Now there was a time when I was young and I will admit, there where times I wore the uniform. But I knew damn well what I was doing when I put on a tiny top and a skirt that was too short to pants that were too tight.Was it sexy? Well yeah in a one night stand, don't really need to know your name kind of way. But it wasn't sensual, it damn sure wasn't mysterious, and it didn't attract the man I married. I think it is so sad that so few of young women today know the difference between Victoria's Secret and Fredrick's of Hollywood. There is a fine line between erotica and porn. And while the lines can be blurred at times, there are distinct differences. I received far more attention in my military uniform (back in the day) than I ever did in my whore's uniform. And the quality of the attention was as different as day and night. While I would get the touchy grabby kind in the whore uniform, I would get the undivided attention of men who may have wanted me the sexual being, but they also wanted me the person. What are your experiences? And how do you feel about wearing the uniform?
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Or just plain fuckin'.
How much is too much when it comes to reading a story? I'm a strong believer that there should be no sex in a story that's unwarranted, and the level of description should also be in line with the story. Sometimes the genre "defines" the amount of sex the story should have--if any.
And then there's the question of contraception. Is it the responsibility of author to be PC and assure the reader that characters are practicing safe sex?
Is there really a reason for all of this or are we--as readers and/or authors--just conditioned to follow the herd and stay within certain boundaries?
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
So, as I sit here and think about my next story and the male lead character, I started thinking about inspiration. Now, before you say, "What the heck is Reana talking about?", just hear me out for a second. Inspiration for stories and and characters can come in various forms and I know that I've come up with many of my stories when I least expect it.
For example, as I'm sitting in the coffee shop looking out the large front window, I see a sexy man walk by. A story can be generated just from that short glimpse alone. At the time I see him walk by, I don't know if he has an Alpha personality, is loyal to his family and friends, married with six kids, etc. But what I do know is that if I write a story about him, he can be whatever I want him to be. Second example, is a song that I hear on the radio as I'm driving into work. A song can be the basis for a wonderful romance story, with a few twists and turns added in to make things interesting...of course.
So, as I begin to write another story and build the male lead, I can't help but be inspired by a television show that I'm completely addicted to. The two male leads are tough as nails, alpha personalities to a nth degree, but the love and loyalty they have for their women is amazing. Without a doubt, those are the kind of male leads I want to portray in all of my stories. When people finish reading something I've written, I want them to exhale (loudly) and desire to find a man like that for themselves.
Yes, inspiration can be found anywhere if you're looking for it. Now that I've been inspired by gladiators with to die for abs and muscled torso's...I'm sure I'll have the proper motivation for those, uhm, sexy bedroom scenes...
So, whether you write or you read...what inspires you the most?