas is the time of year I catchup with my favorite authors. Yes, I go a little crazy since they never have their books on sale. LOL. I love Sandra Brown and Jackie Collins. These women have had major impact on my writing.

Now, it is your time, tell us what you are reading and what is on your wish list.

Beth Gray

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Release day is always exciting. Today I will be doing a question and answers time. Feel free to ask me anything about this novel or writing. I will do my best to answer you. This novel has been written and rewritten many times and finally it is available. But first, I think you might like a little teaser on what is going on in the novel. please watch this quick video.

Order directly from Siren Here


When Brenda Denton’s boss, J. L. Brighton, an Atlanta land developer, disappears while flying his small plane on a business trip, her world is torn apart. She has been secretly in love with J. L. for years. It is her hidden love that drives the rescue efforts in the hope to find him alive before an assassin finishes the job and denies her the chance to confess her love.

The personal, romantic, and business lives of J. L.’s three closest friends, a real estate agent, a stockbroker, and an insurance agent, collide as they join rescue efforts to find their friend. While they all are experts in their professional fields, their private lives hold deep secrets.

As the sexual tensions escalate and new love interests are formed, nerves are stretched and hearts are opened. This story of a triple romance creates unusual sexual triangles that evolve and intensify.


I hope everyone loves this novel as much as i did writing it. So let me hear from you and ask me questions during the day. I will be here.


Beth Gray

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Monday Author Shout Out Day

It is Monday, the first of the week again, and time to see what my writer friends have coming out either last week, or this week. Be sure to give us a blurb and a link to where we can buy your novel.

We will have a lot of readers coming by in a few days and we want them to buy our books. And to be honest, I know they are looking for a great read. I hear it all of the time.

This week, I have the honor of announcing that I have a novel being released tomorrow. A TIME FOR LOVE is a full length romantic thriller which involves a complicated land deal that triggers a triple romance. While I usually can complete a novel in a couple of months, this one was 13 years in the making.

It is available for pre-order at an initial discount of 15% until December 20th, More details are on my Publisher's site. I hope you take a look at A TIME FOR LOVE.

Now, back to my writing friends. Tell us what you are releasing, and where we can find it. We would all love to read any details you can share about your novel.

Beth Gray

Friday, December 9, 2011


I love Friday, like many people since it is a fun filled day with expectations of a great weekend. It is also the day I welcome all book reviewers to this site.

Book reviewers from around the world get to tell what they reviewed last week and are currently reading and hope to review the next week. They also get to say what they like to review and if they are open to reviewing new works. Most reviewers will have review guidelines on their site where they are welcome to give links to.

Remember this is a labor of love for these book reviewers and all readers and writers owe them a lot of thanks for this hard work.

So let us open it up to the reviewers and see what they have available for us today. We all need some good recommendations for the holiday season where many of us have more time to read.

Beth Gray

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It is reader shout out day

Today is the day for all readers to tell what they are reading. If you can give us a link to where we can buy it, etc, it would also be great. If not, give us the full title and author so we can find it.

If you have a favorite author you are following, also tell us. This is the day to tell the publishing world, and authors what you like and don't like.

Another point of discussion today can be on pricing. How much are you willing to pay for a book? What much effect does the price have on your decision to buy? Price points appear to be .99, $2.99, and $5.99 And, of course, the major authors can get $9.99

Please also check the previous post of authors who have new novels released.

Thank you for participating today in the discussion.

Beth Gray

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Author Shout Out Day

I love this day of the week. It will be, as always, good to see what everyone has coming out. If you are an author and have a book which came out last week or coming out this one, please let us know about it. Give us a blurb that makes us want to rush to buy it. Be sure to give us the link where we can buy it.

