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In a previous post at Naughty Author Chicks Blog, I talked about writing for Harlequin Spice and the kinds of stories that work for that erotic line.

Another question I’m often asked is: do Spice novels have to have a happy ending?

Find out the answer over at NAUGHTY AUTHOR CHICKS.

Best,

Jina

February 2010: meet The Blonde Samurai

“She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”

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…and here on WordPress at Cleopatra’s Perfume Prequel.

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Collage of items belonging to Lady Eve Marlowe

Collage of items belonging to Lady Eve Marlowe

…and you can read all about Lady Eve Marlowe’s adventures in 1928 Weimar Berlin (the heroine in Cleopatra’s Perfume) at my Cleopatra’s Perfume Prequel.

Thankz!

Best,

Jina

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February 2010: meet The Blonde Samurai
“She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”

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I just put up Episode 2:  Eve discovers the sublime delights of paddling in my ongoing series:

 

 

 

The Berlin Sex Diary of Lady Eve Marlowe

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Best,

Jina 
 

Red "Carneval" Mask like the one Eve wears that night in the Berlin hotel room

Red "Carneval" Mask like the one Eve wears that night in the Berlin hotel room

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She came to Berlin with a show in 1928 looking for love and adventure. 

 

She found a city bathed in lust and sex.   

 

Here in her own words are sensual and erotic accounts of her adventures during that time before “Cleopatra’s Perfume takes place.

 

Episode 1: Eve meets a monocled gentleman with a secret fetish.

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I love to Twitter.  It’s fun, quick, witty, informative and oriented to the happenings of the day.  So, I thought, why not Twitter about my new Spice release, Cleopatra’s Perfume? 

What’s it about? you ask, anticipating aromatic Tweets.

To quote several book sites: “As the world teeters on the brink of war in 1939, the privileged classes pursue the delights of the flesh in exclusive clubs. Lady Eve Marlowe possesses a treasure–an elixir of ancient origin with a power so great it sweeps her into a dangerous erotic game.”

 

 It was a different world back then before cell phones, the Internet–and Twitter.  What if I Twittered about what life was like when Cleopatra’s Perfume takes place (from the 1930s through the early 1940s) so that you, the reader, could get a better understanding of the world my heroine, Lady Eve Marlowe, lived in?
 

Think of it as a Twitter time machine…and you’re at the controls.

 

Best,

Jina

 

 Here are Tweets from 1939 when Cleopatra’s Perfume takes place:

 

 —You can buy a new 1939 Dodge sedan for $815–no GPS system or air bags back then, but a spare tire and bumpers were included and something new: safety glass.  Dodge was a sponsor of the Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour–the American Idol of its time. 

 

 –Give your dry, lifeless skin a boost with Palmolive soap made with palm and olive oils.  No surprise here since it says so in the name, though ads at the time claimed olive oil was the secret ingredient.

 

 —Make your teeth shine with Calox Powder–yes, powder, not toothpaste.  I call this early teeth whiteners.  FYI, the first toothpaste came in a jar in the 1870s, but the familiar toothpaste tube didn’t make the scene until 1892.


 
Try a new method of sanitary protection: Tampax.  This was a innovation that gave women the freedom, according to the ad, to wear sheer evening gowns without detection.  A month’s supply, a box containing 10 Tampax, costs 35 cents.   


Write your next novel on a portable Smith & Corona typewriter with back spacer–Swinging Shift–84 characters for only $29.75.  The typewriter weighs only nine pounds.  Best feature about this typewriter: no Spam email to distract you!

 

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