Friday Spotlight: Tight Spaces With Kenra Daniels
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.
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.
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