Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Greetings from Cyprus

Hi everyone, meet your Greek Cypriot connection.


I am happy to be here in such good company. A big thank you to Marie Dees for inviting me. Pleased to meet you all.

I write erotic romance, mostly m/m, although I have been trying my hand at m/f, too, lately. Two erotica stories of mine have been published by Ravenous Romance, one in “Bedknobs and Beanstalks: An Anthology of m/m Fairy Tales” and the other in the anthology “I Kissed a Boy”. My short story “The Crown’s Blade” won the Grand prize of the Whispers Publishing contest “Make it Quick”. I have submitted an m/m erotica novel and two novellas with paranormal elements, waiting now to hear from the publishers, and am revising a paranormal erotica novel.
Jay Di Meo is my pen name. Cyprus is a very small and quite closed society, therefore being open about writing erotica isn’t really an option. Taking on a pen name is a decision I had to face from the moment I started writing and publishing erotica.

I am a woman, I am married, and I have returned to Cyprus after living sixteen years abroad – ever since I was eighteen. Being here, on this island, feels odd. I often feel like a stranger rather than a native. The society is traditional, religion rules, and everyone reports on your every move.

But life here also has its perks: safety, family, sunshine and warm climate for most of the year – and the sea is always near!  The many ruins littering the island give me ideas for stories, and the good food energy to write.

So, I am looking forward to spending my time here, blogging and reading and discussing all that has to do with writing and publishing.
Click on my name on the list to read my personal blog.

Have a very nice day!


Rebecca Leigh said...

Hello Jay! Welcome :) I'm a fellow RR author too - your shorts are fabulous, I hope to see your longer works published too!!

Rebecca Leigh said...
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Rebecca Leigh said...

the mistake post was a wierd double blogger did of my first post..... :)

Laura Scarlett said...

Welcome! Gladd to see you here. Look forward to your posts :)

Arlene said...

Greece sounds like quite the interesting place to lead a double life, and I look forward to getting to know you and your worlds better. I echo Rebecca. Your story in the 'kissed a boy' anthology stands out from the pack and we're lucky to have you join our group.

Jay Di Meo said...

Thank you! It's a real pleasure to be here.