Saturday, March 12, 2016

Dodging Eros by Cardyn Brooks

 Title: Dodging Eros
Author: Cardyn Brooks
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Erotica
Publisher: Private Moments Publishing
Release Date: Jan 21 2016
Edition: eBook & Print
When is love a safe haven, a shield or a launch pad? When is it a mine field or a trap? 

Dodging Eros, Through Past, Present and Pleasure
 is something different about love.
Cupid is not simply a cherubic prankster.
Cupid is a tireless hunter. He’s dangerous.
While men and women bait and lure each other into the tricky gauntlet of attraction, Cupid circles, waiting for the perfect moment to strike.
Siblings Danya, Monica, and Warwick Fullerton come from a family tradition of love that endures. They understand the risks and rewards of loving and being loved, but the intersection of the politics of pleasure with the evolution of 21st-century society versus entrenched ideas about who is expected to love whom challenges them to fight for their beliefs, which differ from their parents’ ideas.
Dodging Eros uses the early 20th-century past as prologue about the present day to frame the generational shifts in the risks of loving and being loved as the Fullertons confront their personal demons and battle The Fellowship, a secret society of power brokers conceived during the era of U.S. Prohibition now expanded into a modern international network of corruption.
PlayList ~ Many Authors have a Playlist while writing did you? If so can you share links to the songs on iTunes or YouTube Videos. J

While sketching out the cast of characters, setting, thematic threads and story progression, no music--just the sound of my breathing and the scratch of my mechanical pencil across college-ruled notebook paper is my preferred soundtrack for writing the double-spaced first draft.
Background accompaniment of my neighbor’s attack cat’s aggressive screech as she (“jungle kitty” in my mind) mixes it up with some adversary in the tall grass at the far edge of our fenceless back yards, the high-pitched laughs and screams of my other neighbors’ kids as they run the block; lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, wind, rain, snow against the window panes, icicles cracking loose and falling, the cycling of the heat or the A/C are the sounds of everyday life that allow me to focus on the story. 

It’s the same with entering the first typed draft, subsequent rewrites, rounds of proofing and edits: no music, just the tap of the keyboard and the turning of the pages of my rough draft and reference materials. Ambient silence lets me hear the tone and the rhythm and the pacing of my characters’ voices and stories.  

Cardyn Brooks writes erotica as social commentary. Her C. X Brooks persona writes edgier variations on similar themes.
Cardyn Brooks writes erotica as social commentary. Her C. X Brooks persona writes edgier variations on similar themes.
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