Gabriella Como is a writer of suburban erotica, delving into the minds and souls of real people, with short stories based on real life events. Her work is geared toward the suburban, educated woman who needs an escape and seeks reality-based stories that can transport her away from her world into one that's not that far away.
Gabriella spent most of her career in advertising agencies, writing and coming up with big ideas for clients. She has turned that creative fire into her passion: documenting the secret lives of suburban women. Each short story she has written is based on a real-life encounter. Gabriella sources her material through interviews and deep, quiet conversations. Her ability to get women to talk is also a talent few have, and she leverages this as fuel for her writing.
Gabriella lives in Chicago with her real estate mogul husband, who does not know she writes erotica.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on another short story where the female lead is a suburban wife and mother who gets suddenly involved with a tall, dark, mysterious stranger who she meets at a conference. Away from the familiar confines of home, in a distant city where she knows nobody and nobody knows her, the subject matter of the conference she's attending reveals her deep yearning to break from her robotic lifestyle.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To put down my thoughts and stories about the inner conflict in the suburban women's lives, both open and secret. And how they break free of these chains with sudden, passionate decisions.
"Her Own Place" is the second chapter in the series "From Her Lips" that finds Marie, an attractive divorcee in her early forties, has moved into her own place and away from her abusive husband. Her new life has already gotten off to a hot start with Hank from the church school. Now in her condo, she invites Hank over to celebrate. He barely gets in the door when the celebration commences.
The third chapter in The Motorcycle Ride series features the suburban wife arranging a back yard visit with the man on the motorcycle. Her husband's suspicions get the best of him, and he plots to catch them in the act. And he catches her, but not in the act he thought.
"Chance Encounter" is the first chapter in a long series based on the true adventures of Marie, an attractive divorcee in her early forties. In "Chance Encounter", Marie gets her first taste of a man in decades while volunteering at her church school. Marie and Hank both have hungered for the same thing, and when Hank finally makes his bold move, Marie's new life starts with a splash.
Emily Chastain's determination to climb out of poverty and help her chronically sick mother means working through her college career by selling her most precious asset—her beautiful body. After she finishes her PhD, she leaves her past behind and embarks on a professional career as a scientist. But later, her past catches up to her--from her very first client.
The Motorcycle Ride, Chapter 2 finds the suburban wife who took a joyride on the tall, dark stranger's Harley a few months earlier yearning to run into him again. The memory of his smell and taste still linger on in her mind. She gets her wish, but at the neighborhood pool with her family.
A short story of a tall, dark man on his Harley who meets a proper suburban mom at a cafe, and takes her on a quick ride to paradise. All he offers is a short ride after she compliments him on his bike, but she is the one with the ultimate plan that brings together their two different worlds, to the pleasure of both.