Just for you: a preview of the cover for my upcoming short work, Arachne in Lust: Arachne's Erotic Adventures in Space, about the lusty spaceship captain, Arachne Blanc and her nymphomaniac first mate, Lilly One. And, yes, eventually there may be tentacles. --LA
The erotic romance I tell in The Dreaming: Eros Fantasia is different than most of the writing that I do, and it has a very second person feel to it even though it's written in first person. I wanted the reader to feel like he or she could be a part of the story, be either the 'I' or the 'you'. In a standard story, that would be harder because of the concrete descriptions required to visualize the characters, but with The Dreaming, the setting allowed me to change the descriptions throughout: hair and eye color changes from one dream to the next, or even inside some dreams; and body type and shape shifts, as well. This may throw off some readers, but what I hope is that the technique allows for a more immersive read.
The idea for The Dreaming: Eros Fantasia came from the difficulty I was having in one of my own relationships: we could just never seem to find the time to be together. But, I thought, what if we could dream together? Wouldn't that be almost even better than meeting in real life? So I sat down and started writing the manuscripts that eventually turned into this novel. The overarching theme--that we can't escape the things that haunt us, they must be faced with love and daring--came about slowly, as I saw reflections of the protagonists' problems in my own experience.
Anyway, hope you like it.
The Dreaming: Eros Fantasia can be purchased at Amazon.com and is also being distributed through Smashwords.com.
Well, here it is after multiple edits and versions and cover snafus, The Dreaming: Eros Fantasia, live, ready, and willing for you to purchase on Smashwords. Hopefully it'll go live on Amazon, soon, too.
Anyway, it's a story about two lovers who are unable to be together in the 'real' world and so must meet in the world of dreams. There, they have the luxury of exploring one another's bodies and the Dreaming, itself. However, they soon discover that you can't always leave your troubles behind when you sleep--there are dark places in the Dreaming, fed by their own fears and insecurities. Overcoming those fears and perservering will require a love like no other.
Buy The Dreaming: Eros Fantasia at Smashwords
In a future blog posts, I'll talk about the genesis of the book and about other projects currently in the works. See you then!