by Kiersten Hallie Krum
I am tapped out this week. Between busy day job shenanigans during the week and BFD—Big Family Drama—on the weekend, I’ve been basically sitting in a chair all Sunday in a stupor, moving only to refill my glass and re-position the cats.
There are a lot of people in Romancelandia tapped out tonight thanks to the RT Booklovers Convention in New Orleans that ran all last week. Despite my best (or perhaps worst considering the host city) intentions, I was unable to attend and instead took solace from my tapped out week in the fantastic tips and treats filtering out from the convention on The Twitter. Also, I now have extreme NOLA envy beyond description. Truly, there is no better social media venue than Twitter for getting the sense of an industry event if not actually attending it. I highly recommend a perusal of the #RT14 hashtag to get a taste of all the buzz, much of which was about erotic romance, interracial couples and diversity in romance and especially in the covers , romantic suspense, and new adult romantic fiction. I nearly wore out my favorite button…
Reading the tweets and quotes and summaries from the convention brought home how broad an umbrella erotic romance extends over a bevy of varying sub genres like the deeply developed dystopian world of Kit Rocha’s Beyond series on one end and the disturbing trend of Dino Porn at the other. As a sidebar, Kit Rocha’s alter egos were giving out O’KANE FOR LIFE flasks at RT this week. I may have offered nefarious services if someone would grab one for me. Jury’s still out.
And finally, because when I’m tapped out, I troll for videos of mellifluous actors reading sensual poetry, a little taste of Tom Hiddleston reading E. E. Cummings’ “May I Feel Said He.” to start your week off right.