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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