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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
San Francisco Signing at Good Vibrations!
I spent last weekend with a group of some of my favorite erotica authors in San Francisco to do a book signing and my first reading at Good Vibrations, the famous sex store for women. Here we are above: Lacy Danes, Pam Rosenthal (aka Molly Weatherfield), me and Lillian Feisty. The reading was a bit nerve-wracking-a cocktail right before definitely helped! But once I was up there it was fine.

Here I am with Lillian Feisty at the store. They had us set up in a back room, with cheese and fruit trays and wine, which was lovely and unexpected. We had a good group-they had to bring out extra chairs. Reading my smut out loud was an interesting experience, especially with my brothers there. I'm just relieved now that my old boss didn't make it-lol! Several of our friends from the area showed up, and a few people who came simply because they'd read and liked our books! No surprise for Pam-she's an amazing writer and has been doing this for a long time. But I had one fan of my own, which was awesome! And really strange because she was someone I'd known briefly through work a number of years ago and since I use a pen name, she had no idea that the author she liked was someone she knew! Very weird, but very cool. After, we signed our books, then a bunch of us went to dinner at a really wonderful Thai place, then a smaller group of friends and family had drinks-a good way to unwind after the event.
Lillian, Lacy and I stayed at our favorite SF hotel, an old Victorian B&B in the Haight. Great food and shopping right there, and the hotel serves tea at 4:00 every day. We spent the weekend shopping, eating, staying up way too late talking like a bunch of teenagers at a slumber party (which I suppose it was!), and getting tattooed. All of us. Feisty had a gorgeous pair of roses added to the mantle of flowers around her shoulders (you can see them peeking out from the neckline of her dress above), and Lacy had her very first tattoo, a beautiful sprig of blossoms in Japanese style at her waist. I got a single cherry blossom on my ankle.

They represent rebirth, and I've recently realized that becoming a writer is a sort of rebirth for me. After a lifetime of sort of floundering around, never knowing what I wanted to do with my life, I've finally figured it out-I'm a writer. It seems to be working out pretty well so far, and I finally have a real sense of living the life I want. Now I have a little reminder of that.
Meanwhile, I'm back home and writing. This book I'm working on is really going well. Let's hope my editor agrees once she sees it!
Okay-back to work! Happy Halloween, everyone!
posted by Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin at 11:50 AM - 8 comments
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Book Signing in San Francisco This Weekend!

An Evening of Erotic Literary Delights…

Ladies of the Pacific Northwest Pamela Rosenthal/Molly Weathefield, Lacy Danes, Eden Bradley and Lillian Feisty write some of the hottest and most lyrical erotica and erotic romance on the market today! Come join these four masters of erotic fiction for a tantalizing evening of readings and book signing. With a collection of books ranging from the lusciously sensual to the wickedly kinky, there’s sure to be something to tempt every taste.

When: Friday, October 26th
Time:7 – 8:30 pm
Where: Good Vibrations Polk Street Store
1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street)
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 345-0400

For more information, please visit the Good Vibrations website:
Hope to see you there!
posted by Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin at 10:19 PM - 5 comments
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Art Day! (for the first time in far too long)

Today I'm going to talk about the art of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, two early 20th century painters who are known for their bold images, their Communist politics, and for their great love affair.
Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter and muralist. He studied in Mexico in the early 1900's before going to Europe to further his studies. He showed in Europe and New York, but always returned to his native Mexico. In the 30's and 40's, the political undertones in Rivera's work in both Mexico and the U.S. sparked enormous controversy. In 1933 he began a mural for the Rockefeller Center in New York which contained a portrait of Lenin, but it was removed after a furor erupted in the press. As a result of the negative publicity, a further commission was cancelled to paint a mural for an exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair.
His private life was as dramatic as his artwork. He was a notorious womanizer. He is known to have fathered at least two children by two different women, and was still married when he met his great love, Frida Kahlo, an art student twenty years his junior. Rivera married Frido Kahlo in 1929. Their passionate, stormy relationship resulted in divorce, and then a remarriage.
Above are two of my favorite Rivera pieces. He often painted flower vendors and other scenes from every day life in his native Mexico. His more political work is very powerful, but I must admit I prefer his 'prettier' pieces.
Frida Kahlo had an incredibly difficult life. She contracted polio as a child, and as a young teen was in a tragic bus accident, which resulted in over 30 operations throughout her lifetime as well as daily pain, which is reflected in a number of her self-portraits. Her work is known for her vibrant use of color and strong, sometimes frightening imagery. Her work is intensely personal, a representation of her suffering, as well as of the beauty she was still able to see around her.
Kahlo was also a rebel in many ways. She was an early feminist, and her work was groundbreaking for female artists of her time. She was as well-known for her lovers as Rivera was, which included many women, and Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky. Her life ended far too early, at the age of 47.
I find both Kahlo and Rivera's work moving and lovely, even her more morbid pieces. There is a sense of strength, often of anger. The work of both these painters is dreamlike, evocative, and is made more so for me in knowing the story of their tempestuous love for each other.

posted by Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin at 10:39 PM - 4 comments
Friday, October 12, 2007
Booksigning Event!

This Sunday is a very special event! I belong to Los Angles Romance Authors, the LA area branch of Romance Writers of America. This Sunday from 12:00-2:00, a bunch of our published authors will be signing together: myself, Sarah Dale, Cheryl Holt, Carolyn Hughey, Linda O. Johnston, Cassidy Kent, Harley Jane Kozak, Kaitlin O’Riley, and Brenda Scott Royce.
I'll be signing THE DARK GARDEN, EXCLUSIVE, and my newest release, THE DARKER SIDE OF PLEASURE!
You'll find books in every genre, so there's something for everyone! And we have discount vouchers! You can download your vouchers at the LARA website:
Barnes & Noble will donate a portion of the proceeds back to LARA, so come and buy some fabulous books and support your local writers! The vouchers are good for book purchases any time that day, at the Barnes & Noble where we'll be signing, on any book in the store.
Here's where to find us:
Barnes and Noble
16461 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91436
Hope to see you there!
posted by Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin at 7:11 PM - 0 comments

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