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Sexy Six Sentences of Painted with Pleasures

Painted with Pleasure by Dena de PauloThis Sunday Sexy Six sentences comes from the Award Winning Destination Novella, Painted with Pleasure, published by Wild Rose Press. This Novel was my first erotic romance and it opened my eyes and writing muse to a whole new fascinating genre. This novel holds my heart close. A few know my husband is from Spain and I’ve visited there many times. My favorite thing to do is sip on my Caffe con Leche and eat Churros. If you are in the mood to taste Spain. Then come and enjoy.

Six Sentences of Painted with Pleasure:

“Pardon me, Alejandro, but could you tell me how you crafted the artwork?” Victor asked.

Laurel Opened her month to object, but she couldn’t keep from noticing just how Alejandro’s pants hugged his cock like  a beacon.

He ran his hand through his shaggy brown hair as he looked around the room. His blue gaze pierced Laurel as he spoke, “There are many ways to start an orgasm and only one way to finish. These paintings are lovely examples of the journey to that one pivotal moment.” He let his gaze slide around the room, questioning everyone. “No?”

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Painted with Pleasure and #Bublish

Ever heard of Bublish? I hadn’t until I read a twit from Jen Talty and Bob Mayer with Cool Gus Publishing. I had to check it out. I was mildly surprise. Okay… I loved it. And I had to put Painted with PleasureThe visuals are amazing. And it’s Free. It’s for Authors and Readers. The concept is to give reader’s a chance to see Author’s work including their inspiration for either the book or a scene. It’s a great way to connect the author to the readers. Allowing readers to check out all books from the author and their inspirations. It feels more personable. Did I say I love it?

Of course, it send out twits marketing the author’s book. Typically using a catchy sentence from the except. My favorite twit from Bublish on concerning Painted with Pleasure is:

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“Some people were in leather and chains, some in khakis and polos.” New@denadepaulo

How many of you are on Bublish? If you are, tell me about it, I would love to see your books or your thoughts.


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I’m in the RWR!!!

July RWRThe air is crisp and the leaves are on the ground. I finnally have a few moments to catch up on all that I left beside the couch. And a happy surprise… I’m in the RWR July addition for my win at the Bean Pot Reader’s Contest. It took my breath away see Painted with Pleasure in black and white in my RWR  magazine.

Painted with Pleasure winner of the Novella Catagory, middle row last entry from the New England Romance Writers Conference

It’s beyond anything I thought would be possible. When I first started writing, I only imaged getting the recognition and now, it’s there. I couldn’t be more happy. Winning, was breathless, seeing my name in black and white in the RWR mag. is just priceless.

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I can say I’m an Award Winning Author

My critique partners and I drove from Western NY to Salem, MA this morning, a gorgeous drive with great company. The NECRWA conference started on a great note, I attended Jen Talty’s workshop on Conference Guide and Pitches Friday night. Fantastic stuff. Really got me thinking again about where I really want my writing career to be in the next five years. As well as helping me relax about giving the my pitch I have scheduled with Lori Perkins tomorrow. 

But the best part of the night is the announcement that I won the novella category with Painted with Pleasures. It’s now an award winning novel.This is my debut novel. The first to be published and I won the Bean Pot Contest. I so did not see this coming and I’m beyond thrilled. As they announced the 3rd, and 2nd winners, I looked at my CP completely stunned. I think I even asked. Is that mine? Really. I won.

So thank you, everyone who has supported me through all my writing trials!   And thank you Rita Oberlies and Jen Talty for celebrating this award with me. We rocked those Tiaras!

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Excitement In Salem, MA

Wow. Can I say it again… WOOWSER.

I entered Painted with Pleasure in the Bean Pot Readers Contest hosted by the New England Chapter of RWA. This annual contest is well known throughout the romance community. All entries are read by readers, booksellers or librarians. There are ten categories based on genre and novel length.

Painted with Pleasure is in the Novella Category because of the novel length and not genre. So it went up against all genres in the 20k to 50k novel length and…. It’s a finalist.

I’m a finalist. Now I get to go to the NECRW’s Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference to find out my placement, first, second or third. Dress up in my Tiara and hit the evening gala. Not to mention, Painted with Pleasures cover and blurb will be shown to all Friday night. And..And It will be announced in the RWA Magazine in either the June or July copy.

It only gets better, because I had been eyeing this conference for some time. Some of my favorite authors have either keynote or workshops. It’s going to be huge. And I can’t wait.

Salem, MA. Here I come.


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My novel, Painted with Pleasure has some reviews posted. And I can’t believe how giddy I am over them. Reviews are one of those things that I knew I would happen, but reality of them hadn’t sat in yet. Now, I have two and I’m giddy. Words seem to fail at how I feel. I feel like jumping up and down and shouting to the roof tops. Ok… so words don’t really fail me.

The first Review is from The Romance Studio giving Painted with Pleasure 4 hearts. It was just spectacular to see the work I’ve done received good reviews. Thank you Amy Hopkins for your review.

Today, a new Review came in and it thrilled me to my core. The Romance Review gave me 4 out of 5 stars. Erinne got my book, the setting… the passion of the book. Thank you so much. So happy with the reviews. I can’t be anymore happy.

Time to get to creating the next novel… Brainstorming here I come.

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Goals and the new year

It’s a new year everyone has made their resolution and I’ve procrastinated. But it’s new year and I’ve made a goal for myself. Well, one of many. 🙂 My main goal is a blog post a week.

Painted with Pleasure will be featured on Jan 21st on this hot and sexy blog for erotic romance Rachel Leigh Blog. And I’ll be giving away a copy of Painted with Pleasure. This amazing author’s homebase is in UK. So I hope to see all of you there. Totally sweet to be blogging here in NY and having it based in the UK. Today’s internet really given us the ability to be in touch with the world around us. It really is a small world after all.

With Painted with Pleasure on the market, I have a little bit of  time to figure out what I’m going to write next. It will be an exciting avenue of thought to say the least. Winter finally announced its presence to our hometown here with a vengeance. We went from 50 degree weather then twelve hours later six inches of snow. But I’m not complaining because the best time of year for my creative juices to flow is winter. There is something about cozy winter days that calls to seating in front of the computer with my cafe con leche and just typing. So bring on the snow. 🙂

Maybe my next erotic novel will have a hot snow scene in it. Could you image a couple heating up the snow? Perhaps two competition skiers are out in the snow and when a storm rolls in too fast. They are left out in the cold and have to find shelter… But they find that they are not only fighting for the trophy of cross-country skiing, but also they have been fighting the their mutual attraction and they find a way to stay warm through the snow storm. Ohhh. I love the stream of thought. Maybe I just found my inspiration for my next steamy novel.

I may have to tinker it a bit, but it’s a great potential spicy concept. 🙂

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