Friday, July 24, 2009

Brits Call Quits On Naughty Bits

If you don't care about erotic genre fiction, then probably you won't care that yesterday marked for many of us the end of the New British Invasion. Which is to say... Read More


Becke Davis said...

On the other hand, some of us do care!

The Scarf Princess said...

Very sad to see this line go. These books introduced me to the erotica genre.

Charlotte Stein aka The Mighty Viper said...

Wow, Michelle...that was just...that was a wonderful commentary on the situation. It brought tears to my eyes- thank you so much.

Black Lace meant a lot to me, both as a reader and a writer. It's lovely to see people who are sad to see it go.

amy kennedy said...

I can only imagine how many other writers the writers from these two lines have influenced.

Art influences art.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Lots of folks happy to hear that right now, becke.

wowza, joder! What a cool way to sink your teeth in. So many really appreciate the quality of the books and the way they really let us explore our own -- and our sisters' - fantasies. I think that's part of what was cool to me: learning what other women like and widening my view and ability to support other readers.

You're very welcome, Charlotte. I feel really lucky to have been turned on the the lines and authors.

That definitely bears thinking about, ames. Isn't it cool when you see someone else's influence in a writer you love? Highest form of compliment, I think, even when the writer doesn't know she's absorbed something. We're influenced by the 'classic' authors, why not our genre fiction faves?

Dunno. Change is so difficult. But generally folks come out on top once we work through the mucky stuff. I'm really looking forward to seeing where the BL et al authors end up.

Vanessa Kelly said...

Oh, wow! What a shame - particularly for the writers who will be dropped.

I didn't read erorom until a few years ago, when I stumbled across Angela Knight's short stories. They totally hooked me. I've been reading in the genre ever since, and I use AK's Passionate Ink as one of my craft bibles. Her advice on creating erotic and sexual tension can really be used in any romance story.

Vincent Copsey said...

That's a lovely farewell, Michelle. I'm still saddened by the loss of Black Lace having spent the last... oh, too many years writing for them. I hope we all find new avenues for our work.