SF Does Austen: A Civil Campaign

I recently re-read Lois McMaster Bujold’s A Civil Campaign, which is dedicated to “Charlotte, Jane, Georgette, and Dorothy,” who are of course Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and Dorothy Dunnett. There are elements of all those authors in the story, but this time around I particularly noticed the Austen moments. Please note, there are […]

I got bookclubbed!

Last Wednesday night was the book club meeting I attended, for The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover. I made a special trip to New York City for the event; later on, I’ll post photos of the nifty hotel where I stayed. I knew ahead of time that August was the club’s “trashy […]

The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance – US Release

The American edition of The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance is available tomorrow! My story in the anthology is called “Crimean Fairy Tale,” and I had some fun with naughty Victorian slang when writing it. For your amusement, here is an excerpt, with some of the more colorful language included: The whores lived on the […]

Body Part of Sin

I did a “Fresh Meat” feature at Heroes and Heartbreakers this week on Eve Silver’s Body of Sin. No, not body part of sin. Though that would have been funny. Also, Lynn Spencer at the All About Romance blog read The Moonlight Mistress. Overall, she liked it! My 5 Tips for Writing Erotica post is […]