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Writers working on original short stories for the Morris-Jumel Anthology based on the history and lives lived at the Morris-Jumel Mansion (the oldest home in Manhattan) came together Saturday, June 25th for a private tour of the recently refurbished museum and to share their works in progress. Stories ranged from the Revolutionary War to the present, with some time...

In the aftermath of the horrible tragedy in Orlando we share with you the beautiful sentiment from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the Broadway hit “Hamilton.” Miranda voiced his feelings in his acceptance speech for one of many Tony Awards he won last night. SEE MORE HERE ...

Wow. Look at the gold thrones, the bride’s diamond and emerald tiara, her emerald necklace, her crystal Christian Louboutin heels and her jeweled bouquet. And then there’s the gold clothing and the groom’s crown. Just wow! The Sultan of Brunei’s 31 year-old son, Prince Abdul Malik, (the youngest child with of the Sultan’s third and current wife — he has 12) married Dayangku Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, a 22 year-old data technician in this lavish ceremony that will last 11 days (it’s still going on,...

The West Coast Will Never Recover Author/reprobates/legends-in-their-own-minds Ralph Greco, Jr. and M. Christian embark on a mini West Coast Tour of readings, gatherings, classes and legerdemain. Meeting in the ‘what-happens-there-stays there’ environs of Las Vegas (at the Riviera Hotel to be exact) erotic scribes M. Christian and R. Greco, Jr. begin their mini west coast tour at the end of this...

Not sure what to do this Valentine’s Weekend?  Well, pack your bags and head to Seattle (fictional home of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy) where the Shades of Romance conference is taking place with 18 top romance writers for you to spend a PJ party with after the PRIVATE screening of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, a private sex toy party, and the option to visit the Center for Sex Positive Culture. This girls weekend is just the spice you need to get your spark back! Sponsors for this exciting conference include Cleis Press, Circlet...

Hello, my fellow Helpless Romantics! I have some exciting news for all of the 50 Shades of Grey fans. This upcoming Valentine’s Day you can join other 50 Shades fans at the 50 Shades of Romance Conference in Seattle, Washington, a three-day 50 Shades event from Feb. 13-15th. As we all know, the 50 Shades trilogy takes place in Seattle, so it’s only perfect that this event is being held there. Host Maria Stefanopoulos, a huge 50 Shades fan, has arranged for an exclusive private screening of the 50 Shades movie, followed by a panel...

Always wanted an older man who would give you presents? Well, this weekend could be your lucky day. SantaCon comes to New York City on Saturday, December 13th, when thousands of men dressed as Santa go in a city-wide extravaganza, that is often a little un-Christmasy. But we’re sure that many amazing love-matches have been made as well. ...

I was fortunate enough to attend the annual New Jersey Romance Writers’ Put Your Heart in a Book Conference on October 18, 2014 at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey. The two-day conference boasted almost three hundred attendees and a wide array of talented authors as speakers, all intently focused on one subject—the writing and reading of...

Posted on Oct 13 2014 - 11:59am by Melanie Love
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Comic Con is one of the best dates ever, as you’ll see plenty of his and hers’ geeks dressed in costumes holding hands while going to panels on the history of TV’s Batman (yes, and Adam West was there in the flesh) or Marvel’s 75th anniversary or The Walking Dead’s future. There’s always plenty of interesting swag, as well as original art and books, and this just may be the best place to shop for your Halloween costume. This year there’s even a ComicCon food truck offering FREE samples of fiction food such as Sponge Bob’s...

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 2:29pm by Kaitlyn Jeffries
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Last weekend was the annual gathering of Romance Writers of America in hot and humid San Antonio where 2000 romance writers, editors and wanna-be’s descended upon the Alamo. The entire week was filled with schmoozing, great laughs, pitches, meetings, and lots of Tex-Mex. My week began with a bundle of panels that clued me in on some information about publishing and specifically erotic romance that I hadn’t taken into consideration. Check out the summary of those panels below: The Basics of BDSM: It is no surprise that with the...