If she’s Bi, she deserves a happy ending too! Over at dearauthor.com, a recent blog about RWA’s Rita awards and erotic romance pushed a red hot button and generated over 200 responses already. Erotica? Erotic romance? LGBT themes? Polyamory? Hot topic, heated discussion. Here’s our take: When a bisexual woman can fall in love and find a happy ending that meets her needs, that’s definitely romance, and deserving of true celebration.
So that’s what we’re writing these days. Adriana Kraft is the pen name for a happily married pair of hopeless romantics who love to read and write hot sex. By day we’re serious academics with backgrounds in social science and human services. At night? Possibilities seem endless and we love coming out to play. Our erotic romance novels celebrate more than consensual mind-blowing sex – we feature strong story lines, heroes and heroines you’ll fall in love with, passion, and profound connectedness.
Our specialty is bisexual heroines. Our stories lift up the dilemmas faced by women who deeply want it both ways but won’t be denied the right to commitment, true love and a happy ending, sometimes with more than one special partner. While that may sound serious, it also permits us to get into swinging, voyeurism and ménage, great opportunities for being playful.
Just out today, at Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, our erotic romance novella Seducing Cat, the first in a five book series chronicling the adventures of Meghan Keenan.
What could college English professor Caitlin Shanahan ever have in common with the brash carpenter Kurt Davis? Meghan Keenan, that’s what. The twenty year old sprite has taken it upon herself to bring the unlikely pair together through sharing her sexual delights with each of them. They never have a chance, and town-gown relationships have never been better…
We like to think we’re the ones who create our characters, but sometimes we wonder! When we started writing this book we envisioned a lighthearted sexy romp, so we invented Meghan Keenan: a young, energetic and playful small town actress with Broadway dreams. Turns out she’s a modern day Aphrodite ~ sharing love in the most up close and personal way, and bringing another couple together in the process.
Because both of us are academics who somehow never learned how to be stuffy, we love creating characters who are college professors and throwing challenges at them. One of us comes from four generations of academicians, and the other from a longer string of farmers and blue collar workers, so we thought it would fun to make a pair of characters struggle with such differences. On top of that we added an age difference, so thirty-four year old English Professor Caitlin Shanahan has to overcome a double set of prejudices to fall in love with her brawny mid-twenties carpenter, Kurt Davis ~ actually Meg’s carpenter, when the book opens. Not that he doesn’t have some biases too, especially against stuffy professors!
What we didn’t foresee was that once launched, Meg has a trajectory all her own. The world is her apple, and she’s going to taste every bit of it and maybe spread some pleasure on the way. Book Two, A Woman for Zachary, will be released in July.