Thursday, May 31, 2007

Me and Jenna Jameson

What do we have in common? (Aside from the obvious, lol.)

We're both, apparently, X rated.

That's right. It looks like the second book Anna J. Evans and I cowrote together, Demon's Triad, is going to get an X rating from Ellora's Cave. Because we are just. That. Baaaad.

EC has several thousand titles, I believe. Less than twenty are X rated.

This is EC's sex rating system (taken from EC's web site and of course, copyright Ellora's Cave):

Ellora’s Cave Publishing offers three levels of Romantica® reading entertainment: S (S-ensuous), E (E-rotic), and X (X-treme).

S-ensuous love scenes are explicit and leave nothing to the imagination.

E-rotic love scenes are explicit, leave nothing to the imagination, and are high in volume per the overall word count. E-rated titles might contain material that some readers find objectionable—in other words, almost anything goes, sexually. E-rated titles are the most graphic titles we carry in terms of both sexual language and descriptiveness in these works of literature.

X-treme titles differ from E-rated titles only in plot premise and storyline execution. Stories designated with the letter X tend to contain difficult or controversial subject matter not for the faint of heart.

Now I don't know for sure we'll get the X, but our lovely editor seems pretty certain.

Why? explain reveals a pretty major plot point. Let's just say that Anna and I debated it, realized the book wouldn't work any other way, our editor agrees, and so there are some strong moments in the book and one scene which is very, well, strong.

The book won't be released anytime soon, unfortunately, because of scheduling. Look for it early next year, and of course I'll keep you posted.

I'm doing Friday notes today because tomorrow I'm going to be urging you all to rush out and buy Jackie Kessler's Hells' Belles.

So. Looks like I will not be calling my next demon book The Demon You Know, because mean old Christine Warren has a book coming out with that title. Down with Christine! Title stealer.

(For the record, I think Christine Warren rocks. Her Fantasy Fix was the very first book I ever bought from EC, and I thought it was the most amazing book ever. I still re-read it, too.)

What else? Oh. Okay, this guy is a fucking dildo. You have TB, and your doctors advise you not to go on your honeymoon, but you go anyway. Then, you find out you have a very rare strain of TB, and are ordered into quarantine, but decide that's just not fun enough, so you hop on a couple more flights and endanger the lives of hundreds of people so you can sneak back into the US. Then, you complain about the armed guards outside your room because you don't think they're necessary.

And all of that because you claim you were afraid you wouldn't have been given treatment if you'd gone to quarantine in Rome like you were told to. What did you think, they were going to throw you in a dungeon or something? Dude, you're an attorney and a US citizen, you can't tell me you honestly believed you were going to be allowed to rot in some sort of thrid-world disease gulag. (Which, btw, it's not like in Italian hospitals they're still putting mustard plasters and dirty bandages on open wounds, you know. They do have real medicine there, you asshole.)

I think he should be charged with attempted murder. At the very least, reckless endangerment. Fuckwad.

Is that it? I guess so. Oh, and I'm blogging at livejournal now too, copying posts there.


Rebecca said...

x- rated? you wild thang!
The TB guy sounds like a complete jerk. They should ban him from international travel for a couple of decades.

Mark said...

Hey December, congratulations on the X-treme rating, oh, and thanks for the link, I gave you a shout out over at Burlesque of the Damned.

pacatrue said...

I just want to say that I completely have absolutely no idea who Jenna Jameson is. No, I don't. Nope. Not me. Or to put it in dialogue:

"Do you know who Jenna Jameson is?"

"Nooo! No, no, no, no. No. Noooo. NNno. Nope, no, no, no, no, no.



McKoala said...

Completely off topic... Was just having a quick scan of fangs fur fey etc. and saw a post from one Stacia Kane. Hang on, thinks me, I know that name. And there you were. You're a fast mover - and wild with it, according to Ellora's Cave.

Scary Monster said...

Hey Me likes the rating system iffin me buys one from every category, does me get a prize.

No matter how you rank it it spells out fun.

Mr. TB sounds like an all right guy. He can recuperate at me relatives home. Me would really like to help.


Bernita said...

"X" marks the spot, they do say...

