A sucker for a happy ending, Shelly Bell writes sensual romance often with a bit of kink and action-filled erotic thrillers with high-emotional stakes for her alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines.
She began writing upon the insistence of her husband who dragged her to the store and bought her a laptop. When she’s not working her day job, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest smutty romance.
She currently writes for Avon Red Impulse, Loose Id, and Soul Mate Publishing.
TOP TEN QUESTIONS YOU NEVER ASK AN EROTIC ROMANCE WRITER
1. How do you know how to write sex scenes like that?
My response: I smile and remind them I also murder people in my books.
2. Don’t you want to write a real book?
My response: I must need to be admitted to a psychiatric ward, because I didn’t realize I was writing an imaginary book.
3. Do you get aroused when you write the sex scenes?
My response: Do you get aroused when you read them?
4. Did you start writing erotic romance because of Fifty Shades of Grey?
My response: What’s Fifty Shades of Grey?
5. Aren’t you worried that people will find out what you write?
My response: No, I’m proud of my achievements and I don’t hide them.
6. Isn’t erotic romance anti-feminist?
My response: Erotic romance is about embracing sexuality even when it may be outside the mainstream. If you believe feminism is about oppressing a woman’s sexuality, then yes, erotic romance is anti-feminist. And thank goodness for that.
7. Isn’t erotic romance just porn for women?
My response: Erotic romance is not written for “mere titillation,” but has artistic merit and believe it or not, contains intellectual content. Within my books you’ll find literary devices you learned in school such as foreshadowing, symbolism, and themes. If they also turn you on, well, all the better, right?
8. Writing an erotic romance couldn’t be that difficult. It’s just a lot of sex, right?
My response: Contrary to belief, erotic romances must also have a plot. The difference between erotic romance and other romance is the sex must be pivotal to the plot. Without it, the story wouldn’t work. And if you think writing sex is easy, why don’t you give it a try?
9. Have you ever had a ménage or tried BDSM?
My response: Have you?
10. Are your books like Fifty Shades of Grey?
My response: Again, what is Fifty Shades of Grey?
An exhibitionist who's waited her whole life to be seen …
After her stepmother is abducted, Danielle Walker has no choice but to follow the kidnapper's cryptic instructions. Under the guise of a sex slave trainee, she must infiltrate Cole DeMarco's BDSM club and find evidence of his offshore bank account … or she'll never see her stepmother alive again. But Master Cole is no stranger, and despite the dark past they share, Danielle cannot resist his magnetic pull.
The voyeur who's always been watching …
As Danielle begins uncovering Cole's secrets, the artistic voyeur arouses her deepest desires, and she surrenders to a fiery passion she never expected. But with time running out to save her stepmother, Danielle and Cole will face off against an evil growing more ruthless by the day … and discover a twisted web of lies, betrayal, and murder that neither saw coming.
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