The Erotic Reading Room
The Erotic Reading Room
Ava Sinclair
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Welcome to the The Erotic Reading Room, where we will explore erotic romance with its many sub genres, introduce you to authors who will read from their books, and hopefully whet your appetite for some of the raciest books you’ll ever love. Find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/eroticreadingroompodcast Follow us on Twitter: @EroticPodcast Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/avasinclair/support
THE PLEASURES AND PITFALLS OF BEING AN EROTIC ROMANCE WRITER: Talking with the owner of Red Hot Romance Publishing
On this episode of the Erotic Reading Room, I sit down with USA Today bestselling author Maren Smith, owner of Red Hot Romance Publishing, and her marketing director, USA Today bestselling author Rayanna Jamison to talk about the ins-and-outs of publishing and why authors need to be careful when selecting a publisher. It’s a particularly important lesson given that Maren and I were among the authors quoted in a recent New York Times expose on our former publisher Blushing Books that spotlights how things can go sideways if you put your trust in the wrong company. We also talk about the changes in the erotic romance genre, which has become more inclusive as authors write storylines featuring characters with more realistic body images, older characters (my upcoming book Finally Daddy features characters over age forty), and LGBTQ characters. We discuss the success of both the company’s Dirty Daddies Anthology as well as the overwhelmingly positive reception of the Dirty Daddies Pride edition featuring gay and lesbian daddies. Here are the links for everything we talked about in the shows. Please click them. Red Hot Romance Publishing https://redhotromancepublishing.com/ The 2021 Dirty Daddies Anthology https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0917LNL9W The Dirty Daddies Pride Anthology https://books2read.com/u/b5vPN7 “An Erotic Pioneer Goes from Hero to Villain for Dozens of Authors” – the New York Times expose of Blushing Books owner Anne Wills a.k.a. Bethany Burke https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/03/business/romance-publishing-blushing-erotica.html Finally Daddy (the first book I’ve written since the pandemic and yes, I’m shamefully pimping it here because I like getting sales) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09JQQ53Z7/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/avasinclair/support
Nov 9, 2021
29 min
THE (POSSIBLY) MOST DEPRAVED EROTICA AUTHOR EVER: The Marquis De Sade
Erotica is nothing new. Neither is scandal. But you'd be hard-pressed to find an author to compare to the one I'm spotlighting in this episode who did awful things in and out of books. The Marquis de Sade was a libertine and a madman. He wrote books that still shock the sensibilities even today, books that would be banned from Amazon if we wrote adapted his style to modern times. So who was he? What was he like? How did he become one of the most famous and notorious authors whose name is synonymous with pain? And why is his work still available when modern authors sometimes find themselves censored? Sources for this podcast include:  Smithsonian magazine's article, "Who Was the Marquis De Sade?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/who-was-marquis-de-sade-180953980/ The Guardian's "The Most Impure Tale Ever Written" https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/07/marquis-de-sade-120-days-of-sodom-published-classic The New Yorker's At Home with the Marquis de Sade https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1998/10/12/at-home-with-the-marquis-de-sade I also want to include a link to K. Webster's "The Wild," which was banned on Amazon. If deSade's books are still available there, I feel like she needs a shout-out. https://www.authorkwebster.com/product/the-wild/ I'd also like to recognize author Olivia Fox, whose excerpt from her latest book, Daddy's Sweet Ride, appears at the end of this eposide. You can find her books on Amazon here: www.amazon.com/Olivia-Fox/e/B07ZXMH4CN Check out her web site at http://www.oliviafoxromance.com As always, I want to thank our sponsor, L. Woods PR. If you're an author looking for services, they're the ones to see. https://www.ellewoodspr.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/avasinclair/support
Jul 26, 2020
31 min
Reading and Writing Through the Pandemic PART TWO: Author survival strategies with Heather Roberts
