Happy International Women's Day
As we approach the celebration of International
Women's Day, I feel that we as a nation and world have more to celebrate than ever before.
And as I look around me, I see the reasons why.
I see a president who truly understands and acts
upon issues important to women. By repealing the Global Gag Rule, signing the
Lily Ledbetter Act, and selecting fine women such as Hillary Clinton to fill his cabinet, President Obama already has established
himself as a champion of women.
I see a fine woman who ran for president, and
who has served our nation as senator, first lady, and secretary of state. Ms.
Clinton is an inspiration to us all, as are the numerous females who now fill our house and senate, as well as our governor
and mayoral offices closer to home.
I see a multitude of talented women filling our
workforce, our arts scene, our athletic fields, and our TV screens. Just over
the past few weeks, I saw Sophia Loren pay tribute to Meryl Streep on the Oscars, and Whoopi Goldberg praising Amy Adams. I saw Rachel Maddow make sense of the world, saw some quality WNBA games, and heard
Jennifer Hudson--rising like a phoenix from the devastation of unthinkable tragedy--sing our nation's anthem at the Super
As much as I would dearly love to end the essay
here, I must also sadly report some of the other
things I see.
I see war and poverty, rape and domestic violence,
discrimination and hatred. I see the face of a beautiful, talented young singer
battered and bruised, allegedly at the hand of the man she loves. I see so many
women like her, who have no public face, no voice.
So as we celebrate International Women's Day,
we also must solemnly vow that, next year, we'll have even more to celebrate.
Hello Everyone! It's time for a long overdue edition of Megan's Musings (please, please, hold all applause...oh
go ahead and applaud if you like)
I'm proud to debut my brand new website at www.meganhussey.net
; this site was conceptualized and created by the brilliant LeBeau Productions.
This site will remain active, with its archives of my stories, but I also encourage all my friends and readers to visit
and enjoy www.meganhussey.net--and
if you like what you see, feel free to e-mail me and I can put you in touch with LeBeau; they can work magic with your site.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water Ladies:), my mermen are back!
Passion Storm is now available through Midnight Showcase Fiction. Please enjoy this blurb:
While overseeing a storm shelter, Jill rescues a gorgeous
man stranded on the beach. Smitten with her; Jaiden fails to disclose a secret: his fins.
For more information about
this title, please visit
My other new release is an
anthology called Ladies Choice, a collection of women's fantasies available through Lulu. Please enjoy this blurb:
It's the girl's night out, and it's about time! Enjoy these four sensual, elegant stories custom-designed
to cater to the female libido (as an added bonus, some will pull at your heartstrings as well...) In Sensual Magic, a hunky
magician falls for his plus-sized assistant. In Runway Angel, a hot young male model seduces an older woman. Rest Ye Merry
Mermen features a lonely divorcee tempted by a siren of the seas; and just in time for the holidays! And in Whispers, a female
paranormal investigator spends a heavenly night in a haunted mansion, with a hunky Victorian ghost.
For more info about this title, please visit
What I'm doing right now
Watching old Duran Duran videos on YouTube. I LOVE those guys and can't wait til they come
back to Tampa.
I'm also contemplating my Thanksgiving trip to Washington DC; I can't wait to see my mom and sis
and spend a relaxing holiday in the nation's capitol! Mum and I will doubtless spend hours in front of the TV, chatting
the day away; and my sister Kim and I will probably check out a screening of "Quantum of Solace," Bond groupies that we are...can't
wait! I wish everyone a blessed holiday.
Hello All! Just checking in with another edition of Megan's Musings; hope all is well with all of you.
Linda White-Francis and I had a great time recently as featured authors at the New Port Richey Library Author's Fair.
We're longtime friends and are soon to be co-authors; our story "Ghost and Mrs. Dunn" is due out soon through Midnight Showcase!
(exchanging a virtual high five with Linda)
Ladies, can we talk? I have sort of a new slogan for my (ahem) body of work, which you'll now see emblazoned at
the end of my slide show. It declares my writings as "Cutting edge feminist erotica." So what the fudge does THAT
mean, you ask? Well, it basically means that my stories feature strong, outspoken, everyday heroines; love scenes designed
with women's most secret fantasies in mind; and hunky heros who are also sensitive and dead sexy (hey, I am the head of the
Playgirl Posse--I have a reputation to uphold!:).
