A Teaser from OLIVIA: What Jon Wants

A teaser from OLIVIA, the sequel to CONTESSA “I want you to make love to me.” My voice cracks when I say it. “Why?” he challenges me. Why? What kind of a question is that? “Because I love you.” “You wear my ring because you love me. You devote every Saturday night to me because […]

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Sex in YA Books, part two… and sex in Friday Night Lights

A few months ago, I wrote a post on Sex in Young Adult books. I got some great feedback from parents and teens, some who said yes, it was okay, some who said no, absolutely not, and others who had caveats… yes, if it’s presented tastefully, etc. I went with the yes, if it’s presented tastefully […]

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Sex in YA books?

I’m venturing into the Young Adult (YA) genre. I’ve completed my first YA novel, and have two more planned. I’m actively writing the second. I have to say, I’ve really enjoyed writing from a younger person’s perspective. It has cleaned up my language considerably (although not in real life) and has forced me to be […]

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