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New: Indulgence: The Collected Stories

Posted 29 April 2012 By Polly J Adams

All three stories in bestselling erotica author Polly J Adams’ Indulgence series, brought together in a single volume.

Indulgence: a heady threesome, a country-house sex club, a passionate affair, and much more… Three sizzlingly explicit tales of sexual adventure and exploration:

The Sex Club
When I woke, I didn’t know where I was, or whose warm, naked body was pressing against my back. Then it all came back to me: Katie. A friend from work. The friend whose husband I had been fucking for the last two months. Katie. I raised my head to look past her and he was there, too. Reuben. Lying on his back, arms above his head, the sheet rucked down to his waist. Katie had a hand on his belly, just resting lightly. Katie and Reuben. How had last night ended up like this…?

Owned
“Once you’ve had Ricky it raises the whole game.” Ricky: the mysterious owner of a sex club called Indulgence. The first time I met him he led me to a room where I was gangbanged by too many men for me to count, let alone remember. He’d found me again on my second visit, and he’d taken me, fast and urgent, up against a plate glass window for all to see. The next time I meet him? Well, the next time I meet him I’m going to make him mine.

Climax
I woke confused, alone, unsure where I was. I was back at Indulgence… an informal club, a group of like-minded acquaintances. Swingers, voyeurs, exhibitionists, explorers and adventurers. And Ricky… I met him on my first visit to Indulgence. Did he have me then? I don’t know. I really don’t know. I spent most of that first visit cuffed and blindfolded, which makes it hard to be sure about many things.

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Why erotica? 

Why not? I have another life where I write fairly mainstream stuff, but I’ve always been a very sexual person – I’m a 100% monogamous, happily married woman with two children but I still have fantasies! Erotica gives me an opportunity to live those out with the characters in my books. There’s a little bit of me in every story I write.
What kinds of erotica do you write?

Everything from erotica for couples to paranormal and niche kinks like lactation and cuckolding. It’s funny how you can write something without even realizing you’ve hit a particular fetish. My first ever story, “What Lisa Did”, was about a woman whose husband buys her a night of passion in a swish hotel with a hunky male escort. She’s never been unfaithful, but he wants to watch her have sex with another man. It was only after publishing it that people pointed out I had written a cuckold story! I’ve done very well with those but I’m also throwing myself into sci-fi erotica at the moment. The normal rules don’t apply and you can just write some cool stuff with wild characters that encourage total suspension of disbelief.
Tell us about your experiences as an erotica author. What have the big challenges and successes been?

It’s just been an absolute blast since day one, a wild ride. I set out very early on to be as successful as possible – I can be very driven. I knew that Christmas 2011 was going to be huge for ebooks with the launch of the new Kindles in the US. I saw that boat docked in the harbor and wanted to be on it when it set sail. My biggest problem? I only had one title!
I worked tirelessly for two months to get as many stories up on Amazon before Christmas hit. I managed to do it – I had 15 stories for sale as those Kindles were getting unwrapped – and things just exploded. It was only my second month of writing erotica, but I quadrupled my sales from that first month and it’s been growing ever since. I have over 30 titles available in different sub-genres now and they all sell well.
I can’t stress enough how helpful and giving other erotica writers have been, both in the early days and since. If it wasn’t for their advice I would have never got to grips with pricing, one of the major challenges for any indie author.
Do you write in other genres, too?

I don’t write fiction in other genres at the moment. I’m totally committed to erotica for the foreseeable future. My plans for a great crime novel I have in mind are currently on hold. I write non-fiction and editorial though.
Do the people around you know what you write? How have they reacted, or how would they react?

My husband is the only one who knows. He’s so supportive and loves what I write – it means he gets to see inside my filthy mind that little bit more! Nobody else knows. They just wouldn’t get it. As a mother, I also have to be very aware about what people do and don’t find acceptable. Whether I like it or not, other people’s attitudes towards erotica could negatively affect my children and I’m not willing to let that happen. I’m not looking for praise or recognition from family or friends – it can be my little secret.
Tell us about your most recent titles.

