Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Red Velvet and Absinthe - Paranormal Erotic Romance, Edited by Mitzi Szereto (December 13, 8-10 PM EST)

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Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Red Velvet and Absinthe - Paranormal Erotic Romance, Edited by Mitzi Szereto (December 13, 8-10 PM EST)

tim1724 tim1724
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Those of you who've read the book (or not)--how important is an atmospheric setting to you? I loved that part of most of the stories.
A strong setting really helps to set the stage for a story, especially a longer one. Being able to immerse oneself in a well-developed world is essential for fantasizing.
12/13/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Hey Everybody (and Mitzi!)

I have a couple club notes I wanted to get out of the way right away.

First... we have made a line-up change for January. We've run into a bit of a delay with Best Sex Writing 2012, so we're postponing ...
I love Violet Blue's books. I haven't read any Tristan Taormino, yet.
12/13/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Welcome, Tahira! Great story.
12/13/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I'm dying to read Take me There!!!!!!!
12/13/2011
tahiraiqbal tahiraiqbal
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Originally posted by Diabolical Kitty
Hello welcome to our party!
thank you, it's good to be here, it's pretty late in the UK - just gone 1am... and I'm propped up with a hot drink! if anyone has any questions, please do ask them x
12/13/2011
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Those of you who've read the book (or not)--how important is an atmospheric setting to you? I loved that part of most of the stories.
When it comes to paranormal and fairy stale stories, I like to get a good chuck of setting in order to be immersed in that created world when the eroticism begins.
12/13/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Those of you who've read the book (or not)--how important is an atmospheric setting to you? I loved that part of most of the stories.
A good setting improves any story.
12/13/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
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Originally posted by tahiraiqbal
Hello! and thanks! x
You are quite welcome. I hope you have fun tonight!
12/13/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Diabolical Kitty
Can we put in our requests for Jan yet?
Yeah, go ahead...
12/13/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
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Originally posted by Mitzi Szereto II
But what a way to go.
Not my preferred method, but to each her own.
12/13/2011
tahiraiqbal tahiraiqbal
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Welcome, Tahira! Great story.
Thank you I'm incredibly proud of it and also proud to be in the anthology, the other stories are all so incredibly strong.
12/13/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by tahiraiqbal
Hi guys, it's Tahira Iqbal, writer of The Queen as featured in Red Velvet and Absinthe. It's pretty bad weather here in the UK, so if I disappear, blame that! Hey Mitzi! x
Hello, and welcome!
12/13/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Mitzi Szereto II
Just want to say a quick thank you to the Naked Reader Book Club for showcasing the anthology this evening!
No thanks needed! We love your books! Thank you for bringing them to us!
12/13/2011
Mitzi Szereto II Mitzi Szereto II
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Originally posted by tahiraiqbal
Thank you I'm incredibly proud of it and also proud to be in the anthology, the other stories are all so incredibly strong.
I might be a tad prejudiced here, but I agree with Tahira!
12/13/2011
tahiraiqbal tahiraiqbal
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Hello, and welcome!
Thank you, it's fab to be here! Hope everyone is well x
12/13/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Yeah, go ahead...
I'll be sending you an email soon.
12/13/2011
Mitzi Szereto II Mitzi Szereto II
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Originally posted by NuMe
No thanks needed! We love your books! Thank you for bringing them to us!
12/13/2011
SiNn SiNn
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Originally posted by tahiraiqbal
Thank you I'm incredibly proud of it and also proud to be in the anthology, the other stories are all so incredibly strong.
sounds like an awesome read cant wait to read it
12/13/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Yeah, go ahead...
Thanks just sent my request!
12/13/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by tahiraiqbal
Thank you, it's fab to be here! Hope everyone is well x
So far so good

And yourself?
12/13/2011
Mitzi Szereto II Mitzi Szereto II
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Originally posted by SiNn
sounds like an awesome read cant wait to read it
Enjoy!
12/13/2011
Antipova Antipova
Whoops! Time zones threw me. Hi all!
12/13/2011
Mitzi Szereto II Mitzi Szereto II
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Originally posted by Antipova
Whoops! Time zones threw me. Hi all!
Hello and welcome!
12/13/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Mitzi told me a few days ago that: "With Red Velvet and Absinthe, I wanted to pay homage to the Gothic tradition, which I've been a huge fan of since childhood. It was my goal to offer atmospheric and steamy stories that draw on this rich literary tradition and, in the interim, remind readers exactly where the paranormal romance genre really came from."

It just now occurred to me that atmospheric and steamy go together beautifully, along with misty. Steamy can be an atmosphere all by itself.
12/13/2011
tahiraiqbal tahiraiqbal
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Originally posted by Jul!a
So far so good

And yourself?
I'm good, and really happy at the response that the book has received from everyone.
12/13/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
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Originally posted by Antipova
Whoops! Time zones threw me. Hi all!
Howdy Antipova!
12/13/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
Not my preferred method, but to each her own.
Congratulations Ivy! You're our first winner of a $25 gift card this evening. Please email me Liz @ Edenfantasys.com
12/13/2011
tahiraiqbal tahiraiqbal
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Mitzi told me a few days ago that: "With Red Velvet and Absinthe, I wanted to pay homage to the Gothic tradition, which I've been a huge fan of since childhood. It was my goal to offer atmospheric and steamy stories that draw on this rich ...
I agree with this, a lot of the stories stepped out of the box, if not all, rather than sticking to the typical/stereotype of what is Gothic.
12/13/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
Hey! Made it! Hope the party hasn't started without me!
12/13/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Hi, Antipova, People who make it here from other time zones should get extra points.
12/13/2011
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