Weird Science: Why is Science Soooooo Sexy?

27 Mar

3By Madeline Iva

MY FIRST EROTIC ROMANCE PROPOSAL–Actually, we don’t want to talk about that.

MY SECOND ROMANCE PROPOSAL was pretty cray-cray. You ready for it? Okay, here it is:

An evil drug company creates a cure for baldness called Senlox 6.  When ingested in large doses Senlox 6 makes men irresistible to women—before it kills them.

Three people—a beautiful researcher, a mad scientist, and a bad boy con artist–must work together to bring down the evil drug company. Can they do so before succumbing to the effects of Senlox 6? 1

The answer obviously is: no way!  So then a whole lotta sex ensues. *snort*

I still laugh reading this short synopsis.  Is that a good thing? Probably not.

This proposal ALMOST made it–but alas, in the end it was rejected by the publisher after a ‘maybe’. In my heart of hearts I still think Senlox 6 could be a great, albeit campy, erotic romance one day.

Now here’s the funny thing: A blog called Passionate Reads was holding a contest where you could post your pitch for your romance and an Ellora’s Cave editor would pick the best pitches. So I posted SENLOX 6.

Did it win? No. Did it even make the first cut? No.

Here’s the winning pitch: Mars

After years of research, neuroscientist John March has finally created Impulse, an experimental drug that suppresses the bonding hormone, oxytocin, and would allow women to enjoy sex without commitment. Now he just needs a test subject who’s willing to put Impulse through its paces, a woman who’s not afraid to indulge all her sexual desires and then go on record with her experiences. He needs a woman like his best friend Grace. She and her boy toy could solve all John’s problems. If only he didn’t want her for himself …

Impulse is a dream come true for Grace Foley, and just in time. Her sex-without-strings arrangement with Tal Crusoe has started to feel a bit complicated. Too bad she can’t have John, too. She’s aching for a little experimentation of her own with the sexy scientist. But once it’s over, could they ever go back to being friends?

By CMK's book!

By CMK’s book!

Sound familiar? Other than the fact that my synopsis was totally cray-cray I thought there were a lot of similarities to this one. The one science-y woman and two guys thing. –Check it out, one of my guys is a scientist too, the other is a boy toy too! There’s also a science-y drug that affects desire, etc.

Another reason this synopsis should sound familiar: it’s on our SHOP page.

Lady Smut gal Alexa Day wrote this book ILLICIT IMPULSE–and yes, it was published by Ellora’s Cave.  This is how I first came to know of Alexa—through our kindred plot synopses. The rest is magical Lady Smut history.

Yet we’re not the only one’s who get a big kick out of campy science plots for erotic romance.  C.Margery Kempe’s latest book LOVE ON A SPOON contains a short story called NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.

CMK says it’s a kind of 50’s campy spoof with scientists and sex.

Now, it’s so cool that we all like the same stuff—but WHY do we like this stuff?

Why is science so sexy?  Here are the reasons I came up with. bra

1) Science = modern magic (Weird science)

2) Smart Geeks = sexy.

Scoff at me all you like, but I’m serious.  Smart wimmin have evolutionary drives (the theory goes) to produce smart children by means of super smart men.

3) Wacky science experiments = chaos & danger = people thrust together with yummy high stakes & excitement. Which naturally leads to boinking, right?

4) Monsters & Mad Scientists = messing up boring normality = fun! weird

The end result is that where you see glasses I see sexy. The bigger the pocket protector the bigger the…

Does anyone else out there consider syllogistic proofs just another brand of foreplay? I thought so.

By CMK's book!

Buy CMK’s book!

So if you want to check out some 50’s campy smexy fun, check out CMK’s book LOVE ON A SPOON.  Right there on our SHOP page.

Oh, and buy Alexa’s book ILLICIT IMPULSE while you’re at it.

Meanwhile, to all you science geeks out there—you know we love you.  *wink*  So follow our blog, k?

12 Responses to “Weird Science: Why is Science Soooooo Sexy?”

  1. Alexa Day March 27, 2014 at 11:47 pm #

    Thanks for the shoutout! I remember seeing your pitch and thinking it was similar to mine except that it seemed to have more sex in it. 🙂 I’m glad we’re having this adventure together now!


    • Madeline Iva March 28, 2014 at 8:25 am #

      I know! *Hugs*!

      I think in the fourth act of my outline of Senlox 6 there was even a “BUT WE MUST HAVE SEX RIGHT NOW TO SAVE THE WORLD!” kind of moment. . I love erotic romance that’s over the top. I really really do. Maybe I’ll have to self-pub it one day.


  2. Madeline Iva March 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    What you say may be true, CMK, but I still hold out that super-smart guys are pretty sexy.


  3. Elizabeth Shore March 27, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    I would obviously be the world’s worst self promoter if I failed to mention that the hero of Hot Bayou Nights is a super sexy scientist working to cure MS. Nothing wrong with a little bit of saving the world, right? 😉

    In my day job I’ve been fortunate to get to know several scientists and they are definitely, totally cool.


  4. C. Margery Kempe March 27, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    After working for a chem department and for a major medical school, I decided science wasn’t very sexy at all. Like pirates, the imaginary ones are for more fun than the reality. I suppose mostly because science takes a lot of time!



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