Why Is It Called The Intoxication?

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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,


11 thoughts on “Why Is It Called The Intoxication?

  1. Hi Vera, love the blog , And the books found them by accident , and now I’m hooked, I like the chemistry between Scott and Mariana.

  2. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  3. Hi Vera,

    How are you doing today? Well I hope. 🙂 My name is Felicia and I am the press outreach coordinator at LaFamos, a PR firm for unsigned artists.

    We have an artist that we work with that I think would be a great fit for Queeried. His name is Thomas King and he crafts high-energy pop. His latest single “One Nite Stand” is about looking for a bisexual out on the prowl for a one night stand.

    I would be thrilled if you took the time to listen to his music and possibly consider featuring him. I invite you to visit his DPK at music.lafamos.com/thomasking and use this password TH4M2SK7N6G to download his EP High on Life.

    I hope you enjoy it. If you’re interested or would like more information, contact me at your earliest convenience. Thanks a lot. I can’t wait to hear back from you.

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