Friday, September 19, 2014

Are you rewriting? I put too much sex in my book...

I don't know what constitutes too much sex, but I know it when I see it. Damn the Darkness is a menage romance but the heroine has to convince both men the menage relationship will work. She's working real hard to seduce the one and persuade the other. I know, guys, you're saying, "Duh, what's the problem? As long as I'm getting my fair share, I'm not complaining." So put yourself in the hero's position. She belonged to him first. Then because of a mistake he made, he discovers she was destined to belong to his half brother. The half brother doesn't want to destroy their relationship, but he is meant to fulfill a prophecy and she will play a big part in it.

In the process of writing the sex scenes I have to keep in mind I'm dealing with developing their emotional attachment to each other. So dealing with three complicated characters in an ongoing series has twisted me inside out. Too many emotional scenes, and blood taking scenes (which are also sensual) and not enough danger. So I'm thinking of kidnapping the heroine and doing horrible things to her, cutting some of the sex, and seeing if I can put Humpty Dumpty together again when I'm finished.

Who is struggling through a rewrite of their book and how are you managing?

I am  getting closer to THE END so now might be a good time to start the series if you haven't read the first two books.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

My favorite lines from The Leopard The Lion and The Wolf by Eliza March #favoritelines #elizamarch

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The Leopard, The Lion, and The Wolf
...“Six months of bad sex with a man who announces somewhere between appetizers and the main course that he’s indulging in dessert elsewhere is the kind of man you can do without.” Mariah patted Kenzie’s shoulder and confirmed what she already knew.

How do you feel about deception?

...He smelled of winter fresh air and man, smoke from the fireplace and something different. What a scent. She wanted to nuzzle her nose into his neck and drop her head to his muscular chest.

How does scent effect your enjoyment of a description?

.... Not sexually adventurous my ass! Adventure was going to become her middle name. 

Done anything sexually adventurous that you don't tell just anyone about?

...Two fantastic orgasms in one afternoon, and she hadn’t even had sexual intercourse with anyone. What would fucking them be like if not fucking them was this good?

They say the mind controls orgasms equally if not more than the body. Ever get turned on reading or looking?

...Kenzie grabbed a handful of snow and packed it into a ball. She threw it at the wolf, but it ignored her while digging in larger and larger circles around the sleigh. Kenzie threw snowball after snowball at it, trying to distract the wolf from Adam. She circled, noticed the wolf was a male, and pounded him from behind until he turned on her. Facing her, he growled. He caught the last snowball in his mouth and sneezed his disgust before shaking and trotting off into the woods.

Enjoy a little snark in what you're reading?

...“The destiny was ours—all of ours.”
“Shit, what will she think when she wakes?” Adam worried.
A slight smile formed on Trent’s lips. “That she fell asleep with two men and woke up with a mountain lion and a wolf?”

If you've read the book, what was one of your favorite lines? 

HELP PLEASE! My new version needs a few reviews. If you once read my book, would you mind leaving a review on Amazon for me? I would really appreciate it. ~~Elisa






Friday, September 5, 2014

Reviewer, "...a never ending sexfest..." Author, "Is that a bad thing?"

This blog is NOT about reviewing. It's about when an author weaves sex into the plot ... what does the reader get out of the story?
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The description about one of my books caught my eye in a review recently. I'm not criticizing, just mulling over the statement. Because something similar to this concept has been used to describe my books both positively and negatively. I don't object because the books are basically that--but it bothers me when the tone is hypocritical. Who picks up a book described as erotic romance, M/M/F, sexual journey, etc. and doesn't expect the story to revolve around S.E.X? I wouldn't want to disappoint. (GRIN) So writing a negative review based on the book involving too much sex (Oh, really is there such a thing?) is to my way of thinking, like a public confession or self-flagellation to absolve oneself of any enjoyment derived from reading the book. 
MMF

It's not unusual for readers to discover that my erotic romances are usually focused on sex ... i.e. why it's called an "erotic romance" and not something else. but I also write paranormal, suspense, and contemporary romance with an erotic twist. That means some stories are not about the S.E.X. but the reader will find hot, steamy, and explicit sex scenes in those books. I don't close the door on romance. Some are more detailed than others because the need for detail enhances the characterization or the story line. In some plots, it's difficult (maybe even impossible) to separate the sex scenes from the basic plot. What happens between the characters is integral to who they are and what happens in the story.
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When my Halloween Novella is released Witch's Tattoo from the Wild Rose Press in October, you will see how I do sexy, hot, sensual without erotic overtones. This short story is about the relationship between two people, how they find each other and themselves, overcome their doubts despite the consequences. Their attraction is a conflict they fight. So ... here is something a little different from Eliza March.
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Musings of a writer to her readers...

