About Madeline Iva

i write lady smut. Erotic romance with sugar kink fun.

A Sexy, Shivery Delight!

Sleep 1(This is me chanting like a school girl) I wrote a no-vel-la! It’s get-ting pub-lished! It’s called Sex-som-ni-a.  It’s really awe-some!

(Academy award speech) I’d like to thank my fellow Lady Smut.com gals for banding together with me to make this great anthology THE LADY SMUT BOOK OF DARK DESIRES.  Liz Everly, Elizabeth Shore, and C. Margery Kempe, I couldn’t have done this without you all.  Smootchies!

And if you want to pre-order this shivery, sexy, paranormal delight at B&N, you can! Right HERE.

But if you prefer Amazon, they can notifiy you when it’s available HERE.

It’s coming out Oct 30th.  I’ll post a cover and news as I get it from our AWESOME publisher, Harper Impulse.Impulse

From Lolita to Brolita: Getting Your Girly Kink On with Otaku

Madeline Iva:

Want to know what a Goth Lolita is? How about a brolita? This blog post explains it all to you. Well….sort of!  And if you like that here’s some more photos and explanations on my Pinterest page: http://www.pinterest.com/madelineiva/lolita-brolita-git-yer-girly-kink-on/

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Big Book of Submission

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by Madeline Iva

It’s our week of Kink at LadySmut.com.  This theme week was brought to you by the letter K.

No, just kidding.  We’re celebrating the release of THE BIG BOOK OF SUBMISSION (Our very own C. Margery Kempe has a short story included in the anthology.)

But first, a word about Kink & LadySmut.com.  We walk a fine line with sexy here at the blog.  When considering kink with a capital “K” some LadySmut bloggers get rather flustered.  Would I ever??? they say and gulp. (Unless you’re Alexa. She’s sitting at the bar saying Bring it.)

Me, I don’t have this kind of problem.  Would I ever? Not no, but hell no.

Experiment with a kinky life style? No. Er. Well, depends on what you mean by kinky?

With people besides my DH? No.

Doing things that involve an investment of significant money, time…

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Unconventional Love at Fall For the Book

Kittehs!

I’m going to be talking about Unconventional Love at a Fall For the Book panel on Sunday, September 14th.  I hope you take a look — it’s free and it’s going to be mondo interesting.

UnconventionalWe’ll discuss romances that were once far more unconventional than they are now — like interracial romance, as well as m/m, f/f, and all sorts of variations therein.

These romances are being folded into the mainstream — but we’ll also look at how some communities WANT to remain unconventional when it comes to their kind of sex thang.

And that’s cool, too! Personally, I love how the romance world is often a big gob of acceptance.

Meanwhile, I leave you with Tom Waits, dreaming about Tony and Maria from West Side Story finding “a place for us.”  The original is below –

We’ve Got the Love…From Our New Publisher!

ImpulseHello Kittehs –

I know I spilled the beans a while back, but Harper Impulse just announced they’ve acquired our blog anthology LADY SMUT’S BOOK OF DARK DESIRES.

What’s that you say? You haven’t followed Lady Smut yet? Quelle horreurGet thee to Lady Smut right now, hit the follow button, and you can say you knew us when.

Here’s the classy-snazzy Harper Impulse website blog announcement: http://www.harperimpulseromance.com/acquisition-announcement-meet-the-lady-smut-team/

Charlotte Ledger

I think Charlotte said she took this selfie in the loo. Because *that’s* how cool an editor she is.

Woot! Can’t wait to see the cover.  Which, my ever lovin’ people, I will share with you the minute I get my hands on it.

We already quite like our new editor Charlotte Ledger.

So stay tuned for more Lady Smut adventures.  I can’t wait to hear what people think of “Sexsomnia” the novella I wrote that’s included in the anthology.  It was incredibly fun to research.  Hee-hee!

Heart

I heart Harper Impulse

They’re Hot. They’re Naked. They’re two different colors.

Madeline Iva:

Have you tried the wonderful world of hot interracial romance?

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FergusonBy Madeline Iva

Folks, there’s been a lot of really unhappy news coming from Fergusson, Missouri lately. I hope you find the ugliness as disturbing as I do.  So in an effort to ‘give peace a chance’, I’m sharing (with her permission) this email exchange that I had with Alexa Day about two weeks back.

