Saturday, December 04, 2010
The Accidental E-Rom Author - Maree Anderson
Hi there! *Waves from New Zealand* I’m Maree Anderson. And I have a confession to make: I never intended to be an erotic romance author. Heck, when I first began writing even writing a sweet love scene made me blush.
I’d never written a novella before, so I figured, what the heck. But hang on…. Erotic romance. What exactly was an erotic romance, anyway? Only one way to find out: I bought a few and read them. And I was like, “Whoa. Where’s my fan?” And, “Wonder if I could write like that?”
Then I girded my loins — so to speak! — wrote Even Demons Get The Blues and sent it off.
So there I was. Published. Invited to join the Red Sage authors loop. And whaddya know? Everyone had pen-names. Because it wouldn’t do for your kids’ primary school teachers to find out you write really racy stuff, would it?
Oh noes! Didn’t think of that. *Slaps herself upside the head* Ooops.
(BTW, I don’t think my kids let the cat out of the bag to their teachers. I think I accidentally included my website link in an email and one of the teachers clicked on the link. Whoops!)
So that’s me: Maree Anderson writing as Maree Anderson. Accidental E-Rom author.
Am I going to keep writing erotic romance?
Asher’s her “cargo”, the mouthwateringly gorgeous Phoenixae alien who accidentally hatched from the egg she was transporting, and bonded with her. He’s been bred as a sex slave and he can read her mind. Which wouldn’t be so bad if 1) she didn’t abhor slavery and everything it represents, 2) she wasn’t horny as hell, and 3) he wasn’t doubly tempting because of his extra er, male parts! Oh, and then there’s the small issue that if Asher is killed and his body burnt, he can be resurrected. He’s one hot commodity that illegals will kill to possess.
Take one sex-deprived space courier who’ll risk everything to save a Phoenixae alien from a life of slavery. Add one mouthwateringly hot alien sex-slave who knows her deepest desires, feels her pain, and lives to please her in every way. Mix with a ruthless ex-husband intent on vengeance. And stir in a sadistic Libertine noble who will do anything at all to get his hands on a Phoenixae.
From the ashes, an unexpected hero will emerge…and he’s full of surprises!
I’d like to thank the lovely and gracious Lee for hosting me on Tote Bags ‘N’ Blogs, and letting me ramble on.
I’d also love to give away an electronic ARC of FROM THE ASHES to one commenter.
So here’s your chance to try an erotic romance and see if it’s your cup of tea. Just tell me what your own fabulously exotic pen-name would be. (I promise I won’t pinch it for myself, either, *VBG*).
Or, if like me, your brain is mush at the moment and you can’t think of a pen-name to save yourself, just ask me a question. I love questions!