Wednesday, November 9, 2011
My first order of business was to choose a story to be shared for What's The Scenario Wednesday. I've enjoyed giving sneak peeks at WIP (works in progress) and stories that you will certainly love. Then I stumbled upon another sweet bit of news.
Black Butterfly since it's October release has done remarkably well. I've sold more copies of Black Butterfly in the first week than I have of my 'Best Seller' Daisy's Choice. Today I learned that Black Butterfly has made the Top Ten Best Seller List at AllRomanceEbooks.com. My first time!
Oh but that is just the cherry. Yesterday I walked on clouds after learning from a sweet fellow author that my book Buttercup is up for a reward at Romantic Times in the Indie Erotic Fiction category. The mere fact that Buttercup received a nod from such a respected organization in the Romance Community has me giddy.
I will admit I've been a bit worried lately. I often wonder about my writing career. With all the piracy going on of IR books and authors like Crystal Hubbard, Sharon Cullars, and Rosyln Holcomb throwing in the towel from writing, I fear what success will mean for my work. Can I make it as a Indie author in this industry? How far can I really go alone? Will my readers lose interest and abandon me?
After the sweetest first two weeks in November my muse and I sat down pondering those questions. We decided the sky is the limit! Success depends solely on me, and there aint no stopping me now!
To celebrate the successes and the support I've received from fans I am happy to tell you all that on "Black Friday" November 25th, I will be offering every book by Sienna Mynx and TA Ford for 50% off at ARE, Bookstrand, Amazon, B&N and Smashwords! So if there is a book you've been waiting to read! Be sure to swing by any of those sites and get your copy then.
Also this month releases should include Mi Carino, and Illegal Affair III
Let's have a wonderful holiday. I have so much to be thankful for. Mostly I want to say today, Gracias, to all of you!!!
I'm so happy! Tonight I learned that Buttercup has been nominated for the Romantic Times 2011 Indie Erotic Fiction Award. Last year I attended the Romantic Times Convention. It was my first. There I met and spoke at length with Brenda Jackson, LA Banks and Delilah Devlin. As a small independently published author I sat in awe of some of the mega house talent around me and the publishing houses. I never considered myself a contender, but I sure as hell proudly shared with everyone I could who I am and what my work is about.
Tonight another author sent me an email. It said 'Congratulations'. I was confused by the email and contacted her asking what she congratulated me about. I had no idea. I know I may not win, to be honest there are some heavy hitting authors in the same category. And big name publishing houses as well. But damn it, I finally get what it means when someone says: It was great just to be nominated!
Please visit the RT and leave a comment on my nomination if you've read the book! Every thing counts! Buttercup Review
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Rico Elbaz is Giovanni Battaglia!Yesterday I got a update from Rico! The Vegas photo shoot for my Mafia Series 'Battaglia' went off lovely! Oh Wait! I haven't told you? Well honey, let me be the first to dish! Rico Elbaz has signed on to do my Mafia Series cover as my sexy mafia Don Giovanni Battaglia. He and a lovely African American model shot photos for the upcoming book covers. I can't tell you how EXCITED I am. Rico is sooooo sexy, and he's part Sicilian! Yummy! He's perfect.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
That's right ladies. It's up to you. The Kindle Fire is the latest and greatest edition to the e-reader mania. A cross between the advance technology of a IPAD with the sleek ease in design for shelving and purchasing e-books, this is a must have. As shared before the competition requires that you are currently a member of the Sienna Mynx Yahoo group. Have you registered? Do so today!
What are the contest rules? The Divas Pen wants to reward a loyal reader and fan who has been a consistent follower, supporter, and reviewer of Sienna Mynx Works. In the Yahoo Group you will find questions on the last two books released by Sienna Mynx. You will need to answer all 12 and send an email of your completion to email@example.com. The email should be sent in before midnight October 14th. Each participant will include a lucky number between 1 and 4. The number that is chosen the most will narrow the pool for the drawing. Example: Everyone has chosen lucky number `3'. This means that the third person who sent in the correct answers is the winner. Tricky? Not really, it's a great fair way to chose the winner. Sign up today and send your answers in right away. So far we only have one participant so there remains time for you to win.
If you have any questions or concerns leave a note here on the blog and I will respond.
Good luck and may the best Diva win!
Monday, July 25, 2011
That's why it comes as no surprise that I still cringe when I get the 'hated it!' review.
I've been published since 2008, but I started writing free stories in 2005. One would think that at this point I would have teflon skin. I wish. I've not had a lot of scathing reviews, and I freely admit that some of the unfavorable ones I received over the years shared insight into my stories that I was too close to see. But through it all, my golden rule is to sit back and read reviews in small doses as they trickle in but never engage. Nope, I can cry to my friends, and carry on.
