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Luminato #ReadWomen2014 Wednesday, June 11th

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge St. Hosted by Luminato’s Literary & Ideas Curator, Noah Richler Twitter’s immensely popular #ReadWomen2014 has been busy affirming the contributions, gifts and unique perspectives of female novelists and the challenges they still face. Four of Canada’s bestselling [...]

Interview with L. Marie Adeline, author of S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared

I really love this interview by Rachel Kramer Bussel, one of the leading lights in erotica today. I thought I’d share it with you: Rachel: How did you get the idea for the S.E.C.R.E.T. series, and did you have it fully plotted out when you started to write the first book? It was one of [...]

Writing advice

 I like rules and lists and hints and steps and tips. Especially when it comes to writing. And I’ve read them all, too, Stephen King’s book, On Writing, Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird—all the classics. When people ask me for writing advice, I always recommend these books. There is a lot of useful information in those pages. [...]

On Christian and Ana…and Scarlett O’Hara

Casting the characters for the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey was always going to be fraught–with such a passionate and vocal fan base. I wonder how E.L. James braced herself. I picture her taking a few belts of scotch, one of the producers is on the phone, the screenwriter’s on speaker, she presses [...]

A Conversation with L. Marie Adeline

Q. S.E.C.R.E.T. was your first erotic novel. Was there anything that surprised you about the process, during the writing/editing stage or after publication? A. What most surprised me about writing erotica was how much sex tells you about your characters. What they like, what they don’t like, how far they’re willing to go, it all [...]

S.E.C.R.E.T Shared book covers

I’m am SO excited to (finally!) share the covers for S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED, both the U.S. and Canadian covers. Seeing how your book is interpreted by designers is something that will never get old— and I feel really lucky to have two beautiful covers that express different aspects of S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared. Here’s my take on what [...]

Why the Pseudonym?

This is a question I get a lot. Why the pseudonym? I wish I had a better answer for why I chose to write the S.E.C.R.E.T. trilogy under L. Marie Adeline instead of my name, Lisa Gabriele. Truthfully when my editor and I were putting the bow on the first book, the conversation naturally devolved [...]

Still thinking about Love and Sex

The characters in my books have lots of sex. Big surprise; S.E.C.R.E.T. is an erotic trilogy. But unlike other erotic novels, my characters generally have lots of sex with lots of different people. I had no idea it would generate so much talk, the idea that women would have multiple partners in her quest to [...]