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Real Talk: On Literary Erotica, Part 2

On Literary Erotica, Part 1
Real Talk: On Literary Erotica, Part 1
The first part of the Real Talk roundtable on erotica. Read More »
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Real Talk: On Literary Erotica, Part 1

This edition of Real Talk – read Part 1 here — delves deep into the seduction that is literary erotica. This week I’m joined by two popular writers within the genre, as well as an avid reader/blogger. We talked tropes, stereotypes, and the stigma surrounding erotica.

  • Delphine Dryden writes award-winning contemporary erotic romance for Carina Press, and mainstream steampunk romance for Berkley. When not writing, she can be found noodling around on the internet or playing tabletop games far into the night. You can find her online at DelphineDryden.com, and she is on Twitter far too much. Or Facebook if you are into that.
  • Jeanette Grey is a former physics teacher, artist, tech support consultant, and web designer, now trying her hand at writing romance. Her short fiction has appeared in collections such as Best Erotic Romance 2013, and her latest release is Take What You Want from Samhain Publishing. Find her online at JeanetteGrey.com, on Twitter and on Facebook.
  • Jessica Luther is a freelance writer and journalist, reproductive justice activist, and historian. Her main blog is JessicaWLuther.com but she blogs about romance novels at Steel And Velvet.

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Real Talk: On Literary Erotica, Part 1

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Erotica On The Rise
Erotic book sales are booming. Read More »
Real Talk: On Literary Erotica, Part 1

This edition of Real Talk delves deep into the seduction that is literary erotica. This week I’m joined by two popular writers within the genre, as well as an avid reader/blogger. We talked tropes, stereotypes, and the stigma surrounding erotica.

  • Delphine Dryden writes award-winning contemporary erotic romance for Carina Press, and mainstream steampunk romance for Berkley. When not writing, she can be found noodling around on the internet or playing tabletop games far into the night. You can find her online at DelphineDryden.com, and she is on Twitter far too much. Or Facebook if you are into that.
  • Jeanette Grey is a former physics teacher, artist, tech support consultant, and web designer, now trying her hand at writing romance. Her short fiction has appeared in collections such as Best Erotic Romance 2013, and her latest release is Take What You Want from Samhain Publishing. Find her online at JeanetteGrey.com, on Twitter and on Facebook.
  • Jessica Luther is a freelance writer and journalist, reproductive justice activist, and historian. Her main blog is JessicaWLuther.com but she blogs about romance novels at Steel And Velvet. Keep reading »

Should Porn Have Its Own Academic Journal?

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An academic journal entitled Porn Studies is debuting in 2014 and will be “the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic.” The notion of classifying pornography as academia is already hard for many to swallow, but the new periodical from Routledge may be in for some real opposition. The organization, Stop Porn Culture, has sponsored a petition to have “Porn Studies” change before it even starts. The organization has argued that the periodical is too pro-porn and will not provide enough criticism of the genre. Keep reading »

Nominated CIA Deputy Avril Haines Is Into Some Sexy Stuff

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When the only other “Avril” the world has known is a time-warped punk star, what else did you expect, Mr. President? Apparently, the newly nominated deputy director of the CIA, Avril Haines, used to host Erotica Night at her Baltimore bookstore back in the ’90s. Haines co-owned Adrian’s Book Café in Fells Point and helped develop the monthly erotic gatherings, where guests would read aloud their sensuous tales over dinner.

What were these nights like, you’re wondering? Well, according to a 1995 Baltimore Sun article… Keep reading »

Werewolf Erotica For Everyone!

