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Dear Jezzy: Lovelorn in the Lower World

As a child, Sarina Dorie dreamed of being an astronaut/archeologist/fashion designer/illustrator/writer. After years of dedication and hard work, most of Sarina's dreams have come true; in addition to teaching art, she is an author/copywriter/artist/fashion designer/belly dancer. She has taught English overseas in South Korea and in the JET program in Japan, where she felt like an alien much of the time which inspired numerous stories. She has shown her art internationally and sold illustrations to magazines and currently works as a high school art teacher.

Sarina's paranormal romance novel, Silent Moon, published by Soulmate Publishing, won second place in the Duel on the Delta Contest, second place in the Golden Rose, third place in the Winter Rose Contest and third in the Ignite the Flame Contest. Her alien versus Puritan love story, Dawn of the Morning Star is to come out next year with Wolfsinger Publications. Her unpublished novel, Wrath of the Tooth Fairy, won first place in the Golden Claddagh and in the Golden Rose contests. She has sold short stories to over thirty-five magazines and anthologies including Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Cosmos, Penumbra, Sword and Laser, Perihelion, Bards and Sages, Neo-Opsis, Flagship, Allasso, New Myths, Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, and Crossed Genres to name a few.

Now, if only Jack Sparrow asks her to marry him, all her dreams will come true. Visit her at sarinadorie.com.

Immortal Herald, July 5, 1697
Dear Jezzy,
I am a succubus. I like my job and I'm one of the best at draining mortals of their life force in exchange for illusions of sexual fantasies. This often leaves me tired of seeing writhing naked men. The last thing I want when I get home is one more sexual encounter. The problem is, my boyfriend's job as an elf is less sexually taxing than mine. And being around shoes all day doesn't exactly help with his foot fetish. By the time he gets done at the workshop repairing shoes, he's as randy as a rabbit. In all other aspects, we're a good match. I love him with all my heart and want this relationship to work. This problem only recently came up when I moved in with him. I don't know what to do.
--Too Tired to Screw
Dear Too Tired to Screw,
Take my advice: moving in with someone requires time to get used to. With patience, open communication and working together, you should be able to adjust to each other's needs. If sex feels like a chore to you, consider what brought you into the succubus field in the first place. Would it help if your boyfriend used glamour to give him the appearance of something less human--or less male--to appeal to your sexual fantasies for a change? And if you can't muster up the excitement you once had, perhaps you can find a foot-positive compromise. Will it satiate your need for relaxation and his desire to look at feet if he gives you a foot massage instead? Are you okay if he polishes your shoes while you watch? Can you take a few minutes to read him descriptions of the latest designer heels? As much as you don't want to take your work home with you, maybe throwing in a few foot fantasy wet dreams is in order. If he promises to take a nap and fantasizes while you make dinner or read a book in peace, it might do the trick.
Confidential to A Satyr-ical Dater: a horse is a horse unless, of course, he's really a centaur. If that's the case, quit complaining.
Confidential to Happy Reaper: The problem is she loves you to death.
Jezebel Lincoln has worked as a mystic, fairy godmother, and muse. She's been writing love advice columns since 1612, using her numerous experiences with relationships to help others. Her columns are syndicated by Charming Industries to The Immortal Herald, The Undead Times, Lower Worlder Press, and other smaller publications in the fairy realm.
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This story was first published on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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