“Logan Belle brought something new to the table, which appealed to me. The setting of this book being New York, where anything can happen, and a library environment was unique and truly came to life in the book. The setting was so much a part of this story it was almost a character. And then there’s the old time glamour and charm by incorporating Bettie Page and the symbolism of her pictures and influence. I find that these two elements set the story apart. Of course it helps that I love photography and love when an erotic book incorporates tasteful photography as part of the storyline. And sex in the library helps too.”
It’s publication day for Bettie Page Presents: The Librarian!
While interviewing burlesque dancers all across the country for my first novel, Blue Angel, one name came up again and again: Bettie Page. Of course, I knew of Bettie Page, and always thought of her as the thinking woman’s sex symbol. I just never realized how many women were actually thinking about her! I began researching Bettie, and realized that Bettie personified the edgy sexuality that we’re now seeing go mainstream. She explored BDSM in her art at a time it was mainly consumed by men, yet she still managed to own it and make it empowering. She is the perfect icon for the transition to this Fifty Shades moment in popular culture, in which BDSM imagery and literature is now being consumed by ordinary women.
I thought it would be fitting for her to be part of this cultural moment in books, and was inspired to write my own tribute to her legacy – a story about one woman’s self-discovery and sexual awakening, a journey guided by – what else? – the iconic images of Bettie Page. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to connect with the wonderful and like minded folks who manage Bettie Page’s legacy, and the result is the novel Bettie Page Presents: The Librarian.
Attention all Bettie fans: win official Bettie Page art and other merch. See Simon & Schuster/ Bettie Page Presents: The Librarian for details
Here’s how: Pre-order or spread the love about BETTIE PAGE PRESENTS: THE LIBRARIAN ebook by LOGAN BELLE. It is that simple.
The grand prize winner gets a set of Bettie Page art prints by Jessica Whiteside and a Bettie Page t-shirt. The second place winner gets a Bettie Page purse and a Bettie Page mug and the third place winner gets Bettie Page stationary, magnets and keychains!
FOREWORDS – THE BOOKS BEFORE THE BUZZ
BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
“Author Logan Belle is bringing back a classic tale when she releases Miss Chatterley in April. A modern-day retelling of D.H. Lawrence’s controversial early 20th century tale Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Belle sets her story in Palo Alto, California where Connie Chatterley is torn between marrying her tech genius boyfriend or giving him up for a fling with a masculine, muscular fitness coach.”
Review of BETTIE PAGE PRESENTS: THE LIBRARIAN from Manhattan Reader
“This book stands out among the other erotic literature that’s rising… [it's] very character driven. There’s no crazy plots, there’s no in-serious-need-of-therapy man (even though he’s rich), and most importantly, there’s no weak female.” Read full review
As seen on Heroes & Heartbreakers:
I’m counting the days until Skyfall hits movie theaters and I’m reunited with my first hero, Bond—James Bond…
Growing up, while other girls my age were hanging posters of Rob Lowe and Matt Dillon, my romantic ideal was Roger Moore, a British guy who was five times my age. I blame my parents, who brought me to every Bond film from the time I was in elementary school. I don’t know if my parents thought that “love ‘em and leave ‘em” Bond was an appropriate male example for me at age, oh, I don’t know—seven. Maybe they just didn’t feel like paying for a babysitter.
Either way, when a Bond film came out, I was there.
It took many films for me to realize that I was supposed to care about Bond catching the criminals and saving the world. For years (okay, still) all I cared about was Bond’s relationship with the woman du jour. The spark of that romance, no matter how brief the encounter, no matter how cheesy (this was the ’80s, after all), is how I rate Bond films.
Read about my top two most romantic Bond films at Heroes & Heartbreakers.