The Slippery Slope of Sexy

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. 😉

Jeno Marz
JENO MARZ is a science fiction writer from Latvia, Northern Europe, with background in electronics engineering and computer science. She is the author of two serial novels, Falaha’s Journey: A Spacegirl’s Account in Three Movements and Falaha’s Journey into Pleasure. Marz is current at work on a new SF trilogy. All her fiction is aimed at an adult audience.

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