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 In fact, if it weren't for my HSDS, I wouldn't be here and you wouldn't be there reading this - my previously unpublished writings were explorations into kick-starting my, ahem, 'motor.'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.

Smashwords Interview

I've read a few of your stories. There's no way you have HSDS. What gives?
First a little definition - HSDS: Hypoactive Sexual Desire Syndrome - the lack of interest in sex or anything that a 'normal' person would deem sexy. The range, depending on who is doing the diagnostic profile, extends from decreased interest, to complete lack of, sexual desire. The full explanation is explored in my book Raindrops on Roses.

Second a big bunch of, 'Thank you for the compliment!' My alter-ego Rose differs greatly from me because she can think about sexy things... sometimes in multiples (Truth alert: yes, I am so equipped, thank you very much - I just don't feel like ever using it for some reason).

Using a seed idea, either from me or my hubby, I try to encourage myself to expand on it, much like any other author writes about something she hasn't really experienced first hand. When I get in trouble, hubby unfortunately is always ready to climb aboard and discuss things in rather intimate detail - at least until my brain fills and I have to bolt from the bed. Luckily, he's a guy, so he has yet to learn when to stop talking before getting himself into trouble and me scrambling from the sheets to jot down ideas.
So even though you have HSDS, you do get 'down to business' like anyone else?
Yes and no. Yes, meaning I'm fully functional - and I am serious about the ability for multiples. (Truth alert: HSDS occasionally limits my ability to grasp what might be TMI - sorry if I offend anyone, but I'm just answering the question honestly. I mean, I have a picture of my butt inside my first book, and I don't feel weird about it in the least since I picked it out of all my other pictures. It's a little different missing that part of your thought process.) And truth be told, with hubby, my Pocket Rocket, and sometimes little else, I'm a three minute girl.

The odd part behind it is that I don't remember I like to do it. In fact, it's quite common for me to give in to his wanting or my story-induced tingle and have it result in the following exchange while, ahem, 'researching a story:'

"It's not working!" I say in a small bit of panic.

"Can you give it more than 30 seconds?" he calmly plays his part. The jerk. Like he's done this so many times before. (Editor's note: I have. Or at least as often as she lets me.)

"But I'm just not in the mood. It's not working," I'm finding it harder to get myself heard over the buzzing sounds coming from below as I more correctly aim things - just for him, I'll pretend I like it.

"Just a couple minutes. Please? What about if I help and do this," and he disappears onto my chest.

"Nope, nothing, can I stop? It's not wo... whoa... uh... erk... ah. Oh. Um. Ah! Ah! Stop! Stop! Okay, okay, it worked, it worked, dammit, stop!" (Truth section: This quote should be deleted because it could've been recorded verbatim. Especially the last part where everything is too sensitive for any stimulation - it takes a blue moon for me to want more than one at any given time. I don't know why, I've been told if I like it, I should go for more - but it just doesn't interest me most days (Fib alert: 'most months').)

So everything works, I just don't think it will, don't remember I enjoy it, and especially don't remember to want to do it - even when prompted. Other things are more important. Although I am working at 'pretending' I'm a sexy-thinking girl - which might be helping some. Before you call BS on it, there is some research suggesting if you keep thinking you are a certain way, try to act like you are, some parts of it become a habit and eventually a part of you. And I honestly want my sex drive back, dammit. I'm tired of reading popular press women's magazines about how everyone wants to do it all the time and I'm the one left without and crying 'BS, prove it, bit...' oops, sorry - family interview. Next question please.
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Where to find Rose Maru online

