To start with, “I” am actually “we” – my husband and I co-write erotic romance together under our pen name, Adriana Kraft. So when you see “me” out and about on the web using what looks like the “Royal We,” I’m not being regal, I’m just owning our combined reality.
We see ourselves as niche authors, so we thought we’d share with you how we define our own special corner of the erotic romance world. Here are the SEO tags we most identify with:
Erotic Needs no introduction, defines everything we write. Explicit sex scenes created to evoke arousal and enjoyment.
Romance Happy endings, always. Satisfying, never tragic, always upbeat at the end. The erotic scenes are not gratuitous but always part of a story that leads somewhere. It may be happy-for-now, but the reader will be pleased the characters got it together.
Boomers Many of our characters are Baby Boomers. We don’t limit ourselves to this age range, but since we claim it as our own, we write stories that celebrate sex and vibrant living across the age spectrum.
Couples We are a married couple, and we write for couples (married or otherwise, straight or LGBTQ). We craft scenes that appeal to both genders, scenes that invite fantasizing, scenes that can be part of foreplay, scenes that lead to one of our favorite lines from a reviewer of Colors of the Night, our very first published book: “the reader will no doubt want either a partner or a bucket of toys close at hand.”
Bisexual Heroines for lots of reasons. Because both of us enjoy reading and writing scenes involving two (or more) women together. Because there’s evidence that as we age, we become more sexually fluid. Because for some couples, if she wants him to read erotic romance together in bed, reading about two women may help entice him into the story. Because it’s fun.
Swingers Because the fantasy of ménage is so tantalizing. Because swinging offers so many opportunities for decadent lovemaking, for taking turns being the sole focus of two, three or more other people, for sharing pleasure, enjoying voyeurism, giving one’s partner a special gift. Check out our Swinging Games series at Extasy for a peek at how one Baby Boomer couple heats up their sex life!
Polyamory Sometimes, as in swinging, ménage is about recreational sex, but sometimes it’s about three or more persons falling in love, sorting out the intricacies of the relationship combinations, and making long term commitments. We write a world where such dreams can come true. You can check out our Christmas Story, Santa’s Boss, for a three-way happy ending!
Sex Positivity We concur with Charlie Glickman that the only relevant criteria for judging any sexual act are consent, mutual pleasure and well-being for those involved. We work toward and hope for a society where these values can be honored, and this is the audience we write for.
Interviews with Adriana
Amanda Young interviews us about the Swinging Games series
Blak Rayne interviews us about Ripening Passion and The Lady Wants More
Brenda and Steve interview us about writing as a couple
TwoLips Reviews interviews us about our writing
What Reviewers are saying!
“Filled with warmth, blazing hot sex, well-developed characters…not for the faint of heart.” Romance Junkies
“The sexual chemistry explodes off the pages and leaves you fanning yourself.” Two Lips Reviews
“The intimacy is genuine and breathtaking.” CoffeeTime Romance
“Sensual and spicy romance that will knock your socks off!” Romance Junkies
Links to podcasts we’ve done
Radio Interview Other Worlds of Romance Adriana reads excerpts from Colors of the Night
Radio Interview Readings in Les and Bi Women’s Erotic Fiction Interviews with Adriana and three other Sapphic Signs authors, excerpts
Radio Interview Readings in Les and Bi Women’s Erotic Fiction Interview and excerpts from To Love and To Cherish
Radio Dentata The Unnamed Romance Show Sascha Illyvich interviews Adriana
Podcast Interview Fascinating Authors Penny Sansevieri interviews both halves of Adriana Kraft