For the last month or so I’ve been concentrating on alien and tentacle erotica. I wanted to develop a little niche that I could potentially do quite well in and I’ve always been into science fiction, but I wanted to do it with a twist. I came up with “Sluts In Space” – a serial with 6 books planned – and it’s out-and-out played for laughs. That was really fun to write. My most recent story was “Good Sense Of Humor, Must Have Tentacles”. It’s about a woman who, sick of loser boyfriends, joins a dating agency and falls for an alien. It’s tongue-in-cheek but it’s also quite romantic. Again, something different from what’s already out there.
Do you have a favourite, or favourites, among your stories?

Oh, lots! The two above and also one called “Loving The Alien”. That was a sci-fi horror that quickly becomes something else entirely. Also, a story called “The Ghost Inside Me”, about a woman haunted by a hunky ghost and her journey to uncover what’s happening. That one has really resonated with readers, it’s a bit of a tearjerker. Also, “In The House Of Shadows” is a personal favorite.  Hardly anyone buys it, it’s by far my poorest seller, but I think it’s one of the best things I’ve written. Nothing is what it seems in that one. Finally, “The Cougar Gets Her Stud”. It’s a straight-up, boy-meets-girl sexy semi-romance, but I kind of fell in love with the characters when I wrote it.
How do you normally go about writing an erotic story? Is there much, ahem, research involved…?

Lots. I admit to knowing nothing about certain kinks. If I don’t think I can do it justice, I won’t attempt it. I know very little, for example, about the BDSM lifestyle and I think there are authors such as Aphrodite Hunt who know what they’re doing beautifully in that field. I wouldn’t attempt to compete, nor want to. Some things I’ve written just to challenge myself, however – lactation erotica, for example, was new to me and I found it surprisingly enjoyable to write. And as for research…well, I have a very sexy husband and a dirty mouth. Not surprisingly, he’s very keen for me to try out some ideas in the bedroom! But there are times where the Internet is the erotic writer’s best friend and you have no choice but to get, shall we say, hands-on.
Do you have any favourite erotica authors?

Where do I start? Virginia Wade, Selena Kitt, Gia Blue, Terry Towers, Kelly Haven, Tawny Taylor, Aphrodite Hunt…the list goes on and on. I must read about twenty stories a month. And you, Polly! I’ve just started reading your “Knee Tremblers” series and I’m loving it! Very sexy, snappy dialogue…and a character called Katie! Perfect.
And finally, what can we expect to see from you soon?

More sci-fi. I have a new title, “An Alien In Venice”, that’s just come out and “Sluts In Space 2” will be released after that. Then it’s the conclusion of my “Lisa” trilogy, with back-to-back releases of “What Lisa Did Next” and “What Lisa Did Last”. Once that’s wrapped up, I have a few more sexy ideas up my sleeve.

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Three writers.
Three collections.
Three stories.

From leading erotica authors Polly J Adams, Annabel Bastione and Imogen Linn come three volumes of scorching hot erotic fiction:

Clusterfucks: Gangbangs
Clusterfucks: Threesomes
Clusterfucks: College Group Sex

Clusterfucks: Gangbangs

Romance – tender kisses, moonlight strolls and gentle caresses. You won’t find any of those in the Clusterfucks: Gangbangs collection!

What you will find is three sensational stories of girls who just want to be used, and used hard. Filled with cocks in every hole, these girls take on any and all cummers in incredible erotic encounters written by three of erotic fiction’s gangbang queens.

Knee-tremblers: Taken at the Club by Polly J Adams
They tied her with silk scarves. One at each wrist, stretching her arms out to either side. One at each ankle, spreading her legs. Her hips were aching from the way her legs had been spread, just a little too wide. She felt vulnerable, exposed; her pussy, especially. Uncovered, open to all. Were they standing at the foot of the bed, studying her? She’d wanted to sleep with other men, lots of them, in order to get Reuben out of her system. She hadn’t meant quite like this…

Kidnapped by Vampires! by Annabel Bastione
Waking up in a morgue, Penny Applegale finds that she wasn’t just dreaming – she did become a vampire last night! Confused, she wanders onto the streets, only to be kidnapped by a vampire clan that wants to “train” her newfound powers. Will she struggle in a futile attempt against her own kind? Or will she obediently accept her training as part of her vampire clan initiation?

