August 06, 2015

There are Many Rooms in the House of Porn...


...and people are fucking in each one... No, really.

One of my friends took a poetry class at a university. "There are many rooms in the house of poetry," the professor would tell his students. My friend shared the words with me—and I stole them for porn. (Because I'm like that.) There are no "right" rooms or "wrong" rooms. There are simply many rooms.

In fact, it's not even a house. It's a motel. (In my head.) And you get to slip your key into the hole, gently turn, and see what pleasures await you.

You might be like me. You might like kink-filled erotica that always ends up well. There might be BDSM. There might be spanking. But everyone ultimately fulfills their desires. Meanwhile, right next door, you could discover sad porn, innocent porn, bitter porn, transgressive porn, horror porn, historical porn, um, insomniac porn.

Seriously.

There are many rooms... which is ideal because different readers like different things. That's such a simple concept, but some people don't seem to grasp this. If I were in charge, a whole slew of books would be mandatory reading, and a lot would fall off the edge into the abyss... Luckily, I'm not in charge. Luckily, we get to choose what works for us.

Why do I worship this concept so much? Because I'm infinitely intrigued (you could even call me obsessed) by the concept of keys and open doors. One of my early novels, The Virgin, featured a place where you could get what you wanted—what you needed—in the different rooms. I teased around a similar theme in Giving In and again in The Spanking House.

Right now, I'm working on a not-so-secret project based on an Erotic Motel. Stay tuned!

XXX,
Alison

P.S. As I mentioned last month, I am constantly baffled by marketing. My brain works in many ways. Marketing is not one of them. But I thought I could use this spot to say this: if you're looking to buy my books, my number one first desire would be for you to purchase my indies.

If you're craving my mainstream titles, snag me from your local bookstore. (I blow most of my own money at bookstores. I am friends with bookstore owners. And I believe bookstores are important to society.) However, if your store doesn't carry my books, you can double my royalty rate by buying my books through this blog. When you purchase Dark Secret Love after clicking through from here, I make 7% from the publisher and 7% from Amazon. Which is a serious bonus for me. And I am very grateful.

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