Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Best Lesbian Romance 2012, edited by Radclyffe (Wednesday, February 15, at 8pm EST)

NuMe NuMe
Please note that the next meeting will be on a Wednesday. Due to Valentine's Day and other scheduled meetings we will be having it on a different day this time.

Welcome to the Naked Reader Book Club! The fabulous Sacchi Green will be our host this evening. Tonight we will be discussing Best Lesbian Romance 2012 – edited by Radclyffe. Romance! What a fabulous topic for the month of love. This is going to be a wonderful meeting!

Best Lesbian Romance 2012 celebrates the dizzying sensation of falling in love—and the electrifying thrill of sexual passion. Romance maestra Radcylffe gathers irresistible stories of lesbians in love to awaken your desire and send your imagination soaring. As Radclyffe writes, “within these pages are the reflections of our dreams, the memories of our precious moments, and the unique wonder of our special love stories.”

With contributed stories by Anna Meadows, Radclyffe, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Cheyenne Blue, Geneva King, Anna Watson, Theda Hudson, Sheree L. Greer, Catherine Paulssen, JL Merrow, Angela Vitale, Giselle Renarde, Lee Lynch, Lisabet Sarai, Siobhan Colman, D. Jackson Leigh, and Evan Mora.

Whether you've read the book or not, everyone is welcome to join the Naked Reader Book Club discussion! If you have had a chance to read Best Lesbian Romance 2012, feel free to drop in and give us your opinion on this book.
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winterseve winterseve
I've emailed about getting a copy for assignment for a.month now. Still haven't gotten it assigned or an email back. :-(
02/01/2012
Siekarr Siekarr
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Originally posted by winterseve
I've emailed about getting a copy for assignment for a.month now. Still haven't gotten it assigned or an email back. :-(
Same for my wife, she has been emailing for more than 3 months now.
02/02/2012
Willow Wand Willow Wand
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Originally posted by Siekarr
Same for my wife, she has been emailing for more than 3 months now.
This is true.

I just sent the following to Laurel, replied to the last email she sent me.

Laurel,

Thank you for getting back to me. I understand you have a full time job, which is why I have been patient. My first initial contact with you was on 11/22/11, as you will see below.

Me - 11/22/11 - Hello, I am interested in joining the Naked Reader Book Club. Can you please tell me what I need to do. I am an Advanced Reviewer on EF. Thanks!

You - 12/13/11 - Hi,

Can you provide either the email address or screen name associated with your account on EdenFantasys? I know I've seen your name on Eden and I can't seem to locate any information on you at the moment.

Thanks,
Laurel

Me - 12/13/11 - WillowWand mail@freetailtherapy.c om Thanks!

Had a few MAILER DEAMONS, butI deleted all of those, thought it was my email having the issues so emailed you with this email address that I am using now.

Me - 1/24/12 - Hi there, this is Willow Wand on Eden Fantasys. Just checking to see if email is working. Hoping to get in on the book reviews.

Me - 1/24/12 - Hi there, this is Willow Wand from EdenFantasys, I would really like to join the book club. I looked on the blog and saw that the books for February are Best Lesbian Romance 2012 – Radclyffe and Steamlust: Steampunk Erotic Romance – Kristina Wright. I have a HUGE Steampunk attraction and I would LOVE to review that book. Oh, and you can also reach me at willow@awomanandherwan d.com A Woman And Her Wand is my non Family Friendly blog, where I put all of my adult related content. Thanks so much!!!

Me - 1/29/12 - Hi, I have been trying to email the gmail account you gave me, but it either keeps bouncing back or I get no reply. Stormy' gave me this address, I hope I am able to get this one to work. I am trying to get into the Naked Readers Book Club and was hoping you could help me. Thanks.

You - 1/30/12 - Willow,

I've received this email and I am aware you wish to join the club. Please be patient, your request is on my list for new members and if you continue to have trouble communicating with me, contact Liz, since you've had success getting through to her email address. Keep in mind that the Naked Reader is a part of my full time job managing SexIs magazine and it's often impossible to respond to Naked Reader emails on a daily basis in addition to my other duties (and I do not answer email on weekends). Please allow some time for response from us before posting to the forum.


Thanks,
Laurel

And now it has been a few days since then and I haven't received an update, so I figured I'd check in once again. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Willow Wand

What did I get to that?

BOUNCEBACK

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at p3plwbeout17-05.prod.p hx3.secureserver.net.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

I have tried the gmail address, the edenfantasys one, nothing seems to work, and when it does, she was pretty rude about it.
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    This is unacceptable / Against the Expectations of Conduct
02/02/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by Willow Wand
This is true.

I just sent the following to Laurel, replied to the last email she sent me.

Laurel,

Thank you for getting back to me. I understand you have a full time job, which is why I have been patient. My first initial contact ... More
I e-mailed the generic 'nakedreader' address a few weeks ago and haven't heard back, and just recently sent a message to Liz. I think that a LOT of people like this club and make requests, and that it's pretty hectic with the 14th coming up. While the e-mail does sound a bit short, keep in mind that context is super hard to read over the internet and she's probably just stressed. I'll let you know if I hear anything back!
02/03/2012
Willow Wand Willow Wand
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Originally posted by Ryuson
I e-mailed the generic 'nakedreader' address a few weeks ago and haven't heard back, and just recently sent a message to Liz. I think that a LOT of people like this club and make requests, and that it's pretty hectic with the 14th ... More
Oh I understand that, but my point here is that I have been trying since NOVEMBER 2011. I have received 2 responses, none of which were productive. I get numerous bouncebacks. I just want a definitive answer. Can I join, or not? I come to the meetings, even though I am not in the club, but honestly, I have other things to do as well, so if I am not allowed to join, there is no reason for me to come to the meetings.
02/03/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by Willow Wand
Oh I understand that, but my point here is that I have been trying since NOVEMBER 2011. I have received 2 responses, none of which were productive. I get numerous bouncebacks. I just want a definitive answer. Can I join, or not? I come to the ... More
November?! Gosh, I didn't understand that it had been that long! It only took a few weeks for me to hear back when I tried to join. I'll let you know if I hear back from Liz, but now I more understand your frustration. That seems like a fairly excessive amount of time to be waiting.
02/03/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Willow Wand
This is true.

