Saturday, February 9, 2008

Featured Author ~ Jeremy Edwards

1. What is your name?

Jeremy Edwards.

2. What is your most recent published work's title and where can we find it?

In January, the latest edition of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica was released. This volume (number 7) contains my story "Mindy's Pheromones," and naturally I'm thrilled about that!

The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica series is very well represented in bookstores, and it can be obtained from popular online vendors as well.

3. What is it about?

"Mindy's Pheromones" is a lighthearted (but duly explicit) story about a guy who succumbs to the primal attraction of a woman with whom he has nothing in common.

4. If you have a current project you're working on, can you share a little of it with us? Even just a

I recently finished writing an erotic novel, and I'd love to share a brief excerpt:

Susan had stood up, and she and Normandie were facing each other, each with her left hand at the waist of the other's skirt, as if they were about to dance.

They were.

Without losing eye contact with her dancing partner, Normandie eased her right hand into the other woman's panties. Susan followed Normandie's lead, preserving the symmetry by reciprocating.

Now they began to turn, actually dancing around the living room, stepping to an unheard rhythm. Fingers dancing in each other's panties.

Jacob watched in awe.

The pair had his full and most intense attention, naturally, and he took in every detail of their interaction. The way Normandie subtly led the dance, though their motions were almost identical. The way Susan was making a soft, unbroken sound—a cross between a moan, a hum, and a hint of below-the-surface laughter. The way the circular motions of Normandie's hand in Susan's panties were clockwise, while Susan's reciprocal circles were counterclockwise.

Soon the twitching of their groins began to fight against the smooth, consistent motion of the dance. Spasmodic writhings broke in upon their display of poise—and ultimately tore it apart. The elegant, circular dance was derailed, superseded by the bawdy, jiggling partnership of two women fucking each other's cunts to juicy heaven with their fingers. They bobbed left and right, shuffling their weight and banging their asses against the air, each embodying an involuntary expression of her impending female explosion. Their bodies struggled to hoard the ecstasy as long as they could, until, together, they cried pleasure like two trumpets, pulling themselves together into a wet, vibrating black hole of orgasmic energy where their pussies and fingers all blurred together.

5. When and why did you begin writing?

One day I happened to look down, and I noticed that there was a pen in my hand! But seriously ... I've done various kinds of writing since I was a kid. It's always been a natural way for me to express myself and get creative. And somewhere along the line, I found myself doing it at a professional level. As for erotica in particular: I started reading a lot of erotica in the mid-90's, and I soon began writing my own. I loved the idea of being able to give myself erotic fiction that especially appealed to me; and, of course, I love writing. Writing erotica proved to be as much of a turn-on as reading it. But it was only a sporadic activity for me for about a decade, and what I wrote was mostly seen only by me. Then, a couple of years ago, I began to seriously pursue publication and write erotica—well—constantly.

6. What is your favorite subject to write about?

It's a toss-up between sexy stuff and funny stuff.

7. What do you find is the most surprising aspect of being a writer?

The way that exciting new ideas pop into your head and save the day, just when you feel you've run out of ideas FOREVER.

8. What do you find to be the most fun?

On a good day, the actual writing!

9. What other authors do you enjoy reading? Can you tell us why?

I feel very lucky to have been exposed to so many amazing erotica writers. I read for the arousing content and the sheer, awe-inspiring beauty of the way these gifted individuals put words to work. At this point my list of favorites is a long one (and constantly growing, the more I read)! I won't roll out the whole, wonderful laundry-list here … but you'll find most of these inspiring authors linked from my blogspot blog.

10. Before becoming a writer, what was your day job?

For most of my life, I've juggled writing and other creative endeavors with my day jobs. For example, I was in the retail book business for a long time. Currently, I divide my time between creative writing and other publishing-world activities.

11. If you had one thing that you'd take with you during a house fire or other emergency, other than people or pets, what would it be?

It would have to be my computer (or at least a thumb drive that has backups from the computer). I would hate to leave behind art, books, music, and (especially) all the memorabilia in our file cabinets … but the computer comprises the majority of the stuff that it's important to me to have access to.

12. Where can we find out more about you and your projects?

At Blogger ( or at MySpace (