This week, I also get to announce that I have a new novel coming out. A TIME FOR LOVE is coming out soon, and maybe available for pre-sale today or tomorrow. Here is the link to my author page where you will see it. You can also click on notifications there and you will get a special e-mail. My author page link is

When Brenda Denton’s boss J. L. Brighton, an Atlanta land developer who disappears while flying his small plane on a business trip, her world is torn apart. She has been secretly in love with J. L. for years. It is her hidden love that drives the rescue efforts in the hope to find him alive before an assassin finishes the job and denies her the chance to confess her love.
The personal, romantic and business lives of J. L.’s three closest friends, a real estate agent, a stock broker and an insurance agent collide as they join rescue efforts to find their friend. While they all are experts in their professional fields, their private lives hold deep secrets.
As the sexual tensions escalate and new love interests are formed, nerves are stretched and hearts are opened. This story of a triple romance creates unusual sexual triangles that evolve and intensify.

Okay, enough about me, now tell me what you have coming out. We have a lot of readers coming by later.

Beth Gray

Friday, December 2, 2011


It's Friday--one of my favorite days, and the one we get to hear from book reviewers on what they have just reviewed and what they are planning to review. With so many books published these days, the services of these talented people is extremely important. Remember, many of these dedicated people do this for the love of the story, and are not compensated except by thanks yous from readers. So I want to offer my thank you first.

I am looking forward to seeing what I need to order next. Yes I write, but I also read many books. I always have and always will read great stories.

Beth Gray

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Why different age men appeal to different women

Age differences

I think that everything I say will be stereotyped, but it is a place to start the discussion. For this discussion I will use a woman at the age of 40. I know we can all expand on this, but it will do for now.

For women who seek older men, perhaps in their fifties or sixties, why do they do that? We can all assume love and happiness is the main ingredient, but let us just focus on other needs and motives for now. Perhaps it is security, maturity, or the ability to stop pushing a career--maybe even travel. Please add your thoughts.

Most women are more comfortable with men their own age. Perhaps this is shared goals and ambitions, or common interest. This one doe snot need a lot of discussion, but feel free to if you want.

Some women want younger men. There could be many reasons such as excitement, a recapture of a youth lost, someone that can keep up with an active woman, or the attraction of not having baggage of a previous relationship. Since I am writing a cougar series, I really want to hear form everyone what they think is the real motivation behind such.

This is not a place to offer judgment, but a place to discuss what it is that leads to the attraction for seeking a guy in a certain age group. I look forward to seeing what everyone has to say.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011


The cover for my next novel to be released is out. I though you might want to see it. I like it and hope you do as well.


Monday, November 28, 2011

It is Author Shout Out Day

I love Mondays and this special time to allow my friends and fellow writers to announce what they had released last week, or is coming out this week. Current releases are always an exciting time for both the writer and the reader.

I have my next release scheduled for December the 12th and will have more information about it next week. Look forward to hearing more about A TIME FOR LOVE then.

For now, who has a great new release we all need to hear about? Please keep it to a few sentences and be sure to give us a link to where it can be purchased. Also, readers are encouraged to comment on these releases. I'm excited to see what is new, and hope you are as well.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Author Shout Out Day

Monday is quickly becoming my favorite day because of this special time where my friends and fellow writers tell everyone what they had come out last week, or have releasing this week.

Release date is one of the most important times for any author. And I love to share the excitement and joy with my friends. I also, like all of my readers, love the finding of a special book. I hope this blog unites both readers and writers on their quest.

So writers, tell us in a few sentences about what you have releasing, and make us want to read it--like right now. Yes, it help to have a link to where the reader can buy it.

Readers, leave us a comment if you have already read the work, or even a previous work by an author you recognize.

I look forward to the discussions today, and please tell your friends about this blog if you enjoy it.

Beth Gray

Friday, November 18, 2011


It is Friday, and we know what that means. It is time for all book reviewers to tell us what they have reviewed last week, and what they are working on this week. Don't forget to give us a link to where we can see the full review.

If you are open to reviewing a book, be sure to mention your guidelines as well.

Also mention anything special going on with your blog or web site.

This is the place to get us excited about finding that perfect read--so be sure to make us envy your job. I know it is a lot of work to do reviews--but someone has to do it--right. For all writers, and readers, let me tell you a big thank you.

