Monday, 17 February 2014

April Quinn: What Is Monster Erotica?

Please welcome April Quinn, author of Captured by the Stegasaurus

Monster erotica is a fictional story involving a hero or heroine having sex with a non human creature, such as a dinosaur, dragon or octopus.

They’re usually short 3,000-10,000 word stories and you can download them on your e-reader.

So what is the appeal?  In my story, Captured by the Stegosaurus, Lina finds the greatest pleasure of her life when she’s at the mercy of a dinosaur.  The sex is consensual, and my heroine discovers her sexuality while in the throes of passion.

I believe you should take your audience seriously when writing in this genre.  If you expect people to pay (usually) $2.99 for a short monster sex story, then give them something worthwhile to read.  Make them glad they plunked down $2.99 for a short erotic read.  Make your story so good that they’ll want to buy any more stories you write.

One thing to be careful of, is to avoid anachronisms in your story.  For example, if your heroine is a cave girl, then she wouldn’t wear a watch.  If you’re already familiar with this time period, either by research or reading novels, then you probably have a good grasp of how people lived, what they wore, and what tools or implements were available to them.

Some things to ask yourself:

How did they measure time?
Did everyone live in a tribe?
What were their greatest predators?
What kind of language did they speak?

Even if cavemen and women spoke a different language to English, it’s far easier to have everyone in your story speak English.  However, be mindful that they probably wouldn’t have used modern slang; words such as baby boomers, dawg, my bad, kewl, peeps, laters, etc.

If this genre has intrigued you, why not read a story or two and see what you like or dislike?  You could even try writing your own monster erotica story!

April Quinn is the author of Captured by the Stegosaurus, available on Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Apple.

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