Saturday, July 30, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

Her best accomplishment should make you cry. #interview with @libraryoferana

A. L. Butcher
Author of 
The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles - Book I

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

His greatest pet peeve. Interview with @libraryoferana #interview

A. L. Butcher
Author of 
The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles - Book I

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Ten Favorite Books by @ScribeShelly #topten

Shelly M. Burrows
Author of 
Dark Harvest

Friday, July 22, 2016

Top Ten Literary Works by @Christyblow68 #topten

Christy Blow
Author of 
Crossed Stars

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Top 10 Little Known Facts about Phoebe by @EroticPhoebe #topten

Phoebe Alexander
Author of 
The Playground

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Club - an Excerpt from The Playground by @EroticPhoebe #excerpt

Guest post by
Phoebe Alexander
Author of 
The Playground

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Challenges and Rewards of Writing a Series by @Author_NikkiMc #ForbiddenTour

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7 Things You Need to Know About Sex-Positivism by @EroticPhoebe #guestpost

Guest post by
Phoebe Alexander
Author of 
The Playground

I've been reluctant to take on many labels as an erotic romance author and as someone who has participated in nonmonogamy. But one label I happily subscribe to is sex-positive. Here's why:

I started an Instagram account for my Phoebe Alexander brand this week. (authorphoebealexander if you want to check it out). The two main hashtags I use are #bodypositive and #sexpositive. I think the two are very much related. Body positivism has become pretty mainstream in the past year or two, but I feel there's still some work to be done about sex positivism. Here are 7 things you should know about this movement:

1. Sexy doesn't have a color, race, size, shape, maximum age or gender.
Sexy is truly in the eye of the beholder. We've had the media's idea of sexy shoved down our throat for far too long. It's a very narrow subset of the population that meets the criteria, yet sex is something that most humans enjoy. We all have reasons to feel sexy no matter what we look like or where we come from.

2. Sex is natural.
We are all here because of sex. Sexual desire is natural and beneficial from an evolutionary point of view. Yes, the biological and psychological aspects of it are complex, but on a very basic level we are sexual animals and shouldn't be ashamed to act accordingly.

3. Sex is so much more than penis + vagina.
Toss out old-fashioned (dare I say Clintonian?) perceptions of what sex is. Penetrative penis in vagina sex is but a small subset of the sexual universe. Terms such as "virginity" and "having sex" are meaningless in some contexts. We need to think much more broadly so we can include non hetero-normative sexual activities in our definitions. Part of the sex positive movement in accepting that others' practices may differ from ours and that is OK as long as everyone involved is a consenting adult.

4. Sex positive means no slut shaming and no virgin shaming.
Gone are the days of the double standard where men are encouraged to experience multiple sex partners over their lifetimes but women are not. Gone are the days where it's acceptable to shame, bully, or look down on someone who enjoys sex or enjoys it differently than you do. Gone are the days where it's alright to make fun of someone for choosing not to have sex.
Having sex does not make a person good or bad. Not having sex does not make a person good or bad. Whether a person is good or bad has nothing to do with their consensual sexual choices and everything to do with how they treat other people.

5. Sex positive means no one is being exploited, coerced, or forced to do anything they don't want to do.
That one should really speak for itself. Everyone determines their own boundaries and limits and has the agency to enforce them.

6. Sex ed begins at birth by teaching children to love and respect their bodies.
Fostering sex-positivism begins very early as we teach children about the value of their bodies and the pleasure they are capable of giving and receiving. We send messages to children all the time about sex, whether we intend to or not. It's imperative to teach them about healthy outlets and relationships from the start in age appropriate ways.

7. Sex is good for you!
There are so many health benefits to sex that are often overlooked. This is by no means a definitive list, but here are a few:
 - strengthens your immune system
- lowers blood pressure
- reduces stress
- increases heart rate and burns calories

The sex positive movement has to do with reframing the way we think about sex. Is there anything you would add to this list?

Moonwalker Reviews: APOSTATE by @Author_NikkiMc #ForbiddenTour

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Monday, July 18, 2016

My top ten fantasy/literary heroes by @libraryoferana #topten #fantasy

A. L. Butcher
Author of 
The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles - Book I

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Meet Author A.L. Butcher aka @libraryoferana #interview

The following is a 
syndicated guest post.

Hello followers! Author A. L. Butcher is in the house to answer a few questions.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

General Nox has never lost a battle. #scifi UNDAUNTED by @Cyndi_Friberg

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Someone should have told Berlynn that General Nox has never lost a battle.


Battle Born

by Cyndi Friberg

Genre/Keyword(s): Romance, Alien, Space Opera, Scifi

Character Interview: Dii’Athella @libraryoferana #fantasy

The following is 
a syndicated 
guest post.

Tell Us About Yourself
Name(s): Dii’Athella, or just Dii. I’m told it means Flower of the Dawn in the Elvish language.
Age? I’m not sure. About 25 summers or so, I think.  I was never allowed ‘birthdays’ as you call them. Elves live longer than humans, even in captivity, so for my people I am quite young. Unless, of course, hardship or disease takes us. I’ve heard of elves living several hundred years but that is very rare these days. There is magic which prolongs life, but it is little known, hard to cast and the price paid very high.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Reluctant Farmer of Whimsey Hill by Bradford M. Smith #humor #memoir

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A farm full of quirky rescue animals teach an urban robotics engineer about life and love - the hard way.

The Reluctant Farmer of Whimsey Hill

by Bradford M Smith, Lynn Raven & Nancy Raven Smith

Genre/Keyword(s): Non-Fiction, Humor, Memoir

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Werewolves are disappearing. DARK HARVEST by @ScribeShelly #fantasy

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Werewolves are disappearing. What will they do when they find this terror wears an all too familiar face?

Dark Harvest

Dark Moon Series

by Shelly M. Burrows & Michael S. Stewart

Genre/Keyword(s): Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampire, werewolf, witch

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