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Press Release for Dear Hef

I’d like to welcome back author and friend, George Pappas, to provide details of his latest book, Dear Hef

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dear Hef, You’ve Got E-Male: The Dark Side of Internet Hook Ups Meets the Playboy Cool of Hugh Hefner in Costa Mesa, Calif. Author’s new Provocative Novel Dear Hef  released Sept. 14

More than 8 years in the Making, New Novel Explores the Troubling Aspects of Celebrity Worship and One Man’s Funny, Explicit Journey into the World of Internet Sex and Dating

Costa Mesa, Calif., Sept. 10, 2011 – The dark side of Internet hook ups meets the Playboy cool of publisher Hugh Hefner in Costa Mesa, Calif. author George Pappas’ new provocative, sexy and hilarious erotica fiction novel entitled Dear Hef.

Dear Hef, which is being released as an e-book by Lazy Day Publishing on Sept. 14 and will be available in the Amazon Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble.com and other Web sites, is Pappas’ third novel. His latest novel Monogamy Sucks, about a thirty something man’s swinging lifestyle adventures, is selling well on Amazon and other sites.

Pappas recently launched a blog for his novel Dear Hef which details the origins of his novel, and includes recent interviews and information about the upcoming work.

More than eight years in the making, Dear Hef explores Pappas’ long-time admiration for Hefner through the e-mails of a fan, the book’s main protagonist, a 28-year old Long Beach man named Jimmy Rausch. Essentially, Jimmy wants to be like Hef, but he’s clueless, and nothing like the iconic publisher, which only adds to the book’s humor. However, Jimmy has a simple plan: to use the Internet in an attempt transform himself into a playboy worthy of his hero Hef.  Jimmy even shares his hilarious erotic encounters or what he calls his “Playboy training” with his idol through explicit e-mails or e-males. What Jimmy fails to realize is that his naughty adventures with women he meets online truly border on the ridiculous and the absurd, and hardly live up to Playboy’s sexy and cool tradition. Yet by the novel’s close, Jimmy continues to hope for a coveted invitation to the Playboy Mansion from Hef himself.

“Since I had my first Playboy Magazine subscription in my mid teens, I have been fascinated with the Playboy mystique, and the interesting and unconventional life of publisher Hugh Hefner,” said Pappas, a Costa Mesa resident and Costa Mesa High School graduate. “Hef and his magazine represent for me (and many others) a peek into a sexy, wonderful, hedonistic and classy world that fueled my adolescent and later adult dreams.”

Pappas said inspiration for his novel is actually a literary one — Ring Lardner’s dark and comedic short story Haircut. Haircut is told by a barber while giving a haircut to a customer. The barber relates a series of shocking anecdotes revealing that he is a closed-minded, uptight citizen, and condones the harassment of those who don’t fit into the strict community standards of the town he lives in. However, the barber remains oblivious to how he looks to the reader as he tell his troubling and ugly tales.

“I have admired Lardner’s story since I first read it in my high school English class,” said Pappas. “I thought it might be interesting to create a character that shared his wild tales of desperation with Hef via the modern convenience of e-mail. Jimmy is pretty much as clueless as the barber in Lardner’s story in that he doesn’t realize how embarrassing and pathetic he looks in comparison to Hef’s cool example and lifestyle.”

The entire novel is told through a series of e-mails between Jimmy and his lovers, and those Jimmy sends to Hef to keep him updated with the progress of his so-called “Playboy training”. Jimmy’s female lovers are also given a voice in this novel as their e-mails are forwarded to Hef and hence shared with the readers.

Yet the highlight of the book is Jimmy’s hilarious e-mails to his hero Hef.

“That is the core of my novel and what makes it unique from any other erotica book out there right now, “ Pappas said.

Pappas added that Dear Hef does have some similarities with his previous novel Monogamy Sucks in that it is another strong dose of a real life humorous erotica.

“Internet hook ups are pretty much the norm these days. People of all ages are using the Internet to find sex, dating, companionship, and friends,” said Pappas.

According to some surveys and experts, the main reason hooking up is so popular among younger people in their teens and twenties is that in the United States and other Western countries, the age at which people marry for the first time has been steadily creeping up.

