Let’s start off with a naughty question to get all our hearts pumping – have you ever been with the opposite sex? And if yes, have you used it as inspiration in your book?
Yes and yes! LOL Read below…
Tell us more about you and what drew you to your genre?
I have written 20 erotic romances (21st due out in Dec 2015 ‘Naughty Christmas Wishes’ involving a fairy and four elves) in the genres of romantic comedy, BDSM, paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy. My first book came out just over four years ago. As to why this genre – for years I read Mills & Boon and began to get fed up – I kept wanting them to go further. I then discovered erotic romance as a genre. I remember exclaiming out loud, “THIS is the genre I’ve been looking for all my life!” I had tried writing stories several times in the past – even tried a Mills & Boon but they stipulate (or they used to) that it must be 60,000 words and I got bored writing that much. But with the advent of the ebook any length was suddenly acceptable. So after reading hundreds of erotic romances I decided to try my hand at writing an erotic romance novella (my first book ‘Just Good Friends’ was approximately 21k) and was astonished, not only that I actually got it finished, but it was accepted!
What kind of sex scene is the hardest of all for you to write?
Not so much a sex scene but I do find it hard to write from the male point of view and avoided writing MM stories for a long time. I very much put myself into the head of the heroine and use my own experiences to determine how she feels in any given circumstance. But I cannot do that for the heroes. I suspect my heroes are far more emotional than real men! Although most readers of erotic romance are women and we like our men to have emotions, so it probably works – I haven’t had any complaints! But additionally, I have no idea how it feels for a man when he penetrates his partner or ejaculates. I can guess. I can ask men. I can research it. I can use my imagination. But the best way of writing is to draw on your own experiences, which isn’t also possible. Having said that I do write paranormal and sci-fi and totally have to invent the worlds they live in, although I try to draw on what is real. For instance, when writing about werewolves, I include a lot of wolf behaviours: howling, sniffing crotches, mounting doggie style, etc. In one book ‘The Last Werewolf’ one of the werewolves was in his wolf form when he was involved in a fight and so his perspective was from a different angle, eg, 3ft off the ground instead of 6ft. So I did a lot of walking around on all fours to ascertain what it felt like from that position!
Can you share a naughty snippet from your latest book?
This is from ‘Alien Manhunt 3’, the last in the Alien Manhunt Trilogy of short stories, the only series which includes the same main characters throughout.
Greg’s voice was gruff as he walked forward. “Enough introspection. I might adore your beautiful smooth voice, Suva, but I now need to enjoy another part of you. Turn and lean your hands against the wall.”
He waited while Suva did as he demanded.
“Legs apart. Wider!”
Suva hurriedly complied.
“Taran, kneel between Suva’s impossibly long legs. I give you permission to torment his dick. I want to hear moans and groans.”
Their Cinattran husband chuckled as he squatted.
While Taran started playing with Suva’s long cock, Greg flicked open the button on his own trousers. Walking forward he moved until he was right up against Suva’s backside, sighing at the contact. Now that he had put aside his anger, Greg’s overwhelming emotion was one of love.
Do you draw on any of your own life experiences?
As I said earlier, I very much use my experiences in writing my stories. This includes feelings, emotions, sensations – I always thought I would freak out being tied up as I do get claustrophobic, but when I tried it I found I was perfectly okay because I totally trusted my partner. I knew if I said I’d had enough he would release me. But I also include positions and scenes I have tried out in real life – in ‘Retraining the Dom’ there is a threesome in a hot tub, although the real hot tub scene wasn’t anything like the one I wrote! There was a sex on the table scene in one of my sci-fis ‘Chasing Emily’. And in ‘The Sub Who Switched’ I had a scene where the heroine got frustrated when she tried out a blow up male doll when she discovered the doll’s cock just wasn’t hard enough to penetrate. Oh yes, I remember that frustration well….
If you had a free pass to date, sleep, or marry any celebrities who would it be?
Say no more – George Clooney. He appears in about three of my books as the fantasy lover my heroines lust after! This snippet is from ‘Friendly Seduction’ where the hero is a sci-fi writer told by his editor to add more sex to his stories so he enlists the help of some female friends as to what they like about erotic romances.
Frowning as he finally looked back at his notebook, Matt continued, “What about the women in these stories? What are they like if the guys are George Clooney look-alikes?”
The response was immediate. “Beautiful.”
“Even if they don’t think so themselves as long as the hero does and tells her. He has to do this often.” Everyone nodded, agreeing with Kat’s analysis.
“Christ, do I have to?” he groaned.
“Yes,” was the loud reply from all of them.
What is your most fondest memory ever …. the naughty kind of course?
