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Thursday, February 26, 2015

I've Moved My Blog To HostGator!

Many of you may have already heard that Google/Blogger is going to crack down on "sexually graphic" blogs. It's hard to tell what that means in regards to what I write, but I decided not to take any chances. I've changed my blog to a self hosted Wordpress.org version and it now resides in the Hostgator servers. 

I archived this blog and then uploaded it to it's new home. It doesn't look exactly the same of course...it's not Blogger, but I think it's shaping up nicely. I'm sure I'll play around with the templates to find what fits me the best, but I'm happy with what I have up so far. How about you stop in and check it out? 

This one will still be up unless Blogger slaps it with a private label at the end of March. From this point on I'll be adding all new content on the new site. I hope to have my fellow Sassy Vixen authors join us there soon. 

Until then...


Saturday, January 17, 2015

#Monsterotica Is Here to Stay Whether You Like It or Not

Hello peeps. Tawny here and you're about to get hit with a post that's been a long time coming. I've kept quiet and watched people blast my genre for long enough. Amazon tried to wage war on it but decided to not bite the hand that feeds it. Authors who slammed it before are now dabbling in it themselves. Readers, bloggers, reviewers, pinners on Pinterest continue to write "WTF?" posts about it.

Newsflash! Just because you don't understand the draw doesn't mean there aren't tons of others out there who do. Not all fetishes and kinks are the same. You're reaction to my Bigfoot erotica is the same I had with FSOG...What. The. FUCK.

Before you jump all over me with comments that FSOG is a love story, erotic, sexy and whatever the hell else you want to toss out, listen up. Everything you say about that trilogy, I can say the same for monster erotica. Just because one of the lovers in the story isn't human, doesn't make it any less of a fantasy. 

Coming soon!
My Bigfoot hero, Ashar is far more human than the hero in FSOG. ASHAR doesn't have a twisted view of the world of BDSM and has never forced his lifestyle on his love interest. And don't get me started on the twit who will play the lead in the FSOG movie. If he doesn't have the brains to not slam the people in the lifestyle he is supposed to be portraying, he shouldn't be allowed to be interviewed about it.

Ahem...sorry. I didn't mean to get off track. For the record, I read all three books in the FSOG series. As a whole, I was entertained. Have I read others that I enjoyed more? Yes. Do I think this series represents erotica and erotic romance? HELL NO. That doesn't mean these stories didn't rock for other readers...especially those who haven't a clue about erotica and BDSM in particular. What these books did do was help bring readers around to search for more...and more explicit stories.

That's what brought many in our direction.

Monster erotica, dark fantasy and horror erotica are now and will continue to flourish. There is a market for it and many find us every day. It's true that this genre isn't for everyone and we don't claim it is. It's our niche and we like it that way. 

I don't tell you what you can and can't write or read. Why do you get to tell me? I'm not a fan of the big boobed anime erotica but that doesn't mean I don't get turned on from time to time by some of it. Before you slam things you know nothing about, maybe you should pick up a few books in the monster erotic section and decide for yourself. If you don't find anything that appeals to you, move along and grab the books you know will cream your jeans.

If you do find your curiosity piqued, and new fantasies invade your dreams of big hairy dudes or dragons screwing your brains out, then enjoy yourself with more. Don't let anyone tell you it's gross or evil. 

ENJOY the fantasy. Who knows? Maybe it will help spice up your current love life and take you to places you never thought possible.

It could happen...that's what makes it FANTASY!

Catch you on the flip side—


Sunday, October 19, 2014

@Tawny_Savage is BAAAACK and Ready to Rock and Roll! #Bigfoot #Taboo #Erotica

Hello, it's me...Tawny. 
Yeah, I know it's been a hell of a long time since my last post. I'm sorry for that. It's been flippin' nuts around here for several months. Hubby and I relocated to Washington and it took a lot out of us to get here. I'm finally sitting at my temporary desk and working on my blogs and writing the final scenes for Bigfoot's Revenge. I've even plotted out the rest of  Silk Seductions. It feels great to be back to working with my characters again, especially the Big Guy...

I told you the Forest People were real. You didn't think The Bigfoot Chronicles trilogy and the sister series The Forest People was fiction did you? It's all true, or at least based on the stories passed down throw the generations of the tribes in the Pacific Northwest and other areas of the world.

I've lived in this area of the United States for fourteen years now and have heard many a tale. I've had a few "run ins" myself. The eerie screams and growls are something I'll never, ever forget. 

For those of you who have read my books so far, you know they're about an ancient species of humanoids...very close ancestors to humans. They have their own language, tribal and clan culture and value family above all. They worship the same gods as we do and respect Mother Earth for everything it gives them to survive. Unfortunately, humans haven't quiet mastered those concepts yet, some have, but a hell of a lot of them will never come around to respecting this planet.

Now, I'm not what some call a "tree hugger." I like the modern conveniences just as much as anyone, but I do wish to do what I can in order to keep our planet around for future generations. Just the simple act of recycling helps as well as carpooling and taking mass transit instead of driving our vehicles every single day.

It's the little things that can add up!

Just like with my writing. I may have only been able to knock out a paragraph or two over the previous couple months, but at least I kept going. I'm not giving up and I hope you haven't given up on me or Bigfoot. He'll have his revenge...but is the cost too great for those he loves? Stay tuned. We're shooting for this story to be out before Thanksgiving.

