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Welcome to the The Erotic Reading Room, where we will explore erotic romance with its many sub genres, introduce you to authors who will read from their books, and hopefully whet your appetite for some of the raciest books you’ll ever love.

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The Erotic Reading Room Ava Sinclair

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Welcome to the The Erotic Reading Room, where we will explore erotic romance with its many sub genres, introduce you to authors who will read from their books, and hopefully whet your appetite for some of the raciest books you’ll ever love.

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https://www.facebook.com/eroticreadingroompodcast

Follow us on Twitter:
@EroticPodcast Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avasinclair/support

    THE (POSSIBLY) MOST DEPRAVED EROTICA AUTHOR EVER: The Marquis De Sade

    THE (POSSIBLY) MOST DEPRAVED EROTICA AUTHOR EVER: The Marquis De Sade

    Erotica is nothing new.


    Neither is scandal.


    But you'd be hard-pressed to find an author to compare to the one I'm spotlighting in this episode who did awful things in and out of books.
    The Marquis de Sade was a libertine and a madman. He wrote books that still shock the sensibilities even today, books that would be banned from Amazon if we wrote adapted his style to modern times.

    So who was he? What was he like? How did he become one of the most famous and notorious authors whose name is synonymous with pain? And why is his work still available when modern authors sometimes find themselves censored?

    Sources for this podcast include:

     Smithsonian magazine's article, "Who Was the Marquis De Sade?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/who-was-marquis-de-sade-180953980/

    The Guardian's "The Most Impure Tale Ever Written"
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/07/marquis-de-sade-120-days-of-sodom-published-classic

    The New Yorker's At Home with the Marquis de Sade
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1998/10/12/at-home-with-the-marquis-de-sade

    I also want to include a link to K. Webster's "The Wild," which was banned on Amazon. If deSade's books are still available there, I feel like she needs a shout-out.
    https://www.authorkwebster.com/product/the-wild/



    I'd also like to recognize author Olivia Fox, whose excerpt from her latest book, Daddy's Sweet Ride, appears at the end of this eposide. You can find her books on Amazon here:
    www.amazon.com/Olivia-Fox/e/B07ZXMH4CN

    Check out her web site at http://www.oliviafoxromance.com

    As always, I want to thank our sponsor, L. Woods PR. If you're an author looking for services, they're the ones to see.
    https://www.ellewoodspr.com









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    • 31 min
    Reading and Writing Through the Pandemic PART TWO: Author survival strategies with Heather Roberts

    Reading and Writing Through the Pandemic PART TWO: Author survival strategies with Heather Roberts

    Welcome to Part II of Reading and Writing Through the Pandemic, a special episode of the Erotic Reading Room that addresses the impact Covid-19 is having on readers and writers.

    In Part I, we discussed the mental health impact with licensed therapist Anne Leggett, owner of Compass Point Therapy. In Part II, I’m talking the business impact on the romance genre with Heather Roberts, owner of L. Woods PR.

    This is a fascinating discussion you don’t want to miss. This pandemic has changed everything. It’s impacted our budget, our work productivity, and our strategies for buying and selling books. Heather provides tips on navigating the upheaval to our professional lives, and provides tips on how to stay competitive even when everything is turned upside down, even if we can’t afford ad spend.

    We also talk about what the pandemic may mean long term. Will it change how we sell books, or even what we read and write?

    For authors considering professional services, L. Woods offers not just full-time professional guidance, but a la carte for those of us who have to watch our budgets. You can find here here:

    https://www.ellewoodspr.com

    One of my favorite parts of this podcast was discussing how the pandemic may shape our image of heroes and heroism. I only wish I’d found this article before I talked to Heather, because guess who’s emerged as a sex symbol in erotic fan fic? Yeah, that’s right. Dr. Fauci. Smart men as book boyfriends? Yes, please.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/dr-anthony-fauci-nominated-for-people-magazine-sexiest-man-alive-as-fauci-merch-abounds/

    And because this is a genre-driven podcast, I didn’t want to conclude the episode without spotlighting an author, so Part II concludes with an excerpt from a book you’ll want to add to your lockdown reading list – Bulletproof Butterfly by Anna Brooks.

    The book is available in KU here: https://www.amazon.com/Bulletproof-Butterfly-Anna-Brooks-ebook/dp/B077G9BKJP


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    • 38 min
    Reading and Writing Through the Pandemic PART ONE: Our Mental Health

    Reading and Writing Through the Pandemic PART ONE: Our Mental Health

    This is a different kind of episode of the Erotic Reading Room.  We’re taking a break from exploring genres to discuss what’s weighing on all of us – the pandemic.

    This is the first of a two-part episode on how Covid-19 is impacting authors and readers in the erotic romance community. For this portion, we’ll be exploring mental health with Anne Leggett, a Virginia- licensed mental health therapist who runs Compass Pointe Therapy specializing in individual and family therapy via online sessions.

