A Little Humor and or Snark in Writing by BLMorticia
Greetings fans! So happy to be here with erotica romance great, Lucy Felthouse. I’m a big fan of her work. *sits on couch* Today I wanted to add a post about writing with humor and snark. Now, even in something as serious as romance and erotica writing, there’s nothing wrong with making your characters a little funny. It might be a one liner, a full riddle, or joke, or even the way you portray them in the story.
Well, me, the snarky gal in the Triad of muses make my name stand out that way. Between the 3 of us, I’m usually the one that has that snarky, smart ass mofo that annoys some and endears others. It really depends on the storyline and how they speak to me. Want examples? Okay I’ll give you two.
In my first novella, My Lieutenant, my interracial mm romance, my character Nathan Ellerby fits that bill. Smart ass, funny, isn’t opposed to using the dirty words in all his conversations even the ones with himself. Nathan is the female version of me with some of the things he says. What makes it even better is that he’s a gay man that harbors serious issues about control in his relationships. He pairs up with a man who is used to it and the whole story revolves around him giving up the reins. Does he do it for love? You must read it to find out.
In my latest mm erotica romance, Something Fresh Served Hot, my character Jimmy LaCosta and his opposite Alex Seidling are both snarky smart asses with quick tongues. Here’s two strong minded men trying to match wits and at the same time, overcome their own personal feelings about relationships. It’s got plenty of one-liners, a lot from Alex who sets Jimmy straight on a lot of things. Read to find out.
See? Those are some serious relationship subjects with some humor and there’s more to come from this snarky wicked gal. Just stay tuned to find out.
Thanks so much to Lucy for having me here today and look for my gay male partner in crime for tomorrows post.
BLMorticia considers herself the snarky and wicked side of author Sharita Lira so expect her to tap into the taboo and unleash her fantasies on the world through her words. When not writing, she does biweekly posts at fellow author Blak Rayne’s blog,
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Nathan Ellerby’s apartment has been ransacked by his ex who didn’t like the fact Nathan dumped him. Trouncing through the debris uttering a string of obscenities, Nathan’s shocked to see Lieutenant Bryant Duncan at his door claiming he’s already caught the offender. Sensing an instant connection, when Nathan finds out Bryant’s divorced and he’s straddling the fence between being gay or bisexual, Nathan finds himself in a quandary.
Although the Lieutenant does everything in his power to prove to Nathan he’s worthy, Nathan is afraid to lower his defenses which leaves both men wondering if Nathan will allow love into his life even through his doubts.
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Something Fresh Served Hot from Something New on the Menu Series Book One
A gay contemporary comedy which features a Chicago homophobe by the name of Jimmy LaCosta who works at a diner called the Greasy Spoon on the Northside of Chicago near Boys Town. While working, Jimmy meets the incoming manager, Alex Seidling, a young British man who his present boss is hiring to take his place as he retires.
After the initial meeting in which Jimmy feels uncomfortable with Alex’s stares, Jimmy cultivates a friendship with Alex which develops into something totally different than he himself expects. This shocks him and he tries to fight it but because of his growing feelings he decides to pursue it despite all of what he has been taught.
Will he do what his body wants? Will Alex accept his advances even though he will soon become Jimmy’s boss?
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