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The Difference Between Fantasy and Fiction

I love writing erotic fiction. I sometimes enjoy reading it. Sometimes. I do not like erotic fiction that blurs lines of consent or is disrespectful – to women, to men, to the community it is writing about, etc. Sometimes when I voice this, people will say “but it is only fantasy.” And this is wrong. There is a difference between fantasy and fiction, and I am going to explain that. I think it is something that many erotica authors either miss or ignore, and our genre and its sub-genres hurt for it. Erotica can be erotic and it can still be respectful. It can sexualize respect and consent and be an incredibly erotic story. You just have to understand what a fantasy is, what drives that fantasy, and how to turn it into erotica.

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Fifty Shades of Virginity Fetish

My apologies, gentle reader, for not updating in a while. I have been very busy, and I am working – again – on my time management. That being said, I have had something I have wanted to write about for a while now. The Virgin Fetish. What is the Virgin Fetish? The Virginity Fetish is a focus on sexual purity. In erotica, it is the focus on sexual purity as a means for arousal and sexual gratification. So long as it is presented in a way that is respectful of the players in question, as long as all players in question exercise their Agency, I personally find nothing wrong with the erotic use of the Virgin Fetish in and of itself. I even wrote about it on request for On the Fives. The … Read entire article »

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Respect in BDSM Erotica

If you head over to StreetWraith Press After Dark (I linked around the 18+ warning because if you are going there from here, you should already be 18+ … you’re welcome) you will see a review with a similar title as this article. My first review of another author’s erotica. I hope that you find it enjoyable and that it stimulates your mind enough to want to buy the story. It’s a good one. Emily Ryan-Davis came highly recommended to me, and I recommend her as well. What gripped me about Claiming Lauren and has me reading the rest of the eXclave series is the respect she pays to the Lifestyle and, most importantly, the safety and protocols that are so important in it. I wanted to expand on that idea … Read entire article »

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Thoughts on Erotica

So some time ago, I had a commission piece requested that was … difficult. It was not difficult to write. I have been very fortunate that all of my clients, without exception, have been respectful of my limits as an author, even one of BDSM erotica. I found the piece enjoyable to explore and write, but when it was finished, I realized that it was far darker than my normal stories. I’m not afraid of dark undertones, or dark themes, however the story lacks – light. I found that what worked as a commission piece – rather well, my client loved it – did not yet work for publication. To sit along side my other stories, it was missing something. I’ve been battling with the story ever since then. I like it … Read entire article »

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A Kinky Giveaway

So, I am so very close to my goal seller-goal on Fiverr. So here is how Fiverr works. You can set up a basic gig, and then after time, and good sales with good ratings, you can do more with that gig. Like … offer people the opportunity to have you ghost write a story for them … for example. Anyway, in order to get a little more attention for that, for the blog, and for myself – because who doesn’t like a little attention – I decided why not have a giveaway. So, if you enter the giveaway and win – 1 winner – I will write a romance or erotic story for you for free. The same rules apply as the Fiverr Gig, but you don’t have to pay anything for … Read entire article »

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