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    Authors After Dark is coming QUICKLY and OMG this year is going to be INSANE! As always AAD is about the readers, and the amount of awesome we have put together for you this year, you would be INSANE not to attend…. First, our amazing Master of Ceremonies is none other than Alexandra Ivy! SheRead more...
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    AKA When the Universe Gives you a Gift you didn’t Know You Needed I spent this past weekend at the Washington Romance Writers annual retreat, In the Company of Writers. I didn’t go last year because I made a “business” decision that it wasn’t worth my dollars. I figured there were no readers there otherRead more...
  • Dirty talk by Rowan March 27, 2014
    “You like it?” He asked. “You liked having my dick in your mouth?” She blushed at his frank question, but found the bravery to lick her lips and nod. “Yes. I loved it.” “Good. I fucking loved it. I want you in my mouth soon. When you’re ready,” he amended. “Can’t wait to taste you.Read more...

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Get it Together Tuesday: Always in the Mood

I have a sinus infection today. Well, really I’ve had one for at least week. So between the headache, achiness, not to mention the sore muscles from raking a bazillion leaves in my yard, I’m kinda a grouch. Okay, a bitch, I can say it.
So when my husband got home from his work trip and tried to get amorous at nearly midnight, I was less than receptivve. Okay you can say it, I was a bitch.

Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a romance heroine who has been bitchy when it comes to sex. They always seem to want it. Kidnapped by demons then rescued? Let’s jump in the sack to celebrate!

Scorned by the high society and captured by a highwayman on the way home from the ball? Oh darling, do me now.

Bank foreclosed on your farm and your long lost sister’s baby showed up on your doorstep? Let’s go roll in the hay!

I’m guilty of this too in my books. My heroines never have headaches, menstruate, or hormonal shifts that make them plain not in the mood. Why? Is it because as readers we love the ideal of always ready, always orgasmic sex? My friend, sexpert, Dr. Debby Herbenick, would tell you reality it takes a moment to get in the mood, and sometimes you just won’t get there. Romance readers know it, but we want to read about uber sexual females always ready for it.

And don’t get me started on the perpetually erect heroes.

Are we doing our sex lives a disservice by portraying sex like this. Or is it a good thing that often inspires a little needed spark in the bedroom?