Welcome to Part II of Reading and Writing Through the Pandemic, a special episode of the Erotic Reading Room that addresses the impact Covid-19 is having on readers and writers. In Part I, we discussed the mental health impact with licensed therapist Anne Leggett, owner of Compass Point Therapy. In Part II, I’m talking the business impact on the romance genre with Heather Roberts, owner of L. Woods PR. This is a fascinating discussion you don’t want to miss. This pandemic has changed everything. It’s impacted our budget, our work productivity, and our strategies for buying and selling books. Heather provides tips on navigating the upheaval to our professional lives, and provides tips on how to stay competitive even when everything is turned upside down, even if we can’t afford ad spend. We also talk about what the pandemic may mean long term. Will it change how we sell books, or even what we read and write? For authors considering professional services, L. Woods offers not just full-time professional guidance, but a la carte for those of us who have to watch our budgets. You can find here here: https://www.ellewoodspr.com One of my favorite parts of this podcast was discussing how the pandemic may shape our image of heroes and heroism. I only wish I’d found this article before I talked to Heather, because guess who’s emerged as a sex symbol in erotic fan fic? Yeah, that’s right. Dr. Fauci. Smart men as book boyfriends? Yes, please. https://www.cnet.com/news/dr-anthony-fauci-nominated-for-people-magazine-sexiest-man-alive-as-fauci-merch-abounds/ And because this is a genre-driven podcast, I didn’t want to conclude the episode without spotlighting an author, so Part II concludes with an excerpt from a book you’ll want to add to your lockdown reading list – Bulletproof Butterfly by Anna Brooks. The book is available in KU here: https://www.amazon.com/Bulletproof-Butterfly-Anna-Brooks-ebook/dp/B077G9BKJP --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/avasinclair/support
May 16, 2020
38 min
Reading and Writing Through the Pandemic PART ONE: Our Mental Health
This is a different kind of episode of the Erotic Reading Room.  We’re taking a break from exploring genres to discuss what’s weighing on all of us – the pandemic. This is the first of a two-part episode on how Covid-19 is impacting authors and readers in the erotic romance community. For this portion, we’ll be exploring mental health with Anne Leggett, a Virginia- licensed mental health therapist who runs Compass Pointe Therapy specializing in individual and family therapy via online sessions. You can find her at https://www.compasspointetherapy.com For national therapy resources, go here: https://mhanational.org/ The struggle is real now. Depression is real. If it’s too much for you or someone in your family and you need immediate help, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Having a hard time focusing on reading? You’re not alone. Check out this article on how the pandemic is affecting our focus here: https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/5/11/21250518/oliver-j-robinson-interview-pandemic-anxiety-reading?fbclid=IwAR3V4ZojZM41gD8vJ47hc0eD3J9K7RinaUkZGZIGSX515vPhLEGnfl_emTU You don’t have to be a writer to be creative. Fire up your quarantine creativity with these tips: https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2020/04/coronavirus-social-distancing-art-projects/610246/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/avasinclair/support
May 16, 2020
25 min
FIRE AND ICE: The Sexy World of Hockey Romance
Even if you're not a sports fan, you'll find yourself cheering for Kat Mizera's books set in the world of professional hockey. If you like sex, drama, romance, and celebrity athletes with a bad boy edge, Kat delivers.  To check out the book we discussed in this episode - Defending Danny - just click here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CV9N8FD Find Kat on social media here. www.katmizera.com (newsletter sign-up is on the home page) Facebook:  www.facebook.com/authorkatmizera Twitter: www.twitter.com/authorkatmiz Author Central: amazon.com/author/katmizera https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15094397.Kat_Mizera Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katmiz/ Book Bub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kat-mizera Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katmizera A special thanks to L. Woods PR for sponsoring The Erotic Reading Room. Whether you’re an author or a reader, L. Woods has something for you, and if you enter the promo code EROTIC5 at the checkout, you’ll get 5% off your first order! Follow the Erotic Reading Room on Facebook: About the host: I’m USA Today bestselling author Ava Sinclair. I’ve written widely across the erotic romance genre for over twenty years, but am most known for my naughty daddy kink books. Check out my Web site at www.avasinclairauthor.com. Want a FREE Daddy book? Just click HERE.   --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/avasinclair/support
Feb 3, 2020
56 min
WHO’S YOUR DADDY: Daddy Dom romance with author Dani Wyatt
