Posts in the Erotic Romance genre

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Q&A: Sacchi Green of ME AND MY BOI

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We’re so excited for this one, guys. One of the most talented and respected queer writers and editors has stopped by to answer a barrage of questions from us. Welcome Sacchi Green, editor of Me and My Boi, out today!


FAVORITE MOVIES:

What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

Describe your favorite scene from each one (you can include a Youtube clip if you want as well).

Since I write for and edit lesbian erotica anthologies, my preference is for GLBTQ-themed movies, but, since there aren’t all that many of those to choose from, some of my choices are more of a mainstream nature.

  1. Bound: A thriller with a romantic core. Violet (Jennifer Tilly), longs to escape her relationship with her mafioso boyfriend Caesar (Joe Pantoliano), and enters into a clandestine affair with alluring ex-con Corky (Gina Gershon.) There are plenty of memorable (and often violent) themes, but my favorite part is the extended sex scene between the two women, which I’ve discovered was directed and “choreographed” by Susie Bright, the well-known feminist writer and sex educator. I’ll just say that she made sure they got it right.
  1. Cloudburst: Stella (Olympia Dukakis) and Dotty (Brenda Fricker) are a longtime couple separated when the daughter of Brenda’s character (who is blind) forces her mother into a nursing home—until Stella springs her from the place and they head for Canada where they can be legally married. Every scene deserves to be a favorite, especially those where Stella displays a vocabulary worthy of any sailor (which is pretty much every scene), but my favorite is possibly when Stella tries to describe a seashore sunset to her blind lover.
  1. Always: Everybody is straight in this movie, but that doesn’t keep it from being gripping. Pete Sandich is a daredevil aerial forest-fire fighter. Pete finds True Love with Dorinda (Holly Hunter) but won’t give up the job. When he takes one risk too many, Dorinda faces deep grief and cannot easily put her life back together. In a crucial scene Dorinda takes a plane up by herself to rescue trapped firefighters, but almost doesn’t make it back, until Pete’s spirit, left temporarily on earth for this very purpose, guides and strengthens her, as well as encouraging her to take advantage of a new potential love that has entered her life.

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Guest Post: Scorched Authors on the Biggest Challenge/Most Exciting Part of Writing Erotic Romance

Entangled Publishing has launched a new erotic romance line this month and the four launch authors are dishing about the biggest challenge or most exciting part of writing an erotic romance for them.


Gina L. Maxwell, author of Shameless: How many euphemisms for naughty things can you come up with? And I’m talking acceptable, modern-day terms that don’t make you giggle or scrunch up your nose. While you’re thinking about it, I’ll just go ahead and tell you, it’s not easy. In an erotic romance, the sex scenes are more frequent, more detailed, and a hell of a lot more raw. You don’t gloss over things with pretty words—a technique that makes things sound less harsh as well as offering the author more alternatives to avoid repeating the same words or phrases too many times—like you do in a regular contemporary romance. In eroticas, you don’t skirt around the obscene and risqué. You embrace it.


 

Kristin Miller, author of Desiring Red: For me, the biggest challenge was making sure the story was a true erotica (a story revolving around an erotic premise) rather than simply a story with a lot of sex. I read and researched non-stop for a few weeks and then plotted carefully, keeping true to the genre while making sure that DESIRING RED would be unique and fresh. The most exciting part? Creating an erotic paranormal romance featuring two drool-worthy Alpha males and one feisty heroine who has one night to choose between them. Yeah. I kinda freaking love my job.

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Swoon-Worthy Heroes: Sawyer Hayes from Shelly Bell’s BLACK LISTED

The hero I will be introducing you to puts the sex in sexy, that’s for sure. If you haven’t pre-ordered Black Listed, it is the fourth novel in Shelly Bell’s Benediction series. Black Listed by Shelly Bell It is Erotic Romantic Suspense and it is definitely H-A-W-T! And so is our hero, Sawyer Hayes; billionaire, CEO, tech genius, alpha/dominant… drool

Don’t know what Benediction is? Well, it is a BDSM club and all of the books (from the White Collared serials to Black Listed) have several scenes take place in the club and all of the heroes and heroines meet and fall in love because they share a common interest; kink.

