Author: blushing books

Erotica politics

A few weeks ago when I interviewed Blushing Books author Sullivan Clarke, one particular response she gave to my questions stuck with me. It was about the romance novels she used to read that inspired her to become a writer. Sullivan had been a big fan of what my friends used to call “bodice-ripping” romance novels, where heroes were strong and authoritative and the women were feisty hellions whose sole purpose seemed to be finding a man who could love, protect and tame them. That’s something she and I have in common, because I loved those books, too. Those...

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Exclusive offer for blog readers!

Black Friday was yesterday, which means the mall madness portion of your holiday season has just begun. Part of the fun of shopping is looking for a discount, so if you’re reading this post today, then you are in the right place at the right time. Today we offer our first ever discount exclusively for blog readers – $10 off any order over $15 from the Blushing Books store. With the affordability and selection of Blushing Books, the only problem this may present is which ones to choose. Taking advantage of the discount is easy. Simply select your books...

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November’s new titles – and free book!

As the temperatures drop and you begin planning our Thanksgiving trips or menus, don’t forget to schedule time to curl up with a good book. And just in time for the holiday, Blushing Books is offering six new hot titles for November, all with a seasonal theme. Thanksgiving is a time for togetherness, but it’s also a good setting for some very delicious drama like the one that plays out in this month’s free book, Family Dynamics by Vicki Blue. The book centers on erotica writer Michelle Kroger, who feels frustrated that her husband Rick doesn’t quite measure up to...

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Tingle all the Way!

When someone says Christmas, it’s usually twinkling lights and holly that comes to mind. But thanks to Blushing Books author Starla Kaye, this year you might associate the holiday with hunky cowboys who have no problem taming feisty females. The author of So Not a Cowgirl, Dude Ranch and many other popular titles is currently running a contest for readers of her holiday anthology Ranch Christmas. Details of this contest can be found here, and while I don’t want to give anything away (that’s what Starla’s doing) the prizes just may inspire you to have a Western-themed Christmas this...

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Author Interview: Sullivan Clarke

[slideshow] Sullivan Clarke didn’t start her literary career with the goal of being a writer of erotic romance novels. “I started like a lot of writers,” she says. “I freelanced for my local paper and later went on to become a respectable journalist.” But with newspapers hitting on hard times and budget cutbacks forcing layoffs, she saw the writing on the wall and started branching out. “I was still working on a daily newspaper when I started writing erotica under a pen name,” she admits. “I felt a little guilty about it at first. Now I realize it was the best decision I ever made.” The author of The Master of Wyndham Hall, and The Captain’s Duty talks with Blushing Books about her craft, the authors who inspired her and what she plans for the future. Blushing Books: So first, of course, the obvious question. How did you become a writer? Sullivan Clarke: Where every writer starts, by being a reader. I loved to read; even as a child I was a voracious reader. I wanted to write like the authors I loved, so I did a lot of creative writing in school. I got a lot of feedback from teachers, especially when I did a parody of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Blushing Books: Did you start out as a writer of romance novels, or as a reader? Sullivan Clarke:...

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