I learned at a young age that books were precious and that the written word was a powerful means of communication. Since I have social anxiety and find it hard to speak to people, writing has become my voice. I’m able to say what I really think and feel without the irrational worry that comes with speaking.
I grew up and still live in Oregon, in the beautiful Willamette Valley. I’m within walking distance of the Willamette River, and a couple hours’ drive from both the coast and the mountains. Since writing doesn’t pay the bills yet, I also work for the school district, as an educational assistant at the same elementary school that I attended.
I love camping, hiking, bird watching, and rock-hounding and spend my free time writing, reading, or watching TV, movies, and sporting events. I’m a huge football, bullriding, and NASCAR fan.
I’ve been writing stories since I was ten, and in all these years, the one constant in my writing has always been the magic, the supernatural, the inexplicable. Nothing inspires me like fantasy, be it dragons or vampires, faeries or demons.
I’m fascinated by human interaction, probably because I’m so bad at it, and few things in life bring out the raw intensity of human emotion like love and sex. Even when writing about faeries or demons or fantasy cultures, the needs are universal. Love is love, no matter what planet you’re on. Love is not the domain of the rich, or the powerful, or the beautiful. It belongs to everyone and that’s why I enjoy writing erotica. The fact that guy-on-guy action is really hot doesn’t hurt, either.
on Aug. 16, 2012 :
This book treats rape like a joke, like some trivial thing that is gotten over in a matter of hours. Like it's perfectly acceptable to slip a shy person drugs to loosen them up.
The token warning in the description is for 'questionable consent' and it's not dubious consent at all. It's rape. The guy is date raped by his roommate and hours after he wakes up from it he's okay with it and they're having sex again.
(review of free book)
on Sep. 03, 2011 :
Very nice! I'm putting this one on my "to be read again" list. I liked the character development, and I thought he sex was pretty hot. One star off because I thought there would be a little more paranormal/magic thrown in. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Locke.
(review of free book)