Frat-House Gangbang by Imogen Linn
Chloe & Brad are the perfect couple – the homecoming queen and the star quarterback.
But, when Brad goes away to college, Chloe worries she might lose him to some pretty college student, especially when she hears about what goes on at all the wild parties in his frat-house. What’s a country girl to do? Why, get her ass over there and prove to Brad that anything some co-ed slut can do, she can do better, of course.

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Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007X5MZGW
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Clusterfucks: Threesomes

Threesomes. We’ve all thought about it. The lucky ones among us have done it, and the really lucky ones do it all the time!

Go on – you know you’ve always been curious.

From three top erotica authors come three hot tales of three hot lovers indulging everyone’s favorite fantasy.

Office Bondage F*ck Party by Annabel Bastione
Our nameless protagonist stays back in the office on a Friday night. Stressed from his high pressure job and his overbearing boss, he heads to the pantry for a drink. Meeting his boss, Ms Barbara Sadom, he accidentally offends her. Did he get more than he bargained for when she decides to ‘punish’ him for his ‘crimes’?

Three Times a Virgin by Polly J Adams
Jess likes to explore her sexuality; she likes to play and she’s a girl who finds it very hard to say “no”. Her husband Adam is less adventurous. He likes to fantasise. He encourages Jess in her sexual adventures and loves to hear about them afterwards. Then, chatting one night in bed, Jess realises that Adam might be open to a little more than just planning and hearing about her exploits. Maybe it’s time for Adam to get a little bit more involved.

Big in Japan by Imogen Linn
A well-built American businessman in Japan takes a break from his work, relaxing in a beautiful open-air hot spring bath. He hears two young girls giggling nearby, as they discuss his huge … build. Step by step, he seduces them, and the girls indulge their curiosity, culminating in a sizzling threesome as their tight pussies are filled beyond anything they’ve ever known.

Clusterfucks: Threesomes is available from:
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Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007X5MYJK
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Clusterfucks: College Group Sex
College – that special part of their lives, free from supervision for the first time, when young adults go wild. Pushing their boundaries, experimenting and eagerly trying out all the wicked things their parents warned them about.

Like group sex. Sweaty bodies writhing, multiple hands caressing, mouths licking, tasting and devouring.

From three top erotica writers, Clusterfucks: College Group Sex brings you three tales of debauched and erotic college adventures to make you tingle.

Double-Teamed MILF by Imogen Linn
Stephanie is a hot, newly-single soccer mom renting a room to two college boys. When the boys’ date storms out in disgust, Stephanie discovers it’s because they’d suggested she take them both on at once. As the evening progresses, Stephanie realizes that it’s not just her two empty beds the guys are eager to fill.

Frat Party Foursome by Annabel Bastione
The final exams are over and Brad’s invited Megan to the Delta Sigma Pi frat party of the year! She only sees him as a friend when she’s sober, but after a few drinks Brad suddenly becomes a lot sexier than she’d thought. Things can only get wilder when college slut Claire and Tom the staggering drunk joins them in a… frat party foursome.

Getting Real by Polly J Adams
When a handsome young professor told his class to write ‘something real’ he wasn’t expecting pretty young Ella to hand in an assignment about how she was gangbanged on a college professor’s desk. Discussing the piece privately in his office, he finds out just how real Ella can get.

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Pollygraph (interviews with erotica authors): Mary Chi

Posted 22 April 2012 By Polly J Adams

Why erotica?
I’m very in tune with my sexuality, and being a writer it felt like a perfect fit. I’ve really enjoyed the genre and exploring different sides of myself.

What kinds of erotica do you write?
I don’t limit myself too much, as I find my creativity expands the more I open my mind. I do prefer couples who care about each other, or are testing the boundaries of their relationships. I love to get into the thought process of what my characters are thinking.

Tell us about your experiences as an erotica author. What have the big challenges and successes been?
The biggest challenge is being seen. There’s a huge range of authors, and you’re just a small fish trying to find a bit of visibility. The two successes I’ve relished are growing as a writer and of course the monetary gains.

