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And the Winner is…

Thanks to everyone who commented and tweeted for a chance to win a copy of Under His Roof

The winner is…

Lorraine, who says:

New to this, never heard of the term domestic discipline… Methinks I need a chat with hubby… I’ve been lacking in the household goddess department….

Well, Lorraine, you have now heard of domestic discipline. Good luck to you if you have that chat with the hubster. ;)

Here’s one of my favorite recent reviews of Under His Roof from Amazon:

I couldn’t put it down I read the whole thing right after downloading…. It was sooo captivating that i wished David was a real character that I met in real life… The author demonstrated him as hot and wild yet strong and a professional disciplinarian… The character that many women having fantasy with! It also showed the many types of sub women who wants to get spanked and why exactly they feel they need it!

I loved the spanking parts and the way Rachel was falling in love with her authority figure! On the other hand, Rachel (the main character) is a down to earth woman that no matter how strong she appears around her coworkers.. She’s still weakened by a handsome wild man

That story is a delicious mix of pain and pleasure

For those who are curious, two of my projects right now are a sequel to Under His Roof (which I have now written TWICE…third time’s the charm, right?) and… fucking drumroll, please… another Rock Creek book! Yay!


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Why do you want to write erotic fiction?

I’ve been asked this question a few times since getting myself online and really starting to focus on my writing. Why do you want to write erotic fiction? 

I wasn’t sure of the answer; I’m still not, actually. It’s complicated. :)

There are many reasons I like to write. Writing for me can be sort of a form of meditation; I involve myself to a degree where I’m actually not involved in the story anymore. I get to watch it unfold. I become less of a creator and more of a spectator as I observe how characters interact, change, and develop throughout the story.

Sometimes I do get frustrated. The characters might present new challenges that I had not expected, or interact in ways that makes my original idea about the story melt away.  But the frustrations fade as I watch the stories unfold.

And that is part of why I like writing fiction. But why I like writing erotic fiction?

I think at least partly, I like writing erotica because of the freedom it represents. I love that, while erotica has existed since humans came up with words (and before then was, and still is, depicted in art), I can now read an erotic story in public without feeling ashamed or nervous.

I can read pretty nasty, taboo sex scenes while sitting on a bus next to a complete stranger.

With kindles, nooks, and other mobile reading devices, we not only have more in-expensive reading material at our disposal – we also have a new freedom to read whatever the hell we want. We took the cover off the book.

I remember back to when my young, teenage self was first discovering sex. I looked online to get information, to read stories, and to really help myself understand what sex means. Erotica was a big part of my personal understanding of sex. Erotica helped me feel like I wasn’t totally crazy because I wanted to experience some kinky types of sex. But, I always had to hide what I was reading. I had to delete the history on my browser, I learned how to look for the hidden files to make sure everything was deleted (which also led to the revelation that my brother was, like me, looking up unmentionable stuff on the internet).

Now, with so many options of mobile devices, with so many people having their own [password-protected] personal computers… erotica can be a part of our reading material.

And I like that. I like that a lot. 

So that’s part of why I enjoy writing erotic fiction. I also enjoy thinking about sex… and that might, *a-hem*, be a pretty big factor as well. :)


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Identifying with Characters – a reader’s perspective

In one of my newer stories, I’m contemplating whether or not to fully describe physical attributes of the two protagonists.

In my mind, they are both smoking hot.

But ‘smoking hot’ means different things for different people. And with any story, erotica or not, readers tend to identify most with characters who share similar physical or mental traits.

And, with erotica specifically, readers tend to fantasize that they indeed are the protagonist.

Imagine Reader Kimberly. Kimberly is a short, thick-boned woman who is very attractive but not in the conventional, media-hyped out modern sense. But she likes herself and the way she looks. If all the erotica Kimberly reads about describes the protagonist women as slender and tall with perky breasts, the description may actually hinder her fantasies. I want Kimberly to be able to read my book as if she were reading about herself.

On the other hand, there are also the visually stimulated readers to consider; those who want to know exactly what a character looks like, because when they are reading they are creating a visual movie in their heads. They identify with the protagonists, sure, but they aren’t trying to imagine actually being the main character. They are reading a story, and details like what a character looks like really matter.

So, I’m not sure. Any thoughts?


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