Guest Info


If you’re interested in submitting a guest post for Love Scenes & Wet Dreams, read on…

Guest posts might feature a particular author, book/s, site, or offer information to readers, or… brace yourself now… be ENTERTAINING! Here at LS&WD, we figured we should have some rules in place to govern whatever twisted and skeavy perviness some of you might try to convince us was a good idea to run. That way, if we’re under the influence of too much chocolate, our brains are fried from writing too much smex, or if (most likely) we’ve overindulged in the HAWT pics Azure keeps plying us with, we won’t even have to think about guest posts.

We want posts about good books, great food, saving $$$, DIY projects, crafty stuff, sex/relationships, fashion, entertainment, kids… if it’s of general or specific interest to adult women who read Romance and/or Erotica, and somehow relates to reading, we’d love to introduce our readers to you. (Romance Novel Bedroom Makeover, anyone? Dinners To Get In The Mood?) So if you write Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Urban Fantasy, or anything related to those subjects and the enjoyment of them, hit us up.

 

Contact info: lovescenes.wetdreamsATgmailDOTcom

Authors:

If you would like to be a Featured author, here’s what you need to know:

You need to be published – Traditional, Digital First, Indie, or Self Pub – in any Romance Sub-Genre, though preference is given to Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance and Urban Fantasy. Your work can be novel-length or novella, or a short story anthology, and must be geared toward Adult Readers (No Young Adult), of any heat level, from sweet to erotic. {Straight, Gay or Menage is okay, as long as the Romance is the central. BDSM or Kink is acceptable, as long as sexual situations are safe, sane, consensual, and the Romance is central. [Standard No-Nos apply: No rape as arousing, no pedophilia, no necrophilia (vampires don’t count), no bodily wastes as arousing, no bestiality (shape shifters don’t count)]} The content of your Spotlight post must be no more than R-rated (no Xs), with no full-frontal nudity images.

As a featured author, you can choose from doing an author interview; a character interview; a joint author/character interview; a guest post (500-800 word range); an excerpt (500-1500 word range); and/or a giveaway. If there’s something else you’d prefer to do, just let us know.

 

Blogs/Sites

The majority of the content of your site/blog must be actual original content, not quotes from other sites or resources, and not bloghops, announcements of winners, etc., unless that’s the focus of your blog or site. The content can be fiction, non-fiction, excerpts, reviews, articles, serialized works, etc. Some personal content is okay, but must not be the sole focus. Our readers probably don’t care about Baby Momma Drama, etc.

Your feature post will be the link to the blog/site, and a guest post, or other format previously agreed on, on whatever subject we agree on as the arrangements are made.

 

*Note: These guidelines may change at any time without notice. We reserve the right to refuse to publish material we find objectionable, or believe our followers/readers will find objectionable.

 

  • You are responsible for helping to promote your Spotlight post, using non-spammy methods (no more than 4 linked updates in 24  hours for each social media platform), and links on your (and others’) site/blog. After the post runs, you are welcome to leave up links on your blog/site, and continue to use it in your promo.
  • Post content must be no more than R-rated, no full-frontal nudity images.
  • Any images you include are your responsibility. Be sure you have the right to use the image in this way.
  • Proofread and edit your post. We will copy and paste the body of the post into the editor as is. Take the opportunity to make the best possible impression on our readers.
  • You may include: your cover images, buy links, a back cover blurb, social media links, an image of your header or logo, your photo, your site tagline and description. If you have a badge/banner that you’d like included on our LINKS page, please include the code with the rest of your materials.
  • We encourage you to list suggested keywords and hashtags for promo tweets.
  • We need all your materials at least 72 hours before your post is scheduled to go live. The dates of your post can be scheduled to coincide with an event – book release, blogiversary, etc – as long as the date you want is still available. If you need a specific date, we urge you to schedule as far in advance as possible to be sure you get the date you want.
  • If you elect to do a giveaway, you are responsible for the Rafflecopter or other platform, selecting the winner(s), and ensuring winners receive their prizes. LS&WD and/or its owners or contributors are not responsible for any aspect of your giveaway other than publishing the details you supply in the agreed upon venue (LS&WD blog). Please be sure to specify whether international entries are accepted (overseas shipping can be expensive and some prizes can be illegal or unavailable in certain areas) and whether entrants should be of a minimum age.

 

If you choose to do an author interview, below are some questions you might want to use. We suggest using essay format with complete sentences and full thoughts, with a conversational style. This may be your only chance to display your writing skills to these readers, so take advantage of it. Proofread and edit! An author interview where the replies are poorly worded with spelling and grammar mistakes doesn’t make a great impression on readers.

Author Interview Questions: Please choose and answer, as fully as possible, 5 of the following questions.

Q1. Sooner or later, every writer gets this one. Where do your ideas come from?

Q2. How long did you work on (insert title of one of your novels)?

Q3. What makes (insert title) different from others in the same sub-genre?

Q4. Why writing? With so many career options today, many far more lucrative, did you decided to become a writer?

Q5. Do you, like many other writers, secretly harbor dreams of writing a NYT Best Seller? Or do you have another dream that signifies the top of the game to you?

Q6. Do you have a person, perhaps an actor or model, etc., in mind when you picture your characters? How do you decide who the character will be – all the little bits and pieces that go into a person, not just appearance?

Q7. What’s next for you? Maybe a sneak-peak hint of your next book?

Q8. If you write explicit sex scenes: Are you ever embarrassed by the intimate scenes, like if someone assumes you do everything your characters do, or offers tips?

Q9. Who’s your favorite author, and why?

Q10. How long were you a writer before you were published? Would you do anything differently if you could?

Q11. If you couldn’t write, what would you do?

Q12. Many novelists do other creative things, like painting or songwriting. Do you have other creative outlets, and if so, what are they?

Q13. Who was the biggest influence on you as a writer?

Q14. Who influenced or encouraged you to write, and when?

Q15. If you write a series: Are you finished with (insert character name/names) or will we see them again?

Q16. If you write explicit sex scenes: Do you ever have trouble keeping the intimate scenes fresh and different?

Q17. If you woke up tomorrow, and your genre no longer existed, what would you write?

Q18. What is the most important advice you’ve ever received as a writer?

Q19. What do you think the future of publishing will look like in, say 5, or 10 years?

Q20. Let’s say an aspiring author asks you for advice. What are the 3 most important things they can do right now to get their writing career off to a good start, and increase their possibilities for success?

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