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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Guest Blog: Suzy Shearer talks about writing #RB4U @SuzyShearer


I’ve often been asked why I write erotic romance fiction and I guess the short answer is ‘because I can’.
When I first began to write I discovered I had a flair for explicit but romantic sex so I figured that was my forte.  Then I realised most characters in the books I’d read were in the late teens, 20s and 30s.
Why not write about the people I know and the ages we are? I decided I wanted to show that just because a person is older they aren’t sexy and attractive.
So now my heroes and heroines are always older. They range in age from 40s right through to 60s. Most are around 50. As well 99% of my heroines have been plus-sized women who are proud of their curves. I want to pull down all those stereotypes.
Of course there is a down side to writing erotic books.  When people find out often their reaction is to give a sleazy leer and make some comment about writing porn and being a sex maniac or else act horrified that I’d write such ‘trash’.
Also the general assumption I’ve had from many males is I’m some sort of nymphomaniac who jumps into bed with anyone and does every kind of weird sexual thing.
Just as authors who write adventures about killing people don’t actually go around with a huge machine gun shooting people, people who write erotic novels usually have a very happy stable relationship or are single like me without any sexual partner.

So next time you see an older woman who tells you she writes erotic romance say g’day – it just might be me!  ~ Suzy 

Lucy Willis feels like her life has been on hold forever. Now at 49 she decides it’s her time. When she meets two very attractive fifty-plus men - Sebastian, a handsome indigenous Australian and Jack, a gorgeous blonde hottie!
She is surprised to find out they are bisexual and want her to join them. Tempted, but Lucy is too embarrassed to tell them her secret wish— that she needs to be controlled in bed. 
Then she discovers that Sebastian is a Dom!
Tentatively she accepts their friendship which soon develops into a love match for the three of them. Will Lucy finally find the happiness she had been searching for all her life or will fate step in to ruin it all?
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PG13 EXCERPT:  
They chatted a little about various jobs they both held. When he was called by someone else and moved away, Lucy casually glanced over at the hottie on the other side of the room.
Be still my beating heart. He was talking to another hottie!
This one looked a fraction taller, he had very dark, maybe black hair. His hair was like a wild halo around his head and his skin coloured a gorgeous rich deep burnt sienna. He had a much leaner frame but from here it looked all muscle. She couldn’t decide which one to drool over, they both looked absolutely delicious. She’d just have to lust over them both. She could see number two hottie wore a dark colour shirt and dark pants.
Hottie number one turned his head and their eyes met again. He gave her a definite smile then said something to his companion. He looked over at Lucy too and she found herself blushing. She fumbled with her drink and turned her head to look to the door.
Oh hell!
Rob was waving. She gave him a half-hearted smile and took another mouthful from her glass, only to discover it was empty. Somehow he managed to swim through the crowd and stand in front of Lucy.
“Can I buy you a drink, Lucy?”
She shook her head.
“No thanks, Rob.”
He looked disappointed.
“Dance?”
“Sorry, I told you I’m not much of a dancer.”
He looked her up and down.
“You look fantastic.”
“Thank you, Rob.”
“Hey, Lucy! Mark wants to see you, he’s near the bar.”
“Oh thanks, Margaret. Excuse me, Rob.”
She smiled at him in relief and silently thanked Mark as she made her way to the bar again. Nonchalantly glancing over to the other side of the room as she walked, Lucy noticed only one hottie there. She met Mark at the bar about to order drinks.
“Hey, Lou, just wondered of you wanted a drink. Margaret said she thought you’d finished yours and I wanted to buy you one before you left to say thank you for all the work you did for us.”
“Oh gee thanks, Mark.” Lucy quickly studied the mocktails list. “Can I have a Red Giant, please?”
It was a large glass filled with cranberry and strawberry juice then topped with lemon-lime soda. He ordered a large round of drinks and Lucy took hers from him as he put the others on a tray.
“Thanks Mark. I appreciate it and I enjoyed working with you all.”
She followed him back to the group but once again Rob intercepted her, this time at the side of the doorway again.
“I thought you didn’t want a drink.”
“I’m really sorry, Rob, it’s just Mark wanted to buy me one and I felt I should say yes because he is the office manager.”
She looked around, trying to see someone she knew nearby to save her from Rob but no one was looking.
“I asked you first,” he complained.
“I know you did and I said I’m sorry.”
In a gravelly voice he said, “Well, will you go out with me now?”
“No, sorry.” Lucy shook her head and tried to walk past him. He put his hand against the wall, preventing her from entering the lounge area without making a scene.
“I’m trying to be nice.”
“I know you are, Rob, and I appreciate it. I’m trying to be nice too but please, you have to understand I’m just not interested.”
“Why?”
“I don’t want to and as I told you before I’m involved with someone.”
Once more she tried to push past. He grabbed her wrist tightly and she was frightened by his reaction. He seemed angry.
“Please let go of my arm, Rob!” she hissed softly.
“Not good enough for you, am I?”
She looked wildly around. This was getting so out of hand.
She whispered through clenched teeth. “Please let me go, Rob.”
His hand actually tightened on her wrist. Lucy managed to keep hold of her glass but most of her drink spilt onto the floor. Suddenly a sexy male voice spoke behind her then kissed her cheek. She felt two hands on her shoulders, pulling her close.
“Babe! Sorry I’m late.”
She tensed, wondering what on earth was happening and who had his arms on her. She wondered if she should scream and felt her heart pound rapidly. Rob dropped her wrist and glared up at her rescuer. Her saviour held out his hand to Rob.
“Hi, I’m Sebastian, thanks for taking care of my girl.”

