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February 11, 2015

Why Geeks Make Better Girlfriends and Boyfriends / Guest Post by Christine Rains


I am pleased to welcome Christine Rains to my blog for her Geeky Dice and Debauchery Tour. She's sharing a cute and funny article with us that'll get you in the mood for Valentine's Day. Plus the blurb for Loose Corset and a GIVEAWAY that lasts all month and is international, so keep reading! 

WHY GEEKS MAKE BETTER GIRLFRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS

By

Christine Rains

With Valentine's Day coming up, romance (and chocolate!) are on the minds of many folks. Everyone has a fantasy of their perfect day with their significant other. And so often after February 14th, I hear the stories of disappointment. And not just from the women.

This is because people tend not to look twice at geeks. There is a general stereotype of socially inept and unemotional nerds that has blocked people from finding happiness with awesome individuals. Geeks make excellent girlfriends and boyfriends.

Here's why:

1) Geeks are smart. You'll not have to worry about idiotic chatter during dinner or that she won't understand when you're talking politics. They'll always remember a date and never forget what's important to you.

2) Geeks may be under-appreciated, but they'll never take you for granted. They'll always value you and respect what you love. They will go out of their way to let you know they love you.

3) Geeks love to play. Video games, board games, or in the bedroom. They'll help you nurture your inner child and build that LEGO Deathstar with you.

4) Geeks are curious. They're willing to try new things. If something caught your interest in a new book and you want to give it a try, you'll have an eager partner!

5) Geeks have a vivid imagination. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more!


QUESTION: Can you give us a reason why geeks make better girlfriends and boyfriends?

Title: Loose Corset
Author: Christine Rains
Series: Dice and Debauchery (Book One)
Genre: Romantic-Erotica
Length: 64 Pages
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Released: January 9th 2015

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BLURB:

Dice and Debauchery, Book 1

A weekend away at a convention is exactly what overworked student Morgan needs. Dressed as her character from her favorite online game, Morgan is braced—seriously, could her corset be tighter?—to meet the other players. As Lady Gyrfalcon, she’s ready for everything—except her intense attraction to Dean. A clandestine meeting in the hallway of the hotel and Morgan’s corset is looser but now she can’t breathe for entirely different reasons.

Utterly charmed, Morgan decides to roll the dice and indulge in a fantasy-worthy weekend of sexy roleplaying, scorching sex and life-altering orgasms. Still, through it all Morgan is too smart to believe the chemistry constantly stripping her of costumes and control can last more than the length of the convention. But if she wants to keep a relationship so intense she thought it only existed in fiction, she’s going to have to let go of her cool-headed logic and allow herself to fall far and fast for the perfect guy.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave



BIO:

Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She's married to her best friend and fellow geek living in south-central Indiana. They have one son who is too smart for his parents' own good and loves to pretend he's Batman. Christine has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not reading or writing, she's going on adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. (South Central Indiana Fiction Interface). She has several short stories and novellas published. The Dice & Debauchery series is her first contemporary erotic romance.

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Thank you so much for entertaining me and my readers, Christine! I'd love to have you back anytime.


78 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We do like to play in the bedroom and often!
Geeks agree to go do all the geeky, corny stuff with you without question.
Congratulations, Christine!

Christine Rains said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today, Chrys! :)

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Alex! Here, here, to geeks! :)

DL Hammons said...

With geeks you never have to worry about the wandering eye. They are singularly focused...to a fault!

Great article! :)

Unknown said...

gotta love a geek! they can help with any iPhone or tech problems--my last love interest in my novel was a rock star heartthrob, and my new boy in my WIP is a tech guy--he's just as much fun to write as the heartthrob!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Geeks aren't afraid to try new things. Everyone wants to be a geek.

Chrys Fey said...

You're so very welcome, Christine! :)

Chrys Fey said...

That's right! Geeks are loyal.

Chrys Fey said...

Geeks are awesome! From a rock star to a tech guy...that's awesome! :D

Chrys Fey said...

I like to think I'm a bit of a geek. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Haha! Too funny, Alex.

Carol Kilgore said...

I like the playing part :)
Hi, Chrys!
Happy Valentine's Day ♥

Vanessa Morgan said...

Alll my friends are geeks. They're amazing. My sister who's a non-geek thinks we're all boring, though :-)

Chrys Fey said...

Hi, Carol! Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!

Chrys Fey said...

I have a lot of geeky friends, too. They are more fun (to me) than my non-geek friends. :)

Crystal Collier said...

LOL! I always dated geeks. That is, until my hubby came along. He dived into the geek world after meeting my brothers though, so I guess that counts, right? ;)

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, DL! And yes, we are. :)

Christine Rains said...

(For some reason, the reply button on the comments isn't working anymore for me! I need some geek help!)

Beth, that's awesome! I love when romances feature tech guys.

Susan, most everyone! :)

Carol, thank you!

Vanessa, my geeky friends are fascinating folks. Non-geeks just don't get us! ;)

Crystal, that definitely counts. It means he always had a geek in him!

Heather R. Holden said...

Great list! Geeks are the best. I doubt anyone else would be able to understand my intense need to fangirl, after all. LOL.

Chemist Ken said...

I think #3, #4, and #5 say it all! Way to go, geeks!

VR Barkowski said...

Great article! Geeks have always been my first choice. Being mostly geek myself, I don't quite trust the fashionable and socially adept. Intelligence, imagination, and the ability to think out of the box will always trump shallow charm.

VR Barkowski

Sarah Foster said...

Geeks are great! I think I'm more of the geek in my current relationship, but without him I wouldn't have known the reference in #5 and would not have laughed as hard as I did! Maybe we're both a little geeky...