I just sent the following to Laurel, replied to the last email she sent me.

Laurel,

Thank you for getting back to me. I understand you have a full time job, which is why I have been patient. My first initial contact ... More
The holiday season is really busy, no matter where you go. Having patience with a busy person will usually pay out in your favor.

If you were getting errors and bounce backs, something could've been wrong with the email you were using or any number of technical issues.
02/03/2012
Willow Wand Willow Wand
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
The holiday season is really busy, no matter where you go. Having patience with a busy person will usually pay out in your favor.

If you were getting errors and bounce backs, something could've been wrong with the email you were using or ... More
I know, which is why I tried using a different email address to send to her. I got 1 reply on both my accounts then a bunch of bouncebacks. I KNOW I am not the only one having these issues, because I have been speaking with a few others through messages who are having a ton of trouble as well. I do not want to mention names, because if they want to be known, they will say something. BTW, why was my email flagged?
02/03/2012
Willow Wand Willow Wand
BTW, I am in no way blaming Laurel, it is obviously technical errors somewhere, but it is frustrating, and I didn't know where else to go, so I posted it here.
02/03/2012
SadoMas SadoMas
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Originally posted by Siekarr
Same for my wife, she has been emailing for more than 3 months now.
wow that sucks =(
02/06/2012
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
Hello everyone! First let me apologize for how hectic things have been for you guys the past few months. Like someone said, the holidays are a busy time for any retail company, and technical issues do happen. We're sorry you've had such a difficult time getting in touch with us.

Unfortunately, we've got some sad news. The Naked Reader Book Club is closing. Things just didn't quite work out like we'd hoped, and we've decided it's time to close up shop.

We'd like to thank Cleis Press, Kristina Wright, Sacchi Green and the awesome erotica writers and editors who've stopped by to chat for everything they've done. We couldn't have done it without them. They've made this club absolutely incredible.

Cleis Press says they, too, have enjoyed the club just as much as you have! They loved talking with you guys at meetings, and learned a lot from you!

Unfortunately, we will be cancelling this meeting. But never fear! There will be a goodbye meeting held on March 15th at 8pm ET, here on the EdenFantasys forum. Hope to see you there!
02/13/2012
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
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Originally posted by Rayne Millaray
Hello everyone! First let me apologize for how hectic things have been for you guys the past few months. Like someone said, the holidays are a busy time for any retail company, and technical issues do happen. We're sorry you've had such a ... More
Although I've been having problems lately, and haven't been able to attend as regularly as I should, I am definitely going to miss the NRBC. When I did attend meetings, I really enjoyed chatting with everyone and finding out interesting info about the writers and editors of the books. NRBC also was my introduction to erotic fiction, and I really appreciate being exposed to this genre which I have very much enjoyed. I'm really sad to learn that this opportunity to read and socialize will no longer exist.

I'll miss all of y'all.
02/13/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
That really sucks, I so enjoy coming to these meetings. I hope we aren't losing anymore clubs, are we???
02/13/2012
Willow Wand Willow Wand
That is sad to hear. I hope that just makes the other clubs stronger.
02/13/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by Rayne Millaray
Hello everyone! First let me apologize for how hectic things have been for you guys the past few months. Like someone said, the holidays are a busy time for any retail company, and technical issues do happen. We're sorry you've had such a ... More
That's so terrible! I had a feeling that something like this was coming.

I really enjoyed having a place to meet with you all, even if I was only part of the club for four months or so. It really encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and write book reviews, something I never really considered doing on Eden before.

I really enjoyed the conversation and camaraderie this club developed, on everything from the book's topic to more deep, serious issues. I know that I got to know a lot more people than I would have otherwise, and I feel like the loss of the club really is something awful. Now I have to find some other meeting to go to!

I'm gonna be here on Thursday the 15th for sure, but may be a bit late as usual because my class lets out at 6 (8 o'clock 'Eden' time.)
02/13/2012
winterseve winterseve
This sucks. I'm so sad. I have loved conversing and discussing the books since I've started here a couple months ago. I'll still be planning to read and review books. Maybe we can start discussions individually on a book and not completely lose the club altogether. *big hug*
02/15/2012
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
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Originally posted by Rayne Millaray
Hello everyone! First let me apologize for how hectic things have been for you guys the past few months. Like someone said, the holidays are a busy time for any retail company, and technical issues do happen. We're sorry you've had such a ... More
I'm marking it on my calendar and getting the book in my order, and I'll have feedback!

I'm also sorry to see that it's going to be the last meeting, but at least we know that Cleis will keep publishing the best of books. I'm still looking forward to some titles mentioned in previous meetings.

But then, they have the best erotica writers and editors.
02/15/2012
ohaythere ohaythere
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Originally posted by winterseve
This sucks. I'm so sad. I have loved conversing and discussing the books since I've started here a couple months ago. I'll still be planning to read and review books. Maybe we can start discussions individually on a book and not ... More
!!!
03/04/2012
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
Just in case you didn't see, or you're coming here from the Google calender, the meeting is taking place here tonight: link

Hope to see you there!
03/15/2012
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