Friday, February 12, 2010

A New Line of Books and a Writing Contest

A little while ago we were contacted by Accomplice Press about introducing their new publishing venture and a contest ~ and we said SURE! Accomplice Press is a small independent publisher dedicated to providing material to readers of all ages and tastes. They have books available in both print and e-book format.

So without further ado...

Curvalicious: A New Venture for Accomplice Press

Accomplice Press is more than just a publisher; we are an accomplice to our authors and readers. As a small independent boutique-style press we are afforded the luxury of making a difference with the projects we choose to pursue. We are proud to announce a new romance book line called Curvalicious and are kicking the launch off with a writing contest. Curvalicious offerings will be short novella length romance stories that showcase plus-size heroines who always get the man of their dreams without changing their curvy figures. These inspirational women are beautiful, strong, confident, intelligent and last but not least voluptuous.

Curvalicious is the brainchild of DJ Alling, our fearless CEO, Co-Founder and Editor in Chief. She has been in the publishing business for years on both sides of the table and saw a need for a different kind of love story. Her motivation for creating this series is summed up in this quote: "Society and the media have convinced women that men won't find you attractive if you wear double-digit sizes. This is reinforced by the romance book industry. The leading terms used to describe a heroine are slender, thin, lithe, small, and tiny. Real women read romances, and real women deserve to be able to relate to the heroines. Romance stories are about fantasies, and as a large woman, I personally do not find it satisfying to fantasize about a man touching a body that I can't relate to. I also happen to know that men love women of all sizes. Sexy comes from within. That is why I created Curvalicious."--DJ Alling

At Accomplice Press we are committed to excellence and offer print and e-book formats showcasing originality: in fully developed characters, deep plots, intelligent voice, and intriguing dialogue. Curvalicious will be the epitome of all these things with a focus on positive life affirming relationships between plus-size heroines and their attentive suitors. Romance is all about the fantasy so our stories will end with a "happy ever after" or "happy ending for now". Curvalicious will be available in e-book format with periodic print anthologies.

Curvalicious will have two distinct categories based on the character's relationship's heat level. At Accomplice Press we realize that the word "romance" means different things to different people. So, we are creating Curvalicious Sweet which is romance with sweet or sensual love scenes, but no explicit language or sex and Curvalicious Spicy which is erotic romance containing explicit language and sex scenes. The first book released in this series is a spicy but touching romance called A reason to Stay by Delinda Jasper. The heroine Ellie is ready to move far away from the home and man she loves because she doesn't feel her best friend Jake will ever feel the same way. After an amazing evening together she wonders if she's lost him forever.

The most exciting part of this project is that we are holding a Curvalicious writing competition. Beginning on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010 and ending at midnight on May 14, 2010, we'll be accepting submissions in two different categories, one sweet and one spicy. On May 28, 2010 two winning entries will be announced on Accomplicepress.com, then contracted and published in e-book format by the publisher. The top three submissions of each category will also be included in the first Curvalicious print anthologies. Curvalicious contest entries must be sent to curvecontest@accomplicepress.com. The specific guidelines for sweet and spicy submissions, word count and formatting requirements are all available at our website accomplicepress.com

Accomplice press is NOT a self-publishing company; we are a full service publisher dedicated to providing our readers with exceptional stories that are often over looked by large warehouse style publishers with the bottom line in mind. At Accomplice Press we publish because we love the written word.


Happy reading and writing…good luck authors!
Karen Jones
Promotions Manager for Accomplice Press
kjones@accomplicepress.com
accomplicepress.com

2 comments :

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Anonymous ,  February 14, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

Thanks for the great blog post about Accomplice Press. They're wonderful to work with and the Curvalicious contest looks like a lot of fun!

Jamie Hill

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