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Name That Character

Name That Character
I've recently begun outlining a new contemporary erotic romance. I've got the story fairly well conceived, but I needed inspiration for my characters' names so I turned to one of those "name your baby" books. While thumbRead more...

Judging Books By Their Covers

Judging Books By Their Covers
In preparation for the release of my upcoming book, Hot Bayou Nights, my editor asked me to let the art department know what the important elements are in my story that should be included on the cover. I was asked to looRead more...

Hark! I Hear An Audiobook

Hark! I Hear An Audiobook
A writer friend of mind recently had one of her print books made into an audiobook, and I went to the website for a sample listen. It was an . . . interesting experience, to say the least. Now, let me preface by saying tRead more...

Sexy Regencies? A Q&A with author Elf Ahearn

Sexy Regencies? A Q&A with author Elf Ahearn
A traditional definition of Regency romances imcludes setting in the British Regency period (1811 - 1820), strict and accurate attention to historical detail, an emphasis on intelligent, fast-paced dialogue, and on the dRead more...

Smokin' Hot Gigolos?

Smokin' Hot Gigolos?
Years ago, there used to be a TV commercial for an audio tape in which the announcer asked, "Is it real, or is it Memorex?" The presumption being, of course, that the sound quality of the tape is so good listeners can't Read more...

Three's Not A Crowd

Three's Not A Crowd
Like many writers, I belong to a critique group. We met last night and one of the writers happened to have brought in some pages for us to critique that included a very graphic ménage-à-trois scene. We all listened carefRead more...

Fondled And Gobbled: Someone Had To Do It - Book Review

Fondled And Gobbled: Someone Had To Do It - Book Review
It all started, according to the introduction of Ellora's Cave, Fondled And Gobbled: Someone Had To Do It, at last year's RomantiCon convention. Alcohol-fueled minds played a significant role. Someone started a conversatRead more...

Chicks Being Catty

Chicks Being Catty
Shortly after the Academy Awards show was on a week and a half ago, I started seeing all kinds of stuff in the blogosphere and Twittersphere about people bashing Anne Hathaway. And I mean serious bashing, as in tons of aRead more...

Commentary From A Non-Sex Goddess

Commentary From A Non-Sex Goddess
It happened again yesterday. I was having a perfectly fine conversation with a male acquaintance when suddenly things went very wrong. The cause behind this unfortunate turn of events? Alas, 'twas my chosen profession. Read more...

It's 'Rafe', Actually

It's 'Rafe', Actually
We've been dishing all week on our favorite sexy stars, beginning on Tuesday with Justin Timberlake and yesterday with Timothy Olyphant. So I think it more than appropriate that we wind up this most enjoyable topic with Read more...
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