by Madeline Iva
People, I have long adored the sexy geek as an iconic romance hero. Show me a fit, dorky guy with a great smile and glasses — and I’ll show you an obsessive crush.
This week we’re heralding Alexa Day’s re-release ILLICIT IMPULSE and OH! the memories when it first came out.
Waaaaaay back, Alexa and I went mano-y-mano against each other in an unpublished author’s contest with similar science-y erotic romance plots. My book pitch went down in flames, while Alexa got a publication deal. Glory with me now in my lost manuscript and Alexa’s triumph. The two books had similar premises, yet while hers was publishable, mine was soooo wonderfully whack.
Good times! But back to the business at hand:
Why do we wanna boink smart guys so badly anyway?
You see a book you wanna buy (please do). I see 5 reasons below:
Is it just the glasses? I consider the question in F**k my brains out: why are smart guys so sexy?
Is it the Ph.D. maybe? Yes Professor: Confessions of a Sophophiliac
Is it that he was on the most famous geek TV show EVER?: My obsession with the impish, irritable charm of David Tennant
Is it his geek-i-tude obsessions? CRAZY SEXY GHOULISH.
Do we just wanna have smart babies? Or is it because the sexy geek is the antithesis of a male stripper? Talking with Lynne Silver ’bout why we love a good geek.
As for the rest of these links, if you’re a geek–or in love with one–you might want to canvass a few of these other geek-related topics. Enjoy!
The whole Sex Bot Thing–seriously, don’t get me and Alexa started. #WeWantMaleSexBotsNow
Heck! Who am I kidding? I *am* a movie geek. What is this movie geek freaking out about? The same thing every other SFF movie geek is freaking out about–the ridiculously hot new Aquaman.
Finally, a little discussion from a while back (God, it seems like we’ve gone full circle since then) about some great interracial romance recommendations, including some awesome geeky paranormal IR: They’re Hot, They’re Naked and They’re Two Different Colors
So follow us at Lady Smut and hug a geek near you–Cheers!
Madeline Iva writes fantasy and paranormal romance. Her novella ‘Sexsomnia’ involves a biology geek, and is available in our LadySmut anthology HERE. Her fantasy romance, WICKED APPRENTICE, featuring a magic geek, is available for pre-order Oct 1st and releases November 1st.