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 […]

via Reasons To Bang The Bad Guy, Pt. 1 — Lady Smut


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?) […]

via Bang-able Villains — Lady Smut

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 […]


via Heroines of Destiny! — Lady Smut

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 […]

via NEVER SWEETER: The Sweet Darkness in Charlotte Stein’s Dark Obsessions Trilogy — Lady Smut

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 […]

via I Was Enjoying DARK MATTER ‘Til They ****ing Killed My Favorite Character — Lady Smut

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 […]

via My Obsession with Jamie Dornan in THE FALL — Lady Smut

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…

via Having your Kink and Condemning it too… A discussion with Madeline Iva about 50 SHADES OF GREY film & books — Romance Novels for Feminists


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 […]

via We Saw Fifty Shades Darker So You Don’t Have To — Lady Smut


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. 🙂

Fifty Shades Darker & Valentine Celebration

by Madeline Iva Are you going to see FIFTY SHADES DARKER this weekend? We are! Well, Elizabeth SaFleur and I are. We’ve already got our tickets and we’re taking our spouses. Not only that–we’re holding a celebration event on Facebook to chat with y’all about the FIFTY SHADES DARKER movie. We hope you join us! Go to […]

via Fifty Shades Darker Celebration & Valentine’s Giveaway — Lady Smut

One Hot Zombie Husband, Please! –And Other Lustful Zombie Good Stuff

by Madeline Iva On Friday night I’m watching a new show called THE SANTA CLARITA DIET on Netflix. Why? Two words: Timothy Olyphant. The guy has a kind of restrained mayhem vibe that makes women purr. He’s good when he’s a bad boy, and I like it when he does the humor thing, but really underplays […]

via One Hot Zombie Husband, Please!–And Other Lustful Zombie Stuff — Lady Smut

Crazyhead is NOT Just Buffy With Demons

by Madeline Iva CRAZYHEAD meets my important criteria for binge-worthy TV watching: At least one female main character—check Main character who’s POC–check. And this is the key point: the main character/POC character is not just token fodder, nor all plastic-y perfect, but like, ACTUALLY interesting–check Romance*Sex*Attractions of any gender/combo you like–-check. Side characters we enjoy as […]

via Crazyhead Is NOT Just Buffy With Demons — Lady Smut

Why Tom Hardy Won’t Play the Hero

by Madeline Iva There’s scuttlebutt going around about Tom Hardy playing Bond. (My vote is still for Idris Elba). It’s a tease, folks. Don’t believe it. Won’t ever happen. Tom Hardy can look like that really bad boy–the one your parents worried about when you were growing up. He can look like trouble on a stick, […]

via Why Tom Hardy Won’t Play The Hero — Lady Smut

Promise of Fire Giveaway…

wickedbouchet_giveawayIf you haven’t read Amanda Bouchet’s first book PROMISE OF FIRE you’re in luck! To celebrate the release of her second book BREATH OF FIRE this week, I’m offering a giveaway of her first book (in print) along with a copy of my first book, WICKED APPRENTICE (also in print.)

All you have to do to enter is to like my fb author page at this link.  Good luck!