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Guest Post: “When an English Professor Writes Dirty Books…” by Paul Russell

Boys of Life by Paul Russell

“I see you’ve got another dirty book out,” one of my colleagues remarked recently.

“A very literary dirty book,” I gently corrected him. I tried not to take his comment amiss, though it did make me sigh. And remember—

—my dissertation advisor haranguing me for having thrown away my promise as a serious scholar.
—a senior administrator at my college lamenting, “I’m all for having well-known writers on the faculty, I just wish we weren’t saddled with this one.”
—a student confessing that his parents advised him not to study creative writing with me, given the kind of books I write.

I always have to remember that I am not entirely respectable.

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Guest Post: Avery Cassell on Erotic Romance & BEHROUZ GETS LUCK

Behrouz Gets Lucky Avery Cassell

I’m ecstatic to say that Behrouz Gets Lucky is an erotic romance that seduces any audience who loves heart-stopping tender romance, combined with smut that is guaranteed to get your naughty bits wet and hard. The universal needs of love, intimacy, sex, and pleasure are the foundations of Behrouz and Lucky’s relationship. Every murmured “I love you”, luxuriously eaten post-coital snack of cake in bed, and sweating multiple orgasms on the Persian carpet clinches the deal. We’re all in this world together.

When I wrote Behrouz Gets Lucky, I anticipated that my readers would be mostly from the queer, leather, and transgender communities. I wasn’t certain that other folks would get it, or even want to get it, but I was okay with that. I wish that the LGBTQ community was one big happy family, but it isn’t. Although there can be some crossover, many times each subculture is isolated and at odds with one another. So, I wasn’t sure if gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals would relate to my novel, let alone people from the vanilla and straight communities! Would others find the smoking hot, sweet, love story of Behrouz Gets Lucky enticing too? Would the romance, the yearning for love, humor, and humanity carry over?

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Guest Post: Tara Sue Me on Erotica’s Reputation

The Master Tara Sue Me

I think sometimes erotica gets a bad rap. It’s often seen as nothing more than porn without pictures  or it’s something those people read. And you’re not too sure who those people are,  but it’s not you. Other times, I’ve heard it said you don’t have to write good to write erotica. As long as the sex is there, that’s all anybody cares about.

But erotica is so much more.  At its heart, like all romances, erotica is a love story. It’s the coming together of a couple (or more if you’re talking menage, but let’s keep it simple)  as they explore  their feelings, desires, and wants.

Like other romances, there are forces that try to keep them apart  and obstacles to overcome before they find their happily ever after.  Unlike other romances, in erotica,  sex plays a big part of the story.

However,  this doesn’t necessarily mean wild and crazy, swinging from the chandeliers,  sex. Nor does it mean it has to involve whips and chains, floggers and nipple clamps.  Though erotica can have some or all of those.

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Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Cora Carmack, Cecilia Tan, and Kathleen E. Woodiwiss!

Today we’ve got titles by Cora Carmack, Cecilia Tan, and Kathleen E. Woodiwiss! These are some great steals so grab them before they’re gone!


Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

The hot new, New Adult title from New York Times bestselling author of Losing It, Cora Carmack.


He pushes her sexual boundaries . . .

From the moment waitress Karina meets him in a New York bar, she knows James is different. Daring. Dominating. Though he hides his true identity from her, the mysterious, wealthy businessman anticipates her every desire and fulfills her secret fantasies. Awakened by his touch, Karina discovers a wild side she hadn’t known existed and nothing is off limits.

She aches for more . . .

What begins as an erotic game soon escalates to a power play that blurs the line between pleasure and pain. Even as she capitulates to James’s sensual demands, Karina craves more. She wants his heart, his soul. She wants his love . . . and she’ll break all the rules to get it.