After fifteen years of working on my craft and focusing on erotic romance, I realize now what I've always wanted to write is more plot detail. My readers seem to want it too and not all necessarily in the sex scenes. I spent time on the erotic detail (because I wrote for an erotic publishing house - duh) when the real detail kept trying to creep into the story, tempting the readers, perhaps even frustrating them because once they got a taste, they wanted more. 

If you read my recent blog about writing, you can see I finally figured out why the DNA kept showing up as a theme in my books. I probably should have spent more time with the explanations, but at the time I was focused on the sex. Because...that's what I was supposed to be writing.

(Hey, you can probably understand my distraction. But  it's been awhile and I'm older and wiser.) My purpose is clearer than it was, and the most important books I ever wanted to write are still outlined in rough draft because I knew I wasn't prepared to write them, yet. Therefore, more prepared now, the first book in the series of my heart (The Gemini Prophecy will be dedicated to my mother who inspired me) will be coming in the next year or so - about April 2016.

The first book I actually wrote was published under a different pseudonym and when I get my rights back to that one, I will be releasing it with the second and third books in that series under the Eliza March name. I know many fans are still waiting for the next book, and I promise those stories will be told. Early 2016 too.

So now...I'll give away a free ebook version of my first book, if you send me your email address and can name the title and the pseudonym I used.

Have a great weekend.

Eliza

Saturday, August 30, 2014

PreOrder Now - The Leopard, The Lion, and The Wolf Release Day 08/31/14

If you haven't already read Eliza March's Bestseller, now is your chance to read the latest edition coming August 31st. It is available NOW for presale.

Mackenzie’s ménage fantasy comes to life when she’s snowbound with Sky Castle Lodge partners, Adam and Trent. For Kenzie, the strange sensations, the sexual need, and the awkwardness all suddenly make sense when she discovers she's a shape-shifter and so are the men she's trapped with. Can she accept them both? Will they be willing to share? 
Erotic Paranormal Ménage Romance, M/M/F, Werewolves, Shape-Shifters, sexual journey

“What if your ménage fantasy became possible? Two gorgeous hunks, one dark and surly, the other blond and bright, lived to please and sexually fulfill you? What if you burned with passion like a cat in heat and only these two alpha males could satisfy you? What if you found out they were shape-shifters and so were you?” ~ Eliza ~

Mackenzie’s ménage fantasy comes to life when she’s snowbound with Sky Castle Lodge partners, Adam and Trent. One golden, one surly, the alpha males vie for her attention. For Kenzie, the strange sensations, the sexual need, and the awkwardness all make sense when she discovers she's a shape-shifter. Adam and Trent supported each other through their first metamorphosis, and agree to guide Kenzie safely through hers. But when they turn, Were males don’t share. Kenzie must choose between them, or they’ll fight to the death. Accepting that she is meant for both of them, they have one other option. Adam can submit sexually to Trent, becoming his submissive. Kenzie can help them through the sexual boundaries, but what will it do to the men’s friendship? Or the balance in their ménage relationship?
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Write what you know

For fourteen years I've claimed I didn't want to write about the beauty industry (Something I've been involved with, in every possible way, from styling to manufacturing, teaching, performance, management, and promotion.  In fact, in ways you would never imagine.) Then one day last week, I realized I'd been doing just that...writing what I knew...hey, I do not have personal experience with everything I write, but my background has influenced my writing in many ways.
I was trying to update my author bio because the ones out there are so lame. In the process, I examined my past and thought about where my stories take place, and wondered why so many contained threads of theories about genetic influences. Then I had my "Ah ha" moment.
Without writing my autobiography here, let me briefly explain...
My stories take place in varied locales. (From the age of three until I married at twenty-one, I was an Air Force brat living and traveling throughout the US and Europe.) I became interested in genealogy and the genetic tracing of my ancestry. (My first interest in DNA surfaced when I was my husband's study buddy while he was pursuing his microbiology degree and I my English degree.) The interest in DNA fostered my future in many ways. But what matters is the theme reappears in so many of my stories and so do places I lived or visited.
My interest genealogy sparked my fiction writing skills, although it was later in life. After discovering one specific relative on my husband's side of the family, something spurred me to imagine in detail what her life may have been like. The Story of Amelia is incomplete, but someday I hope to publish the book about the girl who started my career in writing, a dream I considered since I was in middle school.
Are you writing what you know?
Final disclaimer: I am still happily married, a mother of five, a grandmother, a pet owner, and live a quiet life in sunny Florida. I have a very active, creative mind, though.