Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Erotic Romance for the Over-Fifty Crowd

By Kate Deveaux (Guest Blogger)

Erotic Romance for the over 50 crowd?

You betcha!

I love to write and read erotic romance.

All themes — the Older Woman/Younger man Cougar romances, the Rubensque, the Mistaken Identity, the Billionaire Baby romances and Cowboy Hunks are a few of my favorite themes. Oh yes, and the Men in Uniform. How could I forget them? Silly me. But usually in the books I read and love to write, the heroines are anywhere from 20 to 40, or even a tiny bit older…

But then it hit me...

There are plenty of women well over 50 enjoying great sex, so why not write an erotic romance centered around a nearly 60 year old heroine?

Yes! Why ever not?

She would be kick ass, that was for sure!

After all, she’s had a lot more experience than her 20 something counterparts. And of course, she would be comfortable with her body. Because if she hadn’t gotten over all the insecurities of her youth, she hadn’t learned much about embracing her ‘inner self’ and accepting her ‘outer self’ in her more than half century on earth.

The idea for the ‘mature’ over 50 heroine started to spark in my mind.

One thing led to another and Bobbi Cooper of Cockpit was born. I was eager to write her story, the story of a 57-year-old 747 pilot. A woman who is at the top of her career, recovering from a crappy marriage as she grapples with her desire to cling to all she has achieved, pitted against her simple desire for love.

I took my first stab at creating a ‘mature’ heroine of erotic romance with Cockpit. And I loved doing it! I am definitely going to pen more erotic romances featuring the ‘older’ heroine.

I’d love to hear what you think of the older heroine making more of an appearance in erotic romance.

Now don’t be shy! Go on… tell me just what kind of heroine you love and if you think age makes her even better?

Thank you Lisabet for having me as your guest. I always love stopping by to chat with you.

All the best,

Contemporary erotic romance by Kate Deveaux 
ISBN: 9781419991868
Publisher: ELLORA’S CAVE
General Release: June 3, 2015


It seems turbulence isn’t always caused by weather.
Throttle up as past loves collide…

High school sweethearts reunite forty years later at 37,000 feet.

Fifty eight year old commercial airline pilot, Bobbi Cooper, gets a blast from the past when her high school sweetheart, Mack McConnell, appears as one her first class passengers on her 747 transatlantic flight to London.

Used to being in control at all times, Bobbi is reeling from a crummy marriage and she must learn at Mack’s capable hands that losing control can be oh so sexy. 


Bobbi noticed with subtle irritation that Sandy’s blouse strained against her perky breasts as she efficiently flicked the switch on the coffee machine. Her bosom jiggled while she scooped ice into a plastic cup and pulled a can of tomato juice out of the galley cart. Shit. Greg really didn’t have a chance. Big brown doe eyes and a body that wouldn’t quit. The sexy flight attendant was everything Bobbi wasn’t. Not that it mattered now. Greg was on to new, greener pastures. Her ex was consistent—his conquests all had one, no make that two things in common— big knockers and tiny, round asses. Men were shit, really. Why she had let herself be demeaned and embarrassed by his bad behavior for as long as she had, she’d never know.

C’est le vie, Bobbi coached herself as she smiled her most innocuous smile at Sandy.

Plan for a bumpy ride in to Heathrow—there’ll be some more weather ahead,” Bobbi warned her. “Might need more bags.”

Sure thing, Captain,” Sandy said as she snapped open the lid on the can, poured the tomato juice over ice and handed it to Bobbi.

Bobbi nodded her appreciation and gulped down her customary in-flight refreshment. “I’m going back for a few minutes,” she said, handing the empty cup back to Sandy before pulling back the curtain to first class. “And send some coffee in for Scott and Neville before we head down, please.”

Entering the first-class cabin on her way to the pilot’s rest area located between first class and business, Bobbi scanned the spacious cabin. Most of her passengers were now contentedly dozing, oblivious to the formidable battle she’d been waging in the cockpit to keep them in precariously calm airspace. But that was her job—to deliver five hundred souls safely to London.

Sunlight illuminated the plush first-class cabin through a few half-drawn window shades, but they were not quite to enough to keep the blinding sun from searing into her eyes. Squinting, she walked down the aisle, passing by the first row.

A collective gasp came from the passengers when the plane hit another deep air pocket. Bobbi reached out to steady herself, placing her hand on the headrest of the second row seat for a brief second, smiling reassuringly at the surrounding passengers. She was their pilot, after all.

The passenger in the nearest seat looked up at her.

Bobbi smiled down, then did a double take.

Bobbi?” the male passenger asked, looking up at her. “Bobbi…Bobbi Cooper?”

Yes,” Bobbi said, instantly recognizing his features. Her mind was spinning. Those dark-blue eyes. And that unmistakable voice. Velvety and thick. The way scotch felt when it slid down her throat. She’d know that voice and that face anywhere. Even if it had been forever.

It was Mack.

About Kate

KATE DEVEAUX is a contemporary, erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. It was after reading Jane Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since.
A former wedding planner, Kate has always been "in love" with love! She was inspired to transition from writing racy short stories to full length manuscripts after meeting other authors in the romance world at industry workshops, conferences and events. Originally from England, now resides in the U.S. with her husband. When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even "love" in that game too!

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Lisabet Sarai said...

Hello, Kate!

Welcome back to Beyond Romance! As a member of "the over fifty crowd" myself, I applaud your decision to write a heroine in that age bracket. We live in such a youth-obsessed culture, yet I realize now, looking back, that young people are in some ways a lot less interesting (because they're less mature and less complex) than we older folks.

Anyway, good luck with the book. I adore the cover!

kate deveaux said...

Thanks so much for having me as your guest again Lisabet! You're always a fabulous host and a great supporter of your fellow authors, so a very big thank you.

Glad you like the cover, aviation romance is a very fun theme!


Fiona McGier said...

Kudos to you! My most recent book, "Her Last Resort", has a romance involving two people in their 50s also. Let's hope that the readers who are always saying they want to read about older protagonists, find our books!

kate deveaux said...

Hi Fiona, thanks for stopping by! Her Last Resort sound great with the over 50 romance, I love the idea over older heroes and heroines. All the best with your book and hope you enjoy Cockpit.


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