New review for Ink Me

I woke up to a lovely review today! You Gotta Read Reviews gave Ink Me a “You Need To Read” review. Head over to the Ink Me page for the full review. Excerpt: For anyone who has ever had a secret fondness or desire for a tattoo, either wanting to have one or lusting after someone who has their own, Ink Me is the book for you. Ms. Wolfe managed to create two very likable characters when she envisioned Paul and Marie. It is impossible to remain separate or aloof from their lives, either past or present, and the reader finds as the story progresses that the tattoos are not merely body art, they are also an venue for the characters to both express and hide themselves at the same time.

And I know I haven’t been updating recently… it’s because there’s some terribly exciting news that I’ll share very shortly. :)

G20 and the curtailing of civil rights

No Victorian Porn Friday last Friday, because I’ve been caught up with the situation in my city. I live in Toronto and we’ve been hosting the G20, and things have gone off the rails in terms of curtailing people’s rights. There’s still too much information coming out for me to make a big post about my thoughts and conclusions about how the police have handled the protests, and how much of the Black Bloc stuff is legitimate and how much isn’t, so I’m going to leave that be for now.

There is, however, one thing I can say, and that’s that I’m extremely unhappy that my city has essentially been turned into a police state. Prior to this, you only had to identify yourself to police if they were actually detaining you; with less than a week until the G20 protests, our provincial government (at the request of Toronto’s chief of police) secretly passed a new regulation, completely out of view of the public and without any sort of democratic process, that made it an arrestable offense to refuse to identify yourself to anyone identified as an officer within a certain range of the G20 area (which covers a good deal of our downtown core). They actually began arresting people using this regulation, which nobody knew about other than the police. The new regulation won’t be publicly published until next week, after this is all over, which neatly prevents any kind of challenge. The Canadian Civil Liberties Union sent the police a copy of their planned brochure that they were going to give out to protesters, which detailed what their rights were, a few weeks back and the police never even made a mention of this new regulation. This was kept under wraps until after they began arresting people.

To summarize: the government changed the law, secretly, with no democratic process or public awareness, and then began using this new law on people without any public awareness that the rules had changed. There is no world in which this is not a police-state tactic, and it is not okay, and there is nothing that could make this okay.

Victorian Porn Friday #13

The excerpt today is from A Night in a Moorish Harem.

Needless to say, Victorian Porn Fridays are NSFW. (Sometimes Victorian porn is also NSFL, just sayin’. Victorians didn’t seem to have much of a problem with incest and ephebophilia and other things like that.) Victorian Porn Fridays are only for those over the age of 18, as the content is explicit. Clicking to read more constitutes agreement that you are over the age of 18 and sexually explicit material is legal in your area.

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Victorian Porn Friday #12

I love the name of this one:
The New Ladies’ Tickler
or, The Adventures of Lady Lovesport and the Audacious Harry.

I admit I have a fondness for long subtitles in general, and Victorian porn often delights in that particular department.

Needless to say, Victorian Porn Fridays are NSFW. (Sometimes Victorian porn is also NSFL, just sayin’. Victorians didn’t seem to have much of a problem with incest and ephebophilia and other things like that.) Victorian Porn Fridays are only for those over the age of 18, as the content is explicit. Clicking to read more constitutes agreement that you are over the age of 18 and sexually explicit material is legal in your area.

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Victorian Porn Friday #11

Yes, I got behind again. Bad Robin! Bad! On the upside, this means you get several of these at once, so there you go.

Needless to say, Victorian Porn Fridays are NSFW. (Sometimes Victorian porn is also NSFL, just sayin’. Victorians didn’t seem to have much of a problem with incest and ephebophilia and other things like that.) Victorian Porn Fridays are only for those over the age of 18, as the content is explicit. Clicking on the “more” tag constitutes agreement that you are over the age of 18 and sexually explicit material is legal in your area.

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Featured Author for June at Malevolent Dead

I’m the featured author of the month at Malevolent Dead – go check it out!

Victorian Porn Friday #10

Finally, we’re all caught up to where we should be! The excerpt today is from Memoirs of a Young Rakehell. I enjoy this novel simply because it uses the widest variety of ridiculous euphemisms I’ve ever come across in a Victorian novel (and that’s saying a good deal, since Victorians were often quite fond of euphemisms).

Needless to say, Victorian Porn Fridays are NSFW. (Sometimes Victorian porn is also NSFL, just sayin’. Victorians didn’t seem to have much of a problem with incest and ephebophilia and other things like that.) Victorian Porn Fridays are only for those over the age of 18, as the content is explicit. Clicking to read more constitutes agreement that you are over the age of 18 and sexually explicit material is legal in your area.

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Victorian Porn Friday #6

Yes, I’ve been slacking, and I let several weeks slip by without bringing you any Victorian porn. I’m sorry. I was going to make up excuses about how crazy my life has been recently, but my life is always somewhat crazy, so I decided to just be honest and say I’ve been busy writing. That’s still not an excuse for not making the posts, but at least it’s honest. So, let’s get caught up, and I’ll backdate the next entries as they get posted until we’re where we should be.

For this entry let’s do something a little different. I got my hands on an old book from the 1920′s, arguing against the use of birth control. I couldn’t help but be amused by it, and I’m going to share some passages with you. There’s nothing particularly filthy and it doesn’t require the usual “18+ only” disclaimer, but I’m going to put it behind a cut just for length.

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Victorian Porn Friday #9 (backdated)

Fanny Hill, being written in 1749, is the oldest porn novel I have. The spelling, grammar, and style are noticeably different from novels written just fifty years or more later. Although I find later novels more easily readable due to their similarity to current writing, Fanny Hill is still accessible enough to be a pleasant read.

Needless to say, Victorian Porn Fridays are NSFW. (Sometimes Victorian porn is also NSFL, just sayin’. Victorians didn’t seem to have much of a problem with incest and ephebophilia and other things like that.) Victorian Porn Fridays are only for those over the age of 18, as the content is explicit. Clicking on the “more” tag constitutes agreement that you are over the age of 18 and sexually explicit material is legal in your area.

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Victorian Porn Friday #8 (backdated)

While I tend to enjoy descriptive text in Victorian novels, I loved this dialogue so much that I had to share it.

Needless to say, Victorian Porn Fridays are NSFW. (Sometimes Victorian porn is also NSFL, just sayin’. Victorians didn’t seem to have much of a problem with incest and ephebophilia and other things like that.) Victorian Porn Fridays are only for those over the age of 18, as the content is explicit. Clicking on the “more” tag constitutes agreement that you are over the age of 18 and sexually explicit material is legal in your area.

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