Pat Hatt said...

lol keeping that inner child alive and willing to try anything new is why a geek works at my zoo

Christine Rains said...

I totally understand! *LOL* Thank you. :)

Christine Rains said...

Three cheers for geeks! :)

Christine Rains said...

Here, here! Well said, VR. :) Thank you!

CottonSr said...

enjoyed interview. i guess that's why they say blessed are the geeks.

Christine Rains said...

Hehehe! I'm glad I could make you laugh. :)

Christine Rains said...

Woot for that! :)

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Cotton. Geeks surely are! :)

betty said...

Good luck Christine with the book, sounds like an interesting plot. Cute article about geeks. I think I married one.

Betty

Ashantay said...

Geeks can explain Sheldon's rants on the Big Bang Theory. They are often witty and amusing, but hide their humorous sides - or maybe most people are just too dull to understand the jokes so they've given up.

dolorah said...

That is an enticing blurb. I'm still mulling over geeks are willing to try anything. My imagination is smokin hot right now :)

Connie Keller said...

With a geeky husband, you can actually have a conversation about philosophy and then shoot him with a Nerf dart gun. Or both at the same time. :)

M Pax said...

Because they make you laugh when you need one most.

Chrys Fey said...

Oh no! I'm sorry! But I see it's working now with the comments below. Sometimes Blogger likes to act up.

Chrys Fey said...

Counts to me! ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Geeks unite! :D

Cherie Reich said...

Geeks are awesome! Plus, they're more willing to listen to your obsessions.

Chrys Fey said...

Glad you enjoyed Christine's fun article, Larry. :)

Mary Kirkland said...

Loved the blurb. NerdsGeeks know how to have fun.

Carrie-Anne said...

I have a friend who used to teach elementary school music, and was once accused by one of her students of having a nerd for a husband. She immediately corrected the student, saying her husband is a geek, not a nerd, and there's a big difference. She also told her students they should really consider marrying geeks.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Hehehe, I love this post. Thanks, Chrys and Christine!
Geeks are just awesome!!

Chrys Fey said...

I remember when I was called a loser by my "best friend" in high school and feeling devastated. Nerd is a more offensive name while geek is more of an enduring term.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for stopping by, Lynda!

Liz Blocker said...

HECK yes!! This post is 100% true. Love it, Christine :)

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I am so entertained by shows like "Big bang Theory" - love them!

Nas said...

Geeks do have vivid imagination. Congratulations Christine. Loved the interview, Chrys.

Christine Rains said...

Then you're a lucky woman! :) Thank you, Betty.

Christine Rains said...

I love The Big Bang Theory!

Christine Rains said...

The geeks I've known are very willing! Hehehe!

Lisa Thomson said...

Great post, Christine! Geeks are so very smart one reason to date them is to get investment advice. Some of them are obsessed with the stock market and economics. :) Your book sounds like fun!

Christine Rains said...

*LOL* That's awesome!

Christine Rains said...

Cheers to that! :)

Christine Rains said...

Most definitely! Except Harry Potter. My husband doesn't want to listen to that! *LOL*

Christine Rains said...

That they do! :) Thank you, Mary.

Ceil said...

HI Chrys ad Christine! My son is a computer nerd, and I can tell you those kids make a very good living. Another reason to love nerds!
I think your book is coming out at the right time, with all the press on 50 Shades. Best of luck :)
Ceil

Christine Rains said...

I feel the same way and I know many others that do too. I'm a geek not a nerd! *LOL*

Christine Rains said...

You're welcome, Lynda! :)

Christine Rains said...

Geek high five!!! :) Thanks, Liz.

Christine Rains said...

It's one of my favorite shows too. :)

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, EAW. :)

Christine Rains said...

Thanks, Lisa! My husband is very good with numbers, but isn't much of a stock market risk-taker. I'm more the gambler!

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Ceil! My husband is a computer programmer too. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

When Geeks focus, they are truly focused - and when that focus is on someone they love, well . . . it's amazing! Also, geeks know when other geeks need time for their projects - my husband will quite happily geek out with me, and then quite happily let me write while he works on a code/mechanical/other project. He's an engineer with hobbies.

sage said...

How about Greeks? :) I used to be a geek but I think technology passed me by

Unknown said...

Geeks are less judgmental and gossipy than non-geeks.

Cherdo said...

Geeks are full of trivia...and eternally curious. That's perfect mix.

DMS said...

Geeks love to read and you can always talk about books. :) Fun post!
~Jess

Sherry Ellis said...

Most geeks aren't egotistical idiots, so of course they make better girlfriends and boyfriends!

Chrys Fey said...

Glad you enjoyed Christine's guest post!

Chrys Fey said...

Hi Ceil! Computer techs do make good money these days.

Stephanie Faris said...

Geeks are smart...but they're also VERY passionate about their interests so you'd better hope you're interested in the same subjects they are!

Yanting Gueh said...

I think the media has given geeks quite the charming persona these past few years ~ Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds), Sherlock, Doctor Who ... all very clever and sweet (if they want to be). Perhaps more so, they understand that the need to passionately pursue an interest is fiercer than the need to belong to the mass.

nashvillecats2 said...

I'm past that Fey...lol

Anonymous said...

I appreciate geeks and nerds. There's never a dull moment around them. Even with the quiet ones, there's a surprise.

Chrys Fey said...

LOL!

Chrys Fey said...

Great comment, Claudine! And you're right. Geeks are very popular these days. Not only do they make great characters for movies/shows/books, they are also great people. :)