By Elizabeth Shore Remember right around this time last year when many of us were more than ready to kick the hot mess of 2016 to the curb? Don’t blink, but we’re now practically through 2017. While this year has had its share of crap, there’s positive momentum as we’re heading into the home stretch.
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By Elizabeth SaFleur It’s Throwback Thursday, and we’re putting up popular posts for your enjoyment. Below is a blog post that first appeared on our LadySmut Romance Blog Facebook page. Give the page a “like” if you haven’t done so and never miss our shenanigans. The Author Witness Protection Program and Other Writerly Secrets Ever
By Madeline Iva NOTE TO READERS: I’m now going to be blogging on Tuesdays at Lady Smut. Breathless note! Things have been super busy—but very exciting. I spent an exceptionally gorgeous day last Saturday teaching a writing workshop up in Louden County, and this week — Alexa Day and I are at #Fred Fest this
by Rachel Kramer Bussel As soon as I heard about the new BDSM romance novel Booked by Leandra Vane, I knew I wanted to read it. Actually, as soon as I saw the sexy cover with a man’s wrists handcuffed and the words “Detectives Were His Ultimate Fantasy” at the top, I knew. Isn’t that
by Rachel Kramer Bussel Author Jade A. Waters has made a name for herself with her sexy approach to erotica writing. I have published her work in several of my anthologies and have always been impressed with the way it draws the reader in, whether she’s writing about a flogger (in The Big Book of Orgasms)
By Elizabeth SaFleur The evolution of Viagra’s marketing from Bob Dole to 40 something men during football games (so now she wants it) has given me further insight into the degradation that women experience every day, living up to impossible standards of beauty and sexuality. ~Spencer Dryden You pretty much have to love a guy
by Kiersten Hallie Krum Okay, the causing trouble aspect might be a wee bit subjective, but Madeline Iva came home from the Washington Romance Writers Blogger and Reader Luncheon with a bag of (very cool) skull jewelry, so really, anything goes. But you, lovely Lady Smutters, already knew that. Last week, I posted about how our
by Kiersten Hallie Krum From time to time, we here at Lady Smut step away from our laptops, peek cautiously out the door, and venture out into the real world. Okay, not really. We tend to go charging out into trouble. Making it if we can’t find it, because what fun is that? It occurred to
By Elizabeth Shore Although writers say, and it’s true, that their pursuit of writing is primarily for the satisfaction they get from a creative outlet, who among us hasn’t indulged in the dream of landing a big book contract? A nice hefty one, enough so we can quit our day jobs and do nothing but churn
by Isabelle Drake I’m not so great at reading my own writing aloud. Sure, I’ve done it. For small groups, large groups, for college credit, and a couple weeks ago, for fun. For fun? Well, sort of. Partly for fun, partly out of curiosity and well, yeah, I also did it for promotion. Promotion! Marketing!