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Love this photo posted by @PinkBBWhiskey, who tweeted “Ending the day right with goodies from @BiggsandFeather @luxnaturals & @WholeFoods & my @BetsyPrioleau book du jour”!


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Reader Mail

Dennis St. Germain submitted this comment about Swoon: “What a fun read!  And what a talent you are!  Fascinating and exciting!!”

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Reader Mail

“On the long plane ride to New Zealand, I devoured Swoon. Absolutely FANTABULOUS! I look forward to more of your delicious writing in which so many truths are love-bombed into our psyches– finally!” Mahima Joishy, a reader

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Something To Swoon Over

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be a guest speaker on May 18 at Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts Mastery Program

Located in New York City, the School of Womanly Arts is the only institution that teaches women of all ages and backgrounds to use the power of pleasure to have their way with the world. Its founder, Regena Thomashauer aka “Mama Gena,” has spent over fifteen years researching what it is that makes a woman flourish. Most of us have little or no training in being deeply fulfilled, gratified, joyful, creative, adored, passionate women. We’ve been taught primarily how to accomplish or be effective and productive. Mama Gena created the Womanly Arts Mastery Program to teach you how to use the technology of the “Womanly Arts” to drop your old conditioning of “no pain, no gain” and create a life designed by your desires.

This program has helped thousands of women around the world to create their dreams, and I am thrilled to be a part of its assemblage of guest experts in the world of women. Mastery kicks off March 16th, so if you’re curious about signing up, click here for all the details. I would love to see you there.

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Interview on Relationships 2.0

Listen to Betsy’s interview about Swoon, qualities of great seducers and what women really want on “Relationships 2.0 with Dr. Michelle Skeen,” KCAA 1050-AM.

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Swoon in Sheen

Sheen magazine reviews Swoon: “From Lord Bryon to Ashton Kuthcher, Prioleau examines ladies’ men throughout history and discusses why it is that women were and are so attracted to them. This book is the perfect read for the woman who is looking for something fun and informative, and it offers answers to some age old questions about attraction.”

Read the review (link opens a PDF).

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Mark Your Calendar: Live Radio Interview

On Tuesday, April 16, Betsy will be talking abour Swoon on “Relationships 2.0 with Dr. Michelle Skeen,” KCAA 1050-AM, from 3-4 pm PT.  If you’re not in the Southern California area, you can listen to the live stream at

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Blogger Dolce Bellezza Reviews Swoon

From Dolce Belllezza:

Betsy Prioleau has taken it upon herself to untangle what it is that makes us swoon and listed more qualities of what women look for in men than I could include in this post. Combined with these qualities, are descriptions of men which fit them such as the charisma of Bill Clinton, the adornment of Sir Walter Raleigh, the manly jaw of Johnny Depp, etc.

But, my favorite part of what she’s done in her book, Swoon, is to list novels under which we can find characters exhibiting the traits women find so alluring. The reader in me, perhaps more than the feminine side of me, thrills to these titles:

Prioleau continues with her list far beyond the few I’ve listed here. The qualities that she finds are seemingly endless, and beg the question, “What do you find most alluring?” not to mention, “Are the men of today offering it?”

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A “Recovering Academic” Reviews Swoon

What blogger Peppermint Ph.D. liked about Swoon…

“The expectation and the assumption that men and women can live, exist, love, and still be their own person…while at the same time planning, thinking, and spending quality time with one another…in and out of the bedroom.”

“The very realistic look at how we (men and women) spend so much more time on things other than our partners, and how that’s affected the quality of relationships between men and women in the 21st century.”

“The Notes section of Swoon is 75 pgs. long…I’m literally drooling.  I read stuff like that with as much fervor as some people read romance…I’m a “recovering academic”; what did you expect?”

“Prioleau takes quite an academic perspective when looking at the “ladies’  man”…who he was, is and even will be in the future… There are definitely some lessons to learn here for men and women.”

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On Ladies Men’ and the Ladies Who Love Them asks Betsy about dominance, the pickup artist community, and the one piece of advice she would give to aspiring ladies’ men.

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