Musings from the dirty mind of an erotic romance author. A blog page that will ignite your fire and passion.
Writing a blog is a lot like writing a book. Inspiration comes from a multitude of areas. Real life in particular is my favourite. On this blog page, I write unique articles as well link to blog posts that I have written for others. Happy reading!
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FIRST LOVE IS TRUE LOVE
This is a different kind of blog post. It was in high school that I began reading Johanna Lindsay and Virginia Henley romance novels under my desk in class. My girlfriends and I would pass the books around to each other and then on to our sisters and their friends. No one even knew where the books came from. There was no such thing as online shopping and we certainly weren’t going into any bookstores and purchasing these taboo novels. We all understood the magnitude of our actions. These were novels that had to remain hidden. Pictures of bare-chested muscular men and half-naked women along with very suggestive titles that would have made our mothers blush. It was perhaps the longest running book lending club ever and we never even knew who started it. But what it started for me was a lifelong love affair for the over the top romanticized alpha male and the erotically dirty things he could do to make me blush. It was no wonder that high school boys never held my interest. Romance books killed any chance they may have had.
Fast forward through life and I found myself back in a place that I had long forgotten. Having read every classic and best seller out there, I finally found my way back home and back to my first love. To the trashy, sexy, fun-filled fantasy world that is erotic romance. I read and I remembered. I remembered how those books of my youth transported me to another world. It was like rekindling a long lost love affair, except this time I knew it would end with my very own happily ever after.
So the question is, why erotica and erotic romance? With a degree in English Literature and a voracious appetite for many different writing styles and genres, why do I choose to write in the least “respected” one? Now I’m not saying this to be narcissistic (although I do acknowledge it may be construed that way) but I have chosen erotica as it’s a genre that desperately needs better writing. I truly believe that it’s time to elevate erotica.
Erotica is one of the least respected but often most popular of the written art forms. The mass appeal and ensuing celebrity status of erotic romance novels in the last few years show that the desire (no pun intended!) for such material is overwhelming. Yet still, the writing of many of these best sellers is lackluster at best. As authors, it is our job to give the people what they want and to do so to the best of our ability.
I am a firm believer that debauchery deserves better than to be described in a crude and vulgar fashion. We need to challenge ourselves as artists of the written word to use metaphors and descriptive adjectives that provoke the reader. Moreover, erotic pleasure is a physiological human need that merits a higher reverence than elementary grammar can possibly provide.
After reading thousands of pages of erotica that did not titillate my own intellectual needs or sexual desires, I made the decision to embark on a mission for change! The goal with my books is to provide insight and ignite arousal for my readers via quality literary art.