Do you write in other genres, too?
Yes, I have a trade book under my given name, and I also write erotic romance. I’d like to expand those categories over time, but I think erotica is really up my alley and will capture most attention.

Do the people around you know what you write? How have they reacted, or how would they react?
Very few do, though I doubt my friends and family would be surprised. I keep it on the down low due to children. The reaction has been positive by those who know and they laughed, saying it was the perfect job for me.

Tell us about your most recent titles.
My recent titles fall under erotica. I did a small three book series using the same two characters – “Just Looking”, “Slippery When Wet”, and “The One That Got Away”. They are all “Quick Steamy Reads” that are short and sweet – great for a lunch time read, or maybe before getting naughty with your partner.

Do you have a favourite, or favourites, among your stories?
I do have a favorite, and I think it’s because the story grew on its own as I wrote it. It started as one story and became a trilogy. Each of the three books can be read alone, but they belong together so I also bundled them. “Juicy Puzzle Pieces: The Trilogy”. I loved the twists and turns that came about as I wrote it. It felt as if the characters took over as I was writing, and sometimes I was even surprised when a comment or reaction came out during the story. This is a f/f story, while most of what I write is m/f.

How do you normally go about writing an erotic story? Is there much, ahem, research involved…?
I’ll have a seed of an idea or an opening paragraph. I write in blocks, so I may do 500 to 1,000 words at a time. I take a short break and then jump back in. I like to keep the tension when I’m writing, so if I write in very long stretches, I lose that. Often times the story takes its own path, and creativity leads the way. As for sex scenes, let’s just say if you’re not worked up writing sex scenes, it doesn’t come across as strong. Short breaks may become essential. 😉

Do you have any favourite erotica authors?
There are so many strong authors out there. It’s hard to narrow that down to one or two. I tend to read a lot of mainstream humorous or motivational books in my spare time. Writing erotica is my full-time job, I’m bathed in sexual stories all day long, so I don’t read it constantly. I’ll stock up on erotica stories for vacation and catch up on a bunch of stories at once. Delilah Fawkes and Virginia Wade have really smooth writing styles which I enjoy, as do many others.

And finally, what can we expect to see from you soon?
I write under multiple pen names, and I’m currently working on a small series for one of those names. I also just wrapped an erotic romance series. As for Mary Chi, I’ve got a fun mermaid story in the works, and a story called “Wild Streak” about a college girl who gets into some naughty trouble. I like to jump from one idea to the next, as it keeps the stories fresh, and I don’t fall into a pattern where all my stories sound the same.

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Indulgence: The Sex Club – an extract

Posted 19 April 2012 By Polly J Adams

When I woke, I felt disoriented. I didn’t know where I was, or whose warm, naked body was pressing against my back.

I was in a big bed. I could see the spindly iron-frame through my slitted, still-sleepy eyes. The room was big. I could sense the space all around. The light was bright, flooding in through wide windows.
The body against mine: warm, smooth, soft. Firm butt cheeks pressing against mine.
A woman.
Katie.
I rolled onto my back, and then over onto my side so I could spoon her, wrapping myself around her form, her neat, muscular butt nestling in my lap.
Katie.
A friend from work. The friend whose husband I had been fucking for the last two months.
Katie.
I raised my head to look past her. He was there. Reuben. Lying on his back, arms above his head, the sheet rucked down to his waist, only just covering his dick. Katie had a hand on his belly, just resting lightly.
Katie and Reuben.
I was at their big house, just up the coast from the city.
Last night… a torrent of images came to me then. Limbs and torsos, mouths, hands. Fucking and sucking, bodies sandwiched, tangled. Little wonder that I ached so much this morning.
I had thought I was having an affair just with Reuben, but Katie had known all along, had even helped plan the whole thing. And then yesterday, when I’d come to see Reuben, to tell him it was over, she had been here, waiting with him.
Katie and Reuben. These last two months I’d been having an affair with both of them, even if last night was the first time the three of us had actually got it together physically.
I slid my hand up Katie’s rib-cage so I could cup a breast. She grunted, shifted, and her nipple began to harden.
Now, she pressed back against me, her ass a perfect fit in my lap, and her hand on Reuben’s belly slid down beneath the tangled sheet.