Friday, May 20, 2011
I can share with you, that in the upcoming weeks I plan to release a free 'ebook' over there as well.
So swing on by!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
So often I miss the 'story' in the Interracial Romance genre. It seems to me that the more popular this genre get's the more erotic the 'telling has become. Was My Girl, is my favorite story because it delves into the psyche of one man who's immaturity and inexperience at love costs him the most precious relationship he's ever known. Though the core of the story is the same, the rewrite has brought about such a great wealth of material that I'm excited to present it to you under the Mynx's pen. Was My Girl is also an excellent example of the supreme masterful storytelling done by Madame Z. Known for writing dark, sometimes speculative fiction, the pre-quel to Was My Girl is something you must read! Make sure to stay tuned for the release date, and information on the pre-quel. I can't wait to hear what you lovely ladies think!
I'm excited more than ever about this site change because I actually had a lot to do with the design and layout. More than I'm used too. With this accomplishment I feel as if I can take on the world. There is no better site to explore the sexy details of Interracial Romance. Be sure to stop bye and have a look!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Slowly but surely the Romance community at large is beginning to recognize the authors and the readers of Multicultural Romance. Whether you enjoy paranormal, contemporary, historical authors of multicultural romance, the genre needs your support. ARE (AllRomanceEbooks.com) features most of your favorite authors. Now they have a group section dedicated to our genre, for readers and authors to comment and share.
Why should you care?
Ever read a IR book and wonder what are they thinking? Want to speak to the author or others about the book in detail?
Do you know of a author who writes original Multicultural Romance, that isn't featured in most forums you frequent and want to spread the word?
Are you tired of not seeing diversity in Romance, and finding less and less of your favorite authors represented by not just e-publishers but big publishers at large?
Well a minute or two out of your time to sign up, and support this genre, can not only help your favorites but make a statement that we want and demand more.
I implore you to please stop bye and sign up, and introduce yourself. Tell everyone. It's my hope that this forum will exceed even ARE's expectations and be a place that publishers discover talent too.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I was going through my long list of stories, and fastly writing for my releases this April when it dawned on me--what about offering free short stories as well as published ones?
That's when my World War II love novella came to mind. I used to offer it free online, but removed it. I think I will add it to the mix and release it to the masses. I believe it's under 5K words and sizzling enough to qualify. I hope you enjoy it. It will be released this April 15th.
After careful working and reworking of Daisy's Choice, I realized that the cover design originally done was not quite right. Aiden was not quite right. Then I found my muse, the guy who I envision to be the ruthless Aiden Keane. So I met with my cover designer and we came up with a new cover that captures the characters perfectly.
Daisy's Choice is slated for release on April 25th (tentatively the 15th). The story is one for the record books and I am so nervous about it's release. But after staring at this cover all night I'm beginning to believe that this story will fascinate and entertain just as the first did. I hope so!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
It's been a helluva journey. Daisy's Choice was first written in May 2009. The story was a very in-depth look on the push and pull of old love and new beginnings. I had hoped that the rewrite would be a quick one for those requesting this sequel. It turned out to be a three month oddessy that has left me totally depleted and filled with pride. If only it gives the reader the same experience will I have done my job!
- Sienna Mynx
Today - March 13th is the day I put the final stroke to the Epilogue and release a collective sigh. The story is over 140K words in length and 400 pages. I had no idea how long and involved it would be. But after several long hour debates (with my muse) I've decided to publish it as is. The love and hate between the characters could not be rushed or cliche'ed. Those that have grown to love these characters expect more. As an author I'm challenged with every story I write to give it 110%. Now I'm a little anxious and leery of the response the follow-up will receive.
I will share that Daisy's Choice, is not a romance. It's not erotica, it's definitely not a comedy. However, you will fall in love with coupling's, laugh at certain scenes and pump your fist in frustration at others. I guess the joy of self-publishing is the freedom to tell the story as it is, and let the readers decide it's value. That's what I will do with Daisy's Choice. The release is tentatively scheduled for mid-April. I can't wait to hear what you think!
Genre: Romantic Comedy (Multicultural BW/WM)
Publisher: The Divas Pen LLC
Length: 103 Pages
Monday, February 14, 2011
I wrote this story in 2009 for a valentine contest and I was surprised at how vivid the characters were. How vivid they remain. I received some criticism for Mel's character because he had a urban persona. But I felt his history and his past gave meaning to who he was. I also thought it was a unique take on the IR Contemporary Romance's that are currently offered. I'm thrilled over how lovely this came together and I must say that I'm anxious to write the follow up. "St. Patty's Day Baby!"
I'm already shopping around the cover idea.
Funny Valentine is currently on sale at AllRomanceEBooks.com
You can sample My Funny Valentine READ EXCERPT HERE