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Monday, March 21, 2011

Ten Reasons Why Rowing is Like Sex & Sometimes Even Better by Christopher Koehler

10)Face it, it’s not.
9) You can row with minors without a morals charge.
8) Gives head races a whole a new meaning.
7) You can row with seven other people (eight if you count the…ahem, cox) and no one will say anything about it.
6) The only thing you’ll catch from your oar is crabs.
5) In rowing, the red-faced person screaming your name and correcting your technique is a coach.
4) The oar is always hard.
3) Cox box. Need I say more?
2) No worries about where that oar’s been.
1) In both, the catch is aggressive, the drive is powerful, the hands are quick, and the slide is smooth.

Thank you, Christopher for enlightening us! Very funny stuff, but if you don't mind, I have to add one for the sex side...you get to lay down while doing it! Christopher also has a new book out entitled Rocking the Boat from Dreamspinner Press.

Blurb: Nick Bedford, closeted coach of California Pacific College’s men’s rowing team, is struggling with professional ethics. He denies his attraction to Morgan Estrada, a rower on the crew, though the heated glances between them drive Nick wild. Then Morgan makes a move... and though Nick panics, Morgan gets what he wants: Nick.

Safely assured that he’s not preying on a younger man, Nick gives in to his feelings for Morgan. They take pleasure in sharing their daily routine, and the sex sets the sheets afire. Everything seems perfect until an anonymous complaint is filed against Nick right before the biggest race of the year. It’s exactly what Nick has feared most—and it may be enough to capsize the fledgling relationship.

About the author:
Christopher Koehler has had what his mother refers to as an incestuous relationship with books since he learned to read, but it wasn't until his grad school years that he realized writing was how he wanted to spend his life.  Long something of a hothouse flower, he's been lucky to be surrounded by people who encouraged that tendency and the writing both, especially his long-suffering husband of nineteen years and counting.

He loves many genres of fiction and nonfiction, but he's especially fond of romances, because it's in them that human emotions and relations, at least most of the ones fit to be discussed publicly, are laid bare.

While writing is his passion and his life, when he's not doing that, he's a househusband, at-home dad, and oarsman with a slightly disturbing interest in manners and the other ways people behave badly.