(continues)

The Sex Club is the first story in the Indulgence series, itself a sequel to the popular Knee-tremblers series. These two series, totalling eight stories, follow one woman’s journey from an adulterous relationship with a close friend’s husband, to exploring her sexuality at a country-mansion sex club with its enigmatic owner.

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Serial erotica: Knee-tremblers and Indulgence

Posted 19 April 2012 By Polly J Adams

I like working in series. I love the way stories can continue from volume to volume, and how a minor character from one story can suddenly take centre-stage in another.

My main series to date has been the Girls’ Club, a set of stories based on anecdotes from a group of my friends. It’s a loose framework for a certain type of story I like to write – real-life naughty escapades re-cast as fiction – and it’s a lot of fun to do.

More recently, I’ve been working on a more formal piece of serial fiction: the Knee-tremblers and Indulgence stories. There’s a story that begins in book one and reaches a conclusion in book eight. But, being very aware that people tend to join series partway through, I had to make sure that each book worked in isolation, and that a reader who, say, joined in book four could easily go back to the start.

What emerged was a set of eight stories, which I divided into two sets. The first five stories tell of the narrator’s menage relationship with two close friends; the last three focus on the sex club they introduced her to, and the club’s enigmatic owner.

Needless to say, there’s lots of sex. From straightforward MF and FF, through the menage relationship in its various permutations, to casual sex with strangers and a lot of group sex and gangbangs.

It’s a sweet story about relationships, when it comes down to it. No, really it is. It’s just that the people in the relationships like sex. Lots and lots of sex.

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Free erotica: Letting Go

Posted 18 April 2012 By Polly J Adams

Just free at Amazon: Letting Go (a tale of paranormal erotica).

She almost turned and left, but she couldn’t.
She was drawn to him.
She had to be here.
She had to join him.
She couldn’t let him go.
Ever.

Intensely passionate and erotic… a story of love, loss and sexual abandon, from the author of You and Easy As One, Two, Three.

Contains explicit sexual content.

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Why erotica?
I’ve always enjoyed writing erotica and I wanted to make some money writing. I discovered self publishing last summer and decided to give it a go.

What kinds of erotica do you write?
I enjoy lesbian and transgender the most, but I also write femdom, cuckolding, etc. as well as a little bit of just about everything else.

Tell us about your experiences as an erotica author. What have the big challenges and successes been?
I’ve had a lot of fun. I can’t believe I get paid to do this. The PayPal/BookStrand/All Romance stuff has been a bit a of a challenge. The whole experience has been a success. I’m selling more books than I could have ever imagined and I’m just thrilled that people are reading what I write.

Do you write in other genres, too?
I have a travel book out, some other travel titles in the works and I’m also beginning to write some fantasy, all under another pen name.

Do the people around you know what you write? How have they reacted, or how would they react?
Only my spouse. The rest of my family and friends don’t know. I think they would generally be indifferent, but a few would judge me. I figure it’s really none of their business anyway.

Tell us about your most recent titles.
I’ve begun a new series called Confessions of a Hot Wife. Not strictly cuckolding, but along those lines. I’m also working on another title I’m going to set free. Don’t have a title yet, but its a TG on Girl story.

Do you have a favourite, or favourites, among your stories?
Happy Endings might be my all time fav. Paranormal, romancy lesbian story. I also really enjoy all my transsexual stories, but especially The Virgin Wife. It’s TG on Girl erotica, but its got a nice story and a lot of sex.

How do you normally go about writing an erotic story? Is there much, ahem, research involved…?
Some is straight out of my fantasies and if you knew me, you’d see a lot of people I know in my stories, or at least characters based on them. Other than that I have an idea register full of dozens, if not hundreds, of ideas. When one strikes my fancy, I just start writing. Many times the end product is much different than the original idea.

Do you have any favourite erotica authors?
I write more than I read, but I do really enjoy Katie Cramer. I love the Bigfoot series by Virginia Wade and the Alice/Brazen Babysitters series from Sidonie Spice.