On this episode of the Erotic Reading Room, I'm talking Daddy romance and Daddy kink with Dani Wyatt, author of the bestselling book, Yes, Daddy. Daddy Romance is a hot subgenre, but it's also sometimes misunderstood. Spoiler altert: Daddy Romance has nothing to do with incest or pedophilia. It has everything to do with hot, caring dominants whose erotic appeal is due in part to a balance of control and nurturing.  As a Daddy romance author myself, it was a real treat to talk to Dani Wyatt, who brings a personal insight to the discussion. A special thanks to L. Woods PR for sponsoring The Erotic Reading Room. Whether you’re an author or a reader, L. Woods has something for you, and if you enter the promo code EROTIC5 at the checkout, you’ll get 5% off your first order! BOOKS: Want to read Dani Wyatt's Yes, Daddy? Download it HERE. Want to read Ava Sinclair's Cry For Daddy? Download it HERE. CONNECT WITH DANI: Check out her web site HERE. Check out her Amazon page HERE. Follow her on Goodreads HERE. Connect with Dani on Facebook HERE. Follow Dani on Twitter HERE. Check out Dani's Instagram HERE. Sign up for Dani's newsletter HERE. DADDY GROUPS ON FACEBOOK: Join Dani's Good Girls group HERE. Join the Dirty Daddies Party Room HERE. Follow the Erotic Reading Room on Facebook: About the host: I’m USA Today bestselling author Ava Sinclair. I’ve written widely across the erotic romance genre for over twenty years, but am most known for my naughty daddy kink books. Check out my Web site at www.avasinclairauthor.com. Want a FREE Daddy book? Just click HERE. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/avasinclair/support
Oct 31, 2019
1 hr
YES, MASTER: Exploring BDSM in and out of books with author Golden Angel.
On this episode of the Erotic Reading Room, I talk to international bestselling author Golden Angel about BDSM representation in erotic romance. Many books feature elements of BDSM, but Golden has an entire series set in the fictional BDSM club of Stronghold that explore BDSM relationships in and out of the club. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to enter the world of whips and leather, or to live the BDSM lifestyle, Golden Angel’s well-researched books are both entertaining and educational. And for any reader tempted to try BDSM, she offers a wealth of information on getting safely started and advice to make your experience a thoughtful and positive one. A special thanks to L. Woods PR for sponsoring The Erotic Reading Room. Whether you’re an author or a reader, L. Woods has something for you, and if you enter the promo code EROTIC5 at the checkout, you’ll get 5% off your first order! BOOKS: Want to read The Sassy Submissive for FREE? Download it HERE. Want to read Chasing her Bunny for FREE? Download it HERE. Golden Angel recommends Edge of the Enforcer by Cherise Sinclair. Get it HERE. Were you intrigued by Angel's reading from Alien Captive? I can't guarantee you won't get pulled into your e-reader if you read it. Download it HERE. BDSM Resources: It’s like Facebook for Kinky People. Visit FetLife HERE. Learn about Kinky Kollege HERE There’s a lot of kinks out there. Check out the Fetish Roadmap HERE What's it like to be a professional sub? This article tells you. Excellent piece on what Fifty Shades of Gray doesn't teach you about BDSM. On the Web: Check out all of Golden Angel’s web site HERE. Join the Angel Legion Lair Facebook group HERE. Follow the Erotic Reading Room on Facebook: About the host: I’m USA Today bestselling author Ava Sinclair. I’ve written widely across the erotic romance genre for over twenty years, but am most known for my naughty daddy kink books. Check out my Web site at www.avasinclairauthor.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/avasinclair/support
Oct 9, 2019
1 hr 7 min
YOU SEXY BEAST: An interview with paranormal shifter romance author Lia Davis
On this episode of the Erotic Reading Room, I take a walk on the wild and sexy side when USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author Lia Davis joins me to talk about those sexy shape shifters and powerful vampires. What is it that we love about those supernatural characters. For one thing, it may be that their special powers make for some incredible sexual tension and primal seductions. Lia is an incredibly prolific author with multiple series filled well-developed characters and worlds you'll lose yourself in - if you dare.  A special thanks to L. Woods PR for sponsoring The Erotic Reading Room. Whether you're an author or a reader, L. Woods has something for you. And if you type in the promo code EROTIC5 at the checkout, you get 5% off on your first order! Lia's Links: If you enjoyed the reading from Dark Water, you can find it HERE on Amazon. Website: http://www.authorliadavis.com/  Newsletter: http://www.subscribepage.com/authorliadavis.newsletter  Facebook author fan page: https://www.facebook.com/novelsbylia/  Facebook Fan Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LiaDavisFanClub/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorliadavis/  BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lia-davis  Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5829989.Lia_Davis  Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Lia-Davis/e/B007Z0BH7S  Twitter: https://twitter.com/novelsbylia  Tumblr: http://novelsbylia.tumblr.com/  Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/liadavis35/  About.me: http://about.me/AuthorLiaDavis  Get your eBook personalized at Authorgraph. http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/novelsbylia  Resources: The Company of Wolves by Angela Carter You Sexy Beast: Our Fascination with Vampires and Werewolves About your host:  In addition to hosting this podcast, Ava Sinclair is also a USA Today bestselling author with dozens of erotic romance novels to her credit. While she's written broadly across the genre, she's best known for her Daddy books, which you should only read if you're a very, very bad girl (or boy).  Want one of her hot, kinky Daddy books for FREE? Then just click HERE.  Find more about Ava and her books at www.avasinclairauthor.com  Follow this podcast on Facebook at the Erotic Reading Room, or on the podcast Web site at www.eroticreadingroompodcast.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/avasinclair/support
Sep 18, 2019
23 min
MAKE ME LOVE YOU: The allure of dark romance with author Alta Hensley
On this episode of The Erotic Reading Room, things get dark when I interview Alta Hensley, USA TODAY bestselling author of hot, dark and dirty romance. Dark romance is one of the more controversial sub-genres of erotic romance with its themes of dubious consent or – in some cases – non-consent. Why, in a time when women’s rights are under attack, do we crave stories of such deep submission. Should we be ashamed? Or is there something liberating in exploring our darkest desires? Alta Hensley offers a truly fascinating interview. After hearing her discuss dark romance, you’re definitely going to want to learn more about her and her books. Here are the links where you can find her. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AltaHensleyAuthor/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alta-Hensley/e/B004G5A6LI Twitter: https://twitter.com/AltaHensley Website: www.altahensley.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/altahensley Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alta-hensley Join her mailing list: readerlinks.com/l/727720/nl You can pre-order or buy Alta’s latest book,  “The Truth About Cinder” here: PREORDER NOW! ❧ Amazon: readerlinks.com/l/745868 ❧ Ibooks: readerlinks.com/l/745872 ❧ B&N: readerlinks.com/l/745874 ❧ Kobo: readerlinks.com/l/745876 Interested in the research resources for this episode? You can find the podcast “Why Are People Into That?” here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why-are-people-into-that/id798960436 Justin Lehmiller’s book, “Tell Me What You Want” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Tell-Me-What-You-Want-ebook/dp/B0776PYDNM About your hostess: I'm Ava Sinclair, and in addition to hosting this podcast, I'm also a USA Today bestselling author of dozens of erotic romance novels. I'm best known for my Daddy books, which you should only read if you're a bad, bad girl (or boy). Want a hot, kinky Daddy book for free? Just go here >> https://tinyurl.com/yx9q69hm Find my books here: www.avasinclairauthor.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/avasinclair/support
Sep 6, 2019
38 min
OUT OF THIS WORLD SEX: An interview with sci-fi erotic romance author Sue Lyndon.
On this episode of The Erotic Reading Room, I sat down with USA Today bestselling author Sue Lyndon for a fun, free-wheeling conversation about books filled with alpha male aliens whose otherworldly bedroom skills far surpass those of mortal men. Forget hiding your passion from one of Sue’s alien warriors. He’ll know you’re lying. How? You’ll have to listen to find out, just like you’ll have to listen to learn what he can do with that vibrating tongue. You're going to want to check out all things Sue Lyndon after hearing her discuss her books. Here's where to find her. Website: www.suelyndon.com Amazon Author Page: http://author.to/suelyndon Newsletter: https://www.suelyndon.com/newsletter-sign-up Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSueLyndon/ Facebook Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/723472164695277/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorsuelyndon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SueLyndon About your hostess: I'm Ava Sinclair, and in addition to hosting this podcast, I'm also a USA Today bestselling author of dozens of erotic romance novels. I'm best known for my Daddy books, which you should only read if you're a bad, bad girl (or boy). Want a hot, kinky Daddy book for free? Just go here >> https://tinyurl.com/yx9q69hm Find my books here: www.avasinclairauthor.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/avasinclair/support
Aug 29, 2019
39 min
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