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'09 Authors Insider Tips

Everything About Epublishing
by Angela James
Digital Publishing & Print
Common Myths of Epublishing
Ebook Formats and Devices

by Louisa Burton
Compelling Characters
Point of View, Part I
Point of View, Part II
Learning to Love Conflict
Story Structure
Keep ‘em Guessing
Keep it Simple
Keep Your Writing Real
The Importance of Pacing

Literary Streetwalker
by M. Christian
New World of Publishing
To Blog Or Not To Blog
Meeting & Making Friends
Thinking Beyond Sex
Selling Books
Walking the Line
e-book, e-publisher, e-fun
Still More E-book Fun

Shameless Self-Promotion
by Donna George Storey
Our Journey Begins
Pitches and Bios
Websites, Blogs & Readers
Publicists, Press Kits and...
Viva the Internet
Adventures in Cyberspace
Promoting In the Flesh
Make Your Own Movie
Bigger is Better
Looking Back, Planning Ahead

Two Girls Kissing
by Amie M. Evans
Questions to Ask Yourself...
Tough All Over

The Write Stuff
by Ashley Lister
Practice Makes Prefect
5 Books for Fiction Authors
Poetry In Motions
Six Serving Men
Ashley Lister is Anal
Stealing Ideas
Celebrating Poetry

2009 Smutters Lounge

Ashley Lister Submits
by Ashley Lister

Cooking Up A Storey
by Donna George Storey
A Year of Living Shamelessly
Adultery, Exhibitionism ...
John Updike Made Me Do It ...
Story Soup: Forbidden ...
Lessons from Amazon
Naked Lunches ...
Erotic Alchemy
Secrets of Seduction
Are You a “Real” Writer?
Don’t Fondle My Sentence

Cracking Foxy
with Robert Buckley
The Passionate Taphophile
Havens on Earth
A Knight Without Armor
Magic Carpet Rides
Getting Hammered
Keep It Quiet
Hang Around for a Spell

Get All Worked Up
with J.T. Benjamin
Worked Up About Why
Worked Up About Why, Part II
All Worked Up About Porn
The Catholic Church
Purity Movement
The National Crisis
The Future
About Homosexuality
Public Indiscretions

Pondering Porn
with Ann Regentin
Premature Ejaculation
Auctioning Off What?

Sex Is All Metaphors
by Jean Roberta
Who's Who Around the Table
Ritual Sex
Mixed Legacy
The Spectrum of Consent
Drawing the Line
Marriage without the Hype
The Distracting Smirk
Innocent Guns
Gardens of Earthly Delights

Provocative Interviews

Between the Lines
with Ashley Lister
Anneke Jacob
D L King
Kristina Lloyd
Lisabet Sarai
Mitzi Szereto
Portia Da Costa
Shanna Germain
Sommer Marsden
Susan DiPlacido

Guest Appearances

Marketing a Self-Published Novel
by Jeanne Ainslie

The Edge of Impropriety

by Pam Rosenthal

Book Review by Kristina Wright

Pam Rosenthal's historical romance novel, The Edge of Impropriety, has recently been awarded Romance Writers of America's peer-judged award, the RITA (sort of like the Edgar, or the Hugo or Nebula), for Best Historical Romance of 2009

sensual romance

Capturing the spirit of the traditional Regency novels, Pam Rosenthal weaves a delicate tapestry of public society and private desire in The Edge of Impropriety.  With a nod toward the classics, Rosenthal gilds the lily by allowing her characters to not only experience the temptation of secret passion, but to fulfill that passion in the most delicious of ways.

Marina Wyatt is the beautiful the Lady Gorham, a talented novelist whose roman à clef tales of the ton keeps all eyes on her during the London Season.  Marina does her best to live up to her image as a lover of the finest things in life—including the handsomest men of London society.  Her reputation is a silvery web of illusion, but dire straits make maintaining that illusion all-important in order to increase the sales of her novel.  To that end, she is happy to allow her readership to believe the young, impetuous Sir Anthony Hedges is her lover for a time, though they are no more than friends.

Anthony would be happy to take the beautiful older woman to bed, but he has his own troubles to worry about.  His cantankerous uncle, Jasper James Hedges, has arrived from the country with Anthony’s younger sister Sydney and Sydney’s governess in tow.  Jasper—a scholar and antiquarian who has more interest in the previous millennium than anything that might be going on in the present— is glaringly out of place in London society.  He disapproves of everything Anthony represents, but he wants what everyone thinks Anthony has—Marina.

