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Empathy and Beautiful Sorrow

December 19, 2013

Maybe it’s because I’m an empathetic person, but I didn’t really find it funny or strange that the character in American Beauty was able to find such beauty in nothing more than garbage. Some days I, too, feel like I will be overwhelmed by the sorrowful beauty in the world. It all just gets so much, and so fast, and sometimes it gets to to the point that all I can do is cry. For a long [...]

Death, Mourning, and Loss of Friends

December 17, 2013

Death doesn’t wait for everything to be perfect. There was this silly saying that I used to mindlessly repeat, that no one dies with an empty inbox. I thought I got it – that there will always be things to do. But that’s not really what it means it all. It means that death is always going to be sudden, and cruel, and it doesn’t care about where you are in your life or what you’re on the [...]

(Never) Judge a Book by Its Cover

December 15, 2013

Anjasa is an enigma. She seems to be one thing – a calm seductress, a gold digger. She should be a courtesan or a stripper, parting men from their hard earned money, but she’s left those things behind. Instead, she’s looking for fun. A good time. But even someone so trained in male behavior as her slips up when she finds a noble wallowing in a bar. She wants a bit of fun, a place to stay [...]

Male Kinks and Fantasies

December 14, 2013

When Dreamers Wake was my baby. My present to Joshua after he plotted out a bunch of stories that played on my kinks and desires for stories. It was a lot of fun to plan the overall story arch, from the innocent beginnings with a random tryst to something so much darker and more mysterious. A lot of the inspiration came from Lovecraft’s Old Gods mythos, obviously, and I’ve come to really [...]

Inspiration, Promotion and Creativity

December 9, 2013

*Originally posted on OneHandedWriters, a blog for romance and erotica readers & authors.* I have to admit. I love writing. I love exploring new characters that are so different from myself, and writing books that I want to read. But publishing, too, affords me a creativity that I don’t normally get to exercise. I used to love doing graphic design but didn’t really have a need to [...]

Hiding in Plain Sight

December 6, 2013

*Originally posted on OneHandedWriters, a blog for romance and erotica readers & authors.* No individual is one-dimensional. We’re all different, depending on who knows us. Depending on what parts of our personalities we let people in on. We can be depraved or innocent, cruel or kind, cowardly or strong. And these traits aren’t static. They change from day to day, from person to [...]

Who loves fantasy romance?

December 4, 2013

I know we have a lot of fantasy romance fans here! Stay tuned because later this week is BIG news, but until then we’re going to save you some money! A bunch of other awesome authors and us are participating in this really awesome promo for readers. Everything here is on sale for $1 including our own Her Master’s Madness, so definitely stock up on some great books for the holidays [...]

Banned Books – October 2013

October 26, 2013

Hey, We just wanted to let you know that things have gotten rather serious with our vendors as Joshua wrote about the other day. Kobo has temporarily removed all of our books along with many other authors. Amazon has removed the Teenage Slut series from sale and we’re sure more will follow. A media campaign has been happening, internationally, about erotic content available for sale in [...]

Book Burning in the Digital Age

October 13, 2013

A crusade is reignited and a new witch hunt has begun. As the past has always indicated to us, yet again it’s the weak who shall suffer and the strong who proper, regardless of the intents of the morally indignatious. If you’re not aware, the media, abetted by a violent thriller writer, has taken up the torch of harassing Amazon into cracking down upon “lewd” content. This time, however, [...]

Reviewing Systems

October 2, 2013

I admit, I’m the person who reads the reviews. I select ‘4 stars or greater’ on Amazon. And I think it’s a terrible habit I need to break. Why? Because it’s paralyzing. Because it leads to excuses not to buy something I probably would have liked. Because there is always going to be someone who has a bad experience with something, and the people who have a bad experience are more likely [...]

Making Readers Feel…

September 30, 2013

When I was younger, there was one song that I absolutely loved and identified with. It was actually from a movie, a Kevin Smith movie, no less. It was called “Alive” and was belted with such emotion by Joey Lauren Adams. The ballad is absolutely beautiful, I think, but the chorus is what really stuck with me: And I want to feel passion I want to feel pain I want to weep at the sound of your [...]

Scifi, Fantasy & Erotica Podcast #3

September 28, 2013

Join J.E. & M. Keep (http://jmkeep.com) for their third podcast on scifi, fantasy and erotica! You can get 3 free ebooks (including Part 1 of In Search of Innocence) by signing up here: http://jmkeep.com/newsletter Purchase Bound as the World Burns: http://jmkeep.com/bound-as-the-world-… Purchase The Mistress: http://jmkeep.com/the-mistress-a-racy… Purchase In Search of [...]

Themes in Scifi / Fantasy

September 25, 2013

One of the things that Joshua and I love doing is discussing themes and characters from our favourite entertainment. We went to see Elysium a couple of weeks back, and the next 24-48 hours was a joy of discussing the underlying themes (the division of rich and poor, of classism and how it relates to our society.) Our friend then saw it and we got to discuss its believability and potential flaws. [...]

Erotica Podcast #2 – The Sex Lives of 1920s Women & Monsters!

September 23, 2013

Check out our second podcast, recorded, like… 6 weeks ago.   Join J.E. & M. Keep for their second (and slightly delayed) podcast where they talk about all sorts of erotica. Doing historical research into the sex lives of 1920s upperclass women? Check. Discussing the theories behind horror and monster erotica? Check. Being a huge, dorky couple that loves talking about writing? [...]
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