Here’s an author interview with Anne Bordeaux. Take it away, Anne…
- How did you start writing erotica?
I started writing erotica by accident, really! When I was younger, I developed my writing skills (and my love of romance!) through Nanowrimo and various fanfiction accounts, but my first book, The Roswell Affair, is actually my first attempt at writing erotica. I had the idea that would eventually become The Roswell Affair, I knew it would require a high heat level, and I followed the story until it became an erotic science fiction story!
- Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Everywhere! I keep a small notebook with me at all times and in that notebook I write down possible ideas for books whenever they flash into my head. The idea for The Roswell Affair came from two places. At the time, I was writing a play inspired by a prolific science fiction pulp serial writer, which required a ton of research into these highly sexual first contact stories about predatory male aliens and virginal human women, so ideas about sex and science fiction were swirling around in my head. Then, I saw the movie Arrival, which dealt with how we learn to communicate. Smashing those two themes together with a few twists like male bondage, female scientists and post World War II America gave me The Roswell Affair, the story of a former flight nurse and MSc who is tasked with making first contact at the Roswell Space Crash… Only to discover her kiss can unlock the secrets of the sexy alien’s language.
- Do you have any unusual writing rituals?
I love candles and I love writing with various soundtracks from Disney World theme parks playing in the background. If you read my books, there’s a very good chance the words you’re reading were composed with the load-music from the Indiana Jones ride playing in the background!
- Do your nearest and dearest know what you do, and if so, what was their reaction when they found out?
Yes, they do. I’m very lucky because my family and friends have all been wildly supportive. When I confessed to my mom, for example, what the book was about, she said, “You know I’ve had sex before, right?” And that was that! She’s now one of my biggest supporters!
- Which author, erotic or otherwise would you love to meet and why?
There are so many! I’d love to meet Zelda Fitzgerald. Both her career and her life were defined by sadness and remarkable excess, which would make our conversation fascinating.
- What’s your favourite genre within erotica and why?
I’m clearly biased, but science fiction erotica is my favorite, both to read and write. When you’re talking about escapist romance, it doesn’t get better than literally escaping to another planet! Besides the fantastical elements of different worlds and creatures, science fiction also opens the door to countless sexual opportunities you just couldn’t have on earth. Zero gravity sex? Sex in a giant bird’s nest? Sex underneath a sky with two suns or three trillion distant stars? Bring it on! With science fiction, the sky isn’t the limit. You get to go beyond the sky.
- What are you working on at the moment?
I’m currently working on His Human Bride, the sequel to The Roswell Affair and the next installment in the First Contact series. It’s been an exhilarating and challenging write so far because while the first book takes place primarily on Earth, the sequel takes place on the distant planet of Rune-Yon. Creating an alien world from scratch is difficult, but doing so allows me to create countless erotic opportunities!
I’m also celebrating the release of my first book, The Roswell Affair, which comes out from Carina Press on November 13, 2017.