This link to Three Illusions that Will Destroy Your Brain” is worth sharing to enrich two-minutes of your day. Hopefully it can help erase the stupid ass selfies that currently plague the web.
COMMENTARY by indie author Kathleen K.
I don’t know why we are so overt with our images (Google: rectal thermometer fetish) but shy in our words. I write high-end erotica and sexotica for the rowdier reader. I caution people it is Not Suitable for Some, Appreciated by Others. Still, even with good reviews and a strong web presence, I have not yet crossed past the stigma that “nice people” don’t read this stuff. (Please help me prove them wrong.) Fifty Shades of Grey opened the discussion once again: why does romance flourish but erotica struggle? That book took the romance formula of masterful man (in commerce, in bed) and the female waiting to be educated by him (ergo, we start with a coed) and spun in some spanky talk. Indisputably, it was eFingered by millions of eReaders. The Fifty Shades trilogy wasn’t considered well written… but it trounced other “smarter” books in the marketplace.
Sassy, sexy, comical, intelligent erotica is not for everybody. What I’m producing is not your mommy’s porn. Enjoy the counterculture imagery from a cast of sharp characters: a pot-positive memoirist, an organized voyeur, a fictional pay-to-play girl (retired) turned sexual consultant, a nonfictional pay-to-say girl who wrote the cult classic Sweet Talkers. I seek sophisticated readers who can go highbrow but appreciate the low down. I label the books bedside readers for the adult mind because they are tailored for the nightstand. Deliciously explicit. Using vignettes, free-wheeling prose, and snatches of conversation, I create scenarios for you to fill in, stimulating your imagination, fertilizing your fantasies. It’s a great way to slip away from the real world as you gear down for sleep. (Note: I prefer print book to screen reader at night given what we know about visual stimulation before bed.)
This format lets you dip in and out of the books, not needing to remember plot details, or get to any particular stopping point; mix and match to suit the mood you’re in or the mood you’re cultivating. Skim past what doesn’t interest you this time, you might run across it in a different mood and find it more meaningful. There is a specific sex-positivity and good cheer in all my work, I find glory and humor in all the things we do to “feel” connected. I’ve been called “competent” at novelizing hardcore erotica: begrudging praise for being literate in a stigmatized arena. What can I say? Lighten up, you erudite reviewers, I write “good reads” – that’s the whole point. Quit counting commas, tell your targets was is it worth the time and money to read? Don’t dissect the plot… share your unique judgment on the experience of reading it. That is much appreciated by author and reader.
I have a standing offer to send you a free book if you review one of my other books. I keep prices low to encourage spur of the moment purchases ($6.66 to $9.99). I believe fans are the BUZZ. Echo back, would you? I’m easy to find if you can remember my name: KathleenK
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