See you around!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Back From #RomCon14 and #Bigfoot Was a Hit! #taboo #erotica

When I decided to take a few copies of The Bigfoot Chronicles 1 and 2 with me to RomCon, I didn't know what sort of reaction I would get from them. I was pleasantly surprised and then overwhelmed by the reaction. 

The readers LOVED IT! Whoohoo!

Now you all know, I'm one of four pen names for Tammy Dennings Maggy (my real name is actually Tammy Smith!). The four of "us" write in a variety of genres and various heat levels. My Bigfoot books are definitely not a traditional romance and are more erotica. Yes, there is a romantic element and I think I put a different twist with these tales compared to the others in the monster erotica genre. That's what makes this genre intriguing to me. There are so many different takes on the monster/human couplings so we have something for everyone.

The response to Ashar and Bryanna's story proves it. Of course there were some who had me sign their books to other people. *wink wink* These folks tickled me to no end. To think they'd stop by and give a new author a chance as well as try out a taboo genre—well, let's just say I'm still smiling from ear to ear.

This experience has inspired me to push the envelope even more with the third book in the trilogy. It's going to be longer than the first two, maybe even longer than those combined as there is so much these characters keep showing me. Because of the fabulous response at RomCon, my publisher is pushing up the release of the eBook version of the combo book so look for that to go live within the next few days. You all know how Amazon can be. They could have a delay, or things could go up in a flash! LOL

Thank you again RomCon! We'll be back again next year with even more monster tales and other dark erotic fantasies to share with everyone. Until then, I'll leave you with the cover for Bigfoot's Revenge (The Bigfoot Chronicles 3). ~Tawny

Monday, June 2, 2014

#OhMy! It's Time for the Special Edition #Bigfoot Chronicles 1 & 2 #CoverReveal

Welcome back to my little corner of the blogosphere. I'm happy to announce the print version of my Bigfoot Chronicles 1 & 2 is now awaiting final approval before we can order copies to take with us to RomCon in less than three weeks. Denver won't know what hit them when the readers get their hands on my taboo tales. 

Why will my book be at a romance convention? Well, my publisher will be there and so will I. For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, I'm one of FOUR pen names for the same person. It's fun to keep up the tongue in cheek pretense that we're separate people, but we're all ME. It's simply easier to keep the various categories and heat levels my work falls into separate if I use different pen names. It helps readers know right off what sort of storyteller they're tackling just by the name on the front.

Enough of that. Here's what all of you came here to see. The print galley mock up of the new cover.

I love how they have Bryanna in shadow on the back. It gives the illusion that Ashar is hovering over her, out of view of the camera. We had to keep his features hidden again in this cover because we have major reveals for the last in the trilogy. Of course I already spilled the one big one here on the blog. Click HERE to find out.

Shocked? LOL! Many others are too and can't wait for the conclusion in Bigfoot's Revenge (The Bigfoot Chronicles 3). Look for that release in late July/August. I'm shooting for that but this story keeps taking on more twists. This part me end up being longer than the first two combined! 

See you all around and come talk to "us"in Denver. The hubby will be there too. 


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#CoverReveal for The #Bigfoot Chronicles 1 and 2 from Author @Tawny_Savage #taboo #erotica

I know I'm a bit late with this tonight, but I wanted to get it out there before midnight so it could still be considered a Wild and Wicked post. I'm so excited to be able to reveal the cover for the eBook version of The Bigfoot Chronicles 1 and 2. I took everyone's advice and decided to release the two of them together as one eBook and print. I'll let you know the details for release dates as soon as I have them but for now...

I'm thrilled with the way it turned out. This one shows the Bigfoot Ashar still in shadow and all monster like and Bryanna leaning into him and maybe a bit wiped out after one of their...uhhhh...sessions. hehehehe

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the first two books enough to want to get the compilation. If you know of anyone who hasn't read either of them yet, this one will be ideal for them. There won't be any added material. It's just going to be both novellas in one file, under one cover so to speak.

Let me know what you think of the cover!

Until next time

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

#Wild&Wicked Wednesday: Should I or Shouldn't I...

Welcome to my space here on blogger. I've been hard at work on a few projects and need to ask everyone a question. Should I or shouldn't I release the first two installments of the Bigfoot Chronicles as a special edition print? You see, I'd like to be able have a few print books to give out to celebrate the release of the last installment of the trilogy. This way it would get readers ready for the finale and have one more way to get the buzz going around about my Bigfoot stories.

Speaking of the buzz...

I was interviewed by fellow monster erotica author Celia Dunroy. Check it out HERE.

I've also been working on a short novella to introduce my contribution to the Sassy Vixen Publishing Temptations Resort shared world series. The first one will actually be in the Season of Sun and Sin anthology and called "Silk Seductions." That's also the name of the brothel/resort in Nevada (fictional!) where the stories are set. The offshoot of the Silk Resort series is the Silk N Satin line within the Temptations Resort series. SnS is the name of the adults only establishment that offers the escort services on the island paradise. The owner of both places, Margarite Rouseau will surprise you. She's tough as nails but cares deeply for the escorts in her employ. 

Enough teasing for now. As I write this, I decided to go ahead and do the special print release of Brigid's Blessing and Bigfoot Claims His Mate together in one bound volume. Once the third novella is finished, that one may be in print all by itself. I have to wait to see how long it is before I decide that. No matter what, all three will be together as one ebook and print before Christmas. So excited!

I'd still like to hear your thoughts. Should I or shouldn't I put out the first two novellas together as one print book? If yes, should I also put it out as an ebook?

Nothing is in stone yet. Sassy Vixen Publishing is giving me free reign for this project. Go ahead and tell me what you think!