Scarlett Valentine is the alter ego of award-winning romance
author, Kemberlee Shortland. Together they write Erotomance -- Erotic Romance. Originally from Northern California,
Scarlett has spent the last fourteen years living in Ireland.
She's traveled extensively through Ireland
and Wales. When
she's not writing, she can often be found castle hunting. Scarlett's stories cross subgenres to explore hetero, gay
and bisexual relationships in a series of stories that include time periods
from historicals and contemporaries, futuristics and science fiction,
paranormal and suspense, and more. Awakening is the first book in The ABCs of S-E-X: Love by
the Letter series and is available 2
November 2011 though Highland Press.
Please welcome Scarlet Valentine author of Awakening Why I chose erotica and thoughts on the future of the
for having me here today. I’ve really been looking forward to this. And thanks
for asking me about why I write erotica and where I see the future of the
always written traditional romance, and over the years, my love scenes have
gotten a bit steamier. A few readers asked if I’d ever written erotica so I
thought I’d give it a try. Only problem is that no matter how hard I try to
write sex, the story always gets in the way! So after a few failed attempts at
erotica, I gave in and compromised. I’m still writing great love stories. They
just have a lot more sex in them.
doesn’t mean the story is all about the sex. In the case of Awakening, there’s
a big story here. The plot is set against a true historical setting, and my
characters, Bedwyr and Ysbail, must get over emotional and physical obstacles
in order to earn the trust of the other in order to live in …