Hello and welcome, readers! Thank you for joining me at Erotica For All. My name is Dawné Dominique. I’m a multi-published author, a retired managing editor, and a professional cover artist. My secret identity for three days a week is a paralegal. Yes, I wear many hats. ?
If someone would have told me ten years ago that I’d be writing anything remotely close to erotica, I would have fallen off my chair laughing. I was a straight-up fantasy author, but as I continued writing The First series, it was inevitable sex needed to be included in order to add further dimensions to my characters. By introducing “erotica” into the creation of my novels, I’d initially panicked, thinking that perhaps it would take away from the main premise of the series. Thankfully, this didn’t happen
So how does one create a novel with a gripping plot, mixed with subplots, where the sex doesn’t become the main focus? There has to be strong characters and underlying questions for readers to ask themselves, along with scenes and events that places readers right in the action; and, of course, good writing. More importantly, I needed to create complex characters that you know shouldn’t be together. In real life, lust is more powerful than logic.
Many erotica novels had crossed my desk as a past managing editor, and there’s always the distinction of what is considered “porn” as opposed to “erotica”. For me, the two are quite simple to differentiate.
“Erotica” is based on the premise of romance between complex characters that when you read about them, they are not destined to be together, which inevitably creates a compelling plot. As well, there must be thick sexual tension, and not just the act itself.
“Porn” centralizes on sex as the main premise of a novel. It’s a fine line to some, and a huge crater to others. I write as “me”. I don’t sugarcoat my life, so my writing is a reflection of my personality. The romance / love aspects in my novels are strong, the sex straightforward (no purple prose for this gal), but it’s the intricate plot(s) and sexual tension leading up to the main act(s) that I hope make my stories come alive.
If you’re looking for a unique take on the vampire lore that includes fictional, mythological, and biblical facts blended together, erotic interludes, love lost and gained, blood and battles, and some pretty nasty villains you’ll love to hate, I urge you to take a journey into The First series.
We’re having a BOOK GIVEAWAY today at Erotica for All! A signed copy of Eden’s Hell, I: The First will be given to one lucky reader who leaves a comment that catches my attention.
Once again, thank you Lucy and Erotica for All. It was a lot of fun. Happy reading, everyone!
Eden’s Hell, I: The First
In the beginning…
God created man and called him Adam, a fine specimen replicated in his own image. He then created woman to ease Adam’s loneliness and named her Lillith. Unfortunately, God realized his mistake too late in giving woman free will, for she would rule her domain—not man.
When Lillith left Adam, God created another for his first-born son and gave her the name Eve and a kingdom called Eden, but by then it was too late, for he’d unleashed Hell into the world of man.
Dark Diary, II: The First
Daniella Rolfe, a seven-century old First vampire is unwittingly drawn together with a City of Winnipeg detective, who happens to be investigating a string of some rather bizarre serial murders. It doesn’t take long for her to discover that this mere mortal man holds more power over her than any she’s ever known.
And Aiden…he’s only dreamed about women like Daniella.
Blood battles and broken vows are just the beginning of Daniella Rolfe’s woes.
Kindred Blood, III: The First
There is nothing thicker—or stronger—than kindred blood.
Being married in Scotland sounds like the perfect romantic getaway, doesn’t it? For Daniella Rolfe and Aiden Blackmore, the nightmare they’d left behind was just the beginning. When Aiden is kidnapped, Daniella will go to any lengths to ensure he’s brought safely back to her, no matter the amount of blood to be shed. Together with Spencer Dalton, a private investigator she hired to help find Aiden, they begin to unravel more than they bargained for.
Broken vows are the least of Daniella’s worries now.
About the Author:
Dawné Dominique is a multi-published author of paranormal romance and fantasy. Weaving tales of intrigue that include riveting characters and spellbinding plots, she takes great pleasure in immersing an unsuspecting reader into the worlds she created, refusing to let them go until that last page is read.
She embraces life with one simple rule:
“Everything in life happens for a reason, be it good or bad, and
it’s because of this we learn to never take anything for granted.”