Monday, May 14, 2012

Soylent green is people!!


Carolyn Crane leads a salacious double life
as Annika Martin!  
Okay, today I put up a giveaway alert for Carolyn Jewel, Amanda Carlson and Annika Martin. After thinking about this a bit tonight, I feel like I should let people know that actually, I AM Annika Martin! The erotic romance author!!

Writing my crazy little bank robber erotica romances started as a kind of secret lark of mine, and I tend to be a bashful and easily red-faced person, so I didn't link my names in public, or publicize that this is me. Also, an Annika Martin book is quite unlike a Carolyn Crane book - I wasn't sure what my readers would think.

Yet, I suppose if I'm promoting it on my own blog, or talking in public about Annika, I should rightfully claim her as myself! Because, I suppose it's just too wink-wink otherwise, or even misleading, like writing your own review under a secret name!!  And, that's sooooo not what I meant to do.

Phew! I can't believe I'm actually posting this!  But, I don't want to seem to be fooling anybody.
It's peeeeeople!!

22 comments:

Penelope said...

So, your alter ego is writing smutilicious stories. And my alter ego is writing weenie dog children's fiction. So, I guess we're both writing about weenies. Ba dum bum.

Kaetrin said...

I've heard great things about The Hostage Bargain Carolyn. knowing you wrote it only makes me want to read it more. Congrats! :)

Carolyn Crane said...

Penelope: Hah! Our alter egos would get along famously!

Kaetrin: Aw, thanks!! So appreciate that!!

KB/KT Grant said...

Why I never! I've been snookered because dirty erotica is so not my thing...

*grabs Gumby and flounces off*

Jeffe Kennedy said...

Two of my favorite authors - the same person! Wheeee!

Bells said...

I'm so looking forward to reading something under your Annika name. I've been seeing this name on twitter so much! So cool that it's you Carolyn! :)

BookaholicCat said...

Welcome to the light :) I'm looking forward to read The Hostage Bargain.

Carolyn Crane said...

KB: Bring Gumby back!

Jeffe: Oh, thanks!!!

Bells: Thanks, Bells! I so hope you enjoy it!!

BookaholicCat: Thanks! Apparently I would be a total failure as a secret agent.

Julie said...

Carolyn, you are awesome. #thatisall

Blodeuedd said...

That is you? I keep on wondering how on earth that book can end happily

Hilcia said...

Ohhh, you're having a coming out party! How awesome is this?

Carolyn Crane said...

Julie: Thanks! *smooch*

Blodeuedd: Hello! Yes! And, yes, it does end happily. Every book in the series does! Or, is planned to at this point. (lol Not to be spoilery or anything. But, what the heck, it is romance.)

Hilcia: Welcome to my coming out party! Surprise!! lol. Thanks for stopping by!!

Anonymous said...

Never heard of it, but since you wrote it, I bought it! Glad you made it public!

Carolyn Crane said...

Anon: I hope you like it! It's very different than my normal stuff - hence my instinct to not mix the names. But, if you like ero romance, then maybe it could be a goer. Thanks so much for giving it a whirl!

lbgregg said...

oh. my. god.

Karen Mahoney said...

Dude.

I am buying this, forthwith!

Very glad you 'fessed up, Mrs Crane. Congrats! :)

Hugs,
Kaz

azteclady said...

Not having heard of Annika Martin before, I could have never made the association, but I'm glad you 'came clean' (as it were) before someone did and then made it into a huge deal--nothing is worth having people who have no dog in the fight coming over to claim to know everything about your motivation and intent, is it?

Carolyn Crane said...

LB Gregg: LOL.

Karen: Oh, how I heart you! Thanks for that.

Az: What a lovely surprise to see you here. Thanks for the comment. I'm glad I came clean, too. It's so hard to know the best things to do as an author - it's so much more about trial and error and groping forward than anyone ever realizes (at least for me!!) but yes, this feels right.

azteclady said...

I'm always here *grin* I just rarely post

Sophia (FV) said...

Ah coming clean...it's so...clean? Which is weird since you wrote a dirty book. Wait...never mind. lol

I love this book, I couldn't put it down. More please! And congrats by the way. xoxo

Carolyn Crane said...

Az: I love knowing that. Like an invisible fairy godmother.

Sophia: Thanks! Oh, that means so much to me.

Chris said...

Well, darn it, being all up front about it is going to reduce the drama tenfold later.