Category Archives: Romance

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

My cousin Brian is also an author. He’s a self-publishing success story, reaching as many as a thousand downloads a day and over a million copies sold since 2010, which led to contract offers from publishers. His most recent book, … Continue reading

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How I left my husband for a guy with pointy ears

I’d hired Teldryn Sero because I didn’t care if he died. Little did I know I would fall in love with him and leave my husband in Solitude with a crate of gems, two adopted urchins, and a bottle of … Continue reading

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Skyrim smut for a horny Dovahkiin

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

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Goofy heroes and compassionate heroines

This post originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on December 18, 2012. My 12-year-old daughter asked me who would play Duin if they made a Stellarnet movie. She’s read portions of Stellarnet Rebel and Stellarnet Prince, and … Continue reading

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