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Would You Like Me To Ravage You?


She’s baaaaaaack! You liked her Madame X post so much that we’ve asked Thien-Kim Lam to come back for another guest post.  Happy Friday! A couple of months ago, my husband interrupted my animated retelling of the sex scenes in Tessa Dare’s Any Duchess Will Do. (The scenes are quite creative, and the power dynamics between the

From Naughty to Nice: Following My Muse Across Genres. A Guest Post From Jackson D'Lynne


There seems to be a misconception among romance readers; once an author has written in a specific genre, they are locked into the genre, and therefore spice level, until they give up ghost. What a load of shit. Most authors are driven by their passion, their muse, and the money they make from writing, which

What’s that rattle? Just the skeletons in my closet


by Isabelle Drake According to Wikipedia, the absolute number one site for accurate information, the exact source of the expression ‘skeletons in the closet’ is unknown.  It was first noted in use November 1816–not that long ago. Kind of odd, considering there certainly would’ve been a need for the phrase prior to that. People have been making mistakes

How Romance Saved My Life


by Madeline Iva Last weekend was #Love Fest at Virginia Festival of the Book.  All the panels were well attended, but the biggest event of the weekend was showing LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS–the latest documentary all about the romance world–followed by a discussion with Maya Rodale and Eloisa James and a book signing. I experienced rapture from meeting

Anywhere But Here: Why We Love Another Time, Another Place in Romance


by Madeline Iva Hey lady-kittens.  I’m off on a trip tomorrow.  Hoping to see the sea, shore birds, sand—even some alligators if I get lucky. 🙂  For once, I’m excited to travel, happily packing up and running errands around town, getting fancy chocolates for the folks we’ll be visiting. And Just. In. Time. Cause I realized

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