Monday, February 5, 2007

Hi there!
I am Lacy Danes. I’m not really sure how to intro myself here, so I guess I will just jump in with how I stated reading historical romance.

I have always loved books with really hot sex in them. I would go on Amazon and search for books that were historical romance that had a sensuality rating of 8 or 9 and I would buy any and all I could.

I started reading Lisa Kleypas that way. I loved her and then moved from her to Susan Enoch. My mom turned me on to Stephanie Laurens from there; I started reading Mary Balogh, Jo Beverly, Sabrina Jefferies and finally the classics like Jane Austin. I too have never read Heyer. In the classics, I really missed the steam… the sex…. so I ventured to classic erotica.

A few of my favorites are Fanny Hill, The Pearl, My Secret Life, The Romance Of Lust and most stories by the Marquis De Sade. What I love about them is the way there are social rules, yet none, or there are rules and they break them. I don’t know if you would agree with that statement about the above stories, but for me sexually doing what some feel is indecent, is incredibly hot and when these books were written the content was VERY naughty. Hell it still is viewed as naughty.

I just recently picked up a small book that made me laugh and laugh. It is called the Autobiography Of A Louse. I have not finished it yet, the language is purple prose-ish and that is what made me laugh but so far it has been quite entertaining.

For me the stories in the above books gave me a glimpse into the minds of the men of the times. They show what they thought about sex or at least what they fantasized about!

Most of the classic erotica I enjoy is from the Victorian times. I love history and especially history of social sexual behaviors.

So here I am… my book WHAT SHE CRAVES releases in March of 2007. WSC is my first book and I'm still in awe that I am published. My stories always seem to involve some sort of kink. Whether that is a light form of S&M or strong women who wish to submit and please a man.

I look forward to meeting and chatting with you all!

Hugs and Kisses,


Pam Rosenthal said...

Hi Lacy -- yes, it's fascinating how important the discussion of sexuality has been... just at the same time as the West is trying to figure out what the heck democracy is all about.

Shelli Stevens said...

Heya Lacy god to see you on here. :) You ladies have a fun blog group!

robynl said...

What She Craves has a hot cover and congrats on the soon to be release.

Lacy Danes said...

Thanks Robynl... I LOVE the cover. John my editor did an awesome job picking it!

Hi Shelli! Thanks for stopping by chicky.

It is interesting how sex has always had kink or fetishes. Through history various sexual behaviors have gone back and forth between acceptable, or relatively so to being punishable by society. More on that topic at a later time… Grin.


Kate Pearce said...

Hi Lacy and I love the book cover!
John is my editor at Kensington as well!

Lenora Bell said...

Hi Lacy, you are so right about the smut penned by those naughty Victorians--it is delicious. I love all the books you mentioned, and I would put in my votes for including The Yellow Room, the original Autobiography of a Flea (as well as the Mitchell Brother's 1976 film adaptation of the same), and Eveline.

Since we obviously have the same taste in spices, I can't wait for What She Craves to be released.

Jane Lockwood said...

Lacy, you have one of the best lists of dirty words (historical ones) I've ever seen on your site--thanks for the public service!

Pam Rosenthal said...

Actually, Lacy, it was your evident instinct for kink and fetish that made me know I wanted to blurb your first book.

Little Lamb Lost said...

Hi Lacy! I have been reading romance for some years but only came across steamy romance in the last couple of years. Looking at the titles of classic erotica I realized that I have a lot to look into. :)

Lacy Danes said...

Leorna Bell,
Thanks for the tips on the additional books. I am always on the look out for good old reads.
Great to see you here! ;-)

You are welcome... When I first started writing historical sex, I had such a hard time finding words to use... I thought others would benefit from what I had found.

I Love your quote! Thank You again. I used it on my February RT add for WHAT SHE CRAVES!

Little Lamb Lost,
The classic Erotic stories I listed here are great! If you like to read about sex then you should be pleased with them. They are NOT really Romances, but turn you on just the same.

Hugs and Kiss all,

Robin L. Rotham said...

Ah, Lacy, you said the magic words. I'd tell you what they were, but that would take way too long. :D At any rate, they made me hit that damn Preorder button at Amazon -- again. Mr. Robin is not going to be pleased with my "research" expenses this month, LOL!

Cherie said...

I agree. It is amazing how the expression of sexuality has changed throughout the ages and even in different cultures. Books like the ones you mentioned were black market type books. Any one of culture and refinement would not be caught reading it. Society could be harsh judges. You still even see it sometimes today but not as strongly.

Cherie J

Pam Rosenthal said...

Actually, Cherie, during the period before the French revolution, smutty books and Englightenment classics like those by Voltaire and Rousseau were both smuggled past the censors into France from the same publishers in Protestant countries. They were all called "philosophical books," and just about anyone with any claim to being literate and up on the latest were buying them from the booksellers who sold them illegally.

Lacy Danes said...

Robin L Rotham,
Now I’m wondering what those words are! You can't do that... stick out tongue and stamp foot. ;-)
Thanks for the Preorder! Hugs.

Cherie J,
Yes, you do see society judging people who are interested in sex or fetishes today. I think it is a shame. Most people’s thoughts about sex, especially in the US, are very narrow. Though I think we are getting better. Society’s views go through cycles it seems.
The books I mentioned were Black market... I have read stories where gentlemen would buy them to get their thrill, and then toss them into the fire so no one would find them reading it!


Lacy Danes said...

Great piece of information!
Again, it is interesting how society’s view can cause the same subject matter in a book to be craved and shunned at the same time… and sometimes by the same individual!


Lenora Bell said...

Lacy, I second Janet's praise for the list of dirty words on your website--it's a wonderful resource for readers and writers alike.

Meljprincess said...

Hiya Lacy,
My great aunt introduced me to historical romance. I have a copy of THE PEARL and I love anything about the Marquis De Sade.
I read "A Necessary Husband" by Debra Mullins and her sex scenes made me squirm in my seat. Check her out!
Looking forward to reading your book. Man, this is a great blog! So many new authors *and one I know although she tried to be sneaky* lol! and all these good books.
Purrrrrr...let's talk kink.

Lacy Danes said...

Lenora Bell,
Thanks for the second on my word list!
I'm glad people are finding it helpful.

Glad you like the Blog! I have not read Debra Mullins. Though "A Necessary Husband" is sitting in my TBR pile. I hope it makes me squirm too!

Kink... I'm always up to talk about kink! I'm sure it will be a reoccurring topic on this Blog.

Hugs and Kisses,