So, let the shout out begin!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


It's Wednesday and we all know what that means.

It is time to tell what you are reading and for you to make us drool over what we are missing. Some of the very best works do not get the most attention. It takes digging inside the self publish lines as well as the New York Times best selling list to find those great reads.

If you have a great reads, please also tell us where to find it.

Now, one more rule--no spoilers. I think we all understand this one.

One more question on the book you are reading--how did you find it? Was it recommended? Did you take a wild chance on it due to a cover? Did you read a book review first? Okay maybe more than one question, but I think you understand.

So, tell us about what you are reading. I'm ready to find the next best read as I am sure many others around the world are as well.

Beth Gray

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


This novel is being offered at a 10% discount until tomorrow night.
click here for purchase information I think you will enjoy this very sexy beach read. After all, South Beach is the land of fantastic eye candy and beautiful people.

Adam Browers and his fiancée, Bali Summers, vacation in South Beach, Florida, where they enjoy paradise and endless sex. But early the next morning, Adam takes a walk alone. He finds Casey Sands sunbathing topless, and their flirting turns into a quickie. He didn’t plan it. It just happened.

Returning, Adam decides to confess, but he and Bali decide to work it out. She soon goes to the beach alone and finds Casey. When Adam sees the two girls talking, he is relieved. Soon, they're enjoying several days of three-way sex.

When Adam plans a day cruise, Bali turns him down, wanting to do something with Casey instead. The thought of losing his fiancée scares Adam. He has to find a way to secure his future with Bali without hurting Casey.

I thought you might like a short excerpt made of the general audience. This was a challenge since this is a very sexy read. But, I think you might like this part where they first arrive in South Beach

Bali ran to Adam to give him a faked spanking. “You don’t really want me to give you a smashing, do you?”

“Okay—Sorry.” She felt his powerful arms wrap her in the protective mannerism he had demonstrated since the day they met. While being controlled by her to some extent, she understood he also enjoyed his freedom at times.

“You know two can play at this game.” She nodded at two guys on the beach who wore European-style swim trunks. While she thought they must be gay and no fun for her, she studied the effects of years of bodybuilding, the eye candy, so to speak, of what she looked forward to seeing.

Since he offered a shitty face of distrust, she smiled and grabbed his hand.

“Okay, don’t worry. We’re here to have some fun—right?”

Holding hands like lovers on a first date, they strolled along the shoreline, exploring the northern part of the beach. Groups of different nationalities clustered together. Some played various beach games to occupy the time, flashing the latest colored awareness bracelets supporting their latest eco-chic diversion. The scene constantly changed, inviting new experiences every few minutes.

Passing one large umbrella and several small cabana style tents, she noticed the first topless girls on the beach. At first she couldn’t believe it, but she had heard nudity was allowed in moderation. What moderation? These girls pranced in front of them offering the whole damn beach a direct view at their rather large breasts.

Bali turned to see Adam’s reaction. She knew his focus had locked in on the attraction. His face looked almost comical as he appeared to hide in a sheepish smile. But could she really blame him? She increased the pace, pulling him with her. Still, she glanced out of the corner of her eye at the girls. Were they simply friends, or were they lovers? A strange tingling sensation ravaged her body. Would she ever experience such a relationship with another woman?

For an adult excerpt go to my web site


Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday author shout out day

I have been looking forward to this all weekend. I know we have many authors with new books coming out. They all need to be supported and I love giving them the opportunity to tell us what they had come out last week, or is coming out this week. Please check their work out and hopefully you will find a great read and author in the process.

If you know of an author needing a place to promote their book, please e-mail them this site and invite them to participate.

So without further delay, tell me what you have currently releasing.

Friday, November 11, 2011


This is the first day of what will repeat every Friday. If you are a book reviewer please let us know what you reviewed last week and are planning to review the next week. And be sure to give us the web address so we can check out your reviews.
If you have a favorite book reviewer and want to give a special shout out to them, please do so and give us the book review site.

If you had a book review this last week, and want others to see it, again please let us know.