“My character Jimmy is more naive, younger and oblivious than Jake Dalmas, the protagonist of Monogamy Sucks. Unlike Jake, it is debatable whether Jimmy learns anything by the end of Dear Hef, which has a much darker and hilarious ending than Monogamy Sucks. But Dear Hef is still funny and sexy, and Jimmy does share some of Jake’s sarcastic wit and humor in describing his sexual foibles and his encounters with the women he meets. I once again leave nothing out or hold anything back in addressing sexual and controversial topics.”

Pappas said he had been writing his novel off and on since 2003 while he also worked toward eventually getting his latest novel Monogamy Sucks published.

“This book project is very loosely based on my own Internet adventures,” Pappas said. “but it is still a work of fiction. I wanted to honestly show the good, bad and ugly of Internet sex and dating as I did with swinging in Monogamy Sucks. I was curious to find out if the Internet would make finding sex and lovers easier, but I have discovered that online life is no different from off line life. The same principles apply.  Sex and dating is never so simple.”

Pappas said he has written a paranormal erotica story for a print anthology entitled INDULGENCE that comes out Oct. 19 by Lazy Day Publishing. Pappas also has started a sequel to Monogamy Sucks, and he is also planning a sequel for Dear Hef to come out in the next couple of years.

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Congratulations George on  the release of Dear Hef. I’ve picked up my copy already and can’t wait to read it! I invite all readers to comment and offer George best wishes for his success. 

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George Pappas is a Los Angeles-based novelist, blogger, poet and lyricist.  Lazy Day Publishing released his novels of erotic fiction Monogamy Sucks in December 2010 and Dear Hef in September 2011 as e-books. Monogamy Sucks explores intriguing notions about monogamy, relationships, casual sex and the swinging lifestyle. In Dear Hef, the dark side of Internet hook ups meets the Playboy cool of Hugh Hefner. Hilarity ensues as the book’s protagonist Jimmy Rausch shares his sordid tales with his hero Hef through E-male in this sexy novel of online sex and dating. In addition, Pappas is writing a story for a paranormal erotica print anthology entitled Indulgence also set to be released by Lazy Day Publishing in October 19, 2011.

Pappas is a lifelong resident of southern California and has been writing fiction since he was 15. When he’s not writing, Pappas enjoys traveling, music, reading his favorite novelists Henry Miller and Anais Nin, watching films, exploring life’s many adventures and pleasures, and living near the ocean.

George was originally interviewed for Inside the Author’s Mind on Feb. 18, 2011.  


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Menage a Blog Wrap-Up

As many of you know, I was in a wonderful ménage a trois recently. Okay, don’t get too excited if you’re not sure of what I’m talking about!

The Tour de Force Menage a Blog sponsored by the Indie Book Collective featured 3 authors daily for 5 days. The goal was to get readers’ comments and give away free e-books and prizes, including a KINDLE! I was so happy to ménage with the talents of Jacquie Rogers and Theresa Ragan. 

Pick up their books! Both are currently in the TOP 10 bestsellers list!

                                                                
Thank you Jacquie and Theresa for being such fantastic ménage playmates! 

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As for me, I had over 1000 visitors to my blog on one day, gave away close to 200 copies of my erotic novel Fall into Winter, and now it’s become the:

 #1 bestselling erotica book

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#1 bestselling anthology

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#1 bestselling fiction book on Smashwords!  

This all happened in less than a week!

But I couldn’t have done it without some very important people – YOU!

You’re the readers, writers, and reviewers who’ve helped move my book to the top! So before I announce the winner of my Author Prize, I’d like to acknowledge the reviewers who wrote so beautifully about my book.

    Click on them ~ Follow them ~ Love them.  I do. 

     

      

Okay, now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for … the winner of my Author Prize containing ALL the following goodies:

* A personally signed copy of my book, Fall into Winter

* CD of my favorite music and those included in “Seduced by the Blues”

* DVD of Sunset Boulevard, the film mentioned in “Act Three”

* The fragrance Lovely worn by the heroine in “The Norwegian”

Story of O, the book mentioned in “The Austrian and the Asian”

* And the BONUS GIFT –  My favorite body butter by Pacifica

“Nerola Orange Blossom”  It’s delicious enough to eat!

Maestro…

And the winner is…

RUBY M from the USA

Ruby M has been contacted and is thrilled! Her package will be going out to her by the end of this week! Congratulations Ruby! 

Visit the Indie Book Collective to find out about the KINDLE winner over the next week.

