Bad Ass Heroines In Space — Lady Smut

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 […]

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What’s Your Name, Princess? — Lady Smut

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 […]

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A Dirty Job Calls For Dirty Sex…Heroes Who Drive a Tractor — Lady Smut

by Madeline Iva Men who drive tractors kinda get me hot. I like their competence combined with patience and persistence. I’ve worked on a farm. I’ve shoveled shit, stacked hay bales, emptied ice out of water buckets with a hammer. Hard muscles come from daily physical labor, and a soul-aching beauty from the quiet surroundings. […]

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“Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk? — Lady Smut

by Madeline Iva I do. I do feel lucky. I’ve got two new TV actor obsessions this summer. AND WE’RE CELEBRATING Elizabeth Sa Fleur’s new book release LUCKY. (See more below.) Todays post is about two weird punks, among other things. Thankfully people rarely toss around the term ‘punk’ anymore. Some older man or jock […]

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Saranna DeWylde Likes Bang-a-ble Villains…Pt 1. (Pt. 2 is my take on this topic)

Hello Lovely Readers! Elizabeth Shore is away today. Instead, we have a happily edgy post from the amazing and kick-ass Saranna DeWylde here. I asked Saranna to do a guest post after I saw this exchange on facebook: Yes! Exactly! So I asked Saranna to talk to us about why we women are sometimes (often?) […]

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Heroines of Destiny!

by Madeline Iva Go to college, have a career, get married, have children. Is this the modern woman’s destiny? What if you don’t tick one of those boxes? I’m moderating a panel called HEROINES OF DESTINY on Saturday, 10AM at Virginia Festival of the Book, so I’ve been questioning the concept of destiny lately, especially […]

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I Gasped, I Laughed, I Clenched: The Rollercoaster Ride that is Stein’s NEVER SWEETER

by Madeline Iva We posted a fun excerpt from Charlotte Stein’s story NEVER BETTER last Sunday. NEVER BETTER is the final book in her Dark Obsession trilogy, so of course, I read it first, and then worked my way backwards, cause I’m perverse like that. I gobbled down NEVER BETTER like a chocolate chip cookie and advise you […]

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I Was Enjoying DARK MATTER ‘Til They ****ing Killed My Favorite Character

by Madeline Iva ***Yeah, this post is chock full of spoilers. You’ve been warned.*** Dark Matter is a successful comic book made into a Canadian television show that you can binge watch on Netflix–which is what I did. The gloomy ship, the tough characters and the cloudy mystery about their identity sucked me right in until […]

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My Obsession with Jamie Dornan in THE FALL

by Madeline Iva I know, I know, some people worship Jamie Dornan for being Christian Grey in the 50 Shades franchise. I didn’t. I perfectly indifferent until I saw him in a television show called THE FALL. Then I got on board the Christian Grey/Jamie Dornan train. And how. THE FALL gripped me by the scruff […]

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Having Your Kink and Condemning It Too: A Discussion with Madeline Iva about 50 Shades of Grey –the film & books

A few months ago, Madeline Iva over at the Lady Smut blog asked me if I’d be interested in joining her for a conversation about the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon in February, on the weekend when the film of 50 Shades Darker opened. I had to admit to Madeline that I’d never read the books, or seen…

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WE SAW FIFTY SHADES SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO

by Elizabeth SaFleur & Madeline Iva Happy Weekend! We’re here to share with you all our thoughts after seeing FIFTY SHADES DARKER at the movie theatre last night. Madeline: I loved seeing that group of women who all came into the theatre wearing masks. In fact, my role here is to see the film with […]

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LOVE IN THE STACKS INTERVIEW

heaHello lovely readers,

I’m on the HAPPILY EVER AFTER blog at USA Today!

Christyna Hunter interviewed me for HEA.  We talked about why paranormal romance will never die (pun intended), why I’m so obsessed by Legolas and hot elves, and how the sanctuary of the library got me through Middle School.  Here’s the Link:

Love in the Stacks: Interview with Madeline Iva, author of ‘Wicked Apprentice’

Hope you check it out. 🙂