My two newest releases reflect this philosophy; even if they don't, they're still good, naughty fun!
Last month I released the scifi erotic title "Graphic Sexuality" through Blade Publishing. Enjoy this blurb:
Imagine what would happen if your favorite fantasy hero came alive in your arms; in the flesh and ready to
satisfy your every need and desire.
Dream becomes reality when Marie Jenkins, an everyday comic book store owner comes
face to face with Noble; a warrior and sex servant who stars as the main character of "O-Zone," an erotic graphic novel for
Marie's raw, unhibited needs call out to Noble, who vows to seduce her and make her his own. Yet to stay
together, they must build a bridge between a world of fantasy, and the true adventure of real life.
Out new this month is "Under Cover of the Night: The First Book of Nuit," a vampire erotic rerelease available through
Phaze Publishing. Please enjoy this blurb:
Women flock to Club Nuit, a high-class strip club and bordello for women, looking for a rousing good time. Yet Carlotta
Wilkes, a long-neglected wife, finds something more: Ramon Montague, a gorgeous and sensual lover ready to romance and seduce
her. Losing her battle with temptation, Carlotta succumbs to the mysterious seducer who will stop at nothing to fulfill her
deepest desires. The exotically handsome Ramon loves his work at Club Nuit, a club he co-founded with two other sexy hunks
who thrive on women’s sexual energies. When Ramon falls for Carlotta, his favorite customer, he fights to keep a secret
that could threaten their love. It seems this gentleman of the evening is also a lord of the night.
Pay a visit to Club Nuit, where hot incubus vampires fulfill the deepest, darkest fantasies of everyday women. Ramon, Xavier
and Rainyn rule the night with their otherworldly seductions; and in time, each 'gentleman of the evening' finds a special
lady who earns his eternal love. The gentlemen of the evening are coming for you.
For more about this title, please visit http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Under+Cover+of+the+Night/exact_match=exact
Coming soon: More single titles!
I'm very pleased to announce that Midnight Showcase is releasing six of my digest stories as single-title e-books!
They are "Behold the Beauty," "Prize of Queens," "Passion Storm," "Seductions Beyond," "He Comes in Peace," and "Song of
the Vamp." Woohoo!
A moment of reflection and remembrance
With all of the wonderous things happening in my personal and professional lives, I also feel a deep
sense of reflection right now and yes, sadness.
Aug. 5 marks the birthday of my beloved father, who passed away two years ago after an awful battle with
cancer. All who know me know that my parents are the center of my universe, and I feel Daddy's loss so keenly, every
day. He was strong, brilliant, funny and he loved his three little girls with all his heart.
Then, two days ago, I received the news that my friend Sandy Allen, known to most as the tallest woman
in the world, had passed away. I had the pleasure of interviewing Sandy several years ago, and we became fast and good
I often refer to "my friend Sandy, who beat Donald Sutherland at arm wrestling;" yep, Sandy co-starred
with Sutherland in Fellini's Casanova and did indeed beat him at arm wrestling during the course of the movie. She also
travelled around the country telling kids it's OK to be different. She was an inspiration.
To Sandy, I miss you dear friend. To my dear papa, as the beautiful Danish singer Julie once sang,
"Every little part of me is missing you now..."
Hello Everyone! It's been too long since we chatted and I finally grabbed some flex time this week; I'm happily vacationing
at my sister Vicki's house in Michigan (my other sis, Kim, lives in the nation's capitol), spending some wonderful time with
my mom and my sister's family. My sister and brother-in-law achieved sainthood by presenting me with an autographed book from
Laurell K. Hamilton; Laurell recently conducted a book signing at a local store, and Vicki and Mike were kind enough to pick
up a signed copy of "Blood Noir" for me. Score!
A Very Special Project
honored to be a part of Blade Publishing's new charitable book project, PAWS For Thought, which benefits Michael Elan's great
organization It's Meow or Never. Blade publisher Abby Carmichael recently blogged about this project; read on for details:
"I was approached with an opportunity a few days ago that I could not turn down. Cover model
and actor Michael Elan has founded a non-profit organization called It's Meow or Never, a rescue and sanctuary for animals.
