Kate Belle author

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2013
Unless you've been hiding under a rock you probably heard the story about the US couple who saved their home by self publishing erotic stories on internet? Or about how Natasha Walker, author of The Secret Lives of Emma, is a guy not a gal?
Thursday, 27th June, 2013
I was recently very fortunate to be invited by Simon & Schuster to travel to Sydney for a couple of awesome reasons. The first was to meet with a group of readers and do a live book club discussion of The Yearning, which was just wonderful.
Wednesday, 19th June, 2013
A lot of people poo-poo erotic romance, and romance in general, as fluffy rubbish, and in some cases they’d be right. However, as a generalisation it’s deeply wrong to make the assumption that all romance and erotic fiction is just about sexy titillation that involves little intelligence to read and less talent to write.
Wednesday, 12th June, 2013
About a month ago I ‘came out’ as a debut author at my very first spoken word event. The Wheeler Centre (God bless their enthusiasm for the written word) invited me to be part of their monthly ‘Debut Monday’ for May.
Monday, 27th May, 2013
Friday night I was a very fortunate guest of the wonderful people at Simon & Schuster Australia at the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) in the glittering heart of our tartiest capital city, Sydney.
Friday, 10th May, 2013
At last - the videos of my release day are up and available for you to view :)
Wednesday, 1st May, 2013
Release Day - it's like a birthday for books. And I've been like a kid before Christmas for the past few days, unable to sleep for sheer excitement at seeing my baby hit the bookshelves. If my blog supported video, right now you'd be looking at a visual of me in my car saying 'Hi, I'm Kate Belle and today is a very exciting day for me because my first book, The Yearning, hits the bookshelves.
Monday, 1st April, 2013
What's a girl's blog without a little blatant self promotion? And what better reason to shout to the rooftops than the release of my first novel in ebook form. The Yearning hit iPad's, Kindles, and Kobos in odd little spots here and there around the country today and I'm DAMNED EXCITED, I can tell you. For those who prefer the physical artefact (I'm with you there, I still like my print books more), the print version will be released around Aust/NZ on 1 May - and I can't wait!!!
Thursday, 21st March, 2013
I recently raised a question to erotic fiction authors on a panel at the Australian Romance Readers Convention in Brisbane. Do you choose to be ‘out’ as an erotic fiction writer and if not, why? The responses were varied and fascinating.
Thursday, 14th March, 2013
Whenever someone asks my beloved 'So, what does she write?', he invariably responds, 'Smut. Filth.' Then giggles like a stoopid school boy. Sigh. One of the things an out erotic fiction writer (and there are plenty of them still in the closet, believe me) must face are the inevitable 'Wink, wink, nudge, nudge's' ...
Friday, 15th February, 2013
So Valentines day is over. Did you survive it? Are you suffering from a 'love hangover' - you know, too many chocolates and kisses? Or was it just another day to remind you that hearts and flowers are for schmaltzy cards and not real life?
Wednesday, 13th February, 2013
Since I hit the big '40' I've avoided any references to my age. When asked I simply reply 'I'm on the wrong side of 40.' It gets a laugh and stops any further enquiries dead in their tracks. Why? Because I liked being young. Youth made me feel desirable and fit and ready for romance whenever it came along. As age has crept up on me I've tried to hold on to that carefree sexual confidence that came with being twenty something and stubbornly refused to look (or, some would argue, act) my age.
Friday, 8th February, 2013
Sorry, I'm not being literal. I have a reason for being so salacious. My very sexy (verging on pornographic) story titled 'Banquet' will be published alongside four other sexy, savvy authors in Secret Cravings 'Edible Delights Anthology Vol 2'.
Thursday, 7th February, 2013
Sorry, I'm not being literal. I have a reason for being so salacious. My very sexy (verging on pornographic) story titled 'Banquet' will be published alongside four other sexy, savvy authors in Secret Cravings 'Edible Delights Anthology Vol 2'.
Thursday, 31st January, 2013
I'm reblogging this not because I'm lazy (although that is one of my failings). I'm reblogging because today is my official debut as an author and my first official appearance as an author will be at the very exciting Australian Romance Readers Conference in Brisbane in March - so I couldn't say it any better than it's said here. And there'll be plenty of new stuff in all the Pillow Talk blog posts as I travel around cyber-land getting to know new readers.
Thursday, 17th January, 2013
On January 4 I posted the beginning of this extract from Breaking the Rules. I love this scene so much I thought today I’d give you just a little bit more of Ramon’s seduction of Grace. I love the way he approaches her slowly, careful not to startle, binding her in an aura of sensuality, hypnotising her. She’s trying so hard to resist him, to let her prudishness control the situation, but she is helpless.
Monday, 14th January, 2013
I’ve always loved the cosiness of a post-coital chat. There’s something eternally satisfying about the relaxed intimacy of sharing a pillow and some sweet secrets with your beloved after you’ve given the bed a good shake and woken the neighbours.
Friday, 4th January, 2013
The countdown is on. Only 26 days until Ramon Mendez is released into the world via Breaking the Rules and Bloom. I, for one, am looking forward to unleashing this vivid lover upon my readers, and watching what happens once he's out in public.
Thursday, 27th December, 2012
I’m going to be honest, I didn’t realise the pun of this blog title until I’d formulated its content. The Next Big Thing is hopping around author blogs at the moment and I’ve been tagged by the incomparable Maggie Nash to post this week, and have failed the task dismally.
Wednesday, 5th December, 2012
There comes a time in every bloggers life when they must step out of their routine with a random post. Today is that day for me. I have something exciting to share and rather than merely update my 'Erotic Fiction by Kate Belle' page and leave it at that, I'm taking the rare chance to CROW.