Meghan O’Brien On Writing Sex: Podcast

Meghan O’Brien on writing sex, representing sex workers in a positive light, the most difficult thing about writing good sex and making consent sexy.

They talk about:

  • Sex workers in lesbian fiction
  • Why writing sex scenes is difficult
  • Similarities between programming and writing
  • Venturing out of contemporary erotic romance
  • Using sex toys to keep sex varied and exciting
  • Spicing up couple’s sex lives
  • Consent and making it sexy
  • Breaking bad tropes
  • Being shy when you are known for your steamy novels
  • Angie Williams and what it’s like for Meghan to be married to another author
  • How Meghan and Angie wrote stories for one another

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Books Discussed

The Night Off by Meghan O’Brien

The Night Off by Meghan O’Brien(graphic sex, sex worker, BDSM, use of toys)

Synopsis

Emily Parker has a busy life over which she maintains iron-clad control. Raised by drug-addicted parents, she’s used to taking care of the people around her, to the exclusion of her own needs. But not tonight. After years of celibacy, she’s ready to pay for exactly what she wants: to surrender control, by having it taken away. Having worked as a high-priced escort for years, Nat Swayne not only enjoys her job – she’s damn good at it.

Dangerously sexy, she knows precisely how to fulfill the fantasies of women who enjoy her special brand of make-believe – all without ever becoming emotionally involved. When their night of intense play turns into something more, Emily and Nat can’t help but pursue a connection in the real world. Unfortunately, old habits die hard, and love isn’t always enough.

 

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13 Hours by Meghan O’Brien

Thirteen Hours by Meghan O’Brien(graphic sex, sex worker, spanking and use of toys)

Synopsis

Can you fall in love in thirteen hours?

It’s her birthday but lonely workaholic Dana Watts is at the office late, drafting a proposal. The very last interruption she expects comes in the form of the most beautiful breasts she has ever seen. These belong to an incredibly hot woman, who is standing in front of her, stripping to music. Laurel Stanley performs strip-o-grams to pay her way through school. She has never encountered a more ungrateful recipient than Dana. The uptight project manager makes it clear that she is furious to be distracted from her work by the “gift” a colleague sent and equally appalled by Laurel’s occupation. After Dana is rude and insulting, and insists on escorting Laurel from the building, the two women take an elevator ride that changes everything.

Stuck with each other for thirteen long hours after the elevator breaks down, they discover how wrong first impressions can be and how right two strangers can feel together. Can everything change in less than a day? Dana and Laurel set out to discover if their passionate elevator encounter can mean more in this fast-paced, erotic story of lust, loneliness, fantasy, and desire.

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The Three by Meghan O’Brien

The Three by Meghan O'Brien(graphic sex and use of toys)

Synopsis

A daring, provocative exploration of love and sexuality…

Two lovers, Elin and Kael, struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where disease, lawless marauders, and fanatics threaten their existence. When the two befriend Anna, another survivor, the fabric of their lives and the family they have made shifts in ways that challenge each woman to redefine the boundaries of love and friendship. For in order to prevail, the two must become…The Three, and ultimately Anna and Kael must find a way to save the woman they both love.

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Wild by Meghan O’Brien

Wild by Meghan OBrien(graphic sex, sex workers, and use of toys)

Synopsis

The only thing that frightens shapeshifter Selene Rhodes more than the full moon is the idea of falling in love. Selene Rhodes has lived her whole life with a terrible secret: Not only can she take the form of any animal at will, but once a month the full moon transforms her into a fierce wolf-creature without a human conscience. Managing her condition means living by a strict routine, and more importantly, abstaining from intimate relationships with human beings. Selene is convinced that love and friendship can only bring her pain.

Forensic pathologist Eve Thomas is well acquainted with the pain of romantic love. Swearing off relationships after having her heart broken by a cheating ex, Eve throws herself into her work: catching murderers. When Selene comes to her aid after an attack by a masked man in Golden Gate Park, Eve is shocked by how powerfully she is drawn to her mysterious savior. Shaken by her own feelings for Eve, Selene is even more terrified to realize she isn’t even close to being the scariest monster stalking San Francisco. There is someone out in the city who is killing for pleasure, and his next target is the one woman he thinks might be able to stop him: Eve.

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Her Best Friend’s Sister by Meghan O’Brien

Her Best Friend’s Sister by Meghan O’Brien(graphic sex, BDSM and use of toys)

Synopsis

At 12-years-old, Claire Barker developed a massive crush on her best friend Sarah’s older sister, the handsome, butch Alex Williams. Now 27 and a successful entrepreneur, Claire’s interest hasn’t waned – despite Alex’s fashion photography career keeping her overseas for months at a time. When Alex moves home unexpectedly, she and Claire end up enjoying a surprise, wine-fueled reunion that alters their relationship forever.

Are Claire’s dreams about to come true, or will real life prove to be more complicated than her fantasies?

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Mending Fences by Angie Williams

Synopsis

When rancher Bobbie Del Rey walks into the veterinarian’s office with an injured pup, the last person she expects to see is the one woman she’s never allowed herself to love. The only thing more dangerous than the storm raging outside is the tempest in her heart.

Veterinarian Grace Hammond is looking for a fresh start. Haunted by her past, she hopes moving back to her hometown will help her find the strength to stand up for what she needs in matters of the heart. The moment her first love, Bobbie Del Rey, walks into her clinic – tall, dark, and soaking wet – the boundaries Grace desperately needs become paper thin.

Can the heartbreaks of the past ever truly be mended?

 

 

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Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Review.

She discovered lesbian fiction when she was 19. Radclyffe and Karin Kallmaker soon became favourite authors and she spent a large part of her hard earned income on shipping books from Amazon.com to her home in South Africa.

Over the years she became frustrated with purchasing mediocre lesbian fiction feeling like it was a waste of her money and time. And so she decided to share only the best books and movies with lesbians who are looking for only the best. And so, The Lesbian Review was born