by Madeline Iva Hello lovely people! How are you? I’m pretty obsessed these days with one thing and one thing only: dark, gothic feels. I like all aspects of suspense–preferably set in intriguingly gloomy surroundings, and chock full of complex, morally ambiguous or hard to read characters. I love how gothic reads make the heart… via […]
Hey all —
I met someone who once said that the kids without dates for their prom banded together and had a “Loser’s Party”. The concept has stuck with me ever since. I don’t really want to go to RT–but I lust for some alternative party to go to.
Well, we at #LadySmut are having our own alternative RT party on Twitter. Hop on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to play games and win books. Meanwhile, if you’re actually at RT but shifting around on ouchy feet while waiting in line for an event–check us out!
Follow me at @madelineiva and follow us at @ladysmut1. See you Thursday!
I’m excited to check out this panel LONGING FOR THE LOVE OF MONSTERS at Raven Con this weekend. Here’s a description of the panel:
Romance and the grotesque in science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy.
Short but pithy. However, for a fun little peek into what draws us to Paranormal Romance and the love of monsters — check out this blog post I did for Harper Impulse a few years back.
Meanwhile — I’ll have my books and swag at the Charlottesville Speculative Fiction Society table in the distributor’s room. If you’re at Raven Con — come check it out! 🙂
by Madeline Iva Watching a scene in a movie, or an episode of a TV show I’m like that kid from the Sixth Sense–but instead of dead poeple I see whole story lines that aren’t actually there. It haunts me day in and day out. Don’t get me wrong. We’re lucky to have so many…
Need to quell your post-Vday chocolate cravings? (I do. Seriously.) Here’s just the thing to distract you from binging at the candy store — this Valentine’s Day Speculative Fiction Sale is STILL going on!!! It was supposed to run from Feb 13th to the 15th, but I just checked the link and lots of the books…
By Madeline Iva We seem to be having a dragon moment in Romance-landia, so let’s take a wee look at three books doing the dragon thing and talk about why someone like me–who may be somewhat like you–finds myself diving into dragons even though I’m usually not into the shifter thing. 1,363 more words
by Madeline Iva Alexa Day had a fabulous blog post on The Last Jedi last Friday. Check it out. I just want to extend the convo a little here — cause The Last Jedi was the first Star Wars film I’ve actually liked since Empire Strikes Back. 797 more words
by Madeline Iva There’s nothing like a good feminist horror movie to get you in the mood for Halloween. And such is our society that for the first thirty minutes of Julie Ducournau’s feminist allegorical film RAW, she doesn’t even have to go out of her way to create horror–she just turns the camera on…
This week on Lady Smut: Viking Warrior found in grave in Sweden is **FEMALE**.
by Madeline Iva It’s August! Time to make with the grabby hands before the slow, relaxed days of summer give way to the hustle of September. Grab a peach smoothie and your favorite guy, and let all your worries go while you enjoy these 10 Adorable Cult Movies — each is it’s own funky mix […]
by Madeline Iva There’s an actor named Nico Tortorella out there on a television show I’ve never seen. But what’s making headlines for Nico is that he’s joined part of brave young new Hollywood in saying he’s not a straight male. He could also say he’s not cis-gender. But who really is cis-gender and likes […]
by Madeline Iva No more token female characters in sff novels. No more ‘space babes’ in skimpy costumes on the cover. You do not get to use your galaxy kitten for a minor romantic/sexual sub-plot then push her right back into plot obscurity again. Those times are over. Dead. Gone. Here are two books that […]
WICKED APPRENTICE – Your perfect summer fantasy read. Only .99 cents. ONE LINK TO RULE THEM ALL: https://books2read.com/u/4DAgNd “What’s your name?” She asked, nervous. She had to get his name and go. She was in over his head. “But you haven’t even told me yours, Princess,” he said in his quiet voice. She gave a little […]
by Madeline Iva Saranna DeWylde got me thinking yesterday about why we’re so attracted to awesome villains like Loki. Because we are. I am. Before I unleash my perverse romantic side, let us be clear: I’d never go near an evil dude in real life. (I can’t help thinking of this guy who said to […]