Guest Blogger: Violet Fields
I’m delighted to welcome Violet Fields today, who is dishing the dirt on her story, A Grand Day Out, which appears in Smut Alfresco. Take it away, Violet!
It was whilst attending one of the chapter meetings of the Romantic Novelists’ association that I met the lovely Lucy Felthouse and she encouraged me to try my hand at producing some targeted erotic fiction. That was probably back in August or September last year.
So I took several months studying the market, reading lots of erotica and erotic romance with little time for much else; I was very determined to give it my very best shot. The ‘Smut Alfresco’ anthology particularly appealed to me as I am very much an outdoors person so it wasn’t difficult to think of a myriad of possible locations and plots.
I had been a keen hiker in the past but a ruptured achilles tendon three years ago put paid to most of the more strenuous walks. However I live near the Peak District and know and love the area especially Hathersage which is steeped in literary history and symbolism so deeply appealed to me as a setting for my story.
I also must admit to a bit of a weakness for men getting wet. Hence, without giving away any spoilers, the inclusion of one particular scene in the story. Amongst my favourite images ever is a movie still I once saw of Viggo Mortensen playing ‘Aragorn’ in ‘Lord of the Rings’ sitting fully clothed in a stream! I’m not hundred per cent sure why, I just really liked the image.
The walk that takes place in the story is one I’ve completed myself a few times in the past but without the sex I hasten to add! If you’re ever in that neck of the woods it really is a beautiful part of the country and more than worth a visit.
I really enjoyed writing the story but I’ve had some interesting reactions from people since the anthology came out. A whole new meaning to ‘shock and awe’ in many quarters. Don’t think anyone has needed a defibrillator yet but we’ve come perilously close.
I’m hoping this may settle down as people get used to Violet and her oeuvre. Is this often the case the first time you’re ‘outed’ in this art form? I’d be interested in hearing of other writer’s experiences.
Violet Fields lives in Yorkshire with her lovely family and her little shadow, one year old Shih Tzu Betsy.
She loves walking in the local countryside with Betsy; with friends in the nearby Peak District; watching all kinds of cinema; attending weekly pottery and art groups and visiting the local pub with her mates; though not necessarily in that order!
Recently Violet has been published by the House of Erotica in the anthology ‘Smut Alfresco’ with her story ‘A Grand Day Out,’ set amid the dramatic grit stone escarpments of Derbyshire’s Peak District being her first foray into erotic fiction and she hopes very much that you’ll like it. Her new story: ‘The Runaway Bride’s Surprise’, featuring a chocoholic runaway bride and a dentist, appears in the anthology ‘Smut for Chocoholics.’
Violet first realised she had a real passion for writing aged seven, when she totally confounded an infant teacher who told her to write a story about a grain of sand as a punishment, by really enjoying it!
Always one to push the boundaries a little, by her teens she was writing comedy plays with a few gentle innuendoes in them; one of which was produced as part of a district festival.
However, too soon work and family responsibilities took over and writing ambitions were temporarily forgotten.
When her children were small though, Violet obtained a BA (Hons) in Film Studies with Professional Writing from Sheffield Hallam University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Technical Communication from the same establishment.
Recently she joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association and is currently writing a historical novel for their new writer’s critique scheme under a different pen name; but have no fear Violet has plenty of ideas for new erotic romance storylines in her too yet !!
Sex in the great outdoors is the theme of this erotic anthology, edited by Victoria Blisse and Lucy Felthouse.
From the dramatic gritstone escarpments of Derbyshire’s Peak District, to a quiet caravan site in deepest Wales, Smut Alfresco has it all. Whatever your interpretation of frisky outdoor fun, there’s something nestling between the covers for you.
Sexy woodsmen, daring couples, rock stars, cougars, map enthusiasts, mattresses, ex-lovers, tour guides, hunky sheriffs and nature reserve rangers all appear in this hot collection of stories from erotica’s finest authors.
Includes stories from: Violet Fields, Demelza Hart, Victoria Blisse, Jacqueline Brocker, Wendi Zwaduk, K T Red, Tilly Hunter, Bel Anderson, Lucy Felthouse, Kay Jaybee, Tenille Brown, Cass Peterson, Jenny Lyn and Nicole Gestalt.
Grab your copy here: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/smut-alfresco/