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Carina Press Reveals The Cover Of Their First Print Book - The Theory Of Attraction

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 07, 2012 | PERMALINK

Carina Press is the digital-first arm of Harlequin, but in November readers will also be treated to a print anthology of Carina's most popular erotica novellas. Authors Delphine Dryden, Christine d’Abo and Jodie Griffin each contribute a sensual BDSM story to Carina’s print debut, The Theory of Attraction. Today we have the pleasure of revealing the anthology’s cover! But that’s not all. We also spotlight each of the stories and include thoughts from the authors about how the print anthology's cover with its dark background, royal colored ribbon and scrolling text reflects their spicy stories. 

Click on the cover to see the full-size version

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The Theory of Attraction” by Delphine Dryden


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Tiffany Reisz Talks Kink, BDSM And The Siren

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 06, 2012 | PERMALINK

Tiffany Reisz stunned and delighted readers with her full-length debut, The Siren, which tells the story of fiery erotica author Nora Sutherlin as she aims to impress a potential publisher with her latest work, growing close to editor Zachary Easton in the process. When Zach discovers Nora's BDSM lifestyle, he's both intrigued and drawn to the multifaceted woman. RT reviewer Mandy Boles insists that the novel "should be required reading this fall" and eagerly volunteered to ask the author a few questions about this sizzling series starter. 

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The main character Nora Sutherlin is an erotica writer, and of course, you write erotica as well. Are there any other similarities between you and Nora? Perhaps her excellent fashion sense?


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10 Short And Steamy Reads To Fill Out Your TBR Pile

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, AUGUST 03, 2012 | PERMALINK

RT BOOK REVIEWS named Delphine Dryden’s “Theory of Attraction” the July 2012 RT Seal of Excellence award winner. This erotic romance novella is hot, hot, hot while still having an amazing amount of heart. And for the readers who want more sizzling stories, today the RT staff and author Delphine Dryden take turns rounding up more fantastic short erotic reads. 

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While we are suggesting that our friends read "Theory of Attraction" (is it still a suggestion if you force someone to download a story?), we got author Delphine Dryden's take on some other steamy shorts for readers to try. Dryden's picks come from all across the vast universe of subgenres, featuring different time periods, fetishes and more! Here is what the author is recommending:

“Willing Victim” is an intense character study, razor-sharp like all Cara McKenna’s work. It pushes buttons and boundaries as it explores the concepts of sexual fantasy vs. reality, and the power of consent.


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Geeks, BDSM And Romance In Delphine Dryden's "The Theory Of Attraction"

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 30, 2012 | PERMALINK

It's been a rough couple of weeks here at the RT office. After devouring Delphine Dryden's phenomenal erotic novella "The Theory of Attraction" (and awarding it the July Seal of Excellence Award for best book of the month) all of the RT editors have come down with the nerdiest of maladies — the book hangover. The number one symptom — constant daydreaming about delicious hero Ivan! The story holds a special place in the editor's hearts because of the awesome geek factor which had the book nerds in us (as well as the lovers of The Big Bang Theory) in love. We just had to ask Dryden about her particular brand of geekdom in "The Theory of Attraction," which also includes BDSM and romance. Here is what the author had to say:


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RWA 2012: Alternative Romance Goes Mainstream

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 27, 2012 | PERMALINK

With 50 Shades of Grey making BDSM, a subject often thought of as taboo, accessible to mainstream romance readers, will widespread acceptance be far behind for romance novels about characters that identify as GLBTQ? This string of letters is a popular acronym for Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Trans (-gender and -sexual) and Queer. However the question of mainstreaming, can these love stories make the leap to everyday public consumption, was put up to discussion during a recent panel at the 2012 RWA Conference in Anaheim. There, a distinguished group of authors, editors and publishers gathered to hold a frank talk on the future of alternative romance.

RWA panel of authors and industry professionals


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Win Anne Rice's Erotic Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

BY Janine Johnston, JULY 27, 2012 | PERMALINK

Anne Rice may be known as the queen of vampire fiction, but between writing her first and second Vampire Chronicles books — which were released nearly 10 years apart — Rice had a naughty little side project — The Sleeping Beauty trilogy. Beginning with The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty originally released in 1983, Rice published the erotica trilogy under the pseudonym A.N. Roquelaure. And let me tell you, these stories put much of today’s erotic fiction to shame with it’s super spicy heat level! If you’re unfamiliar with these books, think of the most outrageous thing you’ve ever read in an erotica, and now multiply that by ten … or maybe a hundred … and you’ll get an idea of how risque Sleeping Beauty and her buddies got under Rice’s pen. 

