What’s New Pussycat?


Hi, Madeline here!

Just back from the NJ Put Your Heart In A Book Conference.

It was excellent to hear all about the great new things going on in the ever-exciting world of romance.

You can imagine my great pleasure at the prominence of erotic romance at this year’s conference.  We’re definitely having a moment, ladies.  In fact, super-star agent Lori Perkins said our entire nation is having a moment.

According to Ms. Perkins, the popularity of erotic romance is a reflection of fifth wave feminism.  To paraphrase her words, women from the 60’s who once burned their bras are now entering an age where they feel the power of their sexuality more than ever.  As a result, they–and the daughters they raised–are demanding fiction that understands the sexual passion raging in a woman’s heart.

I was inspired by this kind of infectious enthusiasm, as well as by many of the writers that I met.  In addition, the response to Lady Smut was overwhelmingly favorable.  So we’re going to have some guest bloggers appearing at the end of this month, and I’ll be starting a Thursday Author Interview series this week.

In fact, this week, don’t forget to check out our first interview with Tiffany Reisz.  At the conference, a top editor from MIRA said Tiffany Reisz was one of their most exciting debut authors.  We’ll be giving away a signed copy of  her first book THE SIREN to one lucky commenter that day.

Meanwhile, it was a blast swanning around the hotel with Elizabeth Shore and enjoying my swank hotel room.  I got a kick out of the enormous mirror next to the king size bed–very appropriate at a romance conference. ;>

I blow you all a kiss!

Madeline

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3 Comments

  • ellaquinnauthor
    October 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    It sounds like you had a great time.

  • madelineiva
    October 16, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Did I ever! It was a hootenanny. (Sp?)

    • Elizabeth Shore
      October 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      And so fun hanging with you, Ms. Madeline. Let’s repeat it for next year. NJRWA was awesome and inspiring!

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