Posts Tagged ‘ Hump Day Reviews ’

Hump Day Reviews: The Position by Dahlia Salvatore

Today's Hump Day Review is of The Position by Dahlia Salvatore, which is currently on tour with Bewitching Book Tours. Book Description Dylan Farrow puts on his pants every morning one leg at a time, just like everyone else at the Kerrigan Advertising Agency. He handles high-pressure projects with a fast turnaround. He’s prized for his keen intellect and admirable performance. But how did Continue Reading...

Hump Day Reviews: How to review erotica without getting screwed

In an effort to read more erotica, my Hump Day Reviews have typically presented reviews of erotic books, or books with sexual themes in them, that I've recently read. But today I wanted to switch gears a bit and focus on the process of writing the reviews themselves, as I think there's some confusion about what constitutes a good erotica review. As an erotica writer myself, I've found it Continue Reading...

Hump Day Reviews: Pet to the Tentacle Monsters! by Lilia Ford

I've heard that tentacle porn is huge in Japan, where erotic manga circumvent live-action porn censorship by doing everything that real men and women can't. Personally, I've never investigated this particular fetish, as I must admit that I'm not the target audience for groping tentacles in my fiction. Even the Futurama movie The Beast with a Billion Backs (featuring a tentacled cartoon alien) Continue Reading...

The challenge of criticism: snark, entitlement, Steve Almond and me

There's a really interesting essay by Steve Almond in the Sept/Oct issue of Poets & Writers. It's called "The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect," and it talks about tearing other writers down. Steve describes his view of the difference between snark and entitlement, which I found helpful distinctions. He says: Snark is a conscious attempt to cast aspersion for narcissistic Continue Reading...

Hump Day Reviews: The Black Door by Charlotte Howard

Imogen Pearce is a single mum of four children and fast approaching 40. She works at Ryedale Incorporated where she has to battle a younger and smarter generation to get to where she wants to go. If that means taking on the account of Cherry and Sean Rubin’s adult shop, then she will. But what happens when Imogen discovers the private club that they run at the back? And what happens when she Continue Reading...