When I create characters and write something, I experience a kind of duality. A part of me is all sciency and everything, that can bring weeks of never-ending calculations and world-building, and I sometimes forget to eat during those brain marathons until my husband finds me in a state of depletion (he is my ray of hope during these days of hard work), while the other part is a shameless lover of sexy fun in many forms.
I also enjoy writing both.
There are people who enjoy their science fiction without anything that even vaguely resembles a romance, let alone full blown sex scenes. I understand this part of the population well, and so my works, unless labeled “erotica”, “romance”, or the two words combined, will be mild in depiction of this important aspect of human nature. Because those are not the focus of the said work.
I will not create another pen name for my erotic fiction, however graphic (and yes, there is a difference between erotica and porn; I like how it is defined here), because I want both aspects under my single entity. This is who I am. The reason I write erotica is simple: it’s not that I like sex as the act itself—as a human I do, of course; I like when people are being honest with themselves, and it shows when they are having sex. They are beautiful then. That fascinates me. As much as science in science fiction does.
Just like I don’t kill people in real life, if I write something, it doesn’t mean I’m in that lifestyle or practice something of a sort. It is what it is: fiction. I tend to couple my erotica with humorous streak, so don’t expect something too dark and/or depraved. I have my limits and standards (i.e. no dubcon, no mindfucks, and no bodily harm) and I write about relationships and people in relationships. Relationships is a big ground to play on and I’ll keep this in my focus unless I run out of ideas.
For those of my readers who are perfectly fine with high levels of heat and naked bodies, and the variety of couplings and ménages, I will continue to write the small specials, sexy stories, told from both female and male POVs, that would also include important plot points (all hail plot!) not mentioned anywhere else, tying these specials to larger works.
What else can I add here? Read book descriptions when you buy them and your comfort zone will be safe. 😉