Saturday, March 29, 2014

Erotica & Pornography

I have been asked a few times, isn’t Erotica just the same as Pornography? Good question. I have heard, or rather, in a few extreme cases, have been TOLD, that writing or reading Erotica is just the same as watching the most vile pornography tape available.

I would like to start out by saying that I respect and understand every person’s RIGHT to voice any opinion and/or beliefs they may have. I am a firm believer in The Freedom of Speech. I am not writing this to change anyone’s opinion and/or beliefs. I am writing this because The Freedom of Speech allows me to voice my opinion and beliefs. I am not writing this post on behalf of, nor am I speaking for anyone else. It is about my view, beliefs and understanding.

I love writing, and I love writing Erotica. Some people do not classify people who write Erotica as being “writers”. A very few other authors that I know of, do not want anything to do with me, do not take me or what I write seriously, and have some “colourful” words in which to describe me. I have heard that I should not be allowed to breathe the same air as “authors”, or I have no RIGHT to call myself an “author”. I am just not a “serious” author, such as them. They choose to ignore me, pretend I do not exist and refuse to help promote me in the same manner they and I choose to support authors who write in all the different genres. Here is where I could defend myself on every point I have just mentioned. However, normally I do not defend myself against other people’s opinions. They are entitled to their opinions, and as I previously stated, I respect their opinions. I may at some time in another post, end up discussing those same points, but not in an attack of others. There are several, if not a lot, of things in today’s world that I find offensive, have a strong dislike for, irk me, or “I just do not get”. Some have been all over the news and social media, and a very few have had several large groups and/or individuals who want to have them permanently banned and removed from public consumption. I do not agree with banning people, shows, movies, books, etc. If I do not like it, I do not tune into it. Depending on what it is, I may with friends, voice my opinion, laugh about it, or try to understand what it is, that is so fascinating, that millions of people cannot get enough of it. If millions of people want it, there is nothing wrong with it. I have my personal tastes and views as does everyone else.

I spend my time doing as I choose, and I am a very happy woman!

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Scarlett Flame's BOUND FOR PASSION - Book Tour

 
 
 
Book Description
 
 
When Vivienne sits inconsolable in the hospital chapel, the last encounter she expects is a fervent entanglement with an otherworldly being, as passions increase she learns for the first time in her life the true meaning of out of this world. In the second, Sarah meets a new lover after telling him all her intimate fantasies in an internet chat room. And, the final story concerns the journey a young woman takes, as a Dominant offers to show her the ropes, in exchange for her submission via BDSM. Individually these stories are hot, but together they are sizzling.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

NEW RELEASE!

Book #3 in The Happy Spinster Series is released!
 
 
 
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Books 1 & 2 in the Happy Spinster Series are currently on sale for a limited time on Amazon or please use the following links to download via Smashwords if the price reduction is not yet lowered at B&N, Apple & Sony.

The Happy Spinster
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The Date
(The Happy Spinster Series #3)
 
Tawny, aka The Happy Spinster, returns!
 
Although she is still wondering what is going to happen with her cowboy, her best friend, Teresa, convinces her that maybe she better release all her 'pent up energy' before she completely loses it!
 
However, Tawny is not yet ready to be with another man. Being the curious lady that she is, she considers finding another woman to satisfy her needs.
 
Teresa suggests an on-line dating site to find the arrangement she is hoping to find.
 
She meets Jenny. The two women meet in a bar.
 
While Tawny & Jenny are getting to know each other, a sweet & sexy guy, Dale, literally gets in the middle of the two women when he meets them in the lounge area of the bar, sitting next to each other on a cosy love seat.
 
Now we have Tawny, Jenny & Dale.
 
Although two is company,
 
Three is not always a crowd,
 

Or is it?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Does it make you feel?

What you see, touch, hear, smell, taste, does it make you feel a certain emotion? Do you remember something you once felt? So many emotions to feel. Love, hate, happiness, sadness, pain, joy; the list is endless. When I watch, read, or see something for entertainment, I hope that I feel something. Our spare time is limited, our lives are busy. I choose to spend mine escaping in a story that takes me to a place where my emotions are stimulated. It does not matter how popular it is, what the critics say, or how highly recommended, or not, it is. I remember my favourite movies, books, and art because they have evoked an emotion(s) in me. I watch movies, TV shows and read books that I hope will thrill me, scare me, make me laugh or make me cry. Sometimes I am looking to feel joy, feel sexy, feel very afraid, although I know in reality I am safe and comfortable in my own home. That scary movie that had you all tensed up. It was hard to go to sleep that night. That comedy special that had you and your friend laughing so hard that tears were running down your face and your stomach was hurting. Even now, you can say one quick funny line to your friend and you both break out laughing as you remember that night. A book that although made you cry as it was so sad, you did not want it to end. The author made the characters come alive to the point where you felt that some or all were actually people you have met or knew. I just finished a trilogy of books that was like that and I think amazing. It was historical fiction and written so well that I was transported to a different time, place, and into a culture I have never been. But, because of the writers tremendous gift, via the words they wrote, I now feel as though I experienced and was submersed into another place. While reading I was able to taste, see and feel a huge range of emotions. I thank the author for giving me that gift. I do not think it matters whether or not what makes me feel strong emotions has won prestigious awards, is on a best seller list, or is considered or decided by others to be how I should be spending my time. Everyone is unique and special. What they choose to feel and how they decide what and how they spend their time is going to be different for everyone. Of course there will be movies, books, art, etc., that will appeal to a larger audience, but that does not lessen the effect that another not as well known or less mainstream will have on an individual. Depending on my mood and what I am looking for, I always search for something to trigger a feeling, place, an experience or a certain state of being that will make me feel what I am seeking. It is my time to spend. I may not discuss it with others or I may tell everyone I know how much I enjoyed it and why. As long as it meant something to me and made me feel something, then it was worth my time.



 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ew! You're a biker chick!

Actual Twitter conversation I had a few months ago. I do not remember who it was that started this exchange, so let’s call him ‘Idiot On Twitter (IOT)’

IOT: Ew! You’re a biker chick!

Me: Um, excuse me?

IOT: You ride a Harley.

ME: Yes, but how does that make me a ‘biker chick?’

IOT: NO IDEA what he said next… I forget how the rest of the conversation went/ (I am only now trying to remember what exactly was said, but first line is correct and how it started.)

ME: If I rode a Honda, would I still be a ’biker chick?”

IOT: No.

What!?

Okay, first of all, what a way to start a conversation. Help me out here, regardless of whether or not you are, might be, have no idea, or feel you are definitely not, how would you feel if some stranger approached you by saying:

“Ew! You are a (insert anything!)”

‘Ew!’ - Is there anyway this can start out as anything BUT an insult?
 (Making comments as ‘Anonymous’ to my blog posts, is an option I have always made available for those who wish not to leave a name,) so please, thoughts anyone? I am curious as to how others may see it.

Back to the statement made by IOT. A woman who rides a motorcycle is not considered a ‘biker chick’ unless they ride a Harley? Who made this rule?

Guess what IOT!

Perhaps I am just a lady that loves riding a kick-ass motorcycle!

Kare