I got to be a panelist at a convention this weekend, my first time in an actual room filled with people. Yay! And one of the favorite questions the other panelists and I were asked was, “When you’re writing sex scenes over and over again, how do you keep the scenes from getting repetitive?” This … Continue reading Preventing Your Many, Many Erotic Scenes From Getting “Not So Fresh”
Facebook groups are pretty hit-and-miss. I won’t join writer groups anymore because they’re so toxic, and even my reader groups have their rough moments. But one group that has never failed me is Monsters, Demons, & Knotting, Oh My! This isn’t a group for everybody. It’s not a group for the overwhelming majority of people. This … Continue reading I Just Discovered Epic-Length Alien Erotica, and It Was a Wild Ride
Recently in one of my paranormal romance groups, this post popped up: Ok Authors, When you’ve written an erotic novel, do you label it as such exclusively or do you label it as romance as well? I get why people like erotica, I do, but it’s just not for me, and a couple of books … Continue reading You’re Probably Wrong About the Difference Between Romance & Erotica
If you have no idea what RWA is or why it was already down, here's a quick recap: Once upon a time, Romance Writers of America was kind of a big deal. Like, everyone who was anyone in the romance industry was in RWA. Their annual convention was a whole-ass thing, they had tons of … Continue reading RWA just kicked itself while it was already down, and now I’m reading inspirational romance.
Kindle Vella went live this week, and I currently have two stories posted there: Kymani, an alien romance set in the same universe as the alien romances I've been working on this past year, and under my new pen name, C.B. Alice, Girlfriend by the Hour. I have a weird relationship with Girlfriend by the … Continue reading Vella, and How My Career Mirrors Buffalo Bill’s From Silence Of The Lambs
This contains spoilers someone should have warned me about. In my mind, there's an order of operations for watching adaptations. First movie, then book, then television series. It's about the level of details that can be fit into the time given. A movie is about two hours of details, a book is maybe five hours … Continue reading I decided to read the Bridgerton series instead of watching the show like a normal person, and I have regrets.
You were the ugliest kitten at the rescue that day. But you latched onto Ken, and we didn't have a choice. Your partner-in-crime was handsome enough for kitten chow ads, and some kittens are like ugly ducklings who grow up to be swans. We had high hopes. But you were not a swan. You were … Continue reading In Memoriam: Ackmena, Although I Only Called You Ma’am
She's a human. This place she's at is not where she wants to be, but she's trapped here.He's an alien. He's a warrior of some sort. He loves where he is. The only thing he's missing in life is a mate. He'll know his mate is his without any sort of courtship process because of … Continue reading Stop Writing The Same Alien Romance.
Network: NetflixFormat: Single CrimeLength: Limited Series. 4 Episodes.Reenactment: Light I'm not a true crime expert. I'm just the average middle aged white woman with that weird, middle-aged-white-woman obsession with true crime shows. If you're not a middle aged white woman and you also love true crime, I'm not saying anything about you. Anyway, it's mostly … Continue reading True Crime: The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel
Some time ago, a thread popped up in one of my paranormal romance groups about PNR written by men. I was intrigued by this, having never read a romance novel written by a man (at least, that I knew to be a man). I know for a fact that the m/m women write is mostly … Continue reading I read a romance written by a man.