Guest Blogger: Natalie St. Clair ~ Erotic Romance Author

October 24, 2012

My guest today is Natalie St. Clair. Natalie is a self-published erotic author who gives us some insights into making it in the world of publishing. Her book is available for sale from Amazon.

Q. As a self-published author can you tell us what the main obstacles are in the whole process?

A. Promoting. Promoting your book is the most difficult thing to do as a self-published author because it is something that most authors do not anticipate when they decide to go it alone and it can be quite time-consuming.

Q. How long did it take to get your first book published from start to finish?

A. It did not take long. I finished writing the manuscript after a month and it took me five days to have it published and distributed to all major retailers

Q. Where did you get the idea for, Pleasuring A Scandalous Marquess?

A. The idea just came to me really. I had been looking for an idea for a novel for days then as I was sitting in my living room watching Jane Eyre the idea of a Victorian governess turned naughty began to quickly form in my head.

Q. Tell us a bit about the hero and heroine in, Pleasuring A Scandalous Marquess.

A. Rhea, the heroine is an impoverished lady who is trying to make ends meet as a governess. She is strong, shy but adventurous at the same time and has always liked to experiment but society has kept all that bottled inside her. That all changes of course when she meets the hero, Nathaniel who is a rogue and a libertine, likes to have fun and enjoy life in the most decadent way possible. He is a bit of a ladies’ man and even though has quite a tainted reputation he is lovable and is welcomed by everyone.

Q. What are you working on right now and what can we expect from you next?

A. I am currently working on a contemporary erotic romance novel. I haven’t figured out what the title would be but it will be an office romance between a shy external auditor and her billionaire client.

Q. What has been the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome in your writing?

A. Ummm… if I have to think hard I would say writing the sex scenes. Those were difficult for me at first but as I progressed they became easier and easier.

Q. Did you always want to become a writer?

A. Yes. Ever since I read my first Goosebumps by R.L. Stine I’ve always wanted to write stories of my own. I started writing horror stories when I was thirteen but when I read my first harlequin I was converted to romance and haven’t looked back ever since.

Q. Where do you get the inspirations for your books?

A. Mostly from my experiences but also from the experiences of my friends and the old costume dramas that I love to watch.

Q. Do you listen to music while you are writing, and if so what music is it?

A. Yes I do. Music helps me clear my mind and focus on what I am currently doing as it tends to wander. I love all types of music but when I am writing I usually listen to new age classical. I love Philip Aaberg and Nakai, I consider those two to be the best in the field of new age classical. I also listen to the piano sonatas of Mozart and Chopin.

Q. How do we find out about you and your books?

A. I maintain a blog where I share my thoughts and opinions on other books and what people say about my own.

The excerpt

This elicited a cry from Rhea who was now slowly writhing under him and exploring the chiseled chest inside the loosely tied robe he was wearing. Due to her actions, the robe untied itself and fell over rewarding Rhea with a huge rigid shaft

“You look amazing.”

“You think so?”

“Of course. Actually, amazing is the wrong word. You look…luscious” Nate said drawing Rhea into his arms and dropping a kiss on her lips that had been intended to be light but ended up being deep and passionate leaving both of them breathless .

God, she is sweet. Nate thought. She is sweet and sultry all rolled into one. Which was a rare combination to find in a woman and he loved it. He had seen it when he set eyes on her the very first day he saw her in his sister’s garden. After that, all he could think about was getting inside her. And he tried, but the wench would not give him the light of day, playing games of cat and mouse with him and his cock until he could not take it anymore, until his cock could not take anymore hardness without relief. So he yielded and made her his mistress, which was probably what she wanted after making him go through what he went through during his stay at Surrey Abbey.

But looking at her now, gorgeously presented to him in an almost transparent white negligee he had chosen earlier for her that amply displayed all her wondrous naked attributes, from her lush rose tipped breasts down to the sweet pot that was covered with raven curls. He was glad he had made her his mistress.

He bent down his head again and kissed her, gently this time but no less sensual. “I want to do to you what I had been aching to do ever since the day I met you.” He whispered softly.

“Mmm… and what is that?”

“Fuck every little orifice of yours until you scream the words no more. Do things that no other man has ever done to you.”…

Thank you for being my guest today, Natalie, and I hope you achieve much success with all your books.

One Comment

  • Jan Bowles October 24, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Welcome, Natalie.