And finally, what can we expect to see from you soon?
More Confessions of a Hot Wife titles. The next one is subtitled “Vegas, Baby!” I’ve also got a new lesbian title in the works. It is the first in a new series of titles I’m calling the “Climax Collection”. Less story, more sex, maybe around 6000 to 7000 words.

Do you write erotica under any other pen names?
Yes, I write under the name Aimee Seoul also. I call her my publishing partner, but she’s me. Aimee’s stuff is mostly 3500 to 4000 word stories with very little story and lots of right to the point sex. I get to just write whatever makes me happy at the moment. Stuff like “The Magic Dildo”, “Sleeping with the VP” and “Crossdressing Call Girl”.

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Why erotica?
Erotica offers plenty of elements that other genres don’t. It’s exciting, sexually arousing, and intelligent, when it’s done right. Good erotica is incredibly flexible too.

I’ve never been a writer who commits to just one thing. With erotica, I can incorporate elements of horror, science fiction, or mainline drama. Yes, the sexual journey usually takes center stage in most of my stories, but it’s compatible with an ethical or aesthetic viewpoint in a way that other genres aren’t.

What kinds of erotica do you write?
I believe that my job is delivering tales that push people’s buttons. The psychological and sexual creativity in fetishism is highly appealing to me as a writer. I enjoy telling stories that involve BDSM, breeding sex, cuckolding, and several other kinks.

Many would say I lean toward the “darker side” of the sexual spectrum, and I think that’s a fair assessment. There’s nothing wrong with perfectly consensual vanilla sex, but it isn’t as much fun for me to write about. I prefer to explore the sexual and psychic implications of extreme power play.

This is why you’ll often find that my characters are rich snots who enjoyed getting tied up and put in their place, or mysterious elites who find that domination in the financial sphere isn’t satisfying enough. Others are men and women of waning innocence who toss aside social and moral restrictions in favor of irrational pleasure. To me, these relationships and lust driven transformations are fascinating and sexy.

Tell us about your experiences as an erotica author. What have the big challenges and successes been?
I started out toying with erotic elements in niche horror stories I used to write, but I usually ended up removing them because they veered off into unacceptable territory for most publishers. Later, when I started writing true erotica, I found that the words just flowed in a way they never did with other types of fiction.

The biggest challenges have come from the parts of self-publishing that have little to do with writing. It took some time to learn about the many platforms for distributing ebooks, as well as cover creation and basic marketing. I still have areas where I can improve, and I hope to make steady progress in the coming months.

I think that my success stems solely from my own creativity. Fortunately, I believe that some of my best selling titles are also my most imaginative ones. Bound and Bred: A Tale of Forced Impregnation and Breeding Bondage, A Rich Girl’s Discipline, and Bred by the Order are among the most rewarding stories I’ve published.

Do you write in other genres, too?
I used to write a fair amount of literary horror and non-fiction. Unfortunately, I soon realized that high brow horror isn’t exactly in high demand, as much as I appreciate it. Zombies and vampires are far more in vogue, and probably always will be, as opposed to the more abstract horrors of writers like H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, and their successors.

My other writing is pretty cut and dry stuff on personal finance and hobbies like coin collecting. I’m pretty happy with my current writing schedule, where I can let my creativity flow with erotica, and then take a break and jump back into more sobering subjects.

Do the people around you know what you write? How have they reacted, or how would they react?
Only a couple people know about my dirty secret. I’m pleased to say that all who know are supportive.

Tell us about your most recent titles.
My latest works continue to fall squarely in the breeding sex, BDSM, and cuckolding realm, but I’m experimenting with other kinks lately. For instance, my story Taming a Cat Girl gives a mildly supernatural twist to the kitten play side of the BDSM world.

Another recent story called Punishment for Peeping Tom mixes stringent voyeurism with female domination. Stand alone kinks are great, but I’m having even more fun combining certain fetishes. By the time I’m done planning a new erotica story, I try to make sure that two or three elements are well represented, like a wild chemist who wants to invent, rather than imitate existing concoctions.

Do you have a favourite, or favourites, among your stories?

I feel that Bound and Bred and Bred by the Order are stories that get to the heart of the themes and a certain aesthetic sense I’d like to express in my erotica. These stories are arousing, dark, and maybe a little bit demented.

