Monthly Archives: September 2011

Great “Hysteria” Movie Review

I’ve been fol­low­ing the progress of the upcom­ing movie, Hysteria, star­ring Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal, here and here. Today, the Spout blog on IndieBlog Network, posted their review of this movie that details, with great humor, how the vibra­tor was invented: Continue read­ing

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The Alpha Male, Beta Male, and Males That Defy Classification

I was brows­ing for a romance novel a cou­ple of days ago at Barnes and Noble, and I found myself hunt­ing in vain through all the alpha male heroes for a hero I actu­ally LIKED. I wasn’t hav­ing much suc­cess. The end­less string of dom­i­nat­ing, rude, self­ish, thinking-​with-​his-​prick “heroes” was annoy­ing. I am well famil­iar with romance nov­els and their con­ven­tions, but that night, I just wanted some­thing dif­fer­ent. Or some­one dif­fer­ent. And I couldn’t find him in any of those books. Continue read­ing

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Ebook Cover Design: Evolution of a Romance Novel Ebook Cover

Ebook cover design is one of the aspects of indie pub­lish­ing that is most intim­i­dat­ing to many of us authors. People really do judge a book by its cover – even if it’s an ebook. The ebook cover image has to con­vey the … Continue read­ing

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Free Online Read: By Her Own Hand Pt 8

This week’s free online read, By Her Own Hand, Part 8: Subscribe to the Read Online Category Each week, I will be post­ing a free online read, excerpted from By Her Own Hand. This free online read is my gift to you, dar­lings. … Continue read­ing

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All The Hysteria About Female Pleasure

I’ve men­tioned pre­vi­ously my new fas­ci­na­tion with the upcom­ing movie, Hysteria. It debuted this week, I believe, at the Toronto Independent Film Festival, and is cre­at­ing a lot of…yes, buzz…about female sex­u­al­ity, orgasms, and the his­tory of the vibra­tor. You must watch … Continue read­ing

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Talking Dirty At Good Vibrations Magazine

I’m so pleased and excited to announce that I’ll be doing some writ­ing for Good Vibrations Magazine. My first arti­cle, “Talking Dirty: How Language Affects Our View of Sex” is up now. Here’s an excerpt: We have a wealth of words we … Continue read­ing

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