December/Stacia said...

Hopefully, Rebecca, he'll be in prison and they won't need to ban him. But yes, I agree. Ooh, stuff like that makes me so mad!

Thanks Mark! I don't know if I should be proud or ashamed of the X. :-)

Lol, Paca, of course you don't! No self-respecting man knows who Jenna Jameson is.

December/Stacia said...

Blame my new friend Mark, McKoala--he made me do it. I'm putty in his hands.

That's a great idea, Scary Monster, you should contact the CDC.

Heh heh heh, Bernita. Even when you make a dirty joke it's so classy.

Anonymous said...

The Demon You Know is taken, huh? How 'bout: The Demon? You know? heh, heh.

As far as the Speaker character, I agree with you, reckless endangerment was the first thing that came to my mind as well. Except for I'd like to put a boot up his ass, that is if I could get close enough without catching TB. Why does it not surprise me that this asshole is a lawyer? -V95

Anna J. Evans said...

Hey girl :)

We are wicked, dirty little girls. And I like it, lol.

Anna j. Evans

December/Stacia said...

Heh, V95, how about, "Like, the demon you know, you know?" And I could change the whole plot and make it an 80s valley girl time warp story.

I luurve it, Anna! We're bad, bad, bad girls! Lalala!

Anonymous said...

My God what did you write, lol!

Now for the TB moron:

He was here, in my small little city, and flew back to the US on a flight my landlord would have been lead attendant on, had he not been on holiday!!

Czechs are given the TB vaccine at birth, and while I know this strain is resistant and therefore not included in the vaccine, they at least have an auto-immunity to begin with that may possibly help protect them.

They've all tested negative so that's good. They had more contact at the highest time of infection than anyone else the guy encountered on the plane so that bodes well for other passengers.

Im glad hes in isolation, even though it's unlikely hes passed it to anyone and TB really tends to only be passed in sputum.. so let's hope he wasn't coughing and sucking face with anyone.

Can you tell I used to work as an infection control specialist?? :) Don't get me started on Hep C or MRSA, LOL.

Oh, and the man's a first rate twat!

Arin Rhys said...

I heard about that TB guy. How selfish can you be to be willing to pass on some crazy disease to other people including your bride just so you can go on honeymoon. I just hope he doesn't breed.

Anyway, congrats on the X-rating! You ought to have a dildoes and lingerie party to celebrate your sexy X-ratedness. ;P

BernardL said...

I listened to the pathetic apology TB guy gave. If someone I loved was infected by him, no crocodile tears and self indulgent 'I'm sorry' speech would cut any ice with me.

I hope the X works out in more sales for you, D.

Scary Monster said...


Cora Zane said...

ROFL @ Pacatrue! OMG, that about killed me. ^_^

Congrats on the big X. I'm all about demon novels, so I'll be sure to pick that one up when it comes out. *eyebrow wiggle*

Now for the TB guy... I think he should be brought up on criminal charges. He AND his accessory wife. It's not so much folks like myself might have been infected, but infants and the elderly are more prone to picking up that kind of thing. He obviously never once considered who he might hurt by disobeying those quarantine orders. And look at what freaking lengths he did to get away with it! Going through Canada to leave the US. Uh, no, definitely no forethought there. Fuckwad indeed.

December/Stacia said...

Lol, Isabella, that would be telling. But it shocked us as we wrote it,'ll have to use your imagination for the time being.

I'm glad the risk of him having passed the disease to anyone is low, and I'm glad it appears he hasn't infected anyone, but I still agree with you that he's a twat. He got lucky and so did the other passengers on his plane, and he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Lol Arin! I think we're planning a special contest to celebrate the release of this one, something especially sinful. :-)

Yeah, Bernard, crocodile tears is an excellent way to phrase it. Like the criminal who isn't sorry he committed a crime but is very sorry he got caught.

I hope the X doesn't scare people away!

December/Stacia said...

Oooh, SM, I need to get moving then!!

Mmm, Cora, I love demons too! Ann and I had a blast writing this one.

And good point about the TB guy's wife being an accessory. I saw that bullshit about no forethought too. Asswipe.