Remember that fun Salt N Pepa song “Let’s Talk About Sex”?
Well it’s Hot Fun Friday and that’s what we’re talking about (and if you want to reminisce, there’s a link to the Salt N Pepa song/video at the end of the post.)
I love that the country is talking about sex. I mean, we talk about everything else why not add sex to the conversation? The more we talk about it, the less taboo it becomes. IMO – hen things aren’t taboo, we make better decisions about them, right?
At any rate sex and romance go hand in hand…well not necessarily hand in hand, I guess it depends on how you’re doing it LOL! But you get what I mean – a relationship is generally both emotional and physical and if you’re writing about romance then sex is often part of the storyline.
Speaking of sexy romance stories…
Samhain, oh how I love Samhain, has published a list of 25 books to read after you’ve read 50 Shades of Gray. Now, I haven’t read 50 shades but I am looking forward to checking off some of the books on the list. You can find the list here – http://www.samhainpublishing.com/the-list/
And SmartMoney.com has weighed in on the topic of sex and ebooks in a new article. Here’s a snippet:
One-in-three romantic and erotic books sold last year were e-books, according to the Romance Writers of America. That’s compared to one in five for books overall, according to the American Association of Publishers. “Our racier content has always sold more in our e-book retail channels than other titles,” says Brian Matthews, a spokesman for e-publisher Lulu. E-books seem to be not only driving sales of erotic works, they are helping them go mainstream, he says.
On a lighter, less steamy note, if you’ve ever ready any of Debbie Macomber‘s Cedar Cove stories you may be delighted to learn that the Hallmark Channel is creating a prime time series based on the books! Woot! Andie MacDowell is starring as Judge Olivia Lockhart. No Sex Lies and Videotape here – it’s just top notch contemporary romance. You can read more about it here: http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/05/andie-macdowell-to-star-in-hallmark.html
Finally, here’s the video you’ve all been waiting for…..