Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 • 2 Comments on Guest Blog at Night Owl Romance!
I’m guest blogging over at Night Owl Romance today, talking about writing and editing erotic romance:
The draw of the paranormal creatures is in their ability to transcend reality and take us to a place we can only imagine. Vampires, werewolves and their brethren let us readers live on the knife-sharp edge of violence, sacrifice, blood and hot (dangerous) sex. Shapeshifters let us slip free of our own mortal existence for a time and experience life in a different skin; ghosts ask us to believe in that which we cannot see. And, oh!, how we want to believe! We want to believe in magic, in fate, in things beyond our normal day-to-day existence. We want to believe in heroes who have fangs and claws and the virility of a wild beast. We want to believe in the fairy tales and legends of our youth—and we want it all tied up with a romantic bow and sealed with an erotic kiss.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 • 5 Comments on It Behooves Me to Post My First Radio Interview
For those so inclined to listen to me talk about erotica, academia, motherhood, sex, books and life, here is the link to my first radio interview on LA Talk Radio:
Lunch with the Loveologist, Wendy Strgar
(Scroll down to April 20, 2011)
It was a fun experience and the last-minute scheduling was probably a good thing, otherwise I might have been ridiculously nervous. I haven’t actually listened to the interview yet—I’m not sure I can. I heard the first couple of minutes, but I hate listening to myself. I hope I sounded like I knew what I was talking about. (Though I’ve been informed by Jeremy Edwards that I use the word “behooved” and I honestly don’t recall ever using that word in my entire life, so I must have been channeling someone else.)
Monday, April 25th, 2011 • 5 Comments on Postcards!
I received pretty pretty postcards this morning from my publisher Cleis Press this morning. I new Dream Lover was going to be featured, along with D.L. King’s Carnal Machines and Delilah Devlin’s Girls Who Bite, but I didn’t know they were also going to include Fairy Tale Lust and Steamlust. Wow! I stared at this postcard for a bit this morning, wondering when I had time to work on three anthologies—and realized that as of this week I’m up to five—I have a shiny new contract for a shiny new anthology! Call for submissions coming soon.