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Keepers of the Library #9

October 18, 2014

In which we talk about ethics, reviews, fantasy novels, D&D, guild wars 2, and how much we hate each other. Youtube: Libsyn: Download [...]

Scifi, Fantasy, Romance & Erotica Podcast #8

September 13, 2014

Big news in this podcast! http://thewriterskeep.libsyn.com/scifi-fantasy-erotica-podcast-8 Also available for download on Libsyn http://jmkeep.com http://jmkeep.com/newsletter http://patreon.com/jmkeep http://jmkeep.com/coming-soon-theodoras-descent [...]

Amazon urges you to read banned books… while banning books

September 9, 2014

~Originally posted on One Handed Writers~ Sorry for the lengthy title, but I don’t know how to put it any better than that. Back in June you may recall that we had our Amazon publishing account suspended. The reason given was that we had tried to republish books that they had previously blocked – fair enough. Last September they’d asked all erotica authors to republish their [...]

Enter to Win: Name Our Podcast!

August 26, 2014

So the J.E. & M. Keep Fantasy Scifi Erotica Whatever podcast name just isn’t working for us. We have no idea why. Something about ‘constantly forgetting the name of our podcast’ or ‘moving away from erotica kind of’ or ‘what the fuck who names their podcast that?’ So you have a chance to win! We’re giving away one autographed copy of a book of [...]

The Ways In Which We Write and Reach Out

July 7, 2014

Normally we talk a lot about the typical sort of thing, us authors do enjoy talking about our for-sale books, and why wouldn’t we? That’s what puts the food on the table for many, that’s the substance of our dream before us: our physical (or at least e-physical) proof of authorship. So it hardly comes as any surprise to hear that we might skirt over our other little writing excursions. [...]

Censorship, the End of Erotica, A Hope?

July 6, 2014

Despite our best efforts to play by Amazon’s rules (their rather unhelpful “about what you’d expect” rule that is) our publishing account was suspended this week. We watched in horror as our whole livelihood — my full time job — was threatened before our very eyes, leaving us powerless to do anything about it. Just a month ago Amazon had given us the option to change and tweak [...]

The Perfect Ending

January 10, 2014

One of the comments that we’ve gotten about The Mistress is that people weren’t satisfied with the ending. For a long time, this really confused Joshua and myself. There may be spoilers here, so go buy the book, read it, return here and discuss with us J So, now that that’s out of the way… We really feel it ended well. The mystery was wrapped up, the killer was caught, and Eva was free to [...]

Stoic Characters

January 7, 2014

Stoic characters have always fascinated me. I’m a chronic oversharer and an all-around incredibly open person. My heart is on my sleeve, and I don’t hide my emotions very well. So these characters that can avoid the lure of truthfulness are really interesting to me. It leaves a lot more to my imagination and forces me to consider their actions a bit more closely. This was one of the things I [...]

Scifi Must Breed!

January 5, 2014

I really love Scifi fiction, especially when it’s paired with the popular ‘must breed!’ trope. I think it ties in with my desire to see this hang-up about sex and sexuality get abolished. I’m tired of monogamy being touted as the only way, despite being in a monogamous relationship. I love the prospect of people just needing to ravage one another without all these precautions and frights, [...]

Lovecraftian Endings

January 2, 2014

As you should likely know by now, Joshua and myself are big fans of H.P. Lovecraft. His mastery of horror and suspense is astounding, especially as it has held up so well against the test of time. But what I like most about his books are his endings. I talked before about how some people don’t enjoy endings that aren’t to a certain formula (where things are wrapped up neatly and, often, [...]

Polygamy in Erotica and Erotic Romance

December 29, 2013

*Originally posted on OneHandedWriters, a blog for romance and erotica readers & authors.* I always thought that polygamy would be the lifestyle for me. When I was 16, I was friends with a woman on Livejournal. She was a sweet, if tortured, soul. Some said that they didn’t believe her stories, but I did with all my heart because she struck me as such a delicate, damaged bird. I couldn’t [...]

Sex Workers & Canadian Laws

December 27, 2013

Prostitution has never been illegal in Canada. However, there were certain things associated with being a certain type of prostitute that were. In the end, being a prostitute was legal, unless you were poor and unable to work in the comfort and security of a safe home or room. Being a prostitute was legal, but protecting a prostitute, or being her driver, was not. Being a prostitute was legal, as [...]

After Christmas Presents

December 26, 2013

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Feelings

December 24, 2013

Feeling is very important to me. One of the greatest gifts I could possibly give to our readers and fans is emotion. Raw, honest, heartfelt emotion. After all, what more personal way can you reach out to someone than by tugging their heart strings? As a society we move so fast and are so often forced to hide ourselves. Our emotions, our feelings, our thoughts. Too much emotion is seen as a bad [...]
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