My dearest Readers,
Personally, I'll admit that I've always had a genuine interest in making people laugh. I also happen to love history. Though in particular, NAUGHTY history. Combine these two schools of thoughts and the result is my latest release LORD OF PLEASURE. Seeing I was raised by a traditional, European father who would rather gouge his eyes out than discuss sex, needless to say, the topic of sex itself has always had a sense of naughty indulgence for me. And though my father chokes at the idea that I am writing hot historical romances about men enrolling in a school that will educate them on the topic of love and seduction, I really do think he, along with many men could learn a thing or two from this series. For one, men need to be more open to the possibility that women want to discuss their sexuality. And that it's OKAY for them to do so. I really do think that is what makes men scoff at the idea of romance books in particular. I have to say that I wrote this series with a special type of person in mind. The prude (be they male or female). Prudes existed back in 1830 as much as they do now. For some reason, people seem to actually think that people back in the day were all prim and proper. That women didn't know anything about sex until that dreaded night of the wedding. That dukes didn't associate or marry courtesans and that no woman would ever approve of her son marrying outside respectable society. To this I say, people need to start brushing up on their history and enjoying a grittier and naughtier side of London which I created based off of the research I've done throughout the years. I hope that even if people don't take the time to indulge in my books, MISTRESS OF PLEASURE and LORD OF PLEASURE, that they'll be curious enough to hop over to my blog, A BIT O'MUSLIN where I post every first of the month about sex throughout history. The whole point of my books and my blog is to open up the conversation of sexuality in a historical, creative, fun and educational manner. That said, I dedicate this here post to my father and to every prude on the planet. May they all choke on my books. Grin.
Cheers and much love,