Colson Whitehead’s THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. First posted at Goodreads: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead My rating: 5 of 5 stars Up there with WOLF HALL as a spectacular historical novel (one of the best I’ve read), but so so different. Because not only are the characters fictional, but the armature it’s built on — the … Continue reading A Brilliant Book in a Painful Season
If not a steal… For the rest of today (July 31, 2015 until midnight Pacific Time), you can get my Audie-award-winning comic BDSM novel Carrie’s Story (ebook version) for $1.99 at… iTunes http://bit.ly/1UcjCMl amazon http://amzn.to/1IOExmP nook http://bit.ly/1gtAa4o or google play http://bit.ly/1M1s5AS (I gotta say I love the idea of having Carrie on your phone). Happy Friday and enjoy.
Brought to you by a brilliant bunch of British erotic writers and activists: a time to read something hot, and then to generate some heat and light, if not some friction of your own. Join the party (starting March 5, 7pm GMT, which would be 11 am today, California time)… at www.facebook.com/events/880543642004967/ There will be amazing … Continue reading Erotic World Book Day: Have a Good One, whatever your time zone
If you’re in the SF Bay Area, you should come to my Romance Writers Chapter at 10:00 tomorrow morning to hear an Erotica Panel featuring me, Alice Gaines, and Jasmine Haynes. But if not (or even if so) you should stream a charming little indie movie called Happy Christmas, to hear Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham, … Continue reading Erotic Romance — Learn All About It from SFA-RWA and a Lovely Little Movie
Here’s the lineup this Saturday night. See my events page for time and place. Tales from Outriders, OutWriters, and Outliers brought to you by Cleis Press, presenting “some of the smartest and dirtiest minds of our generation” Adrian Brooks (moderator) is an American writer and activist who’s been the vanguard of progressive political, spiritual and … Continue reading UnderCover Reads
There were three of you who knew which book a Textbook Committee in Alabama once wanted to remove from the schools for being (wait for it) a ‘real downer.’ Yup, Anne Frank’s Diary. Which has also been challenged by reason of its teenage author’s clear and candid (and wonderfully written) observations of her changing body … Continue reading And the Winners…
The more I think about the stupid and evil reasons people demand that this or that book be removed from this or that list or shelf (not to speak of burned), the more steamed I get, and the more convinced that I’ve chosen the right book to read from at the El Cerrito Library’s Banned … Continue reading Worst Reason Ever to Ban a Book (and a mini-contest)
At the next reading, coming up quite soon, I’ll be part of an interesting and diverse lineup of local and independent authors, publishers, and librarians selling our books and talking a little about them. But as to what we’ll be reading — that comes from another corpus. Because next week is Banned Books Week, the … Continue reading Readings Coming Up: Banned Books and More
Because you can never have enough… here’s a Who’s Who (besides me, as Molly Weatherfield) of those who’ll be reading and/or performing at this fun event this Saturday night in San Francisco. Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, is a best-selling, award-winning author of seventeen romance novels in several subgenres, including erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery … Continue reading More Leather. More Lace. More Lust
Look what book made this best-of list in Salon.com, and in some very distinguished company — that’s Rose Lerner’s Sweet Disorder lolling beneath and some other fantastic stuff on the list). Nice blurb in the slideshow, too — he calls it “His Girl Friday” as a spy novel set in the Regency. Which was definitely … Continue reading Sweet!