Audra Red (1983-present), author of "The Chalk Butterfly Trilogy," is an ex-librarian and journalist turned romance and erotica connoisseur. She is currently working on a handful of gay romance novellas (two with writing partner Chloe West) along with spicing up her writing catalog by penning pure erotica shorts.
From heart-melting romance to titillating erotica, Ms. Red hopes to help bring the gay romance genre to a more mainstream audience.
How do you approach cover design?
I'm a long time graphic designer, so I love seeking out the perfect stock images and filters/tools for new covers! Sometimes I see an incredible stock image and it evokes so much energy and power... I end up having to write a story based on it!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up basically in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin, surrounded by cornfields and grazing milk cows. The town I lived in from ages 4-19 had only 512 people living there. I went back for the first time in a few yeaes and according to the sign outside the city, the new census lists the population as 515. Exciting times!
I mostly lived in the country and loved to explore the woods and fields and get into all sort of trouble. I think growing up so close to the earth has affected my writing in many ways. Many of the romance/erotic pieces I've published so far are not in my normal style of writing. My stories outside of the romance/erotica genre are very different.
I love a good romantic comedy or a dirty little erotica one shot that pushes boundaries, but in my other work I tend to write very realistically and enjoy focusing on the land as much as I do the characters. I hope to mesh this style with my romance/erotic pieces to see what I can come up with!
Hot, hot, hot! This scorching tale by Tiffany Bell is a unique and sexy twist on the tentacle genre. I'm dying to read what happens next to the two women and completely intrigued by the tentacle creature. Please write more soon!
A very enjoyable read, just what I needed after a long day at work! I have to admit, I enjoyed the fun little romance just as much as the sexy parts (which have only left me begging for more)-- hope Ms. Nocturne writes a sequel!
Wow, this is one steamy little story that DEMANDS a sequel. I love how the feline character resists all that the wolf character has to offer, but in the heat of the moment she can't deny what she truly wants. I'd love to find out if they stay together or part ways.