Linda Mercury is a professional erotic novelist, sex-pert, and former librarian who writes smart, sexy, adventurous, paranormal romance novels.
As a writer, she’s deeply passionate about the ability of words to give us courage.
One reader calls her work “fast paced and full of action” while another declares that her writing is, “hot, hot, hot.”
In this episode, Linda dives deep into an excellent discussion of why we love romance novels and erotica, and why this genre is important. She talks about female empowerment, becoming a fully integrated person, and not giving in to the patriarchy, as well as sharing her own writing process, tips for new writers, and stories about how she went from being a professional clown, to being a librarian, to being an erotic novelist. On top of that, she shares stories from the kinky sex conventions that she has attended, and we talk about how to have great sex, how to handle jealousy, why it's important to learn about polyamory, how to be social if you're an introvert, and more. Talking to Linda was such a delight, and I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did!
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Books, Resources & People Mentioned
- Alexandra Franzen (season 1 alum!)
- Nora Roberts
- Beowulf, by Seamus Heaney
- The Complete Idiots Guide to Yoga
- Women in Refrigerators
- Emma Holly
- Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women, by Jayne Ann Krentz
- Dick Francis
- How Harry Cast His Spell, by John Granger
- The Ethical Slut, by Dossie Easton
- More Than Two, by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert
- Opening Up, by Tristan Taormino
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