Category Archives: Romance

Redefining sexy with dwarves, demons and aliens

This post originally appeared May 16, 2014, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. I’ve loved science fiction and fantasy my whole life. I saw the first STAR WARS in the 70s, played with the original Battlestar Galactica toys, … Continue reading

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Skyrim spouses: The good, the bad and the ugly

The Divines have blessed a total of 30 female marriage candidates and 37 male marriage candidates in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and official expansions. You can marry anyone, regardless of your Dragonborn’s race or gender, so long as you’ve fulfilled … Continue reading

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Skyrim smut, part 3: “Tickling the angry troll”

* * WARNING: ADULT CONTENT * * The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Tamriel and its inhabitants belong to Bethesda. Zephyr Silvertongue is an original character. Do not read if you are easily offended by fanfiction, erotica, witty banter, a Dunmer … Continue reading

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Skyrim smut, part 2: “I need another stamina potion”

* * WARNING: ADULT CONTENT * * The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Tamriel and its inhabitants belong to Bethesda. Zephyr Silvertongue is an original character. Do not read if you are easily offended by fanfiction, erotica, witty banter, a housecarl who … Continue reading

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To boldly smooch where we haven’t smooched before

This post originally appeared December 1, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. We recently passed the 45th anniversary of the first scripted interracial kiss between a white man and a black woman on American television in the Star … Continue reading

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It’s all a bit silly… and that’s OK

This post originally appeared November 3, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. Every single person reading this has a ridiculous skeleton somewhere in their closet. Whether it’s a complete collection of Batman Forever trading cards lovingly stored in … Continue reading

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Dear romance authors

I enjoy a good romance novel. I’m especially fond of anything in a kilt. Yes, Highland Romance is a cheesy genre, peppered with “dinnas” and “aye, lassies.” It typically pairs a sassy heroine who doesn’t fit the time period with a Muscles … Continue reading

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SF, SFR, SFWA and SEX

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) appears to have some issues of sexism within its ranks. (More links here.) Then Stuart Sharp set off a bit of brouhaha when he disparaged the SFR genre. The blogosphere’s been busy, … Continue reading

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Guest: B.V. Larson on his self-published success

Guess what! My cousin Brian is also a science fiction and fantasy author, as well as writing paranormal, romance, urban fantasy and more. He’s a self-publishing success story, reaching as many as a thousand downloads a day and over a … Continue reading

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Guest: Shawna Reppert and The Stolen Luck

Today I’m welcoming fellow Carina Press author Shawna Reppert to share an excerpt of her new M/M romantic fantasy novel, The Stolen Luck. I can’t wait to read the whole story! Without further ado, I’ll turn the blog over to … Continue reading

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