a.k.a. My really weird internet browser history
Ever wondered what sort of things an erotic author might research? My Google browser history is rather eclectic, to say the least. As an author I look up whatever comes into my head during the development and writing of a story, and as a consequence, some of my searches can be rather random!
Of course, as an erotic author, much of my research is sex-based – especially for some of the less “vanilla” erotic romance books such as Sex Club Secrets, Not Vanilla (Spanking) or Not Vanilla (Bondage). My first point of call when I’m not sure is usually my internet browser.
What color is an “intense green eye”? Where do all those extra arms and legs go in a foursome sex scene? When was the first sex toy invented…and what the heck was it? If my hero is a Sagittarius, what star sign is his perfect match? What type of rope is best for a beginner in a shibari rope bondage session? You name it, I’ve probably searched it!
Here’s an A to Z sample of some of the things I’ve looked up over the past few months – all in the name of research, I promise you! Well, except for the Jon Snow thing. And the Thomas Cromwell thing. And yeah, maybe the vontouring – I was just plain curious about that one!
B – Butt naked or buck naked?
C – Cock Ring – what does it feel like for the guy?
D – Dominant and submissive relationships
E – Erotic spanking
F – Foursome sex variables
G – Greek gods and sexuality
H – Hand or paddle for spanking?
I – Intense green eyes
J – Jon Snow – PLEASE DON’T click the spoiler unless you’re up to date with GoT!
K – Kinbaku or shibari – what is the difference?
L – Lesbian sex
M – Merlin and Myrnin (this one thanks to Rachel Caine’s Morganville vampire series)
O – Olisbos
P – Pleasure and pain in sex
Q – Quotes about romance and passion
R – Rope bondage – types of rope
S – Sex club virtual tours
T – Thomas Cromwell (yes, I was watching Wolf Hall)
U – Urban dictionary
V – Vontouring (My question after looking this up… why?!)
W – What if two Doms fall in love?
X – X-rated alcohol recipes
Y – Yoga and sexuality techniques
Z – Zodiac signs and romance
So, there you have it, some of my recent book research questions. Please leave a comment – I’d love to hear about some of your more unusual, strange or funny internet searches!
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