Male POV Class being taught for Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA

***Permission to Forward Granted and Encouraged***


Don’t miss any of these great class brought to you from the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA!  Classes start Monday.

Check our full sizzling summer lineup here:



Writing from the Male POV to Create Stronger Heroes – Sascha Illyvich

$15.00 for FFnP members and $20.00 for non-FFnP members

June 10-16, 2013

Erotic Romance author Sascha Illyvich shares with us tips on how to create more memorable heroes, avoid some common pitfalls and have more fun with our writing!


We’ll cover a large range of things from emotion to action, archetypes and pairing, along with some basic plotting techniques that will help create memorable heroes much faster!



Leslie A. Dow

FF&P Workshop Coordinator



Live Chat with Sizzler Editions Editors

June 29th –  2 PM PST –

Pitch your sexual fiction & nonfiction.  Ask your writing & publishing questions

  • Our target markets
  • How you can write for us
  • What we’re looking for
  • How to format, submit and get published

Three Sizzler Ediotions editors will discuss

Writing erotica

M. Christian, Senior Editor, author of over 300 short stories, seven  novels,  and two dozen anthologies

Erotic Romance

Sascha llyvich, Romance Editor, award winning erotic romance author and anthologist

Publishing and non-fiction

Jean Marie Stine, Publisher,  author/anthologist/journalist, 3 novels, 7 anthologies, two collections. over 200 stories and articles

20 minute presentation – then our editors will take your questions

Jean Marie Stine has been running Sizzler Editions since 2000, publishing only the highest quality erotica under the Sizzler Editions imprints, along with the PageTurner division for mainstream and non erotic fiction/nonfiction.

All three editors are contributors to WriteSEX – The highly popular site dedicated to teaching about the business of publishing/writing erotica.

Teaching BDSM to Romance Authors March 19-23rd

I haven’t done this in awhile, but I’m also performing an experiment.  Anyway,

Kink and bondage are highly popular, marketable stories. Many folks think that once a book is written the author’s job is done. Not so. As any seasoned author knows, once we finish writing, we have edits, cover art choices, more edits, and of course the hype. Marketing, promotions. PR Hell as it is known in some circles. That’s the toughest part of any author’s job IMO and will make or break any author dumb enough to rely solely on the publisher. Our job as authors is a business and needs to be treated like such, even if we DO get to have a little more fun than any corporate schmo.

So, in order of author responsibilities after we’ve written the novel of course:

1. Establish the Brand (I’m Sascha Illyvich, paranormal erotica/BDSM romance author)
2. Maintain the Brand (Primarily through PR, I write about wolves, fae, vampires, but you’ll never see me write a western!)
3. Grow the Brand (I write paranormal romances, which puts me in with the anime crowd who likes dark fantasy, the BDSM crowd because my characters engage in mental dominance AND the romance crowd because my stories have a HEA!)

This workshop will focus on Number 3: Grow the Brand. What authors often fail to realize is that in including different elements like spanking or light bondage that they are writing for their normal audiences but with a little more effort could target not just the fringe readers; those who are closeted about their darker desires, but those who are a little open with their darker desires.

What we’ll cover:
• Definition of BDSM in all forms
• SSC vx. RACK
• Explanation of the BDSM symbol
• Mentality of the various players (there’s truly only three but variants are fun!)
• Definition of a Scene
• Structure of a Scene (music, equipment, etc)
• Basics on toys and reasons we use them (hint, it’s for our fun!)
• Sub and Dom/me Space
• The Club Scene (along with a story about real estate and my ego beating lol!)
• Role play
• Definition of Fetish
• Basic types of fetishes while debunking some of the more common fetish myths.
• Fakers – Those who claim to be everything to all people!
• ABUSE defined – crossing the line between BDSM and Abuse
• Where to go to ask questions and not feel embarrassed
• How all of this relates to romance writing
And of course, resources galore!

Click here for cost and details.

New Review – The Playground

Newest Release by Sascha Illyvich, erotic romance author at Decadent Publishing

EEEEE!!! My first 1Night Stand from Decadent Publishing received this review:

“I found this story very intriguing. Sascha made ‘The Playground’ very realistic, where anyone could picture themselves in Devon’s or Shelly’s shoes by using a scenario that has affected most of us at some point in our lives. Closure is so important and I liked the emotional honesty the story displayed. The dom/sub being portrayed from a ‘non toys’ perspective, showing how simple clothes can be used, was a great addition allowing the honesty to grow along with the characters. The agreement to go slow completed the honest emotional undertaking of the story showing some things have to be worked on and don’t just magically happen. Not to mention the ‘hot sex’ was integral to the story making this one ‘hot read’ emotionally tangling read.” – Rae Spencer

Make sure you’ve got your copy today!

