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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I'VE MOVED TO A NEW SITE!

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Thank you for visiting Jeanie Grey's Ye Olde Blogge. As of 1 July 2015, I've moved to jeaniegrey.com. Please come visit me there to learn about my work and latest releases.

I will be leaving my old blog posts on this site for your continued enjoyment.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Guest post: Christina Harding on dubious consent

For a while now I've been pondering the phenomenon of rape or dubious consent fantasies in erotic fiction. How can women - especially women who self-identify as feminists - not only have rape fantasies but actually write about and share them? It's a timely topic, too, what with the continued debate at the national level about what constitutes consent and some men struggling to wrap their minds around the concept of rape. A recent post on Dear Author offers an interesting perspective on the issue of rape fantasy (and why some men might compare being raped to losing a job), but I wanted to get the perspective of someone who actually writes rape fantasy. Who better to ask than my esteemed colleague Christina Harding, whose monster erotica series Underneath the Gargoyle contains dubious consent? When I first read the following guest post, I was surprised by the conclusion. I asked Christina about it, and here is a snippet of our conversation:

JG: I've never heard anyone say that reading rape fantasy will lead men to rape and that's why we shouldn't write it. (I've definitely heard a similar argument against gun violence on TV/in movies/in video games, but never about rape.) I've been thinking more along the lines of, "Rape is a horrible, traumatic experience that no woman wants to experience in reality, so why do we have fantasies about it?"

Friday, June 5, 2015

Recap: AT FIRST BLUSH tour with RBTL


The At First Blush tour with Read Between the Lines has ended, but you can still read all the excerpts, interviews and guest posts, and, equally important, it's not too late to enter the GIVEAWAY of an ebook copy of the novel. But you only have two days left to enter, so be sure to visit each of the tour stops for more chances to win!