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Preach It, Anne Rice!
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Erotica queen Anne Rice on feminism and women's sensuality. Read More »
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  • Good news, prisoners: a California court has ruled you have a First Amendment right to all the “erotic” werewolf novels you desire. Hubba, hubba. [Raw Story]
  • An actress named Shannon Richardson of Texas, who had small roles on “The Walking Dead” and “Vampire Diaries,” has been arrested for allegedly sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama.[Yahoo]
  • Check out the trailer for Woody Allen’s newest film, “Blue Jasmine.” [The Atlantic Wire]
  • “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner addresses those rumors that the office asskisser Bob Benson is secretly a government spy. [The Wrap]
  • Katie Holmes had dinner this week with feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Weirdest. Pairing. Ever. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

The eBook You Never Knew You Never Wanted: Rep. Michele Bachmann Erotica

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Sorry, Michele, "the morning-after abortion pill" doesn't exist. Read More »
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Conservative Political Action Conference Draws Major Leaders From The Right

Though Sarah Palin can see Russia from her house, it is Tea Party darling Rep. Michele Bachmann who’s cast off into the northern country’s snowy forest in this summer’s smoldering romance tale as the inspiration for Fires of Siberia.  Publisher Badlands Unlimited describes the book as:

“…an old-fashioned bodice ripper romance that brings the heat for the 2013 summer beach reading season. Presidential candidate Danielle Powers, full of firebrand pluck and red state sex appeal, has the country in a tizzy. But on an international tour to beef up her foreign policy experience, disaster ensues—her plane explodes over Siberia. Miraculously, Danielle survives, along with one other passenger—a mysterious stranger named Steadman Bass.”

Author Trey Sager confirmed Rep. Bachmman herself is the inspiration. And this, my friends, is the cover:…  Keep reading »

“Fifty Shades Of Grey” Film Won’t Lack Raunchy Sex — Will Receive NC-17 Rating!

It looks like the film version of Fifty Shades of Grey may not be for everybody, quite literally. Kelly Marcel has taken on the task of penning the screenplay for the first film of the series and according to her, it is going to have to have an NC-17 rating. She says they are absolutely going to push all of the limits and go as far as possible to truly bring the mega popular book to life.

That seems to me like the only way that a book based on the BDSM lifestyle can ever make it to the big screen. Let’s face it, Fifty Shades is all about the raunchy sex and if the powers-that-be choose to water it down it’s going to be an absolute box office flop. They have to make it rival the books in terms of the really edgy sex play. Read more…

George Takei Reads “Fifty Shades Of Grey”

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Tell Me More, Mr. Sulu!

We’ve told you about all the ways Fifty Shades Of Grey is out to ruin your life, but here’s one way it’s made my life better: this video of “Star Trek”‘s George Takei reading the hit erotic novel is everything I didn’t know I needed. His silky baritone voice is just perfect. Oh my, Mr. Sulu! Don’t stop! [The Mary Sue]

All The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Rip-Offs Together On One, Sad Bookshelf

I’m going to talk about my trip again. Hate me yet? Anyhow, I had a four hour layover at the Dublin airport on my way home from Paris. I was tired and bored, so I spent all my time shopping in their mall. They have a mall! In the middle of the airport! There was a Jo Malone store there.

I’ve talked before about the many ways Fifty Shades of Grey is ruining in the world. In a bookstore, at the Dublin airport mall, I discovered yet another: publishers are falling all over themselves to release as many Fifty Shades rip-offs as possible before no one cares anymore.

The formula for these books were the same for the most part; either a similar title (one involving a number and a color), and/or a cover art in the style of Fifty Shades. The bookstore had the good/bad sense to put them all together on one bookshelf, next to the real Fifty Shades and sell them for a deep discount. Really? As a book lover, I cringed. Can’t we let Fifty Shades die and move onto something else in the world of erotica? Owl fetish, anyone? But as I mentioned, I had four hours to kill, so I flipped through them all. Oh, the horror.

Turn Of The Century Porn

What we consider “erotic” has changed drastically since the turn of the century. In the late-1800s/early-1900s, all it took was some cleavage and a book to make people blush. If only it was still that easy! Reading is still sexy, but unfortunately, not remotely pornographic. Click through to see what was risque back in the day. [izismile]

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