I’d like to extend my deepest thanks to everyone who participated in the Ménage a Blog tour—from the stellar organizers to the readers and reviewers. It’s been a real pleasure, and my greatest hope is if you enjoy Fall into Winter, you’ll spread the word and find some time to post a review. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

eden

xoxox

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I’m in a Menage with Two Babes!

 The contest is NOW CLOSED 

The Ménage a Blog Tour de Force is officially over.  It ended midnight last night. Thanks to everyone who commented to get a FREE copy of my erotic novel, Fall into Winter.  I appreciate all the visits to my blog, and it’s been a wonderful week of new and current readers showing support for which I’m so grateful.

I have sent out a FREE ebook to each commenter, and your name is entered for my author prize and Kindle. If, for whatever reason, you haven’t received an email from me, please contact me directly at:

eden [dot] baylee [at] rogers [dot] com

My sincerest gratitude to all,

eden

xoxox

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🙂 UPDATE: Sunday, July 24th 🙂

Today’s the LAST DAY to get my book, Fall into Winter for FREE. I’ve sent out close to 200 books over the last two days, and I’d gladly send out more! Comment here until midnight tonight and you’ll get your copy and be entered for my Author Prize and Kindle too. Don’t forget to comment on my sponsors’ sites too for additional chances to win! DO IT NOW before the contest closes! 

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🙂 UPDATE: Saturday, July 23rd 🙂

I’m still giving away Fall into Winter for FREE, so continue commenting! It’s not too late! Comment until July 24th, Sunday midnight.  Don’t forget to leave comments for my sponsors to increase your chances to win my AUTHOR PRIZE. As a BONUS, my reviewer Maxwell Cynn is also giving his erotic science fiction book, CybrGrrl for FREE to commenters until July 31st. It’s my favorite read this year, so I’d recommend you get it FREE by commenting on his site too!  Now GO GO GO, and comment away! 

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🙂 UPDATE: Friday, July 22nd 🙂

Thank you to everyone who commented yesterday! You are INCREDIBLE! If you were unable to leave a comment for some reason, no worries, it’s not too late! You can still comment until July 24th, Sunday midnight, for FREE ebooks and be eligible for my AUTHOR PRIZE  & KINDLE. Wheeeee!  Now, read all about it below!

If you’ve read my anthology Fall into Winter, you’ll know I have a story about a threesome.  Well, today, I’m writing about a different type of threesome—me with two sexy babes!

The Indie Book Collective is running their Tour de Force Menage a Blog featuring 3 authors daily. What do we want?

YOUR COMMENTS!

IT’S THAT SIMPLE!

I’m wooing you for comments against Jacquie Rogers and Theresa Ragan. Whoever gets the most comments from this blog tour moves on to the semi-finals.

3 AUTHORS ~ 3 BOOKS ~ 3 PRIZES

Prizes, you ask? What prizes?

Before I tell you about prizes, let me tell you about the sexy babes I’m up against.

First is the beautiful Theresa Ragan with her action-adventure called Finding Kate Huntley.

Blurb: During a vacation in the Caribbean, fifteen-year old Kate Huntley’s father, a prominent U.S. scientist, is murdered before her eyes. For the next ten years Kate grows up alone in Haiti, one of the most dangerous and poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t think of her father. Kate pushes herself to become stronger, mentally and physically. Every day is a struggle for survival. And yet she lives for only one reason…revenge.

Next, we have the lovely Jacquie RogersHer novel is a western romance entitled Much Ado About Marshals.

Blurb: Daisy Gardner’s fondest desire is to be a lady detective, only her parents want her to marry a local rancher. To avoid this fate, Daisy forms a new scheme–to hire, then marry the town’s new marshal. She will be his partner in crime solving and have a husband as dedicated to absolute honesty as she is! With just one look at the dashingly handsome marshal, she knows he’s the right man for the job. But when her dream man turns out to be an imposter, can her heart override her need for truth and justice?

They sound fabulous, don’t they? 😉 Hold that thought while I tell you what you can win.

By commenting on my blog, you IMMEDIATELY WIN a copy of my e-book, Fall into Winter.  If you’ve read my book, comment on which story you liked the best, and if you haven’t read it, let me know which one sounds the most interesting to you.

So, here’s a bit about it.

Fall into Winter is a collection of four unique novellas.

“Seduced by the Blues” is about making music between an older woman and a younger man.

“Act Three” tells the tale of 1 woman, 2 men, a dungeon, and hot sex games.

