Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Carnal Machines, Edited by D.L. King (July 12, 8-10 PM EST)

D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by Kathleen Bradean
Jeremy Edwards rephrased the saying "When you're stuck, have a man rush in waving a gun," to waving something else.

I try to figure out where I went off track, or plow my way through, or work on something else for a while. ... More
LOL
07/12/2011
Blue Koi Blue Koi
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Originally posted by Kristina Wright
Oh wow, I remember "The Flight of the Prairie Lily!" in BWE! I don't remember the details, but now that you mention it I felt a sense of deja vu reading the story for Steamlust. Go figure.
I really love characters who appear in different stories and times in a writer's life. Meeting up with her again unexpectedly in a new story in a new anthology will be like a secret bonus.
07/12/2011
Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
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Originally posted by Brendada
Well, I will be excited to say hello in person in Vegas
Sigh... I wish I could meet you ALL in Vegas!! I really, really hope there's another conference next year!
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Wondermom
our parties are very fun, you should join in!
Ooooo... you know maybe we should have a special Naked Reader Book Club party sometime... everybody ads their favorite books to their wish list and we can all buy each other books!

I'll have to get with party planners and see what they think!
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Brendada
What do we think it means about our society today that the steampunk aesthetic bubbled up in fashion, art, decor and literature?
I am still learning, but I think the fashion is a desire for more mystery, for myself I love when I see a woman dressed in modest or more covering clothes than average because the imagination runs wild.
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
By the way, Kathleen wrote "Lair of the Red Countess," another fem dom story that got me quite damp!
07/12/2011
Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
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Originally posted by EASchechter
Oh, not of steampunk! Of Victorian history.

For history of Steampunk, you should totally check out Jeff Vandermeer's The Steampunk Bible.
I second that. I just picked up an autographed copy of The Steampunk Bible. So much fun!
07/12/2011
Blue Koi Blue Koi
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Originally posted by Wondermom
our parties are very fun, you should join in!
I'm always up for a party, when/where's the next one?
07/12/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I write whatever is in my head, no matter how ridiculous it may be or even if it's "I have no idea what to write." The biggest challenge for me is always just getting started. If I can get the car going it will usually take me where I ... More
See? And I don't even open the word processor until I have an idea in my head. I always get to the turning point of the story and go "what the fuck?"
07/12/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by EASchechter
I work on something else. I always have more than one story going at any given time. Right now I have one erotic novel in progress, an erotic shared-world project that needs more world-building before I pitch it to a publisher, one mainstream novel ... More
"and one YA romance novel in outline (yeah, I do mainstream stuff, too. Not published in those yet, and when I do, it won't be under my given name. Too many mothers will have heart failure!)"

You're not kidding. I'm beyond disappointed that parents complained about Judy Mays. You'd think she killed cats in her spare time the way some of them were carrying on.
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Sacchi
We may make writers out of some of these readers yet--but they need to keep on reading, as well.
I've actually written one erotica story so far. I'm not totally sure that fiction is my thing, but I do LOVE erotica!
07/12/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Brendada
What do we think it means about our society today that the steampunk aesthetic bubbled up in fashion, art, decor and literature?
From my perspective---

I like things that I can look at and understand. I'm never going to buy a washing machine with an LCD interface---because when a dial breaks, I can fix it.

I love technology, and everything microchips can do for us---but I really love seeing and intuitively making sense of the inner workings. I know steampunk has many different facets, but I know that I (and many other engineering-inclined folks) am really drawn to the idea of a time where all technology was working at a human scale. Where I could see the cog. Where I could take my wrench to it without having to read an instruction manual, or interface through a computer.

I love that in steampunk, all of the marvels of the modern world are available---but they're also accessible.

That's the yearning *I* think steampunks is filling, anyway.

Also, brass is hot.
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Teresa Noelle Roberts
Yes I am! *blinks*
Would you believe I'd almost forgotten that? I was writing a lot of short fiction for a while.
I thought that your name looked familiar. I just finished reading it. Nice work. It has been running 100 degrees a day here for a month or more so that one was easy to relate to.
07/12/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by NuMe
I've actually written one erotica story so far. I'm not totally sure that fiction is my thing, but I do LOVE erotica!
And I couldn't write fiction to save my life UNTIL I started writing erotica
07/12/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
I devoured Victorian literature and fiction in my youth (and regency, too, both genuine, as in Jane Austen, and retro, as in Georgette Heyer.) Sherlock Holmes was my special favorite. I do like Martin Freeman as Watson, but it's a little hard to fantasize about him in an erotic way when I know he's playing Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit movie.
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Blue Koi
I'm always up for a party, when/where's the next one?
hmmm... I'm part of the planning club and I can't remember! sam will have to spank me.
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Kristina Wright
Sigh... I wish I could meet you ALL in Vegas!! I really, really hope there's another conference next year!
Are you not going to Vegas?
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Ooooo... you know maybe we should have a special Naked Reader Book Club party sometime... everybody ads their favorite books to their wish list and we can all buy each other books!

