I would like to introduce you to Erastes, author of historical hot manlove whose motto is "the dirtier, the better" when referring to men. She loves men who are smudged with dirt ...... not so that she can lick 'em off and make 'em clean again, oh no ....... she just loves playing with and rolling in dirt! Erastes is busy preparing for the launch of Transgressions her newest novel which will hit the ground running on April 13 (that's Easter Monday, you heathens), so get out your wallets and prepare to be boarded. Wave
Now for the official profile -
Erastes lives in Norfolk, UK, if you call being slave to 2½ cats "living" and when she can be dragged kicking and screaming away from her computer, she enjoys walks by the Broads. She likes cats and cheese but has discovered only one of those is any good with toast. She's released two novels, 3 novellas and her short stories have appeared in "Best Gay Stories", "Ultimate Gay Erotica" and many others. She lives almost entirely in other centuries in the pursuit of her research, and gets extraordinarily turned on by buttons and Hessian boots.
Favorite Reading Position
Lying in the bath or in bed. I'm resisting the call of the e-reader because they are so darned expensive but when I can get get one for £30 and its waterproof, I WANT one.
Best love song
Hmm. I'm afraid my music tastes are a bit antiquated, when it comes to "modern music" I tend to live in the 1980's. Black's "Wonderful Life" is one of my favourites, or The Verve's "The Drugs don't work" - neither of them love songs, but gorgeously erotic.
Probably Friday from Robert A Heinlein's book of the same name. She's a test tube baby, physically enhanced, has a lot going for her (beautiful of course) and there's every indication she could be a Mary-Sue but Heinlein makes her hugely insecure and with an enormous chip on her shoulder about not "Being Human" - she's perfect.
Author everyone loves but you don’t
I have several. Hemingway, James Joyce, Neil Gaiman. Sorry, fans of them.
If you could be in one book/series/world which would you pick?
I'd be a shield maiden of the Rohan in Lord of the Rings.
How old is your inside voice
Around 25. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. (stops jumping in puddles)
Favorite sex song
"All by myself" (only joking) Anything slow and Classical. Preferably by Jean-Baptiste Lully. Yes. I'm weird.
If you could be a hero who would you be?
None of mine, they are all entirely too flawed. Hmm. Probably Ralph from The Charioteer.
What heroine is most like you
Can I change this to hero, please? I don't read many het stories. Josh from my short story in the I DO! Anthology, "The Snow Queen"- although he's an ex-pat American living in England, he has just lost his partner, and when i wrote that story I'd just lost my mother, so there's an awful lost of me in Josh. Including the love for snow, and the fantasies about being Kay in the fairy tale.
Boxers, Briefs, boxer briefs, kilt (I say we add commando)
For my real life men? Hmm. Briefs I'd say. Kilts are great too. For my fictional men? Anything from strossers to long johns.
Favorite book set on a tropical island
I don't think I know of any, other than Lord of the Flies.
What hero is most like your significant other
The Invisible Man!!!
What hero would you like to be your significant other
Lucius Malfoy. What do you mean he's not a hero? Sez who?
If you were stuck on a desert island what 3 things would you bring
Jason Isaacs, Lucius Malfoy's Wig and Captain Hook's wig.
Favorite drink to bring to the DIK party
Bollinger and a magical icebucket