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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Guess Who’s On My Blog Today? PATRICIA GREEN talking about erotica writers and her latest book!


What Makes An Erotic Writer Tick?

I feel very privileged today to have Patricia Green as a guest on my blog! She is a very talented writer that I’m sure you will enjoy getting to know. Today she’s here to talk about her latest book Journey’s End, the sixth in her Journey Family series.  She’s also going to let us in on a little of what makes an erotica writer tick…


Please giver her a warm welcome :)



Erotica Writers and Erotic Lives



by Patricia Green





First, I'd like to thank you, Constance, for having me over today. It's always a pleasure to meet new people like your readers.


Erotica writers must be twenty-five year old models or superstars who are keeping themselves anonymous by using a pen name and a clever disguise. Well, that's what a lot of people think. But the fact is, erotica writers are just like everyone else. They are all ages, all sizes, from all walks of life, with husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends (sometimes more than one), with kids, without kids, employed, unemployed, disabled or exercise buffs. The things they have in common are a fertile imagination and a desire to make the reader excited. No one writes published erotica without thinking about how it will affect the reader.
Like all kinds of fiction writers, erotica writers are going for a reaction. Not just any reaction, but one that makes the readers' toes curl and a blush steal over her cheeks. Sometimes, it makes them squeeze their legs together, or hide their private parts under a pillow. Oo, la, la! The point is the reaction. We never want you to be bored or skip over the sexy bits to get to the "good parts." And, although we want there to be a story, too, to us the "good parts" include the erotic content.
Where do erotica writers get their inspiration? Do they all have phenomenal sex lives? You'd have to ask a lot of erotica writers for honest answers to Kinsey-esque questions. But, exactly like their variations in social status and family life, I'm betting there is a complete spectrum of sexiness among erotica writers. Some are more intimate than sexy. A few are crazed sex maniacs. Most are somewhere in the middle, with healthy sex lives that are influenced by everyday events. When the kids are sick, the sex life goes on hiatus, but the intimacy continues (we hope). Intimacy doesn't always mean sex. It often means a glance and a shy smile, or holding hands on the couch, or sharing a spoonful of crème brulée. Many of these things find their way into erotica, especially erotic romance. Intimacy is the ultimate in romantic. And sex, for an erotic writer, can be wild and crazy or slow and steady. If he's a good erotic writer, there will be a mix in his book, as there is in real life relationships. Even one night stands are often a mixed up melding of styles meant to excite the primitive urges.
The bottom line is that you don't have to live an erotic life to write erotica. You have to have an imagination, the desire to make the reader feel something special, and a strong grasp of what intimacy and romance are. The writer might not be interested in romance, but she has to know what qualifies. There are some pretty dirty stories out there, and they certainly can be erotic under the right circumstances, but not every one will move you. If one does, it's a keeper, meant to be dog-eared and marked up and a sexy friend for life.




Latest release: Journey’s End, the sixth book in the Journey family series.







Here's the blurb:

Well-loved housekeeper and substitute mama, Consuelo, is hospitalized in this sixth of the Journey family books. The Journey family is torn up about it, especially Leo Journey, patriarch of the clan.
Leo’s extreme upset trickles through the family, and causes a rift between his eldest son Ace and him, that has everyone worried about the fate of Journey’s End, the family ranch. All the siblings rally around to try to fix this breach and get Journey’s End and Ace and Leo back on track. They can’t help wondering why Leo is so much more emotional than they’ve seen since their mother died some twenty years before.
Throughout it all, the Journey siblings and their mates share the deep love and affection that is so much a part of the Journey way of living. And, somehow, there’s always someone needing a good, hard spanking, often followed by good, hard loving.
Join the Journeys for this series conclusion. Find out what happens at Journey’s End.


An excerpt is here


Buy links are:
Amazon


Patricia Green is a fiction writer specializing in erotic romance. She hopes to provide the reader with love stories that emphasize fun characters with quirky personalities. She’s the author of about 20 published products.

Patricia is married and the mother of twins. When she’s not being the angel of domestic harmony and a semi-crazed creator of fictional friends, she loves to crochet, read, and watch hockey.
You can reach Patricia Green in the following ways:
Email: pig@patriciagreenbooks.com
Website/Blog: http://www.patriciagreenbooks.com



Twitter: @PatriciaIGreen

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me over, Constance!

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    1. You’re welcome Trish! Thanks for coming :)

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  2. Good post. The one thing that all erotica writers share is a good imagination.

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    1. It's funny how diverse we really are and yet we share the common bond of being courageously creative. Thanks, Cara!

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  3. LOVE this, Patricia Green... and love your books too... a male interviewer once asked me "I bet you have a trapeze over your bed!" What does a girl say to that line!

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    1. "Yes."

      You are a true friend, Elaine. Thank you for coming by and lending your support. I hope people take the time to investigate your books as well.

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    2. Nice to meet you Elaine and have you pop into visit Trish at my blog. Thank you :)

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  4. Fabulous post, Patricia! Yes, imagination is key and being able to draw that response from the audience using that imagination is quite a rush. The sky's the limit for us and we will take it to the limit whenever we can.

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    1. Teasing the readers' comfort zones can be fun, too. Of course, we might tease our own in the process! Thanks, Jenna, for being here today.

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    2. Thanks for visiting Jenna. Nice to meet you :)

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    1. Thanks, Tina-Sue! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

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    2. Thanks for visiting and commenting Tina-Sue :)

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  6. Great post, Trish! I always laugh over the way the world often views erotic romance writers. I've heard "wow, I didn't know you were so wild" to "so, are you like addicted to sex or something?" LOL. Congrats on the new release! :)

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    1. Thank you, Sue. It can be an interesting topic at cocktail parties, that's for sure. :)

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  7. I loved the post and the excerpt, Trish!
    It is funny to think about the different types and sides of a romantic / erotic author. I know several soccer moms who write this sort of stuff. (LOl, I'm one of them) :)
    Thanks for bringing everyone together into this wonderful place I call "spanky / sexy world"
    Thanks for sharing Trish with us, Constance.

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    1. You're sweet, Katherine. The first book I wrote, back in the early 90s, was when my daughters were still toddlers. You don't have to be a "mature woman" to know what's sexy. :) Soccer moms unite!

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    2. Thanks YOU Katherine! It was a pleasure to host Trish :)

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