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Author Interview: Loki Renard

Candid, talented, adaptable and prolific. Oh, and let’s not forget opinionated. These words all describe Loki Renard, who’s unabashedly, unapologetic about her full-time job of writing “solid lesbian and hetero disicplinary” romance. For this plucky author of books like Nocturne, The Rebel Princess and her popular Finn the Devourer series, the writer’s life may not be the easiest career, but that doesn’t mean she can’t find humor in it. In addition to her books, Loki pens two blogs, maintains a Twitter feed and is about to embark on another project. But she took time to answer some questions from Blushing Books in her own frank and forthright style: Blushing Books: On the front of your blog is a heading called “Who Is Loki Renard.” Clicking on it takes the visitor to a rather tongue-in-cheek explanation. But who is Loki Renard, really? And how did she get started writing erotic romances?   Loki Renard: Not to go off on too much of a tangent, I find it interesting that spanking romance is almost always called ‘erotic’ romance, even when it’s as erotic as a damp sock. This is a trend I’ve noticed among the big mainstream romance publishers too. They sell plenty of spanking, but it’s always tucked away in their ‘Spicy’ or ‘Exotically Erotic’ or ‘Shame, Shame On You’ imprints. I’ve written spanking novellas that, aside from the fact they have spanking in them, are...

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An update with something for everyone

Psst…. The Blushing Books online store has been updated with six new books, and this time we’ve catered to all tastes. Like Westerns? Then you may want to check out Dort Wesley’s Bartering Innocence. If you prefer sweet, modern-day fare, Jennie May’s The Preacher’s Wife is a modern-day read that will appeal to those who enjoy a storyline focusing on domestic discipline. And for something quite different, check out Frank and I, An English Victorian classic originally published in 1902 , this  book is now being made available to Blushing Books fans of the genre. We’re sure you’ll be delighted by this story,...

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Judging a book by its cover

So you’re in the bookstore – either an online or brick-and-mortar one; it really doesn’t matter. You know you want a new book to read but you haven’t really decided exactly what you’re looking for. Then you see it. The perfect cover. It features a handsome man with muscular arms holding the heroine in an iron embrace. Her eyes look lovingly – or defiantly – into his as he grips her against the backdrop of a sunset or a raging sea or an alien world. Or perhaps your perfect cover is different. Perhaps it’s a vampire with fangs exposed...

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Baby, it’s cold outside…

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s winter, and the season’s icy grip has taken hold in some areas that normally don’t see cold and snow weather. As we speak, Atlanta and other southern states are digging out from a snowstorm and wondering exactly what just happened. But the one good thing about cold weather is that it gives us all an excuse to sit by the fire and read, and in honor of the season Blushing Books has a treat guaranteed to heat you up and soothe your case of cabin fever. Until January 30, we’re giving away a...

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