I wrote a pair of books with Amazon erotica bestselling author Ben Boswell, and they’re now available over at Amazon. Parallel Lines: An Experiment in Temptation is a story about a married couple who have been together for ten years, and while they’re not exactly in a rut, they’re in…something. So they decide to try an experiment: they’ll each have flings with one other person. Of course, nothing’s ever that simple, right?
The books were something of an experiment in collaboration, too. I’d written Ian’s Obsession in parallel with Kirsten McCurran’s Because He’s Watching a couple years ago, but this was different. Ben and I weren’t just writing different sides of the same story. We weren’t writing from the perspective of different characters looking in on a shared experience. We were writing the same story. Meg has parts of me and Ben in her. So does Mal. Similarly, the storyline was shaped by the two of us, with each of us bringing our strengths and preferences to it.
Were we successful? I think so. Probably beyond anything I’d imagined, actually. The story that we forged was a lot more powerful and poignant than I could have hoped for. But that’s just my opinion. Read them for yourselves and tell us yours!
I wrote a porn! Well, not quite, but I wrote a story for a porn site that’s accompanied by some explicit and artfully shot photography and cinematography on FrolicMe.com. There’s an excerpt available here, but you’ll need to be a member to read the whole thing.
But this isn’t a blog post advertisement of that site (although it’s a high quality one). Instead, I get to talk about this fantasy of mine…and no, it’s not one of the kinds of fantasies that I frequently write about. This one’s more of a…professional one? That’s not the right word, but it works well enough. Anyway, I think it would be pretty cool for a studio to turn a book or story of mine into a movie (most likely a pornographic one, given the nature of my books, and let’s face it, that would be a hell of a lot more fun). Thing is, I’m a snob, and wouldn’t want it to be too…porny. (more…)