Transgressive Taboos and Why We Love Them #AtoZChallenge
Apr23

Transgressive Taboos and Why We Love Them #AtoZChallenge

Erotica is transgressive by nature.  Someone smarter than me said “Simply discussing female pleasure is an act of rebellion.”  I don’t remember who.  Probably Camille Paglia or Naomi Wolf or some other icon of things I only barely begin to understand.  But what I do understand is that while pleasure and sex may be transgressive in some circles, in many it’s not.  BDSM has even gone through a normalizing over...

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N is for Naked truth #AtoZchallenge
Apr16

N is for Naked truth #AtoZchallenge

 What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains. —Tennessee Williams from A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947   Truth is a frippery, an excuse. Declare it once and done, it becomes the safe harbor and a platform upon which fantasy and desire inflict open wounds. Love is the Truth that disrupts, corrupts, interrupts. Jack White penned it, pinned it—a...

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J is for Jumping in….#AtoZchallenge
Apr11

J is for Jumping in….#AtoZchallenge

I guess one of the most amazing things about erotica is there’s no right way to get into it (although, personally I’d argue that 50 Shades of Gray is the wrong way, but others think it’s perfectly good, so that’s all right).  You can just jump right in. So, I thought today I’d share my top erotica books, and you can too, in the comments. To make it fair though, I’ve not chosen the team members of...

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G for G-spot #AtoZchallenge #NSFW
Apr08

G for G-spot #AtoZchallenge #NSFW

Hi!  I’ll do a proper introduction later, but I’m River.  River Harlequin.  Most people call me Harle (Har-lee) though. I’m supposedly smart, a bit sassy and though I write Happily Ever After’s (HEA) and Happily Ever for Now (HEFN), I’m not adverse to making them work for it.  And making my readers root for them.  I like to think I get the balance right, but I guess we’ll see. My début novel is...

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