Curvalicious: A New Endeavor, A New Kind of Heroine ______________________________________________________________________________
Accomplice Press is extremely excited to announce our new specialty line of books called Curvalicious. These novella length romance stories will feature strong, intelligent, sexy, voluptuous women. Our heroines will land the man of their dreams without losing a pound or changing their appearance and they will all get the happily ever after they deserve.
As curvy women and publishers we see that there is an entire group of vivacious females who are not being portrayed in traditional romance series. All one has to do is glance at the cover art to see what most publishers believe a sexy woman looks like. Real women come in every shape and size and we all have allure. This line will spotlight positive, life affirming relationships that we all dream of having. After all, we read romance books because we like a good love story that makes us smile and keeps us warm even on a cold, Michigan winter's night. Our line will have two heat levels because we understand that every reader has a different idea of what true romance should be. There will be Curvalicious Sweet which will have sensual love scenes, but no explicit language or sex and Curvalicious Spicy which is erotic romance containing explicit language and sex scenes.
Curvalicious is DJ Alling's baby, our inspirational Co-Founder, CEO, and Editor sums up why she designed this line in this moving quote: "Society and the media have convinced women that men won't find you attractive if you wear double-digit sizes. This is reinforced by the romance book industry. The leading terms used to describe a heroine are slender, thin, lithe, small, and tiny. Real women read romances, and real women deserve to be able to relate to the heroines. Romance stories are about fantasies, and as a large woman, I personally do not find it satisfying to fantasize about a man touching a body that I can't relate to. I also happen to know that men love women of all sizes. Sexy comes from within. That is why I created Curvalicious."
Accomplice Press is an independent boutique-style press but unlike most, we are a full service publisher. Our specialty is cultivating the rare relationship between author and publisher into a true partnership. We may be the new girls on the block but we have years of combined experience in the industry and always strive for excellence. All of our staff were authors first; this gives us a unique perspective on publishing. We offer print and e-book formats showcasing originality, fully developed characters, deep plots, intelligent voice, and enticing dialogue.
For the staff at Accomplice Press the most exciting part of this project is that we want you the reader to have a chance to become published authors. To kick off this new endeavor we are hosting a writing contest beginning on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010 and ending on May 14, 2010. The company will be accepting submissions in two different categories, one sweet and one spicy. On May 28, 2010 two winning entries will be chosen, announced on Accomplicepress.com, then contracted and published in eBook format. The top three submissions of each category will also be included in the first Curvalicious print anthology.
Curvalicious submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received no later than midnight May 14, 2010 to be considered for the first print release. All the details and guidelines for entries are available at accomplicepress.com Our company is constantly searching for distinctive stories that need to be told but are often overlooked by literary agents and large warehouse style publishers. So at this time we are also holding an "open call" to any author searching for a publisher.
Accomplice Press will be attending Romcon in Denver this July; we would love to see you all there! Please join Accomplice Press Chatter http://accomplicepress.ning.com/ to stay updated on all of our upcoming news.
Promotions Manager, Accomplice Press