♦ Just a short update for now with some erotic fiction bits and bobs. As I’ve mentioned, I’m now a published author thanks to a little anthology called Hungry for Love. I’m over halfway through all the stories myself (been reading a little each day on my commute) and I’ve got to say that there’s some absolute crackers. All sexy, all smart, and some entirely unexpected takes on what zombie erotica might mean. It’s great stuff.
As part of her promotion of the book on her blog, Editor Sommer Marsden has been running a really cool little series of posts featuring the “story behind the story” of many of the zombtastic tales in the book. Each blog post is by a different author from Hungry for Love giving their unique insight on the whys and wherefores of their story. Some have explained what idea or mood they wanted to get across in their story, others have discussed the film or music references woven into their tales, some the real life events that directly inspired them.
If you’re at all interested in the stories behind the stories in the book or even just “the secret lives of stories” in general, I highly suggest you check out Sommer’s blog. All of the Story Behind the Story posts until now are there in the most current couple of pages. They’re a really great peek behind the veil.
In my Story Behind the Story, I’ve talked about my two main reasons for being desperate to write for Hungry for Love, the difficulties I had in finding the right story hook, the effort I made to stand out from the crowd (Did it work? Let me know!) and one of the main inspirations for my story. If you want to know what tale inspired my story and you want to pick up another great read in the process, you should definitely take a look. The work that inspired my train of ideas is an amazing story that will move you.
Speaking of picking up great reads, I’ve heard this week of a great way to get hold of some new erotic fiction. If you find erotica a bit of a pleasure that you often neglect spending money on, never fear. Bondara have solved that problem by adding free books to the free gifts you can get when you spend £29.99 or more with them. Skimming over Fifty Shades of Grey, there’s some books in the list that I’ve heard really great things about such as Portia Da Costa’s In Too Deep, Sylvia Day’s Bared to You and Sophie Morgan’s Diary of a Submissive. Even as a fan of (and now writer of) erotic fiction, I often find it hard to keep up with new releases, so this seems like a great way to get hold of some!
Plus, with gift vouchers and gift boxes now also a Thing that Bondara does, that’s Christmas for kinksters pretty much sorted. Nice.
If you’re still gagging for free books after that, don’t forget that I’m still looking for one or two erotic fiction reviewers to review free digital copies of the aforementionedly awesome Hungry for Love. Just think, with the Story Behind the Story posts, you’ll have some great insights to go alongside your thoughts.
And if the promise of a free zombie book, some free mainstream erotic “hot-reads” or learning more more about the craft of writing sexy stories doesn’t interest you… well, I give up! ♦