My avatar's name is Ava Donja of Silk and Stone.
The other me writes general market romance. I play World of Warcraft. This is where I make two parts of my life merge in sensual fantasy romance novellas.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Worst Movies Ever

So I misunderstood the bloghop from Alex J Cavanaugh last time. It was actually a blogfest which I'm figuring out now.
This one is for the worst movies ever. I think I'm on track now. :) Bear with me. Below, in no particular order, are some movies that sucked the life out of me. I decided to stop at 10.
  1. Boxing Helena -- I watched this in high school at a party after it was recommended as something 'really weird.' Yep. The cover implies something sexy. Nope. Although Julian Sands is pretty amazing.
  2. Junior -- Arnold Schwarzenegger has a baby. Need I say more? Emma Thompson probably wakes up screaming still at the memory.
  3. Black Moon -- This was free on demand. I watched almost the whole thing in a daze, not sure if I just was not smart enough to get it or if it was really freaky. I still haven't decided.
  4. Ballistic -- Although I am a fan of all things Antonio Banderas, the only value in this movie was the exploding helicopters.
  5. Ishtar --
  6. Cadyshack -- I know, I know... it's a classic. But it's just really stupid. I don't think it's possible for me to be drunk enough to enjoy it. Besides, Rodney Dangerfield creeps me out.
  7. Jabberwocky -- Though I love most Monty Python endeavors, this just was bad. I love the poem though.
  8. Tank Girl -- I know, I'm a nerd and should appreciate it properly. I don't. I'm sorry if I let you down.
  9. Micheal -- John Travolta as a slovenly arch angel. Need I say more?
  10. Embrace the Vampire -- Alyssa Milano topless, virginal, and extremely horny. this movie could have been good in a soft porn way if the vampire had been a little attractive
Looking forward to seeing the rest of the participant's lists.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How Hot is Too Hot?

I recently made a friend uncomfortable. She's had no trouble reading my other writing (which R rated for sexual content) but Mind, Body, and Spirit was just too much. Another friend downright refused to read it because she didn't want to read it at all.

I was surprised. I've never gotten this reception on my general market romance. And, though this is WoW influenced, ultimately it is fantasy and should not be prohibitive to non-WoW players. And the sex, well, it's more toward erotic than a standard romance, but the sex is still part of the story and emotional arc of the main characters.

Before I was concerned I had not gone far enough to pass into the realm of erotica. After all, mainstream romance no longer stops when the lights go out (no, it just becomes a more sensual experience because sight is not a factor). So I amped things up -- too much apparently. I mean, is it bad that there's an elf orgy going on in one of the rooms they have to pass through? And why would it matter if the main character gets mind controlled, driving her insane with a sexual need that only the tank can assuage? Is that too much?

It is for my alpha readers, which is a shame. Especially considering that it is difficult for me to objectively review and revise these scenes because they are, well, hot.  Let's just hope that when I publish, my readers are also so into the moment that they don't notice the problems that I'm sure exist.