Also, if you are a book reviewer and want to say a word about what you review, please feel free to leave a comment. And let everyone know if you accept request for reviews or not. It would also be interesting to learn how you pick the books you review.

I’m looking for lively comments today, so make yourself at home and check back often today to see what is being posted.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Welcome my friends to the first ever reader shout out day. While I am excited about the release of my book THE BESTIE BETWEEN LOVERS today I want to talk about what I am reading today and to hear about what you are reading. Please let me and others know what you are reading and why you like it.

Please follow the rules posted on the shout out pull down which basically state that you can give a shout out regarding a book you are reading or are planning to start reading this week. If you have purchased it already--the better.

As an example, I am currently reading ADRENALINE by Jeff Abbott. The book can be purchased and more info can be obtained at this is the first in his series staring ex-CIA agent Sam Capra and is published by Grand Central. Another place to find out more about the storyline is from his site

Monday, November 7, 2011

Welcome to shout out day for authors

Hello my friends and welcome to the first day of this grand experiment. I hope many of my writing friends take advantage of this and it helps everyone involved. To get the framework right with an example I will post one of my novels which is due to be released this week.

I look forward to everyone posting their own works that are currently coming out.

The Bestie between Lovers, a contemporary erotic romance, is being release this Wednesday by Siren and is available for pre-order now at click here to order

When Adam Browers and his fiancée, Bali Summers, take a vacation to South Beach, Florida they look forward to a full week of a paradise. Soon Casey Sands enters their lives which first excites Adam, but then leaves him struggling to keep up or lose his fiancée to another woman.

Beth Gray

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I have another novel coming out soon. It is scheduled to be released on November the 9th, but should be available for pre-order soon. I will let everyone know when.

I have been doing some work to my site, adding some pages, and preparing it for a more active role. What I am thinking of doing is having different days for people to do shout outs. On Mondays, for example, any author can come and shout out their book that came out the last week, or is coming out this week. I have to have some rules on size, etc. but will keep it open to help my fellow writers.

If this goes well, then we will open it to an editor day, an agent day, a readers day, etc.

I really want everyone's opinion on this. So, please leave a comment.

Now, back to my release. I have a cover. It is smoking, as most of them are. My cover designer is fantastic.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

new release


It will be released : Wednesday, October 26th

This title is offered at a 10% discount. Offer ends midnight CST, November 2nd.
Please go to for more details
[Siren Allure: Erotic Contemporary Cougar Romance]

Cougar Hunting is a sexy contemporary romance set in Atlanta, Georgia and South Beach, Florida. When Terri Eisenman, a successful thirty-nine-year-old widow, first spots Chad Edwards during one of her nights out with her pack of cougar friends, she crumbles to her desires to have him. However, Chad, a young and successful businessman in his own right, presents much more of a challenge than she assumes. His group of friends also hunts for and plays with older women.

Complications ensue when Terri and Chad find themselves in a business relationship. Both share one belief: business and personal relationships don’t mix. Controlling a boiling passion and coping with fears of commitment mount as they work for a solution. The only way to save both their business and personal lives is admitting their unique qualities, which complement each, and form a new partnership.

A Siren Erotic Romance

Thursday, October 6, 2011



I plan to write three books in this series. As soon as I can I will be posting more on these story I hope everyone likes. Keep an eye out for the release date which is sometime in November.
Beth Gray

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Today is the day you can order your copy of THE FIELD TESTING OF THE KAMA SUTRA

This romantic comedy is sexy--well, it is hot. However, I think everyone will enjoy the plot the most. If you like your stories with lots of wit, and sassy twist this will be the book for you. I know many writers who work hard, but only these characters of mine are willing to give it their all to become better writers.


I have another novel coming out with Siren
A TIME FOR LOVE will be released in January
This full length novel has a triple romance which develops during the solving of a mystery. More news to follow for sure, but I'm excited about this story being shared with my readers.

