Welcome to BRB, everyone! My guest today is an erotic author that pens explicit content, and when I say explicit content, I mean my cheeks are bright red and I'm ducking down behind the book when I read it! LOL She definitely has a talent for the deliciously dirty. Welcome, Cara, it's great to have you here today. Let's get started. What genre do your currently write? And, is there a genre you'd like to write, but haven't tried yet?
I write explicit erotica in several different genres--everything from gritty, short stories to BDSM, ménage, bisexual, and paranormal erotica. I also write non-fiction and young adult fantasy/paranormal romance. I have a lot of other written but unpublished material--everything from picture books to terrible poetry. I would like to write an explicit erotic comic book or graphic novel but haven't tried it yet.
Many authors use a nom de plume, and they may use one opposite to their own sex. Do you think an author's sex or sexual orientation should dictate what genre they write?
No. I think that authors can draw inspiration from many things and should never rely on or be limited by experience alone. I have written from the point of view of a vampire even though I have never sucked blood from someone else's neck--well, not yet anyway.
Some authors have issues with character development, writer's block, plot summary etc. What is the biggest challenge you face when writing? How do you overcome the problem?
My biggest challenge involves bouncing from genre to genre. It is not unusual for me to work on writing erotica, writing YA fiction, writing education-related articles, and editing non-fiction all in one 8-10 hour day. Each project requires an entirely different mindset, so it can be tricky to seamlessly transition from one to another. I usually try to overcome it with a short break in between projects, even if it is just 15 minutes, so that I can shift gears and get my mind where I need it to be for the task at hand.
What has been the single most successful marketing tool you've used to date?
Social media. There are some wonderful Tweeps out there who are always willing to help you share information about your new release, sale, or promo. Out of all of the different types of writers I work with, I find erotica and romance authors to be the most supportive of each other (which I love!) Erotica and romance readers are also a passionate bunch and always seem more than willing to share recommendations for the writers, books, and series that they like. I also recently started to post promotions a couple of times per week through various Facebook Groups, and I think that is working relatively well for me.
If you had to live as one of your characters, which one would it be, and why?
It is a bit of a tie between Lolly Lane (Classroom Kink Series), who knows how to submit to hardcore fun with her man, and Bianca Morvant (Sanguine Erotica Series), who has the pleasure of being both a princess and a vampire!
While writing, have you ever drawn from personal experience, and why?
Yes. For me, writing is a way to unleash feelings, emotions, and ideas into the world. When I re-read my work, I often sometimes see metaphors for certain things, people or experiences in my life. I do not always incorporate them intentionally while writing, but every time I see them, I recognize that writing is my way of better understanding myself and the world around me. Plus, when writing erotica, it is sometimes just too hard to resist the opportunity to share your favorite move or the sexy line your lover whispered into your ear the night before!
Just for fun–
What is your favourite colour?
Black. Though pink is a close second.
Which do you prefer: a little left to the imagination or explicit?
Explicit. Always explicit.
When you first met your partner/spouse/lover what drew you to him or her first?
His eyes and his boldness.
If you could spend the day with any famous author, who would it be? And, why?
Edgar Allan Poe, because he is deliciously dark.
If you could indulge free of any consequences, what would be your ultimate sexual fantasy?
Spending a night in The Butterfly Den's Scopophilia (featured in Lolly Earns Extra Credit). I'd love to open each of those curtains!
Website Link: http://www.caracane.com
Lolly Learns a Lesson (Explicit)
When sexy college student Lolly Lane comes to Professor Artemus Hooper and begs him for a better grade, he decides to make her earn it. Lolly agrees to put on a show for him, but quickly discovers that her naughty teacher wants much more than that. Professor Hooper has a passion for kink and a desire to make her submit to all of his demands. Content Warning: This three-part novelette is all sex and no nonsense. It contains explicit language and material. For readers 18+ only! Themes explored in this short story: Submission, domination, spanking, rough sex, dirty talk, polyamory, scopophilia, anal sex, and much more. Series Note: This book is the first in the Classroom Kink series.
Artemus Hooper looked down at the girl that sat across from him. She had possibilities. Her tits were nice, and she looked like she had a juicy little pussy. Her name even sounded slutty. Lolly Lane. And she was twenty years old.
"Please, Mr. Hooper. If I don't get my GPA bumped up, I won't stand a chance of getting into the business program next year," Lolly said, her eyes full of tears.
Artemus took off his glasses and looked at her. Hard.
"Miss Lane. You should have made an effort earlier in the year. It wouldn't be fair to change the grade now."
"I did make an effort--"
"You didn't. You spent the entire year chasing frat boys and partying. I noticed you in the hallway. I heard you talking about it in class," Artemus said sternly. "If you want me to change your grade now, you're going to have to offer more than a few tears."
Lolly sniffed. "What do you want me to do?"
"I want you to make an effort, Miss Lane. A real effort. You can start by taking off your top and showing me your sweet little tits."
"Wh-what," she hiccupped.
"You heard me, Miss Lane."
"Why do you want to see my tits?"
"So I can get my cock hard enough for you to suck. Do you want the grade or not, Miss Lane?" Artemus asked.
"I do, Mr. Hooper. It's just--"
"Just what? You've shown them off before. Clearly, it's no big deal. Show them to me now."
Lolly hesitated and then pulled down the straps of her tiny tank top. Like most of the girls nowadays, she wasn't wearing a bra. Her tits sprang free. Her nipples were large, pink, and hard. Artemus felt his cock stir instantly.
"That's very good, Lolly. Now I want you to put your index finger in your mouth and suck it."
Lolly lifted her finger to her mouth slowly and inserted it between her full pink lips. She closed her mouth around it and sucked.
"Good. Get it nice and wet," Artemus instructed. "Now, take your finger out and make a slow circle around each nipple."
Lolly did as she was told. It pleased Artemus that she could follow instructions. He began thinking about the things he wanted to do to her and wondered how far this little slut would let him take it.
"Stand up, Miss Lane. Come closer to me."
Lolly rose from the chair, walked around his desk, and stood beside him.
"Take your panties off."
"I'm not wearing any," Lolly said. She blushed.
"Your skirt is very short, Miss Lane. It would be all too easy for you to expose your pussy when you bend over or sit at a desk in the classroom. Is that why you don't wear panties? Do you like exposing your pussy to the boys?"
"Yes," she whispered.
"That is very, very naughty. But you like being naughty, don't you?"
"Please, Mr. Hooper."
"Please, what? I'm not making you do anything, Lolly. If you'd like to leave now, you can. If you'd like to stay, you can earn the grade you want."
"Any grade I want?" Lolly asked.
"That depends," Artemus replied.
"Your performance, of course. Isn't that what grades are based on?"
Lolly nodded. Artemus grabbed the waistband of her skirt and pulled her closer. He stuck his hand between her parted thighs and ran it over her pussy. It was soaking wet.
"Miss Lane," Artemus chastised. "You're pretending like you don't like this, but your pussy couldn't be any wetter."
"I can't h-help it," she stammered.
"And I can't help it if I want to put my cock in your little slut mouth. So, let's cut the dramatics and proceed. On your knees, Miss Lane."
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Thanks for stopping by, Cara! Love the excerpt. ~ Blak Rayne