Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale, whether it is contemporary, paranormal, historical, ménage, M/M or BDSM - she loves it all! One of her passions is bringing people's fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor.
When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern coast of Oregon, where the constant rain and fog remind her of visits to her family in England and Scotland when she was a child.
Morticia has a three-book series called Uniform Encounters set in the Southwest that features those yummy men in uniform coming out in 2013, and is currently working on both a Steampunk horror ménage, and a Sci-fi ménage.
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Morticia has brought along her new release.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
“Just How Clandestine Can a Classic Get?”
Thank you for having me here today Elodie, and oh what a tale I have to tell. Last week, my release for the Clandestine Classic line came out, and my classic is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which is now an MMF with BDSM elements. Basically, for this line of erotic romance books, Total E-Bound Publishing takes an existing classic – and without changing a word of the story - open the bedroom door (wide open!) and in that author’s voice, write what would have been severely frowned upon in that point in history. Well – people did it, but they certainly never wrote about it. Okay, maybe they wrote about it, but unless they were willing to be ostracized and live a tortured life a la the Marquis de Sade, they certainly never shared it publicly.
I had an absolute blast writing my classic. I will admit that there was a lot of work and research involved; you can’t just ignore the little details such as what would have been a proper breakfast in the 18th century, and whether or not the word “pussy” was used as slang yet. All of that fun stuff had to be looked up and verified. But the part that was so much fun for me was writing in Irving’s voice. He had a very ironic way of viewing things, and was superfluous in his speech. There was a bit of Jonathan Swift as well in his writing.
So I was able to take the proverbial ball and run with it – so this classic is not a somber, plodding tale, it is more of a light-hearted romp. Oh – and quite dirty. These are bawdy people who enjoy a good tumble with one, two and sometimes more at a time. Here’s a little taste with an excerpt that combines Irving with my additions.
Excerpt from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
By Washington Irving & Morticia Knight
True to his word, Ichabod swived the lass until just before the telling of the dawn, leaving her sore and well-used, and with the knowledge in one night of all of the skills of Aphrodite. He escorted her safely back to her parents’ home, and bade her a brief farewell, planning to state his suit to her father very soon. But first he must send word to Jonathan, for he knew his lover was nearing the end of his studies, and surely the joyful news of his female find would entice Jonathan to their side forthwith.
Wending his way down the path to the most recent dwelling where he was making his home, he pondered all they had discussed throughout the previous eve. Although still confident in his success against his rival, he was a prudent man, and shied from declaring definitive conclusions when there were still matters to be finalised. For whilst some may profess to know the perfect way that a woman’s heart is secured, I profess not to know how women’s hearts are wooed and won.
To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration. Some seem to have but one vulnerable point, or door of access, while others have a thousand avenues, and may be captured in a thousand different ways. It is a great triumph of skill to gain the former, but a still greater proof of generalship to maintain possession of the latter, for man must battle for his fortress at every door and window. He who wins a thousand common hearts is therefore entitled to some renown, but he who keeps undisputed sway over the heart of a coquette is indeed a hero. Certain it is, this was not the case with the redoubtable Brom Bones, and from the moment Ichabod Crane made his advances, the interests of the former evidently declined, his horse was no longer seen tied to the palings on Sunday nights, and a deadly feud gradually arose between him and the preceptor of Sleepy Hollow.
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Morticia is giving away an ecopy of Sleepy Hollow to one lucky commenter. Please leave your email address with the comment so that we can email you if you win. This will be edited out before posting.
Morticia wants to know what classic you would love to see turned erotic. She will pick a winner by Friday the 17th May.