We’re gearing up for the Damn, That’s Hot Erotica 4 event on Facebook from January 11th to the 17th with this series of Provocative Interviews with every participating author. In these blog posts you’ll learn about the writers, their naughty offerings, and read their responses to offbeat questions that display their wit, outrageousness, and the sexy imagination that befits a person who deals with the steamier side of Literature.
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Today’s Featured Writer is Maggie McCullough!!!
I grew up loving to read. I cannot remember a time when I did not know how to read. I inherited my love of reading from my paternal grandmother (my pen name is her maiden name) and my father. My mother was a school teacher before she married. All my siblings read. Since I grew up on a ranch, libraries were not easily accessible. As a result, I read anything I could get my hands on, whether or not it was age appropriate. One summer I was so hard up for something to read that I read through my mother’s set of encyclopedias. I still am an eclectic reader. True crime, biographies, mysteries, thrillers, paranormal, romance; you name a genre, I’ve read it. In 2009, the company with which I had been employed for over twenty years closed their regional office in Colorado. Like many others of my age, I faced a long period of unemployment. I turned to writing.
THE Q & A
Which of your fictional characters would you like to do the nasty with?
All of my male characters are based on my husband in one way or another. Ethan Jamison in Shaken Trust (Colorado Bold Series Book 2) resembles him the most. Ethan is a first born, unflappable and a rock in the turbulent seas of Macy’s life. When Ethan falls for Macy, he falls hard. He will do what is necessary to protect the woman he loves. Macy feels safe and secure with Ethan. And he makes her panties melt.
What was your first Erotica book and what was the Toughest thing about writing it?
Shaken (Colorado Bold Series Book 1) was my first published novella and has a BDSM theme. The toughest part about writing it was the realization that if I was successful in having Shaken published, I would have to come out of the closet to family and friends that I write erotica.
In 20 Years You’ll be ______?
In 20 years, I’ll be 81. Isn’t that scary to think about? I’ll be blessed if my mind is still capable of putting coherent words and thoughts on paper. Writing enables me to look forward to retirement, to feel I’m still a productive member of society. I hope to have the longevity of Desiree Holt, if not the monetary success.
A Great Erotica Novel Must Have what Three Things?
A great erotica novel must have great characters and great sex scenes with a decent plot line. Of course, an erotic romance needs to incorporate a romance between the main characters. In both types of erotica, the author should know how to maintain the sizzle during the non-sex scenes. When I read erotica, I want to be drawn into the scene, to feel as if I am there, experiencing what the characters experience. I try to incorporate that in my writing.
Who’s Your Favorite Porn Star and Why?
I don’t have a favorite porn star. I don’t watch enough porn to become of a fan of any one actor. I prefer the written word over movies when it comes to erotica. Having said that, two films classified as porn have stood out for me. The first is The Story of O. The second is Every Woman Has a Fantasy.
What Genre of Erotica are you most hesitant to write about and why?
I’m most hesitant to write M/M, probably because I understand it the least. There are women who write it very well. I have no problem writing F/F; even though I’m a heterosexual female, I understand what women like. I’ve written several short stories which are F/F.
What is the least favorite word you’ve seen in Erotica and why?
By far, my least favorite word to use is cunt. I feel it is a derogatory and hateful term. Guess I’m old fashioned. I have used it in some stories, always said by a man, and not a nice man either.
Who was your first erotica novel dedicated to and why?
My first erotica novel was dedicated to my husband. We have been married almost 42 years. He is everything to me; my friend, my love, my rock, and the father of my children. And alpha male to the core.
Have you ever incorporated humor into a sex scene and, if not, would you be willing to try it?
I’m half Irish. I find humor in most things. Life is easier that way. So, yes, I incorporate humor into sex scenes. Someone once said about sex—the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable. What better reason to incorporate humor. How can you not?
What couple gets your vote for having the sexiest love scene in a movie and why?
Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin in The Big Easy. Those two absolutely sizzle onscreen together. My favorite lines?
Anne Osborne: That’s OK. I never did have much luck with sex anyway.
Remy McSwain: Your luck’s about to change, cher.
Where is one place you would never consider having sex at and why?
The Catholic in me would never consider having sex in a church. That would be sacrilegious. Now…that doesn’t mean a character of mine would have the same restraint. I know the difference between reality and fiction.
On an average day you would most likely be wearing cotton panties, a thong, or going commando?
You’re getting a short answer here. Only my husband knows the answer to this question.
SHAKEN TRUST (COLORADO BOLD SERIES 2)
What’s a guy to do when he gets a proposition no red-blooded male could refuse? Ethan Jamison doesn’t take long to say yes to the hot and sassy Macy Adams. One problem. Work interferes before Macy fulfills her part of the bargain. When he returns, she is gone, leaving behind an IOU written in lipstick. He should be relieved but he can’t get her out of his mind. Her cherry red lips. Cotton candy and whiskey kisses. Breathy whimpers.
Macy can’t believe she ran off that night. Her overwhelming attraction to Ethan left her shaken. Memories of her body’s awakening in his hands keep her sleepless at night. She had always been the one to dictate how and when sex would happen. Not with him. Never before had a man ignited a passion she could not control. Ethan was outside her comfort zone. Way outside.
Fate draws Ethan and Macy together again. Will their passion burn hot and bright or flame out in mistrust? Will she surrender to the fire?
SHAKEN (COLORADO BOLD SERIES 1)
Anne Rutledge has always played it safe. Responsible. Career-conscious. Lackluster lovers. One stormy night changes everything. Anne meets a man who turns her well-ordered life upside down and inside out. Intense. Passionate. Forceful. Evan Jamison isn’t a man she can ignore. Sparks fly, ignite and spontaneously combust. Anne convinces herself a one night stand is the perfect solution.
Two weeks later and she can’t forget the wild, hot sex or the scarves Evan had tied to his bedposts; the scarves he says he’ll save for next time. She receives a text, an invitation to blindfolds and untold delights. Anne accepts; Evan doesn’t disappoint. Can Anne reconcile her chosen career with the not so proper sex she enjoys with Evan?
What if you awoke to find a stranger in your bedroom? What if he says the lover you dumped has sent him to you? Caroline Rivers wakes in the middle of the night to find a not-so-ordinary Joe looming over her. He promises wicked delights. She allows herself to be blindfolded, bound and gagged, at his mercy. Will Joe convert her into a willing submissive before the night is over? Sweet Caroline is an erotic short story which will have you wanting a midnight prowler of your own. If you like bondage, blindfolds and BDSM, read this story tonight.
Amazon Author Page — http://www.amazon.com/Maggie-McCullough/e/B00N5TP9FO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1