Tracey’s Seal of Approval: Porn. Erotic Romance?

This week’s listing of blog posts that gets Tracey’s Seal of Approval:

Blackberry 10 tells your friends when you’re watching porn: Good thing I have an iPhone. ;-)

The Cocktailery Affair- The Drink from U.N.C.L.E.: You know I love a good drink! ;-) My friend, Alexa Day, shows you how to make a good one.

Why I Now Hate Erotic Romance: I’ve seen a lot of the problems this author writes about, but I disagree with some of her points. Still, it’s an interesting post and a discussion I think we should have about the genre, especially with this perception in the media that it IS romance. It’s not. Explicit sex scenes and a HEA does not a romance make. Likewise, I’ve read some erotic romance that I’ve loved and that I thought was well written, like The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden.

Which post did you like best? Why?

Comments

  1. I don’t think I want my phone telling ANYONE what I’m doing! Why would they add that feature? What on earth were they thinking? I tried to read the entire erotic romance post, but my fogginess is in full swing today, so I had to skim parts, but I agree that it’s an interesting topic. I know my erotic romance reading has dropped way off. I think I just got burned out on the smut. Hopefully that will swing back around soon. :)

    • This generation thinks their life should be shared with the world; there is no privacy!
      As for erotic romance, I’ve been burned by that genre more than any other when it comes to trying new authors. A good erotic sex scene needs more than certain words and I’m not sure all authors who write it know it. :-)

  2. Hi Tracey! I’ll have to give highest honors to our good friend, Alexa Day. One because I, too, crushed on Illya Kuryakin and Two I applaud anyone who can help me find new ways to enjoy vodka. Not that I’m a lush (far from it), but one does become weary of the old standards. The Porn rant was highly entertaining and has to get my vote for #2, however I, like Tameri, was also reduced to skimming. It’s a LONG rant. Therefor the blabbering Blackberry must fall to third.

  3. All about the cocktails here!

  4. Thank you so much for featuring me and the Illya Kuryakin today! I wish there was some way to put your seal on my bottle of cake vodka. It’s all I can do to resist the temptation to make myself a nice cold Illya Kuryakin right now, but if I finish my homework, maybe I can take one to bed. ;)

    I tried hard to read the erotic romance rant. I really did. You know I come from The Land of the $10 Word and the $1000 Sentence (don’t go to law school!), but struggling for comprehension is not something I do recreationally anymore. The best I could figure, the author has written off the entire genre because she’s picked up a couple of bad apples. Isn’t it just easier to figure out what a bad apple feels like in your hand before biting into it? I mean, if I swore off entire genres after a couple of bad experiences, I’d have very few options left, and that scares me a little.

    I confess, however, that I may not be fully grasping the substance of the rant. I began skimming about a third of the way down.

    • How could I not support a friend? Especially a friend who shares a great drink. This is MIMOSAS at Midnight. What kind of host would I be if I didn’t offer a great cocktail or four? ;-)
      As for the porn rant, yes it was long. But I thought she made a good point about how everyone and their mom thinking they can write erotic romance and why that’s not true.
      Lesson learned today: People like their cocktails plentiful and their blog posts brief! LOL

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