I'll have to get with party planners and see what they think!
Yay! We should do this!
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by Wondermom
can't wait to see your YA stuff! I am one mother that will not die at the idea of you writing kids stuff, but being a homeschooler I know the types you mean
True story:

My son was in pre-k this past year, and when they had their Career Day, I volunteered. I approached the VP, gave her my credentials (including my website), and she JUMPED on the idea of having a real-live writer come in. So, on the day, I sat down in front of 125 fourth graders, and talked for two hours on what it is like to be a writer, what a writer's day is like, why most writers I know think Castle is a comedy, and how publishing really works. When I left, about half of them were chattering happily about how they wanted to be writers someday, and the teachers thanked me for the wonderful talk.

Three hours later, I get a frantic phone call from the VP.

She'd FINALLY looked at my website.

I pointed out to her that she'd had all that information for months, that her lack of due diligence was not my problem, and that nothing had been said during the talk that would make a maiden auntie blush, let alone alarm a parent! Which was when she admitted that the teachers had told her the same thing.

Needless to say, my son isn't going to that school for kindergarten.
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by Kristina Wright
Sigh... I wish I could meet you ALL in Vegas!! I really, really hope there's another conference next year!
So do I! I can't make it to the conference this year!
07/12/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by Antipova
From my perspective---

I like things that I can look at and understand. I'm never going to buy a washing machine with an LCD interface---because when a dial breaks, I can fix it.

I love technology, and everything microchips can do ... More
I think you've hit upon something I couldn't quite put words to, well said.
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
"and one YA romance novel in outline (yeah, I do mainstream stuff, too. Not published in those yet, and when I do, it won't be under my given name. Too many mothers will have heart failure!)"

You're not kidding. I'm ... More
that is terrible, teachers are people to and deserve a private life. Many of those people would be shocked to find out their vet or dr do heavy BDSM on their own time lol
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Ha ha! I am reminded of your first Naked Reader meeting appearance. I believe you were in Las Vegas, in a hotel room, and definitely drinking! Was Kathleen there with you too or did I just make that up in my head?
Nope, you're right and have a good memory. And yes, I was getting decidedly tipsy.
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by EASchechter
True story:

My son was in pre-k this past year, and when they had their Career Day, I volunteered. I approached the VP, gave her my credentials (including my website), and she JUMPED on the idea of having a real-live writer come in. So, on the ... More
Hahaha! Did you hear about the High School English teacher that almost lost her job because some parents found out that she was an erotica writer?
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Ooooo... you know maybe we should have a special Naked Reader Book Club party sometime... everybody ads their favorite books to their wish list and we can all buy each other books!

I'll have to get with party planners and see what they think!
What a cool idea!
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by NuMe
Hahaha! Did you hear about the High School English teacher that almost lost her job because some parents found out that she was an erotica writer?
Yeah, that story made the rounds of several Erotica writers groups. Some people need a hobby or more valerian in their tea.
07/12/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by NuMe
Hahaha! Did you hear about the High School English teacher that almost lost her job because some parents found out that she was an erotica writer?
Judy Mays, I linked the Publisher's Weekly blog post above. Wasn't there a Sexis article/post on the story too?
07/12/2011
Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
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Originally posted by NuMe
Are you not going to Vegas?
Not with a newborn. Maybe next year. Childbirth is pretty much the ONLY thing that could keep me away!
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by EASchechter
True story:

My son was in pre-k this past year, and when they had their Career Day, I volunteered. I approached the VP, gave her my credentials (including my website), and she JUMPED on the idea of having a real-live writer come in. So, on the ... More
horrible I would invite you to speak to our homeschooling group, most of us are very open minded.
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
"and one YA romance novel in outline (yeah, I do mainstream stuff, too. Not published in those yet, and when I do, it won't be under my given name. Too many mothers will have heart failure!)"

You're not kidding. I'm ... More
That was completely unbelievable. Well, I suppose it wasn't actually "unbelievable" given the general tone of the US. Definitely crazy, though.
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