 

Series starter, The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, begins not-so-innocently when the Prince Charming wakes up Beauty with a whole lot more than a kiss and takes her back to his kingdom, where instead of living happily ever after, Beauty instead becomes a sex slave. The Prince’s kingdom is filled with sex slaves, and they are all trained to be obedient submissives and act as sexual servants for the nobles and each other. When Beauty meets Prince Alexi, the two begin an intimate relationship until Alexi disobeys the Queen and is sentenced to a humiliating punishment. Beauty, having learned nothing from Alexi’s example, follows suit and experiences her own brutal purgatory.

Claiming was followed up with Beauty’s Punishment in 1984, which follows Beauty and fellow sex slave Prince Tristan as they’re bought at an auction and forced to perform a multitude of sexual acts upon several people, including the Captain of the Guard, an innkeeper and countless others. At one point Tristan’s Master forces the Prince into pony play, which, if you’re not familiar with, I’ll leave to your imagination (or to the Googling powers of The Internet, if you’re so inclined). However, the story takes an interesting turn when Tristan confesses he loves his excessive punishments.


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Jess Dee On Menage, Magic And Colors Of Love

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 26, 2012 | PERMALINK

Author Jess Dee continues her Speed series, about a hot rock band that creates chemistry on and off stage, with this month's release, Colors of Love. This series second follows guitarist Seth and band manager Luke as Seth attempts to bring their no-strings-attached relationship to a whole new level. Luke doesn't do commitment, but when he meets Kaz, a beautiful, carefree woman with the ability to read auras, Luke thinks she's just the thing to distract Seth, so he invites her into their bedroom. We were intrigued by heroine Kaz and the ménage element in Dee's latest story, so we went straight to the author with our questions about how Seth, Luke and Kaz make their relationship work.

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Francesca Hawley Tells Us Who Is On Top When It's Alpha Versus Alpha

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 23, 2012 | PERMALINK

In Francesca Hawley's latest erotic read, Alpha Vs. Alpha, two Alpha wolf shifters go head to head when they must decide who is going to top their Dominant/submissive relationship. With dominance hardwired into their genes, Serena and Damien are both determined to lead in the bedroom. We were intrigued by this mix of D/s relationship dynamics and shifter politics, so we went straight to the author to find out more about how she decided which of these powerful characters would come out on top.

When a male and female shapeshifter face off against one another and both are Alphas, who is on top? In my release, Alpha vs. Alpha I had to figure it out because Serena Goldwolf and Damien Blackwolf are both Alphas and their very first encounter is a confrontation over a date gone very wrong.


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Learn How Kate Douglas' Hero Harnesses The Power Of Sexual Pleasure To Save An Alien Race

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 16, 2012 | PERMALINK

Author Kate Douglas may be known for the sexy Chankus from her Wolf Tales series, but her new series, Dream Catchers, is catching readers' attention and taking us in an entirely new direction. The first book, Dream Bound, follows Mac Dugan as he searches for Zianne. She's the Nyrian woman/alien who has taken over not only Mac's dreams and fantasies, but his heart as well. Zianne and her people feed on the power of sexual energy, but when she and the Nyrians become enslaved, Zianne must turn to Mac for help. Determined to build a mechanism powerful enough to free the Nyrians, Mac must a hire a crew of men and women whose voracious hunger for sex will generate the energy the Nyrians need. We were intrigued by Mac's ingenuity, and asked the character to tell us more about the mechanism and his crew's plan to save Zianne. 


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All Season Long - A Summer Erotica Giveaway

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 12, 2012 | PERMALINK

Here at RT, we’ve been feeling the summer heat wave — hard. Our AC is cranked and our glasses are overflowing with ice water. But that doesn’t mean it’s too hot to enjoy some of our favorite books of the “adult” persuasion. We’re talking sultry, steamy erotic romance, of course! To help get you through the rest of this hotter-than-average summer, we’re giving away a bundle of recent releases with something sure to please every erotica fan. From a sizzling historical love story to a sexy romantic suspense, these four books will have you forgetting all about the weather!


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