This coming Saturday August 4th from 1-3 PM, I'll be signing at The Book Ladies in Corona, CA for their Jungle Book Boogie with authors J.M. Jeffries, Sylvia Day, Cassidy Kent, Jenifer Apodaca, April Reign, Verna Hargrove and, if we're lucky, the fabulous Jina Bacarr!
Here's the address:
The Book Ladies
511 North Main Street, Suite 103
If you need directions you can call the bookstore: (951) 808-4587
Come and join us if you can! This is a really fun group of authors, and there'll be some great books!
Meanwhile, I'm just working away trying to meet this years' deadlines. I just finished a novella for Bantam about a tattoo fetish-a subject very near and dear to my heart. What is it about tattoos? I've been fascinated since I was a child. When I was about 10 or 11, my friends and I started listening to Alice Cooper, T-Rex, The New York Dolls...these guys all had long hair and several of them were tattooed. Because of my age, I think, it was then that I developed the idea of what was attractive in a man, and this was it. I still love this kind of bad boy to this day-long hair, tattoos-even better if he can play music. It was years before I learned that musicians don't necessarily make good relationship material-but they sure are fun! And sexy!
And tattoos are sooooo sexy! I love them on other people, love them on myself, and wouldn't have stopped at two if my boyfriend weren't so opposed. To comfort myself, I gave the heroine in my tattoo novella, Sophie, one of the tattoos I want.
Is it just me, or does getting tattooed feel gooood? I love the buzzing hum of the needle, that moment of exquisite anticipation before it touches my skin, then the endorphin release after a few minutes...And there's something sort of extreme, a little hard-core, about making the commitment to have this image on my body forever that I love.
I know not everyone feels this way about being tattooed, but I also know I'm not the only one who does. But when does it go from being fun and sexy to being an obsession, a fetish? Maybe that's something each of us can only know ourselves.