Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Guest Blogger: Why I Love (and Write) Erotic Romances by Diana Baron, Author of Training Temptation

Caught in a web of deceit, Caroline must run the race of her life to save her family home. Her reputation as the high society owner of the #1 stable for Ponygirls in the world is on the line. And, there’s only one man who can help her win.

Edward Hastings is steamy, passionate, and dangerous. With molten brown eyes and a rock hard body, the notorious playboy could have any woman in the world, but he only wants her. The first time he’d seen Caroline dressed like a pony, he’d been enthralled. Now, nothing will keep him from her.

They strike a deal. He’ll train her if she sticks to his rules. But rules were made to be broken. The moment he slides the bit into her mouth, she knows she’s in trouble. As he ignites a fire in her body and her mind, will she make it through the week without losing her heart to him? Or will she be able to train temptation?

Why I Love (and Write) Erotic Romances by Diana Baron

My path to becoming an erotic romance writer started at 16 years old when I read my first erotic book. I found Garden of Desire by accident while wandering through the local Barnes and Noble. The cover displayed a woman in repose wearing fancy black lingerie. Intrigued, I opened the book and fell into a whole new world of lust and debauchery. The graphic writing didn't shock me, the hormone driven side of me wanted to know more. So I bought the book and hid it in a drawer in my bedroom. I read it so many times it was falling apart by the time my mother found it.

To say she freaked out is a massive understatement. She went ballistic and screamed at me for reading trash. I found this hypocritical considering she let me watch Basic Instinct. Granted, Sharon Stone wasn't completely naked in the graphic sex scenes, but close enough. I'll never forget the sound the pages made as my mother tore the book to shreds. To destroy a book is to commit sacrilege.

Twenty years later, I tracked down Garden of Desire online and bought another copy. It arrived from a used bookstore in somewhat worn shape. The dogeared pages were marked in all the right places and I couldn't wait to read it again.

Around the same time the book arrived, I decided to stop dabbling in writing and seriously pursue a writing career. I joined Romance Writers of America. I read mountains of books on writing and took endless workshops. One year later, twenty first chapter files for future books languished on my computer. I decided I really needed to finish a book. So I fished through the pile of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and erotic romance.

Training Temptation jumped out. Caroline and Edward demanded I tell their story, so I did. Caroline is a strong self-assured woman and Edward is a composite of every bad boy I ever dated. I loved telling their erotic story because I like literary voyeurism. When I read erotic romance I want to know what the heroine’s feeling. I want to be there when Edward drives Caroline wild with his tongue. I want to smell his sweat and taste the salt on his skin. And when he sends her crashing into ecstasy, I want to experience it too.

The process of writing Training Temptation started when I was 16 years old. I may never have discovered erotic writing had I not wandered through the bookshelves that day. I love writing in the genre and can’t wait to publish the next book in the series.

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Diana began writing the moment she learned how to hold a pencil. By elementary school, she was writing and directing plays for kids in her afterschool program. Over the years, short stories piled up on her nightstand. At night, she could always be found holding a flashlight and a book under her blanket.

She studied writing and literature through high school and into the first two years of college. But then, her fascination with other cultures and religious practices took over. She has degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Comparative Religious Studies from San Jose State University and is published in non-fiction.

After college, her life took an unexpected turn. She's currently a project manager and technical spec writer for a Silicon Valley computer company by day and a daring novelist by night. When she's not tearing up the felt playing at the World Series of Poker, she's traveling to her favorite Caribbean islands.

You can visit Diana Baron’s website at www.dianabaron.com.

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