It dawned on me as I embarked on planning a new BDSM series that there is one exceedingly rare demographic that is astoundingly over-represented in erotica.
To wit: there are 536 (give or take) billionaires in the US, and yet this near-mythical creature features in an astounding 17,560 erotica titles on Amazon. By comparison, there are 457 results for lawyer + erotica and only 60 for plumber + erotica.
Now, it’s easy to understand how some meek mouse might tremble in submissive yearning for an intense and invariably maladjusted billionaire; less easy to understand how that same mouse might submit to a plumber or pipefitter. I would argue that the latter might make for better fiction, at least in terms of exploring the sub’s motivations. I would argue further that the plumber might have more innate dominance going for him (or her) without the buckets of cash with which to unnerve and overwhelm a prospective sub.
And so I decided to steer well clear of the well-heeled and wealthy. The old slap and tickle might well be happening in mansions and estates across the land, but it would seem that most of it happens in that postwar bungalow or apartment next door.
It’s time to free the fictional Dom(me) from the tyranny of the billionaire. We are, after all, the 99%.
The Devil’s Own, the third volume in the Demonsong series, is now available on Amazon (http://www.amzn.com/B00WA1LX5I).
When the succubus Kat returns from her self-imposed exile with a former seminarian (and lover) in tow, she fully expects that there will be some difficult adjustments. How could joining a household that already contains an incubus and a half-demon possibly be otherwise?
An already challenging situation is soon aggravated by the machinations of a pair of angels with their own mysterious agenda. It quickly becomes apparent that there is more afoot than a simple skirmish between the forces of good and evil.
Bedtime Reading for Libertines, a new collection of short stories, is available on Amazon. This collection explores the quirky side of erotica with stories that feature:
* the recipient of anonymous liaison in a hotel utility closet
* an orgasm salesperson plying her trade in suburbia
* a woman who goes to unusual lengths for fresh meat
* a busy professional woman who wants to outsource her sex life
* the story of a lifeguard’s first time
The draft of the third volume of the Demonsong series is now done! It came as a bit of a surprise to see that all the scenes had a status of draft rather than outline. Now for the endless cycle of edits. It’s a tedious process but rewarding at the same time — filling in the blanks, tightening up the prose. Depending on how everything goes, I’m hoping for a launch in the spring of 2015.
Check out the Freebies and Excerpts link on the left. This is where I’ll be posting free erotica and excerpts of stories and books that I’m currently working on. As always, I appreciate your feedback, so if you like what you read (or don’t), please let me know. And be sure to share these links with anyone who might be interested.
The Succubus and the Seminarian is now available on Smashwords! You can check it out here. If you would like to review it, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to provide you a complimentary copy.
The following article compares the sex lives of erotica authors with those of the “average joes”. It seems as though authors do take their research seriously. Interesting read.
I’m curious to know whether erotica readers are similarly more adventurous.