That's me--the Classics Seductress.
My first book, of course, is Unmasqued, a blatantly erotic version of The Phantom of the Opera. Note that I say erotic, not erotic romance. There's a biiiig difference, as was clearly discussed earlier this week on Dear Author.
I happen to agree with much of the discussion there, in particular a comment made by romblogreader:
"...But in well written erotica and erotic romance...the sex scene can fulfill just about any function, storywise (just like any non-sex scene can), and in an erotic romance, that function is in the service of a story that ultimately, has a HEA. And if you come across that eight page love scene in erotica or erotic romance, and you either skim it or flip a switch that says, “okay, time for the loveless boinking” and only see it for its smut/arousal factor, there’s a possibility you’re skipping over the very thing that you later complain is missing from the book - character development and emotional connection."Right on, romblogreader! The sex scenes are the major vehicle for character and plot development. That's why it's an erotica.
Anyway, as I was saying, my first book is an erotic version of a classic, and my second book, Master, will also be an erotic take--this time of The Count of Monte Cristo, a book that I dearly loved (all 1247 pages of it).
So now I'm thinking about what to do next...I've got a myriad of ideas, but I'm curious to hear from the peanut gallery. Are there any classics you think just beg (heh) to be seduced?