What I’ve Been Doing…

What I’ve Been Doing…

It was a major book weekend for me — the best kind of weekend.

On Friday night I had dinner in SoHo with Melissa Bartolone from Literary Vixens. We talked about our love for JoJo Moyes, and she introduced me to some indie authors that I’ve added to my TBR.  Melissa and her blog partner Jacqueline Tobacco have some great things in store so check out Literary Vixens.  Official launch coming next month.

Yesterday was extremely special — the Book Obsessed Chicks annual beach party. I first me their fearless (and tireless!) leader Kimberly Rocha at a reading two summers ago, so this reunion was a long time coming. I finally met the amazing blogger Francesca Bensi from Under The Covers, reviewer Jenn Fraser, author Tarah Scott, Bianca Sommerland, Sara Humphreys, and a passionate group of readers who left me extremely inspired.

Obsesessed Mug

 

Talking books, sex, and e-serials with Hello Giggles

I had a great chat with Deanna Raphael of Hello Giggles a few weeks ago. This a bit of our girl talk…

“I got to sit and sip coffee with the lovely and intriguing Jamie Brenner, author of The Gin LoversBettie Page Presents: The Librarian and the brand new eSeries Miss Chatterley.  Jamie Brenner also writes under the pen name Logan Belle. Kind of like when Beyoncé goes from regular Beyoncé to Sasha Fierce. Things just get hotter.

Before reading Jamie’s work, my only experience with erotic novels was the 50 Shades series. I devoured those books, wrapped them in brown paper and delivered them to friends and friends of friends in some Harriet Tubman type underground railroad situation. I was definitely primed for the erotic fiction genre. But what Ilove about Jamie’s books is not only that they’re super sexy but they offer compelling characters that live in complete and detailed worlds.

We chatted about the exciting advent of eSerials, what lead her into the erotic fiction genre, and about her plan of attack when she begins the journey of writing a book.”

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