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RT Booklovers Convention 2011: Covering The Erotica Genre

BY , APRIL 12, 2011 | PERMALINK

This year's erotica program at the RT Booklovers Convention was captained by author Sharon Page. So we went straight to the source to find out what her goals were as she created the sessions, which included Wednesday's "Teaching Harry How to do Sally" with Lauren Dane, Kate Pearce and Kayla Perrin and "Erotica's New Dawn: Sex, Lies and the Erotica Market" on Friday Morning with Kelli Collins, the Editor-in-Chief of Erotica's Cave, literary agent Miriam Kriss and author Janet Miller aka Cricket Starr. Get a special look at these panels that focused on the craft and business sides of today's erotic reads.

Sharon Page, Lauren Dane, Kate Pearce
and Kayla Perrin on Wednesday's Panel


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RT Booklovers Convention 2011: Readers Get Racy At An Explicit Game Of Purple Prose Taboo Game

BY , APRIL 07, 2011 | PERMALINK

Some romances are sweet, some are spicy, and a few authors walk the fine line between the two. But in today's Purple Prose Taboo game the focus was on the graphic language that takes a steamy relationship to the next level. Authors Victoria Dahl, Tessa Dare and Courtney Milan are all known for their titillating sex scenes in their romance novels. But today they were put on the spot as they led readers in an explicit version of the popular board game Taboo. The room was filled with laughter as authors challenged readers to "guess that purple prose!"


While the fun was going on, we got a chance to chat with the authors about what inspired them to host this workshop and what exactly qualifies as 'purple prose'. 

*READER WARNING* some of their answers are NSFW (not safe for work) and include graphic sexual language.

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Victoria Dahl got us started ...


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Tags: Convention, Erotica, Romance
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Interview With Erotica Author Sunny And Giveaway!

BY , APRIL 01, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today RT’s Web Editor Morgan Doremus chats with paranormal erotic romance author Sunny about her popular Mona Lisa and Lucinda series, how she transitioned into her career as an erotica author and what fans can expect next!

Morgan: I would love to start out by discussing your most well known books, the Mona Lisa series which features the Monères race. While these characters are technically aliens since they originated on the moon, your stories are generally labeled 'paranormal' rather than 'science fiction' — why do you think this is?


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Sneak Peek: Elizabeth Amber's Bastian

BY , MARCH 25, 2011 | PERMALINK

RT brings you an exclusive first look at the next in Elizabeth Amber's Lords of Satyr series, Bastian. We go beyond the back cover blurb for this special look at this historical, paranormal, erotic romance which will hit bookstores the end of April.

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Infamous for his uncanny ability to make amazing archeological finds in the Roman Forum with unerring ease, and more highly sexed than most of his kind, Bastian Satyr is both greatly admired and envied. Although he knows exactly how to cherish a woman’s body, he is seemingly incapable of giving and receiving love. Visions from the past threaten his heritage and all he has worked for as he searches for the elusive Temple of the Vestal Virgins.

Silvia is an Ephemeral with ties to the ancient Vestals. She seeks to use Bastian in a daring attempt to rescue a particular artifact that once belonged to her—an opal that creates a firegate through which interworld travel is possible. But she never expected or wanted to love him. For she cannot have him--Bastian belongs to her dearest friend Michaela.


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Tags: Erotica
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Ann Bruce On The Heroine Of Dark Side Of Dreaming

BY , MARCH 23, 2011 | PERMALINK

Ann Bruce talks about finding the purrfect inspiration for the heroine of her new erotic romance Dark Side of Dreaming. Cleo Moran is a former cat burglar who is channelling one of the sexiest villains of all time — but will this be enough to help her steal back a missing family heirloom from the man who has both the priceless artifact as well as her heart?

It started with a scene so vivid I could’ve stepped into the room and touched the furnishings, felt the warmth of the air, talked to the characters. Kind of like the Netflix commercials currently bombarding unsuspecting television viewers everywhere.


