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)

Mitzi Szereto II Mitzi Szereto II
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Originally posted by SiNn
do you chose the covers or how does that process work its such a gorgious pic
I don't choose the covers, but they do make sure I'm happy with it. And I really love the cover of RED VELVET AND ABSINTHE.
12/13/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
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Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
Really hoping my copy gets here soon. ::drool::
Ivy you will love the book. I didn't think I was going to be so excited, but when I started reading I couldn't put the book down.
12/13/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by SiNn
do you chose the covers or how does that process work its such a gorgious pic
I agree, the cover is very interesting and sexy!
12/13/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
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Originally posted by Mitzi Szereto II
I've yet to have a contributor tell me the dog ate their story!
LOL! How about my computer ate it?
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Mitzi Szereto II Mitzi Szereto II
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Originally posted by SiNn
do you chose the covers or how does that process work its such a gorgious pic
I don't choose the cover or commission it, but I do give my okay for it. And I was blown away by this one. It's stunning.
12/13/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
Howdy wrmbreze!
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SiNn SiNn
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Originally posted by Mitzi Szereto II
I don't choose the covers, but they do make sure I'm happy with it. And I really love the cover of RED VELVET AND ABSINTHE.
me too its soo beautiful !
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Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
Hey there girl!
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Brendada Brendada
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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 ...
NIcely put! would it be bad of me to point out that ol Edgar Allen Poe would have been jailed though for his taste in thirteen year old girls?
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SiNn SiNn
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Originally posted by Mitzi Szereto II
I don't choose the cover or commission it, but I do give my okay for it. And I was blown away by this one. It's stunning.
your right it is and deff something to be way proud of
12/13/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by Mitzi Szereto II
I don't choose the covers, but they do make sure I'm happy with it. And I really love the cover of RED VELVET AND ABSINTHE.
Its a beautiful cover.
12/13/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Mitzi Szereto II
I don't choose the covers, but they do make sure I'm happy with it. And I really love the cover of RED VELVET AND ABSINTHE.
I do too.
12/13/2011
Antipova Antipova
(Sorry for my weird capitalization tonight... I must have sprained my left pinky, because cues, ehs, and zees hurt, as does the left shift key. I'm trying to work through the letter burn, but I'm using my right shift key exclusively, and it's apparently a little rusty.)
12/13/2011
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
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Originally posted by Sacchi
I hate to say it, but for reading by candlelight, even with erotica, I might need a large-print version. Or a magnifying glass. No, make it an opera glass, or monocle; not too efficient, but with a touch of retro glamor.
Nah I got a better idea. The books should come with a sexy nude male who will read the story for us.
12/13/2011
Mitzi Szereto II Mitzi Szereto II
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Originally posted by specialKandL
Some of the best paranormal erotic stories out there! This is the kind of material I want to read, not Twilight
Thanks! Now let's see if we can get these stories made into film. I know who I'll pick to play the lead male character in my contribution "The Blood Moon Kiss." Though I bet that's obvious! (I'll play the lead female, of course!)
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Mitzi Szereto II Mitzi Szereto II
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Originally posted by Brendada
We are so glad to have Mitzi on our side of the pond, too!
Thanks!
12/13/2011
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
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Originally posted by Mitzi Szereto II
I don't choose the covers, but they do make sure I'm happy with it. And I really love the cover of RED VELVET AND ABSINTHE.
I wish the mask was of a better quality with the zoom in, but hey you can like it.
12/13/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
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Originally posted by Sacchi
I hate to say it, but for reading by candlelight, even with erotica, I might need a large-print version. Or a magnifying glass. No, make it an opera glass, or monocle; not too efficient, but with a touch of retro glamor.
Something like these?

