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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

posted on: March 25, 2013
in: Rejoice

Geek Love Comic

Geek Love arrived! And it is beautiful.

Last week’s six impossible things:

  1. 500 gorgeous copies of Geek Love showed up at my house! /swoon
  2. I got two acceptances, a rejection, and the proofs of Alison Tyler’s new book, Never Say Never (which includes a story of mine).
  3. The Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter closed in on $3 million.
  4. The Senate passed the Monsanto Protection Act (WTF?!)
  5. The New Yorker rejected itself.
  6. Myke Cole published this amazing piece on what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is.

Kiss kiss bang bang, s.

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Carrie’s Story: An Excerpt

posted on: March 24, 2013
in: Blog

Carrie's Story Cover

Last year, Cleis Press asked if I wanted to write a blurb for the re-release of the S/M novel, Carrie’s Story.  I don’t usually say yes to blurbs because, unfortunately, I just don’t have the time. But Carrie’s Story was one of the first S/M novels that I ever read — and perhaps only the second erotic novel that I ever read (after Anne Rice’s Beauty series), so I said yes right away. I’m proud to say that my words grace the back cover of this novel, because I think it’s a beautiful, important and smart work that is both current and classic.

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Beyond the Bodice Ripper: Romance Novels and Feminism

posted on: March 18, 2013
in: Blog, Leather Bound
The original bodice-ripper. Which I might or might not have been named after.

The original bodice-ripper. Which I might or might not have been named after.

 

This morning, I read an interesting article on romance novels and feminism. It’s a good piece, with lots of insights into the genre and the market, and it got me thinking about how much romance novels (and erotic novels) have changed just in the time I’ve been alive. I started reading romance novels with my grandmother; she had huge bags of them that she traded with friends, or that my grandfather picked up at garage sales.

Then, when I was maybe in middle school, I stopped and started reading science fiction and fantasy. Why? Partly because those were worlds and characters that I could identify with more closely. The transition wasn’t a conscious choice, so much as it was a movement toward something that held more interest for me. When I found women protagonists (although I didn’t know the word then–I would have used “heroes”), they did cool things, they didn’t wait around for someone else to save them from society’s constraints, they didn’t give up their career or their dreams, and they weren’t afraid of their desires (carnal or otherwise).

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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

posted on: March 18, 2013
in: Rejoice

Last week’s six impossible things:

  1. Sex Out Loud: I got to play along with Kristina Wright, Alison Tyler, Sacchi Green and Delilah Devlin on Tristan Taormino’s Sex Out Loud radio program. You can still catch it at the archives if you want to have a listen. I read from “Shattered,” my sad-and-sexy erotic story about post traumatic stress disorder.
  2. BookLife Now: I also got to play over at BookLife Now, where I wrote a piece about using Pinterest to your advantage, whether you’re a writer, artist, game designer or other creative type. 
  3. I got to pose for a character in the Numenera corebook. It was fun and interesting and very, very hot under all that armor and all those lights.
  4. Chloe Caldwell published a moving and heart-hurting essay on binge eating.
  5. This beautiful art of candid superhero moments by Phil Noto got passed around.
  6. Scientists resurrected an extinct frog species through cloning.

Kiss kiss bang bang, s.

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