Lynn Lake's fantasies could fill a book - and have (or, at least, parts of many, many books). Her imagination substitutes for a somewhat dreary existence in the middle of nowhere home to a particularly harsh climate. She's a frustrated crime writer (few markets) and an unfulfilled SF author (no science background). Her erotic experiences, frankly, look better on paper, where she need not discriminate based on couplings, positionings, flogging devices, and/or binding materials. Rich, thick, wet ink spilling out of the golden nib of a finely-crafted fountain pen onto bright, white, textured paper is a form of ecstasy to her, free of STD's. She has a cat and an insatiable craving to express herself. Inspiration comes from everywhere, everything, and everybody she meets or sees or visualizes, but mostly from her mind (very often early in the morning when she first wakes up). She doesn't wait for the wet muse to tingle her in the appropriate places, however; oftentimes she just sits and stares at a blank piece of paper (Hilroy, lined, in a wire-bound notebook) until an idea strikes her and she pen-strokes it, first into a brief outline, and then into a full story (which usually goes through a, minimum, three-draft process). She's fairly well-read and quite good at mimicking other styles, which helps in the whole process, as does her natural shyness. Alcamia became a full-time writer in 2008 and now spends all her time scribbling and amassing notebooks of ideas. A bestseller, she enjoys writing gutsy sexy stories and thinks it's great erotica - once a fringe phenomena - has, at long last, been pushed to the front of publishing. She's an ardent advocate of choice in reading, believing it's high time women and men had the freedom to fully explore their sexuality through well-written prose by some terrific writers. When she's not penning racy books she's beavering away under one of her other pseudonyms as a mainstream romance and paranormal author. Asked what kind of writing she likes best? She says there's no one answer; whether it's historical, romance, science fiction or a supernatural twist she loves it all, but retains a special affection for spicy romance with punch. Rather an innocent and a somewhat old-fashioned girl, recently someone asked her how she can write such edgy material without having experienced it? Her answer, "sex and love are instincts we all have. A science-fiction writer has not voyaged into deep space, but can write convincingly about aliens and other worlds. The success in penning credible books is being able to get inside a person's skin, research your material and be inventive." Alcamia has been published in countless anthologies and loves penning novellas and novels across the entire erotica genre range. When she's not scribbling she loves restoring vintage clothing, trying to cook French patisserie and enjoys mega-long walks in the countryside and along the beach. An avid collector her home's bulging at the seams with books she can't part with, which she believes is what makes it so hard for her to find her own Mr Darcy with a twist. English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes gay erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance, and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica. Jo blames her rebellious muse but he never listens to her anyway, no matter how much she threatens him with a big stick. She's beginning to suspect he enjoys it. Jo is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and publishes regularly with Samhain. She's one of the organising team behind the UK Meet, an annual event celebrating GLBTQ fiction. She has also been known to edit anthologies and self-publish on occasion. Find her at: Her blog: http://josephinemyles.com/ Her Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josephine.myles.authorpage Her Twitter: https://twitter.com/JosephineMyles Her Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3499509.Josephine_Myles Her Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/josephinemyles/ Get her Elizabeth Coldwell joined Xcite Books in 2011. Formerly the editor of the UK edition of Forum magazine and co-founder of the Guild of Erotic Writers, she has been writing erotic fiction for over twenty years and her work has been widely published in the UK and US. She enjoys writing across the spectrum of erotica genres, from m/m space opera to girl/girl messy fun, vanilla to BDSM, paranormal to contemporary.
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