It might not be readily obvious from the number of books I've put out since May 2021, but I gave up on my dreams of being a writer a year ago. That sounds awful, I know, but life is awful. Everything that gave me the ability to pursue my writing career, every privilege I had … Continue reading My apology for vanishing is presidential erotica.
Recently in one of my paranormal romance groups, this post popped up: Ok Authors, When you’ve written an erotic novel, do you label it as such exclusively or do you label it as romance as well? I get why people like erotica, I do, but it’s just not for me, and a couple of books … Continue reading You’re Probably Wrong About the Difference Between Romance & Erotica
If you have no idea what RWA is or why it was already down, here's a quick recap: For decades, everyone who was anyone in the romance industry was in Romance Writers of America. Their annual convention was legend. They had tons of regional chapters. It was how you networked, improved your craft, learned all … Continue reading RWA just kicked itself while it was already down, and now I’m reading inspirational romance.
Kindle Vella went live this week, and I currently have two stories posted there: Kymani, an alien romance set in the same universe as the alien romances I've been working on this past year, and under my new pen name, C.B. Alice, Girlfriend by the Hour. I have a weird relationship with Girlfriend by the … Continue reading Vella, and How My Career Mirrors Buffalo Bill’s From Silence Of The Lambs
You were the ugliest kitten at the rescue that day. But you latched onto Ken, and we didn't have a choice. Your partner-in-crime was handsome enough for kitten chow ads, and some kittens are like ugly ducklings who grow up to be swans. We had high hopes. But you were not a swan. You were … Continue reading In Memoriam: Ackmena, Although I Only Called You Ma’am
Some time ago, a thread popped up in one of my paranormal romance groups about PNR written by men. I was intrigued by this, having never read a romance novel written by a man (at least, that I knew to be a man). I know for a fact that the m/m women write is mostly … Continue reading I read a romance written by a man.
I've never written a year-in-review before, mostly because I've never done one before but also because they all blur together. I want to blame 2020, a.k.a. the Dumpsterfire That Never Ends, but it's me. I have no idea what I did and whether it was special or not. There are some big ones. I made … Continue reading Chloe Alice’s Year In Review: 2020
I did a thing this week. I left my job. I already posted about this, but now it's officially happened. My last day was yesterday. It was eerily similar to the day I decided I couldn't let that job be my life anymore. I guess it was an appropriate send-off. I finished my day, sat … Continue reading New Beginnings, New Books, New Series
At this time next week, I'll be a full-time author. Or unemployed with no prospects. Call it what you like. I'm okay with either. When people find out I've put in my notice and ask where I'm going, I say, "I'm just going." I then go into a lengthy explanation about how they might not … Continue reading Future’s so bright, I got a sale
I saw my first double rainbow today, and it got me thinking. I know this sounds like the start of a spirituality post. If you're of a spiritual nature, that's great. All the love to you. If you're not spiritual, no worries. This post isn't actually spiritual. As those of you who subscribe to my … Continue reading Double Rainbows, and other random phenomena