I LOVE writing erotic romance, but it has its awkward moments. Sometimes I think it's the most hilarious career in the world. Off the top of my head, here are ten hazards of writing hot that I never expected.
1. Uncontrollable giggles during copy edits. How can you keep a straight face when your editor asks, “Can he really reach around two men to massage her clit? How long are his arms?”
2. Having to carefully check each piece of scrap paper before my daughter can color on the back. REALLY don’t want to hear her sound out the word “cock” because it shows up ten times on one piece of paper.
3. Occasionally traumatized by online research. I’m open-minded, but some of the things people do…holy guacamole. My eyes, my eyes!
4. Living in fear that a member of my family might actually read one of my books. And worse, tell me about it. If they violate my “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, we’re in for some interesting holiday dinners.
5. Feeling that something’s missing when I read a book that doesn’t show anyone having sex. (I mean, WTF, Tolstoy? A thousand pages on Anna Karenina and you couldn’t squeeze out a single sex scene?)
6. Difficulty explaining why hunting for sexy photos of hot men is part of my job. Here’s one now. See? Just doing my job. ;-)
7. Hesitant to provide accurate information in my college “what’s new” questionnaires.
8. Unable to drive past a firehouse, a ranch, a group of men in uniform, or any man on a motorcycle without dirty thoughts. But that might have been true even before I started writing.
9. Unlikely to participate in “Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” Of course, I work at home, so she’s around. But I won’t be explaining the ins and outs of my career until she hits 18.
10. Husband chooses to believe I’m always interested in “research.” Hey, anything for the job. ;-)
My most recent release is Go Deep from Ellora's Cave. Click here for more.