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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.

Find us on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/eroticreadingroompodcast

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

    THE PLEASURES AND PITFALLS OF BEING AN EROTIC ROMANCE WRITER: Talking with the owner of Red Hot Romance Publishing

    THE PLEASURES AND PITFALLS OF BEING AN EROTIC ROMANCE WRITER: Talking with the owner of Red Hot Romance Publishing

    On this episode of the Erotic Reading Room, I sit down with USA Today bestselling author Maren Smith, owner of Red Hot Romance Publishing, and her marketing director, USA Today bestselling author Rayanna Jamison to talk about the ins-and-outs of publishing and why authors need to be careful when selecting a publisher.

    It’s a particularly important lesson given that Maren and I were among the authors quoted in a recent New York Times expose on our former publisher Blushing Books that spotlights how things can go sideways if you put your trust in the wrong company.

    We also talk about the changes in the erotic romance genre, which has become more inclusive as authors write storylines featuring characters with more realistic body images, older characters (my upcoming book Finally Daddy features characters over age forty), and LGBTQ characters. We discuss the success of both the company’s Dirty Daddies Anthology as well as the overwhelmingly positive reception of the Dirty Daddies Pride edition featuring gay and lesbian daddies.

    Here are the links for everything we talked about in the shows. Please click them.

    Red Hot Romance Publishing

    https://redhotromancepublishing.com/

    The 2021 Dirty Daddies Anthology

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0917LNL9W

    The Dirty Daddies Pride Anthology

    https://books2read.com/u/b5vPN7

    “An Erotic Pioneer Goes from Hero to Villain for Dozens of Authors” – the New York Times expose of Blushing Books owner Anne Wills a.k.a. Bethany Burke

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/03/business/romance-publishing-blushing-erotica.html

    Finally Daddy (the first book I’ve written since the pandemic and yes, I’m shamefully pimping it here because I like getting sales)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09JQQ53Z7/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0


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    • 29 min
    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
    FIRE AND ICE: The Sexy World of Hockey Romance

    FIRE AND ICE: The Sexy World of Hockey Romance

    Even if you're not a sports fan, you'll find yourself cheering for Kat Mizera's books set in the world of professional hockey. If you like sex, drama, romance, and celebrity athletes with a bad boy edge, Kat delivers. 

    To check out the book we discussed in this episode - Defending Danny - just click here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CV9N8FD

    Find Kat on social media here.

    www.katmizera.com (newsletter sign-up is on the home page)
    Facebook:  www.facebook.com/authorkatmizera
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/authorkatmiz
    Author Central: amazon.com/author/katmizera
    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15094397.Kat_Mizera
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katmiz/
    Book Bub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kat-mizera
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katmizera

    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!

    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. Want a FREE Daddy book? Just click HERE.
     


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    • 56 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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