Congratulate the nobility!

Give the Countess a happy word — she’s had her first novel accepted for publication. She’s going to have to let me have a copy to review.

It’s in the erotic romance genre, which suggests there will be lots of tentacles, mucus-slick chitin, and numerous eyes, so I’m sure I’ll be the perfect audience for it. Oh, wait — maybe not? What else could it be about?


  1. Kyra says

    It’s in the erotic romance genre, which suggests there will be lots of tentacles

    *perks up* Davy Jones?

    No? Dammit, there’s no new erotica out involving him. I’ve read everything.

    Yeah, unfortunately it’s romance for the mainstream—you know, the people responsible for the popularity of things like Christianity and microwave dinners and American Idol. Notorious for their collective lack of taste.

  2. Kyra says

    No offense to the Countess, of course. But a good romance novel has been, in my experience, a rare bird. Most of them could only be enjoyed by someone with no taste.

  3. Grue says

    Sex with an elder being is unlikely to leave participant’s sanity intact, and is carried out at considerable risk to life and limb, and limb, and limb, and limb, and limb, and limb, and ….

    You have been warned!


  4. says

    Sometimes, PZ, your romantic proclivities remind me of Dr. Zoidberg.

    For some reason I’m frisky as a squid on Tuesday. … Love? That word is unknown here. I’m simply looking for a female swollen with eggs to accept my genetic material.

  5. CalGeorge says

    PZ gets another mention from Dawkins!

    Richard Dawkins reads the new preface to The God Delusion (paperback)

    PZ mentioned at 5:18+

  6. says

    Errr, did I miss something? Who’s “The Countess”? No context is provided. Is it someone you know? Someone we should know?

  7. Oh, fishy, fishy, fishy, fish! says


    Well, that supports my theory that intellectuals shouldn’t wear shorts! Haha. He’s lost his scary to me now.

  8. says

    Thanks, PZ!! I will definitely get a copy to you when the book comes out. I’m so happy about this! Yet another dream has come true for me.

  9. JohnnieCanuck, FCD says

    PZ, this sex with a ghost stuff better be a pirate’s ghost or I may not be able to willingly suspend belief. ;-}