Monday, September 23, 2013

3 Reasons BBW Literature is Beautiful and Necessary!

Hey ya'll. In honor of my new work Curves And The Lake I'm looking at the role of plus size women in literature. The average woman is a size 14, but she is often overlooked in traditional stories for a thinner, more "ideal" lead role. With increased attention at the BBW market, I wanted to highlight why such a market is positive.

1. It reflects/promotes a positive body image for all shapes and sizes.

If written properly BBW romance and literature can carry a positive message that lessens the stigma of being well-rounded and fight fat shaming. We need to promote loving our bodies, as women of many different backgrounds, BMIs and lifestyle choices.

Let's be honest, we are at a point in our society when states feel it necessary to fat shame via billboard. People are making meme's of "fat" girlfriends and women are being pushed out of Victoria's Secret's because they wouldn't "fit" into their bras anyways. It is an ugly message that we are sending to our women about body image and it shouldn't be something perpetuated in literature.

No more is the "chubby" girl not good enough to love, pushed aside as the heroine or cast as the comedic relief. She is front and center in her own accord. She is sought after and wanted in these stories, taking all kinds of roles. She can be comfortable in her skin, hoping to be in better shape, or she can be a sexy goddess that wants nothing more than to stay the way she is.

Ellen Dominick's Sweat and Curves is a great example of one of the many roles BBW women can encompass. Trisha wants to be healthy but likes the way she looks and clearly so does her trainer. I'm a BBW, and I understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while being plus-sized. Ellen Dominick makes getting fit sexy with this work!

Trisha, a voluptuous BBW, goes to her doctor one day and finds out she has to lose weight or risk her health. When she goes to a brand new 24 hour gym, she gets way more than just a workout from her handsome new trainer Evan. She soon finds out that he prefers curvy women when he makes her spread her legs on the gym floor. The gym is pretty quiet late at night, but will they get caught practicing their new "advanced workout" where everyone can see?

2. It is more inclusive of its audience.

We romance readers make up all shapes and sizes. Regardless, until recently it was very rare to read about someone who looked and thought like me. Representation is an essential part of that audience, and with the market power that BBW women possess, the demand is there.

Adele Allaire with her work One Night Three Hearts does just that. She creates a female character that pulls on your heartstrings so completely you can't help but love her as you go down her journey into Polyamory with her.

Thirty-five year old unemployed Rose struggles with weight gain, and now an infertility diagnosis that requires expensive IVF treatments she and her husband can't afford. Her obsession with becoming a mother before her biological clock ticks down allows ovulation kits to completely dictate marital relations with Jason, her loving husband for over a decade.

Desperate to reignite the fire between them, Jason goes to the one person he thinks can help save his marriage -- his long time friend, Matt.

The first book of the Three Hearts Menage Trilogy by new author Adele Allaire weaves a sensual polyandry tale from the intertwined secret fetishes of all three adults, and unravels them to collide in one extremely detailed and unforgettable night of passion.

3. It can be super sexy.
Or romantic. Being chubby doesn't have to mean being chaste. So many different stories I have encountered have been downright steamy! And full of all kinds of delightfully sinful kinks! The hunks and the heroines are tail waggingly hot.

Mia's Milk is a kinky, risque number by Nora Nix that leaves me having to let the steam out from under my collar a time or two.

Dominick is a mechanic hit hard by the failing economy. Mia is the woman whose car breaks down on the highway, and for whom he just happens to stop. An unexpected service call three days later leads him to her ice cream parlor, where she lets him in on her dirty little back room secret; the one her special patrons pay top dollar for. Unfortunately, the machine she uses to manufacture her VIP product has broken down, and she needs someone discreet to take the job. Just how will Mia convince him to keep his silence? Chances are, she'll do just about anything.


Alice May Ball has her own sexy tale to tell about a BBW that meats (pun/misspelling definitely intended) a rockstar in My Rockstar's Rhythm of Lust. Sexy and daring things happen, things I won't condone or recommend, that are hotter than hot. Sex on a Motorcycle! That's all I have to say folks. Let the authoress speak for herself.

School was out for summer and I was out to celebrate with a few other teachers. Blaze, a notorious, international rockstar walked into the club where we were drinking. He came right up to our table. And right up to me.

We practically had wild sex right there on the dance floor. We did have wild sex on his way to a show. And at the show. We had the wildest sex of that night on his Harley Davidson, speeding down the dark highway.



If that doesn't turn your head, I don't know what will.