“The Norwegian” is the story of a hot biathlete who rediscovers love.

“The Austrian and the Asian” is about lost love and second chances.

Hope the stories appeal to you. 😉

BUT WAIT …

THERE’S MORE …

By commenting on my blog, you’re also eligible to win my fabulous AUTHOR PRIZE.

Check it out!

* A personally signed copy of my book, Fall into Winter

* CD of my favorite music and those included in “Seduced by the Blues”

* DVD of Sunset Boulevard, the film mentioned in “Act Three”

* The fragrance Lovely worn by the heroine in “The Norwegian”

* Story of O, the book mentioned in “The Austrian and the Asian”

* BONUS GIFT which shall remain a secret until the winner is announced.

BUT WAIT …

THERE’S MORE …

You can increase your chances to win my AUTHOR PRIZE by visiting the reviewers of my book. These are wonderful authors and review sites who have written a review of Fall into Winter.

BETWEEN THE LINES , founded by author, LM Stull 

GEORGE PAPPAS , author of Monogamy Sucks

MAXWELL CYNN,  author of CybrGrrl

INDIGO SKYE, author of Her Captive Muse

BOOKINGIT, independent book reviewer

SATIN’S BOOKISH CORNER, independent book reviewer

Leave them comments too and you’ll be entered for 1 additional draw/reviewer for my AUTHOR PRIZE.  SIX more chances to win! Please include your email address in your comments  with them.

Pretty amazing, right? 😉

BUT WHOAH BABY…

THERE’S EVEN MORE!

AND IT’S NOT GINSU KNIVES!

By commenting on my blog, you’re also eligible to win … a Kindle – YOU HEARD ME – A KINDLE!  Every unique comment counts as an entry, so spread the word. Tell your friends and family! Heck, tell your enemies too!

NOW FOR THE BEST PART…

YOU CAN ALSO WIN FROM

JACQUIE & THERESA!

Hop over to BOTH JACQUIE’S blog  AND  THERESA’S blog  and LEAVE COMMENTS FOR THEM TOO! Do it NOW to win their ebooks, be eligible to win their author prizes, and further increase your chances to win a KINDLE!

While you’re at it, please hit on our book covers here and LIKE our Amazon pages, won’t you? It’s another way to show us you care! 😉

                                                             

The Ménage a Blog is about experiencing ALL the wonderful writers who are participating in this tour. If you’re just joining, don’t worry, you can still go back and comment on all the tour sites since Monday and win!  GO CHECK THEM OUT!  Each comment brings visibility to our books, and we are happy to give away FREE ebooks and prizes to do it!

Good luck to everyone, and THANK YOU SO MUCH for leaving a comment!

Stay sexy,

eden

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Talking with George Pappas

Today, I’m interviewed by George Pappas, author of the #1 bestselling novel, Monogamy Sucks. George is a wonderfully supportive friend, and though some of  his questions were quite tough, I opened up with him because he’s so damn charming. 😉

Please check out my interview, and feel free to leave a comment on his site.  I always love hearing from you.

Stay sexy,

Eden

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Blog Tour de Force

You’ve heard of the Tour de France, right? Well, this is a little different; there are no cyclists. Instead, we have a full-on, knock-em-down, no-holds-barred match between rival authors in the Indie Book Collective’s Blog Tour de Force.

Fellow writer and friend, George Pappas, author of Monogamy Sucks, is participating today against Rachel Thompson’s  A Walk in the Snarkand I’m getting behind him in the ring (I’m certainly not getting in front of him!).

TO HELP GEORGE WIN, leave a relevant comment on his blog.  This is the only time I’ll ever cheer on a man to “beat” a woman! (it’s all virtual, folks, so no worries).

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Here’s an excerpt of my review for his book as posted on Amazon earlier this year.

” … Mr. Pappas pulls no punches in his story-telling about the sexual adventures of swinger, Jake Dalmas, in a life that is sometimes glamorous and sometimes hideous … Leave any preconceptions you have on the table for a few hours and delve into the downright dirty, sensual, and sexual life of a male swinger… it’s well worth the ride.”

For all the wonderful reviews of Monogamy Sucks, go to Amazon.com.

Find out more about the Blog Tour de Force, how to win a free e-book of Monogamy Sucks, and be entered to win a KINDLE!

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George Pappas was originally interviewed for

“Inside the Author’s Mind” on Feb. 18, 2011.

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