It all started with this simple question from Kirsten McCurran:
Which do you prefer? Cheating wife or shared wife stories? Why?
— Kirsten McCurran (@KirstenMcCurran) May 12, 2015
It led to a pretty lengthy Twitter discussion around the possibility of a female-led hotwife story, and whether a story like that was possible. Could something truly be a “hotwife” (or naughty wife, if you prefer), which is typically a male-led fetish, while also having the wife being the driving force behind the fantasy?
I didn’t want it to be lost to the twisted tubes of the internet, so I stuck it all in a Storify story. Read it if you’re curious, then come back here and tell me what you think.
There’s a subset of the subgenre of naughty wife erotica that would like to see the wife punished for her misadventures. This variant is typically called “burn the bitch,” or BTB (not to be confused with the corporate lingo), usually features a cheating wife, and is almost always not my thing.
This’ll be short, but I felt like it needed to be addressed because these story lines are so tangential to the ones that I am drawn to, and I’ve gotten a few readers asking (or suggesting) I explore a BTB. Simply put, I won’t. To me, a happy ending is pretty damn important, both from a romantic perspective, but also from a literary one. I write about couples (and wives) who explore a naughty side of themselves that they didn’t know they had. The goal is always to strengthen their relationship by understanding themselves better. To write a story that ends in revenge runs contrary to what I’m trying to do as an author.
Let me be clear about a few things. Opinions are opinions, and I’m not judging those people who enjoy this kind of literature. Our desires are crazy and inexplicable things, and sexuality is even more enigmatic. Also, real life is messier than fiction. People cheat. People get hurt. People hurt their loved ones. And a lot of times, marriages end in divorce (or worse). I strive to write stories full of characters that (hopefully) feel real, and they go through their ups and downs, and things may even get dark, but in the end, I’m writing their destinies, and I feel like writing one that ends in tragedy would be a waste of time for me.
Again, this is only my opinion, and it’s one of many. But hopefully this’ll help set your expectations about my books.