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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I’ve been giving serious thought to the publishing of my books and I'm beginning to be more and more convinced that Kindle format might be all I need.

I finally finished editing Soca Nights last week and I was able to immediately publish the Kindle edition because I can upload a new version if I discover that I've left an 'i' undotted or a 't' uncrossed.  I can do the same with the paperback version, but at an additional cost each time.  And perhaps it's personal perception, but an error in print seems a lot more glaring than on a computer screen.

I still plan to publish the book in paperback format for those lovers of romance who like to curl up with a good book, but it will depend on demand.  I'm hoping that I get enough feedback to make an informed decision.
19 oct 10 @ 11:10 am          Comments

Monday, October 4, 2010

My erotica is often accused of being is pornographic.  In my defence I hadn’t meant it to be!  After penning my first story, Double the Trouble, I gave it to a friend to read who told me that it was too tame to be called ‘erotica’.  Discouraged, I gave up on the idea until I picked up a Mills and Boon Blaze and realized just how far romance had pushed into erotic territory. In the novel the word ‘cock’ was used (and not in reference to a male bird) and the heroine had a finger inserted into her bottom as part of foreplay leading up to intercourse.  Scandalous!

So, I assumed since romance had become so erotic, it stood to reason that erotica must have become more pornographic!  Or so my crazy logic told me at the time.  Applying this theory I threw myself into writing not one but three collections of short stories—the most fun I’ve ever had!  I’m proud of these stories.  I still read and enjoy them, but sometimes even I blush at the in-your-face sex scenes.

I wrote these stories in 2005 & 2006, but I wouldn’t write them today.  I constantly fight the urge to take them out of circulation because some fans take them too seriously.  They assume that I have had all the experiences and tried every sexual position.  I constantly receive invitations for girl-on-girl fun, or to join couples for threesomes.  My erotica comes purely from my filthy imagination.  I’m far too private a person to reveal anything about my sex life to close friends, much less the world at large.

I never expected readers to hang on to my every word.  The books were meant to be outrageous fun, to give readers a thrill, but never for them to emulate!  I read all types of erotica including BDSM, but I never get the urge to wear leather, tie a man up and beat him or walk all over him in stilettos.  Similarly I read murder mysteries and never feel like killing anyone.  Well, anyone except my boyfriend, but that’s a different matter.

The next editions of these books will definitely be cleaner and come with the warning: Explicit Sex Scenes Deleted!
4 oct 10 @ 1:24 pm          Comments

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