Okay, so I made up the concept of #newauthornovember (but it comes with a hashtag!), but with the influx of (really bad) erotica hitting the Amazon market, it’s not a bad time to introduce the idea. There’s just so much out there, and so much of it is poorly written, or too short, or obvious cash grabs. It can be overwhelming to sift through. I understand it, because when I’m not writing, I have a hard time finding good stuff to read, too. Of course there’s Ben Boswell, Max Sebastian, and Kirsten McCurran. I’d like to mention a couple newer authors to the scene: Arnica Butler and Sidney Sitravon.
Arnica Butler is actually not new at all to the writing scene, but she’s only just now started tackling the hotwife/cuckold/naughty wife subgenre…and she’s tackling it with force. I was initially intrigued by her book The Hotwife Summer. Her prose moves and her sex scenes were explosive, plus there was an interesting twist on what could have been a pretty conventional bull-hotwife relationship.
I should note that some of her stuff borders on the cuckold side of things, and she features some strong-willed females, but these books always swing back to the love and connection between the husband and wife. Her best book to date is her latest, Ela’s Performance, hands down. It’s a must-read if there ever was one. It hits all the right notes for me (you’ll get the pun when you read it), and is just really quality erotica. If this is the trajectory of Arnica’s work, we’re in for some real treats.
Sidney was actually recommended to me by JMaxxx on this very site. Sidney’s Katelyn’s Stranger Series is written from the wife’s perspective (Katelyn), which I’ll confess I’m usually not a huge fan of. This series, however, had me hooked from the beginning. It’s well told, it’s well written, and it’s filled with characters that feel real. Katelyn struggles in a way that feels authentic. She’s guilty for being attracted to other men, scared of what her husband will think of her, yet unable to deny the new desires and feelings she’s having. This feat is even more impressive when you consider that the author is a guy.
Katelyn’s trilogy covers her struggles and where it ultimately leads. And like Arnica (and all the authors that I enjoy), it keeps coming back to the relationship. This isn’t a story just about Katelyn, but about Katelyn and her husband, Steve. Check it out, you won’t be sorry. I, for one, am eagerly anticipating what Sidney’s got next.
Also, also, I’ve finished my (hopefully) final draft of Training to Love It 2. It’s with my sweet, beautiful editor now.