Monday, August 31, 2009

Secret Lives of EC Authors

In the weeks (gosh - is it really just WEEKS????) that lead up to Romanticon, Ellora's Cave is featuring the Secret Lives of their authors on their blog, Sex Talk for Wicked Women. Yup, I'm participating in this fun promo opportunity. My secret will be posted on Monday, September 7th. Labor Day. I hope you'll join me there!

When they announced this fun idea, we (EC Authors) were told to provide a tantalizing secret to introduce ourselves to our readers. I think this is a totally cool concept by the way. Yes, it could end up under the category of TMI - too much information - but so far it hasn't. Everyone has provided cute, fun facts. I hope my "deep, dark secret" lives up to the fun. I think it will but I'm not telling. -wicked grin- You'll just have to stop by to find out!

Secrets... Hmmm. It brings so many things to mind, doesn't it. So often a deep dark secret is the focus of a romance. Someone has one and someone wants to know what it is. A hero or heroine has a secret but they're being blackmailed to keep it quiet. Maybe they are ashamed of something they've done so they hide the secret. They may have an alter ego that they hide - Superman or Batman, anyone?

There are so many ways secrets can be used as a plot device in a good erotic romance. What are your favorite ways a secret is used in the story? Any that you absolutely hate? What book have you read recently that you love which features a character with a secret? Share your deep dark secrets with us here at Shapeshifter Seductions.


Savanna Kougar said...

Great idea at EC... I'll try to remember the 7th. The days go by at hyperspeed, I swear.

Secrets... secrets... hmmm... I've read romances where the keeping of a secret made sense and was crucial to the story. However, I read some that were pretty darn stupid, to put it mildly.

I really don't have favorite secrets per se. Sun Rocket, my heroine in RED LIONESS TAMED, generally keeps it a secret that she's a feline shifter because her kind aren't well regarded in the galaxy.

Serena Shay said...

Ooh, neat idea, Francesca. I'll try to swing by on the 7th!

Secrets are always fun to use in stories. I like the ones where the heroine like a secret pleasure she's too shy to tell the hero about and he has to work it out of her! ;)

Great post!

Francesca Hawley said...

Thanks ladies. I love the idea of sharing wild secrets about our lives with readers. I hope my "secret" won't seem too tame.