K D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she is, otherwise, what would she write about? Today she’s answering some Impertinent Questions and giving us a quick preview of her new book Fulfilling The Contract.
Do you ever wish, like JK Rowling, that you had paired off any of your characters differently?
Ha! Many of my characters are more than happy to be ‘threed and foured’ as well as paired. I often find a little ménage is good for the romances I write. Unlike JR Rowling, as an erotica writer, I can get away with group love and variety. Mind you there are also characters who are very much paired off, but in those cases I’ve never doubted that they totally belong together. But I’ve often found that some of my couples are actually better together because they’re a little more open with their love.
What’s the best thing about being an erotic writer?
I think the very best thing about being an erotic writer is not having to close the bedroom door. I’ve always believed that sex in a story does way more than just get the reader hot and bothered. Sex in a story is one of the best ways to reveal the characters to the reader on a deeper, more vulnerable level, and it’s often a way to inject a good dose of conflict and chaos into the story. Being able to write sex openly and freely in my stories gives me an extra, and very powerful tool, that non-erotic writers have to tiptoe around. I just whip it on out and go for it. Ooooh! Also, writing erotica gives me the writer and, hopefully my readers as well, a chance to experience safely and vicariously sex that we would never have the opportunity to and probably not be brave enough to experience in the real world. Fiction is a really wonderful thing!
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Two things: First of all, don’t give up no matter what. The writers who are successful are the ones who didn’t give up when their work was rejected. They kept putting it out there no matter how many times it took.
Second of all, allow yourself to write badly. Don’t stop until you get your story down. Polishing the first two chapters over and over again will never get you there. First drafts may be crap, but without them, you have nothing to work with. Can’t recommend enough Natalie Goldberg’s wonderful novel, Writing Down the Bones. It’s the book that changed everything for me by giving me permission to write badly. Every time I sit down to write, that’s exactly what I do, give myself permission to write badly. The good stuff comes from the shite. Not only that, but sometimes the fact that I’ve sent my internal editor out for a cuppa means that my deeper voice comes through and some amazing stuff gets out there in that fast and furious first draft. Just write! Write like the wind! And don’t stop! No matter what!
Excerpt: Fulfilling The Contract
‘Surely you can give Tanya one more chance,’ Nick said. ‘And really, it was my fault. I’d had a bad day and I wasn’t on my best behaviour.’
Elsa tossed the headset back onto the dressing table and rubbed the back of her neck. ‘Mr Chase, unless you want to fulfil Tanya’s contract for her, this conversation is over. It’s been a long day, and I’ve had enough. Pagan will escort the two of you back downstairs and since Tanya no longer works for me, I don’t care if you fuck her brains out. Now if you’d –’
‘Alright,’ Nick interrupted. ‘I will.’
Suddenly all eyes were on him. ‘Tell me what to do and I’ll fulfil the contract for her.
After all, it’s my fault she’s in breach.’
Tanya gave a little yelp that sounded like a kitten in distress and Elsa laughed out loud. ‘Mr Chase, you don’t even know what Tanya’s contract involves.’
‘I assume it has something to do with what’s going on in room 2031. It’s not prostitution is it?’
‘No! No, is not prostitution,’ Tanya said, the excitement nearly vibration through her voice. ‘Is nothing like that.’
‘Well actually it’s something like that,’ Elsa corrected. ‘My people get paid for sex.’
‘I don’t understand,’ Nick said.’
She nodded him over to one of the scopes set up at the bedroom window. When he balked, she nodded again. ‘Go ahead; check out what’s going on in room 2031.’
Nick nearly knocked the scope out of focus at his first view of the naked ass of a man pistoning his cock into a woman bent over a big bed. Her head was buried between the legs of another woman, who was pinching her own nipples for all she was worth and writhing beneath the serious tongue action.
‘Then they are prostitutes.’ Nick’s voice was suddenly a whisper, as though he feared he might disturb the people he viewed through the scope.
‘No.’ Elsa leaned close to him as though she could see over his shoulder. ‘They all work for me, and they get paid a lot of money to have sex with each other while someone else watches.’
With difficulty, Nick took his eyes off what was going on in the scope. He suddenly felt dizzy. ‘Let me get this straight, these people –’ he nodded around the room ‘– All of these people and those –’ he pointed to the scope ‘—have sex with each other and people pay money to watch.’
Elsa nodded ‘A lot of money.’
‘And that’s what Tanya was doing? That’s what the contract’s about, having sex and letting people watch?’
‘That’s what the contract’s about,’ Elsa said. With a smirk, she pulled Tanya’s red panties out of Nick’s pocket where he’d forgotten he’d stuffed after he’d picked them up from the parking lot at the Mango. She handed them back to Tanya and replaced them with a black business card, briskly patting his pocket as she did so. ‘I know how much you loath your job, Mr Chase, and I can almost guarantee you’d find what Tanya does a lot more satisfying. But –’ she ran a hand down and gave his crotch a quick grope ‘– It takes some serious balls.’
He elbowed her away and shoved past Tanya and Pagan. ‘You people are all crazy if you think I would … if you think I might …’
Elsa offered him a smile that he felt, much to his discomfort, right down between his legs. Then she lifted an eyebrow and gave a shrug that made the dark gloss of her hair shimmer in the subdued lighting. ‘You asked.’
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“This story just keeps surprising you, the characters are great… intrigue, excitement, a soupçon of romance, and a bad guy. What’s not to like. It was an amazing experience to read, and I think this book is not just five stars, it’s must read as well.” 5 out of 5, Kinky Book Klub
About K D Grace
K D has erotica published with SourceBooks, Xcite Books, Harper Collins Mischief Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Ravenous Romance, Sweetmeats Press and others.
K D’s critically acclaimed erotic romance novels include, The Initiation of Ms Holly, The Pet Shop. Her paranormal erotic novel, Body Temperature and Rising, the first book of her Lakeland Heatwave trilogy, was listed as honorable mention on Violet Blue’s Top 12 Sex Books for 2011. Books two and three, Riding the Ether, and Elemental Fire, are now also available. She was nominated for ETO’s Best Erotic Author 2013.
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