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RTC2016 And the Fun We Had!

Monday, May 16th, 2016

It was a fun-filled few days at RTC2016, hosted by the fabulous Eve Langlais.

We lucked out on the weather (again) and had a sell-out crowd (again). And of course lots of laughs and fun (again.)

Here’s a few highlights:

I sat on my first convention panel with some wonderfully talented authors. Frankly, being among them was a major fan-girl moment for me. We chatted about Erotica to Make You Sweat to a wonderfully packed room. It was a blast!  Actually, it was HOT!

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Opal Carew, Zoe York, me, and Sasha White (from left to right in the image).

I also played bondage games with the good “doctor’ and led by Pub-Craft Romance Specialist Romance Specialist.  Hmm…  I wonder if I could have asked my PA to take my place in the games:? 😉  The team was working on tying the doctor up while I was talking notes for my next book… 😉

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Next up was the Author Speed Dating. Holy freakin’ cow!  Trying to talk to each other from across the table in a room with about 60 other people doing the same.  Two minutes on the clock before you had a new person to talk to. Met lots of potential new readers. Got to see friends and almost lost the ability to speak by the end! LOVED IT!

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And then of course, the author signing.  Luck was on my side.  I found myself sitting next to (fan girl moment) Stacey Kennedy.  She is such a super nice person. We chatted in between meeting with fans and discovered we had lots in common.  I want to offer a very sincere thankyou to everyone who stopped by my end of the table to chat and buy one or more of my books. Your support and loyalty is what gives me the courage to continue.

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The whole experience of this event is difficult to explain if you haven’t experienced it.  It’s a few short days of loads of activities that take months of planning. Lots of one-on-one opportunities to talk with readers and other authors. Plenty of smiles and laughter and a really, really good time.  But I want to thank Eve Langlais for the time, effort, and dedication she puts into this event. Everybody always has a wonderful time.  Friendships are re-established and new ones made. Spending time with people we often only chat with on line is truly unbelievable and I, for one, value every moment of it.

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And I can’t wait until next year!

See you next August for RTC2017!


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It’s a Brand New Look!

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

It’s been a few months in the making, but I finally have my brand new website. Stacy at Nimbleforce Creations was a wonderful person to work with and we’ve been working very closely over the last few months to get this just perfect. I’m so pleased with the final result. I love the colors. I love the simplicity, and it’s super easy to use and maintain.  Though I do still have some links to complete. And I have some custom scripting to learn 🙂

I started a new day job last fall that keeps me very busy for lots of hours in the day, so I had to take a step back and change my focus a bit.  My goal in this new design was to move away from the standard blog look. Which I think I’ve accomplished. I also wanted a cleaner look, get rid of the clutter and put the focus on the stories I’m developing and me as a person and an author. I want my readers to get to know me a bit more than I’ve probably let out in the past. I’ll still happily showcase work from my author friends and those I’m a huge fan of, but I’ll be a bit more selective too so I’m not spending too many hours away from the writing. My writing time is too valuable these days because there’s so little of it. And I have LOTS of stories just waiting to unfold.  And after today, I’m even going to embark on a different kind of story with a little help from my daughter. But that’s a different story for a different day and it’s a long ways down the yellow brick road.

So for now, please feel free to take a look around and check out my new space.  Let me know what you think. Let me know if you find anything that doesn’t work as it probably should! LOL.  And let me know how I can make your visit to my site more enjoyable.

Have a great week!



#Hello2016 #Bloghop Hello, My Name Is…

Thursday, January 7th, 2016
my name is


Anne Lange!

We’re ringing in the New Year with lots of giveaways!

And by sharing some fun and wacky facts about ourselves. There’s a new giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all!

