Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Urban Fantasy Erotica

By Diane Thorne (Guest Blogger) 

What is it? To answer that question, I'll need to break it down. Urban Fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy and paranormal romance. Supernatural creatures or elements are involved. Most of the time, the setting is in present day. Usually, stories are in first person point of view, but can be third person. There's always action. Other elements involve a mystery to solve, a bad guy to catch, or the hero/heroine has to save someone or mankind. Those are the basics of Urban Fantasy.

Erotica. I'm sure you can figure this word out. LOL. Some call it porn and they're wrong. It's not. Porn solely strives to arouse. Erotica doesn't. Sex is part of the literature and it's written in a creative way. There's more too. Can you believe erotica isn't all about sex? That's right. There's a story, a journey perhaps. But be clear, erotica is not about a relationship between partners. That is erotic romance, which deals with development of relationships through sex.

So, if you mix the two genres together you get: paranormal elements + action + steamy sex -minus a relationship with partner to further story = Urban Fantasy Erotica. Sounds exciting, right? It did to me.

This is how I define my Sexy & Damned series. The first book is The Deadly Stripper and it's now available. The second is The Complicated Stripper and I hope to release it in late October. I currently have ideas for two more books in the series and I have little doubt I will cross the line into erotic romance. I believe I am already as there is a slight hint of romance. Very small, but I see it. I wonder if readers will too. Anyway, I believe I will have to develop their relationship in one book. Well, I want to. J

How did I come up with Urban Fantasy Erotica? Well, I write erotic romance and I love urban fantasy and paranormal romance. I have an erotic romance available called Demon in Disguise. But it's not a paranormal romance. It's set in modern times with a modern couple. Paranormal elements come into play, but the romance is between humans.

I also have written a few ménages. The sequel to Demon in Disguise is Demons in Disguise. I'm hoping my publisher won't insist I change the title. For now, that's what I'm going with.

Destined for Love is another ménage I wrote and it's set for release this December from Total E-bound. It's a contemporary/fantasy with one woman and two hot genies.

By now, you probably have figured out what I enjoy writing: paranormal/fantastical with sex, or steamy romance. I am planning to write a series of contemporary short stories in the near future. Yes, you read that right. Contemporary--no paranormal or fantasy elements. It's a stretch for me, but I have confidence I can write stories without a vampire, demon, or werewolf nearby. Rest assured, I won't ignore my supernatural friends. They will influence more work in the future.

Thank you for reading my post. Lisabet, thank you dear for having me as a guest!

Mini-Blurb for The Deadly Stripper:
Celee is a stripper trying to survive in a world full of sex, violence, and supernatural creatures. A hot vampire offers her the powerful elixir she needs in order to stay alive in exchange for help in finding a woman. Sexy, armed, and dangerous, Celee places her life in jeopardy to save the human. What she discovers in the end not only shocks her, it gives her a new job to add to her resume.

If you're curious to read the first two chapters for free, check them out on Smashwords.

Blurb for Destined for Love (due in December!):
Valerie is a confident, independent, and cheerful woman with a boyfriend, a great job, and a cozy home. In one day, her life falls into the dumpster. To unwind, she takes a stroll on the beach. She locates a strange looking bottle and removes the cork. When two gorgeous men appear, she thinks she’s died and gone to Heaven.

Cursed to a bottle, Mark and James roam the earth until someone in desperate need of their help releases them. The handsome duo offer Valerie three wishes, but warn her they come with great responsibility. While she ponders over her choices the two hot genies show her love and passion beyond her wildest dreams. She falls in love with them. But do they share the same feelings for her?

Confused, in love, and still needing to put her life back on track, Valerie must decide how to use her remaining wish after she mistakenly uses two. Should she spend the last wish to help herself, or free her two insatiable lovers?

Blurb for Demon in Disguise:
Jennifer is in love with her handsome and charming boyfriend, Brian. Months of kissing and exploring each other’s bodies have left her starving for deeper satisfaction. Yet Brian denies her. Jennifer vents her frustration to her best friend, Sally, and jokingly says she’d sell her soul for one night of passion with Brian. When he shows up later and fulfills her every desire, Jennifer believes their relationship is moving forward.

Life is spectacular, until the next time they consummate their love. Jennifer notices a few differences from their first wild encounter, and when she questions Brian, he denies having sex with her before.

Jennifer turns to Sally for answers, and they soon discover Jennifer unknowingly made a bargain with a demon. Brian loves her. Sally wants to help her. Can love and friendship save her from an eternity in Hell?

Where to find me:

About me:
I am an erotic romance writer. I especially love the paranormal. My interest in the darker side of the world started in my youth. Spooky and mysterious creatures intrigued me. Needless-to-say, vampires, demons, werewolves, ghosts, and fallen angels are my friends. They suck me into their world, especially after I have consumed a little red wine, and their company never bores. Join me and my friends. Pleasure comes in various forms, and is waiting for you.


Author H K Carlton said...

Great post, Diane. Both The Deadly Stripper and Destined for Love sound awesome! Can't wait to see what the contemporary shorts bring out of you. All the best!

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hello, Diane,

So sorry I wasn't here earlier to welcome you. Wednesdays are rough for me!

I've got a stripper book myself - Exposure. But it's more noir than urban fantasy.

Thanks for being my guest, and good luck with your upcoming releases.

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