Luci Parker, erotica author—Chai and Frank Ferguson eagerly devour everything she writes. Can she be the woman they’re looking for?
We’re very excited about our next release, Writing Skin, due out from Extasy Books on May 1. Readers familiar with our work will recognize heroine Luci Parker as Kate’s younger sister from our very first Extasy erotic romance, The Diary, which received a number of rave reviews and was a recommended read at Joyfully Reviewed. Luci proved herself to be an exquisite writer of erotica in that story, enticing her sister into a riveting intercontinental quest for revenge. Writing Skin drops in on Luci’s life several years later:
What would it be like to be romanced by not one but two potential partners, simultaneously?
Luci Parker has finally achieved the career of her dreams as an erotica author – but the only romance in her life these days is in the books she writes. Long attracted to both men and women, Luci despairs of ever finding just one person to settle down with.
Owners of a South Side Chicago bookstore, Chai and Frank Ferguson eagerly devour Luci’s books as fast as she can write them, and now they wonder if she might be the woman they’ve been looking for.
Frank is deeply in love with Chai but knows she’ll never be complete without a woman to love as well. Can he match the passion of not one but two exquisite and complicated women at the same time? Will Luci even want him? And if Chai truly falls in love with Luci, will there be room for him?
All three characters in this intense erotic love story wrestle with the meaning of love, lust and commitment as they struggle to find themselves—and each other.
It’s not over. 50,000+ books have been restored to their ranking and search privileges at Amazon and an apology (of sorts) has been issued, but the danger still lurks unchecked: Amazon has a huge market share, and it can technically do whatever it wants.
Me, I love a fight like this. The groundswell on Twitter Sunday proves there are thousands of people ready to name names and take action. It’s not just about authors and small publishers and indie bookstores – it’s about the right of the public to have full access to whatever it wants to read. Freedom of speech vs. censorship. Have at ‘em!
Under the radar with all the focus on the marvelous advances in marriage equality this week, there have been some great posts on bisexuality. Over at Queers United yesterday was a forum on the bisexual/bi-racial overlap with the following observation:
“Society tends to see things in black or white and often does not see shades of gray. Differences challenge us to open our minds and see that most things and people are not an absolute but simply fall into some shade or variation of whatever attribute we happen to be discussing at the time.”
That may be why so many in the movement embrace the term “queer” instead of “GLBT” or some other alphabet combination that perpetuates the notion of neat categories.
Over at , a fabulous spoof on lesbian clichés and stereotypes brought out a spate of bi responders who’ve endured insults, criticism and attacks from both sides, just for being bi. Even so, there were many voices lifting up the riches of being bi. My favorite was a comment from Lilah, who re-wrote said alphabet to place bi in the middle and have it both ways: “Actually, GBLT is exactly how I refer to it, because I like to think of it as a lovely gay sandwich, with delicious rainbow mayonnaise.”
Our blog title today is based on the title of one of my favorite books. I heartily recommend Getting Bi by Robyn Ochs – authentic voices from the international bi community on a wide range of issues, and compelling articles providing food for thought. We’ll give you a more thorough review in a future blog.
Comments on the Jezebel.com blog raised another interesting notion – if bisexuals were more accepted into the queer/GLBT community and felt more comfortable, their numbers could greatly swell rallies across the nation for the entire spectrum of gay rights. April’s already been filled with amazing opportunities and will continue to be so as the marriage equality campaign heats up. Maybe we’ll catch you at a rally!