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?
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…
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!
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
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
Am I the only erotic writer who looks to Jane Austen as a muse? This and other items of note posted at the History Hoydens Blog. Come on over and chat.
Blogging today on a subject most dear to me, over at History Hoydens. Do come by and tell me what you think.
… have a certain wonderful kind of gorgeousness about them, don’t you think? Or so my husband Michael has been telling me for decades — since way before 1989, when Kathryn Bigelow made Blue Steel. But there was eye (and mind) candy for all at the Oscars night before last. What about you? Comments welcome, … Continue reading Smart Women
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
No, not over my winning the RITA, though that astonishing event still catapults me into spasms of giddy laughter, moments when I least expect it. But this time over the wonderful racy LOL humor in my current contest prize, Janet Mullany‘s A Most Lamentable Comedy. I’ve got my own copy now (I stayed with Janet … Continue reading Giggle. Snort.