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Zane
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 11-2004

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Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 02:13 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I wanted to announce that Caramel Flava--the long anticipated followup to Chocolate Flava, which has gone into the umpteenth printing--will be released in the Summer of 2006 in time for people to get freaky with it on the beach. I will be doing a massive submission call within the next few weeks but wanted to give a head start to those of you who may be interested in submitting a story. The authors selected will receive $300.00 and five complimentary copies of the book. The exposure is priceless because the book will sell a minimum of 250,000 copies and will be marketed cross-culturally. Keep in mind that most books published never sell more than 10,000 copies during their entire shelf life.

Stories must be between 3,000 and 5,000 words.
Stories must feature at least one character of Latino descent.
Stories must be erotic and if you have no idea what my idea of erotica is, you need to read Chocolate Flava. I am not looking for stories with weak, sugar-coated sex. Nor am I looking for stories that are nothing but fluff. There must be a storyline and characters readers can get into.
Stories cannot be degrading to either sex. In fact, they should empower the reader to discover sexual liberation.

Unlike other erotica anthologies that concentrate on getting well known authors to participate, I am looking for erotic stories and names have nothing to do with it. That will not determine the success of this book because it will be without relying on that; just as Chocolate Flava has been and that book is full of people using obvious pen names. I am more interested in discovering new and powerful voices. As with Chocolate Flava, Caramel Flava will be divided into three sections: a male section, a female section, and will end with a section of stories written by me.

The deadline for submissions is Valentine's Day. I realize some of you may have previously submitted to this anthology. If you did, you need to resubmit. I will not accept email submissions. All submissions must be sent to Strebor Books International, ATTN: Caramel Flava, PO Box 6505, Largo, MD 20792. Caramel Flava will be published by ATRIA BOOKS, a division of Simon and Schuster.

After discussing it with my editor, I have decided to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. Chocolate Flava is the first in a series of erotica anthologies that I am scheduled to edit. Thus, in addition to Caramel Flava, I am also opening up the submissions for Asian Spice, which will be the third book in the series. Caramel Flava will be out in Summer 2006 and Asian Spice will probably come out in early 2007. The same rules apply with the exception that with Asian Spice, at least one of the characters must be Asian and it should have some kind of Asian feel or theme to it.

Blessings,
Zane
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Urbanreviews
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 10-2005

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Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 09:21 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is a great idea! Can't wait for both books to come out, as well as all future Zane projects as well! :-)

Keep up the good work and keep us informed on what's next for other releases from Strebor Books International!

Radiah
http://www.Urban-Reviews.com
Your Source For African-American Fiction, Hip-Hop, And R&B!
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Serenasailor
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Post Number: 150
Registered: 01-2006

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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 06:10 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That is a horrible idea. Why should we as black ppl write books about other cultures. I am sure those other cultures aren't writing books about us. Screw Non-Blacks!!
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Mrgameshow
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Username: Mrgameshow

Post Number: 26
Registered: 08-2006

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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 05:11 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Aaron, HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND?
You cant be serious!with these racist comments!

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