Why Is It Called The Intoxication?
It’s a question I get a lot. Part of it is a joke. Part of it is serious. After all, the blog is titled, The Intoxication of Vera Roberts. Let me explain…
Back in 2006, I was trying to think of a creative title for my blog when I was posting a lot on myspace. Nothing really seemed to fit the way I wanted and I was getting a tad bit frustrated. During this time, I was working on a short story and had the working title of ‘Bitten’ (the story later became The Family).
So anyway, my roommate suggested I needed something sexy, something provocative…something intriguing that everyone would always remember. She suggested I named the story Tuesday’s Intoxication. The title didn’t pan out but I loved the term intoxication. So of course, I had to look it up:
1. inebriation; drunkenness.
2. an act or instance of intoxicating.
3. overpowering exhilaration or excitement of the mind or emotions.
4. Pathology . poisoning.
Now let’s see…although I love my liquor, I’m not drunk all the time so let’s cross off #1. #2 seems a bit vague so I’m going to pass on that one. I’m not trying to poison you so let’s cross off #4.
The Intoxication is suppose to take over your mind, your body, your senses, your soul. I want you see a sexy picture and experience emotions other than horny. See the curvature of her body, feel the warmth emitting from the screen. And when you read the fiction, I want you to feel what the characters are thinking, experiencing, loving, wanting, aching.
I’m a writer by day and lover by night. I’ve made quite a few friends and some enemies along the way. But hell, even Wonder Woman had her haters…
And there you have it,