Good Corruption

Huh? How can corruption be good? The dictionary describes corruption as: 1) dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery; or 2) the process by which something, typically a word or expression, is changed from its original use or meaning to one that is regarded as erroneous or debased. However, when joking about corrupting another person, it is often about being a bad influence. This is the kind of corruption I’m talking about, and sometimes, getting a person to enjoy life and partake in wonderful cocktails, can be good corruption.

When my wife and I reached our end destination to visit with my father, we promptly brought out our rolling bar, and my mixologist wife was nice enough to make a wonderful basil mojito for me upon request. Of course, we had to share this wonderful drink with my 87 year old father. I call that good corruption…because if I ever reach the age of 87, I would hope the people who love and surround me will continue to provide good corruption! Excellent mixed drinks, especially during the pandemic was a life saver! We also brought him a bottle of his favorite alcohol, Benedictine and Brandy. He described the drink as delicious. I see multiple mojitos in his future while we’re visiting. The pandemic has definitely enabled widespread corruption.

Now…to tie this into books. I suppose the religious right might describe the kind of books I write and read as something that corrupt young minds. But, I call this good corruption. I am so glad I was introduced to Sapphic fiction. The spicier the better. Whenever I’ve been asked if I have any young adult books that are appropriate for teens just starting to discover themselves, I second guess my recommendations. I have several sweet romances, but the sex scenes are not fade to black. I wonder if suggesting Locked Inside, Unconventional Lovers or my latest book, The Others is appropriate for young adults. They all have young adults as main characters, but they also have relatively detailed sex scenes. Am I corrupting the youth of today by suggesting those books? Who knows, but in my humble opinion, reading about sex in your teens is good corruption because let’s face it, exploring one’s sexuality, including sexual experimentation, is natural. We should never present something so natural and enjoyable as a taboo that can’t be talked about or read. If you want to check out my books…you know the drill…just clock the links below. Don’t forget to check out the two My Lesfic sale books by the fabulous authors, Riley Jefferson and Renee Mackenzie. Be sure to check out Finding Her Way and 23 Miles!

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4 thoughts on “Good Corruption

  1. Annette, I wish I had met you when I was younger, or at least read your books. I find my mind challenged, my heart full and at 59 learning to finally love me- all of me. It matters that there is representation of sexual exploration and love expressions from all hearts. So please continue your good corruption and that mixoligist wife of your is a gift. I am glad we finally met! Pam

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