Category Archives: What Not to Write

Sizzling Book Club Chat: Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan

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Tonight at 9pm ET, the window below will go live with our last book club chat. This month we’re talking about Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan! Bring your favorite libation and snack, and join us for mayhem and book discussion, and definitely silliness and merriment. Sarah Morgan will be joining us at 10pmET, which I believe is 3am for her in the UK, so this should be VERY entertaining. I hope you’ll come…

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What Not to Write: Spooge.

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Anonymous forwarded the following to me, and of course, I have to inflict it on the rest of you. Enjoy. Kerrelyn Sparks’s Eat Prey Love is, in my opinion, a What Not to Write, but the “werepanther spooge” part sticks out. Some background: Our hero is a shapeshifting werepanther, and when he is killed, he comes back to life and kinda goes up a level in strength, abilities, etc. all Marty-Stu-like.  And when he comes…

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What Not to Write: Snack Food Edition

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Oh, it’s a beautiful thing when food imagery is used in sex scenes. It’s all 9 1/2 Weeks spliced together with Iron Chef – wouldn’t that be the very best in a sensual interlude? Unless we’re talking snack foods, as Kathleen discovered: Thank you for pointing out the Books on the Knob website. I have had a lot of fun downloading the free ebooks. One of these was The Bite Before Christmas by Heidi Betts….

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What Not To Write: Callouses

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Alert Reader N. answered the call for any examples of What Not To Write with an email message that made my jaw drop. As part of a regular feature here at the Hot Pink Palace of Bitchery (where the drinks are free and the man titty shelters us from the harsh rays of the sun), we’re taking a look at descriptions, both sexual and non-sexual that yanked us out of the storyline. Some of these…

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