A few weeks ago I didn't know what the heck an avatar was, but after last night, when Portia da Costa and Madelynne Ellis hosted a chat event at the Romance Galleria, I not only know what one is, I've been one...or had one...or something.
It was fun! The choice of avatar was limited to gender, hair colour and colour of suit, so I wasn't able to deck mine out in silk and satin, and I never did get a background, so everything was very blue, but I managed to walk into the chatroom, eventually, and participate.
As a speedy typist I sometimes talk too much in chatrooms, much the same as I do when I'm out and about iin real life. It's a great way to socialize without leaving the comfort of your own home, isn't it?
There was a time, many years ago, now, that I was a chat addict. So I am leary of these kinds of things. I doubt I'd succumb, again, to the many charms of the chat room, but you never know. Still, this was as much networking as socializing and the women in the room were all interesting, the majority of them writers like me.
I also had the opportunity to chat with a gal who is actually READING WILD CARD. Felix Baron told me I'd enjoy 'meeting my readers' and I must say, I really did enjoy it, particularly as she's enjoying reading the book. Imagine, my words are making someone I've never met all hot and bothered. It's like magic, almost pornographic...I love it.
So many of my fellow LBs have books debuting shortly. Check out our blog, lustbites.blogger.com, (link on this site) to catch up with the new Black Lace releases. I'm trying to read a novel by each Lustie, and it's not only taking some time it's eating into my monthly budget! But I'd rather read than eat and I will say this, without qualification, every one of the women I've read is a terrific writer. I've written three reviews on Amazon.com, for Portia, Mathilde, and Alison, but I don't know if I can continue to do so if i'm going to gush over every book!
Next up I'm setting my sights on Madelynne and Kristina...I've read a few anthos now, including the new 'Sex In Public' so I'm not entirely unfamiliar with their work, but I WANT the experience of reading their novels. It's great to feel confident I'm in for a well-written, hot little ride...
Speaking of hot, it's hot as Hades right now in Toronto. The kind of weather where the a/c is on high and the city shimmers and everyone wears as little as possible. Toronto radiates. Even if it is, in truth, just plain 'too darn hot.'
Enjoy the summer. And don't forget, there's no better way to pass those sultry summer nights than reading a lusty little Black Lace novel.
- Madeline Moore
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- While attending a summer writing workshop at Humber College, my tutor, D.M.Thomas, said that I write 'great sex without metaphor,which isn't easy to do.' I made my mind up to become an erotica writer. My first erotica novel, 'Wild Card' was published in 2006. A section from the novel was selected by Scarlet Magazine for 'best oral sex scene' and, as a friend pointed out, an award-winning author was born! My second Black Lace novel, 'Amanda's Young Men' was released in the UK in July, 2008 and in North America in March, 2009. My third novel for Black Lace, 'Sarah's Education,' was published July 2, 2009 in the UK and briefly hit the number one spots on Amazon.co.uk's adult fiction and adult romance best seller lists. It became available in North America on September 1, 2009. Jade Magazine bestowed the 'best cover art, 2009' award on 'Sarah's Education'. In 2009 Humber College invited me to speak at the summer writers' workshop on a panel called, 'Success Stories.' And so the circle closes.