Though it appears they have very little in common, the relationship between Marina and Jasper explodes on the page.  Their passion for each other is immediate and unrelenting and behind closed doors they are lovers worthy of their own grand novel.  For the sake of Marina’s reputation, they can be little more than acquaintances in public, bound by their relationship to Anthony.  It wouldn’t do for her to be associated with the frumpy, unfashionable Jasper Hedges, especially as the gossip mill grinds along attempting to determine who her next conquest might be now that Anthony seems to have lost her favor.

Marina isn’t the only one with secrets and Jasper, always immersed in the ancient past, is tortured by his own past.  All is not as it seems in London and the relationship forged in heated desire and carried out under cover of dark may end with the Season if Marina and Jasper cannot find some way to reconcile the past with the future.

The Edge of Impropriety is laced with all the accoutrements of a classic Regency and will appeal to lovers of historical romance.  Rosenthal does a lovely job with the love scenes—at turns bawdy and sensual—and they are lovely erotic nuggets in this character driven tale. Following on the heels of the deliciously sensual The Slightest Provocation, Rosenthal solidifies her reputation as a name to watch in the historical romance genre.

Kristina Wright
February 2009

The Edge of Impropriety by Pam Rosenthal
(NAL Trade; November 4, 2008; ISBN-10: 045122230X)
Available at  / Amazon UK

© 2009 Kristina Wright. All rights reserved.

About the Author: Kristina Wright is an award-winning author who loves writing stories that are emotionally compelling and sexually charged. Her erotica and erotic romance fiction has appeared in over sixty print anthologies. She holds a B.A. in English, a M.A. in Humanities and is entertaining the idea of pursuing a Ph.D. For more information about Kristina's writing and other interests, you can visit her website

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'09 Movie Reviews

Blame It On Savanna
Review by Byrdman

Cry Wolf
Review by Spooky

Review by Spooky

Heaven or Hell
Review by Oranje

House of Wicked
Review by Diesel

The Office: An XXX Parody
Review by Spooky

This Ain't The Partridge Family
Review by Spooky

'09 Book Reviews


A Slip of the Lip (ebook)
Review by Jean Roberta

Best Women's Erotica '09
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Bottoms Up
Review by Ashley Lister

Enchanted Again
Review by Victoria Blisse

Review by Kathleen Bradean

Girls on Top
Review by Ashley Lister

In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed
Review by Ashley Lister

Libidacoria (Poetry)
Review by Ashley Lister

Licks & Promises
Review by Ashley Lister

Like a Thorn (ebook)
Review by Lisabet Sarai

The Mile High Club
Review by Ashley Lister

Nexus Confessions: Vol 5
Review by Victoria Blisse

Nexus Confessions 6
Review by Victoria Blisse

Oysters & Chocolate
Review by Kristina Wright

Playing with Fire
Review by Ashley Lister

Sexy Little Numbers Vol 1
Review by Ashley Lister

Up for Grabs
Review by Lisabet Sarai


A 21st Century Courtesan
Review by Donna G. Storey

The Ages of Lulu
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Amanda’s Young Men
Review by Kristina Wright

As She's Told
Review by Ashley Lister

Bedding Down
Review by Victoria Blisse

Review by Ashley Lister

Brushes & Painted Dolls
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Cassandras Chateau
Review by Ashley Lister

The Edge of Impropriety
Review by Kristina Wright

Review by Kathleen Bradean

Free Pass
Review by Ashley Lister

The Gift of Shame
Review by Victoria Blisse

Kiss It Better
Review by Ashley Lister

The Melinoe Project
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Mortal Engines & The ...
Review by Ashley Lister

The New Rakes
Review by Ashley Lister

Ninety Days of Genevieve
Review by Victoria Blisse

Obsession: An Erotic Tale
Review by Kristina Wright

Sarah's Education
Review by Ashley Lister

Seduce Me
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Lesbian Erotica

Lesbian Cowboys
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Night's Kiss
Review by Jean Roberta

Where the Girls Are
Review by Jean Roberta

Gay Erotica

Animal Attraction 2
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Boys in Heat
Review by Vincent Diamond

Review by Lisabet Sarai

The Low Road
Review by Jean Roberta

Personal Demons
Review by Jean Roberta

Ready to Serve
Review by Vincent Diamond

The Secret Tunnel
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Review by Kathleen Bradean

Review by Vincent Diamond


Best Sex Writing '09
Review by Kristina Wright

The Big Penis Book
Review by Rob Hardy

Erotic Encounters
Review by Rob Hardy

The Forbidden Apple
Review by Rob Hardy

Hollywood’s Censor
Review by Rob Hardy

Lady in Red
Review by Rob Hardy

Licentious Gotham: Erotic...
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Live Nude Elf
Review by Rob Hardy

Live Nude Girl
Review by Rob Hardy

The Other Side of Desire
Review by Rob Hardy

Scripts 4 Play
Review by Ashley Lister