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Cover for Three-Way Split, with a lovely sexy woman surrounded by two sexy men, everyone clearly about to get into sexytimes together

Three-Way Split, RITA Finalist: Celebration and Contemplation

I’m so excited that Three-Way Split, first in the Comes In Threes series, is a finalist in the RITA® awards for Best Erotic Romance! Celebration As I discussed extensively in my previous post about this series, Three-Way Split was an immense challenge to write. I’ve never had a book take more drafts to complete, and… Read more Three-Way Split, RITA Finalist: Celebration and Contemplation

Who’s Afraid of Fat Bodies? Stamp Collecting and the Threat of Fat Activism

Lately, the body positivity movement has been making some cool steps forward in fat activism and the visibility of fat bodies in the media. It’s showing up more and more. Refinery29 is running their 67% project, based on the fact that plus-size women make up 67% of the population and resolving to show plus-size women in 67% of… Read more Who’s Afraid of Fat Bodies? Stamp Collecting and the Threat of Fat Activism

Body Modification and Feminism: My Body, My Mods

Body modification has been on my mind quite a bit lately, because I have several piercings and tattoos and I’m about to get another piercing soon. While there is much less judgment now than there has been in the past regarding piercings and tattoos, a number of prejudices still linger, and I want to talk about… Read more Body Modification and Feminism: My Body, My Mods

5 Things to Stop Doing When Talking About Romance Novels

I need to get something off my chest. I’m sick and tired of the way people talk about romance novels and the romance genre. Here are five things we need to stop doing immediately: Stop treating romance like “writing for dummies.” I can’t count the number of times someone in one of my writing groups has said the… Read more 5 Things to Stop Doing When Talking About Romance Novels