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Jean Roberta
Jean Roberta was born in the western United States, and moved to the prairie region of Canada as a teenager with her parents. In her last year of high school, she won a major award in a student writing contest sponsored by a major Canadian financial institution. All nine student winners were... show more

Jean Roberta was born in the western United States, and moved to the prairie region of Canada as a teenager with her parents. In her last year of high school, she won a major award in a student writing contest sponsored by a major Canadian financial institution. All nine student winners were asked to write a brief passage on "what Canada means to me" for publication in The Canadian Magazine, a weekend newspaper supplement. Most of the other winners took their inspiration from the national anthem ("O Canada"), but Jean wrote: "Canada is a small but useful ball bearing in the greasy machinery of world politics." Thus she began her literary career by writing the unexpected. She has continued down this road ever since. Jean Roberta still lives in Canada, where she has taught English at the local university for over 25 years, and has recently begun teaching credit courses in Creative Writing. Her diverse short stories (mostly erotic) have appeared in over one hundred print anthologies, an out-of-print novel, an out-of-print story collection, three single-author collections (Obsession, Each Has a Point, The Princess and the Outlaw) and a novella, The Flight of the Black Swan. Anthologies including her work have won awards from Lambdalit, EPIC (Electronically Published Internet Connection) and Independent Publishers Association. She has written news articles, scholarly non-fiction, blog posts and reviews. In 2004, her one-act play about the politics of smoking and gender identities, Smoke and Mirrors, was performed by professional actors as part of Loud 'n Queer, an annual event produced by the local Globe Theatre. Jean believes in tolerating everything except intolerance.The opinion pieces she wrote for a monthly column, Sex Is All Metaphors (based on a line in a poem by Dylan Thomas), are available as an e-book. Under her actual family name, she contributed a chapter to The Vampire Goes to College: Essays on Teaching with the Undead, and she co-edited an anthology of scholarly articles: OutSpoken: Perspectives on Queer Identities (University of Regina Press, 2013), to which she contributed an article on a controversial "lesbian" novel, The Well of Loneliness (1928).She married her long-term, Chilean-born female partner, Mirtha Rivera, on Halloween weekend in 2010. (Mirtha made the historical outfits for both of them.) More here: www.JeanRoberta.com
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Giles' Mad Musings
Giles' Mad Musings rated it 4 years ago
For Those Who Just Can’t Resist Taking a Taste4.25 StarsA veritable smorgasbord of forbidden flavors to just waiting to be savored. Within the pages lie naughty thrills for everyone.Found this collection to be well edited and imaginative. Enjoyed getting another read from authors I already admire ...
La Crimson Femme
La Crimson Femme rated it 6 years ago
Twice the pleasure is twice the fun! In this anthology, there are twenty-two tasty tidbits of erotic goodness. Ms. Bussel is always good at bringing together some hawt kinky sex. She does it again with this collection. There are threesomes, infidelity and bisexual switching. The focus of most o...
KissinBlueKaren
KissinBlueKaren rated it 7 years ago
I am really into the supernatural. It seems so easy for this topic of a Seductress to be a successful collection of erotic stories. Honestly though not all the stories really were all that. The book started on such a high note with the first story really drawing the reader in. The next story sort of...
Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it 10 years ago
Lots of different voices and styles. Some I enjoyed more than others but I'm sure that you'll find stories that you'll enjoy. And the profits go to support marriage equality.My review is located at www.lezficrev.blogspot.com
Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it 10 years ago
Lots of different voices and styles. Some I enjoyed more than others but I'm sure that you'll find stories that you'll enjoy. And the profits go to support marriage equality.My review is located at www.lezficrev.blogspot.com
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