Oh my sweet holy mother of WTF, why did I not know of this majesty? Thanks to Wendy, we can all feast our eyes and tempt our pocketbooks with this: Sandra Lawrence’s Bedroom Adventures – “Raptures Voyage.”
Bedroom Adventures are fantasy role-playing game versions of popular historical romance novels. They have been created as private entertainments, each to be enjoyed by a loving couple on an intimate occasion.
Each Bedroom Adventure is designed to play over and over again. No two games are ever alike. While love’s quest might become bliss in one game, it could easily turn to scorn in the next. Regardless, a couple can enjoy many exciting fantasy episodes while never leaving the comfort of their own private boudoir.
I might have to own it just for the box and art alone. What cover is that?!
Plus, thanks to the many, many people who sent this link: NPR talks romance again! This time: a profile of Jack Murnighan, a dude who digs romance:
Back in my haughty grad-student ignorance, I looked down my pince-nez at the lot of them. I had seen the covers, read the titles, knew their popularity, but never cracked the spine of a single one.
But times have changed. Now, if I happen to be alone on the Greyhound and find an abandoned Harlequin or Silhouette, left in a tizzy by a lovelorn runaway, I quickly tuck it into my briefcase amid the papyri and incunabula to read furtively in my office, or in my lap during faculty meetings.
Seriously, I’m calling my glasses ‘pince-nez’ from now on.
This is my favorite quote:
Not unlike the great late-teen realization that girls like sex too, the very thought that men and women were occasionally conjuring the same sugarplums made me feel much closer to my female compeers in general, and less like a creeping lust monster.
Thanks to the many, many, many of you who sent the link. I love the idea that frank sexuality spans much in the way of difference, though I would love to hear what other romances Mr. Murnighan has read – we’ve come a long way, as many of you pointed out, since the sweet savage love.