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)

LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Kathleen Bradean
Or we could just all admit that I'm having one of those evenings.
Too late, I've already fixed it!
07/12/2011
Blue Koi Blue Koi
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Originally posted by D. L. King
Such a cool story, by Essemoh Teepee, an Englishman! One hot story, and includes actual people of the day!
He really captured the feel of the original dialog, and I'm a sucker for any dame named Daisy.
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
Congratulations Petite Valentine! You won our second $25 gift card of the night. Please email me at liz @ edenfantasys.com
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by NuMe
Congratulations Petite Valentine! You won our second $25 gift card of the night. Please email me at liz @ edenfantasys.com
Congrats!
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I'm curious at this point if we have more writers or readers present?
Not to mention a publisher or two!
07/12/2011
Kathleen Bradean Kathleen Bradean
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Too late, I've already fixed it!
Thank you!
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by Wondermom
I'm just a reader
"Just a reader???" Writers adore readers; we write for you!
07/12/2011
Blue Koi Blue Koi
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Originally posted by Blue Koi
He really captured the feel of the original dialog, and I'm a sucker for any dame named Daisy.
Has Teepee been in any of your other anthologies, or is he a new discovery?
07/12/2011
Antipova Antipova
I'm a reader and happy to be here.
07/12/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Sacchi
"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?"

1200 words, and I can use 'em substantially shorter, too. If you have one that ...
2900 words is a bit long! Can I email it to you and get your feedback?
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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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!
You know what, that makes the story even sexier!
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Question for our authors: When you reach a block and just can't think of anything. What do you do to push past it and get the story?
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by Kathleen Bradean
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*
Howdy and welcome!
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by NuMe
Congratulations Petite Valentine! You won our second $25 gift card of the night. Please email me at liz @ edenfantasys.com
congrats!
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Here's a question for any of the authors from this anthology:

Is steampunk a genre you love and often write for, or was it a challenge you decided to take on?
The Succubus was actually the first steampunk piece I had ever written. And I wasn't all that familiar with the nuances of the genre, despite having friends who are heavily into the culture (Anyone see the steampunk episode of Castle? I know several people from the club scene -- including the guy who made the arm that Castle was playing with later in the episode!)

So... I wrote the story, and sent it off to a couple of steamy friends (not that kind of steamy.) They made suggestions about the tone and what needed to be stressed -- things like the aesthetic of the time period, which is very important in steampunk. I fixed those details, sent it off, and the rest is history.

Since then, I've done a LOT more research into Victoriana. It really is fascinating. I'm a member of the Central Florida Steampunk Society, and working on my own persona (which is still a little nebulous -- something like a cross between Madame and a lady scholar.)
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by 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?
I love how this is a fun book club get together and we get all kinds of biz done, too.
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
And cooking. You mustn't forget the cooking!
Yes, food and booze are always acceptable reasons to step away.
07/12/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by NuMe
Congratulations Petite Valentine! You won our second $25 gift card of the night. Please email me at liz @ edenfantasys.com
Cool.

@ sexyintexas: ty!

@ Brendada: I think authors and publishers outnumber the readers tonight.
07/12/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
Question for our authors: When you reach a block and just can't think of anything. What do you do to push past it and get the story?
I'm curious too---do you usually have stories bouncing around that your mold to fit an anthology theme, or does hearing the theme inspire you to create something new?
07/12/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
Question for our authors: When you reach a block and just can't think of anything. What do you do to push past it and get the story?
While I'm not published, when this happens to me, I either seek ideas or try and write something different and see if that helps inspire my other story.
07/12/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
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Originally posted by Kristina Wright
Ohhh... where else have you written about her?
"The Flight of the Prairie Lily", in Best Womens' Erotica several years back when Marcy Sheiner was editing them. 03, maybe. Reprinted in my Rode Hard, Put Away Wet anthology. In the new story she alludes to her previous affair with the Madam of an elegant Wyoming whorehouse (who provides silk sheets to patch the old balloon.).
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
Cooking, Erotica and Sex Toys. This place has everything you could ask for in life....
There's my life in a nutshell...
07/12/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by Kathleen Bradean
I'm a steampunk junkie from way back. My ink is a skeleton dial clock. I've always been drawn to orrereys and clockworks.
Now I'm dying to see your ink
07/12/2011
Teresa Noelle Roberts Teresa Noelle Roberts
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Here's a question for any of the authors from this anthology:

Is steampunk a genre you love and often write for, or was it a challenge you decided to take on?
I've enjoyed reading steampunk, but this was my first attempt at writing it. I've written Victorian-set erotica before, and SF/fantasy, and I've read scads of Victorian novels (including both speculative fiction and erotica) so it came pretty naturally.
07/12/2011
Kathleen Bradean Kathleen Bradean
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
Question for our authors: When you reach a block and just can't think of anything. What do you do to push past it and get the story?
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. (something else being FaceBook)
07/12/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
2900 words is a bit long! Can I email it to you and get your feedback?
Sure! Maybe we can make two stories out of it!
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Brendada
I love how this is a fun book club get together and we get all kinds of biz done, too.
Heehee you should come to one of the parties
07/12/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Teresa Noelle Roberts
I've enjoyed reading steampunk, but this was my first attempt at writing it. I've written Victorian-set erotica before, and SF/fantasy, and I've read scads of Victorian novels (including both speculative fiction and erotica) so it came ...
You've done darned well, too, TNR. Your story was a great beginning for the anthology!
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Teresa Noelle Roberts
I've enjoyed reading steampunk, but this was my first attempt at writing it. I've written Victorian-set erotica before, and SF/fantasy, and I've read scads of Victorian novels (including both speculative fiction and erotica) so it came ...
It showed in your detail of the clothing and society, or at least it did to me and I read a lot of historical romance and erotica.
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
While I'm not published, when this happens to me, I either seek ideas or try and write something different and see if that helps inspire my other story.
You are still a writer and your input is always welcome.
07/12/2011
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