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Have you Gotten your Red on Today?
by Amy J Romine   
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Last edited: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011

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An inside look at Red Lipstick Journals, an Amazon Subscription Blog.

If you do not know what is meant by that statement, I am truly sorry because you are missing out on sensual, sassy, eclectic fun. In September 2010, a group of seven erotic romance authors decided to get together and start a steamy erotic blog called the Red Lipstick Journals. Seven different personalities, seven different points of view, seven different styles, and seven completely different definitions of erotica.

Let’s start with the facts, shall we? Red Lipstick Journals is a subscription blog specifically designed for the Amazon Kindle. For those who are unaware, if you own an Amazon Kindle you can subscribe to over 700+ available blogs through Amazon for about $0.99 a month. The Red Lipstick Journals blog was launched on September 1st 2010. Since it’s launch, RLJ has gained a substantial amount of followers, garnered rave reviews, and is steadily raising their ranking on the Amazon Subscription Blog List.

I was so intrigued by the concept and the potential drama behind this notion I hacked my way into the secret Red Lipstick Journals, or as the authors affectionately call it, the RLJ Yahoo Group email. If there was anywhere I would be able to get the scoop on the real story behind the minds behind RLJ it was here.

The collective experience of the group ranges from the seasoned to the newbie and everything in-between. Their individual genre preferences range as well from one extreme to the other. This diversity can be found in the daily entries of the RLJ Blog and makes a potentially smutty and redundant topic fresh and at times surprising. 

With diversity also many times comes conflict. Strong personalities rarely step to the side for another. So I monitored the RLJ emails expecting to see the unfolding of a Desperate Housewives season premiere. Did I find passion, yes. Did I find drama, definitely yes. Did I find screaming arguing and fiery conflict due to artistic differences? Surprisingly, not.

This group of authors is diverse, passionate, and dedicated. With daily conversations about promoting, scheduling, praise, encouragement, jokes, jabs and support, it is no wonder Red Lipstick Journals is quickly moving up on the Amazon blog list of favorites. 

The conversation around the group is relaxed but professional. Each author has their unique input on every facet of the blog. There is no leader, all are truly equal, each with their own reasons for contributing to the group. The number of comments and ideas coming across the RLJ email strands on a daily basis is staggering, to the point that it is hard to keep up.  It’s not all serious, as I have witnessed a delirious transaction of emails revolving around absurd sex toys. –You had to be there, really

Along with full time dedication to RLJ, each author has several other projects working at any given moment. Whether it be reviewing books, offering opinions on prime time television, promoting their latest novel, contributing to other blogs, or just being a presence in the eBook community.

All of which adds credence and credibility that these authors know what they are doing, and are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with, within the romantic erotic community.

I enjoyed my daily dose of RLJ before this article, and I have to say that I will enjoy it even more in the future, knowing that the people behind the words truly enjoy what they are doing, and represent the erotic romance community with pride, sass, and class.


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