Talking MEN OF THE MANOR with Rob Rosen

Can you imagine if Downton Abbey was a series of m/m erotic stories? Author Rob Rosen did – and he created the anthology Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters Between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads. Today, we talk to Rob about his inspiration.  LB: How did you get the idea for Men of the Manor? RR: With the soaring popularity of Downton Abbey, the concept for Men of the Manor was quite easy to come up with. I was also a huge fan of Upstairs Downstairs in my younger years, and so I was eager to put this collection together, to tell the sexual tales of the men who have everything and their servants who have nothing, to show not only what makes them so vastly different but also their romantic similarities. I also endeavored … Continued

Group Sex: The Art of the Erotic Romance Anthology

Writing is usually a solitary endeavor. Just you, your computer and those people in your head who won’t shut up. Some days, those people are good to you. Some days, you want to pull your hair out trying to get them to talk. And then when you send your finished baby out into the world, all that pressure for success rests squarely on your shoulders. But wait, there’s another option: Rope your friends into writing an anthology! Now, you have three other people to share the crazy with you. And that’s how ONE NIGHT ONLY… came to be. I have to say, the idea wasn’t really mine. In November 2012, Olivia Cunning invited me to an original anthology with her, Cherrie Lynn, Cari Quinn and Raven Morris. That one had a Christmas theme, which was … Continued

Guest Post: Hope Tarr on Scribbling Women and the Real-Life Romance Heroes Who Love Them

It’s an auspicious calendar date for our romance community: Tonight marks the 5th anniversary of Lady Jane’s Salon, the only reading series in NYC devoted to romance writers.  Today, co-founder and author Hope Tarr is here to share news of her latest project, and invite us to celebrate this evening at Lady Jane’s. Hope to see you there! — Logan Belle How Romance Authors Are Sharing the Hope of Happily Ever With Homeless Women and Children Last August 2013, I was having a bad day—a really, really bad day. My fictional characters weren’t behaving—and certain real-life “characters” had thrown me for a loop as well. Rather than writing, I spent my day war gaming a Plan B (and C and D) with my agent. After much mutual pacing and some teeth gnashing, we settled on … Continued