Monday, October 29, 2012
SEXY SMOKING MIRROR BLUES GUEST POST ALERT
I've got a guest post over at the Sleeping Hedgehog telling the inside story of how the tantric sex scene in the beginning of Smoking Mirror Blues scared away a cover artist. It's called “Curse of the Glittering Vagina, Or, How Tantric Yoga Cost Me a Cover.”
This was the first edition of Smoking Mirror Blues, a trade paperback that's still available from Wordcraft of Oregon.
I didn't think I was writing a “dirty” book, but it's amazing how many of the reviewers thought to warn potential readers about the sex:
There are touches of erotica here too, which might offend some longtime SF readers . . . James Palmer, Strange Horizons
Hogan comes right at you with graphic depictions of sex . . . Jack Mangan, SF Reader.Com
. . . really brings the diversity in terms of ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation of the characters. SciFiLatino.com
. . . full of sex of many kinds, including tantric . . . Green Man Review
So, consider yourself warned.
at 8:33 AM