Hey y’all. I don’t want you to be surprised when you buy this latest offering in my Demon Series and see some tough language – the n word specifically.
The word has evolved considerably, been essentially taken back by black people, which I’ve always found extraordinary. But it’s still emotionally charged, full of shitty historical context and wrathful feelings most black and white folks would gladly leave by the wayside forever. But its modern iteration is still perfect for this particular book.
My heroine Steele explains it briefly in the book, asking our hero Miles to look up the word niggardly in the dictionary.
The word doesn’t appear often in the book, and when it does it’s in very natural conversational situations. I know people these days tend to go from 0 to 100 for even the slightest offense. It’s doubtful this blog will allay that sort of response completely if folks are determined to go down that road. But at least this little preface is here for those who care to look, read and understand. Continue reading “Why I used the N word in my latest erotic paranormal romance novel.”
If I could be as free and truthful as this woman in my work…the mind reels. Continue reading Toni Morrison is the truth.
So my wig’s a little twisted right now. I often visit friends/fellow writer’s web sites periodically to see what they’re up to, and today I read something disturbing on my girl Theodora Taylor’s site. T posted an entry detailing how one woman explained why she gave her one star on Amazon. It was because she … Continue reading Creating My Own Box
So, Adele released “Hello,” her first single in three years, and it’s stunning. She’s back. That voice we know and love is just as fabulous as it always was, and her tale of love and loss is as relatable as ever. I had no idea her love interest in the video was a black man … Continue reading .@Adele, fabulous; The importance of a good old, ordinary brown. #romance #music #interracial
Remember the little girl who played the young Zoe Saldana in Columbiana? She’s kind of a gangster, y’all. Smart, conscious, eloquent, and not afraid to speak her mind. Color me impressed. No pun intended – but I’ll take it. LOL Take that Kylie Jenner. Note, I’m bashing her lame-o response to Amandla Stenberg’s comments, not her … Continue reading .@amandlastenberg is my new young adult hero. #race #bias
“I came at it as not a writer but a reader, and such a story didn’t exist. Every little homely, black girl was a joke, or didn’t exist in literature, and I was eager to read about a story where racism really hurts, and can destroy you…” Continue reading Toni: I do not think I could have stayed here, in the world, if I did not have a way of thinking…which is what #writing is 4 me #romance
So it’s day two of 2015. We’ve all made our new years’ resolutions, whether you wrote ’em down or just noodled ’em out while recovering from that dance ’til your dizzy NYE party – yup that was me. Had a fuckin’ blast. I’ve got the usuals: exercise more, eat better, write every single day, no … Continue reading New year, new opps to go big and to fuck up #writing #erotic #romance #Ineffable #showdonttell