So who better to ask than the lovely and talented, Diane Demetre.
Diane has worked in the education and entertainment industries as a school teacher, dancer, choreographer, director and guest celebrity, as well as managing and owning her own successful businesses.
Having spent many years as a stress & life skills therapist, motivational speaker and life coach, she adopted the pseudonym of the Goddess of Love, making guest appearances on national radio and television in Australia, offering advice on life, love, sex and relationships.
Her first foray into fiction was released this week. DANCING QUEEN is the first in an erotic trilogy and who better to ask about how one puts 'eros' into erotic then this amazing lady.
You can find out more about Diane on her website. Click HERE
I never thought I’d write erotic romance but the story swirling in my mind could have been nothing but that. A love story with a twist meant the sexual relationship between the lead characters was critical to the plot. More than just sexual tension, there needed to be highly erotic scenes describing the style of sex play, so the full impact of the story could be experienced in the story’s resolution.
Yet highly descriptive, blow-by-blow sex scenes, (sorry for the pun), rarely imbue the reader with a compelling reason to continue reading. Without the characters’ deeper internal and external relationships, a story falters. Enter — Eros — the mythological Greek god of love. Recognised for his wings, bow and quiver of arrows, and often know under the alias of Cupid, he represents the most fundamental of all human needs. Love.
Without Eros, a story often falls short of a romance readers’ expectation. This is true in all sub-genres of romance but especially for me, in erotic romance. When carnal desire is underpinned by a profound yearning, Eros weaves magic into the story. This yearning can be for one’s own awakening and to experience a more fulfilling sense of self love, self-worth and self-value. Or this yearning carries the character outside of him/herself, to connect with another at such a spiritual level, even when the odds are stacked against them.
In most cases, the yearning for love is both an internal and external expression of hope. Without loving oneself, we cannot truly love another and this is true of us as human beings as well as the characters we write about. When I put Eros into my erotic romances, he becomes my muse. He guides me to delve deeper, to look for love and express that love through my characters words, actions and importantly, my sex scenes. And when I get it right, he taps me on the shoulder, blows me a kiss and flies off selflessly to another in need of his magic.
About Dancing Queen
Aided and abetted by three vivacious girlfriends, Michele embarks on her new erotic adventures, but gets more than she expects, when mysterious yacht captain Mark Miller unleashes her wanton desires.
Further complicating matters, debonair Greek businessman Nick Stavros arrives on the scene and falls madly in love with her, promising the happy-ever-after ending. Although not her
type, Michele finds his charm and persistence strangely bewitching.
But will she give up her new-found freedom? Will she choose one man over the other?
And who’s the special someone she’s been unconsciously searching for all her life?
Dancing Queen is a steamy, erotic romance where you can expect the unexpected from the heady heights of love to everything in between.
Reader Advisory: This book contains a sexually empowered heroine and willing men to fulfil her desires. Casual sex scenes with recreational drug use. Red hot romance rating 5