Monday, July 31, 2006

A little romance with the sex?

"In the never-ending Aphrodisia v. Brava debate, the editors say: Aphrodisia is about sex and Brava is about romance. Hillary Sares (the main Aphrodisia editor) says the term “erotic romance” with the imprint is a misnomer. The books are not really romance and don’t have to be. Use of the title is for marketing - Kensington wants the books in the romance section and wants to reach romance readers. That’s it. And, the only legal on the sex is that it be legal."

I've seen this being debated on a few other blogs. I haven't read but one book in the Aphrodisia line so can't really comment. Others have said they have and don't see where they are that different from Brava.

I still agree with Angela Knight on anything being marketed with erotic romance having a HEA. I won't back down on that. And I do think the nonrequirement of them is going to backfire from what I've seen because readers seem to want the HEA when they are reading romance.

For me, the HEA means the couple (or group) is together. They may not necessarily be married or have kids, but they are together. I know HEA means different things to different people.

May the muses have romance

Thursday, July 27, 2006

How to tell if you've been reading too much erotic romance? Part II

When you're watching a cartoon with Micky Mouse, and he says he's going to find Minnie's drumsticks, and your mind immediately thinks of something else before realizing what he means.

May the muses read too much erotic romance

Monday, July 24, 2006


We’re busy storytellers!

Most importantly, we’re working on final creative touch-ups for Law’s Deliverance! :) I’m actually enjoying the process. It’s so nice to revisit Law and Rissa. Still some three hundred plus pages to go…

At last count, Ingram’s Charm is around 20k. The ending is coming up! I’m looking forward to seeing what Lany, or I should say, Charm tosses at Gram.

Lany also has the opening scenes to follow up in Kyrand’s Reward. This is one I’m really looking forward to seeing completed. Some cool things will happen around the site once it reaches its ending.

Lastly, Lany has the opening for a very special story that takes place in a secretive place introduced by Lany's Ailyea in Torc’s Salvation. I can already tell there’s going to be something “special” about this one. I wonder what title she'll come up with? It's Lany's turn! ;)

Until later~

Friday, July 21, 2006

Attitude is everything

I've already shared this as the other author ego but I love it. I think being happy with what you have is the most wonderful way to live your life.

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

"Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today." So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.

"H-M-M,” she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today."

So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.

"Well," she said, "Today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail." So she did and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.

"YEAH!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everything.

May the muses have attitude

Monday, July 17, 2006

Hey, anyone read GLAMOUR?

Ok, I’ll be honest, can’t say I do. All my spare change is spent on writers’ magazines.

I took my mom to get her hair cut Sunday…and I read an article (graph really) while I waited. *Whisper* it was about MEN! How could resist taking a peek?

It was a good, better and best type of thing.

Kissing: Best- for men is when the kissing is applied heading south. Lol...I wasn’t surprised.

Caressing. Best is a full body massage. Now who doesn’t like those?

Fondling. (Apparently there is a different between caressing and fondling) “Best” region for a man is anywhere between their bellybuttons and of course their Um…penises.

Please note men like a firm grip applied and dirty talk is encouraged.

Oral sex: Trust me on this one-- ANY oral sex is good. But best is when you don’t stop when you’re applying the pleasure. *Blush*

Intercourse: Of course any position is good! Missionary position. Better, doggie style. And best, is- drum roll please…partner on top! *Blush*

I’m sure there was more, but that’s all I can recall of it.

Until later~

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Say what?

I got this from a friend and had to share.

Captured at 115th and Allisonville Road in Fishers (Indianapolis).

The sign is real and was up for about two hours before someone stopped and told them how to spell peonies...

I wonder if they come in long-stemmed!

LOL I've had some good typos. My favorite for the other author ego was in talking about a remote, "man button" instead of "main button." LOL

May the muses have typos

Thursday, July 06, 2006


I thought I’d take moment to slide in here and make a notation on how our projects are going. Lany and I are having a awesome time writing!

I hope to have Law’s Deliverance to Lany by Monday! It’ll be done…Hmmm…I’m pretty sure Law’s scenes are all complete. We’ll be in the creative touch-up stage!

I’m going to zip Ingram’s Charm back Lany’s way. She’ll be around later to change the bar to show its progress soon. I have no idea how she has the graphs hung on the side bar, but I'm grateful! Mercy…I love to see graph growth!

*Whisper* I plan to hit writing hard in the next few days. I hope to send Lany the first scenes of Kyrand’s Reward. This is part three of our SOUL SHIFTER series. This one also, starts off our RENDORIAN UNIVERSAL SOLDIERS. The baddest group of kickass heroes to-- save the future.

Lastly, I’ve got a Master speaking who is very DEMANDING. Image a Master being demanding. *Sigh* I’ve mentioned to him that I’m NOT his slave…all I get is a “look.” So, I plan to wrap up the opening scenes I’ve been working on as well and zing it on its way.

Until later~

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

Whether you celebrate or not, have a great day. Make some fireworks of your own!

Mel & Lany

Saturday, July 01, 2006

How to tell if you've been reading too much erotic romance?

When you hear the song, "Diamonds and Pearls" by Prince. And your mind goes to beads...*ahem* going other places than around the neck to bring pleasure. Yes, I mean going up in the woman's sex to bring about orgasm.

*shakes head*