Guest Blog: Em Petrova

Ramblings of a Late Night Junkie

As an erotic romance author, my muse is a night owl. And no wonder! She’s channeling the energy of a world of late-night lovemaking acts. One trick I’ve learned as a writer, though, is to draw inspiration from everything, and that includes conversations with friends, scenery, news events, and that’s right—TV. After all, I have 800 channels at my fingertips. Anything from porn—last night’s feature was Oiled Asses 7—to cooking shows, I glean inspiration from them all.

Last night boasted a particularly bad selection, however. I typically settle in with my old flicks on the AMC channel, but last night there wasn’t a Clark Gable in sight. So I ended up watching infomercials about a revolutionary new workout system! You can lose up to six inches in two weeks! And all you have to do is bust your ass for ten minutes a day, folks! *sigh*

Then I flipped to The Crucible, starring Daniel Day Lewis and Winona Ryder, that strange movie that to me is like a train wreck with a nap—you want to watch it because the characters are so tormented, and yet it’s a total snoozefest (although Daniel Day Lewis can be my leading actor any time). *again sigh*

Double Decker BusSo off to the BBC I went, hoping for Graham Norton and his crazyass antics, but instead I got an old episode of Doctor Who. In this one, they battled to get their double-decker bus out of a desert, where it was completely bogged in the sand, and then they flew the fucker through some sort of time warp where flying sting rays attacked it. I was bouncing on the edge of my seat! Now this is stuff books are made of! Adventure, peril, even a sweet kiss was shared, all wrapped up with the sci-fi elements that get my juices flowing.

After my muse glutted herself on trippy storylines and thoroughly oogled David Tennant, I fell asleep. Although I’ve watched Doctor Who before, no episode really spoke to me like this one, and you’d better bet your ass I’ll be back for more.

Tattoo DreamWhat inspires you, and what do you watch late at night? I’d love to hear from you. One lucky commenter will win a copy of my latest release TATTOO DREAM. Don’t forget to leave your email address too, so I can get your prize to you. Thanks for reading!

Em Petrova

More About Tattoo Dream: Sascha and Van are happily married. Their successful tattoo parlor should be enough to keep their lives full and enriched, but they both sense a void that only a third in their marriage could fill. Sexy waitress Maggie seems to be just the one they’ve been looking for.  At the risk of ruining their friendship with Maggie, the couple makes the move to get her into their tattoo chair, with the hopes of getting her in their bed.

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  1. Sheila says

    I love David Tennant also. I fell in love with him in Viva Blackpool on BBC. So fun! Great songs! I watch late night TV sometimes but it’s usually the Game Show Network. I love old game shows–Deal or No Deal, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, $25,000 Pyramid, Card Sharks. I think it’s the trivia on most of them or thinking of a word based on definitions. I don’t know but I love them. I also love TCM, especially now with their 30 days of Oscar. As for what inspires me, I don’t really know. I’m usually inspired when I can’t stand a situation anymore. That gets me moving and changing things.

  2. Greta Gunselman says

    David Tennant. Yummy.

    Planet of the Dead is one of the best…sigh. I miss watching him, but that’s what DVD copies are for 🙂

    I watch all kinds of things on late night. It just depends on what catches my eye. Anything from sweet romances, old monster movies and mysteries on AMC to sexy thrillers. I almost always avoid infomercials…but maybe I shouldn’t. They might help me go to sleep faster. Of course, one night, I watched the Home Erotic Store or something like that…it was like the home shopping network for “toys.” I found it all so fascinating.

  3. says

    Em, thats awesome. I rarely watch TV but I admit, I do watch some porn from time to time, gay porn primarily. Am I single minded? Now, I just rather watch something that I myself cannot participate in.

    LOL good luck with sales and I am looking forward to reading.

  4. says

    Although I’m familiar only with the programs broadcast through BBC-America, I’ve been a fan of Dr Who for over 30 years thanks to public television and I’ve seen a succession of Doctors, beginning with Tom Baker who will probably always be the Ultimate Doctor, to me. Although I only have 200 channels, I find myself surfing when reruns begin–which seems to be all the time lately–and usually end up in the higher digits watching some obscure little of a SF movie on IFC, Chiller, or some such.

    An entertaining blog, Em!