OMSI After Dark

The Rose City Romance Writers — or at least a small and giggly contingent of the group — attended the monthly After Dark party at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This month’s theme was “Guilty Pleasures” so OF COURSE romance novelists were invited! We brought chocolate and books and double entendres which are all excellent guilty pleasures IMO.

One of our “interactive” stations was the NEVER HAVE I EVER board (pictured above) where visitors were invited to post their challenge and maybe pick up an idea or two. Most of the sticky notes involved sex. Probably because of the proximity to romance novels 😉 Guilty as charged!

Other attending authors were Linda Mercury, EJ Russell, Jenna Bayley-Burke, and Lynda Aicher. If YOU need a guilty pleasure — or heck, just pleasure! — go get one of their books. Ego te absolvo.

Also, here’s a glimpse into what the party was like:

Hot books for hot summer nights!


Friday, August 2 at 9:30 p.m.
Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main Street, Downers Grove

It’s not nearly hot enough for us so we are cranking up the heat a little bit. Join us on Friday, Aug. 2 at 9:30 pm for Anderson’s After Dark! We are going to be talking all things romance and have special guests coming to help: Tiffany Reisz (the Original Sinners series–contemporary erotica), Tracey Devlyn (the Nexus series–hot historicals), Jessa Slade (the Steel Born series–dark and dangerous paranormals), and Andrew Shaffer (Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors, 50 Shames of Earl Grey writing as Fanny Merkin). Come beef(cake) up your summer reading with us!

No cost, just call the store at 630-963-2665 to RSVP.

And here’s the Facebook event page if you’d like to follow the fun there.

I call this one “Sex, then sleep”

Sex, then sleep

The lily’s hidden stamen bends gently toward the shy poppy, who murmurs, “Forsooth, fair sir, with your mockingly curled lip! Brush your golden pollen o’er me!” “With pleasure, my blushing love. With greatest pleasure!”

Both calla lilies and red poppies are also associated with death, but I write romances, so these two will have a happy ending.