We are happy to welcome erotica author Vonna Harper to The Romance Dish today! Vonna writes for several publishers and her stories range from cougars to cowboys to sexy beasts! And did you know that Vonna has bionic hips? Check out the story on her news page here. Besides writing, Vonna can be found blogging at The Bradford Bunch, The Aphrodisia Authors and Novelists' Ink. Welcome, Vonna!
Writing Myself Into A Corner
For those who don't know me--yeah, I know, there's a lot of that going around--I write erotica for Kensington Aphrodisia and Ellora's Cave. I've also written for Samhain and Loose Id and might again if I can clone myself.
Back in the olden days I wrote category romances for Harlequin and Silhouette under another name, but being a restless, easily distracted broad, I decided to jump on the erotica bandwagon when Ellora's Cave began shaking up the industry. And boy did they, proving that readers are ready for ebooks. These days EC is sitting pretty at http://www.jasminejade.com/ in case you've somehow (and I don't know how that's possible) missed it.
Probably by now you're wondering what this has to do with my title, Writing Myself Into A Corner, so here's the deal. For reasons I'm not sure I understand myelf, I jumped with both feet into the capture/BDSM genre within erotica, one of the most popular genres. I find capture fantasies great fun. If Tarzan (with deodorant and razor, thank you very much) burst in right now and threw me over his shoulder, I'd be a happy camper. Although my stories get labeled BDSM, I don't get that lifestyle. Oh, I'll occasionally read about it or check out Sex and Submission, a www.kink.com project, but I'm not good at getting into the dom/submissive mindset. Give me a warrior or shape shifter in need of a hostage or political prisoner and I'm on top of that.
I've been on top of that a lot, maybe too much. Maybe its just today's mood, but I want to stretch other erotic muscles, specifically hot adventure and danger. But will readers still love me if I do? My latest print book Taming The Cougar is a capture/shape-shifting gig as is His Slave which I just turned in and Falcon's Captive coming out in Aug. Ditto with Winter of the Beast and BeastMaster with EC.
What to do.
Stay with the familiar?
Eat ice cream?
Okay, I can get around the ice cream.
A touch, and more, of erotica
Have you jumped on the e-book bandwagon? Do you read erotica? What story themes do you enjoy?