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When She's on Top by C. X Brooks coming Sat. 4/14 from BlackOpalBooks.com


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Politics of Pleasure Debate Question 12

In how many different ways is women’s fiction subversive? 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway 2nd Round Extension

Since Easter weekend starts spring break for some adults and ends it for others, the 2nd round of the Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway has been extended until Saturday, June 4, 2016 to allow for the beginning of the warm weather reading season.

Everyone who has already reviewed and/or purchased Dodging Eros is still entered (except for Paula S., who won the first round;-).

Best wishes & good luck!

Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway Extended until 3/26/6/4/2016


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  June 4, 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  June 11, 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  June 4, 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.

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.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Hyatt Hotels.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

PoP Debate Question 11

What assumptions are implied when a character is described as “every wo/man’s dream” in fiction? 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

PoP Debate Question 10

In fiction and in real life, romantic love and marriage are packaged and marketed to girls and women as essential components to having a fulfilling life, while romantic love and marriage are treated as optional for boys and men. [ex. media coverage of Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift as bachelorettes versus George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio as bachelors] How do these opposing ideas impact hetero and QUILTBAG monogamous relationships? 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

PoP Debate Question 9

When female characters beg and plead for sexual satisfaction from their men in mainstream hetero contemporary romance, what, if any, social commentary is being made? 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Politics of Pleasure Debate Question 8

What does the current “Girl” trend in mainstream adult contemporary fiction reflect about society’s attitudes toward grown women?

The Adventures of Anglo Ingenue and Stone-Cold Billionaire (intro)
an Absurd Theater vignette
setting: party as corporate networking event
tabloid moniker: Stoglo

He trapped my and gaze and refused to release me from his stare as I watched him work his way across the ballroom filled with the industry's power brokers.

This man was dangerous.

His bespoke tuxedo couldn't hide the rough edges of his bad boy, bad ass, dominant, alpha shark intensity cutting through the chum of posers and hangers-on who tried to catch his attention.

He ignored them.

This sexy man's reputation as a rebellious genius with a bad attitude in business and an insatiable appetite as a connoisseur of sin made him irresistible.

I knew I was in way over my head...