ALEXA DAY:

Hey:

>>> I’m noticing an increase in the stats on my interracial posts. I’d like to keep that momentum up, if possible, and not just because I’m on a countdown to my own release date. Is there anything you want to hear about interracial romances, anything at all, that I haven’t already written about? Feel free to put this question to the crew.

MADELINE IVA:

>Okay.  Well, for starters, I’m interested in the difference between interracial romances between black woman & white men and black men & white women.  And hot suggestions for both.

ALEXA…

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Heart N Seoul: Why I love Korean Drama

They have hot hats in Historic K-Drama

They have hot hats in Historic K-Drama

Annyoung! I just posted about Korean Drama over at Lady Smut today–but there wasn’t even enough room in that post to fully express my love of Korean Drama. So here’s more!

I first discovered Korean Drama at an excellent Korean restaurant.  It was playing on TV. The men are shockingly beautiful and in historical dramas the men wear these amazing mesh witch’s hats. SO cool.  The women in their han boks were pretty awesome too, but I’ve never seen such pretty yet strong men cry so beautifully before.

Soon I was a KOREAN DRAMA ADDICT, but not on the historicals.

Gisaeng sporting a beautiful hat.  Women had cray-cray hats too way back when.

Gisaeng sporting a beautiful hat. Women had cray-cray hats too way back when.

These han bok dresses are TO DIE!

These han bok dresses are TO DIE!

Instead I got hooked on the dramas that featured illicit relationships. There are sweet Korean dramas too, don’t get me wrong, but the best K-drama have a bite of the forbidden.

Who's not a real boy? Do we care?

Who’s not a real boy? Do we care?

It's okay that they're kinda-brother sister, because he's the most gorgeous man on the planet and she's dying.

It’s okay that they’re kinda-brother sister, because he’s the most gorgeous man on the planet and she’s dying.

–A wealthy young man who employed a poor cross-dresser to foil his parents matchmaking schemes has undeniable chemistry with the boy.

–A wealthy hotel owning young man employs a plump older woman pastry chef and goads her into an affair.

–A wealthy young man falls in love with his sister—and defies his family to be with her.

First of all – are we sensing a pattern here? The gorgeous man is almost always from a wealthy important family.  Secondly, it’s not quite sooooo illicit as all that. The cross-dresser is really a girl (Twelfth Night anyone?). The sister is not really his sister—though they were raised together as such. Thirdly, the rule of K-drama is that any guy has to be three times as good looking at the heroine.

The REAL androgynous hottie in Coffee Prince.  He's half-Japanese.  Yum!

The REAL androgynous hottie in Coffee Prince. He’s half-Japanese. Yum!

Here are the TOP TEN REASONS I LOVE K-DRAMA–and by extension, all Koreans:

10) Koreans are fearless when it comes to being cute. Contact names for each other on cell phones range from Princess Smiles and Dimples Gangster to Noisy Woodpecker.  They’re also gorgeously androgynous.  Who’s male–who’s female? Does it matter? I’d do them all.

9) Kdrama shows a lot of people like me: they eat anything for breakfast, no matter how un-breakfast like: often soup, but sometimes Kimchi pancakes. “Ah, the smell of kimchi pancakes in the morning–I think I’m gonna barf,” sez Dear Husband.

8) The hero first starts to fall for the heroine after she gets really drunk and he has to carry her home on his back as she babbles away about what’s really in her heart.  When he spills his heart later on, he cries one perfect tear.48

7) Korean women often whine very charmingly in a cooing fashion to their family members or significant others. I’m just fascinated by this. It’s bewitching and yet nagging–an oxymoron that somehow they carry off time and time again.

Cry you beautiful man, cry.

Cry you beautiful man, cry.

6) Aigoo! –is a Korean expression equivalent to forgetaboutit. Awesome in its ability to express almost any emotion.

5) When Korean women get really disgusted they introtroduce a fascinating hawking sound somewhere towards the end of a sentence, not to mention the eloquent one-nostril-curl.

Older, unmarried, and over-weight.  This is Korea's version of a hag.

Older, unmarried, and over-weight. This is Korea’s version of a hag.

