Dare to Bare: Exposing Female Fantasy

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Extraordinary, everyday women open up and reveal erotically charged tales from where you least expect: a sensual, real-life world all around you; confessions from the girl next door, who unbeknownst to you is a latent wild-woman, ready to explode. More

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About Rose Maru

Born a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... no, wait, that wasn't me, but sometimes it certainly seems like it.

Before getting into all the fun details, I want to clear the air of a rather large aspect of my writing because it has a huge impact on my work: I have HSDS (Hypoactive Sexual Desire Syndrome). In fact, if it weren't for my HSDS, I wouldn't be here and you wouldn't be there reading this - my previously unpublished writings were explorations into kick-starting my, ahem, 'motor.' I tried to explore anything that might cause a little tingle below, even ideas and concepts my thinking brain refused to hear. Creating an alter-ego in my stories allowed me to safely penetrate the veil of non-existence - I was forced to think about sexy thoughts and situations.

I wrote for years covering a wide range of topics, my husband providing a large number of seedlings from which to grow my stories (HSDS... what do you expect? Much to my dismay, what I learned to expect was very raunchy pillow-talk. Much to his dismay, he learned to expect me to leap from bed saying, "Oh! That is so good, I've got to write it down!"). It turns out, writing romantic erotica usually wasn't doing it for me. I gave up on it for a period of time - in essence, I gave up trying to help myself, as well.

Then my significant's bright idea: if it didn't help me, maybe it would help someone else. I was back to writing again, or more correctly, preparing my work for release unto an unsuspecting public (I have now officially absolved myself from any evil that befalls you after reading my books - it's all his fault). So I dredged up my folder of rough and unpolished stories - damn, I wrote this much? No wonder I wasn't having sex, I was busy writing about it. (Fib alert: so not true it's not funny. Not the 'not having sex' part, but the lack of bedroom action wasn't really due to my writing.)

An odd thing happened, though, as I was rereading my material and editing it. I felt a little something that I hadn't experienced in a long time. I actually felt a little tingle from down below. That soft little call, while editing some stories, started to get a little louder - still very quiet, but it was most certainly there where it hadn't been for decades. I gave in to the siren call almost immediately - surprised the hell out of my husband (thank goodness it wasn't the UPS guy at the door during those moments). Complete, spontaneous, due-to-my-doing rumpy-bumpy. Holy humper, Batman, I'm fixed!

I wish. It disappeared again, just as easily slipping back into my 'normal abnormal' routine of never thinking about it within hours. Back to editing. Being the patient sort, I allowed myself to edit a whole three paragraphs before anguish sets in, "It's not working! Ah! I'm broken forever!" Luckily, I have a never say die attitude (Fib alert: ... no, wait, this isn't my stories where I have to include a 'truth' section - let me have my freaking moment), and said, "Piss on it, I'm still going to release my work. I've come this far."

And so it went - although much to my joy (and my hubby's) - every so often, I'd find myself showing such obvious responses to passages, it was apparent to even an HSDS girl - and we'd make joy (sometimes several times) to the situation. I wasn't fixed, but at least I had a crutch.

Which leaves me editing my old material, exploring new, and tormenting you with it - where I hope it does you some good, too. If it can't make you happy that way, I hope it'll at least provide you a little laugh the other way - especially since I do provide a 'Truth and Consequences' side to all my stories at the end of each book where I detail the nitty-gritty and harsh reality of every piece. This allows everyone's inner voyeur to be released because my HSDS does a great job of preventing me from grasping 'TMI,' so I tend to spill my guts back there in my books.

As for my bio (side note: doesn't that make it an 'auto-bio?'), I'm a cute, twenty-one year-old (Fib Alert! Oh my Lord! If you're writing fantasy-fiction, at least make it believable!) - crap, okay, fine, I'm old enough to probably be your sister - from a second marriage - so we're not blood related, which means you don't have to get all weirded out about reading sex stuff about me) - and I live in the Pacific Northwest where I am still happily married to my first husband (very funny - he edits my other fibs so I have to tell the truth, but leaves the happily married one)... at least until he reads the final published product where I changed the truth section in every book back to being brutally honest contrary to his corrections.

And, yes, that is me on the cover of all my books, but I'm not spilling the beans here, you have to read the book.

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About the Series: Group Sects: Prose and Penance with Rose and Friends
"It's life, Jim, but not as we know it." - That's right, these collaborative books are created with fact and fiction from exceptional everyday folk, just like you, your neighbor, the lady taking your blood pressure, the gentleman from accounting, even possibly your grandmother (doesn't that give you pause?!). Stoked up to boiling point with Rose's encouragement and abuse of the English language, where characters and creations take on a life of their own.

Also in Series: Group Sects: Prose and Penance with Rose and Friends

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BoyHairdresser reviewed on May 12, 2020

I have of late been revisiting Dare To Bare and found it every bit as enjoyably arousing as the first time. As a man I find it a huge privilege to be able to 'see things' from a woman's perspective and would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone with an interest in human sexuality. Yet again Rose Maru has succeeded to both charm and excite me. This book is so easy to pick up but so hard to put down
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Thomas Lawrence reviewed on May 8, 2018

This is an amazing book! Somehow Rose was able to recruit an amazing group of women who were willing to bare their bodies, their dreams, their fantasies, their passions and even some of their souls and then share them with us. I don't know how she did it, but I'm very glad she did. Each of the women whose stories appear here has their own voice, but Rose's touch is felt throughout the book. It is an amazing collection of stories from an amazing group of women and each one has something unique to say. I applaud these women who had the courage to "Dare to Bare" and share their stories with us. And I applaud Ms Maru for finding them and helping them to find their voices so they could share.

As a side note - There are pictures of some of the collaborators (Wow! Now that takes real courage!) that appear at the end of the book. Of course none of them are identified and there is no indication of which story is theirs. But it's kind of fun to try to imagine which picture goes with which story. However, be warned. One of the pictures is just a random photo of an "ordinary" person (probably taken from the internet) and has nothing to do with the book or any of the stories. Kind of a "ringer" I guess you'd say.

All in all, I highly recommend this book! If you're already a fan of Rose's work, you'll love the change of pace that this book affords. If you're not a fan yet, you will be after you read this book.
(reviewed 37 days after purchase)
Dale McKenzie reviewed on April 6, 2018

I have to say, though I absolutely enjoy everything Rose has written that I've had the pleasure of reading so fat I think this in my favorite work!
Truly the work of a incredibly gifted writer!
While I can see some of her influence in this multi-collaboration (?) work, the way she can take the ideas from the other women and then work WITH them to expand them is well, just better for you to read it for yourself than for me to ruin it.
This is most definitely worth the read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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