Buy from Decadent Publishing

New Release from Decadent Publishing – The Playground by Sascha Illyvich

I’m proud to announce the release of An erotic BDSM story 1Night Stand from Decadent Publishing:

Newest Release by Sascha Illyvich, erotic romance author at Decadent Publishing

Buy Now

Blurb Jet setter and playboy Devon has a BDSM side he wants to make reality, the only catch is Shelly, the woman who would serve him perfectly left him years ago and is afraid of what living with him means. While in a Las Vegas casino he spots her. Using 1Night Stand, he sets her up in a park, have her bound to playground equipment with only a blindfold on…and his Dominance to hopefully teach her the meaning of true love, using the one thing he knows will capture Shelly’s attention.

Out now!

Finally, after last year’s abysmal release record (I had a lot of back office admin stuff going on!) I’ve got a new release.

Sascha Illyvich

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First Writer post of the new year!

It’s 2012, know what that means?  Officially I’m back in the office, a little later than I wanted but computer problems kept me down, then I didn’t sleep, typical bullshit.  Anyway, I’m back.  And looking forward to a great year coming up.

The Appearances page has been updated with where I’ll be though there are two cons not listed I might appear at if things work out.  I have a tendency to get my way so we’ll see.

Newest Release by Sascha Illyvich, erotic romance author at Decadent Publishing

I’m excited about my upcoming release from Decadent Publishing “The Playground” which still has a BDSM theme but I’m lightening the bondage content and going more towards DIY bondage.  The popularity of bondage stories demands I continue to write them, and since I actually LIKE them, we’re good with that!  But instead of taking the reader into a journey laced with leather and iron, I thought a more subtle approach in my bondage stories would be appreciated. Kind of a “take you there and then let you do it” approach!

There is a few Menage stories I intend to write, based on some older movies that stirred ideas I had, but we’ll see. Hell, I might even resurrect my Nights of Lust series and see if it’s got any saleability despite vampire romances being flooded.  I’ll talk more about that later. Hell I may even just share the first few chapters here to see what ya’ll think.
This year promises to be a busy one as I get back in the swing of things.  I’m excited, about upcoming releases, new romances and a new, even more productive year.  What are you waiting for, release wise?

New cover art!

If you remember my previous post about story sales, you know that I sold a story to Decadent Publishing!  The Playground (release date TBD but probably sometime in January or February of 2012) is the story I wrote detailing the exploits of a man who found his long lost love working in a Las Vegas hotel.  Using the infamous 1NightStand matchmaking service, he sets up a date with her and arranges to have her meet him on his terms at a public, semi secluded playground in a park.

He has the one chance to convince her that they should be together.  Can he?  Shelly is quite lonely and fed up with her life, but the only man who ever loved her was weird, insisting that she through away her traditional viewpoint of the world and play by his rules.  Those rules involved chains and whips and the oh so sensual tone of his commanding voice…

Well, here’s the cover art!

Newest Release by Sascha Illyvich, erotic romance author at Decadent Publishing

It’s pretty damn good!  I’m looking forward to releasing this story. On the heels of it are two more pieces I’m aiming for, thanks to the encouragement of Valerie Mann and Kate Richards.

The stories are 10k at the most though my next one might push 12k.  We’ll see.  I’m having a lot of fun rekindling the inspiration and muse through all the reading I’ve been doing, plus the editing I do for Sizzler Editions.  And new music doesn’t hurt either ;)

Vampires in Erotic Romance

Interracial Vampire Erotica by Sascha IllyvichVampires have been a staple in erotic fiction for the last ten years.  When Sherrilyn Kenyon said nobody was buying paranormal that was  a half truth.  The facts were that e-book authors were selling paranormal and couldn’t write it fast enough.  Thanks to e-books, some of the hottest careers have been launched (mine included!) because the authors jumped on a popular trend.

Dark Traders was a stab for me at the intro of this genre despite the fact that I’ve been known as a BDSM author, writing stories of sexy girls captured, bound and tortured sexually until they screamed their orgasms and begged to be at their masters’ feet.

I wanted something different as an author.  Again with the concept, what if vampires controlled the stock market?

Miranda Raven isn’t just any heroine.  She’s a bitter, burned vampire with a score to settle with the man who turned her.  Sexy hitman Jet.  He’d only been doing his job and his former employers discovered that not only was she still alive, but she was planning on taking down X Corp.  Something about vampires having morals.

But her only problem is that she can’t keep her fingers off Jet.

And he has no problem with that.  He’s a badass.  Think Brock Sampson from Venture Brothers. Think The Rock in any movie he’s been in where he wasn’t a chump.  Think Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious or XXX.

A real badass.

If you want more, I suggest you BUY DARK TRADERS


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