Wednesday, October 27, 2010


. Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sister Ellora's Cave author and FB friend Shoshanna Evers has written an amazing book that I wanted to share with everyone!

Punishing the Art Thief by Shoshanna Evers
Ellora’s Cave - Erotic Contemporary
ISBN: 9781419929359

Art History professor Melissa Dwyer is an old hand at crashing parties where new art will be unveiled. But her luck at never getting caught runs out when she crosses path with security guard James Tannen, who took one of her classes a few years before. James lets her crash the party, but when Melissa spots a priceless – stolen – Rembrandt and decides to make off with it, James loses his job.

Now James is on the hunt, but not for revenge. He promises Melissa that if she spends the weekend with him doing what he wants, he won’t tell a soul about her stolen painting. It’s blackmail and he knows it, but after years of wanting her, James isn’t about to let Melissa get away. Armed with some sexy toys and a few erotic books from Melissa’s library, James will use the weekend to convince his luscious art thief that his brand of “punishment” is exactly her style.

Love, light, and laughter!
Jocelyn Modo

Stronger Than Sin Release & Contest

From the amazing Caridad Pineiro:

Oct 26th is the release day for STRONGER THAN SIN! Come visit to find out about an awesome contest that starts running on November 1 featuring a SONY Pocket E-reader as the Grand Prize along with other goodies. Also check out the Second Chance Bonus Prize of a $25 gift card and how you can earn points to win that prize. Take moment to visit a blog on the ARE YOU STRONG ENOUGH Blog Tour for a chance to win one of the giveaways at each blog.

STRONGER THAN SIN has been getting rave reviews. You can check out all the reviews by visiting

Love, light, and laughter!
Jocelyn Modo

Friday, October 22, 2010

And the winner is...

. Friday, October 22, 2010

I had so much fun at the release party over at Romance Author Hotspot! Thank you to everyone who stopped by and entered my contest for a free copy of First Heat! I received much more entries than I anticipated so I've decided to pick two winners instead of just one.

A n d   t h e   w i n n e r s   a r e . . .

Maria Durst


Jane Thompson

Congrats and enjoy ladies. I'm sending the book your way.

Love, light, and laughter!
Jocelyn Modo

Monday, October 18, 2010

Should You Enter?

. Monday, October 18, 2010

Lucky ladies! We have guest blogger Wendy Ely on today to discuss writing contests. Enjoy!

If you’re active in the writing community then the chances are pretty high that you come across writing contests. I see them on chat loops, individual blogs, by publishers, writing groups, and many more! While some are free, the general concept for many contests is the author pays money to submit a manuscript to the contest. The manuscript is judged by the first round of judging and if it finals, the manuscript is read by an agent or editor.

Fabulous, right?

One of the main goals of a writer is to have their book read by an agent or editor of a big publishing house. The outcome of a contest seems like a great way to go, resulting in tons of manuscripts entered into contests each month. I do not enter my manuscripts into contests but I do judge a few contests each year and know a couple of contest winners.

So here are my two biggest tips for making the most out of a contest:
  • Do your research on who the agents and editors are in the final round. Is it someone that represents your genre? If it isn’t, pass on the contest. If you final, having a judge who doesn’t represent the same genre as your novel won’t do you any good which ends up being a time and money waste.

  • Make sure you read the guidelines before submitting and make note of what type of contest it is that you’re entering. The first round of judges needs to connect with your story in order for the big important person to judge it at the end. If you are entering a “first kiss contest”, make sure it is a kissing scene. If it is a romance contest, it is a good bet that your manuscript will be judged on romantic conflict or other elements based on the romance. If the scene you’ve chosen doesn’t portray those elements, your manuscript probably won’t make it through the first round. 
Have you entered any contests? I’d love to hear about your experiences!

You may visit Wendy Ely at


Wendy has been interested in romance for a long time. She began her first romance novel when she was just thirteen-years-old. It certainly wasn't anything great but sparked the passion for writing romance novels.

When she’s not writing, she's usually busy taking care of her two children in Phoenix, Arizona. Wendy keeps busy with her small business and going to college. During her free time, Wendy enjoys traveling and being outdoors.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Party @ RAH!

. Friday, October 15, 2010

Release party over at Romance Author Hotspot with me and Rachel Leigh! Fun and freebies! Woot!

Go to RAH

Love, light, and laughter!
Jocelyn Modo

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