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Friday, February 26, 2016

Congrats to the Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway Winner!


Congratulations to Paula S. in the southern U.S. for winning the Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway along with a Travel Journeys & Destinations swag bag.

Remember, there's still time to enter the extended giveaway until 3/26/2016 by reviewing and/or buying Dodging Eros, Through Past, Present and Pleasure. See the details here:
https://www.facebook.com/Dodging-Eros-Grown-Ups-Getaway-Giveaway-457817364426217/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

PoP Debate Question 7

The phrase, “I’m protected,” is still spoken by some female characters in contemporary romance to indicate that it’s safe to have sex without a condom because she’s taking contraceptives. What, if any, impact does this non-scientifically based attitude have on public health campaigns that support safe sex initiatives to prevent the transmission of STIDs? 


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway Winner & Extension



Thank you to everyone who entered the Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway to celebrate the launch of Dodging Eros, Through Past, Present and Pleasure by Cardyn Brooks! The winner will be announced by Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Didn't win?

Cheer up. There's a second chance for those who have already bought and/or reviewed Dodging Eros or do so by March 26, 2016. Good luck!

Here are the updated details:


Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway Extended until 3/26/2016

Hello,

Reading has been a brain escape for me since my dad used silly voices at bedtime to enact each character from my collection of Dr. Seuss books. The launch of Dodging Eros, Through Past, Present and Pleasure by Private Moments Publishing (an imprint of 5 Prince Publishing) seems like the perfect opportunity to offer reviewers and readers a chance to win a mini-retreat from the demands of being a grown-up and to focus on the pleasures of being a consenting adult.

Giveaway Details:
  • A mid-week, 3-day/2-night getaway for two adults (both at least 18 years old)
  • Entry period will run from 12:01 a.m. ET Monday, January 4, 2016 through 11:59 p.m. ET Saturday, February 20 March 26, 2016.(1)
  • Winner will be chosen by random drawing, and announced on the Blerdy Binge Reader blog (BlerdyBingeReader.blogspot.com) and posted to the Cardyn Brooks Facebook page by Saturday, February 27 April 2, 2016.
  • Within 30 days of confirmed verification of eligibility to receive the prize, the randomly selected winner will receive a gift card or voucher redeemable for the value of a mid-week, 3-day/2-night stay in a double occupancy standard room at a property at an international hotel chain or resort from a pre-determined list of locations. Booking dates subject to availability at the selected property. Gift card or voucher not redeemable for cash.
  • Winner is responsible for all prize taxes, travel arrangements, travel documents, applicable legal & medical clearances, travel costs, parking fees, upgrade charges, mini-bar, room service, spa services, activities fees, meals, gratuities, surcharges and currency exchange fees.
  • Winner is responsible for meeting all eligibility requirements.
  • One entry per person (at least 18 years old as of January 4, 2016) per the following methods for the extension ending Saturday, March 26, 2016:
1.      Dodging Eros print or digital purchase: Post a pic of yourself holding your copy of DE under the DE cover art post on the Dodging Eros: Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/Dodging-Eros-Grown-Ups-Getaway-Giveaway-457817364426217/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel and/or
2.      DE review (e-ARCs available through NetGalley) posted to Amazon or Goodreads

No purchase necessary. Purchasing multiple copies of Dodging Eros will not equal multiple entries nor will it increase an entrant’s odds of winning. Total number of eligible entries as of the close of the contest will determine the odds of winning. 5PP and PMP employees, and employees of the winning hotel chain/resort and their spouses, domestic partners and their children are not eligible to win. Void where prohibited by law.


(1)   As sponsor of this Grown-Ups Getaway giveaway the author is not responsible for entries that are not received by the closing deadline. The author is not liable for events that may occur while giveaway winner and/or companion reside at the destination property or while they travel to and from the destination property. Entering this giveaway equals agreeing to all terms of participation.


Winner: The randomly selected winner will receive a mid-week, 3-day/2-night mini-retreat for 2 adults (both at least 18 years old) as described in the above giveaway details.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

PoP Debate Question 6

Hi.

Welcome to the Politics of Pleasure Debate connected to the launch of Dodging Eros, Through Past, Present and Pleasure by Cardyn Brooks from PrivateMomentsPublishing.com.

Questions 1--5 start with earlier posts beginning Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The intention is to examine the ways in which mainstream contemporary fiction reflects and contradicts the evolution of society's demographics and mores.


What are some examples of the persistence of slut-shaming in mainstream contemporary romance novels?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PoP Debate Question 5

Why do many mainstream contemporary romance novels still explicitly state the exact number of sexual partners the main female character has had?  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PoP Debate Question 4

Are non-Anglo/Caucasian/white female main characters described differently from their Anglo/Caucasian/white counterparts in mainstream contemporary fiction? In what ways?