Totally Bound Publishing Submissions

Are you looking to submit your romantic or sensual work? Totally Bound Publishing might be the publisher for you. For details, check out their website at If you have any questions, please send them an email located at their website.

Manuscript Requirements

They look for creative storytelling and original style. They want you to weave tales of erotic romance through creating strong, dynamic and intelligent characters that your readers will remember. Plot driven erotic romances that illustrate the relationship between key characters, ideally with a happy ending, but if not it should be promising.

They want varying degrees of sex throughout the story, with lots of opportunity for erotic exploration, interwoven with levels of tension and passion (take a look at their heat rating info). They want meaningful and expressive language that is explicit, but suitable for the storyline. They want writers who have a unique and new approach and a writing style that sets you apart from the rest. You must have a true talent for storytelling with an erotic slant. They accept gay, lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual stories.

They only accept electronic communication. So, it’s essential that you send your script to them in e-format. They will only accept the following:

- Detailed synopsis of your book
– The full and complete manuscript sent in standard 12 pt font. Book Antiqua preferred.
– Generally they accept any size of story from 10,000 to 125,000 words (see the book length info).

Books will be published only if author owns all rights. Include your name, pen-name and contact e-mail in the Query Letter and Synopsis.
Send the submissions package to
Publishing Rights: Your submission must have full rights available, including both digital and print. If not, please don’t send it to them.

What’s not acceptable:
– NO paedophilia.
– NO rape as titillation. They accept that it may sometimes be used as part of a plotline, especially supporting character development, but definitely not for the use of getting your rocks off!
– NO bodily functions – i.e. watersports, toilet play!
– NO necrophilia. The dead definitely don’t do it for us – of course, we don’t count the bloodsucking undead variety!
– NO bestiality. This does not apply to shape-shifters and might not apply to certain breeds from a sci-fi perspective.

If you think your erotic romance novel is ready for the big leagues, don’t be afraid to contact the publisher and see how it goes.

Jennifer Andrew
Freelance Writer & Book Reviewer
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New Releases – 8/12/14

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Being Real in Publishing

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I’ve tried to avoid a lot of the back and forth going on in publishing. Really. Really Really. But just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!

Going out to get a cannoli now.

I haven’t published a full page ad in the NY Times, nor signed that letter. Nor did I send an email to the CEO of Hachette. I do have a short post that Amazon KDP might publish sometime soon regarding my feelings about that program. Which is gratitude, which seems to be in short supply.

I’ve made a few comments here and there, but overall I don’t see much point to a lot of the activities of a lot of authors all around. But hey, more power to them. It’s a free society and there are many valid points being raised. I’ve been called selfish for that perspective. Unfortunately, no one knows…

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Rick Riordan Returns to Austin!

Originally posted on BookPeople's Blog:


We’re thrilled to announce that the one and only Rick Riordan is coming back to Austin with his new book, The Blood of Olympus. We’re hosting Rick at Westlake Peforming Arts Center on Monday, October 13 at 6pm. Tickets are required.

Tickets are now available in-store and via We hope you can join us for this very special event!

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Picture Prompt

I have to apologize for not posting prompts during my usual Wednesdays but I had to step away from my blog to take care of some family matters.

That being said, I want to start thinking of fantasy again and what I love about it.

The characters always have a story to tell, even when they stand ominous before you.  Take the picture prompt you see and tell us which character calls to you and what you think his or her story is.



Be creative and let’s see what you can come up with.


Jenn Andrew
Freelance Writer and Book Reviewer

Dead Set, by Richard Kadrey

WHIM NOTES - Jenn Andrew's Literature Blog:

It would be difficult to say if I would like a chance to see a dead loved one. It would have taken me forever to move on and being able to see him or her again, I would probably break down all over again. I think when it comes to death, it should be final after all.

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setSo, what would you give for the chance to see a dead loved one again? How about seeing them at the significant times in their lives, times you couldn’t possibly have known about? What about the chance to talk with them in their afterworld? Sixteen-year-old Zoe discovers that the price may be far more than she believed possible.

Zoe’s father died unexpectedly.  Not only has she lost her beloved dad, his life insurance company has declared that he never existed (at least in their files). She and her mom are forced to move from their familiar home to a cramped urban apartment while Zoe’s mom searches for work. Zoe has a history of cutting and drug use, so her mom is always on her back.

Her sole consolation is a young man she regularly sees in her dreams. Valentine is like a brother to her, and the tree fort they hang…

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Originally posted on Self Publishing News For Self-Publishing Authors:

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on!

Nobody Wants My Resume

by Donald L. Mancha

Price: $14.95

Donald L. Mancha’s “Nobody Wants My Resume.” As a hilarious parody of life inside the corporation, Donald maintains his sanity against the stultifying onslaughts of corporate bureaucracy and emerges as a triumph of individual resourcefulness over corporate authority. It is sacrilegious, entertaining, very human – and very funny.

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