Beth Gray

Friday, September 23, 2011

Release day

You can pre-order my latest novel THE FIELD TESTING OF THE KAMA SUTRA, the first in the SPIRIT OF RESEARCH SERIES now.

This is a sexy romantic comedy with a fantastic plot I hope everyone loves. Please let me know after you have read it.

I want to offer a special thank you to all my friends who have made this possible.


Thursday, September 15, 2011



I know everyone will have a different take on this, but it is true that many readers want different things from the get-go. Some want to learn who the characters are and to have a reason to pull for them before they are subjected to life’s trials. Other readers want to jump into the action and learn the background in steps when it is absolutely necessary.

Giving technical background information is helpful to some readers and loses others. Not adding the enticing details robs some readers of their enjoyment and feeling that they can step into another world. It is the perfect balance which wins the most readers.

I’ve heard many writers say that if you only read the entire book you will see why I did certain things as I did. If you have a loyal reader base—this will happen. If not, the reader will scan kindle for another date to spend time with.
So, with this as an introduction—what are your expectation as far as pace is concerned in a great book?


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What readers expect Series

 Who exactly are the readers?
       I think the first question to ask is who the readers are that the writer is targeting, or, in reality, is buying the books. For those that write romances and especially sexy or erotica the people buying may surprise many people. For some people the F word is a big turnoff and to others it is the reason they buy. In my case I try to write true life and what is real in the world and if it the word fits to portray the characters it is used. Therefore, if the word Fuck offends you this may not be the site you will like. For many writers a pen name is used to distinguish the different genre written which I think is a great idea. 

       To build a list of what readers expect I think it is only appropriate to determine who the readers are first.  So, while I hope to hear some great comments on this, please be thinking of what will be the top ten expectations of readers as we get more into the series. 

       The following article is a good way to enter this discussion.  For authors with a following, please let me know what you think. For readers, please share your feeling also. Why do you read a good sexy romantic novel?

Who are the Readers for Erotic eBooks?

Author: Carmella Borchers

There are many people who enjoy reading romance novels. Many surveys were taken regarding the audience of romance novels, and the results showed that approximately 65% of readers of romance and love stories were females. This survey also showed that because girls and females are considered more emotional as compared to men, they tend to like romantic stories. This can also be displayed with a simple example: girls are generally not very fond of action movies; rather, they tend to prefer soothing and calm movies, such as romance ones. Girls also prefer family movies in which no action or violence is involved.

However, that is not to say that men don't like romantic love stories too! The difference is that men tend to enjoy a romance novel only when it has some erotic essence in it. The male gender is generally considered more aggressive than the opposite sex, and therefore a simple emotional novel may make them feel bored. Erotic eBooks offer the thrill of the dangerous, providing cover for liking the romantic pieces.

Since books used to only be available as paper-back and hard-back books, people in previous days used to tote a bag full of books with them while traveling distances. But now this dynamic has been changed, and now a large portion of people prefer reading Romance Books Online rather than buying a hard copy. To make tasks even easier, they either use electronic text book readers like the Kindle, which are capable of downloading any type of e-book, or they may carry their laptops/notebooks with them which may have gigantic storage areas to store hundreds of thousands of ebooks. Another advantage of carrying laptops or notebooks is that readers can also install text aloud software applications in them. These applications are quite lightweight and handy to use. The main feature of these software applications is that they can store the entire text in their buffers and can read the same aloud so that the user can hear the entire story instead of reading it. This saves a lot of time for the user and also enables him/her to enjoy romantic stories, even when there is no source of light. In fact, many people find Romance Novels more enjoyable when they hear them with closed eyes and without lights.

Article Source:

About the Author

Carmella Borcher is the author of this article and is an avid fan of romance novels - particularly erotic books and erotic ebooks.

Friday, September 9, 2011

welcoming post

Hello my friends and readers.

I'm in the process of building this site, so be patient with me as I learn how to develop it. You know I would much rather be writing, but I want to stay in contact with everyone and give you to ask me questions and be a part of my life as a writer.

Check back soon as see what it looks like.

Beth Gray