Linkgasm: A Friday Erotic Miscellany

I’m a guest at the Novelists, Inc. blog today, chatting about resting.

At Heroes and Heartbreakers, you can read my analysis of Balogh’s Tangled as an erotic romance. and my top 5 virgin (romance) heroes.

On to the links I didn’t write.

New-to-me blog The Pursuit of Harpyness posted “Eclectic Thoughts on Finding [Woman-Empowering] Erotica. It’s a great blog, I recommend browsing further that that one post.

Blogger Amazon on Sex, Sexwork, and Pornography, “a jumping-off point to talk about social perceptions of sexwork and sexworkers.”

Alison Tyler notes there’s a new review of her anthology Frenzy: 60 Stories of Sudden Sex, in which I have a bit of flash fiction, only 100 words long.

There’s a conference today at the University of Cinncinnati that I wish I could attend! It’s on social justice and the media, with a number of talks relating to gender and sexuality issues. Here are a few of the more interesting-sounding papers: Disco Stick: Lady Gaga and the Phallus, Anna Huelefeld; The Gaga Manifesto: Gender, Sexuality and Cyborg Mythmaking, Christina Black; Women Creating Desire for Themselves: Slash Fanfiction, Boys’ Love Manga, and Expanding the Possibilities of Pornography, Caroline Hyatt; and several others. Hopefully, some of the papers will be available online.

Published by Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s writing showcases her voracious lifelong love of books. She reads over 120 new books each year, especially historical romance, fantasy, and space opera, and incorporates these genres into her erotic fiction. Her first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. When not writing, Victoria conducts research in libraries and graveyards, lectures about writing and selling erotica, and speaks at literary conventions on topics such as paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic science fiction/fantasy, and the empowerment of women through unconventional means. Her daily writing blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and author interviews. She also guest blogs for Heroes & Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element. She lives in Philadelphia.