Monday, May 28, 2012

Write What You Know?

I am amazed at how many people think that just because we write erotic, we do everything our characters do in the books. Obviously we write what we know and not what our twisted brains imagine. I find it funny that some readers thinks we erotic authors are constantly having orgies, run around in our daily lives bound and hooked, and that we all sleep with the first person we make eye contact with that day.

By that same standard, does that mean people who write about serials killers must go around acting out the murders before they can put it to page? Yes, we all research in our own ways--some by acting out our scenes, others from the safety of our computers researching online.

Personally, I enjoy living vicariously through my characters. I am not coordinated, nor limber enough to do some of the things I've asked my characters to do. This particular writer does not roam around the house in a satin negligee with a made up face and flawless hair do, as my characters. Nope, I sit on the couch in my ragged T-shirt and shorts, mascara and eyeliner smudged under my eyes, munching on chocolate and chugging diet soda. Now if that isn't sexy, I don't know what is!

How do you picture your favorite authors as they create? Or, if you are the writer, what is the method to your madness...uh, creativity?

Monday, August 29, 2011

New Release

I am ecstatic to present the cover for my very first erotic story, Dustin's Gamble, part of the Dume Ranch series. 

I didn't realize how difficult it would be to write an erotic story. After all, it's just words on paper/screen. You create the characters and settings and add in a bit of sex. Yeah, right.  For me, stepping outside the comfort zone of sweet was like diving into the artic waters naked. The breath riped from my lungs, my brain went into shock.  But, in the end, all the blood, sweat, and tears is well worth it. I mean, look at the six pack on that man. Whew! 

I will keep you posted with a final release date, blurb and excerpt.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Shout Out to Callie Croix

My dear friend, Callie Croix, has a new release today from The Wild Rose Press.  Erotic romance Deacon's Touch is book one in the Dume Ranch series.  You can visit her at .  She is an amazing author, and you will be blown away by her stories.  Congrats on the new release, my friend.  Many happy successes to you!

After her own engagement goes to hell, workaholic Jessica Talbot dreads her friend’s bachelorette party at a dude ranch in Nowheresville, Texas. But the outlook for the weekend brightens when Deacon Dumen picks her up at the airport. The sexy cowboy awakens every dormant sexual fantasy with nothing more than a friendly smile and a handshake.

Ex-Air Force Pararescueman Deke Dumen doesn’t know what to make of the sexy yet reserved brunette who breaks through the walls he built after an injury ended his career and a divorce soured him on relationships. As a guest at his family's ranch Jessie is off limits, but the Dom in him rebels at the restriction, even as he realizes his penchant for control in the bedroom would likely scare the holy hell out of her.
When Jessie shocks Deke by asking for exactly what he's been craving, he's ready to break the rules and introduce her to his own brand of dominance. Her willing surrender rocks them both to the core. But once the weekend's over, they must decide if it was just a wild fling or the start of something more.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A New Career...

Welcome to my JJ Ranger blogger site. I am thrilled to announce my first erotic short story Dustin's Gamble has been contracted by The Wild Rose Press. This is one of four stories that will be released under Cowboy Kink for the Dume Ranch series. I'll keep you posted as to release dates and news as the information becomes available.