I am a new author in the world of erotica. It began as a hobby that I never really saw taking beyond personal enjoyment, but I have recently written several short stories that were warmly received online, and I have decided to venture into ebooks.
I currently live in the southwestern United States where I am a graduate student at a research university, but as with most part-time writers, I secretly hope to someday make it a full-time career.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are those who can create a complex universe of interconnected characters and stories. Although it may not make me sound very "literary," Stephen King actually tops the list. His Dark Tower series sort of fell apart at the end, in my humble opinion, but the way that he was able to connect many of his disparate works with a central thread really inspired me. I am also a tremendous admirer of Patrick O'Brian and the way in which he used dialogue. In science fiction, in addition to the great classics, I also enjoy Kevin J. Anderson (yes, even Saga of the Seven Suns and some of the Dune novels) and Timothy Zahn. The erotica genre is really too diverse to list a favorite, but I tend to stay away from authors who feel the need to impose euphemisms and contrived melodrama over the good parts. We've come a long way since Harlequin.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
That's interesting. I don't. The story that had the most impact on me as a child wasn't actually written word; it was Star Wars. I remember being about about five or six and going to the drive-in to see some random family nonsense, but I was glued to Star Wars (without sound) on another screen. It was years before we got a VCR and I realized that Star Wars had been the movie that I saw, but I believe that my sci-fi bug was born that night.
Kaitlyn is a big girl who loves her body, but she thinks that nobody else can. That all changes when she hears a crude joke at work one night, and she decides to break out of her shell and go find the men who are craving curves like hers. Her first stop is the lucky man who plays a starring role in her most passionate fantasies, and a whole new world is waiting.
In the year following their first adventure, Jarek and Harmony Fen have used their unique talents to rise in the elite ranks of space haulers on the infamous Dark Run. But dangerous secrets in Harmony's past are coming to light at the same time that the couple faces a new threat from a powerful enemy. Unable to tell friend from foe, they will need each other now more than ever.
Susan is just your average submissive and always aroused sort of girl until a need for a dramatic change in her life leads her to chop off her hair with a pair of clippers. But it takes a master in the form of Brad to shave her the right way, and together, they discover a world of pleasure that neither had ever imagined.
Freighter pilot Jarek Fen is a solitary man, ideally suited for life on the isolated Dark Run. But when he buys a new ship too complex to operate on his own, his only choice for a mate is a former pleasure android hastily reprogrammed by his ship's advanced artificial intelligence. Now he is on course for the heights of pleasure but also life-threatening danger in the cold depths of space.