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Tags: Erotica
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Meg Maguire (AKA Cara McKenna) On The Difference Between Writing Romance And Erotica

BY , MARCH 22, 2011 | PERMALINK

This month Meg Maguire impressed us with her Harlequin Blaze debut, Caught on Camera. The tale overflows with witty banter between the heroine and hero, who take a chance on their chemistry to turn a work relationship into something much more. Today Maguire, best known for the erotic romances she writes as Cara McKenna, gives us an inside look at her series romance and reveals the challenges of writing across genres. 

Thanks so much for having me today!

For those who haven’t heard of me—which is nearly everyone—I actively write contemporary romance, as well as erotica (under the name Cara McKenna). When I was invited to post, I was asked to talk about the differences I encounter, writing in my two genres. My romances are rather steamy and explicit, so on the surface the differences may not seem so great, aside from the obvious—the numbers of bodies rolling around and the particular bedroom shenanigans they get up to. But the differences run quite a bit deeper than that. The main genre rift for me is all about the external conflict, or lack thereof.


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Sneak Peek: Lauren Dane's Mesmerized

BY , MARCH 18, 2011 | PERMALINK

RT brings you an exclusive first look at Lauren Dane's new novel, Mesmerized. We go beyond the back cover blurb for a special look at this futuristic erotica, which will hit bookstores early April.

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Mesmerized is book two in my Phantom Corps miniseries, which is part of the Federation Chronicles series of futuristic erotic romances. This one has a little bit of a hat tip to Firefly (loved that show!). 

Mesmerized tells the story of Andrei Solace, one of the elite Phantom Corps team. A man of few words, who does not let too many people in past his silent façade, he’s been a bit of a mystery in the series. 

War has begun to break out and the enemy of The Federated Universes is using ‘Verses on the frontier with Imperialist territory to smuggle. Just what and why is a mystery they’re beginning to solve. So Phantom Corps teams are sent to get answers. 


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Larissa Lyons Talks About The Cowboys Of Her Bottoms Up Series - With Giveaway!

BY , MARCH 16, 2011 | PERMALINK

Larissa Lyons shares the inspiration for her Bottoms Up series, featuring the smoking hot McKenzie cowboys. Learn about the art by Michael Breyette that got the wheels turning in this author's head and then meet heroes of Restrain Me and Rein Me In!


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Sneak Peek: Opal Carew's Total Abandon

BY , MARCH 11, 2011 | PERMALINK

RT brings you an exclusive first look at Opal Carew's upcoming novel, Total Abandon. We go beyond the back cover blurb for this special look at Total Abandon, which will hit bookstores mid-April.

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After her divorce Sandra swore off any involvement with men for a year. On the anniversary of Sandra’s divorce, her friend, Aimee, suggests she make a list of sexy things she’s never done, but would like to. After Sandra makes a few safe suggestions, Aimee cajoles her until Sandra opens up and pulls out her deeper, darker fantasies. Thus, The List is born.

Devlin is in love with Sandra, but knows she’s not ready for a committed relationship yet, so he must allow her time to sow a few wild oats. He and Aimee hatch a plan to get Sandra to go away to a secluded hideaway for a weekend, complete with two gorgeous hunks, to make The List come true.


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Tags: Erotica
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Jayne Rylon Answers Our Questions About Her Powertools Series Of Erotic Romances - With Excerpt!

BY , MARCH 09, 2011 | PERMALINK

Author Jayne Rylon is known for her spicy erotic romances. The first two novellas in her Powertools series, “Kate’s Crew” and “Morgan’s Surprise” will blast away the last of winter’s chill. Get a special look at the Powertools series with this author interview. And don’t miss the exclusive excerpt of their next erotica adventure, "Kayla's Gift" at the end of this post!

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Some readers may be shocked at the fact that in your Powertools erotica series there are six men on a construction crew and all of them are sexually involved with each other as well as others. More than simple ménage, your stories contain many partners at once. For some readers, they will have to step out of their comfort zone – what would you tell them to get them to try your stories?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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