The Flower

Doomed to a life of unending toil, Heather Simmons fears for her innocence—until a shocking, desperate act forces her to flee. . . and to seek refuge in the arms of a virile and dangerous stranger.

The Flame

A lusty adventurer married to the sea, Captain Brandon Birmingham courts scorn and peril when he abducts the beautiful fugitive from the tumultuous London dockside. But no power on Earth can compel him to relinquish his exquisite prize. For he is determined to make the sapphire-eyed prize. For he is determined to make the sapphire-eyed lovely his woman. . .and to carry her off to far, uncharted realms of sensuous, passionate love.

 

Guest Post

Guest Post: Meghan March on Billionaire Playboys

Dirty Together Meghan March

How do you turn a billionaire playboy into the boy next door? To be blunt, you can’t. At least not unless he decides to buy the whole neighborhood on a whim.

The billionaire playboy is a singular breed, and the only changes you’ll see in him are ones that he wants to make. Why? Because the defining trait of the billionaire playboy is the streak of unapologetic alpha male running through him. It’s not an affectation, it’s a lifestyle.

In the Dirty Billionaire Trilogy, Creighton Karas knows what he wants and will never apologize for going after it. So what does that mean for a heroine like Holly Wix who has never encountered this kind of man before? It’s time to hold on tight to your self-respect and convictions because that alpha will not hesitate to roll right over you. Learning to stand your ground, even in the face of a man who is used to having everyone bow to his wishes, is a must.

Dirty Billionaire Trilogy Meghan March
So, is going toe-to-toe with an alpha worth it? Absolutely. When he realizes that woman who he’s drawn to is also strong enough to stand at his side and take on the world, he’s hooked. Alpha down. This is when things get interesting. The rare sweet side starts to make an appearance, and it goes beyond simple acts like opening doors and flowers. Next, the billionaire playboy pulls out all the stops when it comes to being protective. Anything that threatens his woman is dealt with before she has a chance to worry about it. And when she’s scraping the bottom of the barrel on self-confidence? His every word and action builds her up and helps her to see what he sees: That she’s the amazing woman who brought the alpha to his knees, and he’s the luckiest guy in the world to have her in his life.

Living with this kind of man may not be an easy road, but it’s sure to be worth every bit of the wild ride.


Meghan MarchMeghan March is the author of contemporary and erotic romance novels.

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers, so feel free to send an e-mail.

She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and MeghanMarch.com.

Cover Reveals

Cover Reveal: WILD LICKS by Cecilia Tan

Today we’re revealing the hot new cover to Cecilia Tan’s latest book, Wild Licks! This is the second book in her Secrets of a Rock Star series out from Forever in August! Here’s the blurb:


Gwen Hamilton’s family is Hollywood royalty–and they have a family secret. She and her sister are the heirs to a secret BDSM club. Gwen thought it would be difficult adjusting to her surprise inheritance, but soon she finds the environment more liberating and carnal than anything she’s ever experienced. She’s dying to try out the ropes but is struggling to accept the idea of a having a dominant…until she meets sexy guitarist Mal Kennealy. The brooding rock star is everything Gwen thought she didn’t want. But with each seductive command, Gwen starts to realize that being bound to Mal could mean fulfilling her heart’s deepest desires…


Now without further ado, here’s the hot cover for Wild Licks!!!

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Guest Post: “The Serial Evolution: To Binge or Not To Binge” by Beth Kery

Glow Beth Kery

If I’d written this article in 2012, I would have called it The Serial Revolution. In 2012, when Because You Are Mine first hit the e-book shelves, the serial novel was an old, but exciting re-discovery. Serial novels were a Victorian era craze. Thanks to e-books, the serial has found a whole new venue.

After several years and four serials written—my fourth, entitled Make Me, will begin releasing weekly on April 4, 2016—I have some new observations about the serial novel. Like the publishing industry in general, the serial is still a work in progress. It was unchartered territory when Berkley’s InterMix and I first put out Because You Are Mine in 2012, each installment releasing on Tuesdays for eight consecutive weeks. People either adored the format, or they hated it.

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