So, let’s see, things about me and/or my blog…well:

  1. I’m a Canadian. I was born in Montreal, Quebec, grew up in Southern Ontario and now live in Easter Ontario. Yes, I can speak French, but I don’t consider myself bilingual. In fact, I’ve been taking French lessons over the last few years because I didn’t use it for over 20 years … and you know what they say … if you don’t use it, you lose it! I need practice.
  2. I have 9 tattoos. I love them. I want more. Just haven’t had the time to get them done.
  3. I HATE…as in H.A.T.E. spiders. Give me a snake any day. Point the tiniest of spiders in my direction and I will run like the demons from hell are after me.
  4. I am VERY shy. Like majorly shy. But in that quirky way life has of tossing things in your direction you want nothing to do with, over the years in my day job, I have given so many presentations to a variety of audiences for various reasons that I lost count long ago. And I still hate doing them.
  5. I love to cook and bake. I hate following recipes. People will tell you that when you’re baking you must follow the recipe precisely… I say pshaw … I can do whatever I want, and it usually turns out very edible. 🙂 Just don’t ask me to repeat it, but I didn’t write it down the first time.
  6. I have a horrible short term memory. My long term memory is fantastic. I can tell you what I did last week. I can’t tell you what I just wrote on the previous line 😉
  7. I’ve had a lap dance by both a male stripper and a female stripper. Both were HOT.  But I need to know…just what the hell are you supposed to do with your hands!
  8. I write contemporary and erotic romance, but my absolute favorite to read is actually romantic suspense. One of my all time favorite authors is Suzanne Brockmann.   My mom reads my erotic romance though…that’s a little awkward.  Hard to know what to say when you’re in the middle of a naughty ménage scene and your mom asks about how’s it going.
  9. I have NEVER read or watched the Harry Potter series. I know. I know. But, I’m really just not interested. But I LOVED the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
  10. I had a dog, King, when I was a teenager. He was  a beautiful big Golden Retriever, and he was an awesome judge of character. If he didn’t like my boyfriends, he typically wedged himself between us.  That was the sign the guy had to go. 😉

I just realized none of these have to do with my blog, but then my blog has been dedicated mostly to promoting other authors work rather than my own.  And, I have a brand new website coming soon.  If you’d like to join my Fan Group or Street Team, I’m always ready to welcome new members.



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A Year in Review and What’s Up Next! #amwriting

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a wonderful evening ringing in 2016! I had a quiet one at home with my family while I baked all kinds of things banana. Yup, I had a bunch of bananas go beyond the eating with cereal stage and had to become creative in the kitchen so I wasn’t forced to toss them in the trash. So I now have 8 mini banana loaves, 1 banana cake and 1 banana/cranberry loaf.

So, 2015 is long gone. A memory. But it was an exciting year. Not only did we welcome a new member to our family, our Chocolate Lab, Lily, who is now over a year old, I also started a new day job in the fall which is keeping me very busy.  But I also had many writing related achievements.  And it feels really good for only being officially in this playing field for three years now.

  • Friends with Benefits came out in print in January! My very first book in print. What a feeling that was.
  • In February The Perfect Moment come out as part of the Valentine’s Heat IV This novella is a follow-up to Friends with Benefits.
  • I had my very first book signing at Romancing the Capital in Ottawa! And it was a huge success which I hope to repeat this year. What an awesome feeling to have somebody become excited to meet you and have you sign their book.
  • I made PAN (the Published Authors Network) with RWA.
  • Blind Taste Test came in June as part of the very successful Just Desserts Collection from Secret Hungers.
  • In July I had two releases, The Final Quarter, the 2nd book in A New League Series and Wicked Indulgence, the next book in The Vault Series.
  • A New League Vol 1 came out in print which contains both Sliding into Home and The Final Quarter.
  • I created my Fan Group and my very own Street Team

My real success came with my stories placing or winning in contests this year, the very first time I’ve entered. Friends with Benefits placed 2nd in the Passionate Plume Contest. Sliding into Home won the Book Buyer’s Best Contest and Hers to Own won the NERFA Contest (National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award) and took 2nd in the Book Buyers Best. All three were finalists in other contests, including the Golden Quill and the BDSM Golden Flogger Award. This recognition alone made my year.