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Love All, Rose
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,710. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Grab your racket and balls because there's another set of Rose being served up for you in a collected dozen or more stories ranging from fiction to far too many painfully true tales.
Dare to Bare: Exposing Female Fantasy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,200. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual behavior
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,760. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Darkness. The underbelly of a sordid world of sexual deviancy. Where the only constant digs into tender, young flesh. An unrelenting tingle of broken hope and reward. Descend this path to a veritable squick-fest of pain and promise as Rose drops to the lowest depths of her own sexual hell; to cling desperately, tentatively to the lifeline holding her back and pushing her forward: Chains.
Climbing Rose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,240. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual behavior
(5.00 from 1 review)
Climb aboard for another rip-snorting, nose hair pulling ride with Rose through the paths less traveled, beds less used, and unspoken truths shouted from the mountain tops further blurring the lines between almost fiction and "OMG! I didn't really do that, did I?"
Covering Rose
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,790. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual behavior, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two books in one! A dozen individual, fully illustrated articles covering each of my books and associated cover photo shoots, buffered by a plethora of my usual vaguely fictionalized non-fiction tales and occasional fantasy piece. As always, the sometimes painful (and this time lavishly illustrated) truth section, plus visual interludes sprinkled liberally throughout.
Buns 'n Roses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,970. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual behavior
(5.00 from 1 review)
Here it is, new-and-improved after several failures to launch - hopefully bigger, better, and certainly butt-centric. *This* is what Wars of Roses was supposed to be when it was called Puns 'n Roses! Only now it's an entire collection of erotic romance aimed at the derriere.
Real Randy Rose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,510. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Real life ripped-off from my special guy to let me see what I might've missed growing up a moderately, sexually repressed teenager and young adult, along with a peek into my sexual awakening and beast-girl college past. This entire collection bears that dangerous moniker: Based Upon a True Story.
Wars of Roses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,880. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality
(5.00 from 1 review)
An evolution in the continuing saga that seems to be Rose's off-again, off-further-again battle with her HSDS/HSDD (Hypoactive Sexual Desire Syndrome/Disorder) demons, often resulting in titillating and sometimes raunchy situations, both real and unreal.
Parade of Roses
You set the price! Words: 100,560. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality, Essay » Author profile
Collective organizer for all my released and 'in-the-works' material, including subject index (Kink Finder), book information, and even the first part of every book I've published - all in one place. The perfect Rose Maru sampler pack, road map, and "Gift Guide" (well, maybe not that last one, necessarily).
Rose Wood At Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,340. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A pent-up wad of 15 erotically charged stories (with my infamous truth section for each) that came spilling forth in a foamy froth of teen angst, hormones, and drama, practically drowning me as I try to wade through it on a trip home, back to a simpler country way of life.
Rose Garden: Life with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Syndrome (HSDS)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,950. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Sexual health
(5.00 from 1 review)
Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder / Syndrome (HSDD/HSDS) is little understood but extremely prevalent: potentially a third of all women at some point in life experience it. Without a proven treatment, Rose grabs the bull by the horny to take what's hers - and this is her tale.
Coming Up Roses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,840. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Holy cowgirl! You're not really going there are you? Rose takes on yet another facet of her messed up life in ten more "are they really fantasies or reality" stories and erotic romance - some with a bit more edge than usual. So cum along with us!
Rose Art
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,550. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and culture
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A visual buffet of over 80 works of Rose art just waiting to be savored, including brief insights, quips, and my sometimes painful Truth-and-Consequences section to give you the inside scoop on the artistic delight before you.
A Dozen Roses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,040. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Not your usual wimpy-woman wanna-be erotica. Written by a gal trying to regain her own sexual mojo fighting her way out of HSDS/HSDD (Hypoactive Sexual Desire Syndrome/Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder). Erotic romance ranging from mild to wild, exhibitionism, experimental sex, and a trip from the virgin land, just to name a few.
Rose by Any Other Name
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,840. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Rose by Any Other Name: Ranging from mild tease to all-out please, this is a collection of nine reality-based erotic-romance stories along with non-fiction and truth-be-told sections, plus a bonus of five short-stories to get your juices flowing. Come with me as I start my journey out of the Hypoactive Sexual Desire Syndrome(HSDS) desert and back into the light and fire of experiencing sexuality.
Raindrops on Roses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,380. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Rainy Day Reads to Start Your Fire: A collection of romance-erotica in 11 short stories ranging from teasing to pleasing - and being pleased - as an HSDS (Hypoactive Sexual Desire Syndrome) gal explores her life as it could be without the disorder. Each story packs a 'Truth & Consequences' section for the real events behind the fantasy. Includes an expansive bonus section of 8 additional stories.

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