4) Kdrama lovers are separated by vast almost insurmountable barriers: she’s a nun, or dressed like a guy, or over thirty, or larger than a size 4. Yet she’s a simple, good hearted, passionate work-a-holic.  The hero meanwhile is totally hot.  He’s also almost always wealthy, spoiled, arrogant, selfish, and shallow.  Despite his snobby parents he WILL fall for her in the end. Then she can continue being a work-a-holic while doing his laundry and cooking for him on top of everything else, because his parents are NEVER going to let them get married.  And that’s what true love is all about.

3) HOW DO YOU KNOW S/HE LIKES YOU IN K-DRAMA? Because playing handsies is a no-no.  If the k-drama hero grabs you and haul you off into another room to chide you for being so annoying, he’ll grab your wrist. Meanwhile, K-drama women stay away from touching a man’s hand. Touching a man’s hand is the equivalent to grabbing his penis.  If the guy is absolutely overcome with lust, then he’ll try an embrace that’s front-to-back.  It’s a much better, much safer form of saying “I like you”.  Yet a korean women usually only finds out that a guy is really serious about her if the guy addresses her father as ‘dad’ when they happen to meet.  Or if he grabs her and drags her into a surprise hug.  Keep those eyes open at all times, ladies–even for the kiss.  Otherwise you’re not showing enough surprise–you slut.

2) I love the way in k-drama that a potential mother-in-law neatly express dislike for the future bride by politely requesting her not to get pregnant before the couple’s wedding date.  Sarcasm, it turns out, is a universal language.

1) And finally–nothing beats the K-drama version of foreplay: a twelve minute staring match.535368

 

Boys Don’t Cry – Unless They’re REALLY Cute

James 1

Don’t cry out loud — or, well, okay, go ahead and cry buddy.

Have you been watching the World Cup this hot July? The conclusion of the semi-final and the final are Saturday & Sunday.  I will be glued to the set.

One thing to note–aside from how fit and attractive 9 out of 10 soccer players are—is the bursts of unfettered bromance happening at the end of games. Men embracing, men sweating, then crying, and laughing—and then embracing some more.  I’m making little chittering noises, like the cat watching at the window while the birds flutter about.

James 2I haven’t watched many World Cups before – is all this emoting new? Is this the rise of a new generation of men much more in touch with their feelings? Are foreign men just more emotionally expressive? I’m not sure, but I know one thing: it’s kinda hot.

James 3There was one moment last week that had me absolutely transfixed. James Rodrigues-*so cute* was on the Columbia team which was matched against Brazil in the quarter finals.  Then Columbia lost.

Brazil's Luiz and Marcelo console Colombia's Rodriguez after their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals soccer match at the Castelao arena in FortalezaAfter the game, David Luiz came over to James (Are they normally teammates on a soccer team? Players unscramble from their normal teams for World Cup into national teams.)

Brazil's Marcelo and David Luiz console Colombia's Rodriguez after their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Castelao arena in FortalezaSo I’m only half watching the end of the game UNTIL: Luiz embraces James, consoling him as James experiences a burst of emotion.  But then after a really long hug, they take shirts and exchange them (Okay, I know that they often do this in various sports.)

Brazil v Colombia: Quarter Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilYet bare chested, then they continue to embrace some more, as emotion overwhelms James again.

Brazil v Colombia: Quarter Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilAt this point I’m riveted? We’re seeing a lot of man-flesh pressed together in a long sweaty embrace, of tender consolation….and….

James 8Luiz continues to embrace James, exhorts the audience to cheer James as a winner, and then helps to escort him off the football pitch. Other guys are popping around to console James as well.

EPA BRAZIL SOCCER FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 SPO SOCCER BRASomewhere I know gay men are still transfixed by the memory of this moment. Also readers of m/m romances.

I recently did Q&A interview with Ellis Carrington where we discussed the popular queer romance trope of hurting/caring. Check it out here. This seems to be a real life caring/hurting moment…I’ll let your imagination drift with the players back to the locker room and fantasize about what comes next.

Meanwhile, we’re in countdown mode over at LadySmut.com.  Our anthology, LADY SMUT’S BOOK OF DARK DESIRES, is releasing in August.  Stay tuned for more updates on the release in less than one month!