Thursday, January 14, 2010

Erotocomedy with Jeremy Edwards

by Jeremy Edwards

I’ve written well over a hundred short erotica pieces, and I believe that humor crops up in the majority of them. Sometimes it’s just the occasional witty observation on the part of a character or the narrator, while in other instances there’s a vein of banter or levity coursing through the entire tale.

As an erotica writer, it’s my job to make sure our chuckles don’t come at the expense of the sensuality or the orgasms; but it’s fun finding ways to use humor to complement the sexiness—developing character, breaking the ice, building sexual tension ... and keeping the reader amused while we’re en route to the bedroom. Sex and laughter are two of my very favorite things, and I love the ways they can interact.

And it’s no surprise that when I sat down to write my first erotic novel, I recognized that humor would be key to my approach. Moreover, I knew its role would go beyond that of a garnish: a novel requires a heap of plot, and my plot was going to be a comedic one—a zany erotica adventure.

In other words, I wanted to write the funniest sexy book I could—and the sexiest funny book.

Here’s the official description of Rock My Socks Off, which gives you an idea of what I came up with:

Writer Jacob Hastings is uninspired by his latest assignment: a museum full of hideous rocking horses. But his socks are rocked by Normandie Stephens, a mischievous astronomer who can match his dry wit, quip for quip, and his sexual appetite, frolic for frolic, with energy to spare.

Thanks to Jacob’s public relations and the machinations of a feisty and frisky mentor named Kate, an impasse in Normandie’s career promises to blossom into either glory or disaster—with enigmatic photographer Susan and obtuse clubber Brandon along for the wild rocking-horse ride. Between farcical talk show appearances, sensuous threesomes, horny little quickies, sex-drenched romantic getaways, and close calls with utter embarrassment, the pace never lets up in this smart erotic romp.

And here’s a brief ... um ... taste of how the book reads:

She waited until he had properly situated himself, then she squatted over his face so that her pussy was a few inches above his mouth. ‘We’re going to do lick-ups.’


They’re sort of like sit-ups. You use your muscles to raise yourself up till your tongue can reach … me. You keep your head in its raised position for – God, as long as you possibly can, please – then you let it drop back onto the bed. Rest and repeat.’

'I see!’ said Jacob.

‘Trust me, it will be *great* … uh, exercise.’

That it was. Jacob’s abs got a workout each time he strained to reach her. And the tender, exquisite reaction to every touch of his tongue was a more than adequate reward for his efforts. And he was beautifully motivated to repeat the effort time and again. It seemed as if Normandie might even come before he reached his lick-up limit.

The sound of the door opening startled them. Jacob was sure he had taken care to leave the FOR GOD’S SAKE DO NOT FUCKING DISTURB THIS PERPETUALLY HORNY COUPLE sign on the knob.

‘Oh, sorry guys,’ said Kate. ‘Say, are you doing lick-ups?’

Jacob sat up for real as Normandie reluctantly shimmied off his face. ‘Why does everyone know about lick-ups but me?’ he asked. ‘I was just getting the hang of it, too.’

‘I can see that,’ said Kate. ‘And, if I may say so, well hung.’


I’m very excited this week, because Rock My Socks Off has just been released in the UK (with North American release scheduled for later in the year). I am deeply grateful to my publisher, Xcite Books, for believing in my ability to make you laugh and make you come—almost at the same time.

Please visit the Xcite website for easy ordering. (They ship worldwide.)

You’ll also find Rock My Socks Off available through numerous UK and world online retailers, and in many Waterstone’s brick-and-mortar bookshops.

And for much more Jeremy Edwards (including half-naked author portraits and my “Rock My Socks Off” song), visit

I also blog, at

Thank you, Roxanne!


The libidinous fiction of Jeremy Edwards has been widely published online (at Clean Sheets, Erotic Woman, Fishnet, Good Vibrations, Oysters & Chocolate, Sex-Kitten, and other sites), as well as in over thirty-five print anthologies from Cleis, Logical-Lust, New American Library, Phaze, Running Press, and Xcite. His work was selected for The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica vols. 7, 8, and 9.

As a guest on the Web circuit, Jeremy has been seen or heard at Erotica Readers & Writers Association, Lust Bites, LoveHoney, Dr. Dick’s Sex Advice, and Cult of Gracie Radio. In the nonvirtual world, he has read his work at the In the Flesh series in New York, the Erotic Literary Salon in Philadelphia, and (via telephone) In the Flesh: L.A. He has been featured in the literary showcase of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and is a frequent contributor to Scarlet and Forum [UK] magazines.

Photograph by Mayumi Yoshimaru


Jeremy Edwards said...

Thanks again for hosting me on your beautiful blog, Roxanne!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

You are so welcome. Glad to have you here today.

Sorry I am a bit late bouncing in, I've had computer issues the past couple days.

But I am here now. So let's get this party going.

Sherry said...

I loved the little taste of your books it was great made me want to read more.

Jeremy Edwards said...

Thank you, Sherry!

The "Stories" section of my website, by the way, has lots of little teasers and many links to JE pieces at free-access online magazines:

Danielle said...


well done..and thank you for bringing me here to roxannes house..i ll stay a littkle bit longer and have a look around..:-)

Jeremy Edwards said...

Hi, Danielle. Thanks! I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself here.

So great of you to trek across the ocean to join us today!

booklover0226 said...

Now where is that credit card hiding....

Loved the excerpt, can't wait to read the book!

Tracey D

Estella said...

Great excerpt! Am looking forward to reading the book.

Jeremy Edwards said...

Thank you so much, booklover0226 and Estella! I hope my book will please you.

Annemarie said...

Oh my, you've sold me a book! Fantastic teaser!

Jeremy Edwards said...

Wow, thanks, Annemarie! And, hey, I think you and I are going to be in Coming Together: As One together. (That's a lot of "togethers," lol.)

Annemarie said...

lol small world. I'm having one of those everything-is-a-blur weeks. Looks like it's going to be a fun read and I can't wait to read the finished product.

And thank God for The Book Depository (and their free shipping.) These days I don't have to sweat it out if a book I want isn't released in North America until a later date.