OMG—ROFLMAO—No, I’m not much of a toy writer, but like I said, when I write, I’m thinking about amusing you. I’m not so much into how many people I can put in bed together as I am about making you like the characters I’m writing. But any good erotic author’s aim, even if they have an orgy in a book has that same goal. The sex is the offspring of any budding relationship and it’s natural that it will happen. I just use a naughty word or two when I write it :) Erotic romances don’t always have anything to do with men who are so well endowed they can’t walk properly, nor do they always involve kink or a quad, if you know what I mean. If they do, they are usually aliens or sci-fi based.
It only means there’s something for everyone. I write primarily H/H, some silly stuff, a conflict and eventually, love. I’ve done some light BDSM and finally did one ménage, but I had trouble keeping track of my toothpick people when they were in a clinch. The math for all those arms and legs was hard. So I don’t know if I’ll do another. LOL
My focus is more on the funny situation, the “what if.” Like in Whose Bride is She Anyway? where I wondered if you could pay back the bitch who taunted you in HS on a global scale, would ya have the guts to do it? Or in my werewolf series where I kinda got to thinking that werewolves look like dogs and “what if” that werewolf was caught by the dog catchers and put in the ASPCA, then adopted by a hairdresser in Hoboken who turns out to be his lifemate :) Oh, and NO, NO and triple NO. They don’t have sex when he’s in his werewolf form. Any erotic author will tell you that’s bestiality and strictly forbidden at any e-pub I’ve written for.
And yeah, sometimes I’m all in a panic, asking my Changeling editor if I’ve made it hot enough to keep up. Like I said, the funny stuff is a blessing and a curse, but it’s what my heart knows how to write. It’s who I am when you meet me in person too.
I think you won’t be Dakota if you’re not funny. *smile* Tell us about your next book. What are you currently working on?
Right now I’m working on The Accidental Werewolf for my agent. It’s about a woman who sells cosmetics for a living. Sorta like Mary Kay. Think pink and color charts and moisturizer—only I call it Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics. My heroine, Marty is accidentally bitten by a werewolf when her teacup poodle Muffin attacks him. Thus, this means she’s a werewolf too and well, it takes a little adjusting on her part. LOLLOL
Is there a secret to writing a successful erotic love scene? And, *ahem* what does your *R* thinks of your books and its sex scenes? Do you consult with him sometimes how he might react to a certain scene you are writing—you know, for research? :P
The secret is to love what you do. Use your imagination and your heart when you write it. It doesn’t have to be over the top to be crazy hot :)
R is a HUGE help in my writing career. He’s come up with a bunch of my titles and he helps me plot all the time. He has no qualms telling anyone who’ll listen what I do for a living and he’s definitely a good helper when it comes to working out those sex scenes. LOL He is simply the best thing to have ever happened to me and if you ask my editor, she says the sex in my books got hotter after he and I began dating. I take the fifth. LOLLOL
So, your fans should really be thanking R then? Hmm, wonder what he’ll say if we ask him... I hope not the fifth too! LOL Now for the silly questions. *g* If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
Well, I KNOW love is blind cuz R thinks I look good in a thong. LOLLOL. I’m kidding :)
Yes, just a thong and nothing at all. *wink* Feathers, whips, or cream? Or *gasp* chains?
You forgot duct tape—how on earth could you forget duct tape? LOL
Oh, no! I know I forgot something—oh, the shame!!!
Alright, *sniff* complete this sentence: Passionate, spontaneous sex on the kitchen floor is..?
Impossible in my house because I have two children a mother, four little puppies and two cats? LOLLOLLOLLOL
I’m sure you two have a lot of other ways. *g*
Dakota, babe, thank you very much for being here. Trollop and I really appreciate you answering all our questions, including the silly ones LOL. Any question you would like to ask your fans and The Book Bitches readers?
First, let me say that I’m honored to be your first e-author interviewed. AM I right about that? I was scared half out of my mind, thinking you’d eat me alive, but you’re both pussy cats. I swear, no one will ever hear me say that in mixed company. I know you have reputations to uphold. LOL Really, your questions were fun and new and I enjoyed every one of them. Well, except maybe the whips one. For virgin erotic reading chicks, you guys are kink-meisters, eh? LMAO
As to questions for you—well, I kinda wanna know what brought the Book Bitches into being and I wanna know what made you both decide to give e-books a try and if you plan to continue trying them? Don’t let my scary book frighten you. I swear there are loads of awesome e-authors that are NOTHING like me. LOL
As for my fans? Well, I only have like 20 and I think they all had lunch planned together today. So, they can’t make it. I’m so neglected. LOLLOL But I do want them to know that the support they show me, not just by buying my books, but the constant interaction and appreciation makes me a very grateful author. I adore each of them for their individuality and well, their vast sense of humor.
Thank you for having me!
Hugs to all,
Dakota Cassidy :)
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