Hi, everyone! I’m Lace Daltyn and recently found Brit Babes. First, let me give a shout out to Lucy Felthouse for offering me an opportunity to guest-blog. Having just released the final book in the Secrets series, I’m happy to talk about what erotics mean to me.
I’ve been writing (and reading) romance for several years, both mainstream and erotic. I love the tension, the emotion, and okay, the sex, too. I absolutely am a Happily Ever After kind of gal. I remember, as a teenager, the first movie I saw that didn’t end right. It was Sabrina, where she ends up falling in love with the older Linus Larrabee instead of the young, cute brother, David. As an adult, I get it. But back them, I cried over love lost. Boy, did I cry. I think that’s when I decided I wanted to write. I figured we need more stories to cry (and laugh) over.
Erotics are even more emotional than other stories, in my opinion. These books are about much more than just sex (most of the time). I think what I love most is that “I can’t go one more second without touching you” mood. I feel like, in erotic romance, the emotion is heightened because of the bare your soul aspect of sex with another person. Hmmm, maybe I should have said bare your ass?
On a quick side note, one of my favorite resources for writing erotic romance is a thesaurus called The Bald-Headed Hermit and the Artichoke. Seriously, even the name cracks me up. I picked it up because, well, there are only so many ways to say different body parts (and what can and is done with and to them) and I needed a more expansive library. After reviewing the book, I honestly can’t say for certain how useful it is in writing erotic stories. But it’s a hoot, and every time I need a lighter moment for my stories, I open this book.
So, more about Secrets, my most recent foray into erotic romance. This series packs a lot of story into five novellas. Drea Fortier is reclusive because of a tortured past that left her so damaged, she knows there can be no happily ever after for her. Instead of mourning what is lost to her, she tries to anonymously help other couples past the secrets holding them back. So each book has a complete story, but also gives readers increasing information about Drea’s life, which culminates in the last story.
It took me a long time to write this final story, and I spent most of it staring at this photo. That’s how Drea lives, hiding herself from the world. In reality, I can’t imagine this. Not feeling the sunshine on your face, not allowing another human to touch you, to hold you.
Enter Michael Smith, assistant extraordinaire (and a Dom suppressing his nature), hell bent on finding out about Drea’s past and helping her to heal so they can have a life together.
Oh, yeah, and there might be some sex involved. After all, I DID say I like the sex. J
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