    You can find her at https://www.compasspointetherapy.com

    For national therapy resources, go here: https://mhanational.org/

    The struggle is real now. Depression is real. If it’s too much for you or someone in your family and you need immediate help, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

    Having a hard time focusing on reading? You’re not alone. Check out this article on how the pandemic is affecting our focus here: https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/5/11/21250518/oliver-j-robinson-interview-pandemic-anxiety-reading?fbclid=IwAR3V4ZojZM41gD8vJ47hc0eD3J9K7RinaUkZGZIGSX515vPhLEGnfl_emTU

    You don’t have to be a writer to be creative. Fire up your quarantine creativity with these tips:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2020/04/coronavirus-social-distancing-art-projects/610246/


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    • 25 min

    WHO’S YOUR DADDY: Daddy Dom romance with author Dani Wyatt

    WHO’S YOUR DADDY: Daddy Dom romance with author Dani Wyatt

    On this episode of the Erotic Reading Room, I'm talking Daddy romance and Daddy kink with Dani Wyatt, author of the bestselling book, Yes, Daddy.

    Daddy Romance is a hot subgenre, but it's also sometimes misunderstood. Spoiler altert: Daddy Romance has nothing to do with incest or pedophilia. It has everything to do with hot, caring dominants whose erotic appeal is due in part to a balance of control and nurturing. 

    As a Daddy romance author myself, it was a real treat to talk to Dani Wyatt, who brings a personal insight to the discussion.

    A special thanks to L. Woods PR for sponsoring The Erotic Reading Room. Whether you’re an author or a reader, L. Woods has something for you, and if you enter the promo code EROTIC5 at the checkout, you’ll get 5% off your first order!

    BOOKS:

    Want to read Dani Wyatt's Yes, Daddy? Download it HERE.

    Want to read Ava Sinclair's Cry For Daddy? Download it HERE.



    CONNECT WITH DANI:

    Check out her web site HERE.

    Check out her Amazon page HERE.

    Follow her on Goodreads HERE.

    Connect with Dani on Facebook HERE.

    Follow Dani on Twitter HERE.

    Check out Dani's Instagram HERE.

    Sign up for Dani's newsletter HERE.


    DADDY GROUPS ON FACEBOOK:

    Join Dani's Good Girls group HERE.

    Join the Dirty Daddies Party Room HERE.

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    About the host: I’m USA Today bestselling author Ava Sinclair. I’ve written widely across the erotic romance genre for over twenty years, but am most known for my naughty daddy kink books. Check out my Web site at www.avasinclairauthor.com. Want a FREE Daddy book? Just click HERE.


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    • 1 hr
    YES, MASTER: Exploring BDSM in and out of books with author Golden Angel.

    YES, MASTER: Exploring BDSM in and out of books with author Golden Angel.

    On this episode of the Erotic Reading Room, I talk to international bestselling author Golden Angel about BDSM representation in erotic romance.

    Many books feature elements of BDSM, but Golden has an entire series set in the fictional BDSM club of Stronghold that explore BDSM relationships in and out of the club.

    If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to enter the world of whips and leather, or to live the BDSM lifestyle, Golden Angel’s well-researched books are both entertaining and educational.

    And for any reader tempted to try BDSM, she offers a wealth of information on getting safely started and advice to make your experience a thoughtful and positive one.

    A special thanks to L. Woods PR for sponsoring The Erotic Reading Room. Whether you’re an author or a reader, L. Woods has something for you, and if you enter the promo code EROTIC5 at the checkout, you’ll get 5% off your first order!



    BOOKS:

    Want to read The Sassy Submissive for FREE? Download it HERE.

    Want to read Chasing her Bunny for FREE? Download it HERE.

    Golden Angel recommends Edge of the Enforcer by Cherise Sinclair. Get it HERE.

    Were you intrigued by Angel's reading from Alien Captive? I can't guarantee you won't get pulled into your e-reader if you read it. Download it HERE.




    BDSM Resources:

    It’s like Facebook for Kinky People. Visit FetLife HERE.

    Learn about Kinky Kollege HERE

    There’s a lot of kinks out there. Check out the Fetish Roadmap HERE

    What's it like to be a professional sub? This article tells you.

    Excellent piece on what Fifty Shades of Gray doesn't teach you about BDSM.


    On the Web:

    Check out all of Golden Angel’s web site HERE.

    Join the Angel Legion Lair Facebook group HERE.

    Follow the Erotic Reading Room on Facebook:


    About the host:
    I’m USA Today bestselling author Ava Sinclair. I’ve written widely across the erotic romance genre for over twenty years, but am most known for my naughty daddy kink books. Check out my Web site at www.avasinclairauthor.com


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