They carry a strong aura of mystery about them, which is something that’s always appealed to me. While the sex is crystal clear, the motives of the actors and the underlying atmosphere aren’t. Good erotica should be sensual, and I think that these stories take that and run up against nagging mysteries that even the author can’t quite explain, creating a powerful and memorable reading experience.

How do you normally go about writing an erotic story? Is there much, ahem, research involved…?
I begin with a certain idea or a slate of characters in mind. I only start a story if I know I can finish it, so I usually let the thought rattle around in my head for a good week or two before beginning, just to make sure it’s worth writing.

As for the research, I try to make sure I know what I’m talking about if a story involves a certain kink or practice that’s new to me. Fetish communities and interviews with practicing kinksters are an enormous help to my research. Getting information about certain fetishes from devotees in their own words is very valuable.

Do you have any favourite erotica authors?
Among the current rising stars of independently published erotica writers, I admire the works of Selena Kitt, Virginia Wade, and Katie Cramer. All three of these writers are pushing the boundaries of creativity. They are also writers who are happy to discuss their success and support other authors, which is heartening to newer folks in the field.

Otherwise, I greatly admire the erotic speculative fiction tales of Stefan Grabinski, a little known Polish author who died in the 1930s. His bizarre ideas and heavy, mysterious atmosphere mixed with erotic scenery serves as a strong literary model I’m trying to recreate with my own style and modern sensibilities.

Anyone with an interest in dark and refined erotica should check out Grabinski, starting with his unforgettable tale, “Szamota’s Mistress.” He was unknowingly writing paranormal erotica well before the genre we know today was ever clearly defined.

And finally, what can we expect to see from you soon?
To date, most of my works have been short stories. I’m hoping to branch out to longer, more intricate tales in the near future. You might see a couple novella length pieces and plenty more short stories over the course of the next year. I think that longer works will allow me to revisit some of the eerie sex cults and lust bound characters I’ve created in a more involved way that I think my readers will like.

If you’re interested in following my latest developments, I recommend peeking at my erotica blog and following me on Twitter. More complete profiles and author pages on both Smashwords and Amazon will be forthcoming.


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How to find erotica on Amazon

Posted 9 April 2012 By Polly J Adams

I posted here before about how tagging at Amazon can help authors but it’s also a really useful way for readers to find what they like, and more of what they like. It’s particularly useful for fans of erotica, as it’s one of the main ways of categorising our smutty reads.

If you like crime fiction, for instance, Amazon very helpfully has formal sub-categories (suspense, thrillers, detective, etc), and sub-sub-categories (British detectives, hard-boiled, and so on). If you like a good bit of smut, head straight for the erotica category. But if you like a bit of girl-on-girl, say, there’s no further sub-division: it’s all in the erotica category, along with the boy-on-boy, the BDSM, the pseudo-incest, the vanilla, and so on. Perhaps we can understand that Amazon have chosen not to put too much work into the erotica category, so they’re not being seen to promote it, but it’s not very helpful.

This is where tagging comes into its own. When an author’s book comes out, one of the first things he or she does is add appropriate tags: this is where we, effectively, add our own sub-categories. A few abuse the system by adding misleading tags, it’s true, but most of us see that it’s not worth it: if I’ve published a story of heady adultery, I want people who like that kind of story to find it – there’s no point adding tags that might draw traffic, but the kind of traffic that’s not really interested in that kind of story.

It’s a self-policing thing, too: readers can add tags, and they can vote for and against tags, agreeing with appropriate ones and voting down any that may be misleading.

What does this mean for readers? It means that, particularly for erotica which is so poorly served by Amazon’s more formal categorisation system, it’s one of the best ways of finding erotica that plays to your particular tastes.

The tags are buried away quite far down a page: down below the ‘about the author’ and ‘people also bought’ sections. As well as voting on a tag, each tag is hyperlinked, so you can click through to find the most heavily tagged books for that topic.

Here are a few examples:

I’ve found that it’s actually one of the best ways to explore an online store like Amazon, the closest thing to wandering round a bricks and mortar bookstore and stumbling across things by chance. Why not give it a go?

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