by Jennifer Stevenson
The other day one of our esteemed Book View Cafe authors (/C/h/r/i/s/ /D/o/l/l/e/y/ but who’s naming names?) was wondering how he was ever going to talk about his new book online without getting every single post shut down for being indecent spam. Apparently his hero is comically and excessively endowed.
Well, speaking as the author of four books that were much about the pleasurable aspects of the reproductive act, I’ve spent plenty of time coming up with synonyms that entertain. Some samples:
sonic red boinkwurst
These are actual examples taken out of my Brass Bed series. I got them past my editor (easy) and my copyeditor (not so easy). I find it much more amusing to make up new ones or borrow them from other languages than to trot out the tired old naughty words. And since I write romantic comedy, I get away with it.