Not sure I have a fondest memory. I do have a funniest memory. One guy I was with for a while was very tall and we were trying the position of him standing with me on the bed but I was too low. So I got out a ‘love bed’ that I had bought a year or so earlier. This is an inflatable couch (one end higher than the other) and the bottom end has a place to put the pumping machine to which you attach a dildo (as a sex bed it is rather vigorous – that’s all I can say!). So we removed the pumping machine and put the couch on top of my bed with the higher end toward G. I then proceeded to try to lay on top of it so that my bum was at the higher end…. And went tumbling head over heels (or arse over head, actually!). G tried to grab my leg but he was off balance and I then tumbled off the couch, off the bed, onto the floor!! I wasn’t hurt… I was too busy crying with laughter. Hehehe! I still giggle about that to this day.
Have you ever written anything that you wouldn’t dare to do in real life?
Not in sex scenes – there are lots of scenes I have written that I would love to try in real life (eg, sex in a waterfall in ‘Wife for Three’ or weightless sex in ‘Bounty Hunters’ Captive’ – that one was hard to research as no astronaut had admitted to doing it in space!!) … but I have included scenes (such as in ‘Collared by Wolves’) where a main character gets kidnapped and/or beaten and I certainly wouldn’t like that to happen in real life. I also included a scene in ‘Kink After Dinner’ where handcuffs were involved. I bought some to try them out… and now know NOT to use them without someone else being present as I couldn’t unlock them! Just as I was about to phone the fire brigade, I thankfully discovered a quick release lever! It has made me wary of trying out items of bondage!
Do you kiss and tell … or do you write and tell?
I tell my closest writer friends about any sexual experiences I have. Non-writer friends go pale and it’s TMI for them! And as I have already mentioned, I often include any scenes in my books. I have also had sex just to try out sexual positions to see how they work, like my partner sitting on a chair while I laid my back on his thighs, head on his knees, with my legs over his shoulders for one of my werewolf stories – might have been ‘Torn Between Two Lovers’. It didn’t really work in real life but I argued it would in the story because werewolves have long legs and shorter bodies!
Is google your friend while researching?
Oh yes. Love google. Whatever did writers do before the internet…?! But particularly when I have a scene where I cannot try it out myself – such as a nipple piercing scene in ‘Submissive Training’ – I have ABSOLUTELY no intention of experiencing that just for my story!
How open are you at admitting that you are an Erotica Writer to people?
I am lucky that I don’t have a day job where I need to protect my career. So I was open right from the start to friends, colleagues and family. I had various comments like, “You dark horse”, “I never thought it of you” and so on.
Top Or Bottom – bottom
Black Or Red – red
Being Tied up Or You Tying Them Up – definitely being tied up
Thong Or No Panties – commando all the way!
Paddle Or Whip – flogger, preferably the furry types as they are great for sensuous play
Hard Or Soft – medium
Dom Or Sub – I am a very strong willed person, so in the bedroom I like to be submissive and have my partner take charge!
Thanks for interviewing me. It was fun!
Links To Follow
Hear are some my personal fave books that I would love for you all too get hooked on just like i was and am.
When Sam accidentally discovers Jessie’s secret stash of erotic romances, he is astounded but fascinated, so he pretends to be interested in this genre to persuade his shy best friend to start discussing her favorite erotic romances instead of their usual sci-fi. Then, at one of their discussions, Sam stuns Jessie by suggesting they try out for real a scenario they are reading. Not having had a lover for fifteen years but intrigued to see where this will go, she agrees. So they begin to investigate various aspects that appear in the books, such as bondage, spanking, sex toys, etc.—not always with the same effect the author intended. Some laughs ensue, some tears, and lots of improvisation. As they continue their explorations, Sam relishes his role as the dominant sexual while Jessie gains confidence in her sexuality. Soon, they realize they are more than just good friends.
Natasha Talbot, an ordinary human wanting more out of life, ventures into a forest where a club is holding submissive trials, not knowing this is where werewolves practice BDSM. While at the club Natasha is fought over by two lots of men. Griff Seamer is an alpha werewolf with a reputation for being a rogue. He doesn’t hesitate taking on Ford Chaplin, Max Holman, and Callum Lane, three beta wolves who formed a pack as a way of getting the submissive women at the club who normally prefer the alpha men. During the fight Natasha becomes aware of their shifter natures and runs away. But is she more frightened by the BDSM or their animal aspects? Determined to try again, she returns a few nights later, but when she is kidnapped by a pack who like the darker side of BDSM her four men realize they have to work together to rescue her.
When submissive Ann misuses her safe word once too often she is told to attend a retraining program. However, the only Master prepared to train her is hard, inflexible Luke, the man she jilted eight years previously.
Dominated by her parents, shy Ann left home because there was something missing in her life she wasn’t getting from her sweet fiancé, as he was then, and is introduced to BDSM.
Shocked to see each other at the club, but stunned at how they’ve both changed, Ann has to be trained by Luke, or leave. It becomes a battle of wills to see who will lose control—the battle being about trust. Can Ann give up control and trust a Master? Can Luke trust Ann not to run away again? The emotional victory for each battle flies back and forth between them. Who will ultimately win?
Thanks for hosting me – it was such fun to do!
your welcome xx