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So, in talking with a friend recently, the question kind of came up…why do I write erotic fiction?
I mean something like 50 stories have been published under my name in the crime, western and horror genres. (That sounds like a lot, but more than a handful of those were on e-zines and a good deal more in various anthologies) I think that I have 16 stories available through Amazon or Smashwords (and its affiliates?)
That’s a good question and maybe I just want to see if I can do it?
But the honest answer is…it’s a different animal altogether, erotica. Writing crime (or horror or westerns for that matter) involve a crime of some sort or at the very least, a struggle and desperation. We all know when the story starts that someone is very likely to die before we turn the final page, right?
Writing erotic fiction allows me to get away from the death for a time and clear my mind if you will.
If you’ve read Pandora’s Box or read the soon to be released (sequel) Deviant, you’ll see that in those two stories, I haven’t strayed far from my crime writer roots. In both, Lucy Owen takes to walking the streets, posing as a prostitute in the hope of finding the killer of a friend in the first.
In Deviant, she does pretty much the same, but a year later when the news begins to report on the killings of the women who walk the streets for a living.
An Innocent Act and Mrs. Bryson’s Dirty Secret do not involve a crime of any sort, but are more of the steamy—erotic type of thing—that I believe folks are reading.
So, with all of that said, it’s refreshing to step out of the box for a few minutes and try something different. I don’t know that TJ will ever have a stable full of stories. So far Solstice Publishing had put two of them out (An Innocent Act & Pandora’s Box). Mrs. Bryson’s Dirty Secret, Deviant and a short story All About Emily will be self-published using Kindle or Smashwords.
For the time, I have a pair of novels going through editing under my name, but I am already thinking of a full length novel for Lucy Owen and her late night persona, Pandora.
I'd love to hear what's behind your writing.
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Twenty-three year old Jeffery Thompson has recently finished with his schooling. Accepting a job from Ellis Bryson will change him forever, as it turns out to be more than he bargained for. The young man discovers at a company Christmas party, Bryson’s wife—Jill—who shows up, dressed to the nines during a seductively, beautiful winter night.
Mrs. Bryson’s Dirty Secret is a face paced, tender novella detailing the hidden love of an affair with the bosses wife. Employed as a draftsman, Thompson worries that the affair will come to light and he will be looking for a job in a downturned economy, when the old man, simply offers him the keys.
Thompson puts Mrs. Bryson through the paces, along with the hot company secretary, Vicky Lansdale.
This morning I turn things over to Nicole Luttrell who has offered a guest post.
You can follow the link here to Nicole's Broken Patterns
Hi, my name's Nicole. I'm a writer. I kind of make a big deal out of that. Specifically, I'm a speculative fiction writer. That means I write horror, science fiction and fantasy. I wrote a book called Broken Patterns, and I sort of think it's the best fantasy book since Dragonriders of Pern.
Am I a little full of myself? Yeah, I'll admit it. Calling myself a speculative fiction writer a hell of a mouthful.
I also happen to be a professional author.
I love the hilarity of that sentence, you know? A professional author? I can't think of anything less professional, you know? I mean, think about it.
We make up stories and tell them to people for a living. We have imaginary friends and they talk to us. Lots of writers, like myself, write in our pajamas, on our couches, with a cup of coffee. We are the last people you'd think of as professional. We're really just big kids, playing with our imaginary toys.
Well, except that we don't just write in our pjs. We also write in waiting rooms, at red lights, during our lunch breaks. We write before our kids get up and after they go to bed. We write while other people go to the movies and go to bars and, you know, sleep.
We have to write in all of these times because most of us, including me, have day jobs. I have a full time day job, in fact. We write around jobs, school and families. In fact, a lot of us write around all three of those things at the same time. (Not me, though. I just have a full time job and two kids. Oh, and also a husband and too many pets.)
We weep over our writing, did you know that? We kill of your favorite characters, yes. But they were our favorite characters long before you ever heard of them. Characters don't just exist for us, they live inside our minds. Killing one is gut wrenching.
Of course, the rough draft is only half of it. Once it's done we start in editing. We edit, edit and edit some more. We edit our work until it glows. Until we could repeat the stories from memory. And sometimes we feel like we do that.
Usually, that whole repeating it from memory comes when we start promoting our work to everyone. Have you ever worked in sales? Imagine that, but all the time. The thing that makes it better and worse at the same time is that you feel like you're selling a part of yourself. So you really believe that everyone needs what you're selling, but you're also taking every rejection hugely personally.
Finally, when we're done with a book, we start all over again. Because writing's an obsession, one that we cannot escape.
So professional writer is kind of a ridiculous thing to call us. It's better to call us what we really are.
Nicole, thank you so much for stopping by.
So things are kind of heating up around here—although we’re trapped in the cold, dark days of winter for a while yet.
I plan to release three new stories over the first few months of 2017 as an experiment in writing of sorts, to follow An Innocent Act and Pandora’s Box.
Unlike my entrance into the genre in 2016, I plan to self-publish these. I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out, okay?
Working with a publisher is great—don’t get me wrong—but, I’d like to try having a little more control with a few stories. You know stories that I can give away if I feel like it or change the price, if needed.
The short novella, Mrs. Bryson’s Dirty Secret will be first up and available through Amazon. I like the idea of being able to give the story away for a few days—here and there—to generate interest and possibly a review?
Another novella—in the erotic / crime style of Pandora’s Box—will follow. Deviant will be the sequel—if you will—to last year’s erotic / crime novella Pandora’s Box and will be published through Smashwords. I’ve had some luck using the format with a self-published crime novella under my name and look forward to trying it with erotica.
A third—short story--All About Emily, will be published through Smashwords also, as I can keep the price at $0.00, due to its short length. All About Emily will be an offshoot of both last year’s Pandora’s Box and this year’s Deviant.
Stay tuned, I should have a cover reveal for Mrs. Bryson’s Dirty Secret up shortly.