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Firstly, I’d love to thank Cynthia for allowing me to be a guest on her blog today.
I remember when I set out to write my first erotic romance. I really wanted to write the dark compelling tale of a woman who finds out that she is actually a faerie princess. I had a plan. I had a plot. Darn it, I had good story. My muse, although, must have misheard me. Instead of dark she heard “snark” and that’s when I realized that I’d never be able to write a dark fantasy or paranormal.
Then again, I should have known. Horror movies always scared me. Whether it’s Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, or even Ghostface, the result is always the same. I get scared as HECK. Don’t even get me started on The Exorcist and the 360 Linda Blair puts her head through. To a kid the tender age of ten, it can be frightening. I really don’t see the enjoyment of covering or closing your eyes through an entire movie. And even to this day I have problems watching scary movies.
Scary Movie on the other hand? Well I can watch that over and over. I love comedy. I love to laugh. Parodies have helped me discover that I have a real knack for humor. My recent trip to the theater brought me to see Vampires Suck. Okay, as far as parodies go, it wasn’t the greatest, but it did give me enough chuckles to satisfy my love of humor.
So, I’m quite happy with my hard of hearing muse and whatever corniness she decides to send my way. And thanks to her, I’ve found the perfect mix—A dash of snark with a splash of dark.
Here’s the blurb for that “Snark Fantasy” erotic romance:
Rhiannon Kinsley’s life goes from boring to downright crazy when a freak lightning bolt strikes her laptop. To make matters even more bizarre, strange words and symbols flash across the computer screen and she hears a mysterious voice. Time to call the men in white coats! Then Cerne Silverwing, an intriguingly sexy man, appears. He insists she’s a faerie princess whose fate will determine his own. What a crock! Now she knows who really needs those white coats.
With the Dark Faerie forces threatening his kingdom, Cerne kidnaps Rhiannon and brings her to Fey, a land where magic knows no bounds. He’s performing a duty to save his kingdom and nothing more—a duty that will bring him his wings and the strengthened magic that comes with them. If he doesn’t unite with the princess as her consort, those wings will never grow. But this princess grew up in the land of laptops and instant messages, and she’s convinced they’re both crazy. Despite their differences, the two are thrust together to defeat the whip-wielding Dark Faerie Queen before she takes over the kingdom. Passion and peril aside, will Rhiannon and Cerne discover their true destiny?
See what I mean? I definitely can’t write dark. And that’s the way I like it.
You can purchase Wings of Desire, my first published novel at Eternal Press or at Amazon (in Kindle or print formats). And in 2011, a ton more snark will be available in Spring, 2011 when Beauty School Demon (Written under my other penname, Sidney Ayers) will be available from Sourcebooks. You can read more about it here.Tweet It