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Friday Spotlight: Tight Spaces With Kenra Daniels

September 21, 2012

Hey folks, we have the talented and fabulous Kenra Daniels stepping under the spotlight this week, with a fun guest post AND an opportunity to win a free copy of her latest release. If you don’t know who Kenra is, here is a little bit about her.

Kenra Daniels lives in a tiny rural community in north eastern Kentucky with her very own Romance Novel Hero. In addition to Erotic Romance, Kenra writes Paranormal Romance, and has plans for Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, and a few other things. She has a completely new paranormal being in development and will soon start those stories. With multiple other projects in the works, time and energy are her only limits.

Now on to her guest post!

Hi DC, thanks for having me here today!

Writing Erotica, Erotic Romance, or even Sensual Romance – anything with graphic sex – comes with some unwanted consequences. As soon as people find out what I write, there’s always the raised eyebrow. Then the person either leans back a little and starts to move away, or they lean forward and smile. By now, I can tell by those first little reactions exactly what they think of books with explicit adult content.

The folks who lean back? Well, you guessed it. They’re afraid something unpleasant might rub off on them. I don’t know if they think Erotica writers actually do what they write, as they write it, and don’t ever wash their hands, or what.

The ones who lean forward a little and smile? They want ALL the juicy details. After all, everyone knows, to write that sort of material, a person would have to have a VAST amount of experience. Apparently, these folks figure that for every hot scene we write, we’ve lived far hotter ones. And for some of us, that might be the case. I don’t know.

The thing is, most novelists who include graphic sex scenes in their work are just normal people. Maybe married, maybe single. Male or female. Kinda young or kinda old. Most have no more experience than any other average person of their age and gender, and some have even less.

Writing hot sex scenes is all about the imagination, and the ability to involve all of a character’s senses in the scene. Without that quality, the scenes will be more funny than arousing. And while we might get a little pissed when people move away, or lean in for the details, we really don’t want them laughing unless the scene is part of a comedy.

Thanks for having me here, DC! I just released a new Erotic Romance novella, “Tight Spaces”, Book #1 of my new “Double Dare Club” series. To celebrate, I’m giving away some copies of “Tight Spaces”, a $10 Amazon Gift Card, and I’m working on some other things but don’t have confirmation yet, so I can’t announce them. So don’t forget to hit the Rafflecopter below and enter for your chances to win!

Thanks again, DC!

Absolutely thrilled to have you, Kenra! Now, before you leave us, I must insist on an excerpt of your latest release, Double Dare Club: Tight Spaces. I LOVE this title. It sets my already overactive imagination into total overdrive. Before we get to that, though, how about a blurb? 

A lonely woman goes dancing with friends to kick the Bad Breakup Anniversary Blues. Her fantasy-man is willing to help, until her lowlife ex ambushes him.

 

Tight SpacesDouble Dare Club: Tight Spaces, blurb:

With the first anniversary of the messy break up of a long-term relationship bearing down, Amy has the blues. When her friends suggest an evening at the Double Dare, she reluctantly agrees to go along. She doesn’t do the casual sex thing, but it’ll be good to spend time with her friends.

Seeing Jesse at the Double Dare immediately cheers her up. She’s fantasized over him for months. The evening gets more pleasant as they heat up the dance floor. Things go from hot to sizzling, until her ex shows up and confronts Amy in a low blow. Will his interference deter Jesse and Amy from continuing what could be the start of something wonderful?

Double Dare Club: Tight Spaces, excerpt:

Finally, the doors opened, and the line started to move. The doorman checked IDs, turning away one young couple with fakes. By the time Amy made it to the front of the line, the heavily muscled man had relaxed a little, and started flirting with some of the women in the line. When Amy’s turn came, he gave her a nod while his blue gaze flicked up and down, taking in her appearance.

His smile broadened when his gaze arrived at her generous breasts. “That’s an awfully nice dress for a dump like this, Sweetheart.” His voice, rumbly and intimate, sent a charge directly to Amy’s pussy.

She licked her lips before answering, causing heat to flare in his eyes. “It’s my favorite, so I decided what the hell.”

“If you get tired of the jerks inside, come on back out and keep me company a while. I know how to treat a lady.” His voice promised a good time.

Feeling especially daring, Amy made of point of letting her skirt brush against his pant leg as she walked past. “I’ll just bet you do.” With a long look over her shoulder, she headed on through the heavy steel door.

Thanks, Kenra. I am definitely adding this to my To Read list. And for those of you who would like to pick up a copy, visit this Amazon link, or try to win a copy, via this link:  a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Folks, don’t forget to look Kenra up online. She is so much fun that you would be remiss if you did not spend some time checking out her links.

Blog and Website: http://kenradaniels.com

Amazon Author Page: http:// amazon.com/author/kenradaniels

Facebook: facebook.com/KenraDaniels.RomanceAuthor

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/#!/kenra_daniels

Google Plus Profile: https://plus.google.com/115195574419422934260/posts/

Google Plus Page: Romance From Kenra Daniels: https://plus.google.com/102441895701469079565

Pinterest: http:// pinterest.com/KenraDaniels

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2012 10:20 pm

    What a great title 🙂 Sounds like a fun read.
    My own “sensual” paranormal romance book has scared a few friends. But I love the people who want all the juicy details!

    • September 23, 2012 1:28 pm

      Thanks,Emma! A few of my friends have been startled by my weredragons and daywalking vampires.

      LOL, I like the ones who want the juicy details too, but I get a little annoyed when they insist on hearing details that don’t exist!

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Kenra

    • September 23, 2012 1:29 pm

      Thanks, Emma,
      My weredragon and daywalking vampires have startled a few of my friends, too.

      I like people who want juicy details, too, but I get a little annoyed when they insist on hearing details that just don’t exist, LOL.

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Kenra

  2. September 22, 2012 1:16 pm

    Love the excerpt! It definitely caught my attention. Off to add TIGHT SPACES to my to-read list. Thanks for offering the giveaway, too!

  3. September 22, 2012 3:47 pm

    With a title like that, Kendra’s bound to be going places!
    (puns abounding)
    Looks diverting, that’s for sure!

  4. September 23, 2012 2:43 am

    Awesome! I completely understand your point about people’s assumptions on the writer. I write fiction and sometimes there’s a really high body count. I SWEAR I’ve never killed anyone!

    • September 23, 2012 1:32 pm

      Hi Lorca,

      I read a blog post from a writer who had lunch with a writer friend, and they were discussing one character killing others, etc. Soon, the police paid them a visit. An eavesdropper thought they were serious, and reported them, LOL!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Kenra

  5. September 23, 2012 5:39 pm

    DC,

    Thanks so much for having me here! I apologize for taking so long to get back and reply to comments. Real life is more than normally insane right now, with no let up in the foreseeable future.

    Remember to stop by my blog when you have a chance!
    Thanks,
    Kenra

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