Suzy's Books
E-BOOKS The Club: Bound The Club 2: Uncollared
OUT NOW The Club 3: Waxed The Club 4: Displayed
The Club 5: Submit The Club 6: Unmasked
Daemons Are Forever Build a Love
A Hunter's Heart  - Book 1 The Hunters
A Hunter’s Choice - Book 2 The Hunters
Whipped Delights - Book 1 Dark Desires
Craving Her Master  - Book 2 Dark Desires
A Hunter’s Challenge - Book 3 The Hunters
Perfect Three  
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Vol 1 - The Club (Bound and Uncollared)
Daemons Are Forever
A Hunter’s Heart
A Hunter’s Choice
Build A Love
Whipped Delights

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Purchase Links
Angus & Robertson (Aust): http://ow.ly/CxcGa
Bookworld (Aust): Bookworld

About Suzy
All alone and fancy free; Suzy lives in the Western Suburbs of Sydney Australia's with one very spoiled dog and two equally spoiled cats to keep her company. She also has a penchant for crazy coloured hair - pinks, purples and even rainbowed - and for tattoos!
Suzy’s books always feature older heroes and heroines in their 40s through to their 60s – and her heroines are plus-sized women who are proud of their curves. She wants readers to understand that just because people are older doesn't mean they aren't intriguing, desirable, open to challenges and willing to experiment. 
       “I want my readers to understand that sexy isn't just for the under 30s ... lol.”
When she is not writing, she is painting. An accomplished Artist, her passion is watercolours and her subject matter ranges from portraits and animals to nudes and seascapes.
Suzy loves to hear from readers so stop by her website or send her an email.
Visit her website at: http://suzyshearer.wix.com/suzy
Find her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SuzyS
Check out her artwork at: http://sooziiiart.blogspot.com/
Email her at: suzyshearer@optusnet.com.au

5 comments:

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Suzy,

As a fifty plus overweight gal, I want to thank you for writing books for the rest of us. Not all romance readers are twenty through thirty or a size one.

Janice~

jean hart stewart said...

Loved the excerpt....thanks for posting it...

Suzy said...

Thank you so much Janice for your comment. I try to keep my characters as real as possible.
Glad you enjoyed the excerpt Jean.

Melissa Keir said...

What a wonderful post! I love that you are creating your own dream stories. Too often readers complain that the characters aren't "real", meaning that they don't have overweight issues or anxiety about guys seeing their flabby parts. It's important that we have stories for everyone. All the best with your latest release!

Suzy said...

Thanks Melissa. My characters have flaws, concerns and problems like the rest of us. Even my heroes struggle with their own inner demons.

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