Interview with Charlene Black

Published 2020-04-22.
You write tantric erotica – how does that differ from 'regular' erotica?
‘Regular’ sex is typically based on friction, culminating in the release of sexual energy from the body through the peak orgasm: ejaculation in men, clitoral or vaginal orgasms in women. These peak orgasms usually last 5-10 seconds and are followed by relaxation or sleep. Tantric or Conscious sex, on the other hand, is aimed at conserving and increasing sexual energy (which is actually the same as life force) by circulating it through the entire body. As a result of this practice, it is possible to have sex for hours and a range of other orgasms, including the g-spot, valley, cervical, womb and full body orgasms, which may last up to 20 minutes.

Tantric Erotica – at least the way I see it – is erotica that focuses on circulating energy rather than aiming for that quick release. Tantric sex is often transforming – and tantric sex and erotica can be a way to consciously explore and work through sexual conditioning and ego patterns. Tantric erotica also has a spiritual component to it, in the divine play between masculine and feminine energies. At its best tantric erotica is able to transmit sexual energy – helping the reader connect to her or his own sexuality and inner life force.

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When did you first start writing?
I have always loved writing, but it took me years and years to learn to trust enough to allow the stories to flow through me. Somewhere around 2010 stories began to flow through me more regularly. In the beginning I mostly wrote fictional spiritual short stories. Some time after I embarked on the tantric path of conscious sexuality, different stories started to find their way onto the computer screen. Spicy – explicit – erotic – stories. I am not sure how many people would pick ‘writer of erotica’ as their dream-career. I certainly never thought this would be the path I was heading down. Nonetheless, I am pretty sure there are worse (and a lot more boring) ways to spend your days… and it sure brings some extra inspiration into my bedroom… And hopefully into yours as well…
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Writing to me means getting out of the way and letting the stories find their way through me. What I love about it is the part where different characters come into me and get to feel what they feel, say what they say and become them for a little while. Although I might have an idea where a story is going when I start, I still never quite know what is going to happen – and that keeps it fresh and exciting!
What do your readers mean to you?
As much as I love (and sometimes go mad with frustration) expressing myself through writing – in the end – what's the point if nobody is reading and enjoying the stories? My wish is that my readers have a good time in the company of my characters and that they feel happy, juicy and inspired – and get really, really horny!
What do you read for pleasure?
When I read for pleasure I want to be entertained. I want to be captivated and pulled into an exciting or compelling story. I'm always in the mood for a mystery novel. My first literary love was the whodunit-queen herself: Agatha Christie. I am also fond of many Swedish authors – Mari Jungstedt, Marianne Fredriksson, Jan Guillou, Jonas Gardell – to name but a few. Magic & fantasy will get me going: my latest favourite The Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind. And we should never forget the brilliant Jane Austen – probably the only author I actually re-read again and again. So perhaps, deep down, I am just a big romantic at heart after all?
When you're not writing – how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing or busy with the Tantric Candy concept, I work as a Life Coach and Massage therapist. When I'm not working, I spend time with my husband and our daughter. I love travelling – exploring new places, experiencing new sensations whether in the form of smells, flavours, impressions, touch or sound. Other than that, you are likely to find me immersed in a book, dancing, singing, playing the guitar, listening to music or taking a long, nice walk in the forest.
How do you approach cover design?
I actually like to design my own covers. It is always an exciting challenge to try to express the core of the story in one cover image. Often I will use a blend of stock photos, but I also have a friend who is a tantric photographer. From time to time we get together to put together something special for my covers. The pictures for the 'Seven Days' and 'The Good Wife' short story collections, for example, were all made during tantric photo-shoots.
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Latest books by This Author