link
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SiNn SiNn
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Originally posted by Mitzi Szereto II
Thanks! Now let's see if we can get these stories made into film. I know who I'll pick to play the lead male character in my contribution "The Blood Moon Kiss." Though I bet that's obvious! (I'll play the lead female, of course!)
id watch those stories for sure ive heard nothing but great things baout this book
12/13/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Kynky Kytty
Nah I got a better idea. The books should come with a sexy nude male who will read the story for us.
I'm down with this!
12/13/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by Mitzi Szereto II
Thanks! Now let's see if we can get these stories made into film. I know who I'll pick to play the lead male character in my contribution "The Blood Moon Kiss." Though I bet that's obvious! (I'll play the lead female, of course!)
Johny Depp would be my guess!
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Mitzi Szereto II Mitzi Szereto II
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Originally posted by Ryuson
I agree, that makes it so much more interesting! The characters really seem vivid and stick with you long after you go to bed. I really like the second story the best! I don't remember the title, but it's about a warewolf that gets found by a ...
Snowlight, Moonlight - and it's actually the first story.
12/13/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by Mitzi Szereto II
That's very high praise!
THat is marvelous and makes us ink-stained wretches glad.
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Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
Still trying to study, and I'm fighting my flu from dripping on my notes.
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SiNn SiNn
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Originally posted by Ryuson
Johny Depp would be my guess!
hmmm depp maybe someone else perhaps lol
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Sacchi Sacchi
I think Zander Vyne is going to join us--hey Zander, are you out there?--but I got a fascinating account of how she came to write "La Belle Mort" and the imagery that inspired her:


Zander Vyne

How I came to write La Belle Mort - Inspiration comes from so many places, and usually I recall exactly what inspired me but not in this case. All I know is that I read something, somewhere about a hangman visiting condemned women and giving them red ribbons for their hair. I don't know if this bit of info was stumbled upon doing research for some other project, or if it was from a poem. I just know something about the imagery of that harbinger of death giving those trailing red ribbons to women he was going to have to hang chilled me, and I kept coming back to the image until I figured out a way to incorporate it into a story. The theme and setting allowed me to explore some very dark themes like breath play.

Lure of the Gothic theme - I write a lot of Gothic, horror, erotica. I like to write what I enjoy reading and these have always been favorite genres. I enjoy darker themes, a bit of a scare, and not-so-happily-ever-af ter endings. I feel horror writing often explores head-on issues other genres ignore. Similar to good sex writing, horror and Gothic writing is difficult to nail. It's designed to provoke emotion and feelings beyond warm and fuzzy and safe. I like that and find it challenging and satisfying to write.

When I sent this story to Mitzi for consideration for Red Velvet, my own short story collection was being edited for publication by my publisher. I held this story back from my own anthology because I felt it was important it have the right audience. I'm glad I did. [A bit snipped to avoid a spoiler for those who haven't read it.] Mitzi isn't like most editors. She doesn't shy away from literary, different or shocking, and she felt the dark theme was just right for Red Velvet. I'm so glad she did, and am honored to be between the pages with so many other talented writers with equally unique works.
12/13/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
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Originally posted by Brendada
THe warehouse just got three boxes filled with review copies so should be set for a minute or two!
Going... going.... gone! (Sorry, hubby has an auction program playing in the background.)
12/13/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
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Originally posted by Mitzi Szereto II
I don't choose the covers, but they do make sure I'm happy with it. And I really love the cover of RED VELVET AND ABSINTHE.
It is a very provocative cover.
12/13/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Sometimes writers start out with characters, and sometimes with settings (and sometimes, even in erotica, with plots.) It's amazing what the mind can do with even subtle prompts from the surroundings. I asked Giselle Renarde (who can't be ...
That is a fun story and I make sure to mention it when pitching the book. Best thing about the story is you can picture it. Sort of like "Dangerous Liaisons" but even hotter, right? (and bi)
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Zander Vyne Zander Vyne
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Originally posted by Sacchi
I think Zander Vyne is going to join us--hey Zander, are you out there?--but I got a fascinating account of how she came to write "La Belle Mort" and the imagery that inspired her:


Zander Vyne

How I came to write La Belle ...
Yes, I'm happy to be here, hoping my internet holds out. We've been losing power at the blink of an eye lately.
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