Category Archives: Sexy Braininess

How Did I Miss This?

I’m talking about Judith Ivory’s spectacular 1999 Edwardian romance, The Proposition, which I finally caught up with yesterday, opening it in mid-morning and finishing it by late afternoon while any number of tasks and responsibilities went undone. But not only does it pass the can’t-put-it-down test, but The Proposition seems to me some kind of … Continue reading How Did I Miss This?

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To Share…

Rereading one of my alltime favorite novels, Richard Powers’ Galatea 2.2. When this excerpt, one of the most romantically wonky I can imagine, stopped me dead in my tracks. We caught eyes. We looked for longer than either thought we should. For moment, looking felt like something that happened to you rather than something you … Continue reading To Share…

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But Wait! There’s More!

Along with Linda’s reply to my contest question about why booklovers are such sexy people, Cheryl from New Jersey contends that it’s because we’re open to “varied thoughts, opinions, and beliefs,” while Anais from Nice, France suggests that (as we fall in love with those we have something in common with), booklovers will of course … Continue reading But Wait! There’s More!

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Sexy Braininess, in Many Voices

Congratulations to Linda, from Fontana, CA, for winning my just-finished contest, where I asked entrants to tell me briefly, in their own words, why booklovers are such sexy people. I picked Linda randomly (such being the rules of my contest page), but her entry was certainly striking: It’s “because,” she said, “we know everything from … Continue reading Sexy Braininess, in Many Voices

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Once is Not Enough

I had a fantastic time delivering my “Imagining Sex” erotic romance writing workshop last week. Twice. First at a monthly Maryland Romance Writers meeting and then at New Jersey Romance Writers’ fantastic Put Your Heart in a Book Conference. They were great, smart audiences at both venues — if you’ve done any teaching, I’m sure … Continue reading Once is Not Enough

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A Billion Times Told Lovelier: Skating and the Erotic Romance Writer

I hadn’t expected to spend last week glued to the TV set watching the Winter Olympics, But like so many, I became fascinated by the spectacle of youth, athleticism, luck, valor, and catching the moment. While as for skateboarders, which aging hippie mom couldn’t love them? Still, men’s figure skating is special. At least to … Continue reading A Billion Times Told Lovelier: Skating and the Erotic Romance Writer

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