Whoa… I’m on Cup ‘o Porn. That’s pretty cool. I must say my favorite times of the day are when those steamy NSFW emails show up in my in-box. They make my day;) I’m Ella Jade and I’m thrilled to be here!
I think I’m supposed to whine about something today, but I gotta say, life has been good lately and I have no complaints. Well, maybe I’d like the drive-thru line at my local Starbucks to move a little faster, but other than that I’m good, so I thought I’d chat a bit about where my writing experiences come from.
When I tell friends, family or people who ask what I do for a living that I’m an author of erotic fiction they often seem surprised. They’re always like, “Really? You write what?” The biggest question I’m asked about my chosen profession is…
Do I write from personal experience?
I’d love to say YES! My sex life is just as hot as the pages in my books. Lol I’m not saying I’m a prude or my husband is lacking anything. But I will say, I just don’t have that much time in my life for that much research.
I’m a stay-at-home mom most days, a full-time writer, V.P. of the PTO and I substitute teach a few times a month. I’m a busy girl, so when it comes time to write those steamy scenes I rely heavily on my imagination. Several of my books contain BDSM themes but I don’t participate in that lifestyle so I have no firsthand knowledge. I do as much research as I can but when it comes time for me to develop characters and set up the plot I just write what I define as sexy or appropriate for that particular scene. I want to stimulate the reader and have them get lost in my words. When I’m writing, I want to forget about reality for a few hours and indulge in fantasy.
Obviously, romance plays a huge part in all of my books. I like to create strapping, sexy and dominant heroes but they also have to be flawed. Character growth and redemption are always present in my novels. A good friend once told me, “Not everyone is all good, or all bad.” I use those words to develop strong characters that can grow, accept change and be emotionally invested in their partners. Once I develop my characters and establish their emotional connection the rest is easy and steamy and sexy and erotic…
At the end of the day, I guess I can say I write from personal experience. Maybe not in the way most think an erotic author should, but experience none the less. I observe life, people, emotions, relationships and love. And maybe on occasion I might say to my husband, “Wanna try chapter three tonight?”
Thanks so much for joining me today! I’d like to leave you with a blurb from a book about my two favorite men, Jace and Parker. Out of all the characters I’ve created, these two hold a special place in my heart. Embracing the Unexpected is my only M/M title, but the emotional connection I developed between these two has stayed with me long after I put my pen down. There’s something about them that has stuck with me. Okay, enough of me sounding like a proud parent bragging about my babies. Without further ado, I give you Jace and Parker…
Sometimes love can be found where we least expect it.
When Parker Phillips, a successful attorney, has a confrontation with his friend Ava’s abusive boyfriend, he finds himself facing assault and battery charges, and he’s ordered to attend an anger management course. Parker, who has never been attracted to a man, is drawn to Dr. Jace Cross, the psychiatrist leading the class. But how can that be, since Parker is straight?
Jace accepted the fact that he was gay many years ago, and he’s comfortable in his sexuality, but he’s been single for some time now. He throws himself into his work to fill the lonely void.
Although sparks fly whenever they’re together, Parker’s reluctant to embrace these feelings he has for another man.
Can the sexy doctor help him discover who he truly is?
Content Warning: Strong language, graphic sex
You can read an excerpt from Embracing the Unexpected here…
If I’ve piqued your interest, check back on Friday for your chance to win an eBook copy of Embracing the Unexpected.
A special thanks to Marie and Heidi for having me today.
Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialog have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBooks industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can’t be stopped. She hopes you’ll get lost in her words…
You can connect with her at http://ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com/