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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wild Card, 2006. Winner of "best oral sex scene" - Scarlet Magazine. Amanda's Young Men, 2009. Excerpted in Scarlet Magazine; Juicy Bits. Sarah's Education, 2009. Hit the #1 spots on Amazon.co.uk adult fiction & adult romance best seller lists. Jade Magazine bestowed the best cover art, 2009 award on Sarah's Education. "Get Up, Stand Up!" which appeared in The Cougar Book (Logical-Lust) won me the title 'Story Teller of the Year 2011' at The Erotic Awards, London, UK. Sarah's Education took the #3 spot on a list of the 30 most titillating titles of all time, as reported in English Daily Mail ;Female; Nov. 12, 2012. Debutante, a petite novel for e-publisher Imprint Mischief, (Harper-Collins) pubbed in 2012. I tutor writing students and am a member of the WGC. D.M. Thomas said: Madeline Moore writes great sex without metaphor and that's not easy to do. Kris Saknussemm said: You're a good egg, Madeline Moore. I am a good egg who writes great sex without metaphor! Yippee!

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Companion to my April 28, 2008 Lust Bites Post on Proofreading

Instruction on the use of this press (according to Frank S. Henry's Printing for School and Shop, 1917) are:

"To obtain a proof on a galley-press the galley containing the type is placed on the flat bed, the type is inked with a brayer, a sheet of paper is placed on the type, and the roller is run over the face of the type. Owing to the fact that the roller frequently squeezes the type into the paper, the paper is apt to slip over the face of the type and smear the proof. This can be avoided by holding the paper tightly against the roller and rolling them together over the face of the type. Care should be taken to see that the galley has not too thick a bottom, for if the impression is too heavy there is no way of altering it. If the impression is too light, a thin cardboard or a sheet or two of manila paper under the galley will correct the fault. The press is intended only for galleys of type, not for small jobs."

The two pictures of the presses, here and on today's post on Proofreading, are from Galley Proof Press.

For those who didn't fall for my 'wet panties' link, the description of STET is from webster. Click on the link to see all the lovely symbols and how they work and what they mean.

Daniel Radcliffe is eighteen, you perv! That makes him legal.

Blogging on Lust Bites - Monday April 28, 2008


I'll be posting the Monday blog on Lust Bites so please come read my piece and comment. I hope it'll be at least as entertaining as it is informative, and I have a few things to say on the subject. I'm sure my Lustie pals will, too. Is reading the author's proofs of your own novel fun or tedious? How does it compare to proofing for other writers? What are the tricks of the trade? Will Madeline somehow manage to make hot pix of nekkid men relevant to the topic?

Find out on Monday! See you there, I hope.

Sunday, 20 April 2008


Spring into spring, they say, and that's what I'm doing. Today I've completed a submission to the Black Lace antho "Lust Bites 2". It's my first paranormal story, to fit the requirements of a tale of blood and lust - vampiric. The idea is so good I'm afraid it might already have been done, but that's no surprise. Good ideas are like that and, as you read on, you will see why I might be particularly ticklish on that point.

To tone up my language I read 'Queen of the Damned" by Anne Rice. She gets to me. I basically suffered through the whole damn book and when I finally finished it I thought, 'I love you, Lestat.' Don't ask me to explain...

Yes, I've gone all paranormal on you. It could be worse, though. I'd decided I'd better get on the paranormal bandwagon before I was left behind, choking on Olivia's dust, and Portia's, and Janine's...etc. so I went to the vast reference section in Felix's library and took down the books on Myths, Legends and Ghosts. After a few days of poring over them, I had it. And it was good, it was very, very good.

Luckily for me I had a few things to wrap up before pulling together the proposal for Black Lace. And then I got sick, which I do every winter here in Canada. Yes, Canada is for the hardy and we Canadians all claim to be hardy, but, ahem, I am not.
So, whilst malingering on the sofa sipping consommé and whining for ginger ale, I viewed movies. Movies I should have seen in the theater, but hadn't, and so was now viewing them long, long past their debut.

My paranormal story was to be the story of Calypso, Queen of the Mermaids, and her love for the Captain of the cursed ship' The Flying Dutchman.'

Oh my, can you imagine the surprise as I watched Pirate's of the Caribbean Three?

Gack. Okay, Calypso, no problem, but...once her love for the captain of The Flying Dutchman was revealed, there went my story. Bye bye...boo hoo...bye bye.

It could have been worse. I might have actually submitted it to BL to be told, 'Seen any good movies lately, Madeline?'

Anyway, I'd rather write about THIS pirate anyday:

A close call. Still, it kind of kills me that I came up with the idea, just like all the Imagineers at Disney. I wonder what they got paid for the plot? Since I also write screenplays, it's just that much more galling.

Of course, the real lesson is - PAY ATTENTION TO POPULAR CULTURE, WOMAN!

Hmmm, perusing my blog I see I already whined about this. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR BLOG WOMAN! Argh!

I'm all better now, and all the pasty Canucks are parading up and down the avenue in their shorts (which I understand the English abhor, is that true?) but me? I've got to go back to my vampire story and shave another 170 words off and then. Then I press Send.

Wish me luck.