T.C. (Theresa) Dale started out in non-fiction and dark fantasy before realizing erotica is more fun to write. She draws on her personal experience to craft creative, twisted, boundary-pushing scenarios that surprise as much as they arouse. Theresa holds a Master’s degree in English from one of the top universities in the world, and her non-fiction work has been published in magazines and books worldwide.
American by birth, Theresa has traveled extensively throughout western Europe and North America, including Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Canada. She is happily married to her wife of four years, who likes to help ‘research’ Theresa’s stories. They own two cats, Delivery and DiGiorno, and together enjoy traveling, cooking, and playful conversations in coffee shops.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing my own fiction when I was about 10-12 years old. It was horribly trashy stuff, but even then there were 'erotic' undertones (as far as 10-12 year old me understood anything about sex). I distinctly remember some Piers Anthony 'Phase' fanfic about shapeshifting unicorns who stayed the night together and the next day the mare was pregnant.
By 14-15 I'd graduated to Forgotten Realms fanfiction about my roleplay characters in Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, some of which I kept writing well into my 20s. And by this time, my budding fascination with dubcon, noncom, and power dynamics had become apparent. From about 15-25 I stopped writing fiction and went heavily into religious philosophy and nonfiction materials, burnt myself out horribly, and segwayed back into fantasy and blatant erotica when I was in my late 20s. And here we are today!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have written for most of my life, but never attempted to publish anything. That was for 'real' authors or 'professional' authors, and I believed I simply wasn't good enough. I often spoke of my story ideas and my characters; I would detail hundreds of pages worth of worlds. I enjoyed roleplaying AS my characters, developing their background, and exploring their struggles. Finally, after many years of saying, "I should write this" (and many years of my friends telling me, "You should write this!") I decided to make myself a Patreon and see if anyone would actually PAY to see my writing. It turns out they will.
While my goal has never been to become rich (or even 'self-sufficient') as a writer, it is a marvelous feeling to have my ideas and hard work put out there, and know that people enjoy it. It's a small bit of extra income, but it's also immense validation to share my fantasies with others.
The angel Saraqael and her succubus lover play hide and seek during Venetian Carnevale, and to the winner go the spoils. The festival provides countless opportunities to sin -- if they can avoid being seen. The City of Masks promises that there is always someone watching... and just maybe, someone ready to join in.
Sequel to 'Carnal Sin'.
Imoen escaped the orcs, but not before they'd done their worst. The monsters had held her captive and used her against her will until she escaped. Now, months later, the memories come back every night -- and worse, she's starting to enjoy them.
Saraqael is a Dominion angel, charged with correcting spirits of lesser rank. Demoness Naamah -- patron of prostitutes and once an angel herself -- is certainly beneath her. But when Sara finds Naamah in the shadows of a Catholic church, it is the gender-bending succubus who ends up on top!
Isaac is a naga: a serpentine shapeshifter with a venomous, mind-altering bite. The women he stalks often start out unwilling -- but with time and proper conditioning, they become wanton and insatiable mates. Mary McKennon is about to learn the dangers of working alone at night, and that what Isaac wants, Isaac gets.
Sanneke shows up at her wife's corporate office pretending to be a rival executive set on a hostile takeover. Jessica is willing to make a deal -- but only if her 'rival' makes herself part of the package!
Sanneke is a tempest and a temptress, used to getting her way. After a night out ends on a sour note, she gets revenge in a uniquely 'her' manner: recording herself while she fantasizes about someone else!