"We're always in the
midst of a chase.

Going after a dream...

Chasing a fantasy...

And making it a
reality.

This is what I write
about.

Life is about the chase."

~ Rachelle

November 2006 – Archive

Way back in July, I hosted a contest entitled, “What Would You Do With This?” which featured sexy products I’d picked up at Good Vibrations and lucky winners got to try them out and report back.

Well, here’s the first report, contributed by the lovely Bella Tyler. She tried out the body dust and obtained … er … interesting results. LOL

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Raspberry Vanilla Body Dust Product Review by Bella Tyler

Lickable Body Dust seems like a good idea. I mean, I’m all for anything involving licking and body parts, and when you add a little bit of raspberry vanilla shake flavoring to the mix can you really go wrong?

Well, you can when you’re me.

Picture if you will…a candlelit bedroom, a man—who shall remain nameless because he’d die of embarrassment otherwise—lying on the bed, body dust and feather in hand. Everything starts out well. The feather used to apply the body dust gets all the right reactions and then…it happens. I lean forward to lick unfortunately I choose this moment to inhale. Lickable, flavored body dust…good for the mouth, not so much for the nose.

Human errors aside, the body dust definitely lived up to it’s label and more. For a fun-filled evening I would pick up a can…and maybe a pair of fuzzy handcuffs. But remember ladies…lickable, not sniffable.

RACHELLE: Did the product live up to the description here and/or on the product packaging?
BELLA: Yes, snorting aside, it was a very delightful product.

RACHELLE: What did you like about the product (if anything)?
BELLA: It was fun to use. The feather applicator was a very nice touch.

RACHELLE: What did you dislike about the product (if anything)?
BELLA: Nothing really. I’d purchase it myself.

RACHELLE: How did it taste?
BELLA: Very light, but yummy flavor. It wasn’t overpowering which was nice because the taste wasn’t too rich.

RACHELLE: How did it feel on the skin?
BELLA: Very light and smooth.

Thank you, Bella, for sharing your experience!

I’m taking off for the holiday but wanted to stick to my pledge to blog weekly by leaving you with one of my favorite recipes. My family requests that I make this every time I offer to cook. Though I won’t be cooking this year, I’m sharing this with you – so that your family members can begin harassing you.

Macaroni & Cheese

1 pkg. pasta
1 pkg. cheddar cheese, shredded
8 oz. sour cream
1 small onion, chopped
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. butter

Cook pasta as directed. Saute onion and garlic in butter. In large bowl, combine all ingredients. Save 1/2 cup grated cheese. Mix thoroughly. Pour into glass baking dish. Top with grated cheese. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Um … I forgot to mention that this recipe is NOT for dieters.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

FINDING DEREK

I’ve gotten a few emails asking whether or not Derek had been “found” and folks somehow missed him, as wells as pleas for more Dereks. So here’s the scoop on Derek:

The Bad News: The “Finding Derek” contest is on hold.

The Good News: The “Finding Derek” contest is being revamped and will be rolled out officially in 2007 in a bigger, better, much more exciting way.

So, while I’m sorry to be such a tease, I think the new contest will be well worth the wait.

FINDING RACHELLE

I’ve got a few first-evers to announce to those of you in the San Francisco Bay area – my first solo reading and my first workshop this week (insert nail-biting visual here). Please join me so I won’t be the only one there! LOL

Book Reading @ Tango Diva Literary Salon – 11/14/06

Tango Diva is hosting a Literary Salon and Charity Shopping Bazaar on November 14th from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at swanky Roe Restaurant. Not only will you be able to shop for the perfect holiday gift but, according to Tango Diva, “… you’ll suddenly feel like Playboy’s Miss July as our favorite erotic writer, Rachelle Chase, stimulates us with hot selections from her latest novel.” Please stop by so I won’t be reading out loud to myself! :-) Sign up here and pay your $10 to help raise money for Families United. And check out me out on the Tango Diva home page (as well as the interview)!

Guest Speaker @ SV-RWA – 11/18/06

I’ve been invited to speak at the Silicon Valley chapter of Romance Writers of America (SV-RWA) on Saturday, November 18th. The meeting, which includes breakfast, starts at 8:30 a.m. I’ll be speaking on How to Get Published by Accident from 11:00-12:30. For an overview of my presentation, to register, and/or get directions, check out the SV-RWA web site.

Afterward, I’ll post an update or two here. So please check back for the details!

I feel as if I’m spamming the Internet but … I’m so excited, as I FINALLY received the cover for my May 2007 book, Sex Lounge. With each thing I receive — copy edits, cover flats — my book feels more and more … real! Since the lead time from contract to publication feels so long … is it just me or do other authors worry that their editor is going to call one day and say, Gee, we made a mistake. We don’t want to buy your book after all ? LOL

At any rate, here’s the back cover blurb:

Manager of a San Francisco talent agency, Nichole Simms is poised, professional, and cool – but her private notebook reveals a much more daring woman who loves explicit, uninhibited sexual fantasies. Her dream lover is a secret. Until he finds her notebook …

Famous chaise designer Derek Mitchell can’t believe his eyes when he stumbles upon Nichole’s secret book – in which he stars. Derek is hot to explore each sinful scene and every red-hot obsession with this demure, quiet beauty … and fulfill her every desire.

And here are the quotes they used:

“A sexy page-turner. You’ll love it!” –Lori Foster

“Rachelle Chase is the Goddess of Erotic Romance. The hot, steamy, and unforgettable romance sizzles in this page-turning novel.” –Mary B. Morrison”

An amazing erotic imagination…the reader is simultaneously swept up in Chase’s writing, drawn into the drama of her characters, and kept in a state of sexual arousal…takes you on a ride that is exciting and enlightening.” –Dr. Michael Bader, author of Arousal: The Secret Logic of Sexual Fantasies

I am just too thrilled!

While chatting on the phone with my dad, he mentioned that I had received a FedEx box from Kensington at his house. I was expecting my copy edits for The Sex Lounge, so I asked him to open it and see if there was a date stating when they were due.

He shuffled through the box. “I don’t see a letter … there are a bunch of these colored sheets that say Sex Lounge and have your name on it, but no letter.”

OMG, could that be my cover? I actually have a cover?! “Dad, do those ‘colored sheets’ actually look like a book cover?”

“Yeah. But I don’t see a letter.”

Inwardly, I’m screaming with excitement. Outwardly, I say, “Dad, could you forget the letter for a minute and describe what’s on the cover?”

“It’s blue. There’s a woman’s arm. And a guy’s body, but … I can’t see him and I can’t see their heads … Nope, no letter.”

My need to have him describe every pixel of the cover left him clueless. Further attempts to get clarification met with similar answers. The image forming in my mind – of body parts floating in a blue fog – was scaring me, so I stopped and let him search for the non-existent letter.

The next weekend, he drove 40+ miles (isn’t he awesome?!) and hand-delivered them to me** at — yes, a coffee shop, where I was writing. I spread a few on the table so I could look up every five minutes and gaze at them lovingly, like one of my lovesick heroines. But no one thought I was weird — I do live in San Francisco, after all.

I’m so excited! I have a cover — which means, OMG, maybe I really do have a book coming out next year! LOL Please stop by and take a sneak peek at an excerpt and my fabulous quotes.

**My dad had taped the box shut and created a label addressed to me that said, “delivered by Cheap Courier Service.” I cracked up. I do love that man!


 

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