Saturday, November 26, 2011

Guest Blog and Giveaway with Camryn Rhys

Book Description:

When Kit Parker meets the woman of her dreams, the fact that she appears to be dating the local food critic is only a minor setback. The negative review of her restaurant in their paper doesn’t even daunt her, as it presents her with an excuse to spend more time with Emily. When she finds out it should be Emily’s byline under the title warning people away from Kit’s new restaurant, that may be an obstacle she can’t overcome.

Girls Gone Wild and Other Fantasies About F/F Romance

When I first started researching my current book, Off the Record, which is a female/female romance, I unfortunately began by doing market research. I asked both men and women what they would enjoy about reading an erotic romance between two women.

The answers I got back from women were beautiful. They were all about celebrating emotive depth and the sexual passion you can achieve by knowing what it feels like to be a woman and then pleasuring another woman. Or about how women can connect so emotionally with each other, and what an intense experience that would be.

The men just wanted to see boobies rubbing together. Typical.

One of the men suggested I watch some lesbian porn to get a good idea about how to write lesbian erotica (which he must equate, but I do not). I quickly learned that there are two very distinct types of lesbian porn: made for women, and made for men.

Men just want to see boobies rubbing together. Granted, there are other elements to lesbian porn made for men. They like to see women making women climax by sticking things inside each others’ vaginas. Big shocker there. Men think that because they climax from sticking their dick in any hole, that means women will climax by sticking any object in their vagina. Doesn’t work that way, boys.

But I found that there was little actually lesbian emotion happening in lesbian porn made for men. In fact, it was really just two women getting together who want to turn on some man behind the camera. To me, when men are the focus of the women getting together, that’s not lesbian porn.

How do I know that? Because I found some actual lesbian porn and it’s *completely* different. Completely. This porn is all about the woman’s body. Most of it didn’t include any penetration other than tongues or fingers. No toys, no vegetables or beer bottles or broomsticks. Lots and lots of kissing. A lot of 69, and a lot of eating pussy making eye contact. Very emotionally deep.
And that was more inspiring for my two characters than the heteroflexible performing women in the lesbian-porn-for-men. Not that there’s anything… wrong with that. But it definitely wasn’t going to work as inspiration for my story.

The love that Kit and Emily share in Off the Record is definitely quick-developing, and mostly physical at first, but they come to realize that they are so much on the same wavelength and want so much for each other to be whole and happy and successful, that they can overcome any obstacle. And there are plenty in front of them…  I hope you enjoy Off the Record as much as I do.

~Camryn Rhys

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The Scarf Princess said...

I've read a few f/f and enjoyed them. Would love to read more and love the synopsis of this. Pretty please count me in for this.

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jfort357 said...
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jfort357 said...

This book sounds enticing!!! I enjoy reading f/f!!! Count me in!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! :-)


elaing8 said...

I've read quite a few f/f books lately.this one sounds really good.
Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Melissa/welachild said...

I've never read f/f before and half way through Off The Record I'm enjoying the emotional tension. And this book introduced me to Capercaillie! I'll be keeping an eye out for it at the store :)