This was also the year for meeting and collaborating with some wonderfully talented authors. The Sexy Scribblers, where I’m one of 14 authors, came together about mid-way through the year with an idea to create short stories, one episode at a time. Each story is between 3000 to 10000 words and all are FREE reads. We come from different genres, different parts of the world, and have different publishing experiences. Our stories are not pre-plotted. We have no idea how each story will begin, develop or end. We don’t even know what genre it will be. Each author is assigned an episode, and we never know where it’s going to go. So far, we’ve written 7 stories, 3 of which are themed around the holidays. I can’t wait to discover the stories we’ll create this year. 🙂

So what’s coming for 2016?

th7XMQCIINWell, in some respects I need and want to revisit some of the things I used to do and really enjoyed, like weekend snippets, but then drew away from when other activities became overwhelming and I had to pick where to spend my time. My day job will definitely have an impact on my writing life. So, I also need to re-evaluate my writing plan to develop something more realistic. But I still plan to release at least 4 brand new stories this year, in addition to the free reads coming from the Sexy Scribblers.

Here’s a peek at what’s in store for 2016:

  • Blind Taste Test is part of Salacious, a new collection of previously written stories from Secret Hungers currently available for pre-order and being released on Jan 12.
  • Hers to Own will be coming out in print later this month. I’ve received the printing rights back, so watch for a brand new look on this one when it’s released.
  • Her Choice, my first solely self-pubbed book will be coming soon. I had to post-pone this one from a 2015 release, but it’s being moved back to the front burner very shortly. Release Date Spring 2016
  • Who’s The Boss, Gabe McBride’s story in The Vault Series is with the publisher! Release Date TBA., but I’m hoping for early summer.
  • Scoring in Overtime, the next in A New League Series, will be completed. Release Date TBA.
  • The next ménage story in The Vault Series, will probably be released later in 2016. I’ll be starting this one any day now.
  • I hope to receive the rights back to Worth the Risk, my very first story published any day now. I want to expand and re-release this story in the coming year in both e-book and print.
  • I plan to begin at least one of my many series I have lined up. These will all be self-published projects. One will include a holiday story for next December that I’m really excited about.
  • I’m working on a secret project with the Sexy Scribblers! We are VERY excited about this. You’ll hear more about it later this year as we work out the details.
  • I’m having a brand new website designed that I’m absolutely thrilled with. Watch for a brand new look to come soon that blends the old with the new.
  • AND, I plan to write every single day. This is actually very hard to do when so many other things in life are happening. I’m not even going to set a word limit because I know I’ll also be busy with editing as well. I simply want to know I’ve created new words each day for whichever story I’m working on – beginning TODAY!

So that’s a look at my upcoming schedule. How about yours? What’s your plans for 2016?


#BlogHop Fall into Romance with the Sexy Scribblers

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Fall into Romance Blog Hop

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Fall Into Romance

Blog Hop

 November 15th-22nd


a collection of ebooks from the Scribbler authors

What’s your favorite part of Fall?

Mine is enjoying cool nights under the stars in my hot tub, or by the fire with a nice glass of wine and good book. I also love to cook those comfort foods that make you feel warm and toasty.

How about a nice pot of chili?

Here’s an easy beef chili that can be made be made early in the day or just in time for dinner. I don’t follow a specific recipe, this one I just do from my gut and I adjust ingredients and the amounts I use depending on my mood. Serve with warm bread or even over pasta.


  • 1.5 to 2 pounds extra lean ground beefthTLWMOR2E
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 gloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup Diced mushrooms
  • 1 cup Diced green pepper
  • 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (I usually use a sweet basil tomato, or a red wine sauce)
  • 2 tbsps. of tomato paste
  • 24 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans dark red kidney beans (rinsed)
  • 2 tbsps. of white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tbsps. ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsps. chili powder
  • Dash of cumin spice
  • Dash dried red pepper


  1. In large pot, combine the ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook until meat is browned and onion and garlic are tender.
  2. Add in the mushrooms and green pepper. Mix well.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, sauce and tomato paste. Mix well.
  4. Add beans. Mix well.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and stir really well.
  6. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for a min of 30 – 45 minutes.

Sprinkle with your favorite cheese. Serve with warm bread or over cooked rice or pasta.



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