Today brings a guest post from Karen Jones, Promotions Manager of Accomplice Press. As you know I’m a big proponent of curvy women and I may have blogged a little feast for your eyes on this before, but there are only maybe 2 to 3 good romance novels that come to my mind where I’ve read about more voluptuous heroines. So when Karen contacted me about their new Curvalicious line of romances I signed right up. For any writers reading my blog, make sure to check out the end of her post for the writing competition!
As women, writers, wives, lovers and publishers the staff at Accomplice Press understands what true romance is all about. It has nothing to do with your weight and everything to do with how you feel inside. Curvalicious is romance at its finest; our curvy, intelligent, self-confident, sexy heroines will land the man of their dreams and have a happily ever after without losing a single pound or changing who they are on the outside. These stories may be short in length but they will be filled with great dialog, intriguing plots and characters that women of all sizes will relate to. Romance is about fantasy but everyone has a different idea of what that is so we are releasing two sub genres. Curvalicious Sweet will have sensual love scenes, but no explicit language or sex and Curvalicious Spicy will have erotic romance containing explicit language and sex scenes.
Curvalicious is just what the book industry needs and Accomplice Press is the company to make it a priority. We are a full service, boutique style publisher focusing on manuscripts that are often overlooked by the large warehouse presses. DJ Alling is our brilliant CEO, Editor, Co-founder and the creator of this book line. She beautifully explains why Curvalicious is so important to her 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.”
Our mission at Accomplice Press is to give new authors a chance to share their voice with an audience that is ready to listen. That’s why we are so happy to announce the Curvalicious writing competition. Beginning on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2010 we will begin taking entries at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be accepting submissions in two different categories, one sweet and one spicy. All the requirements and details are available at Accomplicepress.com. The competition will end at midnight on May 14, 2010. On May 28, 2010 two winning entries will be chosen, announced on Accomplicepress.com, then contracted and published in ebook format. The top three submissions of each category will also be included in the first Curvalicious print anthology. In conjunction with this writing competition Accomplice Press will also be holding a general ‘open call’ to all authors, with original manuscripts, who use their voice in unique ways that push the boundaries.
Accomplice Press may be the new kids on the block but we have years of experience and are dedicated to literary excellence. Please share us with your friends. We will be launching other specialized lines this July when we attend Romcon in Denver. To keep updated on news and upcoming events please join Accomplice Press Chatter at Accomplicepress.ning.com
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