Give In To Bliss - An Erotic Poem About Kundalini Awakening
Price: Free! Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2020. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
It’s time for Complete Surrender... One morning – after having attended a lecture of a tantric teacher a few days earlier – she decides to go back to bed after breakfast to enjoy herself. She has hardly begun to touch herself, before completely new sensations begin to manifest in her body, taking her to places she had never even dreamed of before.
Free To Love
Series: The Exchange Student. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,570. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Helena Ekberg is back for her second semester as a university exchange student at Stonemoor College in London. No longer single – she now faces the challenges of being in a tantric relationship, spiced up with a fair dose of Crazy Wisdom. How open can she be? Can she learn to trust her man? And what happens when an old rival returns to the scene?
She Wants Amazing Sex: 10 Tantric Orgasmic Erotic Stories Bundle
Series: She Wants.... Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,520. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
(5.00 from 1 review)
NEW EDITION! She Wants Amazing Sex is a collection of 10 Explicit Orgasmic Erotic Stories. This volume is a mix of sensuous encounters and more daring adventures, culminating in a variety of tantric orgasms, including squirting, cervical, womb and full body orgasms. Also a great bundle for couples looking for inspiration in the bedroom!
She Wants To Be Tied Up: 10 Erotic BDSM Stories Bundle
Series: She Wants.... Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,560. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
(4.00 from 1 review)
NEW EDITION! Can’t get enough of BDSM? Are ropes, chains, handcuffs and belts your thing? And are you no stranger to a bit of rough play? Then you will surely be both intrigued and aroused by the She Wants To Be Tied Up collection of 10 tantalizing BDSM Stories diving deep into the play of domination and surrender.
She Wants To Misbehave: 5 Explicit Erotic Quickies Bundle
Series: She Wants.... Price: Free! Words: 16,170. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
NEW EDITION! She Wants To Misbehave is a collection of 5 Free Explicit Erotic Quickies. Immerse yourself in a world of exciting erotic encounters with a deliciously naughty flavour. If you like the game of watching and being watched and enjoy explicit sex with a sensual side then you will love these steamy stories. Get this sampler bundle and try out Charlene Black’s Tasteful Explicit Erotica now.
Free To Play
Series: The Exchange Student. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,550. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Helena Ekberg, an exchange student from Sweden, will spend the academic year in the pulsating city of London. There she meets the handsome and charismatic tantric crazy wisdom practitioner Daniel Langston and his friends. Immersed into a foreign culture, she is now also introduced to a foreign sexual world, where nothing is what it seems – and where she will be pushed to her utmost limits.
She Wants Hot Group Sex - Threesomes & Multiple Partners: 10 Erotic Stories Bundle
Series: She Wants.... Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,620. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
NEW EDITION! The She Wants… anthologies bring together the best of Charlene Black's short stories in Thematic Value Bundles. She Wants Hot Group Sex contains 10 Erotic Threesome, Moresome and Multiple Partner Stories in one volume for your enjoyment. Mmf, ffm & fff ménage, gangbangs and full-blown orgies – anything and everything goes, and she is hot, wet and willing!
On the Rebound Box Set - A Collection of Erotic Short Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,210. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
NEW EDITION! Emily joins her best friend Annabel on an Interrail trip through Scandinavia. The uninhibited Annabel uses every opportunity to get Emily’s mind off her cheating ex-boyfriend. Bit by bit, Emily stretches her boundaries, exploring new and exciting ways to play with her own sexuality. Join her in her transformation from dull and boring to sexy, open, wild and free!
Who Cares?
Series: On the Rebound. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Emily – fresh out of a two-year relationship – is on an Interrail trip through Scandinavia with her best friend, the uninhibited Annabel. On the freight ship from Finland to Germany Emily takes a fancy to a sexy truck driver. Annabel gives her some advice how to approach him, but Emily has bigger plans. Much - bigger - plans…
Why Stop Now?
Series: On the Rebound. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Emily – fresh out of a two-year relationship – is on an Interrail trip through Scandinavia with her best friend, the uninhibited Annabel. The girls are celebrating a beautiful late summer’s day by having a picnic on an island outside Helsinki. The kisses of the sun, the caress of the wind, black-headed gulls laughing in the sky… the perfect setting to engage in sensual tantric self love.
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