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Unintended Sex Ed

Many romance readers (and writers) are a little hesitant to admit that they read books that include hot sex scenes. Pulling out a book with a nearly naked man (Like Lori Foster’s yummy book) or a woman about to bust out of her bodice to read at the kid’s dentist office can be kind of…awkward. Especially when the child next to you – yours – starts reading over your shoulder.

Embarrassing or Public Service?

If you’re like me, you immediately slam the book shut and hide it away. Or pick up a magazine and use it to hide the cover of your romance reading. Luckily, my kids have learned to ask when they find a book on the couch – “Can I read this?” They still think sex is icky (and hopefully will until age 25). If they see skin on the cover, they pretty much know it’s not for them. But what about books that aren’t quite as clear (um, like mine?).

A great example is Wicked. A friend of mine heard how great the play was, and that she should take her kids to see it. To prep for the performance she bought the book and let her son read it. It looks innocuous enough, and the back cover blurb is pretty tame.

Let’s just say he didn’t get very far in before he was “grossed out” and gave it back to his mom. (The book is not appropriate for kids, in my opinion, but the play is, and I recommend it.)

So what do you think? Do you hide your romance books from your kids? From your friends? Or do you prefer your hot books have hot covers?

Author! Author! Blog Bounce

Click here to check out the Blog Bounce

What’s the Author! Author! Blog Bounce?? Well, it’s a fun way for readers to find new authors and for authors to connect with their readers!

All you have to do is click on the picture!

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Share the Wealth Giveaway

After having such a great time at the RT Booklovers Convention and scoring a TON of new books, I’m sharing the wealth and giving some away!

Here’s how it works:

1. To enter, comment on any of my blog posts that go up in May (starting with this one!). I want to hear from you! And yes, more comments equals more entries! Note: comments are moderated, so spammers are not eligible to win.

2. Due to postage costs, this contest is open to US addresses only. 8( Sorry!

3. Winner will be picked at random on June 1, 2011.

WHAT DO I WIN??!

The grand prize winner will get their pick of FIVE books from the following list (you can see them all in one place HERE on Goodreads):

Bitten
Body Language
Weddings Can Be Murder
A Little Bit Wicked
Lover Mine
No One Heard Her Scream
Southern Comfort
It's Hotter In Hawaii
Murder in Vein
Coming Undone
The Vampire Voss
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives
The Panic Zone
Killer Heat
Face of Danger
Blue Diablo
Eve of Chaos
Senseless
Nowhere Near Respectable
Knight of Passion
This Charming Man
Skinny-Dipping
Up Close and Dangerous
The Guy Next Door
Malice
Mad about the Duke
How to Woo a Reluctant Lady
Brimstone Kiss
Healing Dr. Fortune
Poisoned Kisses

The runner-up gets their pick of TWO of the remaining books.

What? You DON’T have a copy of Whirlwind yet? Each winner will also get an autographed copy!

So if you like to read, be sure and check out my blog entries this May and leave a comment or two. You may win a box of books to take to the beach this summer!

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