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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!

Friday, 8 May 2009

So Sarah sighed and said OK

This is the new cover for my soon-to-be-published novel, SARAH'S EDUCATION.

I can hear those BICEPS sirens now, except BICEPS doesn't critique Black Lace covers much because, as 'erotic romance' we are allowed the occasional man on our covers.
Just not man and woman legs, tangled together in the sheets.

It's a pretty cover and I'm not one to whine much about the aspects of publishing my work that I have no power over. But SARAH'S EDUCATION is about a philosophy student who becomes a high class call-girl. As she gains experience in her new profession, she discovers she likes the kinky clients best.

Kinks in the novel include, off the top of my head:

ménage a trois with couples
dress up

One thing she never does is don a blindfold.

Oh well. Just please keep your fingers crossed that the product description (and the back cover) does not start with "Nineteen year old Sarah..." because that was first draft stuff, when the story was set in Ontario where the legal drinking age is nineteen. (It's important to the story, OK?) Once I moved the novel to the USA, she became twenty-one. There is a new description and it is supposed to go on the book and the bookstore sites. Oh God of Publishing, let it be so!

Halp! I can see menz legs...iz nt nrml?


Janine Ashbless said...

Ha ha - I used to be a philosophy undergrad, and then I turned into a smutwriter. Clearly philosophy is dangerous!

I think maybe the reason they changed the cover, Madeline, is that the man hasn't actually got very attractive legs. Plus the colour scheme was a bit bland. The new one is definitely more striking and recognisable. Me like. Congrats!

Lucy Felthouse said...

I prefer the new one too - agree with Janine - I like men with strong legs that look like they'd be capable of all sorts of naughty things!

Madeline Moore said...

You know, I think you're both right.
The new one is pretty. The old one is a tad black and white and the title is in white...YAY!

Nikki Magennis said...

Hey, some of us like long gazelle legs on a man! ; )

Although intertwined legs, visually, can get confusing.

Congrats, Madeline!