Dang, and another one…

This time from ParaNormalRomance reviews: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=31422 The review is mostly a plot synopsis, but features the headline “Scorching hot with a touch of suspense” and finishes off with this nice blurb: “Cecilia Tan brings together love, suspense, and scorching sex in a story well worth reading. I would love to read a sequel to see…

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MIND GAMES keeps getting reviewed favorably (happy dance)

I’m pleased to say my paranormal erotic romance, MIND GAMES, has garnered another rave review. FIVE STARS! From Manic Readers Review, a romance review site.

Excerpts: “Ms. Tan is going to blow readers away with Mind Games! Superb from beginning to end, I discovered new faith in the paranormal erotica genre.”

“Fans of Ms. Tan’s erotica will rejoice at her venture into the paranormal world. This was such a treat for me… I certainly hope this won’t be Ms. Tan’s only foray into the paranormal world because Mind Games is definitely an all out hit!”

Here’s a link to the whole thing:

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What’s next, witch burning??

I honestly can not wrap my head about a lawsuit pending in Wisconsin in which four West Bend community members are claiming that just SEEING A COPY of Francesca Lia Block’s young adult book BABY BE-BOP on display in the public library damaged them. (“Oh my virgin eyyyyyyyes!!!!”)

To quote from the ALA story on the matter:

Milwaukee-area citizen Robert C. Braun of the Christian Civil Liberties Union (CCLU) distributed at the meeting copies of a claim for damages he and three other plaintiffs filed April 28 with the city; the complainants seek the right to publicly burn or destroy by another means the library’s copy of Baby Be-Bop. The claim also demands $120,000 in compensatory damages ($30,000 per plaintiff) for being exposed to the book in a library display, and the resignation of West Bend Mayor Kristine Deiss for “allow[ing] this book to be viewed by the public.”

“the plaintiffs, all of whom are elderly, claim their mental and emotional well-being was damaged by this book at the library,” specifically because Baby Be-Bop contains the “n” word and derogatory sexual and political epithets that can incite violence and “put one’s life in possible jeopardy, adults and children alike.”

All I can say is… WTF people. I can’t even muster a coherent argument against this, it’s broken my brain so badly.

If anyone knows of a legal fund we can donate to to help the library fight the case, please let me know?

Meanwhile, you can buy a copy of the much-lauded and award-winning book in question here at Powell’s.

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BEA Report #2

I was too tired out last night to blog about BEA! Tonight I’m a little bit more awake at least for a little while. Tonight was the Alyson Books party, at a very beautiful venue called The Gates. Managed to catch up briefly with two of my favorite native New Yorkers and writers, Samuel R….

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Erotica + Romance

I am the guest blogger today over at Love Romance Passion! I wrote an article about the difference between erotica and romance, and how as the readership has changed to be more sexually active and sex-savvy, romance as a whole has had to get more erotic. http://www.loveromancepassion.com/erotic-romance-not-just-erotica-and-romance/ Being all Ravenclaw like I am, I couldn’t…

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