Blade will be supporting Michael's organization through a series we have named, PAWS For Thought. Michael is thrilled with
the project and will be gracing our debut covers.
PAWS For Thought Submission Call
you find it hard to resist a man or woman who loves animals? If so then keep reading.
looking for stories where the hero or heroine is some how involved in the daily care or rescue of animals. We are open to
any story ideas, from a fireman whose popularity exceeds no other when it comes to cat rescue, to a vet who takes care of
un-identified paranormal creatures.
There is no requirement of heat level nor does there have
to be a happily ever after. If you write young adult and have a story in mind then we would love to read it. Young Adult acceptances
will go on our sister site, Midnight Press, which is currently under development.
should be between 30,000 and 35,000 words.
The first PAWS For Thought novels will be published
in the first part of 2009, so in order to be considered for one of the debut releases, submissions should be received no later
than November 1, 2008. Once royalties are paid the remainder will go to charity, unless of course the author chooses to donate
his/her royalty as well. That will be up to the individual authors.
We are very excited about
this new charity project and working with Michael to create a safe haven for the animals they rescue."
I can add is that I definitely plan to contribute to this worthy project, and am working on a story idea called "Animal Instinct."
I'll contribute all royalties from this story to It's Meow or Never, an animal rescue service headed by the wonderful Michael
Elan, and am encouraging my author friends to get involved in PAWS for Thought.
A side note
to you ladies: Michael is going to appear on the cover of my book "Under Cover of Night," out this August through Phaze. I
should probably release the book with a warning, as in early previews this cover has been known to cause heart palpitations
and near fainting spells among my readers :); reactions shared by your favorite authoress...
Out new this month is "Passion's Tapestry," a romantic time travel novella available
through Blade Publishing. Here's a related blurb from the Blade website at www.bladepublishing.org:
Chivalrous, handsome, and endlessly cultured, Andrew Bergen seems very much like a man from another time. When he aquires
a lushly embroidered tapestry that depicts a bountiful Renaissance forest, he finds himself magically transported to the era
of knights and ladies, chivalry and grace.
The tapestry takes him to a Renaissance village
where he meets its enchanting weaver Lady Estella, an artist and intellectual endlessly oppressed by the constraints of her
time. Her friendship with the mysterious, forward thinking Andrew evolves into a passionate romance. But to stay together
they must overcome their obvious differences, the objections of her family, and the barriers of time itself."
story is set in one of my favorite time periods, a time of romance and gentility that I longed to capture in my pages. I hope
everyone will enjoy Passion's Tapestry.
Also out is my story "A Girl's Other Best Friend,"
released in the Midnight Showcase digest Crystal Powers. Enjoy this blurb straight from www.midnightshowcase.com:
Crystals & Disappearing Cats, Barbara Donlon Bradley
name has plagued her forever. Then she inherits a crystal that takes her to another world where witches are real, and she's
mistaken for one.
Purple Power, Jane Carver
Queen Celina dies only to live
again through the amethyst crystal. Prince
Walon wishes to marry her, but first Celina must find her killer.
A Girl's Other Best Friend, Megan Hussey
Leila discovers a crystal that delivers
power and orgasmic bliss, but Cason,a gorgeous, exotic alien, shows her that she ain't seen nothin' yet.
Crystals, Nikki Hale
Guided by her father's knowledge of crystals, Peri and Stone will learn that love has
no boundaries or become a madman's victims.
Samsons And Delilah, Denise JeffriesDelilah, Intergalactic
Space Cop hates Earth and the idea of having to
save it;until she's partnered with Jordan Samsons, who's nothing
he pretends to be."
I also co-edited this digest, and found the crystal theme to be a mesmerizing
and inspiring one. My story marks the grand return of my sexy Eternian aliens; this one is a pleasure ambassador named Cason
(the 'girl's best friend' of the title). Enjoy ladies...
friend Linda White-Francis and I will be part of an author's fair next month in our home state of sunny Florida; more details
What's on tap for me this summer: more travelling, more writing, some new releases
and (if I can fit it into my schedule somewhere) eating and sleeping. Talk to you again soon!