Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Questions Not to Ask an Erotic Romance Author

by Emily Cale
Any time I tell someone I write erotic romance, there is a brief moment of silence where they are clearly contemplating the meaning of each of those words. Erotic. Romance. Writer. If you haven’t met me in person, I apparently give off more of a quiet librarian look than whatever you might expect from someone writing the books I do. Perhaps that’s why it seems to take people a little longer to formulate the next phrases out of their mouth. In my experience, it is usually a question. Here are a few of my favorites. 

Warning: actually asking someone these may get you slapped.

1. Do you write about your own life?

Um…no. Though, at times I wish my life was as exciting as that of my characters, in reality it is a good day if I get out of my pajamas.

2. But aren’t those books…dirty?

Actually, my editors prefer if I turn them in without stains and smudges on them. Clear pages, crisp lines, and easy to read font. Oh, that’s not what you meant by dirty? Then yes, they are very dirty. That’s exactly how I like them.

3. Does your husband know?

Yes, he does. To answer your next question, he doesn’t mind. In fact he encourages it. *smiles*

Got some to add? Think of any you want the answer to? Feel free to share. One commenter will win a copy of my newest 1NS, Power Play. 

Power Play by Emily Cale

 Natalie Fritz didn't need a night of sexual adventure as payment for setting her friend up, but she wouldn't turn it down either. Determined to make sure she gets exactly what she wants, she makes a call to Madame Eve and requests not one, but two dates for the evening. What she doesn't expect is for those men to be players on her friend's hockey team.

Ian and Todd find that sharing women provides all parties with more pleasure. Finding someone who buys into their theory is a little harder. So they turn to Madame Eve's 1 Night Stand service to find them a partner. When they meet Natalie, they discover a gorgeous woman who turns them on physically and intellectually.

Everyone knows that relationships are meant to be between two people, but what happens when it takes three to make the night worthwhile? Can they take a leap of faith or will their time be limited to one night?

Available from Decadent Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

About the Author

 Emily Cale spent the majority of her childhood as a visitor to the worlds of her favorite authors. With encouragement from her English teachers, she put pen to paper and began imagining her own stories. Preferring the fascinating lives of her characters, she majored in creative writing. When not lost in a manuscript or a good book, she enjoys crocheting, rock climbing, and playing board games. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and a very spoiled cat.

Feel free to stalk her on her website, Twitter, or Facebook.


Lea Ann Finley said...

Cute post, Emily. Best question I've been asked...even though I can't win :-[

?: Are you embarrassed that people know you've done all those things?

Me: Huh? What things?

?: You know (voice drops to a whisper) those sex things with the stuff and the places and everything.

Me: I don't know what to say to that. You do understand the difference between fiction and nonfiction, right?

I couldn't even be clever or snarky - just flabbergasted.

Jessica E. Subject said...

Yes, I have some readers who assume I've done the things in my books, too. Never met an alien, so can't say I have. LOL

And I often get the "You write porn for women" statement. Can't convince those people otherwise.

Barbara Elsborg said...

I get - How do you know all that stuff?
My answer - Google.
My husband's answer - Me of course.
He also claims to be the cover model on my books.
So sad.

June M. said...

I have heard that a lot of people ask authors "Do you right about your own experiences?" I think if I was an author, I would answer "It's called fiction, look it up in the dictionary und F."
But I have asked authors if there is anyone that they don't want to read their books (parents, grandparents, grown children, etc".
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com