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

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

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Clockwork does mean the gears inside machines like clocks and other wind-up affairs, but it's come to have more significance than that. The visual effect of mighty cogwheels has a sexual resonance, which makes sense when you think of those cogs ...
An interesting point, thank you!
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by D. L. King
Elizabeth Schechter, who wrote the last story in the book, "The Succubus," is actually the reason the book exists! She submitted the story for another of my books and I absolutely LOVED it. It wasn't right for that book, but I vowed ...
Lurking succubi are always welcome to the Naked Reader Book Club, right?
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
Quote:
Originally posted by Sacchi
Clockwork does mean the gears inside machines like clocks and other wind-up affairs, but it's come to have more significance than that. The visual effect of mighty cogwheels has a sexual resonance, which makes sense when you think of those cogs ...
Oh my, now that's definitely a perspective I'd not explored yet! I think the rest of the book just got that much more erotic for me!
07/12/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Speaking of the fem dom stories, I loved the pirate story "Mutiny on the Danika Blue." I was thinking perhaps it might be a pirate ravishment story and it was, but more in reverse! She did the ravishing and he was helpless to resist her... ...
This was an awesome story, as well!
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Brendada
And that's the way, uh huh, we like it...
mine is getting huge, my husband just shakes his head, because my bookcase is supposed to be getting smaller.
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
Quote:
Originally posted by Sacchi
Clockwork does mean the gears inside machines like clocks and other wind-up affairs, but it's come to have more significance than that. The visual effect of mighty cogwheels has a sexual resonance, which makes sense when you think of those cogs ...
Huh! Fascinating! I never thought of it that way. But I definitely will now when I read this book.
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Brendada
And that's the way, uh huh, we like it...
Lol, I have a sister that was borrowing my books and not wanting to bring them back. Now I make her check them out...like an adult library
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by Teresa Noelle Roberts
Hello readers and fellow writers! I'm dropping by to say hello and it's quite thrilling to see that folks enjoyed my contribution to the anthology.

I'll be popping in and out since I have about an hour--max--before my bedtime and I ...
We are so glad you are here and we are so glad you are writing more!
07/12/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Sacchi
Clockwork does mean the gears inside machines like clocks and other wind-up affairs, but it's come to have more significance than that. The visual effect of mighty cogwheels has a sexual resonance, which makes sense when you think of those cogs ...
Even this paragraph got me hot! Thanks, Sacchi

(Totally an engineer. Sigh.)
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Brendada
Lurking succubi are always welcome to the Naked Reader Book Club, right?
Hell YES!
07/12/2011
Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
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Originally posted by Brendada
uh- yeah, lady -I want that story in there, too. PLEASE write one for me and Editrix DL King!
I will do my best... I already have the idea, it's just finding the time to write between galleys and copyedits and putting together another fairy tale collection book... oh, and having a baby... but yeah, I'm going to write this story. I loooove the theme!!
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by Kristina Wright
Well, I'm already a huge fan of steampunk and your story was such a perfect closer for this collection.
Oh, me...

You can't see it, but I am totally blushing.
07/12/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I'm curious at this point if we have more writers or readers present?
07/12/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Off topic, and I hate to derail, but a quick question for Sacchi:

Is there a max word count you'd like in submissions for Girl Fever?
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by D. L. King
Hey, oh Naked Reader Powers That Be, Kathleen Bradean wants to join us but can't figure out how to get on. Can you let me know so I can forward the information to her?
You could try just linking her to the address at the top of your address bar. Maybe?
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by Kristina Wright
Oh, what a great story-- and a great story about the story! I love happy endings.
It is a good "backstory" for when we publicize the book, too. People love to know the inspiration for books.
07/12/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by NuMe
You could try just linking her to the address at the top of your address bar. Maybe?
Do you mean she can't sign in?
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Even this paragraph got me hot! Thanks, Sacchi

(Totally an engineer. Sigh.)
Haha, nothing wrong with that
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I'm curious at this point if we have more writers or readers present?
I'm just a reader
07/12/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
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Originally posted by Kristina Wright
Which reminds me of YOUR story, "Fog, Flight and Moonlight" in Steamlust, coming out in October. Wonderful, wonderful story of flying ships and a fabulous heroine who knows how to get her man.
Kristina, I was tickled by the chance to get my heroine, whose hot-air balloon (I've written about her before) doesn't quite qualify for steampunkhood, involved with classy dirigibles.
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Blue Koi
Forgive my late arrival and I'm sorry not to have read the thread up to this point. Have you talked at all about my favorite story, Dr. Watson Makes a House Call? I always knew he had more going on than Holmes.
I've not gotten to that one yet, but ill probably start reading it right after this meeting... and imagining Jude Law in the role of course!
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by Brendada
It is a good "backstory" for when we publicize the book, too. People love to know the inspiration for books.
Not to mention that it makes for an incredibly chuffed writer.
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
This place is starting to sound like Eden Cooks.
Good guac is an aphrodisiac, right?
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
Quote:
Originally posted by Brendada
It is a good "backstory" for when we publicize the book, too. People love to know the inspiration for books.
I always love to know the stories behind the stories.
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
Quote:
Originally posted by Brendada
Good guac is an aphrodisiac, right?
Absolutely!
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I've not gotten to that one yet, but ill probably start reading it right after this meeting... and imagining Jude Law in the role of course!
Not Martin Freeman?

(I'm a huge fan of the new BBC Sherlock.)
07/12/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by Brendada
Good guac is an aphrodisiac, right?
Only if I have some. Otherwise it's a TEASE!
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I've not gotten to that one yet, but ill probably start reading it right after this meeting... and imagining Jude Law in the role of course!
Mmmm...that's all....mmmmm
07/12/2011
Kathleen Bradean Kathleen Bradean
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Originally posted by D. L. King
Hey, oh Naked Reader Powers That Be, Kathleen Bradean wants to join us but can't figure out how to get on. Can you let me know so I can forward the information to her?
D.L. says I should admit publicly that I'm a goof and just figured this out, although I wish I could fix the typo in my name. *sigh*
07/12/2011
Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
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Originally posted by EASchechter
Oh, me...

You can't see it, but I am totally blushing.
There's a smiley for that!

Seriously, brilliant story. I have a bad habit of reading the first story, then the last story in a collection to see how an editor has bookended the anthology-- so your story actually got read twice.
07/12/2011
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