Saturday, March 31, 2012

Let's Get Naked! April Fool's Day Rush

Welcome to my hop stop for the Edge.

I have my first book with the Edge series in edits now and I can't wait to share it with everyone when I have a release date. But what I can tell you is its a Menage, BDSM Erotic Romance. And its part of the Doms of Club D's series so expect more about this group of Doms in the future.

Until then you can read my debute story Learning to Submit Now through Decadent Publishing. And you can't do wrong with any of the other EDGE stories out already.

And if you follow my blog and friend me on facebook. Oh and please leave me a comment I will enter you to win a copy of Learning to Submit.

Belinda has spent her life trying to find who she is sexually. When Madame Eve on the 1 Night Stand Dating Service suggests what she needs is a Dom to control her submissive side, Belinda isn’t convinced but can’t deny her guilty attraction to the idea.

David, is a Dominant in need of a sub. Having heard rave reviews about Madame Eve’s power of matching people to their sexual mate, he gives in and contacts her. He isn’t really looking for just one night with a woman playing games, though, he lives the lifestyle and he craves the submission of a woman ready to join him.

Will this be Madame Eve’s first failure or is Belinda really ready to learn to submit?

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Friday, March 9, 2012

What is this plot doing in my erotica? by Skye Warren

Thanks for having me! Since I get to be on a fellow author’s blog today, I thought I’d talk about plot in erotica and how I use plot structure. Erotica is one of very few types of writing that can get away with little-to-no plot. I think that’s why we sometimes get a bad reputation. After all, a science fiction book with no plot is just a mess. However, a plotless sex story can still have viable commercial value if someone wants to get aroused.
However, I don’t think that’s the norm. Plot and deep characterizations are what make the sex really hot. And from the reader’s point of view, why read a flat sex-only story when for the same price she can read a sexy romance or erotic thriller? For me, the tension of emotion is an important layer in erotica, without which it would just be…insubstantial.
I actually view my erotic nonconsent series as romantic suspense. Why? The relationship between the hero and heroine is paramount. There’s danger, suspense and action. So what makes it dark erotica? Well, there’s graphic depictions of erotic acts and violence entwined within the story. It’s not a side show (like where the couple explore their relationship aside from the action) but central to the plot.
If you spend time in writing forums, you may have heard the terms plotter versus pantser. A panster is someone who makes up the story as they go along. A plotter is someone who plans in advance, possibly with outlines, etc. I call myself a reformed panster. It’s the way I started writing, although not the way I want to end it!
Plot structure was a huge boon to me when I found it. When I took the time to study it, what amazed me was how universal it is! Thankfully, the erotica/romance genres aren’t quite as strict as certain others, but I always keep an eye on my location as I’m writing and try to hit the beats in all the right places. If you’re a plot structure aficionado, try looking for them in Trust in Me. Or heck, just enjoy the story! J

TRUST IN ME by Skye Warren