My little doggie
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Here’s a more recent picture of Hunter-he’s such a cutie! he has the same problem as me when he’s in a photo-our big googly eyes can sometimes appear a little too googly. I’m seriously thinking of putting a photo of me up on this blog but maybe I’ll pretend I’m the dog for a bit longer-cos who could resist that face?

As I appear to be the only person who hasn’t blogged about this-can I tell you that I was offered a 2 book contract for my erotic Regencies by John Scognamiglio at Kensington Aphrodisia? He made an offer 24 hours after receiving the proposal from my oh so awesome agent Deidre Knight. Gotta love a woman who can get you an NY publishing contract first time out of the starting blocks!

Of course being as this is publishing, the opportunities for self doubt and imaginative thinking are endless-(authors are like that you know). Verbal contracts can take a while to become paper contracts or real books so I’m not expecting to see anything concrete until 2008.Can’t wait to lick the covers…

But I’m seriously delighted to have been offered this opportunity by Kensington. They really are envelope-pushers and I think my new books will fit there very well. In case anyone is worried-I’ll still be writing the futuristics for Ellora’s Cave. After all I have 3 strapping intergalactic vikings to find partners for!

More news from Michelle Buonfiglio at Romance B(u)y the Book
Hot Topic Week: Eros, Erotica, and Erotic Romance, Dec. 4-8

This week of GuestBlogs is constructed to get a dialogue going about
what erotica and erotic romance are and are not, as well as what access
to the literature has done for women who read it. Bestselling author
Ian Kerner, Ph.D. also will discuss women and sexual fantasy. Here’s the
line-up:

Kate Duffy, Senior Editor, Brava/Kensington, 12.4
Adam Nevill, Author/Erotica Editor, Virgin Books, 12.5
Jaid Black, Author/CEO Ellora’s Cave, 12.6
Ian Kerner, Ph.D., Author/Sex and Relationships expert, 12.7
Emma Holly, Author, 12.8

the link is on my link page-or it’s at: romancebytheblog.blogspot
I like Michelle a lot and really appreciate the way she uses her blog to discuss these hot topics. And as I now write for Kensington, Virgin and Ellora’s Cave I feel I really should be there to share an opinion or two!

7 comments to “My little doggie”

  1. MarlyMathews
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      · December 1st, 2006 at 1:09 pm · Link

    OMG! Look at that face! He’s such a cutie pie…I’m sure he has everyone in your house wrapped around his paw! But…you know, one picture wasn’t enough…LOL

    Again, CONGRATS on the two book deal with Kensington!! That’s awesome news, Kate. I can see why you’re still flying high! 🙂

    ~Marly



  2. Anonymous
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      · December 1st, 2006 at 2:34 pm · Link

    I have to say, that is just about the cutest dog I’ve ever seen.

    And more congrats from me, as well — I was wondering if you’d ever get around to posting your news here. 😀 You’ll forgive me if I don’t lick my copies…? (Okay, I’ll lick if the cover is hot enough.)



  3. Julia Templeton
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      · December 3rd, 2006 at 12:45 am · Link

    How come I am hearing about this offer by way of your blog, Ms. Kate?
    Shame on you!
    HUGE congrats on the your recent sales. I’m REALLY proud of you!
    You’ve come a long way….
    BTW, adorable dog 😉



  4. Lillian Feisty
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      · December 3rd, 2006 at 5:47 am · Link

    What a cutie! I bet you just can help but kiss he cutie wootie little face all day long!

    Sorry. I like dogs.

    Oh, and CONGRATS! Again!! So cool!



  5. Kate Pearce
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      · December 5th, 2006 at 5:29 am · Link

    Julia!
    How could I ever forget you? My best mentor ever!
    I think your new email is bouncing me!



  6. Kristen
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      · December 5th, 2006 at 4:35 pm · Link

    What a face, Kate! He’s such a gorgeous boy.

    Congrats on the contract. I’m still so tickled for you.

    Hope to see more pictures of that handsome one from time to time. 😉



  7. Ellen
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      · December 7th, 2006 at 3:34 pm · Link

    He’s adorable!

    Kate, I’m still just so thrilled for you — not just for the Kensington deal, but also for your other sales. You’re really on fire right now! Enjoy the ride (and give yourself a break once in awhile from the hard work). 🙂



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